Archive for October, 2006

More MythTV Weird Colours

October 26th, 2006 No comments

I posted some time ago about having problems when I upgraded my MythTV box to version 0.20. It appeared to leave the colours in an awful awful mess.

I did manage to fix it temporarily, but soon after the same problem appeared.

I’ve done some more digging around and have ended up back at the same thread I found the answer on before. This time, something else has piqued my interest – it’s this response, and continues in the next response as well. It sounds like this could be a problem with nVidia drivers (and may be specifically related to Fedora Core 4).

I haven’t proved this, but I’ve got a feeling that there may have been a new kernel release about the same time as version 0.20. If this is the case, and the nVidia graphics driver didn’t update properly, then there could very well be a problem.

I’ll try tonight, and check what the nVidia driver is doing (or try and force it back to the standard “xv” driver), just to see what happens. Alternatively, I could possibly revert back to an old kernel version (at boot time through grub) to see what happens! I’ll keep you posted.

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Damn Annoying Software Names

October 25th, 2006 No comments

I’m fed up with having to search for pieces of Linux software which have annoying names.

I’m currently searching for info on the mail program “nail”.

How many sodding pages are there about “Is Linux the final nail in Microsoft’s Coffin?” (to which the answer is “No”, but that’s beside the point!)????

Why do Linux developers come up with such annoying names. They aren’t unique words; they aren’t utilitarian; and they are just puns. It annoys me!

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New Wheels on Da Wheelz

October 23rd, 2006 2 comments

Wow, long time no blog!

Anyway, just got some new tyres fitted to my car. I got them from a website called They came to my work, fitted them, and took away the old ones; all at a price lower than I could get them from elsewhere. And wonderfully, I booked them on Friday afternoon, and they came on Monday. Can’t complain at that.

I’ll definitely use them again, and would certainly recommend them.

Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with eTyres, I just liked their service levels!

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