Problems with Apper / automatic upgrading of my Debian 7.11 system

2016-06-27 Thread rhkramer
Background: Since I upgraded to Debian 7.11 (wheezy) maybe 6 months to a year ago (maybe longer), I've made it a habit to upgrade any software for which Apper notifies me that an upgrade is available. Something like two weeks ago, I upgraded the Linux kernel when notified. Before the upgrade

Re: Problems with Apper / automatic upgrading of my Debian 7.11 system

2016-06-27 Thread rhkramer
Thanks for the reply, but I want to clarify a little more (oh, and the other questions still stand...): * I assume that I only have to reboot if I / when I'm ready to have that new kernel be activated--otherwise the system will continue to use the old kernel--presumably with no problems.

Re: Problems with Apper / automatic upgrading of my Debian 7.11 system

2016-06-27 Thread rhkramer
That sounds like good advice, thanks! But, has anyone else had similar problems recently with "automatic" upgrades in apper (see my original post), or can anyone explain (or theorize) on what is going on? On Monday, June 27, 2016 01:48:41 PM Johann Klammer wrote: > Don't reboot until you know

Replacement for askSam / Treepad--combination of a database, search engine, tree control, and my choice of editor

2016-06-26 Thread rhkramer
In my ongoing quest to find a Linux program to replace the functionality of AskSam (essentially a free format database with good search capability) that I used to use on Windows, I've come across Treepad for Linux. It isn't perfect, but I'd like to descibe it briefly / partially and ask if

Clarification on AMD FM2+ CPUs and motherboards

2016-07-22 Thread rhkramer
I know this is probably not the ideal list to ask this question, but I subscribe to this list, read it (sometimes ;-), and plan to install Debian on the motherboard / CPU that I buy. If someone can refer me to a better list, that could be helpful. I'm considering buying a new motherboard and

Re: Near clones of a Debian install

2016-07-22 Thread rhkramer
On Friday, July 22, 2016 01:41:01 PM Pascal Hambourg wrote: > Le 22/07/2016 à 18:04, Richard Owlett a écrit : > > That base install *SHALL BE* on a read-only partition (e.g. sda5). > > I wish to "almost clone" it to sda5, (e.g. sda6, sda7, sda8). > > (...) > > > Does that make sense? > > Not

Re: Near clones of a Debian install

2016-07-22 Thread rhkramer
What is your goal? What are you trying to achieve--just experimenting? On Friday, July 22, 2016 12:04:23 PM Richard Owlett wrote: > I have a laptop set aside for experimenting with Debian installs. > I've not yet defined my personal "optimal" install. > My nominally base install will be a

Re: Downloading and naming

2016-07-31 Thread rhkramer
On Sunday, July 31, 2016 04:14:37 AM Mark Fletcher wrote: > On Sun, 31 Jul 2016 at 08:49, Brian Wengel wrote: ... > > I’m not saying the images should not be DVD compatible, but make the USB > > the primary media in guides/naming etc….and perhaps make a link at the > >

Re: (OT kinda) Newly-discovered TCP flaw

2016-08-12 Thread rhkramer
On Friday, August 12, 2016 08:22:26 AM Curt wrote: > On 2016-08-12, Gene Heskett wrote: > > I interpret that, since the word "at run time" in that README to mean a > > reboot. And I do not see an exception in that README that should muddy > > that meaning. > > I do not

Re: (OT kinda) Newly-discovered TCP flaw

2016-08-12 Thread rhkramer
Oops, my apologies, I did have a senior moment (but not the one I allluded to earlier)--the reference I found to runtime was in the man page for sysctl, not the README. On Friday, August 12, 2016 10:54:52 AM Greg Wooledge wrote: > I did some web surfing when this thread was posted, to try to

Re: How to blocks clients between them in subnet

2016-07-18 Thread rhkramer
On Monday, July 18, 2016 10:11:24 AM Bonno Bloksma wrote: > > I've a network 192.168.2.0/24 connected by routing to 192.168.1.0/24 > > Ok, 2 different network segment and something between that might stop > unwanted communication > > > I'd like blocks clients on 192.168.2.0/24 between then in

Re: Update: Last Linux kernel did not install correctly

2016-06-28 Thread rhkramer
Thanks for the reply! Comments interspersed below. On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:14:48 AM Johann Klammer wrote: > BTW: What is apper? I can't seem to find any package with that name on my > system... apper is a GUI package manager for Debian--sort of a GUI version of apt-get. (IIRC, there

Update: Last Linux kernel did not install correctly (was: Re: Problems with Apper / automatic upgrading of my Debian 7.11 system)

2016-06-28 Thread rhkramer
Ok, I now believe that my problem is that the last Linux image (kernel) update did not install correctly / completely. That image was "linux-image-3.2.0-4- amd64 Linux 3.2 for 64-bit PCs" I believe that what has been happening since then is that, each time I've installed something else (either

Debian 7.11 (Wheezy): "linux-image-3.2.0-4- amd64 Linux 3.2 for 64-bit PCs" failed to install

2016-06-28 Thread rhkramer
My system has had several linux-images updated, but, the last one ("linux- image-3.2.0-4-amd64 Linux 3.2 for 64-bit PCs) failed to install. Has anyone else had a similar problem? I haven't rebooted (intentionally, as I'm not sure what will happen). What should I do?

