Some basic questions on Hoary usage

Gábor Iglói mdjake at
Tue Mar 8 15:48:26 UTC 2005


I would like to ask about 3 issues:

1. Where should I mount my harddisk partitions in Hoary to be able to
reach them on the desktop (under Places or Computer)?

2. What to set in gnome-terminal for not handling the F10 key? If I
press F10 now, the terminal's menu activates - it's a bit annoying
when using mc in a terminal window and I can't quit.

3. I have this issue with only the lately installed Hoary Array 6: my
harddrive tends to give some strange high pitch sounds (it's a quiet
hdd and is totally quiet under other OSes: UHU-Linux, Warty and
MSWin). I have dmesg | grep error and cat /var/log/syslog | grep error
but there is no errors there regarding hdd. Maybe an issue with
hdparm? ->

user at ubuntu:~$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/hda


ATA device, with non-removable media
        Model Number:       SAMSUNG SV1604N
        Serial Number:      0654J1FW901280
        Firmware Revision:  TR100-23
        Supported: 7 6 5 4
        Likely used: 7
        Logical         max     current
        cylinders       16383   65535
        heads           16      1
        sectors/track   63      63
        CHS current addressable sectors:    4128705
        LBA    user addressable sectors:  268435455
        LBA48  user addressable sectors:  312581808
        device size with M = 1024*1024:      152627 MBytes
        device size with M = 1000*1000:      160041 MBytes (160 GB)
        LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
        Queue depth: 1
        Standby timer values: spec'd by Standard, no device specific minimum
        R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 16  Current = ?
        Recommended acoustic management value: 254, current value: 254
        DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5
             Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
        PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
             Cycle time: no flow control=240ns  IORDY flow control=120ns
        Enabled Supported:
           *    READ BUFFER cmd
           *    WRITE BUFFER cmd
           *    Host Protected Area feature set
           *    Look-ahead
           *    Write cache
           *    Power Management feature set
                Security Mode feature set
           *    SMART feature set
           *    FLUSH CACHE EXT command
           *    Mandatory FLUSH CACHE command
           *    Device Configuration Overlay feature set
           *    48-bit Address feature set
           *    Automatic Acoustic Management feature set
                SET MAX security extension
           *    DOWNLOAD MICROCODE cmd
           *    SMART self-test
           *    SMART error logging
        Master password revision code = 65534
        not     enabled
        not     locked
        not     frozen
        not     expired: security count
                supported: enhanced erase
HW reset results:
        CBLID- above Vih
        Device num = 0 determined by the jumper
Checksum: correct

user at ubuntu:~$ sudo hdparm -i /dev/hda


 Model=SAMSUNG SV1604N, FwRev=TR100-23, SerialNo=0654J1FW901280
 Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=34902, SectSize=554, ECCbytes=4
 BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=2048kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=off
 CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=268435455
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:240,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2
 AdvancedPM=no WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: (null):

 * signifies the current active mode

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