Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - posde

Pages: 1 ... 193 194 [195] 196 197 ... 242
2911
Users / Re: expanding hard drives / RAID question
« on: June 03, 2009, 11:31:50 am »
You can create a RAID 5 with two drives. That RAID 5 is in a broken state, but you are able to read and write files. There are lots of how-to's floating around, just google for How To RAID5 Debian and you shall find lots of information.

2912
Users / Re: expanding hard drives / RAID question
« on: June 03, 2009, 08:45:27 am »
Just some tidbits of real life happenings:
I started out with a RAID 1 (a mirror) on one of my Linux machines. Bought a couple of new drives, and did not have enough SATA ports. I created a RAID 5 with two drives, copied over all the stuff from the RAID 1, took out the old RAID 1 drives, added two new drives to the RAID 5, and now have three active disks in my RAID 5 plus a single hot spare for my system, in case problematic things happen.

It did take some time, but it was a straight forward process.

With LinuxMCE and the changes jondecker did to the RAID part of the system, things like managing RAID 5 within LinuxMCE became much easier. Still, as both merkur2k and Zaerc have pointed out, it is not a backup solution. For me, RAID 5 is a solution which keeps my system running in case a single drive failure happens, so I can work a bit longer, get replacement drives etc. For data I have a backup, for media data I do not.

2913
Installation issues / Re: InsteonPLM driver problems
« on: June 02, 2009, 08:36:30 pm »
dan, let's rewrite this in c++. Should not be much more work than such a complicated GSD :-)

Didn't hari and Dan planned on doing something like that during LinuxTag? ;)

2914
Users / Re: Looks very promising
« on: June 02, 2009, 07:37:24 pm »
Nigle,

I think it just makes sense to be careful when buying from a place that is not reachable in terms of liability issues etc. Whether it is China, or, from a European point of view, the U.S.

2915
Users / Re: Between a rock and a hard place
« on: June 02, 2009, 09:28:11 am »
One question, I have a HDD with a load of files (mostly docs not media) that I want to transfer. If I put this in, will MCE trash it? Mount it and give me access? Allow me to mount it so I can copy the files and then reformat it ready for MCE management? (Obviously, #3 is my hoped for answer!)

There is no need to reformat the HDD. What happens, when you select use "LinuxMCE Structure" is, you will receive a directory structure on your HDD that follows LinuxMCE's directory structure, i.e. video/audio etc.

After that, you can go ahead and move the files on the HDD to the correct subdirs. No need for copying stuff back and forth.

2916
Users / Re: play HD video on slow hardware via VDPAU...
« on: June 02, 2009, 09:24:10 am »
You might want to target 810, and use these instructions http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Building_LinuxMCE_0810

2917
Users / Re: The tabs in the videos list was not working on orbiters
« on: June 02, 2009, 09:22:12 am »
There seems to be one difference between how you use the file list, and my use of the media list. I very rarely go into file mode. Most of the time, I use the default mode, sometimes I move over to the genre mode. But I will test the ' and the [

2918
Users / Re: Looks very promising
« on: June 02, 2009, 09:20:01 am »
Available on ebay from China (buyers beware) for 199USD (or 141EUR) + 55USD shipping

2919
Developers / Re: New Orbiter desgnobj (remote) for MythTV.
« on: June 01, 2009, 07:50:29 pm »
Why do people enjoy these stupid gradients. Can't read a thing on them.

That's so 80's. Just like shoulder pads...

2920
Users / Re: Between a rock and a hard place
« on: June 01, 2009, 07:11:09 pm »
Do I need kubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso or kubuntu-8.10-alternate-i386.iso, or doesn't it matter?

The desktop version.

2921
Users / Re: The tabs in the videos list was not working on orbiters
« on: June 01, 2009, 07:04:47 pm »
Possy - I'm not talking about displaying, fine, I'm talking about the "ABC" etc tabs down the side not working (and so is Domodude!)

I probably have used the wrong wording.

Ampersands in artist names, work just fine. And the AB CD buttons work with those artists without any problem. The only problem is, if the characters are wrongly encoded in the original tags. I have used ampersands, Umlauts, accents (and other stuff I do not know the name of), from the web admin. They do not cause problems. The only problems I have experienced is from stuff tagged outside the web admin.

2922
Possy - you've changed my ticket to "head" version and no milestone.... what does that imply?

It implies, that it is not relevant for any milestone at the moment, but should be looked after once we have completed 810.

2923
Users / Re: Beware
« on: June 01, 2009, 10:59:54 am »
* posde wonders, how to submit contestants for the Darwin award

2924
First up, the bug that is preventing this from working properly needs to be squashed. I confirmed with devnull earlier today that this is still present in 0810 alpha, so I have logged a ticket in trac.

This bug exists in 0710 as well.

2925
My sound volume is all jacked up now...is there a way to revert to the old template?  I see how to do it through sqlcvs, but I'm not sure which tables to revert, or should I wait until 810?

Thanks,
UNi



It's fixed now...I was able to roll it back.

web admin / Advanced / sqlCVS / Diff - Revert is very helpful indeed :)

Pages: 1 ... 193 194 [195] 196 197 ... 242