Re: using intel i5 freqency governors

2021-12-01 Thread Stefan Monnier
How do I get the intel cpu "turbo boost" fully engaged when I'm running my script and go back into power save mode when the machine is idle? >> >> That should be the default behavior (i.e. if you don't touch any cpu >> power configuration). > > Unfortunately, it clearly is _not_ the

Re: [OT, deeply] Guix

2021-11-11 Thread Stefan Monnier
> So why not use it as an install tool? Then your entire configuration > is recorded in and driven by a pretty simple text file. That's all you > need, so we can pre-seed that config file for automatic installs. And > we can customise that SAME file for installs configured in real-time, > because

Re: [OT, deeply] Guix

2021-10-26 Thread Stefan Monnier
> I stumble upon this article about (supposedly) Guix's > characteristics/advantages: [...] > , and was curious about the opinions of the educated Debian people on the > matter. I haven't read that article, but here's my opinion: I would love to see Debian move towards a model like that of NixOS

Re: Sata Hard drive testing

2021-10-18 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Essentially, I have been experienced data loss, where nodes become > unreadable, when I try to "fix it" with fdisk, it says it moves unreadable > to the trash, basically deleting data. "it says"? Can you clarify what is this "it"? Drive-level errors of "unreadable data" normally lead to

Re: A .profile puzzle

2021-10-17 Thread Stefan Monnier
> normally when a storm comes through i turn off the PC anyways because > I really don't want to have things fried (even if i do have the UPS > and surge protection). Hmmm does turning them off make any difference w.r.t a surge large enough to pass through the surge suppression? I thought the

Re: why pae kernel has only 3G memory

2021-10-16 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Any particular reason why you must use pae rather than > the standard 32 bit kernel? Hmm... isn't "the standard 32 bit kernel" `linux-image-686-pae` ? At least the `linux-image-686` package seems to describe itself as for use only on those machines where `linux-image-686-pae` doesn't work.

[OFFTOPIC] Re: mail service

2021-10-10 Thread Stefan Monnier
> In general, the circumstances which would require one to use a tool like > protonmail are not commonly observed in connection with a list like > debian-user. While protonmail might be used for such situations, in my experience most protonmail users I've seen are just people that are

Re: slower Debian 11 after upgrade from 10

2021-10-05 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Sometimes an older kernel does better than a newer kernel, in the absence > of proper firmware. Sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes a blob is moved from `main` to `contrib` or `non-free` because it was in `main` by mistake (tho I can't remember that happening between Debian 10 and Debian 11).

Re: Slow graphics on Intel Xtreme?

2021-10-01 Thread Stefan Monnier
> This would seem to be running on the very edge of hardware: I'm surprised > that anything graphical will run at all in 1GB of total memory and 64M > of video RAM. My old Thinkpad X30 is still quite functional (that's the machine I use to plug into LCD projectors to display slides during talks

Re: write only storage.

2021-10-01 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> Write only storage - DVD-R or equivalent Blu-Ray - but make sure to end the >> session. Deletion - feed through a paper shredder. > I already do that but currently that means I have roughly one month of > backups on network accessible storage before I write to disc. Rather than WORM you can

Re: (unable to start a new discussion) Re: Can surf the internet, but not my home network...

2021-09-17 Thread Stefan Monnier
> edges of text characters. So if showing a screen full of text to show > the error, smunch the daylights out of it, it will still be readable. Whatever happened to the idea of citing the actual text rather than using an (unreadable) image? Stefan

Re: /usr/sbin/reboot: disabled in systemd-nspawn container

2021-09-04 Thread Stefan Monnier
Greg Wooledge [2021-09-04 11:35:25] wrote: > On Sat, Sep 04, 2021 at 04:49:24PM +0200, sp...@caiway.net wrote: >> # file /sbin/reboot >> /sbin/reboot: POSIX shell script, ASCII text executable > > That's not normal for a bullseye system using systemd for init. Indeed. > I'm not sure what you did

Re: Debian 11 Live USB with persistence?

2021-08-19 Thread Stefan Monnier
to...@tuxteam.de [2021-08-19 09:11:00] wrote: > On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 10:24:27PM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote: >> > I wanted to do something exactly like that some months ago. >> > What I ended up doing is using a normal Debian installation >> > with an overlay fil

Re: Debian 11 Live USB with persistence?

