When I first set up my Ubuntu machine, everything worked fine. But for
the last few months (I don't remember exactly how long), my mic has
refused to work. Nothing I use can pick up any signal from it. I've
tried all the mixers (alsamixer, kmix, the built in GNOME mixer), and
none of them show the mic as muted. Is there a way to reset ALSA's
volumes and other mixer settings to defaults? I can't seem to find
information about this online, and this lack of a fully working sound
system has me on the end of my rope.
Info: Ubuntu Breezy 5.10
Linux pippin 2.6.12-10-386 #1 Tue Jul 18 22:08:27 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux
I'm prepared to spend a good deal of time on this, but I don't know what
I need to do. If you need more information, let me know how to get it
and I'll be happy to share it.
I have moved from mozilla mail and mozilla browser to thunderbird mail
and firefox browser. The memory leak problem seems to have either gone
away completely or greatly been reduced.
Interesting... thanks for the suggestions and help.
It is hard to believe that X is the problem. It came with Fedora 4 and
no one else seems to be reporting it as a bug. I have another Fedora 4
machine that does not display this swap space problem.
Karl's idea of looking carefully at my drivers is a good one. This
machine has more than one special driver.
It is late now. I am tired. I shall pursue this track tomorrow or
Friday. If anyone else is interested in the cut and paste of
tell me. I will send you a copy.
Thank you all:-)
ken jones wrote:
> Karl: I hesitate to send this big message to the whole gang.
> Attached are the results of your suggestion. Thank you in advance.
> Ken Jones
> [root@kjones-fedora kjones]# ps auxw
> USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
> root 3252 51.6 41.7 435956 215064 ? S Aug18 3719:53 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -br -nolisten tcp :0 vt7 -auth /var/run/xauth/A:0
Well it seems most of your memory is used up by the X process. Keep
watching this process if it's memory size grows then there may be a
memory leak eating up your memory.. I'm not a fedora expert, are there
any X updates? have you run yum or updated your system? What version of
X are they using? perhaps send your /var/log/xorg.0.log
[root@kjones-fedora kjones]# lspci
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R300 NE
[Radeon 9500 Pro]
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R300 [Radeon
9500 Pro] (Secondary)
I see you have an ATI graphics card. Do you know what video driver you
are using? perhaps there is a problem there.
Doug Mildram wrote:
>>> i know i can buy a linux PC, and slap in 11 or more 500 GB disks and do
> this RAID5.
> doug> Hate to disrespect our beloved wlug-favorite-OS, but,
> Linux for NFS server may be a bad choice....a bad implementation,
> I say from 2.4-kernel experience and I dont THINK it improved in 2.6.
> (have you used linux NFS server in demanding/loaded situations?
> ...the linux load avg goes to 20 as it becomes useless.)
I have setup a few servers with 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB doing NFS, mainly for video streaming and at most 15-20 NFS clients. Using kernel 22.214.171.124 for a while now with no performance complaints. I have seen 15 NFS clients streaming DVD quality mpeg2 video (9mbps) work nicely.
Getting over 2TB, tho starts to be a lot of disks and there are heat problems, also problems finding enough drive bays.
Karl Hiramoto http://karl.hiramoto.org/
Anyone have suggestions?
* >= 5TB disk space
* iSCSI, ATA over Ethernet, or NFS mountable to linux >= 2.6.15
*RAID (must survive single disk failure) and must know when a failure
* $$/TB is important.
* Must be able to sustain minimum 10MB/s disk read on Gbit network.
normally these will be big multimedia files.
Yes, i know i can buy a linux PC, and slap in 11 or more 500 GB disks and do
this RAID5. Something off the shelf, and easy to service would be nice.
Karl Hiramoto http://karl.hiramoto.org/
Thanks for all the suggestions from the group.
There were several requests for a more clear description of the
setup. Here it is:
Verizon FIOS DSL <=>
Actiontek router (192.168.1.1) <=>
LinkSys router (192.168.1.20 <=> 192.168.2.1)
Linux box (with samba printer): 192.168.1.14
windows box (needing to print): 192.168.2.200
1. Enable printing from 192.168.2.x in the samba setup. (I'm not
sure that helped, because the LinkSys router was set up as a
gateway, thus the print request showed up from 192.168.1.20.)
2. Set up a route to the 192.168.2.x network on my linux box.
3. Lots of mucking around with the LinkSys. I also opened it up to
all outside access. I also set "dynamic routing".
4. Whacked at the windows box quite a bit. It finally (magically?)
1. What did I do to make it work?
2. Why do I need to keep the LinkSys set with the "gateway" rather
than the "router" setting? If I set "router", then I can access
between the 2 networks nicely, but the 192.168.2.x will not route
to the internet. Maybe I needed a static route?
It would be nice to understand what was the key. I'd also like to
understand how to set the LinkSys as a router rather than a gateway,
but at least it works and my wife is no longer reminding me how much
linux messes things up. :-)