Ubuntu 20.04 getting wrong IP address

Yesterday (early August 2021) my Ubuntu 20.04 installation started configuring all network interfaces (wifi, ethernet) with IPv4 addresses from the wrong network segment block, namely 192.168.0.x. IPv6 still worked fine. I didn't figure out whether that's due to a change in the router or the OS (I suspect the router, because the situation improved when … Continue reading Ubuntu 20.04 getting wrong IP address

Higher frame rate with Microsoft LifeCam and Linux

The Microsoft LifeCam is a versatile USB Webcam family which is supported well in Ubuntu Linux. Unfortunately it records HD videos only at low fps, but there is a workaround to get high resolution with 30 fps. Install guvcviewOpen guvcview, switch to the Video Controls tab and pick the LifeCamSelect 30/1 fps in the Frame … Continue reading Higher frame rate with Microsoft LifeCam and Linux

Fixing random sound drops with Ubuntu; only sound device is “Dummy Output”

The title says it all; at some point Ubuntu 18.04 stops playing sound and the only available sound device is "Dummy Output". Apart from rebooting (which fixes the issue) this command executed from the terminal fixes the issue: pulseaudio -k && sudo alsa force-reload Contributed by user Kim, source: https://superuser.com/questions/17312/restart-ubuntu-sound-processes-via-command-line