Search results

  1. sedrosken

    No sound on ADI SoundMAX AC'97

    Drivers are installed correctly. No jumpers are set that would prevent it from working. Nothing is shorted out, to the best of my knowledge. It just quit working out of the blue one day. Stuff's plugged into the right port. Volume levels are fine. It's set as the default playback device. Yet...
  2. sedrosken

    Driver headache under Manjaro linux... (Arch base)

    So the nouveau drivers for my GT730 GPU don't work right, and don't work right on ANY linux distro, not just this one. Freeze up the system after so long in use, about an hour depending on what I'm doing. Last time I could fix the problem by removing nouveau and installing the proprietary nvidia...
  3. sedrosken

    98SE setup BSOD?

    On my recently-acquired Pentium II, I'm currently trying to set up Windows 98SE. :puke-l: The first phase of setup executes flawlessly, and then it boots from the hard drive. It BSOD's at about 46% when trying to initialize it's driver database, with an exception 0E at 0028:C0008997 in VxD ---...
  4. sedrosken

    What distro and why?

    For the Linux nerds among us, what distro are you using, and why do you feel that it was the best choice? I'm using Ubuntu MATE (though I have been known to use Arch and variants of Debian/Ubuntu/Mint in the past) because with an Ubuntu base things didn't take hours upon hours just to set up on...
  5. sedrosken

    question BIOS Update for Toshiba Satellite through Linux

    How do I go about it? I have the BIOS updater launcher running in WINE, and it asks me to choose between three options: 1.) Make a bootable floppy (won't work, BIOS is too large to fit and the launcher bombs out when trying to find a specific executable) 2.) Make a bootable CD-ROM (won't work...
  6. sedrosken

    No Shave November

    This is the first time November's rolled around that I can actually grow a beard, and as such I am participating in the event called "No Shave November." I shaved on Halloween night so I started this month with a clean state. At a little over a week into it I can say that I already have a decent...
  7. sedrosken

    Lumia 900

    I got ahold of my mom's old Nokia Lumia 900. It's old, but it works and does far more than my old phone. I'd prefer a newer Android handset but I'll take what I can get. I have to give credit where it's due. For the tiny amount of apps that run on the outdated Windows Phone 7.8 platform, they...
  8. sedrosken

    Turboboosted Turboboost?

    Conky on my Debian install reports my turbo-boosted clockspeed, Ubuntu doesn't. Also, my turboboosted clock speed on Debian is 2900 MHz. Normally it maxes out at 2400. How is this possible? Is it even possible? Is Conky lying to me? Under Ubuntu, Conky would always report my clockspeed when...
  9. sedrosken

    Hillbilly-ish Docking Station

    So for the past couple days I've plugged my SE198WFP monitor into the VGA port on my laptop, and because my wireless keyboard is "Unifying" (I can't believe it actually works...) I have it synced to the receiver that's plugged into my laptop as well. Then I close my laptop and shove it behind...
  10. sedrosken

    Storage Review?

    I was reading some old threads, and I saw Santilli mention that he "love[s] most of the people in storage review." This was in the thread "Is this forum going to last?" from 1-30-2002. What exactly is (or was) this Storage Review? Is it still around? Can anyone scrounge together some Wayback...
  11. sedrosken

    Show us your desktop!

    Your inscreen setup, physical desk setup, specs of your desktops, or some combination of the three. Whatever you feel like. Currently I am not at my desk, but I can show you my inscreen setup. Some places that are empty are like that because I haven't quite finished installing all of my...
  12. sedrosken

    Retrieving key from BIOS? (Win8.1)

    As some of you predicted, I have started to reformat my hard drive with a fresh copy of Windows 8.1. I'm doing it in BIOS mode so I don't have to deal with UEFI. However, I can't seem to grab my key from the BIOS. I've tried RW-Everything, going to the ACPI tab and all that. But it won't load...
  13. sedrosken

    (98SE) Windows Protection Error after Defrag

    I have 98SE installed on ye olde Pentium 4, and I had everything just about set up when I went to defrag... It told me that it encountered an error and to run a Thorough scan on ScanDisk. Okay, so I do that, and defrag again. This time, defrag completes without an issue. I reboot, and I get the...
  14. sedrosken

    What's the difference between BSD and Linux, really?

    I've heard BSD is what happens when programmers try to port Unix to x86, but that Linux is what happens when programmers try to write Unix for x86. I know that BSD is less modular than Linux, and is in general somewhat more difficult to use. Are there any real advantages to BSD? Linux's modular...
  15. sedrosken

    Ye Olde Pentium 4 is back from the dead...

    There were three screws in the case, shorting out the motherboard. Shook it out, put the board back in, and all is well. Currently putting NetBSD 6.1.4 on it.
  16. sedrosken

    Got a Latitude D610!

    From my grandma, who gave it to me because it was really slow. That and the fact that it was ~10 years old told her she needed to buy a new one. Apparently this model is notorious for having issues. The motherboard will occasionally get small cracks in it and cause severe instability. Which...
  17. sedrosken

    Sound under Ubuntu not working

    On my laptop, I now have a custom configured install of Ubuntu server with MATE and etc. Version is 14.04. I thought you guys could help me! I have the Alsa info right here: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=40b5d306a3a1c2da439fbd89526f2c6a910b31c2 and I have tried uninstalling alsa-base and...
  18. sedrosken

    Arch Linux...

