CentOS 5.2 now support PMP SIL3124

It can’t be until CentOS 5.2. As there is bug to use VMServer 2.0 in Fedora 9 which support PMP SIL3124 with my CFI enclosure, I fall back to use the stable CentOS 5.2 which work perfect with VMServer 2.0.

I can have rock solid stable host running CentOS 5.2 which allow me to extend my storage with PMP SIL3124 linked up with CFI enclosure to build RAID5. Then install VM Server 2.0 to test different OS.

eeepc 900 now install with fedora 9 using SDHC card inserted in the builtin reader

change the BIOS setting to boot from card reader.
connect external DVD reader with DVD burned with Fedora 9 i386 image
select the atl2 network driver
deselect the internal SSD harddisks and let Fedora 9 install only to the SD card
after 1+ hour install. It boots successfully
The built in wired connection work so I can connect to internet and post this message.
Change the display to 1024×768 under the menu (System/Display)
logout and login again then change the resolution to 1024×600 using System/Preference/Hardware/Screen Resolution

Problems noted:

Battery life checking not work quite well
Wireless lan not configured after first boot – This is now solved by yum –enablerepo=livna-testing install kmod-madwifi.  Thanks http://kernelreloaded.blog385.com/index.php/archives/madwifi-wireless-for-asus-eee-pc-on-fedora-9-howto/
….

Next steps:

updating new packages and refresh the systems
Finding way to enable wireless
Need to check if the built in web cam work – it works nows but can I disable in BIOS but still work? Default BIOS setup is to disable WebCam

Another nice documents http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EeePc#ACPI_State_of_play

compile open-vm-tools-2008.06.03-96374 in Fedora 9

Based on http://alanlam.blogspot.com/2008/06/compile-virtualbox-from-source-with.html, to install the additional packages

use the command

su root -c ‘yum install libdnet-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install libicu-devel.i386’

Install further

libicu-devel-3.8.1-7.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 02:24:32 PM HKT
libicu-3.8.1-7.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 02:24:18 PM HKT
libdnet-devel-1.12-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 02:23:04 PM HKT
libdnet-1.12-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 02:23:03 PM HKT
procps-devel-3.2.7-20.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 02:21:10 PM HKT
ncurses-devel-5.6-16.20080301.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 01:37:30 PM HKT
elfutils-0.133-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 01:30:16 PM HKT
elfutils-libs-0.133-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 01:30:15 PM HKT
gtk2-devel-2.12.10-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:48 PM HKT
atk-devel-1.22.0-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:43 PM HKT
gtk-doc-1.9-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:42 PM HKT
docbook-utils-0.6.14-13.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:41 PM HKT
pango-devel-1.20.1-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:39 PM HKT
docbook-style-dsssl-1.79-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:36 PM HKT
cairo-devel-1.6.4-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:35 PM HKT
pixman-devel-0.10.0-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:34 PM HKT
perl-SGMLSpm-1.03ii-18.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:33 PM HKT
libXcomposite-devel-0.4.0-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:33 PM HKT
docbook-style-xsl-1.73.2-9.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:08:29 PM HKT
libXtst-devel-1.0.3-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 12:03:36 PM HKT

Download procps-3.2.7-20.fc9.src.rpm

Patch the procps.spec

svn diff -r 29:28 https://osstools.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/osstools/trunk/rpmbuild/SPEC/procps.spec

Apply the patch available at

svn co https://osstools.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/osstools/trunk/patch/open-vm-tools-2008.06.03-96374.patch -r 30

Compile VirtualBox from source with Fedora 9

Follow build instructions http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux%20build%20instructions

use the following commands:

svn co http://virtualbox.org/svn/vbox/trunk vbox
cd vbox/
su root -c ‘yum install compat-gcc-34-c++’
su root -c ‘yum install libxml2-devel.i386’
su root -c ‘yum install libxslt-devel.i386’
su root -c ‘yum install libIDL-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install libpng-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install SDL-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install libXcursor-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install qt3-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install qt4-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install kernel-devel’
su root -c ‘yum install pulseaudio-libs-devel’
./configure –with-gcc-compat=gcc34
source env.sh
kmk all

