Array 5 liveCD - report (X11, ide issues; suspend success)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Feb 28 20:17:14 CST 2005

On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 06:08:00PM -0800, Zack Weinberg wrote:

> Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> writes:
> > It already does that; if it doesn't work for your hardware (with the
> > latest daily live CD), then either the driver lacks the capability
> > to detect linkbeat, or there is a bug.
> Well, now I have the OS installed to the hard drive and I'm not
> particularly eager to download the whole live CD again just to test
> this.  I can tell you that the driver for the onboard Ethernet socket
> appears to be 3c59x, and that "cat /sys/class/net/eth0/carrier" prints
> "cat: <path>: Invalid argument", which would seem to point at a driver
> bug; I am only guessing that that is the relevant sysfs file,
> however.  This with linux-image-2.6.10-4-686.

I believe the installer uses "mii-diag".

> > There is no password, and I'm not sure that I understand the value of
> > duplicating the information available in the help screens. 
> Having booted the live CD, it is not obvious where to look for the
> information in the help screens.  I'm sure it's hiding somewhere on
> the CD, but a top-level README would be much easier to find.

The information in the (isolinux) help screens is only relevant when
booting, and very little of it is relevant to the live CD anyway.

 - mdz

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