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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Could we create an immutable incremental backup system to protect against ransomw

    Your immutable backup store doesn't have to be literally immutable. It just needs to be protected against any unauthorized alterations or deletions in the backup store.

    Some smart person could...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Could we create an immutable incremental backup system to protect against ransomw

    For Windows, take a look at Macrium Reflect ver 8. It should do the things for which you are looking.
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    Re: UEFI and locked BIOS

    According to the owner's manual for the MEDION model 34832 Erazer Engineer X10:

    https://www.libble.eu/medion-md-34832---erazer-engineer-x10/online-manual-939909 (English)

    pressing and...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Does leaving unallocated space on a modern SSD prolong its life?

    I looked up my WD750 Black series device, and it appears to use use about 7% for "reserve". That's not too far off Samsung's 10%.
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Does leaving unallocated space on a modern SSD prolong its life?

    Check the manufacturer's recommendation. Samsung recommends 10% for "overprovisioning,"

    Western Digital says some commercial and server users may benefit, otherwise the built-in reserve is...
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    [all variants] Re: Rsync / Grsync tips

    I won't get into the mechanics of your questions, but just so you know there is a thing called grsync which is rsync with a GUI front end for when you want an alternative to the command line...
  7. Re: Computer goes to black screen and stops responding after being left idle for a bi

    Is this desktop machine perhaps built around an AMD x570 or B550 chipset with a 3xxx series AMD CPU? There is a known hardware issue for those machines when left for indeterminate periods at low...
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    [SOLVED] Re: new nvme and sata will not boot

    If the two SSD devices are really "clones" of each other, the partition UUIDs and other metadata will be the same on both devices. Not allowed. During the boot process when the O/S scans for storage...
  9. Re: Intel RST RAID support on Ubuntu AFTER installation

    IRST requires a kernel driver, but Intel has yet to make the code available under a Linux compatible license. Ball is in their court.
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    [SOLVED] Re: PPAs needed for Ubuntu 21.04

    The google Chrome browser installer adds the dl.google.com repo while installing Chrome to facilitate automatic updating.
  11. Re: Full Screen, Ubuntu Guest VM on Ubuntu Host

    Try installing the package
    build-essential from repository. That should supply the missing capabilities.
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    Re: SAN Disk USB storage not detected

    Maybe the device just malfunctioned? In my experience, the service life of a Sandisk flash memory device is too short to be measured reliably without specialized equipment.

    If you haven't had it...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu backup tool cost me all my bookmarks and history

    After you did the restore from the backup, did you then reboot or at least log the user out and back in before running Firefox?
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    Re: I repliced a fan in my PSU

    Actually, it sound like a 12V fan connected to a 5V power tap. Are you sure it's wired correctly? Are there any jumpers on the fan itself for setting alternate performance modes?
  15. Sticky:Poll: Re: Share with us your Hirsute Hippo installation/Upgrade Experience

    The xdg thing bit me, too. I had to edit /etc/xdg/user-dirs.defaults to keep unwanted directories from being created in my user account. This may be a bug as the global default shouldn't override...
  16. Re: Supply and Demand - Video Cards, Consoles, and now Hard Drives

    I talked to my friend in the PC hardware business about this again this morning, and he asked me if I had heard of "chi mining." It is apparently a new form of cryptocurrency that uses vast...
  17. Re: Supply and Demand - Video Cards, Consoles, and now Hard Drives

    In a perfect system this is where distributors earn their place in the food chain and, working with manufacturers, provide a "cushion" for retailers in the form of returns, credits or allowances on...
  18. Re: Very happy with Wayland in Ubuntu 21.04 on nVIDIA hardware

    FWIW, it works better on the Hippo than it does for Fedora 34 where there is a definite lack of hardware video acceleration with Nvidia for Youtube and other sites using VP9 format video.

    Works...
  19. Re: Supply and Demand - Video Cards, Consoles, and now Hard Drives

    My understanding from a bud in the business is that the processor shortage has finally reached the hard drive controller market, leading to a production backlog and supply shortfall of completed...
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    Re: APT now installs SNAPS ?

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    I did that in a 21.04 VM. It's fine. So Far.
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    Thanks for the Harry Hippo!

    I just want to thank everyone involved with the development of 21.04. I set up a new desktop machine this morning with the Hippo as a VMWare Wortkstation virtual machine running on a Windows 10...
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    Re: The New Apple M1 Chip

    Maybe Elon Musk will buy it. That could be really interesting.
  23. Thread: 21.04 beta

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    [SOLVED] Re: 21.04 beta

    If you were "forced" to manually create a grub boot partition, it sounds like the 21.04 installation wasn't completed in full EFI mode. Did you set the partition table type to GPT when you set up...
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    Re: The New Apple M1 Chip

    I love my M1 Macbook Air, but right now it won't run Linux, mostly due to Apple policies toward sharing their IP. They just don't want you to be able to run anything but Apple operating systems and...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Seagate GoFlex FreeAgent 3TB external USB drive has stopped being recognized

    By all means try a different USB cable, and connect it to a different port on the computer if you can. Both are know to be genetically suicidal.

    With a ten year old drive, the problem could well...
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