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MaximB
January 16th, 2007, 07:05 PM
if you shutdown your computer every day you probably don't have a hight uptime
but till now, what is your longest uptime ?
(this "competition is NOT opened for servers b/z they almost never got shutdown).

ok... so my current uptime is :

maxim@maxim:~$ uptime
20:02:00 up 8 days, 10:16, 2 users, load average: 1.95, 2.32, 1.98


what is yours ?

(to check your uptime just type "uptime" in the command line).

P.S
if you restart your computer WITHOUT shuttingdown your uptime is reset.

AlexC_
January 16th, 2007, 07:09 PM
usualy it's around the 9 hour range

kostkon
January 16th, 2007, 07:11 PM
My longest uptime was 10 days... :)

AlexC_
January 16th, 2007, 07:13 PM
actually, saying that my longest uptime was around 80 hours when I just left my PC rendering a walkthrough animation of a house in 3D for a college assignment/project. In total it was something like 54 hours of render time for 30 seconds of video!

MaximB
January 16th, 2007, 07:19 PM
AlexC - sorry that I'm off my topic but what programs did you use for your work (I'm a 3d graphics freak).

and can someone tell me what is "load average: 1.95, 2.32, 1.98" in the "uptime" means ?

jdhore
January 16th, 2007, 07:20 PM
my current uptime (my longest so far):

jd@jd-laptop:~$ uptime
13:17:33 up 7 days, 18:50, 2 users, load average: 0.47, 0.56, 0.87

i DO have a personal server in my house (using standard PC hardware, not server hardware) that i use as my FTP/HTTP/IRC/SSH/media server/full-home fileserver that's running FreeBSD 6.0 and the current uptime on that box is 211 days and counting. Also, my MythTV box running KnoppMyth has currently been up for about 120 days.

jdhore
January 16th, 2007, 07:21 PM
AlexC - sorry that I'm off my topic but what programs did you use for your work (I'm a 3d graphics freak).

and can someone tell me what is "load average: 1.95, 2.32, 1.98" in the "uptime" means ?

cpu usage at 1 minute ago, 5 minutes ago and 15 minutes ago

AlexC_
January 16th, 2007, 07:29 PM
AlexC - sorry that I'm off my topic but what programs did you use for your work (I'm a 3d graphics freak).

and can someone tell me what is "load average: 1.95, 2.32, 1.98" in the "uptime" means ?

I normally use 3DS Max which I use on Windows, and have been for around a year now, but I'm currently learning Maya (which I love!) and am using it on Ubuntu :-D It's one of the main reasons I started learning Maya, so I can be free of Windows (though I still use Windows for Photoshop)

KaroSHiv0n
January 16th, 2007, 07:30 PM
click (http://karoshi.endoshi.com/phone/04-02-06_1544.jpg)

that was about 2 weeks before it was rebooted to upgrade :)

yopnono
January 16th, 2007, 07:35 PM
Last time I rebooted was 2weeks ago. Was not needed but I did wanted to try something the required a reboot.

kuja
January 16th, 2007, 07:42 PM
My longest ever was a little over a month. My average is a week or two. My current uptime is really low because I've been doing some major repartitioning.

wert613
January 16th, 2007, 07:42 PM
i went to maine for a couple of weeks and left my compy on by accident...

thats around 16 days

jdhore
January 16th, 2007, 07:42 PM
click (http://karoshi.endoshi.com/phone/04-02-06_1544.jpg)

that was about 2 weeks before it was rebooted to upgrade :)

holy crap! what kind of box is that? ...i'm gonna guess a server from the really low load averages and the CLI display

Mr Wrath
January 16th, 2007, 07:46 PM
My highest uptime was 22+ days...would've been longer, but an ice storm took out the power sometime during this weekend. Running Ubuntu 6.06.

wert613
January 16th, 2007, 07:50 PM
13:49:23 up 1 day, 6:20, 2 users, load average: 0.85, 0.72, 0.65
this is my current uptime

