Workshop on Algorithms and Data Structures
is going to open tomorrow morning. I have a talk tomorrow afternoon, but I have not even started making presentation slides! Nor did I went to bank, or even went out to buy some cigarrettes! I have been compiling, patching, repeat for past few days. Now I have a nice 2.6.0-test2 vanilla kernel (without ac patch). It solved the problem that caused DVD players crash.
More important: I have subscribed to LKML (Linux Kernel Mailing List). The traffic is not so heavy, around 30 messages per hour. There I found how to make the touchpad work again. The /dev/psaux is changed in 2.5 kernels, so you should pass some parameter to make it behave as old 2.4 ones.
More 2.6 stuff: Actually I have compiled all the sexy features in, and it was my first time compiling it! I have procfs, sysfs, and devfs mounted. Power management and CPU frequency modulation work like a charm. SonyPI, the Vaio programmable interface is great too. I still have problem selecting tools to bind all the functionality to GUI. Oh, suspend to disk works without X server!
That's enough hackery stuff for now. I will go back and write what has happened to me for the past few days when I finished the slides (if ever).