Kernel hell

Ever since I finally installed Kubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx I have had kernel crashes at least once a day, sometimes up to ten times a day. It’s very frustrating and effectively breaks your workflow to put it mildly. I could easily come up with other, more harsh ways to describe the situation ;-)

I have tried a variety of different kernels:

  • 2.6.35-020635rc1-generic
  • 2.6.34-020634-generic
  • 2.6.32-23-generic
  • 2.6.32-22-generic
  • 2.6.32-22-generic
  • 2.6.32-21-generic

Some I can (sometimes) boot and let me work for 0-20 hours, others never reaches the login screen or goes into an infinite reboot loop.

If anyone experience the same or similar the relevant bug report is at https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/585734 and it doesn’t look promising. So now I have come to the conclusion that I need to install a pre-Lucid kernel and see if I can get it running. It will probably degrade X performance (if it even runs) and crash other applications but I’d rather live with that than having to reboot all the time.

Is it at all a viable solution to install a pre-Lucid kernel and if so how should it be done. What about graphic drivers (aren’t they somehow partly kernel modules now?).

Terms I hate – part I

NDA – Non Disclosure Agreement

An agreement is always good. It’s nice to agree about something. But what I hate is double negations and what I hate even more is triple negations.

  1. Closure Agreement: You agree to keep the lid closed about a topic/case/job – whatever.
  2. Disclosure Agreement: Hey – let’s tell everyone about it.
  3. Non Disclosure Agreement: Eh – I changed my mind. Shut up about it.

What’s going on…

Well, yes I got this blog so I thought I ought to write something. Last week I started working out at a local gym. Actually I was sent there by the municipal authorities because I’m unemployed, and in Denmark you have to be "activated" when you’re unemployed, or you won’t get any money. It’s OK to go to the gym. I’ve never really liked these fitness centers with all the beefed up types, but this one is kinda relaxed. And it’s good for me too. Haven’t made anything physical for like 7 or 8 years and my computer is on the coffee table so I have no muscles and my shoulders and neck hurt like hell.

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