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Recent X40 acpi suspend-to-memory issues with Debian [23 Mar 2005|12:35am]
After a recent apt-get upgrade in Debian unstable, suspend-to-memory became pretty unreliable. It works about 50% of the time, and the other 50%, it flips to the console, the sleep LED comes on, but then some vomitous kernel error pops up on the screen, and the system locks up (mostly).

I have been too lazy to copy the exact kernel error down by hand. There's a lot of little numbers there.

But, I noticed that the error had to do with a serial module. In my past wrestling with the IrDA setup trying to get it to work, I read some things about the X40 and serial port issues---something like the IrDA won't work unless some serial port module is compiled as a module and not into the kernel.

I remembered that one of the packages that had been updated recently was irda-utils.

So, I rmmod'ed all of the IrDA modules. Haven't had the kernel bug come up since. Guess that must be it.

This is with kernel 2.6.10.

EDIT: I rebooted today, and this time, instead of rmmod'ing all of the modules, I just stopped the irda-utils services with /etc/init.d/irda-utils stop. So far this also seems to be working.
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Rent me [23 Mar 2005|07:41pm]

This is a great ad for an apartment. If you can call it an apartment. From the sound of it, I'm not even sure this is a legal living space.

Via craigslist, of course.

(The first rule of renting-an-ugly-apartment-club is, you do not talk about renting-an-ugly-apartment-club.)

It's not the nicest apartment, but it **is** $575! No Fee!

Have you been looking at Boston housing prices, and noticing them being fantastically high? Well, they are! You get what you pay for in this sort of a market. This unit is most certainly not the nicest. It's not the biggest either, it's probably less than 8'x10'. There is NO kitchen, nor room for one. I don't think you could even have company over, it's a small, small room. But, if you want to save money, this is the place to go!

It has it's own entrance, it's own bathroom, and it's literally NEXT to the train, it's located in the 1700 block of Commonwealth Ave. Heat, hot water and electricity are included! There are even two windows, and the apartment has it's own bathroom. It's bleak, but not_ _incredibly bleak._ _This is the cheapest apartment you are going to find in the city, trust me I've checked.

It's **definitely not** real nice or anything, but this is the cheapest apartment.

It is right near Brookline, Cleveland Circle, and Brighton.

I'd love for you to call me about it to get it, but I'm going to set a few rules first, since this is just an outrageously priced apartment, and I'm going to get all kinds of crazy calls about it.

1. Only call if you're serious

2. Only call if you can move right in April 1st, and pay for the apartment (1st last security) upon seeing it

3. Don't try to say it's not nice when you see it, I just told you it's not nice. After this ad your expectations should be LOW.

4. Don't ask if I have any others I can show you in the price range/area/whatever, there aren't any. This is the only $575 studio in Brighton

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