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helps if I plug it in [Jun. 22nd, 2001|12:41 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I told myself I'd go to bed, but I'm still at it.

I was in the middle of doing a make-kpg modules_image when the laptop turned off behind me. (I'm on my desktop machine ssh'ing in). I figured the power management kicked in, not getting any keyboard/mouse interrupts or something. Well, turns out I had the power connected to the back of the laptop, but not to the wall.

bradfitz@lapwarmer:~$ apm
AC on-line, battery charging: 9% (0:33)

It's charging back up now. It would've lasted longer, but I only had one battery in because I needed the floppy earlier.

Anyway, I fetched pcmcia-source and went to build the modules (after fixing the Makefiles, as described in the mailing lists) and went to install it, but it conflicts with modules I'd enabled in the kernel, so now I just rebuilt a new kernel_image and modules_image ... looks like it's working. Cool.
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From: evan
2001-06-22 01:27 am (UTC)
Well, turns out I had the power connected to the back of the laptop, but not to the wall.

I TOLD YOU SO
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-22 01:32 am (UTC)
No, this incident was this evening.

Yesterday and even earlier today it was plugged into the power.

The crashes yesterday were caused by an old & incompatible pcmcia-cs & pcmcia-modules, among a dozen other reasons.

5 kernels later it's finally running nice.

I can only start X once though with the nVidia drivers (known bug) ... second time it freezes. I can start it, though, then switch to a text virtual console, then come back, but I just can't "startx" more than once.



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From: evan
2001-06-22 01:50 am (UTC)
Now you just need to run further on it, so it can be sexy beyond belief. :P
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[User Picture]From: niko
2001-06-22 01:27 pm (UTC)

"lapwarmer"

never has there been a more perfect system name for a laptop. why didn't I think of that..
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