I recently(yesterday) installed Gentoo 2007 from a CD I obtained from Mehul
Problems that dogged me:
1]The Live CD could not boot the ATi Radeon XPress 200(RC410) integrated
card on my Intel D101GGC motherboard.
2]I ran the text mode(pseudo-GUI?) installer and refused to install the
Gentoo Grub opting instead to add the relevant entries to my Ubuntu
7.04/boot/grub/menu.lst.So,I added the following for Gentoo:
title Gentoo 2007
kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.19-gentoo-r5 root=/dev/hda9
wherein my Gentoo / is partition number 9(hda9)So everything went fine till
I tried to boot my Gentoo install.Kernel was recognized and starts
booting,but during booting an error message pops up saying
>>Booting (initramfs)..switch_root: "Bad init('/sbin/init)
Kernel panic-not syncing-attempted to kill init!
and the machine hangs there with the Caps Lock and Scroll Lock LEDs blinking
furiously.I have to press the Reset button to regain control.I tried a
Google search and all I got was a topic on a development release of a
VM.Cansomeone help me with this error?
Its good to see you all sharing ideas and contributing towards the
open source revolution.Well, I got introduced to linux only a month
ago by one of my coworkers, and I must admit that I found it a bit
difficult to grasp at first.As I am starting to get used to it I am
finding it more productive as compared to Windows and getting more
excited about it I recently bought an eeePC, Its a marvellous
combination of mobility and productivity, what more would you want in
Since I am really new to Linux, I would really appreciate if you'll
could help me improving my linux skills.Could you please suggest me on
whats the best way of learning Linux in your opinion ? I mean do you
learn by yourself by means of trail and Error or Its worth attending
some professional Linux Training ?
Also does anyone know of Good Linux training Institutes in Vashi ? is
anyone here from around Vashi area ?
On Tuesday 26 February 2008 11:30:03 pm linuxers-request(a)mm.glug-bom.org
> On FC6, I had to edit hcid.conf as per my requirements (it might work
> without editing)
> and run bluez-pin manually for the first time. I downloaded
> kdebluetooth but it didnt work.
> But recently I upgraded kdelibs and kdenetwork packages and then I noticed
> that it automatically asked for pin. But I didnt try kdebluetooth after
> that, I believe it might
> be working now.
> For file transfer I use obexftp command line client (phone should
> support obex protocol)
> and for contacts backup I use gnokii (had to compile latest one). My
> mobile is Nokia N70.
> Btw how much speed are you getting with file transfer over bluetooth
> for me 1MB takes
> abt 45-50 seconds. But over USB cable it takes 2-3 seconds only.
> My motherboard supports USB1 only, so I got PCI2USB card with 5 USB2 ports,
> but speed over bluetooth still is the same. I suppose thats because
> mobile does not
> support faster speeds or do I have to specify parameters to kernel
> module to support
> faster speed over PCI2USB card?
I have been using bluetooth for the past few years. My experience has been
improving all the time!
The first time I got a cheap chinese bluetooth when I was using FC3. It was
detected and running fine after installing bluez manually. And sometime
later , I believe after FC5 , bluetooth kernel support was present .
I use KDE , so I have been using kdebluetooth. The versions of kdebluetooth
till fc7 , came with KBemused server too, which allowed me to control amarok,
xmms and noatun from my Nokia Symbian SMartphone. The version in F8 is
lacking this functionality. But the good thing is, if you click on Bluetooth
icon in the tray, you get a window showing all detected devices.
From there I double clicked on my Phone's (N75) icon, I saw 2 services, OBEX
Push and OBEX FTP. On clicking obex-ftp , i can see 2 drives (C: and E:) as
seen through USB!! And its usable to drag and drop files, I use this method
to copy images clicked on my phone.
Also one interesting application for the geeky types, if you have a shared
computer at home with 2 siblings fighting for chatting acces :-( , one of
you can chat through the cell phone using the computer's net connection via
I have written a small hot-to for this, at
I had written this when I was using FC5 . Some things may have changed in the
bluetooth config since then , as I have not tried it in F8 . It worked fine
with F7 .
For contact sync with KDE, you can use kitchensync . You will have to install
libopensync, its plugins and libsyncml using yum . And there is one more
whose packages are not available but source can be obtained at opensync.org .
The contacts are synced with Kontact and even the reminders,notes and stuff I
think( which I havent tried).
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