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JTAG connection with OpenOCD and FTDI cable

August 4, 2013

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I wanted to use the FTDI C232HM cable to create a JTAG connection with an electronic board mounting the STM32 microcontroller. In this post I give the details on how I managed to do it using OpenOCD.

Debian News – 7.0 “Wheezy” released

May 5, 2013

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The new “stable” Debian distribution has been released; here the announcement: Debian — News — Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” released. This announcement is quite important for many reasons. One of them is that the Debian stable release cycle is slow: last version was released in 2011. There are many individuals and companies that decide to stick with […]

FOSDEM 2012 videos

March 18, 2012

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The videos of the last Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting 2012 have been uploaded. The most interesting videos for me are the following: ARM BoF: state of the ARM architecture porting of various Linux distros (54:40 video) Debian secrets: useful information to get started on using or developing Debian (41:24 video) Multiarch: why […]

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 […]

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 […]

Encrypting data on USB flash drives with LUKS

August 25, 2011

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I wanted to explore a different way to encrypt data on portable USB flash drives other than Truecrypt, so I checked what could be done with Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS). LUKS is an encryption method that is implemented on Linux by “cryptsetup” package, and on Windows by FreeOTFE. It encrypts a partition or a file […]

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