Entries tagged as HowTo
Monday, January 19. 2009
I have a new toy. Last week I bought an iPod touch. My primary use case is remote controlling media in my home. I already have a HTPC in my living room with access to satellite TV, videos, photos and music. However, I always found it stupid to switch on my TV in order to choose music. I checked choices like Squeezebox Duet or the TEAC WAP-4500. Pretty nice toys starting around 250 EURO. But if you already have a PC, the iPod is about 200+ EURO extra. And it's a nice gadget too. So I ordered one and tried to run the free Remote app from Apple.
Continue reading "iPod touch remote for iTunes"
Monday, January 5. 2009
After a long painful time I finally got my Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000 running for streaming on my Ubuntu Intrepid server. As streaming software I used Motion, an intelligent streaming server that is able to detect motion and only stores images if something happens that is worth imaging.
I myself had a hard time to get it running. I first tried to run it on SuSE Linux 10. But failed because of a series of problems. Then I tried running it on Ubuntu Linux 8.10. Ubuntu has a precompiled package for Motion. The tool is V4L2 aware and is known to work with the uvc-video driver, which is needed for the Quickcam.
Continue reading "Logitech Quickcam on Ubuntu Linux"
Tuesday, September 4. 2007
Continue reading "Getting 1600x1200 to Work on the Secondary Screen of an ATI Equiped Notebook"
Saturday, July 21. 2007
Shared Memory is not accessible. Please add the option 'UseShm "true"' into the touch pad section of /etc/X11/xorg.confWell, you already did that, but it did not help? Here is how you can make it work nevertheless:
Continue reading "Configuring the Synaptics Touchpad"
Tuesday, February 7. 2006
localhost:631and more powerful than that what SuSE wants you to use, the YaST Printer configuration dialog. E.g. the YaST applet is unable to stop and start the printer queues and both, web interface and YaST, cannot configure special printers for KPrinter.
Continue reading "Bringing Back the KDE Printer Manager to SuSE Linux"