2021-08-19 Thread Stefan Monnier
> I wanted to do something exactly like that some months ago. > What I ended up doing is using a normal Debian installation > with an overlay file system mounted over the root. FWIW, you can do simpler and just use a normal Debian install on a USB key. That saves the trouble of the overlay

Re: nvme SSD and poor performance

2021-08-17 Thread Stefan Monnier
> P-S: If triming it is needed for ssd, why debian do not trim by default? AFAIK trimming is not needed. It can be beneficial in some cases, but as a general rule, the SSDs should be able to provide great performance without it. Stefan

Re: Debian 11 bullseye Gdm3 nvidia 7200go nouveau glitches and more

2021-08-17 Thread Stefan Monnier
> From https://www.cnet.com/reviews/hp-pavilion-dv6300-preview/ I gather it > has a rather old processor (Celeron M 440 to Core 2DuoT7200) -- which one do > you have exactly? Also, it seems there would be at most 2 GiB of RAM. FWIW, I'm surprised it would only allow 2GB, since the previous

Re: how to to start X Window in debian-live-11.0.0-i386-standard.iso

2021-08-15 Thread Stefan Monnier
Greg Wooledge [2021-08-15 10:30:27] wrote: > On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 04:13:37PM +0200, sp...@caiway.net wrote: >> lou what about >> # apt install xorg fluxbox >> >> $ startx > > In theory that might work (you may also need firmware), but the amount > of bandwidth you'd burn through downloading

Re: password set at installation of debian-10.10.0-amd64 not recognized

2021-08-15 Thread Stefan Monnier
> You don't really get that far if your root FS is unmountable. Hmm... if it truly can't be mounted, then the system can't read `/etc/passwd` and then whether there is a root account or not makes no difference. In the "usual" case where the root FS is readable but fsck found errors, then indeed

Re: password set at installation of debian-10.10.0-amd64 not recognized

2021-08-14 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Nevertheless there are rare cases only root can make changes. You mean cases where `sudo zsh -l` is not an option? Stefan

[OFFTOPIC] Plonk (wss: Meta: behavior on list)

2021-08-13 Thread Stefan Monnier
to...@tuxteam.de [2021-08-13 19:11:43] wrote: > On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 12:49:34PM -0400, Polyna-Maude Racicot-Summerside > wrote: > [...] >> Plonk ? > Greg and The Wanderer already provided a definition. Just adding > one standard reference, the Jargon File [1] in such things. Old > Usenet lore.

Re: Disk for a small server

2021-08-11 Thread Stefan Monnier
David Christensen [2021-08-11 14:48:05] wrote: > That is why there is the scientific method. Please cite relevant article(s) > with reproducible laboratory results and/or analysis of long-term real-world > data regarding failure modes, effects, and hazards of non-ECC memory vs. ECC > memory when

Re: can't login via gdm

2021-08-11 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> I was attempting to modify >> # for i in `find / -user 1001`; do chown 3001 $i; done > Dear gods. That violates at least two *major* rules of the shell. It looks exactly like the kind of code I would write if I were trying to "innocently" introduce a backdoor. Stefan

[OFFTOPIC] Editing a file (was: percent char '%' in sudoers file)

2021-08-10 Thread Stefan Monnier
Roger Price [2021-08-10 11:11:24] wrote: > On Tue, 10 Aug 2021, Bob Bernstein wrote: >> Full disclosure: In a typical Bob fit of impulsivity I, yes, edited this >> file using 'sudo nsno /etc/sudoers'. > My impulse would be to use VISUAL=/usr/bin/emacs visudo -f /etc/sudoers You guys have amazing

[OFFTOPIC] Fun with pv and broken drive (was: `pv` rates)

2021-08-04 Thread Stefan Monnier
Stefan Monnier [2021-08-02 15:09:38] wrote: > E.g. the average has moved up to ~80kB/s since my last message). For your entertainment: I managed to bring the average rate up to about 1MB/s by running `lvs` in a loop at the same time (and that let me see occasionally a transfer rate around 10M

Re: [OFFTOPIC] Mass storage prices and form factor

2021-08-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
> One cloud storage provider, Backblaze, regularly publishes reports on > harddisk reliability (they obviously have a lot of data on that :-) All of them seem to be 3½" as well. Interesting. It actually looks like the 2½" HDD market has been abandoned: 5 years ago, the largest HDD were 5TB for

Re: ISO to external SSD

2021-08-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Second, the price of spinning disks is such that it makes no > sense to buy anything smaller than 4TB, which will fit all this, > and 6-8 TB are often a reasonable idea even for single users. You seem to assume a 3½" form factor which either requires a "large" desktop or an external enclosure.

