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TUXEDO Computers - 2019-07-18 08:56:45 GMT
Lasst den Tux nicht allein! Der Kleine hier sucht neue Kollegen.

Mehr Infos ➡️ https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/de/Infos/Jobs/Tux-Fans-gesucht-Linux-Support-Mitarbeiter-m/w.tuxedo

#Linux #Jobs
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TUXEDO Computers - 2019-07-18 08:56:45 GMT
Lasst den Tux nicht allein! Der Kleine hier sucht neue Kollegen.

Mehr Infos ➡️ https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/de/Infos/Jobs/Tux-Fans-gesucht-Linux-Support-Mitarbeiter-m/w.tuxedo

#Linux #Jobs
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Sysmark 2014 Error 1 unknown error code 1
If you installed both the 1.5.147 patch and the hotfix from the Bapco site which solves error 1008 and you're now getting this error, download this fix which is not listed on the update page and it should run. At least Bapco says so.
https://bapco.com/faq/benchmarks-fail-to-execute-with-error-1-errorstateenter-unknown-error-code-1/

#benchmark #hardware
Benchmarks fail to execute with Error 1: Errorstate::Enter: unknown error code (1)

 
@Hamiller unser Chef setzt für gewöhnlich auf eigene Hardware. Leider glauben einige #Kunden, sie wüssten es besser und wollen verschiedene #Grafiken und #Bibliotheken strikt über deren #Hardware hinter #Cloudflare frei geben

 
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The Intel Management Engine: an attack on computer users' freedom and privacy


The #Intel Management Engine (frequently abbreviated as ME) is a separate #computer within Intel computers, which denies users #control by forcing them to run #nonfree #software that cannot be modified or replaced by anyone but Intel. This is #dangerous and #unjust. It is a very serious #attack on the #freedom, #privacy, and #security of computer users.

The Management Engine started to appear in Intel computers around 2007.

It could, for instance, be used to remotely:
  • Power the computers on and off.
  • Boot computers from remote #storage located on the system administrator's #machine or on a #server, and take control of the computer that way.
  • Retrieve and store various #serial #numbers that #identify the computer hardware.
Over time, Intel #imposed the Management Engine on all Intel computers, removed the ability for computer #users and #manufacturers to disable it, and extended its control over the computer to nearly 100%. It even has access to the main computer's #memory.

It now constitutes a #separate computing environment that is designed to deny users the control of their computer. It can even run #applications that implement Digital Restrictions Management ( #DRM ). See Defective by Design to learn why DRM is bad.

The remote administration is done through applications running inside the Management Engine, such as AMT (Active Management Technology). AMT gives #remote system administrators the same control they would have if sitting in front of the computer. AMT can also control Intel #Ethernet #interfaces and #Wi-Fi cards to #filter or #block #network traffic from going in or out of the computer.

We could correct all these problems if the users were able to run fully free software on the Management Engine, or at least, make it not run any code, effectively disabling it. The former is impossible because the Management Engine will only run code that is #cryptographically signed by Intel. This means that unless someone finds a flaw in the #hardware that enables users to bypass the signature check, users are effectively denied the ability to #install the software they wish in the Management Engine.

Despite all Intel's efforts to make the Management Engine inescapable, software developers have had some success with preventing it from loading code. For instance, the #Libreboot project disables the Management Engine by removing all the code that the Management Engine is supposed to load on some #Thinkpad computers manufactured in #2008, including the R400, T400, T400s, T500, W500, X200, X200s, and X200T.

Also, many Intel computers manufactured in 2006 have the ancestor of the Management Engine which is disabled from the start, such as the Lenovo Thinkpads X60, X60s, X60 Tablet and T60, and many more.

A free software program named intelmetool is capable of detecting if the Management Engine is absent or disabled. With more recent hardware, it is not yet possible to fully disable the Management Engine, as some of the hardware needs to be initialized by it. It is however possible to limit the amount of nonfree software running on the Management Engine by removing parts of the #code and/or by configuring it to not run some code.

Independently from the Management Engine, other issues affect computers users in very similar ways:

Many computers use nonfree boot software (like #BIOS or #UEFI or equivalent) and/or require it to be cryptographically signed by the hardware manufacturer. This raises similar concern for the freedom, privacy, and security of computer users because the boot software is responsible for loading the operating system, and has more control over the computer than the operating system. This issue also affects computers using other architectures such as #ARM.

