Author: ThomserveBAS

An introduction to Node-RED

Node-RED started life as an IBM product designed as a middleware platform intended to wire together connected devices, now commonly referred to as “The Internet of Things” (IOT). Node-RED provides a browser-based editor within which “flows” can be created to

Causes of and fixes for the “Invalid Parameter” error when replacing the root RDP certificate in Windows

If you use Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, you may well have come across a dreaded “Invalid Parameter” error when trying to replace the root RDP certificate. Replacing the root certificate gets rid of the issue of the default self-signed certificate

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Passing audio stream from TVHeadend to Sonos

The latest development (read: unstable) version of TVHeadend merged a new feature from fellow developer Hyper which allows TVHeadend to extract (and transcode) the audio stream of any source that is configured in TVHeadend (e.g. a DVB-S or DVB-T stream). This

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systemd script for OSCam

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OSCam as it stands uses the old sysinit (/etc/init.d/oscam) script to control its daemon. I wanted to leverage a bit of functionality within systemd, the ability to automatically start a crashed process, so decided to convert the “old” init.d script

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Fixing Outdated or Corrupted Exchange ActiveSync Device Partnership in Exchange 2013

I recently upgraded from an iPhone 6S Plus to an iPhone 7 Plus, having gone through other iterations of iPhone upgrades with no issues connecting to my Exchange 2013 server, but this one was different. On restoring from iCloud, my

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Building the closed source TBS DVB drivers for Ubuntu/Debian

This is a brief guide on how to download, compile and install the closed TBS drivers for Debian derivative linux distributions. These drivers are released by the manufacturer and contain closed source/proprietary code. We have a separate guide catering for

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Building the open source TBS DVB drivers for Ubuntu/Debian

This is a brief guide on how to download, compile and install the opensource TBS drivers for Debian derivative linux distributions. These drivers are based upon the excellent Linux Media project and tailored specifically for TBS digital TV cards. We

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How to integrate OScam with TVHeadend

This guide details how to integrate OScam with TVHeadend to enable decryption of pay TV channels within TVHeadend. The guide does not deal with the configuration of cards (local or otherwise) on the OScam side and is in no way

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Cross-compiling TVHeadend for Raspberry Pi

This guide details how to set up a chroot environment to enable you to build TVHeadend for Raspberry Pi (which uses the arm architecture) on an x86_64 Debian distribution. Setting up the chroot A chroot is essentially an installation of

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Packaging TVHeadend for distribution

Once you have built TVHeadend, you may want to create a redistributable debian package to enable you to distribute and install the package on a system other than the one you built the package on (this works hand-in-hand with our

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