After de-capacitor-tating my previous DVB-S2 card while cleaning out the heat sink on my CPU I had to buyĀ a new PCIe Satellite card for my mythtv box (DVBSky S952 v3).
Needless to say yet again Iāve managed to buy some relatively new hardware and had fun getting all the drivers to play nicely with my other TV cards. Ā I thought it was all sorted ā that was until the next day when I found out nothing had recorded. Ā Turns out from a cold boot (pc shuts-down when not in use and starts up just before a recording) the PCIe card doesnāt get picked up ā reboot and its found. Ā Greatā¦
It seems its either a bug in my BIOS or a slow initialising card (both are buggy in my opinion ā the BIOS should ensure all hardware is running and the card shouldnāt be so damn slow). Ā After playing round with the BIOS settings Iāve found a fix/workaround. Ā In my BIOS I can change the graphics card initialization order ā it seems if I tell it to try start a graphics card in the PCIe X1 slot first (which is actually the tv card) ā the card gets picked up.
Hopefully my next motherboard will be more tolerant.
Looks like I jumped the gun. Ā This does work for a cold boot if powered back on within a few minutes. Ā Leave it a bit longer and it still fails to pick up the card
A bit of poking around and Iāve found a fix ā force the PCIe bridge to rescan (0n 00:04 for me). Ā lspci might help you identify yours
echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000\:00\:04.0/rescan
Hopefully this time I should have all my TV cards from a cold boot.
Iāve just imported all my blog items from Live Journal
Itās 99% waffle which Iām currently editing down a bit. Ā Itās also typo city so could be a difficult read for some.
Once done maybe Iāll actually post something new here.
I take it no one reads Live Journals anymore? If by chance you actually do drop me a quick comment
For some reason my android phone (Samsung Galaxy Ace 2) leaves out ā GPS Longitude Refā from its geotag. Ā This is ok if you happen to live somewhere E, but here on the W side of things everything ends up in the sea for me.
A quick fix is to run exiftool -gps:GPSLongitudeRef=āW against the photos
This has been bugging me for a while. Ā Every so often after I get a waiting for tape message which is then handeled it get
NetWorker media request: (critical) Waiting for 0 writable volume(s) to backup pool āDailyā tape on
Huh? Ā I suppose strictly I should go and remove all writable volumes(s) from the pool š
A while back I got a new HD for my laptop ā a Momentus XT. While I havenāt been entirely happy with it ā overall it was much improved on the standard laptop hd I had. Load times where quick and a restart no longer meant making a cup of tea.
Recently Iāve been doing some video editing an really started to struggle. For some reason in everything but totem video playback sucked big time. Its was struggling to load the content of the HD and would playback 5 seconds, pause 2, playback 5.
Anyway I decided to try optimise my set-up as if it was an SSD (after all there is 4gb worth of SSD on it). And Iāve got to say big improvement! Video playback is now seamless in all applications. The biggest difference was changing the elevator setting to noop.
If you want to try it see http://opentechnow.blogspot.com/2010/02/linux-ssd-optimization-guide.htmlĀ for a guide
Update: Still seem to have some issues when launching mplayer by click on a file, but if I run it from command line it seems fine. I also get the same issue with dvbcut. However the noop change does make things run a lot smother than before
Update 2: Ā Gnome Media player doesnāt suffer from this issue ā you may just want to use that instead!
The Default _WordDocFindReplace only works with pretty standard word documents (Itās more the fault of the way VBAās find function work the word.au3). However thanks to a few VBA samples on the web Iāve managed to come up with some code to get around this issue.
First do your normal find & replace to catch anything in the ānormalā layout section. The following code example can then be used to search though each textbox in turn:
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For $j = 1 To $oDoc.Shapes.Count ;For 1 to total number of textboxes $oDoc.Shapes($j).Select ;Select Text box $j $oDoc.Application.Selection.WholeStory ;Select content of textbox $oFind = _WordDocFindReplace($oDoc, "01924", "xxxxxx",2,-1) ;Find in current selection Next
And yes $oDoc.Application.Selection.WholeStory is real! It selects the content inside the text box. The -1 parameter of the _WordDocFindReplace tells it to search just the current select. Using 0 will cause _WordDocFindReplace to select all the normal content and search that, ignoring the textbox
As for disabling Macroās (for example if you want to stop any automatic macros from firing when open a document) you can use:
$AutomationSecurity=$oWordApp.Application.AutomationSecurity ;Save Settings $oWordApp.Application.AutomationSecurity=3 ;Disable Macros
To restore the settings use
Hope someone out there finds this useful.
It seems on my setup cupsaddsmb doesnāt work out of the box (even once drivers are added) the missing finial steps (for my setup is)
- Setup Administrators group
sudo net sam createbuiltingroup Administrators
sudo net sam addmem Administrators "domain\Domain Admins"
sudo net sam addmem Administrators "localhost\administrator"
- Setup driver push
sudo chgrp admin /var/lib/samba/printers
cupsaddsmb -U "localhost\administrator" -a -v
Given Iāve got time on my hands Iād thought Iād finally try and get this down in writing before I forget.
The story possibly goes back to 2007, although I have no idea if these incidents are really linked, it is possible it has been going on since then.
A couple of times I experienced a pain down bellow. It occurred oddly only at the weekend and was eased by staying lying down. By Monday morning it was clear after drinking plenty of water.
On the third occurrence of it (and while I was still in some pain) I went to the doctors. After a few questions they thought it might be a water works infection or a kidney stone. He took some bloods from me and asked me to drop them off at the hospital for testing (I work there so it easyā¦) and booked me for an ultrasound.
On the day of the ultrasound I went it, thinking Iām sure the appointment starts before Radiology is open. I turn up and the doors locked, radiology is in darkness and shutters down on reception. I sat down on a bench and waited. Eventually got bored and wondered up and down the corridor. I saw a staff member walk in. Walked back up and noticed lights where still off. Eventually I rang switchboard and asked to be put through, they warned that staff donāt start for another 30min, but they would try. No one answered. So I waited.
Eventually a staff member came out and claimed I was late. Now ok I should have tried the door again, but you should also make it clear that you have to go past the dark corridor, past the shut reception and somehow wonder round to the right place. She wasnāt having any of it and said I missed my appointment, It would go down as a none attendance and I would have to wait for a new appointment. A minute later she must have realised how the misunderstanding came about and I got my scan.
Both came out clear, but as it hadnāt reoccurred I never chased it up. Things just carried on as normal.
There a new post up on my blog ā it sort of crosses the line between my LJ and the other blog so Iād thought Iād link to it: