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#21
VSIDO Installation Help / Re: VSIDO Installation Guide f...
Last post by DeepDayze - April 18, 2024, 01:41:59 PM
Quote from: VastOne on August 12, 2023, 08:04:51 PMHey RatMan.. I am parking this here because it makes sense since there is so much How To discussion on using fsarchiver.. In using btrfs exclusively I ran into an issue where I could not get fsarchiver to restore my main root partition that I do all my work on. Since I use nVidia, occasionally I get a broken system due to a nVidia upgrade where I need to wait a day or more for nVidia to fix and release the code.. So I keep a near weekly backup of my current system and restore it to a secondary disk on the same machine.. In all my work with ext4, it never had any issues with uuid's, in fact it gives no shits about how you want to restore to, btrfs on the other hand does. Fsarchiver will not restore a btrfs file system to the machine if it detects the same uuid already on that machine, it spits out an error and life goes on.

Still have the issue though and needed a solution other than creating snapshots (story for another day) and began a search that led me straight to the fsarchiver manpages and a solution which made fsarchiver that much more an incredible tool IMO.. there is a uuid option to change the uuid on the restore! Below is the fsarchive command to generate it and also a cool site that generates random uuid's

Get a random uuid here: Random UUID (v4) generator

sudo fsarchiver -v restfs vsido_btrfs_23DEC2023.fsa id=0,dest=/dev/sdXX,uuid=ea33a312-71f8-4172-b3c9-027ca7f4264a
The uuid in that example is one I pulled for that site DO NOT USE IT, get your own!

Bummer. Fsarchiver as a backup/restore tool for BTRFS then is no bueno. There should be some sort of override so that you can restore a BTRFS .fsa with its original UUID.
#22
General Support / Re: smxi
Last post by Gordon - April 16, 2024, 04:10:48 PM
Hi All
As advised have done it all and downloaded the progs on the welcome screen. Just got to sort out autologin and a few other bits and bobs now if i can remember what to do.
Again many thanks to one and all.
Cheers Gordon  :)
#23
Artwork & Screenshots / Re: 2021 - Perpetuity Screensh...
Last post by jedi - April 16, 2024, 03:15:23 AM
 8)  Haven't been around much due to some ongoing family tragedies but this is still home...

#24
General Support / Re: smxi
Last post by VastOne - April 16, 2024, 01:17:29 AM
There are 3 things IMO that should always be done and we detail them in the How To on the FSArchive page specifically with the following steps of 8 and 9

These things should be done once you boot and are logged into the new install the first time

8: Create your own user and /home

sudo adduser yourusername
9: Give sudo rights to your new user

sudo usermod -aG sudo yourusername
and the 3rd and equally most critical thing is to change the root PW to what you want it to be by doing this as root, so you might want to do this first.

passwd root
As RatMan pointed out, you definitely don't want to run a system as root.. as seasoned as some of us are here (RatMan, Jedi, Luke, dizzie and myself) we would never run as root all the time
#25
General Support / Re: smxi
Last post by PackRat - April 15, 2024, 11:10:05 PM
Adding a user isn't required, but you'll be running the system as root so there will be security concerns.
#26
General Support / Re: smxi
Last post by Gordon - April 15, 2024, 03:36:14 PM
Hi All.
Well I decided to start the whole process again from scratch. Reformated the drive, reinstalled fsarchiver. I didn't add a user, instead I reconfigured the keyboard to the UK first then changed VSIDO pw then went tty1 and used smxi to do the rest ( it was already installed ).

A question now, do i have to add a user or can i just use it as it is.

I still have to add my required programs.

Cheers Gordon.  :)
#27
GMusicBrowser Layouts & Scripts / Re: How To set the double clic...
Last post by jedi - April 15, 2024, 07:46:23 AM
Quote from: VastOne on April 11, 2024, 03:04:25 PMIn whatever layout file you are using and in your favorite editor, find every instance of activate=queueinsert and replace it with PlayItem

Save the file and restart GmusicBrowser and you are set

I have also attached the edited file that Jedi needs

You are the HOST with the MOST!!! Thanks to you all is well in the world again that can be well...   ???
#28
GMusicBrowser Layouts & Scripts / How To set the double click to...
Last post by VastOne - April 11, 2024, 03:04:25 PM
In most of the layouts I have created for GMusicBrowser I have the double click option set to insert the desired track at the top of the queue instead of directly playing it. Jedi has asked on the IRC how to change that to option to play  it directly so I am going to detail it here

In whatever layout file you are using and in your favorite editor, find every instance of activate=queueinsert and replace it with PlayItem

Save the file and restart GmusicBrowser and you are set

I have also attached the edited file that Jedi needs
#29
Artwork & Screenshots / Re: 2021 - Perpetuity Screensh...
Last post by VastOne - April 11, 2024, 01:08:47 AM
Relaxed. A little Carly and a little Ripley


 
#30
General Support / Re: smxi
Last post by VastOne - April 10, 2024, 04:05:43 AM
Quote from: Gordon on April 06, 2024, 01:19:37 PMHi VastOne

having real problem trying to get to root VSIDO, no matter how I type VSIDO in for the password or if I use my own password it won't let me onto root vsido all i get is authentication failure. how i got onto root before is a mystery, must have been pure luck

cheers Gordon
 

vsido should be roots pw on any new install including the fsarchive. Of course it is always recommended changing that