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by wizard10000
2021-07-31 02:00
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Leaving systemd...
Replies: 17
Views: 338

Re: Leaving systemd...

Just a suggestion but you can remove systemd from Debian and install sysvinit so maybe you don't have to reinstall anything? Plenty of tutorials on the web :)

Good luck -

edit: typo.
by wizard10000
2021-07-30 13:33
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10

Sure, like I said, leapfrog every few years. I played the same game back then, and the chase is why I'm more KISS now and somewhat resistant to shiny things! Guess I misunderstood your post - sorry :) Yup, simpler is better. What I did with that wide SCSI array is something I like to call intellect...
by wizard10000
2021-07-30 04:28
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10

CwF wrote: 2021-07-30 03:35It didn't.
Yeah, it actually did :)

ATA-4 has more bandwidth available than wide SCSI does. Plus, the IDE drive had about 4x more sectors per track than the SCSI drives did.
by wizard10000
2021-07-30 02:43
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10

Can you explain how RAID 0 doubles seek time ? "Double" may be a bit of an oversimplification but seek time on a RAID0 array will never match the speed of a single drive of same make and model because system overhead processing multiple read/write requests. Sequential speed is proportiona...
by wizard10000
2021-07-29 18:09
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What does your desktop look like?
Replies: 5709
Views: 3111955

Re: What does your desktop look like?

switched from lxpanel to polybar, removed local conky and added server conky. clickable fullscreen thumnail :)

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by wizard10000
2021-07-28 11:57
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: RTL8723DE wi-fi adapter drops connection randomly
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: RTL8723DE wi-fi adapter drops connection randomly

I just said this yesterday on r/linux4noobs but will regurgitate it here :) My opinion is probably Not Helpful but it kinda depends on how much you value your time and frustration. Realtek's Linux support is pretty sketchy - what I do with problematic wireless cards is throw them in the garbage and ...
by wizard10000
2021-07-27 12:31
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10

I have a story about one of my own lessons learned. Built a desktop PC with dual Pentium 2 chips and hardware RAID5; three 9GB 10k rpm enterprise drives and an Adaptec wide SCSI RAID controller. Spent over $1000 on the RAID setup alone and this was 20 years ago. Needed more storage and bought a 40GB...
by wizard10000
2021-07-26 18:53
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10

What danger am I not seeing? I also have a battery backed Adaptec 6805 RAID card from an old server that I can add in, if the motherboard's Intel Matrix RAID controller is seen as a "fake raid". Yup - That Intel controller is fakeraid. RAID0 will double your seek time, add a second point ...
by wizard10000
2021-07-26 15:31
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Migration from Windows10 to Debian10

CwF wrote: 2021-07-26 14:22...Scrap the raid-0 plans, IMHO.
Agree completely; Debian boots quickly enough on an SSD on bare metal and the RAID0 brings a second point of failure with little or no added benefit.
by wizard10000
2021-07-26 14:55
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What does your desktop look like?
Replies: 5709
Views: 3111955

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Added remote conky so I could monitor home server - clickable thumbnail below :)

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by wizard10000
2021-07-23 13:01
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: It's now a Black Screen of Death
Replies: 65
Views: 5720

Re: It's now a Black Screen of Death

It is not Debian User Forums job to stop you from shooting your foot. If you so choose to do so, then it is Debian User Forums job to deliver Mr. Bullet to Mr Foot in the most efficient way it knows.

-- wizard10000
I'm really sorry, I couldn't resist. Gonna go sit down now :mrgreen:
by wizard10000
2021-07-22 16:54
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: It's now a Black Screen of Death
Replies: 65
Views: 5720

Re: It's now a Black Screen of Death

(peeks out from bunker) Now I'm hesitant to mention that Microsoft has quietly released its own Linux distro. :!: Did y'all really think they didn't have their own distribution? I have a pretty good story about getting the stinkeye from Steve Ballmer once. I worked with MS in an official unofficial...
by wizard10000
2021-07-20 14:36
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Forum Home page
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Forum Home page

I'm liking the new style that looks like the old style. Feels a little more like home :)
by wizard10000
2021-07-20 14:18
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Forum and server updates - Moving, fixes, and new admins.
Replies: 79
Views: 19278

Re: Forum and server updates - Moving, fixes, and new admins.

Wow. I like the new theme that looks like the old theme - thanks, donald :)
by wizard10000
2021-07-20 14:17
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: It's now a Black Screen of Death
Replies: 65
Views: 5720

Re: It's now a Black Screen of Death

steve_v wrote: 2021-07-20 05:56It's an old usenet term...
I don't like killfiling anybody so I unplonked him after an admin stepped in. Everybody deserves a second chance and I'm just gonna let the system work the way it's supposed to :)
by wizard10000
2021-07-19 17:57
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: DisplayLink Drivers Crash Xorg
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: DisplayLink Drivers Crash Xorg

There's a pretty okay troubleshooting page here - might be worth a look:

https://github.com/AdnanHodzic/displayl ... l-guide.md

cheers -
by wizard10000
2021-07-19 12:34
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: New Update Is Counter-Productive
Replies: 23
Views: 1709

Re: New Update Is Counter-Productive

...it is pretty much a like button. I had this really bizarre idea - I was gonna suggest changing the text from "thanks" to "likes" but after thinking about it a bit I realized that the sql gymnastics required to do that are just Not Worth The Effort. :mrgreen: edit: I ran a goo...
by wizard10000
2021-07-19 11:51
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: New Update Is Counter-Productive
Replies: 23
Views: 1709

Re: New Update Is Counter-Productive

Edit: it's really weird how you're all thanking each other. I mean no disrespect - but I tested this yesterday and edited a post 12 times in five minutes without getting that banner. I regularly edit my own posts minutes or hours after I've had some time to think or do a little more research and th...
by wizard10000
2021-07-17 12:02
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What does your desktop look like?
Replies: 5709
Views: 3111955

Re: What does your desktop look like?

Mine hasn't changed much but I haven't posted it in awhile :)

Sid with openbox. Menus are jgmenu, which I find considerably more friendly than openbox menus :)

clickable thumbnail -

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by wizard10000
2021-07-15 22:40
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: It's now a Black Screen of Death
Replies: 65
Views: 5720

Re: It's now a Black Screen of Death

LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote: 2021-07-15 20:56- that's the freedom of speech ;)
And I'm done. Welcome to my killfile.

*plonk*

:)