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Hackintosh Asrock B75M GL R2.0, AMD R9 270 and EFI Boot

So this Hackintosh took a while to get almost everything working. Most hard parts were EFI boot from HD and sound. Hardware Motherboard: Asrock B75M GL R2.0 CPU: Intel i5 Sandy Bridge Graphics: AMD R7 290 Sound: ALC622 Summarise EFI boot -> bcfg in UEFI Shell -> FS1:EFI\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI Sound -> ALC662 – AppleHDA patcher and… read more »

Hackintosh Yosemite 10.10 for MSI B75MA-P45 and AMD Radeon R9 270

How to install Mac Osx Yosemite 10.10 on the following hardware: CPU: Intel i5 Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 GPU: AMD Radeon R9 270 Prerequirements: 1. USB minimum 8GB; and if you need to update/downgrade the bios another one of at least 128MB. 2. MSI B75MA-P45 modified bios v1.4 3. Mac OSX Yosemite; download for free from… read more »

Install Hyperion on OSMC / OpenELEC and Raspberry Pi 2

Detailed explanation coming soon. Other guide: Hyperion on the Raspberry Pi Basics: 1. Install OSMC on the Rasperry Pi 2 2. Install OpenElec on the Raspberry Pi 2 3. Connect the leds 4. Install Hyperion on OSMC 5. Install Hyperion on OpenElec 1. Install OSMC on the Rasperry Pi 2 Coming soon 2. Install OpenElec… read more »

Airplay on Hummingboard

How to install Airplay on Humminbgboard for Mac OsX 10.10, iTunes and iOS 7/8. I’m using the spdif output for the sound. And the following modified Geexbox image: http://www.igorpecovnik.com/2014/08/19/cubox-i-hummingboard-debian-sd-image/ Beware: Audio only! More info about shairport: https://github.com/abrasive/shairport Log in with terminal or putty to the Hummingboard with ssh, you should know how to do this…. read more »

How to install Hyperion on the Raspberry Pi for ambilight

What is Hyperion? Hyperion is another implementation of the ambilight, which seems to have a low cpu usage. After using hyperion, i can conclude it’s notably faster. The following guide is for Raspberry Pi model B with the latest (march 2014) Raspbmc and 50 leds type ws2801. I’ve used the same hardware setup as here:… read more »

Port forwarding on Windows Server 2008 R2

To forward a port on Windows Server 2008 R2 enter the following in command prompt. For example, if you run a webserver on, but the computer is the router. netsh interface portproxy add v4tov4 listenport=80 listenaddress= connectport=80 connectaddress= listenport= portnumber for the incoming traffic/listen listenaddress= the local ip of the computer which listens/public… read more »

How to create a local caching proxy for internet on Ubuntu server

To decrease your internet bandwidth you can use a local caching proxy. For this purpose you can use squid3. sudo -s apt-get update && upgrade apt-get install squid3 Now backup the config file mv /etc/squid3/squid3.conf.old Create the config file vi /etc/squid3/squid.conf And put the following in it. Change the network, port used and dns servers… read more »

How to fix forked-daapd (iTunes server for linux), use Tangerine

DOES NOT WORK! (With forked-daapd) Update: Scroll down to see instructions for Tangerine. This one works. The latest forked-daapd stops streaming after a few minutes on Ubuntu. To remind myself how to compile forked-daapd 0.19 so it doesnt stop streaming after 5 minutes. Check for the necessary dependencies on (create from tarball): https://github.com/jasonmc/forked-daapd/blob/master/INSTALL sudo -s… read more »

How to mount USB drive on the Raspberry Pi

Guide to mount external usb disk and automount at boot. Connect to the raspberry pi with terminal/putty. Let’s start with sudo sudo -s Connect your usb drive and type: fdisk -l You will see something like this: In the image above you can see the mounted device is on /dev/sda1. It could be that yours… read more »