Majlo
January 16th, 2007, 08:00 PM
mario@notebook:~$ uprecords
# Uptime | System Boot up
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
1 13 days, 22:29:53 | Linux 2.6.17-10-generic Sat Nov 25 11:13:27 2006
-> 2 10 days, 12:13:28 | Linux 2.6.17-10-generic Sat Jan 6 07:44:58 2007
3 7 days, 05:25:42 | Linux 2.6.17-10-generic Sat Dec 23 19:07:58 2006
4 3 days, 14:02:49 | Linux 2.6.17-10-generic Sun Dec 31 08:12:50 2006
5 2 days, 12:42:14 | Linux 2.6.17-10-generic Fri Nov 17 19:32:17 2006
6 2 days, 08:52:24 | Linux 2.6.17-10-generic Sat Dec 9 09:43:39 2006
7 1 day , 08:04:53 | Linux 2.6.17-10-generic Thu Nov 23 17:35:16 2006
8 1 day , 03:59:00 | Linux 2.6.17-10-generic Thu Jan 4 18:44:51 2007
9 1 day , 03:34:35 | Linux 2.6.17-10-generic Wed Nov 22 11:56:40 2006
10 1 day , 02:27:34 | Linux 2.6.17-10-generic Mon Dec 11 18:36:34 2006
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
no1 in 3 days, 10:16:26 | at Sat Jan 20 06:15:03 2007

I`m going to be number one in a 3 days ;-)

MaximB
January 16th, 2007, 08:17 PM
I normally use 3DS Max which I use on Windows, and have been for around a year now, but I'm currently learning Maya (which I love!) and am using it on Ubuntu :-D It's one of the main reasons I started learning Maya, so I can be free of Windows (though I still use Windows for Photoshop)

sorry to be off my topic AGAIN :-# but did you hear about the free open sourced GREAT program blender ? www.blender3d.org
you MUST check it out if you didn't already, and there is a new version coming up in a few weeks.
why use non free when you have all-in-one free 3d modeling, animation and game creation program that runs on Linux perfectly and natively ?

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back on topic.

and I thought my "uptime" was high...
but it's not fair , there is an update once a few months that asks for restart :mad:
that resets the uptime to neo :evil:

Niko38752
January 16th, 2007, 08:19 PM
From what I recall, about 50 days on my old comp (dapper with icewm) and 40 days on my current comp which runs dapper with gnome and ocassionally KDE.

AlexC_
January 16th, 2007, 08:26 PM
sorry to be off my topic AGAIN :-# but did you hear about the free open sourced GREAT program blender ? www.blender3d.org
you MUST check it out if you didn't already, and there is a new version coming up in a few weeks.
why use non free when you have all-in-one free 3d modeling, animation and game creation program that runs on Linux perfectly and natively ?

Yeah I've heard of and tried Blender. It is a good program but there are certain things that annoy me (mostly the interface), plus as a career I'd like to be a Lighting or Modeling Technical director working on feature films and Blender just isn't used at companies that work on feature films. I'd rather be learning the program that is mostly used for the job I want to get into. Blender is a great program, but it's just not for me ;)

Edit: Maya also works perfectly and has a native linux version.

MaximB
January 16th, 2007, 08:39 PM
I'm sorry to hear that AlexC, Blender is a VERY fast program, fast modeler and it's advancing in the fastest speed of them all, even now you have some features not available in the more popular programs, and soon in a few years it WILL be the most advanced program.
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back AGAIN on topic :

I wonder, do any of you have a high uptime with your Windows PC ???
(is it possible without updating and actually using it ?).

apfsdsdu
January 16th, 2007, 09:00 PM
My highest was 138 days on a Gentoo box. Currently 39 days and counting.

mips
January 16th, 2007, 09:17 PM
http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/today/top.avg.html

Sorry it's servers...

KaroSHiv0n
January 16th, 2007, 09:29 PM
holy crap! what kind of box is that? ...i'm gonna guess a server from the really low load averages and the CLI display

its an intel celeron D with 256mb of ram, at that time had ubuntu 5.10 and its primary use was as an eggdrop bot host, usenet downloader and file server, the cli was just a screensaver (which i LOVED but its dissapeared since 5.10 and i cant find a way to get it back :( )

Mateo
January 16th, 2007, 09:31 PM
just curious: why keep your computer on that long?

