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installing software without package manager

I have an embedded system running linux. I need to install some software, in particular uucp package containing cu command. This is really all i need. At the moment all I have is a root access to the ...
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Handling bad block in NAND flash memory

Is there any way/tool/utility to correct the badblock on the NAND device ? We are having custom board based on beaglebone but instead of mmc we have NAND flash. MTD partitions on the NAND are as ...
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Insert/Display Two-Page Word Object in Excel Sheet

I've trying to take a two-page Word doc and insert it into an Excel 2010 worksheet. I'm not trying to link to the original document. So far I've been able to insert the object, but it only displays ...
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Is it possible to execute scripts on embedded linux devices (i.e: DSL routers)?

Folks, I wanna find a generic way to run a (simple bash) script on boot sequence of a router with embedded Linux. I have read about ways to do this on devices like: DD-WRT OpenWRT any NAS like ...
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Embeded computer F-RAM imaging

Here is the situation: I have an old ISA card type computer hooked up to controller card to drive a cutting machine. The manufacturer is not in business for the last 10 years, so support is zero. ...
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SSH from Ubuntu to embedded linux

I'm a beginner un networking. I'm trying to connect an embedded linux to my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS by Ethernet. I have configured the embedded system to work with a static IP adress (192.168.9.119). ...
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What's the file format of the output of mkfs.jffs2

I am creating a file partition with the following command: sudo mkfs.jffs2 -l -n -p -q -e 0x20000 -s 0x800 -d image/ -o sdcard/root/rootfs11182013.ambr.jffs2 I understand the commands and flags ...
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Syntax highlighting in ssh sessions

I should really like to have my ssh sessions do syntax highlighting of configurations et al. of the output from my remote embedded devices. The devices cannot in any way output anything but flat text. ...
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How to disable right click on windows 8?

I tried using the lockdown feature but apparently I cannot figure where to disable the right click action here. I also checked using the windows 8 embedded. I might be missing something. Can you give ...
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Cross platform WiFi enabled folder access on linux embedded device

I have a device, we'll say it's a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 with a stripped kernel that can only run a single program. This device does not have a keyboard or a mouse, but two joysticks and four ...
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FAT32 Structure

Is there any tool available which can provide some form of dump of the physical locations of files on a FAT32 filesystem ? I am investigating a corruption issue with an embedded system and a ...
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Windows Embedded 8 Standard - “No images available” during install

I have previously been using a 180 day trial product key when installing WE8S, but recently acquired a licensed key. However, when using this key the installation fails. I get a dialog asking me to ...
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Word 2013 export to PDF how to keep font vectorized

I have to use Myriad font with Word 2013 (I cannot use other font or software). When export my Word doc to PDF, Myriad font is bitmapped (many pixels). My question is : how to keep the font ...
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Microcontroller web server

suppose A & B wants to communicate through internet, we brought internet from ISP, and their Ip is not visible from remote computer, but then how application like team viewer works on our ...
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Lifetime of eMMC device

I have better knowledge about the NAND and NOR memory devices as I'm currently working with them. Now I have heard that eMMC device is going to be used in one of my upcoming project. What is the ...
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Windows 8 Embedded Standard - Obtain WMV Codecs?

I'm evaluating Windows 8 Embedded Standard to be used for media playback. Following creating an installation with every single component enabled I find that the OS is unable to play back WMV files, ...
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What to do with a Linux OS microSD image file?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on the Odroid U2 SoC (http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php) From this site I downloaded the "Micro-SD image file" ...
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Size of C drive

I am currently working on Windows Embedded Standard 7E on 32GB SSD.There are two partition C & D.The problem is when I check the properties of C drive it shows the space used as 3GB.But when I ...
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Why the command substitution in the crontab job doesn't work?

crontab -l: * * * * * /Users/michel/Desktop/myScript.sh myScript.sh: #!/bin/bash /usr/local/bin/growlnotify -t 'Fact' -m "$(/Users/michel/Desktop/anotherScript.sh data.txt)" -n 'myApp' it ...
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Minimum volume size for fat12

I am searching for the answer, what is the theoretical minimum size for a FAT12 volume? There is only requirements that embedded and normal systems should recognize it on a pen drive as legal file ...
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With What Hardware and Software Configuration Could One Continuously Sync Localhost with Remotehost (with low power cost)? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this --- if it isn't, I'll delete it. The question is prompted by the internet speeds at my address. To download a large file (say, 4GiB or so) several ...
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How do I take desktop screenshot within Windows Embedded Standard?

I have a computer running Windows Embedded Standard OS with a specific application on it. There is no MS Paint or snipping tool, but I need to take a screenshot of the application. How do I take a ...
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USB Hub Error -62

I have a 5m usb cable which I want to connect to a usb port on a embedded device (linux debarm; kernel 2.6). The cable has one repeater so it's actually two cables with one hub between. When I plug it ...
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Can we run linux in something faster than RAM?

This is perhaps a silly question, and may be the result of a misunderstanding. I'm studying CPU's right now, and memory in particular. I was just reading about how much faster SRAM is than DRAM but ...
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How do I install NanoBSD on a flashdrive?

