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Re: newbie setting up for MSG

peterszoo2003 <peter@...>
 

update on my setup took a while to recieve the tellique software
then flu from boxing day so set up for MSG yesterday using a
p4 2.66GHz 533MHz fsb, 1Gb pc2700 ram.and a g4 128Mb graphics card
to lighten load on ram. Software xp pro using xrit2pic to
view the data and images as yet no lost segments.
My system runs no other software as yet other than the required, as
computer will not be used
to acess internet so will not as yet need anti virus or fire wall
protection and I removed windows messenger and the like so as there
is nothing running in the background, I know this is a minimal
system and I will give David Taylors software a try when funds
available to put more load on the processor to see how far I can
push it before lost segments apear.
So the 1 or 2 computer network question still not fully answered but
perhaps the answer may become clearerer for me at least.
thanks to all who replied to my previous postings.

Best regards and happy & prosperous new year, Peter.


Re: Snow in Scotland

nigel heasman <nigel_heasman@...>
 

Hi Ian,
any chance of posting one to the list files area, so
we can share it with you?
Hardly know what snow is, down here in Ipswich!!!!
regards
Nigel
--- Ian S Deans <ian@isdeans.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
---------------------------------
Today's HRV images show superb views of the snow cover
in northern Scotland.
The detail is really quite amazing when you consider
just how far north this
part of the country is.

Ian.


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Snow in Scotland

Ian S Deans <ian@...>
 

Today's HRV images show superb views of the snow cover in northern Scotland.
The detail is really quite amazing when you consider just how far north this
part of the country is.

Ian.


Re: Two PC's and MSG

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "Douglas Deans" <douglas@d...> wrote:

Any network problems please speak to David (<grin>).
Well, I was serious in suggesting a small write-up Douglas.

My experience here started with a thin-wire Ethernet system where
three PCs were strung together using 50-ohm cable, T-pieces and
terminators. It ran at all of 10Mb/s! Immediately more complex
than 2 PCs and a cross-over cable. Now I have 4 PCs and 4-port
router connected to the broadband, using 100Mb/s UTP cabling,
meaning I need to understand things like DHCP, multiple HOSTS files,
gateways etc.

I've never actually done a 2-PC with cross-over network, so your
much more recent experience may be a good guide to others.....

Cheers,
David.


Re: Two PC's and MSG

Douglas Deans <douglas@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Taylor" <david-taylor@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 4:30 PM
Subject: [MSG-1] Re: Two PC's and MSG


I have four PC's and I wish to network two from the following to
receive MSG.

1. 900MHz/256Mb Win98SE
2. 2GHz/512Mb Win98SE
3. 1GHz/768Mb Win98SE
4. 1.8GHz/512Mb XP Pro

I am not sure which to choose to get optimum performance. As you
can see three use Win98SE and one XP Pro.

Basil,
My opinion, for what it's worth, would be to use the lowest spec PC
for the Receiver PC (900Mhz 256MB), and replace the Win98 SE with
Windows 2000, or perhaps XP home. Doubtless someone here will say
they use Win98 SE without a problem...., you could start that way.
For processing, either the 1.8GHz or the 2GHz would be fine. I
would recommend more memory, and have a preference for the Windows
XP Pro system.
So you could be networked for the cost of a couple of networks cards
and cable (�20?), and have a couple of upgrades in mind for your
next birthday!
This is just a suggestions, and I would welcome other people's input
and advice.
Douglas Deans has done something similar, so perhaps he will write
up a brief note on how to network? <G>
Cheers,
David
Ah yes, David knows about my expertise and joy in networking !!!

Much depends, Basil, on how you use the other computers. I only have 2.
So I use the lowest spec (1200 AMD, 512 RAM) for Tellique only. The
receiving of the files is what you most want on a computer doing nothing
else. I then use my better spec. computer (2000 AMD, 1024Mb DDR RAM) for
processing and everything else. Works a treat with a just a few frustrating
moments at the end of each 15 min scan when everything is saving......but
nothing is ever lost.
I do agree with David that if you do other things as I do, particularly
regular GSS 4 work (animations etc) then a minimum of 1Gb of RAM is useful
for the processing/other jobs computer.
Indeed I am considering going up to 1.5Gb at the moment.

Whatever you do just having a networked computer solely for receiving the
MSG data will work very well. (processing and other jobs on another).
Let me just qualify my comments by saying that my experiences are only with
Windows XP Home on both computers.
Networking across different Operating systems might be a challenge but
that's coming from the chap who finds just thinking about it a challenge !
As David says, a couple of cards and a cross over cable for under �20 is
ideal and works extremely well.

Hope it goes well.
Any network problems please speak to David (<grin>).

Regards
Douglas.


Re: Two PC's and MSG

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

I have four PC's and I wish to network two from the following to
receive MSG.

