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Linux Kernel Upgrade (with skas3 patch)

Sun, 2008 Jan 13, 02:45:

So recently I installed a new SATA dvd burner in my workstation (as both previous optical drives died)

Unfortunately 2.6.18 (my previous kernel) did not support SATA optical drives, so it was time to upgrade. The only unfortunate part is I use UML to allow some tasks to be sandboxed, and to run these with any efficiency I require the skas3 patch. However the newest official patch is for 2.6.20.

However I did eventually seem to have find everything needed thus now both skas3-v8.2 and my SATA drive are both running on a kernel.

To help others out here is what I found/created:
My patch for skas3-v8.2 for linux
Please see the notes for more details.
Note as this is just a update to the original v8.2 patch this only supports 32bit x86 systems.
If you require AMD-64 support please see this thread for more information.

Python in OpenWRT

Fri, 2006 Dec 15, 22:26:

So I now have a python package for openwrt! The only problem with it: Storage space.

However if you have a USB flash card with ~20MB free it will work!

This means I'm playing with it on a ASUS WL-500g Premium, but not my own WRT54GS

from a ram perspective simple things seem to run in about 1MB, while help/pydoc use 5MB. I have yet to go much beyond that. However given this requirement I doubt it will run well on a WRT with < 32MB of ram


To make reinstallation and removal easier I did package the thing into an ipkg. however this one has some pre-installation steps

  • symlink /opt to a location on your external media eg. ln -s /path/to/usb/key /opt
  • install the ipkg to the root destination (default): ipkg install python24.ipk

to run you may use /usr/bin/python or /usr/bin/python2.4 both symlink to /opt/local/bin/python2.4 In addition you can find all the python libraries and modules in /opt/local/lib/python2.4


The ipkg described above can be found at here

This is a cross compile of python 2.4.4 from here: http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4.4/Python-2.4.4.tgz

No changes outside of modifying the auto-generated make file after configure to use my x86 python to help build the modules (rather than the mips python on an x86)

Also note the ipkg was manually constructed, so my apologies for not having a build script

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection

Tue, 2006 Dec 05, 13:01:

So on friday Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection was working fine, and this morning it uses 100% CPU w/o doing anything.

And the big thing I think I've done to my computer was to upgrade OSX to the lattest patch.

But I found the problem: corrupted config files!

Removing the following caused the application to work again (even if the server history list was lost)

The file (may or may not exist):
The directory
~/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/RDC\ Client
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