Archives for: May 2009, 23

05/23/09

  04:38:00 pm, by The Dreamer   , 217 words  
Categories: Hardware, Software, Computer, Ubuntu

Upgraded Lenovo 3000 v200 to 4GB

Now the reason I was on TigerDirect in the first place. I was ordering upgrade memory to take the Lenovo 3000 v200 that I had gotten from them from its stock 2GB to 4GB (max).

It had said that the 32-bit Vista on the machine wasn't going to see it all, but I blew that away immediately...so I didn't care.

I probably should've shutdown down (turned off) laptop before I swapped the memory...instead of doing it while it was in its suspended state. But, I had a brain fart.

Booting up, I saw that it was 4GB in the BIOS...but then only 3GB in Ubuntu. After a quick search, I found that the desktop kernel is config'd that way. And, the solution was to install the server kernel.

I did that, and now it sees all 4GB. I had gone 32-bit because of certain repos...namely Boxee....didn't support 64-bit.

After booting up, I tested a few key apps to make sure there wasn't any issue in the installing the server kernel. Namely, VirtualBox (booting my XP VM), Boxee (clicked the wrong shortcut), Skype+Webcam (sudo modprobe gspca_m5602 and then starting skype with the v4lcompat1.so PRELOAD). And, then confirm that it'll suspend when I close the lid, and resume when I open it.

Now off to stir up some other trouble....

  03:56:32 pm, by The Dreamer   , 352 words  
Categories: Computer, Networking, WiFi

TRENDnet TEG-S50TXE 10/100/1000Mbps 5-Port Copper Gigabit Switch - Recertified

Link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4603166&CatId=2796

I bought my first gigabit switch. It replaces the 5-port Trendnet 10/100 switch at the end of my Livingroom run.

At that end is one of the computers that I own that has a gigabit network card. The circa 1993 Dell Desktop that is currently my main home computer.

iperf from one end to the other end of my network shows no difference in speed. Of course, I wasn't really expecting to see any improvement. Though it was good to see what I was getting full speed and that it didn't degrade my speed.

The only other computer I currently have that has gigabit is/was the computer at the far end that I was iperf'ng with.

There's a plan to gradually add other gigabit switches to my home network (3 more), before I can finally see what gigabit between two computers is like.

The reason I got this switch, was that I was ordering some stuff from TigerDirect and needed some padding to get cheaper shipping. And, the old 5-port switch had one bad port on it, which was causing me some inconvenience. A switch with more ports might have been handy here since now I have no open ports at this position.

Hmmm, does the work MacBookPro do gigabit? Didn't bring that home, might be something to check out someday....

Not sure what's next on the upgrade plan. Need at least a 4 port in the closet and an 8-port for the other end of my home network (well, at a 7-port). The plan is for a Airport Extreme to go on the HomeTheater stack. Though while there's no Gigabit stuff there now, the going with an Extreme there does limit things...since whatever I put at this location, I would need at least 3 wired ports (one to the 'network' closet, one to my living room computer setup, and one to the Linksys Router or the 16-port TrendNet switch that links Cable Modem into my home network and feeds all the HomeTheater stuff.) Though there is one network run that has nothing attached now, but eventually will. So another small switch might go here interim....

:hmm:

Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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