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{November 22, 2008}   one week. just one more week

just one more week of classes. then the evil group project will be over. ohh god.
it’s actually not going too badly. could be a lot worse. but i got home at 12:30 this evening and i’m oing back to school tomorrow to do more code. urgh.

so it seems to be 4.2 beta time. already. huh. aseigo cleaned up my config ui in time for the string freeze, but i still haven’t had time to make it actually do anything.

pretty soon i need to figure out this fosscamp thing, and start planning the campkde thing… more plane tickets to buy. wow. stuff will be happening again. :)

oh, and an odd thing: a couple of weeks ago i found the source of my kernel panics. buggy iwl4965 wifi driver. if it’s connected to a router running openwrt it’ll panic randomly, so bad that even the magic sysrq keys don’t work. some people report success with the previous version of the driver, but for me that just won’t connect. so, since the router at home runs openwrt, i’ve got an ethernet cable running down the hall to the bedroom :) wired connection… feels so old-fashioned ;)
i wonder if there’s a way i can help debug the driver… maybe i should bug whoever wrote it…

anyways, time to pass out now. :P looking forward to december… i’ll probably need to do a fair amount of studying to catch up on the neglected math courses before exams, but at least there won’t be any groupwork. and then exams will be over and i’ll be free for the rest of the month! :D hopefully i can join the plasma bughunting for some of that time. and, y’know, actually relax and have some fun too. ahhh, it will be nice to have a vacation. very, very nice :)



yokem55 says:

Hmm. I’ve been using the iwl4965 driver for quite a while with an openwrt router (wpa2 encryption) and haven’t run into any kernel panics for a very long time (last summer when the driver was still alpha). I just use the version of the driver that ships with the vanilla 2.6.26 kernel.



yokem55 says:

Hmm. I’ve been using the iwl4965 driver for quite a while with an openwrt router (wpa2 encryption) and haven’t run into any kernel panics for a very long time (last summer when the driver was still alpha). I just use the version of the driver that ships with the vanilla 2.6.26 kernel.



maniacmusician says:

Wired ethernet…old fashioned, maybe. But so much faster on a taxed wifi network that it’s almost physically relieving. Although I suppose you may not have that problem on a personal wireless network.

Kudos on having a long enough ethernet cable to do that with, though. Not many people do that these days.



Peter B says:

Hi Chani,
this is a bit off-topic. But would you please tell something about the Dell XPS you bought some weeks ago? I’ll buy a new laptop beginning next year and the XPS is still one of my top 5 candidates. However I often hear about noise issues. Is there a problem with this machine in any respect.

Kind regards
Peter



Hmmm, iwl4965 was broken in at least Fedora’s 2.6.26 kernels, it’s fixed in the 2.6.27 ones. If there’s a 2.6.27 kernel for your distribution, try that maybe? That said, the wireless code in the Fedora kernels is usually more recent than in upstream, so these version numbers may be off by one.



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