Category: Hardware

  • yaVDR 0.3.0a & Asus M3N78-EM: NVRAM-WakeUp Howto

    Update 2010-12-27: I’ve published a step by step instructions how to use ACPI for automatic wake-ups for an Asus M3N78-EM mainboard and yaVDR 0.3.0a. The ACPI method is easier to setup and does not need an additional reboot. Here are the step by step instructions to set up NVRAM-WakeUp for an Asus M3N78-EM mainboard and […]

  • VDR: Hardware configuration for DVB-C HD VDR system

    Here is the hardware configuration for my DVB-C VDR system that supports HD content: Case: Antec Fusion Remote Black (Link) Mainboard: Asus M3N78-EM Power supply: SilverStone ST30NF Processor: AMD Sempron 140 Fan: Scythe Ninja “Mini” Memory: Kingston HyperX DIMM Kit 2GB PC2-8500U CL5-5-5-15 (DDR2-1066) Harddisk: Western Digital WD3200BEVE 2,5″ 320GB DVB-C device: Satelco EasyWatch PCI […]

  • Ubuntu 10.04 & PHP 5.3: Installing pecl_http

    To install the pecl_http PHP extension on Ubuntu 10.04 follow the instructions below: Install the required packages: # sudo apt-get install php-pear php5-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev Install pecl_http: # sudo pecl install pecl_http Create file /etc/php5/conf.d/http.ini with the following content: Restart Apache2: # sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart After restarting the Apache2 web server a “http” section should […]

  • Debian/Ubuntu: Multi network/gateway ip routing setup

    If you would like to connect your Debian or Ubuntu system to more than one network (e.g. with more than one physical or virtual network device) you could use the following ip routing setup to use a specific gateway for each network. Create a configuration file in /etc/network/if-up.d/ (like /etc/network/if-up.d/routing) and add one section for […]

  • XenServer 5.6: Network problems with r8169 kernel module

    Update 2010-10-21: Even with the new kernel module (r8168) the Hetzner monitoring reported short offline times now and then (about one ping failure every day). Compared to the old module (r8169) the problems occurred much less often. To examine the problem, I set up a cronjob to report the network status on the host system […]

  • Linux & Hauppauge Nexus-S: Firmware update

    As I wrote in my article Ubuntu 9.10 & VDR: Setup with Hauppauge Nexus-S and Hauppauge Nova-S you a firmware file in order to use the full-featured Hauppauge Nexus-S DVB card under Linux. Using dmesg, you can identify the version of firmware you are currently using: # sudo dmesg | grep firm […] [    9.008521] […]