[OFFTOPIC] Mass storage prices and form factor (was: ISO to external SSD)

2021-08-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
Peter Ehlert [2021-08-03 08:27:26] wrote: > On August 3, 2021 8:17:58 AM Stefan Monnier wrote: >>> Second, the price of spinning disks is such that it makes no >>> sense to buy anything smaller than 4TB, which will fit all this, >>> and 6-8 TB are often a reasona

Re: `pv` rates

2021-08-02 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> If it weren't for the first sometimes changing to >> 44.xKiB/s it'd be hard to know which is which (IIUC the average is >> higher because occasionally the drive gives a more reasonable transfer >> rate than that measly 45kB/s). > > So now we're left wondering how you came by this situation.

`pv` rates (was: burn iso to usb)

2021-08-02 Thread Stefan Monnier
Anssi Saari [2021-08-02 19:04:59] wrote: > David Wright writes: >> On Mon 02 Aug 2021 at 16:14:15 (+0300), Anssi Saari wrote: >>> Stefan Monnier writes: >>> >>> > cp /path/to/file.iso /dev/sdX >>> >>> dd if=whatever.iso of=/dev/sdX &

Re: Updating kernels impossible when /boot is getting full

2021-08-02 Thread Stefan Monnier
> So really think hard before splitting off a filesystem outside of > volume management. I believe it is more likely to cause problems > than it is to avoid problems. All my machines have a separate /boot partition (and everything else in LVM). These are all "historical accidents", because at

Re: Updating kernels impossible when /boot is getting full

2021-08-01 Thread Stefan Monnier
Ilkka Huotari [2021-08-01 07:20:20] wrote: > I'm using Ubuntu 21. My /boot partition size is 500M and it's getting full: Notice that this is a Debian mailing-list, so questions about Ubuntu are not really "on topic". AFAIK Ubuntu handles the initrd files and kernels slightly differently from

Re: burn iso to usb

2021-07-31 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> > cp /path/to/file.iso /dev/sdX >> dd if=whatever.iso of=/dev/sdX > It's up to taste. Not at all. The only right answer is: pv -parIe /dev/sdX Anyone who says otherwise is trying to trick you, Stefan

Hardware life expectancy (was: Please help to test latest Debian 11 release candidate on real hardware)

2021-07-25 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Should I participate if my laptop is 10 years old? I fondly remember showing my 2003 Thinkpad X30 to my students when it turned 10 years old. Given that I grew up in the glory days of Dennard scaling, the standard rule of thumb was that you wanted a new machine every 3 years or so and a

Re: where can i find a list of wireless adapter that debian support

2021-07-23 Thread Stefan Monnier
> the tricky part of my search for ideal adapter(needn't non-free firmware) > isthat many vendors claim they support linux, but i'm afraid they require > non-free firmware > is there some easy way to find out if it requires non-free firmware? Buy it from a place that did this job for you. E.g.

Re: MDs & Dentists

2021-07-21 Thread Stefan Monnier
Thomas Schmitt [2021-07-21 20:11:15] wrote: > Stefan Monnier wrote: >> Plain old HDDs and SSDs also work for "immutable" backups: just don't >> keep them connected to the host after you've done the backup. > But how do you keep the system from messing them up dur

Re: MDs & Dentists

2021-07-21 Thread Stefan Monnier
Thomas Schmitt [2021-07-21 19:00:48] wrote: > James H. H. Lampert wrote: >> "Immutable backups." Interesting concept. But how? Optical media? > Yes. BD-R single layer are affordable and can take 25 GB each. With some > compression you can put the whole operating system and the most important >

Re: where can i find a list of wireless adapter that debian support

2021-07-19 Thread Stefan Monnier
loushanguan2...@sina.com [2021-07-19 20:32:39] wrote: > i've found some adapter with search enginehopefully it can be installed in > debian without firmware from non-free AFAIK there is currently no wifi card that supports 11ac and for which there exists a non-proprietary firmware.

