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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

An Administrator has installed Google Chrome on this system…

Google Chrome Error Message

After an installation of Google Earth on a Windows 7 x64 I’ve been getting “An Administrator has installed Google Chrome on this system…” after every reboot. I’ve replaced the old desktop shortcuts and also replaced the taskbar shortcut. I’ve also reinstalled Google Chrome (uninstall and a fresh install), but the message kept coming back.
Finally I’ve found a workaround for this annoying message. Continue reading

iGo Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard on Android

HID support on Cyanogenmod makes Stowaway connects to your deviceFew years ago I’ve bought a really nice Bluetooth keyboard for a Windows Mobile 2003SE device. It’s really a little masterpiece and I still love this nifty gadget very much. The same day I’ve bought an Android device last year, I’ve paired this keyboard with my brand new HTC Desire, but it didn’t work.
After rooting became almost a piece of cake [1], I took all my courage and finally rooted my HTC Desire. The best about the Cyanogenmod 6 was, it has HID support built in. That means you can use things like standard Bluetooth mice and keyboards. But it turned out most of very basic keys weren’t mapped properly – especially the German umlauts. But what I’ve really missed was the Escape key for vi (best editor in world ;-) ).
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Understanding vmbuilder (a bit)

If you are using kvm (or qemu) on Ubuntu, then you can build a vm from scratch with the tool vmbuilder. Install it first by doing this:

aptitude install ubuntu-vm-builder

Creating a virtual machine is simple, but the most examples I’ve found left me back with an useless installation – at best.
What didn’t work for me? Well e.g. this one:
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App Store vs. Android Market – Total Number of Apps on September 2010

I’ve been asking myself for quite a while if there is a nice chart, where I can see in one diagram the number of available applications in the Google Market and Apples App Store. Well – I just didn’t succeed, and that’s why I’ve fabricated one myself. It’s been done with Google’s Spreadsheet by the way.

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VDR Installation Guide for Lucid (VDPAU,xineliboutput,vdr-sxfe)

This is an Installation HOWTO for VDR with HDTV support for Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS).

I’m starting VDR from inside MMS (My Media System, a lightweight media center for Linux [wiki][forum][bug]), so it’s actually a HOWTO about installing a whole Media Center PC (HTPC). Continue reading