Category: Hardware

12.05.2017

you can boot a knoppix to perform those benchmarks or my debian 8 based ideal-linux-usb-stick image. BE CAREFUL WITH KNOPPIX ON SYSTEMS WITH NTFS AND LSI RAID ADAPTERS!!! (you might lose your partition table) apt-get install sysbench; # install it […]

Linux Hardware Support Detection and Survey script
06.05.2017

download the script: hardware_detection_report.sh (will have to be renamed to .sh and marked runnable with chmod u+x) #!/bin/bash # this script basically asks the user, if he is happy with the hardware-support of the currently running linux # it then […]

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 Unix philosophy – simple and beautiful
02.05.2017

src: https://homepage.cs.uri.edu/~thenry/resources/unix_art/ch01s07.html The Unix philosophy emphasizes building simple, short, clear, modular, and extensible code that can be easily maintained and repurposed by developers other than its creators. The Unix philosophy favors composability as opposed to monolithic design. Later summarized by […]

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/

To Freifunk Firmware and Back on TP-Link TL-WR841N v11
18.01.2017

Wo gibt es Freifunk? https://www.freifunk-karte.de/ Freifunk Erklärt / Flyer / Werbung / Aufkleber:   Freifunk_Erklärt_Aufkleber.pdf !UPDATE! TP-Link TL-WR841N VERSION v13 SEEMS TO BE FIXED! 🙂 (untested!) THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED! the problems seems to be that v11 Atheros CPU was […]

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 […]

16.01.2017

It is actually a scandal that the world depends on chips and operating systems – that are designed to do mass-surveillance – it seems – in order to build up a world-wide-dictatorship that no-one can escape… by information and money. […]

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? Result: Got a 12V powered Raspberry Pi Model B: https://dwaves.org/2018/05/24/solarpower-raspberry-pi-with-12v-solar-system/ problem: […]

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 […]