Re: Buster+Gnome on Pi4

2021-07-16 Thread Stefan Monnier
pcr [2021-07-16 20:28:01] wrote: > Yesterday I had good luck with LibreCAD, did a nice drawing without any > trouble; today, however, I failed to install REDUCE-algebra, because there > is no version for ARM.  I tried to get the source and compile it myself, but > that meant installing Subversion,

Re: How do I mount the USB stick containing the installer in Rescue Mode?

2021-07-15 Thread Stefan Monnier
Greg Wooledge [2021-07-15 07:00:40] wrote: > On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 12:55:11PM +0300, Reco wrote: >> "nofail" is really needed for removable devices, because whoever >> designed systemd made an "interesting" decision to halt the boot process >> (i.e. host is inaccessible by network, console

Re: MDs & Dentists

2021-07-14 Thread Stefan Monnier
jeremy ardley [2021-07-15 07:03:18] wrote: > On 15/07/2021 6:26 am, Polyna-Maude Racicot-Summerside wrote: >> Also can you find me one Linux distribution that is certified as medical >> equipment for reliability ? > You can't be seriously suggesting Windows is certified for any risk of life >

Re: Bref rapport d'investissement pour mai 2021

2021-07-14 Thread Stefan Monnier
I can't reproduce this on Debian testing. A problem in your config, maybe? Stefan steve [2021-07-14 09:14:48] wrote: > Bonjour Xavier, > > Oui bien reçu. Mais c'est celui de mai, je pensais qu'on parlait de > celui de juin (mais c'est probablement trop tôt). > > Par ailleurs, j'ai

Re: Working for free [was: Offensive variable names]

2021-07-14 Thread Stefan Monnier
Jeremy Ardley [2021-07-14 12:52:10] wrote: > On 14/7/21 12:09 pm, Andrei POPESCU wrote: >> On Ma, 13 iul 21, 20:54:22, Brian wrote: >>> On Tue 13 Jul 2021 at 15:38:26 -0400, rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: >>>> On Tuesday, July 13, 2021 11:27:03 AM Stefan Monnier wrote:

Re: Working for free [was: Offensive variable names]

2021-07-13 Thread Stefan Monnier
> We are in basic agreement. I'm not really a "developer" - I just host > some relatively simple projects on Github. I agree that a deeper use of > something like Github is something I'd have to carefully consider. BTW, for those who don't want to run their own server, there are still other

Re: Offensive variable names [was: Cool down ...]

2021-07-12 Thread Stefan Monnier
> It's only offensive to the people who are offended. Theoretically all > words are offensive since any word can be offensive to anyone just because > they deem it so. Censoring (i.e. changing the language) of everything to > appease everyone 1) isn't possible, 2) is foolish at best, 3) is a >

Re: Buster no release file

2021-07-11 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Revert the change or communicate with the edior. Maybe he has a > persuasive argument? In my experience, "communicate with the editor" is the second step, the first step being "try to figure out how to communicate with the editor". Stefan

Re: ASTM Lab equipment protocol

2021-07-09 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Now that is easy. I did not know about the archives. Or the search. > No results though. So this might be a bit of a dead end. > It doesn't mean that software doesn't exist. Just that ASTM was never > discussed on a Debian list. So you get to be the first! Still it seems that

Re: Need help with ffmpeg installation - strange behaviour of my system - am I correct here?

2021-07-09 Thread Stefan Monnier
> 2. repair my situation - I cannot go to Debian 10 right now (I posted the > reason somewhere here - mouse ist awfully slow and jumpy)) You might want to try `aptitude` instead of `apt`: it will try to offer ways to fix the problem (by removing package). The solutions it offers can sometimes

Re: badblocks

2021-07-07 Thread Stefan Monnier
> I got a cheap SATA to USB external adaptor and used it to look at a 500Gb [...] > Might I think that there is something amiss with the USB/SATA adapter > thing ? In my experience, USB<->SATA adapters are not super-reliable (cheap or not), the main problem stemming from power delivery, so you

Re: Bullseye installation problem (with Matrox GPU)

2021-07-07 Thread Stefan Monnier
> I did a little more experimenting and learned my G550 doesn't need > nomodeset for the MGA X driver to work, but it only produces 1920x1080 > on my 2560x1440 screen, and xrandr still can't identify output names. You can trying playing with "modelines" where you reduce the screen refresh rate to

Re: Suggested way to ssh into obsolete devices (with old ssh crypto)?

