Re: BD-RE mount problem

2012-08-09 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, [i am subscribed to cdwr...@other.debian.org, not to debian-user] I tried a new disc again, and this time formatted it through K3B instead of using dvd+rw-format directly. I don't know what K3B does as formatting, but dvd+rw-format does only a hardware level formatting. It does not

Re: BD-RE mount problem

2012-08-09 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Yes, I have read-write permissions. Something does not work properly. Are any related messages to see in the output of dmesg ? I tried xorriso to fix the disc as well but it also fails. What did you try and what did it report when it failed ? (We could get a log of SCSI commands from

Re: BD-RE mount problem

2012-08-09 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, I also tried using K3B to burn as udf. mkisofs print size result: 0 (0 bytes) This looks like a different problem. A size prediction of 0 is hardly to explain by any state of the target medium. How large should the result have been ? What do you get from xorriso -outdev /dev/sr0

Re: BD-RE mount problem

2012-08-09 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, # xorriso -scsi_log on -dev /dev/sr0 -format full ... xorriso : FAILURE : libburn indicates failure with formatting. It should have reported the SCSI error (will have to dig for that). That error came with command FORMAT UNIT FORMAT UNIT 04 11 00 00 00 00 To drive: 12b 00 82 00 08

Re: BD-RE mount problem

2012-08-09 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, fd = open(/dev/sr0, O_RDWR); root@transponder:/home/garydale# ./open_sr0 open: fd= -1 , errno= 30 open: Read-only file system This is surprising, because xorriso uses open(..., O_RDWR | O_NDELAY); when it acquires a drive. (I would have expected to see the error with write(),

Re: BD-RE mount problem

2012-08-10 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, -fd = open(/dev/sr0, O_RDWR); +fd = open(/dev/sr0, O_RDWR | O_NDELAY); open: fd= 3 , errno= 0 write: ret= 2048 , errno= 0 This explains why xorriso or dvd+rw-format can open the drive device file. (The failure to re-format is a different problem.) No one in Debian user has

Re: BD-RE mount problem

2012-08-10 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, I'm wondering if the problem is the iso9660 file system that K3B put onto the disc? I seriously doubt. At least dd should have no scruples to overwrite any filesystem. The block device driver has no idea of filesystems. The only connection would be open(2) flag O_EXCL. mount uses it to

Re: BD-RE mount problem

2012-08-10 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i can reproduce the symptoms by a read-only situation of drive and media. (It should not happen with BD-RE in a BD writer, of course.) open_sr0.c with O_NDELAY yielded: open: fd= 3 , errno= 0 write: ret= 2048 , errno= 0 I get the same behavior when i put a DVD into a DVD-ROM drive. It

Re: BD-RE mount problem

2012-08-10 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, I did another test using system rescue cd. While it gives me the same error when I run dvd+rw-format, I note that mkudffs complains about multiple extents. I don't know why it gives a different message under system rescue cd than under Debian/Wheezy but I thought it might be a clue as to

Re: BD-RE - can't create UDF on new disc

2012-08-19 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Gary Dale wrote: dvd+rw-format -format /dev/sr0 * BD/DVD±RW/-RAM format utility by ap...@fy.chalmers.se, version 7.1. * 25.0GB BD media detected. * formatting 59.5% root@transponder:/home/garydale# mkudffs /dev/sr0 Error opening device: Read-only file system [...] dvd+rw-format

Re: BD-RE - can't create UDF on new disc

2012-08-19 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Gary Dale wrote: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sr0 bs=2048 count=11826176 This also fails when booting from sysrecuecd with the same read-only error. That kills my theory that there went something wrong in the operating system. Now i am out of ideas, except diviing into kernel debugging in

Re: Making netinst images

2011-03-15 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Dan Serban wrote: I'd like to make a small change to the netinst iso. Simply changing the Install menu item to include a few other options passed to the installer process. Is there an easy way to achieve this? Steve McIntyre wrote: Be aware: to make a working image using xorriso,

Re: Wheezy amd64 XFCE how to burn Blu-Ray (BD-R )discs?

