Category: Free Hardware / OpenBios / OpenFirmware / CoreBoot / LibreBoot

What is Right – What is Wrong – with great powers comes great responsibility (aka the “Peter-Parker-principle” (Spiderman 2002)) – Big Tech with better and betters Tools and without better Ethics Morals unkowing what is Right or Wrong
17.07.2021

in short: humans per default, without an education might just be “better” apes. Some parts of mankind behave very primitive and clearly show no signs of higher intelligence or education. The troubles start, when the tools become more and more […]

LibreBoot – (how to mount luks2 encrypted volume) LVM encrypted volumes needs correct CMOS clock time – Volume Group not found – failed to read int token error parsing metadata
03.12.2020

to recover the data: how to mount luks2 encrypted volume possibility: remove harddisk, attach to sata2usb adapter, then mount on different machine like this: # unlock encrypted harddisk udisksctl unlock -b /dev/sdb5 udisksctl mount -b /dev/mapper/ubuntu–vg-root Mounted /dev/dm-1 at /media/dpm/e8cf82c0-f0a3-41b3-ab28-1f9d23fcfa72 […]

building a riscv pc – riscv fedora emulator in javascript in browser
08.10.2019

RISC-V SoCs: https://riscv.org/exchange/ 2018-04: RISC-V CPUs not affected by spectre & meltdown “No announced RISC-V silicon is susceptible, and the popular open-source RISC-V Rocket processor is unaffected as it does not perform memory accesses speculatively.” (2018-01-05 src) “If you’re selling […]

guide for as Free as Possible Laptop (LibreBoot x60s Atheros wifi trisquel)
15.07.2019

My Guide to free as possible do it yourself laptop, tested an worked on two x60s: 1. get a Lenovo x60s https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ebay+Lenovo+x60s 2. a fresh battery (they still produce replacement batteries) https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ebay+Lenovo+x60s+battery 3. get Atheros ar5b95 Wireless WiFi g42 cq42 […]

08.04.2019

“the internet” in Germany is so slow… once your start page has finished loading… you actually forgot what you were searching for. (it has become better in Munich) PS: If this site (http://mycpu.eu) loads slow – it is because the […]

16.03.2019

2018-04: RISC-V CPUs not affected by spectre & meltdown “No announced RISC-V silicon is susceptible, and the popular open-source RISC-V Rocket processor is unaffected as it does not perform memory accesses speculatively.” (2018-01-05 src) “If you’re selling an IoT sensor […]

Pine64 – Pine Phone Pine Laptop Notebook Free Hardware
08.02.2019

update: 2021-01 “the best (most privacy & security & usability) Smart Phone solution” is yet to be found (PinePhone (yet untested) comes close) and it would be like: runs standard unmodified GNU Linux kernel 100% open source drivers comes with […]

Retro Computing
20.01.2019

I gutted a 1975 Zenith Blackstripe television and stuffed a flatscreen monitor into it so I could show off games I made on it (you can see a Lubuntu shutdown screen here). pic.twitter.com/3sGxD6rX6j — Ranibow Sprimkle Baker (@destroyed4com4t) January 20, […]

17.12.2018

Thanks! thanks to all the contributors of open source soft- and hardware and people that share their knowledge online for free 🙂 i hope/think that better technology could possibly also change humans to the better… freely sharing information surely does […]

backdoors in hardware – Intel Anti Theft Brick Code
16.12.2018

https://youtu.be/70Blz9hyAz8 While “backdoors” in hardware sound like a good idea… you don’t know how hackers are using it to sabotage infrastructure or extort bitcoins of another country’s companies… see “backdoor in cisco router“. IT IS F**** DANGEROUS! ESPECIALLY if it […]

open source hardware
03.08.2018

what happened to the “modular” computer called EOMA68? eoma68 ain’t dead yet (article from 2021) but it has gone soooo slow that it might probably just never ship. which would be a bummer for the 1,058 backers 🙁 maybe developing […]

OpenBios CoreBoot a BIOS and EFI replacement
21.05.2018

…and it is even FAST! hardware support: 250 mainboards supported in 2012! Chromebook (IvyBridge / Thinkpad X60 / Thinkpad T 60 It comes with OpenBoot = also good and a direct rival to Intel’s EFI adoption. (checkout: https://www.coreboot.org/, coreboot interview: […]

Spectre and Meltdown – Linus Torvalds infuriated by Intel insanity – Open CPU and rise of RISC? RISCV – hifive1
09.05.2018

Update: 2020.03 “The newly developed Rowhammer- attack TRRespass can crack the RAM-a security mechanism by many DDR4-DRAM-modules as well as LPDDR4 Chips. Until now, these were considered to be almost immune to Rowhammer attacks.” https://www.com-magazin.de/news/sicherheit/software-hammer-ram-schutz-attackiert-2515621.html Update: 2019.10 Zombieload is back. […]