wireless ethernet (ralink) not working

2013-03-22 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, on my x86 laptop running OpenBSD 5.2 (but I had the same problem with 5.0 and 4.9) I am unable to use my wireless cards. For example, if I use a D-Link cardbus card which identifies itself as: ral0 at cardbus0 dev 0 function 0 Ralink RT2561 rev 0x00: irq 11, address 00:22:b0:64:44:06

Re: wireless ethernet (ralink) not working

2013-03-23 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, On 03/23/13 00:58, Ted Unangst wrote: On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 23:59, Riccardo Mottola wrote: I thus configure ifconfig ral0 nwkey nwid , where is yyy is the network id I know and which was also found by the scan. I see the lights go up on the card. If you're trying to use WPA

Re: wireless ethernet (ralink) not working

2013-03-23 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, On 03/23/13 11:02, Mihai Popescu wrote: No, it is the fact that you are using 'nwkey' instead of 'wpakey', a common mistake I was plagued with. Try the command 'man ral' and you will see some examples. But i am connecting to a WEP protected network, not WPA. Riccardo

Re: wireless ethernet (ralink) not working

2013-03-23 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, just saying that I don't need a lesson in how to set up a network security, but how to connecto to an existing one using my card, I do wonder (read below) On 03/22/13 23:59, Riccardo Mottola wrote: I then run dhclient ral0 but I get no link: # dhclient ral0 ral0: no link

X fails to run after 5.2 upgrade

2013-03-23 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, on a thinkpad 600, I had 5.1 running fine. I did an update to 5.2 (by using the updater included in the bsd.rd kernel) Now Xorg dies when I run startx: # cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log [ 304.088] (WW) checkDevMem: failed to open /dev/xf86 and /dev/mem (Operation not permitted)

Re: X fails to run after 5.2 upgrade

2013-03-23 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Him On 03/23/13 22:46, Ted Unangst wrote: On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 22:38, Riccardo Mottola wrote: [ 304.088] (WW) checkDevMem: failed to open /dev/xf86 and /dev/mem (Operation not permitted) Check that you have set 'machdep.allowaperture=1' in /etc/sysctl.conf and reboot your machine refer

Re: wireless ethernet (ralink) not working

2013-03-23 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, On 03/23/13 20:13, Peter N. M. Hansteen wrote: Riccardo Mottola riccardo.mott...@libero.it writes: But i am connecting to a WEP protected network, not WPA. typical hostname.if for a wep network: media autoselect nwid wepnetwork nwkey secretasitgets dhcp rtsol activates at boot

Ethernet card not working

2013-04-10 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I bought a new PCMCIA card for my ol' Thinkpad since I managed to break the old one. This is what I see in dmesg when I insert it, but then no device shows up in ifconfig. ne4 at pcmcia0 function 0 D-Link, DFE-670TXD, PC Card port 0xa040/32: can't match ethernet vendor code The card

D-Link Wireless card not recognized

2013-04-10 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I also thought about buying a new wireless card, since the D-Link 630 with the Ralink chipsed proves troublesome and panics the kernel during boot if left inserted. I found an old-stock on ebay, a DWL-G650M (there are many variations of the 650 Card, this is the M version which has an

Re: Ethernet card not working

2013-04-16 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I inserted the card into a debian laptop which recongizes it. Here some output. dmesg: [ 149.244112] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket1: pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 1 [ 149.244234] pcmcia_socket pcmcia_socket1: cs: memory probe 0xa000-0xa0ff: excluding

Re: D-Link Wireless card not recognized

2013-04-16 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, On 04/11/13 13:59, Sebastian Reitenbach wrote: On Thursday, April 11, 2013 00:02 CEST, Riccardo Mottola riccardo.mott...@libero.it wrote: I don't see it in ifconfig, dmesg says: vendor Atheros, unknown product 0x0020 (class network subclass ethernet, rev 0x01) at cardbus0 dev 0

Re: Ethernet card not working

2013-04-21 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi Miod, Sebastian was kind enough to compile a -current kernel for me wih this patch and the ethernet card works! I hope this patch can make its way in 5.3 in time. Riccardo On 04/16/13 22:28, Miod Vallat wrote: Does the following diff help? Index: if_ne_pcmcia.c

