The 'perfect' Mint 13 slopware was hard-locking every half hour; after "fix" it hard-locks only twice per day
"I went back to the original computer that I was working on, ACER
Timeliinex 1830T-6651 and "Menu" "Control Center" "Mouse" "Touchpad" and
unchecked the box that says "Disable touchpad while typing".
TA - DA!! problem solved, well, not quite. Just doesn't freeze up nearly
as often. Maybe twice a day now, whereas before, once every 30 minutes
I see a lot of posts like this now. Some with Intel i5 with intergrated
graphics like me. Hope it gets fixed soon."
Hope? A wise cola poster once said "Hope is what replaces action when
you run out of ideas"
MS is doomed.
...Linux crapware: any browser hard-locks entire system... Windows 10 has never frozen
"Running any browser freeze my Ubuntu
I am running dual boot Windows10/Ubuntu 14.04.3 on an old desktop and
have been using Firefox an Chromium as my browsers.
Now as soon as I start Firefox the computer freeze and I have to shut it
down the hard way to get out of the freeze. With Chromium I can browse
some seconds but then the same happens.
Windows 10 is running OK on the old HW so I think Ubuntu should be able
to as well"
"It is running in a dual boot with Windows10 (which have never frozen)..."
#1 and #10 out of 12 at
http://ubuntuforums.org...Windows screensaver lock
I searched for this here and the web - still in the dark....I may be
asking the wrong questions
I need to lock an access database after X mins for privacy reasons and
using the simplest method I set the screen saver to lock a after x
mins of inactivity - no problem there. However, once I log back in,
my access database is not usable and unresponsive. (Access 2003 & XP,
split database on a network) -
This may be a network issue rather than an access one, and I wondered
if there is a better/more stable way of dealing with the issue from
Access so I don't damage the access front end.
On Fri, 24 Apr 2009 11:27:06 -0700 (PDT), flymo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Closing the Access session may be a better strategy:
Microsoft Access MVP
>I searched for this here and the web - still in the dark....I may be
>asking the wrong questions
>I need to lock an access database after X mins for privacy reasons and
>using the simplest method I set the screen saver to lock a after x
>mins of inactivity - no problem there. However, once I log back in,
>my access database is not usable and unresponsive. (Access 2003 & XP,
>split database on a network) -
>This may be a network issue rather than an access one, and I wondered
>if there is a better/more stable way of dealing with the issue from
>Access so I don't damage the access front end.
>...Hard disc recovery
I have a SCSI 120Gb hard disk that was accidently re-partitioned can anyone
recommend a suitable tool to un partition the drive so I can recover the
files on it ?
On 3 Apr, 22:45, "freddy" <dsd....@hehg.com> wrote:
> I have a SCSI 120Gb hard disk that was accidently re-partitioned can anyone
> recommend a suitable tool to un partition the drive so I can recover the
> files on it ?
Ouch! Bad luck.
Thoughts that spring to mind are:
-Dump an image of the drive 'as is' before you do anything else...
....mind you 120gb is go...Hard disc recovery
I had a somewhat strange experience today with a hard drive.
Some months ago I decided to upgrade the hard drive on my PC from 100GB to
160GB. The drives were formatted to NTFS.
I used the now spare 100GB drive in my Risc PC, initialising it with my
Unipod, where it has been used since February this year.
As the 100GB was a bit over the top and the PC again needed more space, I
reverted the Risc PC to its original 10GB drive and put the 100GB drive -
still with all the Risc PC stuff on it - back into the PC, as a slave to
the other drive.
When I turned the PC on, it went into a half hour ...Hard Disc linking
I have just installed a second hard disc (with no links, = slave) and
all works perfectly.
I had to work out whether the boot disc was configured as a Master or as
Drive select so I checked the documentation that came with the disc many
I was surprised as to how the boot disc is configured.
All works well was I didn't alter anything but I am left curious.
The boot disc is a Maxtor 5T030H3 and is linked as follows;
Link between Pins 1 and 6
Link between Pins 2 and 3
X = Pin
O = No Pin
1 2 3 4 5
X X X O X
X X X X X
6 7 ...SCSI Hard Disc
My Seagate SCSI HD hasn't run up and the tally light is pulsing.
