SSD performance tip 1

Here is an excellent resource. A bit long but really great! https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/bugs#TOC-Hibernate-and-suspend-don-t-always-work-well:-they-make-some-computers-malfunction-or-even-enter-a-coma I recently bought myself an SSD hard drive for my old notebook. Well worth it! You need to make a few tweaks though to get ultimate performance and lifetime out of it. This is one of many performance Read more…

Plex not seeing NTFS external hard drive

type sudo blkid. You will get output like this: /dev/sda1: UUID=”9081b56d-8715-49f3-a35d-529a39d5780e” TYPE=”ext4″ PARTUUID=”c8168d71-01″ /dev/sda5: UUID=”fbd90bd5-6b1a-4088-8569-0afbf0faebab” TYPE=”swap” PARTUUID=”c8168d71-05″ /dev/sdb1: UUID=”79a6887b-0168-464e-9507-84cc1233fcb6″ TYPE=”ext4″ PARTUUID=”c3072dd0-01″ /dev/sdc1: UUID=”4E65750852A3B04A” TYPE=”ntfs” PARTUUID=”000dfe15-01″ Way at the end is the NTFS drive. Now create an /etc/fstab entry like this: UUID=4E65750852A3B04A /media/theexternal ntfs-3g permissions,nofail,auto 0 0 nofail means your pc Read more…

PS3MediaServer on Ubuntu

Plex is cool, but if your internet goes down, then your clients can’t always connect. So, back the the basics for me with ps3MediaServer as a backup: sudo apt-get install mencoder tsmuxer avisynth ffmpeg mplayer sudo apt-get install default-jre Download generic-linux-unix from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ps3mediaserver/files/ Change PMS.sh and tsmuxer to be executable Read more…

Get public IP and email it to yourself using Ubuntu

1.) Get your current public IP and write it to a file: dig +short myip.opendns.com @resolver1.opendns.com >> myip.txt (got this off the internet, thanks to the guy that posted this!) 2.) Read the file contents and email it: Basically, follow this tutorial: https://easyengine.io/tutorials/linux/ubuntu-postfix-gmail-smtp/ If you get an error like this Read more…

Some apache2 configs for owncloud

OMS, the apache guys just can’t stick to a standard. But anyhow, here are some configs to do: Issue 1 (Where is my config.php) Most likely it is in /var/www/owncloud/config/config.php Issue 2 (when starting Apache) AH00558: apache2: Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1. Set Read more…