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Sweet Home 3D: Solutions for text rendering and performance on Debian

Submitted by admin on Sat, 07/29/2017 - 12:03

Sweet Home 3D, an application for interior design, is using Java Swing for the UI. Swing tends to look bad on almost every system, but when it fails at text rendering as well, the results tend to be particularly ugly:

Awful Text Rendering

The Solution

This can be fixed by modifying /usr/share/sweethome3d/sweethome3d.sh. Add these two lines to the JAVA_ARGS:

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Bower & Wilkins MM-1 Volume on Linux

Submitted by admin on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 18:49

My Bower & Wilkins MM-1 speakers had a weird problem with Kubuntu. The volume levels were.. unusual. If I set the volume to 50%, I couldn't hear a thing. At 60% it was okay, and at 70% it was FAR too loud.

The solution I found 1 was changing one existing line in /etc/pulse/default.pp:

load-module module-udev-detect ignore_dB=1

Add ignore_dB=1 to it. That's all I had to do.

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