I really dig the macro mode on this camera. It does a pretty nice
job. Here’s some
pictures of flowers in the back yard
that I took eariler today.
Archive for May, 2004
Last night at
I upgraded my laptop to the shiny new
fedora core 2 release.
The update itself went fine. It used all 4 of the binary cd’s (I have
a ton of stuff installed on my laptop, I suspect I did a
everything install last time I installed it). The little
splashscreen was pretty boring, there was only one, so not much
to watch while it upgraded.
After the upgrade completed I rebooted and found my first issue. It
had upgraded to the new kernel and removed all my old custom
kernels. I compile my own kernels so I can add in software
suspend2 for my laptop. Luckily, I have all my old kernels as
rpms on the laptop. So, I booted single user and re-installed my
custom kernel and booted from that.
Next issue was the firmware wasn’t loading for my wireless card. Had
to modify the /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent file to make sure and
look in /sys instead of /sysfs. I should submit that as a bug to
the script. Got that working and back on the net.
KDE fired right up, but anoyingly still has the inability to remap the
windows key. I spent probibly several hours playing with
keyboard layouts and xmodmap, and pretty much nothing I did
worked. The Windows key is mapped to pop up the KDE menu, and
thats what it will do. I used to have it mapped to allow me to
use the windows key and the arrows to switch desktops, but not
anymore. Finally gave up and started trying to get myself to use
control-alt-arrows instead. ;(
For some reason the font I was using in xemacs looked like junk under
the new release. Spent a while looking at fonts. Finally settled
for lucida-typewriter for now. Still not great, but will do.
Everything else worked fine from the upgrade. Very smooth. Probibly
one of the easier ones I have ever done. Good work fedora
Was a pretty quiet weekend. I did go and see
Kill Bill: Vol 2
again. It was good the second time, although not quite as good as the
first. I will have to watch it back to back with the first one
and see how that works out.
Need to get ready to head down to
this coming weekend. Should be a fun time. Bunch of us gathering
out there for the faire and visiting.
Whiled the evening away tonight playing around with
software suspend again.
I am running
2.6.6 + software suspend 184.108.40.206
on my laptop. It’s almost all good news. I no longer have to make
sure the ohci-hcd usb module is unloaded, and it even works ok
with cpufreq now. The only module I still have to unload and
reload now is the
prism54 module for my network
card. If I leave it in, the suspend never completes. I can also
suspend and resume with 3d enabled for video and no need to
switch to a virtual console. I can also use all 1GB of my memory
and have preempt support. It’s all looking very good now.
Well, all packed up and hopefully everything is arranged for this
weekend. I need to leave for the FINE airport in about 10min,
then fly to dallas. There I meet up with V and C and we get our
rental car and go meet folks for some piles of BBQ. Then to the
hotel for sleep. Will try and take a bunch of pictures and