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jemimah


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PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2012, 12:24    Post subject:  

oliverjames wrote:
Why not stick with your current work Laptop and just plug in a fast external drive for all non-work related coding and stuff? That might be an alternative.

Oliverjames.


That's what I have been doing but the internal drive got nuked anyway. It wasn't mounted when it got nuked. So I either need to physically remove it, or perhaps disable it in the BIOS, but both of those are a major hassle since I need to reboot to Windows several times per day. The corporate vpn only works in Windows.

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oliverjames

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PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2012, 13:00    Post subject:  

And no possibility for running a virtual machine within Windows, the target image being on the external drive?
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greengeek

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PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2012, 14:42    Post subject:  

jemimah wrote:
My day job has suddenly become a lot more busy and interesting. They are retraining me to do NetApp SAN installations and it's fairly hectic.

Hearty congratulations. Sounds like a buzz.

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I'm going to try to get 23 done over the weekend.

Before you disappear and start enjoying your life ( Smile ), would you have time to deprecate the universal installer "default mbr" choice for usb installs? I think it was useful in the days of grub 1, but changes in the spec of mbr and newer bootloader methods have made it too risky I feel. I reckon that many newcomers buying a usb stick off the rack and using the universal installer will have problems with Saluki unless they use mbr.bin to generate a working mbr within the universal installer process. The same goes for other recent Puppies that also use recent syslinuxes. It's just too risky to accept a default mbr.

Good luck in your new venture!
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Keef


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PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2012, 15:40    Post subject: Progress bar  

DaveS said:
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Is it possible to specify to show a progress bar while the move is taking place?

Try here.
....pv pet from Seasider. Don't know if it is exactly what you want, but may work.
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jemimah


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PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2012, 16:26    Post subject:  

greengeek wrote:
jemimah wrote:
My day job has suddenly become a lot more busy and interesting. They are retraining me to do NetApp SAN installations and it's fairly hectic.

Hearty congratulations. Sounds like a buzz.

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I'm going to try to get 23 done over the weekend.

Before you disappear and start enjoying your life ( Smile ), would you have time to deprecate the universal installer "default mbr" choice for usb installs? I think it was useful in the days of grub 1, but changes in the spec of mbr and newer bootloader methods have made it too risky I feel. I reckon that many newcomers buying a usb stick off the rack and using the universal installer will have problems with Saluki unless they use mbr.bin to generate a working mbr within the universal installer process. The same goes for other recent Puppies that also use recent syslinuxes. It's just too risky to accept a default mbr.

Good luck in your new venture!


Yeah, I actually meant to do that a while ago.

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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2012, 18:40    Post subject:  

jemimah wrote:
... That's what I have been doing but the internal drive got nuked anyway. It wasn't mounted when it got nuked. So I either need to physically remove it, or perhaps disable it in the BIOS, but both of those are a major hassle since I need to reboot to Windows several times per day. The corporate vpn only works in Windows.
Jemimah,
Is your corporate VPN software Cisco's VPN or are you using Microsoft's VPN software to reach the corporate Terminal server?

And, on the SAN training, this is a good thing as we, here in Puppyland, would benefit from your understanding and setup of a SAN in, say, a Puppy cluster.

Reason I ask is there may be some options you can employ to ease your system use iissues.

Also Bon Voyage as you set sail on the SAN.
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PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2012, 20:18    Post subject:  

The vpn client is Juniper and the software (java) works fine - but the server checks which antivirus you have and what OS you are running and rejects you if it doesn't like the answer.

Mostly what I'm learning now is how to get it out of the box, into the rack, and how to cable it up and get it on the network. Most home users won't have anything like these SANs because they cost thousands (or maybe millions) of dollars.

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Geoffrey


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PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2012, 20:50    Post subject:  

Welcome home Jemimah, sounds like you lead a interesting life, we've been keeping busy while you were absent. Very Happy

Moving along, here is a new twist to AdobeAIR, adding Gnome-keyring daemon to deal with security credentials,
such as user names and passwords.

I've located a Gnome-keyring pet that works, It isn't setup to run when installed,
so this is more or less a test to see if it works ok in Saluki, maybe if it works out the Gnome-keyring could be included.

I'll post a copy of the gnome-keyring-0.8.1-i486.pet here, to use it just install the pet and in the terminal run
Code:
ln -s /usr/local/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon /root/Startup


Here is a application that needs the Gnome-keyring, Caldera, this a a batch image resizer, renamer and format to jpg, png, gif, I like this app, works with drag'n'drop.

These app's were meant to work only with Gnome or KDE Desktops, but can be run in XFCE with a small change to the application start script.