Re: D-Link Wireless card not recognized

2013-04-28 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Sebastian Reitenbach wrote: On Thursday, April 11, 2013 00:02 CEST, Riccardo Mottola riccardo.mott...@libero.it wrote: I don't see it in ifconfig, dmesg says: vendor Atheros, unknown product 0x0020 (class network subclass ethernet, rev 0x01) at cardbus0 dev 0 function 0 not configured

ThinkPad 600 hdd spindown

2013-04-28 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I experience very short-cycling of the hard disk. It appears to spin down very aggressively. But what happens is that it spins up. Just type ls or so. Then it will spin down however within seconds, yielding a continuous spin-up spin down. This happens when running on mains (the battery

Re: open source laptop battery repair?

2013-04-28 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi Alan, Alan Corey wrote: Just wondering if anyone knows about tools for laptop battery repair that might run under OpenBSD. The smart batteries have a microprocessor that interfaces to the cells and talks to the cpu over an smbus. ACPI talks to that bus, but it can't help with broken

Re: Ethernet card not working

2013-05-08 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi all, perhaps my reply went astray, but let me repeat that this patch fixed my problem and the ethernet cards get recognized correctly, works and is stable with this patch. Riccardo Miod Vallat wrote: Hi, I inserted the card into a debian laptop which recongizes it. Here some output.

Re: How to Run WindowMaker and GWorkspace on OBSD 5.3

2013-05-20 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, On 05/18/13 17:15, Sebastian Reitenbach wrote: just install the gnustep-desktop meta package: sudo pkg_add -i gnustep-desktop then, I have this in my .xsession file in order to start windowmaker and GWorkspace: if [ -f /usr/local/share/GNUstep/Makefiles/GNUstep.sh ];then .

Re: How to Run WindowMaker and GWorkspace on OBSD 5.3

2013-05-20 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, On 05/19/13 15:57, Tito Mari Francis Escaño wrote: Hello again Sebastian, As you advised I was able to successfully install most if not all the apps that are to be included with the gnustep-desktop meta-package. One thing I observed is that the behavior is buggy. For example, in the

Re: Seeking GUI refuge

2013-05-25 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I am happy to see fellow-thinkers. GUIs are moving to a disaster. Windows 2000 was usable, heck even Windows 7, once its features are tuned, is a good and usable OS! But have you seen Windows 8? It is pure crap for desktop use. GNOME became a monstrum.. and Mac was nice... years ago. The

Re: Seeking GUI refuge

2013-05-25 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Patrick Mc(avery wrote: Hi Ricardo I am curious which scientific instrumentation application that was? I have heard about the odd one that will run on Mac but it's an industry 99% dominated by Windoze. it was simulation software for VHDL for implementation on VLSI or FPGAs, the

Re: Seeking GUI refuge

2013-05-26 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, On 05/26/13 05:21, Patrick Mc(avery wrote: I am still on Linux on my primary desktop. I loaded a few GNUstep apps from the repos, your right, they don't look that bad and yes, I am sure they can be tweaked even if they did. Your sleek theme looks very promising. :) good. Yes

Troulbles with Atheros wireless cards

2013-06-07 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, in the quest for a working wireless card, given the bad experience with my MIMO card which is not supported ony free OS, I bought another one off e-bay. Wireless is hard... I'm running a current kernel compiled after 5.3 which has the Miod's patch to have my wired network card work.

Re: Non-intel desktop/laptop

2013-06-25 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, currently, I don't run OpenBSD if not on intel stuff, until I fix mi Sparc32 box again (which is too slow for real desktop usage anyway) On 06/24/13 22:33, Laurence Rochfort wrote: Hi all, I'm looking for advice on what the best bet for well supported non-intel hardware would be.

Re: Why I abandoned OpenBSD, and why you should too...

