(Updated 21/6 with some info about the Bluetooth/FM chip.)
Problem: You have a computer running Debian 7 wheezy (also Debian 8 jessie) with an encrypted root filesystem. At startup you’d like to be able to unlock the disk over ssh, maybe because it runs headless.
I bought this LG branded USB 2.0 Hub for $10 from PCDIY.
Seems to be an LG promotional item that PCDIY decided to resell. (I don’t mind, it works properly in Linux unlike most cheap hubs.)
However, the form factor is kinda big and the LG logo is pretty bright.
Taking apart a very cheap USB to Ethernet adapter and pondering on the parts found inside.
Here are two USB to Ethernet adapters:
One of them is sold on ebay for $3.85 AU ($3.99 US), including postage to Australia. The other is sold at Apple Stores for $29.1
- Model MC704ZM / A1277 [↩]
A few months ago, in the dead of Canberra winter, we discovered our flat had a mould problem. Insidious disgusting mould had crept in around our walls. Much scrubbing ensued.
This post is about running Debian GNU/Linux on the Mesada/Flexiview FV-1 “AndroidTV” unit. This post has been a bit delayed, I got very sidetracked with other things this month!
By following these steps, you should be able to use the FV-1 a bit like a normal desktop Linux computer. However, it’s still a long way from my dream goal of running XBMC for Linux.
I’m calling this a “technical review” because I’m not going to spend much time talking about using Android on this device. The reason for that will become apparent.
I recently purchased two “Android TV” boxes from aliexpress, for investigation and general hackery.
You can buy these from various online vendors (dealextreme, aliexpress, etc.) Also under other names – for instance it’s sold here in Australia as the Kogan Agora TV.
The “original” product is the Flexiview FV-1, made by Mesada Technology, Shenzhen.