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Richard Hughes
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F22 on the BananaPi = no video but working networking, Fedora Rawhide = choppy video out (yay!) but no networking. So close...
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+Alberto Ruiz I played with the RPi too, there's a reason new fwupd builds appeared over the weekend :)
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BREAKING British comedian Lee Nelson throws money at #Blatter during #FIFA press conference. Mwahahahahaha! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opRFiQY2yrc
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this has nothing to do with football my ass
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Can anybody think of a better name than Linux Vendor Firmware Service? Ideally something with a .org domain available. Ideas welcome, thanks.
Linux Vendor Firmware Service. Introduction. This site provides a place for hardware vendors to submit packaged firmware updates, typically .cab files. This fire-and-forget service allows vendors to submit firmware updates without generating and hosting AppStream metadata themselves.
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+alex diavatis​ maybe Red Hat in the future...
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Does anyone know of a ASN.1 "decompiler" that can take a .der file and create a "template" .asn file that I can just fix up with the names that I know? openssl asn1parse gets dangerously close, but it's still a ton of work for a moderately sized chunk of spec. Thanks!
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"ASN.1" and  "simple" do not go in the same sentence.
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Can you help me?
A few weeks ago an issue was opened on fwupd by pippin. He was basically asking for a command to return all the hashes of the firmwares installed on his hardware, which I initially didn't really see the point of doing. However, after doing a few hours research about all the malware that can hide ...
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+Ferry Huberts Thanks, that's really useful. I'll decode in the morning.
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Does anyone know anything about dumping existing firmware for audit purposes? Thanks!
Given the scope of fwupd and the code it needs to communicate with various types of hardware with firmware, it seems natural to extend the functionality to be able to read back the existing firmwar...
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+Matthew Garrett Do you think it's valuable at all? If nothing else it raises the bar for malware, right?
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Dear lazyweb, I'm in need of a inexpensive low power ARM device that can run Fedora 22 ARM. I don't need any working graphics or SATA, just working wired networking, SD and a USB port. Ideally powered from a USB charger if possible. My RasbPi can't run F22, although I guess a BBB might work but I'm not a fan of futzing around with a serial cable. Thanks! #fedora #arm  
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Anything AllWinner is pretty good, +Richard Hughes happy to meetup in London and help out anything you might need. AllWinner with F-23 will work with either serial console or text console with hdmi+usb keyboard.
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I've spent a lot of time this weekend adding and updating content on the LVFS site -- comments and grammar fixes welcome, thanks!
fwupd: Updating Firmware in Linux. Introduction. This project aims to make updating firmware on Linux automatic, safe and reliable. For end users For developers For hardware vendors. About. To update a BIOS or network card firmware in Linux traditionally meant rebooting into Microsoft Windows, ...
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+Emmanuele Bassi Seems openshift went down for a bit, seems back up now.
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Adventures with ASN.1, or how to loose your mind one neuron at a time...
Inside a windows driver package you'll probably see a few .dll 's, a .inf file and a .cat file. If you've ever been curious in Windows you'll have double clicked it and it would show some technical information about the driver and some information about who signed the file.
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Next you'll dabble into NDR encoding...
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Perhaps a long shot, but does anybody have any information on either the NVGI IFR header, or the NVIDIA PCI ROM extension called ISBN?
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Don't know what it is either, but I have a GTX970, 750Ti, and 760 if that helps.
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Does anybody know how to dump the EC program data (not the NVRAM!) for a thinkpad? It's possible with an external programmer, but I'm after a way of doing it from userspace. Thanks!
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Gahh! Does anyone know how to disable the gzip compression on an #OpenShift instance? My .xml.gz files are being compressed (making them larger!) and breaking fwupd which only knows how to decompress one layer of gz! Thanks.
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You might be able to add a .htaccess file with the following:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule . - [E=no-gzip:1]

OpenShift Online does support the rewrite engine:
https://help.openshift.com/hc/en-us/articles/202398810-How-to-redirect-traffic-to-HTTPS-
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I'm an electronic engineer who likes to write free software. At some point in my life, I've probably caused a crash on your computer.
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