Apr 12, 2011

Realtek RTL8111/8168B on OpenSUSE (2)

On my last post I've presented the OpenSUSE Project Drivers:NIC.

But since than I've installed OpenSUSE 11.4 and configured it to use the OpenSUSE Tumbleweed repository with the 2.6.38 kernel that has a better support to the Realtek RTL8111/8168B ethernet card with the default r8169 module. I've been using this kernel (already on for the last weeks and I haven't gotten those problems again.

Feb 2, 2011

Realtek RTL8111/8168B on OpenSUSE

I've recently installed OpenSUSE 11.3 on a computer with a Realtek Ethernet controller recognized as Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03) by lspci. Although the network worked after the installation, it couldn't connect after a reboot. The only useful messages returned by dmesg were:

r8169 0000:06:00.0: eth0: unable to apply firmware patch r8169 0000:06:00.0: eth0: link down r8169 0000:06:00.0: eth0: link down

After googling for this I realized that the r8169 module was wrongly chosen and it was necessary to install the r8168 module provided by Realtek and not included in the Kernel. Just after concluding this I found the OpenSUSE Project Drivers:NIC that aims to provide drivers for network interface cards, including the r8168 that I needed.

Update: I have more information in a newer post.

Jan 20, 2011

Festa de lançamento do KDE SC 4.6

Com a aproximação do lançamento da versão 4.6 do KDE SC, o KDE-MG está organizando um encontro.
Todos são muito bem vindos!

Maiores informações em: http://kde-mg.org/2011/01/20/festa-de-lancamento-do-kde-sc-4-6/

Jan 16, 2011

Moving around

It has been a long time since I planned to move from Blogger. Blogger offers a simple service with the basic tools to start blogging. But as time passes by you realize that you need more tools to improve the blog or to simplify your work. Most of the tools you find surfing the web. Some are third party services and you start to distribute around your data. Images are stored in Picasa Web. Files can be stored in your Dropbox account. Static pages can be stored at Google Sites. When you have a small blog, that is ok. But when things start growing, controlling all this mess is difficult. Then I started thinking who was really the owner of the information: me or Blogger? If can't do what a want to, probably I'm not the owner. The migration to a new host proved this. Blogger offers you a way to export your data, but there isn't a way to redirect visitors to the new address. According to Blogger you just have to loose them... Some people offers a javascript redirection, but this won't work with search engines. The correct redirection should return an http 301. From now on, both my website and blog will be available at http://www.quites.com.br. Feed subscribers shouldn't have problems as FeedBurner will redirect you to the new feed. If you find a problem with the new site, please contact me.

Dec 10, 2010

Curso introdutório de git

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No último dia 13 de Novembro eu ministrei um curso introdutório sobre git durante a Semana da Computação da Faculdade Pitágoras-Betim. O curso fala um pouco sobre a origem do git e dos comandos básicos para usá-lo. Procurei também mostrar um pouco da diferença que existe entre os sistemas de controle de versões distribuídos e centralizados, já que acredito que esta a maior causa de dificuldades ao utilizá-lo. Como sempre, os arquivos estão disponíveis na página de artigos do meu site.
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