I'm going to be holding another Meeting at Keele University on Monday
the 11th of
Feb in the Chancellors building room CBA1.100. Any other LUG's are welcome to
The meeting will start at about 7pm and run until about 9pm (if not
later), these meetings will now run on the second Monday of each
For this meeting it will be very ad hoc, discussion/fix stuff. The
meeting will be run by one of my friends called Tommy, I am currently
on leave from University doing IT work in Northamptonshire and cannot
guarantee my attendance at this stage.
To get to Keele please follow your favorite directions search engine,
when in the Keele bubble the best place to park is in the Chancellors
Keele's own directions can be found here:
Pretty much when you get up the Hill and enter Keele University
(You'll see lots of nice shiny IC buildings), follow the hill down
At the roundabout after traveling down the hill, take the third exit
and follow the road until the next left, then take the next left and
You should then be outside the chancellors building.
The room itself is in the same area as previous meetings, it's the
first floor following the stairs opposite 'Vite & Eat'.
Hope you can attend.
I have been running, very successfully, a SuSE 10.3 set up on one of
my PC's. Briefly it has, 256mb of RAM (I know, not really ideal), AMD
K7 500mhz, 80gb hard drive, 64mb nVidia MX4000 graphics card, old ISA
Creative Soundblaster (32mb AWE), sorry I cannot remember what the
mobo is at this moment in time.
So, the scenario is that it has run fine for ages (as in a day or two
after 10.3 was released). It has been updated without a hitch. Then,
a couple of days ago I had to reboot it (I forget why but it wasn't a
majorly important thing..something like having to change the power
socket over to a surge protected one I think). It seemed to be ok
until it got to a point somewhere in the boot up procedure when it
simply hung.....all night. I tried again and it did it yet again.
This time in a different place. I got the nVidia splash screen but it
was jumbled up and distorted. This has happened both pre and post
update for the nVidia driver (official download from the nVidia
repository). So, my first thoughts were dodgy nVidia driver maybe?
Next step I popped the 10.3 DVD into the drive and did a rescue system
(from the install menu not the first one, there is a difference).
Bingo! I thought as it loaded successfully. I tried a reboot without
the DVD to make sure and it was back to square one, i.e. not booting.
Back in with the DVD and this time I tried the boot from hard drive
option (again, from the installation menu not the first one). Again
it worked fine.
So, I can either leave the DVD in and boot it that way. Or, I can try
to find out what is going on and fix it properly. Now, being as this
is a none critical machine I can go either way, it doesn't matter as
there is no data that is important on there. Me being me though I
would like to learn about what is going wrong.
So far I have run Memtest for 24 hours - all passed with zero errors.
I have run various hard drive, graphics card and mobo diagnostic tests
all passed again.
My next step is to swap out the nVidia driver for the open source nv
one to see if it's that. In the meantime, any other suggestions of
what, where to delve to see what's up with it?
Linux user #373362
Any ideas who the actual company might be anyone?
I'm tempted to shove my details over, but according to
Stuart-I've-gotta-boat I cant even spell my own name let alone use
Ooh hang on, thinking about it I may well be over qualified. :-P
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stuart Langridge <sil(a)kryogenix.org>
Date: 8 Feb 2008 15:38
Subject: [Wolves] Fwd: Linux!!!
To: Wolverhampton Linux User Group <wolves(a)mailman.lug.org.uk>
I got pinged; not my sort of thing at all, but someone else might be interested.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Daniel Jones <DJones(a)monarchrecruitment.co.uk>
Date: Feb 8, 2008 3:25 PM
I'm a specialist Linux recruiter in urgent need of an experienced
Linux administrator. Can you help?! This is for a prestigious web
hosting and services firm in the beautiful Staffordshire area. Is this
role suitable for you? Or do you know someone who can do this? If so
please send me your latest CV ASAP or if not please feel free to
forward this e-mail onto fiends/colleagues or your local LUG.
Check it out....
Systems Support Administrator - Linux - Stafford, Staffordshire
Systems Support Administrator - Linux - Stafford, Staffordshire.
Linux. A very high-tech company here! An opportunity to join an
expanding web hosting and web development organisation. Technically
you will be working within a Linux (Ubuntu) environment, if you have
any Linux exposure at all you will still be considered here as
different levels of seniority will be reviewed. You will be
installing, configuring, and administrating Linux and some Windows
servers, there are also FreeBSD servers on both dedicated hardware and
virtualised instances. Network monitoring and security (packet
filtering, snort firewall design), shell scripting. So much here! Also
DNS, Apache (1&2), PHP, MySQL, email services, IIS, qmail,. Any PHP
and CSS development skills will useful too. This is such a diverse
position so training will be provided in area that you might be weaker
in. There is so much to gain out of this opportunity and to work
within a really exciting and stimulating company and technical
environment. Please apply ASAP as this is a very prestigious
£30000 circa + Benefits
Any questions please feel free to give me a call, but please do not
delay as i have immediate interview slots available.
Many thanks for your time,
Direct Line 0121 237 3246
New Year's Day --
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.
-- Kobayashi Issa
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Arch Linux is an independent i686-optimized community distribution for
intermediate and advanced Linux users. Utilising a Rolling Release
System packages are regularly updated and an ISO release is just a
snapshot to the stable packages at that time. So there's no need for a
fresh install the command 'pacman –Syu' upgrades the whole system.
All the previous talk about older and positively ancient computing equipment
has got me thinking. Yes, that was what the thunder and lightning was. I am
going to see just how DSL runs on my first PC. The 166MMX jobbie. I can't
remember how much RAM it has in it but I'm sure I can cobble some together.
I only hope SBM will work with it..