If your audio is not working and you got this in your syslog:
pulseaudio: [pulseaudio] sink-input.c: Failed to create sink input: too many inputs per sink.
The issue is generally caused by too many audio inputs, or in other words you have too many applications that are hooked into pulseaudio.
An easy and notorious offender is by having dozens of Firefox browser tabs open.
Close all of your Firefox and the problem will........
sudo mount -a
Unable to find suitable address.
[35758.706993] CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation.
[35758.707247] CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -111
[35795.476160] CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation.
[35795.476346] CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -111
When the above happens "Unable eto find suitable address" it usually means the smb nam........
Here's a proven example of what a bad hard drive can do, it was technically functioning OKin a RAID array but the system became extremely low and the load become high and IOWAIT was even higher and I always thought it was a bad application. The truth is that this failing 1TBHitachi has slowly gotten worse and caused huge slowdowns, (eg. 100% load on Thunderbird waiting for e-mails to load etc..). After swapping it out, tabs change instantly, emails are not lagged, and........
I've used rsync again for this because I found it very simple, I've only excluded the Cache directory since it's not necessary and could be several GB in size.
rsync -Phaz --exclude=Cache/* email@example.com:/home/user/.mozilla/firefox/profile.default/* /home/user/.mozilla/firefox/ec1n9opl.default/
This is a great way once again to get going how you were on the old/remote computer fairly quickly. It even restores all of your history in........
After about 15 tabs I believe, they become hidden on the right side and are accessible only by furiously clicking the "right arrow" and even then it takes forever and honestly this hidden tab feature seems to slow down everything.
If you enter "about:config" in your browser without the quotes just set this value to get rid of this annoying (one of many new) feature from Firefox (set it to false and restart your browser):
I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 with Asus NVIDIA GT430
2.6.35-32-generic-pae #65-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 24 14:06:16 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux
Nvidia binary driver: 260.19.06
The screen sometimes completely freezes and locks up or everything starts going very slow:
[1903398.100007] NVRM: os_schedule: Attempted to yield the CPU while in atomic or interrupt context
[1903402.373210] NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 53, CMDre 00000000 00000080 00000000 00000005 00........
yum exits in the middle
The problem is this VPS seems to be an OpenVZ template from HyperVM. The only way to make it work was to disable i386 packages since this was an x64 kernel. That shouldn't be necessary but it was the only way to make yum stop quitting after the first package or two. I couldn't find any issue by checking the logs either.
echo y|yum install vim-minimal telnet expect jwhois net-tools slocate iptables elinks gawk