Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

PCIe Device and Cold Boot

After de-capacitor-tating my previous DVB-S2 card while cleaning out the heat sink on my CPU I had to buy a new PCIe Satellite card for my mythtv box (DVBSky S952 v3). Needless to say yet again I’ve managed to buy some relatively new hardware and had fun getting all the drivers to play nicely with my […]

June 1, 2015 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: bugs, Hardware

Momentus XT & Linux – No more stuttering!

A while back I got a new HD for my laptop – a Momentus XT. While I haven’t been entirely happy with it – 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 I’ve been doing […]

November 6, 2011 · robert · Comments Closed
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HOWTO: NUT & CPU Throttling/Frequency Scaling

After a couple of power cuts lasting long enough for my UPS to shutdown my PC, I’ve been meaning to get NUTs to set my CPU to lowest speed possible when running on battery power, this week I finally got round to it. Please note these instructions are based on Debian 4.0 (Etch) and may […]

May 21, 2007 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Debian, Hardware, Howtos, Linux

Rockbox Update

The problems I have been having seem to be due to playlist corruption and nothing else. I may try another upgrade and see if this is fixed. As I am currently using small playlists this hasn’t been a real problem for the past few weeks. Another plus point I have discovered is it plays mp2 […]

May 1, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Hardware, Software


I’ve decided to give Rockbox a test on my iRiver H300. Initial impressions are good – the GUI is more responsive and playback is good. I like the replay gain feature and the crossfade looks promising (it sometimes produces some pops/click when switching between songs of different codecs at the moment). The upgrade was easy […]

April 15, 2006 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Hardware, Software, Thumbs Up


Just got myself an MGE Pulsar Evolution 1100 UPS. While not all features appear to be supported in Linux (although as yet I don’t have a use for them even if they did work), things are looking promising with them releasing a bunch of linux stuff (including a package repository for both debian and Ubuntu, […]

November 27, 2005 · robert · Comments Closed
Posted in: Hardware, Software