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General Support / Re: Install Issue (NVME SSD) **SOLVED**
« on: December 20, 2018, 05:23:34 AM »
I know Jedi did but for the life of me I couldn't find any posts regarding it.

The installer had problems formatting and partitioning the NVME drive. I had to do it in gparted then come back to the installer. After I got installed I still couldn't boot and had to go back in and fix grub.

General Support / Install Issue (NVME SSD) **SOLVED**
« on: December 19, 2018, 06:10:30 AM »
I'm not completely sure why the install worked this time but it did...... Anyway, Im back up and running.

It's been one hell of a year but regardless of my lack of posting I really am still around. Thanks to everyone who for their great info!

I recently built a new machine and am having one hell of a time getting installed on it.  Everything runs fine but no matter what I do the installer crashes.

New config:
Board: ASUS Prime H370M-Plus
CPU: i3-8350K
RAM: 32GB DDR4 (2400Mhz)
Storage: 250GB  XPG Gammix S10 NVME M.2 SSD / 4TB Storage Drive
Graphics: nVidia GTX 660 (getting replaced with a GTX 1070 when it arrives)
Power: 500 Watt Corsair

I've tried downloading multiple times and created my install usb using DD, Rufus (winblows) and Mac disc utility.
The usb boots up with no issues, recognizes the drive and starts to install but then once the files start copying it crashes.
I have used the usb to install to other drives and used the same usb to  run a net install of Debian testing (then upgraded to SID) on the drive I wanted with no issues at all (both MBR and EFI).
When I tried to check the install log for errors the log doesn't seem to actually exist.

My belief is that it has to do with the NVME drive ad it installs fine to a standard drive (both mechanical and ssd).

Any idea's?

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

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