Wednesday, March 21, 2007

ezmlm delivery disabled

In order to subscribe to an ezmlm mailinglist with a second email address and allow posting with it, but don't receive the mails twice, use "[list-name]-allow-subscribe@..." instead of "[list-name]-subscribe@..." when subscribing.

sound and jackd on the dell precision m65

In order to get the intel-hda soundcard to work properly it is imporant that the software modem is enabled in the BIOS.

To make jackd work without xruns, add the following kernel options to the boot line in your grub config: noacpi acpi=off.

After this jack runs fine with the following settings in qjackctl:

  • Realtime
  • H/W Monitor
  • H/W Meter
  • Frames/Period: 256
  • Sample Rate: 44100
  • Periods/Buffer: 3
  • Interface: hw:0

This gives a jackd commandline like this:

/usr/bin/jackd -R -dalsa -dhw:0 -r44100 -p256 -n3 -H -M

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Bloemkool met gehakt in de tajine

Ingredienten (voor 2 personen)

  • 1 bloemkool

  • 250g gehakt

  • 2 uien

  • 2 tenen knoflook

  • 2 theelepels groentenbouillon

  • kokend water

  • olijfolie

  • kruidenzout


Snij de uien en de knoflook in stukken en fruit in wat olijfolie tot het glanzend is in de tajine. Voeg 2 theelepels groentenbouillon toe, en leng aan met water. Snij het harde binnenste uit de bloemkool en vul met gehakt. Strooi ruim kruidenzout op het gehakt. Zet de bloemkool in de bouillon, zet de deksel op de tajine en laat ongeveer 3 uur pruttelen op de laagste stand.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Debian udev and eth0 versus eth2

Lately I've been playing with booting Linux from an USB stick.

One wierd thing I noticed that for some reason in dmesg I see the network interface detected as eth0, but eth0 didn't work.
Today I found out that the actual device is eth2!
Turns out that udev automatically adds mac address based mappings to the file


As I booted the USB stick once before in another laptop, the mac addresses of that machine already got eth0 and eth2, therefor the mac address of the new machine was mapped on eth2.

Just clearing this file and let it be populated again after a fresh boot fixes it.
Alternatively just edit the interface names in this file to match your liking.