Rockbox IPOD Classic mounted as read only

So, I have this big ass fancy IPOD Classic, the stock OS is, like most of the apple stuff, dogshit; I installed Rockboxand gave him new life. Yesterday I had some strange errors during theme installation (RockboxUtility on Fedora X86_64), files extraction failed or something like this. At first I thought of a corrupted Rockbox installation, after a bit of thinkering I found out the thing was just mounted as read only; tried to mount it manually with the rw flag but still a no go. …

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ejabberd XMPP server configuration guide

I will be keeping this post up to date to keep track on how to configure and mantain an ejabberd server working efficiently and secure. I strongly advise any reader to read carefully what is written here and not just copy-and-paste the configuration file. My blog also contains a bunch of other posts regarding ejabberd that are worth giving a look at, use the search form. Server CentOS 7.5.1804 x86_64 Erlang/OTP 21. …

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ODROID-U3 network unreachable

This issue seems to affect not only ODROID-U3 but many other devices and seems to be present on multiple OS too (Arch Linux ARM in my case). What happen is that after some hours/days of intense network traffic (e.g. a torrent client installed on the board) the system logs are flooded with errors and a page allocation error occurs which results in a network disconnection. In my case the tool journalctl report a moltitude of smsc95xx 1-2:1. …

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Protect Transmission WEB GUI with nginx and HTTPS

I have this small Odroid-U3 board hooked to a 2 TB USB HDD that every once in a while is also used to download torrents. Since quite often I manage it with a device connected to the LAN via wi-fi I am definitely a bit more confortable if the web interface of transmission is encrypted. Like many other times nginx come in our help. – Arch Linux ARM is the OS used – …

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Interesting read on Samba 4

In the last month or so despite not having much spare time I spent a few hours reading an interesting book: Implementing Samba 4It actually is more than a simple book, it is a well written step-by-step guide on how to install (on Debian 7, not that it makes much difference, the installation is really similar on CentOS for example), configure, manage and even migrate an existing Active Directory domain controller from Windows Server to GNU/Linux. …

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Elantech touchpad and Mint 16

Today I installed Linux Mint on an Asus X551CA laptop. Everything was fine except Mint being shit and the damn Elantech touchpad being even worse than Mint. I will never understand why the fuckers at Canonical and whoever is in charge of Mint development are always 6 months late with important updates like new kernels with added hardware support. The damn Elantech touchpad is supported since kernel 3.12., too bad Mint is stuck with 3. …

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Systemd mount volume at boot

Since fstab (even with <em>nofail</em> option enabled) doesn’t seem to behave too good when trying to mount at boot something that isn’t actually plugged in (like an USB HDD) I realized it was a good idea to write a small script to run at startup which will be able to handle the situation a bit better. Arch Linux uses Systemd and even though a rc.local file can be created I decided to take the opportunity to understand a little bit of how it works and write a mount script for it. …

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Avahi on Arch linux ARM

From wikipedia: Avahi is a FLOSS Zero-configuration networking (zeroconf) implementation, including a system for multicast DNS/DNS-SD service discovery.Long story short: Avahi is used to resolve hostnames of LAN devices. I happen to have an ARM box on which runs a pretty minimal Arch Linux installation. Installing Avahi is pretty easy: [root@k* ~]# pacman -S avahi nss-mdns The latest version of Avahi (0.6.31-11) makes use of SO_REUSEPORT which is a new feature introduced in Linux kernel 3. …

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