Iceland volcanic ash and my PC

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at
Mon Apr 19 09:58:07 UTC 2010

On Mon, April 19, 2010 11:09, axel wrote:
> Greetings!
> I run a Dell Inspiron 1501 with Ubuntu 8.04. and I live in London where
> the air pollution is so bad you dont need to smoke to be a candidate for
> all kind of breathing problems.
> About a year ago I had a Dell Service Tech replace the Dell PC fans ,
> filters and a few other bits and pieces : due to the fact that the PC
> was crashing due to high Temperature.
> His recommendation was to blow high pressure purified air into fan
> intakes.
> Further reading on the subject , I found the opposite opinion :that was
> the last thing you should do, as it blows all the dust inwards...past
> the filters and into the system.
> i.e. in other words the remedy lies in using a vacuum cleaner and point
> it at the fan intakes.
> Now with all this ash coming my way...
> I would appreciate your thoughts on the subject,
> Cheers,
> Axel.

The ash is at very high altitudes. It won't be until several days or weeks
until it settles. By the time that it reaches the ground, it will probably
already be mixed with water in raindrops.

There are more dust particles per cubic meter in the London smog than in
the ash cloud.

Anyway, isn't this a subject for sounder?


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