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Accessing partitions within an image or LVM volume used as an iSCSI target

I recently reinstalled the software on my NAS (open media vault) and tidied up the host name etc. As part of this I changed the name of the iSCSI target. This meant that my media PC wouldn’t boot over the … Continue reading

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XBMC Frodo for Legacy AMD Graphics Cards (pre 5xxx)

Apparently AMD/ATI graphics cards less than 5xxx series have been left behind in the latest drivers. This is a bit of a pain for me as I have a 24xx series in my media PC. I tried the stock XBMCbuntu … Continue reading

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MediaPC in a Xen Virtual Machine

The aim of this project was to get my MediaPC running as a VM host. This would allow me to run instances alongside my MediaPC, thus giving me a platform to experiment and develop things without having to setup separate machines etc. … Continue reading

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Indefero errors fatal: bad argument fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

I was trying to commit something to my Indefero project management server today and was getting the following error: fatal: bad argument fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly I puzzled around for a while and then tried manually logging … Continue reading

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Getting JetPack working

I had two issues with JetPack – but I finally got it working. Issue one –  Jetpack could not contact WordPress.com: register_http_request_failed. This usually means something is incorrectly configured on your web host. Operation timed out after 15000 milliseconds with … Continue reading

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Lenovo USB Modem in Linux (Ubuntu 10.04)

I recently bought a Lenovo USB modem for some experiments in telephony that I am working on. I want it to work on Linux. It is based on the Conexant RD02-D400 device. When plugging it in I get the following … Continue reading

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Pairing Apple 1st Gen Keyboard (A1016) with Windows 7

I was having some errors pairing the Apple 1st Gen bluetooth keyboard to my media centre. I discovered that you need todo the following: Turn on the keyboard Open up Bluetooth ‘Add Devices’ and wait for windows to discover the … Continue reading

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Can you crack it? Stage 3 solution

Once getting through stage 2 you will have an EXE file. It requires windows (I ran it in a VirtualBox VM seeing as I had no idea what it would do – can’t be too careful!), cygwin and the crypt library … Continue reading

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Create a PDF of images (PNG, JPG, GIF etc) on Mac OS X with Preview

I recently wanted to compile several images into a single PDF document – after searching for a relevant tool and discounting Word or iWork as too time consuming I hit upon the following very simple solution… Open one of the … Continue reading

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Installing gitorious on Ubuntu 10.04 HOWTO

I like using Git for my projects and I tend to host them outside of the computer I work on. I was finding the current way I was managing projects a bit cubersome so I decided to install Gitorious which … Continue reading

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