Debian Planet










Welcome to Debian Planet

Search

Apt-get into it.
Main Menu

  • Home

  • Topics

  • Web Links

  • Your Account

  • Submit News

  • Stats

  • Top 10

  • Debian

    These are important Debian sites one should not be without!

  • Official Debian site

  • Package search

  • Mailing list archives

  • Bug reports

  • Debian on CD

  • Unofficial woody CD ISOs

  • Unofficial APT sources

  • Developers' Corner

    Other great Debian news sources:

  • Debian Weekly News

  • Kernel Cousin Debian

    (Debian mailing lists digested)
  • Community Groups

    Need help? You're not alone on this planet.

  • debianHELP

    (User support site)

  • Debian International

  • DebianForum.de

    (Deutsch)

  • EsDebian

    (español)

  • DebianWorld

    (français)

  • MaximumDebian

    (Italiano)

  • DebianUsers

    (Korean)

  • Debian-BR

    (Português)

  • IRC

    The place to get help on a Debian problem (after reading docs) or to just chat and chill is #debian on irc.debian.org.

    Many of the Debian Planet staff live there so pop by and say hello.

    Wanna write?

    Got that latest or greatest scoop? Perhaps you have some important news for the Debian community? Submit a news item!

    Or perhaps you've written a rather ground breaking insight into some aspect of Debian and you feel compelled to share it with others? Knock up a longer editorial article and send it to the editors.

    Sponsorship

    DP is sponsored by Xinit Systems and kieser.net.

    Domains paid for and hosted by uklinux.net.

    Buy your Debian merchandise at DebianShop.com.

    Who's Online

    There are currently, 55 guest(s) and 3 member(s) that are online.

    You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here.

      
    Another Woody update
    Posted on Thursday, November 29 @ 03:40:13 GMT

    Freeze updates
    You'd suspect by now that woody would be well and truly in the freezer, but AJ Towns keeps churning out updates at the speed of light. Basically, there are very few RC bugs remaining in base, most of which can be ignored. The only real pressing problems are waiting for an upload of glibc and fixing gcc-3.0; the latter is likely to take longer since NMUs are not welcome as they will almost certainly break it, and no chances can be taken so close to release. It will be actioned by Chris C. Chimelis as the maintainer is on holiday. Anthony's mail is here. Woody is now, you would think, very close to being frozen.

     
    Related Links

  • More about Freeze updates
  • News by DanielS

    Most read story about Freeze updates:
    Iceman Commeth: Debian 3.0 (Woody) Freeze begins

    Last news about Freeze updates:

    Printer Friendly Page  Send this Story to a Friend
  • "Another Woody update" | Login/Create Account | 16 comments
    Threshold


    The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 1)
    by bartman77 on Thursday, November 29 @ 08:45:10 GMT
    (User Info)

    and my xfree 4.1 keeps crashing with the original ati module. if I use the xfree 4.03 module it worxs.

    allso suse 7.3 works on a different laptop, who has also an ati Rage Mobility pro and XFree 4.1 works fine...

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 29 @ 11:39:46 GMT

    xfree gets heavily patched by its maintainer and probably SuSE, too, so you can't really rely on version numbers.

    Do you run latest unstable? Is the bug in the BTS?

    Michael

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 29 @ 12:47:35 GMT

    I used to have X crash a lot and i always thought it was becuase of the nvidia kernel module, but after i hdparmed my drive to use dma it stopped crashing. Pretty strange, but there seems to be some bug in X that makes it die if the harddrive is getting paged heavily. For instance tar or untar something large and then minimize and maximize a window and poof down it goes. Now with DMA all is well. I don't know if this has anything to do with your problem, but i know X has some real stability problems in certain conditions.

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 29 @ 18:35:19 GMT

    A bit off topic, but I use the Potato xfree4.1 debs from cpbotha and have tried both the commercial and free drivers. For both drivers, wierdness happens when the harddrive is running hard -- no crashes, but my mouse jumps all over and clicks randomly. I'm glad to see others have noticed nvidia problems in the official debs (no point in reporting bugs in unoffical debs 🙂 ). Maybe it'll get fixed...

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 29 @ 18:53:05 GMT

    That's not a problem with the nvida driver though, that happens when the harddrive is getting hit without DMA turned on. When DMA is turned on the harddrive doesn't have to use IRQ to get CPU time and the mouse won't have to skip around like that. That will happen with any card, or even on windows if you shut DMA off.

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, November 30 @ 03:39:38 GMT

    Good call! This did fix the problem. Thanks! BTW, the mouse wasn't just jumping around slowly -- when there was a lot of disk activity, the mouse jumped to the southwest screen corner and clicked mousebuttons 2 and 3 with no intervention from me. This didn't occur with XFree3.3.6. No matter - it's working beautifully now. Thanks again.

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 29 @ 17:29:27 GMT

    AHA! Finally i find some clue on what might be crashing my system. I'm using Gnome 1.4 together with X 4.1 (also).

    Strange thing is it didn't crash until i added some components. After that when i used dselect in an xterm it went belly up.

    Before i used dselect in a console-session and X did not ever crash.

    Is there something like a final solution to this ?

    Please, if you want to, post your reply to debian-user@lists.debian.org that way it'll be easy to follow up.

    Thanks,

    Joris Lambrecht

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 29 @ 15:28:19 GMT

    Well, there's gpm. The fix is still in sid at this point.

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 29 @ 15:29:19 GMT

    Oh, right, gpm's not in base. Duh. My bad.

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 29 @ 15:34:42 GMT

    Will the released woody use the current KDE-2.2.1 ?

    At work I get X to crash every day after I upgraded to KDE-2.2.1 which never happened with KDE-2.1.1.

    kwin manages to have focus-decoration on one window while sending keypresses to another window. kdm restarts if it takes longer than 1 second to enter the password, the screensaver's password must also be entered in less than a second.

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 1)
    by che on Thursday, November 29 @ 17:21:10 GMT
    (User Info)

    I have had problems with KDE 2.2.1/2.1.2 mix of Woody too (see earlier post). Upgrade to 2.2.2 from unstable and you will be out of trouble :c)

    C.

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 29 @ 22:04:10 GMT

    then please send bug reports!

    [ Reply ]


    Woody base freeze (Score: 1)
    by CentrX (hagaratmyrealboxdotcom) on Thursday, November 29 @ 22:31:08 GMT
    (User Info)

    As it says on the linked page, it is the woody base packages that are going to be frozen. This, of course, does not include KDE. Regardless, if KDE were frozen today, a problem of such a magnitude as you describe would have to be fixed before a release.

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, November 30 @ 01:18:19 GMT

    🙁 It's very annoying that the new licq won't make it into woody... as you all probably know, David Walker has been hacking for weeks to get the new icq protocol v8 going in licq but isn't quite there yet. So licq v1.03 as it stands is "broken", since the icq servers won't talk well with it.

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 1)
    by Clash on Monday, December 03 @ 13:06:30 GMT
    (User Info)

    Just found that licq 1.0.4 is released.

    [ Reply ]


    Re: Another Woody update (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, December 03 @ 19:13:46 GMT

    Then it has a chance of being in woody, because licq is not in base, nor even in standard/tasks (which are the next to be frozen).

    --

    Colin Watson

    [ Reply ]


    Based on: PHP-Nuke

    All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2000 by Debian Planet

    You can syndicate our news using the file backend.php.