Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Repairing Broken Window Manager (Mint 11)

This appears to be caused by a broken window manager. The top bar of the window vanishes, and your maximise, minimise, close window buttons with it. To fix, type in a terminal...
metacity --replace

Disabling Glitch-Free Mode (Mint 11)

If your sound is choppy, distorted, or drops out when two or more programs are running at once, try disabling glitch-free mode (oh, the sweet irony!) by navigating to /etc/pulse/default.pa and, as root, adding tsched=0 to the end of the "load driver modules" commands. See below. (Bold text for illustrative purposes only.)

### Automatically load driver modules depending on the hardware available
.ifexists module-hal-detect.so
load-module module-hal-detect tsched=0