"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Fun OpenBSD install bugs.

Just installed OpenBSD on a box. Hardware: one Adaptec 29160, one 3WARE IDE RAID controller. Made sure that the controller I wanted to boot off got detected by the BIOS first (the Adaptec) and boot off floppy35.fs (as it supports both the Adaptec and the 3WARE card, as well as the awful, awful onboard Broadcom NIC -- it's pretty awesome that all three of those random devices are supported in GENERIC).

Do the install, no problems. It detects the single drive on the Adaptec chain as sd0, as expected. Reboot the machine.

Comes up complaining that rsd0* has not been configured. I say whadafuh and get a sneaking suspicion...

Sure enough, dmesg confirms that the damn thing swapped the Adaptec and 3WARE cards, so the RAID card is now sd0. What the hell?

Mount the filesystems, edit /etc/fstab, and one %s/sd0/sd1/g line later, all is well.

The whole day has been like this, though.

First the IDE bus in that machine dies, and then...

Man. I don't even want to talk about it any more. I just want to go home and play X-Men Legends.

October 11, 2004 7:19 PM

Speaking of "Lengends", is it worth playing? I've heard a lot of "best X-Men game evar" noise on the 'net, but that wouldn't take much.

Posted by: DinoNeil at October 13, 2004 4:38 PM

Lengends? Are you being a smartass or am I missing something? :P

It is pretty much the best X-Men game evar. I'm enjoying it immensely.

It's much less fun solo, though, as it supports multitap (four players). I've only played dual with my roommate, but I suspect four people rocking the Brotherhood would own that much more.

Some of the voice acting is really annoying; Alison (Magma) especially. She sounds like Hillary Duff, or like, something?

The fact that she asks everyone on the Mansion grounds if they're a mutant is also really goddamn obnoxious, but what're you gonna do.

Posted by: bda at October 13, 2004 5:06 PM

Just a typo. I always seem to type "ledgends" first and then I go back and correct it. This time I replaced the 'd' with an 'n'.

Regardless, I'll have to give the game a try.

Posted by: DinoNeil at October 14, 2004 4:58 PM
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