[sclug] Victim of unprovoked power pailures

Patrick patrick at kirks.net
Fri Dec 16 16:51:16 UTC 2005

I'll have a stab at it tonight.  I have no idea how to use dpkg any more 
so will try the md5sum -c /var/lib/dpkg/info/coreutils.md5sums command 
and see if it makes any sense.

It may be that a simple format and reinstall isthe best option.

Thanks all.


Bob Franklin wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Dec 2005, Patrick wrote:
>> Last night there was a power failure in Earley whcih lasted over an 
>> hour and when i got up this morning, it wasn't working right. ...
> As an aside, I'm sure power cuts are becoming much more frequent than 
> they used to be 20 years or so ago.
> I got fed up of them and bought a UPS about 2.5 years ago.  Only problem 
> was I found the batteries were duff recently; although the UPS checks 
> them every 14 days, these had a weird problem where they worked 
> perfectly for about a minute, then conked out.  Goes to show you have to 
> properly test them, every so often.
> [As another aside, the UPS logs the voltage on the incoming supply every 
> few minutes - it's amazing how much variation there is -- I've had up to 
> 257VAC!]
>   - Bob

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