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Recently some friends and me were talking about streaming music from iTunes to my dockstar with an usb sound device connected.
I knew there is a solution, so I started some research an found shairport at mafipulation.org. The project looks quite interesting and I tried to set everything up that I am able to play my music remotely.

First there are some dependencies you need to install:

Now all you need to do is download the sources, make and install them:
Get the sources at github.com/albertz/shairport/downloads.

[ratings] Today I noticed there is a new version of miniDLNA available. When the build process was running I decided to make a deb-file that you guys don't have to compile the sources yourself. Some people don't want to install the build-environment or sources of dependencies, that's two of the reasons why I put the files together into an installable deb-file, there you go: (Look at the updates below for feature versions!) [crayon-59890cf261ecd670268770/] Now edit the config in /etc/minidlna.conf and...

[ratings] Recently I wanted to transfer data over the local network. I had to make an image of a drive, so I used dd. To do this I used nc to redirect stdin and sdtout as follows: It's important to set up the destination host first: [crayon-59890cf263c84379345007/] On the source host you start the transfer with [crayon-59890cf263c89276482363/] nc is not limited to dd, you can redirect any stream you want to....

[ratings] When I was upgrading some laptops to Ubuntu 11.04 Natty there were no wifi drivers for broadcom 43xx installed afterwards. I had to use a cable to get into the internet. To solve this problem I installed three packages and got the wireless cards back to work. [crayon-59890cf263e28857239239/] During the installation the required modules are built. Test the wireless connection after [crayon-59890cf263e2c971971134/] If your wifi works now you can make the module be loaded every startup by appending b43 to /etc/modules: [crayon-59890cf263e2e417762779/]...

[ratings] Are you tired of typing the password all the time when connecting to a ssh-session in unix? I am. The solution is very simple, the only thing you have to do is to add your public RSA-key to the remote user's keychain. First you have to generate the public RSA-key of your local user: [crayon-59890cf26416c441025366/] Second you add the key to the remote user's keychain: [crayon-59890cf264171815345262/] If you can't ssh-copy-id use cat to add the key: [crayon-59890cf264173239273462/] Now you will be able to engage...