#AMD computers made after 2013 also have a separate computer within the computer, called PSP (Platform Security Processor), which has similar #issues.

Because of Intel's attack on users' freedom, to avoid being denied freedom, privacy, and security, computer users wanting to use a machine with an Intel processor must use older computers with no Management Engine, or whose Management Engine is disabled.

Whenever companies follow Intel's path, we will need to design our own hardware to keep being able to escape such attacks on freedom, by ensuring that users can run fully free software on it. This will also create the necessary building blocks that will enable users to benefit from hardware #freedoms in the #future, when manufacturing technologies are easily available to end users.

At the moment the only way to avoid this universal backdoor is to use computers that have been certified to respect your freedom (RYF).


#NSA #spyware #spy #mass #surveillance #technology #laptops #CPU #processor #universal #backdoor #malware #Corei3 #Corei5 #Corei7

 
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The Intel Management Engine: an attack on computer users' freedom and privacy


The #Intel Management Engine (frequently abbreviated as ME) is a separate #computer within Intel computers, which denies users #control by forcing them to run #nonfree #software that cannot be modified or replaced by anyone but Intel. This is #dangerous and #unjust. It is a very serious #attack on the #freedom, #privacy, and #security of computer users.

The Management Engine started to appear in Intel computers around 2007.

It could, for instance, be used to remotely:
  • Power the computers on and off.
  • Boot computers from remote #storage located on the system administrator's #machine or on a #server, and take control of the computer that way.
  • Retrieve and store various #serial #numbers that #identify the computer hardware.
Over time, Intel #imposed the Management Engine on all Intel computers, removed the ability for computer #users and #manufacturers to disable it, and extended its control over the computer to nearly 100%. It even has access to the main computer's #memory.

It now constitutes a #separate computing environment that is designed to deny users the control of their computer. It can even run #applications that implement Digital Restrictions Management ( #DRM ). See Defective by Design to learn why DRM is bad.

The remote administration is done through applications running inside the Management Engine, such as AMT (Active Management Technology). AMT gives #remote system administrators the same control they would have if sitting in front of the computer. AMT can also control Intel #Ethernet #interfaces and #Wi-Fi cards to #filter or #block #network traffic from going in or out of the computer.

We could correct all these problems if the users were able to run fully free software on the Management Engine, or at least, make it not run any code, effectively disabling it. The former is impossible because the Management Engine will only run code that is #cryptographically signed by Intel. This means that unless someone finds a flaw in the #hardware that enables users to bypass the signature check, users are effectively denied the ability to #install the software they wish in the Management Engine.

Despite all Intel's efforts to make the Management Engine inescapable, software developers have had some success with preventing it from loading code. For instance, the #Libreboot project disables the Management Engine by removing all the code that the Management Engine is supposed to load on some #Thinkpad computers manufactured in #2008, including the R400, T400, T400s, T500, W500, X200, X200s, and X200T.

Also, many Intel computers manufactured in 2006 have the ancestor of the Management Engine which is disabled from the start, such as the Lenovo Thinkpads X60, X60s, X60 Tablet and T60, and many more.

A free software program named intelmetool is capable of detecting if the Management Engine is absent or disabled. With more recent hardware, it is not yet possible to fully disable the Management Engine, as some of the hardware needs to be initialized by it. It is however possible to limit the amount of nonfree software running on the Management Engine by removing parts of the #code and/or by configuring it to not run some code.

Independently from the Management Engine, other issues affect computers users in very similar ways:

Many computers use nonfree boot software (like #BIOS or #UEFI or equivalent) and/or require it to be cryptographically signed by the hardware manufacturer. This raises similar concern for the freedom, privacy, and security of computer users because the boot software is responsible for loading the operating system, and has more control over the computer than the operating system. This issue also affects computers using other architectures such as #ARM.

#AMD computers made after 2013 also have a separate computer within the computer, called PSP (Platform Security Processor), which has similar #issues.

Because of Intel's attack on users' freedom, to avoid being denied freedom, privacy, and security, computer users wanting to use a machine with an Intel processor must use older computers with no Management Engine, or whose Management Engine is disabled.

Whenever companies follow Intel's path, we will need to design our own hardware to keep being able to escape such attacks on freedom, by ensuring that users can run fully free software on it. This will also create the necessary building blocks that will enable users to benefit from hardware #freedoms in the #future, when manufacturing technologies are easily available to end users.

