Frequently Asked Questions

Which Screencaster do I use?

For regular desktop recording I use SimpleScreenRecorder (available pre-packaged for Debian, Ubuntu, and OpenSUSE)
On my system it produces a high quality recording without any latency issues, and best of all when I finish recording the .avi file is immediately ready for use.

Install Instructions for Ubuntu:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder
What are my System Specs?

I have three desktop systems, one Android Tablet, one Android Phone, and four Raspberry Pi's.

Main System:

  • OS: KDE Neon
  • CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.30GHz Hex Core
  • Motherboard: ASUS M5A99X EVO
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 560 Ti
  • RAM 16GB DDR3 1333
  • SSD 1: SanDisk SDSSDP-064G-G25 64GB (OS)
  • SSD 2: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (/Home)
  • SSD 3: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB (Testing)
  • HDD: 2x 2TB
  • Webcam: Logitech C910 HD
  • Mic: Blue Yeti


  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.4 Server
  • CPU: AMD Sempron 3850 AM1 1.3GHz Quad Core
  • Motherboard: ASUS AM1M-A
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600
  • HDD: 4x Seagate 3TB in RAID 5
  • SSD: SanDisk SATA 2 32GB

Kodi Media Player

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Minimal with Kodi
  • CPU: Athlon 5350 AM1 2.05GHz Quad Core
  • Motherboard: ASUS AM1I-A
  • GPU: Nvidia GT740 2GB
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3

Raspberry PI's:

  • Pi 1 Model B - Quassel Core IRC Client
  • Pi 2 Model B - Deluge Server for torrenting Linux Distros
  • Pi 2 Model B - NoTrack DNS Server
  • Pi 3 Model B - Webserver