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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #75 on: February 13, 2019, 01:45:46 pm »
I destroyed the HDMI output on a stick PC by accidentally hot-swapping it into the monitor. It still functions... as a stick.

Exactly. It's always a crap shoot.

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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #76 on: February 13, 2019, 06:54:05 pm »
Not just me then :)
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #77 on: February 13, 2019, 07:04:16 pm »
Brother thing...  ;)

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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #78 on: February 24, 2019, 04:09:59 pm »
And, the MM project continues...

I've been waiting for parts to arrive - black zinc plated screws, black oxide thumbscrews, black nylon lock nuts,  et cetera. These things are hard to find in bulk, in the sizes I needed - #6-32 x 3/8" and so forth. These parts were shipped from all over North America.

Anyway, I haven't abandoned the project.

I got the front drive bay parts configured and screwed into place, today. That was a biggy.

Pardon our dust...  :)





Next step is to run some wiring and cables. Gotta mull it over. If everything was covered up, meh, but you know.

Continuing...

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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #79 on: February 24, 2019, 05:15:27 pm »
Are you sure you don't need some extra front USB ports .. you can never have enough you know.

USB external HDD's
USB Coffee Warmers
USB Nose Hair Trimmers

USB Scan Toaster

USB Exercising Dog

etc. etc. etc. .. you know, all the necessities :)

Maybe you can get some more when you get your larger heat sink ;)
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #80 on: February 24, 2019, 06:01:32 pm »
I know PCNetSpec is being funny, but I'm practically drooling over 7 USB ports right on the front? 8)

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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #81 on: February 24, 2019, 06:05:01 pm »
So you have the USB Exercising Dog, Scan Toaster, and Nose Hair Remover too ? .. I was beginning to think I might be the only one :)
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #82 on: February 24, 2019, 06:22:18 pm »
I thought everyone had those. :P

Or maybe I just don't like having to pull my tower out of its cubby to access any of the 6 USB ports in back. Though, most of them are being used. Keyboard, mouse, printer, USB dongle and external DVD drive. I just have an open USB-C on back. I only have two USB ports up front, so I have to do things like unplug a controller to plug in more than one flash drive, etc.

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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #83 on: February 24, 2019, 07:05:39 pm »
Bwahahahahahaha! I'm always amazed at stuff like this. That's the first thing I tested after I fired up the MM.

Who the hell would engineer a 7-USB backplane with a custom circuit board, ICs, etc - then sell them for $11.93 USD?

Well, I'm glad they did, because it feking works! Go figure.   ;D





Gotta test the mobile rack now. And, no, I'm not going to 'hot-swap' jack... LoL

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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #84 on: February 24, 2019, 07:26:55 pm »
Yup. Mobile rack works too  8)





BTW, 8 sec boot on Peppermint 9 with the 4 .15 kernel. I haven't even haxored it yet - just purged AppArmor

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vindsl@Ulyoth ~ $ systemd-analyze time
Startup finished in 4.768s (kernel) + 3.193s (userspace) = 7.962s
graphical.target reached after 3.185s in userspace

vindsl@Ulyoth ~ $ systemd-analyze critical-chain | more
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the "+" character.

graphical.target @3.185s
└─multi-user.target @3.185s
  └─lm-sensors.service @2.257s +926ms
    └─basic.target @2.220s
      └─paths.target @2.220s
        └─acpid.path @2.220s
          └─sysinit.target @2.217s
            └─systemd-timesyncd.service @2.029s +187ms
              └─systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service @1.962s +59ms
                └─systemd-journal-flush.service @329ms +1.631s
                  └─systemd-journald.service @223ms +103ms
                    └─systemd-journald.socket @218ms
                      └─system.slice @217ms
                        └─-.slice @214ms

vindsl@Ulyoth ~ $ sudo inxi -CDGMSfmuxxx && inxi -isxxxz
[sudo] password for vindsl:
System:    Host: Ulyoth Kernel: 4.15.0-45-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Console: tty 0 dm: lightdm
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5Q PRO TURBO v: Rev 1.xx serial: MB-1234567890
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: 0602 date: 08/04/2009
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core2 Quad Q9650 (-MCP-) arch: Penryn rev.10 cache: 6144 KB bmips: 23999
           clock speeds: max: 2573 MHz 1: 2174 MHz 2: 2185 MHz 3: 2420 MHz 4: 2573 MHz
           CPU Flags: acpi aperfmperf apic arch_perfmon bts clflush cmov constant_tsc cpuid cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl
           dtes64 dtherm dts est flexpriority fpu fxsr ht lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx monitor msr mtrr nopl nx pae pat
           pbe pdcm pebs pge pni pse pse36 pti rep_good sep smx ss sse sse2 sse4_1 ssse3 syscall tm tm2
           tpr_shadow tsc vme vmx vnmi xsave xtpr
Memory:    Used/Total: 331.6/3944.5MB
           Array-1 capacity: 4 GB devices: 4 EC: None max module size: 4 GB
           Device-1: DIMM0 size: 1 GB (Single-bank) speed: 800 MT/s type: DDR2 (Synchronous)
           bus width: 64 bits manufacturer: N/A part: N/A serial: N/A
           Device-2: DIMM1 size: 1 GB (Single-bank) speed: 800 MT/s type: DDR2 (Synchronous)
           bus width: 64 bits manufacturer: N/A part: N/A serial: N/A
           Device-3: DIMM2 size: 1 GB (Single-bank) speed: 800 MT/s type: DDR2 (Synchronous)
           bus width: 64 bits manufacturer: N/A part: N/A serial: N/A
           Device-4: DIMM3 size: 1 GB (Single-bank) speed: 800 MT/s type: DDR2 (Synchronous)
           bus width: 64 bits manufacturer: N/A part: N/A serial: N/A
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Hawaii XT / Grenada XT [Radeon R9 290X/390X]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:67b0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD HAWAII (DRM 2.50.0, 4.15.0-45-generic, LLVM 7.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.2 (compat-v: 4.4) Direct Render: Yes
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1250.3GB (11.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HD103SJ size: 1000.2GB serial: S246J9JB701353 temp: 24C
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_860 size: 250.1GB serial: S3YHNX0K803126L temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 4.4G (24%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 uuid: bf5075a8-8615-4377-ae08-9202c36f5d25
           ID-2: /home size: 59G used: 1.1G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
           uuid: 2a79eaba-4f18-4148-b6cb-a0fd6241c1b8
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 0.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3
           uuid: 767a5ecd-9ec4-4135-9423-58510d1f4d0b
Network:   Card: Intel 82541PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: e1000 v: 7.3.21-k8-NAPI port: ec00 bus-ID: 05:01.0 chip-ID: 8086:107c
           IF: enp5s1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           WAN IP: <filter>
           IF: enp5s1 ip-v4: <filter> ip-v6-link: <filter>
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 28.5C mobo: 22.0C gpu: 35.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1110 psu: 0 sys-1: 0 sys-2: 0
vindsl@Ulyoth ~ $
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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #85 on: February 24, 2019, 07:27:51 pm »
I just saw an external one on Amazon that gives you 7 USB 3.0 data ports and 3 USB charging ports. So, you gain 6 extra data ports and you can charge stuff with it. 8)

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Re: New Purchases 2019
« Reply #86 on: February 24, 2019, 07:55:09 pm »
Fixed it so my 1.0TB Sammy spinner auto-mounts at boot.





Heh. This MM box is starting to look like a computer.  8)

Better clean up my mess, before the missus gets out the rolling pin...