Re: [News] More Patent Lawsuits, Novell(Microsoft) Defends Patents - Ubuntu

This is a discussion on Re: [News] More Patent Lawsuits, Novell(Microsoft) Defends Patents - Ubuntu ; On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:15:24 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote: > I don't like Seagate. They are claimed to have reliable hard drives, but the > two externals that I have from Seagate 'disconnect' sometimes (incomplete > Linux support), which ...

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  1. Re: [News] More Patent Lawsuits, Novell(Microsoft) Defends Patents

    On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:15:24 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > I don't like Seagate. They are claimed to have reliable hard drives, but the
    > two externals that I have from Seagate 'disconnect' sometimes (incomplete
    > Linux support), which is a problem if you run backup scripts as cron jobs.


    And of course it's not a Linux problem.
    You're a complete idiot Schestowitz.
    Seagate is one of the oldest and most admired manufacturers of hdisks.
    Their drives are used in IBM mainframes running all kinds of operating
    systems.

    Fix your precious Linux and for once get your facts straight you loser.



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  2. Re: [News] More Patent Lawsuits, Novell(Microsoft) Defends Patents

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Moshe Goldfarb

    wrote
    on Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:34:00 -0400
    <1d6rn3688sl26$.1v9cyot3mqifn.dlg@40tude.net>:
    > On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:15:24 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> I don't like Seagate. They are claimed to have reliable
    >> hard drives, but the two externals that I have from
    >> Seagate 'disconnect' sometimes (incomplete Linux support),
    >> which is a problem if you run backup scripts as cron jobs.

    >
    > And of course it's not a Linux problem.


    This is indeed a Linux driver problem. Presumably someone
    is going to have to look into it and ascertain precisely why
    Seagate external units disconnect from the main computer.

    Helpful specifics would of course include:

    [1] kernel version.
    [2] Seagate model.
    [3] other applicable circumstances e.g. heavy CPU
    utilization, heavy drive utilization, long idle time,
    inquisitive cat, large tri-legged attacking alien war
    machines from the planet Mars, ...

    [rest snipped]

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  3. Re: [News] More Patent Lawsuits, Novell(Microsoft) Defends Patents

    In article ,
    The Ghost In The Machine wrote:
    > >> I don't like Seagate. They are claimed to have reliable
    > >> hard drives, but the two externals that I have from
    > >> Seagate 'disconnect' sometimes (incomplete Linux support),
    > >> which is a problem if you run backup scripts as cron jobs.

    > >
    > > And of course it's not a Linux problem.

    >
    > This is indeed a Linux driver problem. Presumably someone
    > is going to have to look into it and ascertain precisely why
    > Seagate external units disconnect from the main computer.


    I'd hold back on that conclusion until more information is available.
    In particular, do other drives work fine on that system?

    I had the same symptoms. I tried other brand drives, and even thumb
    drives, and the problem persisted. That's because it wasn't the drives,
    or the drivers. The USB ports on my motherboard went flaky. So I
    tossed in a cheap ($10 or so) USB card, moved my drives over to that,
    and everything has lived happily ever after.


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    --Tim Smith

  4. Re: [News] More Patent Lawsuits, Novell(Microsoft) Defends Patents

    On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:05:32 -0700, The Ghost In The Machine wrote:

    > In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Moshe Goldfarb
    >
    > wrote
    > on Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:34:00 -0400
    > <1d6rn3688sl26$.1v9cyot3mqifn.dlg@40tude.net>:
    >> On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:15:24 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>
    >>> I don't like Seagate. They are claimed to have reliable
    >>> hard drives, but the two externals that I have from
    >>> Seagate 'disconnect' sometimes (incomplete Linux support),
    >>> which is a problem if you run backup scripts as cron jobs.

    >>
    >> And of course it's not a Linux problem.

    >
    > This is indeed a Linux driver problem. Presumably someone
    > is going to have to look into it and ascertain precisely why
    > Seagate external units disconnect from the main computer.
    >
    > Helpful specifics would of course include:
    >
    > [1] kernel version.
    > [2] Seagate model.
    > [3] other applicable circumstances e.g. heavy CPU
    > utilization, heavy drive utilization, long idle time,
    > inquisitive cat, large tri-legged attacking alien war
    > machines from the planet Mars, ...
    >
    > [rest snipped]
    >
    > --
    > #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    > Linux. Because life's too short for a buggy OS.


    So why doesn't someone tell that idiot Roy Schestowitz?
    It's difficult, and scary, that this rube is in a PHD program.

    What is he studiyng?
    Rocks?
    Like the ones in his head?


