• How to find the current ChromeOS Flex image

    Edit: The quick answer to the question by a reader of my blog, Julien: The info to download Chrome OS Flex from Linux is a bit hidden, but official info and link is available here: https://support.google.com/chromeosflex/answer/11543105?hl=en#zippy=%2Chow-do-i-create-a-chromeos-flex-usb-installer-on-linux My dad has an Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431, codenamed Edgar. Google just stopped supporting it with ChromeOS, but it’s […]

  • SAS2008 LBA, Seagate Ironwolfs and scary log messages

    I built a home NAS two years ago, that was the first COVID summer and I finally had the time. It’s running Proxmox, which is running TrueNAS (then Core, now Scale) as a VM. An HBA card is passed directly to the TrueNAS VM. The HBA card is a Dell PERC H310, but I’ve crossflashed […]

  • How I made Firefox much faster with an Estonian ID card

    I haven’t blogged in almost ten years, wow. This time I discovered something that I think deserves a blog post.I have an Estonian e-Residency because I speak Estonian and visit quite often (at least when there’s not a pandemic going on). My default Firefox profile is easily more than 10 years old. With the Estonian […]

  • SSD TRIM/discard on Fedora 17 with encypted partitions

    I have not blogged for a while, now that I am on summer holiday and got a new laptop I finally have something to blog about. I got a Thinkpad T430 and installed a Samsung SSD 830 myself. The 830 is not actually the best choice for a Linux user because you can only download […]

  • Getting Hauppauge WinTV-Nova-TD-500 working with VDR 1.6.0 and Fedora 16

    The Hauppauge WinTV-Nova-TD-500 is a nice dual tuner DVB-T PCI card (well, actually it’s a PCI-USB thing and the system sees it as a USB device). It works out-of-the-box with the upcoming Fedora 16. It needs a firmware, but that’s available by default in the linux-firmware package. However, when using the Nova-TD-500 with VDR a […]

  • The Linux/FLOSS Booth at Assembly Summer 2011

    The Assembly Summer 2011 demo party / computer festival is happening this weekend in Helsinki, Finland. The Linux/FLOSS booth here is organized together by Finnish Linux User Group, Ubuntu Finland, MeeGo Network Finland and, of course, Fedora. I’m here representing Fedora as a Fedora Ambassador and handing out Fedora DVDs. Here are a couple of […]

  • Running Linux on a Lenovo Ideapad S12, part 2

    Here’s the first post of what seems to be a series of posts now. acer-wmi I wrote about acer-wmi being loaded on this netbook to the kernel’s platform-driver-x86 mailing list. That resulted in Chun-Yi Lee writing a patch which adds the S12 to the acer-wmi blacklist. Here’s the bug report. ideapad-laptop I did a bit […]

  • Running Linux (Fedora) on a Lenovo Ideapad S12

    I got a Lenovo Ideapad S12 netbook (the version which has Intel’s CPU and GPU) a few months ago. It requires a couple of quirks to work with Linux, I’ll write about them here, in case they’ll be useful to someone else as well. Wireless The netbook has a “Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev […]

  • The Linux booth at Assembly 2010

    I’m spending the weekend at Assembly 2010, which is a demo party organized in Helsinki. The Finnish Linux User Group has organized a booth for the different Linux distributions. This year Ubuntu and Fedora are represented and I’m here as a Fedora Ambassador, of course. We’ve had quite a lot of people visiting the booth […]

  • Headed for Akademy

    I’ll be taking the 07:30 AM train from Helsinki to Tampere today. The train should arrive at Tampere at around nine, which leaves me about thirty minutes to get from the train station to the university. I think microblogging is perfectly suited for writing short updates from a conference, so here’s a shameless plug: my […]