I have set up a basic guest access point with limited bandwidth. There's two parts to it: setting up the AP, then setting the limits. This is a quick walkthrough, based on the OpenWrt wiki, to which I have added the instructions for a multi-device setup (ie a network configuration …Read More
NFS has very basic security checks - up till v3, it relies on IP whitelists, from v4 on you can use the Kerberos protocol for security. We'll be looking at a default standard NFS v3/v4 setup, with just the regular whitelisting in
/etc/exports. I assume you already have this …
This is just a quick post to explain how to set up a Cherry G83-6744 smart card keyboard on Debian Linux. The keyboard comes with a driver CD (for a binary PCSC driver) and printed instructions, but you can also grab them on Cherry's site if needed.
First, install …Read More
The Beagleboard project maintains its own kernel for the Beaglebone Black, so you can build your own kernels without too much effort. Their git tree tracks the upstream kernel releases though, so as time progresses, their kernels will be more and more recent than the 3.16 kernel Debian settled …Read More
As discussed in my previous post on the Beaglebone Black, Robert Nelson provides multiple Debian images for the Beaglebone. The installer image, however, is only available for Debian Wheezy, but you can easily turn the Jessie (Testing) tarballs into an installer image as well. Here's how.
First, grab the latest …Read More
In search of a simpler blogging framework, and intended to ditch PHP, I have tested multiple static site generators, settling on Pelican. Unlike Pico or Phile CMS, Pelican generates fully static content. So no dynamically rendered front page - which taxed my poor Beaglebone Black the most.
Of course, every migration …Read More
Most BIOSes offer the possibility to fire up your computer at a given time. This may be a handy alternative when WoL is unavailable or unreliable, but it offers little flexibility.
Linux allows you to wake up your system however you want. You can do it the hardcore way and …Read More
Most routers nowadays support WPS, which allows you to easily add new devices to a WLAN, without the need to type in long passwords. Most consumer routers or APs come with a WPS button (often on the back) so you can initiate WPS simply by pushing it. This is not …Read More
This procedure is best started right after the installation. If you know how to tweak Debian's installer so dpkg already skips locales etc., even better, then you can apply this during installation. Either way, the sooner you do it, the better.
Removing redundant packages
You need to determine yourself what …Read More
Pico has some performance issues which have shown itself on my Beaglebone Black. This could be remedied by using Pico's cache plugin, but that doesn't really fix the problem underneath. Then someone pointed me to Phile CMS, a Pico fork by some of its users whishing to speed up development …Read More