I really need Windows, I actually need to simulate “Server environment” and “Client environment”, I have 3 notebooks in my household but I’m not sure they came along with “Design for Windows” stickers :)
VirtualBox … very very good piece, incredible actually. But from a official (resp) source, on Debian testing my usb controllers are not working. This is huge huge minus if you ask me. VMware Workstation 6.x is great, everything works, but … I have an issue with them.
Problem with VMware is that, they release their product, and if you’re on any “newer” kernel, please note, not latest testing or development branch, but official stable kernel is not supported. That’s why they have their “vmware-any-any patch” which is not even their thing, but is written by some “random guy”.
I have 3 kernels on this machine. 2.6.18-4, 2.6.18-5 and 2.6.22-2, problem is that VMware will not working with 2.6.22.x even tho latest stable linux kernel is 188.8.131.52. Of course everything worked fine on 2.6.18, but I’m long time of that kernel. Moving back to 2.6.18 was just not an option.
I tried (literally) 1000 “combinations”, from different vmware-any-any patch versions, to different compiling methods, to make-vmpkg to 101 and thing, nothing worked. Until today I did this completely random thing and everything worked. So if you’re on any distro with >=2.6.22 kernel, do this to make your vmware work.
more “HowTo: VMware 2.6.22.x kernel – Debian Lenny”
I used to disturb my neighbors all the time, but then with this new notebook, a lot of things were new (to me) … from SMP, over to SATA/libata, to 3945ABG and finally to high definition. Which all pretty much if not completely sucked on Linux or just in general.
And had it all fixed and working, my sound was working fine, but it was somewhat quiet. For example you wouldn’t hear anything if you didn’t have speakers plugged into it. I used to ignore, wear audio driver, fix audio driver messages on my hands, but I was too lazy. Until today.
more “Intel High Defintion (HDA) … make it loud \m/!”
Offtopic: When it comes to my life, remember my last post about exam? Linux question, the little disagreement we had? I ended up having 59.25%, 0.75% from 60% and yes I have failed the exam, unbelievable.
Back to topic: Few days ago I just got this urge to get hibernation working, there’s a need to it of course, but it was more to prove myself I could do it from scratch. So I got it working alright, and I’d like to share that cuz there were many “catches” you may want to avoid. I’m sure this lil “WatchOut!” will be helpful to Slackware and Gentoo users, about the rest, I don’t know.
I did this on Slackware 11, vanilla kernel 2.6.20 on Toshiba Satellite with suspend2. First to note that you really cant have a question, unless you patched your kernel before you install hibernate script. So you’ll first download the patch script, and when watch out when getting it, an try to make some sense, in a sense, that you don’t get a patch 2.6.17 and you’re on 2.6.20, there’s just a little note :)
I went for stable 2.2.9, for 2.6.20, patched my kernel, you’ll do this by:
bzcat /path/to/patch/ | patch –p1
You’ll find it under ACPI, APM in your kernel configuration and I suggest you compile it (*). In your configuration just make sure your “Default resume device name” is not your root partition or anything, but your swap partition.
more “Slackware hibernate”
It’s been for awhile now, and I see a lot of people still just skipping on videos when they see it wants a media player or quick time. Yes now it’s all in flash and all that, but it’s still really useful to see that streaming video.
Others still fire up Konqueror, and view their video there. And to be honest, I really dont know why it loads in Konqueror, and not in Firefox, especially if Konqueror keeps on looking to load plugins that Firefox is loading … cuz it loads app. depending on what extensions that app. requires? Whatever.
My Firefox would constantly fire up Totem. Regardless of what it would fire up, I just simply want it to fire up in Kaffeine. So basically this is what you have to do.
Download kaffeine-mozilla, then it’s really important how you compile it. On most systems your Firefox plugins are in ~/.mozilla/plugins/, so you have to do this:
more “Kaffeine Firefox plugin”
This problem has been there for some 30hrs, minimum amount of sleep, not getting from the computer for 20ish hours and etc… But just now I got it solved :)
Problem is that when copying a dvd it takes from min 20mins to 45-50mins to copy a dvd to your hdd. Not to mention a completely system slow down, and transfer speed would be only 1.x mbps. This problem had a large extent and even ended up on redhat :)
more “Fedora 6 libata problem”