Tag Archives: ubuntu

dpkg-reconfigure locales on ubuntu

dpkg-reconfigure locales doesn’t seem ask what locales you want to enable anymore (ubuntu 8.10), whatever the priority of questions you set in debconf…

The locales to be generated are listed in this file : /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local

Just add your locales there, then do a dpkg-reconfigure locales, it should generate you new locales :

skanx@tipica:~$ cat /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local
en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
fr_FR UTF-8

skanx@tipica:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
Generating locales…
en_US.UTF-8… up-to-date
fr_FR.UTF-8… done

atl2 bug on the eeepc: txs packet size do not coinsist with txd

On my eeePC 700 running ubuntu 8.10 (kernel 2.6.27-11-server), I experienced constant network disconnections with the LAN card, and found these messages in the logs :
[ 1355.131236] eth0: txs packet size do not coinsist with txd txd_:0x000005ea, txs_:0x20000754!
[ 1355.131244] txd read ptr: 0x166c
[ 1355.131249] txs-behind:0x000105ea
[ 1355.131254] txs-before:0x000105ea
[ 1365.041754] atl2: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>

I resolved the issue by installing a newer version of the atl2 module :

Get the lastest atl2 driver from: http://people.redhat.com/csnook/atl2/
Make sure you have the linux-header package corresponding to your kernel installed (package linux-headers-2.6.27-11-server in my case)

– Untar the driver source, compile with make
– Backup the atl2 module that shipped with your kernel (/lib/modules/2.6.27-11-server/kernel/ubuntu/atl2/atl2.ko in my case)
– Replace it with your new version
– sudo depmod
– reboot the computer or stop the network and reload the atl2 module

more info: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24/+bug/147639

edit: http://people.redhat.com/csnook/atl2/ seems to be unavailable… I still have the driver source, but don’t know if I can post it here… If you need it, just ask and I’ll send it by e-mail 🙂