So, a busy couple of months and not a lot of free software stuff done. This evening after failing to summon the necessary enthusiasm to hack any of SBCL/alpha, i810 APM support or CMUCL webby things - or do my invoicing - I decided to spend some time updating CLiki. I love it when I visit that site and find out that others have added software to it.
kdb and ext3 are cool. The usual failure mode of the i810 after an APM suspend/resume is to lock the system up so hard that even VT switching doesn't work, but not having to fsck before trying it again speeds things up marvellously. If you were thinking about linux device driver hacking, go ahead and try it - as a kernel newbie, I have to say that (so far, anyway) it's not as hard as it looks.
Does anyone have the IRDA working on a toshiba portege 3440CT? The chip is apparently register-compatible with the Oboe in earlier toshibas except for using a different PCI id; changing the appropriate constant in toshoboe.c makes it able to successfully insert the module, but doesn't appear to do anything further. I'm wondering if I should have run some kind of setup tool before trashing the preinstalled win98