SUSE / Novell :: Open - Constantly Accessing Hard Drive - Makes Click Sound Every Time
Jun 26, 2010
The hard drive is accessed every few seconds with OpenSUSE and when it is there is a click sound when it is first accessed. I have other distros which dont make the clicking sound when they access the hard drive. I need to prevent opensuse from making the click sound when it does whatever it's doing. Im not even sure what it's doing or what settings to change, and most importantly how do i make it not click? Maybe i could copy settings over from another distro if i knew which settings to replace.
I dont want to wipe the whole drive, and i don't want to delete only particular files. I want to completely destroy all data in free space.I've found some articles about secure-delete package for linux that would allow erasing freespace with the command 'sfill,' but I can't find it in the repositories nor through google. This would be ideal but it seems maybe it's debian only.
OK... I tried everything i could think of... but i still cannot get my Open SUSE 11.1 to mount my samba share at boot! I still don't understand the 11.1 boot sequence. can NE one help me... tell me what files to give you output from... Ty guys P.S. My shares originate from a Windows Server 2003 RC2 machine, and it's dns server doesn't work correctly... so my mount command is
mount -t //192.168.x.x/files/ /nET/ -o username=linux,password=xxxxxx please let me know what other info you need... I don't have the internet, so it will be tommorow b4 i see this again!!! Thanks
When i am adding a user using "useradd -d /home/test test" or "useradd test", it is now creating the home directory, whereas when i am using the graphical mode and going through several menu options, i am getting the home directory.
I have installed Open Suse 11.1 on two different machines. One contains an ATI X850 video card, and the other contains an ATI X1950 video card. I updated the ATI drivers on the 850 card and it works like a dream. I updated the ATI drivers on the 1950 card and Suse becomes unusable. System works fine before the update. Before the update I ran it at a resolution of 1280 x 1024. I thought I would lower it to 1024 x 768 to see if that would help, but it does not. I dual boot with WinXP, and card works fine with that setup at 1280 x 1024, so I would suspect this is a specific problem with my Suse setup as opposed to a Motherboard issue.
I have a default OpenSuse 11.3 system with KDE4 and alsa and an Asrock 4coredual Sata2 motherboard with intergrated audio. I configured audio by yast2 after installation of the system, and it was working. But: anytime I re-start the system, a message pops up after start-up, asking if I really want to remove audio device this and that, and no matter what I choose, there will be no sound.
I can only get sound again by:
- running yast2, - deleting the audio device configured, - adding the same device, and setting the volumes again.
It is rather time consuming to manually re-configure (remove and add) audio after each system start-up.Another issue: there is absolutely no way to configure skype to be able to use the microphone input. What I speak into the microphone it goes to the loudspeakers (connected to the front speaker output), but never to skype. The only way to get skype capture mic input is to configure the front speaker as a microphone input device is skype, in which case skype captures all sounds that go to the loudspeakers, but in this case sound is overly distorted. Sometimes muting channels other than Mic and Master in kmix does not work either.
Is there a way to get a working audio in today's developped linux distributions, especially SuSE 11.3, or that is the past, like convenient file managers and useable desktop?
Just installed opensuse 11.2 (64-bit version) and I have a problem with the Mplayer browser plugin. Basically it comes up OK, I get the MPlayer plugin splash screen and controls exactly as expected, it downloads the media successfully (or at least looks like it does) but then doesn't play, it just reports "Stopped".
Mplayer itself works fine, it's just the browser that doesn't.
I am running SUSE 11.1 on a 80Gig IDE HDD, I have added a 160 SATA HDD which I wish to use as storage. fdisk reports it as /dev/sda1 - W95 fat 32 LBA. What would the fstab entry be to make the disk mount automatically on boot, so that it shows on the desktop ready for use.
I have an Intel MB (855GME with 6300ESB) that I'm having trouble installing OpenSUSE 11.1 onto the IDE drive. It will install to a SATA drive but for various reasons I need to install on IDE (PATA on 6300ESB). The install fails to find any ide drive (I know the drive/interface works because I can install XP on this same ide drive and boot from it). If I parse the dmesg output I see the message "ata_piix 0000:1f.1 device not available because of BAR 2 (0x0-0x7) collisions". I'm trying to determine if there's some workaround for this. I've tried various kernel parameters and no joy.
I've tried Ubuntu with similar results. Older kernels WILL install onto this same MB/PATA controller (Ubuntu 6.06, 2.6.15 and RHEL4) so it seems that something changed in the ATA driver as the kernel has matured and my bios isn't up to snuff for these pickier drivers.
I have been using openSuse 10.3 on my laptop since 6 months now. Only last week i came to know about this bootable kde suse : http://news.opensuse.org/2009/01/09/...-opensuse-111/
When i was done succesfully booting from the usb stick, and came back to my good old suse10.3 on my laptop, i found out that the system sound has suddenly stopped working. My sound is coming with my usb stick, but not with my native os.
I have been using Open SUSE 10.3 for about a year now and have been very pleased. I am now trying Open SUSE 11, it seems good, loads a lot faster than 10.3 and seems to run a little faster. I have had a few probs but they have been resolved with help from these forums. But I have a big prob remaining and I have no idea what could cause it. For no apparent reason I will lose the connection to the net.It happens mostly when running aMule, it can be downloading fine for some while when suddenly the connection to the servers is lost and it won't reconnect, and then also I can not connect to the net with Google etc. The only way to solve it seems to be to shut down, wait awhile then reboot. It will be OK for a while then the problem re-occurs. There does not seem to be a problem with anything else on the system. I know that the Modem is OK as I have three HDD - 1 running Win XP, 2 - running Open Suse 10.3. 3 - running Open Suse 11 & the prob only occurs with SUSE 11, I do not get this problem with either of the other HDD. I have tried three versions of aMule, with SUSE 11,the one given on YAST - v2.2.2-0, & others from Packman v2.2.1-0, & vSVN, the problem occurs with each version so I think it must lie with SUSE 11. I have opened ports 4662 & 4672 on the firewall, & the setup I use is identical to the one on 10.3 which works faultlessly. I use a NTL Modem connected to the PC via Ethernet.
