Headphones on Macbook

Theoretically it is not possible to use our headphones on the macbook without hearing eveything on the speakers. There is an ugly way to arrange it until any smart hacker arranges the alsa driver ;). The way is by turning on the alsa option: “Line in as output” and then disabling the front sound entry :P.

Hope helps someone :).

Last days briefing

Since my last posts I haven’t been able to work very much with my projects due to university exams and so, but today I’m going to update it a little bit.
My last work has been centered in a project called KTorpedo (I always prefer to give awful names to my projects when I create them) which tries to be something like a minicli replacement. The idea is tho give it autocompletion and some usability work.
I’ve been working a bit with KAlgebra too. I want to finish it up a little bit so I can let it a bit nice while I move it to Qt4 which (i think that) will let me do lots of nice things with it :).

Last week I received my new laptop, its an Apple Macbook, works fine with kubuntu :), I’ll talk about it this week.


Fast and short alsa trick

Since alsaconf was dropped as a alsa configuration command I’ve missed some way to select which soundcard I wanted to use, I’ve found asoundconf that lets me do it, it’s simple (tested in K|Ubuntu dapper):

apol@gran:~$ asoundconf list
Names of available sound cards:

We see the list of cards we have, here we have in first place the default one I’ve set, after the integrated one and then the webcam’s mic.

If we want to change the default, it is as easy as doing
asoundconf set-default-card V8237

I hope someone will find it useful. Bye!

Comments and spam

In the last days there has been some spam incidents in the blog so I’ve hardened a bit the comment policy (now you will have to have at least a comment approved by me, instead of being automatic, I hope you will understand it.

In the near days I’ll talk a bit about Kommander and I’m releasing a new KAlgebra version so keep tuned :).

FreeSoftware to the fullest!