At the moment the only way to avoid this universal backdoor is to use computers that have been certified to respect your freedom (RYF).


#NSA #spyware #spy #mass #surveillance #technology #laptops #CPU #processor #universal #backdoor #malware #Corei3 #Corei5 #Corei7

 
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NanoPi M4


This board looks good, if someone has tested it, please share opinion.

Hardware Spec
SoC: Rockchip RK3399 
    CPU: big.LITTLE,Dual-Core Cortex-A72(up to 2.0GHz) + Quad-Core Cortex-A53(up to 1.5GHz) 
    GPU: Mali-T864 GPU,supports OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1, OpenVG1.1, OpenCL, DX11, and AFBC 
    VPU: 4K VP9 and 4K 10bits H265/H264 60fps decoding, Dual VOP, etc 
PMU: RK808-D PMIC, cooperated with independent DC/DC, enabling DVFS, sofeware power-down, RTC wake-up, system sleep mode 
RAM: Dual-Channel 4GB LPDDR3-1866, or Dual-Channel 2GB DDR3-1866 
Flash: no Onboard eMMC, but has a eMMC socket 
Ethernet: Native Gigabit Ethernet 
Wi-Fi/BT: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo module, 2x2 MIMO, dual antenna interface 
Video Input: one or two 4-Lane MIPI-CSI, dual ISP, up to 13MPix/s,supports simultaneous input of dual camera data 
Video output 
    HDMI: HDMI 2.0a, supports 4K@60Hz,HDCP 1.4/2.2 
    one 4-Lane MIPI-DSI 
Audio Out: 3.5mm Dual channel headphone jack, or HDMI 
Audio In: one microphone input interface 
USB 3.0: four USB 3.0 Type-A ports 
USB Type-C: Supports USB2.0 OTG and Power input 
microSD Slot x 1 
40Pin GPIO Extension ports: 
    3 X 3V/1.8V I2C, up to 1 x 3V UART, 1 X 3V SPI, 1 x SPDIF_TX, up to 8 x 3V GPIOs 
    1 x 1.8V 8 channels I2S  
24Pin Extension ports: 
    2 independent native USB 2.0 Host 
    PCIe x2 
    PWM x1, PowerKey 
Debug: one Debug UART, 4 Pin 2.54mm header, 3V level, 1500000bps 
LED: 1 x power LED and 1 x GPIO Controlled LED 
RTC Battery: 2 Pin 1.27/1.25mm RTC battery input connector 
Power supply: DC 5V/3A 
PCB: 8 Layer, 85 mm x 56 mm 
Ambient Operating Temperature: -20℃ to 70℃

#hardware #software #gnu #linux #mini #board #pi

 
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NanoPi M4


This board looks good, if someone has tested it, please share opinion.

Hardware Spec
SoC: Rockchip RK3399 
    CPU: big.LITTLE,Dual-Core Cortex-A72(up to 2.0GHz) + Quad-Core Cortex-A53(up to 1.5GHz) 
    GPU: Mali-T864 GPU,supports OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0/3.1, OpenVG1.1, OpenCL, DX11, and AFBC 
    VPU: 4K VP9 and 4K 10bits H265/H264 60fps decoding, Dual VOP, etc 
PMU: RK808-D PMIC, cooperated with independent DC/DC, enabling DVFS, sofeware power-down, RTC wake-up, system sleep mode 
RAM: Dual-Channel 4GB LPDDR3-1866, or Dual-Channel 2GB DDR3-1866 
Flash: no Onboard eMMC, but has a eMMC socket 
Ethernet: Native Gigabit Ethernet 
Wi-Fi/BT: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo module, 2x2 MIMO, dual antenna interface 
Video Input: one or two 4-Lane MIPI-CSI, dual ISP, up to 13MPix/s,supports simultaneous input of dual camera data 
Video output 
    HDMI: HDMI 2.0a, supports 4K@60Hz,HDCP 1.4/2.2 
    one 4-Lane MIPI-DSI 
Audio Out: 3.5mm Dual channel headphone jack, or HDMI 
Audio In: one microphone input interface 
USB 3.0: four USB 3.0 Type-A ports 
USB Type-C: Supports USB2.0 OTG and Power input 
microSD Slot x 1 
40Pin GPIO Extension ports: 
    3 X 3V/1.8V I2C, up to 1 x 3V UART, 1 X 3V SPI, 1 x SPDIF_TX, up to 8 x 3V GPIOs 
    1 x 1.8V 8 channels I2S  
24Pin Extension ports: 
    2 independent native USB 2.0 Host 
    PCIe x2 
    PWM x1, PowerKey 
Debug: one Debug UART, 4 Pin 2.54mm header, 3V level, 1500000bps 
LED: 1 x power LED and 1 x GPIO Controlled LED 
RTC Battery: 2 Pin 1.27/1.25mm RTC battery input connector 
Power supply: DC 5V/3A 
PCB: 8 Layer, 85 mm x 56 mm 
Ambient Operating Temperature: -20℃ to 70℃

