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Getting my hands on a PVR for free

Posted 11-20-2012 at 04:37 AM by mafiltenborg (Living with Linux)
Updated 11-20-2012 at 05:37 AM by mafiltenborg
Tags nas, pvr, television

Not since the danish television network went digital have I had a regular video recorder like the VHS machine everyone once owned.

Sure, commercial products exist, but are usually crippled - recordings cannot be exported for long time storage.
A PC running some kind of PVR software will do the trick, but drains power and makes noise. No go.

Hmmmm...
So, I thought to myself: What's always on in my home, and does not consume oodles of energy?
...
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Posted in Multimedia
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HOW-TO KMyMoney with XFCE desktop on Slackware 14.0 (32-bit edition)

Posted 11-18-2012 at 04:54 AM by gegechris99
Updated 11-18-2012 at 09:26 AM by gegechris99

Hello,

With the recent release of Slackware 14.0, I switched my desktop from KDE to XFCE. Don't get me wrong, I like KDE but it's starting to feel a bit slow on my main laptop (Acer Aspire 7220: AMD Semprom 3500+ 1.8 GHz - RAM 4GB DDR2).

I didn't upgrade from my previous OS (Salix 13.37), but rather made a clean installation. Because I'm using Kmymoney to manage my personal finances and I didn't want to install all the KDE packages just for that application, I made...
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Eclipse And Perl epic-ide.org

Posted 11-17-2012 at 09:06 AM by NullTerminator
Updated 11-17-2012 at 01:34 PM by NullTerminator

Notes from past installation. May be incomplete
Performed onb eclipse helios 3.6 and Indigo 3.7
ActiveState perl.

Add paddwalker to perl
ppm install padwalker

Download site (I think this is the epic-ide site for eclipse)
Extract locally. Capture the site folder name

Go to eclipse Help | Install New Software | Add Site, Provide local Path

You might be able to have eclipse install it directly using the following...
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Slow DNS lookups

Posted 11-16-2012 at 05:11 PM by serafean

Since quite some time I had been experiencing slow DNS lookups on some linux boxes. Today I finally got around to fixing it.
Symptoms : KDE fails to load google/wikipedia sometimes. firefox too, less often.

ping was the main tool in this case.
What I found was that
Code:
ping www.google.com
got an IP to ping very fast, however before anything appeared onscreen, it took up to 5 seconds. Pinging the IP address however returned immediately.
On a hunch, I tried disabling...
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Posted in Random fixes
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The unix philosophy is not strong in this one.

Posted 11-16-2012 at 01:03 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I took my RHCSA test today (non-official pre-test). I finished all ~20 objectives in 30 minutes, minus one objective regarding quotas. Hrmmm...can't seem to recall the quota init command (and I've never really used Linux quotas before...this may get interesting). No worries, man -k to the rescue!

man -k quota

Well, ok, there are the commands for managing quotas, checking quotas, reporting on quotas, etc...but no "set up quotas". See, when I try to run...
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