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09/20/2014

This is partially based on http://www.nicht-blau.de/2011/01/16/howto-xbmc-media-center-unter-linux-arch-und-debian/.

First install Debian, preferably including System Tools and SSH, but without desktop environment. After installation install a minimal X server:

apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xinit
dpkg-reconfigure x11-common # and allow Anybody

Disable grubs timeout by setting GRUB_TIMEOUT=0 in /etc/default/grub. After that run update-grub.

If you have an Nvidia GPU, install the proprietary Nvidia drivers. For that, add contrib non-free to the following lines in /etc/apt/sources.list.

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free

and install the driver:

apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-xconfig
nvidia-xconfig

(Answer Yes in the dialogs.)

Reboot the machine.

Install xbmc and alsa:

apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone alsa-utils

Create a user for XBMC and add it to some groups:

useradd -m -c xbmc –s /bin/bash xbmc 
usermod -aG audio,disk,video xbmc

Create /home/xbmc/.xinitrc with the following content

#!/bin/bash 
exec /usr/bin/xbmc –standalone

Make it executable:

chmod +x /home/xbmc/.xinitrc

Edit /etc/rc.local and add:

su -c "/usr/bin/startx" xbmc

For HDMI audio a few more tweaks need to be done. Use aplay -l to find out the card and the device of your sound card (in my case 0 and 3). Then, edit /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf for

defaults.ctl.card 0
defaults.pcm.card 0
defaults.pcm.device 3

Reboot the machine again. That shoult be it.

08/10/2014

Creating a single-color error tile for leaflet is quite simple using imagemagick. First create an empty white tile:

convert -size 256x256 xc:white error.png

Then change the white to the color you want:

convert error.png -fill '#606' -opaque white error.png

08/08/2014

This is a list of the plugins for Sublime Text 2, which I commonly use:

First you need to install Package Control. Then you can install the packages by hitting ctrl-shift-p and typing Package Controll: Install or editing Preferences -> Package Settings -> Package Control -> Settings - User for:

{"installed_packages":["BracketHighlighter","ColorPicker","DocBlockr","Git","GitGutter","MarkdownEditing","SublimeCodeIntel","SublimeLinter"]}

into your Package Control.sublime-settings file.

04/05/2014

Damit ich nicht immer nachschauen muss:

Zutaten:

  • 250 g Nudeln
  • 150 g gekochter Schinken
  • 150 g geriebener Käse (Gouda)
  • 1 Bund Radieschen
  • 1/2 Gurke
  • 1 Bund Schnittlauch
  • 1 Bund Dill
  • 3 EL Mayo
  • 3 EL Weissweinessig
  • 3 EL Sonnenblumenöl
  • 3 EL Joghurt

Zubereitung:

  1. Nudeln kochen. Zutaten kleinschneiden.
  2. Soße aus Mayo, Essig, Joghurt und Öl zubereiten und mit Pfeffer und Salz würzen.
  3. Alles vermengen.

07/09/2013

Just install gdb3 and xfswitch-plugin (this is for debian wheezy):

apt-get install gdb3 xfswitch-plugin

The plugin can the be added to the Xfce4 panel.

gdb3 can be configured in /etc/gdm3/greeter.gsettings for background color or images, and in /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf for autologin of a given user.

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