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
Tmux, a lightweight terminal multiplexer, can be configured to open multiple windows upon startup. On my server, I always found myself opening five or more windows. I'll show you how to automate this, through a systemd service file.
User services go in Read More
/etc/systemd/user/. To link a service to …
Turbostat is a utility created by Intel to check your (Intel) CPU's power states. It used to be part of the acpidump package, but not anymore. There are no prebuilt Debian binaries around; Ubuntu still packages it with the Read More
linux-tools package, which is linked to the kernel. Since Debian Testing …
The Beaglebone Black is a neat, compact ARM board centered around a TI SoC. With the word ARM almost synonymous to the Raspberry Pi nowadays, here's how the Beaglebone stacks up against the Pi:
- 1 GHz ARM v7 CPU vs. 700 MHz ARM v6
- 512 MB DDR3L vs. 512 MB …
The Belgian ISP Telenet supplies their TV customers with a DVR (called 'Digicorder') along with their own modem/router combination. As long as you do not implement your own network behind their modem/router, all is fine, and your DVR is fully functional ('interactive'). It's not completely clear …Read More
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