2013-07-05 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi James, James Griffin wrote: Thu 4.Jul'13 at 23:56:50 -0400, Thomas Jennings Dear OpenBSD developers and users: Regretfully, I have decided to abandon OpenBSD and thought I would share my reasoning with this list. I thought the 4th of July was a good date to

ACPI support on HP laptop

2013-07-05 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I am testing out OpenBSD on a second laptop I have. I just swapped in a HD I use on my ThinkPad. For the test, I run a stock 5.2 kernel or a 5.3 with the network card patch from Miod that Sebastian compiled for me. I have two, possibly related problems: - the fan runs always at full

Re: ACPI support on HP laptop

2013-07-07 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi Paul, Paul Irofti wrote: A/C adapter state: not connected Does this change if the A/C is plugged in? Was it really unplugged when you ran apm? That might explain the low frequency CPU setting. Yes. The laptop was unplugged. APM information about AC adapter status is correct. If I boot

Re: ACPI support on HP laptop

2013-07-08 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi Paul ( still have to verify CPU speed about which I will report back later) Paul Irofti wrote: I suppose this is part of the problem: $ dmesg | grep acpi acpi at bios0 function 0x0 not configured This is an APM machine. Not an ACPI one. A bunch of HP fixes went in. If you feel like

Re: ACPI support on HP laptop

2013-07-10 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi Paul, Paul Irofti wrote: On Sun, Jul 07, 2013 at 10:42:57PM +0200, Riccardo Mottola wrote: $ sysctl hw.setperf hw.setperf=99 What's the setperf value when you boot on battery and you have the CPU set at 600MHz? If it less than 100 try and crank it up and see if the frequency changes

Re: ACPI support on HP laptop

2013-07-11 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Peter Hessler wrote: apm and sysctl hw apm(8) will only give you life estimate when it is on battery, and has had a chance to measure your actual power consumption. Give it 30 seconds or so. It works, I was accustomed on other implementation that remaining time gives the charging time

Re: ACPI support on HP laptop

2013-07-11 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Otto Moerbeek wrote: No, it means you must use ./apmd -f start to start it manually That works indeed! Once started, even manually, I can then run apm -A and if the computer was put back into charge, it will automatically increase the CPU speed. Fine. Riccardo

ACPI - shutdown on current kernel

2013-07-11 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I updated to a curent OpenBSD snapshot, to get more advanced ACPI support my HP laptop (other thread about battery status). What I noticed now is an annoying behaviour: shutdown -hp now doesn't poweroff my machine. It apparently kills all processes, the display goes blank, but the CPU

correct way to retrieve battery information programmatically

2013-07-11 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I want to enhance GNUstep's battery monitor to support, if available, ACPI data. Currently, only the basic APM information gets retrived trhough ioctl() of /dev/apm Most information I need and which I get on other operation system is found in hw.sensors:

Re: Boning the Troll

2013-07-12 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Peter Hessler wrote: Responding to any of their emails feeds the troll. Ignore them. People feed them quick and eagerly! And when somebody asks more concrete questions for porting stuff to openbsd, the response pace gets much slower :) R

Re: ACPI - shutdown on current kernel

2013-07-15 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi Alexey, Alexey E. Suslikov wrote: I'm really trying to guess here, but could you try to revert http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/sys/dev/acpi/acpiec.c.diff?r1=1.47;r2=1.48 rebuild kernel and see if problem remain. Sebastian built me a kernel and I tried it out, save errors,

error checking out svn stuff over https

2013-07-17 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I need to check out a (known good) repository through https. It is not a server configuration probelm (as googling woudl suggest) but i am pretty sure it is a missing package or a configuration of svn, neon on my OpenBSD box which I was unable to diagnose. svn co --username

current snapshot: pc powered down for high cpu temp

2013-07-18 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I upgraded to a currents snapshot today (I was using one of July 9 previously). Now if I power on my laptop, it will boot, get about to the loign prompt, say my CPU temperature is 5296C and starts a shut down. (besides: it doesn't shut down completely, the computer still remains on,

Re: current snapshot: pc powered down for high cpu temp

2013-07-19 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Sebastian Reitenbach wrote: For such reports, please always include a full dmesg. Otherwise, you'll get asked about it anyways ;) Do you start apmd or sensorsd or the like on boot? You may try to boot -c and then disable acpi to be able to start up and disable apmd or sensorsd from

Re: error checking out svn stuff over https

2013-07-19 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi Stefan, Stefan Sperling wrote: On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 11:52:12AM +0200, Riccardo Mottola wrote: Hi, I need to check out a (known good) repository through https. It is not a server configuration probelm (as googling woudl suggest) but i am pretty sure it is a missing package

