Install aMule on Arch Linux

Install aMule the eMule like Client for e2Dk and Kademlia networks on Arch Linux

aMule is an eMule-like client for eD2k and Kademlia networks. While these networks are quite outdated by today’s standards, they do occasionally have older content not available anywhere else. It comes with a web interface that has limited configuration options.

Install Xorg X11 Window System on Arch Linux

Install Xorg X11 Window System on Arch Linux

To have any output on the display it is required to install video drivers and an X-Window system. There is practically one choice when it comes to a window system – X11, aka X Window System. Certain additional packages need to be installed to enable keyboard support, hardware acceleration and more. Depending on the hardware or due to software changes more packages may need to be installed. They can be found in the xorg package that contains everything. It can be installed however it is wasteful to install so many unused packages.

Install Calibre eBook Manager on Arch Linux

Install Calibre ebook managment software on Arch Linux

Calibre is an eBook management application that can be used on multiple platforms. Calibre server on the other hand runs as a web service. It is not as feature rich and seems very outdated, buggy and clunky to use. It is however the only option currently available and does provide basic functionality that allows to browse and download eBooks from a web browser.

Wire & Configure ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module

Wire & configure ESP8266-07 Wi-Fi Module

Before attempting to use ESP8266 Module with a microcontroller like Arduino it is a good idea to test and get familiar with it by using a USB-to-Serial converter. With the converter AT commands can be issued directly to the ESP8266 module. Since some functions are not available on older firmware versions it is advisable to flash ESP8266 Wi-Fi module firmware to the latest version before proceeding to configure it.

Mount Filesystem Partitions in Arch Linux

Mount Filesystem Partitions in Arch Linux

On Arch Linux non-system partitions are not mounted automatically. Partitions have to be mounted in fstab or systemd mount scripts. Mounting in fstab is the more traditional method and is still used because of it’s simplicity and convenience. Mounts in fstab are converted to native systemd mounts so there is no major benefit to mount with systemd at this time. After the system partitions have been mounted you can then configure and mount MHDDFS virtual storage pool or other virtual pool volumes.

Configure Samba Recycle Bin on Arch Linux


Before configuring Samba Recycle Bin, make sure to install Samba on Arch Linux and configure Samba shares first. Samba Recycle Bin is similar to windows Recycle Bin and is essential Samba addition for easy recovery of deleted files. It is somewhat different than Desktop based Recycle Bins in that it creates directories as specified and moves the deleted files there.

Setup Custom Dynamic DNS Service on Arch Linux

Setup Custom Dynamic DNS Service on Arch Linux

DDNS or Dynamic Domain Name System service makes reliable remote access without a static IP. The setup consists of the client script that runs on the Linux machine and the back-end service that is hosted on a remote server. The client periodically sends it’s own external IP to the remote DDNS server. The remote server will then be able to redirect to the dynamic IP of the local client. If you don not have a remote server with a static IP to host your DDNS service you can instead setup No-IP DDNS on Arch Linux. The advantage of a custom DDNS server is that it remains under your control and there are no limitations as with free services.

Setup Copy Cloud Sync in Command Line on Arch Linux

Install Copy in Command Line on Arch Linux

Copy Cloud service currently offers 15 GB out of the fox for free. This alone is better than most services. For example if you setup Dropbox on Arch Linux you will only be getting 2 GB to start. With Copy it’s also possible to gain an extra 5 GB per referral up to 25 GB of additional storage compared to 16 GB maximum with Dropbox. To begin, sign up for a copy account with a referral link which will get you 5 GB extra storage.

Setup Dropbox in Command Line on Arch Linux

Dropbox Command Line Arch Linux

Dropbox is one of the few major Cloud storage providers to offer a Linux client. It is normally set up as a GUI application but with the help of the Dropbox CLI tool it can be used fully from Command Line. This is particularly useful for headless servers. First step is to create a Dropbox account that will be later used to link to the Dropbox Linux Client.

Install UnRAR & Extract Archives on Arch Linux

UNRAR Arch Linux Logo

UnRAR is an open source Linux port of WinRAR. It is one of the most popular extraction tools and is a requirement to install NZBGet on Arch Linux among many others. UnRAR can also be used to manually unpack archives. This is particularly functional on headless systems as extracting from a client over the network is very inefficient and slow.