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domm (4030)

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Just in case you like to know, I'm currently full-time father of 2 kids, half-time Perl hacker, sort-of DJ, bicyclist, no longer dreadlocked and 33 years old

I'm also head of [], maintainer of the CPANTS [] project, member of the TPF Grants Commitee [] and the YAPC Europe Foundation [].

I've got stuff on CPAN [], held various talks [] and organised YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna [].

Journal of domm (4030)

Friday November 05, 2004
02:26 PM

Linux doesn't suck after all

[ #21733 ]

Yesterday I finally managed to view dvds on my Debian Laptop. The only thing that was missing was to symlink /dev/dvd to /dev/cdrom.

I also got the cd-writer working using the new 2.6 way (i.e. not using SCSI emulation). After some googling and trial'n'error I found the missing option: cdrecord dev=ATA,:1,0,0 or cdrdao --device ATA:1,0,0

Today I also got my USB audio device working. I bought it years ago in Berlin, but it never worked with Linux. After some research I found a very helpful tip: The USB device has to be plugged in prior to booting! Else it cannot override the build-in soundcard. Well, now it's working and I'm currently recording "A grand don't come for free" from the Streets, so I can burn it to CD as a present for my mother (she actually asked for something from the Streets...)

Oh, in case you're wondering why I don't just rip the CD: I don't by CDs, I buy vinyl. I bought it years ago, because vinyls are just nicer than CDs. And I buy them now, because there's no digital restriction management on them! Take that, RIAA! (and of course vinyl is still nicer than polycarbonate)

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