This is a weblog I'm keeping about my work on Debian and any other useful Debian related info I come across. It is not meant to compete with other news sources like Debian Weekly News or Debian Planet. Mostly it is just a way for me to classify and remember all the random bits of information that I have floating around me. I thought maybe by using a blog it could be of some use to others too. Btw. "I" refers to Jaldhar H. Vyas, Debian developer for over 5 years. If you want to know more about me, my home page is here.
The name? Debain is a very common misspelling of Debian and la salle de bains means bathroom in French.
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Recently on my laptop I switched over to udev which is kernel 2.6's replacement for devfs. Things mostly went smoothly except I kept having to reinstall vmware everytime I rebooted. That's because the current version doesn't support sysfs so the device nodes aren't automatically created by udev. vmware then thinks it is unconfigured makes you do the install again. Until a new version comes out, the following workaround may help.
for a in `seq 0 9`; do
mknod /dev/vmnet$a c 119 $a > /dev/null 2>&1
mknod /dev/vmmon c 10 165 > /dev/null 2>&1
So pathetic bandwagon-jumper that I am here are my contributions to various silly things.
-- This is the I am Debian logo you may have seen in my Advogato diary. If you're going to use it please copy it to your own server rather han linking to mine.
-- My hackergotchi head.
"Wait. Want to find out what I'm offering you? Read me"
-- Page 23, line 5 of "The Demolished Man" by Alfred Bester.
I even started a license fight on debian-devel.