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Roman

Trad climber
Bostonia
Apr 11, 2010 - 02:34pm PT
Hey BES

I'm happy to help you a bit. I used to port drivers from Linux to OpenBSD systems and I also used to write a driver here and there as well. You are def correct that there are chipsets that do not have working drivers. Sometimes the changes to existing drivers are as minimal as adding a #define and test for the chipset name (assuming it is a clone) and sometimes as dificult as getting a white paper for the chipset or *gack* reverse engineering one (NEVER FUN!).

Drivers in Linux are a special beast in that they are acutally parts of (or additions to) the kernel. All interface between the metal and the system must take place at a relatively low level in order for latency and inner-kernel communication to occur. When a person builds a custom kernel they specify various drivers and components to be built staticly into the kernel itself or built and loaded on demand as modules (man lsmod, insmod, rmmod). During the build process no elevated privilege is required. It is the writing/copying of the binary object files into the kernels module directories that require privilege.

As a sysadmin for over 12 years (uggggg :-\ ) I can tell you that figuring out how to do as much as possible as a regular user and only using su and sudo when needed can save you a lot of re-installing and headaches while you conquer the learning curve.

Anyway man email me and we can maybe talk a bit on IM and work through whatever problem you are having and it will probably be much easier than doing this on the taco.

Good luck! UNIX/*NIX really is worth it.

Peace,
Roman
Shack

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Apr 11, 2010 - 03:24pm PT
This thread should have been titled, "Windows programmer has issues".
dougs510

Social climber
down south
Apr 15, 2010 - 04:11am PT
well, to start with, your LAN.. 192.168.x.x is not going to propogate to the DNS servers. You have to registar a domain name (Godaddy.com, TZO.com, whatever) with the ip address coming into you access point... e.g. cable, dsl... whatever. as far as the DNS's are concerned, you don't exist. nslookup uses domain name servers to resolve ip addresses into domain names, so if it doesn't know anything about your (SERVER????) then don't expect domain name resolution on windows or linux on any other OS.

IT ain't gonna happen.
Shack

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Apr 16, 2010 - 10:57pm PT
Maybe your Wi-Fi card is bad.
Have you made it work on another system?
Weld_it

Trad climber
Chatsworth
May 3, 2010 - 07:13pm PT
Step 3 is the only thing you have said in this entire post that makes any sense whatsoever. After reading this thread I am no longer even going to take an assprin for a headake after a long day of welding. Drugs are bad, mmmm,kay!
EdBannister

Mountain climber
CA
May 18, 2010 - 07:54pm PT
Step 1:Use default trash can for all windows hardware.

Step 2: Go to Mac store.

simple.

a new iMac with two terrabytes of storage,
no clutter,
a 3 minute set up time from box to operational (I know you poor windows people don't believe me)
with movie editing, and i life
no issues with dreaded software invasion from the web
and no anti virus expense
for about 1500 bucks... are you kidding?

oh and by the way, they don't frreeeeeze crash or otherwise screw up 10% as often as a PC.

Throw the windows away, throw the whole computer away. it's slow
and it is from 1974.
sling512

Trad climber
Chicago
Jun 17, 2010 - 02:12pm PT
WTF is this tread? Is this even a real person? Why are you wasting space (in general)

-sling
mdavid

Big Wall climber
CA, CO, TX
Jun 27, 2010 - 08:03pm PT
cygwin is the answer

http://www.cygwin.org/cygwin/
Jingy

Social climber
Nowhere
Jun 27, 2010 - 08:33pm PT
how out of the norm would this incident be from everyday life for the windows programmer?

LOL



good luck with that...

















or better... get a mac!
LOL

Cheers
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Jun 27, 2010 - 09:35pm PT
Isn't "windows programmers" an oxymoron....
That system should have never been allowed to develop ( Kill the evil seed, demon child).....Go Apple...Go Unix.... go Red Hat....Shite go fortran or even Cobalt but Phuck the marketing Genius that stuffed his Kock down everyone's throat for 25 years....He can't donate his way out of hell and I can't wait to meet him there. But I'm Knott bitter.
The pieces of shite that retired early and made huge amounts of $ off an extremely, faulty operating system, that was forced upon us because of marketing ....Makes the Biblical story of Sodom and Gomorra look tame.
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Jun 27, 2010 - 10:00pm PT
Senator "Monopoly" is just a game...."I want to control the world"...
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jul 1, 2010 - 11:28pm PT
Thanks BES1'st,

July 5 will mark the first anniversary of John's death. Many of us miss him ..... mucho. Blessings to you for pulling up a picture of the stellar dude. John was a combination and dichotomy of an incredible human that was hardcore climber and friend, but helped people too. No way to put a label on him, just appreciate what he did well and forgive the rest. lynnie
Weld_it

Trad climber
Chatsworth
Jul 1, 2010 - 11:39pm PT
can you teach me Lingus?
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jul 2, 2010 - 04:51am PT
This has to be a troll...
SeanH

climber
San Carlos, CA
Jul 2, 2010 - 05:02am PT
I usually avoid clicking most of the OT stuff on here and various conspiracy theories/hippie mumbo jumbo threads. But, couldn't sleep and was just surfing trying to get tired, and gave in and clicked this.

Biggest mistake ever. I can't believe the amount of computer literacy in WBraun's posts. WTF! Yosemite hardmen/guys that free solo with boom boxes aren't supposed to know about computers. They're supposed to know about fingerjams, pitons, high top climbing shoes, hip belays, and insulting terms for sport climbers. Image semi-ruined.

(In case not obvious...joking, but as a person who sells out 8+ hours a day playing with the glowing screen for a living, there's comfort in thinking there are people out there that know little to nothing of these things. If I see Peter Croft come on here and tell someone how to create a new swap partition or setup raid5, I may have to quit climbing.)
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jul 7, 2010 - 04:39pm PT
Your compile failed because saxreader.c could not find file libxml/SAX2.h
Do a locate on SAX2.h & then either copy it or fix the -I flags.
Your includes are fubar because each of 3 include directories are included twice.
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Jul 7, 2010 - 05:18pm PT
The REAL story of the 40 year old virgin continues...
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jul 28, 2010 - 07:44pm PT
I think find / SAX2.h or find / .SAX2.h is more thourough than
locate though it takes longer.
True but not relevant. YOU should know where the include files are. If you don't, then you have to find/locate them. Then YOU have to tell the compiler where they are. If you don't know how to do that, then YOU need to do some reading. You need to figure out how compiler include directories are used.

I don't understand why you are trying to tell us stuff we've known for 20 years. You are a noob. Ask us questions; we'll answer them. But don't try to lecture us.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jul 28, 2010 - 08:01pm PT
a 2 minute search for SAX2.h via google yielded this patch:

http://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?p=2134&sid=3bcd3af352d52dc6bc2382bfe49f2ba7
Jack Burns

climber
Jul 28, 2010 - 08:03pm PT
sudo apt-get install medication
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