emby now tv client setup


now tv emby client


Enabling Developer Mode.

To do this, press the following button combination on the remote:

Home 3x, Up 2x, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right

You will be presented with the Developer Settings page:


Select Enable Developer mode and select I Agree twice.

Once done, you can begin to install Media Browser for Roku.

Enabling Developer Mode.
Select Enable Developer mode and select I Agree twice.

Once done, you can begin to install Media Browser for Roku.

Media Browser for Roku Installation:

To install Media Browser for Roku onto your Now TV box, you will need to “side-load” a zip file which is downloadable from here.

Or follow “How to Run from Source Code from here.

Once you have downloaded the zip file, enter the IP address of your Now TV box into a browser.

You will then see a page similar to this:


Click on the Choose File button and navigate to where the zip file is (do not unzip the file).

Then click on Install button. This will “side-load” the zip file to the Now TV box.

If successful, you should get a page similar to this:


Press home on your Now TV remote and you should see the Media Browser channel on the right-end of the list of channels.

Repeat these steps if/when an updated zip file is released.

If you have multiple Now TV boxes, then you will need to do this for each one.

For further information, please refer to the support thread here.

ubuntu touch pebble app, rockwork


ubuntu touch pebble app, rockwork is the way to connect you watch to you device.

I did a previous blog on connecting ubuntu touch to your pebble watch but a few things changed since then.

The name was changed from uPebble to rockwork so nobody got sued! and the app was added to the open store, which to me is Aladdins cave of apps and makes it easier to upgrade the app. Plus the other apps inside open store are unconfined versions on great apps such as dekko,  owncloud client.

To get open store you download the ipk from here


and then open the terminal

cd Downoads

and then

pkcon install-local --allow-untrusted openstore.openstore-team_0.103_armhf.click

if you go to applications you will get open store app. Inside there select rocrockwork-openstorekwork and install. Once installed open the app and this will ask you to open system devices and pair.

Pair the device and go back to rockwork and you will see the phone is connected and see options to manage watch , install watch faces and install applications. You will also see options to install new firmware upgrades which is handy for keeping up with the latest updates on the phone. Here is some images i took inside the application.

* Currently supported features
– Incoming notifications
– Voice call control
– Music control
– Sync calendar to timeline
– App management
– Watchface management
– Pebble app store integration
– Taking screenshots of the watch
– Watch firmware upgrades
– Configuring health and distance units
– Sideloading watchapps/watchfaces

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Ubuntu M10 Printer Setup


Looking at getting your Ubuntu M10 Printer Setup?

well before i start then i have to warn you that to do so you have to make your device RW now i wont tell you how to do that as if you dont then im sure you wont be able to do the rest !

Now there is printing support on the way ive been told and also its working for me but not fully, i have installed a sharp printer which can use generic driver and printed perfect but with the brother mfc7400n this requires a cupswrapper which is only available for 32/64 bit systems and the ubuntu tablet is arm, although ive taken a look at the source code which brother supply will look at rolling some debs for my tablet.

So once you have made the tablet RW you open the terminal and use the command sudo apt-get install cupsd      this installs the main cups server in the tablet and should automatically start the service if it doesnt then sudo service cupsd start  this should get the service up  and running. The next part i installed the gnome print manager in a libertine container as there is no front end yet for printers on UT, so i run this command: libertine-container-manager install-package -i vivid -p system-config-printer-gnome
now this is only assuming you have setup a extra container called vivid if the container is called something else just change the word vivid in the command to your container, if you havent setup a container then do this:

cd ~/.local/share/libertine
rm ContainersConfig.json
cp /custom/click/.click/users/@all/com.ubuntu.puritine/libertine-config/libertine/ContainersConfig.json .
libertine-container-manager create -i vivid -n “vivid” -t chroot -d vivid –force

once you have the cups server and the client in the libertine container setup you should see thisubuntu m10 cups

I then went to add printer and selected network printer were it search and found the sharp printer and selected generic driver and printer a test page !!

