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I have a position of indirect respect and oblique power

I have had both more success and more failure in getting my new machine to use all of its capabilities:


  • Success: got linux 2.4.19-ac4 to compile and install
  • Failure: normal lowmem kernels won't use all of my RAM (I have 1GB RAM, they'll only use 896MB)
  • Success: got a highmem version of 2.4.19-ac4 to compile (that will use all 1GB of my RAM)
  • Failure: couldn't get it to work. Unresolved symbols in some kernel modules. I can't [yet ] tell if this is a problem with my kernel compile, or something with my installation of that kernel.
  • Success: running the lowmem 2.4.19-ac4 kernel enables DMA to my hard drive.
  • Failure: running the lowmem 2.4.19-ac4 kernel disables support for my i810 sound system.

More updates as they're available. Since I have a [mostly] working system, I'm using that for now and will be addressing the other issues (sound, highmem) when I get the time.


GNU ddd wouldn't compile with GCC 3.2. I had to make some minor mods to their source files to make it compile properly. Uck.


Notre Dame keeps winning men's football games. Wow. I'm amazed. Rock on to Ty Willingham and to our players!

Tracy and I set Tivo to take the game vs. FSU. We forgot the "nice people" factor -- while we were at Home Depot, one of the sales guys saw Tracy's ND sweatshirt and said, "They're winning right now, 10-3".

Arrghh!


From the "sick and wrong" department (something I saw in someone else's perl code today):

     # I love this trick:     local $" = ')|(?:'; 

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