Mein teil of free Open Solaris 10

July 31, 2007

I was the first in our LUG to find out about Free Solaris DVD, I posted something along the line: “Open Solaris looking up on Ubuntu – Short registration, and unbelieveable but DVD’s should arrive in 10 work days time period. You’ll get 10CD’s per “order” and OS is x86-86/SPARC compliant. ” I posted that on “14.01.2007 23:11:16”

Today is 31.07.2007, almost 8months after that post, I never got my Solaris. Nothing. Today my cuzin who got months ago, gave it to me, so after almost 8months in the end I got my hands on it.

I tried this on x86 notebook.

root@havok:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep -i model
model : 14 model name : Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz
model : 14
model name : Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz

Popped in x64/x86 DVD, and install started.

Teaching you how to walk throughout install process

Installation process, I definitely like it, seriously.


Ah, core dumped, how I love that “phrase”. When I take a nice shitting session, I take a sticky note, write “core.dump” on it, and stick it on a toilet seat. Too bad, I was really into it to try it.

What did we learn from this lesson? Order Open Solaris for free, wait some 8 months to get it, once you realize you wont get it … then get it from a friend or a relative. Then try to install it on x86 box, get a core.dump and move on.

P.S: This wasn’t Solaris bashing or anything like that, this was just mein teil.

Hunting Slackware 12.0 bugs :)

July 19, 2007

I won’t talk too much, few days ago I just bumped into this pretty major bug. Submitted the bug to both Volkerding and xorg team. Here’s what’s up.

“Adnan Hodzic” to “Patrick” (Jul 11)

I’m pretty sure you want to be aware of this one. Slackware + 855GM + Xorg 7.2

Enjoy :)

Bug: 11544



This problem is on Slackware 12.0 (I’ll be letting Volkerding about this bug too) xorg 7.2.0, everything out of box, “standard” Intel driver.

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated
Graphics Device (rev 01)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics
Device (rev 01)

What’s the problem? After you “xorgconfig” your right configuration, (this will happen without even doing this) and when you enable “DRI” in xorg.conf so I can get 3D acceleration, to get my “glx | grep render” to say my exact card name … now when I got my 3D acceleration, when I played any video, complete X crash, to the extent I couldn’t even do “ctrl + alt + f2” or anything, only power button would help.

This would happen with any video format, and codecs were set right. After spending whole night on it, I figured that playing it “mplayer -vo x11 videoname.avi” wouldn’t crash.

Even tho new Slackware kernel ( is great and all I compiled my own, following the old .config. And this worked on any previous version of Slackware, with 3D support on. After compiling kernel (, nothing same problem.

Ok so I tried turning of “DRI” and anything related to it, and it didn’t block.
Video would be played in any player any format. But “glxinfo | grep render”
says, MESA and no direct rendering …

So if I wanna play something (I also developed something in free time) I have to turn ON DRI from xorg.conf, and when I’m done I have to turn off everything related to it so it wouldn’t crash.

However on ths machine “Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated” everything works fine, videos are playing along with direct rendering:

root@havoc:/home/absinthe# glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945GM 20061017 x86/MMX/SSE2

Also to note, that the machine that problems are happening is also mobile (notebook) and it’s integrated graphics.

If you need any other info please let me know.

“Patrick J. Volkerding” to me (Jul 12)

Adnan Hodzic wrote:
> I’m pretty sure you want to be aware of this one. Slackware + 855GM +
> Xorg 7.2
> Enjoy :)
> Bug: 11544

Enjoy — yeah, right. ;-)

Anyway, this is not a Slackware bug. It’s either an upstream bug, or
simply a case of hardware that is not supported yet. I have some of
that myself…

If upstream fixes it, I’ll gladly prepare a fixed package for 12.0.

Take care,


“Patrick J. Volkerding” to me (Jul 17)

Adnan Hodzic wrote:
> I’m pretty sure you want to be aware of this one. Slackware + 855GM +
> Xorg 7.2

I see they issued an update. Care to give this package a try and report back?

