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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, May. 26th, 2003 04:47 pm
1 @m 31337

I was stupid when I compiled deneb's kernel. I turned on IDE SCSI emulation, but left off SCSI CDROM and SCSI Generic support. So, when I went to (finally!) burn my backup CD for the month (hah...should be for the week, but I don't remember the last time I backed up...), I discover that deneb can see its CD burner, but it can't do anything with it!

Sheesh.

So...instead of bringing the whole machine down (with its 40-day uptime) and recompiling my kernel from scratch, I just went into the kernel source, added the two options I needed, compiled them as modules and loaded them.

Bingo...instant CD burning capability.

Kernel modules are cool.

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For the less technically-inclined amongst my readers, keep in mind that doing anything similar in Windows would require a reboot. In Windows, you'd bork the system if you tried installing a driver and using it without rebooting.

-- Des

Current Mood: geeky geeky

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northing
northing
North
Mon, May. 26th, 2003 06:13 pm (UTC)

I have to reboot my XP machine every two or three hours because there's some sort of configuration problem I can't figure out that makes it think it's lost the network. How's that for dependable up-time? :-P

I trust you found Kev and Paul yesterday. I was out in the hills of Carmel Valley hiking and out of range when you called, sorry I missed you. They were probably arriving in SLO just about then.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, May. 26th, 2003 07:40 pm (UTC)

Hah...it just reminds me of why I don't like Windows.

Yeah, I did...sorry to bug you like that, but I figured you might know where they were. We did catch up, and there was debaucherizing, of a rather tame sort.


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northing
northing
North
Mon, May. 26th, 2003 07:49 pm (UTC)

We'll see if my new Mac is any better when it gets here. I've got a Celeron 400 mHz machine collecting dust right now, that I'm going to have you guys help me get Linux up on. Then I'll have 3 OSs on my little home network. :-D

And you didn't bug me. You are a friend (not just LJ) and I'm happy to hear from you anytime. I just wish I were there to take your call yesterday and give you answer. I knew there was going to be a hacking party at Kev's by 3:00 p.m. yesterday. LOL.


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