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CrocoJet
exist kmod-nvidia to distro centos ?
puzzled
hi
RadSurfer
anyone familiar with mpg321? it keeps saying it can't find the file I want to play
well. that was dumb. :-)
alleycat
RadSurfer: maybe you do not have the decoders for that file format
RadSurfer
It's fine.
All works well. my mistake.
it only had one dep to go fetch too :)
alleycat
like in -mp3 ?
RadSurfer
yeah cmd-line prog to play mp3's etc
it knows from the extension what it is, and looking inside the file
just needs the name, and proper path
I'm keeping this
xp_prg
how do I list all the packages I have installed? rpm -q ?
LuvRedheads
man rpm knows
         

alleycat
xp_prg: rpm -qa
or yum list
vesnek
hi
I`m having a problem. is anybody here to help? :)
range
Don't ask to ask, ask.
vesnek
when I move data from my ide drive to my sata it moves just a few mb and then the sata stops responding
range
Do you see any error messages in the output of dmesg or in /var/log/messages?
vesnek
nothing there
sorry, the log isn`t empty
thanks for the tip, I`l try to get smarter out of that log
peerce
what sort of SATA controller is it?
vesnek
sata/150
ok, the error messages are of the type "Buffer I/O error on device sdb1" which makes me think because I mounted sda1
so what am I doing wrong
smooge
what kind of sata disk is it?
and what version of centos are you using (uname -a)
vesnek
4.4
sorry, I don`t understand the sata question... it is SATA1 or sata/150 if that is what you had in mind
smooge
well there is the brand of disk, there is the controller, etc etc.
lspci | grep -i sata
will give an idea about the controller
vesnek
bash: lspci: command not found
smooge
/sbin/lspci | grep -i sata
vesnek
the controler is 82801eb (ICHS) sata controller from intel
the brand is WD
smooge
fdisk -l /dev/sda, fdisk -l /dev/sdb
vesnek
last_lba(): I don't know how to handle files with mode 81ed
"Disk /sbin/fdisk: 0 MB, 0 bytes" and "255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 0 cylinders"
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
that`s all
smooge
cat /proc/scsi/scsi
vesnek
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: ATA Model: WDC WD2500KS-00M Rev: 02.0
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 05
z00dax
vesnek: can you not post in here
look at the channel topic
vesnek
" DO NOT PASTE IN HERE (unless asked; 1 line MAX)"
I`m in trouble and smooge is trying to help me. If it bothers you we`ll go on private...
         

range
You read the bit about "pastebin" after that?
vesnek
sorry, didn`t see it
z00dax
afaict smooge has gone for a walk
smooge
vesnek, pastebin the dmesg output.. my current guess is you may have bad 'hardware'.. cable, controller, disk
z00dax
maybe not
smooge
the reason I say that is that /proc/scsi/scsi only mentions one device.. but you mentioned an sdb problem.. which might because the controller is 'flakey' or something on a USB/firewire chain shows up as a drive for some reason
vesnek
it`s 71KB. Because I`m rather new to this I`l past the part I think is the error part of the sata
smooge
I would also need to see how you do a mount list (df -a) and how you are copying files from one drive to another
vesnek
just a sec :)
http://rafb.net/p/zbIgMB34.html
smooge, yes, in /var/log/messages there is "fstab-sync[6983]:added mount point /media/phonecard for /dev/sdb1 lun 0"
smooge
ok that was what gave the erorr for sdb1 not the copy
vesnek
that message appears between the Buffer I/O error messages
smooge
z00dax and range. My apologies.. I should have asked him to put it in a pastebin
does grep sda /var/log/messages show anything?
vesnek
I gues I should past that to pastbin too :))
http://rafb.net/p/3YvP1U65.html
smooge
Ok you got a bad disk
esnek kernel: Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 2
vesnek
greate, but how come that worked with no problems on win xp
smooge
Sorry for taking so long to figure it out
The XP wrote to different sectors on the disk?
The XP is ignoring some commands that the disk drive is sending (seen that)
vesnek
well... the thing worked :)
in the report is said that disk is not capable of smart... should I check and disable it in bios?
smooge
depending on the age of the sata it could have reached the end of its life
vesnek
it`s not even 1year old
smooge
Our servers have had more SATA failures that PATA or SCSI
I am mostly a server person.. so I don't know about the desktop market too well.
vallor
quick question -- has anyone used yum to go from rh73 to a CentOS installation remotely, and using yum?
