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    Birdwatching?

    Looking for suggestions on relatively high resolution cameras for Zoneminder. Looking to set up a bird watching camera in my yard. I've never once done anything with this type of thing so I have...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell inspiron 2800 still works

    It is a bit of an advanced setup for a new user but you can put a pxe boot server on your lan. Every machine over the last 20 some years should be able to pxe boot an installer. Has saved me many...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Struggling with Ubuntu headless server via VNC

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC/Servers

    This has some options. I posted about x11vnc on your other thread. I'm thinking that some options from this page may help you with it.

    Also the way...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: VNC behaves oddly when monitor unplugged

    You don't need that. Can be done without it.

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/453109/add-fake-display-when-no-monitor-is-plugged-in

    I used this to run Kodi inside an LXD container on my headless...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wecam for Ubuntu

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0823DXX8W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I bought this a month or so ago. It has jumped 20 bucks since then. Never heard of the brand but I can...
  6. Re: How to create a domestic media server/cloud

    There are a number of ways to accomplish this. I use straight NFS shares with central mariadb databases and Kodi as my front end. Main server is Ubuntu 18.04 running headless right now. It is very...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: The point of Facebook online account in Ubuntu?

    Convenience. Nothing more. People want everything integrated these days, privacy be damned. An integrated world is nice, is why Apple is as successful as they are. For all the things one can say...
  8. Re: What is your fav DE (desktop environment) or WM (window managers)

    I've settled on XFCE lately. Since I'm pxe booting all but one machine in my house it's nice and light for the pxe environment, yet full and complete as well. Also can be very traditional which saves...
  9. Re: Steam unable to update. Posting paste link of log.

    [2020-05-10 18:21:10] ShutdownRunning Steam on ubuntu 18.04 64-bit
    STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
    Unpack runtime failed, error code 3
    Error: Couldn't set up the Steam Runtime. Are you...
  10. Re: Steam unable to update. Posting paste link of log.

    18.04 LTSP based pxe booted machine. I've been using it for most everything around my home, but this and PlayonLinux have had me hit a wall, both with similar issues. I've posted about it over the...
  11. Steam unable to update. Posting paste link of log.

    https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/tsvj4t7T8k/


    $ df -hFilesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    udev 3.9G 0 3.9G 0% /dev
    tmpfs ...
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    Re: My 720P downgrade story

    While I have 1080 & 4k displays in my home majority of my media content is 720 or lower. I personally have no issue with it. See no reason to rebuy everything to get hd or 4k stuff. I feel same way...
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    Re: WoL not working

    When I was first setting up WoL on my lan a few of my machines were about the dumbest thing ever. They had an option to enable wake on lan in the bios. But that alone didn't do it. I had to enable a...
  14. Re: Is this first time user exp normal???

    I can't speak to any of your specific issues. Years ago before I fully made the switch to Linux I tried several times. I tried various distros, both x86 and x64. Nothing ever worked. It was all kinds...
  15. PSA to people new to server hardware

    I recently picked up an older model Intel server with a Xeon E3 1225. The machine works great. But I didn't know some things about how servers handle boot processes. Today I decided to reboot because...
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    Re: why not central home computing?

    I agree it can be. However I also know from personal experience that you are in the minority in regards to "older ones" being comfortable, daresay knowledgeable about tech of any kind from my...
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    [xubuntu] Re: can't run samba server

    I don't know anything about the service command.


    sudo systemctl restart smbd
    sudo systemctl restart nmbd

    Is what I usually do. Haven't had an issue yet.
  18. Re: how would ubuntu be like in two, five and ten years from now?

    I think that very little will change. I'm not a fan of the general Ubuntu color scheme but it will probably be mostly the same. Systemd will still be here, and people will probably still complain...
  19. Re: Creating a list of what we can learn

    I'm not sure how to add to a list like that, everyone learns and grows a bit differently. But assuming what you have in the 2nd post is a good start, I'd suggest you start to learn basic bash...
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    Re: why not central home computing?

    I set up kodi machines throughout my home for local media use. All media is on the main server in the guest room. The individual machines all boot from a single image on the server. No hard drives in...
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    Re: systemd news

    Maybe because people have beat that horse to death everywhere else? No one here see's the point of endless debate about something already done and mostly set in stone. You can talk about it all day...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Unable to configure file sharing - 20.04

    Just easier. Samba is more server oriented really, and mainly for sharing to Window's machines. Not that it's wrong of course. But an sftp is simpler and more direct.
  23. [ubuntu] Re: How to install Samba GUI in Ubuntu 20.04

    I don't mean to be harsh but in the time it may take you to find a working useful gui for something like that, you could google and configure the smb.conf file directly in about 2-3 minutes. 10 tops...
  24. Re: Configuring ethernet on Ubuntu Server 20.04

    netplan is fairly simple but spacing and such is key. here is how i would write it. single spaces for indention. if you have multiple netplan configs in the directory you may need to disable the ones...
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    Re: systemd news

    Gonna be the devil's advocate

    I wish people would get over it and let it go.

    No offense :)
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