October 22, 2005

Setting up Function Keys for a Linux Media PC

I am using a Dell wireless keyboard for the home media PC that I am building. After so many difficulties setting up the system, it's nice to report a small... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:57 PM to: Home Media PC, Linux
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October 21, 2005

Video Connections Made Confusing

Video connections sure are confusing. I have a degree in electrical engineering from an Ivy League institution, and I'm befuddled by it all. I feel sorry for you mere mortals... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:08 AM to: Home Media PC
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October 11, 2005

ASUS Pundit-R + Ubuntu Linux = Media PC

FedEx delivered the parts for my new media PC today. It took a few hours time (and an unplanned run to Fry's Electronics) to put it together, but now I'm... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:08 AM to: Home Media PC, Linux
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October 09, 2005

Linksys WRT54G: An Open Network Gateway

For years, I've used an old PC running Linux or BSD as my network gateway at home. I was, however, getting seriously tired of the space and the noise—particularly the... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:38 PM to: Linux
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October 07, 2005

Linux CD Ripping Performance: Surprising Results

Next week, I'm building a Linux-based media PC. I've been doing some research and planning. The first goal is to setup a digital music library. I started my research at... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:46 PM to: Home Media PC, Linux
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