Install notes – Windows 10 + Kodi 17.5 + Covenant

Hiya Folks

Here is the complimentary installation notes on installing Kodi straight from website on Windows 10, along with Covenant add-in. Mind you this is not a step by step installation tutorial for beginners, we suggest you visit the official Kodi wiki site.

Assuming you have completed original Kodi install and stuck adding Covenant to it, if so please read on. This document assumes you have already the following:

  1. Windows 10 (Time of writing, we are using Microsoft Windows 10, version 1703, OS build 15063.674)
  2. Windows 10 is patched and no update found
  3. Download and completed the Kodi v17.5 “Krypton” installation using setup file (Installer 32bit, Not Windows Store)

Next Steps

You need to be able to check log file so you know what went wrong during installation.

There are 4 prerequisite for Covenant as follows, :

script.covenant.artwork

https://github.com/Colossal1/repository.colossus/tree/master/script.covenant.artwork

script.covenant.metadata

https://github.com/Colossal1/repository.colossus/tree/master/script.covenant.metadata

script.module.covenant

https://github.com/Colossal1/repository.colossus/tree/master/script.module.covenant

script.module.urlresolver

https://github.com/jsergio123/script.module.urlresolver

plugin.video.covenant

https://github.com/Colossal1/repository.colossus/tree/master/plugin.video.covenant

Caution:

When download and use add-ons, do your own research and get them from reputable site and authors.

Enjoy, Team BTF

BTF – New PC Alert!

Hello Internet,

You are cordially invited to attend the retirement party of R&D’s workstation, this mustard color case resembles Dwight Schrute (from you know where) is our workhorse doing all kinds of work since 2006. Here are a few photos from Flickr we took back then when we first bought the components.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/binarytaskforce/tags/computer/

Throughout the years, most of the components lasted and we only had to replace the power supply and video card.

Front of a completed case

Setting up SNMPTRAPD to support Crestron SNMP implementation

(I) Preparing the Crestron Control System Processor

  • Launch Crestron Toolbox
  • Make sure IP address is assigned to Control System Processor
  • Select SNMP configuration from Functions menu. Enable SNMP and reboot processor.
  • Add a new SNMP manager, enter IP address of SNMP manager and specify community string. For demonstration purposes we name the community string ‘connectrix’ with both read and write access. Make sure System Processor can reach the defined SNMP manager (i.e. ping test)

Collating Pages in PDF files

In front of you a 10 page double-sided report in hard copy you are asked to produce in PDF format under 5 minutes. Not an issue as you glanced at the auto document feeder of your multi-function printer. You casually walked towards the printer, loaded the document and just about to hit that “SCAN” button, your face turned white as you found the scanner has no double-side scanning function.

Top tips for System Admin preparing Raspberry Pi

Just a few technotes from the field when preparing a new Raspberry Pi deployment. The following applies to the latest Raspbian Jessie operating system and all Raspbery Pi models.

Works with

  • Raspbian Jessie release 2016-05-27
  • Raspbian Jessie with PIXEL – 2016-09-23
  • Raspbian Stretch with Desktop – 2017-09-07 (New)

We have a new blog! Introducing the BinaryTaskforce Weblog v3.0

Konnichiwa readers,

Introducing the new BinaryTaskforce blog running Binary Gala WordPress theme version 3.0.

We have decided to move the blogging platform and isolate it under its own subnet, thus we now have http://blog.binarytaskforce.com. A new WordPress installation along with our new version 3.0 theme roll out, new and isolated MySQL database. We are now setup for a brand new way of blogging.

Here are some new Internet listing for your bookmarking.

Enjoy friends.

Team BTF

 

Project p-DRP-0057 – Transmitter Unit Installation

Greetings.

Carry on from our September p-DRP-0057 project blog, the scratch built transmitter unit holds various electronic components including Xbee, sensors and signal status LEDs. We will talk about the installation onto our model here.

Front_View

This is what what we imagine the installation will look like, with LED see through from model windshield. The two LEDs show (i) Status of wireless data communications and (ii) Overall monitoring status.

Debian 8 (Jessie) – All-in-one installation notes

Hey Readers

As you may know already, we made the jump from Fedora last week.

After a weekend of Debian Linux manual reading and catch up, we completed out first Debian server in our lab. Here is our technical note for those who need to build a similar server in a rush. As all Systems and Network administrators will agree, ” The best plan is a well defined plan.” so start laying out what you need and create a check list. Preparation is king! (While you are reading this, you better off started your Debian distribution download.)