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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: July 2017 Screenshot Thread
« on: July 25, 2017, 06:06:08 AM »
Between doing the usual Monday routine, it took me about 10 hours total to fix and upgrade Windows 10 today (there's a certain irony to that). So I took a screenshot to honor the event:

Welcome to my life.......... I feel for you buddy!

Been a while!

I've Got a Life / Re: Fishing appears to be popular with this group
« on: June 03, 2017, 08:21:59 AM »
Thanks guys! The two smaller fish that I got were on my go to white/chartreuse spinner but that big one was caught on a fly lined live shad on 6# line and an ultralight rod.
I almost never fish live bait but the post spawn lmb bite can be tought out here. The fish get lockjaw and sometimes you just have to put crack in front of them   :D

Heres video after I hooked it. I was fishing with my buddy  Rich 

I've Got a Life / Re: Fishing appears to be popular with this group
« on: June 01, 2017, 04:54:17 PM »
Fished lake Casistas in Ojai yesterday and got three. Biggest was just shy of 8lbs

General Support / Re: (SOLVED) Nitrogen and dual monitors
« on: May 28, 2017, 11:50:53 PM »
Ha, I spend a little time away and forget forum etiquette. Thanks buddy! 

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: Community custom wallpapers..
« on: May 28, 2017, 01:06:34 AM »
^ That looks really good.. nice Z!


I still love that logo!

General Support / Re: Nitrogen and dual monitors
« on: May 28, 2017, 01:04:25 AM »
Thanks a bunch PackRat!

Nitrogen version is 1.6.0-1 which I think is the newest version.

You were spot on
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luke@montech:~$ nitrogen -h
Force setter engine: xwindows, xinerama, gnome, pcmanfm
Select xinerama/multihead display in GUI, 0..n, -1 for full
--help, -h
Prints this help text.
Do not recurse into subdirectories
Choose random background from config or given directory
Restore saved backgrounds
Saves the background permanently
Sets the background to the given file (auto)
Sets the background to the given file (centered)
background color in hex, #000000 by default
Sets the background to the given file (scaled)
Sets the background to the given file (tiled)
Sets the background to the given file (zoom)
Sets the background to the given file (zoom-fill)
How to sort the backgrounds. Valid options are:
* alpha, for alphanumeric sort
* ralpha, for reverse alphanumeric sort
* time, for last modified time sort (oldest first)
* rtime, for reverse last modified time sort (newest first)

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nitrogen --force-setter=xinerama
worked perfect

General Support / (SOLVED) Nitrogen and dual monitors
« on: May 27, 2017, 06:21:18 PM »
Please forgive me if this has been addressed but I couldnt find it anywhere

It appears, unless I have completely lost it, that I am unable to set a wallpaper for an individual monitor with nitrogen.

I have an nVidia 1060 card using the nVidia driver so maybe that is causing it?

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: Community custom wallpapers..
« on: May 26, 2017, 06:31:24 AM »
A new one Im working on

Introductions / Re: New Member
« on: March 03, 2017, 04:47:29 AM »
Watch out for dizzie, he might eat your cake...!  ::)

Did someone say cake........

Welcome Lex-Linux!

VSIDO Discussions / Re: uefi Test ISO
« on: February 06, 2017, 09:01:25 AM »
Just installed and everything went flawlessly  8)

General Support / Re: SSD going bad? nVidia weirdness?
« on: January 07, 2017, 08:34:04 AM »
Quote from: PackRat
Set up your webcam and video the entire room  :D

PLEASE DONT DO THIS! is a terrible idea!

My first thought was a temperature as well but unless conky is giving you bad data then you are probably safe there. Have you tested the power supply?

Generally with an ssd failure there will be some freezing or boot issues right before the drive fails. There wont be a whole lot of warning. At least thats my experience. 

VSIDO Installation Help / Re: Nvidia Install Problems
« on: October 28, 2016, 07:52:29 AM »
^ thanks for the help. I got installed earlier on bios. Tomorrow I'm gonna see if I can get this to work on uefi.

VSIDO Installation Help / Re: Nvidia Install Problems <SOLVED*>
« on: October 27, 2016, 05:01:02 PM »
Thanks Hakerdefo

That's exactly the settings I have. I think I have figured out the grub issue, well, kind of figured it out.
I installed yesterday and everything went great. I rebooted multiple times and was so excited to finally be back up and working that it it dawn on me to make sure grub was actually installed to the MBR of the drive I was using. I wiped the other drive that I had windows on and then I couldn't boot. No bootable disk. Hmmmmmmm.....

I went in via chroot and tried to reinstall grub but kept getting an error so I said screw it and I reinstalled. I disconnected all unnecessary drives as to eliminated any possible headache. Everything went good with the install so I rebooted and got the same error. No bootable drives.
I continued this for another couple install attempts using both installers and had no luck.

It was the alternate installer that tipped me off. I kept getting a warning that grub failed. So I installed via the main installer and then grabbed a super grub disk and dd'd it to another USB drive.
Super grub was unable to detect any grub installation. So no wonder it won't boot! Using rescutux I attempted to repair/reinstall grub but it just errored and chroot didn't work either.

VSIDO Installation Help / Re: Nvidia Install Problems
« on: October 27, 2016, 03:22:00 AM »
Thanks VastOne! I finally found an old video card so I'm gonna try to get installed tonight.

@ Snap, thanks for the tips. I don't think its an efi setting on the board as I have had the same issue with the past two boards.
I'm with VastOne in that I think its either a kernel or grub issue ( at least as far as the second issue goes).

The first issue is an nvidia issue I'm sure

VSIDO Installation Help / Nvidia Install Problems
« on: October 26, 2016, 03:09:25 AM »
Here is my hardware:


CPU (AMD 8370


32gb DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

Video Card


two 1tb Seagate 7200rpm storage drives

Power Supply

CORSAIR CX series CX750 750W

I have two issues.

1) This is a new MB and I cannot boot up with a live disk to install. Everything seems to load fine and then the screen goes black and my monitor goes to sleep. I had this with the old MB and I was able to use the onboard video to get it installed, install the Nvidia driver and then use my video card.
Unfortunately this board doesnt have onboard video. Without using a different card to install with does anyone have any ideas how to get installed?

2) Every time I install for the last few releases, grub wont boot my system. I boot up and before I get to the grub screen I get a flashing cursor and thats it. I end up having to use a dirrent distro, install on a seperate disk, use that distro to boot VSIDO and from there purge grub and reinstall it (sometimes more than once) and finally I can boot up.

To make things even weirder, I can boot up just fine when booting in uefi mode and this video card. Just not in bios mode

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