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Plex media server for Slackware

Posted 10-22-2013 at 12:50 PM by trxdraxon (The adventures of your average linux user)
Updated 10-22-2013 at 02:10 PM by trxdraxon

I got Plex media server up and running smoothly on my Slackware box and thought I would share my experience. It is pretty easy to get running but there is little to no documentation for Slackware as it is not officially supported.

EDIT: Forgot to add that the package is 32bit so you will need multilib installed.

First install the uNRAID package. Once it's installed there is a settings.ini in /boot/config/plugins/plexmediaserver that you should edit. You can edit...
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Testing Varnish Cache on an Odroid U2

Posted 10-22-2013 at 01:05 AM by Pyplate

I've fixed the issue with my Odroid freezing. The kernel update fixed that.

I also got Varnish to work. Most of the documentation I found for Varnish refers to an earlier version, but it seems that the latest version has changed a lot, in particular there have been a lot of changes to the Varnish Configuration Language. Fortunately the Varnish compiler gives excellent error messages which tell you how to fix the problems it encounters.

I often make changes to pages...
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podupti.me statistics for Diaspora

Posted 10-21-2013 at 11:24 AM by sag47
Updated 10-21-2013 at 01:59 PM by sag47

If you've not heard of Diaspora I recommend you check it out.


Today I was playing with SSL statistics with podupti.me which is a list of publicly hosted Diaspora pods. After viewing their source I found that I could knock against their API to pull domain names. This was more for a personal scripting exercise than anything. I'm sharing the results with you, the reader.

Getting secure host names

I basically ran python code like the following......
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MeX Linux 13.10 64 bit with four Desktop environments – stable version

Posted 10-19-2013 at 07:16 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.10 – codenamed Saucy Salamander, released 20131017. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.1 (Ubuntu). I have replaced Unity with KDE 4.11.2, Gnome 3.8.4, Gnome Fallback (Classic) 3.8.4 (which makes Cinnamon expendable) and Razor-qt 0.5.2.

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Tuning Odroid U2 headless server

Posted 10-19-2013 at 05:18 AM by Pyplate

I've been working on my Odroid U2. It has a quad core Cortex A9 ARM SoC running at 1.7GHz, and 2GB of RAM. I've set up Apache and installed a copy of my web site. I set up Varnish Cache and I'm running tests to see how much of a performance boost I'm getting.

I had some issues with the Odroid hanging every few hours. I installed a new kernel and so far it's been up for 18 hours. I'm using a 16GB class 4 micro SD card. I might try using a class 10 card to see if it performs...
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