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by ashkenazi
03 Feb 2015, 10:02
Forum: Development
Topic: Full Disk Encryption
Replies: 9
Views: 4825

Re: Full Disk Encryption

Somebody could tamper with the kernel module and insert malicious code in it if the whole drive is not encrypted. Then it does not matter if a portion of the system is encrypted (the save.dat method), because upon decrypting, the malicious code could activate and the attacker would have access to th...
by ashkenazi
02 Feb 2015, 14:36
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [HOWTO] Replace ALSA with OSS4
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

Re: [HOWTO] Replace ALSA with OSS4

This one has more features than youtube-dl and it's Python-based as well:
https://github.com/np1/mps-youtube

There's also Minitube:
http://flavio.tordini.org/minitube

SMPlayer can seek videos while they are still being downloaded, and that's the one advantage it offers.
by ashkenazi
02 Feb 2015, 10:22
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [HOWTO] Replace ALSA with OSS4
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

Re: [HOWTO] Replace ALSA with OSS4

The best music player to use with OSS4 is Deadbeef with Petrov's plugin (exact scientific resampler): http://www.opensound.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3543&start=90#p19477 Another tip: use lossless audio codecs (FLAC is better than MP3) SMTube combined with SMPlayer is better than Flash for YouTub...
by ashkenazi
01 Feb 2015, 21:38
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [HOWTO] Replace ALSA with OSS4
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

Re: [HOWTO] Replace ALSA with OSS4

What's the exact model of your sound card? If unsure, please post the output of this command:

Code: Select all

lspci | grep Audio
The install.sh script compiles all OSS modules.

This is a list of all supported sound cards:
http://manuals.opensound.com/devlists/Linux.html
by ashkenazi
01 Feb 2015, 19:51
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [HOWTO] Replace ALSA with OSS4
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

Re: [HOWTO] Replace ALSA with OSS4

You can install it using the generic TAR: http://www.opensound.com/release/oss-linux-v4.2-2011-i386.tar.bz2 As root: tar jxvf oss-linux-v4.2-2011-i386.tar.bz2 -C / sh /usr/lib/oss/build/install.sh How to create a module from source: http://www.porteus.org/component/content/article/9-tutorials/module...
by ashkenazi
01 Feb 2015, 18:12
Forum: Development
Topic: Full Disk Encryption
Replies: 9
Views: 4825

Full Disk Encryption

It would be nice if there was an option to enable full disk encryption when installing Porteus to a hard drive. It's good for corporate users who carry around their laptops with sensitive data. There's a tutorial on how to do it manually here: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/...
by ashkenazi
01 Feb 2015, 17:48
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [HOWTO] Replace ALSA with OSS4
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

[HOWTO] Replace ALSA with OSS4

Since ALSA has bad sound quality, you might want to replace it with OSS4. Download OSS4 from here: http://slackonly.com/pub/packages/14.1-x86_64/audio/oss/oss-4.2.2010-x86_64-1_slack.txz then, convert it into an .xzm module and add it to your porteus/modules directory. Activate the module. Run in th...
by ashkenazi
01 Feb 2015, 17:22
Forum: Development
Topic: Modules galore
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

Re: Modules galore

Step 1: Convert all the packages to .xzm modules
Step 2: Add the option to choose from all the newly created modules here: http://build.porteus.org/
Step 3: PROFIT!
by ashkenazi
30 Jan 2015, 10:03
Forum: Development
Topic: Modules galore
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

Re: Modules galore

That repository is good when combined with slapt-get. :)
by ashkenazi
29 Jan 2015, 13:07
Forum: Development
Topic: Modules galore
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

Modules galore

Here's an idea: Convert a whole Slackware repo to .xzm modules and enable users to pick ANY app they need in their ISO. This one is a good candidate: https://slackonly.com/pub/packages/ Some examples: an option to choose the default text editor, default media player, default shell, default web brows...
by ashkenazi
28 Jan 2015, 22:47
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] OSS 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

Re: OSS 4

Turns out to be a hardware issue. Beware of ATI HDMI audio, or NVIDIA's equivalent. Since the motherboard has an integrated graphics card, I pulled out the R5 M230 and voila! Sound works now.
by ashkenazi
28 Jan 2015, 16:34
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] Teamviewer 10
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: Teamviewer 10

Seems like the same Teamviewer bug happens in Ubuntu as well. Since this is not Porteus specific, I'll mark the thread as solved. To all affected users: do NOT use the daemon mode of Teamviewer, start it as a regular user instead. Both incoming and outgoing connections will work then. Use the binary...
by ashkenazi
28 Jan 2015, 11:27
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] OSS 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

Re: OSS 4

It works once in a few tries (a few reboots) if I start soundon manually as root from the terminal (not using rc.d at all). I begin to suspect that it's kernel version related. Perhaps downgrading the Porteus kernel from the one used in 3.1 release (3.17) to the one used in 3.0 release (3.14) might ...
by ashkenazi
27 Jan 2015, 10:57
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] OSS 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

Re: OSS 4

It's a Frugal HDD ext4 Porteus install, so it saves changes by default (I installed some packages using slapt-get and they work after reboots). I know about the oss package from slackware repos, but using it yields the same results.
by ashkenazi
27 Jan 2015, 08:56
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] OSS 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

[Solved] OSS 4

I have blacklisted ALSA and installed OSS4 by following the tarball installation procedure: TAR package: cd / tar –jxvf oss-linux-v4.2-2010-amd64.tar.bz2 sh /usr/lib/oss/build/install.sh and putting /usr/sbin/soundon into /etc/rc.d/rc.local It works when installed, but it stops working upon rebootin...