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{ Monthly Archives } September 2007

Open source VMware guest tools

I haven’t made a work related post in quite some time, but I’ve got a good reason now. Yesterday, we announced that we’re open-sourcing most parts of our Linux/FreeBSD/Solaris guest tools. You can see the site with details of what’s present (including kernel modules) here. I think this is genuinely a big deal – it […]

Use MMC cards with Ricoh R5C832 controllers!

Update: You do not need to use the setpci instructions in this article if your kernel is 2.6.25 or newer The Ricoh R5C832 is a multi-function chip that provides Firewire and four types of memory card support (SD/MMC/Memory Stick/xD). It appears in many laptops including the Dell XPS m1330 that I recently bought for myself. […]