I’ve posted my kernel trouble on two forums now, and still no help. You’d think atleast one person would have an idea of what’s going on. For anyone who dosen’t know my new kernel just brings up a blank screen. The hard drive stops spinning, the light on the tower goes off, the screen goes black. I don’t know whats wrong with it. I’m going to post it on a third forum, maybe someone there will be able to help me. This multi-forum posting is probably wrong, but I know for a fact I’m not the only who does it, so I don’t really feel bad about it. In the times I’ve done it, I’ve never had my question answered by more than one forum. I’ll post the same question on three forums and it never fails that only one will bring back an answer. Its like fishing or something.
Well I didn’t even turn on my Linux computer today so I guess thats all I got. Enjoy the Penguins!
Well the forum I’m a moderator at, TuxForums.org, is changing to become the offical forum of OSDir.com. What does that mean for me? Not much except a new look and a new webaddress, though if you goto tuxforums.org that should automatically route to forums.osdir.com for quite a while. But if your reading this, you’ll eventually need to update your bookmarks after the switch to be safe.
My system.map problem has crept back up. I don’t know why it came back. This is making very little sence to me today, but oh well. So I’m in the process of trying to compile a new kernel using 2.6.16-gentoo-r9 sources. Those are the latest ones as of this post. If their not, then I really don’t care to be honest. As long as my kernel is 2.6.xx then I’m ok. As soon as Gentoo releases a 2.17.xx kernel though, I’m going to be all over that. I keep running into this problem when I upgrade my kernel that after I boot it tells me “Error 15: File not found.” I’m not real sure what to make of this, because I know the file is there. I’ll look into it though.
In other news I’ve completed a tutorial at TuxForums.org on how to get syntax highlighting in nano. You should check it out. Its a rather nice howto ;-).
For now I think thats all the news, Enjoy the Penguins!
I went looking through the tutorial section at the Gentoo Forums and I found some interesting things that I can do my computer including, boot splash screens, syntax highlighting in nano, and howtos on IPTables firewalls. The only one I’ve tried to implement so far is the boot splash screen. I have it working, but not 100% yet. I can’t seem to get my initrd image setup correctly. I think I need to delete a symlink or something before it will work correctly. It keeps giving me errors about how the file isn’t found, but I’ve checked to make sure the file is there and the menu.lst is written correctly several times. I don’t know, I’ll look into it tomarrow. I’m starting to get tired. Enjoy the Penguins!
I’m finally getting around to using that CD-RW full of pictues and such that I backed up off of my previous desktop. The one running Ubuntu I think. Yeah that was it. I had all kinds of pics of cars and such, very nice pictues. The Porsches are always my favorite of course. Something about coupes that i can barely fit into really floats my boat. I’m also working on installing some drivers for my webcam, but I’m running into problems there. Again I’m thinking it may be because I’m running an AMD64 processor and chipset. I don’t know though, we’ll see how it goes. Enjoy the Penguins!
I tired installing a new kernel last night. Somethign went wrong though. After selecting my new kernel the screen goes blank and nothing happens. No lights no sounds no words. Just emptiness. Trying to install a new kernel though did give my working kernel a system.map file though. So there was one good thing about trying. I’m still waiting for 2.6.17 to come out though. I’m afraid I’ve taken something out I should of left in. I have a bad habit of seeing “say No” at the bottom of the description for items in the “xconfig” menu and instantly taking them out. I’ll have to look deeper into it. Its not really a big deal. I don’t need a new kernel, and the only reason I was getting a new one was to get a system.map file. Since my failed attempt to upgrade provided me with that, I might just give it up and wait for 2.6.17 to come out.
I also saw recently in a magizine that Tovalds, Cox, and others are thinking of starting a kernel that is supposed to feature nothing but bug fixes. Now that is what I call a truely “stable branch.” (Sadly yes that pun was intended.) If such a thing comes out then I will by all means switch to it. They said that if that is what happens they’ll do it with 2.6.16 or .17. If they use .17 that would be awsome, but I’m hoping they’ll make 2.6.17 so I can get my wireless drivers built in. Other than that all of my hardware works perfectly so if no new features are included in the kernel, which was mentioned as a possiability, then I would nothing to worry about. Other than wireless, I’m totally happy with my system.
The Linux world seems to be only getting brighter my friends, Enjoy the Penguins!
AMD-ATI Merger Looks Likely – Forbes.com
Things are not looking pretty for Intel. I started life as an Intel fan but it didn’t take long for AMD to win me over. With AMD buying ATI that would put major pressure on the world’s largest CPU maker to step up its game. As the article states, Intel appears to be failing to read the writting on the wall. This is something that even I, as an average Joe consumer, has noticed over the past year or two with AMD making great strides in product development and release, while Intel appears to only be playing catch up to what used to be the “red headed step child” of CPUs. I think we both are looking foward to seeing the outcome! Enjoy the Penguins!