Category Archives: Software

Controlling Sonos via a Google Home and Google Assistant

I just bought a Google Home Mini to play with while they’re on a Black Friday offer.  They don’t connect to Sonos by default yet, so I thought I’d try to do something about it …

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Fixing TV screen size via nVidia HDMI for MythTV

A bit of a brain-dump to record what I just (re?) did having bought a new telly and finding that the HDMI output of my MythTV PVR was overscanning so I was losing a large margin of picture around the … Continue reading

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XFCE4 port of Hardware Monitor Applet

Just a quicky today: I’d briefly adopted the GNOME 2 Hardware Monitor Applet, only to find GNOME 3 dropping support for such applets.  However, all is not lost!

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HDMI Audio in Scientific Linux 6

I had expected that this was going to be a long post with excruciating detail on what I had to do to get audio out of my new PVR’s nVidia card HDMI output.  But like all correct solutions, the answer … Continue reading

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Migrating from Visual SourceSafe to Subversion

We migrated from VSS to SVN some years ago, but the question of how to do it still crops up every now and again, so I thought I’d post my notes on the conversion process that I happened to use.

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Changing the default iPod application under GNOME 3

I’ve taken to using the rather nice cross-platform Clementine in lieu of Rhythmbox, which has been glitching and freezing since I upgraded to Fedora 16.  However, Nautilus (the file manager) was still proffering Rhythmbox when I plugged my son’s iPod … Continue reading

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Using multiple fetchmail instances for instant gratification

For various reasons I have 10 email accounts spread across various servers for the family and me, and have always used an instance of fetchmail to round-robin connect to these and download all emails locally (see my previous post about … Continue reading

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Pain with grub2 when upgrading from Fedora 14 to Fedora 16

I meant to blog this when it was still fresh in my mind, but frankly, it was such a nightmare upgrading my Fedora 14 box to Fedora 16 that I just wanted to put it all behind me and get … Continue reading

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MythTV and the UK Digital Switchover

We had part one of the Digital Switchover in our area on Wednesday, so I finally had to bite the bullet and do a proper DVB channel re-scan on my MythTV box.

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Removing the large resize grip / button in GNOME Terminal

I like to have my GNOME Terminal scrollbar on the left (it reminds me of xterm then).  But in GNOME 3 there’s a fugly triangular grip/button that sits in the bottom right obscuring text!

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