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    Re: Convert VHS tape to mp4

    Appears so. https://www.dvdwalmart.com/services-and-pricing/videotape-transfer web searching is amazing.

    I wouldn't expect the lowest price offered there to be what you actually pay, but for 4...
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    Re: downgrading qemu on Ubuntu 18.04

    I use LVM LVs for my VM storage. The LV is passed as a block device into the VM. libvirt understands how to use an LVM storage pool. Creating a 50G VM storage area is nearly instant - another...
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    Re: Convert VHS tape to mp4

    VHS player --> USB Tuner/Converter --> Computer

    I know nothing about Sony V8 tapes. SONY is known for using proprietary stuff, so I'd have doubts. If I were looking for a VHS player (I own 2...
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    Re: Convert VHS tape to mp4

    There's no player.
    It is about $130 too expensive. All you need is a player for the tapes, a cable and a $30 USB TV tuner. I remember this question being asked about once a year in these forums....
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    Re: X11VNC on Headless Server

    Or use an ssh SOCKS5 proxy via ssh, if the webapp on the other machine will only bind to localhost. That's not hard.


    #!/bin/bash
    PORT=64001
    SSH_SRV=remote.example.com
    /usr/bin/ssh -f -C...
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    Re: downgrading qemu on Ubuntu 18.04

    Did you check the logs for issues? There should be something in the logs which will provide a hint. I was able to track down a RAM issue by reviewing the logs last week and about a month before...
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    [ubuntu] Re: My monitor is not recognized

    Do other computers work with the same cable and monitor?
    If so, then it is probably the video card failing.
    If not, then it is probably the cable or monitor with the problem.

    If the computer is...
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    Re: Convert VHS tape to mp4

    You need a VHS player.
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    Re: Newby Needs Help Mounting HDD

    Manpage says:
    touch - change file timestamps

    To "touch" a file tries to update the mtime for that file to the current time. Directories are just files too, BTW. For external "watching"...
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    Re: X11VNC on Headless Server

    You don't need a full desktop to do that. From your workstation, run

    ssh -X {remote-user}@{IP} firefox &
    An exact example is:

    ssh -X thefu@regulus /usr/bin/firefox &
    I...
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    Re: Newby Needs Help Mounting HDD

    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2464944&p=14048909#post14048909 has some tips about mounting storage along with "why" and "what" and "where". It pushes the "LABEL" method, since that skips...
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    Re: Newby Needs Help Mounting HDD

    emmy54linux - I wrote this for a reason:


    There problems you are having are due to a lack of basic knowledge. I provided a link to gain that knowledge. Pasting code will never work without the...
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    Re: Newby Needs Help Mounting HDD

    UUID=f686a8ce-3094-4b46-b497-b8ee883ba951 /mnt/DataDisk ext4 defaults 0 2
    isn't a command. It is a line to add to the fstab file. Use the sudoedit command to modify system config files like the...
  14. [ubuntu_studio] Re: Can't install Ubuntu 20.04 nvidia drivers - "404 not found"

    sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
    is all that should be needed for supported GPUs. I don't know how old the GPU is. I do know that my 7200GS is NOT supported, but my 430GT and 1030GT are.

    I have...
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    Re: X11VNC on Headless Server

    Support for 16.04 ended last April.

    Would you consider using a better, faster, more secure answer that is 100% F/LOSS? I use headless connections all.the.time. with x2go. The systems don't have...
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    Re: downgrading qemu on Ubuntu 18.04

    I'm on

    $ dpkg -l *kvm* |egrep '^ii'
    ii qemu-kvm 1:2.11+dfsg-1ubuntu7.37 amd64 QEMU Full virtualization on x86 hardware
    Haven't had any issues on either Intel or Ryzen CPUs with...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: remoting into vncserver presents gray screen

    VNC is the worst of all possible answers.
    ssh is the best, but it is a text interface by default.

    That isn't to say that ssh can't make running remote GUI applications easy. I do it all day,...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: remoting into vncserver presents gray screen

    xsetroot -solid grey

    That is why you see a gray screen.

    I don't think gnome3 works with vnc. Use openbox to start.

    The way I'm positive will work,
    start an xterm in the file above. There...
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    [server] Re: LVM setup - files have disappeared

    LVM supports mirroring/RAID1. You can change forwards and backwards with LVM between mirrored and not mirrored. lvchange manpage has lots of information about it.

    Where ZFS shines is with RAIDz2...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 18:04 Locking up on Login

    Did MS-Windows update the boot loader?
    Were new GPU drivers installed under Ubuntu?
    What do the log files say? For linux issues, always, always, always check the log files.
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    [SOLVED] Re: error on updates

    If you wait 3 minutes after login, does the same issue happen?
    What is your network setup. Is it for the entire system or does it wait until a user logs in and a user-session is created?
    Wifi or...
  22. Re: Grub: how is location of /boot configured?

    LVM used a separate boot partition.
    If LVM isn't used, a separate boot partition is not necessary.

    Customization for everything can be accomplished by choosing "do something else" in the...
  23. Re: Hard drive S.M.A.R.T. reports disk nearing failure ... but

    exFAT should only be used for flash storage and only for devices that offer it and FAT32. It should not be used on Linux except for data that doesn't need any permissions AND which must be...
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    [server] Re: LVM setup - files have disappeared

    LVM is an enterprise-class volume management system. It is very much like the commercial Veritas VM available for almost every platform in the 1990s. LVM is extremely flexible, but it does add...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: An intermittent problem that disables wifi card

    Until you leave this setup this way a few days and it actually is proven to fix the issue, I wouldn't.
    I don't use wifi much. It is never to be trusted - both performance and security. That includes...
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