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Old 07-22-2014, 12:00 AM   #31
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Re filesystems, I've had good luck with most of them, actually, with the exception of reiserfs - we had some terrible corruption that turned out to be unfixable on cardinal (the machine that was replaced by, and the underlying hardware was not to blame. In researching the problem, we discovered that quite a few people had encountered very similar problems in similar circumstances, so reiserfs was removed from our list of usable filesystems.

I used JFS for a long time with no problems, and I would probably still be using it, but something (LUKS on LVM maybe?) I needed didn't like JFS, and I've got other issues with XFS for my typical usage patterns, so I switched over to ext3 and later ext4.

Re my XFS issues, everyone knows about the problem with respect to unexpected power outages, and while it's valid, it doesn't concern me at all - everything I have is either on a reliable battery backup or is a laptop. My problem is that unlinking (file deletion) is horribly slow, and I do enough of that to notice the slowness. In the grand scheme of things, it's not a major problem, but given that I notice it and that ext4 has always been reliable for me, I don't see a good reason not to use ext4 for everything, so I do :-)
Old 07-26-2014, 02:25 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Richard Cranium View Post
I've had system lockups due to ReiserFS issues.
I've never had that. And I'm running servers since around 2007 all with ReiserFS without ever having an issue.

Originally Posted by Richard Cranium View Post
After Mr. Reiser went to jail for murdering his wife, the filesystem hasn't been the same.
Somehow not true, for me it has always been the best. There's a question, being intelligent enough to write a FS, but not being able to murder your wife silently is the other (most probably both have nothing to do with each other). I for myself in point of intellect would go for the latter as I will never be able to write a FS

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Old 07-26-2014, 09:10 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Sumguy View Post
[Slackware 14.1 XFCE]

Hey Guys,

I was watching a youtube video and putzing around on the interweb, and my 'puter froze-up. Eventually it started working again; then froze again. I rebooted.

When I rebooted, some things are missing- like my wallpaper (I just get a black screen, except for the top toolbar); If I right click on the desktop, nothing appears; my desktop icons are gone (the ones that appear by default in XFCE)....and this is the case now every time I boot up!

What is going on?

I didn't change anything/do anything; didn't install any software; this just happened out-of-the-blue. Oh yeah, and when the 'puter initially locked up, I got a dialog box saying that my screen was locked, and had to enter my passsword to unlock it (I do not have screen lock or anything like that enabled).....

Even Steve Balmer's squad decided to drop "da support" for some generations of CPUs, for the latest SOs. Maybe they have some reason to politely invite you to dump That Crap(TM)?

So, there we are: a nice pre-775 P4 or other nice CPU from this generation, or a video driver problem.

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Old 07-26-2014, 11:07 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Darth Vader View Post
Even Steve Balmer's squad decided to drop "da support" for some generations of CPUs, for the latest SOs. Maybe they have some reason to politely invite you to dump That Crap(TM)?

So, there we are: a nice pre-775 P4 or other nice CPU from this generation, or a video driver problem.
Well, it's only happened once.....

I still think it had to do with Firefox and accidentally pressing the wrong combo of keys. Seems like most problems I've ever had, whether in my WinD'ohs daze, or [to a much lesser extent] with Linucks[sic] are usually browser-based- even though I don't even have Flash installed in Slackware. This old P4 is plenty for all I do- especially running a lean, mean and simple OS like Slackware.


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