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jamesbond

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar 2009, 10:31    Post subject:  

More updates:

1. mount.cifs is missing. So mount to CIFS share can only use the older protocol smbfs. (got a warning in dmesg that smbfs is deprecated and will be removed in kernel 2.6.27 - but we're already in 2.6.28 and it's still working?)

2. missing symlink /sbin/mount.smbfs . Without this, mount -t smbfs will fail, it forces you to use smbmount.

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar 2009, 10:53    Post subject:  

techtype wrote:

That sounds very promising then!!! Let's hope you have identified another route to a fix. ('Very Happy')


I definitely hope so Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Mar 2009, 10:55    Post subject:  

jamesbond wrote:
More updates:

2. missing symlink /sbin/mount.smbfs . Without this, mount -t smbfs will fail, it forces you to use smbmount.


Actually when I tried with smbmount, that doesn't connect to my CIFS share (which is a WD Mybook World Edition). smbclient works ok.

Got to test it with other CIFS shares ...

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar 2009, 04:38    Post subject:  

Test with W2003 CIFS shares - didn't work - it says smb signing is required (only cifs supposed signing, not smbmount) Sad

I guess we need mount.cifs ...

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Mar 2009, 20:07    Post subject: mount.cifs
Subject description: It works !!!
 

I got mount.cifs source from here: http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/pub/mirrors/samba/cifs-cvs/mount.cifs.c

Do a compile, put it to /sbin and we fly !
I've tested it with my CIFS share with WD and it works.

Attached is the source and the compiled mount.cifs in tar.gz, and a dotpet for easy install.

cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Mar 2009, 00:19    Post subject: Patch and updated binary for nbtscan  

nbtscan segfaulted on me when run with the full subnet (172.16.1.0/24, for example).

I tried to compile from what seems to be the source (http://www.inetcat.net/software/nbtscan.html), and it also segfaulted on me. Not only that, it kills my NAS requiring a hard-reboot on that poor harddisk.

The fix is attached here - both the source, patch and compiled dotpet.
1. Segfault comes because of out of range assignment to an array. Fixed that.

2. The NAS killing happens because of packed flooding - the delay interval between scan is too low (author intended to be 1ms, but the code was set to 0.001ms. I fixed it to 0.1ms which is intended for 100mbps network).

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kirk

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Mar 2009, 22:25    Post subject:  

Thanks Mr. Bond, I'll include it. I've got kind of side tracked right now though. I saw that the AUFS package includes a kernel patch for making the loopback block device resizable while mounted. Got to try that!
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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jul 2009, 18:31    Post subject:  

James,

Thanks for mount.cifs it works great connecting to my NAS server.

I am using Puppy 4.2.1 Seamonkey
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Aug 2009, 04:24    Post subject:  

People using pdfedit might also like to try pdfshuffler
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Aug 2009, 08:27    Post subject:  

disciple ,

It looks like that uses Phyton.

Thanks, but I think I'll leave that for another day...
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Aug 2009, 21:23    Post subject:  

Yes, I always avoided Python like the plague, but I've decided if you need to do document assembly type work with pdfs this is worth it Smile
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Aug 2009, 21:34    Post subject:  

disciple,

Well if you do a new pet package are you going to include all the required python stuff so it's a simple install?

Or, at least list the locations of the required Phyton packages.


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PostPosted: Fri 07 Aug 2009, 01:33    Post subject:  

I believe I included links in that post to all the packages I used, as well as a couple of extra steps I did.
FWIW I started off booting to ram with Puppy 4.1.1
When I get the time I might make an .sfs, but not a .pet

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Aug 2009, 22:12    Post subject:  

kirk wrote:
* removed module ssb from the initrd.gz, no idea why it was there

Barry explained the reason here
http://puppylinux.com/blog/?viewDetailed=00484
In recent kernels ssb is required by ohci-hcd.

kirk wrote:
and it causes problems with bcm43xx and wl.

bcm43xx should not be used with recent kernels anyway. It's deprecated in favour of b43/b43legacy.
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Aug 2009, 09:21    Post subject:  

Quote:
In recent kernels ssb is required by ohci-hcd.


Yes, I found that out soon after. Should have edited the post.

It's still a problem with wl.ko. Those wifi modules have to load before ssb or they won't work. I put this script in init.d:

#!/bin/sh

case "$1" in
start)
if [ "$(scanpci | grep 4328 | grep 14e4)" != "" ] ; then
rmmod wl
rmmod ohci_hcd
rmmod ssb
modprobe wl
modprobe ohci_hcd
fi
;;

stop)
echo -n "Nothing to stop"

;;
restart)
echo -n "Nothing to restart"
;;
esac

That's just the id of the wifi card that's in my kid's laptop, it requires wl.

I wouldn't be surprised if b43 has the same problem.
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