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  5. Re: [News] More Patent Lawsuits, Novell(Microsoft) Defends Patents

    Tim Smith wrote:

    > In article ,
    > The Ghost In The Machine wrote:
    >> >> I don't like Seagate. They are claimed to have reliable
    >> >> hard drives, but the two externals that I have from
    >> >> Seagate 'disconnect' sometimes (incomplete Linux support),
    >> >> which is a problem if you run backup scripts as cron jobs.
    >> >
    >> > And of course it's not a Linux problem.

    >>
    >> This is indeed a Linux driver problem. Presumably someone
    >> is going to have to look into it and ascertain precisely why
    >> Seagate external units disconnect from the main computer.

    >
    > I'd hold back on that conclusion until more information is available.
    > In particular, do other drives work fine on that system?
    >
    > I had the same symptoms. I tried other brand drives, and even thumb
    > drives, and the problem persisted. That's because it wasn't the drives,
    > or the drivers. The USB ports on my motherboard went flaky. So I
    > tossed in a cheap ($10 or so) USB card, moved my drives over to that,
    > and everything has lived happily ever after.



    I'd say Amen to that!

    Almost all trouble with USB is with flakey connectors.
    You can loose platers if you wiggle a portable HD USB lead.
    Had they increased the length of the connector by 5mm, it would have
    been a lot more sturdy.



  6. Re: [News] More Patent Lawsuits, Novell(Microsoft) Defends Patents

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Tim Smith

    wrote
    on Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:44:41 -0700
    :
    > In article ,
    > The Ghost In The Machine wrote:
    >> >> I don't like Seagate. They are claimed to have reliable
    >> >> hard drives, but the two externals that I have from
    >> >> Seagate 'disconnect' sometimes (incomplete Linux support),
    >> >> which is a problem if you run backup scripts as cron jobs.
    >> >
    >> > And of course it's not a Linux problem.

    >>
    >> This is indeed a Linux driver problem. Presumably someone
    >> is going to have to look into it and ascertain precisely why
    >> Seagate external units disconnect from the main computer.

    >
    > I'd hold back on that conclusion until more information is available.
    > In particular, do other drives work fine on that system?


    Do other OSes work fine on that system as well?

    >
    > I had the same symptoms. I tried other brand drives, and even thumb
    > drives, and the problem persisted. That's because it wasn't the drives,
    > or the drivers. The USB ports on my motherboard went flaky. So I
    > tossed in a cheap ($10 or so) USB card, moved my drives over to that,
    > and everything has lived happily ever after.
    >


    So in your case it's a hardware problem. Interesting,
    and logical enough. Of course the OP didn't make that
    very clear in his post.

    Of course one would hope for a printk() at least when
    the USB flakes out, in the Linux case. Ideally, it would
    then try to reconnect, though with flaky power good luck
    on that.

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  7. Re: [News] More Patent Lawsuits, Novell(Microsoft) Defends Patents

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Moshe Goldfarb

    wrote
    on Wed, 16 Apr 2008 21:00:59 -0400
    <1pdz0hstfq9w8.1p175wah2g4j6.dlg@40tude.net>:
    > On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:05:32 -0700, The Ghost In The Machine wrote:
    >
    >> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Moshe Goldfarb
    >>
    >> wrote
    >> on Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:34:00 -0400
    >> <1d6rn3688sl26$.1v9cyot3mqifn.dlg@40tude.net>:
    >>> On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:15:24 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I don't like Seagate. They are claimed to have reliable
    >>>> hard drives, but the two externals that I have from
    >>>> Seagate 'disconnect' sometimes (incomplete Linux support),
    >>>> which is a problem if you run backup scripts as cron jobs.
    >>>
    >>> And of course it's not a Linux problem.

    >>
    >> This is indeed a Linux driver problem. Presumably someone
    >> is going to have to look into it and ascertain precisely why
    >> Seagate external units disconnect from the main computer.
    >>
    >> Helpful specifics would of course include:
    >>
    >> [1] kernel version.
    >> [2] Seagate model.
    >> [3] other applicable circumstances e.g. heavy CPU
    >> utilization, heavy drive utilization, long idle time,
    >> inquisitive cat, large tri-legged attacking alien war
    >> machines from the planet Mars, ...
    >>
    >> [rest snipped]
    >>
    >> --
    >> #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    >> Linux. Because life's too short for a buggy OS.

    >
    > So why doesn't someone tell that idiot Roy Schestowitz?


    I would presume absent more data that I'm doing exactly
    that. Of course Roy is not responsible for the repair of
    the affected drivers -- and others have indicated that
    there might be a hardware complication involved.

    > It's difficult, and scary, that this rube is in a PHD program.


    Which Uni?

    >
    > What is he studiyng?
    > Rocks?
    > Like the ones in his head?
    >


    This is getting slightly beside the point, which is the
    possible repair of the Linux USB drivers. Or did you want
    to bring in the Hans Reiser trial as well?

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