Anyone on here using Charter Telephone VOIP service? I've currently
got Verizon, but the wife hates it because our phone lines get flaky
all the time, esp when it rains.
So I'm thinking to save money and combine all my stuff onto Charter.
I've already got High Speed internet and regular old cable. Not wild
about Digital Cable since I'm happy with Tivo and I don't want yet
another set top box to have to deal with...
So, any horror stories about Charter Phone VOIP quality and service?
I had mounted an external usb drive /dev/sdb2 onto /media/sdb2 and was
coping several mega-bytes of files to it when I got some I/O errors.
Then I noticed that all of my /dev/sdb* files were missing from /dev.
When I do an ls -al /dev, all the files are there except the sdb files.
How can I get these back? I'm running Ubuntu 'gutsy' 2.6.20-16-generic.
On Mon, 31 Mar 2008, vze284qe(a)verizon.net wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 21:25:28 -0400
> Mike Frysinger <vapier(a)gentoo.org> wrote:
> > On Sunday 30 March 2008, Chuck Noyes wrote:
> > > I had mounted an external usb drive /dev/sdb2 onto /media/sdb2 and
> > > was coping several mega-bytes of files to it when I got some I/O
> > > errors. Then I noticed that all of my /dev/sdb* files were missing
> > > from /dev.
> > >
> > > When I do an ls -al /dev, all the files are there except the sdb
> > > files.
> > >
> > > How can I get these back? I'm running Ubuntu 'gutsy'
> > > 2.6.20-16-generic.
> > the device nodes only exist as the kernel thinks the device exists.
> > if you got I/O errors and then the device nodes disappeared, the
> > kernel probably detached the device. so even if you made the device
> > nodes by hand, it wouldnt matter as the kernel still wouldnt think
> > the device was attached. review your `dmesg` and if need be,
> > unplug/plug in the USB device. -mike
> Well....this is really strange!
> I booted up another kernel a 2.6.18, and I noticed that the /dev/sdb*
> files were still missing! All of the other /dev files were there.
> So I shut down the computer - power off, unplug, remove battery (it's a
> laptop) and waited a minute. I reinstalled the battery, plugged it in
> and booted up the usual kernel, et voila...the /dev/sdb* files
> reappeared!! All looks good! Even Linux has some strangeness I guess.
> I don't know what caused this in the first place...transient lightning
> bolts? spurrious darktrons?
A few thoughts...
Is the external USB drive self-powered? Did you power-cycle it at
any point? The device itself might have gotten wedged.
It might have shown up as /dev/sda* on some of those interim reboots,
depending on whether there were any other usb storage devices present.
"lsusb", and the tail command Eric suggested, are your friends.
What is sda currently?
[ these work on 2.6.23, not sure about earlier kernels ]
$ cat /sys/block/sda/device/model
$ cat /sys/block/sdb/device/model
Anyway, glad to hear it at least works again.
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Has anyone else noticed that proftpd seems to be off the map now? I've
tried going to their web page to check for latest version / bug fix and I
can't seem to get there...
I guess I'll be upgrading to vsftpd...
I am leary of the allegiances of any politician who refers to their
constituents as "consumers".
Hi - I lost Andy's email - please have him reply.
(the guy that was running Mint Linux on my son's EeePC)
Douglas Maly -- ND1D
115 Northeast Cutoff
Worcester, MA 01606
fax : 508-853-2431
Hello, my name is Mark McLaughlin, I started a computer club in Hudson
which extends to Marlboro. I hooked up with you because I am very
interested in KDE 4 and want to learn
more about how to make linux work for me since I am a writer/enthusiast
not a programmer.
I am getting better at GIMP and re-learning my MS Office skills with
I like to learn inkscape, scribus, do more with KompoZer, and do some
multimedia as well
I could use advice on how to make my computer club function well and if
my club and yours
could mingle a bit here and there on occasion when Fedora 9 and KDE 4.1
finally is available.
I love Fedora, I feel it could catch up to Ubuntu and maybe surpass it
with some new features.
IMHO, Windoze XP will be the last good Windoze OS for sure, Windoze 7
has to be able
to function like linux in order to survive...