Attending GNOME Hackfest 2018

This Hackfest are focused on GNOME Recipes and venues in AMIKOM university in Yogyakarta.

In last year,  I know there will be GNOME Hackfest in Yogyakarta and possibly in March. And I thought it wil be at end of March until Nuritzi tell in Endless Ambassador Telegram Group that it will be start from February 28th until March 2nd. I know this on February 25th. So I ask Kukuh Syafaat to go together and help since he also GNOME Foundation Members.

Actually at February 27th, there’s an outreach event at the local university. But I can’t manage to go because I arrived at Yogyakarta at 17:00 and it already finished. But I have dinner with few GNOME Developer (but no Mattias and Emel) for that day.

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Radix Royal Edisi Saya

Kali ini saya akan membahas salah satu gitar dari koleksi saya. Gitar ini buatan Indonesia. Nasib baik, saya bisa punya edisi khusus dari merek beken ini.

Radix Guitars adalah merek gitar terkenal di Indonesia. Sudah lama berdiri. Saya sendiri pernah punya yang edisi awal-awal sampai akhirnya pindah tangan ke teman.

Selang beberapa waktu, nasib baik, berkah pertemanan,  saya dibuatkan oleh mas Toien (pemilik Radix Guitars) gitar sesuai selera. Saya mengambil bentuk dari Radix Royal. Berikut penampakannya:

Radix Guitars - Royal Special
Radix Guitars – Royal Special

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Xenyx 302 USB Mixer di BlankOn Tambora

Xenyx 302 USB
Xenyx 302 USB
Xenyx 302 USB

Beberapa hari yang lalu dapat pinjeman perangkat tersebut di atas. Yang minjemin juga ngasih gitar yang keren banget. Gitar nanti akan saya posting di artikel berikutnya.

Mixer mini ini juga nanti rencananya buat mencoba layanan musik Mixer ini memiliki antar muka USB, saat mencoba kemarin, pakai macOS dan langsung terdeteksi. Langsung terpikir bahwa ini akan otomatis terdeteksi juga di BlankOn. Dan ternyata benar.

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Mi Notebook Air 12.5″ with openSUSE Tumbleweed

Well … I bought new machine for fun. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5″ ( It was good machine. Good price, comparing to Apple Macbook 12. 🙂

I killed Microsoft Windows Chinese version that already on it. Replace it with BlankOn Linux for a while. My plan exactly put openSUSE Tumbleweed.

First installation was not good enough. My pointer not working. So I use keyboard for it. Another issue is when USB installer plugged before computer on, installation will not going well (my experience, the system install on USB it self).

After installation finish, everything going well and good.

openSUSE Tumbelweed on Mi Notebook Air 12.5"
openSUSE Tumbelweed on Mi Notebook Air 12.5″

BlankOn Tambora di Mi Notebook Air 12.5″

Saya iseng mencoba (baca: membeli) Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5″ ( Barang datang, dinyalakan, dan langsung babat pasang BlankOn Tambora (

Impresi awal, laptop ini cukup keren dan bagus, kualitas bikinannya juga rapi serta dengan harga yang tidak terlalu mahal.

Instalasi BlankOn cukup berjalan mulus, semua perangkat dikenali dengan baik. Tidak ada kendala yang berarti. Just Work.

BlankOn Tambora di Mi Notebook Air 12.5"
BlankOn Tambora di Mi Notebook Air 12.5″

Batrenya juga tahan lama. Sementara pemakaian hanya seputar browsing, muter youtube dan nonton filem. 🙂

OpenSUSE Asia Summit 2016

Well, OpenSUSE ASia Summit 2016 is biggest opensource event in Indonesia this year. Last year was GNOME Asia Summit 2015.
This year I promised to Edwin that I will help to find sponsorship. It’s because when GNOME Asia, he also help me. So vice versa.
I travel along with my team mates and GLIB (GNU/Linux Bogor) Community. Most of us are speakers in this event.


I know lot of GNOME Developers or GNOME Foundation Members. But this time, I know more about openSUSE/SUSE Developers and Community Members. I treat some of them Sate Klatak. 😀
I have session at secon day. But at first day, accidently I helping local committee to answer few questions  from audience.
Actually I’m little bit famous in FOSS Community in this country. Hahaha. It’s just because I’m Release Manager of BlankOn Linux since few years ago and I also GNOME Foundation Member. Then in openSUSE, I become Coordinator of Indonesia Translation Team.


You can see how crowd my session from picture below:


We also has one day tour. You can see all pictures from flickr:

And about my slide, you can get it from:

Building U-Boot for Banana Pi M2+

Since few days ago I was struggling with u-boot on banana pi m2+. That arm device has limited information. Even on their forum ( They has lot of information but not clearly understandable by beginner. Also many people complain it.

I was googling every document that contain any information about it. Then trying one by one until finally found this step.

First, you need to clone mainline u-boot’s repository.

git clone git:// --depth 1

You need to find useable config to build u-boot.  You need to creat file configs/Sinovoip_BPI_M2_plus_defconfig with content from And this one will fail. Then I ask in Armbian Forum and got answer ( You need to use this line below on your config file:


From this, you can build the u-boot and write on sdcard with this command as example:

dd if=u-boot-sunxi-with-spl.bin of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=1024 seek=8

You can test it and see what’s happen from USB Serial connected to your banana pi.