Kodi and ALSA on Fedora 29

As described in my earlier post, disabling pulseaudio and setting ALSA audio for Linux Kodi setup should be easy. Unfortunately, stopping pulseaudio from respawing was not possible until pulse audio daemon was uninstalled. Here is description of this simple solution.

Fedora triple boot

The goal was to install Windows 10, Fedora 28 and Fedora 27 on a single PC with triple boot option in UEFI mode. Fedora 28 is installed as a workstation while Fedora 27 is configured in non-gui mode. During installation there were few fails and tricks ideal to write it down in this post.

Device or resource busy

During adding and removing kernels on my multi-boot PC, I ran into “Device or resource busy” error. The problem was in used device-mapper as leftover that was shown on dmsetup list. After removing device definitions (clearing list), I was able to recreate boot grub2 options.

Fedora 27 with AMD GPU and xmr-stak

This post describes Fedora 27 AMD driver installation and xmr-stak compile steps. In scenario without GUI, “worker” will be launched in runlevel3 and therefore only OpenCL is needed to install from AMD driver package.

Fedora, Kodi and USB automount

My goal was to set minimal Kodi installation on top of Fedora 25 with bypassing desktop environment GNOME, LXDE or so on. USB automount is needed functionality for Kodi as standalone to be a complete media centre. This post describes how to set automount without any help from desktop environment.

Kodi and ALSA on Fedora 25

My hardware configuration is Kodi HTPC connected to TV HDMI and HiFi stereo with analog input. Kodi is running as a standalone app so ALSA is preferred over PulseAudio (plus some other advantages). And last, Kodi configuration should have simple audio device selection.

Android Studio – No space left on device

I tried to install AVD (Marshmallow x86_64) to Android Studio 2.1 and the result was “An error occurred during installation: No space left on device”. The reason was too small /tmp partition on my Linux Fedora 24 desktop.

Kodi and video judder on Intel HTPC

After Kodi installation on Q1900 HTPC (Intel Bay Trail processor), everything was fine except one irritating detail. The problem was judder (hicckup) every 8 seconds showing on movies with 23.976 FPS on my LG TV model 42LD650. Solution for smooth movie playing was adding correct modelines in xorg.conf.

Simple Linux gateway

This simple guide will show how to to turn on and off Internet access with some Linux PC in the middle. If you have Raspberry PI without its main purpose, it’ll be the perfect choice. With all the ingredients at one place, workshop can start.

PulseAudio debugging

PulseAudio is a sound system used in modern Linux distributions. In most scenarios sound will work without any problem and you’ll not know what is under the hood. The fun begins when some additional settings are needed and that usually leads to debugging process

No soundcards found with aplay

After Fedora 22 fresh install, aplay command didn’t find any sound cards. On the other hand, root user had correct output of the “aplay -l” command. The solution was to add “audio” group to the user.

Fedora LXDE auto login and Kodi auto start

Here is small tip how to set up auto login and Kodi auto start on top of the Fedora 22 LXDE spin – Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment. With settings in two files, after reboot Fedora should run Kodi without login screen. These two configuration files are lxdm.conf and .dmrc in user home directory.