12.04.0 works fine. Wow. Next step is 14.04.0. Was it 16.04 when it stopped working?
Bad news: it's not Systemd. And it's not ACPI either (acpi=off gives the same result + non-functional wifi as a bonus). Time to read a kernel config diffs. But first I want to check out if earlier builds of 12.04 work (and maybe 14.04 too)
#Ubuntu 10.04 was just a piece of cake. I almost forgot these gradient buttons. Today they look a bit clumsy but back then I was pretty neat. I really missed them in 11+. But most importantly it doesn't mess up my backlight. I wonder what happened between 10 and 12. The suspects are systemd with it's backlight daemon and unspecified kernel options. I guess there is only one way to understand: I need a system without systemd
I think I'm ready to choose my next fedi instance. This one is my first and I landed here because It was popular. But it appears that it was not very smart.
So where should I land next? May be fosstodon.org? #fediverse
sudo apt install fglrx
Failed: unity-control-center depends on libcheese7
sudo apt remove libcheese7
half of Ubuntu has been removed
sudo apt install fglrx-updates xubuntu-desktop
Reboot. Reboot. The screen's backlight is still dim after every reboot.
Debian didn't make it because fglrx-driver depends on old xorg abi. And I've found a 5yo bug report on launchpad which describes how ubuntu devs broke the driver in 14.04.2.
I wonder if there are modern distros that didn't thrown it away or at least have workarounds like this one https://github.com/imageguy/fglrx-for-Fedora
No luck in building newer kernel on ubuntu 12: need new compiler which depends on newer versions of libc++. Maybe it's possible to make llvm 8 work. But right now I let it for another time. Next step is Debian 10 with jessie's non-free repo. If it works that should be a miracle
Hm... It appears that 12.04 was the last fine Ubuntu. Even Unity doesn't suck that much (still a piece of shit, but faster). But most importantly it has working fglrx
So the plan for these holidays is to make a research if I can make the old fglrx driver work either on ubuntu or debian. If I can't I'll try to make a custom deb-based system with debootstrap
Today I've learned that the driver installation in ubuntu 14.04 is completely broken so I'm installing 12.04 now. Unity sucks tbh. 2/2
I'm going to buy a new laptop but the old one (10 yo) is still working and even can run some of modern games (mostly 2d but I also play Eve Online and tried Warframe on lower than the lowest settings with 20-30fps with no luck it open areas).
So I plan on making it a system for a nephew. The problem is I still use Win7 + Ubuntu on it because there is no chance to install win10 (no efi), and newest amd driver make a display go dim after every reboot. 1/2 #ubuntu #debian #amd #fglrx
Wtf? It's been 2 weeks since #crux 3.6 release and I've realized this only now because nobody wrote a single post about it
I don't get why people haet #PHP because 8.0 is awesome! Just look at all these new features!
My guess for 9.0 or so:
- pipeline operator (very likely)
- generic types (quite likely)
- kinda asynchronisity (more likely async/await than corourines; maybe; I don't know what should be the main feature otherwise)
- legacy functions clean up (uniformity in naming and so on)
Today's tips: #cocoa. At first, if you don't want a nasty membrane on your milk buy the one with low fat. Next, how to mix up a cocoa powder and cold milk? Just begin with a little, about a table spoon, of milk, mix it up and then add the rest of the milk. Heat it low and slow, don't boil. Add cinnamon (half a stick or powder on the tip of a knife), cloves and star anise (half a star, it's very strong)
Yes! I've won. Now I have sound in my #crux. The long story short: I recompiled the kernel, installed vlc and 3 times rebuilt firefox just to realize that I had sound all the time just ff was built without pulseaudio support
Now I'm going to rebuild the kernel to remove the modules I don't need and get rid of initrd
I've spent several days to figure out why I can't boot #crux on my old Roverbook. Even tried to install Gentoo but somehow they fucked up all the portages. Then I installed serveral *bsd systems: BIOS with FreeBSD (I used it for several years on this laptop though) and OpenBSD memstick plugged don't run, NetBSD works but is kinda weird. And you know what? RTFM. It appears that the kernel with default settings just don't see an ssd. Made localmodconfig + initrd and it did the trick
Stupid but curious
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