Older blog entries for jarashi (starting at number 9)

25 Jan 2004 (updated 2 Feb 2004 at 02:18 UTC) »
New PC at home

Monday I bought a brand new Asus Pundit Barebone, and hadn't got time to build it up and test it.
This morning I did it with a classmate -which is really pro in building PCs- and tested the software behaviour (I reused my 60GB HDD):

  • M$ Windows XP: Didn't work. It even could not start up. My mate (a Windows user) told me that it was mandatory to reinstall it. Sucks. Really sucks.
  • Debian GNU/Linux: It started up. I had to configure the network (load b44 module and restart the network subsystem), the soundcard (load i810_audio and restart sound system -alsamixer doesn't work, don't know why since GNOME volume control does) and X (used a config file from GNOPPIX). All works perfectly. I love it.

Remove M$Windows XP from my PC. It sucks.

18 Jan 2004 (updated 21 Jan 2004 at 09:45 UTC) »

Linux 2.6.0

Finally got it working! Steve Kemp gave me the solution to my problem:


After putting this in Lilo, loading mousedev and psmouse modules made the /dev/psaux mouse (and the X) work:

> uname -r

14 Jan 2004 (updated 14 Jan 2004 at 12:46 UTC) »
Linux 2.6

VFS: Cannot open root device "302" o unknown-block(3,2)
please append a correct "root=" boot option
kernel panic: VFS:Unable to mount root fs on unknow-block(3,2)

That's what I get when I try to startup with my Linux kernel 2.6. I cannot understand it, as long as I installed it from the official Debian package.
Back to 2.4...


I've finished to see the first half of chapters of its first season. I love it. Reminds me the books I read by Sir Arthur about Mr. Holmes...


Next milestones:

Techs to review:
6 Jan 2004 (updated 6 Jan 2004 at 00:27 UTC) »

Que es portin bé els Reis!

New Year

Happy and really FREE 2004 for everyone!

24 Dec 2003 (updated 24 Dec 2003 at 16:16 UTC) »

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you, Free Software devotees!

It rocks!


Finally, I got back to net-browsing, net-mailing, apt-get upgrading at home. At last!

22 Oct 2003 (updated 22 Oct 2003 at 15:00 UTC) »
Neuros Audio 20GB

Yesterday I recieved my brand new Neuros 20GB unit. It's is wider than I thought but I like it.

My problem is, after all, that I can't configure it with positron (after solving a little problem with positron itself). I'm thinking about using positron's code to do a GNOME front-end o GTK2 plugin, but I'm not sure...
Anyway, I still have to look for a jack-transformer for my AC/Adapter...

15 Oct 2003 (updated 4 Dec 2003 at 17:43 UTC) »
Two fronts in my personal war

Nowadays, I've got two fronts where I'm fighting to solve:
The first one is the reality that I haven't got inet connection at home since two months ago. I'm very angry with Telefonica's tech-support (who kicked my ass and treated me as an stupid), and I cannot use anything (no apt, no mail, no download, no readings...). My only contact with the web is at work. Really silly!
When this first has been solved (probably I'll end up buying a new DSLRouter), I'll try to get involved in some (or few or one) FS projects. I'm thinking wich ones. I prefer the ones related to GNOME, Debian and audio user applications. But I'm not constrained on these. I'll keep browsing...

Software Patents voted in Europe

Since the final result has gone to YES, the important thing is that the final screen left in the law draws an scenario where the free software community is not going to be hurted. The most relevant point, as I see, is that now this issue is legalized (so there is not a hole), and we are not out this law.
Thanks to all the people who did this possible.

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