Disappeared off setup, too. Is it toast - or is their anything I can try?
Luckily I only use it for temporary audio files so nothing important on it.
I ran a test on it just the other day and it reported ok. Perhaps
*There's no place like www.home.com *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
To e-mail, change noise into sound.
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Dave Plowman (News)
> My Seagate SCSI HD hasn't run up and the tally light is
> pulsing. Disappeared off setup, too. Is it toast - or is their
> anything I can try? ...
Is it reported as present when you do *Devices?
Brian Carroll, Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK bric at f2s dot com
In article <email@example.com>,
Brian Carroll <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > My Seagate SCSI HD hasn't run up and the tally light is
> > pulsing. Disappeared off setup, too. Is it toast - or is their
> > anything I can try? ...
> Is it reported as present when you do *Devices?
*I yell because I care
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
To e-mail, change noise into sound.
In article &...Hard disc scratch
My teenage son has a habit of restarting his laptop when the system
(frequently) hangs by removing the battery.
Now there appears to be a problem on the hard disc.
Durning the execution of Scandisk, the scan reaches around 86% and
then stops. It just stays there until the system is rebooted.
We can get the machine to operate by rebooting and bypassing scandisk.
But certain operations, e.g. trying to delete a particular file, cause
the system to hang.
I guess the cause is that there is some kind of scratch on the disc
when he removed the battery once too often. But I am surprised that
Scandisk can't overcome this.
Anyone know of any utility that can perhaps put the bad sectors into
an "envelope" so that they are simply ignored by the system ?
Salvador Freemanson wrote:
> My teenage son has a habit of restarting his laptop when the system
> (frequently) hangs by removing the battery.
> Now there appears to be a problem on the hard disc.
> Durning the execution of Scandisk, the scan reaches around 86% and
> then stops. It just stays there until the system is rebooted.
> We can get the machine to operate by rebooting and bypassing scandisk.
> But certain operations, e.g. trying to delete a particular file, cause
> the system to hang.
> I guess the cause is that there is some kind of scratch on the disc
> when he removed the battery once too often. But I am surprised that
> Scandisk can't overcome this. ...Hard Disc on Iyonix
The hard disc on my Iyonix has started to produce 'Disc error 13
at ...' messages. I need to purchase a replacement drive of the same
or similar type so that I can have them both connected at the same
time to copy stuff from the original to the new drive. What is it that
I should purchase please?
DIscKnight gives the map a clean bill so I'll do nothing to the
existing HDD until I've copied it all off (and made a backup first).
On 14 May 2012, svrsig <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> DIscKnight gives the map a clean bill so I'll do nothing to the
> existing ...Foreground window and lock
I have to set a window into the foreground in a timer.
It works fine.
But if the station is locked, it doesn't work anymore :-(
Is it normal ?
Thanks in advance.
"michael" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have to set a window into the foreground in a timer.
> It works fine.
> But if the station is locked, it doesn't work anymore :-(
> Is it normal ?
Not sure about that... but it may well be an optimisation.
But are you sure you really want timer base...Windows on Hard Drives
Now here is. Western Digital are selling Hard Drives with Windows already
On Thu, 05 Jan 2006 23:06:53 +0000, B Gruff wrote:
> Now here is. Western Digital are selling Hard Drives with Windows already
> on them!:-
Well I usually detest Lienix advocates as much as I detest Moonies, but in
this case I agree.
FWIW WD is a crooked company.
When you run ...Windows lock in worries
Windows 'Lock-In' Worries
Peter Galli June 07 2004
Microsoft Corp.'s plans for a common set of services that promise its
server platform products will work better together are being met with
"This is yet another Microsoft move to make its 'latest and greatest'
products work best together at the expense of older versions and to
facilitate greater lock-in for us," said an IT manager who requested
Brian Riley, senior programmer and analyst at a large U.S. health care
services company, has no interest in an HPC offering from M...A3010 Hard disc
Know this is a tall order but does anyone have an IDE interface for the
A3010 which I could use to connect a hard disc to the machine? Also, I
need a user port on the expansion card. I dont need a hard disc, I have
two in an A7000 and I could take one for this. Know it wont fit, but
neatness doesnt really matter. I just need the inteface.
