Caved in and returned to the world of x86 laptops, but boy did I pick a good example of an x86 laptop: I got an IBM ThinkPad T41. 1.7GHz Pentium-M, 1GB RAM, gige, bluetooth, WiFi, and an 80GB hard drive with that rad active drive protection system. So far, everything works in Linux but the built-in WiFi, which is a Cisco Aironet 350 MiniPCI card. I heard it works, but no luck thus far. Battery life seems good, too. Rock.
variable-HZ with 64-bit jiffies:
Updated version of the Variable-HZ-plus-64bit-jiffies patch, courtesy of Tim Schmielau. Fixed a bug and rediffed against 2.4.23.
Fedora-devel now comes standard with a 2.6 kernel:
This is great news and no excuse exists for not running 2.6. Live a little.
It looks like the primary goal of Fedora Core 2 will be to have a 2.6 kernel-based system.
Using udev in Fedora-devel:
So now that Fedora-devel is 2.6-based, it is mighty easy to get udev up and working. Here are a few easy steps I emailed off to linux-hotplug-devel earlier today:
- download and install the udev rpm
- download the udev tarball and untar it
- copy etc/init.d/udev from the udev distribution to /etc/init.d
- type /sbin/chkconfig --add udev
- make sure that your /udev is mounted automatically during early boot, if it is not a directory on your root
Perfection acheived at The Swamp, last week.