Saturday, September 15, 2012

5.2 amd64 K43U: Conky not showing correct cpu core's load.

Well, I'm getting more comfortable with cwm. In fact I installed conky again because of cwm. Currently cwm is my main window manager and although spectrwm is still my favorite, I've been using cwm more.

I just found out something interesting today. I'm interested in playing with conky again after I found cwm. Thinking that it will be a great combination. Installation went fine, although I noticed that there's more dependencies needed to install conky now (or I didn't notice it earlier in previous versions).

Then I noticed that the graph and load percentage for 2nd core of my cpu is zero. Nil. Nada. Reading about updates of 5.2 tells me that that version have much more improvements on SMP handling, so obviously OpenBSD is not the issue here. Then I use xstatbar and found that both of my cpu cores are displayed and working as usual. I double check the man for conky and it's confirmed that cpu0 is for all cores, cpu1 is for 1st core and cpu2 is for the 2nd core. So, something wrong with conky again huh. Ok. I know it's not written with OpenBSD in mind so I'm not complaining. Gonna find some sort of workaround for this.

I might try dzen and see if it's any good. Later.

p/s: Oh, this is my 200th post for this blog-o-mine. Hah!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

amd64 K43U: Upgrading to 5.2-current (via FTP) & cwm - Calm Window Manager.

Hi,

Currently I'm upgrading my K43U to 5.2-current. Using FTP install. But that's not my main point.

Calm Window Manager, or cwm has been in OpenBSD's base install since 4.2. But only now I have the privilege of knowing about it. Sheesh. I'm currently testing it and I can say that it's as fast as spectrwm. But I haven't configured any of it yet. As always, man is the way.


Upgrading 5.1-current to 5.2-current:

Most of the steps are the same as 5.1 amd64: Following -current & radeon 6.14.3 installation topic I posted before. The only thing that's different is the method I'm getting the snapshot files and updating the packages. For this one, I used my Celcom Broadband connection and retrieve all the essential files via ftp.

So first of all, I fired up the Celcom connection, you can check the 4.8 - Script to connect to Celcom 3G link. Bolded is my input:

# celcom3g connect
Connection Celcom3G...


Then it's time to get the files. My fav server is ftp.OpenBSD.org. I make sure I'm in the dir that I want to store all the files first:

# cd /mnt/snapshot/amd64/
# ftp ftp.OpenBSD.org

Connected to openbsd.sunsite.ualberta.ca.
220 openbsd.srv.ualberta.ca FTP server ready.
name (ftp.OpenBSD.org:karl):


Ah. Login name? Err. I just hit Return and got this:

530 User karl access denied.
ftp: Login karl failed.

Now it's getting interesting. After reading the manpage, I found that I should use "-a" to login anonymously. So back to ftp:

# ftp -a ftp.OpenBSD.org
*** Login successful printout ***

Great. Now to get the files.


ftp> cd pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/amd64/
250 CWD command successful.
ftp> mget bsd*
ftp> mget *.tgz
ftp> quit


After this the steps are the same as my previous post. After I done upgrading the OpenBSD to 5.2-current, I updates my packages online (without downloading to local dir like I've always do before).

# export PKG_PATH=http://ftp.OpenBSD.org/pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/packages/amd64/
# sudo pkg_add -vui


Then enjoy, wait, it'll take some time depending on how many stuff you installed already. After a brief testing last night, noticeable improvement is the radeon driver which is updated to 6.14.6. Previously playing 720p mkv movie will stutter like mad but now it's smooth although tearing effect is there. I still have to explore more to comment more on 5.2-current.

Oh, regarding cwm. What's the different between cwm and spectrwm? Short answer:

cwm = stacking
spectrwm = tiling

But cwm is already in base, and spectrwm is available in package. I still need to explore cwm more. Later.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Bitrig, fork of OpenBSD.

Hola,

There's another *BSD forked emerge now. It's Bitrig. Notice that there's no "BSD" in it's name? Well I guess there's a first time for everything. Bitrig aims to be OpenBSD with newer PC hardware.

Hopefully the fork can benefit all the other *BSDs in the family.

Oh, I noticed that OpenBSD 5.2 is coming soon. Yeah!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

5.1 amd64 K43U: Alpine > UW-IMAP > OfflineIMAP > Davmail > OWA stuck.

1) Install Alpine+ldap, setting up DavMail.

Install Alpine using port with FLAVOR set to ldap. I just referred to my previous post. So this post will focus more on OfflineIMAP and UW-IMAPd side of the project.

1) Install imap-uw2007

read the /usr/local/share/doc/pkg_readmes/uw-imap-2007f and follow the instruction. For me, I vim /etc/inetd.conf and add:

imap stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/libexec/imapd imapd
imap stream tcp6 nowait root /usr/local/libexec/imapd imapd


And it's also stated a way to enable plain text login. So I vim /etc/c-client.cf and change:

#set disable-plaintext nil

to

set disable-plaintext nil

You can restart inetd, but I just reboot. Then I telnet to localhost:143.

Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
* OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4REV1 I18NLEVEL=1 LITERAL+ SASL-IR LOGIN-REFERRALS STARTTLS] localhost IMAP4rev1 2007f.404 at Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:27:16 +0800 (MYT)


So far so good. In Alpine I just need to Add Folder collection (S+L+A) with the details:

Nickname: UW-IMAPd
Server: localhost:143
Path: mail/MyCompany/INBOX/
View:


Then after I saved the settings, inside folder list (L) Alpine will ask for my username (same as my OpenBSD's login name) and password (also same as my OpenBSD's password) then I can manipulate my IMAP's INBOX folder. I can add folders, delete etc. So this part is ok.

3) Installing and configuring OfflineIMAP.

I installed OfflineIMAP from OpenBSD's packages. Then I create ~/.offlineimaprc and put the basic as stated in offlineimap.org.

[general]
accounts = MyCompany

[Account MyCompany]
localrepository = Local
remoterepository = Remote

[Repository Local]
type = IMAP
remotehost = localhost
remoteport = 143
remoteuser = karl

[Repository Remote]
type = IMAP
remotehost = locahost
remoteport = 1143
remoteuser = ASIA\karl


Then I run OfflineIMAP by issuing offlineimap. Lo and behold, I got this error:

$ offlineimap
OfflineIMAP 6.3.4
Copyright 2002-2011 John Goerzen & contributors.
Licensed under the GNU GPL v2+ (v2 or any later version).

Account sync MyCompany:
***** Processing account MyCompany
Copying folder structure from IMAP to MappedIMAP
Establishing connection to localhost:1143.
WARNING: Error occured attempting to sync account 'MyCompany':
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/offlineimap/accounts.py", line 177, in syncrunner self.sync()
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/offlineimap/accounts.py", line 235, in sync remoterepos.syncfoldersto(localrepos, [statusrepos])
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/offlineimap/repository/Base.py", line 124, in syncfoldersto srcfolders = src.getfolders()
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/offlineimap/repository/IMAP.py", line 303, in getfolders self.accountname, self))
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/offlineimap/folder/IMAP.py", line 32, in __init__ self.name = imaputil.dequote(name)
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/offlineimap/imaputil.py", line 36, in dequote if not (string[0] == '"' and string[-1] == '"'): IndexError: string index out of range

***** Finished processing account MyCompany


Eh. Bah. Something is wrong somewhere. Help....

Sunday, March 18, 2012

5.1 amd64 K43U: Alpine reloaded, but snapshot has been updated.

Heyya,

I was trying to install Alpine this evening but aspell dependency is giving out error like something have changed. Then I checked my fav snapshot site and found that it's updated since 15th March.

So I'll be updating the snapshot tomorrow.

What's with Alpine again? Well previously I mentioned about trying to make Alpine to be offline email client (Alpine+UW-IMAPD+DavMail+OfflineIMAP) but the adventure never took off. So I'm visiting the trail again. Heh.

p/s: Not to mention that the Alpine+DavMail+OWA post have the most comment by readers. So it might be a useful post to some people. Later

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thunderbird 9: Fixing screwed menu bar position.

Hi,

my -current is using Thunderbird 9x. And yesterday, somehow, I managed to screw the layout of it's Menu bar and Toolbar. The Menu bar should be on top, then below it the Toolbar. But by some magical keyboard shortcut I would never have known nor I can recall, I managed to swap the position between those 2 and leaving the Toolbar on top and below it, the Menu bar. It was ugly, dysfunctional and just plain wrong.

After a few misleading internet articles and forums regarding the issue, or nearly identical issues, I was left with the option of delete-and-test procedure. There's .thunderbird folder inside my $HOME and all the related settings is inside xxxxxxxx.default folder. Because there's a bunch of files, I deleted a subfolder inside then open up Thunderbird just to see did the layout was reverted back to normal. After nearly clearing the content of the .thunderbird folder, I found that the folder extensions is the one that I'm looking for.

So after I deleted the extensions folder, the layout reverted back to factory-default at the expense of losing my downloaded theme. Ah well that made me think that I can achieve the same result by changing theme to default and so it seems so. Better to lose the themes than lose my email settings. Later then.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

5.1 amd64 K43U: dmesg version 2.

