Category: Howto

  • ActionScript 2: Create dynamic text fields with Arabic texts

    Update 2010-04-04: I’ve reviewed version 1.2 (see “ActionScript 2: Bugfixes in ‘ActionScript 2.0 Arabic Parsing v1.2′”). Update 2010-03-26: The author has just released version 1.2 of the “ActionScript 2.0 Arabic Parsing” that includes my bug fixes and other improvements. You can find the new version here. ActionScript 2 and the Flash Player up to version […]

  • Firefox & LocalLink: Open local file://-links on web pages

    Due to Mozilla’s security model, file://-links to local files on your computer or files on a network share do not work on (non-local) web pages; a click on such a link just does nothing. Links to local files could be useful on intranet sites like wikis. The LocalLink extension is a little Firefox (and Thunderbird) […]

  • 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] […]

  • Ubuntu 9.10 & Via Epia-M1000B: Setup NVRAM-WakeUp to wake up VDR

    In this howto I will give a step by step instruction how I configured NVRAM WakeUp to enabled my VDR system to wake up automatically. Since the configuration is mainboard specific (Via Epia-M1000B) you may have to adapt the configurations to your needs. Nevertheless this howto will give you an overview of the basic steps. […]

  • Ubuntu 9.10: Setup VDRAdmin-am

    To setup the web based VDR administration tool vdradmin-am (which is a fork of vdradmin) just follow the instructions below: Install the required package: # sudo apt-get install vdradmin-am Setup your the user name and password in /var/lib/vdradmin-am/vdradmind.conf: PASSWORD = your-secret-password USERNAME = vdr Enable vdradmin-am in /etc/default/vdradmin-am: ENABLED=”1″ Start vdradmin-am: # sudo /etc/init.d/vdradmin-am start […]

  • 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 […]