My primary laptop’s wireless card uses the Atheros chipset, so I’ve been battling with the stock Madwifi drivers shipped with Dapper. Using NetworkManager, I get those fscking connection lags while it scans. Of course the newer Madwifi drivers don’t have those issues, and they are shipped with Dapper. However, wpasupplicant and NetworkManager have to be tweaked and recompiled to make use of the new drivers. I had been doing that manually but it’s a bit of a PITA the way I was approaching it.
I’ve been using the linux2go repo for a while for their NetworkManager vpn plugins, but I realized tonight they have madwifi-ng and wpasupplicant debs as well. The really cool part is that their setup uses some udev voodoo to load the new-ath-pci instead of ath-pci, and adds the pci id’s so new- works correctly. All I had to do was add
'deb http://www.linux2go.dk/ubuntu dapper main‘ to /etc/apt/sources.list, run ‘
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade; apt-get install madwifi-ng-default; modprobe -r ath_pci; modprobe ath-pci' and voila!
Kudos to linux2go!
Updated the python-shoutcast tarball to fix an issue with the DEBUG variable. Go grab it now… All the cool kids are doing it…
I’ve also put up some Gaim beta3 debs for Dapper. I compiled these with Bonjour support (via Avahi libs). There’s also a handful of plugins, which I’ll be adding to in the coming days… Enjoy!
Finally got setup on a proper hosting service I think I’ll be able to live with for a while. My requirements never seemed all that exotic, but I couldn’t ever find anything I felt all that comfortable with. Until now.
Thanks to Xen, I now have a fully functional VPS running Dapper. I decided to try out VPSLand because they are cheap, and folks seemed to be pretty happy with em.
So far I’m quite happy with the level of service. My one support request was taken care of promptly and correctly. My server was setup just as advertised, but I am gonna move up from my current 96 MB plan to 192 MB. I figured it wasn’t gonna be enough, but I didn’t wanna commit any more cash than I had to just to try it out…