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