OpenBSD 5.1 (GENERIC.MP) #207: Sun Feb 12 09:42:14 MST 2012
deraadt@amd64.openbsd.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/GENERIC.MP
real mem = 8165330944 (7787MB)
avail mem = 7933804544 (7566MB)
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: SMBIOS rev. 2.7 @ 0xeafd0 (50 entries)
bios0: vendor American Megatrends Inc. version "220" date 02/20/2012
bios0: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K43U
acpi0 at bios0: rev 2
acpi0: sleep states S0 S3 S4 S5
acpi0: tables DSDT FACP APIC MCFG HPET SSDT SSDT SLIC
acpi0: wakeup devices SBAZ(S4) P0PC(S4) GEC_(S4) UHC1(S4) UHC2(S4) USB3(S4) UHC4(S4) USB5(S4) UHC6(S4) UHC7(S4) PE20(S4) PE21(S4) PE22(S4) PE23(S4) SLPB(S4)
acpitimer0 at acpi0: 3579545 Hz, 32 bits
acpimadt0 at acpi0 addr 0xfee00000: PC-AT compat
cpu0 at mainbus0: apid 0 (boot processor)
cpu0: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 1646.70 MHz
cpu0: FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CFLUSH,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,HTT,SSE3,MWAIT,SSSE3,CX16,POPCNT,NXE,MMXX,FFXSR,LONG,LAHF,CMPLEG,SVM,EAPICSP,AMCR8,ABM,SSE4A,MASSE,3DNOWP,IBS,SKINIT
cpu0: 32KB 64b/line 2-way I-cache, 32KB 64b/line 8-way D-cache, 512KB 64b/line 16-way L2 cache
cpu0: DTLB 40 4KB entries fully associative, 8 4MB entries fully associative
cpu0: apic clock running at 199MHz
cpu1 at mainbus0: apid 1 (application processor)
cpu1: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 1646.50 MHz
cpu1: FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CFLUSH,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,HTT,SSE3,MWAIT,SSSE3,CX16,POPCNT,NXE,MMXX,FFXSR,LONG,LAHF,CMPLEG,SVM,EAPICSP,AMCR8,ABM,SSE4A,MASSE,3DNOWP,IBS,SKINIT
cpu1: 32KB 64b/line 2-way I-cache, 32KB 64b/line 8-way D-cache, 512KB 64b/line 16-way L2 cache
cpu1: DTLB 40 4KB entries fully associative, 8 4MB entries fully associative
ioapic0 at mainbus0: apid 3 pa 0xfec00000, version 21, 24 pins
acpimcfg0 at acpi0 addr 0xe0000000, bus 0-255
acpihpet0 at acpi0: 14318180 Hz
acpiprt0 at acpi0: bus 0 (PCI0)
acpiprt1 at acpi0: bus 3 (PE20)
acpiprt2 at acpi0: bus 4 (PE21)
acpiprt3 at acpi0: bus -1 (PE22)
acpiprt4 at acpi0: bus -1 (PE23)
acpiprt5 at acpi0: bus -1 (BR15)
acpiprt6 at acpi0: bus -1 (PCE6)
acpiprt7 at acpi0: bus -1 (PCE7)
acpiprt8 at acpi0: bus -1 (PCE8)
acpiprt9 at acpi0: bus 1 (PCE4)
acpiec0 at acpi0
acpicpu0 at acpi0: C2, PSS
acpicpu1 at acpi0: C2, PSS
acpitz0 at acpi0: critical temperature is 99 degC
acpibat0 at acpi0: BAT1 model "PA3533U " serial 41167 type Li-Ion oem "ASUSTEK"
acpiac0 at acpi0: AC unit online
acpibtn0 at acpi0: PWRB
acpibtn1 at acpi0: SLPB
acpibtn2 at acpi0: LID_
acpivideo0 at acpi0: VGA_
acpivideo1 at acpi0: VGA_
cpu0: 1646 MHz: speeds: 1650 1320 825 MHz
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 "AMD AMD64 14h Host" rev 0x00
vga1 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 "ATI Radeon HD 6320" rev 0x00
wsdisplay0 at vga1 mux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-5 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
radeondrm0 at vga1: apic 3 int 18
drm0 at radeondrm0
azalia0 at pci0 dev 1 function 1 "ATI Radeon HD 6310 HD Audio" rev 0x00: msi
azalia0: no supported codecs
ppb0 at pci0 dev 4 function 0 "AMD AMD64 14h PCIE" rev 0x00: msi
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
ahci0 at pci0 dev 17 function 0 "ATI SBx00 SATA" rev 0x40: apic 3 int 19, AHCI 1.2
scsibus0 at ahci0: 32 targets
sd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: SCSI3 0/direct fixed naa.50014ee6ac21175d
sd0: 476940MB, 512 bytes/sector, 976773168 sectors
cd0 at scsibus0 targ 1 lun 0: ATAPI 5/cdrom removable
ohci0 at pci0 dev 18 function 0 "ATI SB700 USB" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 18, version 1.0, legacy support
ehci0 at pci0 dev 18 function 2 "ATI SB700 USB2" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 17
usb0 at ehci0: USB revision 2.0
uhub0 at usb0 "ATI EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
