[nSLUG] Followup Re: X freeze etc. Thanks all.
aa030 at chebucto.ns.ca
Tue Jun 7 16:30:36 ADT 2005
On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 15:04 -0300, Mike Spencer wrote:
> That's a program that will re-write ROM with new bits or something
> like that, right? Not prying a chip out of a socket, right?
Well, their EEPROMs or is it EPROMs, but write bits indeed.
> Well, a quick google of Linux users' experience with BIOS upgrades
> reads like the Russian Roulette column from the "Deerhunter" sports
I'm getting update software from the manufacturer and installing
according to instructions, no big deal. Looking to see if you should,
that is the system admin task.
> So I think this is an instance of "If Ain't Broke (any longer), Don't
> Fix It".
More like it's broke but who cares. :-)
> FWIW, the motion detector program
> BTW, is there a conventional solution to the problem of running a
> computer in an elecrtonics-hostile environment?
... into a closed plastic box with
> an extra fan (or two) to push filtered air into it
that should be out of
> -- a positive pressure clean room in a basket, so to speak.
Positive pressure is exactly what you need, but it does not need to be
by very much. An intake feed from a clean source (a hose to outside)
into a sealed enclosure with an exhaust to the general environment
should do the job.
I have some 72-pin RAM I can part with.
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