dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Fri Sep 24 04:59:34 UTC 2004
> have installed.
> - Australian timezone defaults to Sydney. Bastards.
What's your problem?
> - No wireless. The card is detected, but nobody wants to know what my
> WEP password is so it is not surprising it cannot connect. I've managed
> to get it connected by manually entering some iwconfig comands and
> rerunning the GUI, but I have no idea if it will stick after the next
> reboot. Hmm.. adding the relevant line to /etc/network/interfaces does
> the job, but the Gnome config applet nukes this if I run it. So I won't
> run it for now.
> - Trying to configure the wireless the first time crashed
> 'network-admin', but no idea what product to send the bug report too.
> Discussions I had with Martin Pitt at the conference tell me we can fix
> this for Hoary (the bug reporting - not network-admin).
I crashed it by entering a bogus "network name." I'm not using security yet.
> - Setting up a tethered connection using the GUI tool worked, although
> my nameserver was not picked up from DHCP. I needed to manually enter
> the IP address in the DNS panel.
DHCP works fine for me, on wireless.
> - Hitting the power button appears to want to shut down the system but
> fails (hangs after outputting acpi_power_off. Holding down the power
> button completes process)
Powerbutton shuts down my Gateway desktop. I don't know how tidily, I
couldn't find the shutdown messages.
I know it should work, I've set machines up that way myself.
> - Trying to add a timeserver using the 'Time and Date Settings' control
> panel gives me the error message:
> 'NTP support is not running. Please run NTP support in the system to
> enable synchronization of your local time server with internet time
> I have no idea what 'run NTP support in the system' means, even though
> it parses as English.
My system came up trying to run ntp, even without a configured network.
It defaults to using pool,ntp.org which is fine if you don't want to
configure your own.
> - My time in Windows is correct. My time in Ubuntu is 10 hours out. I
> assume this means one OS is running with the system clock in localtime,
> and the other with the system clock in UTC. *update* appears to be fixed
> after package upgrades.
I was telling Matt just a few minutes ago. UTC is wrong.
> - Thunderbird's IMAP support pales in comparison with Apple's default
Can't say I like Mail:-)
I accidently pruned the bit about firewall. I'm with you; Matt reckons
nothing listening is fine. When last I looked, it wasn't nothing, but close.
I do like logging dropped packets, I think it good to know who's
knocking at the door.
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