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Name: Radek Liška

Nick: Black_Fox

Country: Czechia (also known as Czech Republic if you want to be formal)

E-mail: radekliska [att] gmail [ddot] com

How to reach me: PMs at forum, I don't really lurk in IRC currently


Area of interest at ReactOS: I've been the active as Czech translator since early 2008, I go to JIRA from time to time to log new or retest old bugs and sometimes even do some patches for code... HW testing ability since early 2014

Goal: To be permanently able to invest more time into ROS, finish Czech translation, unify Czech translation, submit some more code patches/tests, get my test notebooks to install and boot to ROS.



Random Facts:

- birthday: June 26th

- testing configs: VirtualBox (always the newest possible version), RealHW (see my rigs below)

- I even donated some money to foundation! The total sum of my donations is now around €100. Imitate me for the good of the project ;)


My Rigs:

Tester Computer CPU RAM HD Size Motherboard Video Card Sound Card Ethernet Card Latest Revision Tested Comments & Regressions
Black_Fox Lenovo T400 (6475-ZUU) laptop Core 2 Duo T9400, 2.53 GHz 4 GB DDR3 160 GB Hitachi HTS723216L9SA60 Lenovo 6475ZUU (Intel GM45 + Intel ICH9M) GMA 4500MHD integrated integrated (TBD) Intel 82567LM ICH9M(E+) LiveCD: 67545 Cannot test BootCD installation. Normally runs Win7+Linux Mint.
Black_Fox Lenovo T400 (????-???) laptop TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD LiveCD: 69882 BootCD fails, USB fails (CORE-7968). Cannot test BootCD installation. Normally runs Win7.
Black_Fox Toshiba Satellite A50-101 laptop Pentium M 7150, 1.5 GHz 1 GB DDR 100 GB Seagate ST910021A Intel 82801DB ICH4 Intel 855GME Intel 82801DB/SigmaTel STAC9750-51 Intel PRO/100 VE + Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG BootCD: 67545 BootCD works since long past (2010), but it will fail if I set "Legacy USB->FDD" to on – CORE-8263. External drivers: LAN works, sound STAC97 fails (CORE-8693). LiveCD currently regressed, cause unknown - "SHGetFolderPathW failed hret=0x80070002".
Black_Fox Toshiba Satellite L300-2C7 laptop Pentium Dual-Core T4300, 2.1 GHz 2 GB DDR2 320 GB HDD <chipset TBD> GMA 4500M integrated <soundcard TBD> ?? + Atheros XB63L LiveCD: 67545 LiveCD works. Cannot test BootCD installation. Normally runs Win7.
Black_Fox Toshiba Satellite 2520CDS laptop AMD K6-2, 300 MHz 32 MB EDO 4 GB HDD <chipset TBD> S3 Virge MX 86C260 integrated <soundcard TBD> <network TBD> LiveCD&BootCD: 64945 FreeLDR won't even start loading, can't allocate enough memory => This machine will probably never work.
Black_Fox Custom ION HTPC Intel Atom 330, 1.6 GHz 4 GB SO-DIMM DDR2 2 TB HDD + 500 GB HDD MCP7A-ION ION (unused) + AMD HD 5450 Realtek ALC662 HDA Realtek 8112L LiveCD: 69882 LiveCD fails on Phase1Initialization - CORE-9671 and on UniATA - CORE-10576. Cannot test BootCD installation. Normally runs Win7.


Random info for my easier finding:

- set condition * first always

- tab+k, bt, proc [list|attach], thread [list|attach]... "mod", "k"? - need to check

- Putty: 115200, Parity: None, don't forget to switch from XON/XOFF to the RTS/CTS (need to verify this)

- Logging into file - KDBinit - do I really have to set something before I'm able to log into file?

- FYI to debug this I changed the assert to this: - the __builtin_return_address(0) will be visible on the bluescreen and can be used with log2lines.

 if (KeGetCurrentIrql() != DISPATCH_LEVEL)
     KeBugCheckEx(INSTALL_MORE_MEMORY, Thread->WaitNext << 8 | KeGetCurrentIrql(), (ULONG_PTR)__builtin_return_address(0), (ULONG_PTR)__builtin_return_address(1), Interval ? Interval->QuadPart : -1);

- Forum tutorial: How to get debug output from VirtualBox in Windows

- Forum tutorial: How to create translation patch from TortoiseSVN in Windows

- To make IE6setup go past version check, edit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer - Version key (set major from 6 to 5), after modification reboot the system

- Debugging heap with DPH (gflags /p /enable application.exe /full)

- ReactOS (RosDbg) lets you type into the serial port, ReactOS (Debug) uses the physical keyboard

- How to read dbg output on Linux (section "For viewing only" under "using socat")

- how to push files to ROS: Dukto (does not work yet), HFS - need to check what that is

- This saved my sanity when updating keyboard layouts (number in modifier_bits means column in VK_TO_WCHARS* structure)

- Debug verbosity: in cmd.exe type "set DEBUGCHANNEL=+msi,+d3d" before starting the program... List of all debug channels

- GnuTLS: where the hell do I get that? Here (guide is here)! Consult reactos.dff.in for the list of needed files, all can be either found in that fossies link or on dll-files.com

- NTVDM: Does it die with "Failed to commit VDM memory, Status 0xc0000018"? Recompile NTVDM after enabling the STANDALONE flag in ntvdm.h!

- HybridCD is: Bootcd, LiveCD and LiveCD on RAMdrive.

- JIRA: code can be entered now using

   {code:language}something{code}

- JIRA: logs can be entered using

   {noformat}something{noformat}

- Fetch some sound or LAN drivers for Windows XP or Server 2003 and tear them apart:

   .exe and .dll files go to ReactOS\system32
   .inf files go to ReactOS\inf
   .sys files go to ReactOS\system32\drivers