    ...is one of the most difficult operating systems to set up and use in this day and age, period. But I did it. I won't lie, I had help from a tutorial, if that lessens the victory any. Installing everything had to be done through the CLI, and pacman saw a lot of use (and abuse). I had...
  19. sedrosken

    Early College!

    I applied, got accepted, did the testing, etc etc etc. I will actually technically be graduating high school a year later but with my associate's degree in hand. I did something called compass testing, maxed out the scale in english with a 99, did pretty good in pre-algebra with an 86, and...
  20. sedrosken

    TES3: Morrowind

    Any of you guys played it? It's from ~2002. Much more complex to play than Oblivion or Skyrim. Runs on a much more modest system too, but for the best quality you want something roundabout what you'd use for Oblivion. I used to not like it at all. It was slow, clunky, difficult, and a whole...
  21. sedrosken

    Retiring the AXP

    As I said in Goodbye Firefox, I will be retiring my Athlon XP 3000+ based desktop. I think I'll take the CPU out, maybe frame it and hang it on my wall. Like I should have done for my PIII, as it was the computer that taught me how to fix hardware. Humorously enough, I have never seen an...
  22. sedrosken

    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on Inspiron 1545, Round 2, FIGHT!

    So I just installed 8.1 Pro x64 this morning and only just finished getting all my stuff back to the way it was about an hour ago. I'm home from school (water heater came on way too late for me to get a shower at a decent time, and I hold myself to higher standards than some certain freshmen I...
  23. sedrosken

    Well isn's this just wonderful...

    We get back home and get all of a day before an F1 tornado rips through, cuts our power (with optimist estimates at around three days before its fixed, storm took down entire poles) and screws up our roof. Thank God for house insurance, if nothing else. We might not have school if it doesn't...
  24. sedrosken

    Just when I thought I was in the clear, this happens...

    My laptops HDD is dead. I've reseated connectors and I'm getting DRDY errors while booting. Spectacular.
  25. sedrosken

    Dropped my GTab in some water...

    So yeah. Yesterday = not a good day. Among other things this happened. I couldn't make it stop booting in safe mode. Everything else worked so I know it's still alive, however after I let it dry and turned it on again... it's in a bootloop right now and I can't make it stop so I think I'll just...
  26. sedrosken

    Weird centering issue with my AXP

    When I set the resolution lower than the monitor's optimal, 1440x900, the res will center in the screen with a border comprising of the unused pixels going around it. I can't find the option in my catalyst software to set it to stretch. I want to set it to 1280x768 so I can see it better. I...
  27. sedrosken

    Creepy games.

    I've seen games like Amnesia or Slender. Minecraft can even be scary. I mean, think about it. You're one human in a world where nearly everything is out to get you. Ambient sounds make you wonder whether you're really alone, even in peaceful mode. I got ahold of a PSX emulator the other day...
  28. sedrosken

    USB IBM Model M Keyboard

    For those of you who actually like your keys to click, here you go. A USB replica IBM Model M keyboard from Unicomp. Price is too steep for me but ya know whatever. They also make versions with Trackpoints, windows keys, etc etc. They can be ordered to be PS/2 or USB. Pretty snazzy if I do say...
  29. sedrosken

    Success!

    I just procured an ATi Radeon 9550 AGP for my AXP. Some research indicated that there are, in fact WDDM drivers for it! Dunno if I'm actually going to install 7 on it, but it's nice to know that I can if I want to.
  30. sedrosken

    Holy crap WattOS!

    It's in the vein of Xubuntu and Lubuntu in that it's a version of Ubuntu for low-end and/or older systems. WattOS though runs on far less (192 MB during install, less than 128 MB after) and is by far the most fully featured (including the option of three different shells, not unlike Mint). The...
  31. sedrosken

    Your opinions on "skinning?"

    What do you think about the more complex ones, ones that replace certain UI-specific system files? I installed a Windows 8 theme onto my laptop yesterday, and had to break out my Debian DVD so I could copy certain files that were in use while Windows was running. All in all the creator did a...
  32. sedrosken

    Use of IE ... today?

    Doesn't anyone else find themselves using IE more and more? In my experience, IE 11 is faster than Chrome because its hardware acceleration is enabled by default. I just switched over completely on my newly Windows 8.1-ified laptop. A note on that - - I, er, traded my Win 7 Home Premium key to...
  33. sedrosken

    storageforum App

    Would it be at all possible to develop an appear specifically for browsing storageforum at a greater speed and with more convenience than simply using one's web browser? Similar to Tapatalk for the android forums? Browsing speeds in Dolphin on my unlocked Illusion are... adequate... but I often...
  34. sedrosken

    Unreal Tournament ('99) issues?