ohci1 at pci0 dev 19 function 0 "ATI SB700 USB" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 18, version 1.0, legacy support
ehci1 at pci0 dev 19 function 2 "ATI SB700 USB2" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 17
usb1 at ehci1: USB revision 2.0
uhub1 at usb1 "ATI EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
piixpm0 at pci0 dev 20 function 0 "ATI SBx00 SMBus" rev 0x42: polling
iic0 at piixpm0
spdmem0 at iic0 addr 0x50: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-10600 SO-DIMM
spdmem1 at iic0 addr 0x51: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-10600 SO-DIMM
pciide0 at pci0 dev 20 function 1 "ATI SB700 IDE" rev 0x40: DMA, channel 0 configured to compatibility, channel 1 configured to compatibility
azalia1 at pci0 dev 20 function 2 "ATI SBx00 HD Audio" rev 0x40: apic 3 int 16
azalia1: codecs: Realtek ALC269
audio0 at azalia1
pcib0 at pci0 dev 20 function 3 "ATI SB700 ISA" rev 0x40
ppb1 at pci0 dev 20 function 4 "ATI SB600 PCI" rev 0x40
pci2 at ppb1 bus 2
ohci2 at pci0 dev 20 function 5 "ATI SB700 USB" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 18, version 1.0, legacy support
ppb2 at pci0 dev 21 function 0 "ATI SB800 PCIE" rev 0x00
pci3 at ppb2 bus 3
re0 at pci3 dev 0 function 0 "Realtek 8168" rev 0x06: RTL8168E/8111E-VL (0x2c80), apic 3 int 16, address 14:da:e9:a2:a3:06
rgephy0 at re0 phy 7: RTL8169S/8110S PHY, rev. 5
ppb3 at pci0 dev 21 function 1 "ATI SB800 PCIE" rev 0x00
pci4 at ppb3 bus 4
athn0 at pci4 dev 0 function 0 "Atheros AR9285" rev 0x01: apic 3 int 17
athn0: AR9285 rev 2 (1T1R), ROM rev 14, address d0:df:9a:85:1a:ef
ohci3 at pci0 dev 22 function 0 "ATI SB700 USB" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 18, version 1.0, legacy support
ehci2 at pci0 dev 22 function 2 "ATI SB700 USB2" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 17
usb2 at ehci2: USB revision 2.0
uhub2 at usb2 "ATI EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
pchb1 at pci0 dev 24 function 0 "AMD AMD64 14h Link Cfg" rev 0x43
pchb2 at pci0 dev 24 function 1 "AMD AMD64 14h Address Map" rev 0x00
pchb3 at pci0 dev 24 function 2 "AMD AMD64 14h DRAM Cfg" rev 0x00
km0 at pci0 dev 24 function 3 "AMD AMD64 14h Misc Cfg" rev 0x00
pchb4 at pci0 dev 24 function 4 "AMD AMD64 14h CPU Power" rev 0x00
pchb5 at pci0 dev 24 function 5 "AMD AMD64 14h Reserved" rev 0x00
pchb6 at pci0 dev 24 function 6 "AMD AMD64 14h NB Power" rev 0x00
pchb7 at pci0 dev 24 function 7 "AMD AMD64 14h Reserved" rev 0x00
usb3 at ohci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub3 at usb3 "ATI OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb4 at ohci1: USB revision 1.0
uhub4 at usb4 "ATI OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
isa0 at pcib0
isadma0 at isa0
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pms0 at pckbc0 (aux slot)
pckbc0: using irq 12 for aux slot
wsmouse0 at pms0 mux 0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
spkr0 at pcppi0
usb5 at ohci2: USB revision 1.0
uhub5 at usb5 "ATI OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb6 at ohci3: USB revision 1.0
uhub6 at usb6 "ATI OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
mtrr: Pentium Pro MTRR support
uvideo0 at uhub0 port 3 configuration 1 interface 0 "04081-00050100C417910FV ASUS USB2.0 WebCam" rev 2.00/0.05 addr 2
video0 at uvideo0
umass0 at uhub0 port 5 configuration 1 interface 0 "Generic USB2.0-CRW" rev 2.00/38.82 addr 3
umass0: using SCSI over Bulk-Only
scsibus1 at umass0: 2 targets, initiator 0
sd1 at scsibus1 targ 1 lun 0: SCSI0 0/direct removable serial.0bda0138516388200000
uhidev0 at uhub3 port 1 configuration 1 interface 0 "Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse" rev 2.00/20.00 addr 2
uhidev0: iclass 3/1
ums0 at uhidev0: 3 buttons, Z dir
wsmouse1 at ums0 mux 0
ugen0 at uhub3 port 4 "Lite-On Technology product 0x3002" rev 1.10/0.01 addr 3
vscsi0 at root
scsibus2 at vscsi0: 256 targets
softraid0 at root
scsibus3 at softraid0: 256 targets
root on sd0a (e777c1bb59b96fd1.a) swap on sd0b dump on sd0b


