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Monday, July 14, 2003

NVIDIA Drivers with 2.6.0-test1

Ask and ye shall receive! Someone posted this tutorial showing how to hack the NVIDIA Linux drivers to work with the new 2.6.0-test1 kernel. Pretty easy actually. Thanks Linux Games.

Linux Kernel 2.6.0-test1

Linus Torvalds made a post on the kernel mailing list announcing kernel 2.6.0-test1. He said that he hopes that the testing period will be shorter than it was for 2.4 (seven months). As might be expected, is being beaten to death. If you are lucky enough to get through and brave enough to give it a spin, let me know how it worked. Be forewarned, you will likely have problems with binary drivers like those from NVIDIA. Thanks Slashdot.

I guess this means I've officially been using Linux for awhile. This is the second major kernel version to be released since I started using it. I think I'm going to wait until Slackware comes up with a 2.6 kernel before diving in. I can't afford to break my system, and I don't feel like waiting for my Celeron 400 to compile it for my other box.

The Master comments: Oh, come ON A.T. I don't buy this conservative kernel build stuff at all. You gonna try that sucker this week, or next? :-)

J.t.Qbe comments: And how long can it really take on a Celeron 400? A total of 3 minutes? My first kernel builds (on YOUR 486SX motherboard) took 45-60 minutes each, and that was with the 1.2 series. Be a man, A.T.!

A.T. Hun comments: In all honesty, I really don't have any inclination to do it. I especially don't really want to wade through all the configuration options. Plus, a complete compile with all the modules takes forever. Maybe when it gets later in the test cycle or if there's some feature I'm dying to try, then I'll give it a whirl. NVIDIA especially has to get drivers out that support it before I'll even bother.

Pondering the Imponderable

This weekend, The Master and I renewed the domain name for The Haus through 2008. In the immortal words of Red Green, "Whatever this is, we've got a lot more of it."

And from the "the 73rd time is a charm" department, a company called Tulip has announced that it is relaunching the Commodore name, focusing especially on the Commodore 64. I'm a Commodore man myself, the proud (former) owner of a VIC-20 and a Commodore 128 (which I managed to run CP/M on). For the first couple of years of high school, we had about 10 Commodore PETs which were later replaced with IBM PCs. I guess we've come full circle. Along with Atari, two of the classic but most frequently mismanaged names in computing have been brought to life. Perhaps it would have been best to let them rest in peace. Thanks Slashdot.

And finally, if you think your relationship with your significant other should be the subject of a major motion picture (or a case study in a psych textbook), you really need to check out this website. You'll thank me later. Thanks to Ars Technica for that one.

The Master comments: I remember reading that a year or so ago. I just had to check it again. I should not be laughing to tears while working. Oh, my.

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Waiter, There's a T.V. in My Phone!

Now THIS is what I want: A digital TV-enabled cellphone. ESPN wherever I go! W00t! Thanks HardOCP.

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