heimdall on Centos7

You want to flash a Samsung Galaxy Android device. You’ll need heimdall. It’s not available as a package for Centos7, so you’ll need to compile it. Expanded instructions It uses cmake, which I’d not tripped over before, and the build process is a good deal messier than I expected. As in literally, it leaves stuff […]

OEM support for Linux (firmware updates)

Ubuntu 18.04 and Centos 7.6 both run the fwupd service. This polls for updates on supported hardware. Support arrived in 16.04 and 7.4 respectively (from the docs.) hat tip Check the daemon’s status with the following; problems with any plugins are noted in the logs. systemctl status fwupd On ubuntu 18.04 updates are via the […]

using Red Hat Universal Base Images

Announced Redhat Summit 2019, distribution of containers based on RHEL using their universal base image is now a thing. So, let us say you want to do some container stuff at home and use UBIs? Registering and using a service account Sources redhat developers blog. redhat blog. ubi. Sort yourself out with a Redhat login:  […]

randomness on raspberry pi

The Pi has a hardware random number generator. Source. Hat tip. This is running Centos 7. It presents as /dev/hwrng. yum install rng-tools systemctl enable rngd systemctl start rngd # rngd -l Entropy sources that are available but disabled 1: TPM RNG Device 4: NIST Network Entropy Beacon Oh. It’s running as a daemon on […]

tftp part 3 – replacing xinetd with systemd

Part 1 – running tftp server non root (xinetd) Part 2 – the tftp client requires firewalld changes as well Part 3 – replacing xinetd with systemd (this blog post) Oooh, nice one systemd. During my investigation in Part 1, I tried to eliminate xinetd as the reason for the misbehaviour. I started up the […]

tftp part 2 – the tftp client requires a firewalld as well

Part 1 – running tftp server non root (xinetd) Part 2 – the tftp client requires firewalld changes as well (this blog post) Part 3 – replacing xinetd with systemd   firewalld change on TFTP clients The rest of this blog post will elaborate on what happens if you don’t do this. The quick bit […]