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by pcalvert
2021-09-12 22:02
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Back to Buster
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Re: Back to Buster

Does Debian have a backward compatibility feature? Is there a sandbox where I can run out-dated programs without hassle? I have tried rebuilding old programs but all I accomplish is making messes. This is an imperfect solution, but I believe that it can accomplish what you are seeking: https://fire...
by pcalvert
2021-09-08 21:43
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using 4 TB disk with old motherboard.
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Re: Using 4 TB disk with old motherboard.

p.H wrote: 2021-09-08 07:51 A 1-MB unformatted BIOS boot partition at the beginning of the drive is recommended for GRUB on GPT. Without it, GRUB's core image will be vulnerable to filesystem block reordering.
Thanks. I totally forgot about that.
by pcalvert
2021-09-08 17:29
Forum: General Questions
Topic: [solved]Debian 11, firefox-esr is not supported for online meetings
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: Debian 11, firefox-esr is not supported for online meetings

cds60601 wrote: 2021-09-08 16:43 You missed the post above from 4D696B65 ...
FrankenDebian
https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian
I didn't miss anything. But you did -- you didn't read the info I posted. Click on link and read the page. It's a generic DEB that contains the same binaries that Mozilla provides.

Phil
by pcalvert
2021-09-08 00:23
Forum: General Questions
Topic: [solved]Debian 11, firefox-esr is not supported for online meetings
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: Debian 11, firefox-esr is not supported for online meetings

I use the regular Firefox release; you can just download the tarball from the website. I checked my Firefox ESR from Debian at that link and it also fails the test, but using the regular Firefox release it passes. The archive Mozilla provides is already compiled so all you have to do is extract it ...
by pcalvert
2021-09-07 21:47
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Using 4 TB disk with old motherboard.
Replies: 16
Views: 899

Re: Using 4 TB disk with old motherboard.

This is the simplest solution I can think of: First of all, use a GPT partition table. Then create four partitions: 1. An unformatted 1 MB BIOS boot partition (type ef02). 2. A 25 to 50 GB partition for the system (that's plenty of space for a file server). 3. A suitably-sized swap partition. 4. A f...
by pcalvert
2021-09-01 17:30
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: [Solved] What is difference betw. MSDOS and GPT Table data partitions?
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: What is difference betw. MSDOS and GPT Table data partitions?

bester69 wrote: 2021-08-31 18:18 I'd like to install Windows in my system,but Ive found out I need a GPT table partition..
Is this a newer computer that uses UEFI instead of the older BIOS system?
by pcalvert
2021-07-10 17:21
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Shared folder in VirtualBox
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Shared folder in VirtualBox

stevepusser wrote: The magic mirror says you have the 6.1.22 packages directly from Oracle instead of the patched 6.1.22 version that someone could have backported from Debian Sid.
Patched in what way?
by pcalvert
2021-07-10 11:33
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Computer just rebooted out of nowhere to some green ok's
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Computer just rebooted out of nowhere to some green ok's

What kind of processor does your computer have?
by pcalvert
2021-07-10 01:46
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Shared folder in VirtualBox
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Shared folder in VirtualBox

If you set it up correctly, you shouldn't have to do anything special to find the shared folder.

Did you install the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack on the host?
Did you install the Guest Additions on the guest (Windows XP)?
Did you set it up under Machine > Settings > Shared Folder ?
by pcalvert
2021-05-28 21:55
Forum: Installation
Topic: Install Buster v10.10 stable or Bullseye v11 prerelease?
Replies: 14
Views: 4522

Re: Install Buster v10.9 stable or Bulleye v11 prerelease?

Bullseye seems to work well. The only problem I have found is that one of my favorite programs has been deprecated and I have yet to find a suitable replacement. May I ask which program that is? Perhaps there is a solution that would allow you to keep using it (at least for a year, or maybe even lo...
by pcalvert
2021-04-15 23:50
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: Why does Virtualbox's screen fail to redraw?
Replies: 8
Views: 3718

Re: Why does Virtualbox's screen fail to redraw?

pusha wrote: I've now upgraded to Debian 10.9. Kernel 4.19.0-16-amd64.