The start script looks like this
Code:
#!/bin/sh

export GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID="xfce"

adl /path/to/air/app//META-INF/AIR/application.xml


To run Caldera install the pet's and link the Gnome-keyring in the Startup directory, then Restart X Windows, go to Menu> Graphic> Caldera, Gnome-keyring should prompt for a password, set the password don't forget it, then the app will run.

This is only for testing so make a new save if need be, though it should be ok, it hasn't broken anything in my install and appears to be working fine.

I'm no expert on these matters, so if you feel I'm doing something wrong, give me ahoy.
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Geoffrey


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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012, 01:14    Post subject:  

Here's one that will be useful, iSurveill turn your webcam into a surveillance cam with motion detection
Read about here http://www.chrillo.info/apps/isurveill/ This requires gnome-keyring.
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Dromeno

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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012, 04:17    Post subject: Good luck, thanx (and one more request)  

Jemimah I am happy about your more interesting job. And I am absolutely astonished about your puppee and saluki. I hope you will still come back every now and then.

sheesh why is there an ocean between us...I have never met a woman which runs on linux before... I want to meet you and a couple of other puppophiles in a bar!

allow me to finsh with a request for gnucash (accounting). It is the last missing piece to make saluki into a tool for setting up your own business.
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Dromeno

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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012, 05:12    Post subject: m4v?  

Is it just me or is there something wrong with the vlc versions which are provided with saluki / weary? vlc is not playing avi files because it can't play m4v

ttuuxxx version says "there is no easy way for you to fix this"
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Geoffrey


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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012, 06:15    Post subject:  

Antenna 1.5.0 internet radio, this works ok, no gnome-keyring needed read about it here http://www.downloadcrew.com/article/26246-antenna

One thing is the flags don't show to select country by, I don't know why, everything else appears to work as it should.

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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012, 07:11    Post subject:  

Another AdobeAIR App, Readefine 2.49 Google Reader RSS feeds http://www.snapfiles.com/get/Readefine.html
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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Sat 19 May 2012, 17:39    Post subject:  

jemimah wrote:
... Mostly what I'm learning now is how to get it out of the box, into the rack, and how to cable it up and get it on the network. Most home users won't have anything like these SANs because they cost thousands (or maybe millions) of dollars.
I agree.

But, basically, excepting for the H/W channeling, a SAN is a "closed" network with only it cabled path (ethernet) to a HOST complex (singly/clustered).

Extending this knowledge just a little is where someone can affect a "kinda similar" configuration on the cheap where the protocols might be adapted for a closed loop of a storage LAN.

That's where I think a benefit is derived. The understanding of its interoperation in a non-virtual environment.

"Virtual" expands Storage Area Network configurations (not size, but methods of applying).

That's where I meant a benefit as your knowledge and use enhances .

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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Sun 20 May 2012, 20:46    Post subject: Choosing a Computer -- Avoid Toshibas  

Hi jemimah & All,

Congrats and my sympathy ('Rolling Eyes') on your new work opportunity.

Regarding choice of new computer. My first choice was IBM, now Lenovo. Solid and reliable, even after the change of owners. My Thinkpad T42, now what? 8 years old? still out-performs my wife's shiney new Toshiba Satellite with 6 Gb RAM, Quod-Core 64-bit i3 Windows7. And my cat has knocked the T42 off the coffee table a couple of times. I bought it to replace a Thinkpad that had given me 8 years of service before its "internal" battery gave up the ghost.
After that, Asus, based on experience and research. After that Acer, based mostly on research. After that, anything else except Toshiba, which I'd place last.
Not because it isn't a good machine. (Although after 6 months I had to reinstall Windows7 which had gone haywire). But because it doesn't play well with Linux.
Via USB installs, I've tried almost every recent Puppy on my wife's Toshiba. None recognized its sound card. Via DVDs, I've also tried Ubuntu, Mint, Zorin, Pinguy, Fedora, Salix, and a couple of the other "big boys." One, I don't remember which, wouldn't boot at all. One didn't recognize its keyboard. Some booted but didn't recognize its sound card, or its internal wifi adapter, or both. Zorin was the one exception which actually provided a usable system. Googling revealed, especially regarding sound-cards, that Toshiba --apparently across most of its line-- used hardware well-supported by Windows but unsupported in Linux.

There may be exceptions to "Toshiba doesn't play well with Linux" which extensive research, or luck, may reveal. And who knows what models Toshiba may bring out tomorrow. But "time is money" and as of today, I am unaware of any advantage Toshibas in general provide which can not also be found in its rivals which "do play well with Linux."

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