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by hugoc
Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: sensors.conf specific to BP6
Replies: 24
Views: 31845

It returns the following:

sensors version 2.8.7 with libsensors version 2.8.7
by hugoc
Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Instabilities and a power-on problem
Replies: 38
Views: 29376

OK, another update. I downloaded Xandros and found that the free version is crippled in a number of problematic ways - the firewall is missing, maximum CD burning speed is 4x, and more. To add insult to injury, the full version that you pay $90 for does not support SMP! So out goes that. I also trie...
by hugoc
Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: sensors.conf specific to BP6
Replies: 24
Views: 31845

OK, I'm running Yoper 2.1.0.4 (I gave Ubuntu, Xandros and Mandrake 10.1 a shot but I didn't like any of them as much - I'll post back in the other thread in more detail later on about that). Here is the contents of my /etc/init.d/: . cupsd firstboot kdm local reboot xinetd .. .dhcp functions kdm.ori...
by hugoc
Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: Software
Topic: sensors.conf specific to BP6
Replies: 24
Views: 31845

Purrkur, I can't seem to get this working. I added lm_sensors with apt-get, downloaded your custom sensors.conf file and put it in /etc. Then I try to run "sensors" or "sensors -c /etc/sensors.conf" and I get the following: Can't access procfs/sysfs file Unable to find i2c bus information; For 2.6 k...
by hugoc
Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: still chasing around stability, but getting somewhere...
Replies: 51
Views: 39814

I can confirm that Xandros does not install an SMP kernel. You would have to compile your own. Apparently, the business edition of Xandros will include SMP support, but I can't confirm that myself. I think this isn't a smart move, especially considering how many HT P4s are in use right now. Regardin...
by hugoc
Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Instabilities and a power-on problem
Replies: 38
Views: 29376

This is just what I read of Ubuntu. I think people agree that they did a great job, however, it will probably benefit from being out in the wider community a bit. After a few bugzilla reports it should be very nicely polished and most reviewers said they expected the next release to be truly awesome...
by hugoc
Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Instabilities and a power-on problem
Replies: 38
Views: 29376

I installed a NIC I borrowed from my son's machine, an Accton 1207D 10/100 card. I plugged this into my BP6, installed it, started a keepalive program and Winamp to loop a few mp3 files and left it overnight. Next morning it was still working fine. I left it until the afternoon - still working fine....
by hugoc
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OS's that support twin CPUs
Replies: 15
Views: 8963

I've run Knoppix on an SMP system and it works fine. Slax works too, both are great live distributions (you can try before you partition). As to reducing overhead, I've found that XP gets bogged down on a PII system. It really needs a PIII or better. You can turn off all the eye-candy and it is bett...
by hugoc
Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Instabilities and a power-on problem
Replies: 38
Views: 29376

Another update for you helpful fellows. I have now had several crashes when the soundcard was not actually in use at all. My suspicion has now turned to the NIC, since there is always network activity (my virus scanner maintains a constant, minimal amount of traffic according to my firewall program)...
by hugoc
Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Instabilities and a power-on problem
Replies: 38
Views: 29376

I think I can confirm that it's a driver problem. I had another STOP error, this time of IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. According to the MS knowledge base this is definitely a driver problem. It's not for certain which one it is (if it happens again I will be sure to note down the memory range and look up ...
by hugoc
Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Instabilities and a power-on problem
Replies: 38
Views: 29376

Another update. After I removed all IRQ conflicts yesterday, it didn't crash. I left it on overnight looping an .mp3 file and with a keepalive program to get some network activity, I came back to it this morning and it had locked up some time during the night. So it isn't that. I'll try your suggest...
by hugoc
Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Instabilities and a power-on problem
Replies: 38
Views: 29376

Alright, another update. I found that my soundcard, NIC, USB and one of the HPT366 controllers were all sharing IRQ 19. I disabled the HPT366 (don't use it anyway), moved the soundcard to IRQ 18, which left the NIC and USB sharing 19, which I didn't think would be a problem because I don't use USB. ...
by hugoc
Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:24 am
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Instabilities and a power-on problem
Replies: 38
Views: 29376

