May
03

Adding a battery buffered realtime clock to the Beaglebone Black provides accurate time when no Internet is available. I used an Epson RX8025NB module, and connected it to I2C bus 1. Under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a set of rtc drivers already exists, and enabling the clock was a simple command. The biggest work was to enable I2C bus 1… Continue reading »

Feb
24

 Welcome Ubuntu, Sayonara openSUSE! After the support expiration of OpenSUSE 12.3 in January, this server has just been migrated to Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. OpenSUSE run great during the five years, spanning versions 11.2, 11.4, 12.1 until 12.3. However the 18-month support cycle of OpenSuse required an almost annual upgrade, while Ubuntu provides longterm support versions covering five years. Ubuntu brings… Continue reading »