2013-03-14 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, being developer of libburn i would like to correct some technical statements made here. Gary Dale wrote: The difference between Blu-ray and DVD is that DVD is a super CD while Blu-ray is a super DVD-RAM. BD-RE are like DVD-RAM, indeed. But BD-R aren't. One can format them to a state

Re: Wheezy amd64 XFCE how to burn Blu-Ray (BD-R )discs?

2013-03-17 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i72600s-20130314-161929.png i72600s-20130314-162022.txt There is nothing to see about an error of growisofs in the .txt file. Nevertheless there should be the traditional final close error of growisofs with BD-R: :-[ CLOSE SESSION failed with SK=5h/INVALID FIELD IN CDB]: I/O error It

Re: Wheezy amd64 XFCE how to burn Blu-Ray (BD-R )discs?

2013-03-17 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Gary Dale wrote: I wasn't striving for absolute accuracy but rather to give the OP the flavour of the issue. There are too many urban legends around about optical media. The whole topic is somewhat complicated but not by far as weird as some discussions in the web would suggest. I use

Re: Wheezy amd64 XFCE how to burn Blu-Ray (BD-R )discs?

2013-03-19 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, My Wheezy has Brasero version 2.30.3. I'm not going to install non-Wheezy packages. I am not a user of Wheezy, but according to http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/brasero the current version is 3.4.1. Brasero 2.X might indeed be too old for recognizing BD media. Alternatively you

Re: Pioneer BDR-*206* Internal Blu-Ray Disc DVD/CD writer and Debian

2013-04-04 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, I reinstalled the LITE-ON, so now the machine has both drives. Brasero no longer sees either drive. This started after I installed udftools, etc.. I am not sure what facility Brasero uses for drive detection. If it is via libburn, then drives will not show up, if they are in use by other

Re: Pioneer BDR-*206* Internal Blu-Ray Disc DVD/CD writer and Debian

2013-04-05 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, bash: xorriso: command not found Install it by apt-get install xorriso There is a pop-up that appears ~2/3rd of the way through the burning process -- something to the effect that the disc cannot be mounted. Whether it is the only culprit for your problems or not: The attempt to

Re: Pioneer BDR-*206* Internal Blu-Ray Disc DVD/CD writer and Debian

2013-04-10 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, According to this[1] bug (found by searching the internet for Merging data is impossible with this disc), brasero doesn't support BluRay discs. [1]https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/brasero/+bug/637379 Well, that bug seems somewhat outdated. But of course, Debian packages are

Re: Pioneer BDR-*206* Internal Blu-Ray Disc DVD/CD writer and Debian

2013-05-05 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, xorriso -outdev /dev/sr0 -map ./my_disk_file /my_iso_file It burned a 13.4E+09 byte video file in 431 seconds -- 31+ MB/s. :-) So the drive and the operating system together are ready to burn BD media. The installed Brasero seems to be too old resp. runs into a known (and said to be

Re: Problem creating iso for a USB stick

2014-01-16 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i am the developer of xorriso and always interested in learning about problems. However, after writing it to a USB stick, it doesn't boot, and I don't know why. What kind of machine do you use ? What kind of firmware does it have: PC-BIOS , UEFI, ... ? How far does it get with booting ?

Re: Problem creating iso for a USB stick

2014-01-17 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, first question because i am lacking other valid ideas: Does your machine boot the original netinst ISO from USB stick ? Second question: How large is your result image ? Can you upload it to a place from where i could get it for inspection ? For the details: /root/debian/test.iso1 * 1

Re: Problem creating iso for a USB stick

2014-01-17 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, In the end, I went ahead and manually compiled xorriso 1.3.4 and with this one and the command that Debian itself uses to create the netinst iso it worked (without the jigdo stuff). The resulting iso is bootable from the USB key. From my remote position i would say that your firmware

Re: Problem creating iso for a USB stick

2014-01-17 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, See my previous mail. Made it work with xorriso 1.3.4. Do you still want me to go ahead and do what you wrote below? We could be curious and leave out the options -eltorito-alt-boot -e boot/grub/efi.img -no-emul-boot -isohybrid-gpt-basdat If my theory about the need for GPT and EFI is

Re: Problem creating iso for a USB stick

2014-01-17 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, See my previous mail. Made it work with xorriso 1.3.4. Do you still want me to go ahead and do what you wrote below? We could be curious and leave out the options -eltorito-alt-boot -e boot/grub/efi.img -no-emul-boot -isohybrid-gpt-basdat Correcting myself: Option

