Category: Hardware

1986 – 80386 – linux history
30.06.2017

9. September 1986 At the Palladium in Manhattan, New York, Compaq Computer introduces the Compaq Deskpro 386, the first 80386-based personal computer offered by a major computer manufacturer. The Model 40 features a 16 MHz Intel 80386 and 40 MB […]

31.05.2017

it is amazing on how many chips linux can run https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/arch CPUs you probably have NEVER heared of 😀 OpenRISC – Academic and non-commercial use Being open source, OpenRISC has proved popular in academic and hobbyist circles. For example, Stefan […]

19.05.2017

What are kernel modules? What exactly is a kernel module? Modules are pieces of code that can be loaded and unloaded into the kernel upon demand without rebooting the system. Without modules, we would have to build monolithic kernels and […]

12.05.2017

you can boot a knoppix to perform those benchmarks… BUT DO NOT BOOT KNOPPIX ON SYSTEMS WITH NTFS AND LSI RAID ADAPTERS!!! (you might lose your partition table) harddisk benchmarks Benchmark Linux System cpu apt-get install sysbench sysbench –test=cpu –cpu-max-prime=20000 […]

03.05.2017

… and even more importantly – will it run Linux? Mar 22, 2017 Betakit Betakit: Volkswagen Partners with D-Wave to Adopt Quantum Technology Author: Madonna Dennis „Volkswagen says they are the first automakers to work with quantum computers, partnering with […]

The Problem with Closed Source Drivers
01.05.2017

Unfortunately Debian – and i guess the rest of the Linux world as well – users have a pretty hard time finding WIFI and LAN cards but also grafix cards that can run with 100% free software. (FSF! STALLMAN! HELP! […]

03.02.2017

pcDuino3 jumping up on the latest MicroMicro-Mini-Low-Power-Low-Cost-Computer train: Arduino actually startet off with Atmel-CPUs which could do all sorts of automation and measurement industrial applications… but were not really usefull as PC-replacement or Gaming-Consoles 😀 actually i try to establish […]

31.01.2017

Hardware Assembly: (i think 512MByte should be enough, 1GByte probably pretty good) Software Installation: including squid-proxy and web advertisement-filtering in the next part: OpenVPN 🙂 Thanks man! Amazing tutorials! by https://internetz.me Related Links: https://www.howtoforge.com/pfsense-squid-squidguard-traffic-shaping-tutorial http://www.shallalist.de/Downloads/shallalist.tar.gz

Was macht eigentlich ORACLE?
28.01.2017

Jeder kennt Steve Jobs (now dead) – aber wer kennt schon „Larry“ Ellison? 😀 Oracle hat 2010 die Firma „Sun Microsystem aufgekauft“ und damit OpenSource Technologie wie Java, VirtualBox und MySQL eingekauft. Lawrence Joseph „Larry“ Ellison (born August 17, 1944) […]

26.01.2017

http://weinhof9.de/am-18-1-feinstaub-lora-freifunk-spezialabend/ Lightning Talk zu den Feinstaubsensoren auf dem 33c3 (media.ccc.de) Einkaufsliste für Ungeduldige (die Lieferzeit aus China beträgt mehrere Wochen) (github.com) Wiki des Feinstaubsensorprojekts (github.com) Aufbauanleitung (PDF, github.com) http://opendata-stuttgart.github.io/feinstaub-map/

Freifunk
18.01.2017

as seen on: http://dwaves.de/2016/10/22/linux-presentation-tag-ulm/ dieser TP-Link Router ist FreiFunk-Firmware kompatibel: which can be bought bei ebay für 20€ http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=TL+WR841N&_sacat=0 dieses Model scheint auch kompatibel: http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=TP-Link+TL-WDR4300+&_sacat=0 koscht aber mehr. Das Konzept: Aktuell besteht das Konzept daraus den Traum „WLAN für Alle […]

16.01.2017

i would love iceland or any government come forth on that issue – developing and standardizing free hardware (from phones to laptops to 3d printed houses?) for it’s free citizens – without closed-source-binary-blobs and drivers. https://www.fsf.org/resources/hw http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRap_Machines Further hardware resources: […]

Open Source Hardware
16.01.2017

while this is not exactly the same as „free hardware“… it is still a step in the right direction. http://www.oshwa.org/ Here is a list of OSHWA approved hardware projects: http://certificate.oshwa.org/certification-directory/ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gJHfoIyvU_ZUnMPu5pVvUQTfMr3ObmwplwwQRIbIy9Y/pubhtml/sheet?headers=false&gid=0   1 UID Project Name Brief Project Description Link […]

16.01.2017

So it seems pretty hard to find a grafix-card that runs on completely open source and not closed-source drivers. we try never the less we try. Reception and impact https://www.mtu.edu/materials/department/faculty/pearce/ http://www.openhardware.org/ Cover for „Open-Source Lab“ by Joshua M. Pearce (2014). […]

Open (Plans-Source) Hardware – DragonBox Pyra – designed in Germany
16.01.2017

the massive challenge for Open (Source/Schematics/Plan/Recipe) Hardware seems the grafik-card… which often runs on closed-source drivers. This is true for the raspberry pi (it even needs binary-closed-source-blob to boot), for the EOMA68 project and the pyra. holy cow this thing […]

Re Install Grub2 Linux Boot Loader with KNOPPIX
21.12.2016

Manchmal wenn man eine Festplatte einfach von einem System (Laptop) in ein anderes System (Desktop/Workstation) plugged and played – läuft Linux meist reibungslos… aber Windows nicht, welches man evtl. für Spiele (was sonst) „braucht“ 😀 Also muss man Windows reinstallieren… […]

19.12.2016

what you will need is a NULL-MODEM CABLE (with all the twist an wirering) Linux Debian picocom / minicom settings: apt-get update; apt-get install picocom; # install picocom sudo bash; # become root dmesg | egrep –color ’serial|ttyS‘; # what […]

15.12.2016

Via Seriellem-D-Sub-9-poligen Anschluss: kann man bei vielen Geräten einen Terminal-Bildschirm-Output bekommen. D.h. man bekommt ASCII-Zeichen ausgegeben und kann mit dem Gerät interagieren, als wäre man via SSH oder TELNET eingewählt. Serielle Kabel, Nullmodem, LapLink usw. Oft müssen auch Daten zwischen […]

OffGrid Solar Powered Workstation (Open Source Hardware)
05.11.2016

This article is about finding out: What low-power PC with decent performance is best suitable for solar-powered (12v would be nice) Off-Grid-computing while respecting your privacy in an FSF-kind? i have to admit… i am still in the progress… no […]

10.10.2016

list all installed wifi and lan network cards lspci -knn|grep -EiA2 net; 00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection [8086:10ea] (rev 06)     Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:2153]     Kernel driver in use: e1000e — 03:00.0 […]