I haven’t been doing much besides working on my kernel. I have gotten FreeBSD up and running, XFCE and everything. Happy 4th of July (late) by the way!
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Wow, I haven’t posted here in quite some time now. Let’s see what I have done….installed Slackware, installed FreeBSD, started writing a kernel, finished a book on x86 assembly. I think that’s it.
Got everything setup on my new OpenBSD system. I have the following set up:
- Xorg w/Fluxbox (worked out-of-the-box)
- SSH w/laptop
- Basic Apps (Firefox, etc.)
- Get flash working (sort of: http://polarwave.openbsd101.com/blog/?p=117)
I need to:
- Get sound working (need new speakers)
- Get skype working (if there is a possible way)
OpenBSD is very similar to Arch in the way it is set up. They don’t say clean code and stability for nothing!
Well, I am finally done with my newest PC, and as always, Arch will be going on it. With 4-cores, it handles things pretty nicely. I am going to (as in 10 minutes from now) running an ethernet cord from upstairs into my basement where it will be. I am happy about this for two reasons:
- I finally don’t have to use a wireless connection, so more network speed
- I am probably going to use this as a server
The topic of a server brings me to my next point: What OS will I be using for hosting everything? Well, it is a little complicated what I plan to do with this computer. I am either going to use the same OS as a desktop and a server, or use two different ones. I am debating on using either FreeBSD or OpenBSD as a server OS, and I am leaning towards OpenBSD at the moment. I would basically use the desktop OS when I needed to and have the server running the rest of the time. I know, not the best idea, but hey, I can only buy so much.
Everybody and their dog seems to have ath5k working fine on newer kernel versions, but god forbid it works for me </rant>
In all seriousness, I can’t seem to figure out why (on 2 different architectures) our favorite atheros driver doesn’t work. What does work, however, is any kernel 126.96.36.199-2 or below. Now I am running to all the PCs I have using the ath5k driver to downgrade the kernel. Oh, but this can’t be a bug, because I am the one having problems. killall rant. By not working, I mean dhcpcd times out every time. And don’t even get me started on dhclient or netcfg. Okay, well, I am now scared to ever upgrade my kernel again, fearing I will need to bring out my old kernel files stored conveniently in my /boot directory. Please Arch devs, FIX THIS
EDIT: Even better, downgrading the kernel still was useless for the x86_64 driver. Fun. Now I have my mom harping on me asking “Why can’t I see my wallpaper?”, because Ubuntu spontaneously failed after a kernel upgrade I assume, so I popped an Arch64 CD in that sucker and hoped for the best. Because ath5k didn’t work with the kernel out-of-the-box (strange), I upgraded to the latest. I never bothered to install X or anything, because it is completely useless to her without an internet connection.