Category: Fedora

  • 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 […]

  • I’m going to Akademy 2010

    I haven’t been blogging in a long while, I hope this post will still make it into Planet Fedora and Planet Libre Finland. So, I’m going to Akademy 2010 on next Saturday. I’m not that much of a KDE contributor, I’ve done some translations and bug reports, but that’s all. As Akademy is probably the […]

  • Fedora 12 Beta and ATI Radeon HD 3450: pcie_asm=off or nomodeset needed

    In my previous post I wrote about BIOS problems with Fedora 12 and the Intel DP35DP motherboard. Sadly the problems didn’t stop there, I also had display problems with Fedora 12 Beta. My desktop computer has an ATI Radeon HD 3450 video card, which apparently has an RV620 chip. Fedora 12 has kernel modesetting (KMS) […]