Broadcom Wireless cards and Lenovo E530 Bios UEFI Whitelist

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24Aug2015
Last Updated on 24 August 2015 | Written by CodeAsm

Wireless card

Its a trouble maker, a soldering iron fire starter. The Lenovo E530 I got two(already!)years ago can sometimes be a pain.
First I destroyed the filesystem, then I borked the Bootsequence and last time I beeped flipped the Bios/Uefi variables completly.

I save those boot errors for another blog, when I try refashing it.
Wich actualy started my research for COreboot or just removing/altering the Whitelist of my beloved Lenovo.

Wait what? if you never heard of Bios whitelists, or whitelists for hardware, go read here:

So yes, My lenovo has a whitelist and I do not agree.

Click the readmore button to view some awesome images of the card without shield cover and my further research:

 

Read more: Broadcom Wireless cards and Lenovo E530 Bios UEFI Whitelist

 

Blog update

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21Aug2015
Last Updated on 21 August 2015 | Written by CodeAsm

Well thats odd, ive not been updating my blog for a while but I do have lots and lots of ideas for "great" blog posts, video blogs and wishes to change my website "again".

So instead of working behint the scene with code and never showing anything, instead of month of silence, im gonna use my blog as a note book.

Started a year back or so I began using a paper book for notes, mainly because I lose focus or just have to get rid of ideas that roam my mind.

So ill give this joomla cms system a change again, hope it wont fail me. And you will see some more updates in the couple of days :D

BIG important other news, im married :D (jeej) and also I do my Thesis on OCR for a company in Amsterdam.

FEw things I currently work on and hope to make some updates on are:

  • Runix, Linux for the playstation classic
  • Xqemu, the xbox emulator, lets try compiling it and run some code on shall we
  • GPG, someday I need to give you my public hair... I mean key. and its pubic hair, cubic?
  • MCPX/Chihiro fix, yeah, got one, but its broken, ill try fixing it
  • Zilog computer, somehow I would like to make one of my own.
  • XBox live homebrew, done some research and like to share some with you.
  • Comment system and blogpost engine, this joomla thing isnt for me...
  • Videoblogs :D I like them, want to post my own aswell... gonna start some filming.

 

Downloading ooyala video's or how I viewed a m3u8 on my windows phone.

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05Feb2015
Last Updated on 05 February 2015 | Written by CodeAsm

Neil deGrasse Tyson posted a video on his blog today and I wanted to watch it on my mobile phone.

I could have just watched it because its very small but no, I realy wanted the video offline.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-nerd-hobby-2015-1?r=US

And lucky us, ooyala provides a link to embeded the video, in such a way, that we have a direct link to their playlist. or apparantly, a m3u8 is a kind of stream playlist.

Some google and bing minutes later and I got the following website:

http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/359319-How-do-I-download-the-following-m3u8-url

basicly saying:

ffmpeg can download it with the following command line:

Code: ffmpeg -i inputvideo.m3u8 outputvideo.ts

 

So yes, after I downloaded ffmpeg (realy handy) I later got a ts file, thats basicly a mp2 file like settop boxes use for streams.

altho I could have tried converting the file, windows mediaplayer and VLC just play it.

and while I copied the file to my Windows Phone 8.1, he said "This device does not support playing this file, would you like to convert it?" I clicked yes and there was a WMV file, with audio and video on my mobile :D

Thanks for reading, the more you know :D

   

OPS introduction

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14Oct2014
Last Updated on 14 October 2014 | Written by CodeAsm

The following project is about a christian religious software program, the "hacks" and tricks are not religious intended and I strongly suggest you refrain yourself for letting any comments of such topic that involve religion, believe or "facts" in the comments section. Ive not had any problems so far and not so much comments in general, lets keep it professional and on the topic. Thank you.

A few years go I used a program to present song-text to a screen using a beamer in a local church. This software is not unique, many options are available even freeware. When we (church, my dad and a good friend of mine) searched for other, free options or software to use at home we discovered that the Dutch organisation responsible for legal distribution only offers a software package digitally containing the lyrics and no other digital resource was "legaly" availeble.

