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Linking a binary blob with GCC

February 19, 2012

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There’s a simple way to include binary data inside an executable, when using a GCC toolchain. The trick relies on using objcopy to transform the binary blob of data into an object file that can be linked. In this example I am creating a binary blob of 16 bytes of random data in file “blob.bin“: […]

Bruce Perens on Open Source Hardware

February 1, 2012

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Linux Conference Australia, Ballarat 2012. The creator of Busybox and co-founder of Debian makes a compelling and rational argument about who should speak for Open Source, and then offers a hopeful perspective on the new frontiers of Open Source Hardware. He is convinced that today there’s plenty of enabling factors to make Open Source Hardware […]

2012 Embedded Linux Conference Schedule

January 23, 2012

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For anyone interested, the schedule for the next Embedded Linux Conference, held in San Francisco bay on the 15-16-17 of February, is out: 2012 Embedded Linux Conference | Schedule | Linux Foundation Events.

Encrypted Linux on USB key

January 3, 2012

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In this post I suggest a way to have an encrypted Linux installation on a USB key, which to me is useful when I travel and I want to securely access the functionality that desktop Linux offers. I want to have no fear that what I take with me will be stolen, even if what I take with me is a full Linux OS, together with my data and maybe some online passwords saved in the browser.

Disabling system beep in Linux

December 13, 2011

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I noticed that on my Debian Testing installation the system beep is active, even though my computer has a nice and common integrated sound card. To disable the annoying beeps at start-up and shut-down, the common solution is to blacklist the “pcspkr” module, which is responsible for the beeping noise. I noticed that most advices […]

ELCE 2011 videos are out

November 8, 2011

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As usual, FreeElectrons hosts the videos of the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, together with the presented material: Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2011 videos Here is a personal selection of videos that I find most interesting: Linus Torvalds, Alan Cox, Thomas Gleixner, Paul McKenney moderated by Lennart Poettering Kernel Developer Panel Video (55 minutes): full HD […]

Nomads Marocco project at LinuxDay

October 25, 2011

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Sunday I went to a LinuxDay 2011 event organized near my city. There were presentation from the world of academics (Polytechnics of Turin and Milan) and the industry (Google, Canonical, …), but one talk was different from the others, in the sense that it was less technical and more human. A small girl approached the […]

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