Re: off topic Question of the day..

2016-07-09 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, July 09, 2016 07:14:24 PM Gene Heskett wrote: > I believe it is. Checking, yes. If that is the correct size, and its > truly borderless when selected as "tabloid(borderless)", if the paper > guidance can be improved, that would be ideal as when I trimmed it up > and put it on a big

Re: off topic Question of the day..

2016-07-10 Thread rhkramer
On Sunday, July 10, 2016 08:33:37 PM David Wright wrote: > BTW I do find American paper weights about as obfuscated as anything. > I think you need to serve an apprenticeship in printing to have a clue. > There'a website http://okpaper.com/calculators/lbs-to-gsm that claims > to do the conversion.

Re: reasons to ditch LILO before upgrading to jessie?

2016-07-07 Thread rhkramer
I'll take advantage of this thread to ask a question / express my frustration with grub: The thing that always frustrated me about grub is that, iirc, they counted disks / partitions different than lilo and the rest of Linux--they start counting at 1 (like Windows, iirc), and lilo and Linux

Re: enumerating with Grub* (was: reasons to ditch LILO before...)

2016-07-07 Thread rhkramer
On Thursday, July 07, 2016 09:03:38 PM David Wright wrote: > The most modern fdisk program I have is gdisk (for GPT disks) and it > counts partitions from 1. Is there some newfangled disk subsystem > that's passed me by which starts counting at zero? I guess it still confuses me, but maybe I have

Re: Chromium jumps to any workspace it likes.......

2016-08-04 Thread rhkramer
On Thursday, August 04, 2016 02:34:15 PM Lisi Reisz wrote: > It does not apply to the software I use. Why on earth are you so > determined to argue? You don't have to participate in an argument...

Re: Chromium jumps to any workspace it likes.......

2016-08-04 Thread rhkramer
On Thursday, August 04, 2016 12:32:37 PM Lisi Reisz wrote: > It wasn't originally. Look at the subject header. I specifically said in > my original post that I did npt want a falme-war about terminology, but I > seem to have got one any way. The OP asked if anyone else had met the > problem. At

Re: Decentralized reliable instant messaging?

2016-08-17 Thread rhkramer
On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 11:22:10 PM Ben Finney wrote: > rhkra...@gmail.com writes: > SMS probably does not count as a decentralised system in the sense the > original poster is seeking. > > > Google Voice > > Google's services are highly centralised to a single vendor. I am not sure what

Re: Decentralized reliable instant messaging?

2016-08-16 Thread rhkramer
On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 10:47:35 AM Stefan Monnier wrote: > >> I'm looking for a decentralized instant message system (e.g. XMPP, SIP, > >> ...) where I can be sure that I receive all messages, even if I'm not > >> connected when the message is sent [ Obviously, I'll only receive them > >>

Fwd: Re: Advice / recommendations on Inexpensive Managed Ethernet Switches

2017-02-03 Thread rhkramer
With Dan Ritter's permission, I'm forwarding this and a few other posts in this thread back to the list. (I unintentionally got the tread off list by accidentally responding to one of his emails directly to him instead of to the list.) --- Begin Message --- On Thu, Feb 02, 2017 at 10:48:09PM

Re: Advice / recommendations on Inexpensive Managed Ethernet Switches

2017-02-03 Thread rhkramer
Aside: I'm fighting a headache today, so my "research" is going pretty slow. I did look at the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter, at least a little bit, but there is apparently a GPL problem. So, I've also found the TP-Link Gigabit VPN Router (TL-R600VPN) (e.g.:

Re: Why packets (from my ISP to me) on the WAN VC side of my router are twice the size of packets on the Ethernet (and a corresponding twice as many bytes)

2017-02-06 Thread rhkramer
On Monday, February 06, 2017 06:24:40 PM Dan Purgert wrote: > Could be MTU differences, and the router needing to do something (e.g. > 1500 on the LAN side, and 1452 on the WAN, which is usually typical for > DSL / PPPoE connections). BTW, thanks Dan for your response--I hope the resent email is

