25 Mar 2000 aj   » (Apprentice)

Lots of things happening both today and yesterday. Let's start with yesterday (friday)....

First of all, I was kinda stressed. Switching between phonecalls with Telenor Bedrift that transfered me to Telenor Privat that transfered me back to Telenor Bedrift that finally transferred me to Telenor Multicom. Telenor Multicom asked me to call Telenor Installasjon, and in the end of the day, when I came home from school (yes, I was in school trying to do this), I saw a nice white "Telenor NT1" box in the "server room".

However, I didn't come home before about 20:00 in the evening. What did I do in the meantime? If you call waiting for a guy to show up so that you can hold the month's admin-meeting amongst LiLo developers, I had a great time. Reading the same posts on slashdot about 4 hours really gets to you. Oh yes, the guy didn't show up...hmm...transport problem. Why can't he move to a more central place or get that damned ISDN-line of his actually working so that we could have on-line meetings? argh....c++-people! ;-)

When I got home, the only thing I managed to do was to send off the seating arrangements for the #linux.no row at The Gathering 1900 and jump into bed. No time exploring ISDN possibilities today....

Saturday started great, with no ISDN working. Telenor Bedrift transferred me to Telenor Multicom that told me that the line WAS working (haven't gotten that ISDN phone from Ascom yet). Finally I got to know that maybe I should put the ISDN card from pluto (which will soon be taken to one of the LiLo developers) into aganemnon. After all, the ISDN card in pluto DID work perfectly, and it didn't need any setup in isapnp. Perfect...well...not exactly.

Everything ended with that I had to download the 2.2.14 kernel over a 28.8 modem (thank God for that extra analogue line). And after a reboot, the isdn card driver loaded. But...that doesn't mean that everything is perfect, of course. Now isdn4k-utils didn't work... after a couple of hours fighting libraries and not finding /dev/isdnctrl which DID exist, I downloaded the latest CVS version. Of course, I couldn't use the old scripts which are used on pluto since it's a newer version. Another two hours changing scripts, and I'm online. With ISDN. Great? :-)

Now it's time to explore those endless (well...) possibilities of fax and voice (vbox) via ISDN.

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