    I installed UT99 on my AXP, its normal routine for my systems. It's GUI runs dreadfully slow, I can't even start a game. I can literally wait tens of seconds for the mouse to move. I could see this happening on a Pentium 133, but on an Athlon XP with a GeForce2 MX card that worked perfectly...
  35. sedrosken

    "New" drives...

    My 80 GB WD800 PATA HDD that is in my AXP has some interesting Power-on data. Granted, it has not been on for anywhere near as long as my 250 GB in my old Inspiron 530, but for a "new" drive (I bought it "New" from Amazon some 6 months ago). I have not by any means used that drive for 1015 days...
  36. sedrosken

    Expect some trolls

    Some people just saw me on here at school and decided they need to be on here too - - only not for any good reason. They're making accts as I speak. I'm sorry! I won't be on here at school again! I promise!
  37. sedrosken

    ISO PCI sound card and 2x1gb ddr400 dimm

    Same as title: I'm looking for some sort of PCI sound card and some ddr-400 ram, specifically in a 2 x 1 gb dimm set. My AXP has only 512 MB and its current onboard sound has died. I need this as cheap as possible.
  38. sedrosken

    Bad Caps on GX270

    I will say that I probably should've seen this coming, seeing as how it was sold right in that era of Dell computers being struck with bad caps. My board has a couple caps next to the processor corroded over, and one directly below it bulging. I should be thankful the board still boots. I'm...
  39. sedrosken

    Hypothetical New PC

    I originally mentioned this in my Windows 8 on early Pentium 4 topic but... How cheap do you think I could get an i3 based system for? I looked on Newegg... I'm actually leaning more toward an A8-5600K. Attractive price, considering my almost nonexistent budget. I don't currently have this...
  40. sedrosken

    CM9-CM11 builds for Samsung Illusion(SCH-i110)?

    Dad gave me his old SCH-i110 to play around with. Eyeballing it, it seems about as powerful as my GTab - - about 1/2 a gig of RAM, ARM v7... My tablet's iteration is clocked slightly higher (1000 MHz vs 800 MHz). My question is, does anyone know of a Cyanogen package for it? They both originally...
  41. sedrosken

    Windows 7 on i865?

    I got Windows 7 installed on my i865-based Optiplex GX270. Install was ugly (16 color VGA ahoy), res on install was huge (640 x 480 ahoy), but I found a Windows XP driver for it and installed it in compatibility mode, and it works. Still can't use aero, but nuts to that. On a Pentium 4 I'd just...
  42. sedrosken

    Microsoft Mice...

    Say what you want about Microsoft, about it's less than savory business practices and not listening to consumers and whatnot, but they make some damn good mice. I bought this mouse...
  43. sedrosken

    Performance options for Chrome!

    You guys probably already knew of this, but significant performance boosts can be gotten by enabling or disabling certain options in the chrome://flags section. It even works on Android! Of particular note are the "Override software rendering list," "GPU Accelerated SVG filters," "Disable...
  44. sedrosken

    Lubuntu or Mint support for old hardware

    I recently got a hold of a Dell Optiplex GX270, and although it is running XP quite happily, XP doesn't have a whole lot of life in it. Do Lubuntu or Mint support an Intel 82865G onboard gfx chipset and SoundMAX integrated audio? I want to dual boot, running XP for my games while running Lubuntu...
  45. sedrosken

    Got my OG Samsung GTab on ICS!

    I followed a guide somewhere on how to get a Samsung Galaxy Tab (which normally supports only up to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread) onto 4.0.3 ICS. Mic doesn't work, camera's a bit flaky but I don't use either of those anyway. Everything else works perfect, much smoother than on Gingerbread. It...
  46. sedrosken

    Getting an SSD!

    This is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-Adapter%C2%A0Solid-SV300S37A-60G/dp/B00A35X6GM/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1387852049&sr=1-1&keywords=solid+state+drive It's not the best but it's the best deal I could find for the money. Should work just dandy for me, net a decent...
  47. sedrosken

    Fastest feasible system for Windows 98se?

    There are people who torture Windows 98se by <a=href"http://www.winhistory.de/more/386/386vers.htm">forcing it to run on a 386SX</a>. I would like to do exactly the opposite. Let 98se live out it's golden years on a PC that, while far more than enough for it, would be just enough for 98se to...
  48. sedrosken

    Your first computer?

    Do you guys remember specific specs on your old computers? I remember some on mine, but they're kind of vague. Unknown NEC model Pentium MMX 200 MHz 8 MB EDO RAM Windows 95 That's all I remember/have been told about it. Considering I was 3 when Dad gave it to me... remembering even that much...
  49. sedrosken

    Wow.

    I only just now looked into F@H. How have I not heard of this before? I'll install the client when I get home - at school at the moment - but when I do, watch out. If I set up my P4 as a more or less dedicated folding machine (unless my main dies, I'm not going to be doing much else with it)...
  50. sedrosken

    Would you buy a vomit box if it came with decent hardware for a reasonable price?

    I think it'd be interesting to see what people think on this. Personally, I'd have to see just what hardware it's got. I dunno about an FM2 or Axx, I've never seen one in action, but if it was like a Pentium G or even a Celeron G or Core 2 Quad I'd jump on it for a decent price. Just about...
Top