Goodbye Acer

My old Acer TravelMate 800 got a new owner by now – but life is quite ironic, as I bought the scooter from her. Let’s see how things develop. To be honest, she doesn’t really have a clue of windows or linux. So why not starting with something useful?

Tux on the rocks

It is not a secret anymore that you are able to freeze your system and save its state to disc for resuming work later. Windows calls it hibernation and linux talks about suspend to disc – but it’s about the same thing. The big advantage of this technique is simple: loading times are cut down to a minimum […]

The battle about KDE4

KDE won’t get out of the internal news since the KDE4 series are the topic number one and everybody seems to dig it. Nobody wants to wait to have a look at the new desktop – even in the gentoo forums, there’s much noise in many threads. But here a word of warning: Even the developers do not […]

No 2.6.23 yet

There was really big noise around the new kernel 2.6.23. But is it really worth it? I have waited for the gentoo-sources patchset, added my patches and started testing to satisfy my curiosity. But there were more problems around than good news. So I stepped back to the old gentoo-sources, 2.6.22-gentoo-r8 with my swap prefetch pachset and uvesafb […]


As you know, I own an Acer TravelMate 800 since quite some time. As I have used it for server stuff during the last month, it was time to start with a new install as there was too much junk on it. Considering the fact, that this notebook is a real old one, it works at impressive speed […]

Testdriving 2.6.23

Since today I am running the new gentoo-sources patchset, which is using the new 2.6.23 kernel sources. The update was more or less pain free, disregarding some sandbox violations. But those were avoided using FEATURES=”-sandbox -sfperms -usersandbox”. The best thing about the new sources is, that I do not need to patch them with the uvesafb patches as […]