Source Audio Settings Won’t Change

I’ve had this problem for months.  The audio settings in every game based on the Source engine it stuck.  I cannot adjust them at all.  It is only the audio settings, all other settings work fine.  I have not been able to find a resolution either from Googling or searching through Steam’s support site.  Anyone know how to fix this?

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My Mini Goes Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

Nono, not the Mini made by a subsidiary of BMW.  The Mini made by Dell.  Back in Feb. of this year I complained about the lackluster support for the Mini by both Ubuntu and Dell.  Specifically the video performance had fallen off somewhere between Dell’s Netbook Remix (DNR) of 8.04 and Ubuntu’s Netbook Remix (UNR) of 9.04.  9.10 and 10.4 had not improved the situation.  I had pretty much given up hope of my benchmark, Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates, ever playing smoothly again.

I was wrong.

I just installed KUbuntu 10.10.  As always I fire up Y!PP once and play a round of Bilge just to see if it is the jerkiness introduced in 9.04 has been fixed.  I was about floored when 10.10 played it as smooth as can be.

Based on those results I got a tad bolder.  In 10.04 I made the laughable decision to try running Minecraft.  I got 1-2 frames per second.  10.10 did better.  6-9 frames a second with the draw distance set slightly higher than the minimums under which 10.04 was choking.

Only took 1.5 to 2 years but, at last, my Mini goes Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

Where My Time Has Gone – Minecraft!

I recently posted what I had been doing in Minecraft but didn’t offer up any proof.  Transworlder declared with smileys that “This topic is worthless without pics!”  So here’s a video which should be far better than any pics.

A tad dark, first time I’ve rendered a Minecraft video.  On the other hand, got the mic and in-game noise to work at the same time, a first for me!

To head off the inevitable question, my texture pack is Quandary’s October v2.6.  I liked that he had created a variety off of the clean, simple style of the original textures.  Yes, I plan to switch it to November when November rolls around.  Though I will use Painterly’s Spooky pack on Oct-31st.