DD-WRT for my TP-Link TL-WR842ND

My TP-Link TL-WR842ND freeze once or twice a day. It’s not the WAN because I may go online with other ports on FDDI modem. I cannot even login to my TL-WR842ND. Upgrade to the latest firmware doesn’t help, either. After 7 months, I give up and get a new AP.

Until last week, when I try to do more research to see if there is any solution, a YouTube names “TP-link TL-WR740N freezing, no connection until restart” catch my eye. It’s exactly what happen to me. And there are comments TL-WR842ND has the same problem, too. Aidin shadnezhad solve his problem by flash it with DD-WRT firmware.

Here comes the solution!

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Assign a different Directory in ownCloud to Store All Backup Files

In Use TurnKey to Simplify ownCloud Installation, you may host your TurnKey ownCloud. In Access Shared Folder on VirtualBox from Guest Linux VM, you may use a shared folder on host from guest VM.

How about host TurnKey ownCloud and ask it to save all backup files in a shared folder on host to save efforts increasing the Virtual Machine Disk? Even on a different internal hard drive or external RAID for better protection?

You need to manually change the ownCloud configuration file and add www-data to vboxsf group in Linux.

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Use TurnKey to Simplify ownCloud Installation

TurnKey is an convenient way to test new software without changing your work environment. No need to worried about the extra package or configuration might make your system becomes unstable. I like it very much!

I was looking for a Droprbox-like solution for backup small or frequently changed files. It must keep versions, auto-sync, and fast. Iomega Quick Sync is my favorite in 2001 but it’s not available in Linux and haven’t update for a long time. [Cloud] OwnCloud, a self-owned DropBox-Like Server(Chinese Version) catch my eye. Because ownCloud is available on TurnKey, I download and test it in VirtualBox. I also install the ownCloud desktop sync client in OpenSuSE 12.3 and it works great on Linux.

I am going to show you how to test TurnKey ownCloud in VirtualBox and share how I may use it in production.

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Add more Input Method in OpenSuSE 13.1

I need to use Traditional Chinese in OpenSuSE. To be able to input Traditional Chinese correctly, I need extra input method which support Traditional Chinese. It is same to Japanese, Thai, and etc.

In OpenSuSE 13.1, add an extra input method is different from 12.3. I am going to show you how to add my favorite Chewing (aka 新酷音)and switch between English and Chinese input method as in Windows 7 or earlier.

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Download and Verify OpenSuSE 13.1 Image with Hash

It’s good to see OpenSuSE 13.1 is available for download on 2013/11/19. But it is difficult to download from Direct Link, too crowded. I select Pick Mirror, and it will list several mirror site for you. Choose the closest may speed up your download.

Please verified your download before you use it. Make sure it is the same as the original copy. I use SHA-256 and MD5 to double confirm. A good hash function should generate no collisions on different source. On the other hand, if it is the same content, the hash should be exactly the same.

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