Take care,


Adnan Hodzic to Patrick (Jul 17)

Yep it works :)

root@varhallah:/home/absinthe# glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 852GM/855GM 20061017 x86/MMX/SSE2

Both 3D accel. support is enabled and playing video doesn’t do a complete crash.
*thumbs up

“Patrick J. Volkerding” to me (Jul 19)

Adnan Hodzic wrote:
> Yep it works :)


Well — I got the package up on and osuosl now, but
neglected to thank you in the ChangeLog (of all the testers, you were
the only one to get back to me with a yes/works or no/doesn’t). Sorry
about the omission — it can take a week or two after a release for me
to get back into the swing of things, so to speak. But please accept my
personal thanks both for being one of the people to point this issue
out, and the only one to really help test it. :-)

Best regards,


Adnan Hodzic to Patrick (Jul 19)

Hey, I guess it happens :) Thank you.


I guess I could paste more emails from the new hunted bugs, but we’ll keep something for ourselves ;)

“Expect no less than the best Slackware yet.”

Was said in Slackware 12.0 official announcement, and I seriously don’t remember Slackware being this good, but I think I’m on track of a another silly bug :) This time fully due to Slackware.

WD … you bastards >_<

July 15, 2007

Ok, I wanted this disc for a very long time, until yesterday I just snapped and went to get it finally.

It was Saturday, stores on Saturday work till 2, I got it around 1:55. Wow, it’s so cool and small and all that.

Disc still in “casing”

First thing I say is that cord … is kinda, well not kinda it’s short. So I plug it in and what do I get? Soft clicking sounds which was weird … wait … wait some more … time to get pissed. dmesg doesn’t say anything new, well try this and that, pretty much what this meant is that hdd is plain dead.

That would all be great, return it, I got receipt and all, but I heard guy saying something like “yea we got one more left”, and I got it 1:55 so yea … thing was closed.

So I’ll unleash my fury on them tomorrow :) And ask for a new one.
So no review about this cool looking thing or anything, Western Digital shame on you! Maybe you should think about going back to calculators.

So yea, it’s me just being plain jinx or … we’ll see.

P.S: If anyone got a some sort of pirate logo/sticker please let me know!

DebConf7 Summary

July 2, 2007

DebConf7 ended a week ago or something, and yes I needed this long to … just “compile” it so eventually at least something comes out of all of this. Number of pictures is just … there’s too many so I’ll just put the most significant ones (the ones I thought are the most significant). I’ll put gomze’s pictures, even tho wherever I looked he didn’t put my pictures. You hear that you arse! >_<> because on that day there was a direct filght from Pula to Edinburgh.

From 7am … approximately 10hours in bus to get to Pula, from Pula to Edinburgh somewhat less then 3hours. I told gomez right back in Tuzla, that I was a major jinx, but I really didn’t expect it to go that far :)

And off we go, I kept on drinking apple juice, from all the hangover from last night, good think that happened is that I realize that bus toilet was closed cuz it was broken or something. So every time bus would stop to pick more people or whatever I was the lunatic running around looking for bathroom. However over time I got better, that’s the time when whole bus is listening to my story and laughing their asses out.

gomez was of course making new female friends in the mean time :)

After Zagreb it’s a different story, I wake gomez up, telling him that bus is extremely slow. Or it was broken or it was time for new break. Yea, it was broken we stopped at this resort or whatever. As soon as we stopped I get glued to this Lamborghini, I only saw this kind in “Need for Speed Most Wanted”

Underneath the bus was all covered with antifreeze, bus engine was completely fucked up. Bus drivers say we can’t fix this, new bus is coming from Zagreb. Kernel panic! No way out, we had to stop somebody to take us down to Pula! We were already late, we had some 45mins to lose and we lost much more!

First, look for a ride, Bosnian license plates, good. No luck, anybody, whether Czech or German, it didn’t anymore. And then out of sudden I was waiting for a new load of bus and trucks, gomez wents “Dude, I found us a ride” “No shit, who did you get?”

Then I go “Where did you find those two?”

One guy, shaved head, tattoos up to his elbows, big cut on his throat. His friend was in sox and his pants, no shirt. He was the crazy one. They weren’t big or anything, but I seriously expected for them to stop, to pull out a knife or a gun and go “please kick our ass and stab us to death and take everything we got” :)

Ok let’s try talking to these guys or something, where are guys from? Pula. That’s good, what are you doing here in middle of nowhere? “We were in Zagreb last night, Thompson concert.” And this is when I got my real kernel panic. Gomez pulls out, talking crap and ending upon a story that’s something like yea everybody has a choice or whatever. Skills :)

Nailed, I know band named “Nailed” from Pula … offtopic completely, but the crazy guy says his friend is a drummer or something. At this point I knew we were safe, but still a nice dosage of anticipation was still there.

