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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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Comments very welcome!
As some of you may know, I've spent the last couple of months talking with various Red Hat partners and other OpenHardware vendors that produce firmware updates. These include most of the laptop vendors that you know and love, along with a few more companies making very specialized hardware.
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Pretty exciting, and a very difficult job.
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It seems KDE and XFCE are beginning to catch up with GNOME:

#GNOME AppData coverage = 96.1%
#KDE AppData coverage = 54.1%
#XFCE AppData coverage = 35.0%

That's 53.4% for all applications in #Fedora 23. Now we're hiding applications without AppData files the rate of adoption has really increased :)
Quite a few people are going to be installing Fedora 22 in the coming days, searching for things in the software center and not finding what they want. This is because some applications still don't ship AppData files, which have become compulsory for this release.
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At least on KDE, integration upstream is great now - you basically just drop AppStream metadata into your Git repo, and all stuff like translations gets done automatically :-)
But how fast the individual maintainers of the KDE apps adopt the metadata depends on them (and how fast distros package KF5 apps, since most metadata was introduced with the "fifth generation")
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Can't find your favourite application in #Fedora 22?
Quite a few people are going to be installing Fedora 22 in the coming days, searching for things in the software center and not finding what they want. This is because some applications still don't ship AppData files, which have become compulsory for this release.
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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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For generating AppStream data it's useful to compare distro releases to see what applications come and go. I've come unstuck recently when a few apps (both GNOME and KDE) have changed their desktop ID. I'm able to map the GNOME ones thanks to the list in GNOME Shell, but I need something equivalent for #KDE  

Anyone got any ideas? Thanks.
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+Emmanuele Bassi Ohh, I didn't know that, thanks. I'll fix now.
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This weekend I successfully got a WNDR3800 to run #OpenWRT -- it was quite simple, and I've configured my new network just how I like it. It's amazingly more stable than the Virgin Media router that's now in "Modem Mode".

I have one remaining non-free device in my network, a simple WGR614 that just acts as a wireless-wired router in my garden office as it's out of range from the house. I'm looking to replace this with something I can run OpenWRT on, and it needs to be cheap. I need 1x100Mb wired, and just Wireless-G networking. Ideas?
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I have a TP-Link Archer C7 v2, too.
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Never underestimate the ingenuity of a geek who needs internet. One UPS, 50m coax, two wireless adaptors and a 20ft curtain pole later I've got internet even though the whole house is dead for a new fusebox.
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I guess a dire need was to post here about it !
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After my cable modem went pop yesterday, and I switched to tethering on my phone for the afternoon I got a passive aggressive text message message from o2 warning me my "unlimited" data plan had a 500Mb limit per month, and any extra data over that would be charged at £3/MB.

Any ideas for an alternative in the UK? Not impressed with o2 at the moment...
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I like giffgaff.  They seem friendly and I believe they offer, amongst other things, 1GB of data (on 3G) for £7.50.
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