Browsing All posts tagged under »debian«

Minidlna hangs on shutdown on Debian

February 4, 2014


I have a computer that keeps most of my media; in order to stream these media files to other devices in my LAN (such as the XBMC box in the living room) I use minidlna, which is a very simple “Digital Living Network Alliance” server. The first problem that I had is that minidlna is not currently […]

Debian Nvidia driver issue with legacy card, solved.

November 4, 2013


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


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


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


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


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


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.