Monday, March 24, 2008

link down

Since updating my kernel of my linux server, the 1Gbit card (r8169) gave troubles. Occasionally, the link went down.
dmesg shows some PCI quirks and IRQ routing conflicts but afaik it's been like that before.
Although I also had enabled the onboard USB ports and added USB to the kernel.
I then tried loading back the old kernel version only to find out that the problem persisted.
Could the card have gone bad? Sure it's a coicidence. Or perhaps the driver is just buggy somehow. I will test the card in another PC.
Back with the old and slow r8139, it seems to work just fine.
I hate this kind of crap. It takes too much time to figure out.

[iMac] samba vs sshfs

I tried moving some files from my linux server to the external firewire drive on my iMac. It just did not work and my iMac would not see the UTF-8 encoded filenames. Then I learned about the utf-8-mac encoding and though wtf. My gentoo linux installation doesn't know about that. (NT_STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND)
I tried muCommander and bash in the hope that Finder was just screwing up. But nope...
ls: 耳をすませば サウンドトラック « Whisper of the Heart/: No such file or directory
So, after fiddling around, I used MacFUSE and MacFusion user-interface to mount my homedirectory via ssh. That works.
I guess that's another -1 point for OS X.

Also, I could not overwrite files starting with a dot (normally invisible in Finder). It gives "Error code -43". Oh well, that's just a feature.