Re: error checking out svn stuff over https

2013-07-19 Thread Riccardo Mottola
H, sorry for the noise. With the up-to-date snapshot packages (I updated neon, subversion, removed serf), retrying from scratch, accepting the certificate permanently worked. Something got messed up in the middle, sorry for the noise of the past mail. Riccardo

laptop PS2 External Mouse in X

2013-09-05 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, an apparently trivial question. On my ThinkPad 600x, I can only use the internal track-point with X11. If I attach an external PS/2 mouse, it does not get used. I don't have xorg.conf, I am accustomed that with other OS's it just works. I also tried plugging it in earlier, even at boot

Re: laptop PS2 External Mouse in X

2013-09-06 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Riccardo Mottola wrote: Hi, an apparently trivial question. On my ThinkPad 600x, I can only use the internal track-point with X11. If I attach an external PS/2 mouse, it does not get used. I don't have xorg.conf, I am accustomed that with other OS's it just works. I also tried plugging

Re: Feedback about Desktop Environments

2013-09-16 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Eric Johnson wrote: On Mon, 16 Sep 2013, James Griffin wrote: My favorite by far is WindowMaker, but it isn't the graphical environment you seem to want. Mine too, coupled with GNUstep. SOund should work (media player).. But we lack video and also mounting/unmonting is spotty. It should

Re: Feedback about Desktop Environments

2013-09-16 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Hi all: I use during so long time KDE3. Nowdays I prefer xfce4. Gnome3 is a bit ugly for me. I prefer WMs that integrate the file browser and other tools. Because of this I don't use WindowMaker or FVWM or Enlightenment If I'd only had to code I'll use vim and some minimalistic wm. In

current vs. older binaries

2013-09-18 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I have updated to a current snapshot (13 sept to be precise). The system starts up, but most of the application which I had installed from ports crash with a bad system call. wmaker, svn I thought we had binary compatibility and slighly older binaries would work! Specifically, here a

Re: current vs. older binaries

2013-09-18 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Philip Guenther wrote: That binary compatibility was quite incomplete and only considered good enough for building the system and *NOT* for general or long-term use. Since we now have post-time_t-change snapshots for all archs, I removed the compat code. You should have followed the

Re: current vs. older binaries

2013-09-18 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Ted Unangst wrote: I suppose something did not upgrade properly? I will try to uprgade to today's snapshot. Yes, SQLite was just upgraded in base. Exactly, I had a skew between updating bae and ports, I redid it all today and I'm up and running again :) Thanks to all. R

Thinkpad ACPI support

2013-09-18 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, checking ACPI on my older thinkpad T600x I notice (running current snapshot of today) I don't seem th have ACPI. I know that some older Thinkpads did have APCI disabled by bios to avoid interfering with windows (back then of course support was bad), so I read. I read in dmesg (full

Re: Thinkpad ACPI support

2013-09-22 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Alexey E. Suslikov wrote: Riccardo Mottola riccardo.mottola at libero.it writes: apm0 at bios0: Power Management spec V1.2 acpi at bios0 function 0x0 not configured boot -c and disable apm Thanks guys for the replies. I tried that. At exit I got a big fat kernel panic as soon as I exit

Re: Thinkpad ACPI support

2013-09-23 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Mike Larkin wrote: Can you get an acpidump? You might be able to do that while in apm mode, not sure ... These are the headers of acpidump, running the kernel normally with apm (obvisouly, disabling apm generates a crash). RSD PTR: Checksum=153, OEMID=IBM, RsdtAddress=0x13fd RSDT:

Re: software stack for portable application

2013-09-26 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, On 09/26/13 00:03, Devin Reade wrote: - C/C++ source language - graphical client abstraction (thick client, not browser based) - network abstraction - threading abstraction - local disk I/O - minimizing dependencies on any particular window manager - libraries/frameworks that are

Re: software stack for portable application

2013-10-02 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, did you get my reply? I get a mailer error when replying to your mail, apparently it thinks my email is spam. Riccardo Riccardo Mottola wrote: if you relax the C++ option and accept Objective-C, then GNUstep fits perfectly. It works very well on Linux, FreeBSD and I'd say (Sebastian

