Linux @ Hackerspace.no Short public notes

23Jul/110

Dell Studio XPS 16 headphone audio fix

If you can't get audio out one of the two 3,5mm audio jacks in Fedora, justĀ  add (or create file with):
options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m6
to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf.
Reboot or reload module.

8May/110

USB to Serial Cable (Sunsway U-224)

Tested on: Fedora 15 (BETA).

To be able to connect to ttyUSB0 with for example putty you first have to (as root):
chmod a+rw /dev/ttyUSB0

If it doesn't get ttyUSB0 you can check with:
dmesg

21Jan/110

Truecrypt / Realcrypt

yum install realcrypt

Should you ever need to create a cross platform (Win/Fedora) encrypted container in Truecrypt, just simply create the container (with a filesystem both plattforms will be able to mount, like FAT) in Realcrypt (Fedora version of Truecrypt) and mount it in either Truecrypt or Realcrypt when necessary.

If it's created in Truecrypt Windows version you won't get a filesystem that's supported in for example Realcrypt.