Technical

XPS 13 Developer Edition Kaby Lake (9360): working great with Fedora 25

So, that post about not liking computers? Here’s a confession: I partly wrote it as some sort of weird preparation for buying myself another one. That is, the new Kaby Lake XPS 13 developer edition. I’ve been using a second-gen (L322X) XPS 13 developer edition for a few years now, and been generally happy with […]

Oooh, look! A shiny thing!

Hmm. Today I was supposed to be finalizing the test cases for Thursday’s switchable graphics Test Day. Instead, thanks to this: (jeff) adamw: Hey, I’ve been approached by 2 different people telling me dnf system-upgrade was failing. In both cases they had to import the F24 key manually. And in both cases they were going […]

What just happened?

4pm: “Well, guess it’s time to write the F25 Final blocker status mail.” 4:10pm: “Yeesh, I guess I’d better figure out which of the three iSCSI blocker bugs is actually still valid, and maybe take a quick look at what the problem is.” 1:06am: “Well, I think I’m done fixing iSCSI now. But I seem […]

wikitcms, relval, fedfind and testdays moved to Pagure

Today I moved several of my pet projects from the cgit instance on this server to Pagure. You can now find them here: (python-)wikitcms relval fedfind testdays The home page URLs for each project on this server – e.g. https://www.happyassassin.net/fedfind – also now redirect to the Pagure project pages. I also deleted some other repos […]

Libre Application Summit 2016

I had a great time at the Libre Application Summit in sunny, hipster moustachioed Portland – many thanks to Sri for inviting me. Sorry this blog post is a bit late, but things have been really busy with the Fedora 25 Beta release (which we signed off on today). For a first year conference without […]

X crash during Fedora update when system has hybrid graphics and systemd-udev is in update

Hi folks! This is a PSA about a fairly significant bug we’ve recently been able to pin down in Fedora 24+. Here’s the short version: especially if your system has hybrid graphics (that is, it has an Intel video adapter and also an AMD or NVIDIA one, and it’s supposed to switch to the most […]

Libre Application Summit, Heroes of Fedora, commenting, and so much more!

Hmm, I didn’t blog for a while and now I feel like I have three posts all coming along at once… Best thing I read today: The Register poking the Apple PR department with a series of blunt sticks Best thing I read yesterday: Jenn Schiffer on blog comments. It took me years to figure […]

PSA: Failure to boot after kernel update on Skylake systems

Hi folks! So in the last couple of days a significant issue in all Fedora releases has come to our attention, affecting (so far) several systems that use the Intel ‘Skylake’ hardware platform. Systems that appear to be affected so far – at least with some system firmware versions – include: Lenovo Thinkpad T460, Lenovo […]

Notes on a couple of FreeIPA bugs: host group sudo rules and failure to start with recent pki-core on older, upgraded installs

So I’ve had a couple of issues with my personal FreeIPA deployment in the last couple of months that I never managed to dig into properly because of work on Fedora 24. But now F24 is done, I had time to figure them out, finally. The first bug is simpler and probably has a wider […]

On Snappy and Flatpak: business as usual in the Canonical propaganda department

NOTE: this post is entirely personal. The opinions are my own and do not represent Fedora or Red Hat. The facts, however, are all 100% truthy. 😉 Just to make it 100% clear for any visiting journalists etc. who don’t know me: I work for Red Hat, on Fedora. I am not unbiased and am […]