Federico Fuga

Engineering, Tech, Informatics & science

How to switch "\" with "<" keys in linux

28 Nov 2020 10:16 +0000
When using the Apple Magic Keyboard with linux and certain keyboard layout, some key may be exchanged with some other key. In my case, I have an Italian Magic Keyboard and a Ubuntu 20.10 running on VmWare Fusion and the “" and “<” keys are switched. The fix is pretty easy, but not easy to find on the net. This is the recipe: you need to force xmodmap to exchange the two keystrokes. Continue reading

Configuring Ubuntu to deal with an ARM board with U-Boot via USB

13 May 2019 07:40 +0000 Embedded Linux uboot ubuntu
Abstract We have a board on which an AllWinner ARM processor is running Linux. The bootloader is U-boot and we have to use the USB port to flash it. When flashing the device for the first time, after loading the bootloader via FEL protocol, we need to use tftp to load the SPL (Secondary program Loader) image and the uboot version for use with the spl. Unfortunately, a couple of issues in the default Ubuntu configuration prevent us from doing this apparently simple operation in a straight way, and we need to tweak some system configuration file. Continue reading

Fixing problems with Ubuntu 13.04 and VmWare Tools

21 Aug 2013 09:51 +0000 Linux vmware
Installing Ubuntu on my VmWare fusion box has never been so difficult as it was last weeks, when I needed to have it ready as soon as possible. Though 12.04 LTS has been proved to be a great choice when you need a solid rock linux box, latest Ubuntu boxes are preferable, on my opinion, for development purpose. This way, switching to the latest, bleeding edge kernel hasn’t gone well for the people at VmWare. Continue reading