#26 2017-05-14 09:38:13

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Heh I have a d610 in the cupboard somewhere, little workhorse! I have a problem throwing laptops out, I think I have 5 now.

I just don't have as much time to mess around with them now.


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#27 2017-05-14 16:22:53

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Pretty soon your place is going to be as bad as mine, Ant.  I try to save and fix things that still have purpose- then find it difficult to find people to take them,  At least the HPs and Impalas are slated to be out of here before June.

I have a D610 I've kept for working on cars (need XP, with physical serial port), but I may just see if I can get this D620 (best of this bunch) working stable.  It has a Core2 vs the M, still works with DDR2, but has SATA.. trying to find EIDE drives in 2017 is unlikely to be fruitful for anything with spin hours less than 4 years..  The D505 is getting donated to the most annoying person who always begs for free stuff.  If booting Windows 7 in about 10 minutes isn't fast enough- pay for it.

(The rest of the laptops and non-network printers are being donated to the veteran rehab center.)

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#28 2017-05-14 16:39:43

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I used to be a mobile repair guy 15 or so years ago, I had rooms full of stuff, pretty good now, I have just 1 cupboard full smile

I did actually find an active usb > com/serial cable that worked after going through around 20, it was actually for a guy that ran a garage.

I got one of those laptop cd-rom to hdd converters at one point, will have to see if I still have it, worked great in the d610, you could then use something like the PATA SSD's https://www.amazon.co.uk/KingSpec-2-5-i … B008RWKFYE which are obviously going to be new.


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#29 2017-05-14 17:25:18

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Yeah, I did that route a couple decades ago, myself.  That was probably a StarTech serial adapter?  They often use similar-to-cheap hardware, but they provide functional drivers, and that's well worth 2x the cost, because they actually work.

The D610 I have for use gets used maybe twice a year.  For #50, I think I'd get a copy of "Windows XP Mode" for 7, and virtualize it- VirtualPC will passthrough USB, and it does work- I just don't trust it for something that could brick a #700 car part.


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#30 2017-05-14 17:57:49

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As an aside- as a Linux person who abhors Microsoft, Windows 7 is impressive with how stable it is running 2000 drivers.  big_smile


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#31 2017-05-14 18:25:32

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I would love to be a full-time Linux user, sadly my findings are that for my specific use case, windows is just more productive.


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#32 2017-05-14 18:43:45

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Well, it is possible, even if not plausible.  Years ago, I used IRIX, Solaris, and even various BSDs as my OS of choice.  It's just a matter of how much you are willing to endure to keep compatibility with others.

Personally, I've moved to Void Linux, and I love it- but I hate it.  The rolling-release works OK for x86_64/glibc - but everything else is evidently untested beyond the once-in-awhile builds for ARM.

Having a fully-functional X11 in under 200MB w/ working Java, Flash (lawl), with a recent kernel, and so forth on a machine that can barely even bootstrap 7 is nice and good(tm).

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#33 2017-05-14 20:34:57

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I am  FORD man sorry bro. MY wife bought a 300m but not me.


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#34 2017-05-14 21:18:16

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WSS wrote:

Personally, I've moved to Void Linux, and I love it- but I hate it.  The rolling-release works OK for x86_64/glibc - but everything else is evidently untested beyond the once-in-awhile builds for ARM.

I added to x86_64 iso to LHC KVM, Installing now for funzies.


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#35 2017-05-14 21:39:42

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fun stuff, light weight for a 64bit 4.x kernel

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#36 2017-05-14 23:01:37

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That it is.  Now do an xbps-install -Suv && xbps-install linux4.11

Chromium comes stock, but since Chrome is closed source, you need to play with xbps-src and build it from the binaries.  I eventually relented and just live with Chromium most of the time.

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I am  FORD man sorry bro. MY wife bought a 300m but not me.

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#37 2017-05-15 00:19:57

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I like the car don't get me wrong here, but one little front end bump and now it needs a freaken alignment. I mean it did not even crack the headlight lens, but now needs an alignment WTF!!!! I will take it my buds and put it on the lift tomorrow and figure out what in the sam hell is going on with it.


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#38 2017-05-15 00:35:00

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You've probably got a tweaked linkage.  They're made out of recycled pez dispensers these days.


