I use fetchmail to retrieve my mail from my provider using fetchmail with pop3. Fetchmail keeps complaining from the beginning like this:
fetchmail: Warning: the connection is insecure, continuing anyways. (Better use –sslcertck!)
Time to do something about it (and do it secure):
Using the official mythtv wiki I managed to get my ATI remote working without lirc on one of my boxes running Ubuntu 11.10. Unfortunately the trick, for some reason, didn’t work on 12.04.
I found a solution on the mythtvtalk forum, using evdev.conf file instead of a statement in xorg.conf
We need to install a patched evdev-driver that will understand keys greater than 255 by giving access to the “event_key_remap option”.
Setup rsync demon on debian/ubuntu for syncing qnap
sudo aptitude install rsync
copy /usr/share/doc/rsync/examples/rsyncd.conf /etc/rsyncd.conf
It happened me several times:
During updating mythtv-database package the root password is used. The postinstall script will use mysql password stored in the debconf db, but if in the meantime the mysql rootpassword has changed, the update will break.
To reveal the “old” password, this little script might help:
I recently tried to connect a Samsung led- tv to a simple Nvidia G210 display adapter, causing my analog sound to dissappear completely.
The fix can be found as decribed here:
First update nvidia drivers to the latest:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update sudo
apt-get install nvidia-current
Then following this instruction found on the mythtv website:
In short, the /etc/X11/xorg.conf needs to be adjusted with a modified EDID which prevents audio to be send through HDMI:
Open your ‘/etc/X11/xorg.conf’ file, and go to the Device section for your video card. Add the line
Option "CustomEDID" "DFP-0:/etc/X11/edid.modified.bin"
to tell the driver to use your custom block rather than acquiring one from your TV. The changes will take effect after a restart of X.
After installing an Asus PC-DL motherboard I discovered that sensors-detect from the lm-sensors package, did not work right.
Sensors-detect reported a w83627hf chip.
Modprobing this module wasn’t possible. The system responded that the module was in use. It wasn’t according lsmod.
Setup irc history logging in a few steps.
– Install an IRC server of choice
– Install the eggdrop bot and pisg for generating statistics.
– Install eggdrop module: logs2html
For years I use MRTG to monitor several kinds of things, like: disksize and temperature, network traffic analysis and availability, cpu and motherboard temp, cpu load, disk-io.
~$ sudo aptitude mrtg snmpd apache2
Everything about setting up mrtg can be found here.
If using debian this will be a quick help
I had some difficulties to enable the LCD on this HTPC. Just for reference a couple of
At first I followed the instructions as in: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/LCDproc
The fresh build imon driver didn’t work for me.
Then I stumbled upon: http://codeka.com/index.php, suggesting me patching the current lcdproc-0.5.2 package to use the imonlcd driver instead.
Update: in the meantime fully documented here. In short in my case:
Sometimes, the creating of a double boot system messes up the bootsector, ending up staring at:
Just a couple of statements to get the system up and running again. First a listing of the drives:
(hd0) (hd0,6) (hd0,5) (hd0,3) (hd0,1) (hd1) … etc.