I’ve been transcribing jazz again lately. I found a pretty cool software project called “Play it slowly” that can play back audio more slowly. It’s also easy to set start and end points for it to loop, making it ideal for transcription.
Here’s my transcription of the first chorus of Bill Evans’ solo on My Romance (take 1) from Waltz for Debby (1962):
Edit: For reference, here’s a Youtube link to the audio at the start point of the solo
I’ve been having an issue where tmux keeps printing out “]112” to random places on my screen when logged into certain ssh servers. I’m still not entirely sure what the issue is, but I at least have a workaround now.
This post started me off on the right track. It looks like libtve has an issue where it doesn’t support OSC 112 (the reset cursor color character). I’m now working around this by using roxterm as my terminal emulator instead.
I always forget how to do this permanently, so now I’m blogging it so I’ll remember. There’s multiple ways to do it. You can change it in some Gnome setting or run “setxkbmap -option ctrl:swapcaps” in your .bashrc.
I like to edit my
/etc/default/keyboard conf file
sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
Picked up a new laptop with an Intel 7265 wireless card that kept dropping connections. A quick google revealed that the driver has problems with wireless N. Disabling it seems to do the trick:
echo "options iwlwifi 11n_disable=8" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
I updated to Xubuntu 15.04 today and was having trouble connecting to wifi after waking my laptop up from suspend. It would say the card was active, but it wouldn’t find any wireless networks in the scan.
This worked for me:
Edit or create
in the file.
This will unload the wifi driver before suspend and reload it after waking.
EDIT: Upon reading this: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/fix-wireless-or-wired-network-not.html, it’s probably best to run
sudo lshw -C network
to see what driver your card is actually running and unload that instead.
I’ve been practicing blues scales again lately and while going through all 12 keys found that some of the fingerings were a little less than obvious to figure out. I couldn’t find a chart with the fingerings for all 12 keys so I made one. Hopefully it’s helpful to somebody!
These are the steps I took to get AMD’s proprietary drivers installed for a Radeon HD 6770 in xubuntu 14.04. Disclaimer, though, I tried a bunch of things, so this might not be in order.
- Install fglrx: sudo apt-get install fglrx
- Download the AMD drivers here: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Linux+x86
- Unzip and run the script as root: sudo ./amd-driver-installer-14.501.1003-x86.x86_64.run
- Choose to build packages for Trusty Tahr.
- Configure xorg.conf: sudo aticonfig –initial
- fglrxinfo should now report the correct drivers:display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
OpenGL version string: 4.3.12798 Compatibility Profile Context 13.35.1005
I got some help from this link: http://askubuntu.com/questions/558520/cannot-install-new-omega-driver-from-amd