Intel High Defintion (HDA) … make it loud \m/!

May 18, 2007

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.

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Sony Ericsson P1 is out!

May 15, 2007

For awhile now, I’ve been keeping a close eye on Sony Ericsson … everything pretty much was the same as W810. Yea there are differences, but here and there … It was mostly about the phone looks, hardware remained the same.

W810i is still a great phone, what bothers me about it, is it’s standard “keyboard” that is numbers :) I’m doing a lot of browsing, typing emails, forums bla bla.

So it really takes a lot of your time to type small a message. Second is that I can’t code :) And as far as I’m concerned coding on Symbian is possible. But I say no to Nokia … it’s just not my style :)

So really I was waiting for new P series, which I want for a longer period of time.

M series caught my attention, but immediately lost it when I saw there’s no camera on it. Yea all other aspects are fine, but IMO, any todays phone has to have a camera.

And just today it was new P series has been released!

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Slackware hibernate

May 11, 2007

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.

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