Re: Why packets (from my ISP to me) on the WAN VC side of my router are twice the size of packets on the Ethernet (and a corresponding twice as many bytes)

2017-02-06 Thread rhkramer
On Monday, February 06, 2017 06:24:40 PM Dan Purgert wrote: > It's a bit hard to figure out what you're actually seeing happen though, > since your post somehow repeated itself several times, in a pretty big > mess (there wasn't a given start / end of one post, but rather several > copies

Re: Why packets (from my ISP to me) on the WAN VC side of my router are twice the size of packets on the Ethernet (and a corresponding twice as many bytes)

2017-02-06 Thread rhkramer
I'm the guy who was gobsmacked by the amount of data we (my son and I) are sucking down from our ISP (Earthlink via DSL). I've found something else that I don't understand. I'm going to keep this general at first--if anybody needs specifics, I'll try to provide them. I've now collected data

Re: Why packets (from my ISP to me) on the WAN VC side of my router are twice the size of packets on the Ethernet (and a corresponding twice as many bytes)

2017-02-07 Thread rhkramer
Dan (and Lisi): Thanks for the responses! On this one I will need to cogitate a little before either understanding fully (and reaching "enlightenment") or responding with further questions. But I do have two quick comments: 1. I am definitely comparing the IN on one side of the modem to the

Re: Why packets (from my ISP to me) on the WAN VC side of my router are twice the size of packets on the Ethernet (and a corresponding twice as many bytes)

2017-02-07 Thread rhkramer
I noticed today that those statistics pages do tell me the size of the MTUs On the: MTU is: WAN VC1540 Ethernet 1500 So, the numbers are a little different, but still relate the same way Dan mentioned, that is, the WAN VC MTU is larger than the Ethernet MTU. (So this

Re: Why packets (from my ISP to me) on the WAN VC side of my router are twice the size of packets on the Ethernet (and a corresponding twice as many bytes)

2017-02-07 Thread rhkramer
Thanks! Maybe I will have to do some wiresharking ;-) I guess though, that without something like a smart router, I'd only be able to look at data going in and out of my Linux / Debian computers (by loading wireshark on each), and not the other devices on the system. I will probably spend at

Re: HELP! Re: How to fix I/O errors?

2017-02-08 Thread rhkramer
On Wednesday, February 08, 2017 06:37:55 PM Marc Shapiro wrote: > On 02/08/2017 03:06 PM, Ric Moore wrote: > > On 02/08/2017 04:38 PM, Marc Shapiro wrote: > > Careful there, I would not copy any of the /home/username/dot-files or > > dot directories over, except like .mozilla and .thunderbird, so

Re: Advice / recommendations on Inexpensive Managed Ethernet Switches

2017-02-02 Thread rhkramer
Thanks for the replies (from Dan and Frank)! I'm going to do some thinking--at first I just wanted to find out how we were using so much bandwidth, but, once I do, I might want to try blocking some of it if that won't disable pages that I want to look at. I'll look for pfSense or

Advice / recommendations on Inexpensive Managed Ethernet Switches

2017-02-02 Thread rhkramer
I'm sending this to the Debian user list first, even though it is probably somewhat OT. Background: Recently I started monitoring how many packets are going through my LAN to my ISP (Earthlink (DSL)). I have (or maybe had) some thought about considering a switch to HughesNet satelite service,

Re: Update: My current intentRe: Advice / recommendations on Inexpensive Managed Ethernet Switches

2017-02-06 Thread rhkramer
Oops, I really got those names confused: * The person that mentioned that a router would be able to measure bandwidth / traffic to each device on my LAN was Dan Ritter. * The Dan Weber's name is really Bob Weber. Apologies to you both, I really should have gone back and re-read the

Re: Update: My current intentRe: Advice / recommendations on Inexpensive Managed Ethernet Switches

2017-02-06 Thread rhkramer
On Monday, February 06, 2017 10:49:53 AM Dan Ritter wrote: > If you read carefully, you'll discover that LibertyBSD's > complaints have not been addressed: Ubiquiti will ship you > some source code, but not what's needed to build a booting > system of your own. Thanks, it was a pain to try to

Re: Magickally Resolved?: Set resolution options without xrandr

2017-02-05 Thread rhkramer
On Sunday, February 05, 2017 09:55:14 AM Tony Baldwin wrote: > TL;DR: A reboot fixed me...I almost feel I've been jettisoned into > Windows-Land?! Just for me, what was so long that you didn't read?