Re: Problem creating iso for a USB stick

2014-01-17 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, which basically left me with the original command and, surprise, it worked! That's quite surprising. There is no corresponding bug fix to see in my ChangeLog. (... and i cannot remember either ...) Although xorriso-1.2.2 is outdated, it would still be good to know how i accidently fixed

Re: Problem creating iso for a USB stick

2014-01-20 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Stelian Iancu wrote: Today once I got back to work I wanted to recreate the bad iso for you to test. So I have created a new fresh VM with Debian 7.3.0 (and xorriso 1.2.2) and this time it worked flawlessly. That's much better than if it would work for me but not for you. Note (again),

Re: Partial success and strange partial failure -was [Re: Physically have install DVD set. Want ISO's from which they came.]

2014-03-02 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i am the developer of xorriso, which created the image in question under control of the debian-cd package. Debian i386 images are ISO 9660 filesystems with El Torito Boot Record to boot from CD/DVD/BD, and with Master Boot Record, which enables them to boot from hard disk and USB stick. If

Re: Partial success and strange partial failure -was [Re: Physically have install DVD set. Want ISO's from which they came.]

2014-03-02 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, On Sb, 01 mar 14, 14:38:14, Richard Owlett wrote: root@minimal-squeeze:/home/richard# dd if=/dev/cdrom bs=2048 count=1939608 of=/home/richard/myiso1.iso conv=notrunc [...] root@minimal-squeeze:/home/richard# dd if=/home/richard/myiso1.iso bs=2048 count=1939608 of=/dev/sdb

Re: Partial success and strange partial failure -was [Re: Physically have install DVD set. Want ISO's from which they came.]

2014-03-02 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Richard Owlett wrote: My starting point is a purchased multi DVD set of Wheezy(7.1.0). My goal is a single bootable flash drive with an unstated presumption that it would be formatted FAT16 or FAT32. isoinfo reports the flash drive is ISO 9660. Yes, it is. You copied it onto the stick

Re: Partial success and strange partial failure -was [Re: Physically have install DVD set. Want ISO's from which they came.]

2014-03-02 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, I would like to have more information about this read ahead bug, but I cannot find a full bug report or similar technical discussion of it. dd count= will not save you from it. It is in the block device driver of Linux for CD reading. CD media can bear sectors which do not represent data

Re: Partial success and strange partial failure -was [Re: Physically have install DVD set. Want ISO's from which they came.]

2014-03-03 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Hmm, I thought the 'count=' stuff was only needed for CD-ROMs. Again, I prefer to keep things simple and would rather use just: md5sum /dev/sdb This will not give you the MD5 of the image that was copied to the beginning of the storage device, unless the image size is exactly the

Re: BD-R and wheezy

2014-04-10 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Kevin Price: Is there an easy way to burn BD-R on wheezy? Assuming that the drive is at /dev/sr0 and offers rw-permission xorriso -as cdrecord -v dev=/dev/sr0 your_image.iso If you have more than one drive, get an overview (as superuser) by xorriso -devices If you want slow Defect

Re: Problem with Debian 7.5 i386 lxde LIVE ISO and Brasero

2014-07-12 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Bret Busby's Brasero: SCSI error on write(14096,16): [5 21 02] Invalid address This is a problem between libburn and drive. libburn is supposed to write a sequence of consequtive block addresses in steps of 16. The drive perceives block address 14096 as out of sequence. Since libburn and

Re: How to change installer image?

2015-01-19 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Steve McIntyre wrote: You'll also need to use xorriso rather than genisoimage. Thank you for flying xorriso. :) If you look in the file .disk/mkisofs on the original CD, you'll see the exact command that was used to make the original image, .disk/mkisofs is one of my favorites. So i

Re: How to change installer image?

2015-01-20 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i forgot to point to http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/Isohybrid for an overview of this SYSLINUX feature. You do not need the mentioned post processing programs if xorriso already added an isohybrid MBR to the ISO. But you may beef up your genisoimage ISO if you use the same SYSLINUX

Re: How to change installer image?

