Well, it’s not a bad day.

Decided (finally) on the full concept for tattoo number 2. Now I need to start drawing (again). it’s taken me 6 months to stabilize this idea, so we’ll see.

I have everything (including the mouse wheel) except the CDRom working on orome now. It’s a crackhead ide cardbus device. If I can get it up and running, it’ll be perfect. Then I can put Fluxbox on it and can be happy. I did a little re-partitioning to get / up to something useful, which made /home a little smaller, but not much. I’m madly in love with this laptop now. If only the CD were working right….

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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4 Responses to 1465

  1. akiko says:

    d00d, j00 r teh r0xx0r.

    I can’t remember which module made the CD rom work. It may have been ide_scsi. I don’t think I have it written down anywhere.

    I’m also torn on the gentoo issue. I like the DIY aspect, but I’m not leet enough to make things work right.

    Sadly, Sony discontinued that line of laptops. They were superceded by something else that’s not quite as cute and tiny I think.

    Oh, hey, did you get the LCD/VGA toggle working? Before, I could plug in and it would run on both screens, which sucked its video memory (which made watching avis a pain in the ass.) If it works, I can offer the service of a fairly stable laptop to COUp, though I might not have all the right codecs to make the divx work.

  2. ryeth says:

    Can’t wait to see the new design :)

  3. alchemist says:

    I poked at it a lot today. the issue is in the bIOS – it automatically adds the CDROm as an IDE Device – *BUT* when PCMCIA loads, it wants to treat it as a PCMCIA device, not the BIOS CDRom. So I might have figured out how to install from CD, but not how to get it working and still use the wireless post-install. I may have to do away with the pcmcia hotplug, but since the ethernet and wireless could be made to work without it, it’s not a big thing.

    I’ll try the video thing tomorrow. And the codecs are easy, thanks for freshrpms and fedora. I’ll link them into the beta (apt & yum enabled) up2date tomorrow as well. Mplayer rules!

    mmmm. mplayer….

  4. alchemist says:

    neither can I :)

    Do you have any idea how hard it is to draw a braid?

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