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My personal notes collected while messing with Ubuntu 6.06 (server) on my Mini-itx M10000 Nehemiah based server (with the OS running of a 2GB CF card, and a Hauppauge PVR-350 for experimental reasons), Ubuntu 7.04 on my IBM ThinkPad T23 and Ubuntu 7.10 on my T40p.
All entries here:
2008-12-15 03:49:41
Turn the display off (and on) remotely
2008-10-01 01:47:53
WD My Book Studio Edition 1TB
2008-07-25 17:37:13
Newcs cardserver
2008-07-19 18:12:09
Batch rename
2008-07-04 20:29:31
ThinkLight Gmail checker bash script
2008-06-28 23:54:42
Pinnacle DVB-T nano stick (PCTV 73e)
2008-06-21 19:21:20
Play video as ASCII in the console with VLC and mplayer
2008-04-30 19:35:23
Quite random short notes
2008-04-27 22:03:04
Drawing graphs with PHP
2008-04-20 19:01:48
Eggdrop IRC bot
2007-12-30 23:40:13
Apple Bluetooth Keyboard in Ubuntu
2007-12-30 23:28:50
Schedule a recording from the Hauppauge PVR-350
2007-12-30 23:23:50
Network streaming from a Hauppauge PVR-350
2007-12-30 23:09:12
System backup
2007-12-30 23:05:01
Apache2 - Restart
2007-12-30 23:03:41
Apache2 - Reverse Proxy
2007-12-30 22:03:39
Select input on Hauppauge PVR-350
2007-12-30 22:03:39
Capture pictures / screen shots from Hauppauge PVR-350
2007-12-30 21:36:13
Video playback through the tv-out on Hauppauge PVR-150

Apple Bluetooth Keyboard in Ubuntu
I've been having a lot of trouble getting my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard working in Ubuntu with my D-link DBT-122 usb module.

I followed this guide: HOWTO: Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth)

I managed to get the computer to find the keyboard but it wouldn't actually connect to it... It turned out to be quite a simple problem though. I didn't have the Bluetooth applet running, so I never got the pop-up window that asks for the key! :)

Quick solution. In one terminal window, run:
bluetooth-applet

and in another window run:
sudo hidd --connect 00:1B:63:F9:A7:B6 (of course, your id number will be diffirent...)

Then type in a 4 digit number on the bluetooth keyboard and the bluetooth-applet should come up with a pop-up asking you to type in the key on the laptops keyboard.

The only thing left is that I can't get the keyboard to automatically reconnect to the computer when the keyboard has suspended itself. I just runn the hidd command again on the laptop (no need for the bluetooth-applet, the computer and keyboard are already paired), and the computer connects to the keyboard.

2007-12-30 23:40:13