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  • BrainwreckedTech 8:00 pm on June 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , dfo, , , , neople, nexon, os, plugins, ,   

    Dungeon Fighter Online Won’t Launch After Re-Installing Windows 

    You know what I like about keeping my games on another drive?  Most of the time, you don’t have to re-install games to run them.  Steam is a great example, as running steam.exe directly on a fresh installation of Windows will prompt you that Steam isn’t setup and that it will re-launch itself to do so.

    Dungeon Fighter Online, however, does something funky. (More …)

  • BrainwreckedTech 2:02 am on May 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , atheros, atl1c, c665d-s5518, , , ifcfg, laptop, , netcfg, , networkmanager, os, realtek, rtl8192ce, satellite, , toshiba, , wireless   

    Linux And Flaky ATL1C Support 

    Linux Logo Here’s something I thought I’d never see — the day that wired networking in Linux could ever be considered anything less than “it just works.”

    I recently purchased a laptop (Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5518 to be precise) and had trouble out of the gate after installing Arch Linux.  The computer would seem to hang whenever the network was involved.  (E.g., running netcfg, networkmanager, or the ip command.)  I assumed that it was wireless support that was causing the headaches, so I ran hwinfo --netcard | grep "Modules\|File" to find the kernel modules related to my networking devices.

    Device Modules: "atl1c"
    Device File: eth0
    Driver Modules: "rtl8192ce"
    Device File: wlan0

    I blacklisted rtl8192ce but that didn’t solve my problem.  (More …)

    • Jesse Robinson 5:18 am on June 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I had exactly the same problem with atl1c it caused the console to freeze when the cable was unpluged,do you know the maintainer of this driver,so we can file a bug report,the problem is worse with a 3.4 kernel.
      Linux Jesse 3.4.0 #2 SMP Wed May 30 09:01:55 EST 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux

      I really need to upgrade my kernel before submitting a bug,but scanning round it seems the bug is still there as of current kernel release.

      • BrainwreckedTech 9:55 am on June 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Unfortunately I do not. Which also means I do not know how much work is going into the driver. If there’s a dedicated team, then they just need time. If it’s a single person, he could probably use some help even it’s nothing more than yet another environment in which to see how the driver code behaves. Just be prepared that this might entail setting up a debug environment (e.g. compiling and using a kernel that spits out debug symbols, etc.). If you can code, all the better. 🙂

        Either way, as the driver is listed as EXPERIMENTAL, it’ll do no good to file normal bug reports as the people behind this driver already know that it is not 100%.

    • GreyGeek 8:47 am on August 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      As of Aug 12, 2013 this atl1c bug is affecting my Acer V3-771G laptop running Kubuntu 12.04.2 with all updates. On my system it shows up as a random disconnect and reconnect. Most of the time the reconnect is almost immediately, but sometimes it may take as much as 30 seconds. I switched from NetworkManager to WICD and the problem remains, but perhaps not as frequent. From once every 5 minutes to once every 10 minutes. There is NO messages indicating the disconnect & reconnect in any system log.
      I am using the 3.8.0-27-generic kernel.

  • BrainwreckedTech 12:13 pm on January 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , os, , , ssh, web hosting   

    Using Rsync With Your Web Host 

    Linux Logo This was one of those “Holy crap this is so frickin’ awesome who needs Viagra this here makes my…” moments for me. If this seems pedestrian to you, keep in mind I haven’t used third-party hosting since around the Y2K debacle, when FTP was the gold standard. Nowadays a lot of web hosts provide SSH access.

    FTP is still nice, but rsync presents a much more elegant solution. Unfortunately, rsync is something most Windows users don’t know about. Microsoft includes no equivalent, so you can either attempt to get rsync and cygwin working on your system, or grab a copy of DeltaCopy…which is made by a company that makes a competing product.

    But if you’re running Linux you can forget all that nonsense and get to the good stuff.

    Copying from the host to your local computer:

    rsync -avz -e “ssh -p nnnn” [user]@[domain]:[remote dir] [local dir]

    You can then edit files locally using your editor(s) of choice. Heck, you can even run your own web server to test changes if you want. You can even run that web server in a VM if you don’t want the potential pitfalls of having a web server running on you computer.

    Copying from your computer to the host:

    rsync -avz -e “ssh -p nnnn” [local dir] [user]@[domain]:[remote dir]

    The only thing to watch out for is that this is so easy that you become lazy. Syncing an entire directory for changes to just one file will consume way more bandwidth than just specifying that one file. For exampe: after making some small tweaks to a test HTML file I noted I was transferring 89K of data for the sake of updating a 2K file.

  • BrainwreckedTech 2:22 am on December 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , cron, , , notify-send, os, , , update notifications   

    Arch Update Notifications Using Cron 

    Arch Linux LogoOne of the great things about Arch is its hands-off approach and KISS approach. Unfortunately, that can also be one of its greatest killjoys.

    Update notifications fall victim to this approach. If you’re left to build an Arch system to your own accord, how can the Arch devs know what will work on your system and what won’t? Therefore, instead of worrying about GNOME vs KDE vs Any Other Desktop Environment (that is, if you’re running a GUI at all) and possibly forcing dependencies you don’t want, no package management system will ever be officially supported by Arch outside of pacman.

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  • BrainwreckedTech 12:17 pm on September 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ide, installation, os, sata, , ,   

    BUG: Windows 7 Installer Won’t Install From IDE CD/DVD Drive, Asks For CD/DVD Driver. 

    Windows Vista Logo

    This is a known bug that I unknowingly escaped twice by installing the RC from a USB drive and upgrading to a SATA DVD drive a mere 4 months before Windows 7’s final release. The USB key thing was just something cool to do, and the DVD drive was replaced because something went wonky with the tray’s track, requiring a bent paper clip at all times.

    The best explanation I could find was over on Tom’s Hardware where, after much dickery, someone finally offered up a plausible cause: If your BIOS reports the SATA controller first, the Windows 7 installer won’t load an IDE ATAPI driver for optical drives. This would explain why some people can use an IDE drive and others can not.

    But I also noted something weird, and a definite way to tell if you’re about to get boned way before the installer starts loading. First is an obscenely long boot time. If you’ve never installed Windows 7, though, you won’t know what the wait time should be.

    (More …)

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