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Month: October 2011

Re: [trinity-users] KDE 3 in Lenny has gone bonkers - "progress" so far

From: Dan Youngquist <dan@...>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:12:55 -0700
On 10/20/2011 01:25 PM, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> There is obviously more than just the HDD wrong with this machine, and
> I still fear the motherboard.  So next I will try the CMOS battery,
> and if that doesn't work I shall have to decide what to about/with
> that desktop.

Even if the CMOS battery is dead it won't make the system unstable; it'll
just use default values for everything.  But if the clock is still keeping
time, the CMOS battery is OK.  The clock is the first symptom of a dying

I'd reseat the CPU, memory, and all cards, then swap in a different power
supply; sometimes a power supply will die a slow death and make things weird
for a while.  And swap in different memory if you have any, or if no extra
memory, take half of it out and test with the other half, then swap.

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