This dmesg have Multi-Card detected and speaker working.

5.1 amd64 K43U: Updated BIOS to 2.20 and found some issues.

Hi,

I updated my K43U's BIOS 2 days ago to version 2.20 from previous version 2.17. Then I noticed something. I'm not sure this is related to me updating the BIOS but for sure, I noticed this issue after updating the BIOS.

Sometime the speaker will not function. Result of mixerctl will show that the speaker is not muted and if I attach a headphone, mixerctl will update accordingly - headphone works and detaching the headphone will result in still no sound coming out from the speaker. Rebooting will result in the same issue unless I opt for shutting down, then boot the machine. In Win7 the speaker is working fine with no issue so this might not be a BIOS update issue.

I also notice that this machine's Multicard Reader will sometime be detected and sometime not. If you refer to my dmesg, there no card reader detected but sometime I can see this dmesg result added:

umass0 at uhub0 port 5 configuration 1 interface 0 "Generic USB2.0-CRW" rev 2.00/38.82 addr 3
umass0: using SCSI over Bulk-Only
scsibus1 at umass0: 2 targets, initiator 0
sd1 at scsibus1 targ 1 lun 0: SCSI0 0/direct removable serial.0bda0138516388200000


To make it ever more weirder, when Multi-Card is detected, the speaker will have no problem. Eh. But then I never tested the Card Reader in either OpenBSD or Win7 so I don't know if it's faulty or what. My machine have 2 years warranty so I better make sure.

UPDATE 14/03/12: I found that my Realtek MultiCard Reader is not working. Even in Win7. So I better send the machine to Asus Service Center ASAP.

Later.

Monday, March 12, 2012

5.1 amd64 K43U: Screenshot anyone?


Hi,

Shown here is my Asus K43U running OpenBSD 5.1 (snapshot). There's tmux displaying a part of dmesg output, then the result of uname -a and lastly the scrot command I use to take this screenshot.

I'm using spectrwm (still scrotwm here) with xstatbar runnin at the bottom.

Oh yeah tmux is using 256 color. Heh. Later.

Friday, March 09, 2012

5.1 amd64 K43U: Something about APM.

Hi,

apm is working fine. In dmesg, I can see that my E-450 APU have 3 speed detected:

cpu0: 1646 MHz: speeds: 1650 1320 825 MHz

So I vim /etc/rc.conf.local and add:

apmd_flags="-A"

Basically this is to tell apm to use Automatic performance adjustment mode. So with power adapter connected, the processor will be in full force (1650Mhz) and will lower down to (825Mhz) when in battery mode and scale up/down according to load. Nice.

I will still need to find something about the LCD's brightness though because that's one of the major power-sucker. Will update on this later.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

5.1 amd64 K43U: CUPS revisited.

Hi,

I just finished setting up CUPS and successfully made the Firefox to use CUPS for printing. At first I just installed cups-1.5.0p8 and change my /etc/rc.conf.local to add:

# Packages script to start (/etc/rc.d/)
pkg_scripts="cupsd"


At the bottom of the file. Now OpenBSD uses that instead of my previous posting and if I use my previous way, doing ps aux | grep cups will display bunch of cups threads being started. Recent way are much better.

So then when I open the http://localhost:631 (CUPS local page), I just add my network printer (HP Laserjet 9050dn) using socket://ip.address then downloading external driver from CUPS's website. Test printing went successful but when I want to print under Firefox, there's only Print to file and Print to lpr options with no CUPS printer. My office also have a Ricoh Aficio MP4500 printer but currently not working for me. Will try to figure this out later.

After searching for answers, I installed gtk+2-cups-2.24.9p0 with all of the dependencies. Restarting Firefox then checking the Print menu, I can now see the printer correctly. But when I tried to print, I get this pdftops failed error and printing queue stopped. So I went off to search for another answer.

Looking at OpenBSD's packages site, I saw cups-pdf-2.5.1 which might be the solution I was looking for. The packages is to print a file to PDF, but I have a feeling this can solve my printing issue. So I installed that, quit a lot of dependencies too then tried printing in Firefox. Wallah! Printing done, I'm happy so back to work. Later then.

Friday, March 02, 2012

5.1 amd64 K43U: ksh script for Asus K43U keyboard shortcut in spectrwm.

Hi,

I've written a simple script to use my K43U keyboard shortcuts. As stated previously, Fn+F1 (sleep) and Fn+F7 (Off LCD) shortcuts is working. But as the Fn button is undetected in OpenBSD or xorg, I cannot use the Fn button to create other shorcuts, instead I need rely on spectrwm's MOD key. I might change this back to Fn key if later on it's workable.

What's the purpose of this (current) script?
- MOD+F10 to mute/unmute master volume (mixerctl outputs.master.mute)
- MOD+F11 to decrease master volume (mixerctl outputs.master. For both LR channel)
- MOF+F12 to increase master volume (mixerctl outputs.master. For both LR channel)

If you're using xstatbar, like me, xstatbar will show a graph of master volume for each Left/Right channel. So by using this script, you can see how much percentage of the volume you increase/decrease.

Why ksh? Because OpenBSD's default SHELL is ksh and I'm using it. This script might work with other shell.

Copy the asusfn.sh to either your $HOME or if you want to use it exclusively for spectrwm (scrotwm), copy it to /usr/local/share/scrotwm/ but make sure to alter my .scrotwm.conf below accordingly as I put my asusfn.sh in $HOME. Make sure to chmod the asusfn.sh to executable.

Manual usage is:
$ ./asusfn.sh [param]

Replace [param] with:
aup : To increase volume.
adn : To decrease volume.
amt : To mute/unmute volume.

This top part is snippet of my $HOME/.scrotwm.conf. As stated above, alter accordingly.



And this part above is the asusfn.sh. If you read the script carefully, you can see that you can also use the command:

$ ./asusfn.sh info

Which is basically my debugging for the script. I'm not an expert on ksh scripting so I used that to check values/env/bla bla etc.