Ok but I have to go with their story too. They were in Zagreb last night, Thompson concert, they lost their friend there, so their friend was still somewhere in Zagreb, they couldn’t find him. Their car broke at “Sljeme” they were pushing it for some 500meters, uphill :) No one wanted to help them. And then on their way back home, they bump into us. Crazy isn’t it?

We both agreed that this wasn’t even a Tarantino scenario. They kept asking us if we wanted to have some beer with them, while kept explaining them we have a plain to catch, also not to forget that even tho guy was driving like a psycho, I kept thinking we’re gonna be late.

Guys took us right on the airport, we got out, shook our hands, no names, no nothing, just thank you. If it wasn’t for these guys, this summary would end right here.

Plane was late for one hour, so rest of our stay on airport we spent with “IT Crowd” and some of “300”. Still really not believing we were there. Flight was less somewhat less then 3hours, and we were there.

Cold :) And I couldn’t believe sapphire would wait for us there, cuz we were late and all, but guy kept his word, so respeK ;) We wanted to tell him the story of how we got here, instead he said “Not now, whatever happened, it’s just going to be way more crazy here”

While we were in the bus heading downtown Edinburgh, everything not only seemed as a new country, but as a whole new world. Edinburgh was crazy, homeless people are our age, and they are junkies. People all over the place and streets, we just went by it bar called “Opium”, we finally reached our hostel.

Before I forget, that’s when that whole euphoria hit me, it hit me once we got out of the bus, and it wouldn’t stop. Ok now, we traveled for … 13-15hours? What’s next? Go to bed o_O? No fucking way :)

Instead we hit it to night venue hacklab, it was already closing cuz it was somewhat 3-4AM, so the main admin … Steve from US :) … left us the AP, so we could go on fscking around. I knew it’s gonna happened but it was the first night and yes I was getting Debian on my machine :)

Heh, we stayed up till 8-9AM, moving from etch to sid, from sid to lenny, from sid … I don’t even know what the hell was sapphire doing, but he was doing something :) Whatever and whenever I said “well on slackware …” sapphire would pin us down for a nice hour or so to show me that can be done on Debian too :)

At 9 or something, we went to pass out. First two or three days, I was still under that same euphoria or whatever it was, I kept losing myself, seriously I wasn’t all myself. And I don’t how would I be, where Mark Shuttleworth walks by you just like that :) Ok this is how it was, few hostels, all near by were populated by Debain developers, we had this whole “Teviot” building to ourselves, in it, we had two hacklabs, and even tho they were always crowded, you’d never be left without a seat.

There was restaurant, bar, bathrooms, cafeteria, yea we had it all. Everyone had a DebConf7 tag on themselves, people from around the world. There was no strict time when you have to get up or anything, just get up whenever you want. Only “time frame” we had to respect was launch and dinner. First 7 days, before we got there, a lot of work was done to set it all up, do this and that, but the time frame in which we got there … if you didn’t want to, you seriously could do nothing at all. Just sit in the hacklab chat, write code, listen to speeches do whatever you want.

While you were in the hacklab you would just hear someone asking you if you want to pick up some stuff, from google notebooks, to O’Reilly books, or linux magazine, this and that.

In hostel it was really cool, chill out room was great, but again hacklab1/2 is great too :) That Teviout building would close around 11-12, and then it’s time when you move to night venue hacklab :)

And for all the fools, Ubuntu is better then Slackware and vice versa … no one cares about that. We’re there for same reason, no one, it’s Linux, stop with that talk for once and all! There was a quite a number of different distro developers on DebConf and no one said anything to them, why would they?

There are just too many things to say, so I’ll just let pictures talk for me, this was my first DebConf, and I’ll surely be seeing more of them. What I saw here, regarding Linux, open source, linux, genius at work, everything, I seriously doubt you’ll see anywhere else in the world.

There’s no greater Linux conference then DebConf.

Gomez, Zenica fanboy by Tuzla powerplant :P

I just liked this one :)

Lamborghini :)

Lamborghini back


Our next Lamborghini

Crazy guy

From the back :)

Drinking and driving? Ah who cares :)

Relaxing with It Crowd

Trying to umount at the airport



Installing Debian

8-9AM after night venue hacklab

Restaurant, just a part.

