Well, I spent about 1.5 hours working on getting the new TV card working (about 1/2 hour longer than I'd intended). Unfortunately, to do that I needed to recompile my kernel (gods what a stupid system that is, honestly), and something wound up upsetting the magic that let the tablet work. Have spent almost 4 hours trying to recover the incantation.
The problem is even messing up the USB keyboard pretty badly. There's no difference between the kernel config files (before/after) either, that's just so annoying.
Blah. My intention was just to pop the dratted card in before I went to bed, load MythTV, and let Rose record some TV shows tomorrow when she got home from school. Instead I've stayed up until 6am trying to get my workstation back to a working configuration (and become rather frustrated and tense in the process) so I can do bug-hunting tomorrow.
Worst part is that I knew I should have left it for the weekend. I knew that, despite all the "oh, it's trivial to install" comments that any Linux hardware install is going to eat half a day and have a 50/50 chance of pooching the whole system. Overconfidence (and stupidity), thy name is Mike.
Anyway, must sleep. There's still a memory leak (though it's slightly slower still), and the evil bug and a few features are still waiting. May have to boot into Windows to do the work tomorrow.
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