Sunday, December 14, 2008

Auto-update putty session list in mRemote

> Steps to repro:
>
> 1) Create a connection with Protocol set to SSH2.
> 2) Browse Putty session list. (Ooops. I want to use a session in the list)
> 3) Create the session under Putty
> 4) Go back to mRemote and browse Putty session list.
>
> Session list still does not have the newly created session.

The author suggested:

start putty by going to Tools - Options - Advanced - Launch PuTTY
solves the problem.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ubuntu on Intel D945GCLF (with Intel Atom)

The rig:

D945GCLF board
Intel Atom @ 1.6GHZ w/HT

It looks like it's a linux kernel bug:
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/linux/kernel/982159

The ethernet controller is:

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev ff)

does not seem to work in any of the Ubuntu versions.

Fix: recompile the kernel with patch

You can download my patched packages here (currently uploading, let me know if something is missing):

http://mirakulo.com/pub/linux-image-2.6.24-21-patched/

NOTE: I got the .udeb packages because of this warning: dpkg-gencontrol: warning: deb package with udeb specific field Kernel-Version

or you can do the following steps if you don't trust me:

apt-get source linux-source-2.6.24

apt-get build-dep linux-source-2.6.24

aptitude install install devscripts build-essential fakeroot

cd linux-2.6.24/

Get this patch:

http://bugzilla.kernel.org/attachment.cgi?id=17604&action=view

patch -p 1 < patch-r8169.patch

debuild -us -uc -b

Install the kernel that applies to you:

dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.24-21-generic_2.6.24-21.42_i386.deb

Reboot with new kernel. Verify that the dropped packet is zero or a realistic number.

Other related links:

* http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=884174&page=2

* http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=946895

This is the triaged report in Launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/288845

Monday, July 28, 2008

BSOD: rtlnicxp.sys dump of physical memory

Keywords:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

rtlnicxp.sys

Beginning dump of physical memory

Fix: try upgrading RealTek Network Interface Card to the latest driver. It can be done via the Device Manager.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Beautiful things...

This is bright side of this article:

1) Connie Talbot. A cute 6-year old girl with a beautiful voice that can move even God.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Stuff that sucks...

1) Linksys WRT54G v7 router. Constant hang that requires hard reboot, Atheros chipset that is currently not supported by dd-wrt firmware according to this.

2) Stage6. Useless slow piece of shit.

3) Sonicwall VPN appliance. Shit that does not have a Linux client. (Update (2008/10/26 -- not really that shit. Great and easy interface. Lacking: native Linux VPN client and configuration diff logger.)