Sepherosa Ziehau’s got a patch that updates the em(4) driver (that’s a network chipset, if it’s unfamiliar) to the latest version from Intel’s website. Give it a try if you’ve got the hardware.Â It’ll be in the tree in two weeks.
bfconfig has been removed, as ifconfig now contains all of brconfig’s features.
Producing a trace from kdgb can be difficult, especially if the crash involved kernel modules whose symbols are not necessarily visible.Â Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has directions on how to resolve this.
Hubert Feyrer put together an interesting chart that shows the Makefile dependencies in pkgsrc.Â I’ve always wondered how people make directional charts from text data like that…
As part of a larger discussion, Freddie Cash described some possible IDE disk and CD combinations that make sense for various tasks.
Joerg Sonnenberger is temporarily taking packages.stura.uni-rostock.de down for disk reorganization; there’s a bulk build of pkgsrc packages running for 1.6. Most packages built for 1.4.4 will work with 1.6, in any case.
As a side effect of the new release, the various ISO images located on dragonflybsd.org and mirrors have been cleaned up to reflect only actual releases; there were some out-of-date intermediate versions in there.Â Daily snapshots are still available.
- even better pkgsrc integration, with over 93% of pkgsrc‘s 6,000+ packages building on DragonFly
- significant 802.11 improvements including ath(4) support
- clustering progress
- and many other changes.
- See the diary or the release page for exhaustive update detail.
ISO images and/or source updates are available from a number of mirrors, though I suggest the torrent.
What’s the first thing to check when troubleshooting?Â Hardware, like power cords, and any other connections.
This week on UnixReview.com: 4 articles, the first two of which may be of limited use to this page's audience:
If you’re thinking about buying a wireless card to use with DragonFly, Sepherosa Ziehau recommends cards supported by the ath(4), ral(4) and acx(4) drivers.Â No, I’m not sure which those are.
Martti Kuparinen is looking for some testers for Xfce 4.4 beta 2.Â See his email to pkgsrc-users@ for details.
NYCBSDCon, held in New York City (surprise!) is being held October 28-29th on the Columbia University campus. If you want to present, your abstract is due August 15th.