2021-07-07 Thread Stefan Monnier
> I'm aware of that. My critique was specific to the "we take it out > because it's dangerous to the user" part. That's often an explanation but not the main motivation. For the `none` cipher, I think it was, tho. IIRC the problem was that using the `none` cipher causes the authentication to be

Re: Suggested way to ssh into obsolete devices (with old ssh crypto)?

2021-07-06 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> It's entirely too common for obsolete encryption options that are >> kept for "compatibility" end up being a vector for compromise, and >> entirely reasonable to remove such options in order to provide the >> most secure and maintainable tool for the vast majority of users. > That's the

Re: Suggested way to ssh into obsolete devices (with old ssh crypto)?

2021-07-06 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> If they have buffer overflow-style holes, those should be fixed. >> Other than that I can't see how they can be less secure than the "none" >> cipher. > I guess since the "none" cipher isn't supported in debian's ssh Good point. > you will just drop this questionable line of argument? It

Re: Suggested way to ssh into obsolete devices (with old ssh crypto)?

2021-07-06 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> I think the first reaction should be to report it as a bug, so that the >> old cipher is re-added. I think the same argument in favor of including >> the "none" cipher should apply to including old deprecated ciphers. > The old ciphers are generally removed for a reason: because they are

Re: Suggested way to ssh into obsolete devices (with old ssh crypto)?

2021-07-06 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Like you, I have been using CLI options to the ssh command to adjust the > necessary algorithms if I need something "insecure". You should be able to set that option for a specific (set of) hosts in .ssh/config so you don't have to repeat it on the CLI every time. > My thought is that once

Re: Memory allocation failed during fsck of large EXT4 filesystem

2021-07-05 Thread Stefan Monnier
Reiner Buehl [2021-07-05 10:21:13] wrote: > Hi all, > I have a corrupt EXT4 filesystem where fsck.ext4 fails with the error > message: > > Error storing directory block information (inode=366740508, block=0, > num=406081): Memory allocation failed [...] > The system has 4GB of memory and a 8GB

Re: removing modules

2021-07-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
> The only thing with `MODULES=dep` is that it runs a slightly higher risk > of ending up with an unbootable system after a hardware or > filesystem/LVM/MD/partition change. Just make sure you have some way to > do a "rescue boot" in those cases (typically via a USB flash key with some > minimal

Re: removing modules

2021-07-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
Greg Wooledge [2021-07-03 14:03:44] wrote: > On Sat, Jul 03, 2021 at 06:49:35PM +0100, mick crane wrote: >> root@pumpkin:/boot# df -h /boot >> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on >> /dev/sdb1 236M 159M 65M 71% /boot > This is the real issue. This file system is simply too

Re: How to verify newly burned disc

2021-07-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
> The first hit at ebay.de when searching for "m-disc dvd" shows an offer > for 10 4.7 GB discs at 85.11 € + 7.31 € for shipping from Japan :-) [...] > There is also an offer from Australia, 5 discs for "~" 21.74 € + ~ 42.97 Hmm... so that's in the order of about 1 €/GB >From a quick look at SSD

Re: Whole Disk Encryption + SSD

2021-06-29 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> > Along with SED, I suggest that you also implement Secure Boot. >> Can someone give me pointers to actually known attacks (not >> hypothetical ones, which I can invent myself without much difficulty) >> that would have been prevented by Secure Boot? > [2]

Re: Whole Disk Encryption + SSD

2021-06-28 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Along with SED, I suggest that you also implement Secure Boot. Can someone give me pointers to actually known attacks (not hypothetical ones, which I can invent myself without much difficulty) that would have been prevented by Secure Boot? I can see that subverting the early boot might be a

Re: add disk to LVM

2021-06-27 Thread Stefan Monnier
[...] > `vgchange -an` usually does the trick), but AFAIK there is standard ^ no Damn! > support for doing those things for you currently (and if you forget to [...]

