Linux, PPAPI, and the Browser…

In the beginning, was Lynx.  And, it was good.  The time was 1992.  Linux was in it’s infancy.  The Internet was becoming more easy to access.  Linux as we know it had reached a milestone.  It was now 1 year old.

I am going to cite some Linux history below to give perspective to why I wrote this article, and further explain my anger at Adobe and Microsoft.

The most popular web server has always been FLOSS since such data has been being collected. For example, Apache is the current #1 web server powering the Internet.  To my knowledge, it has never fell below this statistic.  Contrary to what Microsoft would have you believe, they have never held the number one position.  Ever.  Some current estimates put the number of Internet servers running Linux at or better than 95%.  Microsoft?  About 1%.  Ironically enough, Microsoft’s own Azure Cloud services offer “Linux Infrastructure as a Service” (IaaS).

According to the OSS/FLOSS Numbers Database, Windows NT actually crippled a U.S. Navy Cruiser in 1998.  Almost all of Europe’s governments use Linux in some form or fashion, or are in the process of converting existing systems including their educational institutions.  In the U.S. check out the statistics for banks, ATM machines, or mobile devices, or, for read more

It’s September?

Wow, a couple days till September and here in Northern Maine, summer is ‘officially’ over. It was May just a couple of days ago, or so it seems.

So, to pass some time I took some screen shots of my current build of VSIDO. It is unbelievably awesome as per the norm for this distro of Linux!I’ll be back to writing eventually.

Lot of family things going on right now that are way more important than Linux, this website, or the next funny cat video you watch on youtube.  Life ya know… read more

Working on bettering the site, be patient…

Just trying to modernize a bit.  Over the next 24 to 48 hours expect some delays with pages loading, or God forbid, failing to load altogether!  Working on making a better and more informative Linux website, especially the VSIDO distro.  Please bear with us as we work on these improvements… read more

USB 3-1.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110

headbanger“USB 3-1.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110” or “-60” or “-32” or “-71” and so on, etc etc etc…

This has been an ongoing issue for me for a long time.  It can also be seen as something like “Bluetooth patch file failed to load” or something similar.  Also as “ath3k failed to load” type errors.

In order to fix it I did a Google search for “ath3k-1.fw for Debian Sid”.  Followed the link to the ftp site for Debian SID, downloaded the .deb file, and then ran it using g-debi.  (yes I’m lazy and g-debi works just great)  Or, alternatively, you could just do a simple “sudo apt-get install firmware-atheros“!!!  Once it installed, I went to /etc/modules and added ath3k to the list that is in the modules file.  (you’ll have to edit that file as root)  Then from a terminal, I ran “sudo modprobe -v ath3k“.  (with no errors!  If you get an error, I’m sorry, I haven’t experimented any further since this worked for me.)  After all of this was completed, since I have a laptop, I did a full shutdown, pulled the battery, and let the laptop sit for a couple of minutes.  Put the battery back in, plugged it in, read more