Update: My current intentRe: Advice / recommendations on Inexpensive Managed Ethernet Switches

2017-02-05 Thread rhkramer
I am the OP, I want to thank everyone for their comments. I think I've decided to buy an inexpensive router instead of a switch, and, in fact, I think I'll go with a Ubiquiti ER-X 256MB Storage 5 Gigabit RJ45 ports. My reasoning includes considering these points: * There is at least a

Why packets (from my ISP to me) on the WAN VC side of my router are twice the size of packets on the Ethernet (and a corresponding twice as many bytes)

2017-02-06 Thread rhkramer
I'm the guy who was gobsmacked by the amount of data we (my son and I) are sucking down from our ISP (Earthlink via DSL). I've found something else that I don't understand. I'm going to keep this general at first--if anybody needs specifics, I'll try to provide them. I've now collected data

Re: Advice / recommendations on Inexpensive Managed Ethernet Switches

2017-02-04 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, February 04, 2017 09:43:13 AM solitone wrote: > I'm just curious, but I cannot understand how you can have Internet access > from all your devices, considering you just have a modem plus some > switches, but you don't have a router that does Network Address > Translation. Perhaps the

Re: Help Installing a Dual Boot Debian and Mac OS MacBook Pro 9,1

2017-01-21 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, January 21, 2017 06:32:15 PM Gary Roach wrote: > One thing. You will have to set up a file folder that is shared between > the VB OS and your regular OS. It allows file transfer between the two > systems. Try that with a regular dual boot setup! That's about as easy as pie! Just

Re: Did I blow my processor?

2017-02-21 Thread rhkramer
On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 08:37:11 AM Dan Purgert wrote: > GiaThnYgeia wrote: ... > > Never a good idea, there are cheap tools of measuring current, a short > > can blow a good power source/transformer. How do you check industrial 3 > > phase 440V, just ground it with a train rail see if

Re: Why packets (from my ISP to me) on the WAN VC side of my router are twice the size of packets on the Ethernet (and a corresponding twice as many bytes)

2017-02-09 Thread rhkramer
On Thursday, February 09, 2017 07:36:50 AM Dan Purgert wrote: > rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > > 2. I'm sure that I'm looking at the download flows from my ISP as the > > ratio of the octets / bytes between the two flows is generally > > something like 10 to 1. I'm sure that I am not uploading 10

Re: Why packets (from my ISP to me) on the WAN VC side of my router are twice the size of packets on the Ethernet (and a corresponding twice as many bytes)

2017-02-09 Thread rhkramer
On Thursday, February 09, 2017 07:21:58 AM Dan Purgert wrote: > rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > > I noticed today that those statistics pages do tell me the size of the > > MTUs > > > > On the: MTU is: > > WAN VC1540 > > Ethernet 1500 > > Yuck. Hate it when people start mucking

Re: Why packets (from my ISP to me) on the WAN VC side of my router are twice the size of packets on the Ethernet (and a corresponding twice as many bytes)

2017-02-10 Thread rhkramer
On Friday, February 10, 2017 06:56:10 AM Dan Purgert wrote: > rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > Eh, I was thinking more stuff like Minecraft, Space Engineers, or other > "real time" multiplayer games, where there is a fair bit of > communication between the client and server. I guessed that, which was

Re: Before I install Debian

2017-02-11 Thread rhkramer
Thanks for accepting that in the good (I hope, or at I tried) humor that was intended! regards, Randy Kramer On Saturday, February 11, 2017 08:52:49 AM Michael Lange wrote: > On Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:00:08 -0500 > > rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > > I should resist, but the chance to make two (or

Re: Before I install Debian

2017-02-11 Thread rhkramer
I should resist, but the chance to make two (or three?) smart ass comments to one post is tough to resist--no offense intended to anybody. Sorry! On Saturday, February 11, 2017 07:32:44 AM Michael Lange wrote: > On Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:27:12 -0500 > Doug wrote: > > I

Re: Memory Upgrade for Ancient Enspiron 2600

2017-01-18 Thread rhkramer
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 04:08:09 PM Doug wrote: > Whether or not this is all economically worth while, or you should throw > the machine out and buy a new one is up to you. I typically build replacement computers (for myself, son, and a few others) for $200 to $300 (or less) (without

RESOLVED: Re: Adding partition(s) to a Debian install pendrive

2016-08-18 Thread rhkramer
Thanks to all who replied (or read my original post), the problem is resolved. I followed the instructions in Thomas Schmitt's first reply, and things just worked. I need to try to puzzle out what I did differently the first time--I do know one difference, I was trying to make a logical

Re: Subject: I can't get 1920x1080 resolution on my monitor: How find the name of the output for a "default" setup? (New Jessie install) Why does xrandr use the word "default" instead of something l

