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Fix for slow performance of WD15EARS WD10EARS WD20EARS

March 29th, 2010

Long story short – need to create partition which starts from sector dividable by 8 – 48,56,64 etc.

Here is linux how-to:

# parted /dev/sdX
# Set units to sectors (in this case 512B):
(parted) unit s

(parted) rm
Partition number? 1

(parted) print
Model: ATA WDC WD10EARS-00Y (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 1953525168s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags

(parted) mkpart
Partition name? []?
File system type? [ext2]?
Start? 64
End? -1
Warning: You requested a partition from 64s to 1953525134s.
The closest location we can manage is 64s to 1953525071s.
Is this still acceptable to you?
Yes/No? Yes

(parted) print
Model: ATA WDC WD15EARS-00Z (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 1953525168s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: gpt

Number Start End Size File system Name Flags
1 64s 1953525134s 1953525071s

(parted) quit
Information: You may need to update /etc/fstab.

Original – http://community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop/Problem-with-WD-Advanced-Format-drive-in-LINUX-WD15EARS/td-p/6395

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Fix for contacts problem in Pidgin for Sametime client on Linux

March 2nd, 2010

If your Sametime contacts appear/update slowly in Pidgin you probably need to update sametime library.

Christoph Lukas has compiled patched sametime library which can be found here:

https://launchpad.net/~christoph-lukas/+archive/other/+packages

Direct link to 32-bit .deb package
Direct link to 64-bit .deb package

Exit Pidgin and replace existing library. I replaced the symbolic link and left original library in /usr/lib

ar vx libmeanwhile1_1.0.2-3*
tar xvfz data.tar.gz
sudo cp usr/lib/libmeanwhile.so.1.0.2 /usr/lib/libmeanwhile.so.1.o.2.patched
sudo ln -fs /usr/lib/libmeanwhile.so.1.o.2.patched /usr/lib/libmeanwhile.so.1

Start pidgin and your sametime should be fixed now

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