Fix Synology DS412+ DSM 5.2 file system

I have been using a Synology DS412+ (with DSM 5.2) for almost 1 years now and I am happy with it.

The other day, I forgot to switch on my Prolink IPS1000 UPS and electricity went out. Electricity on, I switched on my UPS and my DS came up okay, I can browse the files and DS was checking parity integrity. Electricity went out again and I afraid checking would take long and UPS couldn’t hold enough, so I shut down.

When electricity was on again and my DS was up, I found out the following problem.

  1. Disk management showed error “Connection failed. Please check your network settings.”
  2. Disk management was not showing anything but blank area.
  3. Info Center showed incorrect capacity and usage was over 100%.
  4. I can browse but DS warned me of not enough storage on widget.
  5. CPU usage was 99% on widget.
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Thunderbird and OpenLDAP

I setup OpenLDAP according to the archlinux wiki and this page

The server was up, search ok and I was ready to setup thunderbird to use the LDAP. 

I setup thunderbird and then no entry in the view. I thought it was some fault on the configuration. I tried JXplorer, ldapaddrbook, apache directory studio and couldn’t find the problem. 

I stumble upon this page via google and I stop scratching my head and pulling my hair. 

This is a thunderbird-bug – not an OpenLDAP issue:

ldap-address-book gets synchronized but you do not see any entries in the overview

but it is there when you start typing in an address of a ldap-reciepient…so it’s there but you have to start searching by typing in some letters

plz consult the mozilla-people for further infos and bug-cleanup as this is a third-party application developed by them

[workaround] Thunar file manager crash on moving files

Current workaround is as follow

  1. Open Thunar
  2. Go to Edit > Preferences…
  3. On Display tab, check or uncheck Show file size in binary format at least one time (and choose what you like before you press close)

We can see the update on fix at the following location

Thunar 1.64, 1.65, & 1.66 crash when moving files – https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11450

AppleTV with Plex

AppleTV and Plex*

AppleTV + internet connection in Myanmar = wasted 99USD

With Plex Media Server and Plex Connect, my AppleTV became the most cheapest and useful Apple product for me.

Plex Media Server is a media server by Plex that can be accessed from many devices (phone, tables, DLNA devices) and via web.

Plex Connect is an intermediary service that makes AppleTV trailer app to use Plex Media Server. (For trailer, user can use Apple Trailer Channel of Plex Media Server)

Although the setup needs understanding of network and some command line work, the system runs smoothly after setup. The system plays most of the media files okay, there are some problems such as

  • 5.1 channel audio not wokring
  • Directplay of MP4 file not displaying subtitle (Configure Plex to always transcode video file fixes this issue)
  • ISO, VIDEO_TS formats unknown to Plex Media Server

I satisfy with current system and ordered Synology DiskStation 412+ to unify my media files.