#hardware #software #gnu #linux #mini #board #pi

 
Neues Notebook ist fällig...

Business Notebook von #Lenovo (wie immer) oder #TUXEDO #InfinityBook Pro (mit Switch zum Deaktivieren von #IntelME und der Chance auf #Coreboot ) ???

#Hardware #GNU/Linux

 

SOICbite: A Program/Debug Connector for an SOIC Test Clip


#hardware #connectorhacks #debuggingtools #soicbite #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
SOICbite: A Program/Debug Connector for an SOIC Test Clip

 

SOICbite: A Program/Debug Connector for an SOIC Test Clip


#hardware #connectorhacks #debuggingtools #soicbite #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
SOICbite: A Program/Debug Connector for an SOIC Test Clip

 

Fun With Negative Resistance II: Unobtanium Russian Tunnel Diodes





#classichacks #hackadaycolumns #hardware #originalart #parts #curvetracer #negativeresistance #oscillator #tunneldiode #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
Fun With Negative Resistance II: Unobtanium Russian Tunnel Diodes

 

Fun With Negative Resistance II: Unobtanium Russian Tunnel Diodes





#classichacks #hackadaycolumns #hardware #originalart #parts #curvetracer #negativeresistance #oscillator #tunneldiode #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
Fun With Negative Resistance II: Unobtanium Russian Tunnel Diodes

 

Mir fehlt schon wieder ein 'U'


Alter, vor ca. einem Jahr habe ich das altersschwache
RAID6 aus 6x3T-Platten getauscht gegen ein neues aus 4x6T-Platten.

Und nun das:
[root@j4 ~]# cat /proc/mdstat 
Personalities : [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] 
md1 : active raid6 sdd2[2](F) sdc2[3] sda2[0] sdb2[1]
      11718683648 blocks super 1.2 level 6, 512k chunk, algorithm 2 [4/3] [UU_U]
      bitmap: 10/44 pages [40KB], 65536KB chunk

unused devices: <none>

#WTF - was erlaube #HGST?!?

#Hardware

 
Wertloser Schmutz: Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4

4. Austausch in 2 Jahren. :-(

#Hardware #WTF

 
There is now an #FreedomBox available, for 82€, you're suppose to be able to :
The kit includes the A20-OlinuXino-LIME2, a custom metal case with a laser-engraved FreedomBox logo, a high-speed 32GB micro SD card with the FreedomBox software pre-installed, a backup battery, a power adapter, and an ethernet cable.
And, interesting for us, #Diaspora users, it is planed to include the ability to run Diaspora #servers, and alors #Mastodon servers !

#free #libre #hardware #logiciellibre #autohebergement #selfhosting #privacy #vieprivée #olimex #décentralisation #autonomie #résilience #debian #linux

You can get in touch with them on Mastodon : https://mastodon.social/@freedomboxfndn

french version of some of the functions include #tor and #owncloud

I know a bit better the #Yunohost #project : https://yunohost.org/#/index_en and https://yunohost.org/#/index_fr a similar project, with #apps : https://yunohost.org/#/apps_fr ( @Franciliens.net )

vous pouvez aussi vous intéresser à la brique internet

 
There is now an #FreedomBox available, for 82€, you're suppose to be able to :
The kit includes the A20-OlinuXino-LIME2, a custom metal case with a laser-engraved FreedomBox logo, a high-speed 32GB micro SD card with the FreedomBox software pre-installed, a backup battery, a power adapter, and an ethernet cable.
And, interesting for us, #Diaspora users, it is planed to include the ability to run Diaspora #servers, and alors #Mastodon servers !