OK, the MS knowledge base didn't turn up anything productive. It seems that one needs to know what the problematic software or hardware might be before checking the knowledge base, but that's precisely what I don't know. Purrkur, thanks for your suggestion - as it turns out, the NIC and the sound ca...
by hugoc
Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Instabilities and a power-on problem
Replies: 38
Views: 29376

Well, I have an update. Today the computer locked up three times on me at 366, so it isn't that. Back to 550 we go. However, each time it locked up it was playing music. I got a buzzing noise from the speakers and then a KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED ntoskrnl STOP error. I'll try searching the MS know...
by hugoc
Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Overclocking / CPU Database
Topic: Instabilities and a power-on problem
Replies: 38
Views: 29376

Instabilities and a power-on problem

Hi all, First off, looks like I've been a victim of electromigration of some kind. My BP6 with dual 366s@550 has been stable for 5 years, but now it keeps crashing all the time. I've tested the memory, changed the graphics card and sound card, reinstalled countless times but the only thing that seem...
by hugoc
Sat Aug 21, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Software
Topic: BP6 Memory and IRQ questions
Replies: 9
Views: 10092

Duplicate information - post deleted.
by hugoc
Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:53 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Seeking Linux recommendation for BP6
Replies: 27
Views: 24015

I can mention a whole list of things that are bloatware in Windows that should be optional but they are not (I mean DirectX in Windows Server products?? *hellooooooo*). Granted, and absolutely, but that's no reason to be repeating those errors in Linux, I'm sure you agree. It's plain to see that th...
by hugoc
Sat Aug 14, 2004 9:38 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Seeking Linux recommendation for BP6
Replies: 27
Views: 24015

What you are saying that there are a lot of features built into X that slow the desktop down. But you are actually speaking of 3 different things here No, you're misquoting me. What I said was: I probably mis-spoke. X itself is only part of the problem I think what I said thereafter tallies with th...
by hugoc
Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Seeking Linux recommendation for BP6
Replies: 27
Views: 24015

the hardware is a K6-2 500MHz. That processor is a 586 processor and not 686. However, it is headless/X-less and running Debian Ah-ha! Exactly. :) However, what a distro like Xandros does for you is configure printers, network (Samba, NFS etc) all during the install process, similar to Windows. I d...
by hugoc
Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:24 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Zeta RC3
Replies: 4
Views: 5039

Bah. I like BeOS, but what they have simply isn't worth the money. Not when others are giving away a very similar product for free. They've packed in some 3rd-party software, sure, but the core is still a years-old O/S.
by hugoc
Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Seeking Linux recommendation for BP6
Replies: 27
Views: 24015

you should consider that it will only run on 686 processors or better so while it will work on a BP6, it won't run on anything less that that so it isn't all *good* for older hardware It brings a tear to my eye to say it, but the BP6 is older hardware now. :) Certainly Yoper won't work on a pre-P6 ...
by hugoc
Fri Aug 13, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Seeking Linux recommendation for BP6
Replies: 27
Views: 24015

I'd cast a vote for Yoper (http://www.yoper.com/). It's very fast, which is great for older hardware like the BP6. It seems every bit as snappy as WinXP on my system. It's scratchbuilt and not based on another distro although it does use some other distros systems, like Kudzu. All my hardware was au...
by hugoc
Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Software
Topic: setting up a new install
Replies: 4
Views: 4781

What BeOS are you using? You should try BeOS 5 Dev. Ed. from http://www.beosonline.com/ or BeOS Max from http://www.beosmax.org/html/. I use Dev. Ed. and nothing has ever bugged me to buy it. Nor have I had any issues with stability.
by hugoc
Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: gf mx400 PCI totally incompatible with BP6?
Replies: 12
Views: 16139

What slot is it in? Bear in mind that slots 4 and 5 cannot both have bus-mastering devices and other slots share IRQs with onboard devices.
by hugoc
Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: WinXp pro not booting at all on bp6
Replies: 20
Views: 16752

yep, stock celly sinks, they suck, but its alright now, i've moved the caps away with a 'blower' and now my caps stick to the mobo with old ide cables chopped up using p3 stock sinks seem to have solved the problem Great! I'm glad to hear that. I suppose stock sinks are good for cooler climates and...