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by Islander
2021-09-17 19:11
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: encrypt and backup
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: encrypt and backup

This solution is very simple and uses stable software from the standard repo: Format your internal drive with full disk encryption (LUKS) Format your SSD with LUKS Copy your files to your SSD using rsync E.g, this command copies your Documents folder to a disk named ExternalSSD. rsync -av --delete /...
by Islander
2021-09-08 21:39
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using 4 TB disk with old motherboard.
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Using 4 TB disk with old motherboard.

there is no reason that a chipset has a size limit of 2 TB (1.8 TiB). Such components use binary arithmetics, not decimal. Indeed... Unless it implements some kind of RAID, and the limit is in it's firmware. As a matter of fact, this motherboard does have RAID built-in. I put in a second drive to i...
by Islander
2021-09-05 15:22
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using 4 TB disk with old motherboard.
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Using 4 TB disk with old motherboard.

Marie SWE wrote: 2021-09-05 14:37 What is it for motherboard?
ASRock 775Twins-HDTV. <https://www.asrock.com/mb/ATI/775Twins-HDTV>

I'll just put in an extra drive for booting, then. I have some old hard disks lying around that are too small for anything else.
by Islander
2021-09-05 12:13
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using 4 TB disk with old motherboard.
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Using 4 TB disk with old motherboard.

I'm trying to set up an old computer as a fileserver. I'm using an old motherboard from 2004, and a 4 TB SATA-connected drive that's just a few years old. However, my BIOS seems to report the drive size as 1801.8 GB. Does this mean I can't use the drive, or will Debian bypass any BIOS limitations on...
by Islander
2021-09-04 09:55
Forum: Development discussion
Topic: Look forward to Debian 12 "Bookworm"!
Replies: 51
Views: 4593

Re: Look forward to Debian 12 "Bookworm"!

Anybody still using Buster needs to get a life. Bullseye is now the stable release. Buster was version 10. Bullseye was always version 11, since the first Alpha release in December of 2019. It was the Testing repo until last month. I've missed the latest stable version for a whole month?! Mea culpa...
by Islander
2020-12-25 21:21
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using an old PC as media center
Replies: 6
Views: 3346

Re: Using an old PC as media center

I installed gstreamer1.0-vaapi, va-driver-all and libva2, but vainfo still gives the same output.
by Islander
2020-12-25 19:17
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using an old PC as media center
Replies: 6
Views: 3346

Re: Using an old PC as media center

I'm using Parole media player. vainfo says libva info: VA-API version 1.4.0 libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0 libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/r300_drv_video.so libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1 vaInitialize failed with error code -1 (unknown libva error),exit ......
by Islander
2020-12-24 21:10
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using an old PC as media center
Replies: 6
Views: 3346

Using an old PC as media center

I'm trying to use a computer from 2005 as a media center, connected directly to my TV. Debian 10 installs and runs nicely, but playing compressed video files or YouTube is pretty slow (maybe 10 fps). Is this just to be expected with hardware that old? Or are the drivers lacking? The computer has a 7...
by Islander
2020-11-25 15:13
Forum: General Questions
Topic: why does the current folder stop being usable?
Replies: 7
Views: 3620

Re: why does the current folder stop being usable?

You actually do not delete a file or directory with commands such as rm or rmdir, you only unlink it, i.e. delete the parent directory entry pointing to the inode. There may be multiple directory entries pointing to the same inode, each counting as a link. The file being used by a process also coun...
by Islander
2020-11-25 13:07
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Update broke nvidia-driver in buster-backports
Replies: 4
Views: 3410

Re: Update broke nvidia-driver in buster-backports

I tried to replicate the problem today, but the nvidia-drivers from buster-backports loaded normally.

(I tried and failed multiple times when the problem originally occurred)
by Islander
2020-11-23 15:51
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: How to install *.iso packages
Replies: 12
Views: 4681

Re: How to install *.iso packages

If you have an Internet connection, freecad should be downloaded and installed automatically when you do

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sudo apt install freecad
It's not necessary to insert the disk (or .iso). You only need to do that if you don't want to use your Internet connection.
by Islander
2020-11-23 12:14
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Clone an SSD drive.
Replies: 68
Views: 24404

Re: Clone an SSD drive.

gnome-disks has a Create/Restore Disk Image function. Will that work as well?
by Islander
2020-11-17 20:59
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Why do you use debian?
Replies: 508
Views: 330818

Re: Why do you use debian?

Stability, and I like the package system.

I used to run Ubuntu, but got tired of things breaking regularly.
by Islander
2020-11-17 20:52
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Sudo or not sudo?
Replies: 45
Views: 45989

Re: Sudo or not sudo?

Dai_trying wrote:I can't directly answer your question but I just wanted to point out that sudo is the default if you do not enter a root password when installing.
I've been using Debian on and off for a decade or two, and I had no idea you could do that!

Thanks!
by Islander
2020-11-17 20:33
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: apt-get out of date
Replies: 8
Views: 5934

Re: apt-get out of date

Like other people said, Debian is designed to be stable, not to have the newest updates to software. But , if you want a newer version of a package, you can sometimes find it in the backports repository. It contains packages that are really targeted for the next release of Debian, but ported back to...
by Islander
2020-11-17 20:12
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Update broke nvidia-driver in buster-backports
Replies: 4
Views: 3410

Update broke nvidia-driver in buster-backports

I used nvidia-driver from buster-backports, and it stopped working after the update a week or two ago. It failed to load and X defaulted to 1024x768 resolution. I solved it by downgrading to the nvidia-driver from stable. It now works as normal (except that the stable version has slightly less Vulka...
by Islander
2020-11-17 20:03
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Can't install steam due to 32-bit drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 4299

Re: Can't install steam due to 32-bit drivers

It could be because you have installed packages that conflict.

Try

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sudo apt purge *nvidia*:i386 ; sudo apt autoremove
to remove all 32-bit nVidia packages, and then

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sudo apt install nvidia-driver-libs:i386
by Islander
2020-11-17 19:49
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Displey doesn't work after Sleep/Hibernation
Replies: 4
Views: 3652

Re: Displey doesn't work after Sleep/Hibernation

@Deb-fan: Yes, it's a desktop. I currently have two monitors connected to it, and none of them work after sleep/hibernation. I think it's a design flaw in that specific motherboard model. I'll just endure it until I upgrade my hardware, but it would be nice to have a way around it. Like manually res...
by Islander
2020-10-27 11:13
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Computer freezes after latest kernel 5.8
Replies: 29
Views: 12512

Re: Computer freezes after latest kernel 5.8

Sadly, I see no difference with or without. I set gamemoderun %command% and have verified it is active during gameplay. Probably missing something here. I saw the improvement in Elder Scrolls Online. I did the test by logging in a low populated zone (a delve) and noting the fps when just standing a...
by Islander
2020-10-27 10:47
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Displey doesn't work after Sleep/Hibernation
Replies: 4
Views: 3652

Re: Displey doesn't work after Sleep/Hibernation

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/164682/debian-blackscreen-after-suspend ? EDIT: and see https://01.org/node/3721 for some debugging techniques. Thanks, @Head_on_a_Stick, those were good tips, but they didn't solve my problem. Since this is a 12 year old mother board, I don't expect the ker...