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This tutorial describes how to get started Using Manuskript to Write a Fiction Novel.

This tutorial describes how to Sync Fitbit on Ubuntu 16.04 with Galileo.

This tutorial describes How to Setup Adobe Digital Editions 3.0.1 with Kobo eReader on Linux.

The reason for this new tutorial is because ADE 1.7.2 no longer works with downloading eBooks from the Library. Instead users encounter the error message:

IO Error on Network Request. Please check your network connection and try again. Error #2038.

The instructions cover removing all traces of ADE 1.7.2 and then installing ADE 3.0.1.

The How to Fix HDHomeRun Connect Not Starting MythTV Recordings or Live TV article describes the problem of MythTV not starting scheduled recordings with an HDHomeRun Connect, and how to apply a time delay or a static IP address to fix this problem.

The Monitoring MythTV Disks to Alert of Pending Failure tutorial describes how to set up an automated script to alert you of a failing disk drive so you can replace the disk drive before it fails completely.

The Using an Inexpensive Raspberry Pi 2 as a Cheap Frontend to MythTV with MythFrontend tutorial describes the hardware required and the steps involved to install a pre-built version of the MythFrontend on a Raspberry Pi 2 computer. At completion of the steps you will be able to watch recordings from your MythTV Backend on a television connected to the Raspberry Pi 2 computer.

The Using an Inexpensive Raspberry Pi 2 as a Cheap Frontend to MythTV with Kodi tutorial describes the hardware required and the steps involved to install the OpenELEC implementation of the Kodi Media Center on a Raspberry Pi 2 computer. At completion of the steps you will be able to watch recordings from your MythTV Backend on a television connected to the Raspberry Pi 2 computer.

The Configuring MythTV Backend for Remote Frontends tutorial outlines the steps to configure a stand alone MythTV combined Backend and Frontend to support remote frontends. Remote frontends, such as Kodi or MythTV Frontend, enable viewing PVR recordings on additional televisions. After completion of the tutorial you will be able to connect either frontend to the MythTV Backend server to watch PVR recordings.

The Installing Kodi Media Center as a Menu in MythTV tutorial describes how to install Kodi and access it from a menu on your MythTV PVR.

There are great features to both MythTV and Kodi. MythTV is an excellent PVR for recording and watching your favourite TV shows. On the other hand, Kodi shines as a media center and works well for streaming video. Rather than forcing a choice of one over the other, why not have both! This tutorial will show you how.

The Building MythTV PVR with HDHomeRun Network Tuner tutorial describes the hardware I selected to build a PVR using an HDHomeRun CONNECT network based dual tuner in the Fall of 2015.

Previously I built three identical Personal Video Recorders in Spring 2011 and these continue to run well. Recently another family member requested a PVR. Now that it is four years later, a few challenges arise because some hardware is no longer available or the hardware has changed. This tutorial addresses these challenges.

The primary purpose of the Set Up Android Two-Way File Synchronization with GNU/Linux tutorial is to the replace Palm OS Memo synchronization capability with something similar on Android. The tutorial is also useful for anyone who wishes to synchronize file changes between Android and GNU/Linux.

If the recording volume of an analog tuner is set too high, then it can result in distorted or clipped audio, and also a volume level that is significantly different than the volume of digital tuner recordings.

The How to Fix MythTV Analog Volume Too Loud tutorial describes how to reduce the recording volume of an analog tuner for MythTV.

The Set Up Android Calendar and Contacts with DAVdroid Sync to Radicale Server on Linux tutorial describes how to set up Android Calendar and Contacts to use DAVdroid to synchronize data with a Radicale CalDAV/CardDAV server running on GNU/Linux. The steps use Free Software, do not use or share your data with external service providers, and work with the stock "non-rooted" Android image.

The final solution enables wireless network synchronization of calendar and contact data between an Android device and a GNU/Linux computer. This is similar to how Palm OS devices could synchronize calendar and contact data over a USB cable with a GNU/Linux computer running J-Pilot.

The How To and Why Set Up a Static IP Address on GNU/Linux tutorial explains what a static IP address is, and why and when to use one. It also outlines how to set up a static IP address on GNU/Linux.

The Migrating from Palm OS to Android article explores replacing Palm OS functionality with Android and Free Software applications.

The Migrating Mythbuntu 12.04 to Mythbuntu 14.04 tutorial outlines how to peform the migration to Mythbuntu 14.04 while maintaining existing recordings and database configuration.

