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one of my linux computers got hurt


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#1 bmike1

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:51 PM

my laptop is on 24/7. basicaly it is under my desk and is the main computer. Well, one day I come home and the tv server is off (that one also is on 24/7. that upset me because it runs Linux Mint (live) and because it is live I need to download xbmc and put the fusion website back on it. So I complained that someone shut it down. My roommate then told me that what happened is thst the power went out and that a second later there was a big POP down the street and the power went back up. Well, I restarted XBMC and everything was working as before... until I power-cycled the main computer. After that was done the internet switch wouldn't turn on. A couple of more power-cycles and before bios even takes over I get a message that the cooling fan isn't acting correctly. Anyone know what I can tell the service tech so I don't sound like a complete moron?


A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 09:43 AM

Nothing wrong with what you have said here. Power surges can cause damage. Shutting down improperly

as during a power failure can cause software and hardware malfunctions.

 

You might pop a Live DVD or flash drive in just to see if you get the same message or if you can hear the fan running.


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 03:44 PM

Yeah, you should have checked to see if your fan is running at the point that you saw that message.  I check mine almost every time I startup - because my laptop is old.  If you test it with the LiveOS don't run it long if no fan is running.  

I never leave mine plugged in much less be on 24/7, that is no good if that is what you are doing.  

I have used a laptop that was left on 24/7 and it would malfunction as a result and would get very hot!  Sometimes so hot that it would shut down.


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 06:38 PM

Nothing wrong with what you have said here. Power surges can cause damage. Shutting down improperly

as during a power failure can cause software and hardware malfunctions.

 

You might pop a Live DVD or flash drive in just to see if you get the same message or if you can hear the fan running.

I thought power-surge errors eould be immediate; not wait for me to reboot a couple of times.


A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 19 September 2014 - 01:03 AM

Can you give us some of your laptop speccies? Such as pcpunk has done?

 

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 10:51 AM

sorry to have started this thread... I'm going to take it in.


A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 03:39 AM

Good luck in your mission! Do you think you can let us know what the outcome is/was? What the Techie at the other end diagnoses?

 

It all adds to the Knowledge Base around here.

 

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