I would like to install NanoBSD on a flashdrive, I'm on a Linux Machine and don't have an extra machine around. I'm very used to Linux but I'd like to try out NanoBSD on a headless machine of mine. ...
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Install linux/bsd on compact flash using USB connector

How do I install linux/bsd on compact flash with usb compact flash adapter. The compact flash will boot on single board x86 computer as an IDE drive, but I'm doing the install on a regular computer ...
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Embedded System for a image processing task

I'm quite a beginner to embedded systems, but am eager to learn more. I've used an Arduino previously and quite recently purchased a Raspberry Pi (but not used it as much). I have numerous questions ...
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Dell XT2 Upgrade to Windows 8, Embedded WWAN Not Turned On

I've been working on a friend's computer, and upgraded her Tablet/Laptop Inspiron XT2 (originally with XP Media) to Windows 8 Pro. The laptop has an embedded (believe it's the 5600) WAN card for ...
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How do I boot [embedded] linux from sd card?

I am hacking together a quick embedded linux system on a DM816x evm board. Previously I have been using TFTP and NFS to load my kernel and root filesystem to the board. I am now trying to switch over ...
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Intel D2500HN Atom D2500 Doesn't turn on

I recently bought parts from Amazon to build an embedded PC, and have assembled everything. I have: Intel D2500HN Mini-ITX Motherboard Mini-Box Pico-PSU 80 M350 Universal Min-ITX Enclosure 2GB DDR3 ...
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Calculating dual core performance (GF/s)

I'm trying to figure out how to calculate performance (measured in GFLOPS) My thought was I would use GFLOPS = cores x clocks x (FLOPs/cycle), my issue right now is that one of my cores runs at a ...
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linux run default program on system start init

Hello I have a small netbook with tegra, and I'm trying to create Image Frame when someone turn on a netbook. If I add to init.d Starting script for my graphic application will it run before GNOME ...
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Will there be a “lite” or “ThinPC” version of Windows 8?

With previous versions of Windows there are "lightweight" versions designed to be ran on embedded or less-capeable devices (XP Embedded, Windows 7 ThinPC, Windows 7 Embedded) which have a very low ...
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Sending a file to uCLinux

I have a board running uClinux, and I need to send a file to it, but I'm not sure how... I have a RS232 port, and Ethernet port with an IP address at my disposal, I can telnet to the board, but ...
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Is there a Linux distro that will easily run “embedded style” on a Raspberry Pi? [closed]

I need a Linux distro that will give me the following: Run on a Raspberry Pi Can reliably survive power loss (like via a read-only filesystem) I've been able to hunt down some documentation on how ...
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What is different between XP and Win7 when handling a USB composite device?

I have developed an USB device using a LPC2148 and the LPCUSB USB stack. It works well when I set it as an HID device (a keyboard), but when I set it as a composite device, storage (SD Flash Card) and ...
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Linux Embedded Controller editor

Does anyone know of an Embedded Controller editor for Linux? I currently use Read & Write Utility When using Windows to set my fan between 25%-50% because without it my laptop idles at 50°c When ...
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Udev rules on Ubuntu/OMAP (Beaglebone)

I have an IROX Pro-X weather station and am running wview weather software on Ubuntu 12.04. I have been running it on my old laptop for a few months with no problems but am trying to run it on a ...
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What is a crossbar?

Thinking of interconnects between devices in Systems on Chips/Networks on Chips, what is a crossbar? This term is used a lot (in contrast to a backpane bus - wiring that connects all components) in ...
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Hue shift on youtube.com (but not when embedded!) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Red and blue are swapped on Youtube This is easily the oddest problem I've yet had. When I'm on youtube, and I look at a video, the hue is all wrong. Pure red becomes ...
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Expect script inside bash script optional statement

Using: CentOS 6.2 BASH shell My script is something along the lines of #!/bin/bash INSTALL_PATH="Enter install path" CR="\n" /bin/su root -c "/usr/bin/expect << EOF spawn name.run expect ...
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How to add auto-cap string to .vimrc?

This is in reply to: A Vim script that checks capital letters and makes necessary corrections that I found useful. I am a confirmed CLI hacker and writer. Because my fingers know Vim, I use it. ...
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changing the boot logo on embedded linux (angstrom)

i have am3517 based embedded board and i have installed my own kernel and filesystem compiled with angstrom toolchain. Now i want to change the bootscreen logo? Is there anyway to do that? Thanks ...
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What options are available for rendering a embedded adobe PDF in a page frame?

What options are available for rendering a embedded adobe PDF in a page frame? Options I would like to set, if anyone knows what they are: Fit page to width (not just height) Dont show left nav ...
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Embedded systems toolkit to learn and practice on my own [closed]

I am from computer science background and planning to learn embedded systems. I have more than enough materials to study, but i have no idea on how to practice it.Please tell me, If there is any ...
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Disable On Screen Keyboard in Windows 7

I run Windows Embedded Standard 7 with a multi touch screen (running on the UPDD driver 4.01.10). The system is running an application in kiosk mode with no need for any other input device. The On ...
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How to remove URL embedded in PDF document? (dialog “the document is trying to connect to” appears)

I have an Adobe PDF document which when opened displays a warning dialog with the words "the document is trying to connect to" followed by a certain URL. I choose the "Block" option to try to be ...
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Testing an embedded device processor [closed]

I am writing some tests to test the processor on an embedded device (running on Linux). The device shell supports Ash, python and I can even run C code after compilation in scratchbox. Can you give ...
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Why FAT16/32 is always in the MBR of embedded devices? [closed]

Couldn't you just put a new file system on MBR and still make it work?Does the firmware need flashing?Why is FAT16/32 is so popular?
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RAM test to run on an embedded device

I want to test RAM on my embedded Linux device for any kinds of problems. Can people suggest any RAM test suites out there? I am working on ARM architecture.