Re: add disk to LVM

2021-06-27 Thread Stefan Monnier
> What would be the way to do that using LVM ? I think you already had the answers you need, but I'll just point out that it is possible to use LVM on a "removable" disk (a disk which you sometimes take out of a machine to put into another), and as a matter of fact, it would make a fair bit of

Re: A feasible method to add examples to man pages?

2021-06-22 Thread Stefan Monnier
> That's what I get for blindly copying and pasting the "directions" from > Github. I should've have just told Monnier that the whole shebang > can be installed locally, which renders inoperative his nitpick about > not having the Net when he needs to cheat the most (or most often). The

Re: A feasible method to add examples to man pages?

2021-06-21 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Many see the need for examples to be associated with man pages. [...] > Would it be proper/reasonable/practical/??? to add an entry of the form > https://cht.sh/XXX ? I think it can make sense for manpages to include a link to some further doc in the form of a wiki or some other webpage, but I

Re: Wiping an unencrypted SSD in preparation for encryption

2021-06-15 Thread Stefan Monnier
> But in any case, I'm not sure about booting Grub on an SSD from the > BIOS, because AIUI Grub uses sector addresses to find its core.img, > and AIUI sectors get shuffled around by the SSD controller. That shuffling is purely internal and hence completely invisible (barring bugs and the need to

Re: thunderbird

2021-05-31 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> The most used client is probably Element, formerly called Riot >> (https://element.io/). The link to its Linux version is not placed >> nicely visble, it is below the Desktop Clients for Win and Mac >> behind the comment "Also available on Linux", which points to a >> repository which can be

Re: thunderbird

2021-05-31 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Thanks, but I'll prefer a decentralised, end-to-end encryptable, > well established messaging infrastructure with a rich choice of > user and transfer agents. It's called e-mail. Actually, matrix.org aims to be that as well. It probably doesn't yet qualify for "rich choice" (e.g. there is a

Re: which command can show if usb 3.0 is used

2021-05-31 Thread Stefan Monnier
> If output shows ehci, then you are using usb 2, and if output shows xhci, > then you can use usb 3. ^^^ Can, indeed, but that still depends on other things, such as the actual setup of the physical port. IIUC most modern Intel chipsets don't come with EHCI any more and their xHCI

Re: which command can show if usb 3.0 is used

2021-05-31 Thread Stefan Monnier
> hwinfo --usb-ctrl > > And after doing > > lsusb -t Thanks. I wasn't familiar with the `-t` arg to `lsusb`, it's very informative (e.g. it gives you the actual speed negotiated, so I can see that my USB C phone still uses 480Mb/s) Stefan

Re: xv (was Re: Changing background automatically, Mint 20.)

2021-05-24 Thread Stefan Monnier
> printing images is so *20th* century. ^ 2D -- Stefan

Re: Debian-friendly laptop

2021-05-20 Thread Stefan Monnier
> While building the latest linuxcnc for my pi, I came across this mentio > of coreboot, so I checked their site for asus mainboard support, to find > asus unmentioned. > > So, will it work for an Asus Z370-A II mainboard? I have no idea, but you can check the doc and or code to find out. The

Re: Debian-friendly laptop

2021-05-20 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Or perhaps more than a bit more ;) I see that the Librem 14 version 1 > starts at $1470, for an i7 10710U, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD, 14" 1920x1080 > screen, no WLAN. I'm pretty sure you can do a whole lot better than > that from the standard brands. Indeed, you pay more, but it funds development of

Re: OT: minimum bs for dd?

2021-05-16 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> On Sun, May 16, 2021 at 01:31:49PM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote: >> > I'll bite ;} >> > When is it the right tool? >> >> When you're using it to convert ebcdic to ascii, while swapping bytes and >> reblocking an ancient file from a barely readable archival tape. >> >> > When is it not? >> >>

Re: AppleWEBkit

2021-05-12 Thread Stefan Monnier
to...@tuxteam.de [2021-05-12 09:42:33] wrote: > On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 03:28:18AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote: > [...] > >> The recent thread involving the mac G5's intrigues me though, so its war >> story time: >> >> We bought a pair of them in a quite graphically capable editing kit for >>