KaroSHiv0n
January 16th, 2007, 09:35 PM
why turn it off? stable os, no new hardware to be added, no reason to turn it off :)

MaximB
January 16th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Mips - they don't show Linux uptime there...
http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/accuracy.html#os
and they have other problems...
and I don't get the issue of OS and server... I mean it either a server or a regular "home" OS.

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why th high uptime you ask.
well...
1. it's not healthy to turn ON the PC several times a day (not to be turned on).
2. we are downloading and sharing stuff ;)
3. some of us have servers
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jdhore
January 16th, 2007, 09:51 PM
back AGAIN on topic :

I wonder, do any of you have a high uptime with your Windows PC ???
(is it possible without updating and actually using it ?).

the highest uptime i've EVER gotten on a Windows XP box is about 6 and a half days

KaroSHiv0n
January 16th, 2007, 10:18 PM
ive gotten 20 days out a windows box (by sheer accident) it was sat under my desk doing nothing, by the time i had discovered it was on, it had used its entire os drive (40 gig minus say 1 gig for windows) as virtual memory >_<

Mateo
January 16th, 2007, 11:13 PM
why turn it off? stable os, no new hardware to be added, no reason to turn it off :)

electric bill?

Koori23
January 16th, 2007, 11:26 PM
current uptime is 2 days, 5:41, 2 users, load average: 0.15, 0.15, 0.06. That's GNOME running but no other programs..

I tend to reboot every 8 days or so.. I really don't have a good reason for doing it.. I just do..

I did notice though, that Linux does work a bit better the more you keep it on.. That might just be me but, everything runs really fast after it's been on for a while.

Koori23
January 16th, 2007, 11:29 PM
electric bill?

Could be wrong, but computers are generally low electricity users. Besides that, it's actually less stressful for your hardware (mobo is kept a consistent temperature, Power Supply isn't stressed as much)..

Mateo
January 16th, 2007, 11:31 PM
Could be wrong, but computers are generally low electricity users. Besides that, it's actually less stressful for your hardware (mobo is kept a consistent temperature, Power Supply isn't stressed as much)..

use more electricity when they are on than when they are off, correct? ;)

Koori23
January 16th, 2007, 11:34 PM
use more electricity when they are on than when they are off, correct? ;)

Alrighty.. I see your point.. That statement doesn't make complete sense.. Ya got me.. As I re-read that, it doesn't even make sense to me now..

anyway, here's what I found out by a quick google search.. Perhaps this website will shut me up completely..

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question328.htm

Mateo
January 16th, 2007, 11:38 PM
Ouch, now I really don't want to keep my computer on after reading that article.

AndyW
January 16th, 2007, 11:58 PM
lol I just checked this windows pc I'm on and got this:


The date was wrong and then it fixed itself.

MaximB
January 17th, 2007, 09:12 AM
WOW - AndyW - do you actually USE it ? or is it just on all the time ?
I must say , you beat us all 2206 days ...

Canis familiaris
January 17th, 2007, 09:52 AM
Usually is 2-3 hours but my max went upto 11 hours

pmj
January 17th, 2007, 11:18 AM
My Windows 2000 desktop, back when I still used it, was up for over 6 months as most. Frankly, I don't see Ubuntu as any more stable than a well maintained Windows system. Well, as long as it likes your hardware and you don't install much software or security fixes, that is. :)

Right now, my uptimes are mostly hurt by loss of power and upgrades. Current uptime: 11:15:55 up 58 days, 7:16, 4 users, load average: 0.07, 0.10, 0.06

ice60
January 17th, 2007, 02:28 PM
and can someone tell me what is "load average: 1.95, 2.32, 1.98" in the "uptime" means ?i was reading about how load avaerage is different to CPU percentages the other day, i had to re-read the thing about 5 times because i wasn't concentrating very well :rolleyes: anyway, if you have one processor then a load average of 1 would mean your CPU is being used perfectly - no processes are waiting to use the processor and the processor is being used continuously without any delays. the same applies to a load average of 2 if you have 2 processors etc, etc anything over those numbers means instructions are having to wait to use the processor/s while other instructions are run.

