my trashed hard drive. :( :( :(

my trashed hard drive. :( :( :(

Post by jgiff.. » Thu, 11 Jun 1992 13:13:03

Well, I have been having spurious problems with various programs, and I finally
tracked it down.  While trying to do a grep, the hd kept giving errors. :(
I look inside the machine and saw a sticker laying on the bottom of the case.
it says: seagate, warranty void if removed    or something to that effect.
I immediately removed my harddrive and checked it, and sure enough, the sticker
was from it.  The heat generated by the drive caused the sticky part of the sticker
to come loose.  :(  This sticker is VERY IMPORTANT, as it covers a hole in
the harddrive through wich you can see the platters.  :(
I immediately replaced the sticker, and taped it on, but the damage is done. :(
the culprit drive: st-3120A 106MB IDE 1" high drive.  Unfortunately, the
problem voided the warranty.  I don't have a receipt for this drive anywhere.
It is still working, but I don't trust it anymore.  does anyone know if I
can either make seagate replace, or repair the drive? It is less than a year
old.(this model drive is only out about 8 months)

Any help is MUCH appreciated.  Thanks,
Jim Gifford


1. Talk refused to talk:(:(:(:(

Hello there people:)...
  I had linux kernel 1.2.8 installed in my system. I have a SLIP/PPP
connection using either dip (for SLIP) or pppd/chat (for PPP).
  Now, Most of my network stuff are working fine without any problem at all
except talk. Talk works fine for local chatting. No problem at all. The
problem is when ever I call out to other machine (using the SLIP/PPP line),
nothing has ever happen. It got as far as Checking invitation stuff. Never
  Just out of curiosity I ran netstate to check the udp connection whenever
I have talk running. Running locally (talk that is) I got output as follow:

Active Internet connections
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address          Foreign Address        (State)
udp        0      0 lucifer.newpaltz.:1328 *:*                    

Which I presumed opened by talk (only one here because the other side hadn't
responded to the call yet).  I also get the same thing whenever I call
someone outside my system to talk. Of course, it never got to the other
system (I was waiting on the other system using telnet for the talk request,
never got there. And I had made sure that mesg was y).

Now when I call *IN* from other system (telnet to another system and run
talk over there to my system), I have (on my system) output as follow:

Active Internet connections
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address          Foreign Address        (State)

And also from netstat -a, I could find talk/ntalk were still listening.
Seems to me the call from outside didn't get through.

Now, since I haven't done anything to configure talk specifically, is there
anything I have to do to make this connection possible. Since I can't talk
to outside nor can I receive talk request from other hosts, I'm under the
assumption that my talk program somehow is not configured properly.

Any configuration file I have to check?
man, faq, howto, etc to refer to this kind of error?
May be replace my talk/ntalk/talkd/ntalkd with something else and where to
find it/them?
Does it depend on something in the kernel that I have to enable during the
compile time?
Wrong version altogether with the kernel?
Is it possible that talk needs long time to make the connection? (None of my
other stuff that I know of behave like this).
May be my inetd is broken?
If so, how do I check for it?
And where to find the latest version of it?

And while I'm at it, what's the latest version of talk?
Where to find it?
Is there a better chatting program that's backward compatible with talk?
Meaning that the program has more features than talk but at the same time
can be used to communicate with other regular talk program whenever the
program is not available on the other host.

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