Older blog entries for shermozle (starting at number 2)

Ahh of course, fscking BIOS had the stupid virus protection thing on. Grrr!

Well now my workstation's back and I even got sound working. Had a bit of a gruntle about this on my site. Getting hardware to work shouldn't be this hard!

Course now my printer, which worked beautifully on the day I got it, doesn't print any more. It's not hardware--I can print direct--but something in lprng. Course it doesn't do any logging of WHY it's deleting things from the queue without printing them. Just a lovely: Status: job 'simonr@dogbolter+344' removed at 02:24:31.072

Of course the biggest problem I had getting sound going was finding out what I was doing wrong and getting an example pnpdump file. Now that I have it working boodifully, I'll document it on my site so that the next hapless traveller might have more luck.

Well the cable modem is fine and dandy, my Debian workstation however isn't. For some reason my lilo is locking up the system before getting to the lilo prompt or anything. I don't have DOS anywhere so I can't run fdisk /MBR

Anyone got any ideas?

Got my cable modem today. Telstra, Australia's partially government-owned telco, recently started flat rate pricing. Prior to that is was $0.35/megabyte which is ludicrous.

The speed is amazing! I'm never going to be able to work for a company with pissy ISDN again!

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