How can I disable the shutter sound of gnome-screenshot?

After a recent update of my LMDE, the gnome-screenshot tool started making an annoying camera shutter noise every time a screenshot is taken. This is both annoying and startling (especially if you happen to be wearing earphones when taking the screenshot). I checked the man page of gnome-screenshot` but there were no relevant options. How … Read more

Pulse audio: how to disable an output channel?

My computer is connected to my receiver, and I don’t want to play nothing to it through Pulse Audio. How do I disable these channels? I want to disable the “HDMI / DisplayPort2” and the “Digital Output (S/PDIF)” channels. I have two reasons. In Kodi (old XBMC), I can’t get 5.1 surround audio if it … Read more

How can I fix my sound on an Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02) ALC662?

I am running Arch Linux. There is no sound coming from this card, despite a driver “snd_hda_intel” having been loaded. Sounds is coming out of the left speaker. I’ve googled this and I have found that other people are having issues: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1858638 http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse/discussions/1/648814842621135143/ http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1036508 https://askubuntu.com/questions/43628/no-sound-with-intel-82801i-audio https://superuser.com/questions/912553/no-sound-on-arch-linux-alsa So I thought I would open a question on … Read more