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[ In reference to "Writing Network Device Drivers for Linux" in LG#156 ]

Mr, Vikas (NSN - IN/Bangalore) [vikas.mr at nsn.com]

Thu, 23 Jul 2009 18:54:24 +0800


I read this article and it was very helpful. Do you have similar articles for Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 12) ?




[ In reference to "2-Cent Tips" in LG#164 ]

Paul Sephton [paul at inet.co.za]

Fri, 03 Jul 2009 23:14:47 +0200

@$# This was originally entitled: "about 2c ext2 fragmentation" - Kat $#@

On Fri, 2009-07-03 at 22:46 +0200, Carlos Baiget wrote:

> another 0.5c: If any file in the given directory has a space in his 
> name, the defragmentation script will not work. To replace all spaces 
> inside the file name, i suggest to do a
>  rename 's/\ /_/g' *
> previously or modify IFS environment variable to not consider space as 
> field separator.
> Carlos

Ah, yes; or simply quote the file names as follows:

    fs=`echo "$line" | cut -f 1 -d':'`
    fn=`echo "$line" | cut -f 2 -d':'`
# copy the file up to 10 times, preserving permissions
    while [ -f "$fn" -a $j -lt 10 ]; do

IFS also makes sense. Thanks for highlighting this rather serious error. I really should have taken the trouble to test this properly first!


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[ In reference to "2-Cent Tips" in LG#164 ]

Dan Moore [danmoore63043 at yahoo.com]

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:26:19 -0700 (PDT)

Re: Laptop installation problem from jack [rjmayfield at satx.rr.com] in issue #164.

Whenever I have trouble booting a distro, I disable "quiet" and "splash" options, so I can see text indicating a problem, or at least telling me how far the boot got.

On our Dell C400, I boot by adding the boot options: noapic nolapic acpi=off vga=771

I've never met a distro that can't boot the C400 with those added.

- Dan

P.S. If I sent to the wrong list, please enlighten me.

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Published in Issue 165 of Linux Gazette, August 2009