LinApple and Xubuntu 17.10

bzip2 -d to Working folder, followed by tar xvf switch to Working folder and src folder make should first return sdl error sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev (may also need libsdl2-dev) sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev sudo apt-get install libzip-dev Other libraries may be necessary but these seem to fulfill the needs on my system (I allow…

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VLC Audio okay but no Video in Xubuntu 17.10 amd64

(this probably applies to various other distros as well) Reinstalled Xubuntu 17.10 and found that VLC (VideoLAN) playback for at least 1 MKV file was resulting in audio only with no video. One possible resolution: Go to Tools -> Preferences and enable Advanced. In the resulting tree, go to Video -> Output Modules then select…

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CentOS 7 and WebTrees 1.7x

So I finally started getting the new web server up and running with CentOS 7. First step once running was to install a LAMP configuration (php7.1) and to get WebTrees running. Rather than hang WebTrees directly off /var/www/html/webtrees or similar, I chose to place it at /var/www/wt. I basically unzipped it into a working directory…

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Windows 10 and SQL Server 2016 Installation

If SQL Server 2016 is giving errors when attempting to install on Windows 10 (relating to C runtime, etc.), you might find some Google articles that recommend running SFC /scannow, then when that faults out on a message relating to the service not running, you run: net start trustedinstaller or similar, only to find it’s…

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Brother HL-2270DW and NetGear WNDR3400V2

So, moved my printer to a different location in the house and somehow wiped the configuration. Using a MacBook with Sierra, I tried for a couple of hours to get the WPS functionality of the router (which basically sucks as a router) to work with the printer. It was generally an exercise in futility, resulting…

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Xubuntu 16.10 – Install LinApple (LinApplePie)

I recently installed the LinApplePie version of LinApple in Xubuntu 16.10. In order to compile from source, you’ll need to install the following: libsdl1.2-dev (for SDL2 development) libcurl-ocaml-dev (for CURL development) libzip-dev (for zip file handling) libsdl-image1.2-dev (for SDL2 images) It’s possible that other requirements might exist but these seemed to satisfy my system; I…

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LVM Luks Cryptsetup Mount from Alternate Machine or VM

I’ve run into some problems lately as I decided to setup various configurations using encrypted drives, which also includes LVM by default. I accidentally stumbled across an article from 2008 posted on Ubuntu Geek which describes the process. The drive I used for testing was connected via VirtualBox with a USB Cable on a Macbook…

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Dell T7400 and nVidia GT730 audio issues

So, just installed a GT730 or other HDMI-enabled nVidia video card and now your Dell T7400 has lost audio? Messages like “no output device” or “audio not responding”? Well, after 2 hours of useless searching, finally found that the T7400 BIOS allows 3 settings for the onboard audio: OFF, AUTO, and ON. Turns out that…

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