Nvidia driver problem

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 02:29:38 UTC 2011

On 09/23/2011 09:24 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 24 September 2011 02:01, compdoc<compdoc at hotrodpc.com>  wrote:
>> 1) Run memtest86+ overnight, or at least 5 or 6 passes.
>> 2) Open the computer and look for any capacitors that are rounded on top:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
>> (click pictures to see close up. )
>> 3) check your hard drive's smart data and/or look at the drive's health with
>> gnome disk utility.
> This is good advice - I agree, strongly.

The machine I call "Mom's Machine" here is an emachine. Ubuntu didn't 
like it and the emachine didn't like Ubuntu, or Fedora. But, it did like 
gOS and Caldera. Since Caldera is so old it creaks, gOS (which is 8.04 
ubuntu based) might be what he needs. I put Caldera on it, partly out of 
nostalgia and partly out of meanness. I recall it didn't like a video 
card jammed into it. I think it's a Pentium II model.

I hardly have the heart to boot it, as it keeps trying to upgrade 
Netscape. Breaks my heart to see it spin it's wheels. <grins> Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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