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commit af62b5797936ba25e436c1c4795f91237d38ced6 (patch)
parent 90146ef7ad41c5c1bfa850905e1fd686c3c2c2de
Author: Alex Karle <>
Date:   Thu, 14 Apr 2022 03:54:54 +0000

gopher: Add notes on the current status of plan9 install

More than the musings about how I should debug these problems,
I think writing what's currently the state will be important
if I want to pick it up in the future!

Mgopher/notes/all/plan9-journey.txt | 37+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 37 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gopher/notes/all/plan9-journey.txt b/gopher/notes/all/plan9-journey.txt @@ -178,3 +178,40 @@ Oh and I put my git config in $home/lib/git/config (name/email). The date is still 4hr off, so sourcehut rendered the commit as "3hr in the future" :) whoops! + +[Wed Apr 13 23:41:38 EDT 2022] + +Time travel! Look at me! haha I figured out my 4hr issue. +Turns out my bios time was UTC but when I booted into 9front +it thought it was EDT (since that's my locale). Now +date -u and friends work as expected. I feel a bit silly +not checking sooner. + +Other known issues to sortstats night: + +* I have to execute the following (src/ each boot + to get the right screen resolution--add to startup script? + or /cfg/plan9.ini? + + @{rfork n; aux/realemu; aux/vga -m vesa -l 1366x768x16} + +* Battery doesn't show in stats(8) despite having apm0= and + *acpi= in /cfg/plan9.ini + +* Suspend on laptop lid close doesn't work (should it?) + +* /lib/firmware isn't mounted at boot time -> no wifi drivers + -> I have to run the following to join my network each time + I boot (src/ + + bind -a '#l1' /net + aux/wpa -p -2 -s <NetworkName> /net/ether1 + ip/ipconfig ether /net/ether1 + +I think if I'm serious about making use of this system (beyond +the just poking around for fun / seeing how it feels), I'll need +to pour over the fqa in detail, read more man pages, and maybe +search around the community spaces. It's been a real fun "can you +boot it" challenge, and I've already been inspired by some of +the design philosophy, but I'm clearly very green at getting +anything working.