ConnectX firmware update with mstflint

Today I had the opportunity to update the firmware of the Mellanox ConnectX-3 card, and I thought I'd give a closer look at the process (it should work for previous ConnectX series card models as well).

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MOTD for EL

I prepared new scripts package, that will install colorful and nice motd  (message of the day) with some system informations.
MOTD is generated with scripts, that will be extracted to /etc/profile.d where you may modify them to suite your needs.
fail2ban and docker stats will not be shown if user do not have correct permissions for that.
The script runs on EL based Linux systems ie: RedHat, CentOS, RockyLinux, Fedora etc.
You may find more info here: MOTD dla EL

New script for CentOS 8 – LAMP

A new script for CentOS 8 was introduced in the projects, which is used to install and configure additional software and system to allow serving the website.

The script installs and pre-configures things like web server, database server, PHP interpreter.

Feel free to visit the section CentOS 8 LAMP Script

UNMS / UISP on EL8 Linux

I published a script that executes the installation of UNMS (Ubiquiti Network Management System) on CentOS 8 Linux / RHEL 8, despite the lack of support for those distribution by the manufacturer.

Installation manual and download link can be found in projects – "UNMS / UISP for CentOS 8 Linux installation script".

Corel error on startup – solution

Some time ago I came up with an idea to move some folders on a Windows computer to another (bigger) drive. From that moment Corel (CorelDraw or Corel PHOTO-PAINT) welcomed me with a message:

Please reconnect the device that has the file is location, or choose a new folder. In the meantime, content will be saved in the Corel default location. You can move the content after the file location is restored.

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Short review of Marshall Kilburn II

Some time ago I bought a small portable speaker (i.e. one with a battery), which is used to play sound from my laptop or phone, and occasionally a TV set. I was looking for good middle and low frequencies. Before the purchase, I compared in one of the stores several devices of this type: Marshall Kilburn II, JBL Charger 4 and Xtreme 2, Sony XB43 and XB41. The test consisted in playing music from two phones connected via Bluetooth to two different devices at once. The same song was played, more or less in half, and subjectively Marshall did the best job for me. An additional advantage is the fact that it does not shine on the front, and the construction seems to be very good quality.

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Script for CentOS 8 Linux from KODI to HTPC

I prepared a script that automates the installation and configuration of CentOS 8 Linux with KODI (formerly XBMC) under HTPC (a computer for media playback). Thanks to this, we get a ready system which, after connecting to e.g. TV or projector, enables comfortable playback of multimedia materials (video, audio, streams).

File, commands to download it, and even video material on YouTube can be found on the newly created subpage of this project. You are welcome: HTPC on CentOS 8 Linux with Kodi.

iVCam – smartphone instead of webcam

Chinese software development company  – e2esoft is publisher of iVCam application. Software website link: https://www.e2esoft.com/ivcam/
It is made of smartphone app (Android or iOS) and for computer (Windows 7/8/10). It is allow you to use smartphone connected to WiFi network (the same that computer is connected) as webcam device.
Some time ago i sent Polish translation, but instead they put own translation (that isn't bad). If you would like to use the one i prepared, you may download this file: strings.xml.
To make it work just put it inside "resource" directory, where software is installed (default C:\Program Files\e2eSoft\iVCam\resource) overwriting file that is already there with the same filename.
This file is prepared for version 5.3.5 of iVCam.

Testing Deepin 20 graphical interface manager on Fedora 32

There have been packages of a drop-down version of the window manager, Deepin Desktop 20 (known for its Debian-based Deepin Linux distribution). To check how the builder version looks and works on Fedora Linux 32 just use the terminal and the following commands:

Adding reporsitory of Deepin testing Desktop for Fedory:
# sudo dnf copr enable cheeselee/deepin-20-testing

Anad next we install packages:
# sudo dnf install deepin-api deepin-album deepin-calculator deepin-calendar deepin-control-center deepin-daemon deepin-desktop-base deepin-desktop-schemas deepin-dock deepin-draw deepin-editor deepin-file-manager deepin-icon-theme deepin-image-viewer deepin-kwin deepin-launcher deepin-menu deepin-network-utils deepin-picker deepin-polkit-agent deepin-qt-dbus-factory deepin-qt5integration deepin-qt5platform-plugins deepin-reader deepin-screensaver

Deepin Desktop Fedora 32Re-login but select Deepin on the login screen (cog down on the right). That's all.