2015-01-20 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, mrr wrote: Please skip reading my message below! Too late. I already did. :)) It is not that bad. E.g. the question When you look inside the usb key, is everything alright? does hit the point. You'd just had to advise a run of fdisk -l as additional means of looking. The lack of a

Re: Acceptable use of Debian products

2015-08-13 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Martin Read wrote: The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ, Chapter 14 [...] [...] For example, many of the programs are licensed under the GPL, which requires you to distribute their source code. GPL requires to make the source code available, not necessarily to distribute it. GPLv2 in its

Re: Debian Gnome Or XFCE ?

2015-08-13 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, rlhar...@oplink.net wrote: (except for the pair of eyes, which I greatly miss). There are several descendants of program xeyes around. My favorite time waster on Sun4 was oneko, the mouse chasing cat. As for desktops: Two months ago i tried Gnome (eeek !) and XFCE (moan). Then i went back

Fvwm2. Was: Debian Gnome Or XFCE ?

2015-08-13 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Nicolas George wrote: [fvwm2] it seems ill-loved by Debian maintainers: I was prepared to give it up. Especially after knowing the configuration it had on Debian 6. Since i use that machine mainly via SSH i never bothered to try my workstation configuration file. The nearly zero functional

Re: segmentation fault when playing videos

2015-08-17 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Christian Hödl wrote: [...] vlc [...] Program terminated with signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault. #0  0x7f1726489743 in av_freep () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libavutil.so.54 [...] xine [...] Program terminated with signal SIGABRT, Aborted. #0  0x7f79cd291107 in __GI_raise

One noob, 3 orphan source packages, 14 .deb, looking for a sponsor

2015-08-18 Thread Thomas Schmitt
/changelog: libburn (1.4.0-1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * New upstream release ... * Removed dependency on doxygen -- Thomas Schmitt scdbac...@gmx.net Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:25:43 +0200 This earned me dch warning: your current directory has been renamed

Re: One noob, 3 orphan source packages, 14 .deb, looking for a sponsor

2015-08-19 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Don Armstrong wrote: You can also use mentors.debian.net to upload fixed versions of these packages so that people can review them. I am exploring it ... while trying to silence warnings from dh_shlibdeps about useless dependencies, and from dpkg-gencontrol about unknown substitution

Re: One noob, 3 orphan source packages, 14 .deb, looking for a sponsor

2015-08-19 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i wrote: License: GPL-3 The source code is GPL-2-or-later. By linking with GPL-3 licensed libreadline.so.6 the resulting binaries become GPL-3 licensed, too. Don Armstrong wrote: debian/copyright documents the license of the source code, not license the resultant binary. I

Re: One noob, 3 orphan source packages, 14 .deb, looking for a sponsor

2015-08-19 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Dominique Dumont wrote: Hmm, libburn is marked as help wanted [1]. I could not find any bug in wnpp [2] marking is as orphan. Where did you get the info that this package is orphaned ? Sorry for the lack of proper Debian terminology. My upstream packages are de facto unmaintained because

Re: How come i wrote a NO-BREAK SPACE in xterm+bash ?

2015-08-19 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, sorry for sending this mail to the wrong thread on the first try. -- David Wright wrote: Why would I want a character that doesn't behave as a space to be displayed as a normal space? That's the question about the use case. I

Re: One noob, 3 orphan source packages, 14 .deb, looking for a sponsor

2015-08-19 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, David Wright wrote: Why would I want a character that doesn't behave as a space to be displayed as a normal space? That's the question about the use case. I don't have one. So i made Alt+Spacebar behave like Spacebar. But the typographical purpose of NO-BREAK SPACE is to look like space

Re: One noob, 3 orphan source packages, 14 .deb, looking for a sponsor

2015-08-19 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, George Danchev wrote: I just orphaned the three packages: libburn, libisofs, libisoburn. The team has been mostly one-man for a couple of years, but eventually I run out of time, energy, and burning hardware to properly maintain these packages. I thought you did this already. Else i

Re: One noob, 3 orphan source packages, 14 .deb, looking for a sponsor

2015-08-19 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Brian wrote: debian-mentors looks good enough. https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/ says: This list is not meant for users' questions, but for new maintainers'! Looking into the recent archives i get the impression that i lack a glossary of debian-speak. Especially the word maintainer

