Catch up post

14 09 2007

Sorry haven’t posted in a while. Been busy getting ready to go to university next Saturday (22nd Sept). For those of you don’t know, I’m going to Royal Holloway University of London to read Computer Science.

In other news, about three weeks ago I tried to play a DVD in my laptop. It wouldn’t play and BIOS stopped detecting that the drive even existed. Yesterday I found out that the drive was removable and one of the data pins had come out of contact when I inserted the DVD.

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Laptop cardreader, ENE Tecnology

13 08 2007

If you have a laptop and it has a cardreader that doesn’t seem to work on linux.

This one lspci reports as:
06:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.2 Generic system peripheral [0805]: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller (rev 01)
06:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: (rev 01)
06:04.4 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc SD/MMC Card Reader Controller (rev 01)

Check, for /dev/ files that look lik /dev/mmcblk0 and /dev/mmcblk0p1. It may just work (on recent kernels).

mount with something like “sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt”

All the files will be under /mnt/ in this example.

and don’t forget to umount it with “sudo umount /mnt” before you yank it out.





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10 05 2007

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Just doing my bit.





Got ISO

20 04 2007

Downloaded the 64 bit Kubuntu Feisty Fawn ISO to burn and install on my new laptop. Windows will be off it as soon as I know I have a rescue disc (to install in a virtual machine).

Now I just have to wait ’till my birthday.





New Laptop

17 04 2007

It’s my birthday pretty soon (18th) and so a laptop was ordered on sunday.

Check it out:
Laptop
Case

The chipset is fully supported by opensource drivers!