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Symptoms of dying CD drive? by Haines Brown[_2_]
I have one of the popular ASUS 24X RW CD drives that has probably died. I'll replace it when I can afford to bring my machine down, but meanwhile I would appreciate knowing the typical symptoms of a CD drive mechanical failure and what troubleshooting procedures would detect a mechanically failing...
April 26th 16 12:50 PM
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Disabling trackpad on Thinkpad x250 by Haines Brown[_2_]
I need to disable trackpad on a Thinkpad x250. Fn+F8 does not bring up a menu for disabling. Perhaps Debian Sid does not support that function. I disabled the trackpad in BIOS, but that had no effect. This I don't understand.
July 10th 15 02:31 AM
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Installing Debian on Thinkpad X250 (UEFI) by Haines Brown[_2_]
I am installing Debian Jessie from netinst on a USB key. I went to BIOS and made the key first boot priority, but made a BIG mistake and failed to disable UEFI Secure boot (UEFI is new to me). As the result, when I now power the machine on, I can only do one thing, which is to register with...
July 9th 15 01:49 PM
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What is a new good monitor to get these days? by Ant[_3_]
Hello. It looks like my very old 19" Samsung SyncMaster 931BF monitor is dying since it has problems turning on (black screens, flickers to black and display fast, etc.) on multiple desktop computers. It is time to find a replacement. -22" horizontal width max(imum) due to my limited desk...
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May 27th 15 01:50 PM
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Samsung S23C350H defective? by Haines Brown[_2_]
I try to connect a new Samsung S23C350H display via a Mac HDMI adapter cable to a MacBookAir notebook. I previously had this notebook connected without problems via a DVI adapter to a different model Samsung display. All I see on this display after it checks for Analog/HDMI connections is "Check...
March 8th 15 07:33 PM
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driver for Creative X-Fi won't compile by Haines Brown
On a new machine I installed a SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium card. I also did # modprobe snd-ctxfi, and # lsmod | grep ctxfi shows: snd_ctxfi 0 using it are sound_pcm, dec_hdmi, sound_page_alloc, snd. Dmesg has line: "snd_ctxfi ... setting latency timer to 64" But no reference to the Crative...
February 8th 15 10:39 PM
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lm-sensors not picking up fan speeds by Haines Brown
I've installed debian Wheezy on new hardware. The case fans are Noctua NF-R8 PWM and the CPU cooler is Cooler Master Hyper EVO 212. The motherboard is Gigabyte H97-D3H. Operating system is Debian Wheezy. In BIOS I see that CPU fan speed is 1123 rpm, case fan 1 is 1048 rpm, fan 2 is 1117 rpm. I do...
December 5th 14 11:10 PM
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Troubleshooting HD having an I/O error by Haines Brown
I'm runing a new Linux machine with a Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000MN033 hard disk. I have had consistent freezes more or less 24 hours after booting, followed by a beep every minute. Once I also had this error: Buffer I/O error on device sdb1, logical block 928015 JBD2: Error -5 when...
November 30th 14 09:14 PM
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Front panel filter replacement and fan removal by Haines Brown
I using an old case because it is good quality, but ran into two issues. The old 80 mm. fans are held in with I can only describe as plastic "expansion bolts". I will replace the fans with better ones. But removing the plastic retension bolts is not easy and the bolts cannot be reused. Is there a...
September 14th 14 08:17 PM
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From the crest of Olivet... by E Bmums
"From the crest of Olivet, Jesus looked upon Jerusalem. Fair and peaceful was the scene spread out before Him. It was the season of the Passover, and from all lands the children of Jacob had gathered there to celebrate the great national festival. In the midst of gardens and vineyards, and...
April 28th 12 04:18 PM
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Crumbers? by borny[_3_]
Hi all, I'm really proud to announce the release of my new puzzle game, Crumbers! Available for free on iTunes at the following links: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crumbers/id443984996?mt=8# The game is very simple but challenging and addictive....I would really appreciate feedbacks and...
September 13th 11 09:18 PM
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off-topic: help finding intel cpu by Ed[_8_]
Hi All, I'm in a bit of a pickle. I never really keep up with hardware that well, I'm more a software tinkerer. Currently I've got CPU envy, seem all the cool people out there are able to experiment with hardware virtualization whilst I'm stuck in the dark ages with emulation. So I'm looking for...
April 30th 11 07:36 PM
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HP zt3000 motherboard by Clyde
Hi, I am trying to trace a short on this laptop. Does anyone have a schematic for the motherboard? It's marked LA-1701 if that's any help. Or a scrap motherboard I could use for comparison. Any help appreciated. If you can think of a more suitable newsgroup to cross post this to I would be...
January 20th 11 02:30 PM
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Keyboard emulator (USB to PC/AT 5-pin DIN keyboard interface) by Francois PIETTE
Hello, I need an interface between two PC. One side of the interface is USB, the other side is PC/AT 5-pin DIN keyboard interface). The aaim is for the first PC (the one with USB interface) to control the second PC thru is standard keyboard interface. Actually this second PC is an industrial...
December 13th 10 06:11 PM
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5"1/4 floppy disk drive in modern computer by Francois PIETTE
Hi ! I would like to connect a 5"1/4 disk drive to a modern computer. I tryed to find an IDE interface for 5"1/4 disk drive but failed. Anyone having a solution ? Please don't tell me to use an old computer and use RS232 to transfer data, I really have the need to connect the 5"1/4 flopy disk...
December 13th 10 03:31 PM
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Get data from ST506 to modern disk! by Steven Fox
Challenge: Get data from ST506 to modern computer Resources: Old machine Dos 3 and ST506 disk Middle aged machine with Windows 95 and an ISA port Modern PC
September 25th 10 12:55 PM
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ClearType font smoothing is not working correctly by Peter Olcott
I bought a new ViewSonic VA2226w monitor and text on the screen appears more blurry than on my conventional aspect ratio ViewSonic monitor. Is this because the 1680 x 1050 widescreen aspect ratio?
September 19th 10 11:39 AM
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Ominous Ticking from Monitor by I.C. Koets[_2_]
My monitor (a DEC 21" CRT, older than dirt) has started to give sharp, static-discharge type audible ticks, which are accompanied by short distortions of picture and dimming. The picture distortion lasts for a refresh cycle, the dimming can take a few cycles to disappear. When I power off the...
September 19th 10 11:38 AM
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What kind of 2.5" HD adapter do I need? by [email protected]
Hello, I decided to replace HD in my laptop. It is HP Pavilion DV2000. I need some kind of adapter to connect it to my desktop (my desktop have SATA and IDE drives) to clone the old HD to a new one. It says my disk is SATA Serial - but I see it is not regular SATA adapter. Here are pictures of my...
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September 19th 10 11:36 AM
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Quite many gaming related and non gaming websites by Jaxeriamirl
Some of the popular online poker and non gaming sites listed in the post below. IMO a useful resource for guys who are interested in poker: Cool and good 'poker bonus' (http://www.pokersitesmart.com) promos. Really latest 'poker bonus' (http://www.pokersitesdoc.com) promos. A directory of...
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