2016-08-15 Thread rhkramer
Update: Ok, problem solved--I found the page "AMD/ATI Open Source Drivers (radeon, r128, mach64)" (https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo), followed the instructions there, rebooted, and voila. I guess the package that was missing was the "firmware-linux-nonfree". I'm still curious about some of the

Subject: I can't get 1920x1080 resolution on my monitor: How find the name of the output for a "default" setup? (New Jessie install) Why does xrandr use the word "default" instead of something like

2016-08-15 Thread rhkramer
Subject: I can't get 1920x1080 resolution on my monitor: How find the name of the output for a "default" setup? (New Jessie install) Why does xrandr use the word "default" instead of something like VGA-0? What is "xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default" telling me-- is it a

Re: A minimalist network

2016-08-17 Thread rhkramer
On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 05:00:25 PM Richard Owlett wrote: > Ahh the question is HOW > Bought Cat6 straight thru cable. Neither machine has a light to > blink, but both reacted indicating cable present - but no > communication established YET. As stated by someone else, you need a crossover

Compiling (nut-nutrition) software to add to a Debian system

2016-09-03 Thread rhkramer
Disclaimer / Admission of Guilt: I'm one of the persons who advocates following the policies of the organization whose software I'm using, but, I think I'm about to violate the policy. Although Jessie has a nut-nutrition package (and I've installed it), it is basically a command line version.

Re: Debian server for backups of Windows clients

2016-09-10 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, September 10, 2016 08:41:53 AM Dan Ritter wrote: > It's in megabytes per second, so assume 1000/8 = 250 MB/s is the > bandwidth of a gigabit ethernet NIC. Sorry, I tend to pick at nits, but, for the record, 1000/8 is 125 Mb/s. It doesn't (really) change your conclusions. regards,

Re: Network issue........

2016-09-13 Thread rhkramer
On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 04:54:08 AM Darac Marjal wrote: > On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 04:26:55PM +1000, Charlie wrote: > >Kernel IP routing table > >Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface > >0.0.0.0 10.80.2.85 0.0.0.0 UG 00 0 eth0 > >10.80.2.84

To "Brian" <a...@cityscape.co.uk>

2016-09-14 Thread rhkramer
Brian, Please contact me off list with an email address to which a reply will work. Randy Kramer

Re: Debian server for backups of Windows clients

2016-09-10 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:40:26 AM Gene Heskett wrote: > On Saturday 10 September 2016 10:26:15 rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > > On Saturday, September 10, 2016 08:41:53 AM Dan Ritter wrote: > > > It's in megabytes per second, so assume 1000/8 = 250 MB/s is the > > > bandwidth of a gigabit

Re: WARNING! New Perl/Perl-base upgrade removes 141 Sid/Unstable packages

2016-09-24 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, September 24, 2016 09:26:36 AM Cindy-Sue Causey wrote: > Good morning! Just a heads up that upgrading the following two > packages attempts to remove 141 unrelated packages in Sid/Unstable > this morning: ... > Just sharing because I was in a hurry and almost let it happen. I >

Re: WARNING! New Perl/Perl-base upgrade removes 141 Sid/Unstable packages

2016-10-04 Thread rhkramer
On Tuesday, October 04, 2016 03:03:45 AM Vincent Lefevre wrote: > It's poorly designed because bugs[*] are not fixable. > > [*] behavior that doesn't match the documentation. If the program has behavior that doesn't match the documentation, that sounds more like poor implementation than poor

Re: url redirected in chrome/chromium, but working fine, according to ping/traceroute, lynx, w3m, iceweasel.

2016-10-09 Thread rhkramer
I'm not the OP, and I'm sort of piggybacking and going somewhat (or a lot?) OT, but I am curious about how old inet4 (right term?) and the new inet6 addresses interact. When I do ifconfig, I see that eth0 has both a 32 bit (e.g., 192.168.1.19) and an inet6 address assigned. Can anybody point

Re: Debian Jessie : regular console instead of a hi-res one!

2016-09-15 Thread rhkramer
TL;DR (Too Long, Didn't Read)--I didn't anticipate ever using that little abbreviation. Anyway, my only reason for writing is to suggest (to the OP) that he consider using a fairly inexpensive digital flat screen tv as his monitor. I currently use a 1080P 32" T that I bought for under $200

Re: Sound on jessie

2016-09-17 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, September 17, 2016 03:56:20 AM Joe wrote: > On Sat, 17 Sep 2016 08:57:12 +0200 > > deloptes wrote: > > Joe we are not doing advertisements for this or that distro. > > 'Advertisement'? I'm recommending something I've found to be a useful > troubleshooting tool,

