Sunday, September 9, 2007

Fixing video playback with beryl enabled

This is something that I run into all the time. Every time I reinstall in my laptop, I forget to set this little thing.

The Problem:

There is a bug in either Gstreamer or Beryl (not sure which) that does not allow you you watch video. I know that is worded horribly but what happens is you open a video and you get audio but no video (black screen).

The Solution:

(1) Open a Termial (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal)

(2) type


(3) click the Video tab

(4) change the Output Plugin to X Window System (No Xv)

if you want you can click test and you should get color bars like on your tv

Monday, September 3, 2007

The definitive dual-booting guide: Linux, Vista and XP step-by-step

Ok for you people who absolutely must dual boot Windows and Linux here is what I'm thinking is the best how to on running any combination of Windows XP, Vista, and Linux