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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On KMS,

It is a must if you have an Intel i810 or above GPU. While those running xorg-server-1.7.7-r1 can get around that as there are drivers available that allow you to skirt the issue if you don't want to run with KMS, even that older version of xorg-server runs better with the KMS enabled drivers.

Intel KMS has been stably functional since the .35 kernel family. All other sources up to that point had some sort of strangeness associated with them. Last I read, ATI is finally catching up in the working with KMS department. As of this writing, it appears that the nouveau drivers (open nVidia drivers) do not require KMS. The nouveau drivers remain in the Staging Drivers section as of linux-3.0.3. I prefer the nvidia-drivers package, even if it does taint the kernel.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just edited the donation page. Please visit it. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get this each time I use a kernel seed in response to a new kernel generation because I'm too dumb to remember to enable CONFIG_MISC_DEVICES when going from 2.6.38 to 2.6.40 (or 3.0 to 3.1) :
warning: (AX88796_93CX6 && RTL8180 && RTL8187 && ADM8211 && RT2400PCI && RT2500PCI && RT61PCI && RT2800PCI && R8187SE) selects EEPROM_93CX6 which has unmet direct dependencies (MISC_DEVICES)
warning: (AX88796_93CX6 && RTL8180 && RTL8187 && ADM8211 && RT2400PCI && RT2500PCI && RT61PCI && RT2800PCI && R8187SE) selects EEPROM_93CX6 which has unmet direct dependencies (MISC_DEVICES)
It appears the devices under MISC_DEVICES will be autoselected if MISC_DEVICES is enabled. Is it worthwhile for you to enable MISC_DEVICES in the seeds?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just turning on misc devices doesn't turn those devices on. It just allows you to see the choices that exist.

As for the error telling you about those unmet "dependencies", that seems to be a product of all the sources since the .38 series. The use of make oldconfig should take care of most of that stuff when doing the initial move. I'm not sure whether it's a bug, or whether it's a new "feature" of the kernel. I did finally get things to mellow out, but I had the same thing happen with this machine while setting up for Intel KMS, something that shouldn't be fraught with so many warnings.

Oh well, if the kernel didn't break during changes, there'd be no need for bugzilla, now would there?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did use oldconfig. It may have partly succeeded as enabling MISC_DEVICES and selecting it showed EEPROM_93CX6 already enabled which was not the case last time. How can a Texan move to California? :)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm an Ohioan that moved to Texas to get an idea about living in a real city. Now, I am going to Cali to see if I can find there what I didn't here. I'd prefer not to move at all, but that decision is out of my hands. Now, it's just about being able to hang on until I can get established.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or not. I'm so mixed up at the moment, I don't know what's up, where's where, who's who, or anything else. That said, I added an online resume. Please pass it on. Reverted donation page to previous form. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things have mellowed significantly on the personal front. I do offer thanks to those who donated. I will be updating the Above and Beyond page in the next few days.

On a more seed-related topic, I've just uploaded .configs for 2.6.32-hardened-r65, and 3.0.3-hardened-r1 in both x86 and x86_64 flavors. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three different vanilla sources means new seeds. I've just uploaded .configs for 2.6.32.46, 2.6.33.19, and 3.0.4 in both x86 and x86_64 flavors. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main site has gone offline, and will likely remain offline until tomorrow. Please use one of the other mirrors in the mean time.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully at the new location you will have a more reliable internet connection than what your previous beloved cable company provided. :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, when directly connected to the cable modem using DHCP, it's amazingly fast. I am probably going to have to invest in a new wireless router, as I think that's where a lot of my Internet issues arise. If I wasn't one who likes to take my laptop around the house...since it is portable, it wouldn't be an issue.

I know the place I am going does have wireless, so there's that. I'm hoping I can tap their main line and that way, I don't mess with them. I'm also going to have to do more experimentation with DNS. Ah, the fun of setting up in a new place.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because of the way I am connected, it is pretty easy for me to set up my internet connection anywhere, wireless or wired. My big problem with a move is tearing apart all the cabling between the equipment, packing all the boxes to the new location, and then setting it all back up again. That's usually good for about a week! 8O
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to ask someone about setting up my web server here. I finally got most of my stuff moved to this temporary abode. Now it's time to fire up the web site so my users can find me. If not, well, I still have the mirrors...and I will be updating later on this evening. I have to set portage back up to work without a server. No biggie.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pappy_mcfae,

You plug it in, switch it on ... :)
and fix your DNS to point kernel-seeds.org to you new static IP, then wait for DNS to propagate around the world.
If you have a dynaimc public IP it gets a bit more complicated.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know all that. At the moment, it's about physical access to the modem/router. I'm hoping to get all that cleared up as soon as the dust settles on this move. I'm still in the last gasps of moving things, so I have yet to get fully grounded here. Hopefully, I will get things rolling by the weekend.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No waiting until the weekend to try out some new seeds. I've just uploaded .configs for 2.6.32-gentoo-r36, 2.6.32-hardened-r66, 3.0.4-gentoo, and 3.0.4-hardened in both x86 and x86_64 flavors. Enjoy!

The main site is still sitting, unattached to a net cable. As I said, I hope to have it up by the weekend, if not some time during the weekend.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main site remains down. Lots of things going on, the least of which is getting the main site back up and running. It was a good Labor Day, though. There was even some new source code in portage today. I've just uploaded .configs for 2.6.32-hardened-r67 and 3.0.4-hardened-r1 in both x86 and x86_64 flavors. Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pappy_mcfae,

If you main site will be down for a while, you maybe want to point its DNS to one of the mirrors
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot begin to tell you all how much I hate the Linksys BEFSR81! It has been the bane of my existence for most of this day. The wireless access point, WAP54G sucks just as much, especially when it's old, and the one with which I am working, it was around when Methuselah was in diapers.

Anyway, I went through all that to say that the main site is back up. For now, it seems using the IP address is the way to go, as my DNS service is being really weird for some unknown reason. I will be attempting to get things in better order tomorrow. For tonight, I invite all my friends and users back to the main site.

http://173.172.42.95/

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DNS issues have been cleared. You can use the standard URL to get to the main site! Come one, come all!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pappy, question, is there any seed which is best for a desktop that serves as multi seat?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zen sources are still the way to go for raw speed. I'd recommend something in the .38-.39 range. PF sources also contain the BFS scheduler, which is really a good thing for raw-dog speed. Having used the PF sources, they are as close as you can get to zen, and still have a fairly regular update schedule.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pappy_mcfae wrote:
Zen sources are still the way to go for raw speed. I'd recommend something in the .38-.39 range. PF sources also contain the BFS scheduler, which is really a good thing for raw-dog speed. Having used the PF sources, they are as close as you can get to zen, and still have a fairly regular update schedule.

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never felt comfortable with zen, not sure I want to use them, more over, I'm using ati foss and vmware so I'd like to be with the latest kernel possible for better support of my cards.

I've tried BFS scheduler when I tried ck sources, I got worst response time than with gs doing the same thing. unless I've missed configured something.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I have had issues with zen sources, I've never seen a reason to not use them, even if they drag their heels updating things. In this situation, you might need to do some experimentation to get things tweaked.

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