Re: Looking for a laptop in the Toronto area

2013-10-30 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, On 10/30/13 12:18, Aaron Mason wrote: On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 4:21 PM, Brad Smith b...@comstyle.com wrote: Hi, I added an entry to want.html as I am looking for a laptop to replace the laptop I have at the moment which has some really bad heat related issues and I have been hobbling along

upgrade 5.2 to 5.4 x module mismatch

2013-12-19 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I upgraded from OpenBSD 5.2 to 5.4 in a clean way: The system has essentially nothing installed (it is only very complicated to do a clean install to it) I used booted bsd.rd and upgraded all packages, as I'm used to. I get $ startx xauth: file /home/multix/.serverauth.20028 does not

Re: upgrade 5.2 to 5.4 x module mismatch

2013-12-20 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Riccardo Mottola wrote: Hi, I upgraded from OpenBSD 5.2 to 5.4 in a clean way: The system has essentially nothing installed (it is only very complicated to do a clean install to it) I know this is an unsupported step and that is written The Upgrade process is not designed to skip releases

Xorg on a Omnibook 800

2013-12-20 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, identified that I have a DRI2 stale module around, I'm trying to get X11 running on my strange beast: OmniBook 800ct. pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1 (bios) pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 VLSI 82C535 rev 0x03 ppb0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 VLSI 82C534 rev 0x03 pci1 at ppb0 bus

Re: Xorg on a Omnibook 800

2013-12-21 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, to respond to Alexey: I'm convinced that with modern Xorg you can jsut populate the xorg.conf with the sections you need and leave the rest to auto! Brynet wrote: It has a neomagic videocard and an internal 800x600 screen, that is apparently best run at 16bit (limited video ram) To

Re: 5.4 on a ThinkPad 760EL

2013-12-22 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi Chris, Chris Bee wrote: On Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 06:40:28PM +, Miod Vallat wrote: The obvious thing you should do is to add more memory to this system. The 5.4 i386 GENERIC kernel is huge and eats more than half the physical memory, and then the data structures it creates aren't free.

dmassage - openbsd 5.4 build failure

2013-12-25 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, prompted by the quest of a smaller kernel on my old OmniBook 800 (for which memory modules are harder to find than a standard laptop), I tried my luck with dmassage against a stock GENERIC 5.4 kernel conf. I used the generated config fil, except that I enabled a couple of more PCMCIA

Re: dmassage - openbsd 5.4 build failure

2013-12-25 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Shawn K. Quinn wrote: On Wed, Dec 25, 2013, at 08:25 AM, Riccardo Mottola wrote: Hi, prompted by the quest of a smaller kernel on my old OmniBook 800 (for which memory modules are harder to find than a standard laptop), I tried my luck with dmassage against a stock GENERIC 5.4 kernel conf. I

Re: dmassage - openbsd 5.4 build failure

2013-12-28 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, nobody has a clue? The only definition I could find is in mpbiosvar.h and for sure mpbios.c uses it (malloc), this is why I enabled mpbios. what else could it be? I also tried removing my previous build directory, without success. Riccardo Riccardo Mottola wrote: Shawn K. Quinn wrote

Re: dmassage - openbsd 5.4 build failure

2013-12-29 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Brett Mahar wrote: On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 23:42:24 +0100 Riccardo Mottola riccardo.mott...@libero.it wrote: From http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq5.html#Why : You will not get any support from developers That's absolutely useful information :) One always politely asks for help though, What

Re: dmassage - openbsd 5.4 build failure

2014-01-03 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Theo de Raadt wrote: Review the lines that dmassage has commented-out. You can fairly safely remove unused drivers for network/scsi/audio controllers/USB devices, but other drivers/pseudo-devices are more likely to give problems. Trimming out devices (especially some scsi and nic drivers)

kernel config, unremmovable driver

2014-01-06 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, after dmassage, I tried tracking down drivers by compiling and re-compiling (always with a make clean after config) to what I could remove and what not. I was able to remove most stuff. The kernel is now much smaller (around 495K) and boot time and free space improved quite a bit on the

libbind - server list

2014-01-12 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I am having essentially the same problem as here: http://openbsd.7691.n7.nabble.com/res-init-and-0-0-0-0-td234246.html Specifically it is GNUMail and Pantomime which do not resolve correctly. I reduced myself to almost the same test program: main() { int i; if (res_init() == -1)