Future (might be) improvements:
- MOD+F2 to enable/disable athn0 (Wireless LAN)
- MOD+F8 to change display output
- MOD+F9 to enable/disable touchpad

I also found that there's acpiasus which is the Hotkeys driver for Asus's laptop. Currently not automatically working with this machine-o-mine so I need to search for clues on it.

Legal stuff. You can freely copy/use/alter the script any way you want. Don't mock my programming skill because I'm not a programmer and I know this script can be made more simpler. If you alter the script and gave it somebody, make sure you tell them it's not my version. If you find this script useful, thank me or don't either way it's ok. Later.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

5.1 amd64 K43U: Current status.

Hi,

Current status of running OpenBSD -current on Asus K43U.

- xf86-video-ati is at 6.14.3. Display is at 1366x768. But unfortunately xvinfo and glxinfo gave disappointing result so no hardware rendering yet.
- Video using software rendering (see above).
- Fn+f1 (Sleep) function seems to be working.
- Fn+f7 (Turn LCD Off) function is working.
- acpiasus not working for this machine yet.
- Speaker automatically mute when headphone jack is inserted.
- The bloody Firefox 9 cannot use $http_proxy env anymore. I tried Lynx using proxy and it's fine. Bloody mess. I'm searching for solution on this.
- Conky have problem with cpu detection.
- xstatbar is the way to go. Nice graph for both CPU cores.
- Sometime speaker not working, only shutdown then boot will fix it.
- Built-in Multi-Card reader sometime detected and sometime not. No SDCard to test so can't say for sure.

This will be updated when necessary. Later.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

5.1 amd64 K43U: Where is scrotwm now, eh?

Hi,

I was looking for updated info on my fav wm, scrotwm but heck I can't find any now. What? spectrwm? Uh?

Oh. If you read this conversation, you'll finally know that scrotwm has changed its name to spectrwm. That's why. Well changes are gradual so some reference to scrotwm is still there. Nice name. As long as it perform better each time it's updated, I will be happy. Later

Friday, February 24, 2012

5.1 amd64 K43U: Following -current using snapshot, updated to radeon 6.14.3

Hi,

First of all, now my K43U machine is using 1366x768 display and no more slow scrolling! Hurrah! I LOVE OPENBSD! At last! The display is more crisp. If you're using AMD e-450 with Radeon HD 6300 graphic, now is your time to rejoice!

My current uname -a is:

OpenBSD karlap.vampire.my 5.1 GENERIC.MP#207 amd64

I've successfully installed OpenBSD -current snapshot.

Why I want to follow -current?
1) Because -current have the updated radeon 6.14.3 driver which can detect and use Radeon HD 6320 properly.
2) Because I want to use -current.
3) Because scrotwm is the newest version.
4) Because of the Radeon HD6320 driver... heh.

If you have more or less the same reason as me, read on. Before I forget, many thanks to http://blather.michaelwlucas.com/archives/543 for providing incredibly informative tips on updating to snapshot.

Updating my 5.0 to 5.1 (-current):
I used http://ftp.OpenBSD.org/pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/amd64 for the site to update my machine.

1) Copy bsd* and *.tgz files to local folder. (eg: /mnt/snapshots/amd64/)
2) Login to machine without X. cd to the folder you downloaded the files above. In shell, type this command:
$ sudo cp bsd.rd /
$ sudo sudo sysmerge -s etc51.tgz -x xetc51.tgz


3) Reboot the machine, after rebooted, bypass autoloading bootfile and choose:
boot> boot bsd.rd

4) bsd.rd will booted and choose (U)pgrade, then choose the folder you saved all the files for updating (eg: /mnt/snapshots/amd64/)
5) let it update. Remember that this is only the base OpenBSD, not all the third-party packages. After it's done, reboot.
6) I still have problem using pkg_add via proxy so I downloaded all the updated packages manually and place it in a specific folder (eg: /mnt/snapshots/packages/)
7) Now to update packages. Still without X and in shell, type:
$ export PKG_PATH=/mnt/snapshots/packages/
$ sudo pkg_add -vui


8) Make sure you read the verbose output to find out any missing dependencies.

Updating xf86-video-ati to 6.14.3 (hurrah!)
1) Download http://ftp.x.org/pub/individual/driver/xf86-video-ati-6.14.3.tar.gz
2) tar -zxvf the file
3) cd to the folder, and type this commands:
$ sh ./configure --prefix=/usr/X11R6 --sysconfdir=/etc --mandir=/usr/X11R6/man --with-xorg-module-dir=/usr/X11R6/lib/modules --disable-kms
$ sudo make
$ sudo make install


4) Now to test, vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change:
Section "Device"
Driver "vesa"


to

Driver "radeon"

5) reboot to test.

So far the machine is running like a charm. Nice display. Nice widescreen resolution. Oh, BTW. This is more updated scrotwm. YEAH!

There's a few remaining issue though:
1) Annoying ultra-sensitive touchpad (I use usb mouse most of the time).
2) xv with MPlayer is not working.
3) gnome-mplayer + Thunderbird + youtube issue (can use HTML5 WebM no problem though).

And I'm figuring out ways to use the Fn key combination as intended by the label (on/off WiFi, enable/disable touchpad, mute/unmute | vol up/down mixer etc). I'll post updates on any new findings. Now my K43U is back as my primary work machine. Yeah!

