Tag Archives: Fedora

PulseAudio and lirc [Update]

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Changing the system volume with a lirc enabled remote can be a pain in the arse if you don’t know what to look for. If you do, it’s quite simple: There is a package called ‘pulseaudio-module-lirc’ (PulseAudio’s Wiki for module-lirc) that contains the volume control module for the PulseAudio sound server. Install the package via yum and enable it Here… Read more »

sSMTP revaliases, aliases and mail.rc

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I already wrote about sending mails with ssmtp, a simple alternative to sendmail. But since I got a few questions (and I tend to forget myself) how to use ssmtp’s revaliases-file, here is a short reminder: /etc/revaliases, allows you to map a local user to a specific ‘From:’ address on outbound mail and to route that mail through a specific… Read more »

Making MythTV work with pulseaudio in Fedora 12

If you run mythfrontend 0.22 from RPMfusion, it will automatically try to disable pulseaudio and use the default ALSA output instead. This leads (in most cases) to no audio output at all. Changing mythtv’s audio output device in the frontend (Utilities/Setup -> Setup -> General -> Audio System -> Audio Output Device) from ‘ALSA:default’ to ‘ALSA:spdif’ worked for me, but… Read more »

Rearrange Thunderbird accounts

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Unfortunately, the Folderpane Tools-plugin I used for rearranging my accounts in Thunderbird isn’t TB3 compatible (yet?!). Although it claims to work with all Thunderbird versions starting from 1.0 it just throws out parsing errors with the current Tunderbird beta. But the plugin doesn’t do any magic tricks, of course. It simply reorders the accounts in the corresponding preferences file prefs.js…. Read more »

Adjusting your fanspeed with trinity (lm_sensors, pwmconfig and fancontrol)

Modern CPU throttling technology like Intel’s SpeedStep or AMD’s Cool’n’Quiet are quite fancy. They not only reduce the CPU frequency and the core voltage, the mainboard also detects an idling, cool CPU and therefore reduces the fanspeed. But what if the fanspeed is still to high while the CPU is doing nothing? Or maybe the fan doesn’t spin fast enough… Read more »

Mounting xen images

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Mounting images that contain only one partition is rather easy. But how to mount image with multiple partitions? kpartx is the solution! You can list all partitions within the image with kpartx can be used to create maps from the block devices And those maps can be mounted as usual