been fiddling around with freebsd and openbsd for a while (mainly on the mac mini as both laptops have been tied up at school/work) and after reading about kernel.org’s skynet mirror i made the full move. This means there will be no more updates regarding linux software/installation/drivers/kernel.
my main project at the moment, an rtorrent-xmlrpc-wrapper-lib together with a simple gtk-frontend and a ssl-only webbserver serving only rtorrent-info, compiles nicely on freebsd – which ended up being my bsd of choice for the mini. the lib is still in early pre-alpha but can send requests and receive the responses by itself (this means you do not need to install any software, i.e webserver to run a frontend). Hopefully ill get some more work done on it during the summer.
Had a couple of beers now so this might have been a bit rambling but i hope you get the gist of it..
update: just realized im still administrating some debian-based servers at work.. so there might come some vague posts about that.
so here are the binaries, both the kernel and the headers.. ive started writing on a howto but it’ll prolly take a few days (work and school are time-hoggers).
|kernel26-mba3-2.6.37-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (24.7 MiB, 917 downloads)|
|kernel26-mba3-headers-2.6.37-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (4.1 MiB, 852 downloads)|
ok, heres the first working aur-pkg that builds and installs properly on my mba3,2, its based on the official kernel 2.6.37 package from arch linux testing repo. i fudged up and lost the binary package when messing around with the boot partitions so ill have to upload that when ive had time to recompile it.. it looks like crap since i havent fixed the
kernel26-headers nor kernel26-docs parts (thats why i havent uploaded it to the aur yet).
the patches that are applied are the official arch linux patch(set), mba-alsa, mba-applesmc, mba-backlight, mba-bcm5974-touchpad, mba-efi, mba-hid (see earlier post for more info on these patches)..
|kernel26-mba3:||kernel26-mba3.tar.gz (40.7 KiB, 844 downloads)|
just a note,
since kernel26-headers is not installed with this package (yet) you cannot compile any kernel modules (read broadcom-driver) but the new and improved kernel brcm-driver works just fine with the mba3 wl-card! all you have to do is
sudo modprobe brcm80211
and/or add it to the modules section in rc.conf (doesnt work with udev yet).
updated the package and now it builds the kernel headers as well.
Just installed fedora 13 on one of my beloved lenovo x60s’s. after a
sudo yum upgrade
its a quite nice point-and-click distro! only problem i had was that X discovered, and expanded my desktop to, two monitors. quite odd as i only got the one (even more so as the x60s only got one video-out)!
when checking the log i found it:
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep monitor [ 28.312] (**) | |-->Monitor "<default monitor>" [ 28.312] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section". Using a default monitor configuration. [ 28.672] (II) intel(0): Output LVDS1 using monitor section LVDS1 [ 28.787] (II) intel(0): Output VGA1 has no monitor section
LVDS1?? simply disabling it worked as a charm tho
sudo touch /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/01-disable-DVI.conf # open it in your editor of choice and enter Section "Monitor" Identifier "LVDS1" Option "Ignore" "true" EndSection
When choosing a music-player i went with deadbeef, imo the best one as it does what its supposed to do and isnt trying to be something else! After installing it i plugged in my cheapest-on-the-shelf usb-speakers, to get em to work i messed around with alsa and asound.conf for about five minutes before i went the gui-way and installed pulse audio control
sudo yum install pavucontrol
and pointed and clicked my way there!
hey its 2010!
anyone recalling a bad religion song?
anywho, no updates for a while – been superbusy. some projects have been put on ice, im talking frozen nitrogen kinda ice. some others have been resurrected.. actually restarted. hopefully it will lead to something good (well.. that depends on how you look at it).
NOTE: just moved to syntaxhighlighter evolved!
actually i just wanted to try out my new fancy schmancy plugin “Developer Formatter” which can markup code. So heres my verry basic find-a-string-in-multiple-files bash script..
#!/bin/bash # simple filesearching script by sluggo of dm9 if [ -z "\$1" ] then printf "Usage: \$0 [options] \"<content pattern>\"\n" printf "\toptions:\n" printf "\t-r\t\t: recursive folder searching\n" printf "\t-t \"<pattern>\"\t: search only files matching pattern\n" exit 0 fi # the only vars.. fc_fp="*" fc_cp=$1 fc_r="-maxdepth 1" # check for options if [ "\$1" == "-t" ] then fc_fp=$2 fc_cp=$3 elif [ "\$1" == "-r" ] then fc_r="" fc_cp=$2 fi if [ "\$2" == "-t" ] then fc_fp=$3 fc_cp=$4 fi if [ "\$3" == "-r" ] then fc_r="" fc_cp=$4 fi find . -mindepth 1 $fc_r -name "$fc_fp" -print0 | xargs -0 grep --color=auto -H -n "$fc_cp" exit 0
isnt it awesome..?