Entrance to Teviot building

Tag we had (should) to carry



Yea, in reality they really pronounce it “EdinbVrgh” not “EdinbUrgh”

Russian cigarrete, one from Saint Petersburg

Edinburgh at some 3 … 4 am

This picture refused to stay straight so tilt your heads please :)

Somewhere in Glasgow

Back to the roots

Hotel in a middle of Glasgow train station …

Hello, yes I was born in IBM :)

On our way to Rothesay

Me and Clown (Russian)

Ferry to Rothesay

Rothesay Castle

Castle prison :)

Common geeks

This is interesting. Eddy Petrisor, see this name on a mailing list, said world is small but it can’t be this small. Turns up it was Eddy I knew back from the Wormux project :D

Geeks in a cafe

Hackers of world unite …. Spain, Isreal, Romania, Bosnia …

Croatian carnet team :)

AbsintheSyringe, clown, sapphire, heavily absinthesized :)

What does your computer box looks like? :)


Edinburgh Airport … blue screen of death :D

Group photo (got my kilt too late :/), I’m way back

^ This is a video definetely worth seeing, a got most of the Teviot building. If you want to see more just search “DebConf7” on Youtube.
And now if all this wasn’t enough …

“DebConf 7, Edinburgh 2007. Greetings from Mark to ULK BiH! Debian + Ubuntu”

Mark Shuttleworth

Compability issues back in Tuzla :)

Btw, Slackware 12.0 is out, so expect something from my mouth about that one ;)


P.S: I didn’t pay any attention on my grammar or what the fuck I was saying, no time, but I promised this post would be final today so … and btw as I did it for two days Blogger ate half of my post so … it was really tiring to tell the same story over and over again, I hope you enjoyed it :)

Leaving for DebConf

June 16, 2007

Here’s some of my incredibly interesting life :)

Last … whatever days I really don’t know what’s been up. I been reading a lot, really a lot, studying for Cisco too. So yea not much time obviously.

Last week “sapphire” was here, as a big giant head of our Debian team for Bosnia, he left first. I took him around the town and etc … heh took them to that “sea” we got in middle of a city, even tho I said I wont follow, I jumped in too. In my clothes, I just couldn’t resist :)

Bla bla, he actually liked the city, and since our beauty is … specific nature beauty (wtf right?) I’ll just post few pictures of us looking like shit.

Toshiba vs MacBook && (Slackware vs Debian) && ugly vs ugly

Finally something pretty, MetalKitty

Sapphire how much of a sellout he is with his Microsoft mouse

Sapphire and trip0d

Sun ruined it all :/

Do I have to comment this?

Prayer for a picture :)

This is where 70 and something young lifes RIP when they were killed in Kapija massacre

I didn’t even know this faucet or whatever it is is here …


I don’t even know what the hell this is, but I still took him there :)

For your info, Tuzla was the first city that was free in World War II, of course cuz of all you damn … yea :) So yea this is basically memorial to them or something.

Saluting Tito …

Out, evening

AbsintheSyringe, sapphire, MetalKitty

Again, Toshiba vs MacBook

To sum it all up, we had good time, sapphire ended up on window, using it to throw up, what else of course. I got electrocuted by 220V, if you didn’t know this is sort that’s … pretty hard to kill, so yea I survived.

Took him to train station next morning, he left … that’s it. We hear it pretty much every day, he just called me, just so I have his UK number too :)

Before I forget, I also did “Phear”
Ubuntu haters rate it so low … I really don’t think it’s bad at all, I like it. Whatever.

Heh when we’re at it here’s one just for the show, pic of my hood before it rains

gomez is coming here in an hour or so, we’ve got bus 7AM tomorrow, bus to Pula, and from there we got a flight to Edinburgh. I didn’t pack or anything, my notebook, cellphone and absinthe is all I need … and credit card of course :) And yes, I surely wouldn’t call myself “AbsintheSyringe” if I wasn’t bringing a bottle of finest absinthe. Really good stuff, closest sort to what Hemingway enjoyed, in case you want one too …

Well that’s all, all I want is not to get r00ted, that’s my mission on DebConf :) Here you can see, some of the pics from DebConf 7 I got so far.

There should be another post however, “Debconf 7 summary” or something. Also we’ll be able to see us in INFO magazine, august edition. Doing the same, report on Debconf7 or whatever. August cuz we won’t make it to summer (two number out of once for June/July) edition.

I’m actually thinking of completely pulling to the underground after DebConf … That would mean, no more blog, no more YouTube bullshit, no more Pidgin … I don’t know.

That’s it folks! :)