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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    WOW, even has a serial port on the front. 😍
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    Running Linux Mint on server hardware

    Using it as a desktop, my daily driver. Takes a bit longer to boot but only have to wait once a day. Here's hoping you can resurrect it. Smoke damage makes for a tough cleanup.
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    Running Linux Mint on server hardware

    Works pretty damn good. I was going to build a new modern up to date Linux box to usher in the new year but decided to go with a server build since I already had most of the HW. Case Fractal Design R5 Motherboard Supermicro X9SRH-7F (on board SAS HBA is a plus) CPU Intel...
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    Best/worst computer brands.

    As I recall it was Gateway's decision to open retail stores that ultimately lead to their doom. Packard Bell did have pretty good service after the sale. I was one of their field parts changers . Never a dull moment, LOL.
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    How much RAM you got?

    Just built a new Linux box and went with 64GB. I suspect 64GB is the new sweet spot. Anything over would be a waste for most people.
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    Pictures Of Your Dually Rigs!

    I think I still have to pieces to put a dual Pentium Pro system together. But then what would I do with it?
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    Pictures Of Your Dually Rigs!

    I have one more X8 dually to upgrade. It's a X8DTH-6F in a SM386 chassis, 2 X5670's and 64GB of ram. It's loaded with 16 2TB drives and is my backup media server. It runs flawless and has for many years. Kinda sentimentally attached to the old girl, like an old faithful dog, I just can't put her...
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    Visiontek Mystery boxes are back

    You guys sound like a bunch of kids on Christmas morning. :p
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    Bluetooth

    Thanks. Saved for future reference. I had the Windows 10 drive for this box so all I had to do was swap. I also set it not to upgrade to 11. This is my HTPC box. I need the buds to hear dialog when I watch movies. My hearing is shot complements of the US Navy so I can't hear dialog well enough...
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    Bluetooth

    Yea, I'm using Mint. Haven't found anything useful Googling but I'll keep looking. Buds are Stador K23. Highly rated on Amazon FWIW. EDIT: Found nothing and Google returns a boat load of references to "stator" which is not what I searched for. So I've decided to revert back to Windows 10. I...
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    Bluetooth

    Trying to get a set of Bluetooth ear buds working and I'm running into some Linux stupidness. First time I paired them they showed up in the Bluetooth applet as they should and paired as they should. But I could get no sound out of them and they did not show up as a device in output in the...
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    Case selection = SAD!

    Enterprise server chassis only have openings in the front and back. They rely on the wind tunnel effect for cooling and it works great. Can be noisy as hell tho so not suitable for most people.
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    Case selection = SAD!

    Funny no one mentioned the lack of HD spaces in newer cases. If you have more than 2 HD's you have to look at server chassis.
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    power supply runs fine with paperclip, but not with motherboard

    I have a 850w Rosewill PSU I bought years ago. It's never given me minutes trouble but I still haven't learned to fully trust it because of it's heritage, kind like Antec these days. :p
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    PSU bad or mobo?

    Thanks for reporting back. (y)
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    Do the "funny shapes" on modular power supply cables match up with voltages, etc?

    I agree. Completely stupid and I'm surprised no class actions have been filed so far.
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    Is there any way to control how Linux uses the second monitor?

    I believe you are correct sir. Chrome behaves exactly like I want it to and Opera did not. This is proof the problem lay with Opera and not Linux. Can I change desktops without reinstalling Linux?
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    Is there any way to control how Linux uses the second monitor?

    At present I'm not using Wayland but it looks like I will be some time in the future. Rather than beat a dying horse I think I'll just put up with it and hope the problem disappears in the future. Thanks.
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    Is there any way to control how Linux uses the second monitor?

    There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to Linux's use of the second monitor. My second monitor is used for monitoring my ip cams via browser and for nothing else. I was using Opera but an update broke it so it only opens on the primary monitor. So in the garbage it went. Most all of the...
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    How much RAM you got?

    I'm running 64GB in my daily driver. Just because I can. :p
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    Logitech K800 keyboard stopped working when I plugged in my new M510 mouse

    Update for those who may run into this issue. Part of the problem was I use Linux. If I were using Windows I would have installed the Logitech Pairing utility and that would have fixed it. Once I realized this I was going to plug the keyboard and mouse into a Windows PC and pair them there but...
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    Logitech K800 keyboard stopped working when I plugged in my new M510 mouse

    I think it tried to pair with the unified transceiver and failed and now it doesn't work at all. Google is useless and down right stupid when trying to find any info on this problem. I tried the K800 on another computer using the original transceiver and nothing. And of course I replaced the...
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    Pictures Of Your Dually Rigs!

    Excellent. (y)
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    Just upgraded to Mint 21

    NP, keep it going.
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    Just upgraded to Mint 21

    The last upgrade showed up in Update Manager and I don't remember it being difficult at all. No so using the upgrade tool. My biggest complaint is not that it was difficult but it took a long time and had to be baby sat because of all the popup questions and times when it stopped and required...
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    Just upgraded to Mint 21

    Kept waiting for it to show up in Update Manager but it never did so I upgraded via the cli. What a long drawn out process it turned out to be. Thought the questions would never end. Had to remove or convert a ton of PPA's, had ti interact with both the GUI upgrader and the cli even tho one was...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    It's indispensable for me. Gotta have it. When I couldn't get it to install in Manjaro I dumped it and went back to Mint. I believe you need to DL the .deb file to install it on Mint but however it's done it's not difficult.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    OK, but it makes no sense. The name of the program is Angry IP Scanner, not ipscan. :confused:
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    Disk Cleanup will not delete windows 11 update files

    You don't own your computer, Microsoft does. and they'll do as they damn well please.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    The app was Angry IP Scanner. In spite of all the help here I never did get it to work. Dependencies should be invisible and handled behind the scenes. If the user has to get involved with them it's a deal breaker.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I've found this to be especially true when it comes to scanners. Never have been able to get one to work with Linux and I've tried several. All have done exactly the same. Scanned document is a totally black page. seems like this would be easy to fix but apparently nobody gives a damn. This also...
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    Just discovered Linux lets you change the start button. At least Mint does

    I looked for a finger. Couldn't find one. Guess I'll have to make my own.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I may try it again later but for now Mint is doing all I ask of a distro.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I was trying to install Angry IP Scanner. There's a thread about it around here somewhere.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I recently tried Manjaro. Needed to install a program and couldn't get it to work. The only help I got from the Internet was gibberish and stupid rhetoric. And as usual, a shit ton load of out of date useless information. After wasting a day I said fuck it and Dumped it like the yesterday's...
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    Best/worst computer brands.

    Free racks are good. (y)
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    The Post Your Old/Retro Builds Thread

    Had to put this project on hold for a bit due to other issues coming up. I have to round up the rest of the parts that are compatible with this board like video card, mfm controller and HD, floppy controller (or were those built into the mfm controller?) I have a shit load of old boards and...
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