Saturday, October 30, 2010

Network fixed + new hardware.

New network card, using the Ralink RT2870 driver (received from the AUR), and a new usb 2.0 pci adaptor from fry's electronics, fixed my network. It is now at 100%, don't know how I even managed with the other network card. Everything seems to be as it should, at the moment. New mouse + mousepad as well. Also, did some tmpfs modifications in /etc/fstab.

The wireless driver install for archlinux couldn't have been easier, didn't even use the driver cd. All I did was a lsusb to see what driver it used, then got the driver from the AUR, and added it to the MODULES section in /etc/rc.conf and rebooted.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Python3 trainwreck.

Python3, it will find it's way into your pants.
It seems that all my applications from the AUR need to be patched then reinstalled for them to work with python3. Unfortunately, bleachbit is a strictly python2 application. Meaning that even the script won't work. Everytime I want to run bleachbit, I have to cd to /usr/bin then, python2 bleachbit. This is not a problem, however, I will try to find a work around. For those of you who chuckled at the picture, shame on you.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Network once again crashes.

This is pretty much out of my control, it's a problem with the wireless card code base (802.11) calling a country and a datalink not responding. The only way to even see what happened is DMESG. Here's the part that shows the error.
cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain

zd1211rw 1-4:1.0: error ioread32(CR_REG1): -71
Once I unplug and replug the adaptor and hit refresh in wicd, it can connect again. The funny thing is, I had the best 8 and a half hours of uninterrupted wireless use without any errors, last night. So this just seems random.

Friday, October 1, 2010

wicd and usb update = stable internet

Now I don't get too frequent cutouts on my wireless internet connection. I even edited my timeouts to be a little longer. Arch linux rox my sox.