Month: July 2018

How to install Kodi media player to Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) Desktop

We recently wanted to install the Kodi media player software to a system running Ubuntu 18.04 desktop.  Here is the procedure we followed.

Source: How to install Kodi media player to Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) Desktop – Two “Sort Of” Tech Guys

PySimpleGUI: Super-simple GUI to grasp… Powerfully customizable (Python)

Looking to take your Python code from the world of command lines and into the convenience of a GUI? Have a Raspberry Pi with a touchscreen that’s going to waste because you don’t have the time to learn a GUI SDK? Look no further, you’ve found your GUI package.

Source: PySimpleGUI (Github)

Note: Scroll down the page for instructions and sample usage. This really does seem like an easy way for Python users to add GUI interfaces to their Python scripts. The author has said in a Reddit post that “It’s based only on tkinter. Zero package dependencies. And it’s a single .py file. That means not much can go wrong.” And that it “Works in Windows, Linux, Mac. Running on my Pi board that has 3.4 installed on it.”

How To Stop Desktop Notifications In Firefox, Chrome, and Opera

Desktop notifications from websites in your browser can be useful, or an annoyance. Most browsers let you turn off notifications for an individual site, but what if that box popping up asking you if you want to receive notifications is something you never want to see again? Here’s how to turn off desktop notifications in Firefox, Chrome, and Opera.

Source: How To Stop Desktop Notifications In Firefox, Chrome, and Opera | Gizmo’s Freeware

Make LIRC work in Ubuntu 18.04, so that you can use your infrared remote in Kodi

If you are a Kodi user and have recently tried to upgrade your system to Ubuntu 18.04, and then tried to install and use LIRC to make your infrared remote control work the way it should, you may have discovered that it doesn’t work. For one thing, you don’t get the configuration menu during the install process, so you can’t select your make and model of remote. Even the old standby of using sudo dpkg-reconfigure lirc to bring up the configuration menu doesn’t work anymore.

Source: Make LIRC work in Ubuntu 18.04, so that you can use your infrared remote in Kodi – Two “Sort Of” Tech Guys

Send Email from Raspberry Pi Command Line

Send email using SSMTP with the command line on a Raspberry Pi. Step-by-Step Illustrated guide to sending emails through the command line in linux

Source: Send Email from Raspberry Pi Command Line (AlgisSalys.com)

The technique shown in this article, which allows you to send email from the command line or a bash script, uses Gmail to send the mail. It should also work on Debian or Ubuntu based systems.

4 Ways To Keep A Command Running After You Log Out Of The SSH Session

This guide describes how to keep a command running after you log out of the SSH session in Unix-like operating systems.

Source: 4 Ways To Keep A Command Running After You Log Out Of The SSH Session (OSTechNix)

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