Feisty: recent updates causing freezes ??

Brian Fahrlander brian at fahrlander.net
Sat Aug 11 11:20:34 UTC 2007

Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
>> Brian Fahrlander brian at fahrlander.net
>> How "locked" are you?
> A hard lock, as locked as a computer can be ! ;-)

> A shame though... maybe this no-open
> port policy could be relaxed a bit to give people out of the box remote
> access to their machine (which then could be also used for debugging as
> is the case here ;-), as I don't think networking stuff in general is
> reserved to geeks anymore.. networking is part of computing in
> general now, with internet, broadband using Ethernet cards, wifi,
> sharing printers and files between home computers, accessing his
> machine remotely to get files when you are away from home, whatever.
> Might be worth a spec for Gutsy+1 ...

     Well, while networking is pervasive, had Microsoft chosen this 
route, there wouldn't be over a MILLION viruses out there in the wild. 
It's not a hardship- it just doesn't default to being open, that's all. 
Use "aptitude install openssh-server" and you're there.

     Just be advised that you need to create KEYS for these, not 
passwords- I see thousands of login attempts on SSH for the clients I 
monitor...every night. (More bots. Thanks, Microsoft for getting them 

>> it's usually RAM.  Run memtest at boot overnight to look
> for it.
> Will do. Though in the past I have had dozens of hard locks, they were
> all caused by crappy video drivers (ATI 3D proprietary drivers for the
> Radeon 9250).

    Ya know...switching to an Nvidia card (which are now cheap, too) 
might save you some trouble...expecially since your chipset is Nvidia 
already.  And changing out a video card is easier than a motherboard. 
And I've been 'all kinds of happy' with the Nvidia-under-Linux situation.

  Brian Fahrländer                 Christian, Conservative, and Technomad
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