KaroSHiv0n
January 17th, 2007, 06:17 PM
electric bill?

a pc running without a monitor (as that was almost always) costs pennies per day.

Mateo
January 17th, 2007, 06:32 PM
Did you read that article Koori23 found? It suggests otherwise.

iPower
January 17th, 2007, 07:07 PM
don't remember :-k

uptime now
19:07:12 up 4 days, 8:30, 2 users, load average: 1.45, 1.34, 1.28

EdThaSlayer
January 17th, 2007, 07:15 PM
I had mine on for around a week,until the cpu overheated and my computer got "stuck".Fan was a bit dusty...

My current uptime is:
21:12:42 up 1 day, 3:20, 2 users, load average: 2.45, 1.37, 0.75

KaroSHiv0n
January 17th, 2007, 07:50 PM
'wasted money' per year = 50, effect of chip creep= new mobo = more than 50. also, i run 6 pc's 24/7 and our electcity bill is only about 8 per month (about $15) more than when we only had one, allowing for inflation, thats not a significan rise.

Milos_SD
January 17th, 2007, 09:49 PM
My current uptime is:
21:46:13 up 8:32, 2 users, load average: 0.37, 0.72, 0.89

But, my longest uptime recorded by xlack script for xchat was: 1d 6h 20m 18s

Mateo
January 17th, 2007, 09:57 PM
'wasted money' per year = 50, effect of chip creep= new mobo = more than 50. also, i run 6 pc's 24/7 and our electcity bill is only about 8 per month (about $15) more than when we only had one, allowing for inflation, thats not a significan rise.

While I think there probably is some truth to the adage that turning on a computer is hard on the motherboard, I don't think it's a significant probably. In my 20+ years of computer use, I've never had a motherboard burn out. And as that article points out, televisions and other electronic devices survive much more frequent on/off changes and they are made of the same types of parts as computers. I have had a few TVs give out on me (though I wouldn't know if on/off played a part in that), but even that was very rare compared to the amount of TVs I just got tired of.

KaroSHiv0n
January 18th, 2007, 12:16 AM
While I think there probably is some truth to the adage that turning on a computer is hard on the motherboard, I don't think it's a significant probably. In my 20+ years of computer use, I've never had a motherboard burn out. And as that article points out, televisions and other electronic devices survive much more frequent on/off changes and they are made of the same types of parts as computers. I have had a few TVs give out on me (though I wouldn't know if on/off played a part in that), but even that was very rare compared to the amount of TVs I just got tired of.

fair enough, but the computers i learned on/used at college were old, and due to being near constantly re-booted we needed to fit at least one new mobo each lesson so im always v aware of the stress components feel.

AndyW
January 18th, 2007, 05:30 AM
if you keep your computer on 24/7 you might as well run Folding at home (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=102313)
here is a faq that might help if you have questions

Henry Rayker
January 18th, 2007, 05:33 AM
I had my Windows XP box up for almost a month and a half once.

Dale61
January 18th, 2007, 01:33 PM
My desktop never gets turned off (unless we lose power), but I would reboot into Winblow$ every 3-4 days for DVD archiving.

gunbladeiv
January 9th, 2008, 08:40 AM
my current uptime:
15:34:11 up 15:08, 4 users, load average: 0.18, 0.21, 0.16
This is for my lappy which run Gutsy Gibbon. Need to restart a few time cause i'm still in the process to make it stable.

My uptime for Sony Vaio runs FC4:
15:39:51 up 478 day, 8:11 , 2 users, load average: 0.46, 0.98, 0.23
FC4 running for my web server which i didnt use at all. Just let it do whatever it wants. haha..

hyper_ch
January 9th, 2008, 08:47 AM
I had once over 3 months.

hhhhhx
January 9th, 2008, 09:54 AM
00:53:14 up 3:24, 2 users, load average: 0.60, 0.64, 0.61

-- i use a laptop:lolflag:

other guy
January 9th, 2008, 10:05 AM
I just rebooted. So,about 2 hours. This is not a server.

