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[#] Sat Aug 29 2009 11:33:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yes, you'll get slightly better results because you're reading off two drives instead of just one. If you want significantly better read performance, you have to put the drives on different controllers, or at least different channels of the same controller.

[#] Sun Aug 30 2009 11:58:10 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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well I did, they're on two different controllers, I read about that a while ago, ide only does one thing per cable at a time.
I assume SATA doesn't have this problem.
I also noticed after going over my dmesg god knows how many times that linux can detect a 40 pin cable vs 80 pin, and only does ata33 with a 40 pin cable. So I put a 80 in on there (wasn't sure it would work since the port on the motherboard wasn't blue) but I guess that's just to tell you which is primary, because it worked, now they both run at ata133.
I would think I'd do better than that though. I was thinking closer to twice as fast, but hey, I'll take anything that's free.

[#] Sun Aug 30 2009 12:51:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It doesn't run twice as fast because the performance isn't bound solely by the speed of the controller.

[#] Mon Aug 31 2009 11:06:30 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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yeah, I didn't expect 2x, but I expected something closer to it. Oh well,it's still better and it's still free.

[#] Mon Aug 31 2009 11:07:29 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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If you think about it, by far, the slowest link in the chain is disk seek and read time, the rest ismoving over the bus and into memory.

[#] Thu Sep 03 2009 16:37:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ok, so I'm in the early stages of preparing to move my home server to faster hardware (as in, moving from hardware that's really old to hardware that's merely a little bit old). Unfortunately I will still not have the hardware VT goodness that Ford is getting, but I'll be moving from 1.0 GHz processors to 2.4 GHz processors, and getting a little more RAM too. :)

For various reasons which are not very interesting right now, my home server is running Ubuntu. Normally I run CentOS on servers, which has a lovely file called /etc/modprobe.conf that specifies (among other things) which SCSI driver you want to use. I don't see that on Ubuntu (which I'm assuming is the same as Debian for this purpose). As far as I can tell, they seem to have made this type of thing completely automatic. Am I correct in guessing that it figures out The Right Thing To To (tm) on *every* boot, so when I move my disks over to a machine with a different SCSI chipset, it'll load the correct driver automatically?

[#] Thu Sep 03 2009 18:25:31 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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I'm using modconf to configure the modules to be loaded in debian. nice curses frontend.



[#] Thu Sep 03 2009 20:11:02 EDT from Harbard @ Uncensored

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I need a program to convert some podcasts to WAV format from MP3.  I want to burn a standard audio disc as the player in my car can not handle MP3s.  Any suggestions?  I'm running Fedora 11 if that matters.



[#] Thu Sep 03 2009 20:19:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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mpg123 -w filename.wav filename.mp3


[#] Thu Sep 03 2009 23:14:03 EDT from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Well..that sounds interesting...for a few minutes.  Everyone sounds like Alvin, Theodore, and Simon.  I see no options for changing playback speed. I'll keep searching.  But thanks anyways.



[#] Thu Sep 03 2009 23:20:38 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I'm using modconf to configure the modules to be loaded in debian. nice

curses frontend.

Ok, I loaded it up, and it looks useful. So does that mean that if I want to change my boot device to use a different scsi driver, I need to run modconf, put the correct driver in, and then mkinitrd?

[#] Fri Sep 04 2009 02:31:50 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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ya know, I'm one of those not using vanilla kernels. I don't like initrd's, my kernel has the needed-for-boot stuff inside as I put it inside.



[#] Fri Sep 04 2009 02:32:47 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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habard, probably k3b will bring something and hide the commandline tools behind the scenes.

k3b kicks ass.



[#] Fri Sep 04 2009 12:14:59 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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My experience with ubuntu is that it does everything it needs to on every boot.
YMMV of course, but I just did the big switchover.
I was able to connect to the office vpn and remote desktop in a vm in my new ubuntu install on my new machine, so it's now my new machine.
I'm impressed how well it did when I plugged everything in like second monitor and bluetooth and stuff.
thunderbird choked the first time I set it up, it downloaded all my mail then deleted it. hmmm...
And the video driver couldn't parse and therefore save my two monitor setup, so I have a feeling I'll have to do that on every boot....
But it's just nauseatingly fast. It's really not sane.

[#] Fri Sep 04 2009 12:16:27 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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one weird thing. I can't seem to add applets to my add-applet gnome thing.
I synaptic install it, and then go add applet and it's not there.
How on earth to I make that go?

[#] Fri Sep 04 2009 13:34:07 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I gotta say, I like this new machine....

[#] Fri Sep 04 2009 14:35:12 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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This is insane.
I'm backing up my other linux box to this one, running w2k in a vm for work so I can do some work, installing xp in another vm and the machine is practically idle, no swap, and the only thing going is network.
It's insane.
It should be illegal to have this much power on your desk.
People should suffer when using computers, I have been for 20 years, why not everybody else.

[#] Wed Sep 09 2009 14:38:02 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Today I learned that picasa for linux is actually running on wine.
But it works, so, good enough. yay wine
Of course it doesn't recognize my camera exactly, and it won't write to my network drive when I finally figure out how to get it to find the camera's pictures. But progress all the same.
I just got my treo to sync with my XP vm, via bluetooth, can't get it to work on the cable yet, but still working on that.
Next... pandora.

[#] Wed Sep 09 2009 17:26:49 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Okay, so I have almost everything working. I can scan and print and play music.
Still fighting with the treo stuff, but I'm making progress.
But I have 2 fun questions for you guys.
linux has a system beep, it actually beeps the computer's speaker a la bootup when I make an error.
I want to turn that off. How? It does it in lots of applications, so it's not just a terminal thing.
And every once in a while something goes "doo doo doo" in descening pitch, then a few seconds later, in the reverse order.
As if something was disconnecting then reconnecting.
It's not in the sound options, so what the hell is it? nothing in syslog either.

[#] Wed Sep 09 2009 21:20:34 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Ha found it. or at leasty the pkspkr one, it's a module, you unload it, it stops.
Can't find the doo doo doo one though.

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