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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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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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Fedora 16 issues – part 2: Empathy

Finally seem to have gotten the GNOME IM tool “Empathy” partially working.  What a pain in the jacksie that was.

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Fixing some issues with Fedora 16

This should be a short one, I’m not going to explain much, just report a couple of issues I’ve had with Fedora 16 since updating from Fedora 14, and which took me some digging to sort out.

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