Alternatively does anyone have an expansion card of any sort whatsoever
for an A7000 with a user port on it? I really dont care what it is so
long as theres a user port (for an external control box I want to get
working for a model railway).
If anyone ...Replacement Hard Disc
I have a RISC PC 600 with RISC OS 3.6. The current hard disc appears to
have failed with hard errors. I have been unable to find out what the
maximum hard disc size that I can fit is - I've been unable to run
HForm (I've tried several versions) with a 40Gb HD.
So, some questions:
What is the maximum size HD that I can add with the current OS and what
version of HForm would I use?
Can I just add some spare 3.7 ROMs I have and would it make any
Where can I get a very small HD if the answer to the above is less than
about 18Gb (the smallest I can make available)?
What upg...Hard Disc size on A7000+
Apologies in advance as I ought to know this but tis 7 years since
last worked with.
What is the maximum usable hard disc size for an A7000+ RO3.71 please?
|)ryn [vans mail to - firstname.lastname@example.org
In message <bb9fa8704d.Bryn@Yo.rk>
Bryn Evans <email@example.com> wrote:
> Apologies in advance as I ought to know this but tis 7 years since
> last worked with.
> What is the maximum usable hard disc size for an A7000+ RO3.71 please?
In practice, 8GB is the biggest sensible.
Peter Naulls - firstname.lastname@example.org...Second hard disc questions
I've been using a second hard drive on an Ultra 5 (Sol 10) for a while
, but am setting up an x86 box (Sol 10) to use instead and would
like to move the disc from one machine to the other whilst keeping the
data intact. I've a couple of questions.
1) Is it ok to move a UFS formatted disc from Sparc to x86? Does it
2) Are entries in /dev/dsk automatically created when discs are
detected or do I have to manually add entries?
 The ultra 5's graphics output has gone wibbly, an IDE channel died
a while back and there were 'motherboard' warnings popping up o...About the Linux freezes and hard-locks
It seems there's sometimes a problem when you run <insert distro> on AMD
32 bit or 64 bit with or without ATI hardware and drivers, or with or
without nVidia hardware and drivers, or when you run <insert distro> on
Intel 32 bit or 64 bit with or without ATI hardware and drivers or with
or without nVidia hardware and drivers. With or without IDE drives, or
with or without SATA drives, or with or without SSD drivers. With 1gb
or 2gb or 4gb or 8gb of RAM. With acpi enabled or disabled. With
onboard sound enabled or disabled. With or without RAID, right after
you boot, after boot but before the system is warmed up, at idle, under
load, every 1,2,3,4,5,10,15,20 minutes, every half hour, every hour,
every couple of hours, every day, every couple of days, every week, when
you move the mouse, when you move a window, when you open a 2nd window,
when you copy a file, when you browse YouTube, with compiz running,
without compiz running, because of Google Earth, with ntfs partitions,
without ntfs partitions, during a torrent download, using or not using
Inkscape, Firefox, Iceweasel, etc.
The slopware crashes across the whole spectrum of hardware and software
configurations and user activities. There's nothing common to all
the hundreds and hundreds of pages of forum complaints - except a
*very* crappy, untested pile of code masquerading as an "operating system".
> It seems there's sometimes a problem when...Angst over Iyonix hard disc
First sorry for posting here but because of my posting address I can't
easily post to mail lists.
Today I was informed of an error during the execution of the boot
sequence. After acknowledging the message I went on to boot most of the
system but only 1 icon was on the pin board.
I went on to find DiscKnight, and did eventually a repair with an undo.
This took a time, found several errors, about 50, which it said it had
repaired. I went on to do another check, which said there were even more,
over a hundred. I did another repair, or at least started it, but it hung
at some point. ...Hard Disc For IBM T20
A mate is offering my his IBM T20 for sale very cheaply.