Re: CD DVD drive docs

2015-08-22 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Ah, a proxy-head then :-/ As a true Debian Developer he did not know any fear. No lock function and no open(2) flag is really safe. Hm. That's interesting... Note well that it is about device files, not data files. I documented our defeat:

Re: One noob, 3 orphan source packages, 14 .deb, looking for a sponsor

2015-08-21 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Dominique Dumon wrote: https://ddumont.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/improving-update-of-existing-debian copyright-file/ This will be of help when i expand my work to packages where i am not the upstream. For my own ones i rather seem to know too much about the license situation of their various

Re: CD DVD drive docs

2015-08-22 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Seems quite civil to me. Nothing vituperative. Alan Cox doesn't agree with him, but that's quite another matter. It's the outcome of the discussion. Eduard's cause (and mine and Andy Polyakov's and even Joerg Schilling's) got defeated without real consideration. The list regulars who

Re: VC keyboard configuration

2015-08-21 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, in the main course of your endeavor i am overwhelmed, i fear. Note that this bizarre behaviour only happens if X was running (on VC1) while I was dpkg-reconfiguring on VC2. I had similar problems on a smaller scale when i manipuladed keysyms with xmodmap and assigned meanings to them at

Re: CD DVD drive docs

2015-08-21 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, David Niklas wrote: Well there is a kernel dev mailing list. You mean Linux Kernel Mailing List ? That's a nice place to get your head bitten off. At least if you have not done all reasonable research about your problem and invested some ingeniosity. Beware. Just thinking about posting to

Re: CD DVD drive docs

2015-08-22 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, to...@tuxteam.de wrote: And... how did you survive? Two heads? I did not make an appearance at LKML but rather put my effort in justifying my initially uncomfortable situation. I had a few exhausting weeks before i could show progress towards libburn-0.2. Eduard Bloch, founder-forker of

Re: CD DVD drive docs

2015-08-22 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Curt wrote: I'm just saying Edouard's head didn't get bitten off (no angry, gratuitous attacks on the poor fellow), Well, he and me perceived it as a painful defeat that a technically well founded wish was rejected on base of wrong technical statements and vague assumptions. Insults are

Re: One noob, 3 orphan source packages, 14 .deb, looking for a sponsor

2015-08-22 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, debian-ment...@lists.debian.org. Dominique Dumont wrote: ok. I'll follow up on that mailing list. Start: https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2015/08/msg00320.html Latest state: https://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2015/08/msg00377.html I meanwhile uploaded to

Re: VC keyboard configuration

2015-08-20 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, David Wright wrote: An important file is /etc/console-setup/cached_UTF-8_del.kmap.gz What I haven't worked out is: what puts this cache file together? It's obviously been constructed because near the end it says: # The content of this file will be appended to the keyboard layout.

Re: [CentOS] new laptop: DVD or Blu-ray

2015-08-20 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, ken wrote: One of the build options for a laptop I'm looking at buying is DVD vs Blu-Ray. I've never used Blue-ray before, so is there some compelling reason, as a Linux guy, to want to get Blu-ray? If you want to backup disk files, then BD is much less cumbersome than DVD. My Debian 8

Re: CD DVD drive docs

2015-08-17 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, David Niklas wrote: I noticed a user who knows much about CD and DVD drives (Looking around whether anybody else feels addressed) I'm curious about what books or docs he might recommend to learn about the topic, for if things continue as they are, it seems we will run out of people

Burn problems.

2015-08-22 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, I guess you're more interested in the failures than in the successes. Heh. Current stage of the procedure is to collect info. Success is as welcome as failure. If you can fulfill all your needs by xorriso runs, then i will be glad. Nevertheless i would not believe that xorriso is good

Burn problems. Was: CD DVD drive docs

2015-08-22 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, hours and hours of extra time spent each week trying to write images or backups that just fail during the burn attempt with no error messages that a mere non-programmer like me can understand. Ok. Take a deep breath and then let's go to the work of problem diagnosis. I can't even

