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Finally updated from 10.10 to 12.04 and auto-login broke

Yazan: admin | 22 January 2013 | No Comments
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Everything worked out of the box except I now need to input the password on startup and the option in Mythbuntu control centre is grayed out! Anyway a quick peek around the web and a tweak to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf by adding: autologin-user=ENTER YOUR USERNAME HERE autologin-user-timeout=0 Solved the issue and it now boots straight into MythTV […]

Upgrading MythTV/Mythbuntu and config Files

Yazan: admin | 22 January 2013 | No Comments
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When upgrading I always find the Bluetooth remote stops working. This is due to config files being overwritten. Keep a copy of /etc/lirc/lircd.conf /etc/lirc/hardware.conf and restore them after the upgrade. Sometimes you may find the remote has moved to a different input if you have done a distro upgrade Also when moving between versions of […]

Dealing with Drive Spindown on a NAS connected to XBMC

Yazan: admin | 04 June 2012 | No Comments
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All my media sits on two NAS boxes, both of which spin down the drives when idle for long periods. The result of this is that when XBMC tries to access data off the NAS, the box does not respond and XBMC thinks the item is gone and aks if it should be removed from […]

Enabling DDS Fanart to speed up fanart display

Yazan: admin | 23 May 2012 | No Comments
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The Revo and eMachine tend to lag with the fanart when scrolling through the list of films etc. To fix this simple enable dds fanart as described here: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Userdata/advancedsettings.xml#.3Cuseddsfanart.3E As you scroll through xbmc will gradually generate dds fanart so you may still notice delays for a little while until all the previews have been […]

Config files restored

Yazan: admin | 11 April 2012 | No Comments
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All config files are now back in their rightful places

Missing config files on blog

Yazan: admin | 10 April 2012 | No Comments
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Migration of WordPress has meant the config files have gone astray. Fear not they will return!