Beta 8.10 released

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Oct 11 15:31:08 BST 2008


On Thursday 09 October 2008, Art Alexion wrote:
>On Thursday 09 October 2008 5:56:35 am Art Alexion wrote:
>> > Ok, reverse the debate: I have never had Amarok crash on me...ever.  
>> > Kmail crashed once a month ago. I use both 12 hours a day, with hard-
>> > core usage and email going back to 1994 in 200 folders, and 30gb of  
>> > music. Do I disbelieve you? Nope, just glad it ain't me having the  
>> > crashes. I would encourage you to launch from the command line and  
>> > look for a reason that kmail crashes...might be something easy to  
>> > debug or easy to report.
>>
>> Amarok crashes on me twice a day. Kmail 3.5.10 crashes thrice daily.  
>> 3.9.9 never crashed that I recall.
>
>This is the greeting from my computer this morning

I would submit that you have hardware problems.  Bad memory or ??  Slowed fan 
on the cpu or its cooler clogged with dust bunnies?

Uptimes here rarely exceed 10 days cuz I follow the kernel -rc series, but I 
can't recall the last time kmail crashed.  Currently running 3.5.10-1 from 
the F8 repo.

The biggest problem I have here is that kde seems to have alzheimers when it 
comes to remembering the screen blanker and monitor powerdown settings, so I 
have to change something by 1 minute and refresh those settings every other 
day or so.

A 24 hour or so run of memtest86 seems to be the first recommendation.  But 
its faster to open it up and take an air hose to the cpu cooler & make sure 
the fan turns freely, bouncing back and forth gently as it stops when you 
give it a spin with your finger.  If it doesn't bounce a bit, its dragging, 
replace the cooler.  Don't forget to clean the cpu and re-apply the 
recommended heat transfer grease if it uses that, or the little sheet of 
silicon used if grease isn't used.  I like 'artic silver' as the grease.  If 
it turns freely, do not disturb the sink on the cpu, ever.  Then fire up 
memtest86 and let it run several passes.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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