Managing VPNs from the CLI in Linux

Since I have finally made the switch on my work laptop to use Linux (Ubuntu 12.10) as my primary OS, I have found a few bugs that slow me down on a regular basis. ¬†One of the bugs is that the nm-applet will stop working correctly and won’t let me make any changes to the ...

PVR-150, LIRC and IR Blaster

I’ve finally made progress with the IR Blaster portion of my PVR-150. I have not yet configured it to work with my cable box, but I was finally able to get the little red light to come on. In case I do something stupid and mess these files up before I get it fully working, ...

MythTV DB backups

MythTV .22 has introduced a new script to automate backups and restores of the database. The script will work with earlier versions of mythtv also. Get the backup script here and the restore script here. I saved the scripts to /usr/local/bin and made them executable so that I do not need the full path to ...

Remove Pulseaudio from Ubuntu 8.10

I have had a lot of problems with pulseaudio in Ubuntu and today found simple instructions to remove it so I can use ALSA//OSS. The 2 most common problems that I have seen is that it periodically causes problems with flash videos on the web (ie YouTube) and then most recently, I couldn’t get audio ...