Re: alpine mail client with gmx.net as mail provider

2015-07-28 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, by hardcoding my GMX mail address in alpine-2.20/imap/src/c-client/smtp.c, i was able to prove that my workstation hostname in the MAIL FROM: argument is indeed the stumblestone which prevented SMTP success with gmx.net. Whew. Now i need to find out how to regularly configure the components

Re: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-07-28 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Mike Castle wrote: Has the drive displayed this behavior since you turned on the machine, or just you just start to notice it after a while? I noticed it on the day when i got the machine. Maybe it only starts to happen after it's been on for a while, and snarkWindow machines don't

[SOLVED] Re: alpine mail client with gmx.net as mail provider

2015-07-28 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, the trick is to go to the configuration item Customized Headers and to add a customized From: header. Like From: Full Name u...@example.com One can gets this instruction by pressing the help key ? on the item User Domain and following the here link in the third paragraph. By setting my

Re: Pitfalls of german-english dictionaries. Was: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-07-28 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Joel Rees wrote: I instinctively look for a pair of lists of things to map when I see respectively in these contexts. Now that i know the correct meaning i do understand why the german-ish use appears so odd to native speakers. That's why i deem the main translation flatly false:

Re: Pitfalls of german-english dictionaries. Was: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-07-28 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Lisi Reisz wrote: Not in English, it doesn't; resp. is meaningless, unfortunately. Blame the dictionaries. I'm just their victim. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/resp.#Abbreviation http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/resp. Yes, various forum users do object loudly.

How come i wrote a NO-BREAK SPACE in xterm+bash ?

2015-08-02 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i just had some interesting minutes with this riddle in bash on xterm: $ ls -l .. | wc ls: cannot access .. : No such file or directory The refusal sticks to the command in libreadline's history buffer and to copy+paste, but not to a manually retyped command: $ ls -l .. | wc 70

Re: How come i wrote a NO-BREAK SPACE in xterm+bash ?

2015-08-02 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, David Wright wrote: I tried Alt-Space and that's enough: ls .. .. ls: cannot access .. ..: No such file or directory Yes. I meanwhile found out the same by banging my forehead to the keyboard. It's an xterm thing. so I think you'll have the problem every once in a while. Not with

Re: How come i wrote a NO-BREAK SPACE in xterm+bash ?

2015-08-02 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i wrote: od -x shows it as a0c2. David Wright wrote: I think that's c2a0 (unfortunately we're little-endian). I would expect so. But it's $ echo   | od -x 000 a0c2 000a 003 $ echo   | od -t x1 000 c2 a0 0a 003 You could try xrdb -merge $HOME/.Xresources

Re: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-08-04 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Curt wrote: What about sysctl -w dev.cdrom.autoclose=0 Now that's an interesting name. # sysctl dev.cdrom.autoclose dev.cdrom.autoclose = 1 Nitpickingly, i'd say that /dev/cdrom is not the mad drive sr1, but rather its iwell behaved neighbor sr0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Aug 3

Re: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-08-04 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Stuart Longland wrote: Silly question, but why does re-loading a disc take more than 197 seconds? It comes out (intentionally) after a backup run is complete and went well. (See man xorriso example Incremental backup of a few directory trees.) Then i'd expect it to stay out until i remove

Re: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-08-04 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Stuart Longland wrote: Finally it discourages the tray's misuse by the illiterate (e.g. as a carry handle or cup holder). Chris Bannister wrote: That sounds like Windoze thinking. I, personaly, would hate the idea that the disc tray may automatically retract without notice. Doesn't

Backup on BD-R. Was: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-08-04 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, I apologize for mailing you off-list Well, i got it with these headers To: debian-user@lists.debian.org Resent-From: debian-user@lists.debian.org The mail address scdbac...@gmx.net is public for support of optical drives, ISO 9660, and backup in general. If your topic is of public

Re: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-07-28 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Frédéric Marchal wrote: Could it be closing because the open sensor is defective or not properly aligned or the drawer reaches the mechanical hard stop? The drive mechanics appear to be ok. It goes out when i want it and it is unused. It goes in when i want ... and after 200 seconds

Re: Pitfalls of german-english dictionaries. Was: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-07-28 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i wrote: (Just like the genitive apostrophe is in german. We will never get rid of it again.) Lisi Reisz wrote: How on earth does it get used in German? I'd like to know - but you had better reply off list! Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI wrote: Please, no, we also want to know ! Ok. By

Re: Pitfalls of german-english dictionaries. Was: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-07-28 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Lisi Resiz wrote: If you do use foreign words, you need to be willing to explain them when asked, as you were by Chris. But i did not understand that it was about english language and not about computing. I was not aware that resp. is wrong in that context. I'm still not clear on the

Re: Differences between cdw/k3b on Jessie and Stretch (testing)?

