hier sind einige probleme und deren lösung notiert

nixos and use flags


kde keywords unter gentoo mit :4.3 erstellen

qlist -CI kde-base | sed 's/$/:4.3/g' > /tmp/keywords

openoffice - recover documents forever


suse isdn problem

SuSE 9.3 isdn capi bootup problem

probleme mit wpa supplicant


cron-apt [2005-12-05]

Endlich habe ich mein Tool gefunden, mit cron-apt kann man, wie der Name ja schon fast sagt, via cron automatisierte Updates durchfuehren. Die Einrichtung geht flink, die Logs kann man sich via Mail senden lassen. *froi*

external ipw2200-1.0.8 compile problem (not the driver included in

The driver for the Intel(R) IPW 2200 card also known as 0000:02:02.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05) didn't compile cleanly as supposed to. Also some major design changes in the kernel make things difficult as for example adding the 1.0.0 ipw2200 driver into the kernel 2.6.14.x while there is additionally an external kernel module also available.

Not to forget the silent inclusion of wext which will be used from 2.6.13.x on. So using wpa_supplicant will be called:

wpa_supplicant -Dwext -i eth1 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -d

instead of ipw you write wext.

Related links worth reading:


compiling the modules results in linker errors modprobing the modules doesn't work and will result in this errors: $ dmesg

ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encodeext
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encode
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_encode
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_txb_free
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_set_encodeext
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_wx_get_scan
ipw2200: Unknown symbol escape_essid
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx
ipw2200: Unknown symbol ieee80211_rx_mgt
ipw2200: Unknown symbol free_ieee80211
ipw2200: Unknown symbol alloc_ieee80211


Install kernel from source and READ the documentation coming with ieee80211-1.1.6! Afterwards reboot and install ieee80211-1.1.6 with "make" and "make install". If the tool complains about wrong values in /usr/src/linux/.config you might have to recompile the kernel. I had to disable all other wlan drivers in the kernel (as orinoco for example) because using ieee80211-1.1.6 broke things I didn't understand. Afterwards the ipw2200-1.0.8 should compile and install without any problem. AGAIN: I'm not using the kernel ipw2200 driver (1.0.0) which comes with linux-! In the next kernel release there will be support for ipw2200-1.0.8 which will make this article obsolete in 99% of all cases.

Since 2.6.14, the linux kernel includes Wireless Extensions version 18+ so you might need to update your tools as: root@Kahn:/home/joachim# dpkg -l | grep wireless

ii  ieee80211-sour 1.1.6-2        Source for the 802.11 (wireless) network sta
ii  kwifimanager   3.4.2-2        wireless lan manager for KDE
ii  wireless-tools 27+28pre11-1   Tools for manipulating Linux Wireless Extens

kdm problem

Vor kurzem hatte ich das Problem, dass die Tastatur keine Eingaben mehr zugelassen hat. Stattdessen wurde das System fuer einen kurzen Moment eingefrohren.


Genauer handelt es sich um den Autologin von KDM in kde 3.4 (aus debian unstable). Das Problem erschien zum ersten Mal, als ich von 3.2 auf 3.4 bzw auch von fruehreren Version upgedatet habe.


Ein einfacher Befehl wirkt wunder:

dpkg --purge kdm --force-all

Sicher kann man auch an der /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc rumfeilen, aber diese Loesung ist einfach und schnell.

Danach einfach:

apt-get -f install


apt-get install kdm

ausfuehren. Und kdm neu konfigurieren. Viel spass.

tastaturlayout problem

Nachdem ich auf xorg umgesattelt bin, hat mein altGr + q kein @ mehr erzeugt und spuckt ganz viele fehler aus. Ein weiteres Merkmal war, dass ich mittels Ctrl+Alt+F1 nicht in eine Konsole umschalten konnte.


root@hagrid:/etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc# setxkbmap -rules xfree86 -model pc105 -layout de -v Warning! Multiple definitions of rules file

        Using command line, ignoring X server

Warning! Multiple definitions of keyboard model

        Using command line, ignoring X server

Warning! Multiple definitions of keyboard layout

        Using command line, ignoring X server

Trying to build keymap using the following components: keycodes: xfree86+aliases(qwertz) types: complete compat: complete symbols: pc/pc(pc105)+pc/de+altwin(meta_win) geometry: pc(pc105)


After I didn't find a working solution here: http://www.debianforum.de/forum/viewtopic.php?p=174292

I asked a friend who had a working solution:

I removed most packages which were needed by xfree86

ii  xfree86-common    4.3.0.dfsg.1-14  X Window System (XFree86) infrastructure
ii  xserver-xfree86    4.3.0.dfsg.1-14  the XFree86 X server

I removed them with:

dpkg --purge xfree86-common xserver-xfree86 --force-all

Use the --force-all method because normally you can't remove packages which are needed by other packages. Also remove other packages ... the problem here is that I can't remember what I removed ..? Maybe you should have a look at it dependencies with "aptitude". Also use the --force-all and --purge method there.

Afterwards issue:

apt-get -f install

Which should hopefully repair your system by installing the missing packages as those which were just removed in a way only installing packages which are really needed for xserver-xorg.

ipw2200 1.0.4 2.6.12 issue

I had some problems with the ipw2200 module and the 2.6.12 kernel. For my luck the problem with the redifinition was solved already: here http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=7492632&forum_id=38938

But afterwards I got this error:

root@Kahn:/usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4# make make -C /lib/modules/2.6.12/build SUBDIRS=/usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4 MODVERDIR=/usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.4 modules make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.12'

 CC [M]  /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/ipw2200.o
 CC [M]  /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/ieee80211_module.o
 CC [M]  /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/ieee80211_tx.o
 CC [M]  /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/ieee80211_rx.o
 CC [M]  /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/ieee80211_wx.o

In file included from /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/ieee80211_wx.c:37: /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/net/ieee80211.h:57: error: `ETH_ALEN' undeclared here (not in a function) /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/net/ieee80211.h:58: error: `ETH_ALEN' undeclared here (not in a function) /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/net/ieee80211.h:59: error: `ETH_ALEN' undeclared here (not in a function) /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/net/ieee80211.h:61: error: `ETH_ALEN' undeclared here (not in a function) /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/net/ieee80211.h:67: error: `ETH_ALEN' undeclared here (not in a function) /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/net/ieee80211.h:68: error: `ETH_ALEN' undeclared here (not in a function) /usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/net/ieee80211.h:69: error: `ETH_ALEN' undeclared here (not in a function) make[2]: *** [/usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4/ieee80211_wx.o] Error 1 make[1]: *** [_module_/usr/src/modules/ipw2200-1.0.4] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.12' make: *** [modules] Error 2

I looked into net/ieee80211.h in the ipw2200 dir and added the definition found in /lib/modules/2.6.12/build/include/linux/ somewhere.

#define ETH_ALEN 6               /* Octets in one ethernet addr   */

Let's say: I don't understand why this was missing and why nobody else had found this issue so far but adding this line of code into net/ieee80211.h made it work.

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