[Beowulf] Fwd: removing X

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Mon Feb 9 02:07:34 EST 2009


On 8 Feb 2009, at 10:49 pm, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 08:00:59PM +0100, Francesco Pietra wrote:
>
>> Failure of one (or two) slot(s) of  kingston 400 DDR1 ECC on the
>> multisocket workstation prevents running startx, presumably by
>> corrupting files related to X.
>
> Well, another possiblity is that X is juts tripping over a real
> hardware problem that only shows up under stress.


>
> Debian packages must have some way of verifying that the files on disk
> match what's in the package. You could use that to detect actual disk
> corruption.

dpkg --audit

shows you packages which are partially installed, and offers remedies.

debsums

checks the MD5 sums of the file in the package

Tim


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