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Name: Geoff Simmons
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A hint of madness

Edits... edits EVERYWHERE...

After attempting to make them work, I'm no longer a fan of network cards based on the National Semiconductor DP83815 chipset (found on the Netgear FA-311 card). Unless you like poor performance, "Something Wicked Happened!" (read 'rare error codes') filling up the logs, and an obscene amount of transmit errors.

Replaced them with FA-310 cards (based on the tulip chipset).
Sanity partially restored. :)

A better kind of normal

Ah, more late-night editing. Helps to get some quick turn-arounds at least.

Apparently ADSL is soon to be offered in my area in about 4-8 weeks. I'm also expecting hell to freeze over in about 4-8 weeks.

My Abit BP6 system (non-o/c'ed, with EC10 fix and misc crap applied) isn't nearly as tolerant of kernel 2.4.0-final as the previous 2.2x series. Without warning, the kernel will panic, anywhere from within 10 minutes to 24 hours of uptime. I've grown to love iptables/netfilter however, so the board will get replaced with something a bit more tolerable.

22 Jan 2001 (updated 22 Jan 2001 at 04:15 UTC) »
Insert grind here

Did a spot of editing on Uraeus' upcoming article for LP. He's not kidding as to the extent of the provided answers, it'll be an interesting read once it's made available.

Working on a new homepage, which will explain the non-functional link at the moment. The old one was (admittedly) nothing to be especially proud of, so at least there are more things to avoid rather than include. :)

The new Nvidia Linux drivers (0.9-6) seem to have frame-rate issues with GeForce2 GTS (32M) and all GeForce2 Ultra cards, which is to be fixed in another release. Almost certain there's another problem relating to AGP, kernel 2.4 and SMP confgurations (with a MX card and even a TNT2), but I'd more evidence before submitting any kind of bug report.

Compiled MPlayer last night. Far better at seeking through DivX ;-) files than aviplay (player included with the Linux AVI File Library). While only a CLI player for now, using the cursor keys to seek backwards/forwards in 10 second and 1 minute intervals is becoming quite handy.

28 Dec 2000 (updated 30 Dec 2000 at 14:56 UTC) »
Yuletide Goodness

sjanes71: While I can't speak for all Debian users, it's a fair chance that reiserfs 'support' (ie. in the installation program and boot/root images) won't be included until its become part of the stable (2.4x) kernel series. Until then, you'd want this: Reiserfs-Debian. Just be sure to follow the instructions to the letter, and you'll be most pleased. :)

Stop Judging

It's great how people can judge your relative worth/accomplishments in a single day, simply by using the phrase: "So what did you do today?". Fail to answer correctly (ie. justify your existence by recounting an increasing number of stressful situations performed within a limited timeframe), and you're immediately branded a 'slacker'.


My SMP troubles are over (as mentioned in a previous rant). It was all due to the Abit Slocket 133's not being able to perform in a dual configuration. Replacing them with a couple of Abit S370-DL slockets fixed the problem.

Did a bit of editing of ErikLevy's upcoming article for LP, it'll be an interesting read when it's posted.

Played with xine today. Very, very nice.

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