Re: A minimalist network

2016-08-17 Thread rhkramer
On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 05:45:47 PM Miles Fidelman wrote: > On 8/17/16 5:33 PM, rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > > As stated by someone else, you need a crossover cable--or something > > equivalent, like plug cables from both machines into a switch, router, or > > hub, I think I've seen someone

Re: A minimalist network

2016-08-18 Thread rhkramer
On Thursday, August 18, 2016 09:58:23 AM Richard Owlett wrote: > On 8/17/2016 8:07 PM, David Christensen wrote: > > On 08/17/2016 07:45 AM, Richard Owlett wrote: > > 6. Distances between devices. ... > 6. < 1 ft. Because I learned one thing here already (Gigabit ethernet usually doesn't

Subject: Adding partition(s) to a Debian install pendrive

2016-08-18 Thread rhkramer
Is there any way to add another partition after copying the the DVD-1 install image to the pendrive? I found subchapter 4.3. of the Debian GNU/Linux Installation Guide: "Preparing Files for USB Memory Stick Booting" (https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/amd64/ch04s03.html.en) and tried to

Re: Advice on downloading software please

2016-08-27 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, August 27, 2016 03:45:47 PM Brian wrote: > On Sat 27 Aug 2016 at 09:15:50 -0500, limpia wrote: > > On 2016-08-27 08:55, Steve Greig wrote: > > >I would like to download a programme (opencpn) onto my laptop which is > > >running debian. It is so long since I have done this I can not >

Re: Advice on downloading software please

2016-08-28 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, August 27, 2016 07:34:33 PM Joe Pfeiffer wrote: > Brian writes: > > Even if it works? > > It is a really good idea to check the contents of the PPA, and make sure > it doesn't bring in nonstandard versions of system libraries. I don't > remember ever having

Re: [Rant] The Endless Search for a Mail Client That Doesn't Suck

2016-08-29 Thread rhkramer
On Sunday, August 28, 2016 05:06:16 PM No Spam wrote: > So it is 12 years later; > > has someone found something working? So, if you expect a helpful answer, you might detail the problems that you have with the mail clients you've tried. I've used kmail for a long time, and though it has some

Re: Configuring Exim for mail delivery

2016-10-01 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, October 01, 2016 05:06:07 AM mo wrote: > My network is consisting of the following systems: > > Main PC - 192.168.23.11 (Running Debian Jessie) > Server - 192.168.23.200 (Running Debian Jessie) > > The server is always online, the PC is only half of the day on. > > What i want to

Re: Recommendation: Backup system

2016-10-02 Thread rhkramer
> Am 01.10.2016 um 23:06 schrieb Bob Weber: > > Like I said backuppc uses incremental and full backups. The web > > interface lets you browse any backup (inc or full) and you see all the > > files backed up. I set the incremental for each day up to a week. So I > > have up to 7 of them. The

Re: Canon printer minor quibble

2016-09-30 Thread rhkramer
On Friday, September 30, 2016 10:46:16 AM Greg Wooledge wrote: > We are talking about right now. The name CUPS is clearly an acronym > that stands for Common Unix Printing System (or "UNIX" if you prefer). > Everyone who uses CUPS knows this. It's the dirty little secret that > Apple can no

Re: EUREKA!!!! - was [Re: Permissions for an entire PARTITION]

2016-10-29 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, October 29, 2016 05:17:30 AM Reco wrote: > On Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:34:10 -0500 > Richard Owlett wrote: > > But it gave no useful info! > > I dunno ;). Quoting the page, this: > > Installing GRUB on the USB Stick > Install pmount, udevil or

Re: EUREKA!!!! - was [Re: Permissions for an entire PARTITION]

2016-10-29 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, October 29, 2016 03:53:21 PM Brian wrote: > On Sat 29 Oct 2016 at 15:28:14 -0400, rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > > On Saturday, October 29, 2016 08:54:59 AM Reco wrote: > > > On Sat, 29 Oct 2016 08:16:18 -0400 > > > > > > rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > > > > I'm not the OP or anybody that

Re: EUREKA!!!! - was [Re: Permissions for an entire PARTITION]

2016-10-29 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, October 29, 2016 08:54:59 AM Reco wrote: > On Sat, 29 Oct 2016 08:16:18 -0400 > rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > > I'm not the OP or anybody that has participated in this thread so far. > > [1] tells me otherwise, for the 'participation' part. I take it that > this e-mail I'm replying to

Re: EUREKA!!!! - was [Re: Permissions for an entire PARTITION]

2016-10-29 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, October 29, 2016 07:00:02 PM Brian wrote: > What happened to curiosity? Curiosity is a function of available resources, among them time.