1. 900MHz/256Mb Win98SE
2. 2GHz/512Mb Win98SE
3. 1GHz/768Mb Win98SE
4. 1.8GHz/512Mb XP Pro

I am not sure which to choose to get optimum performance. As you
can see three use Win98SE and one XP Pro.

Basil,

My opinion, for what it's worth, would be to use the lowest spec PC
for the Receiver PC (900Mhz 256MB), and replace the Win98 SE with
Windows 2000, or perhaps XP home. Doubtless someone here will say
they use Win98 SE without a problem...., you could start that way.

For processing, either the 1.8GHz or the 2GHz would be fine. I
would recommend more memory, and have a preference for the Windows
XP Pro system.

So you could be networked for the cost of a couple of networks cards
and cable (£20?), and have a couple of upgrades in mind for your
next birthday!

This is just a suggestions, and I would welcome other people's input
and advice.

Douglas Deans has done something similar, so perhaps he will write
up a brief note on how to network? <G>

Cheers,
David


Re: Two PC's and MSG

sbu979r
 

David,

Thank you for your prompt reply and suggestions.
Hey-ho here we go again, more upgrades. What a splendid idea David, thank
you.

Regards,

Basil Haigh Pritchard.


Re: Two PC's and MSG

sbu979r
 

David,

I have four PC's and I wish to network two from the following to receive MSG.

1. 900MHz/256Mb Win98SE
2. 2GHz/512Mb Win98SE
3. 1GHz/768Mb Win98SE
4. 1.8GHz/512Mb XP Pro

I am not sure which to choose to get optimum performance. As you can see
three use Win98SE and one XP Pro.

Regards,

Basil Haigh Pritchard


Re: Failed hack!

Roger Mawhinney <roger@...>
 

Thanks Alan
Should have picked up on that one. :-(
Roger

|-----Original Message-----
|From: Alan Sewards [mailto:alan.sewards@computer.org]
|Sent: 29 December 2003 19:29
|To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
|Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Failed hack!
|
|Roger,
| The delayed Write failure causes bad data to be written to
|all drives on the system, so once it happens you are dead in the water.
|
|Alan
|
|----- Original Message -----
|From: "Roger Mawhinney" <roger@mawhinney.uk.com>
|To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
|Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 6:19 PM
|Subject: RE: [MSG-1] Failed hack!
|
|
|> Alan
|> I can't understand why you had to format your D: drive. I
|set my systems
|up
|> with multiple partitions precisely for the reason that I can reload
|Windows
|> and programs on the C: (formatting if necessary), yet
|preserve data and
|> downloads on my other partitions.
|> Regards
|> Roger
|>
|> ... I only finally (I
|> |hope) cleared things up when I replaced the C: drive with
|> |another new one and reformatted the D: drive on another computer.
|> | Happy reception - Alan
|> |
|> |Alan Sewards
|> |email: alan.sewards@computer.org
|> |web site: http://asewards.free.fr
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Re: Is FSD still on?

Paul Telco <paul@...>
 

David,

Yes, that explains it, they're coming in nicely now.

Thanks,

Paul




--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "David Taylor" <david-taylor@b...>
wrote:
--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Telco" <paul@t...> wrote:
Hello,

For the first time in months I thought I would look at some FSD
images and found that I am no longer receiving them.
You will need to wait until about 90 minutes after the images are
made, so about 16:30 before you can expect the 15:00 images to
come
in.

Cheers,
David


Re: Failed hack!

Alan Sewards <alan.sewards@...>
 

Roger,
The delayed Write failure causes bad data to be written to all drives on
the system, so once it happens you are dead in the water.

Alan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Mawhinney" <roger@mawhinney.uk.com>
To: <MSG-1@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 6:19 PM
Subject: RE: [MSG-1] Failed hack!


Alan
I can't understand why you had to format your D: drive. I set my systems
up
with multiple partitions precisely for the reason that I can reload
Windows
and programs on the C: (formatting if necessary), yet preserve data and
downloads on my other partitions.
Regards
Roger

... I only finally (I
|hope) cleared things up when I replaced the C: drive with
|another new one and reformatted the D: drive on another computer.
| Happy reception - Alan
|
|Alan Sewards
|email: alan.sewards@computer.org
|web site: http://asewards.free.fr
|
|
|



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Re: Failed hack!

Roger Mawhinney <roger@...>
 

Alan
I can't understand why you had to format your D: drive. I set my systems up
with multiple partitions precisely for the reason that I can reload Windows
and programs on the C: (formatting if necessary), yet preserve data and
downloads on my other partitions.
Regards
Roger

... I only finally (I
|hope) cleared things up when I replaced the C: drive with
|another new one and reformatted the D: drive on another computer.
| Happy reception - Alan
|
|Alan Sewards
|email: alan.sewards@computer.org
|web site: http://asewards.free.fr
|
|
|


Re: Failed hack!

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

The items I changed were DisablePagingExecutive and
LargeSystemCache. Well, what a disaster!

