How to mount a old linux LVM system disk with a usb adapater

I lately upgraded my linux laptop with a new SSD and thought it would also be a good time to install the new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version. I did a backup of my old system (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) but I thought it would be a good idea to setup a fresh system and just copy my home from the old disk.

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Make a Local Backup of your Gmail Account from the Commandline

Using a web-based Email Account means you don’t have a local backup of your files and if gmail fails you can loose your mails. Here’s a quick howto on creating a local Backup of your Gmail Account.

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Sync iTunes Library to NAS

Yes – I use iTunes to organize and sync my music. But all my music is on my local Windows machine, and I can’t share them (only on AppleTV), so I decided to sync my music to my NAS. There I got Plex and other tools to share my music to whatever device I want. Here’s a short tutorial how I did it.

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Xbox One Controller on Ubuntu 14.04

The Linux Kernel has been updated to include support for the Xbox One controller (wired only – from kernel 3.17) but if you are using Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 or any of its derivatives you will need to use DKMS to get it running.

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Trebuchet MS and Linux

Sometimes Webpages on a Linux Desktop break or look bad but on other OSes work perfectly. Maybe a CSS Problem? Or maybe a problem with Microsoft?

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Use your Chromecast with Linux

Just a small Tutorial on how to stream media from your linux os to chromecast.

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Play Blu-rays on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Couple of month ago I bought a blu-ray USB drive for my xbmc box. At this time I wasn’t able to find a good solution to play Blu-rays on XBMC – now I found a couple of tools which at least allow me to play blu-rays on my Ubuntu Laptop (14.04 LTS).

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Subversion Server Setup in 5 Minuten unter Ubuntu 12.04

Dieses Tutorial zeigt, wie man ein SVN-Repository in 5 Minuten aufsetzt unter Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Weiterlesen

CDs von der Command Line rippen unter Ubuntu 12.04

Diese Anleitung beschäftigt sich mit dem Rippen von Audio CDs unter Ubuntu 12.04 mit ripit,cdparanoia und lame. Weiterlesen

VHS digitalisieren mit Dazzle DVC100 und VLC unter Ubuntu 12.04

Die Pinnacle Dazzle DVC100 ist ein weitverbreitetes und billiges Gerät um alte Videobänder zu digitalisieren. Da jedoch das Gerät unter aktuellen Windows Versionen nicht mehr unterstützt wird, erklärt diese Anleitung wie man damit Videos unter Ubuntu 12.04 LTS mit VLC digitalisiert. Weiterlesen