Re: EUREKA!!!! - was [Re: Permissions for an entire PARTITION]

2016-10-30 Thread rhkramer
On Sunday, October 30, 2016 08:54:45 AM Brian wrote: > There are some good things which have come out of this discussion. To > use cfdisk, fdisk, dd, mkfs.vfat and grub-install a user has to be > root. Being able to mount as non-root is neither here nor there on > jessie and stretch for the

Re: parted is ALMOST suitable

2016-11-07 Thread rhkramer
On Monday, November 07, 2016 07:11:50 AM Richard Owlett wrote: > I need to identify file system on all partitions of my hard drive > whether mounted or not. > parted /dev/sda print | grep ext | grep -v exte > reports the desired information [partitions formatted ext?] in a > convenient

Re: alt F2 in kde does not work

2016-10-20 Thread rhkramer
> > On 10/19/2016 09:07 PM, kamaraju kusumanchi wrote: > >> When I press alt F2 and enter konsole in the window, nothing happens. > >> The expected behaviour is to start a konsole window. Does anyone know > >> which command/package is responsible for the alt+F2 functionality in > >> KDE? I don't

Re: How to run a script before shutdown?

2016-11-14 Thread rhkramer
On Sunday, November 13, 2016 08:29:46 PM David Christensen wrote: > On 11/13/2016 11:34 AM, Robert Latest wrote: > > I want to automatically start a data backup script (to USB or network > > drive) at each shutdown of my computer. > > Rather than having the system call my backup/ archive scripts,

Re: How to run a script before shutdown?

2016-11-14 Thread rhkramer
Good point--thanks for the correction! On Monday, November 14, 2016 10:26:04 AM Jude DaShiell wrote: > After a script starts, each command in that script runs until the script > ends. I noticed when doing something different with wget and wanting to > have wget do one command then wait until a

Re: Coercing sane file permissions -- site specific

2016-11-21 Thread rhkramer
On Monday, November 21, 2016 02:39:04 PM Brian wrote: > On Mon 21 Nov 2016 at 18:43:20 +, Joe wrote: > > On Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:36:19 + > > > > Brian wrote: > > > Someone deduced "He wants auto-mounting of the inserted media". The > > > evidence isn't there. Putting

Re: before first use of a brand new flash drive

2016-11-27 Thread rhkramer
On Sunday, November 27, 2016 03:02:19 PM Brad Rogers wrote: > f3 is in the Debian repos. For anybody that goes looking for it, it is apparently a "current" package for Jessie and Sid, but it is in backports for Wheezy. https://packages.debian.org/wheezy-backports/f3

Re: Document and LBC (Was: Debian *not very good)

2016-11-28 Thread rhkramer
On Monday, November 28, 2016 10:12:58 AM Nicolas George wrote: > Do you not know how to manage your accounts without an Internet > connection? I'm not the OP, but I don't know how to do that. Are you referring to things like bank accounts or things like accounts on online services (e.g., for

Re: Document and LBC (Was: Debian *not very good)

2016-11-28 Thread rhkramer
On Monday, November 28, 2016 10:35:55 AM Nicolas George wrote: > L'octidi 8 frimaire, an CCXXV, rhkra...@gmail.com a écrit : > > I'm not the OP, but I don't know how to do that. Are you referring to > > things like bank accounts or things like accounts on online services > > (e.g., for logon to

Re: Why? -- "A Modest Proposal"

2016-11-17 Thread rhkramer
On Thursday, November 17, 2016 04:27:54 PM Greg Wooledge wrote: > The Linux man pages are good, usually. The GNU man pages are atrocious. > They even admit it, right in their man pages. They (as a project, as a > whole) *hate* man pages and only write a stub that doesn't even cover > all of the

Re: Why? -- "A Modest Proposal"

2016-11-17 Thread rhkramer
On Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:52:41 PM John L. Ries wrote: > that freely available code (programmers would much rather program than > document their work, which is why making one's code self-documenting is > always a plus). Just out of curiosity, have you ever seen or written

Re: Symlinking or hard linking additional storage to /home directories

2016-11-13 Thread rhkramer
On Saturday, November 12, 2016 11:45:12 PM David Wright wrote: > I agree with all that, but I avoid making symlinks. If I do a > recursive search of my home directory, there's really no point > in trawling through 300GB of photographs, so they're all under > /home/photos. I put them under /home

Re: Gparted will not label an existing FAT32 partition

2016-11-11 Thread rhkramer
On Friday, November 11, 2016 04:58:41 PM Pascal Hambourg wrote: > Le 11/11/2016 à 22:17, Thomas Schmitt a écrit : > > The older format is MBR with 4 primary partitions and 4 logical > > ones in one of the primary partitions. > > Huh ? The number of logical partitions is unlimited. Ok, just to be

