Archives March 2006
Came down to Linux Caffe to work on getting the Laptop configured to use ACPI (the power-management features). I've got the runlevels set up and have them switching when I unplug/plug-in the laptop. No luck yet in getting a high-level interface (i.e. a GUI widget) configured to let me manage them.
The screen is automatically ...!-->!-->
I've got one bug fix added to StarPy (manager API commands that return ':' in the data payload weren't properly returning the value), but I'm still working on another one. I've got a request in to SourceForge to create a starpy project there (hopefully letting others work on the code-base).
Did a few hours of ...!-->!-->
We ran about 10 minutes over, but the cleaning got finished today. Angela was right when she said she could take almost all of the coffee stains off. Looks much better IMO, but I forgot to take a "before" shot with the camera. Thanks Angela.
For those in the GTA who don't have dental insurance ...!-->!-->
Turns out my teeth aren't as bad as they expected them to be (despite it being 7 years since my last checkup and a decade since the last cleaning). I basically just brush too hard and too often. Anyway, downgraded from a 7.5 hour to a 5 hour cleaning (second half to start in a ...
I had two coffee's at Cafe Diplomatica after the PyGTA meeting. They've kept me productive enough to turn in a fairly full day's work. I'm still not really sleepy, but my hands are on fire. Guess it's time to call it a night. Tomorrow the 7.5 hour dental appointment starts. The TAUG meeting has been ...
Spent the couple of hours between getting the wifi card working and the PyGTA meeting trying to get the nvidia driver to work with X windows. No luck (even with Seneca helping). Burned far too much time on the laptop today... I really should have just let it go and used the hard-link for access... ...
The reason the bloody wifi card wouldn't work is that I was trying to load it with the wrong driver with a borked pcmcia bus. I eventually got the yenta-socket module loaded and that let me see Proxim Orinoco Gold wifi card was actually an Atheros AR5211. That card is supported by the madwifi-driver package. ...
I came down to Linux Caffe to work today. So far no real work done as it turns out the Orinoco Gold network card can't be loaded. Have tried it with both Kubuntu and Knoppix, neither recognised it and both crashed whenever I touched the touchpad.
Apparently I'll have to upgrade to pcmciautils in order ...!-->!-->
Tomorrow at 7PM is the monthly PyGTA meeting at Linux Caffe. It'll be a less formal meeting than normal, with short talks and discussions and more free socialisation time. If you want to do a 5-10 minute presentation on a project or topic, let me know and I'll put you on the schedule.
Well, have spent a good couple of hours trying to get software suspend working on the new laptop. I've got the kernel compiled, but I can't get it to boot. I'm using:
kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.15-suspend2-r8 root=/dev/ram0
init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/hda4 resume2=swap:/dev/hda3 noresume2
in grub to boot and the kernel is panicking because it can't find the /dev/ram0 ...!-->!-->
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