Humdinger | 9 Aug 19:21 2014

How do I get Haiku's ramdisk working?

Hi there!

I was wondering how I could get Haiku's ramdisk working.
There is a binary "ramdisk" in src/bin/ I can compile. Fine, I put it
in /system/non-packaged/bin/, but "ramdisk create -s 2g" says:

Error: Failed to open RAM disk control device
"/dev/disk/virtual/ram/control": No such file or directory
Error: Failed to create RAM disk device: No such file or directory

There's a src/add-ons/kernel/drivers/disk/virtual/ram_disk I can compile, too.
I put the binary into
/system/non-packaged/add-ons/kernel/drivers/bin/ram_disk
and link to it from
/system/non-packaged/add-ons/kernel/drivers/disk/virtual/ram_disk

Still no go. What am I missing?

There's also a src/add-ons/kernel/file_systems/ramfs which currently
doesn't compile. Is that needed as well?

On IRC it was mentioned that our "mount" command may be capable to
make a ramdisk available. I failed to make that work though...

So, any advise on ramdisks?

Regards,
Humdinger

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Pete Goodeve | 23 Jul 02:45 2014
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Touchpad problems

Hi,

Does anybody else have a very erratic and insensitive touchpad under 
Haiku?  I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Haiku laptop that I usually use with a 
wireless mouse because I don't like touchpads much, anyway, and I had 
pad problems when I first bought it.

Today, though, I took it to the library for something, and forgot the 
mouse.  I couldn't make the touchpad behave enough even to get to the 
Touchpad Preference to see if I could improve things!  Eventually I gave 
up and went home to get the mouse.

With the mouse, I was able to set up the pad so it was at least 
partially useable (mainly by killing tapping completely), but it will 
still just freeze for moments in the middle of a sweep, and isn't very 
nippy even with the highest speed and acceleration.

OTOH if I switch to Ubuntu, the same pad is nice and smooth and speedy.

Anyone else have this?  The only thing I know about the pad is that it's 
listed in /dev as ".../ps2/synaptics-1".  It seems to be a persistent 
glitch because it was present in the A4 release, in my current (year-old 
or so) work system, and is the same in the recent PM partition I 
installed.

Thanks,

	-- Pete --

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Thomas Mueller | 18 Jul 05:12 2014

Can't git-clone haikuports, silly error message: update

Now I was unable to download (git clone) haikuports because of a silly error message:

I type command

git clone https://bitbucket.org/haikuports/haikuports.git

but all I got is

fatal: unable to access 'https://bitbucket.org/haikuports/haikuports.git/': unable to set private
key file: '/etc/openssl/certs/ca-root-nss.crt' type PEM

same when I tried another certs file.

I set/exported both GIT_SSL_KEY and GIT_SSL_CERT to this file, still got this error.

mpop and msmtp work with this certs file.

I tried git:// instead of https:// but got nothing, just timed out.

Was bitbucket.org vengeful, or is NetBSD and pkgsrc not up to it?

I built security/mozilla-certs from NetBSD pkgsrc, then the "git clone" worked.

Now I don't know if installing mozilla/rootcerts made all the difference, or something was down at bitbucket.org.

The haikuports wiki at bitbucket.org was a dead link, but back to life when I did the successful "git clone":
suggests something may have been temporarily down at bitbucket.org.

Tom

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Thomas Mueller | 17 Jul 04:12 2014

Can't git-clone haikuports, silly error message

Now I can't download (git clone) haikuports because of a silly error message:

I type command

git clone https://bitbucket.org/haikuports/haikuports.git

but all I get is

fatal: unable to access 'https://bitbucket.org/haikuports/haikuports.git/': unable to set private
key file: '/etc/openssl/certs/ca-root-nss.crt' type PEM

same when I tried another certs file.

I set/exported both GIT_SSL_KEY and GIT_SSL_CERT to this file, still got this error.

mpop and msmtp work with this certs file.

I tried git:// instead of https:// but got nothing, just timed out.

Is bitbucket.org vengeful, or is NetBSD and pkgsrc not up to it?

I was on website, but no clue on how to get around the SSL certs/private-key Berlin wall.

I tried replacing "https://" with "git <at> " but got the message

fatal: repository 'git@.../haikuports/haikuports.git'
does not exist

Am I missing something, is NetBSD not up to it, or is something down at bitbucket.org ?

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Thomas Mueller | 11 Jul 07:53 2014

Cross-building buildtools and Haiku from BSD: some questions getting started

I git-cloned the buildtools and haiku and have questions getting started.

Do I build everything one step at a time, or can I configure from haiku/haiku?

If I run from haiku/haiku directory
./configure --help 

I get
./configure: gcc: not found

I am in FreeBSD-current amd64.

Beginning with 10.0, FreeBSD switched to llvm/clang at least for amd64, i386, though gcc is still
available, and I have a gcc47 installed from ports.

I can still get the effect of ./configure --help by running 
less configure

Can I use clang instead of gcc to cross-build tools and Haiku?

Or how do I tell it my gcc is /usr/local/bin/gcc47 ?

And do I need to tell make to ignore /etc/make.conf used for FreeBSD ports?

How do I set GCCDATE?

Should I build gcc2, gcc4 or gcc2-hybrid?  I'm inclined toward hybrid for maximum compatibility, though I
have no old BeOS software and realize upstream support for GCC 2.9.5 may be hard to come by, may be long past EOL.

I might want to try more than one way, thus would need an object directory to be named something other than "generated".
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Thomas Mueller | 7 Jul 03:28 2014

Finding names of partitions?

