Recently a port audit security advisor was released that indicated an exploit with sudoedit of the security/sudo FreeBSD port. At the time I was running sudo 1.6.9 and being a responsible system administrator, I decided to upgrade sudo to the latest revision of the port (1.7.2p2 at the time). The upgrade went very smoothly, with [..more..]
Recently I was working on a php command line program that required access to a serial port. Initially developed under Linux the program was then shifted to it’s permanent location on a FreeBSD server. This is where we first started having problems. Initially we discovered the server didn’t have a native serial port. We fixed [..more..]
Please welcome Gaetan Nadon to the Xorg development team, mentored initially by Peter Hutterer (whot)
Recently the server hosting clearchain.com (aka Leo) has been having disk io errors. This has had me quite perplexed. You see Leo is a virtual machine running on redundant hardware as part of an VMWare ESX cluster. Hence whilst I can understand slow performance and delayed access at some times, disk IO’s don’t make sense. [..more..]
Working out that VNC can put a client ONHOLD, making it look like the server has frozen
Details about the API changes between Xinput 1(XI1) and XInput 2 (XI2)
Please welcome Yang Zhao (yzhao) to the FD.o ranks. Working on Xorg and in particular the xf86-video-radeonhd driver.
Please welcome Alexander Sack (asac) to the Freedesktop team. Alex will be working on ModemManager & NetworkManager
Please welcome Arkadiusz Miskiewicz (arekm) to the open office team.
Please welcome Alex Villacís Lasso to the FreeDesktop ranks. Alex will be working on improving the Savage driver, mentored by Alex Deucher