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Artwork & Screenshots / Re: May 2018 Screenshot Thread
« on: May 11, 2018, 07:34:16 AM »
And, my annual post.......  :D :D

Fresh install after a canon print driver install  uninstalled like 250 packages. Thats what I get for hitting Y without paying attention

Media Room / Re: Just listened to
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:40:44 AM »


Great idea, I'm doing that now......


LOL! He swore he would get me too.
That has me cracking up.

Thank you all for the quick response!

General Support / Re: Network slowdown/crash when laptop connects
« on: October 14, 2017, 11:34:33 PM »
Yeah I tested multiple servers, and it wasn't just the speed test that was off. It was noticable as soon as I let that laptop connect to the network.

Jed might be right that it was mate related but I can't confirm.

I reinstalled and everything works fine again.

I'm marking as solved but I don't know exactly what caused it

General Support / Re: Network slowdown/crash when laptop connects
« on: October 14, 2017, 08:47:28 PM »
No bandwidth clause as Google is not my ISP but just the maker of my router.

I have tried only having that laptop on the network and nothing else and it still slows to an unusable speed.

What I just did was I booted to a vsido USB and configured my network and had zero slow down with the laptop connected. So obviously there is something going on with the network configuration on the installed version.

I'm the process of reinstalling......

Will update in 2 min 😎

General Support / Network slowdown/crash when laptop connects (solved)
« on: October 14, 2017, 07:53:35 PM »
Ok, heres a weird one (at least I think so).....

I have a modem which is connected to a Google WiFi mesh system and multiple devices that are regularly connected with no issue at all.
A while ago I started noticing at night my network would become unstable and disconnect or become so slow that it wasn't usable but then the next morning when I jumped on my desktop everything would be fine.

So I started troubleshooting this as if it were a network issue and I immediately got a new modem, restored and resetup Google WiFi and everything seemed fine until that evening when I had the same problem.

This morning I figured out the common denominator and it's neither my modem or my router but rather my laptop that is running VSIDO with both Fluxbox and Mate.

When I connect my laptop to the network:



And when I disconnect my laptop I test again and it immediately jumps back up to normal speeds:


In fact, i just ran a speed test and in the middle of testing I disconnected my laptop and the test jumped from 2mbps download to 400+.........

So obviously the laptop is the cause, but why?

There is no torrent program running to suck up bandwidth or anything, no duplicate IP address's, I've switched from open DNS of and to using the router and made sure I didnt have duplicate host names.

I dont really have anything on the computer so I am currently going to try and reinstall to see if that fixes anything but I am at a bit of a loss

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: September 2017 Screenshot thread
« on: September 18, 2017, 06:42:28 AM »
VSIDO w/ Mate Panel.......

I think I like it

I've Got a Life / Re: Fishing appears to be popular with this group
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:13:09 AM »
Had a fantastic Bluefin trip last week

A few pics:

Off to Mammoth on the 10th..........

Media Room / Re: Just listened to
« on: August 23, 2017, 04:39:58 AM »
hi lwfitz 
If [a young person like you] likes Muddy Waters, then you will appreciate how special it was for me to shake hands with Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee; in your area,, The Lighthouse at Hermosa Pier (Ave.)  I gave to Sonny Terry a harmonica. silly me.  I asked him why did he play the harmonica upside-down?  Mr. Terry said, "I just always did it that way."

Hey there!
Thats pretty cool! I was just on a job and my customer was listening to Sonny Terry. 
Spectacular musician!

Thanks lwfitz! :)
Another of my many favourites!

You're very welcome buddy!  Glad someone else enjoys it like I do........

I've Got a Life / Re: Total solar eclipse 2017
« on: August 22, 2017, 03:52:26 AM »
Very cool PackRat!

Media Room / Re: Just listened to
« on: August 21, 2017, 07:22:39 AM »

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: August 2017 Screenshot Thread
« on: August 14, 2017, 05:50:28 AM »
I got bored with KDE as soon as I got it installed. Back on fluxbox

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: August 2017 Screenshot Thread
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:52:00 AM »
Brand new laptop, immediately wiped the drive and installed VSIDO.......

100% working right out of the box!

Needed a little change so I installed KDE..........

Media Room / Re: Just listened to
« on: August 06, 2017, 03:57:13 AM »
Im a huge blues fan but, although I had heard John Mayer and knew he was good, his pop music kinda ruined it for me.
Now, I have two twenty year old musicians that are as close to children as I will probably ever have. They decided they wanted to see John Mayer and they talked me into going because it was three shows in one:

1) With his full band
2) John Mayer trio
3) Acoustic

I figured just seeing the trio would make it worth fighting the crowds so I handed over the $450 for three tickets as close as we could get.

While his pop music still isnt what I would listen to daily, I will listen to him live any chance I can get. That boy can play a guitar! I officially became a fan that night.

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