Inspired by this post, I decided to try running OpenWRT under Qemu on FreeBSD. In particular, ARM versions of OpenWRT’s Attitude Adjustment r29537 (December 2011) and r34778 (December 2012) as Qemu 1.1.1 virtual machines on FreeBSD 8.3-STABLE (r242546). I focused on Qemu 1.1.1 because that was the current latest version of Qemu in the FreeBSD […]

This post follows on from my initial experiments with running OpenWRT on the NS-K330. I briefly document adding support for Ext3-formatted USB drives (using kmod-fs-ext4), ASIX-based and DM9601-based USB-Ethernet adapters and PL2303-based USB-Serial adapters to my NS-K330.

At the start of 2011 I began experimenting with an NS-K330 “NAS”, eventually running SnakeOS, Debian and FreeBSD 9. This post describes my more recent experiments with OpenWRT on the NS-K330.

This post documents my recent experiments with  Oleksandr Tymoshenko’s patches to get the FreeBSD 10-CURRENT  kernel running in a Qemu-emulated Versatile Platform Board (VersatilePB) armv6 environment.

Back in September I purchased a MiniX clone from DealExtreme. The device appears functional, and pre-rooted for convenient access via ADB. However, WiFi connectivity was…. pathetic. In the past few days I’ve received two cheap USB-Ethernet adapters from DealExtreme that solved my network connectivity problems. One is based on DM96xx chipset, the other on an […]

Back in July 2007 I purchased a NetYS PE 1000VA UPS to provide backup mains power for my main home FreeBSD server. In the past month I have (finally!) figured out how to remotely monitor this UPS over USB connection from my FreeBSD box (currently running 8.3-PRERELEASE). This post documents the steps required to get […]

I’ve recently purchased a tiny, Android-based “MiniX” clone media player from DX.com. Primarily for my own records, this post summarises how I established an ADB link over the MiniX’s OTG USB port via my FreeBSD 8.3-PRERELEASE home server.  It might be of interest to you if you’re reading this and you’re not me.

I’ve recently purchased a tiny, Android-based “MiniX” clone media player from DX.com. Primarily for my own records, this post summarises what the MiniX’s OTG USB port looks like when plugged into a FreeBSD host. It might be of interest to you if you’re reading this and you’re not me.

A few months back I ordered and received a “Digital Utility AC Power Consumption Monitor and Timer” from DealExtreme (see my initial post here). I’ve now used it to briefly measure the power consumption of my home tumble dryer in “Warm” mode.

I’ve recently purchased a tiny, Android-based media player from DX.com — mostly so I can hack on it, and perhaps use it for its nominal purpose of streaming media over my home network. I purchased mine on August 22nd 2012 and received it on September 12th — not too bad for DX.com free delivery. This […]