Browsing All posts tagged under »ubuntu«

Booting Linux with U-Boot on QEMU ARM

April 12, 2010

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Using QEMU to emulate the complete boot procedure of an ARM system using U-Boot, the Linux kernel and Busybox.

Scratchbox on Ubuntu

March 14, 2010

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Scratchbox is a framework to help developers with cross-compilation of Linux software. Cross-compilation is the process of compiling a program that will run on a machine with an architecture different from that of the compiling machine; Scratchbox eases this task using a combination of chroot environment, cross-compiling toolchains (like CodeSourcery) and emulation (like QEMU). Ubuntu […]

MyHDL on Ubuntu

February 23, 2010

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The MyHDL Python modules can now be installed on Ubuntu using a convenient Launchpad PPA repository.

OpenRisc simulator runs Linux

December 6, 2009

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OpenCores is an organization owned by ORSoc that invests in open source hardware. Their site hosts many hardware projects that ship the source code (Hardware Description Language in this case) with the GNU Lesser General Public Licence. This allows the adoption of free Intellectual Properties (hardware blocks) in any hardware design, being it proprietary (closed-source) […]

Italian Linux Day 2009

October 24, 2009

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The Italian Linux Society promoted today a nation-wide event called Linux Day 2009. I went to the event that was nearest to my home, organized by the local Linux User Group (the GalLUG). They spoke to an audience that was mainly made of 18yo boys of the local technical institute, promoting the Free Open Source […]

Free relax in an open plan office

October 19, 2009

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Tips to relax at the office using the power of nature sounds.

Secure remote storage with Dropbox and TrueCrypt

October 11, 2009

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Instructions on how to create a secure remote storage using free portable tools such as Dropbox and TrueCrypt.

Ubuntu Live CD with LVM capability

September 26, 2009

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How to create an Ubuntu Live CD that can be used to install Ubuntu with LVM and to manage an existing system with LVM graphical tools.

Improve Linux boot time

September 9, 2009

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A few tips to speed up boot for your Linux box: 1. You need a tool to measure performance objectively: bootchart is very useful to track the lifetime of the processes, disk I/O and CPU load during boot. It needs no configuration whatsoever: you install it (for example using “apt-get install bootchart” in Debian-based systems) […]

Secure remote storage using sshfs and encfs

August 23, 2009

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I was particularly impressed by Dropbox and its ability to backup, retrieve and share files so easily, but I am quite concerned about the security issues deriving from having your files on a remote, closed-source system. I think that a good remote storage solution should prevent the owner of the storage server from accessing private […]