[oclug]ECS mb annoyances
chris123 at magma.ca
Mon Oct 28 14:37:58 EST 2002
On Monday 28 October 2002 14:17, Shad Young wrote:
> Hmm, can not say I agree with you about being too sensitive. ECS is one of
> the oldest and largest MB manufactures out there. The K7S5A has issues only
> with cheap pc133 ram.
clarification: sensitive in terms of power requirements and power issues in
general. Had to replace my power supply as well, and while i was at it got
one of those really sturdy cases from Computer Recyclers for 10.00 buck (full
tower case) Best case Ive ever seen for that price...even comes with Rev
Canada stickers say the box is classified Network A meaning no net
connectivity.....;) Good to know..things are in good hands.
Note: age of manufacturer is irrelevent in terms of specific product releases,
> This ECS machine has been rock stable since the day I bought it. As I
> mentioned to you previously there are updated bioses for it, install one if
> you haven't already.
OK will check....
> The default bios setting for the k7s5a when it comes
> to power management does not exhibit the behavior you described, so reset
> the bios to defaults or check your settings in SuSE for an override.
Well Ive turned off all power management features in the bios. Nothing else to
be shut down in SuSE.
> The other issue may be your video card... 90% of hardware issues are video
> related. Recall that your video system also has power management.
Ok this may be it....so how do I address this...clueless on this one. Matrox
Mystigue is plugged in and humming as always.
> Turn off the onboard sound, and use the onboard lan. It is faster and more
> stable than the realtek cards you may still be using.
Na I finally have sound after all these years....Its nice to hear that tada
when kde launches....
Just kidding its off. Wrt to the realtek card, there really have been no
issues with it since I got it. It works just fine, and changing to another
would probably take down Rogers network completely.
Remember this is modem 10 Im on and they will he here tonight to swap out to
number 11. Seems it their solution to address the virtual routing issues they
have in my neck of the woods. Perhaps you might be able to get to my box in
another year or two. Actually I kinda enjoyed the annonymity. The only ones
really interested have been the Korean and Chineese. God only knows for what
purposes. Perhaps they also like Zope....:)
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