Unemployment on the Rescue List? (was RE: [rescue] FS: SGI

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Mon Sep 29 17:15:52 CDT 2003

On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 01:13:23PM -0700, Devin L. Ganger wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 11:05:02PM -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 wrote:
> > XP sort of works, if you throw a 2GHz box at it and reboot it whenever
> > it screws up its DHCP lease.  Of course in rebooting it shows its
> > Windows heritage.
> Why do you need to reboot XP just to fix a hosed DHCP lease?  If ipconfig
> /release and /renew don't fix the problem, disabling the interface and
> re-enabling almost certainly will.  (Which reminds me; I need to figure out
> how to do that last programmatically.)

I did try that first, you know.  But rebooting is what really fixed
the behavior I was seeing.  It could possibly have been related to the
splendiferously crapulous Outlook POP3 client.
> laptop is XP -- I don't have a choice.  Other than one hardware issue (a
> flaky mainboard -- IBM T30s have been having lots of production problems)
> and a couple of issues with beta software (again, a necessity of my job),
> it's been just as reliable as anything else I've worked on.  About the
> only time I have to reboot it is when applying patches.

XP has not been too bad so far.  This client is helping to pay my
bills, so I won't curse it ... yet.

And let's be honest: sometimes the apps are horrendously designed and
poorly QA'ed.  That is not the OS' fault.


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