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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Seeking Advice: Move Tivo Programs to Linux Box

    I got kmttg running on my Linux box (but no comskip yet). It's downloading the TiVo files and transcoding them nicely, and much faster than before on my Mac laptop. I will figure out comskip at...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Seeking Advice: Move Tivo Programs to Linux Box

    Thank you for both replies! Very informative,
  3. [SOLVED] Seeking Advice: Move Tivo Programs to Linux Box

    Hi all:

    I have been using cTivo to move and transcode TiVo content on my 8-year old Mac laptop (1.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 4MB RAM). It works perfectly, but is very slow on that old hardware. cTivo...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Request advice: run safejumper/openvpn as root?

    Thanks, DuckHook for your thoughtful reply.

    Yep, I don't much like running as root, nor do I like changing permissions, which as you pointed out are the way they are for reasons.

    I think...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Request advice: run safejumper/openvpn as root?

    Previous builds of safejumper do not require a root authentication. I upgraded to the then-latest build months ago, got the request to run openvpn as root on my first launch. I promptly reverted to...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Request advice: run safejumper/openvpn as root?

    Thanks for your reply, DuckHook!


    -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4.7M Aug 22 15:11 /opt/safejumper/launchopenvpn
  7. [SOLVED] Request advice: run safejumper/openvpn as root?

    Running Ubuntu Mate 16.04 and SafeJumper openvpn client build 79. Just upgraded to SafeJumper client build 79.

    Upon attempting to connect I get a message I have not seen before on earlier...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Request help building DVDStyler

    mc4man, Thank you for sharing your ppa. I successfully got dvdstyler there, without having to build it myself.

    Much appreciated!
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    [SOLVED] Re: Request help building DVDStyler

    SeljiSensi, Thank you for your reply. If in fact DVDStyler is in the repos, then I don't need to build it myself.

    Before embarking on building it myself, i checked Synaptic for DVDStyler and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Request help building DVDStyler

    Thanks kc1di. I will try those searches.
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    [SOLVED] Request help building DVDStyler

    I would greatly appreciate some help building DVDStyler.

    I have successfully downloaded and extracted DVDStyler-3.0.2.tar.bz2 into a work directory I made for this purpose.

    Running:
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    [SOLVED] Re: Request Help with fsck issues

    Thank you Dennis N!

    sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda showed two partitions, the first one an EFI system partition with a code of EF00. The second partition had a code of 8300. So only the second partition...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Request Help with fsck issues

    Thank you Dennis N. I am away from my computer right now but will try gdisk as you suggest when I get home. I did not know about the codes (EF00 and 8300) and am anxious to see what i get back from...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Request Help with fsck issues

    Temporarily set fsck frequency for all four partitions for one restart, restarted, and got the results below. Reset it to 30 after getting these results:


    sudo tune2fs -c 1 /dev/sda1 Returned:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Request Help with fsck issues

    Thank you ajgreeny and Dennis N. I will get to work on this following you suggestions and post results back here.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Request Help with fsck issues

    I ran the commands suggested by ajgreeny and got the results below.


    The below shows that /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb2 were last checked in May, and the check interval is zero.
    Also /dev/sda1 and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Request Help with fsck issues

    Thank you ajgreeny. Trying that now.
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    [SOLVED] Request Help with fsck issues

    I am running Mate 16.04. I could really use some help understanding and using fsck with this computer.

    Two hard disks installed:
    I boot from an SSD:
    /dev/sda1 a fat 32 EFI system partition...
  19. [xubuntu] Re: Request advice: compiz (or similar) compatible with 16.04?

    Thank you DuckHook and grahammechanical for your posts. And DuckHook I think you are right about Unity. Think I will take grahammechanical's advice and check out Ubuntu Mate. I will use the old...
  20. [xubuntu] Re: Request advice: compiz (or similar) compatible with 16.04?

    Thanks for your reply DuckHook. I agree with you on both points. Although I am no longer nursing an old, under-powered computer, i decided to continue running Xubuntu for my 16.04 upgrade after...
  21. [xubuntu] Request advice: compiz (or similar) compatible with 16.04?

    I have been nursing an old Pentium 4 box with Xubuntu for quite some time.

    Just completed building a more powerful box, with a fresh install of Xubuntu 16.04

    New box is an AMD-8320 8-core...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Please review my fstab: 16.04 SSD optimization

    Thanks howefield!

    For anyone who finds this thread i will summarize what i learned in figuring this out before marking this thread Solved.

    Active garbage collection in Crucial branded drives is...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Please review my fstab: 16.04 SSD optimization

    I googled 'Data Set Management TRIM supported (limit 8 blocks)'. It appears to mean my SSD supports trim, with the block limit being the max number of 512 byte blocks my SSD will handle from a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Please review my fstab: 16.04 SSD optimization

    thanks howefield.

    My SSD is a Crucial BX-100. Firmware is latest.

    Ran the command you suggested and got:


    m9ke@shadowbee:~/Desktop$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep "TRIM supported"
    [sudo]...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Please review my fstab: 16.04 SSD optimization

    howfield, I ran the command you suggested and got this back. I am not sure how to interpret it. can you comment?


    m9ke@shadowbee:~/Desktop$ more /etc/cron.weekly/fstrim#!/bin/sh
    # trim all...
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