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PostPosted: Tue 27 Aug 2013, 23:32    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
Variable=everything. Remove variable, recursive.

A linux virus?
Lol.

rm -rf /*

is not funny in any context.
Very Happy
Its like "He who should not be typed"

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starhawk

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Sep 2013, 21:48    Post subject:  

This is the front panel from a Neoware CA19 thin client that I've been modifying... I'm trying to pull a My Fair Lady sorta thing and make it into a more standard desktop. (Front Panel = the circuit board with the lights, switches, and sometimes ports on the front of your PC.)

Look at the two USB ports. One of these things is not like the other, and that's why I'm putting this here. I have NO idea how it happened, either -- after all, I don't drink... Razz


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jakobcornelis


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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jan 2014, 22:33    Post subject:  

greengeek wrote:
So many times I've saved files to sda2 or sdc2 (whatever) and never been able to find them again because I had not mounted the destination partition first...


OK, but why do I get stuff on the ROX display of an unmounted sda5 that's not on the mounted sda5. Maybe that's where your stuff is (No! Not on my sda5, on your sda2, or whatever).
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NickAu


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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jan 2014, 01:57    Post subject:  

I once was messing around on Windows and was playing with the zone alarm firewall and Locked it down. No traffic in or out. Cost me $ 100 dollars for a Pc tech to come to my place and click 3 buttons and it was back to normal.
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ardvark


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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jan 2014, 02:14    Post subject:  

NickAu wrote:
Cost me $ 100 dollars for a Pc tech to come to my place and click 3 buttons and it was back to normal.


Oh, wow! For something like that, I would usually do it for free, sometimes five or ten dollars at most. Shocked

One of my worst was a Windows reinstall for a customer who had contracted a virus (my very first job for a customer back in 2001.) It was one of those that can survive the typical reformat and reinstall. I didn't think to wipe the partition and it came back after I left. Embarassed

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greengeek

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jan 2014, 02:42    Post subject:  

jakobcornelis wrote:
OK, but why do I get stuff on the ROX display of an unmounted sda5 that's not on the mounted sda5. Maybe that's where your stuff is (No! Not on my sda5, on your sda2, or whatever).
Yep, that's it! See I knew it was there all along. Hah! Not so dumb after all. I knew it had to be there, or wherever. Definitely.
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8-bit


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jan 2014, 00:20    Post subject:  

starhawk wrote:
This is the front panel from a Neoware CA19 thin client that I've been modifying... I'm trying to pull a My Fair Lady sorta thing and make it into a more standard desktop. (Front Panel = the circuit board with the lights, switches, and sometimes ports on the front of your PC.)

Look at the two USB ports. One of these things is not like the other, and that's why I'm putting this here. I have NO idea how it happened, either -- after all, I don't drink... Razz



Are you sure the second port is not Apple firewire?
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starhawk

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jan 2014, 00:49    Post subject:  

Quite. It's rectangular, and the system in question does not support IEEE-1394A and IIRC predates -1394B.

EDIT: also, -1394A connectors have six pins. -1394B connectors have nine. The one in the pic has four.

Basically what happened is that the 'tongue' which holds the pins got removed when I plugged in a USB cord, not realizing that the 'tongue' was internally busted and held in by sheer force of luck. The system rebooted, too.

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jan 2014, 04:12    Post subject:  

Thank you for the explanation.
Along that line, I recently bought a 4gig flash drive that did not have the full USB connector shroud on it. One just looked and plugged it into a USB port to the connector side of the tab in the port.
How cheap can a manufacturer get!
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starhawk

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Feb 2014, 20:48    Post subject:  

Had something similar a long time ago -- a SanDisk Micro... er... somethingorother. It was 256megs, Road Work Orange, and IIRC the packaging bragged about how much storage you got in the then-tiny physical size...

Of course, that was seven or so years ago, and now we have multiple gigs in the space of a Logitech Nano Receiver for a wireless mouse Wink

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NickAu


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PostPosted: Thu 06 Feb 2014, 00:44    Post subject:  

You mean a cheap USB connector like this?? Yes its plastic with no metal shroud


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p310don

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jul 2016, 17:49    Post subject:    

I have some x265 video that wouldn't play in VLC in Tahr, so I compiled the latest mplayer and it worked. Then I decided to install smplayer to watch the videos, but no sound. I've been fiddling for about a week, looking for alternate versions of the videos etc.

This morning, I went into sound settings in smplayer and changed to audio output driver from "null" to alsa and it all works fine. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jul 2016, 19:01    Post subject:  

p310don wrote:
This morning, I went into sound settings in smplayer and changed to audio output driver from "null" to alsa and it all works fine. Embarassed
Tee hee Smile There must be quite a stack of audio bits all lined up in your null folder by now...
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learnhow2code

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul 2016, 06:00    Post subject:  

starhawk wrote:
Runs XP because "you get what you pay for", etc.


cool, that means you can get whatever you want by paying whatever you want. send barry $200 and we will supply a wallpaper that says "Puppy Enterprise Server OS" Smile

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jul 2016, 11:04    Post subject:  

learnhow2code,

In the case of that quote, I was in fact referring to my mother's position on why she prefers Windows, and I was being rather sarcastic about it.

For the record, Mom still is using Windows (she's on Win7 now) and still refuses to even look at Puppy (or any kind of Linux) because she's convinced it can't be anywhere near as good...

...well, at least she'll never know what she's missing!

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