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by Tux
Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hacking Attempt
Replies: 5
Views: 5056

I get the same page.
by Tux
Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: mount, sync and speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 5628

Ok, FIXED! The offending setting is located in /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/20-storage-methods.fdi (on FC6) There is a line, which adds 'sync' as a valid mount option for all drives: <append key="volume.mount.valid_options" type="strlist">sync</append> I have just commented out this line (12...
by Tux
Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: mount, sync and speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 5628

I've read that sync doesnt actually do anything on a fat partition, so that may be why. It certainly adds it for my ext3: [tux@localhost ~]$ cat /media/.hal-mtab /dev/sda1 500 0 ext3 noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync,data=ordered /media/disk /dev/sdb1 500 0 vfat noexec,nosuid,nodev,uid=500,noatime,utf8,short...
by Tux
Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: mount, sync and speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 5628

mount, sync and speeds

HAL on my Fedora box is setup to add "sync" to the mount options of my removable devices. I really object to this because I am taking about a 50% performance hit on the speeds I _should_ be getting even in unfavourable conditions. A) Does anyone know what sync actually does? sync All I/O to the file...
by Tux
Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: gcompris...does this make sense to anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 7391

Do you use Sun java, or that funny GNU thing that fedora shipped with?
by Tux
Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Great customer service story
Replies: 3
Views: 3879

meh, I had one of their TruePower PSU's die on me and take half the system with it. It took nearly two week of email correspondence to get an RMA. Then I had to email photos of the dead unit, and send an RMA form by snail-mail (yes... snail-mail). This was international post by the way, at my expens...
by Tux
Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: rc shell in Fedora
Replies: 5
Views: 6048

Hey, thanks for the offer :-)

As it happens I repackaged it already without too much fuss, just one SUSE macro to remove and the dependencies were pretty standard.
by Tux
Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: rc shell in Fedora
Replies: 5
Views: 6048

For reference, I just found an RPM designed for OpenSUSE which seems to do the trick:

http://software.opensuse.org/download/s ... 1-2.4.html
by Tux
Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: rc shell in Fedora
Replies: 5
Views: 6048

It's something that is installed on the slackware machines in my department, but i need a similar setup at home. From the man page: NAME rc - shell] DESCRIPTION rc is a command interpreter and programming language similar to sh(1). It is based on the AT&T Plan 9 shell of the same name. The shell off...
by Tux
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: rc shell in Fedora
Replies: 5
Views: 6048

rc shell in Fedora

Hey folks,

I'm looking for a Unix rc shell implementation for Fedora (or Linux generally) and not having much luck.
Does anyone know where I'd find such a think? Preferably in an RPM.
by Tux
Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NAS recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 4168

I always thought that this was pretty nice:

http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/tera-i ... asp?page=1
by Tux
Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Building a PVR project
Replies: 45
Views: 33051

Wow, RadioShack sucks. I thought Maplin was getting bad (our version of RS), but I found that component straight away on their site.


Nice to see you have this working, it's a cool project.
by Tux
Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Building a PVR project
Replies: 45
Views: 33051

Maniaman wrote: I have also come to the conclusion that I need a TV that supports S-Video. These converters that convert VGA to Composite suck.
Some (modern) TVs support S-Video over the Scart pins, but it's kinda pot-luck.
by Tux
Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: U3 USB Memory Sticks, iRiver Ogg players, Gripes, Oh my!
Replies: 14
Views: 15241

Master of Reality wrote:But can you install linux on the iRiver?
Nah, but the GPL rockbox project is pretty neat. Achieves similar goals to iPod Linux, on certain MP3 players
by Tux
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Linux version of ITunes?
Replies: 6
Views: 6182

I think you need GTkpod or Rythmnbox, but i'd imagine worker has a better idea as an ipod user.