5.1 amd64 K43U: dmesg.

OpenBSD 5.1 (GENERIC.MP) #207: Sun Feb 12 09:42:14 MST 2012
deraadt@amd64.openbsd.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/GENERIC.MP
real mem = 8165330944 (7787MB)
avail mem = 7933804544 (7566MB)
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: SMBIOS rev. 2.7 @ 0xeafd0 (50 entries)
bios0: vendor American Megatrends Inc. version "217" date 11/08/2011
bios0: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K43U
acpi0 at bios0: rev 2
acpi0: sleep states S0 S3 S4 S5
acpi0: tables DSDT FACP APIC MCFG HPET SSDT SSDT SLIC
acpi0: wakeup devices SBAZ(S4) P0PC(S4) GEC_(S4) UHC1(S4) UHC2(S4) USB3(S4) UHC4(S4) USB5(S4) UHC6(S4) UHC7(S4) PE20(S4) PE21(S
4) PE22(S4) PE23(S4) SLPB(S4)
acpitimer0 at acpi0: 3579545 Hz, 32 bits
acpimadt0 at acpi0 addr 0xfee00000: PC-AT compat
cpu0 at mainbus0: apid 0 (boot processor)
cpu0: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 1646.70 MHz
cpu0: FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CFLUSH,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,HTT,SSE3,MWAIT,SSSE3,CX1
6,POPCNT,NXE,MMXX,FFXSR,LONG,LAHF,CMPLEG,SVM,EAPICSP,AMCR8,ABM,SSE4A,MASSE,3DNOWP,IBS,SKINIT
cpu0: 32KB 64b/line 2-way I-cache, 32KB 64b/line 8-way D-cache, 512KB 64b/line 16-way L2 cache
cpu0: DTLB 40 4KB entries fully associative, 8 4MB entries fully associative
cpu0: apic clock running at 199MHz
cpu1 at mainbus0: apid 1 (application processor)
cpu1: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 1646.49 MHz
cpu1: FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CFLUSH,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,HTT,SSE3,MWAIT,SSSE3,CX1
6,POPCNT,NXE,MMXX,FFXSR,LONG,LAHF,CMPLEG,SVM,EAPICSP,AMCR8,ABM,SSE4A,MASSE,3DNOWP,IBS,SKINIT
cpu1: 32KB 64b/line 2-way I-cache, 32KB 64b/line 8-way D-cache, 512KB 64b/line 16-way L2 cache
cpu1: DTLB 40 4KB entries fully associative, 8 4MB entries fully associative
ioapic0 at mainbus0: apid 3 pa 0xfec00000, version 21, 24 pins
acpimcfg0 at acpi0 addr 0xe0000000, bus 0-255
acpihpet0 at acpi0: 14318180 Hz
acpiprt0 at acpi0: bus 0 (PCI0)
acpiprt1 at acpi0: bus 3 (PE20)
acpiprt2 at acpi0: bus 4 (PE21)
acpiprt3 at acpi0: bus -1 (PE22)
acpiprt4 at acpi0: bus -1 (PE23)
acpiprt5 at acpi0: bus -1 (BR15)
acpiprt6 at acpi0: bus -1 (PCE6)
acpiprt7 at acpi0: bus -1 (PCE7)
acpiprt8 at acpi0: bus -1 (PCE8)
acpiprt9 at acpi0: bus 1 (PCE4)
acpiec0 at acpi0
acpicpu0 at acpi0: C2, PSS
acpicpu1 at acpi0: C2, PSS
acpitz0 at acpi0: critical temperature is 99 degC
acpibat0 at acpi0: BAT1 model "PA3533U " serial 41167 type Li-Ion oem "TOSHIBA"
acpiac0 at acpi0: AC unit online
acpibtn0 at acpi0: PWRB
acpibtn1 at acpi0: SLPB
acpibtn2 at acpi0: LID_
acpivideo0 at acpi0: VGA_
acpivideo1 at acpi0: VGA_
cpu0: 1646 MHz: speeds: 1650 1320 825 MHz
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 "AMD AMD64 14h Host" rev 0x00
vga1 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 "ATI Radeon HD 6320" rev 0x00
wsdisplay0 at vga1 mux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-5 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
radeondrm0 at vga1: apic 3 int 18
drm0 at radeondrm0
azalia0 at pci0 dev 1 function 1 "ATI Radeon HD 6310 HD Audio" rev 0x00: msi
azalia0: no supported codecs
ppb0 at pci0 dev 4 function 0 "AMD AMD64 14h PCIE" rev 0x00: msi
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
ahci0 at pci0 dev 17 function 0 "ATI SBx00 SATA" rev 0x40: apic 3 int 19, AHCI 1.2
scsibus0 at ahci0: 32 targets
sd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: SCSI3 0/direct fixed naa.50014ee6ac21175d
sd0: 476940MB, 512 bytes/sector, 976773168 sectors
cd0 at scsibus0 targ 1 lun 0: ATAPI 5/cdrom removable
ohci0 at pci0 dev 18 function 0 "ATI SB700 USB" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 18, version 1.0, legacy support
ehci0 at pci0 dev 18 function 2 "ATI SB700 USB2" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 17
usb0 at ehci0: USB revision 2.0
uhub0 at usb0 "ATI EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