#free #libre #hardware #logiciellibre #autohebergement #selfhosting #privacy #vieprivée #olimex #décentralisation #autonomie #résilience #debian #linux

You can get in touch with them on Mastodon : https://mastodon.social/@freedomboxfndn

french version of some of the functions include #tor and #owncloud

I know a bit better the #Yunohost #project : https://yunohost.org/#/index_en and https://yunohost.org/#/index_fr a similar project, with #apps : https://yunohost.org/#/apps_fr ( @Franciliens.net )

vous pouvez aussi vous intéresser à la brique internet

 

Shitty Add-Ons Go Electroluminescent


#hardware #badgelife #el #eldisplay #electroluminescent #pcb #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
Shitty Add-Ons Go Electroluminescent

 

Shitty Add-Ons Go Electroluminescent


#hardware #badgelife #el #eldisplay #electroluminescent #pcb #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
Shitty Add-Ons Go Electroluminescent

 
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018

NOTE: LibreBoot (status of 2018) can NOT boot Windows X-D (who cares). So i guess you want to use LibreBoot with Linux and Linux only. even when CoreBoot is a 10 year old project... replacing your BIOS with LINUX can be a[...]

\#linux #gnu #gnulinux #opensource #administration #sysops #free #fsf #libreboot #coreboot #thinkpad #freehardware #hardware #bios #computrace #surveillance
Quelle: https://dwaves.org/2018/06/18/how-to-install-flash-libreboot-coreboot-on-lenovo-x60s-tutorial-from-2018/
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018

 
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018

NOTE: LibreBoot (status of 2018) can NOT boot Windows X-D (who cares). So i guess you want to use LibreBoot with Linux and Linux only. even when CoreBoot is a 10 year old project... replacing your BIOS with LINUX can be a[...]

\#linux #gnu #gnulinux #opensource #administration #sysops #free #fsf #libreboot #coreboot #thinkpad #freehardware #hardware #bios #computrace #surveillance
Quelle: https://dwaves.org/2018/06/18/how-to-install-flash-libreboot-coreboot-on-lenovo-x60s-tutorial-from-2018/
How to install flash LibreBoot / CoreBoot on Lenovo X60S Tutorial from 2018

 
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In a future not so far away, one Artificial Intelligence prevailed above all other AI’s and their governments. Society has migrated to a permanently integrated reality connected to a single neural network which continuously optimizes their experiences by processing personal data.

Nathan, an outsider still refusing to comply to the new system, is making a living off the grid as a smuggler of modded hardware and cracked software. Geared up with his custom headset, he is among the few that can still switch AR off and see reality for what it is.

VALENBERG [Pixel Art, Animation] MASTER BOOT RECORD [Story, Music, FX] ELDER0010 [Code, Text Mode, Hacking]

The musics are fucking cool ! And it’s VALENBERG on the pixel art, you know, the guy behind Perturbator music video !!!


Take a look at the announcement .

#game #linux #pixelart #pixel #metal #music
#art #hack #privacy #hardware #software
#hacking #cyberpunk #cyber #punk #future
#AI #government #steam #code #reality

 
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In a future not so far away, one Artificial Intelligence prevailed above all other AI’s and their governments. Society has migrated to a permanently integrated reality connected to a single neural network which continuously optimizes their experiences by processing personal data.

Nathan, an outsider still refusing to comply to the new system, is making a living off the grid as a smuggler of modded hardware and cracked software. Geared up with his custom headset, he is among the few that can still switch AR off and see reality for what it is.

VALENBERG [Pixel Art, Animation] MASTER BOOT RECORD [Story, Music, FX] ELDER0010 [Code, Text Mode, Hacking]

The musics are fucking cool ! And it’s VALENBERG on the pixel art, you know, the guy behind Perturbator music video !!!


Take a look at the announcement .

#game #linux #pixelart #pixel #metal #music
#art #hack #privacy #hardware #software
#hacking #cyberpunk #cyber #punk #future
#AI #government #steam #code #reality

 
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In a future not so far away, one Artificial Intelligence prevailed above all other AI’s and their governments. Society has migrated to a permanently integrated reality connected to a single neural network which continuously optimizes their experiences by processing personal data.

Nathan, an outsider still refusing to comply to the new system, is making a living off the grid as a smuggler of modded hardware and cracked software. Geared up with his custom headset, he is among the few that can still switch AR off and see reality for what it is.

VALENBERG [Pixel Art, Animation] MASTER BOOT RECORD [Story, Music, FX] ELDER0010 [Code, Text Mode, Hacking]

The musics are fucking cool ! And it’s VALENBERG on the pixel art, you know, the guy behind Perturbator music video !!!


