You're dropping me!
paulgrogers at fastmail.fm
Sun Dec 23 13:51:29 PST 2012
On Sun, Dec 23, 2012, at 11:23 AM, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> You didn't say whether you were using ftp or http in your message.
> Firefox supports both.
No, I didn't. I was expecting this mailing list to get to someone who
had an idea how the site configuration was set up, for whom dropping a
slow connection might ring a bell. Also that being dropped in a 5MB
download of xorg-server meant it was a source download. One might have
thought also that
was the most likely place one would have found for the download.
> For what it's worth, in the past I (and others) have measured the
> difference this made; there appeared to be an interaction with rouers
> although I don't know if this is still true.
A "slow ping" is going to keep something up better than wget hammering
for packet after packet? That is very strange indeed!
> There's a patch here
> http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2010-July/011317.html that may
> be relevant, although without more information about the actual error
> it's hard to know.
I've tried that. It's in libpciaccess-0.11.0, IIRC. No joy! Come to
that, I expect trying xorg-server-1.7.7 won't do any good either.
Currently I've got something going on the BLFS-support mailing list--I
figured somebody there might have hit it because I'm using their list of
package versions for a 7.5 install.
> > > Or ask someone to send you the source on CD.
> > Or I could ask Santa Claus to bring it to me.
> > How does this fix the problem of getting dropped?
> I don't have enough information to address that problem beyond giving
> you some suggestions that may help, which I have done.
You missed one, BTW. You might have suggested I put a thumbdrive in my
pocket and drive the 11 miles to the PSU campus and see if anybody's
there the weekend before Xmas!
> Fun - no. You'd be surprised how many people don't realise that their
> local library offers free network access and computer facilities. You
> didn't mention whether you were trying to install on a laptop or
> desktop or something else.
As it happens mine does, but it's hardly universal in the USA, which is
where I am, but needn't have been to have asked about being dropped.
> Firefox handles multiple protocols, and if you want someone to
> investigate 'being dropped" you'd have to give the exact URL and the
> time, or find someone e.g. on an IRC channel to help you by watching
> the log to see if there's an error on the server.
No, I think I'd have to reach someone familiar with the site
configuration. I got here as the site's suggestion for joining a
mailing list, but it's probably not the best of the 50+ freedesktop
seems to support.
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