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Re: Linux problems galore.
From: Richard Irving (rirvingantient.org)
Date: Wed Oct 13 2004 - 08:51:36 CDT
Jeff A. wrote:
> Well, I took a look-see inside my machine and some nard (you know, me) had
> some PC133 in there. I've swapped it out for some generic crap 100 that I
> found in this mess of a basement... There is NO quality RAM around here.
> I'll let you know how it goes as I play with it. The boot seemed faster,
> and nothing has bombed yet, but Red Hat still feels off... the midi player
> plays for a few seconds then sound ceases to be produced. If you scan into
> the middle of the file, it'll play and drop out again. What's with that?
Have you ran all the 7.2 update rpms ?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dialup Jon Norstog" <thursdayallidaho.com>
> To: "Linux and Red Hat on Alpha processors" <axp-listredhat.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 7:08 PM
> Subject: Re: Linux problems galore.
>>Dear Jeff, & list:
>>You could have a hardware problem. Sometimes these problems can be made
> to go
>>away, at least temporarily, by leaving the system running for a day or
>>then rebooting. Old silicon that has sat idle for a long time can be a
>>cranky until it gets warmed up.
>>You could reduce the hardware load by running just a SCSI card plus your
>>Millenium 2 (and a NIC if you need one.) You might also try leaving out
>>RAM, juggling sticks around a bit to see if there are any bad ones.
>>I had a 500a that I **could** not get a clean RH 7.2 install onto, until I
>>replaced the Micron PC133 RAM in it with the old original DEC ram. SRM
>>the memory as good ...
>>just a thought
>>Allidaho LLC (http://www.allidaho.com)
>>---------- Original Message -----------
>>From: "Jeff A." <jeff.abellintnlsoftwareproducts.com>
>>To: "Linux and Red Hat on Alpha processors" <axp-listredhat.com>
>>Sent: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 17:06:44 -0400
>>Subject: Linux problems galore.
>>>Okay. I have a 164SX and a 533 chip. I cannot, ever, get a
>>>reliable Linux install. It does not matter what hardware I use in
>>>the machine, AlphaBIOS or SRM, FTP or DVD, SuSE 8.1 has bad magic
>>>errors on random packages. You can get the system working
>>>eventually if it doesn't damage certain things. I got Red Hat 7.2,
>>>and it just doesn't seem to want to behave. Fourth time trying to
>>>install, it just crapped out when I switched CDs a minute ago. I
>>>had it installed once but it was wacky. I've probably installed
>>>SuSE like 35 times.
>>>This is just getting stupid. What the hell?!
>>>Windows NT works.
>>>axp-list mailing list
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