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#39 2017-05-15 00:50:44

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Probably might even have bent a rod or two. Freaken Millennials always causing shit. I thought they made them out of the same tin foil I use for my hats. tongue who knew right?


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#40 2017-05-15 01:05:35

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tin foil?  That's not an ecovegan renewable resource!  As long as you didn't bend a valve or two.. would be a shame for the damn thing to throw another rod and have it replaced..


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#41 2017-05-15 01:15:07

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Meant tie rod you weenie lol Not a piston rod. roll  Trying to give me an aneurysm. Punk hit it right behind the head light and tagged the front bumper a bit. Totaled the side of his GMC though. ANyways I will find out tomorrow when I get to the shop. Might have even thrown the strut out of wack who knows........


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#42 2017-05-15 02:31:32

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This thread should be renamed "Active old farts"


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#43 2017-05-15 02:33:33

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I'm doing a cross-build of the WNDR3x00 build with new patches for Spidy.  If it works well enough without drops, it goes into use.  If it gives me any more shit, I'mma pull its' legs off.


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#44 2017-05-15 02:38:32

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WSS wrote:

This thread should be renamed "Active old farts"

Agreed Ant can rename it if he wants. big_smile

I don't know man Spidey looks cool and that is half the battle anymore. Half the crap coming out now a days looks like a fart on toast. We were supposed to have flying futuristic cars by now and awesome jet packs. What do we get fart on toast.


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#45 2017-05-15 02:40:58

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What do we get fart on toast.

Fucking Millenials.  (I kinda miss Nekki)


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#46 2017-05-15 02:41:44

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My spidy senses are tingling

[email protected]:~# uname -a && free -h && ip addr | awk '/^[0-9]/'
Linux Chevalet 4.4.61 #0 SMP Mon May 15 02:39:15 2017 mips GNU/Linux
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        514300      50584     463716       1692       4896      15316
-/+ buffers/cache:      30372     483928
Swap:            0          0          0
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN qlen 1
2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UNKNOWN qlen 1000
3: [email protected]: <NOARP> mtu 1480 qdisc noop state DOWN qlen 1
4: ifb0: <BROADCAST,NOARP> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN qlen 32
5: ifb1: <BROADCAST,NOARP> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN qlen 32
6: [email protected]: <NOARP> mtu 1476 qdisc noop state DOWN qlen 1
7: [email protected]: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1462 qdisc noop state DOWN qlen 1000
10: br-lan: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP qlen 1000
11: [email protected]: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue master br-lan state UP qlen 1000
12: [email protected]: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP qlen 1000
19: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue master br-lan state UP qlen 1000
25: wlan1: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state DOWN qlen 1000

Now to move the HD over onto it and see how happy it is.

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#47 2017-05-15 03:33:11

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[email protected]:~# free -h && df -h
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        514300      52428     461872       1700       5432      15356
-/+ buffers/cache:      31640     482660
Swap:       499708          0     499708
Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root                 5.3M      5.3M         0 100% /rom
tmpfs                   251.1M      1.7M    249.5M   1% /tmp
/dev/mtdblock6            9.1M    432.0K      8.6M   5% /overlay
overlayfs:/overlay        9.1M    432.0K      8.6M   5% /
tmpfs                   512.0K         0    512.0K   0% /dev
/dev/sda2                 9.1G     21.0M      8.6G   0% /overlay
/dev/sda3               447.8G     72.6M    424.9G   0% /mnt/shared

MERRKAAA!  FUCK YEAH!

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#48 2017-05-15 16:07:04

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..and it crashed sometime last night.  Sweet!  Guess I need to wire up a TTL->USB converter, and hook that into one of the NetGear USB ports.  Nothing quite like using a router as a console for another.


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#49 2017-05-15 19:56:56

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Hey man it works might slow as shit but works and at least you can fixer it. Never made it to the shop today, going to have be tomorrow I guess. I need to stop working on my house and get my shit done online as well. Never enough time in the day, or night anymore.


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#50 2017-05-15 21:44:35

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I went back to my WNDR3800.  The 4300 is basically the same thing with crappy NAND, so it's less useful.


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