MyMediaSystem 1.1.1 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 (Precise)

mms-yr-weatherThis HowTo describes the compilation and installation of mms-1.1.0-2296 on an Ubuntu Server 12.04 (Precise). Actually there’s much more to it, since I’ve done major changes in some places. E.g. the core of the weather plugin is completely rewritten. Since Google abandoned its weather-API, I’ve been forced to look for a new weather source. Continue reading ‘MyMediaSystem 1.1.1 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 (Precise)’

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 ‘An Administrator has installed Google Chrome on this system…’

Mplayer-vaapi on Oneiric (Ubuntu 11.10) for AMD/ATI HowTo

Mplayer-vaapi is an official branch from the mplayer project team and can be checked out via subversion. VAAPI is an video output device for hardware accelerated HD content playback (VC1, H264). VLC, Mplayer and maybe one day Xine can make use of it.
I’ve bought a ATI/AMD Redeon HD 5450 graphics card on a budget (35€/40$) so I can test the newest development going on. Installing Ubuntu 11.10 Server (Kernel 3.0.0.4-14-server) with openbox as window manager, I’ve been able to make mplayer-vaapi work, but don’t ask me how long it took me. If you know what to do, it’s quite simple. Actually the only thing one has to know is, that the current libva1 (version 0.32) driver is broken. And the ATI/AMD’s fglrx driver version 8.88.7 makes mplayer crash after a while. These two simple facts took me a few evening to find out.
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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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