Engineers at HP have been having these wonderful ideas in hope of saving space (I guess). On some of their netbooks, in particular the a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Mini_1000Mini 1000/a, there is only one 3.5mm port to be used for both the microphone and headphones.br /br /I needed to tests this system in order to confirm the status of bug a href=https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/532958#532958/a.
I got an ATI card for building my last box, would have prefered a Nvidia one, but got a good deal on this card. Overall it's been a good investment, but the situation is slipping down. There have been more and more driver updates lately and now it's getting desperate. I rarely play these days, but all the time I tried in the past months, lots of games were crashing in various ways. Hoping to get these problems resolved, today I tried to install the new Catalyst 9.12 driver, but the installer fails, it simply vanish while using 10% of the processor!
Wow. BIG Fail for the IBM xSeries X306. Its hard drive setup is the worst I've seen in a long, long time.
Trying to kickstart an old X306 we had, to still use good-ish hardware for stuff that can make use of it. At first, it doesn't detect the disks... Me and Michel are all "what the hell could be wrong with this system?".
Looking through the ventilation holes, I see a little sticker that essentially says "do not pull without disconnecting inside" in some weird (and pretty bad, actually) translation by one of our coworkers.