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Old 10-04-2006, 12:48 PM   #31
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I have Seagate drives but they are used for storing backups. No they should not be loud, but they get very, very hot. I do not recommend Seagate and Maxtor as a desktop hard drive because they are horrible for file servers or as an OS drive. I recommend hard drives from either Hitachi or Western Digital. I have Western Digital RE 160 GB that is quiet and it should last me years.
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If you are talking about the .10 seagates the ones made in in China (I think) tend to be much louder. Mine is very quiet. The newer seagates in general run about 10 degrees warmer than WD. The temperature is not an indication of a fault with the drive this is just how they run. Seagate used to have a utility that you could run to put the drives in a quieter mode. I have no idea if they still have that utility or if it would work on your drive. Just for curiosity where did you get the drive?

Old 10-05-2006, 12:31 PM   #33
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The drive came with the computer.

And I've downloaded SeaTools. Gonna test that out soon.

I'm yet to find out what model it actually is. I need to check that too.

Can't do it now, I'm downloading Slackware 11.0 Disc 2!
Old 10-14-2006, 09:24 AM   #34
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SeaTools checked out my HDD okay, I'll have to live with the noise. Although it is quieter on Linux than Windows XP...

I downloaded Slackware 11.0, it was dodgy on kernel 2.4, with slow mouse, and a few hardware (agpgart) problems. Solved with a 2.6 kernel!

However, I am mounting NTFS partitions read-only, which is what I want, but no users except root can read it, I want everyone to be able to read it and no-one to write to it.

And then the hardest thing of all, how do I install ATI graphics drivers? Just the installer from the site?
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For the NTFS, edit /etc/fstab and add ro,umask=0222 to the options of the line reffering to your NTFS partition.

For the ATI drivers, just use the installer. You should first install gcc, make and kernel-sources before you try the installer, though.
Old 10-14-2006, 07:08 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Electro
A desktop/workstation using wireless NIC is pathetic. Only mobile computers should use wireless NIC.
Agree on the whole - here's my one in a million counterexample: 13C grade 1 listed building: Basically laying cables and drilling holes in the walls is a big no-no.

Is that unusual enough to be the exception that proves the rule?

BTW, I don't alas actually own or live in such a building. I just know about the computer setup in one.
Old 11-01-2006, 10:03 AM   #37
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See her please

Oh and anyone know about many IRQ messages on this system?

And where can I get drivers for my TV Tuner card?


asus, nforce4

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