Flock 2014

I’m here at Flock 2014 in Prague, currently watching Christian Schaller’s talk on the future of Fedora Workstation. It’s been a fun conference so far, and you can watch livestreams of (I think) all the talks here. I’ve been trying to use Diaspora more lately, and I’m updating as I go on my account. Join […]

OpenWRT on Zyxel NBG6716

I finished up the last bit of my infrastructure revision (for now) today. Switched out the Linksys WRT-310N (router, with dd-wrt) / Netgear WNDR3700v2 (running solely as a wireless AP) combo I’ve been using for a while for a Zyxel NBG6716 running OpenWRT. I’m really impressed with OpenWRT, so far. I’m running a nightly snapshot […]

Overhaulin’

I spent the last week and a half on a bit of tear working on various things, especially OwnCloud, but I imagine my pace appeared to drop over the last couple of days. For me, though, it was as busy or more so, I just re-directed energy temporarily into a different project – overhauling the […]

Downtime: impending

Looks like I’ll be doing the big router / modem move in about five minutes. Be down for a few minutes if all goes well, or for rather longer if it all explodes (as no doubt it will)…

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 […]