SlackwareThis Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Recently replaced a small Snap Server (2 x 250Gb IDE, RAID 1) with a large SCSI based disk array; a Dell 220s array consisting of 14 x 10K 300Gb disks. These are in turn connected to a PERC4/DC controller in a Poweredge 600SC 'server'. I have installed Slack 12.1 (default kernel) and all is functioning okay, apart from the disks (I think). I have my DVD collection ripped in VIDEO_TS/vob format stored on a 2.0Tb RAID 5 array. This in turn is available to my (PC) media centre, via SAMBA.
However, playback of said rips is problematic. I get what I would describe as dropouts; a bit like a dirty dvd disc that has a small pause and then carries on.
Any advice on setup parameters of the array/controller, and/or analysis tools would be much appreciated. I think I can safely rule out the network as I have run a tcpdump on the interface and run it through Ethereal and all looked ok. I have also tried the same rip on the old Snap Server and playback is uninterrupted. Server has 3xGbit network cards, but Media Centre PC has 100Mbit. All are connected through a Powerconnect 5224 switch. Snap Server is 100Mbit.
Let me know what additional information I can add as I am keen to know what I've done wrong here.