I have exactly the same problem.
What is the output of this command?:

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cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
Phil
by pcalvert
2021-04-14 22:27
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: Why does Virtualbox's screen fail to redraw?
Replies: 8
Views: 3718

Re: Why does Virtualbox's screen fail to redraw?

pusha wrote: Host: Debian 9.13 Kernel (host): 4.9.0-15-amd64
Is there a good reason why you are using an old version of Debian as the host system? If not, then I recommend upgrading to Debian Buster. You may find that doing so solves your problem with VirtualBox.

Phil
by pcalvert
2021-04-14 17:45
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: Why does Virtualbox's screen fail to redraw?
Replies: 8
Views: 3718

Re: Why does Virtualbox's screen fail to redraw?

pusha wrote: Virtualbox version: Version 6.1.18 r142142 (Qt5.7.1)
Are you sure about that? Mine reads "Version 6.1.18 r142142 (Qt5.6.1)".

How much RAM do you have, and how much RAM did you allocate to the VM?

Phil
by pcalvert
2021-03-29 18:17
Forum: Installation
Topic: Wordpress: Debian packages vs manual?
Replies: 1
Views: 3378

Re: Wordpress: Debian packages vs manual?

Based on my (limited) experience, I am inclined to agree with you. And one of the reasons I am inclined to agree is because this tool should help you manage the Wordpress side of things:

https://wp-cli.org/

Phil
by pcalvert
2021-03-25 18:03
Forum: General Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] User friendly alternative to Teamviewer?
Replies: 8
Views: 2815

Re: User friendly alternative to Teamviewer?

Danielsan wrote: Thank you for sharing, which version have you used so far?
I downloaded the DEB file from here and installed it with gdebi:
https://anydesk.com/en/downloads/linux
by pcalvert
2021-03-24 17:12
Forum: General Questions
Topic: [RESOLVED] User friendly alternative to Teamviewer?
Replies: 8
Views: 2815

Re: User friendly alternative to Teamviewer?

Danielsan wrote: I'll let you know if Anydesk work, I am not very enthusiastic but so far my real and unique solution feasible is Teamviewer...
I've found that Anydesk works fine. It may not be as fancy as Teamviewer, but it gets the job done.
by pcalvert
2021-02-28 23:10
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: clonezilla - restoring
Replies: 22
Views: 9776

Re: clonezilla - restoring

Consider also the value of using Btrfs along with snapper. If I were using Debian Sid (or testing), I would definitely be using that combination.

Phil
by pcalvert
2021-02-28 21:35
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: clonezilla - restoring
Replies: 22
Views: 9776

Re: clonezilla - restoring

It is possible to easily create snapshots with rsync. There is some good material for ideas about it here http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/ There is no longer any need for that. The functionality he describes is provided by rsnapshot : https://packages.debian.org/stable/rsnapshot ...
by pcalvert
2021-02-20 15:38
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Thinking of installing debian but want to use sysvinit
Replies: 34
Views: 16218

Re: Thinking of installing debian but want to use sysvinit

it's a house of cards for sure. new kernel r8168-dkms bluetooth... eventually you hit something that wants systemd. i fiddled with it until i got liquorix installed but then the stupid r8169 hits. its a lot to sort out. That's why I suggested that, if you run out of patience, you convert the system...
by pcalvert
2021-02-19 12:22
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Thinking of installing debian but want to use sysvinit
Replies: 34
Views: 16218

Re: Thinking of installing debian but want to use sysvinit

So no sysvinit on debian. got it . thanks. Well, that's not completely true. You could always try this: How-To: Debian Buster with SysVinit as PID 1 Don't bother, though, if you aren't willing to live with some inconveniences. If you are willing to use Xfce or a window manager like Fluxbox, IceWM, ...