Linksys WRT54GL

I’ve bought a Linksys wireless access point some time ago from FON, because I like the concept and it was really easy to setup also. Underneath is an embedded Linux controlling it all. Which is cool in itself.

But I have an IP phone which needs a big port range to be forwarded to it through the firewall. I wasn’t able to define port ranges in the FON webinterface, so to day I finally got the time to try install the software FON have build there product upon: Open Wrt.

What I’m really missing is: The Radius thing FON used. It was a really cool way of securing your wireless connection. I can see OpenWrt have optional packages for this support, but I would rather want it just to work.

Then a colleague pointed me to Coova, which like FON builds upon OpenWrt but it seems it focus on the Radius support. I’ll try that next week… if I got the time. One of Coova’s “Key Features” is traffic shaping, which I would like to play around with now that I have a ip-phone.

For now I’ll just enjoy that I finally got my ip-phone working againg after several months.

Weblog: Small cosmetic update

I just updated my style sheet so pre-tags containing long lines doesn’t mess with the layout. Pre-tags surrounds all code / terminal examples. I just added the the following line to my pre definition:

overflow: auto;

Stole the idea from Planet Gnome

Really I should update the software soon… I hope there isn’t to many security holes in this shit.

"My" VMware problem

Now I researched my VMware problem some more, and it has nothing to do with the link I posted in my last entry. Even though I had 2 versions of dbus installed at some point I think I actually removed the old version (a few hours) before installing VMware.

I looked at the start scripts and found that it checks for a file called /etc/vmware/not_configured, and if it exsist I refuses to start. After er manually removed it and loaded the kernel modules I actually got it all started, installed Windows XP, and rejoiced. It worked!! I could start my virtual machines.

… until my next reboot.

Now the not_configured-file was there again?

After “debugging” the vmware start-script I found that it failed when it bridged my ath0 -> vmnet0. I had also bridged my eth0 -> vmnet2.

I wasn’t able to remove the ath0 -> vmnet0 bridge with (or I couldn’t figure out how), so I uninstalled with and reinstalled, this time not bridgeing ath0. Now it works. Exactly why I doesn’t like my ath0 device seems to be the atheros drivers… but who knows. A search on the words “bridged network ath0” on VMwares forums gives a few resultsI can live with this for now.

Problems with VM Ware 1.0.1 on Edgy Eft

The bug I blogged about in a previous post seems to be known. I googled on the the problem and found a few links which seems to describe my exact problem. The good thing is that there is a work around. I’ll try this later.

Hope it gets fixed soon :)

Update: I found out why VMware wouldn’t start and made a post about it.

A few problems with my newly installed Edgy


After installing Edgy Eft a couple of days ago I noticed a weird behavior of Network Manager. My wireless card was identified as a wired network card after resuming from suspend. Today I got some time to search for the bug on Launchpad and it seems it is a known bug:

Anyways I added my comments, and will be following it closely.

Update: It seems there is a fix for the bug… I’m running with it now, and so far it seems fine.


Update: I found out why VMware wouldn’t start and made a post about it.

I haven’t been able to get VMware up and running yet. I get this error when trying to start VMware:

je@rohan:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/vmware start
VMware Server is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured
for the running kernel. To (re-)configure it, invoke the
following command: /usr/bin/

The modules have been compiled for my current kernel and I’m sure it has been compiled with the same gcc version (if that have any effect?).

My kernel:

uname -a
Linux rohan 2.6.17-9-generic #2 SMP Fri Sep 22 10:41:59 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

Installed headers:

dpkg -l |grep linux-headers-2.6.17-9-generic
ii  linux-headers-2.6.17-9-generic            2.6.17-9.23

Kernel info:

cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.17-9-generic (root@rothera) (gcc version 4.1.2 20060920 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.1-13ubuntu3)) #2 SMP Fri Sep 22 10:41:59 UTC 2006 (Ubuntu 2.6.17-9.23-generic)

Compiler is gcc 4.1, which is the only one I have installed at the moment:

ls -l /usr/bin/gcc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2006-09-23 03:37 /usr/bin/gcc -> gcc-4.1

Running /usr/bin/ as root (with sudo) doesn’t report any errors. The install seems to be exactly like on Dapper.

I really cant figure out why it doesn’t work. But besides these 2 things, Edgy is looking great. I feel suspend and resume is a bit faster than with Dapper. Startup and login is faster. All other things looks the same to me… and that isn’t a bad thing :)