Nathive 0.810

Nathive is a new image editor for Linux, announced today. From their site:

Nathive is a free software image editor, similar to Adobe Photoshop, Corel Photo-Paint or The GIMP, but focusing on usability, logic and provide a smooth learning curve for everyone. The project run over gnome desktop and everyone can colaborate in it with code, translations or ideas.

Here are some screenshots:

I’m impressed that they’ve made an image editor that’s both powerful and usable. Personally, I’d be just as impressed with a version of gpaint with an “Undo” button. 😛

You can check it out at; however, the download links aren’t up yet. Keep an eye out for it though; it looks promising!

Howto: really get more than one sound playing at once

This hasn’t worked for me since 2006!

This is what I did:

1) Open up a terminal and enter in the following:

gedit ~/.asoundrc

2) Copy and paste the following into the file:

pcm.dsp0 {
type plug
slave.pcm “dmix”
ctl.mixer0 {
type hw
card 0

Save and exit.

2) Restart the sound server:

sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils restart

Now I can play sound in Amarok and Audacity at the same time. Not that I ever need to…but I’m tired of opening Audacity while Amarok closes and not being able to play any sound!