Me and a friend recently reinstalled a crashing Windows XP minipc used as weather station with Ubuntu 13.10 server. Since Linux is normally better working than Windows we thought it could be a good move, also because from time to time XP had to be rebooted. We choose wview as management software, as it seems pretty popular.
Sadly the day after installation and configuration we found Ubuntu to be less reliable than before. Well, maybe it wasn’t a Linux fault, it’s probably just more sensitive to some hardware issues. The culprit was found to be EMI (ElectroMagnetic Interference). Syslog showed the following: Continue reading port 1 disabled by hub (EMI?), re-enabling and wview weather