Today I decided to get the webcam working which can be found above the display, integrated into the case. Fact is, I haven’t really looked at the device, as it wasn’t listed as such. As there are no unknown devices at the PCI bus, we can narrow our search to the USB bus which looks like that:
After all, the current state of my notebook could be considered as ‘usable’ but not ‘fully working’, due to some components that still are unused or not configured. While looking at the components I stumbled over the hdaps thingy which should save your harddisk from headcrashes.
After the first installation steps were done, it was time to get Xorg running, which reminds us of one of the oddities of this notebook. Remember, we have to VGA cards here. But it would be too simple if things are working out of the box. The ATI binary drivers forced me to rebuild the kernel a couple […]
As the windows part was done, it is time to do the productive environment used for work – Gentoo Linux. As already mentioned in one of my previous posts, we are talking about a 64bit system. But before watching the GCC output, it’s time to look at some specs and hints. I’ll start with the CPU which specs […]
As the title says, I’m getting serious about my server boxes – no more software raid, no more running all that websites using the same user, no more kidding. As the new mailserver is already productive, the second IBM x345. As already told in the post dealing with the new server, it was no big deal doing the […]
As I was hit by KDE4 due to the ~arch keyword on my gentoo box in october, I was playing with KDE4 for quite a while. I even had the two versions in parallel. But due to starting up wrong version of binaries due to PATH issues, I am pretty fed up with testing. Unmerging the whole KDE […]