Re: Suspend on old MacBook with fresh Bullseye installation

2021-05-11 Thread Stefan Monnier
Andreas Tille [2021-05-11 20:18:55] wrote: > Hi Stefan, >> > I also used hibernate as well as the LXDE controls or closing the lid - >> > the result is always the same: >> > >> > 1. Black screen >> > 2. Network disabled (ssh session freezes, no ping from other host) >> > 3. Fan keeps on

Re: Suspend on old MacBook with fresh Bullseye installation

2021-05-11 Thread Stefan Monnier
> I also used hibernate as well as the LXDE controls or closing the lid - > the result is always the same: > > 1. Black screen > 2. Network disabled (ssh session freezes, no ping from other host) > 3. Fan keeps on moving silently > 4. Can't wake up to normal operation neither by >

Re: PC fan getting very loud because of CPU load

2021-05-08 Thread Stefan Monnier
deloptes [2021-05-08 21:33:47] wrote: > Dan Ritter wrote: >> It is also the case that fans are cheap. Replacing one for >> $10-20 is generally good for another 5-10 years. > But the question is why it runs > 100% - the fan is not that important in > the case. It could be replaced with not so loud

Re: What is the best (and free) Linux softphone?

2021-05-05 Thread Stefan Monnier
I think Linphone used to have a CLI interface, so you might want to look into it. I haven't used it in a long time, so I don't know what is its current status. I basically gave up on SIP (partly because of very spotty support for encrypted communications and for async messages like SMS) and

Re: [OFFTOPIC] Re: how to use fetchmail with MS Office 365 / davmail?

2021-05-04 Thread Stefan Monnier
> I'm also interested to know how good a service you actually get within > buildings, where most of us are most of the time. I see that wireless > repeaters are recommended according to a home's floor area. Are they > repeating 30GHz round the house, or conventional 2/5GHz? If the > latter,

[OFFTOPIC] Re: how to use fetchmail with MS Office 365 / davmail?

2021-05-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
> It doesn't seem sensible to put a cell-connection into each TV > when they're all immobile. OTOH cars and pets go places. > > And is 20GB of data per day a "reasonable usage" on a mobile data plan? > Whereas 1TB per month on a fixed line is quite normal. These arguments seem stuck in the

Re: Ghost cronjob

2021-05-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
Mart van de Wege [2021-05-03 20:11:25] wrote: > Stefan Monnier writes: >>> root@galahad:~# grep btrbk /etc/ -rl >> >> Have you `grep`d in `/var/` as well? >> [ E.g. `/var/spool/crontabs` ] >> > Yep, nothing there, aside from the usual suspects (apt & dpk

[OFFTOPIC] Re: how to use fetchmail with MS Office 365 / davmail?

2021-05-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> > There: now your smart-ass TV is a monitor again. >> At least until they start using a cell-connection for Internet access >> (which would seem only natural in the world of TVs, which historically >> got their programs over the air) :-( > Cars do that already. Why shouldn't TVs? Or pet

Re: Ghost cronjob

2021-05-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
> root@galahad:~# grep btrbk /etc/ -rl Have you `grep`d in `/var/` as well? [ E.g. `/var/spool/crontabs` ] > And yet I find this in /var/log/btrbk.log: > > 2017-03-12T20:16:28+0100 startup v0.24.0 - - - - # btrbk command line client, > version 0.24.0 Any other mention of activity around that

Re: HTML syntax.

2021-05-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Is there an editor which checks that HTML opening and closing tags are > paired and nested properly. An opening tag without matching close, a > closing tag without matching open and crossed tags should be flagged > by line number or color. Since Emacs's built-in `nxml-mode` does that, and

Re: how to use fetchmail with MS Office 365 / davmail?

2021-05-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
> There: now your smart-ass TV is a monitor again. At least until they start using a cell-connection for Internet access (which would seem only natural in the world of TVs, which historically got their programs over the air) :-( Stefan

Re: When to reboot after dist-upgrade?