Tobedone: the legal reasons of song-texts and internet. Basically, for personal use  you pay a fee when you buy a lyrics book from the official retailer. Opwekking is selling all kinds of books and songbooks. basically its legally impossible to obtain the text for free, or visit a church, where the church pays Opwekking to present and play the music. Im no lawyer, I dont want to be one and you should educate yourself before plaming me for whatever reasons.

Back to the software, OPS stands for OpwekkingsPresentatieSoftware and all versions appear to be called Pro (professional) but no other versions appear to be existing.
Also it apeared to be made availeble on CD in as early as 2004. wich could be version 1. Early contact with the programmer appear the software was done in Delphi and later versions done in a small team in C# with WPF and .net 3.0 at least. For this reason the software can not easily ported to Mac or Linux. Wine and mono seem unable to run the software, but legal free software is available and copies of the lyrics can be obtained, legal use is allowed after paying the right organisations.

 

2004 - 1.0?
2005 - 2.0?
2006 - 3.0, "OPS Pro 2006" CD and demo download
2007 - 4.0 "OPS Pro 2007" CD, update downloads (Updates V410 V411)
2008 - 5.0 "OPS Pro 2008" CD, update downloads (U510)
2009 - 5.1 "OPS Pro 2009" CD, update downloads (U5)
2010 - 6.0 "OPS Pro 2010" CD, update downloads (U6)
2011 - 7.0.1 "OPS Pro 2011" CD, update downloads (Update 7.0.3)
2012 - 7.0.3 "OPS Pro 2012" CD, update downloads (including new songs)
2013 - 7.1.? "OPS Pro 2013" CD, update downloads (update 7.1.4)
2014 - 7 "OPS Pro 2014" CD, no updates
2015 - 7  probably "OPS Pro 2015" and updates could be available

 

Not all information is complete, and sadly some updates are unavailable. No CD's where in our research available.

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Screenshot of the 2006 version, DEMO wich you cannot official download anymore (Still works in Windows 8.1 :P ) on the Demo-version and its "protection".

 

Arch linux with Splash screen, Plymouth

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12Sep2014
Last Updated on 22 June 2015 | Written by CodeAsm

Kinda destroyed my Linux install this last monday and decided to reinstall Arch linux. (I tweeted about it, I removed /var ... silly me)

All fine and well, ill post my Nvidia setting for my Lenovo E530 someday soon(url should point you in the right direction), but today I played with the idea of enableing a Splashscreen for Arch, a sort of bootscreen for linux instead of all awesome hacker friendly notes about wich modules are loaded, you get greetings from a nice load bar. example on youtube (shows what I have now, but his one is not booting further... like me, earlier today...)

Ill try to keep it short, maybe you ended up reading my article because you also got a "failed (Result: timeout)" for plymouth-quit-wait.service

Im using the plymouth "legacy" plymouth-legacy 0.8.8-2 (Actualy, now it works I might try the newer one...first ill tell you why this legacy one is working (choosed it because maybe newer one was broken/)

anyway, along the many commenst, recompiles and pakage install people did, some people actualy gave info I dint saw many times...

mareex (2014-06-27 13:16)
After setting "ShowDelay=0" in "/etc/plymouth/plymouthd.conf" splash finally showed up.

gokul (2014-06-27 09:30)
word of caution: I'm new to arch (just a few days) and new to systemd as well.

editing gdm-plymouth.service to change as follows stops plymouth screen properly.
#Conflicts=getty@tty1.service plymouth-quit.service
Conflicts=getty@tty1.service
I think this is because "Conflicts" will stop services which is not the required action for plymouth-quit.service. It is already there in the "After" which is exactly what is needed.

Anyway, I believe the solutio Gokul gave us was the winner, I also set the delay to 0, just in case (tried 5 and later noting, but 0 seems to be fine)

Thanks Arch commenters, and now I can tweak the theme and see if I got rid of the %⎕⎕⎕ %⎕⎕⎕ %⎕⎕⎕ ....

(Should update to newer plymouth aswell.

I hope the comments work again (facebook and such.) else tweet me or find help arround the Archlinux bbs or comments

if you like to comment but do not see it appear, please mail:

support (at ) kernelpaniq (dot com

   

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