User talk:Wyrfel

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See User_talk:Akw

--akw 13:14, 26 Sep 2004 (CEST)

I added some ibm flavour to the main stylesheet. What do you think? :-)

--akw 21:29, 26 Sep 2004 (CEST)

Looks good. But I'd remove the stripes on the left, they look a bit too IBMish for my taste.

I just added pictures to the Category pages. Looks nice. The pictures are partly from IBMs page and they have a disclaimer that says you should make a curtasy by ibm.... statement when using them. We don't use them in their original quality and you can find smallscale versions all over the net. However, we should maybe place some credits page somewhere to include this curtasy line there.

Wyrfel 21:39, 26 Sep 2004 (CEST)

Good work

Good work! Please continue! :-)

Hi Wyrfel,

thanks for the great logo! As you may have seen, I put in in place. Unfortunately there is still no price available for the contest winner, but maybe this will change.

--akw 14:29, 1 Mar 2005 (CET)

The honour is enough. ;-)

I can send you the files as PNGs with alpha, they should look a little better then. Also, I could scale the logo to be a little smaller so that it fits better. I'm also working on a page redesign with a bigger black header to contain the logo (the bar would need to be about a 100 pixels in height).

What do you think?

Wyrfel 19:55, 1 Mar 2005 (CET)

Sorry to mess things up...


I want to write a framedrivers howto for the 770e... Where and how should i put it?


Missing ThinkPad's

No category pages exist for the following:

  • 720
  • 720C

These are ancient MCA machines (like the 700/700C)

  • 760
  • 760E
  • 760ED
  • 760L
  • 760X
  • 760XD
  • 765
  • 765D
  • 765L

These are more modern Pentium machines with flip-up keyboard. There might have been other letter variations, in addition to these.

ThinkPad's added

I added the following ThinkPad's

  • 370C
  • 720
  • 720C
  • 760C
  • 760CD
  • 760E
  • 760ED
  • 760XD
  • 760L
  • 760LD
  • 760EL
  • 760ELD
  • 760XL
  • 765D
  • 765L

I also noticed that there are pages for a '701' and '755' which I am pretty sure never existed as such (701C, 701CS, 755C, 755CS, 755CD, 755CDV, 755CE, 755CV and 755CX did exist)

Also the picture for the 755CD and 755CDV is wrong, as the CD-ROM models where thicker

MediaWiki Update

Hi Wyrfel,

you suggested an Update of MediaWiki Software. The problem is, that I did a lot of changes to the software, which I maybe need to reimplement in the new software.

I am going to try this the next few days, stay tuned.

PS: Sorry for my absence the last few weeks.

--akw 12:38, 10 May 2005 (CEST)

template problems


if you use a = sign in the WARN, NOTE or HINT templates like {{WARN|foo=bar}} the following happens:


The only way I found was to surround the = sign with <nowiki></nowiki>

--Tonko 02:18, 22 Oct 2005 (CEST)

Yes, this is an inherent problem with MediaWikis template implementation. It is not possible to do anything about this. The way to deal with it is to call the template with {{WARN|1=foo=bar}}:


It is because if you give a parameter to a template the first = within this parameter is taken as separator between parameter name and parameter value. The templates are built without named parameters, which means that parameters are numbered. Hence if you call the template like above you will assign the value to parameter 1, all other = signs until the next | will be ignored and everything works fine. Read the MediaWiki Template documentation for more info.

Wyrfel 15:52, 22 Oct 2005 (CEST)

Reorganize Predesktop stuff?


I'd like to reorganize the Predesktop stuff:

  • There should be one (short) Predesktop Area page;
  • This (short) page should link to a HPA page (the present PreDesktop Area page) and to the Rescue and Recovery page;
  • There should be only a link to the (new) Predesktop Area page on the Technologies pages.

This might be easier to navigate and explore (at first users just know they have some "Predesktop Area" when looking for help and info, they do not (yet) know which of the two technologies they're actually working with).

What do you think?

Paul Bolle 22:34, 8 Nov 2005 (CET)

Sounds reasonable. AFAIK there's an HPA page the redirects to the current PreDesktop Area page already. If i'm wrong, however, please create it. It should be categorized in the Glossary category, i think. The PreDesktop Area page should maynly be about PreDesktop Area, anyways, but i agree that it should contain a stronger clarification to separate the Rescue%Recovery partition stuff. I put my trust in you. ;-)

I'm on the road for the next few weeks, so i'll not so regularly have a glimpse.

Feel free to do what you find reasonable.

Wyrfel 03:51, 9 Nov 2005 (CET)

Red Hat spelling


Another cleanup I was thinking of was changing "Redhat" to "Red Hat", basically create a new Category page, move all the existing pages to it (which includes a lot of page moves), and then delete the old Category.

--Tonko 17:10, 18 January 2006 (CET)

We don't need to move that many pages. I'll do the start. It's mostly the category page and changing the redhat template. (we should keep that spelled as one word, i think) The moving the installation pages, ok, that's a bit of a fuss. But yes, better now than later.

Wyrfel 12:12, 19 January 2006 (CET)


Thanks for re-organising the hdaps info, looks much better now...

fglrx drivers

Driver modules? The thing that resides in /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod, or wherever when you install the source packages? I really didn't bother looking what it actually does, but I imagine it being some sort of wrapper around binary modules? Sorry about that. Also- what should I do, to get my name and date appear after every post? There's probably a command for the date? I couldn't find it. Thanks.


Server DB problem?

For the record, today I'm getting the following error message on every "Save page" action:

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:

   (SQL query hidden)

from within function "SearchMySQL4::update". MySQL returned error "1062: Duplicate entry ' ' for key 3 (localhost)".

The data is written ok, though, nothing was ever lost. --Nettings 00:49, 24 February 2006 (CET)

Yeah, me too. --Drst 13:23, 24 February 2006 (CET+1)

The problem should be fixed with the upgrade to MediaWiki 1.5.6. Please do not edit pages with no summary comment!

--akw 16:24, 24 February 2006 (CET)

I still get these errors (regardless of summary emptiness) with MediaWiki 1.5.6.

Also, it looks like the search functionality is broken - it doesn't return any results unless the search string exactly matches a page name.

--Thinker 18:04, 26 February 2006 (CET)

Wyrfelful graphic

Hey, that's a neat image in your user page!

--Thinker 22:24, 30 September 2006 (CEST)