How to upgrade to kernel 3.19 LTS Vivid kernel and xorg graphics for Ubuntu 14.04


Long-term Support for Ubuntu 14.04 also means that you can get the latest stable kernel and graphics as well.  Importantly, these remain supported by the kernel and graphics teams and you’ll receive a regular supply of updates for 9 months. This article covers the following: background with previously installing the utopic HWE installing the vivid… More How to upgrade to kernel 3.19 LTS Vivid kernel and xorg graphics for Ubuntu 14.04

controlling rhythmbox using your android phone


Controlling Rhythmbox via a web-browser is not new.  Indeed, I’ve done this before via rhythmweb.  However I wanted to use my phone as a remote-control… I thought it was a bit sad to allow rhythmbox-android-remote to suffer from bitrot – so I’ve forked it, converted it to python3 and fixed up some issues with the… More controlling rhythmbox using your android phone

Resolving no shared folders with VMWare Player 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 guest


VMWare Player is actually a very nice stable virtualisation solution … for older operating systems. If you are using VMWare Player to experiment with newer operating systems like Ubuntu 15.04 you’ll find out quite quickly, standard stuff like vmware-tools fail to work.  The reason for this is that VMWare themselves are not proactive.  They wait… More Resolving no shared folders with VMWare Player 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 guest

new version of Rhythmbox Alternative-Toolbar v0.8.1 released


Alternative-Toolbar v0.8.1 released – Some screen-shots showing what I’ve been hacking for the last couple of weeks. The side-bar in Rhythmbox has been reworked to be more logical – local sources, online and playlists. If you are still in love with the old rhythmbox sidebar – just reinstate that via the plugin-preferences. Compare with standard… More new version of Rhythmbox Alternative-Toolbar v0.8.1 released

New Rhythmbox 3.2 release for 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04


The official GTK 3.16 release of the Gnome stack of software was last week but what was missing was a new release of Rhythmbox. Well its here – and its now available for 14.04 (trusty), 14.10 (utopic) and 15.04 (vivid) users. Thanks to the key Rhythmbox maintainer Jonathan Matthew together with the many visual styling… More New Rhythmbox 3.2 release for 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04

Rhythmbox Coverart Browser hits v2.1


I’m pleased to announce v2.1 (code name “Penfold”) of my Rhythmbox plugin Coverart Browser… Highlights: Support for my other plugin alternative-toolbar (see the screenshot above).  For me this completes the look-and-feel from my ideal media player. Ability to add an album to immediately play after the current album (“play next”).  This even works for tracks… More Rhythmbox Coverart Browser hits v2.1