Veho Muvi HD10

Veho MUVI HD10 Audio Video Output Cable Adapter and Pinout

I bought a Veho VCC-005-MUVI-HD10 camcorder a while back and it has worked pretty good for the most part. I have the common problem of the random videos with no audio, which is very annoying, but otherwise, it’s been a good camera.

Veho Muvi HD10

I became curious about the audio/video output port on the side and noticed it was a 2.5mm socket, which isn’t common in the USA. A while back, I also couldn’t find an A/V cable for this device and there wasn’t any information on the pinout of the socket. So I decided to finally solve this riddle and share my findings with you.

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Sony Handycam Hi8 CCD-TRV118

How To Disable Auto Power Off on Sony Handycam CCD-TRV118

I have had one of these old Hi-8 camcorders tucked away for several years now, mainly to play the old Hi-8 tapes that have many hours of priceless video recorded on them.  When I decided to connect the camera to my security camera system’s DVR, I ran into the issue of it going into auto-standby and this simply won’t do for a security camera!

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Logitech k750 Solar Keyboard

Logitech K750 and Ubuntu compatibility

Logitech k750 Solar KeyboardRecently Logitech sent me an email with a 50% off promo code and I just couldn’t let it go to waste.  I had a tough time finding something I actually “needed” and that wouldn’t just be another gadget that would go into a box soon.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of stuff I was fascinated by, but I’ve come to a point where I am tired of wasting money on crap I am fascinated by and have no real practical use for…

Now, with that being said …. the most practical item I found was the solar powered wireless keyboard; the Logitech K750.  I ordered it not completely sure if it’d even work with Ubuntu, which I really was hoping it would since I spend the majority of each day coding away within and to my surprise, it worked great!  I’ve connected it to both Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu 11.04 and everything worked just fine, nothing extra to configure.
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Ubuntu 11.04 with Toshiba A665-S5170

Satellite A665-S5170 laptopI recently decided to upgrade from Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meekrat) 64-bit on my Toshiba A665-S5170 laptop to the recently released Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal).  I couldn’t find anything via Google on compatibility with the Toshiba A665-S5170 so I decided I’d post my results here.

Experience with Ubuntu 10.10

I liked the interface on 10.10, especially compared to the new 11.04.  But there were some issues that just didn’t work correctly with 10.10 and I’m just not one to spend hours trying several different “fixes” that I’ve found to get me no closer to fixing the issue.  It either works or it doesn’t.
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