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Why Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver sucks, and how to fix it

TL;DR – the broadcom sta linux driver always fails in the first scan request after the interface is brought up, this produces a long delay when connecting to a wireless network. There’s an open source driver which does not have … Continue reading

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How to have your patch included in Ubuntu

Today I submitted a patch to wpa-supplicant package in Ubuntu (LP: #994739) and I learnt the process of pushing your changes to Launchpad and ask for them to be reviewed and merged. Ubuntu has a great documentation on how to … Continue reading

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lightum: auto adjust keyboard brightness on Linux MacBook

If you are running Linux on your MacBookAir and want the keyboard light brightness changed automatically depending on the ambient light (just as OS X does), continue reading. I’ve written a small daemon named lightum, source is on github and … Continue reading

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Change workspace configuration on Ubuntu 11.10

By default Ubuntu 11.10 with unity interface has a 2×2 workspace, however I am used to have a single row horizontal 4×1 workspace with 4 desktops. I haven’t found any option under settings to change this, but here’s a workaround: … Continue reading

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pof headquarters reloaded

This is just a quick post to inform of the recent changes I’ve done with the server during the Christmas holidays: Switched from OVH RPS to Linode VPS. Moved the physical location of the server from France, to United Kingdom … Continue reading

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Installing IETF MIB files in ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10 (and I assume other Debian based distributions too) come without the IETF MIB files installed with the default Net-SNMP package. This means you can’t query OIDs directly by name anymore, such as “system.sysUpTime.0″. The easiest way to install … Continue reading

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