install the following packages in Fedora 9 i386

pulseaudio-libs-devel-0.9.10-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:37:42 AM HKT
pulseaudio-libs-zeroconf-0.9.10-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:37:34 AM HKT
kernel-devel-2.6.25.6-55.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:35:38 AM HKT
qt-devel-4.3.5-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:37 AM HKT
qt-x11-4.3.5-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:29 AM HKT
qt-4.3.5-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:25 AM HKT
nas-libs-1.9.1-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:24 AM HKT
redhat-rpm-config-9.0.2-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:23 AM HKT
libXfixes-devel-4.0.3-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:23 AM HKT
libXi-devel-1.1.3-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:34:22 AM HKT
qt3-devel-3.3.8b-12.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:47 AM HKT
qt3-3.3.8b-12.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:38 AM HKT
libXt-devel-1.0.4-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:35 AM HKT
libXinerama-devel-1.0.3-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:34 AM HKT
libXft-devel-2.1.12-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:34 AM HKT
libSM-devel-1.0.2-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:33 AM HKT
libmng-devel-1.0.9-6.1 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:33 AM HKT
libmng-1.0.9-6.1 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:32 AM HKT
libICE-devel-1.0.4-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:32 AM HKT
libjpeg-devel-6b-41.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:31 AM HKT
fontconfig-devel-2.5.0-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:28 AM HKT
freetype-devel-2.3.5-6.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:33:26 AM HKT
libXcursor-devel-1.1.9-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:54 AM HKT
SDL-devel-1.2.13-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:18 AM HKT
mesa-libGLU-devel-7.1-0.31.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:16 AM HKT
libXrender-devel-0.9.4-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:16 AM HKT
libXext-devel-1.0.4-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:15 AM HKT
libX11-devel-1.1.4-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:12 AM HKT
libXdmcp-devel-1.0.2-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:10 AM HKT
libXrandr-devel-1.2.2-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:09 AM HKT
xorg-x11-proto-devel-7.3-12.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:08 AM HKT
libXau-devel-1.0.3-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:07 AM HKT
mesa-libGL-devel-7.1-0.31.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:04 AM HKT
SDL-1.2.13-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:32:01 AM HKT
alsa-lib-devel-1.0.16-3.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:31:58 AM HKT
libxcb-devel-1.1-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:31:56 AM HKT
automake-1.10.1-2 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:31:53 AM HKT
libpng-devel-1.2.29-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:31:09 AM HKT
libIDL-devel-0.8.10-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:30:40 AM HKT
glib2-devel-2.16.3-5.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:30:37 AM HKT
libxslt-devel-1.1.24-1.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:30:09 AM HKT
libgpg-error-devel-1.6-2 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:30:08 AM HKT
libgcrypt-devel-1.4.0-3 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:30:08 AM HKT
libxml2-devel-2.6.32-2.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:29:39 AM HKT
zlib-devel-1.2.3-18.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:29:37 AM HKT
compat-gcc-34-c++-3.4.6-9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:27:16 AM HKT
compat-gcc-34-3.4.6-9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 10:27:02 AM HKT
iasl-20061109-4.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 09:17:32 AM HKT
dev86-0.16.17-9.fc9 Sun 22 Jun 2008 09:16:24 AM HKT
gcc-c++-4.3.0-8 Sun 22 Jun 2008 09:14:15 AM HKT
libstdc++-devel-4.3.0-8 Sun 22 Jun 2008 09:14:08 AM HKT

But get the following errors:

vbox/src/VBox/Additions/x11/xclient/seamless-x11.cpp:188: error: ‘XmuClientWindow’ was not declared in this scope
kmk[3]: *** [vbox/out/linux.x86/release/obj/src/VBox/Additions/VBoxClient/seamless-x11.o] Error 1
The failing command:
@g++ -c -O2 -g -Wall -pedantic -Wno-long-long -Wno-trigraphs -Wno-variadic-macros -pipe -O2 -mtune=generic -fno-omit-frame-pointer -fno-strict-aliasing -fvisibility-inlines-hidden -fvisibility=hidden -DVBOX_HAVE_VISIBILITY_HIDDEN -m32 -Ivbox/include -Ivbox/out/linux.x86/release -DVBOX -DVBOX_OSE -DRT_OS_LINUX -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -DRT_ARCH_X86 -D__X86__ -DIN_RING3 -DHC_ARCH_BITS=32 -DGC_ARCH_BITS=32 -DIN_GUEST -DIN_GUEST_R3 -DIN_RT_R3 -DVBOX_X11_CLIPBOARD -DVBOX_HGCM -DSEAMLESS_GUEST -DDYNAMIC_RESIZE -D_GNU_SOURCE -Wp,-MD,vbox/out/linux.x86/release/obj/src/VBox/Additions/VBoxClient/seamless-x11.o.dep -Wp,-MT,vbox/out/linux.x86/release/obj/src/VBox/Additions/VBoxClient/seamless-x11.o -Wp,-MP -o vbox/out/linux.x86/release/obj/src/VBox/Additions/VBoxClient/seamless-x11.o vbox/src/VBox/Additions/x11/xclient/seamless-x11.cpp
kmk[3]: Leaving directory `vbox/src/VBox/Additions’
kmk[2]: *** [pass_binaries_before] Error 2
kmk[2]: Leaving directory `vbox/src/VBox’
kmk[1]: *** [pass_binaries_before] Error 2
kmk[1]: Leaving directory `vbox/src’
kmk: *** [pass_binaries_before] Error 2

During the configure, it won’t check for dependence of libXmu-devel

su root -c ‘yum install libXmu-devel’

and it works!

Configuring an AppleTalk Server in Linux

http://book.chinaunix.net/special/ebook/RedHat_Linux_Bible/8140final/LiB0228.html

Note 
In general, AppleTalk should be used on trusted networks. If you are running a firewall on your netatalk server, however, you must open access to several ports for netatalk to work. In particular, you may need to open ports 548 (AFP over TCP/IP), 201 (AppleTalk routing), 202 (AppleTalk name binding), 204 (AppleTalk echo), and 206 (AppleTalk zones).