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Old 09-19-2006, 04:23 AM   #1
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fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X Server ":0.0"


Allright - NOW I'm gettin' mad....


Head down to about post #6 - that's where the information is....

It's happening AGAIN.....

THIS time, I can't even Log-In:

Normal attempt:

Failed Log-in from (null) for Log-in on (my user name), authentication failure

Login incorrect

Attempt a Root Log-in:

Incorrect User Name or Password. Letters must be typed in the correct case.

AND- my shutdown option has disappeared again....

Now, I can type - and the information I input is correct - so........

Also, just as all this started - I was getting:

Last session less than 10 seconds (etc.) - as the reason it wouldn't log-in, and it kept taking me back to the log-in screen....

and I hadn't been on the computer since yesterday, when I did a 14 hour session...

I'm getting pretty tired of this - 2 systems, 3 hard Drives, and half a dozen different flavors of Nix -

And the same problem exists...

I had to run a Knoppix live disk just to get back to this forum....

I also noticed (just before this started again), that all my ports reply as listed but not active -

As far as I'm conserned, that's like posting a sign on the lawn: "Lights are on, but nobody's home" as you go on vacation....

And, it's NOT how I set this system up -

Could Comcast be getting into my system ??

Anyone know which states the Government wave is in ??

Where are the Three Stooges when you need them ??



Old 09-19-2006, 08:24 PM   #2
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Okay so I read your reference to the other discussion. Post #6. This is how it looks to me. You say that you have changed disk drives since the Windows install so the drive that you are now using never had Windows. You say that you have tried different Linux distributions. The only thing that you haven't done, which I think you should do, is to unplug the computer and remove the CMOS battery. Leave it for a couple of days like this. That will completely clear the CMOS. Be careful that you don't damage the battery holder. If you are up for a little challenge look for the jumper on the motherboard that clears the CMOS and use it. Then return it to its normal position. I think that this is unlikely to fix anything but you just never know.

Actually it seems to me that the common factor in your troubles is all this software and documentation that you say you keep loading onto the system. I have no idea what exactly you are doing but it looks like you keep creating this problem by whatever it is that you are doing to the system after it is running. So stop doing that, whatever it is. Rethink whatever it is that you are loading onto the computer. Choose different software. Forget about the PDFs. See if you can get the thing to run for a while without problems.

Then if you really think that you have to repeat the same steps that have previously lead to heartache and despair at least do one step at a time. Then let the system run for a couple of days. Log in. Log out. Make sure that the computer is still working. Then do the next thing. Let the system run for a couple of days. Etc. This way you can identify which step has caused the problem.

Last edited by stress_junkie; 09-19-2006 at 08:38 PM.
Old 09-20-2006, 12:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply -



I think you are absolutely right....

With perhaps one interjection, I think I'll do it all,
just to be on the safe side...

That being said - there is not one common bond, but two -

The second is, that I'm on Comcast Cable - and around here,
they're not too well regarded....

But let's not get into that....

Let's just say that I have noticed a variety of ports that I'm not using
opening and closing on my system(s) on a regular basis,
while all this is happening.

After the first one took a dive, I started changing everything -
the MoBo, the Case, power supply, the Memory Sticks -
everything - even the plugs and cords

What I'm doing is running an Internet Mall that's expanding so fast,
that I'm literally spending 12 - 14 hours a DAY trying to feed it
enough for visitors to look at and/or buy, that's why all the
software is cycling thru my system....

I downloaded, checked out, and uploaded almost
400 Megs of products, last week alone....

And while I was resting, went thru anywhere from
1000 to 3000 Emails a day -

And, another 150 Affiliates are all waiting for
either placement at the Mall, or on-site links

And, We just entered into the "Giveaway" genre,
placing a PDF We call "The SALESBURGER" on
about 6 or 8 of the more recent ones

AND - We're negotiating Our OWN first "GiveAway" too....

This week, I need to jump into the pile, and update the site
with the new info, figure out what I'm putting up for sale,
which ones are for give-aways, set up the links, change
the face of Our index page, set up the new accounts for
the Affiliates, set up the GiveAway files.....

You get the idea.

But - here's an idea - I can put up two systems, and use
one for downloading and uploading exclusively, and
another for just Email and surfing....

And compare the performance at the end of the week....

All I'd have to do is set up one more sandbox, and hook into it....

Technically speaking, that would cut my searching for the
problem just about in half....

That would take me under an hour to set up and be running....

and - I've got a PILE of old 286s and 386s around here....



P.S. - Sorry about the format -
In my "spare" time, I've been
working on PDFs all week....

Last edited by Post Modern; 09-20-2006 at 12:33 AM.


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