alsamixerand made sure everything was turned up to around 70%. Nothing. Someone on a forum said they had the same chipset and their problem went away with a reboot. I don't believe in rebooting to fix things on Linux, but I was busy having a conversation at the same time so I tried it. I noticed that there was a sound played when I logged in to KDE. The thing is, there was also a high-pitched, shrill screeching noise at the same time. I tested the speakers on another computer and they were fine. I tried tweaking the volume in KMix and after that no sounds played for anything. I got it working in the end, for the short answer just skip to the end.
Just a quick note for subversion. I was working on a shell script and my first check-in was from the Windows machine I'm working on. My target is the Bash shell in Linux though. When I checked the file out on the target, I had to do a chmod a+x myscript.sh every time I checked out. A little googling and I found that Subversion knows about the executable attribute. I don't know how exactly it interprets the attribute internally, but what worked for me was setting the svn:executable property for the file in the working directory. I don't know how to do this with the command-line client, but in Tortoise SVN it was pretty easy. On my Windows machine I right-clicked the file, picked "Properties" and selected the "Subversion" tab.
There are a lot of reasons you could need to run sshd (the ssh server) on a port other than the standard port 22. These days the Internet is pretty convoluted. Sometimes you have too many hack attempts on port 22, sometimes you're trying to work through a restrictive or oppressive proxy/firewall. I moved my sshd to a high port number on one server for the first reason.
What's more, oatmeal eaters don't experience a steep drop in blood-sugar levels, and that's a good thing. A dip in blood sugar can bring with it a release of hormones that affect mood. In some children, the hormones seem to affect concentration and memory.When I was a kid, I used to eat cereal for breakfast every day: Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Captain Crunch and what-have-you. I'd always notice that i was starving an hour later.
This one just blew me away: I spent a while trying to figure out how to turn this month's date into last month's date in a Bash script. In the script (okay, it drives AWStats reporting) I want to make a summary file for last month. To do this I want to check if a file exists with last month in it's name and if it doesn't exist I want to create it.