Take a look at the announcement .

#game #linux #pixelart #pixel #metal #music
#art #hack #privacy #hardware #software
#hacking #cyberpunk #cyber #punk #future
#AI #government #steam #code #reality

 
Bild/Foto
In a future not so far away, one Artificial Intelligence prevailed above all other AI’s and their governments. Society has migrated to a permanently integrated reality connected to a single neural network which continuously optimizes their experiences by processing personal data.

Nathan, an outsider still refusing to comply to the new system, is making a living off the grid as a smuggler of modded hardware and cracked software. Geared up with his custom headset, he is among the few that can still switch AR off and see reality for what it is.

VALENBERG [Pixel Art, Animation] MASTER BOOT RECORD [Story, Music, FX] ELDER0010 [Code, Text Mode, Hacking]

The musics are fucking cool ! And it’s VALENBERG on the pixel art, you know, the guy behind Perturbator music video !!!


Take a look at the announcement .

#game #linux #pixelart #pixel #metal #music
#art #hack #privacy #hardware #software
#hacking #cyberpunk #cyber #punk #future
#AI #government #steam #code #reality

 
Bild/Foto
In a future not so far away, one Artificial Intelligence prevailed above all other AI’s and their governments. Society has migrated to a permanently integrated reality connected to a single neural network which continuously optimizes their experiences by processing personal data.

Nathan, an outsider still refusing to comply to the new system, is making a living off the grid as a smuggler of modded hardware and cracked software. Geared up with his custom headset, he is among the few that can still switch AR off and see reality for what it is.

VALENBERG [Pixel Art, Animation] MASTER BOOT RECORD [Story, Music, FX] ELDER0010 [Code, Text Mode, Hacking]

The musics are fucking cool ! And it’s VALENBERG on the pixel art, you know, the guy behind Perturbator music video !!!


Take a look at the announcement .

#game #linux #pixelart #pixel #metal #music
#art #hack #privacy #hardware #software
#hacking #cyberpunk #cyber #punk #future
#AI #government #steam #code #reality

 
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Links der #RAM - Riegel, der funktionierend bislang drin war, rechts der neue, der nicht geht. Bzw., der zu einem wütenden akustischen Signal beim Stromanschließen führt.

Ich sehe wohl, dass da Flächen verschieden groß sind, aber was genau sollte ich jetzt umtauschen? Doch 1066 MHz statt 1333 ?
Die Recherche ist verwirrend:
https://www.dell.com/community/Desktops-General-Read-Only/Optiplex-780-RAM/td-p/4626637

#Hardware #Computer #Frage

 
#frage wie macht ihr das eigentlich mit den Netzteilen bei euren Geräten ? Mir geht das ziemlich auf den Senkel, das die Hersteller da sich nicht was besseres einfallen lassen.

#Hardware

 

#Linux Testwoche Tag 2+3 - meine Hardware und Office-Probleme


Um #Linux auf Rechnern zu installieren, gibt es immer den Tipp, zuerst ein #LiveSystem zu testen ob die #Hardware kompatibel ist. Ich hatte in den letzten Jahren aufgrund meiner Nebentätigkeit einige Laptops und Rechner in der Hand, bei welchen nur Modelle älter als 12 Jahre aktuelle Linux Distributionen nicht mehr haben wollten. Aktuelle Hardware nutze ich selten aufgrund des Preises, wobei die einzige Ausnahme vor 2 Jahren der Kauf meiner #GTX1060 darstellte. Für mein Spielvolumen und Anspruch sollte diese auch eine Weile vorhalten.

Mein Hauptrechner besteht aus folgenden Komponenten:

i5 4690K
16GB Ram
Zotac GTX 1060
Gigabyte Mainboard
480 + 120Gb SSD
2+2+1+1 TB Platte (jeweils einmal intern und extern)
Abgeschlossen an der Graka sind 3 Monitore 2x 27" und einmal 22" alle in FullHD.
Als Tastatur nutze ich, spaßeshalber erwähnt, eine 18 Jahre alte Tastatur von Unitek mit PS/2 Anschluss ?

