Re-enable alsaequal in PiCorePlayer 5

After the upgrade of PiCorePlayer 4 to version 5 I noticed that there has been a change in the caps module. Unfortunately I was unable to configure the alsaequal equalizer using the webinterface.PiZero devices with JustBoom Zero Amp hat are still working fine with equalizer and v5. But my Raspberry Pi 2/3/3b with a HifiBerry…

Xiaomi Mi Wifi Router 3G Alternative Firmware

On the way looking for a new affordable 5GHz router I found the inexpensive and good-looking Xiaomi Router 3G. With its technical specification it fits to my needs at all. Unfortunately I am unable to read and understand Chinese. Moreover I would rather like to rely on a more open-sourced firmware. With alternative firmware and…

Sync files – Seafile, Owncloud, Syncthing, Pydio

It’s hard to trust your files to any cloud provider on the Internet. Thus host your files on your own fitting to your needs! Seafile Good documentation for setup and migration. Available for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. There is a GUI and a console client. Heavy improvements have been made within the last version steps. The…

BleachBit – Open Source System Cleaner

During the DevOps work at the company I like flushing the browser history, clean recently accessed directories and some temporary files. Having to work with Windows 7 in a company domain (Windows 7 – company policy), the temporary directories and installer cache is filling up quickly. A good system cleaner Unfortunately there is no easy accessible Windows Tool…

Deploy SSH key to remote server using ssh-copy-id

This is how to quickly deploy a SSH public key to a remote linux server. Afterwards automation tools like ansible, chef or puppet should be used. AWS is a good opportunity to easily setup your infrastructure. A SSH key can be managed using the AWS Key-Management. But other (less expensive) cloud provider send out initial…

Install Kodi (OSMC) on Raspberry Pi 2

For installation of Kodi (known as XBMC) on raspberry pi (rpi2) there are several distributions you can choose: Xbian OpenELEC OSMC (Open Source Media Center) RaspBMC (continued as OSMC) OSMC is actually in development, but fits to most of my needs and works out of the box. All other distributions are recommendable, whereas I like Xbian the most…