Archive for the ‘System administration’ Category

Ubuntu 10.04 & VDR: Setup femon plugin

The VDR plugin femon adds a DVB status monitor to the OSD that displays signal information and some other parameters of the current selected channel. This plugin is very useful to, e.g. analyze the quality of the DVB signal. The installation is very easy, just use: # sudo apt-get install vdr-plugin-femon # sudo /etc/init.d/vdr restart# […]

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Ubuntu 9.10 & VDR: Setup EPGSearch plugin

The EPGSearch plugin adds some useful features to your VDR system. Certainly, the most commonly used feature is, that this plugin enables the VDR system to automatically search for programs to record (based on times, channels and/or days). To install the plugin just use: # sudo apt-get install vdr-plugin-epgsearch # sudo /etc/init.d/vdr restart# sudo apt-get […]

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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] […]

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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# 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 = vdrPASSWORD = your-secret-password USERNAME = vdr Enable vdradmin-am […]

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