Usually I pay no mind to if it is left on and for how long. For months at a time usually. The monitor and speakers go off unless I need them.

Other machines in the home are usually left off until needed. Since this one is always ready for use, at any time.

It only costs me around $6 a month to run it 24/7. Varied use levels and use times. I will gladly take the small hit on the electric bill. Having it ready and not waiting for the boot. It matches my "always on internet."

1 minute boot times(at least). Calculated for the month= 30 minutes of lost time each month(at least.) I save money and time leaving it on.

MaximB
January 9th, 2008, 10:36 AM
From bash.org :

<matt____> hey guys is there a way to patch an older redhat server??
<matt____> Linux devcvs 2.2.16-22 #1 Tue Aug 22 16:49:06 EDT 2000 i686 unknown
<Evolution> holy hell
<Evolution> 2.2.16?
<Evolution> just out of curiosity, what's the uptime on that antique?
<matt____> devnu11:18am up 2287 days, 2:52, 25 users, load average: 1.76, 1.26, 0.70
<Zathrus> gods
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Gigamo
January 9th, 2008, 11:33 AM
18d 5h on my Windows XP gaming box :D. About 3 days on linux.

Akkeasd
January 9th, 2008, 11:39 AM
1 month, and couple days on Linux. :)


With Windows maybe 2 weeks. :D

tehet
January 9th, 2008, 12:39 PM
From bash.org :

<matt____> hey guys is there a way to patch an older redhat server??
<matt____> Linux devcvs 2.2.16-22 #1 Tue Aug 22 16:49:06 EDT 2000 i686 unknown
<Evolution> holy hell
<Evolution> 2.2.16?
<Evolution> just out of curiosity, what's the uptime on that antique?
<matt____> devnu11:18am up 2287 days, 2:52, 25 users, load average: 1.76, 1.26, 0.70
<Zathrus> gods
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:lolflag:

cb951303
January 9th, 2008, 01:05 PM
a pc running without a monitor (as that was almost always) costs pennies per day.

actually if you use an LCD screen even your CPU has more wattage ;)

MaximB
January 9th, 2008, 01:07 PM
it's 6.352777778 YEARS !

kamaboko
January 9th, 2008, 01:29 PM
A couple of years ago I had to make a survey of all of our servers or desktops providing services on the company network. I found an old HP desktop with Windows 95 on it running a service (though I can't recall the specific service at this moment). Turns out this thing was on for just over eight years and it was still doing its job! It was tucked in a corner along with a few other HP desktops covered in dust and obviously forgotten over time.

inversekinetix
January 10th, 2008, 01:29 AM
7 months on win2k

Flying caveman
January 10th, 2008, 05:12 AM
sherman@magic-pornbox:~$ uptime
20:11:28 up 32 days, 22:34, 2 users, load average: 1.70, 1.49, 1.31
sherman@magic-pornbox:~$


thats my laptop. I had to shut down the desktops because the power went out a few times during a recent storm. I'm wondering why i have my UPS hooked up to a computer that isn't being used right now.

sujoy
January 10th, 2008, 05:58 AM
on an average its 2 days max for my laptop and hardly 8-9 hrs for the desktop.

amadeus266
January 10th, 2008, 06:07 AM
My PC has problems when it starts cold so I never shut it off if I don't have to, therefor, my longest uptime was however long it was between Fiesty kernel updates. (Now on Gutsy, last shutdown was 5 days ago when a major storm went through)

bufsabre666
January 10th, 2008, 06:13 AM
2 months under xp

4 months under feisty

hellion0
January 10th, 2008, 06:14 AM
23:11:32 up 17 days, 23:38, 5 users, load average: 0.36, 0.44, 0.26

Power outage 2 1/2 weeks ago shut down all of my machines.

-grubby
January 10th, 2008, 06:35 AM
my longest uptime was 9 days. Than a power outage occured :(