As I further explore Haiku through USB-stick installation from R1A4 anyboot image, I see some
irregularities in recognizing partition names/labels.

First two partitions on hard drive: EFI system partition and another 7.8 GB partition, both formatted
FAT32, showed as no_name with "mountvolume -lh":

Volume                           File System                   Size Mounted At (Device)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DW CDW03 ZEXR0-D00C0B            EFI GUID Partition Map     2794.5G (scsi/0/2/0/raw)
no_name                          FAT32 File System           700.0M (scsi/0/2/0/0)
no_name                          FAT32 File System             7.8G /dosc  (scsi/0/2/0/1)
WD2G03                           <unknown>                    64.0K (scsi/0/2/0/2)
WD2G04                           <unknown>                   120.0G (scsi/0/2/0/3)
WD2G05                           <unknown>                   140.0G (scsi/0/2/0/4)
WD2G06                           <unknown>                     8.0G (scsi/0/2/0/5)
WD2G07                           <unknown>                   100.0G (scsi/0/2/0/6)
WD2G08                           <unknown>                   140.0G (scsi/0/2/0/7)
WD2G09                           <unknown>                    40.0G (scsi/0/2/0/8)
WD2G10                           <unknown>                   120.0G (scsi/0/2/0/9)
WD2G11                           <unknown>                     8.0G (scsi/0/2/0/10)
WD2G12                           <unknown>                   120.0G (scsi/0/2/0/11)
WD2G13                           <unknown>                   200.0G (scsi/0/2/0/12)
WD2G14                           <unknown>                    40.0G (scsi/0/2/0/13)
WD2G15                           <unknown>                    40.0G (scsi/0/2/0/14)
G71-MID1045                      ISO9660 File System           4.1G (scsi/0/3/0/raw)
                                 EFI GUID Partition Map       14.5G (usb/0/0/raw)
DT101G2-4-1                      <unknown>                    14.5G (usb/0/0/0)
                                 Intel Partition Map           3.7G (usb/1/0/raw)
Haiku                            Be File System              690.0M /boot  (usb/1/0/0)
                                 Intel Partition Map           3.7G (usb/2/0/raw)
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François Revol | 2 Jul 01:26 2014
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LSM/RMLL reminder

Hey there,

just a reminder for those who will be in France next week, Haiku will be
well represented this year :

- oco, PulkoMandy and I will handle a booth the whole week,

- I will give a talk about making packages for Haiku, then a workshop
for those who want to have a try at it:
https://2014.rmll.info/conference134

So please pay us a visit there ;-)

cf.
http://www.haiku-os.org/conference/2014_rmll_libre_software_meeting

François.

Thomas Mueller | 21 Jun 09:46 2014

Getting started

Curiosity finally got the better of me, I downloaded the anyboot image, extracted and dd'ed/installed to 4
GB USB stick.

I gave it a spin, expecting another joke OS, but found first that it responded to mouse and keyboard.  

I looked at the documentation on screen, it opened Web Positive, and I subsequently found I was connected
with the Internet and browsed National Weather Service and other sites including webmail.

I also explored via the Terminal, noticed it was Unix-like but much smoother than NetBSD.  But I noticed
there was no "man" command to view online man(ual) pages.  So what plays the role of Unix's "man"?

Motherboard is MSI Z77 MPOWER; Ethernet chip is Realtek 8111E: FreeBSD, OpenBSD and DragonFlyBSD
recognize the Ethernet but fail to connect.  Only open-source OSes that can connect with this Ethernet
were Linux, NetBSD and now Haiku.

I looked for but could not find documentation on what file systems, other than BFS, Haiku could read or read
and write.

I couldn't find anything online for Haiku comparable to the NetBSD Guide or FreeBSD Handbook.

I saw "mount" but unfortunately couldn't "man mount".

File systems of interest to me are FAT (16 and 32), Linux ext2 and ext3 (ext4?), FFSv1 and FFSv2, aka UFS1 and
UFS2 (BSD).

I need to be able to transfer data with other OSes I use, including Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD.

I also need to be able to find disks and partitions so I know which one I'm mounting, surely don't want to
format the wrong partition!

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pulkomandy | 19 Jun 15:50 2014
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VALS Semester of Code

Hi,
This was advertised on the GSoC IRC channel:
http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2014/05/23/vals-semester-of-code-foss-projects-wanted/

Basically, it's similar to the summer of code, except that:
- It isn't run during the summer
- Students get course credit instead of money.

Should we apply for this?

--

-- 
Adrien.

Pete Goodeve | 17 Jun 02:01 2014
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Can't run PM Haiku

Have I missed a step or something?  I finally decided I'd better install
a PM version of Haiku (:-/), so I downloaded the current nightly (47380) 
image to my (2 year old) Haiku work system, and used the Installer to 
put it on a fresh (extended) 16G partition.

It's at base a Ubuntu laptop, so I went to linux and updated grub to 
know about the new partition (essentially copying what I have for the 
current two Haiku ones; I used gparted to check I was using the right 
ID).

However, when I try to boot it, I get "Couldn't start OS".  I thought 
for some reason it might need the new makebootable, even though it said 
it created the MBR on installation, so I downloaded that and ran it.
(Just to make certain I was doing it right, I copied it to the 
"system/non-packaged/bin" folder in the new system, and from a Terminal 
there did "./makebootable .".  It reported it had installed it.

Still no joy, though.  Never had any trouble running pre-PM Haiku.  Any 
suggestions?

Thanks,

	-- Pete --

john melesky | 14 Jun 04:18 2014

haiku-os.org appears down

For the past ten minutes, at least: http://isup.me/haiku-os.org

Is there maintenance going on?

-j


Gmane