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Running x86_64/amd64 executables on PPC64le IBM Power 9 Gentoo

September 23rd, 2018 No comments

Running android-studio on a Talos II ppc64 machine requires the aapt2 binary. That is currently only a part of the x86_64 build-tools, so I had to learn a way to run x86_64 executables on ppc64 cpu. The first option is full emulation (emulating x86_64 kernel and apps), the other is QEMU’s user mode translation (emulating only user-mode, translating syscalls to a running ppc64 kernel). Let’s have a quick look at the QEMU user-mode translation.

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How to boot Windows partition virtually under KVM with UEFI firmware

March 5th, 2018 4 comments

It is actually quite easy to boot Windows virtualized using KVM. But to properly use the UEFI bootloader, suitable QEMU arguments are required. Here is a lightly commented QEMU command I use to boot virtual Windows 10 I have on a separate partition.

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Samsung printer problem on GNU/Linux (printing black pages)

August 22nd, 2017 2 comments

I’ve been using Samsung ML-2160 printer on Gentoo Linux for some time without problems but then I connected it to a box running Arch Linux and I some problems came up. It was printing almost completely black pages (with a few narrow white strips).

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Setting up IPv6 using a DHCP client

October 21st, 2016 4 comments

Our ISP (internet service provider) finally started offering IPv6. On the server, I received static configuration. Here, they are using DHCP6 with prefix delegation and it isn’t as straightforward as one would expect.

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A few important things to know for Linux beginners

December 31st, 2015 No comments

A few things I didn’t know about Linux at the time I was primarily using Windows.

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