Category: System administration

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

    Here are the step by step instructions to set up ACPI-WakeUp for an Asus M3N78-EM mainboard and yaVDR 0.3.0a: Disable “Power On By RTC Alarm” in the BIOS settings (Power > APM Configuration). Edit /etc/vdr/vdr-addon-acpiwakeup.conf: ACPI_ENABLED=yes Edit /etc/default/rcS: UTC=yes Create the custom template /etc/yavdr/templates_custom/etc/default/grub/10_main (you may have to create the directories under /etc/yavdr/templates_custom)*: GRUB_DEFAULT=saved GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 […]

  • Setup Dropbox on headless Ubuntu 9.10 server

    Update 2012-06-07: A modified version of the dropbox init script available here With this version it is not longer required to edited the script for every user. Instead, one needs to create a linux group dropbox and add all users to the group the script should take into consideration. This post is a summary […]

  • yaVDR 0.3.0a: Antec Fusion Remote Black LCD and IR receiver configuration

    Here is a short summary how I configured my yaVDR 0.3.0a system to work with the LCD and IR receiver that are integrated in the Antec Fusion Remote HTPC enclosure (here is a complete overview of my hardware configuration). Install the imonlcd plug-in: # sudo apt-get install vdr-plugin-imonlcd Use the following settings (System > Remotes […]

  • yaVDR 0.3.0a: Activate NoAd add-on to automatically scan for commercials

    The default yaVDR 0.3.0a installation already includes the NoAd VDR add-on, but the add-on is not activated by default. The following command (re)runs the NoAd setup and enables you to activate the add-on: # sudo dpkg-reconfigure vdr-addon-noad # sudo restart vdr From now on, the NoAd program will run for each new recording and will […]

  • Windows 7: Install service to run Razuna 1.4 automatically

    Here is a little Windows 7 howto to install a service that runs Razuna 1.4 automatically: Download the Apache Tomcat binary files (32-bit or 64-bit). Extract the zip file and copy the files bin\tomcat6.exe, bin\tomcat6w.exe, bin\service.bat to [YOUR-RAZUNA-PATH]\bin. Open the Windows command line (with the option “Run as administrator”) and install the service: cd [YOUR-RAZUNA-PATH]\bin […]

  • 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 […]