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Month: September 2020

An Entertaining Tale of Woe (and voodoo dolls)

From: "BorgLabs - Kate Draven" <borglabs4@...>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2020 00:12:21 -0400
One is never to old to learn...
Or screw up.

Ok so I'm still playing about with the Ideapad Flex 4. 
I reinstalled Ali's Big Daddy PCLOS distro and all the billions of packages I 
usually install. Then me own home built apps and scripts for multimedia 

Everything works, except the webcam, mic and touchscreen. The touchscreen is 
not hi on me list so I let it go for another day.

The cam and mic, however, I need to help guide me crakmonkeys through whatever 
itblows nightmare they're on at the moment. This is, of course, the problem 
is the mic and webcam. Then it's the phone...

Well, no matter what I did, I couldn't get either to work. I net searched, I 
load and unloaded mods, but nothing. I had sound, so why not the mic.

Eventually I gave up. Annoyed by this, I went and got the Ali voodoo doll I 
made. I was about to poke it's wee head with a large pin when I noticed the 
camera button on the keyboard. "Hmm" I thought and press func and the cam 
button. Well silly me, it was off, as was the mic. I stabbed voodoo Ali 
anyway, but only once and put him away.

The lesson here is to familiarize oneself with the machine and check the on 
off switches.