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2010-12-26 13:34:13 +0100
desktop fun
yesterday I played a bit with my desktop machine:
  • changed /etc/fstab & /boot/grub/menu.lst (yes, I'm still using grub-legacy) to use LABEL=foo instead of device names after setting labels on all partitions.
  • interestingly root=LABEL=root doesn't work with my self-baked kernels, not sure what I'm missing there.
  • installed the latest Debian kernel (from experimental) & the current xserver-xorg-video-intel (from unstable): boots, gives me KMS & a working X (with my own kernels I had no KMS and just a black screen with newer versions of xserver-xorg-video-intel).
  • with the Debian kernel I've also entered the libata era :)
  • created my own linux-kbuild-2.6.37 package following the instructions (& changing the script a bit) in order to be able to use virtualbox-ose-dkms.
  • contrary to my laptop, DPMS doesn't make my screen faint permanently.
seems I'm about to leave the time of building my own kernels ...
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