Im looking at these next:

  • DVD Writing support
  • MAME Game Emulator

mfc-7440n scanner ubuntu16.04 fix


mfc-7440n scanner ubuntu16.04 fix

Ever since upgrading my ubuntu on my main computer to 16.04 the scanner hasnt worked, i used the brother install tool and added the scanner using this command

sudo brsaneconfig3 -a name=MFC-7440N model=MFC-7440N ip=

but still nothing. a bit of poking around i found this and im back in business!!brother mfc 7440n




sudo mkdir /usr/lib/sane
sudo cp * /usr/lib64/sane/* /usr/lib/sane/


sudo cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib
sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so.1.0.7 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane
sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so.1 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane
sudo cp /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother3.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane
sudo cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so /usr/lib
sudo cp /usr/lib64/libbrscandec3.so.1 /usr/lib

and its fixed!! thanks to klaus15 on ubuntu forums!!

emby media server last.fm plugin


emby media server last.fm plugin

Finally fixed! When i first started using emby media server a few years ago i loved it because it had music scrobbling which ive been doing for years and also film scrobbling which id never done before which was amazing! but last year last.fm changed there api code which broke the last.fm plugin for emby 🙁 we did have mrsmoke looking at the plugin but the man is busy and after months of asking people who could look at this from out of nowhere Symphony came in and fixed it up just out of the blue! I tested it this morning its working great!! so the emby guys are back scrobbling!! great work – i can now write my full review on emby server on ubuntu – here is the plugin zip file. On ububtu you extract it to here /var/lib/emby-server/plugins   and the restart the emby-server service or reboot.

emby server last.fmplugin

here is the main forum thread if you would like to follow it http://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/30066-lastfm-addon-gone/page-4

HelioGraph – Social photo app for ubuntu touch


HelioGraph – photo sharing app with filters on ubuntu touch? look no further HelioGraph.

This is a brand new app for ubuntu touch and to be honest thank god somebody has made it, we have lacked the filter function on pictures since the word go!! The app currently has around five filters but with discussions with Benjamin Flanagin (the developer) he tells me he will be adding more amongst another load of features which sound great. Here are some highlights
Standard Camera functions work,
Syncing from server to device and back again work,
Social Stream (20 pictures at a time)
Captions can now be added to the pictures
Rating system now works,
Set Pictures to private to keep them synced but out of public view.
Add comments to images on the “back” of the image.
Search comments and Usernames to find pictures in your collection.

here are some screen shots on the phone (BQHDE5)

Here are some screenies on the ubuntu m10 tablet

lots of other additions coming like social sharing etc. I think this app has tons of potential. And have to say nice work.

this is the main website for more info http://vagueentertainment.com/series/AaW/?page_id=86

this is the app on uApp explorer https://uappexplorer.com/app/heliograph.vagueentertainment

this is the patreon to help fund the app http://vagueentertainment.com/series/AaW/?page_id=86

craft ale malaga


Craft ale in malaga is quiet surprisingly getting trendy….

and up and coming, now not everybody is into the standard carlsberg and the run of the mill lagers so they are springing up micro breweries all over the place, now here some ive tried and some of the places i get it!

If your in malaga try



In torremolinos


and look for bar jerrez they do the karma 😉

unity 8, convergence and things to come..


Ive been following unity 8 for a while but now i can say its nearly ready…

i would blog more but i think micheal hall got it all covered here!


im just looking into not using libertine and just running apps like so from a terminal

  • ubuntu-app-launch firefox

I found it quite fast, quite solid and just a tad rough round the edges, bit cant see no reason why unity 8 wont be available soon on the desktop. I find this great bearing in mind ive been using the phone for around 2 years and now the tablet, I can use the same OS im familiar with on my laptop as well! Check out a quick update video.

unable to upload pictures to wordpress


unable to upload images to your wordpress?

Either since a wordpress update or a hosting update, this could be a quick fix for you. I was getting this error

unable to upload to wordpress







I downloaded the plugin deafult to gd, which is a zip file and you just upload and enable and thats it! If your uploads are failing and your stuck then take a look here


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