Category: Hardware

  • Ubuntu 9.10 & VDR: Setup with Hauppauge Nexus-S and Hauppauge Nova-S

    This is a step by step instruction how to setup a (basic) VDR system on Ubuntu 9.10 and two Hauppauge DVB-S TV tuner cards: Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S-Plus Rev. B1B1 Hauppauge WinTV Nexus-S Rev 2.3 1. Install Software Just go through the the Ubuntu setup process as described here; at best: Download and burn the appropriate […]

  • fit-PC2 & BIOS Update: Preparing bootable USB image on Windows 7

    Updating the BIOS on a fit-PC2 is generally straightforward. A detailed step by step instruction can be found in the fit-PC2 Wiki. The steps in a nutshell are: Download and extract and the desired BIOS ROM File. Create a bootable USB stick with the provided image. Boot the fit-PC2 with the USB stick and […]

  • fit-PC2: Fixed (random) system freezes on Linux

    My fit-PC2 home server (randomly) freezes under Ubuntu 9.04 and Ubuntu 9.10. I think the problem described here is not distribution specific, but hardware or kernel specific. First of all the system seems to be frozen at random. After some testing, I was able to reproduce the problem when operating with large amount of files, […]