It looks like the Shuttle PC is finally stable. This is a good thing, since my intent is to turn that into a little workhorse of sorts.
Administrative and hardware stuff
Who should I send my expense receipts to? Found a candidate, hope it’s the right person.
I’m not very satisfied with the wi-fi performance in my new office, with all the VNC, Spice and disk sharing traffic. So I tried:
- to drag a cable from the nearby switch, but I’m about 50cm short. Need to buy a longer Ethernet cable if I want to go that route.
- To use another laptop that would be closer to the base station, and use Internet Sharing on that laptop. For some reason, Internet Sharing works reliably if I serve from the Red Hat Macbook, but not if I serve from my personal Macbook. Weird. No desire to investigate further.
- Trying to use a power-line network adapter, in addition to the Wi-Fi. It does not work too well. Reporting 1MB/s transfer rates. Ouch.
Still building the first run on the Mac. The initial bootstrap takes forever, I should have left that running overnight.
jhbuild sysdeps --install fails with:
I: Computing packages to install. This might be slow. Please wait. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/jhbuild", line 32, in jhbuild.main.main(sys.argv[1:]) File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/jhbuild/main.py", line 155, in main rc = jhbuild.commands.run(command, config, args, help=lambda: print_help(parser)) File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/jhbuild/commands/__init__.py", line 191, in run return cmd.execute(config, args, help) File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/jhbuild/commands/__init__.py", line 53, in execute return self.run(config, options, args, help) File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/jhbuild/commands/sysdeps.py", line 214, in run installer.install(uninstalled) File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/jhbuild/utils/systeminstall.py", line 279, in install txn_tx, txn = self._get_new_transaction() File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/jhbuild/utils/systeminstall.py", line 257, in _get_new_transaction import dbus.glib ImportError: No module named dbus.glib
So I guess it can figure out most of the dependencies, but not its own 🙂 The Internet tells me it’s time to
dnf install dbus-python. Then I get a more interesting warning:
I: This might take a very long time. Do not turn off your computer. You can run `pkmon’ to monitor progress.
In reality, it takes much less time than on the Mac. Goodness of using a package manager instead of rebuilding everything from scratch, I suppose. Then
jhbuild sanitycheck works.
But then I get:
jhbuild build: failed to parse /home/ddd/spice/spice-jhbuild/modulesets/spice.xml: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/home/ddd/spice/spice-jhbuild/modulesets/spice.xml’
Strange, because the file is there and is readable.
VMware GPU issue
A candidate fix was proposed by Sinclair. Testing. Unfortunately, no go…