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mdworld - mypc

Alive again

Started the server again after half a year (since moving out of the old house), that is since March. After updating all the packages (I'm actually running Debian Lenny 5.0.3), it was just a matter of updating the entire chain of IP addresses (server, router, modem, DNS), and everything works again. Albeit quite slow, because of the 256MB RAM. Only now I'm able to update the blog entries for the other machines.
by Martin @ 21:09 8 November 2009

Out of Reach

Because in our new house there is an actual steel reinforced concrete wall between my router and most of my house, there's no WLAN signal anywhere but in my study. That's why, with pain in my heart, I had to say goodbye to my old trusted Linksys WRT54g router and got a Linksys WRT320N dual channel 802.11n router. Because the old adapter I used in snoer didn't support WPA, I also got a new USB adapter, a Linksys WUSB600N. Too bad, off course there's no Linux driver for the adapter.
by Martin @ 20:33 28 September 2009


For quite some time I've been thinking about reinstalling Ubuntu in the 64-bit version. I took the opportunity to un-RAID my drives (hardware RAID didn't work as expected) only to find out that one of my drives was dead?! I replaced this 320GB drive by a 1,5TB WD Caviar Green @ €99, firmly holding on to my rule of spending not more than €100 on a hard drive :) I also renamed this machine according to the new naming theme to dop.
by Martin @ 20:23 28 September 2009


Still no trace to be found of eth0, and no errors are logged. Then I remembered, after I installed the old RAM, I also thought it was a good plan to reset the BIOS to failsafe settings. After rebooting found that "VIA  onchip LAN" was disabled! Enabled and booted in "default" mode (non single-user). Eth0 started normally. Started top at 17:22.
by Martin @ 18:15 19 March 2009

Still Running...

Top is still running, see if rebooting into normal mode also works, so rebooted. I see that again (just like the last boot) eth0 can't be brought up.
by Martin @ 20:32 18 March 2009


Started succesfully in single user mode, started top.
by Martin @ 12:05 15 March 2009

Another Test

tried a memtest86+, but froze at walltime 0:00:25
by Martin @ 12:03 15 March 2009

Backup RAM

Changed RAM to old 256 MB dimm & started, immediate kernel panic in start up.
by Martin @ 12:00 15 March 2009

No workie

Thought the distro upgrade might help, but it didn't. Still no improvements. Tried memtest86 (a lot), smartctl and cpuburn, nothing suggests any problems. Except for the teensy fact it won't stay on for more than 24 hours at the time.
by Martin @ 21:00 10 February 2009

Lenny Beta

Wow, I just accedentally installed the testversion of Lenny. I thought it was already released :P
by Martin @ 1:53 7 February 2009