I recently acquired an IBM PS/2 Model 30 286, type 8530. Upon powering up, after it completed the memory count/test, it stopped with error 161 and 163. 161 means system options not set/dead battery, 163 indicates time & date not set. This means that the CMOS battery is dead. It must be replaced and it’s memory initialized.Continue reading
These are some notes on a new MythTV install to replace an older one. MythTV 30 is provided with Ubuntu 19.04, however, it does not seem to have HDHomeRun support, it’s not an option when selecting capture cards. The solution is to instead use the MythTV PPA provided version. This was done on a clean install after finding the Ubuntu provided version wouldn’t work. MythTV Wiki Ubuntu link.Continue reading
Sandy, the HP 412A VTVM from eBay.
UFW, or Uncomplicated Firewall, makes it easy to manage firewall rules on Linux and is available on several distributions.
I’m using this on web and email servers. It’s desirable to, by default, block inbound connections and only ports for the services they provide are allowed. This seems to be the only scenario covered in most examples.