2015-08-05 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i cannot say much about cdw. It may or may not be using my command line software xorriso or cdrskin. Rather not libburn directly, if i get http://cdw.sourceforge.net/ right. K3B on DVD usually uses growisofs as backend. It might be possible to lure it into using cdrskin as alternative to

Re: Differences between cdw/k3b on Jessie and Stretch (testing)?

2015-08-05 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Eike Lantzsch wrote: growisofs -dvd-compat -Z $drive=$image Burning the same image with growisofs in this way worked without a hitch - successfully. The resulting DVD-R is readable in any DVD player I got. So either it was a coincidence that system upgrade and poor relation between drive

Re: Differences between cdw/k3b on Jessie and Stretch (testing)?

2015-08-07 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i submitted https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=794868 dvd+rw-tools: Burn failure of growisofs on DVD-R[W] with write type DAO Eike, if have time then please apply the proposed changes to the source code of growisofs and try whether the error message is gone. I'm not so

Re: How come i wrote a NO-BREAK SPACE in xterm+bash ?

2015-08-09 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Nicolas George wrote: I suppose everybody already knows this, but to check what keys applications receive from the X11 server, the xev program can be of great help. Praise xev. xkbcomp $DISPLAY - Nothing conclusive to see about space or SPCE. The xkb_types section defines types of

Re: How come i wrote a NO-BREAK SPACE in xterm+bash ?

2015-08-11 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i wrote: Mine is a US QWERTY. Two Alt keys, no AltGr. Vincent Lefevre wrote: It is written Alt on US keyboards, and Alt Gr on US-International and non-US keyboards. As X events mine are distinguished as Alt_L and Alt_R. (After all the translation stories i am not sure whether this is

Re: Editing Squeeze and Jessie distribution ISO's

2015-08-11 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Richard Owlett wrote: I'm investigating creating customized installation DVD's /or flash drives. [...] 1. the references I've found so far are years old. a. any recent pages? b. does it make a difference [possible side effects of adopting systemd]? Possibly you have better

Re: Editing Squeeze and Jessie distribution ISO's

2015-08-11 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Richard Owlett wrote: The rest of your answer points to questions I perhaps should have asked. They all assume that you exactly know which file shall be stored under which path in the ISO. Once you have achieved that stage of preparation, you need to additionally equip the ISO with the

Re: Differences between cdw/k3b on Jessie and Stretch (testing)?

2015-08-06 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, I'd like to file a bug report but can't figure out against which package it i ought to be. At least the first part of my theory i can test myself. Not easy to find a non-32-KB-aligned image among the Debian ISOs for amd64 or i386. That's because they are aligned to cylinders of 1 MB for

Re: Differences between cdw/k3b on Jessie and Stretch (testing)?

2015-08-06 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i begin to suspect that you might suffer from two independent problems: - A growisofs bug with DAO on new kernels, found in april 2014: https://lists.debian.org/cdwrite/2012/04/msg00010.html - Poor drive-media compatibility in the case of the xorriso burn runs. On a side note: Mind

How to set up dvd+rw-tools source the way it gets compiled for Debian sid ?

2015-08-07 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i want to fix the growisofs DVD-R DAO bug and its wrong interpretation of Descriptor format error indication. See https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2015/08/msg00197.html Since growisofs has no upstream any more, i plan to submit patches towards Debian sid. But how to combine the growisofs

Re: Differences between cdw/k3b on Jessie and Stretch (testing)?

2015-08-06 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Eike Lantzsch wrote: Now we know that the problem is indeed with DAO. ... Hardware and medium [Maxell] seem to be healthy as it works OK with Jessie in Virtualbox on the same machine. I see two riddles here which might also be hints: 1: How can DAO from the VM succeed on the real drive

[SOLVED] Re: How to set up dvd+rw-tools source the way it gets compiled for Debian sid ?

