Friday, April 29, 2005

..damn damn damn..

It seems that I'm stuck with kernel 2.6.8-4 on my router and it su%$. Somehow there are problems with it's APIC and the NIC's refuse to work properly. Exactly the built-in adapter. Maybe I'll try sometime to disable it and insert a second RTL8139, maybe it'll work then, but to to that I need a second machine so my users won't whine...

Monday, April 18, 2005


Just dropping you a note that Planet PLD could be down tommorow for a few hours - I'm renovating so thing will be moved here and there..

Friday, April 15, 2005 and a gun..

I have to stop listetning to Tori Amos, her music brings back some stupid memories from times better then now. Hmm, actually it's hard to tell if they were better, they were different though... But still, I miss that girl, eh...

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Typos suck!

Hmm, Planet PLD was down for a few days and it looks like no one has noticed it. Sadly I've made a typo in my firewall config and all traffic to port 80 was being dropped, but it seems to be ok now. Let's see if someone actually visits this site...

Friday, April 08, 2005

Breaking the rules

Breaking the rules doesn't always pay off. Especially breaking the "if it works, don't change it" rule like I did yesterday. Rule number two: if you do break the first rule, make sure it isn't related to the PLD kernel package.
Spent the last few hours trying to figure out why my second NIC doesn't work and it seems like it's a kernel bug in the 8139too module, giving a lot of "Apr 8 08:53:46 xxx kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth1: transmit timed out". Of course on 2.6.8-4 (copied from an other router) none of this messages appear and everything "just works" ™.
But I have lost ALSA support, boooo. Seems like I'll have to build the kernel package myself...
[UPDATE] It looks like this bug is connected with APIC, enableapic seems to work but enableapic lapic gives horrifying lags – up to 5000 miliseconds to the nearest router...

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Back to work again...

It seems that I can get back to work again. I have updated the polish version of with a plugin tutorial and more docs are soon to come.
There's a nice thread about OSS graphics apps and colour management on the mailing list. Peter reminded us all of a maling list for colour management stuff, so if you're interested then pay them a visit!