QEMU emulating Rasbian OS & running Minecraft-pi

This post is a run-down of my efforts to run minecraft-pi in an emulator of Raspbian OS in Windows 10. While I was able to run Raspbian OS in both Virtual Box and QEMU, emulator limitations prevent minecraft-pi from running because Raspbian needs to use the raspberry pi GPU and the emulators do not provide . . . → Read More: QEMU emulating Rasbian OS & running Minecraft-pi

Useful Linux Commands for Xubuntu 2nd Ethernet Card Setup

This post is a list of Xubuntu Linux commands that helped me setup a second Ethernet Card with a static IP in Xubuntu. I used it for my Zoneminder security camera system and the blog post here has the specifics on the Xubuntu setup file and my hardware.


Check what network cards are . . . → Read More: Useful Linux Commands for Xubuntu 2nd Ethernet Card Setup

Zoneminder Installation

Zoneminder is an opensource security camera system that is configurable and scalable. For my home system, it’s probably overkill, however I feel learning how to install, setup, and use it will be advantageous for future installations and expand my general Linux capabilities. Here are my step by step instructions to install Zoneminder onto a Linux . . . → Read More: Zoneminder Installation

Xubuntu & GRUB Installation WOES…

There’s a reason Linux is not prime-time for the general population. I spent hours and hours trying to re-install Xubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, amd64 because I either couldn’t mount the boot partition correctly or something… I seem to have this problem a lot and self-configuring doesn’t seem to work well. After an installation I mostly get . . . → Read More: Xubuntu & GRUB Installation WOES…

Shoutout to ext2fsd

Huge shoutout to ext2fsd!

http://www.ext2fsd.com/ https://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd/

Our family room TV computer would boot to GRUB and defaulted to the linux OS and we pretty much never used that and only used Win7. When I tried the normal method of modifying GRUB to change the default, I had one issue: The computer failed to boot . . . → Read More: Shoutout to ext2fsd

Hikvision Cameras from AliExpress for Zoneminder

For my Zoneminder install, I bought 2 POE (Power Over Internet) HikVision cameras to try from AliExpress.com. I received a $5 discount because I spent over $125 so the whole total for 2 cameras was less than $180. Pretty good deal considering Amazon.com prices for similar cameras were $120 and $150 each for $270 total. . . . → Read More: Hikvision Cameras from AliExpress for Zoneminder