How To Install Silicondust HDHomerun on Fedora 19

HDHomeRun is a TV tuner for computers – Ethernet attached. Once connected to your home router you can access the HDHomeRun Tuners from any computer, anywhere in your home. Watch / Record TV from anywhere you have a computer.First, you have to install some per-requisites to build the dvbhdhomerun drivers needed on Fedora. $ sudo yum -y install asciidoc binutils-devel cmake elfutils-devel gcc-c++ hdhomerun... read more

How to Install Ardour 3.2 on Fedora 18

Ardour 3 is the latest version available for the premier DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for Linux. Unfortunately due to Ardour recently changing to a payment oriented package distribution the Fedora repositories are at release 2.8.6. This is for the built packages, you can build it yourself, which is what we are going to do. There are a few dependencies we need to install as well as a realtime kernel.... read more

How To Install Adobe Reader and Flash on Fedora 18

Fedora 18 has been officially released and it is time to get the How To’s started on getting many of the regularly used programs and configurations started. Adobe reader and Adobe Flash are no exception. Install Flash 11 Adding Adobe’s YUM repository makes it very easy also keep up-to-date with Flash Player Plugin. Install Adobe YUM Repository RPM package Adobe Repository 32-bit x86 $ sudo rpm -ivh... read more

Plex Media Server Startup soci_error

A good friend of mine recently ran into an issue where Plex Media Server running on Fedora  would not start up. After multiple times trying to start\stop it, deleted pid files, removing subsys lock files, discovered that /var was full, so it couldn’t write something during startup which was causing it not to start. Receiving an error similar to this: Starting PlexMediaServer: terminate called after... read more

How To Play Blu-Ray on Fedora 17

Always wanting to be able to do the same thing on Linux that I do on Windows I found myself taking the challenge of playing Blu-Ray on Linux. There are several posts on  the net that explain how to achieve this on Ubuntu but not any on Fedora. One thing that was common was the mention of the VideoLan project and VLC which had created the libaacs and libbluray libraries needed for BluRay playback. All that... read more

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