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 on CentOS 8 Linux

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

Installation manual and download link can be found in projects – “UNMS 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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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.

BBClone statistics inside WordPress

Today’s entry concerns the launch of statistics of website visits based on the WordPress system, using the BBClone – a script entitled as – A PHP based Web Counter on Steroids!

An example of how the BBClone works can be seen here: https://www.bbclone.de/demo/.

There’s not much to describe, so I’ll get to the point.
I assume you already have a working WordPress engine site.

1 – We are downloading a development version of the BBClone (the last stable release is from 2015, and does not support PHP version 7, so we need a version with later changes). Link to file: http://download.bbclone.org/bbclone-nightly-build.zip.
2 – The unpacked files are copied via FTP to a server. We can rename the bbclone directory to another.
3 – Edit the config.php file from the /conf/ directory, where you set the parameters as required.
4 – We change the WordPress file, template-loader.php, which is located in the /wp-includes/ directory. Simply add this piece of code under the first line containing “<?php”:

define("_BBC_PAGE_NAME", get_bloginfo("name") . wp_title("/", false));
define("_BBCLONE_DIR", "/home/user/public_html/bbclone/");
define("COUNTER", _BBCLONE_DIR."mark_page.php");
if (is_readable(COUNTER)) include_once(COUNTER);

Instead of /home/user/public_html/bbbclone/ (bold above) you should enter your own full bbclone directory location on the server. Upload the modified file, replacing the original and it’s ready.

The only thing you need to remember is to correct this file after updating WordPress.

Firmware update for SSD – HPE 5200 ECO model VK003840GWSXL

Recently, I have been able to purchase an SSD from Micron, the 5200 ECO with a 3840GB capacity. The purchased item is branded by HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise, model VK003840GWSXL). In order to update the device’s firmware, I encountered problems, the solution of which I would like to share. You are welcome.

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Pure-FTPd with Let’s Encrypt

Currently, the most frequently used FTP server by me in Linux is Pure-FTPd. It allows to use TLS encrypted connections. I thought it would be nice if I could link Pure-FTPd to my certificate signed by Let’s Encrypt. By default, the application does not have such a possibility, so I wrote a simple script that helps both projects work together.

I would like to invite you to a short description and download.

Cheap USB to LAN and WiFi

Since I often solve computer problems using my own hardware, I decided to buy the cheapest and smallest size USB devices to connect computers to LAN and WiFi networks. In this entry I will present what I bought and how it works (iperf3).

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