Archive for June, 2008

OpenSolaris snv_90

June 23, 2008

So a while ago the upated my OpenSolaris install to snv_90. I, as many others, ran into to the no boot upon reboot.

The solution is quite simple: After running
$ pfexec pkg image-update
You get a new boot environment, as shown by
$ beadm list
If this is the first ‘image-upate’ your new boot environment will be named opensolaris-1. Now lets fix it:
$ pfexec mount -F zfs rpool/ROOT/opensolaris-1 /mnt
$ pfexec /mnt/boot/solaris/bin/update_grub -R /mnt

Now your ready to reboot into the new boot environment.

The process of doing a image-update is a bit painful, if a package times out or anything else goes bad, you have to redownload everthing. Pretty bad on 1 Gb of packages… But I hear that this is being worked on. Hope it gets done soon.

After this update I noticed that the cpu frequency scaling was working, yay! I got it working by adding
cpupm enable
cpu-threshold 15s

to the file
/etc/power.conf
and then run
$ pfexec /usr/sbin/pmconfig

nVidia driver update

June 19, 2008

So I updated my gentoo system and was happy to see an updated nVidia driver. The 169.12 version wasn’t all that good: it was stable but didn’t really deliver any speed. Compiz was unusable, it took 2 seconds to maximize a window (with a quadro fx 570m). Compiz is so much smoother with anĀ  Intel X3100 card. The update fixes some problems (window resizing is now endurable) but is still way behind the intel card. Shame on you nVidia!