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by Segfault
2021-03-30 17:04
Forum: Hardware
Topic: [CLOSED]Realtek rtl8168/rtl8169 - is there a proven fix?
Replies: 14
Views: 6776

Re: Realtek rtl8168/rtl8169 - is there a proven fix?

The probability is high you have hardware failure. In other words, you wouldn't be the first one who has Realtek NIC gone bad. Get Intel, they make real NIC's. Realtek NIC is like winmodem, and Intel is like real hardware modem, if you remember those.
by Segfault
2020-12-01 01:56
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: Root log in on gnome
Replies: 15
Views: 8758

Re: Root log in on gnome

We already have an OS which is offering great platform for all sort of cybercrimes, costing billions of dollars to legit enterprises. Do we really need to add Debian Linux to this platform? We outlaw drivers who have no license, we really should not allow people who are using broken insecure setups ...
by Segfault
2019-08-31 19:54
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] UEFI vs. BIOS vs. rEFInd
Replies: 11
Views: 4426

Re: UEFI vs. BIOS vs. rEFInd

@p.H

Whatever your issue is, my condolences. Sometimes grabbing a shovel and digging a hole to plant a tree can be a relief. For each their own, but you have to learn to diagnose yourself. People around you will be happier, too, once you get rid of chips on your shoulder.
by Segfault
2019-08-31 18:19
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] UEFI vs. BIOS vs. rEFInd
Replies: 11
Views: 4426

Re: UEFI vs. BIOS vs. rEFInd

None. Once the kernel is loaded it takes over and controls all hardware. The task of the bootloader is to load the kernel. You can have very sophisticated bootloader like Grub2 which is almost like an OS itself. Or you may have none, UEFI firmware can load the OS directly. Provided this OS is compli...
by Segfault
2019-08-31 16:47
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] UEFI vs. BIOS vs. rEFInd
Replies: 11
Views: 4426

Re: UEFI vs. BIOS vs. rEFInd

Define what's the meaning of better.
If this is how much junk gets installed just to boot a kernel then Grub2 is the worst indeed. I personally use EFI stub kernel, no extra bootloader of any kind.
by Segfault
2019-08-31 16:36
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Why do people give up , instead of provideing details
Replies: 47
Views: 33486

Re: Why do people give up , instead of provideing details

It takes two to tango. Those who ask for help should know, there is a human being in the other end. Make it easy and pleasant to answer your question and you will be surprised how many will respond, in a good way. OTOH, if you ignore replies then the person in the other end will feel insulted. "...
by Segfault
2019-08-31 11:56
Forum: General Questions
Topic: xeon e3-1200 opengl 3.2 possible
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

Re: xeon e3-1200 opengl 3.2 possible

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Intel#Feature_support

Hardware is capable and it would work in Gentoo.
by Segfault
2019-08-28 19:31
Forum: General Questions
Topic: SOLVED Buster XFCE: How to find the cause of random crashes?
Replies: 43
Views: 22517

Re: Buste XFCE: How can I find the cause of random crashes?

You can run lots of tests on your hard drive without removing or replacing it. Also I suggest you learn how mcelog can serve you.
by Segfault
2019-08-28 19:11
Forum: General Questions
Topic: SOLVED Buster XFCE: How to find the cause of random crashes?
Replies: 43
Views: 22517

Re: Buste XFCE: How can I find the cause of random crashes?

Every time I see IO errors I start with checking the health of hard drive.
by Segfault
2019-08-24 15:07
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: opening dolphin as root
Replies: 12
Views: 4743

Re: opening dolphin as root

How about following all written and unwritten rules and the good practice in general and not running any GUI applications as root? When you learn how to drive a car it comes in two parts, driving skills and rules on highways. This is the same for operating a computer. The root account is housekeepin...
by Segfault
2019-08-23 18:02
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Does Debian send date anywhere?
Replies: 14
Views: 5010

Re: Does Debian send date anywhere?

I've used Claws Mail for many years, it does everything I want. Lightweight, too.
by Segfault
2019-08-22 18:58
Forum: General Debian
Topic: reliable drive for home storage?
Replies: 16
Views: 13319

Re: reliable drive for home storage?

Never had any issues with WD warranty, for me it has been a matter of using their web site to apply for replacement and they always sent me an RMA right away. You can go to warranty check and using the serial see if your drive has any warranty and start replacement process.
by Segfault
2019-08-22 13:23
Forum: General Debian
Topic: reliable drive for home storage?
Replies: 16
Views: 13319

Re: reliable drive for home storage?

RAID won't guarantee your data is safe. It can still be destroyed in case of PEBCAK or in case some virus infected Windows computer has write access to it, or whatnot. Even the RAID itself can die, it is quite usual when one drive dies then the rebuild process is too much load for other drives and a...
by Segfault
2019-08-22 13:00
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: How to make QXL driver work
Replies: 5
Views: 3102

Re: How to make QXL driver work

Yes. Most kernel drivers check the hardware ID at the time of loading. For PCI devices this would be the PCI ID. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 630 [8086:5912] (rev 04) Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation HD Graphics 630 [1849:5912] Kernel driver in use: i915 Abo...
by Segfault
2019-08-22 00:22
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Could I use virtual machine on browser from server
Replies: 5
Views: 2475

Re: Could I use virtual machine on browser from server

There is probably a million ways to play with internet connections. What do you want, something like a proxy or VPN? Heck, you even could install a browser into a remote box and use X forwarding.
by Segfault
2019-08-21 21:03
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: How to make QXL driver work
Replies: 5
Views: 3102

Re: How to make QXL driver work

This kernel of yours is incredibly old, current Linux kernel is 5.3. I suspect your kernel module error stems from this fact. Anyhow, this is how it works. Host creates virtual hardware (unless you pass real hardware to the guest using IOMMU). Then there is kernel driver in guest OS which handles it...
by Segfault
2019-08-21 20:50
Forum: General Debian
Topic: reliable drive for home storage?
Replies: 16
Views: 13319

Re: reliable drive for home storage?

Any hard drive can die any time. Only foolproof backup policy can keep your data intact. Speaking of storage I use WD Red drives, they run cool and are power efficient.