Re: DGA Problems....(and other graphic stuff)
> well its working however for some reason when one of the programs bombs
> out (ie. gravitywars :) about a file not being found) the backlight has
> been turned off. Damn strange however its better than the white/melting
> scary stuff :)
Glad to hear that's better. I sure know how creepy that whiteout feels!
> > I also changed /etc/inittab so that runlevel 2, the default, only launches
> > 2 text console gettys and has more in higher runlevels. That way I don't
> > waste CPU ticks on gettys I don't need. Likewise I don't use xdm so X is
> > only running if I explicitly issue startx. And I have another runlevel (4)
> > reserved to turn on all the networking things, eg. localhost webserver,
> > sendmail, etc.
> "you speak to me as if I'm a rookie" :)
Actually, I usu. babble like this because I'm a completist and I know it
goes in the archives, but as I get closer to my work week on LG I do aim
more noviceward than usual. I think.
> I'm way ahead of you there, getty has been replaced with four mingetty's
> and services I don't use have been turned off.
> However I'm relutent to remove squid from my laptop,
> unfortunately it prevents my harddisk from spinning down and it reduces
> kapm from 85% to about 50% :( however I usually shut it down when I'm not
> using it :)
Hmm, maybe you can find a caching system that doesn't do busy work when
the web isn't busy? We've got lots of .deb's after all...
I use squid myself, but only on the desktop. I go too many different sites
from the laptop to get much gain.
> I'm happy with the pcmcia stuff, especially since I have obtained my new
> flashy Netgear FA510 mcwhatsit which uses next to no power :)
Excellent, I'll have to look for that card when I'm next getting toys...
I always have like Netgear's hubs :)
> thanks for the help, all that remains is the DGA stuff and the apmd
> running through event.d twice! bugger.....
Well for that last, apm's commands all go via some text scripts, so we
can probably find what code it sees when resuming that makes it do that.
* Heather Stern * star@ many places...