Monthly Archives: January 2013

Installing Raspberry pi with Raspbmc as an media center

There is a great new mini computer called Raspberry pi developed as a experimental/educational computer that has blown away in sales with more than 1 000 000 units sold, Google donated 15000 unit for UK schools recently.  In the autumn of 2012 a new model was released with 512mb memory making this a great product to build a media center on. My installation is based on Raspbmc a ready to run distro based on Debian and XMBC. What do you need besides the Raspberry pi 512mb model and a microsub powersupply (This need to be a high power model).

You also need a SD card, I would recommend a 16GB Class 10 card with 30mb/s read speed. This will make your installation and a fast boot time.

When you have all things time to get started.

Download the windows installer for Raspbmc

raspbmcinstaller

Accept the license agreement and select you SDCard in the listbox above, make sure you select right device because the installer will wipe the device.

When this is done, Add your SD Card to the Raspberry, ethernet cable with internet access and hdmi or RCA video. Time to boot up for the first time.

Installig RaspBMC

And after 5-15 minutes the XMB will boot up

raspbmc_start

Add your video folder by clicking on Files and add a video source and adding  what scaper you want to use.

Enjoy, your new media center.

Backup and Restore your Domino Designer settings

There is alot of settings in the designer client, displaying linenumbers in the Lotusscript editor, different settings in the editors. And when you have done all these settings you never remember what you have done when everything is working like you want it to do. A backup of you settings would be great but how to you do this?

(My screenshoots are from Designer 9 but this works in older versions also )

Quite simple actually, open up package explorer right click in panel and select Export

Import Export

Open General and select Preferences and press Next

Saving Preferences

Export All, Browse where you want to save you backup.

What to export

And press finish, now the backup is done.

If you want to Restore the backup later if you have a new installation or restore everything after you have done some modifications.

Select Import instead of Export at the first step

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Select General and Preferences in the next dialog and press Next

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Browse for you backup file, select import all and press Finish

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You have now restored you settings from an backup file.

The registry change for settings in Notes 9

If you have tried out the public Beta of Notes 9, you might have noticed that IBM has removed Lotus in the registry also. Earlier versions of Notes are stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lotus\Notes but
Notes 9 is stored HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IBM\Notes. This means that all software that uses the registry to find the client directories needs to be updated, as with my Utilities that is updated to work with a Notes 9 installation.

If you have a software that doesn’t work with Notes 9 there is a easy way to make it work

use this commandline to export the keys from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IBM\Notes

regedit /e ibm.reg HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IBM\Notes

a file called ibm.reg will be created in the directory where you currently are write

Notepad.exe ibm.reg

Change all entries where the line starts with [ change IBM to Lotus

From: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IBM\Notes]

To: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Lotus\Notes]

when you have saved the file, double click on the file or run

Regedit.exe ibm.reg

Get the designer client 8.5 and 9 to run smoother

Designer memory configurator version 2.0 is released. This version has some enhancements to make your life easier. Support for Notes 9 so you can configure the Notes 9 designer client to run even faster.

I have also added so you can control the program using the commandline to get the max potential.

Check out the extras Group where the Designer Memory Configurator is installed. With this command line switch. you can easily add it to the startup of you computer and never have to care about the memory configuration resetting because of installation of Fixpacks or reinstalls.

Happy Coding

Download the new version here –> Designer memory configurator

Notes Client Killer 3.0 released

I have released a new version of the Notes Client Killer, this new version has support for

Notes 9 it also have a new feature Forced Mode, this will kill the tasks for the Notes client like the old
KillNotes application does. I have also repackaged the software so now it comes with an installer to make the installation process better and primary when you want to use it again.

Enjoy and hope it helps you when you are in trouble.

Download Notes Client Killer