Peruzzi's Posts

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I've worked in the Unix environment since about 1990, but for me Unix has always been just a means to get to electronic design (EDA)  tools such as provided by Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Spice etc.  I... See more...
I've worked in the Unix environment since about 1990, but for me Unix has always been just a means to get to electronic design (EDA)  tools such as provided by Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Spice etc.  I'm not a gamer or computer hobby-ist but I do write code in C, make or perl to do my work. After losing my job last year, I've hung out my shingle as an independent consultant.  While on a contract, all is well.  I use my client's Unix environment whether on site or working remotely from a PC in my home office. When I'm between clients, like right now, I'm wishing I had access to public domain EDA tools so I could do some experimental work as background for technical papers or presentations. Which means Linux. I use my XP PC for book-keeping, creating presentations and documents, email and internet.  Here are my questions: Is it advisable to run Linux on the same PC without risking the business applications and documents on the XP side? Would it be better to put the Linux operating system and tools on an external disk drive or on a separate, dedicated PC? I appreciate your advice.  Thank you, Bob P.  
Most of the time my A940 prints ok. About one in four print jobs, it doesn't print. * There is no error message. * The print job can't be deleted. * Additional print jobs can be added and deleted ... See more...
Most of the time my A940 prints ok. About one in four print jobs, it doesn't print. * There is no error message. * The print job can't be deleted. * Additional print jobs can be added and deleted but they don't print. * If I reboot, then the hung job prints as soon as the computer starts. * If I delete the hung print job, then upon reboot the job does delete. * Deleting and reloading the printer driver from the CD did not help. * Downloading and executing I5100A26.EXE (as suggested by tech support) did not help. * Swapping USB ports such that printer connects directly to the computer rather than through a port replicator did not help. Is this a hardware problem such that the printer needs to be replaced? Thanks, Robert Peruzzi