Linux Kernel: Add support for using a MAX3421E chip as a host driver

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This change "Add support for using a MAX3421E chip as a host driver." (commit 2d53139) in Linux kernel is authored by David Mosberger <davidm [at] egauge.net> on Mon Apr 28 22:14:07 2014 -0600. Description of "Add support for using a MAX3421E chip as a host driver." The change "Add support for using a MAX3421E chip
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Compress PNG Images on Linux

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PNG images already use DEFLATE data compression algorithm involving a combination of LZ77 and Huffman coding. But the PNG images can be further compressed by removing non-important metadata or using lossy compression to save storage space and/or data transfer bandwidth. In this post, we introduce 2 compression ways with tools available on Linux. Lossless compression
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How to Install Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 in Ubuntu 18.04

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Hyperledger Fabric is a consortium blockchain system. It’s performance is relatively good and its modular architecture enables it to be usable in many scenarios. Hyperledger Fabric itself has rich documents and samples of test networks. For beginners, deploying a new network for trying and testing still consumes quite some time. In this post, we will
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How to Make iPhone with iOS 13 Faster

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After the recent iOS upgrading to version 13, many older iPhones such as iPhone 8 turn to be running slower, although there are many new features. New features and functions use more CPU/GPU/memory and the iOS may run slower. But are there any methods to make it run faster? After quite some research and testing,
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The cultural impact of cloud technology

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Cloud technology is one of the latest forms of technology. A cloud is a place where exactly the data is stored. Also, the cloud is the place where the data is managed and processed. Cloud ensures that the data managed on a cluster or the network of servers. All of these servers are available remotely
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5 necessary PC hardware that a programmer needs to upgrade

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The world of technology has evolved drastically over the last few decades. Almost every aspect of our lives is dominated by technology. At the heart of technology lies computer programming. Computer programming is what dictates the success of the technology. I mean think about it, your smartphone, PC, ETC they all rely on programming. This
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New Linux Kernel 5.0: Features and Improvements

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Linux is the most used and well-known open-source operating system for computers, mobile devices, servers, and mainframes, etc. Linux has so many awesome features to serve its users like Live CD/USB. And it is fast, easy and free to use by computers around the world. The kernel is referred to as the essential component of
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How to force a USB 3.0 port to work in USB 2.0 mode in Linux?

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We know that we can disable USB 3.0 in the BIOS. But is there a way to force a USB 3.0 port to work in USB 2.0 mode inside of a running Linux? On Linux on some platforms booted in BIOS modes, you can use the following command to force USB 2.0 modes for your
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How to find a network adapter’s speed in Linux?

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I have a Linux box and it is connected to a network through a network adapter, say gate. How to find what is the current speed (10Mbps, 100Mbps or 1000Mbps) of the adapter? You can find the network adapter speed by the ethtool command: ethtool: query or control network driver and hardware settings For example,
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How to find a wireless network adapter’s speed in Linux?

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How to find a wireless adapter‘s speed in Linux? ethtool does not show the speed of the wireless adapters. For finding the configured speed of wireless adpaters in Linux, you can use the iwconfig tool. iwconfig: configure a wireless network interface For example, to find the speed of the wireless adapter wlp8s0: # iwconfig wlp8s0
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How to check whether a USB disk is connected to a Linux server?

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I can only connect to a Linux server by SSH. How to check whether a USB disk is connected to the Linux server? 2 ways I usuaully use: Method One: Check the print out of dmesg After the USB storage is connected and detected by Linux, it may print some messages containing “[sde]” (the new
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How to prevent roommates from hogging bandwidth

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I share a ADSL modem via a Wifi router with several roommates. Sometimes, I find the network bandwidth left is too little. Suspiciously, some one is using BT, Thunder, eMule or other P2P tools. These tools can easily use up all the bandwidth and left little for others. How to prevent some roommates from hogging
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NET Core 2.1 Release: Feature To Expect in 2018

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What surprises are awaiting the tech world with .NET Core 2.1 Release in 2018? Technology is one of the most dynamic spheres these days. Every single year you will find a new version of an existing software and .NET Core is not an exception. The intentions of these upgradation is to make online activities seamless,
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USB Standards and Supports in Linux

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The USB standards have evolved to 3.1 and the supported throughput have been increased too. On Linux, the support to USB standards are following the standards development. In this post, we will survey the standards that common hardware support and the support in Linux. USB standards USB 2.0: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#USB_2.0 Speed: <= 60MB/s, or 480 Mbps
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How to Upload Large Files to Amazon S3 with AWS CLI

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Amazon S3 is a widely used public cloud storage system. S3 allows an object/file to be up to 5TB which is enough for most applications. The AWS Management Console provides a Web-based interface for users to upload and manage files in S3 buckets. However, uploading a large files that is 100s of GB is not
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Which Checksum Tool on Linux is Faster?

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It is common practice to calculate the checksums for files to check its integrity. For large files, the checksum computation is slow. Now I am wondering why it is so slow and whether choosing another tool will be better. In this post, I try three common tools md5sum, sha1sum and crc32 to compute checksums on
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Improving ssh/scp Performance by Choosing Suitable Ciphers

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Update on Oct. 9, 2014: You should be aware of the possible security problems of blowfish and it is suggested not to be used. Instead, you may consider ChaCha20 as suggested by Tony Arcieri. To use this with OpenSSH, you need to specify the Ciphers in your .ssh/config files as chacha20-poly1305@openssh.com possibly with another default
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Accelerating WordPress with WP Super Cache, Opcache and Autoptimize

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WordPress can be very fast after some effort on performance optimization with the help from its plenty of plugins. Possible ways include using cache to cut down the number of database queries, improves HTML/JavaScript/CSS code, and optimizing PHP’s performance with opcode cache. In this post, we introduce how to speed up WordPress with OPcache, page
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