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Friday, January 2nd, 2004
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I think this is my first ever smiling userpic :)

Like I mentioned, I'm running Linux 2.6 on atlas, my workstation. When I mentioned that I didn't see any speed goodness from 2.6, I just wasn't looking hard enough. When I push the system so I get a load of 35 or so, the results are great. You couldn't tell I was running 200 hungry processes at all :D

With that said, here's a new one:

irq 9: nobody cared!
Call Trace:
[] __report_bad_irq+0x2b/0x90
[] acpi_irq+0xf/0x1a

(more stack trace)
[] emu10k1_waveout_fillsilence+0xba/0xf0 [emu10k1]
[] emu10k1_waveout_bh+0x9e/0xf2 [emu10k1]

(more stack trace)
[] (acpi_irq+0x0/0x1a)
Disabling IRQ #9

Seem to be no bad side effects, but something about "Disabling IRQ #9" does not sit well with me. Ah well. It's actually been smoother going from 2.4->2.6 than it was from 2.2->2.4. Tyan is officially a non-preferred option for me now. This board works well enough to run Linux without any real problems, but the last 20% of features are just never going to be supported.

I also upgraded to Mozilla 1.6b using portage. And as usual, I forgot to tell it not to use GTK2. I actually don't mind GTK2 itself. It's not like it's slow on this machine. But for some reason, Mozilla has to ignore my GTK2 font settings for the menubar, and use the default for its documents instead. Okay. I like my menus Sans Serif (BitStream Vera, currently), but I like my web documents Serif (Times New Roman, currently). So, I just decided to live with Sans Serif in my documents for now. Because Times New Roman is gross for menus. Blegh.

Spent some time tidying my room today, also. It's looking much better. Should have it done by tomorrow. Nice to have some living space. Also, space for 5bx. Since I don't really see myself doing any physical activity at all for 3 weeks, I might as well try to lessen the severity of my out-of-shapeitude.

Probably tomorrow, I am going to figure out what I'd like to do for spacegame in this large amount of time I've managed to get for it.

Looks like Homeland Security finally decided my ATX power supply was not The Terrorists, so it is now somewhere between Indianapolis and here.

Current Music uncle tom - spell-amelioration
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[User Picture]From: brad
2004-01-02 08:46 pm (UTC)
background info on the IRQ change in 2.6:
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-01-02 09:39 pm (UTC)
So if I had to guess, acpi is puking all over the place (IRQ 9 is acpi) for 100000 interrupts before it is stopped by the kernel. (Not a big surprise, acpi support has always been unfinished for my board) What confuses me is the emu10k1 references in the stack trace. If emu10k1 was shared with acpi, I wouldn't hear any sound after that (but I do). Time to get into the kernel sources, I suppose...
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[User Picture]From: pyrop
2004-01-02 10:21 pm (UTC)
The "nobody cared!" would worry me more than the disabling part.
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[User Picture]From: deathpudding
2004-01-05 11:42 am (UTC)
If you want to change the menubar font, you just have to edit userChrome.css in ~/.mozilla. There's an example file in the directory called userChrome-example.css.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-01-12 07:17 pm (UTC)
Cool, thanks. I already switched back to GTK1 because of other problems with the GTK+2 version, but I'll remember this the next time I emerge mozilla and forget to switch :)
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