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Apr 30, 2011 - 7 minute read

MythBuntu TV

Setting up a MythTV system based on Mythbuntu Introduction This document records the steps that the Blackpool Linux User Group took to get a MythTV system up and working. Guide Goals of our MythTV machine: To provide a usable EPG (electronic program guide) for upcoming programmes To schedule and record Freeview programmes directly or via the EPG To play DVD’s (and retrieve info from online sources, e.g. IMDB) To play video files (formats?) Note: Playing music and viewing images is not a priority for the group (and MythTV is notably weak in this area).

Apr 16, 2011 - 4 minute read

WebOS HP/Palm

WebOS 2.1 - Give It a Spin with Emulation Through the WebOS SDK! It seems like only yesterday that Palm announced its brand new Linux-based WebOS and Palm Pre, ready to shake up the world with awesomeness and Linux in a little package. They matched that announcement up with a nifty little SDK that emulated the entire OS in VirtualBox, and was released as a .deb package for Ubuntu. Someone even posted a HOWTO on the Linux Journal web site about it!

Apr 16, 2011 - 1 minute read - meetings

Meeting - Mythbuntu works again

In our last episode, we left Mythbuntu in a non working state. At startup today, there were updates available, so these were done, and Mythbuntu started working again!! Jon demonstrated how he backs up to Amazon ‘cloud’ storage using jungle disk. Then he set up free (for 1 year) Amazon hosting to try a web application he is interested in. A side by side comparison of Linux mint Debian edition

Apr 15, 2011 - 1 minute read

Peppermint - auto login

During setup, peppermint does not allow the option to auto login. You arrange auto login after installation like this: Create a new user name from: Memu > preferences > Users and groups (ie. user2) and a password, then edit the file /etc/xdg/peppermint-ice/lxdm.conf (peppermint ice) or file: /etc/xdg/peppermint/lxdm/lxdm.conf (peppermint) You will have to do this as root, and alter the first line #autologin=(whatever it is) to the new user name you created (user2) by removing the # and deleting the default name (dgod) and adding your created user name.

Apr 9, 2011 - 1 minute read

Meeting - Mythbuntu fails again

Thought that we had ‘cracked it’ with the kernel update two weeks ago, but Mythbuntu failed to start again this week, with what appeared to be the same problem. Failed to load firmware for tuner card. Jon tried to correct the problem using the notes written by Donald on the wiki, but couldn’t get it working. We will have to wait for Donald to return and work his magic. Several of the little Solwise plugs have made an appearance over the past few weeks, and are handy things to have.