Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Remuco as Remote for Your Media Player

September 20, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under applications

Remuco as Remote for Your Media Player

Those with bluetooth or wifi on their machines will most likely enjoy using Remuco, an application to let you use your mobile phone as a remote control. Right now, Remuco can be used with the following media players:

Amarok
Audacious
Banshee
Exaile
MPD
Rhythmbox
Totem
TVtime
VLC
XMMS2

ou may use any of the above mentioned applications on your Linux box but features with regards to control, information displayed, and browsing depend on which one of them you use. If you’re using Banshee, there are no browsing features available. But you could control the volume, skip to the next track (or go to the previous one), toggle …read more

Looks like the Broadcom driver works better now

June 18, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Looks like the Broadcom driver works better now

So far, I haven’t had much troubles with the wireless network in the office when I am using Ubuntu Hardy Heron. I don’t get disconnected after 15-20 minutes of being online. It used to happen that way a lot and it was really so much trouble having to connect to the wireless network that often. Now that it seems to be much better, I also feel better about using the bcm43xx driver instead of using ndiswrapper to make the wireless networking happen.
That or I was experiencing a bad combination of things. Bad Broadcom driver, slow internet speeds, …read more

When you can choose your own laptop, get something supported

June 8, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Rants

When you can choose your own laptop, get something supported

As much as there are ways to use the built-in wifi on my laptop. There’s fwcutter and ndiswrapper. Actually, my dilemma with it is the firmware. I still have to get it from the internet and I can’t because I have problems with my LAN port. I’d probably try that tomorrow though, when I get to the office where the cable is longer.
In any case, it’s a pain to get things working from time to time. Especially after our sys ad changed the Wifi network’s security protocol to WPA. It seems that …read more

WPA without ndiswrapper on Xandros (for Asus EEE)

May 1, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under General

WPA without ndiswrapper on Xandros (for Asus EEE)

Timelady gave me a lovely link for all you Asus EEE users out there. It’s a guide on configuring WPA on Xandros.
What does it involve?

Removing the WPA supplicant installed by default.
Installing WPA supplicant from the Debian repositories.
Installing MadWifi drivers.
Creating wpa_supplicant.conf_MINE
Creating a new network configuration.
Making sure that you fix the network monitor icon.

The steps are all there and you just need to follow them one by one.
Hope that helps you with your wifi needs! All thanks to the people of the EEE User wiki and Timelady.

Get rid of the Broadcom blues~!

March 28, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Get rid of the Broadcom blues~!

I saw this tip from one of the blogs on Planet Ubuntu:

* Create file /etc/init.d/ndiswrapper
o gksudo gedit /etc/init.d/ndiswrapper
* Add the text below, save and close
o #! /bin/sh
### BEGIN INIT INFO
# Provides: ndiswrapper
# Required-Start:
…read more

HOWTO: Bringing Up Wireless Cards (continued)

March 27, 2006 by Jon  
Filed under How To

HOWTO: Bringing Up Wireless Cards (continued)

I recently recorded a video over at The Linux Learning Station on using iwconfig, ifconfig, and dhclient to bring up a wireless network card. The process in the video is the process that I’ve always followed because, thankfully, both my PCMCIA cards are usually recognized by most distros.
My process basically involves setting the essid and WEP password on the card and then bringing it up. In order to ensure that it comes up every time I boot, I make a little script and use update-rc.d to put it in the proper init directories.
What I didn’t know was that I could …read more


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