• Category Archives Misc
  • Enable Remote Root Login

    Enable root login over SSH:
    1. As root, edit the sshd_config file in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

      nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
    2. Add a line in the Authentication section of the file that says PermitRootLogin yes. This line may already exist and be commented out with a “#”. In this case, remove the “#”.

      # Authentication:
      #LoginGraceTime 2m
      PermitRootLogin yes
      #StrictModes yes
      #MaxAuthTries 6
      #MaxSessions 10
    3. Save the updated /etc/ssh/sshd_config file.
    4. Restart the SSH server:
      service sshd restart

  • Converting PAL DVD to a NTSC DVD

    So many years ago i bought the entire set of “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps“. One of the funniest shows I’ve ever watched and had to look up some of the UK slang but well worth it. It was only sold overseas so the set I got was set to region 2 (PAL). Back then I had an old DVD player that I was able to reflash to be region free and play them. Fast forward to today and from what i can tell there is no way to set my Xbox One to be region free nor would I probably want to so I was looking for a way to create a NTSC DVD from a PAL one. Read many tutorials and they all seemed VERY complicated using multiple tools.

    I decided to try things on my own and was able to do it using two tools:

    1. DVD Decrypter
    2. Nero Recode (2016 version I bought several years ago)

    Basically I used DVD Decrypter to remove the region and copy the DVD files to my hard drive and then Nero Recode to burn them back to a DVD-R. Works perfectly with all the menus intact and everything.

    Gonna go watch season 1 now! 🙂