2015-08-07 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Nicolas George wrote: apt-get source dvd+rw-tools That's an appealing proposal for a Debian noob like me. https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-sourcehandling.en.html says i can do this as normal user. ... Get:3 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main dvd+rw-tools

Re: How to set up dvd+rw-tools source the way it gets compiled for Debian sid ?

2015-08-07 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Reco wrote: 1) Change the source as appropriate. First i need to have it. How to apply the patches from dvd+rw-tools_7.1-11.debian.tar.bz2 to the unpacked dvd+rw-tools_7.1.orig.tar.gz so that i get the same source that is used for producing Debian binary packages ? I strive for the source

Re: Differences between cdw/k3b on Jessie and Stretch (testing)?

2015-08-07 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Eike Lantzsch wrote: I applied the proposed patches and the burn with unaligned iso-images is OK now. Be so kind and report this by mail to 794...@bugs.debian.org so the fix gets credibility (if not 3 years of Fedora suffice). It is readable alright in my computer but my LG recorder

Re: Differences between cdw/k3b on Jessie and Stretch (testing)?

2015-08-08 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Lisi Reisz wrote: It's only 16 here. (50° 49') 20 at midday. You've got our summer. :-( I would be willing to pass 10 degrees to you. (If you need more, i could make contact to a user in Mumbai.) Eike Lantzsch wrote: The Maxell I got do not even state Media product: xorriso

Re: How come i wrote a NO-BREAK SPACE in xterm+bash ?

2015-08-09 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, David Wright wrote: Poking around in /usr/share/X1/xkb/ I can see that rules/base has lines like: nbsp:level4 = +nbsp(level4) // level3 level3ns provide no-breaking spaces starting from level3 // This is good for typographers but experience shows many users accidently // type

Re: How come i wrote a NO-BREAK SPACE in xterm+bash ?

2015-08-10 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Well, it seems that there's some confusion. By Alt, I meant the ISO_Level3_Shift key, which is bound to the physical Alt and AltGr keys in my keyboard configuration. Mine is a US QWERTY. Two Alt keys, no AltGr. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Keyboard xkbdcomp reports it as

Re: How to disable certain keys

2015-08-14 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Bret Busby wrote: How do I disable the Caps Lock key, and, how do I disable the left hand CTRL key, and, how do I disable the Windows keys? Brian wrote: xmodmap might have come up. In what way were the solutions involving this utility or other techniques you came across

Re: How to disable certain keys

2015-08-14 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, rlhar...@oplink.net wrote: I am ready to resort to mechanically disabling the NUM LOCK key with epoxy cement. Use this glue code instead: xmodmap -e keysym Num_Lock = I must say it has a certain appeal not to see the ugly light. But before enabling this automatically, check whether

Re: How come i wrote a NO-BREAK SPACE in xterm+bash ?

2015-08-10 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Vincent Lefevre wrote: On my Debian/unstable machine, Alt-space gives a normal space in xterm. There must be something else in the user's config. Do you have any Translation among the xterm resources ? appres XTerm | fgrep ransl yields on my machine only my individual workaround

Re: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-08-06 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, This is fair, back in the old days I recall setting a machine to burn a disc then wandering off. My incremental backup updates shortened from 3.5 minutes to about 1.5 minutes on the new machine. Nevertheless i have reason to go for a cup of tea because it is advisable to keep the hands off

Re: Fvwm2. Was: Debian Gnome Or XFCE ?

2015-08-13 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, Steve McIntyre wrote: http://www.einval.com/~steve/debian/fvwm2rc.example I won't follow you with the sound effects. :)) My favorite personal customization is giving the Windows keys a decent job: Key Super_L A N RaiseLower Key Super_R A N RaiseLower On a previous machine there was

Pitfalls of german-english dictionaries. Was: What pulls in the tray of my /dev/sr1 ?

2015-07-27 Thread Thomas Schmitt
Hi, i wrote: btrace(8) (resp. blktrace(8)) seems to be the better Chris Bannister wrote: Excuse my ignorance, but I was wondering what 'resp.' means here. [i missed the point] Lisi Reisz wrote: But what does resp. mean? I guess there is something wrong with my use of respectively.

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