Re: Can a program make computer hardware out of order?
From: Sheldon Simms (sheldonsimms_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 12:13:44 -0400
On Fri, 24 Oct 2003 16:09:42 +0200, Harald Grossauer wrote:
> cyberdude wrote:
>> Can a 'C' program for scientific calculation and running on Linux make
>> the computer crash or make the hardware faulty? Thank you in advance.
> If you understand german then you will find an interesting message on
> www.heise.de about Mandrake 9.2 "killing" optical drives from LG. I am sure
> there are other (english) sites reporting about this too.
Here's a rough translation:
Mandrake is warning against the use of Mandrake Linux 9.2 with optical
drives from the manufacturer LG, which are built into many computers
from Dell says Mandrake.
It seems that some Mandrake users have found out that their LG drive
became unusable after the installation of the OS and subsequent reboot.
Mandrake says the drives are "physically dead". The French Linux
distributor is looking for an explanation of this phenomenon and
wants to find a workaround as soon as possible. The only information
that the developers have gotten from LG is that their optical drives
have not been tested on Linux and are not supported on Linux.