Category Archives: Linux

Raspberry PiFace

I have been using a Raspberry Pi for various things since it was invented. It is a great little low cost computer. We recently celebrated Pi Day (3/14/15) here in the USA. Our local Science Center hosted a Pi Day … Continue reading

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AVR Dragon JTAG on Ubuntu Precise

I have a BACnet Development Kit which uses the example firmware compiled from the open source BACnet Protocol Stack hosted on SourceForge.net using gcc-avr. I attempted to load the firmware onto the kit using an Atmel AVR Dragon USB JTAG programmer.  I connected the AVR Dragon to my Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Wireshark on Ubuntu not as root

I often need to capture BACnet network traffic using Wireshark while I am running Ubuntu Linux. I’ve always had to run Wireshark as root (usually via gksu or kdesu) in order to capture from any interfaces (i.e. eth0, wlan0).  For … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Linux on Desktop PC

I refurbished a couple of PCs for my family to use, and installed the latest Ubuntu Linux on them – Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty.  I also updated my dual boot work computer with the latest Ubuntu – it was running Kubuntu … Continue reading

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AVR ISP mkII on Ubuntu Hardy

I created a BACnet Development Kit, compiled the open source BACnet Protocol Stack hosted on SourceForge.net firmware using gcc-avr, and attempted to load the firmware onto the kit using an Atmel AVR ISP mkII USB programmer.  I connected the AVR … Continue reading

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Convert to MP3 Konqueror Service Menu

I wanted an easy way to convert music to MP3 from various formats under Konqueror in KDE on Kubuntu Linux.  I found an interesting post about creating a KDE Service Menu which got me started in the right direction.  However, … Continue reading

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Configuring Kubuntu 8.04 Linux for Dell Latitude D820 Notebook

I was pleasantly surprised to have all the hardware working and a smooth install of Kubuntu 8.04rc for a year old Dell Latitude D820 notebook PC. There was still a bit of customization to do to make it work like … Continue reading

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Using GCC for ARM7 or AVR

Inspired by Building Bare-Metal ARM Systems with GNU series of articles, I recently ported the BACnet MS/TP datalink layer to an Atmel AT91SAM7S-EK board – an ARM7 processor – using a GCC cross compiler for ARM. I evaluated GNU Toolchain … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Linux on a Toshiba Laptop

I acquired two Toshiba laptops from a local computer store. They were close out models at significantly reduced prices. Their hardware specifications were faster than my existing desktop (Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 430 @ 1.73GHz, 512MB RAM, Radeon Xpress 200M … Continue reading

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Create favicon.ico with Ubuntu Linux

I was interested in creating a favicon.ico file in Ubuntu Linux for a new website that I helped create. I recalled having used KIconEdit to do it before. I installed KIconEdit and used that to create the icon. However, KIconEdit … Continue reading

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