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  1. Bios Wars

    Linux
    Disclaimer; This is really just a little humor I made up to lighten up this particular forum which does not seem to have many readers anymore so if this post is deleted by a moderator for being funny and not on topic I do not care I hope not though as it really should offend no one as it is...
  2. Fast and versatile embedded Linux OSes are on the way.

    Linux
    Perhaps this really is the future and we are finally starting to see why an OSS OS like Linux can make a difference to the future of technology for much more than just Cell Phones, TVs and BD players as it does today. Seeing that my LG cell phone is like a dog with a crooked hind leg, a dirt...
  3. Combining vob files with Linux is a snap.

    Linux
    When all else fails sometimes the command line is the answer. Split up vob files can be a pain to deal with when using a dlna media server. Getting past the menu can also be problematic. Here is how to do it with Mint Linux, or any other distro that has the libdvdcss and the codecs installed...
  4. Latest PS3 firmware drops Linux support

    Video Game Consoles and PC Gaming
    The next firmware update for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system will be released on April 1st according to a post on Sony’s Playstation blog. In the post, Patrick Seybold of Sony says that version 3.21 of the firmware will disable the “Install Other OS” feature from older versions of the PS3.
  5. Latest PS3 firmware drops Linux support

    Industry News
    The next firmware update for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system will be released on April 1st according to a post on Sony's Playstation blog. In the post, Patrick Seybold of Sony says that version 3.21 of the firmware will disable the “Install Other OS” feature from older versions of the PS3...
  6. Optimizing Firefox on Linux

    Linux
    Great tip I just came across - you can use sqlite3 to optimize all of Firefox's sqlite files in each user's profile directory. The script below cleans out any and all garbage accumulated in those files, making the browser quicker: make sure sqlite3 is installed on your distro locate and backup...
  7. Rocketfish USB Bluetooth Mouse Wheel Workaround for Linux

    Linux
    I purchased a Rocketfish Bluetooth USB Keyboard & Mouse (model RF-BTCMBO) and found that the mouse works but its wheel is evidently not supported in GNU/Linux. I run Mandriva, but I've seen on the Ubuntu forums that users have not been able to get it to run for them either until someone found...
  8. Problem with Aliant Motorola VIP1200 remote codes for Lirc

    Home Theatre Corner
    Hi there, New to this forum although I've had a look around here a few times before and found some useful info. We have the Aliant Digital IPTV service in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Before I get into the details, here's the main question: Has anyone managed to get Lirc controlling the Aliant...
  9. BellTV 9242: Firmware V183 Discussion (EHD fixes)

    Bell Satellite TV PVR, HD PVR and HD Receivers
    My 9242 just upgraded from V182 to V183! Can't find any changes yet though. Perhaps they've addressed the EHD issues? -Mike
  10. All About HDTVs as a PC or Laptop Monitor

    Home Theatre Personal Computer & Media Extenders
    As I shopped for an HDTV, I got the uncomfortable feeling that few were PC friendly. Most new models sport HDMI inputs. Contrary to what I read in many AV magazines, HDMI isn't a backward compatible evolution of the DVI interface. This White Paper from the Video Electronics Standards Association...
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