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Firewire + MythTV + XBMC PVR test setup

So I got a bit impatient after that last post and threw together a temporary test system to see how well MythTV+firewire input works these days, and how well XBMC works as a front end to it. With cables trailing all over the apartment I temporarily hooked up our ancient DCT-6200 to my desktop, installed […]

USB IR MCE remote wake from suspend with Harmony: the missing piece?

tl;dr: if you’ve read all the references and still can’t get your Harmony or other universal remote to wake up a computer, make sure you use the Media Center Extender or Media Center Keyboard device profile in the Harmony software. One of the feelings that almost makes up for all the hassle that comes with […]

Fedora 21, OwnCloud 7, Fedlet, and Logitech Harmony stuff

Hi there, folks! What’s up in Fedora-land? Well, we’re well into the Fedora 21 cycle, but the Fedora.next efforts are making it more than usually difficult to compose test images. Alpha TC1 is not complete yet, though release engineering are doing yeoman’s work trying to sort out both Fedora.next changes and the usual breakage that […]

LibreOffice bug huntin’, Fedlet status, and Fedora.next work

Ryan Lerch points out that LibreOffice is running a “bug hunt” for its development version, and wants Fedora users to help out! You can get the official packages for the bug hunt here – I don’t know if they’ll accept results from the Rawhide 4.3.0 builds. In other news – I know Fedlet has been […]

LinuxFest NorthWest, Fedlet status, Fedora.next work, and more…

I’ve been a bad boy not blogging again; Google+ is just too easy. But it’s also evil, so I’ve signed up for Diaspora again and am hoping it becomes less of a wasteland at some point. It’s gotten a lot smoother in the last two years everyone forgot about it, so give it a look. […]

The Dell XPS 13 (Ivy Bridge generation) trackpad (Cypress) and Linux (synaptics)

Wow, this makes me happy! edit: If you have an XPS 13 of the current-gen Haswell variety – or an XPS 12, or possibly other similar Dell systems – you aren’t affected by this issue. You may also have trackpad weirdness on such systems, but it’s not this bug, it’s a different one. If you […]

Presenting…Fedlet, and it’s my anniversary(ish)

So, today’s headline news: I finally stopped foot-dragging and put up a public image of Fedlet, my Fedora remix for Bay Trail based tablets. If you have a Dell Venue 8 Pro, Lenovo Miix2, or Toshiba Encore, you can go to that link, grab the live image, and give it a shot. If you have […]

Good morning: bugfixing and thinking about Fedora.next

Well, this has been one of the best mornings I’ve had for a while. I spent a couple of hours tracking down a rather subtle issue between OwnCloud, Google’s PHP client library, and Google itself – required me to bump up my PHP skills further and learn/remember some stuff about HTML entities, so yay self-improvement! […]

UEFI boot: how does that actually work, then?

It’s AdamW Essay Time again! If you’re looking for something short and snappy, look elsewhere. Kamil Paral kindly informs me I’m a chronic sufferer of Graphomania. Always nice to know what’s wrong with you. You’ve probably read a lot of stuff on the internet about UEFI. Here is something important you should understand: 95% of […]

Miscellaneous stuff: gedit configuration

Another thing I mentioned on G+ lately, and thought I’d throw in here: gedit configuration. I’ve been using gedit for years in pretty much its dead stock configuration, which is more or less ‘notepad clone mode’. It’s very, very basic. You get some highlighting if you open a file it recognizes as some kind of […]