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Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

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i was wondering if anyone in here has had some experences with the new UDEV format of the /dev filesystem that 2.6 is slowly working toward.

I was taking a study break so I set gentoo up to use it on my test box. Does not seem much different, but I did have to do some simple hacking to get the mouse to work again.

soo...basically I was wondering if anyone had got this to work really good and what benefits I might see if you know any, other than eliminating the depreciated devfs from my kernel.

SCSI burners
Now, I've RTFM, many of them, plus a few messageboards, but I still haven't gotten the answer to this, because all I find is ide-scsi emulation tricks. I've acquired an Adaptec 2930U SCSI card, and three burners (two of which are hooked up at the moment). This is my first time dabbling with SCSI hardware, so I've been working on this for a while now. I tried a simple plug and pray reboot, but to no avail. Compiled SCSI CD-ROM and generic support in, and tried them as modules. The PCI card does its thing during the initial boot, and it's in dmesg, but I can't even find the devices for the drives. I've even used xcdroast to try and autodetect them in case they were on a device I wasn't aware of. Any suggestions? I'm running Gentoo on the 2.4.22-r5 kernel.
Portmap?! Web Browsers?! Agh!
So, as far as I knew, everything on my system was just fine. Until today, I brought my laptop to the local internet cafe and everything went bonk.

First, I fired up Mozilla-Firebird, and was not able to type anything into an input box, or even the address bar.

So I tried other browsers I had (Galeon, Epiphany) and the problem prevailed.

I went to reload Gnome and it hung. So I started up Xfce4 (this worked fine).

The same browser problems happened there, too, so... in a weird fit, I decided to reboot.

It took forever --

here's the error I got, thereabouts:

portmap: server localhost not reached, timed out

FINALLY, it started. Gnome still hung, so I went for Xfce4 (which I'm on now). The browser problems prevail. I have no idea what's going on.



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All right, I know in the past I've been a mild critic of Debian. Mainly due to the fact that it reminds me too much of OpenBSD: An excellent project that is being held back just a LEETLE bit from being "great".

For my work machines, due to the extreme finickiness of IBM DB2 Universal DB, Tomcat, and Java in general I am just going to stick with SuSE - since IBM supports it. Long story. Don't ask. :)

However, I have my home server that has been gradually upgraded from RH 7.3 to RH9. No finicky software here, just a pretty standard Apache2 compile, Postfix, spamassasin, and PHP. So, I'm considering giving either Debian, or my long lost old friend Slack a shot.

I'm leaning toward Debian-unstable because I hear of good things on the horizon for Debian. Not only in packages, but also in security and other such things that interest me. My main question is regarding the 2.6.2 kernel included with unstable. Is anyone using it with either a uniproc or SMP system?

Finally, I have odd hardware. Specifically, the IBM PC Server 704. It's got 4 PPro 200's (SL22Z's), 1GB of RAM, and 6 4.5 GB disks that are going to get replaced with 10 9GB disks when I rebuild it. It has two Adaptec 7800 controllers, and a IBM ServerRaid controller. currently it's in a two-disk RAID-1 (/boot, /) and a four disk RAID-5 (/var/spool, /opt/www). I've heard of folks having issues with those controllers with various distros, but amazingly I've never had an issue with RH.

So.. bring it on. I'm finally ready to go back to kook distros ;)
looking for more logs
Hey guys

Lets see... just emerged Fluxbox and it's running reeeeealy sluggishly and the menu's are in some kind of screwed up order- which if any of you have ever used fluxbox you'd know it's anything but sluggish, and the default menus to be pretty straight forward.

Blackbox, Openbox, everything else runs without issue.

So I punch out of X (Ctl Alt Backspace) and theres a long list of errors. I'm assuming that these errors are being printed to a log somewhere and I need to find that log. Unfortunately I don't know what that log is or even what to call it. I've googled it, and I've read the man pages but am coming up zilch as to where the logs are located.

As for the errors, I think i've tracked it down to an init file. These are the errors...

Failed to read: session.screen0.toolbar.visible
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.screen0.toolbar.layer
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.screen0.toolbar.onhead
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.screen0.toolbar.height
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.screen0.toolbar.tools
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.screen0.iconbar.mode
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.screen0.iconbar.alignment
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.screen0.iconbar.clientWidth
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.screen0.iconbar.usePixmap
Setting default value

and I'm sure theres more above that but thats where my screen cuts it off in the CLI - and thus my desire to see the entirety of this error log. This feels like a missing init file which is worse than a corrupted one because I don't know where it's suppose to go. This is just a guess however.

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