smooge
I would try reformatting the disk with 'mkefs -j -c -c /dev/sda1
vallor, you would be hard-pressed to get it to work
vallor
smooge: okay, I'll have to visit the server then -- thanks :)
vesnek
smooge, just remembered that a few hours I used the same sata disk via usb to copy some files to ntfs.. then I formated this disk with partition magic 8 to ext3
smooge
vallor... well if you are going from rh73 to centos-2.1
vallor, then it will probably be good
vallor
this is all just to get a newer compiler -- in fact, I'm building gcc-4.1.1 on the system in question at the moment
hopefully that will work for my project (getting ntp-4.2.4 to see the silly timepps.h files...)
smooge
vallor, you will want to try and go to Fedora then. Centos-4 does not have gcc-4.1
vallor, timepps?
vallor
smooge: well, it doesn't have to be that new, a gcc-3 compiler might work, too
pps = pulse-per-second, I have a gps w/pps wired to the serial port -- this is to make a stratum-1 ntp server
smooge
vesnek, I have had PM eat a disk many years ago.. and I have had 'bad' luck with moving disks from USB boxes to internal. Either one might be the factor
vesnek, what kind of hardware do you have at your disposal (including desktop box)
vesnek
hm.. interesting magic happaning here. I`l try to format it again with qtparted
vallor
I actually had it working on another host, but it died in the summer heat up on the roof :\
+ it used ntp-4.0, which isn't around anymore
vesnek
smooge, a second winxp desktop and a external enclosure for sata disks to connect them via usb to desktops
smooge
vesnek, sorry I meant that for vallor
vallor what kind of extra hardware do you have
vallor, it would make better sense to try compile it on even an vmware image first before you kill another box
CoffeeBuzz
has anyone here tried to code with the latest ffmpeg-devel from rmpforge? I get -> Compiler did not align stack variables. Libavcodec has been miscompiled
vallor
smooge: it's an old dell 1-u that this is on now -- previously, I put the mini-atx unit up in a (steel) roof hutch, with other net gear...
smooge: other than the gps on the serial port, it's got nothing special -- and in this new incarnation, this system isn't going to live on the roof
smooge
vallor, my suggestion would be build a box on a vmware-server to figure out what OS/compiler/etc works for getting the code to compile.. and then upgrading the server appropriately
vallor
smooge: I've never build a vmware server, but I guess there's always a first time for everything, hehe
smooge
what other computers do you have?
vallor
smooge: I have 4 personal servers, two workstations, and a lappy running FC6
smooge: but this is a project that has to use the distributions supported by our operations department, so that is limited
woops, forgot: one of my servers is still running FC5
peerce
vallor; just download the free vmware server from www.vmware.com appropriate for your hosting platform, and install it. its quite easy to figure out how to use, I had it ripping in a day.
host it on the machine you have with the most excess ram :)
smooge
well on any workstation that you have diskspace on, download the free vmware server from www.vmware.com and then use it to install a guest os similar to what is supported by box
by your operations department I meant
or listen to peerce
vallor
can this be done remotely, do you think?
I mean, does it require booting a new kernel?
peerce
my vmware server in my lab at work is hosting 6 centos systems, a solaris x86, and a windows vista system
vallor; no.
its a application
vallor
ah!
peerce
you'll need X to run its setup
vallor
it is very tempting :)
peerce
I remote it from my windows ddesktop using cygwin/X
vallor
I tunnel X TCP connections over SSH, so that shouldn't be a problem
peerce
once its installed, you can remotely run the console on either a linux or windows system, or you can manage it (slower) via a http thing
bingo!
that rocks
noce its intsalled, run the vmware console on YOUR local desktop (windows OR linux), and have it connect to the remote vmware server
vallor
I'll try that, then, if the new compiler doesn't work
peerce
i forget what port the vmware server console uses
it gives you remote VGA, virtual CD, everything :D
vallor
that's pretty slick :)
peerce
it makes a hell of a testing and debug environment
you can snapshot a guest OS, then screw it up good, and revert
smooge
vallor, I use it to test software configurations.. that way if Centos-4 does not have the compiler to get your application compiled.. you know that before spending time in the server room
peerce, 902/tcp
peerce
once you install a guest OS, you want to install 'vmware tools' on the guest OS
that makes it run 100X better
ok, 10X
they have vmware tools for linux, windows, etc.
smooge
well I am off to home
back tomorrow
peerce
I know this is suck, but I find X is fastest when I'm offsite if I use Windows Remote Desktop to a XP system at work, then log into my linux machines from THERE. X over the VPN is painful, whereas MS-RDP is quite usable.
bernardl
does anybody know how to convert a ex3 filesystem back to ext2?
peerce
drop the journal
Bazy
why would one want to do that?...
peerce
Bazy; i found a reason once, I think it had to do with resize2fs :D
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