Packages to install after OpenWRT upgrade

Submitted by Tha-Fox on 2019-02-16

After upgrading the OpenWRT in my router to a new version I lose every time my DLNA and SMB shares. To remind me for the next time here are the commands to get the shares up and running in a minute. The configurations are there after all, so only the installation of the needed packages is needed.

opkg update && opkg install block-mount e2fsprogs kmod-fs-ext4 kmod-usb-storage kmod-usb2 kmod-usb3 samba36-server luci-app-samba minidlna luci-app-minidlna

/etc/init.d/minidlna start && /etc/init.d/minidlna enable


HP OfficeJet paper mismatch

Submitted by Tha-Fox on 2018-06-11

I got an HP OfficeJet 7500A Wide Format printer for free and decided to try it out. It is a wireless printer and every operating system I'm using (Arch Linux, MacOS and Windows 10) worked without a hitch except for one thing: printing. I thought I would face problems with Arch and scanning over network but the only problem was paper mismatch.

Migrating from ownCloud 9.1 to NextCloud 9.0

Submitted by Tha-Fox on 2016-08-03

After I read about Frank Karlitschek leaving ownCloud, Inc. and creating Nextcloud, I've been pondering whether I should migrate to Nextcloud or continue using ownCloud. The latter has been working for me just fine except the Music app, which I've replaced with Youtube. As a home user, the enterprise features aren't my concern, either.

Installing geshi filter

Submitted by Tha-Fox on 2013-10-14

I have many posts that include lines from configuration files. I have previously used custom CSS to make those lines more readable. Now as I migrated to Drupal I wanted more generally used solution. I found some discussion around this theme from here: After taking some time to familiarize myself with the matter it was an easy decision to choose GeSHi. It is perhaps a bit of an overkill for my needs but I have some spare CPU cycles and hard disk megabytes so why not.

Starting to make some changes to the site

Submitted by Tha-Fox on 2013-08-22

The site needs to be renewed. The reason for this change is to write posts in English too, as that would require more custom code and I don't have time for that right now. To save my time I've decided to go for CMS. I'm pondering between Joomla, Drupal and Wordpress. Each of them seems to have their own pros and cons but right now it seems that the Wordpress will be my choice due to rapid deployment and lots of plugins to choose from.

Growing RAID array

Submitted by Tha-Fox on 2013-07-12

It's sad but true that the need for hard disk capacity grows at least as fast as the disk sizes, maybe even faster. I've personally experienced this with my new camera that produces photos that are about four times the size of the older photos. Recently when I checked the free space status my /home was 94% full and most of the space was taken by photos. Then I decided that it was time for me to learn growing RAID array.