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Mar 18 23:52:25 home kernel: [ 8661.700076] scsi_add_timer: scmd: ffff81004da8a700, time: 7500, (ffffffff88123ed0) Mar 18 23:52:25 home kernel: [ 8661.700117] scsi_delete_timer: scmd: ffff81004da8a000, rtn: 1If you too are suffering from this then do the following: 1. First, stop it right now by starting a shell and typing:
sudo sysctl -w dev.scsi.logging_level=02. To make sure it doesn't start up again after a reboot then edit the file /etc/sysctl.conf and add this line anywhere in the file:
dev.scsi.logging_level = 0And you should be all set.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1920x1200"; removing. (WW) NVIDIA(0): No valid modes for "1600x1200"; removing.To get the X server to tell you exactly why it's removing those two modes, try starting X with -logverbose 6 as arguments, and it will log something like this instead:
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validating Mode "1600x1200": (II) NVIDIA(0): 1600 x 1200 @ 60 Hz (II) NVIDIA(0): For use as DFP backend. (II) NVIDIA(0): Mode Source: EDID (II) NVIDIA(0): Pixel Clock : 162.00 MHz (II) NVIDIA(0): HRes, HSyncStart : 1600, 1664 (II) NVIDIA(0): HSyncEnd, HTotal : 1856, 2160 (II) NVIDIA(0): VRes, VSyncStart : 1200, 1201 (II) NVIDIA(0): VSyncEnd, VTotal : 1204, 1250 (II) NVIDIA(0): H/V Polarity : +/+ (WW) NVIDIA(0): Mode is rejected: PixelClock (162.0 MHz) too high for (WW) NVIDIA(0): Display Device (Max: 150.0 MHz).If this used to work for you, and all you did was upgrade Ubuntu (or some other distro), then edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and add the line
Option "ModeValidation" "NoMaxPClkCheck"inside either the Screen or the Device group. Restart X and it should start up in a higher mode again. For more interesting options to set, try looking at the NVidia X driver documentation. Leave a comment if you're lost and I'll try to guide you through the tricky parts.
First one looked like this:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: language-support-writing-en: Depends: openoffice.org-hyphenation-en-us but it is not installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.The easy fix out of this one is to start up System->Administration->Synaptics Package Manager and uninstall "openoffice.org-hyphenation". This will trigger a removal of about 85 packages including OpenOffice itself. When that is done, use the same Package Manager to install OpenOffice again and in goes the 85 packages again.
The second one looked like this:
Setting up python-apt (0.7.4ubuntu5) ... Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/pycentral", line 1593, inThis has now been fixed, and a new python-central should be available at the repositories. I hacked my python-apt to bypass this before the official fix was out, but all you should have to do is update/upgrade as normal and everything will be fine.
main() File "/usr/bin/pycentral", line 1587, in main rv = action.run(global_options) File "/usr/bin/pycentral", line 982, in run self.pkg.byte_compile(bc_option, self.options.exclude) File "/usr/bin/pycentral", line 624, in byte_compile rt.byte_compile(files, bc_option, exclude_regex) AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'byte_compile' dpkg: error processing python-apt (--configure): subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
First one is that whenever you enter the forums, you get a popup box saying:
main div is not defined please name main content containerThis is due to bad caching in the application, and you have to remove a few cache files from the server to fix it. From your web server document root, these files are in orca/cachejs/ and groups/orca/cachejs/. Delete all the files that have a file name that looks like junk, i.e. something like e3d43deace3edbc...
Second problem is that they messed up the Ray part of the upgrade so that all widget licenses are invalidated and can't be reinstated. To fix this you have to download and apply a hotfix. Download the hotfix here. You get a zip file, unzip in document root and it will overwrite a handful of files. After this you have to input all your Ray widget licenses again, but this time it should work.
There are undoubtedly more, but those were the ones I experienced. Note that this is not an endorsement of this product at all, rather the opposite. It's a complete mess with a non-existing support organisation and a web presence that boggles the mind. It's spread across half a dozen web sites and I can't find a single thing there.
If you're hit by the dreaded
after downloading and running the latest GMail mobile application, then try downloading it again and this time answering No to the question about whether to keep old data or not. Fixed the problem for me on my (t)rusty old SE K750i, may do for you as well. The newer v1.1.1 is significantly better than the old v1.0.0 so it's well worth trying to get it to work.
Sorry about the downtime in the past couple of days. Life in the ADSL+ world isn't all roses and the Thomson/Alcatel Speedtouch ST585 modem needs quite a bit of configuration to behave after a factory reset. Unfortunately I had missed out a few entries, so that what you got instead of the normal service was the web pages on the actual modem. All fixed now I hope.
Picture below is what the University of Maryland IT department had to deal with after being hit by a tornado. Glad my problems weren't as severe...
So it arrived. Hong Kong to Norway in little under 72 hours, not too bad except that half of that time was spent on the last 20 kilometers according to the DHL tracking website. I'll start a review page which I'll fill with the highlights today and update as I get more mileage out of the player. You'll find the link in the menu on the right.
As you can see, they didn't spend a lot on the packaging...
There is currently quite a frenzy around the new Networked Media Tank from PopcornHour. The first batch was sold out in so short a time that the NMT/PopcornHour community forum flowed over with angry posts. Apparently PopcornHour had been playing it safe and only ordered about 50 units or so in the first batch, not really enough for the thousand or so eager wouldbe customers. So for the next batch it was not a repeat of the "hit refresh at the right time"-shopping experience the initial release had been. Instead they sent out invitations to the people having registered on the site on a first register first dibs basis. I luckily registered quite early (number 200ish) and got my invitation about a week ago. Today they billed my Google Checkout account, which should mean that they're shipping. So if all goes well, I should have a unit in hand in a week or two and provide you with a review of the unit. Head over to http://www.popcornhour.com or http://www.networkedmediatank.com if you want to see what the commotion is about.
Update: It's now reached DHL shipping facilities Germany, so should be on my doorstep in a day or two!