Re: libbind - server list

2014-01-13 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi Stuart, thanks for the hint, I made one further step. Stuart Henderson wrote: You must use libbind's headers, too: -I/usr/local/include/libbind Just for the record, it is not -I/usr/local/include/libbind but -I/usr/local/include/bind This works fine with my example test program, but

undefined __res_state using libbind

2014-01-14 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, following Stuart's suggestion to use libbind, I recompiled and linked Pantomime. I added: ADDITIONAL_LDFLAGS += -lbind ADDITIONAL_LDFLAGS += -Wl,-L/usr/local/lib/libbind -Wl,-R/usr/local/lib/libbind ADDITIONAL_INCLUDE_DIRS += -I/usr/local/include/bind I confirm that the additional

Re: Request for Funding our Electricity

2014-01-15 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Loganaden Velvindron wrote: OpenSSH wouldn't be reliable if it wasn't tested on HPPA and sparc64: (I'm pretty sure I saw a bunch of commits wrt to alignment issues that were discovered on HPPA or sparc64 for OpenSSH). being myself a developer of several applications, I can only praise

Re: undefined __res_state using libbind

2014-01-17 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Riccardo Mottola wrote: Hi, following Stuart's suggestion to use libbind, I recompiled and linked Pantomime. I added: ADDITIONAL_LDFLAGS += -lbind ADDITIONAL_LDFLAGS += -Wl,-L/usr/local/lib/libbind -Wl,-R/usr/local/lib/libbind ADDITIONAL_INCLUDE_DIRS += -I/usr/local/include/bind I

Re: X11 graphics corruption on intel card

2014-01-17 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, frantisek holop wrote: nobody seeing this on i915? I don't. Strangley, I have quite bad video corruption with mi ATI card on my T60 instead. Usually I experince problem with integrated video, but here the ATI is playng bad. Whole rects on the screen do not redraw/refresh properly. It

Re: Request for Funding our Electricity

2014-01-18 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, warning: off-topic and nostalgic. Theo de Raadt wrote: Let's face it. OpenBSD has this as a bug reducing mechanism available, and most other systems do not anymore, having decided to chase only the market-chosen architectures. It is a true many-eyes machined solution. What other

Re: Power consumption of various architectures

2014-01-20 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Miod Vallat wrote: I can't tell for the exact machines Theo is using, but here are a few values from my bunker: - VAX 4000/106 (fast vax, 100MHz processor), quite similar to the one Theo is using, two SCSI disks: about 95W. - Alpha LX164 (2nd generation alpha, 533MHz processor), with

Re: They are watching you

2014-02-02 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, patrick keshishian wrote: not sure how it is in canada, but traveling out of the us, you are essentially subjected to a physical exam. tracking my mac address is least of my worries. If you go to the states, you need to provide them with biometric data and a chip in your passport!

Re: Upgrade path from 4.1?

2014-02-06 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, davy wrote: Hi, I’ve recently was asked to take over the maintenance of an old OpenBSD machine, which has not been updated in the last 7 years. OpenBSD is stable, isn't it? :) Currently the machine has been running for close to 1000 days on 4.1. It has been a while since I worked with

Re: OpenBSD on T61/T500

2014-02-23 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Dennis den Brok wrote: I am considering getting a ThinkPad T61 or T500 to run OpenBSD on. My main concern is the noise level: I'd prefer the fan not to run at all during text editing and web browsing. Can anyone comment on that? Are there other caveats? I have a T60 which is similar,

Thinkpad T60 awake from sleep problems

2014-03-26 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I am running stock generic kernel 5.4 on a Thinkpad T60 (model with ATI graphics). When I hit the sleep button (Fn-F4) the laptop seems to correctly go to sleep until the traditional Moon LED lights up. However, when i try to power it up again, I hear the fan spinning up, the life LED

Re: Linksys wmp54g v4.1 is not support

2014-03-27 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Wong Peter wrote: The Linksys wmp54g v4.1 is not support on Openbsd 4.1. Previously, it is working but it is not working after few years. 4.1 ar eyou sure? And when did it use to work? Which older version? Try with current OpenBSD 5.4 And report the dmesg. Riccardo

Re: Only two holes in a heck of a long time, but why?

