July 2004


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Archive for July 6th, 2004

Houston, we have liftoff

Posted in Geekery on July 6th, 2004

Yes! For the first time ever, folks, I now have a Linux system that actually does everything I want it to do. (At least, until I think of something else hehe)

Today, I managed to install the 2.6.7 kernel, with only a couple of minor hitches. Feeling emboldened by my success, I took the next step and began wrangling once again with the ATI drivers.

These proved a little more difficult, as they required a patch to be installed before they would install. Things finally installed correctly, but still weren’t working – until I remembered that X.org uses a different name for the configuration file. A quick rename of the file, and I am now cooking with the full use of my rather expensive video card :)

Now to go play some games!

Well, that was a surprise

Posted in Geekery on July 6th, 2004

There’s been alot of updates coming out lately for Linux users, and SuSE has been really good about keeping up with everything. Their YOU program (Yast On-line Update) checks a local mirror for updates and lets you know when one is due, or it can be configured to do everything on it’s own.

Saturday night, I ran into a problem. A new update was indicated – a kernel update to handle some security issues. Everything looked to be fine, and I rebooted as instructed. Only it never came back. What I got instead was “waiting for device /dev/302…not found.” At which point it locked up. Same thing in the ‘failsafe’ boot option.

Not good, sez I.

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