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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2011, 01:36:49 PM »
First off, with ubuntu, get rid of having to 'sudo' all the time, major asspain. Then you can simply 'su root' and run all your commands as root user when updateing.



I take it you've tried

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apt-get install upgrade ?


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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2011, 04:10:13 PM »
First off, with ubuntu, get rid of having to 'sudo' all the time, major asspain. Then you can simply 'su root' and run all your commands as root user when updateing.



I take it you've tried

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apt-get install upgrade ?




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apt-get upgrade
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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2011, 04:38:23 PM »
Will attempt the impossible and play with it over the weekend again :)

Can't remember the error message, something about it not being where it should be, but it should have been there!


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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2011, 03:01:33 PM »
I know I should google for this, but is there any way to run a Terminal emulation to access Ubuntu?
I want to be able to access it from a Win 7 PC on the same network.
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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2011, 03:15:17 PM »
I know I should google for this, but is there any way to run a Terminal emulation to access Ubuntu?
I want to be able to access it from a Win 7 PC on the same network.
Many thanks



-you can run Putty or Kitty (enhanced version of Putty) both terminal emulators..
http://www.9bis.net/kitty/?page=Download

-to copy files use WinSCP
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2011, 03:19:11 PM »
You could avoid the terminal if you wish and VNC
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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2011, 08:48:47 AM »
Install openssh on your server and then use WinSCP to access it from your windows box.
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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2011, 02:15:52 PM »
Decrypt PDF documents so you can copy/paste contents:

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sudo apt-get install qpdf
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qpdf --decrypt <input.pdf> <output.pdf>
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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2011, 02:17:30 PM »
Decrypt PDF documents so you can copy/paste contents:

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sudo apt-get install qpdf
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qpdf --decrypt <input.pdf> <output.pdf>
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Thanks Muzo,

Needed a Linux solution for that, plenty of windoze ones but thats cool
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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2011, 09:07:13 AM »
Unmount a device if it's been powered down without unmounting it prior:

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sudo umount -f -l /path.to/where/device/mounted
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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2011, 10:55:42 AM »
^^^ I meant to give you a call over the weekend.

I've been battling my ass off with running SBS 7.6.1 on Ubuntu 11.04. I've been getting many failed scans and eventually SBS just gave up and failed to start. I've also been having issues with mdadm and 11.04 - sometimes my RAID volume would load up as /dev/md0 and sometimes as /dev/md127. This means that I've got to change /etc/fstab every time so the RAID can mount properly. I believe this is a bug in 11.04, but you mentioned that you're running 11.04 and 10.10? Last night I went back to 10.10 with SBS 7.6.1 and things seem a little more stable.

You seem to be pushing SBS pretty hard with all the mods you running, would you mind giving a little breakdown of how your systems are configured?
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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2011, 12:21:20 PM »
, would you mind giving a little breakdown of how your systems are configured?

That's definitely not going to be 'little' :D
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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2011, 04:28:43 PM »
I presume you're talking about the Microservers?  The one housing my audio library is running Server 10.10 32 bit and my setup is pretty much the same as your guide except I'm running dynamic IP and haven't used RAID.

my fstab:
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/dev/sda1  /diskpool/d1  ext4  user,noatime,noexec,nodev  0  0
/dev/sdb1  /diskpool/d2  ext4  user,noatime,noexec,nodev  0  0
/dev/sdc1  /diskpool/d3  ext4  user,noatime,noexec,nodev  0  0
/dev/sdd1  /diskpool/d4  ext4  user,noatime,noexec,nodev  0  0
/dev/sde1  /diskpool/d5  ext4  user,noatime,noexec,nodev  0  0

my etc/sources.list entry for Squeezeboxserver is:
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deb http://debian-origin.slimdevices.com unstable main
Squeezeboxserver:
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Version: 7.6.2 - r33212 @ Fri Aug 26 04:17:47 PDT 2011
Hostname: microserver
Server IP Address: 192.168.168.201
Server HTTP Port Number: 9000
Operating system: Debian - EN - utf8
Platform Architecture: i686-linux
Perl Version: 5.10.1 - i686-linux-gnu-thread-multi
Database Version: DBD::SQLite 1.34_01 (sqlite 3.7.7.1)

Not having any issues scanning etc - SBS priority is set to normal, Scanner priority set to -20 and Database Memory Config to high.

I'll check the 11.04 installation tonight - if I recall correctly it's a 64 bit install, dynamic IP, no RAID and using the same SBS repository, albeit I've not done a lot with it in terms of using it to serve music - I'll set it to scan my desktop PC's music and report back.
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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2011, 04:38:47 PM »
Thanks Evan,

I was running 64 bit 11.04, but with the latest stable (yeah right) SBS build. Would you say going over to 7.6.2 is worthwhile? Reading the Slim Forums it appears my issues with 7.6.1 is not uncommon at all.

PS, those cameras are in, let's get together so I can get you your demo stuff ;) ;)
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Re: Simplicity of Linux
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2011, 05:37:41 PM »
My SBS is running very reliably - I do incremental scans at least once a week and if I make massive changes requiring an extensive scan I stop SBS, delete the DB and restart it. I'm really not having any issues to speak of. My desktop is 10.10 64 bit and it's also running 7.6.2 without scanning or other issues and it's got a few alpha plugins I'm testing. So yes, I'd switch to 7.6.2. I'll fire up the video microserver and have it scan ~ 1400 albums on my desktop and get back to you.

Great re the cameras - hopefully it'll be my last deed as chairman - hoping there's someone else stupid enough to put up their hand. ;)
« Last Edit: September 19, 2011, 05:39:55 PM by audiomuze »
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