ssh reverse tunnel for PXE, NFS and DHCP setup on Qubes OS

At some point I stuck in the forest with WiFi connection and no physical access to router to create nice networking for my coreboot development needs. Recently I switched my laptop to Qubes OS what…

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Installing OpenWRT on APU3 platform

This guide should be considered as a simple walk-through for using APU3 platform in some generic use-cases. I'm trying to explain how to work with the device and use it in a generic manner. There is…

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Nerves project triage on BeagleBone Black

Recently one of my customers brought to my attention Nerves. It aims to simplify use of Elixir (functional language leveraging Erlang VM) in embedded systems. This system has couple interesting…

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PC Engines APU2 netboot Debian installation

In previous post I described how to setup PXE server and boot Debian installer using it. I mentioned that provided setup is limited and some extensive configuration is needed to make it useful for…

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Emulate Rapberry Pi 2 in QEMU

In the process of planning system testing for one of my clients I found that someone from Microsoft published patches with BCM2836 support to QEMU mailing list. I thought it is very interesting,…

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Linux, RPi and USB over IP updated

Because of increasing interesting in USB over IP topic I decided to refresh my old post. I will focus on doing the same thing with more recent version of Raspabian. If you need more information…

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Building Android 4.2 LiveSuit image for Cubietruck (Allwinner A20)

Treating A20 boards like outdated piece of HW by vendors makes building Android for Cubietruck not trivial task. Finding documentation, mailing list or blog post that clearly describe steps is almost…

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Setup for Linux kernel development on Cubietruck

During last couple of months I see quite big interest in building products on A20 SoC. This chip can be bought for 6USD in quantity. Most important features are:Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A7 (ARMv7)…

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Raspberry Pi kernel repository aggregating patches for Linux mainline

Since several months I'm trying to find my way to embedded Linux programming. My hardware set was very limited I had only one board that can be called "embedded" and it was Raspberry Pi. Because I am…

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How to fix backlight issue on IdeaPad y510p

Today I decide to switch to latest kernel (3.17-rc1) on my IdeaPad y510p. I hit only one annoying problem until now - after booting my main screen was dimmed. I tried all instructions from top google…

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