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Examine ESRT entries from UEFI Shell

This blog post explains what is the UEFI ESRT and provides the source code and build tools for a simple utility to list ESRT entries.

Revisit - Retrieve Microsoft Windows Product Key From UEFI Shell

In this blog post, I show you how to build the listmsdm utility, which I first published in a February 2015 blog post, in the UDK2015 (UEFI Development Kit, 2015) environment.

Shell Script to List ACPI tables

ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) defines platform-independent interfaces for hardware discovery, configuration, power management and monitoring, and these tables contain lots of useful information for low-level programmers such as myself. Here is a short shell script which I clobbered together a few days ago to list out the ACPI tables on a system together with a short description of each table where possible. #!/bin/bash # # Author: Finnbarr P. Murphy # Date: January 2015 # Purpose: List ACPI tables # License: BSD # TMP1=$(mktemp -u -p /var/tmp/ acpiXXXXXX) TMP2=$(mktemp -u -p /var/tmp/ acpiXXXXXX) TMP3=$(mktemp -u -p /var/tmp/ acpiXXXXXX) cat

List ACPI Tables From UEFI Shell

This post demonstrates a small UEFI shell utility which list out the ACPI tables in your firmware.

Installing Google Chrome 38 on Fedora 21 Alpha

Download the current stable Google Chrome RPM. As of today’s date this is revision 38.0.2125. You also need to install two package to get libXss.so and lsb (Linux Standards Base) compatibility. # yum install libXScrnSaver redhat-lsb # rpm -Uvh google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm One of the major new features in this version of Chrome is support for a security key such as the Yubico FIDO U2F for two-factor authentication. Note that FIDO U2F devices do not currently work with Fedora 21 Alpha. Such devices work perfectly well on the Windows build of the Google Chrome browser. However, on the alpha version of Fedora