No a good choice, Alan! Sorry to hear about the problem.

See:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=323608

"SYMPTOMS
Your computer may stop responding (hang) if you run Windows 2000
with the DisablePagingExecutive setting turned on.

"CAUSE
The problem occurs because memory management does not return the
resident available pages that are used by a driver when the driver
is unloaded from the session space. This causes Windows to act as if
it has no available physical memory.

"STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft
products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This
problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack
4."

-----------------------------

If you had installed the Command Console, you may have been able to
change the registry entry by booting to the "Windows Recovery
Console". It's available for Windows 2000 and XP. Might not work
if you have damaged the hard disk structure though.

Better luck next year!
David


Re: Two PC's and MSG

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "sbu979r" <basilhaigh@a...> wrote:

Hello,
For the reception of MSG using two PC's of different
specification,would it be better to place the hardware on the
slowest
machine and the software on the fastest, or vice versa?
I would be grateful for your suggestions.

Basil Pritchard
Reception needs about 500MHz/256MB, processing ideally 1GHz+ and
512MB-1GB. What spec is your slower PC?

David


Re: Is FSD still on?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

--- In MSG-1@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Telco" <paul@t...> wrote:
Hello,

For the first time in months I thought I would look at some FSD
images and found that I am no longer receiving them.
You will need to wait until about 90 minutes after the images are
made, so about 16:30 before you can expect the 15:00 images to come
in.

Cheers,
David


Two PC's and MSG

sbu979r
 

Hello,
For the reception of MSG using two PC's of different
specification,would it be better to place the hardware on the slowest
machine and the software on the fastest, or vice versa?
I would be grateful for your suggestions.

Basil Pritchard


Failed hack!

Alan Sewards <alan.sewards@...>
 

Hi folks,
Being very interested in what the Windows cache is up to, when I came
across a hack which was supposed to improve the performance of the cache and
I/O I thought I'd try it. It came from a respectable source. (David
recommended the LargeSystemCache one some months ago!) The items I changed
were DisablePagingExecutive and LargeSystemCache. Well, what a disaster! As
soon as I restarted the machine, I got Delayed Write Failure
messages continuously and never succeeded in rebooting. Using the WinXP
CDROM to repair the system did not work as the HD was obviously affected, I
got endless error messages, blue screens of death, the lot. In the end I had
to reformat the C: drive and re-install Windows XP a number of times (seven
in all!) and then reload all the software and configure it again - a real
chore which took up most of Sunday and Monday. I also lost all data on the
d: drive - two months of MSG-1 images! One positive side to
this was that I looked on the web for info on the Delayed Write Failure
phenomenon and there was lots. I found the registry hacks mentioned, but as
well Maxtor drives and ATI graphics cards were blamed. Microsoft even has
Notes on the subject, blaming it on the use of 40 wire cables on the IDE
drives, setting the UDMA too fast, or using write caching on the drives.
You really don't want to catch this problem, it is worse than any virus
as it means a re-install every time you boot up and get the bad messages, as
they mean the disk(s) is trashed. You can only make limited changes each
time, so it means a couple of hours goes with each iteration. I only finally
(I hope) cleared things up when I replaced the C: drive with another new one
and reformatted the D: drive on another computer.
Happy reception - Alan

Alan Sewards
email: alan.sewards@computer.org
web site: http://asewards.free.fr


Re: Is FSD still on?

James Brown
 

In message <bsphij+i4cm@eGroups.com>, Paul Telco <paul@telco.demon.co.uk> writes
Hello,

For the first time in months I thought I would look at some FSD
images and found that I am no longer receiving them.

I am still getting LRIT though and both LRIT and FSD are selected to
decode all channels from my MSGDataManager setup tab. Is FSD still
being disseminated by MSG-1? is it still PID 301 (Decimal) along
with LRIT?

Thanks,

Paul
Coming in fine here Paul - sorry to say for you!

James
--
James Brown


Re: Is FSD still on?

Nicola <scsebnic@...>
 

Hi Paul,

I'm receiving FSD regurarly, the PID is still 301.

Regards

Nicola

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Telco
To: MSG-1@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 4:34 PM
Subject: [MSG-1] Is FSD still on?


Hello,

For the first time in months I thought I would look at some FSD
images and found that I am no longer receiving them.

I am still getting LRIT though and both LRIT and FSD are selected to
decode all channels from my MSGDataManager setup tab. Is FSD still
being disseminated by MSG-1? is it still PID 301 (Decimal) along
with LRIT?

Thanks,

Paul





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Is FSD still on?

Paul Telco <paul@...>
 

Hello,

For the first time in months I thought I would look at some FSD
images and found that I am no longer receiving them.

I am still getting LRIT though and both LRIT and FSD are selected to
decode all channels from my MSGDataManager setup tab. Is FSD still
being disseminated by MSG-1? is it still PID 301 (Decimal) along
with LRIT?

Thanks,

Paul