Restoring GuruPlugs

I’ve recently taken ownership of a GuruPlug, and naturally the first thing I tried to do when I got it was to install Gentoo on it.  I first went to build a kernel using the GuruPlug patches on a vanilla 2.6.34 kernel, which ended up disasterous.  I applied the patches, however the kernel ended up not booting.

At which point I decided I wanted to try to restore the original kernel, so that I would at least have a working system with which to test.  Therein lied the rub.  The files posted here are completely broken. Continue reading “Restoring GuruPlugs”

RouterStation Pro OpenWRT upgrade

In an effort to upgrade my network from the aging–and failing WRT54G’s, I purchased a RouterStation Pro.  A RouterStation Pro is an embedded Linux board with some impressive hardware specs.  The part that appealed to me was the 3 Mini-PCI slots that allowed me to use wireless cards that had support in the Linux kernel.  There’s a large portion of 802.11N routers that are using Broadcom chipsets which are only supported by a proprietary blob(wl.ko).

The RouterStation Pro comes preloaded with a relatively old installation of OpenWRT Kamikaze.  Being a sucker for bleeding-edge software, I definitely wanted to check out code from the main Subversion repository to get it up-to-date as far as development goes.  Here’s how I did it.

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Chrome private browsing mode flawed

My friend chizu just brought it to my attention that the private browsing mode “Incognito” in Google Chrome has a serious flaw.  If you use the browser’s zoom functionality to increase the size of pictures or text, the browser will record the domain in your Preferences file.  One of Chromium’s maintainers has marked the bug ‘WONTFIX’ citing that it is actually a feature of Google Chrome and deemed acceptable by the UI developers.

Looks like I’ll be going back to my real incognito mode of simply using another firefox profile and deleting it afterwards.

Link to the  bug