kmscube Running on Orange Pi PC with Mainline Kernel

Christof Meerwald from cmeerw.org blog

Managed to get kmscube running on my Orange Pi PC with a mainline Linux 5.3 kernel and an updated mesa package from Ubuntu's ubuntu-x-swat PPA. The amazing thing is that it's all just mainline now, no board-specific patches needed. Interestingly, a Raspberry Pi 3 still needs a kernel built from its own branch to get that level of hardware support.

On a slightly related note I have been looking at what level of support I get for my ODROID-C1 now. Unfortunately, there is still no HDMI output and no USB OTG support. Interestingly, HDMI output does work on NetBSD.

ACME DNS Validation

Christof Meerwald from cmeerw.org blog

I was looking at modifying acme tiny to support DNS-01 validation with a custom PowerDNS backend just a few days ago (in my case to get certificates for an XMPP server where there isn't a corresponding HTTP server or the HTTP server is hosted on a different machine). This work is available from Subversion: pdns-acme-backend.

Interestingly, I am just reading that Let's Encrypt is now supporting wildcard certificates that need to be validated using the DNS-01 challenge type.