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by Thad E Ginathom
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: Carla
Replies: 16
Views: 5966

Re: Carla

This is a user interface niggle. I'm working with 11.04, or I would probably have posted a query, but I I know that since 12.04 you are not supporting earlier versions. Anyway, it turned out not to be a problem, but a niggle, and, as I don't think you've changed the interface, I'll niggle away... It...
by Thad E Ginathom
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: KXStudio FAQ
Replies: 236
Views: 36257

Re: KXStudio FAQ

Very strange. I had installed a new version of the Mindo backup software, and maybe I let a few upgrades happen. Actually, it would boot, but not load the desktop, and error messages were about gsonf-sanity-check-2. Google shows results going back three years. Oh well, it is a complex operating syst...
by Thad E Ginathom
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: KXStudio FAQ
Replies: 236
Views: 36257

Re: KXStudio FAQ

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hee hee, having conversations like this is spooky: I got home to an unbootable system tonight :shock:.

I did restore some config files to my home directory from my most recent backup but it turned out to be broken permissions on /tmp. Having another working partition to google from us useful
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by Thad E Ginathom
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: KXStudio FAQ
Replies: 236
Views: 36257

Re: KXStudio FAQ

Quick questions about Back In Time... Some of your questions seem to be addressed here , and thanks for the link to their site so I can check out this software, which I see also uses rsync. I don't find anything unusual about running backup operations as root: it is an adminsitrative task, and, obv...
by Thad E Ginathom
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: System "almost" perfect! (SOLVED)
Replies: 48
Views: 18542

Re: System "almost" perfect! (SOLVED)

Yes, but is backing up the home directory enough?? Or should it include /usr or other directories too? No, it is not enough. You should have a backup of your / file system too Investigate and use the tools that are both appropriate and suit you, for backing up different things on your system --- as...
by Thad E Ginathom
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: KLANG — Kernel Level Audio Next Generation
Replies: 33
Views: 9575

Re: KLANG — Kernel Level Audio Next Generation

If Jack is so awesome, why aren't there more distros that rely on to completely? Because it doesn't appeal to non-audio users who just want to listen to music out of their browser or media player. It is complex to set up. A non-audio user might compare it to having to work out and redo all the conn...
by Thad E Ginathom
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: KXStudio FAQ
Replies: 236
Views: 36257

Re: KXStudio FAQ

Ok, I'm ready to do a RemasterSys backup. According to the website http://www.remastersys.com/ubuntu.html Ubuntu users would already have it installed in the system. I think that doesn't include Ubuntu Studio though (nor KXStudio) since I can't find it. If you want the latest version, please scroll...
by Thad E Ginathom
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: motherboards............
Replies: 5
Views: 2583

Re: motherboards............

DPC latency is a Windows thing. I still had major interupt problems with my previous machine even in Ubuntu I would't worry about Firewire either, just use an expansion card. Btw, most onboard Firewire controllers are crap anyway (unless it's Via, LSI or Texas Instruments). Check for compatibility ...
by Thad E Ginathom
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: System "almost" perfect! (SOLVED)
Replies: 48
Views: 18542

Re: System "almost" perfect! (SOLVED)

...Backups! Is all you need. No need for anything more complicated. /etc is so full of customised files, that restoring the whole thing would be far too major for a simple screwup Editing configuration files is often experimental. One can keep generational .0, .1, .2 and so on copies. There are some...
by Thad E Ginathom
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Linux Music News
Topic: KLANG — Kernel Level Audio Next Generation
Replies: 33
Views: 9575

Re: KLANG — Kernel Level Audio Next Generation

Yes. I'm calling myself a NextGen Linux user. I just want something that just works, which is why I'm a fan of the "popular" distros that get derided all the time. Me too! And I am a retired Unix systems manager, so I'm hardly scared of the technical or the command line. In particular, th...
by Thad E Ginathom
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: System Tuning and Configuration
Topic: System "almost" perfect! (SOLVED)
Replies: 48
Views: 18542

Re: System "almost" perfect! (SOLVED)

You can add the noatime parameter in your /etc/fstab, this is in the Wiki. General advice. Before editing /etc/fstab, make a copy $ cd /etc $ sudo cp fstab fstab.0 Even linux/Unix/Command-line wizards are well advised to do this. fstab is one of those files that can cause your machine to hang when ...
by Thad E Ginathom
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Computer Related Hardware
Topic: motherboards............
Replies: 5
Views: 2583

Re: motherboards............

I don't know, and I think it is a very good topic to get advice from those better informed about hardware, but what's wrong with Gigabyte? Mine's OK! Like most of us, I only research motherboards when I need to buy one, and that isn't often. Even then, it's a bit of a shot in the dark. Three areas s...
by Thad E Ginathom
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: KXStudio future plans
Replies: 32
Views: 8480

Re: KXStudio future plans

I don't feel that KXStudio restricts me from adding anything else, especially if it is the Ubuntu repositories. With the proviso that FalkTX mentioned in a recent post that the KXStudio theme has to do with efficiency as well as looks, I don't see why stuff should not be added and customised as you ...
by Thad E Ginathom
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: KXStudio FAQ
Replies: 236
Views: 36257

Re: KXStudio FAQ

Does back-in-time allow you to go to a given point in your backup history? Back in working days I used to do that with off-site-stored tapes, one every day over the month, with monthlies kept for every. As an individual I am much more casual, and yes, that has cost me, which is embarrassing for an e...
by Thad E Ginathom
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: KXStudio Discussion
Topic: KXStudio FAQ
Replies: 236
Views: 36257

Re: KXStudio FAQ

- now that I have a setup that I really like, and I want to be able to reinstall it quickly if I should ever lose it (heaven forbid!) what is the best/safest way? Is it sufficient to save a copy of my home folder? Useful tools: Remastersys Backup --- the idea is to make your own distribution lookin...