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Author: Forest Bond

How To: Build A Read-Only Linux System

How To: Build A Read-Only Linux System

There seem to be a lot of people out there looking to run a custom application on a Linux-based platform running on a solid-state storage device. From time to time, we receive questions from customers looking to make their Linux platforms read-only in order to maximize the longevity of their flash devices. I thought I’d […]

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VT6655 Patch For Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

Please note: A new version of this driver is available that does not require patching.  This driver is also GPL-licensed, making it suitable for eventual inclusion in the kernel.  These instructions are now obsolete.  Download the updated driver source from Via Arena. Chris Thielen sent me an updated version of his patch for the VT6655 […]

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Patching and Building The VT6655 Driver On Ubuntu 7.10

Please note: A new version of this driver is available that does not require patching. This driver is also GPL-licensed, making it suitable for eventual inclusion in the kernel. These instructions are now obsolete. Download the updated driver source from Via Arena. I was contacted by Chris Thielen the other day. He came through on […]

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Building the VT6656 Linux Driver for Ubuntu

Building the VT6656 Linux Driver for Ubuntu

Please note: A new version of this driver is available that does not require patching. This driver is also GPL-licensed, making it suitable for eventual inclusion in the kernel. These instructions are now obsolete.  Download the updated driver source from Via Arena. We’ve been carrying the VIA VNT6656G6A40 USB WiFi module for some time now. […]

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Linux & the Unichrome Families (Part 2)

In the first part of this series of posts, I presented a brief overview of the history behind the various X drivers available for Unichrome hardware. I’ll continue with an overview of the major differences between the three most relevant drivers on modern Linux distributions: the in-tree X.org driver, the Unichrome driver, and the openChrome […]

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