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entries from September 2007

2007-09-23 02:10:19 +0200
don't ask me why but yesterday & today I played with the modem on nerys (my thinkpad R60e). it's a conexant hsf softmodem or something like that, & it didn't really work with sl-modem-daemon which was installed but not activated. in the end it was not that difficult: I grabbed hsfmodem- from the linuxant download page, detected the debdist target in their makefile, & after some swearing & fixing errors I got a .deb (no, I don't really know if it's different from the .deb offered there). when installing the .deb a kernel module is built (so kernel-headers & stuff are necessary but they are here anyway). one reboot (hello?) later the module works. wvdial didn't like me but pppconfig/pon/poff worked (with an old account from no, I still don't know why I would actually need /dev/modem on my laptop :)
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2007-09-18 22:55:55 +0200
next step
after P&P I've now also finished T&S 1 (the first part of the "tasks & skills" questions of my NM process.) so far NM took me several hours of work but I enjoyed learning new things, I'm quite excited that it went rather smooth until now, & I'm looking forward to the next steps.
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2007-09-18 13:40:35 +0200
my mobile number was ported from t-mobile (formerly known as max.mobil) to bob (mobilkom branch) today.
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2007-09-15 00:04:05 +0200
does size matter?
I got an additional hard disk a few days ago (300 GB, IDE, PATA). today I finally took the time to remove the (empty) old 40 GB disk with the two uncorrectable sectors from my internal mobile rack & put the new disk in. after some hours of copying stuff around I now have my three disks set up as like this:
  • SATA 1: "system" (i.e. / /boot swap) — 160 GB
  • SATA 2: "data" (i.e. /home) — 250 GB
  • PATA: at the moment only backup of the first disk — 300 GB
hm, actually that's a huge amount of disk space. — sometimes I think back at the times when my father's first computer at his office (a 286, in 1987) had one hard disk with 20 _M_B; & it was half empty ...
gregoa@belanna:~$ df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hde3            152807104   9158584 135886316   7% /
tmpfs                   509460         0    509460   0% /lib/init/rw
udev                     10240        48     10192   1% /dev
tmpfs                   509460         4    509456   1% /dev/shm
/dev/hde1                45130     22914     19808  54% /boot
/dev/hdg1            240362656 106449076 121703780  47% /home
/dev/hda1            288435168  10465756 263317732   4% /mnt/hda1
oh, & when I finally deleted the backup of my moved home directory I accidentely deleted parts of my real homedir. grmpf. I think I could recover most of the deleted stuff from my laptop but still ... oh, & I also deleted my homedir on our flat server (& I don't know how exactly, it must still have been mounted somewhere). *sigh*
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