ohci1 at pci0 dev 19 function 0 "ATI SB700 USB" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 18, version 1.0, legacy support
ehci1 at pci0 dev 19 function 2 "ATI SB700 USB2" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 17
usb1 at ehci1: USB revision 2.0
uhub1 at usb1 "ATI EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
piixpm0 at pci0 dev 20 function 0 "ATI SBx00 SMBus" rev 0x42: polling
iic0 at piixpm0
spdmem0 at iic0 addr 0x50: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-10600 SO-DIMM
spdmem1 at iic0 addr 0x51: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-10600 SO-DIMM
pciide0 at pci0 dev 20 function 1 "ATI SB700 IDE" rev 0x40: DMA, channel 0 configured to compatibility, channel 1 configured to
compatibility
azalia1 at pci0 dev 20 function 2 "ATI SBx00 HD Audio" rev 0x40: apic 3 int 16
azalia1: codecs: Realtek ALC269
audio0 at azalia1
pcib0 at pci0 dev 20 function 3 "ATI SB700 ISA" rev 0x40
ppb1 at pci0 dev 20 function 4 "ATI SB600 PCI" rev 0x40
pci2 at ppb1 bus 2
ohci2 at pci0 dev 20 function 5 "ATI SB700 USB" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 18, version 1.0, legacy support
ppb2 at pci0 dev 21 function 0 "ATI SB800 PCIE" rev 0x00
pci3 at ppb2 bus 3
re0 at pci3 dev 0 function 0 "Realtek 8168" rev 0x06: RTL8168E/8111E-VL (0x2c80), apic 3 int 16, address 14:da:e9:a2:a3:06
rgephy0 at re0 phy 7: RTL8169S/8110S PHY, rev. 5
ppb3 at pci0 dev 21 function 1 "ATI SB800 PCIE" rev 0x00
pci4 at ppb3 bus 4
athn0 at pci4 dev 0 function 0 "Atheros AR9285" rev 0x01: apic 3 int 17
athn0: AR9285 rev 2 (1T1R), ROM rev 14, address d0:df:9a:85:1a:ef
ohci3 at pci0 dev 22 function 0 "ATI SB700 USB" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 18, version 1.0, legacy support
ehci2 at pci0 dev 22 function 2 "ATI SB700 USB2" rev 0x00: apic 3 int 17
usb2 at ehci2: USB revision 2.0
uhub2 at usb2 "ATI EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
pchb1 at pci0 dev 24 function 0 "AMD AMD64 14h Link Cfg" rev 0x43
pchb2 at pci0 dev 24 function 1 "AMD AMD64 14h Address Map" rev 0x00
pchb3 at pci0 dev 24 function 2 "AMD AMD64 14h DRAM Cfg" rev 0x00
km0 at pci0 dev 24 function 3 "AMD AMD64 14h Misc Cfg" rev 0x00
pchb4 at pci0 dev 24 function 4 "AMD AMD64 14h CPU Power" rev 0x00
pchb5 at pci0 dev 24 function 5 "AMD AMD64 14h Reserved" rev 0x00
pchb6 at pci0 dev 24 function 6 "AMD AMD64 14h NB Power" rev 0x00
pchb7 at pci0 dev 24 function 7 "AMD AMD64 14h Reserved" rev 0x00
usb3 at ohci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub3 at usb3 "ATI OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb4 at ohci1: USB revision 1.0
uhub4 at usb4 "ATI OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
isa0 at pcib0
isadma0 at isa0
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pms0 at pckbc0 (aux slot)
pckbc0: using irq 12 for aux slot
wsmouse0 at pms0 mux 0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
spkr0 at pcppi0
usb5 at ohci2: USB revision 1.0
uhub5 at usb5 "ATI OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb6 at ohci3: USB revision 1.0
uhub6 at usb6 "ATI OHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
mtrr: Pentium Pro MTRR support
uvideo0 at uhub0 port 3 configuration 1 interface 0 "04081-00050100C417910FV ASUS USB2.0 WebCam" rev 2.00/0.05 addr 2
video0 at uvideo0
uhidev0 at uhub3 port 1 configuration 1 interface 0 "Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse" rev 2.00/20.00 addr 2
uhidev0: iclass 3/1
ums0 at uhidev0: 3 buttons, Z dir
wsmouse1 at ums0 mux 0
vscsi0 at root
scsibus1 at vscsi0: 256 targets
softraid0 at root
scsibus2 at softraid0: 256 targets
root on sd0a (e777c1bb59b96fd1.a) swap on sd0b dump on sd0b

Thursday, February 23, 2012

5.0 amd64 K43U: Upgrading to -current. Soon.

Heyya,

I'm currently preparing my system (mostly preparing myself) to get my K43U upgrading to -current. Most probably using snapshot installation. Information are lacking but I'm more or less getting to it. I will post anything on it later.