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by Petermint
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: How do you stop Wifi from starting when Ethernet is connected?
Replies: 3
Views: 403

How do you stop Wifi from starting when Ethernet is connected?

How do you stop Wifi from starting when Ethernet is connected? I found posts on how to completely stop Wifi but not an automatic block based on an Ethernet connection. My computer connects to the router by both Ethernet and Wifi. Most software is happy with the arrangement. I have to use Skype for o...
by Petermint
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD and Mint
Replies: 60
Views: 6284

Re: SSD and Mint

"tape is still an amazing medium" Tape is really secure. I worked on projects where the companies were using servers with daily tape backup. Two of those companies had to do a full restore from tape. The tape drives could not read the tapes the drives had written just a few hours earlier. Now that i...
by Petermint
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Simple GUI script example to list /media/ and run rsync
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Simple GUI script example to list /media/ and run rsync

I tested Grsync before using rsync. Grsync does not handle some errors. Poor communication with rsync. I want to be able to add code to check for certain situations before starting rsync. I might look at the source code for Grsync. I am hoping for something explaining the code creation step by step....
by Petermint
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Simple GUI script example to list /media/ and run rsync
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Simple GUI script example to list /media/ and run rsync

I am looking for a really simple script example to list some file info, accept a selection, delete some files, then run rsync. Instead of writing a Vala application, I thought there might be a tutorial titled "File management using Python for 8 year olds". Well, maybe I am more of a beginner with Py...
by Petermint
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD and Mint
Replies: 60
Views: 6284

Re: SSD and Mint

"IDE into AHCI Mode" Had to convert old computers from IDE to AHCI years ago for all storage, not just SSD. Also had one computer that I had to switch from AHCI to IDE mode when I switched on some other speedup in the BIOS. I retired that computer to the great big recycling bin in the sky. Modern mo...
by Petermint
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD and Mint
Replies: 60
Views: 6284

Re: SSD and Mint

What was wrong?

Was it formatted as FAT16?
by Petermint
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD and Mint
Replies: 60
Views: 6284

Re: SSD and Mint

"I have an old 8G Lexar that hasn't failed, but that doesn't mean I support Lexar." Lexar do not make any of the components. Every model, and possibly every batch, may use components from different manufacturers. Sandisk now makes memory chips in a joint venture with Toshiba. Western Digital now own...
by Petermint
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: PAL VHS to lossless digital file. Hardware? Software? File format?
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: PAL VHS to lossless digital file. Hardware? Software? File format?

The local video converter said they produce 720 x 576 resolution AVI, MPEG-2, AVC, WMV, MPEG-4, MKV. or MOV.
by Petermint
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: PAL VHS to lossless digital file. Hardware? Software? File format?
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: PAL VHS to lossless digital file. Hardware? Software? File format?

BG405, thank you for the explanation. I will record something and test. A friend had something converted by a pro for less than the cost of good quality hardware, based on local prices, not shopping around. The range of hardware prices is frightening. The medium price devices are not sold in Austral...
by Petermint
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Can you manually control disk spindown with a status indicator?
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Can you manually control disk spindown with a status indicator?

NAS box with LM 18, SSD for system disk, and some magnetic disks used for a daily backup. The box is also used as a test Web server and for other experiments 24/7, including receiving copies of logs from other computers. The logs go to the SSD. The extra disk slots are loaded up with spare disks for...
by Petermint
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: PAL VHS to lossless digital file. Hardware? Software? File format?
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: PAL VHS to lossless digital file. Hardware? Software? File format?

The Ogg file format allows FLAC for lossless audio and both are open. Theora is lossy. I have not found an open lossless video format to go in the Ogg file.
by Petermint
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: PAL VHS to lossless digital file. Hardware? Software? File format?
Replies: 9
Views: 781

Re: PAL VHS to lossless digital file. Hardware? Software? File format?

Hello Mute Ant, My fastest disk is more than three times faster than the 33.178 Mbyte per second you calculate so that will not be a problem. The disk will store 19 hours and I have only about 2 or 3 hours to save. Hello Hoser Rob, I have both laptops with USB 3 and desktops with PCIe. Your first li...
by Petermint
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: PAL VHS to lossless digital file. Hardware? Software? File format?
Replies: 9
Views: 781

PAL VHS to lossless digital file. Hardware? Software? File format?

I want to capture 625 line 25 frame PAL VHS lossless for archiving with no conversion. I can convert later to a viewable format. I have a top quality VHS player, the one that recorded some of the tapes. What is the best hardware to put between the player and a PC for maximum quality without screwing...
by Petermint
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD and Mint
Replies: 60
Views: 6284

Re: SSD and Mint

Hello Murph, when you get the Crucials, please run the disks - benchmark and post the result here. Image of displays would be good.

Crucial is a bit expensive here. Interested to see if they are faster.
by Petermint
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: external USB failure to mount / read
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: external USB failure to mount / read

Hello Stephan, the reference to AHCI, SATA, or IDE in the BIOS. That is a setting. Your BIOS can run SATA chips in AHCI mode or emulate an older mode. Windows works with both. Some Linux/disk mixtures work with only one setting. If you have a chance to look in your BIOS, please lookup the setting.
by Petermint
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: external USB failure to mount / read
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: external USB failure to mount / read

ASMedia chips tend to work in Linux better than the other brands. There are problems with settings in BIOSes and the way you mount disks. What does your BIOS say disks are AHCI, SATA or IDE? Some disk controller drivers only work one way in Linux. The Windows version of the driver is more flexible. ...
by Petermint
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Rescuing data off RAID disks
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: Rescuing data off RAID disks

What happened? Were your disks using LVM or anything? I ask because I tried to recover files from one disk of a Linux software RAID 1 array and could not access anything. I did not have a record of the configuration used to create the array. One disk died. Every attempt to recreate the array failed....
by Petermint
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Install option - Codecs without flash
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: Install option - Codecs without flash

Youtoob removed Flash!
by Petermint
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SSD and Mint
Replies: 60
Views: 6284

Re: SSD and Mint

Thanks for the long list of messages from the errors. I am sure Google will present the post to many people experiencing similar problems. Disk access during the first part of boot is in the BIOS. When you access your second disk, your data disk, you are using Linux or Windows code. Your BIOS might ...
by Petermint
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3 mSATA box not working. JMicron 152d:0578 [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 3301

Re: USB 3 mSATA box not working. JMicron 152d:0578

The disk is not a problem. The disk works perfectly in a different enclosure. Bus 004 Device 003: ID 174c:5136 ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1053 SATA 6Gb/s bridge The failed disk case looks really nice, too nice to toss in the scrap heap but my time is worth more than a chip with rubbish support. No m...

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