2014-04-05 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Can you please give an example of a maintenance task that is easier then the comparable/analogous task in OpenBSD? ^ Because I remember Debian kinda sucked when I used it in 1998. apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade between

Re: Only two holes in a heck of a long time, but why?

2014-04-05 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Martin Braun wrote: By easier to maintain it means apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade which is freaking neat! You can say what you want about Debian, but their apt system is exceptional! Especially between versions. it is getting a bit off-topic, but yes... I stand to that. I tinker with

Re: acpitz3: critical temperature exceeded with HP nc6320 Laptop

2014-04-10 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Steve Quinn wrote: I have been recently playing with OpenBSD. I am very impressed with the whole experience, great job people !! I am using an HP nc6320 Laptop. Quite often, I get an error similar to this with amd64 5.4 and 5.5 acpitz3: critical temperature exceeded 3786C, shutting down

5.5 upgrade and wpi Firmware

2014-05-02 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, after upgrading to 5.5 I noticed that the firmware package for my wireless card has no equivalent. Luckily, the instructions are crareful not to have you remove firmware packages. However I wonder what happened to it, has it become obsoleted by another package? Specifically:

Re: 5.5 upgrade and wpi Firmware

2014-05-02 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Axel wrote: Have you checked here : http://firmware.openbsd.org/firmware/5.5/ ? I can find this file: wpi-firmware-3.2p1.tgz no sorry, I missed that. Platform-independent firmware then. This is why fw_update did not upgrade it, I already have the latest version. Everything is fine then

ThinkPad T60 screen brightness

2014-06-26 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I noticed that since I upgraded to 5.5, the two keys that controls the screen brightness do not work anymore, my LCD is constantly set to a mid-dark. This happens when the new framebuffer console runs, but also when X11 runs. During BIOS post or furing the first boot phase, setting

Re: ThinkPad T60 screen brightness

2014-07-08 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi Matthew, Matthew Clarke wrote: Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 00:18:57 +0200, Riccardo Mottola may have written: $ xbacklight No outputs have backlight property Suggestions? Getting the two keys (those activated by the blue Fn) would be the best of course. Same thing on my T60, but if I suspend

Re: ThinkPad T60 screen brightness

2014-07-09 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Dmitry Orlov wrote: Is Your have two video cards? Same problem exists on Ubuntu Linux. Try xrandr F.e. xrandr --output LVDS1 --brightness 0.75 It looks to me that it is changing the color palette to make it look brighter/darker, but not actually controlling the backlight intensity.

Re: The rant about browsers

2014-08-25 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, a rant about browser is almost justified, they are currently the among the worst piece of software installed on your computer. Unfortuantely, with today's Cloud IT scenario, also quite necessary. Most people wrote that it is a memory/CPU issue. The CPU is at most a problem of speed with

Re: The rant about browsers

2014-08-25 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Todd Zimmermann wrote: On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 8:03 AM, Riccardo Mottola riccardo.mott...@libero.it wrote: Attempting to translate because apparently I enjoy pain... Basically you are saying Windoze XP/7 whatever rock? - Sent from my truly ancient AMD modem via an apparently defective

Re: The rant about browsers

2014-08-26 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Mihai Popescu wrote: Go to Windows only then, it is a simple choice. You make me laugh: you don't touch Chromium because it is from Google, but you are using Gmail! I don't like it but it has its uses. In this case I was using it to test because it is a heavily interactive page and does

Re: The rant about browsers

2014-08-26 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Chuck Burns wrote: On Monday, August 25, 2014 5:08:36 PM Mihai Popescu wrote: Actually, I can somewhat understand his reaction. Let's not be so quick to judge here. Yes, many windows-primary web browsers -DO- seem to be less-than-capable under Unix. Thanks. I just did a quick and dirty

