Continuous Error Code in TTY consoles
triade-lists at zeelandnet.nl
Sat Nov 11 23:14:43 UTC 2006
On Sat, 11 Nov 2006 17:22:33 -0500
Larry Hartman <larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Interesting....I dont believe it is dying, the laptop is not a year old and
> the drive worked perfectly with MS Windows XP just last week. Neither can it
> be a badly burnt or damaged disk, since the drive is empty. Personally I am
> leaning toward a configuration file/setting of some sort. I noticed on this
> last bootup that the error began at the hardware abstraction layer hald. I
> am wondering if something is telling LINUX to try to read the drive despite
> the fact that nothing is in it. I am at a loss to know where to begin
> looking for such a file. Having said all of this you did confirm that it was
> as issue involving the CD/DVD drive--which brings me a quarter step closer to
> a solution.
Take a look at what "dmesg" tells you about these errors, should be mentioned there somewhere.
Another place to keep an eye on is "/var/log/messages" which you can follow using : 'tail -f /var/log/messages' as command.
Another thing is to check system services (system settings -> advanced -> system services) and look if 'laptop-mode" is running. If it is, stop it and see if these error messages go away. If so, disable that service at boot time ........ your laptop will run fine without it. It's only needed/used for power saving by spinning down a drive that hasn't been accessed for a while.
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