My only reservation is that the hard disc installed is 6Gb.
can anyone tell me where the cheapest place in UK is to get a 2nd hand
hard disc (12Gb or more).
Does it need to be IBM branded or are laptop hard diskcs
Steve F wrote:
> A mate is offering my his IBM T20 for sale very cheaply.
Well grab it then. T2x series are fine machines. I would prfer my T20
any new cheap laptop - regardless of price difference.
> My only reservation is that the hard disc installed is 6Gb.
> can anyone tell me where the cheapest place in UK is to get a 2nd hand
> hard disc (12Gb or more).
> Does it need to be IBM branded or are laptop hard diskcs
They're interchangeable. The T20 will support any size (capacity)
currently available. all you hae to watch out for is that the
replacement is no more than 9.5mm in height.
I'd like to have a laptop, mostly for coding/programming purposes, so I
need something powerful.
1. Which processor should I choose? Pentium-M (Dothan), P-4 with
Hyperthrading or AMD-64 ?
2. I don't like desktop-replacement laptops as I'll be traveling a lot.
Is there any laptops with a good balance between power (for coding) and
mobility ? Which laptops are you suggesting?
Where is the cheapest place in UK for laptop hard disks?
> I'd like to have a laptop, mostly for codi...Lock window size in gvim
I usually have the taglist plugin's window on the right side. When i do
'vs foo.c' the taglist window changes width so that all 3 windows are
equal width. I want the taglist window to maintain its width at all
times. Is there a way to do fix a particular windows size and position?
Yahya Farooq wrote:
> I usually have the taglist plugin's window on the right side. When i do
> 'vs foo.c' the taglist window changes width so that all 3 windows are
> equal width. I want the taglist window to maintain its width at all
> times. Is there a way to do fix a...Struggling with an A3000 + Hard Disc
I'm struggling with getting a hard disc to function in my A3000.
The specifications are as follows:
Acorn A3000, 4MB Memory, RISCOS 3.11, Castle Technologies IDE Mini-podule.
I have the following hard drives available:
(1) IBM Model DVAA-2810, 810MB, 1571 Cylinders, 16 Heads, 63 Sectors/track.
(Taken working from a Fujitsu ICL Ergolite S)
(2) Toshiba HDD2910, 2167MB, 4200 Cylinders, 16 Heads, 63 Sectors/track.
(Taken from a working Apple PowerMac G3 WallStreet)
(3) IBM DBOA-2540, 540MB, 1050 Cylinders, 16 Heads, 63 Sectors/track.
(T...Hard Disc Problem
Further to my recent thread on a failed hard disc, I have now aquired a
near identical disc and have connected it up to test it/format it and
found it displayed the same fault as the original. This leads me to
think I have a fault on my SARPC. When I reinstalled the previously used
disc it worked normally.
System SARPC 4.02 + unipod.
Hard disc (faulty?) Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB ATA/133 HDD
Replacement Hard Disc - Identical
Old working disc - 4GB - working (I don't want to dismantle it to find
any other details unless necessary)
I have a unipod with a CDrom drive - working - ...SCSI Hard Disc #2
Can I confirm that an HD should spin up if powered, but the SCSI bus not
*You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive *
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
To e-mail, change noise into sound.
On 12 Dec 2004 "Dave Plowman (News)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Can I confirm that an HD should spin up if powered, but the SCSI bus not
> plugged in?
The ARM Club Free Software - http://www.armclub.org.uk/free/
The 32bit Conversions Page - http://www.quantumsoft.co.uk/druck/
...Speed of USB hard discs
We have a little USB hard drive (well, 160GB actually) which works OK on the
Iyonix and the BeagleBoard. On the Iyonix when you plug it in the machine
hourglasses for ages before popping the drive onto the iconbar. Writing
large numbers of files to the drive is quite slow: not very much faster than
writing to a floppy, it sometimes seems.
On the BeagleBoard the drive pops onto the iconbar almost instantly and
writing speed is perfectly acceptable.
What I'd like to know is why there is such a big difference, and whether
there are OS settings I can tweak on the Iyonix to improve the situ...