Re: Help, please, understanding AHCI error on amd64

2014-08-26 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Dave Anderson wrote: Yup, time for a new disk. I'm off to do some research on who makes the most reliable ones these days. [Suggestions from anyone knowledgable are welcome.] the companies merge and merge :) For a magnetic disc, there's Hitachi global storage and Toshiba left for

Re: Libretto 70CT

2014-10-24 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Nick Holland wrote: Really, that's about when 16M became Just Too Little, it has been a long time. And...you know, I'm not going to apologize for that. :) 2.7 worked pretty well on 16M RAM, iirc. By 3.4, I'm pretty sure you were swapping before you completed a login. As a labor of love,

Re: X220 Backlight Buttons stopped working in 5.6

2014-11-09 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Henrik Friedrichsen wrote: Okay, a suspend resume cycle seems to have fixed it somehow. if you check the archives, I think I rised the same issue with my ThinkPad T60. The annoyance is that you always need a suspend/resume cycle, after every boot. It looks like the max value is off.

missing packages for SPARC

2014-12-02 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I was pkg_add'ing some essential packages on a freshly installed SPARC machine. I noticed that several packages are missing. I thought it was the mirror, but they are missing on the master ftp too. I know that some packages might not build on sparc or do not have sense on that platform,

segmentation fault during package build

2014-12-02 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, I am running OpenBSD 5.6 on Sparc [1] Since I did not find several packages available, I got ports (5.6 tar.gz version), unpacked it and started building. While I attempt to install libxml I get, while installing bzip2 dependency: install -c -o root -g bin -m 555 bzgrep bzmore bzdiff

Re: missing packages for SPARC

2014-12-03 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, dev wrote: It would be a waste of effort to look at anything previous to a Sun Fire V890 or any UltraSPARC IV based server. There are very few out there running Solaris any more and only hobby types have SPARC anywhere else. The first thing you forget is the fun factor. People devote time

Re: segmentation fault during package build

2014-12-04 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Tobias Ulmer wrote: full dmesg please Here it is: OpenBSD 5.6 (GENERIC) #94: Wed Aug 13 13:54:32 GMT 2014 m...@credogne.gentiane.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/GENERIC real mem = 166998016 (159MB) avail mem = 159440896 (152MB) mainbus0 at root: SUNW,SPARCstation-20 cpu0 at mainbus0:

Re: segmentation fault during package build

2014-12-04 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Christian Weisgerber wrote: Somewhere under the work directory. $ find /usr/ports/pobj/bzip2-1.0.6 -name \*.core $ find . -name \*.core ./fake-sparc/usr/local/man/man1/ln.core ln segfaulting? sounds bad! I tried to get a trace, but: (gdb) bt #0 0x0001b024 in ?? () #1 0x0001afec in ??

Re: segmentation fault during package build

2014-12-05 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Philip Guenther wrote: then reproduce the problem in the bzip2 port to get a fresh core file with that binary, then finally run gdb against the_uninstalled_ binary (/usr/src/bin/ln/obj/ln) but with the new core file and see what the backtrace shows. before doing that, I did this: make

Re: segmentation fault during package build

2014-12-05 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi Tobias, what you write is frightening :) Tobias Ulmer wrote: On Fri, Dec 05, 2014 at 01:18:18AM +0100, Riccardo Mottola wrote: Tobias Ulmer wrote: full dmesg please Here it is: OpenBSD 5.6 (GENERIC) #94: Wed Aug 13 13:54:32 GMT 2014 m...@credogne.gentiane.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc

Re: missing packages for SPARC

2014-12-05 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Peter Hessler wrote: On 2014 Dec 04 (Thu) at 07:11:48 + (+), John Long wrote: :How much time is necessary to build packages during and for a release? How :much time for snapshots? And how often does this need to be done? I'm trying :to get an idea how much uptime you would need if

Re: missing packages for SPARC

2014-12-05 Thread Riccardo Mottola
Hi, Florenz Kley wrote: On Dec 3, 2014, at 21:01, patrick keshishian pkesh...@gmail.com wrote: how do you guys deal with disk space with sparc machines? NFS? with a hacksaw :-) http://www.well.com/~fl/frankendisk/ single-ended SCSI disks work quite well in the pizza box design, but they run

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