4 April 2000
Have been upgrading my system for the past few days. I got a nice new 20GB hard drive. When I was installed it, everything was working fine, but part way through the install of Red Hat the system would turn itself off.
While checking all the things I had changed, and trying bios upgrades, I got to a stage where the system would turn off as soon as you powered it up. I eventually worked out that the power supply was pretty much dead (not overloaded -- I don't have that much in my case), so I moved everything into one of the spare boxes and everything (including the new hard drive) works fine. The new case has three fans, and is a bit noisy. I should probably unplug one of them (they are all hooked up to the motherboard, so I wonder if you can tell the motherboard to turn them off :-)
I also turned on DMA for the hard drives and it makes a big difference when compiling stuff. I am currently upgrading things to a more usable state (ie. gnome stuff with debugging info turned on).
I should put out a new pygtk and gnome-python. I will switch them over to using CVS automake and libtool rather than automake-1.4 + my patches. I put out a test release of the ExtensionClass based pygtk on my ftp site. I really like the new code, and it will be good to move the rest of pygtk and gnome-python over to that codebase.