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General Support / Re: Network slowdown/crash when laptop connects
« on: October 14, 2017, 11:13:13 PM »
Is it possible that when you installed Mate it grabbed something like conn-manager and/or pulled in some other gnome dependencies?  Because the laptop increases the chances of this happening.  Some config file somewhere got changed to reflect/refer/link the Mate system files? It will have to be blamed on Mate! :D  I dunno somewhere-else to look maybe?  If so and you can figure out what services/systemd is calling (because of Mate of course! :D ) then maybe I might know some wireless ways to get you back going.  Then again, I do have a lot of garage time in...  ???

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: October 2017 Screenshot thread
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:43:15 PM »
 8) No disloyalty here, just messing around with the Arch partition with the updated awesome wm.  Pretty nice bling for tiling.  Just when I thought I was out (of tiling again), "They Pull Me Back In!"   :'(



 ??? When you add in tmux to the mix, wow, you can get really lost in what you've opened...   ???

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My first guess would be that I'm getting routed through the Charlotte-Washington DC-NYC urban corridor.

Is nixnut actually hosted in Maine?

No.  I'm told by them (IcdSoft located in Hong Kong) that the server is physically located somewhere in Boston MA. (actually a suburb called Waltham?) It's supposed to be pretty secure and should be serving those ISO's up at a pretty snappy  ??? uhhhhh  ???, I'm not sure exactly how fast.  I've been with them since about '07 or '08.  ;D It is their "Business Plan" account.  I started with a "Personal Plan" account, but there just wasn't the space. (1Gb) Also the 1TB of space and all the extra security features make the biz account way more sensible for the money.  Anybody decides to get their 'server' there should let me know first so I get a discount/referral break. Taint cheap!  And as an added plug for them, I've NEVER been down, and have always had support in less than 10 minutes.  (all trivial issues that they were happy and quick to fix!!)  I've also NEVER lost any data, and as far as I know and can tell NEVER been breached...
MOF it is pretty much like having an extra 1TB hdd for my personal cloud!  :D
I get (here at home in Presque Isle, Maine) on average about 6.4MB/sec when grabbing the ISO's.  I can UL to nixnut at 2.0MB/sec which is the upper limit of my home connection.
I actually have computers here at home hooked up that are slower than the internet connection!  8)

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: October 2017 Screenshot thread
« on: October 04, 2017, 09:44:25 PM »
So I thought I saw a scrot of PackRat's depicting the awesomewm.  Rather than mess up my perfect goto of VSIDO, I booted into an Arch partition and installed the new version. (4.2?)  I've used 'awesome' before in the past just to mess with LUA.  I have to say that this new version is much smoother and, dare I say, "awesome"?  :D

Clean shot with a fairly simple setup...


Dirty shot showing some transparency!

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: October 2017 Screenshot thread
« on: October 03, 2017, 12:56:15 AM »
Also, no further issues with sleep/hybernation/black-screen after installing Nvidia drivers several hours (7hrs 20min) ago...   8)

Yeah pretty sure this is just a Nouveau issue with newer Nvidia cards.  Issue has been resolved since installing the 384.90 driver...

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Artwork & Screenshots / October 2017 Screenshot thread
« on: October 01, 2017, 05:18:25 AM »
Please remember to use thumbnails! Thanks...




Love "Quintet N. 1"  By 'Dustin O'Halloran' on the album "Lumiere".  So haunting...  (not the Halloween kind!)

Also, no further issues with sleep/hybernation/black-screen after installing Nvidia drivers several hours (7hrs 20min) ago...   8)

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: September 2017 Screenshot thread
« on: September 30, 2017, 10:51:21 PM »


You can plainly see I was wrong, nouveau works fine with Nvidia seeing as how I've not installed the drivers yet!

So yes, while nouveau does work with my Nvidia GTX 980M, it pales in comparison to actually using the latest Nvidia driver. (384.90)  Colors seem deeper, DPI is seriously affected and changed when comparing between Nouveau and Nvidia drivers.



Another reason I've switched back to using Nvidia, is that with the Nouveau driver, after a couple of hours of inactivity, black screen and nothing to do but reboot to get it back.  Yes I know, I have a custom Kernel, but have never ran into this with Nouveau before.  I do know that the 980M had issues with Nouveau in the beginning.
Anyway, we'll see if the black screen issue is fixed simply installing the Nvidia driver.  Let you know next month!

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: September 2017 Screenshot thread
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:36:47 AM »
Thank FSM for backups!



Got busy in the garage, came in and deleted my goto root and home directories somehow.  Not sure what happened.  You can plainly see I was wrong, nouveau works fine with Nvidia seeing as how I've not installed the drivers yet!

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General Support / Re: Shotwell working for everyone?
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:45:57 AM »
wouldn't it be nice if friendship survived political events?

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General Support / Shotwell working for everyone?
« on: September 23, 2017, 02:50:25 AM »
So I've been without 'shotwell' for a couple of weeks now.  I use it to maintain a huge photo library.  This has not been my day.

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: September 2017 Screenshot thread
« on: September 22, 2017, 06:42:34 AM »
gimping!



say whuuuutt???



I love 'compton'!

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: September 2017 Screenshot thread
« on: September 22, 2017, 06:34:45 AM »
Back on topic...  ::)



just playin'...

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: September 2017 Screenshot thread
« on: September 22, 2017, 04:46:46 AM »
@PackRat

HA!  8)

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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: September 2017 Screenshot thread
« on: September 19, 2017, 06:54:50 AM »
^That is great lwfitz!

building 4.13.2



time it took...



Voila, 4.13.2-nixnut...



Big thanks for VSIDO, and the ease of use it allows not only installing Sid, but in maintaining a great OS.  This thing runs faster and cooler than any Linux distro out there.

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I've Got a Life / Re: Kid's and Dog's
« on: September 17, 2017, 07:24:13 AM »
My daughter plays as well as myself.  I'm a drummer originally though, and made a decent enough living at it as a younger man, for several years!  I was very lucky and in the right place at the right time, so-to-speak.  Pretty sure its been said here before, about how it seems a high percentage of musicians use Linux...  8)  (or is that the opposite and it is a high percentage of Linux users can play musical instruments as well...)  Anyway, yeah, pretty musically inclined here.  Any of the woodwind instruments (in particular the Tenor Sax!), a little keyboards (thanks dad!), and a couple of other rather esoteric instruments...  ??? As most musical people will tell you however, I'm not that great at any of them. (except the drums. IMO of course, as I made a living at it)  And sure, I'm in my 50's so I can brag about my younger drumming days!!!  Awesome times...   8)

My dad, btw, is a classically trained concert pianist. (yep, you know the type, a 4 year old prodigy playing piano, and of all things for him to have memorized and could play at 4, was a classic called "The Entertainer") My sister and the twins, (I have a brother and sister who are Christmas Eve twins!) actually have made a couple of records in the christian genre...  Both the sisters can play piano, and my brother can play the bass and the trombone...

AND OH YEAH!  We can all play a tambourine!!!  :D

So yeah, a family/hereditary thing maybe?


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