2021-05-03 Thread Stefan Monnier
> I'm trying to distinguish when a system reboot is an absolute need > and when it is absolutely safe to keep the system running/working > after a `sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade`, once > I have already performed a complete restart of all needed services > through `sudo

Re: Google vs. DDG

2021-05-02 Thread Stefan Monnier
deloptes [2021-05-02 17:44:42] wrote: > Stefan Monnier wrote: >> For these kinds of searches, I tend to go to Wikipedia first. >> One of the reasons is that I can do that via the Wikipedia app which is >> much more snappy than my browser on my smartphone. >> Anoth

Re: Google vs. DDG

2021-05-02 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> when I just try to search for "language:en stieglitz" (without the >> quotes) > YES! That's what I was looking for. I wasn't sure DDG had this > feature (although I hoped for it). Sadly, it doesn't work when combined with `!w`. [ and I think it'd make sense to allow the shorter `lang:de`. ]

Re: Google vs. DDG

2021-05-02 Thread Stefan Monnier
> For example I wanted to know what is Stieglitz in German - it is kind > of bird, but I wanted to know how it looks like. DDG results did not > even come close to a bird. For these kinds of searches, I tend to go to Wikipedia first. One of the reasons is that I can do that via the Wikipedia app

[OFFTOPIC] Re: pci 0000:00:01:0: MSI quirk detected; subordinated MSI disabled ...

2021-04-30 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Now I wonder how this might enable random access to the nth > character. I will keep looking around. Another part of the question is: why would someone give you the position information in terms of characters rather than in terms of (say) bytes, or words, or ... Stefan

Re: how to use fetchmail with MS Office 365 / davmail?

2021-04-30 Thread Stefan Monnier
> viewing material because it's about ten years old. But when we > inevitably replace it and have no choice about accepting a 'smart' TV, There are still normal TVs around. Stefan

Re: Google vs. DDG

2021-04-28 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> FWIW, I'm pretty sure that such anectodal evidence is of no importance >> because you can also come up with examples where the situation >> is reversed. > Can you? I meant "you" in a very general sense: I'm pretty sure it's possible, but no, I haven't done the necessary work (and I'm not very

Re: Google vs. DDG

2021-04-28 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Here's a sort of example I just ran into. When trying to find > information about Thetis hardware security keys, DDG simply couldn't > find the company's website: searching DDG for "thetis key" turns up (in > the first page of hits) a bunch of Amazon listings, and a bunch of > reviews of, and

Re: OT: Freestanding spreadsheet program?

2021-04-24 Thread Stefan Monnier
> I think he also wanted something that doesn't require a desktop environment. AFAIK Gnumeric works fine in "naked X11". Stefan

Re: OT: Freestanding spreadsheet program?

2021-04-23 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Back in the good (bad?) old days of TRS-80, all we had was VisiCalc. Simple. > Today, is there a useful spreadsheet program that does not rely on all the > baggage associated with either an "office suite," or > a "desktop environment?" I can mention `gnumeric` and if you're into Emacs I can

Re: installing two versions of a user application

2021-04-23 Thread Stefan Monnier
> You probably want to look inside the control archives rather than the > data archives: > > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deb_%28file_format%29 > > If both control archive files are using a package name of > "master-pdf-editor", you can try Stefan's suggestion of renaming one > and seeing if

Re: installing two versions of a user application

2021-04-23 Thread Stefan Monnier
> $ sudo apt install ./master-pdf-editor-4.3.89_qt5.x86_64.deb > ./master-pdf-editor-5.7.08-qt5_included.x86_64.deb > Reading package lists... Done > Building dependency tree > Reading state information... Done > Note, selecting 'master-pdf-editor' instead of >

Re: Strange emacs behavior after upgrade to bullseye

2021-04-20 Thread Stefan Monnier
>> Emacs implements its locking protocol using symlinks with names >> that look like `.#` and whose content looks like >> `u...@host.pid:BOOT_TIME`. > > Ah, good old dot-locking. Well, perhaps the OP can test whether it's > possible to create a symlink in that directory. That's probably part of

Re: Strange emacs behavior after upgrade to bullseye

2021-04-20 Thread Stefan Monnier
> Because the error says it cannot use LOCKS. > Because you can't do Unix file locking on a non-Unix file system. > The error does NOT say "Permission denied". FWIW, the error comes from Emacs's own locking code which doesn't seem to use unix file locking, so the problem comes from elsewhere.

Re: Smart TV on WiFi as Extra Display

2021-04-19 Thread Stefan Monnier
> not support stretching your desktop to it) and it has a Java viewer > applet that can be used to connect to it from a web browser. There's a good chance the browser hardcoded in the TV doesn't support Java applets. Stefan

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