When booting a newly installed system I noticed the process took unusually long to complete.
Looking through the output of
dmesg I noticed entries like this indicating my keyboard was causing some sort of timeout delaying the boot:
[ 11.057376] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B17.0002: timeout initializing reports [ 11.113364] hid-generic 0003:1B1C:1B17.0002: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Corsair Corsair K65 RGB Gaming Keyboard ] on usb-0000:00:14.0-3/input1
I was installing different versions of Xubuntu testing some stuff and I kept forgetting how to quickly add the Nvidia driver and ended up searching for it again and again. Since I can remember my own blog URL I decided to create this post.More →
Dell earns their place on my personal shit list after their fantasticly bad idea of putting a rouge CA, including the private key, on their machines.More →
Some advantages of using
Here's a short list of some useful keyboard shortcuts for
screen to release some of its power.
I'm playing around with different Raspberry Pi images to use as a base for a kiosk project I'm working on. So far I have created a prototype that works fine and now I'm working on creating a custom image for further development of the project. This is the first post with notes on that endeavour.More →
TL;DR I got 10.2-STABLE to boot on Model B+ and 11-CURRENT to boot on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.More →
You know all those funny GIFs with sequences from movies? I got curious and wanted to see how I could create one of my own.
This is a simple way to do it utilizing ffmpeg in conjunction with gimp or imagemagick.More →
A short note to self about redirection of stderr to stdout in bash since I keep forgetting about the
&> shorthand and sometimes mix up the order when redirecting to file.
A quick way to get a sense for read/write performance is to utilize the
A quick note about two tools that comes in handy if you need to quickly and easily create a screencast. Either a full on video with audio using recordscreen.py or as a simplistic gif animation using byzanz.
A very nice way of explaing something is to record the activity from a terminal window and turn it into a gif. To do this easily you could download and use the
byzanz-record-window script from this forum thread comment.