The tutorial for Tear Free Firefox Menu in MythTV has been updated to cover Mythbuntu 14.04.1 in addition to 12.04.2.

The tutorial for Configuring MythTV Automatic Wakeup and Shutdown has been updated to cover Mythbuntu 14.04.1 in addition to 12.04.2.

Both of the tutorials for streaming TV shows not working with Firefox on GNU/Linux have been updated to include coverage for (k)ubuntu 14.04.

The Installing Mythbuntu 14.04.1 with MythTV 0.27 tutorial outlines how to install and configure Mythbuntu on a custom MythTV PVR.

At the competion of the tutorial you will have a functional PVR that works with the recent changes to the Schedules Direct service.

A tutorial has been posted which includes the steps for Identifying and Replacing a Failing RAID Drive. This is the last of a four part mini-series to increase the reliability and robustness of our Mythbuntu PVR.

A tutorial has been posted outlining the steps for Setting Up RAID and Migrating MythTV Recordings. This is the third in a four part mini-series to increase the reliability and robustness of our Mythbuntu PVR.

A tutorial has been posted outlining the steps to Migrate an Existing MythTV 0.24 on HDD to MythTV 0.25 on SSD. This is the second in a four part mini-series to increase the reliability and robustness of our Mythbuntu PVR.

A new article is available regarding Why Consider RAID for PVR Recordings and Solid State Drive for Mythbuntu Operating System. This is the first in a four part mini-series to increase the reliability and robustness of our Mythbuntu PVR.

A tutorial has been posted outlining the steps to Configure MythTV Automatic Wakeup and Shutdown. By using these steps you can reduce the power usage of your MythTV PVR, and hence save money on your electric power bill.

The Tear Free Firefox Menu in MythTV tutorial describes how to install the compton compositor to fix video tearing, and how to add a Firefox entry to the MythTV menu.

An article has been posted detailing steps for How to Fix Kobo eReader Locked-up, Frozen, or Not Responding. The steps apply to Kobo E Ink Readers, such as the Kobo eReader, Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini, Kobo Aura, and Kobo Aura HD.

An article has been posted outlining how to address the problem of Streaming CTV Shows not working with Firefox on Linux.

The Installing Mythbuntu 12.04.2 with MythTV 0.25 tutorial outlines how to install and configure Mythbuntu on a custom MythTV PVR.

After cutting the cord on cable TV, and selecting hardware for a custom MythTV PVR, the next step was to install a GNU/Linux operating system and MythTV. For this task we chose Mythbuntu 12.04.2 which includes MythTV 0.25. The following steps outline how to install Mythbuntu and configure MythTV to work on the custom MythTV PVR. By the end of this tutorial you will have a functional PVR.

The Selecting Hardware for a MythTV PVR article describes the approach I used to select hardware to build a custom MythTV Personal Video Recorder in May 2011.

Since we cut the cord on cable TV, our next goal was to replace the functionality we had with our Toshiba PVR with TVGOS (TV Guide On Screen listings). To help make this information relevant now and for the future, I describe my logic for selecting each component.

The Cutting the Cord on Cable TV article describes how my spouse and I broke free from the chains of analog Cable TV and started on the path to a more satisfying media entertainment solution.

The How to Setup Adobe Digital Editions with Kobo eReader on GNU/Linux tutorial describes how to install the Adobe Digital Editions software (ADE) using wine and setup your Kobo eReader, Kobo Touch, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, or Kobo Aura HD. Also covered is how to download an eBook from your local library and transfer it to your Kobo eReader.

The How to Setup Kobo Desktop and your new Kobo eReader on GNU/Linux tutorial describes how to install the Kobo Desktop software using wine and setup your new Kobo eReader, Kobo Touch, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, or Kobo Aura HD.

The How to Setup Wine to Use Windows Applications with Kobo eReader on Linux tutorial describes how to set up wine on GNU/Linux so you can install and use Windows applications with your Kobo eReader, Kobo Touch, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, or Kobo Aura HD.

An article has been posted outlining how to fix the problem of Streaming City TV Shows not working with Firefox on Linux.
14 March 2013: Linux Crumbs Launched

Curtis Gedak is proud to announce the launch of Linux Crumbs.

With Linux Crumbs Curtis plans to share what he has learnt while living with Linux. Future topics will likely include building your own Personal Video Recorder (PVR), setting up a Kobo eReader, and resolving odd problems in GNU/Linux.

It's PI day -- 3.14 1:59 pm ;)

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