hardware

Pogoplug: Install Debian

Install Debian
# connect to PogoPlug
ssh root@192.168.2.155
ceadmin

# prepare USB flash (1GB root, 256MB swap)
printf "o\nn\np\n1\n\n+1G\nn\np\n2\n\n+256M\nt\n2\n82\nw\n" | fdisk /dev/sda

# download and execute debian installation script
cd /tmp
wget http://projects.doozan.com/debian/dockstar.debian-squeeze.sh
chmod +x dockstar.debian-squeeze.sh
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin:/sbin
./dockstar.debian-squeeze.sh
ok

# login to new debian intallation
ssh root@192.168.1.X
pass: root

# change root password
passwd

Configure netconsole

LSI MegaRAID 9240-4i / 9260-4i perfomance

LSI MegaRAID 9240-4i / TOSHIBA MK1001TRKB SAS 1TB
1x HDD RAID0
write ? MB/s
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2x HDD RAID1
write ? MB/s
read ? MB/s
4x HDD RAID5
write ~28 MB/s
read ? MB/s
4x HDD RAID10
write 300 MB/s
read ? MB/s

LSI MegaRAID 9260-4i / TOSHIBA MK1001TRKB SAS 1TB
1x HDD RAID0
write 145 MB/s
read 147 MB/s
2x HDD RAID1
write 145 MB/s
read 160 MB/s
4x HDD RAID5
write ~18 MB/s
read 430 MB/s
4x HDD RAID10

lyc - Linux Yamaha receiver control (over serial / RS232 interface)

Yamaha RX-V3800 and some older models like DSP-AX1 are great AV-Receiver, but unfortunately they have no control / web interface to manage it from outside. With a USB-Serial adapter connected to the reciver RS-232 interface, a computer or router and lyc you can control the reciver. In addition, a web interface can be created with wlyc to provide a web access to all network devices like PC, smartphone or tablet.

GitHub repository
https://github.com/panticz/lyc

Download binary
http://dl.panticz.de/lyc/i386/lyc - i386 compiled
http://dl.panticz.de/lyc/ar9132/lyc - Atheros AR9132 (TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND / TL-WDR4300 router)

HowTo compile and run
1. download lyc.c and Makefile
2. compile with: make
3. set up USB Serial adapter http://www.panticz.de/USB-Serial-adapter
4. run command:
./lyc input dvd
./lyc volume up

Run on OpenWrt router
1. download sources
2. comile with
make mips
4. copy lyc to OpenWRT router:
scp lyc root@OPENWRT_IP:/root/lyc
5. login to root@YOUR_OPENWRT_IP
6. download wlyc (OpenWrt wget can not access https, use http redirection)
wget -q http://dl.panticz.de/wlyc/wlyc -O /www/cgi-bin/wlyc
chmod 755 /www/cgi-bin/wlyc
7. Open im broser:
http://OPENWRT_IP/cgi-bin/wlyc
Example: http://ROUTER_IP/cgi-bin/wlyc?p1=input&p2=dvd

cros-compile script for OpenWRT
http://dl.panticz.de/lyc/compile_openwrt_ar9132.sh

http://raw.githubusercontent.com/panticz/lyc/master/lyc.c - lyc source code
<?php
$URL="https://raw.githubusercontent.com/panticz/lyc/master/lyc.c";
echo "

";
$c = curl_init();
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_URL, $URL);
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
echo htmlspecialchars(curl_exec($c));
curl_close($c);
echo "

";
?>

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/panticz/lyc/master/rxvx700.h - Yamaha RS232 codes
<?php
$URL="https://raw.githubusercontent.com/panticz/lyc/master/rxvx700.h";
echo "

";
$c = curl_init();
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_URL, $URL);
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
echo htmlspecialchars(curl_exec($c));
curl_close($c);
echo "

";
?>

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/panticz/lyc/master/Makefile - Makefile
<?php
$URL="https://raw.githubusercontent.com/panticz/lyc/master/Makefile";
echo "

";
$c = curl_init();
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_URL, $URL);
curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
echo htmlspecialchars(curl_exec($c));
curl_close($c);
echo "

";
?>

Links
http://mark.jerde.org:13780/v1/comp/rxv2400/
http://linuxmce.org/
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=5759.0
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/mboard/rc-touch/thread.cgi?849
http://www.omei.de/

AX88772A Fast Ethernet USB Adapter

Set fixed ethernet device
cat <> /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ATTR{address}=="00:11:22:33:44:55",KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth1"
EOF

Configure IP
cat <> /etc/network/interfaces
auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp
EOF

lsusb
...
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0b95:772a ASIX Electronics Corp. AX88772A Fast Ethernet
...

lsmod | grep asix
asix 27650 0
usbnet 31879 1 asix

Perfomance

Epson B-310N / B-500DN

If not already purchased, then DON´T buy this crappy Epson B-300 / B-308 / B-310 / B-500 / B-508 / B-510 printer. The printer are very short-lived. After about 1-2 years and ~10,000 pages unusable, paper jam, ink leaking, complete damage... The same problems occurred by FOUR! Business Inkjet printers. I have expected a little bit more from a "business printer" in the € 500 price range. Shame on you Epson!

Automatic installation script
<?php
$URL="https://raw.githubusercontent.com/panticz/installit/master/hardware/install.epson-business-inkjet.sh";
echo "wget $URL -O - | bash -";
echo "

";
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $URL);
$result = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);
htmlspecialchars($result);

echo "

";
?>

create printer
sudo lpadmin -p Epson_B-310DN -v socket://192.168.1.14:2501 -E -P /usr/share/cups/model/ekpxb310.ppd
sudo lpadmin -p EpsonColorOben -v lpd://YOUR_PRINTER_IP:515/PASSTHRU -E -P /usr/share/cups/model/ekb500dn.ppd -o DefaultInputSlot=Front
sudo lpadmin -p ZertifikateOben -v lpd://192.168.1.13:515/PASSTHRU -E -P /usr/share/cups/model/ekb500dn.ppd -o MediaType=EPHOTOGLOSSY -o PrintQuality=BestPhoto -o InputSlot=Rear -o PageSize=A5 -o PageRegion=A5 -o ImageableArea=A5 -o PaperDimension=A5 -o OutputPaper=A5

# create DIN A5 printer
wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4170695/ppd/Epson-B-500DN-A5.ppd -P /tmp
lpadmin -p Zertifikate -v socket://EpsonColor:9100 -E -P /tmp/Epson_B-500DN_A5.ppd

Commercial alternative TurboPrint
wget http://www.turboprint.info/tp2/turboprint_2.23-1_amd64.deb -P /tmp
sudo dpkg -i /tmp/turboprint_2.23-1_amd64.deb

HowTo convert image to AdobeRGB1998.icc
http://www.panticz.de/Adobe_ICC_Profiles

Links
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModuleFromResult
http://avasys.jp/eng/linux_driver/
http://linux.avasys.jp/customerservice/pips3x_ubuntu804_e.html
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4170695/ppd/Epson-B-500DN-A5.ppd - PPD DIN A5 only
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4170695/ppd/Epson-B-500DN.ppd - PPD

ASRock E350M1

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Complex
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310]
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Wrestler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6250/6310]
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Port
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40)
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller