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Debian Nvidia driver issue with legacy card, solved.

November 4, 2013

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On my Debian testing (jessie) computer, I usually perform a weekly “aptitude safe-upgrade“. This desktop has an old Nvidia GeForce 7300 GS card, and I’m using the “nvidia-kernel-dkms” package to provide proprietary drivers. On the last upgrade, Debian decided to install new packages with “nvidia-legacy-304xx” in their name. Other than that, a message appeared during […]

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 […]

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