Re: MURPHY'S LAW RULES - was [Re: Coercing sane file permissions -- site specific]

2016-11-21 Thread rhkramer
On Monday, November 21, 2016 09:11:21 AM to...@tuxteam.de wrote: > On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 08:34:42AM -0500, Greg Wooledge wrote: > > On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 01:26:45PM +, Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote: > > 1) He wants auto-mounting of the inserted media, in the manner of > > Microsoft > > > >

Re: MURPHY'S LAW RULES - was [Re: Coercing sane file permissions -- site specific]

2016-11-21 Thread rhkramer
On Monday, November 21, 2016 11:25:13 AM Brian wrote: > On Mon 21 Nov 2016 at 10:37:33 -0500, rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: > > On my Jessie system, neither pmount nor udisks is installed, but udisks2 > > apparently is, and I suspect it is what provides that functionality on > > Jessie. There does not

Re: Coercing sane file permissions -- site specific

2016-11-20 Thread rhkramer
I'll answer with something a little bit like Joe's answer. On my daily working machine, which uses Wheezy, I use Dophin as a file manager. After I plug in a USB stick, after a few seconds (maybe up to 20??), a new entry appears on the left hand list of partitions in Dolphin. If I click on

Re: Coercing sane file permissions -- site specific

2016-11-20 Thread rhkramer
Ok, I tried it on Jessie, and it works essentially the same way, with a few slight differences: * when the USB stick shows up in dolphin, it does not show the mount point, instead it says something like "Removable 8MiB device" * if I then go to a CLI and look under media, I find the

Re: alt F2 in kde does not work

2016-10-21 Thread rhkramer
On Friday, October 21, 2016 01:08:28 AM kamaraju kusumanchi wrote: > No. I see the same issue with all the applications when trying to > start with Alt + F2 Thanks for the reply, although I have no clue atm--sorry!

Re: Permissions for an entire PARTITION

2016-10-26 Thread rhkramer
On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 04:09:41 AM to...@tuxteam.de wrote: > On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:33:23AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote: > > On 10/25/2016 10:40 AM, Greg Wooledge wrote: > > >On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:32:29AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote: > > >>I'm in a multi-boot environment, multiple

Re: Linux source address selection (Was Re: url redirected in chrome/chromium, but working fine, according to ping/traceroute, lynx, w3m, iceweasel.)

2016-10-12 Thread rhkramer
Hi Andy, Thanks very much! It looks like quite a comprehensive answer (including links) that I'll surely have to read more than once to absorb. (At that point, I'll ask more questions if I feel the need.) regards, Randy Kramer On Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:18:38 PM Andy Smith wrote: > On

Can't restore tabs in Firefox after crash (from places.sqlite)I

2016-10-13 Thread rhkramer
I've done a little googling on the subject and haven't found anything useful so far. Most of the links I've found seem to deal with older versions of Firefox (iiuc) which stored the history in a file named sessionstore.js (iiuc). There is no sessionstore.js file on my computer (Debian

Packages fail to install due to post-install scripts failing

2016-10-16 Thread rhkramer
I installed Jessie on a new machine not very long ago, specifically to do some development. I've had several packages fail to install with a message saying that the post- install script failed (returned a 1, iirc). (I'm writing from my Wheezy machine.) The most recent such package was doxygen

Re: Packages fail to install due to post-install scripts failing

2016-10-16 Thread rhkramer
Nicolas, Thanks--I guess things are OK now, but I'm not sure--well, let me tell you what I found and what I think happened. I went to uninstall doxygen (just in case there was some part of it hanging around that I should get rid of before trying to install again). I used apt- get from a

OT?: FAT32(/16?) Question: Max. files in top level directory

2016-12-08 Thread rhkramer
I've been googling to try to answer this question, so far, no luck. I recall that there is (or used to be?) a limit on the number of files in the top level directory of a FAT32 (or 16?) partition / drive. If you needed to have more files in a directory, you had to create a subdirectory (and,

Re: OT?: FAT32(/16?) Question: Max. files in top level directory

2016-12-08 Thread rhkramer
On Thursday, December 08, 2016 12:49:42 PM Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote: > On Thu, 08 Dec 2016, rhkra...@gmail.com wrote: ... > Ugh. Well, for FAT32, "it depends" on the implementation, but it is not > unlimited. > > Even for FAT12/16, the number of entries in the root directory region >

Re: Advantages of Debian "backports" over "testing"?

2016-12-07 Thread rhkramer
On Wednesday, December 07, 2016 08:25:17 AM Martin T wrote: > > On the other hand, upgrade your webserver to a backports version, > > and the webserver has been compiled against the libs you already have. > > thanks! Is this also one of the reasons why not all packages in > testing are available

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