This process will walk through the steps take to setup a Raspberry Pi Model B+ as a media server that is capable of providing media in your car. The main requirement is to be able to support multiple steaming videos simultaneously over a wireless network. As an added bonus, The Raspberry Pi can also provide internet access if an Ethernet cable is plugged in and allow direct HDMI connectivity to an TV.
Another quick tip takes us to a Linux (Ubuntu) based system that is not resolving hostnames even with DNS properly plugged in. You may even be able to successfully perform a NSLOOKUP against your domain controller. As usual, the right file update corrects the issue.
By default, the RaspBMC system at the time of this writing includes IP Tables to block communication to the system from devices sourcing from subnets other than the locally connected segment. This post lists the steps required to modify IP Tables to allow for the open communication to desired local subnets.
This is simply a quick reference for printing out an Ubuntu/Debian systems UID and GID.
There are many posts out there showing the process to modify the /etc/fstab file to include mounting a CIFS share to a Windows based system. The base Ubuntu Wiki does a great job, however this post is a quick tip for the .smbcredentials file to pass along the domain name to my Openfiler shares.
From my CounterStrike Global Offence setup, I realized that hosting the HLStats server online also was hosting my phpmyadmin directory as well. As exposing the database to the outside world is very undesirable, a simple change the the Apache sites-enabled directory on Ubuntu 14.04 corrected the issue.
OS X seemed to work well enough for standard use, but I had previously gotten used to Linux as my primary desktop and was beginning to miss it. I loved the footprint and the flexibility. With the updates included within the Ubuntu 14.04, enough pieces of the puzzle had been worked out. This post contains some notes on the build and links to help others.
While working with the Raspbmc, I was testing various SMB and UPNP file shares through the XBMC Control Center. After adding a few locations, some of them containing failed references, the configuration within the on screen menus was beginning to look sloppy. I was also curious where my entered credentials were being stored.
While taking some screenshots for a previous post, I ran into some issues with capturing a screenshot of an individual window. There was several options that were available, but the standard Alt+PrtScn was not one of them.
With the CounterStrike:Global Offensive server now up and running, I wanted to see some statistics around the activity on the server. This is a post about the HLStatsX:CE plugin and the updates made to the Perl script to allow Geographical IP mapping to work properly.