Red Hat

Bridged networking for libvirt with NetworkManager: 2014 / Fedora 21

I’m not quite sure how, but I got sucked into spending the whole of today poking at various aspects of handling bridged networking with NetworkManager. One of the most common uses of bridged networking is for virtualization: you set up a bridge for the host’s connection to your router and configure virtual machines to use […]

Firewire + MythTV + XBMC PVR test setup

So I got a bit impatient after that last post and threw together a temporary test system to see how well MythTV+firewire input works these days, and how well XBMC works as a front end to it. With cables trailing all over the apartment I temporarily hooked up our ancient DCT-6200 to my desktop, installed […]

USB IR MCE remote wake from suspend with Harmony: the missing piece?

tl;dr: if you’ve read all the references and still can’t get your Harmony or other universal remote to wake up a computer, make sure you use the Media Center Extender or Media Center Keyboard device profile in the Harmony software. One of the feelings that almost makes up for all the hassle that comes with […]

Fedlet update

Since I forgot to actually include any Fedlet news in my last post, here’s some instead! So I’ve done a few 3.16rc kernel builds in the repo. Modesetting still doesn’t work on my Venue 8 Pro, but various other folks have reported it does work on their hardware. I did a new image build last […]

Fedora 21, OwnCloud 7, Fedlet, and Logitech Harmony stuff

Hi there, folks! What’s up in Fedora-land? Well, we’re well into the Fedora 21 cycle, but the Fedora.next efforts are making it more than usually difficult to compose test images. Alpha TC1 is not complete yet, though release engineering are doing yeoman’s work trying to sort out both Fedora.next changes and the usual breakage that […]

Fedora 21 branch event today

Today, Fedora 21 branched from Rawhide, and Rawhide became what will ultimately be Fedora 22. (See Branched and Rawhide wiki pages for more details on this process). For folks currently running Rawhide, I wrote up a quick guide on what to do if you want to follow Fedora 21 (if you do nothing, you’ll wind […]

A long-winded and probably inaccurate guide to the kernel development process (particularly regarding Baytrail)

Hi folks! So I’ve been working on Miscellaneous Stuff this week – a little release criteria drafting here, a little dealing with NetworkManager package splits there, a little discovering significant systemd bugs, yadda yadda – and still trying to get a Fedlet 3.16 build that works for me. 3.16 kernels still won’t light up the […]

LibreOffice bug huntin’, Fedlet status, and Fedora.next work

Ryan Lerch points out that LibreOffice is running a “bug hunt” for its development version, and wants Fedora users to help out! You can get the official packages for the bug hunt here – I don’t know if they’ll accept results from the Rawhide 4.3.0 builds. In other news – I know Fedlet has been […]

LinuxFest NorthWest, Fedlet status, Fedora.next work, and more…

I’ve been a bad boy not blogging again; Google+ is just too easy. But it’s also evil, so I’ve signed up for Diaspora again and am hoping it becomes less of a wasteland at some point. It’s gotten a lot smoother in the last two years everyone forgot about it, so give it a look. […]

The Dell XPS 13 (Ivy Bridge generation) trackpad (Cypress) and Linux (synaptics)

Wow, this makes me happy! edit: If you have an XPS 13 of the current-gen Haswell variety – or an XPS 12, or possibly other similar Dell systems – you aren’t affected by this issue. You may also have trackpad weirdness on such systems, but it’s not this bug, it’s a different one. If you […]