USB external Harddisk hangs PC (1TB Western Digital Drive WDBAAU0010HBK )

Western Digital WDBAAU0010HBK at Linux-PC, if the User use a Linux PC the external
Drive is spin / powered down after some time, cause the Case of WDBAAU0010HBK is made to
save energy.

Bugfix: Send the drive back to reseller! an order Fujitsu Storagebird 1TB

– good big Pluggers (USB A+B , no bad Micro-USB-Pluggers)
– silent
– fast
– cool
– no energy saving mode

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx AMD64 Nvidia 195 Current freeze hang randomly

System: AMD Phenom X4 Geforce 7900 GTS or 8400GS Lucid Lynx AMD64

Problem: The current driver fails on some Systems with default kernel 2.6.32

– go
– download kernel images for your System and headers into a folder named kernel
– go into folder kernel with #cd kernel
– install pakets with #sudo dpkg -i *.deb
– reboot
– if Xserver fails select „start Xserver with low resolution“
– go Systemsettings/Hardware Drivers
– select Nvidia-Current install again
– reboot and test the System

Background: ACPI was renewed inside the kernel, cause at startup kernel echos
„ACPI: resource piix4_smbus [0xb00-0xb07] conflicts with ACPI region SOR1 [0x000b00-0x000b0f“ with 2.6.32

„ACPI: resource piix4_smbus [io 0x0b00-0x0b07] conflicts with ACPI region SOR1 [dma 2816-2831 pref disabled]“
(patched Kernel 2.6.34)