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Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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I got my replacement SSD (a 1TB Western Digital SN770) and installed MX Linux on it, even though nobody uses that distro anymore. There's some little stuff left (like getting my data drive to automount and figuring out why random folders are read-only on every drive I connect to it), but it's going …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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I tried to capture some video, and I had to take apart my capture device and wiggle the connector for the external cables to get the audio to work. I'm still looking for something better (primarily to capture S-Video and composite in higher quality and with better modern OS support, but being able …

Re: HannsG HW173A

From the time when I repaired monitors many years ago (when I was in school), I would guess that 5V and 12V are always on and ADJ is a combined backlight enable/brightness control. I don't know what the logic board is doing with 12V. Missing standby power with no blown fuse could be the two small …

Re: Bought this (Modern) hardware today

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I also like off-lease business computers. You get a lot for the money compared to new consumer-grade stuff, and they have the build quality to last a long time. I finally got that new phone (the Motorola Edge). I haven't used it much yet (just configuration and figuring out the non-obvious way to …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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Was it one of these UltraFit ones ? I have one and it gets hot from being plugged in, and extremely hot when in use. It's not surprising considering the size. I'm almost shocked that it can work and not fail during nominal use. I only use mine as extra storage for videos on an old laptop; wouldn't …

Re: When PC became soulless for you?

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I guess I held out longer than everyone else. I even lasted through the performance problems I had with multiple Sandy Bridge systems (where the only thing they had in common was the CPU generation) and so many people telling me that I was wrong because they had such high Passmark scores (I still …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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I had another flash drive fail. This one suddenly disconnected, and it is no longer detected at all. Sometimes dmesg will show that a low-speed device (it's actually USB 3.0) was connected followed by "device descriptor read/64, error -32," but it usually shows nothing. That was the Sandisk Ultra …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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I'm screwing around some more on the start of a "vacation" (forced time off, but I'll try to find something to do alone since nobody around me wants to do anything). I switched back to Linux Mint (Cinnamon), and I don't see as much video stutter today in Celluloid (still some, but not totally …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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I booted an old version of Lubuntu (22.04) on my main computer, and there's no stutter when playing locally stored videos in VLC. I don't know if that's a problem with Celluloid in Mint or some kind of video setting. Lubuntu has screen tearing (but not in VLC, strangely), so it's possible that the …

Re: When PC became soulless for you?

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Since this got revived, I'll say that I lost interest when everything turned into RGB LED abominations with every hardware manufacturer copying each other instead of trying to stand out. There are only three case designs now - NZXT H500 clones, Lian Li O11 clones, or full towers with every exterior …

Re: What modern activity did you get up to today?

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I'm thinking about running Linux on my main computer again. Maybe I should just go for straight Debian to get a more minimal install. From what I've read, Microsoft has sabotaged dual-booting (updates for Windows 10 and 11 will randomly wipe GRUB and reinstall the Windows bootloader - 7 and older …

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