X meets Windows

This is a short HowTo about the new Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Xming, the X-server for Windows. This HowTo refers to Windows 10 (build: 1703) and Xming Version (x64). You can download the Xming for free, just use your search engine.

I will describe how you can set up Xming in order to start it from “Start” menu. This HowTo won’t describe how to install WSL. This is already hone here very well. In short I will tell, how a simple Window Manager for X (openbox) is installed  and how you can launch it, too.

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HowTo: Installation of an Ubuntu Cloud Image at Home (on a Xenial – 16.04)

This HowTo describes an installation of an Ubuntu Cloud Image on a home-server running Ubuntu Xenial (16.04 LTS) with qemu-kvm. This will be done without the help of libvirt, which comes with an additional abstraction layer I don’t really need. This blog post is more about basic understanding of virtualization and how it is set up in a more or less simple way – unfortunately it’ll be more complex than I initially thought. But with this HowTo this shouldn’t be a problem anymore.

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DVBSky S952 Installation on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) HOWTO

DVBSky-S952The DVBSky S952 is a very popular Twin-DVB-S2 card on a budget which is often used in HTPCs or in Linux boxes with Kodi and/or VDR. Even Technotrend seams to produce this card as a de facto OEM version (TT S2-4200) now, which will be supported in kernel 4.7. Since Linux kernel 3.19 (e.g. used by Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)) the DVBSky S952 is also supported by the mainline v4l tree, so it should work right away after installation. This sounds good, but it has not to be like that. I’m using kernel 4.4.0 (16.04 (LTS); Xenial Xerus) and this card didn’t work for me out of the box. So what are the options to make this card work for You? Continue reading “DVBSky S952 Installation on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) HOWTO”