Anytime I open a window and then minimize it-poof it's gone! for instance when I minimize firefox or just about any other app it just disappears instead of landing into the panel as it usually does when minimized. Is this a KDE problem? I just tried to upgrade to 11.2/KDE on the net (that was a mistake.) I finally installed from Downloaded DVD (install version) and crawled back from upgrade hell.
I am running opensuse 11.2 on my hp 2133 mini notebook, I have been having trouble connecting my broadcom 43xx internal wireless modem to my BT Home Hub, I have looked at the b43 driver that comes pre-bundled with the live dvd and understand that the driver doesnt work, I have looked at the YaST Package Search and to my horror found 50 seperate packages, from: wl-kmp desktop - wireless driver for broadcom 43xx series of chips to sta-pae kernal for 43xx series of chips? How do i know which Kernal and driver i need to get my wireless network running and which i dont?
I have a hd5 (?) of 10 GB for the system OS. I had used about 7 GB and believed that adding software from a NIC would not greatly exceed space on this drive but was wrong - it now has about 40KB remaining. The system has a 2GB swap drive elsewhere on the SUSE 10.1 Enterprise desktop system, 127GB HD total. The total HD has about 63 GB of "unused" space - in the hd6(?).
I could not expand the hd5 partition using the on-board partition software and did not know how to handle it so rebooted. Now the system will not start since there is not enough space. My questions: 1) How can I/can I us the on-board partition expansion SAFELY to expand the 10GB to 20GB from a scripting bootup or similar? 2) I have GNU-parted but could not install it on the Linux before rebooting - not enough space. Can it/should it be expanded on a floppy drive or similar and be used to expand the hd5 partition? I do not have another Linux machine. How can I get out of this fix?such as creating another partition, 20 GB as hd7, moving all hd5 info. into it (by script since I cannot boot up?), then deleting the orignial hd5, and renaming the new partition hd5?
I am new to linux . i am trying to install SUSE linux 10 SLES. all the steps are clearly installed but. the final step- Hardware configuration step failed.in this final stage system takes more time and restarts.
Everything went wrong no sound, no scsi to scanner, printers, and kde only using failsafe. So, did a new install and still probskde stops half way through saying it there is no file in /lib/modules/2.6.31-5-0.1-desktop
Fixed prob by creating a copy of 2.6.31-8.0-desktop kde only starts with x11failsafe On failsafe boot (from GRUB) load of messages daying can not find disks then mess Doing Fastboot At least I've got sound though printer still a prob Any ideas how to fix the kde start up?
config ASUS M4A78-E, AMD xenon III 550, 4GB mem SUSE 11.2 standard KDE, network install
I'm trying to install a GeForce 8600 XT card into novell Open Enterprise SUSE 11 so that I can get the 3D Cube to work. It currently does not work with the default nvidia card onthe motherboard.I can not find the correct driver for the GeForce 8600XT card. Can someone identify the driver I should be using please? Then if someone could also direct me to the "How to install a Video Driver" tutorial,
UPDATE:I've downloaded the correct drivers but it still says that my hardware does not support Desktop enhancements etc ... I think the GeForce 8600 XT just doesn't support 3D accelleration ... period.Can someone suggest a reasonably priced video card that is easy to install and which supports 3D Accelleration please?
I've been trying to install OpenSuse 11.0 on my ten-year-old Gateway desktop. It has been showing this screen for approximately thirty minutes. In case you can't read it, it says 'Decompressing Linux... done. Booting the Kernel.' I booted from the CD, and the OpenSuse screen came up, and I selected 'Installation' from the menu. And here we are.
I have recently installed 11.3 onto a computer I just dropped a new mobo/cpu/memory into. At first everything worked great! (minus a few video streaming issues...but that is for a later date) Then, a few days ago, I let it do an update. Boy to I feel stupid now. I guess if it ain't broke..... So, now I don't have sound in the browsers or for the video players...such as xine. I do however still have sound with Amarok and system sounds when it boots up.
I have deleted the sound device in Yast and let it re-install several times. I tried different setting there as well. Checked and rechecked then checked again the mixer settings. Made sure my group settings included audio...just in case. Now Amarok and the online video play at warp speed, and only Amarok gives me sound....garbled...but sound. The system keeps telling me when I reboot that "one or more sound devices were removed" and wants to know if I want it to ignore them from now on. I've answered yes and no several times.I've also tried updated the alsa drivers in the software management of Yast. Can someone please help me before my wife gets mad at me for converting this computer to Linux?
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The "Warp Speed" for the video and audio was resolved after removing and then re-installing the audio driver and a quick reboot. But for some reason I had to reboot yet again to get the internet connection working again. This has happened to me a couple of times now. Also, when I try to adjust the Pulseaudio config under "other"in the audio config of Yast,it says it is not installed. When I try to install, it has a conflict with another program.
I tried this kernel released on Dec 21th. It makes my F14 constantly suddenly freeze in GUI with no keyboard/mouse response anymore before restart. Only thing to do in this situation is press power-off button and after restart I found no hint in logs.My laptop is thinkpad t400 and I think it's a very common installation.Now I revert to older kernel 18.104.22.168-64.fc14.i686 and it's works quite well.