Ohne den nvidia #Treiber war es mir vor dessen Installation nicht möglich meine Monitore so anzuordnen wie Sie hingen, da immer wieder einer ausfiel und nichts mehr anzeigte. Welche wunderbare Idee die Entwickler von #LinuxMint hatten nach dem ersten installieren der #Updates mir vorzuschlagen doch diesen Treiber zu nutzen. Danke dafür.

Kling Linux, kleiner Pinguin.

Eine Besonderheit meiner Hardware machte mir unterdessen auf #Windows stets Probleme: #Sound.
Die #Soundkarte meines #Mainboards ist seitdem ich es besitze defekt, weswegen ich eine #USB Soundkarte benutze. Meine #Funkkopfhörer von Corsair melden sich per USB Dongle ebenfalls als Soundkarte an. Was #Windows lange Zeit nicht begriffen hat war welche der Standard sein sollte: USB Karte Standard und Kopfhörer nur wenn ich sie einstelle. Manchmal nach #Updates alles wieder neu einstellen war mega nervig!
Bei Mint stelle ich alles einmal ein und so bleibt es dann auch, perfekt! Mehr Probleme mit meiner Hardware habe ich aktuell nicht feststellen können. Andere Peripherie wie meine #Webcam oder mein #Studiomikrofon teste ich das erste Mal zusammen mit #OBS bei einem Stream. Beim Drucker kann ich mir nicht vorstellen, dass es da Schwierigkeiten gibt, ganz im Gegenteil: Vor ein paar Jahren, als ich den Wechsel von Windows 7 auf Windows 8 machte, kam es wie es kommen musste und mein #Drucker Treiber war nicht für 8 verfügbar. Um dennoch zu drucken blieben mir erstmals 2 Möglichkeiten: neuer Drucker oder in virtueller Maschine einbinden. Neuer Drucker, nachdem ich mir gerade neues Hardware gekauft habe, war finanziell nicht drin. Damals war ich noch Azubi. Virtuelle Windows 7 Maschine auf einem gerät mit gerade einmal 4GB war etwas übertrieben. Also eine Linux VM, keine Ahnung welche das damals war. Mit gerade mal einer Desktopoberfläche und einem Dateimanager und dem Druckertreiber waren es in Benutzung 116MB RAM Verbrauch.

#LibreOffice – und der Kelch der Weisheit ging an mir vorüber.

Diesen Text habe ich geschrieben mit Hilfe von #LibreOffice #Writer.
Das erste was mir auffällt ist der gleiche Eindruck wie bei #Thunderbird: Unübersichtlich, altbacken. #Word 1997 war hübscher und aufgeräumter als das hier. Aber wie alles andere auch sicher nur eine Einstellungsfrage. Nachdem ich versucht habe alle unnötigen Symbole aus der Symbolleiste zu entfernen, frage ich mich, wo zum Geier meine Gliederungsübersicht mit meinen Zwischenüberschriften hin ist? Ich habe zum Test ein Dokument geöffnet, an welchem ich schon eine weile schreibe, was im Word mit Zwischenüberschriften und bestimmten Formatierungsvorlagen erstellt wurde. Diese Vorlagen hat es übernommen nur wo sehe ich die Gliederung dazu. Eine kurze Startpage Suche brachte mich auf den Treffer und welchen der vielen Untermenü Punkte in Zusammenhang mit Format ich wo wann und mit welchen Haken setzen muss. In Word 2016 gibt es eine Suchleiste, wo ich das was ich brauche einfach eintippe und das naheliegendste wird vorgeschlagen. Das fehlt mir hier ungemein. Nach ein bisschen Kampf und immer wieder danach suchen lies mich der Writer mit dem Gefühl des „geht doch“ mein Dokument weiter bearbeiten. Ich weiß allerdings noch nicht zu mutmaßen ob ich mich mit ihm anfreunden werde. Das was man aber (wirklich mit großem aber) sagen muss: Die Rechtschreibprüfung ist Schrott. Ich habe den Text mal so geschrieben, wie mir, außer bei einigen Ausnahmen es Writer vorgeschlagen hat zu schreiben. Das Ergebnis lest ihr hier :)
Mit Tabellenkalkulation und Präsentationen arbeite ich privat gar nicht, weshalb ich dazu nichts sagen kann.

Wie geht es weiter?

Gerne würde ich an der Stelle mehr berichten, doch derzeit habe ich nur die 3 Baustellen Evernote (Writer schlägt hier gerade Eiernote vor), Thunderbird und Writer. Mehr nicht. Sogar der defekt geglaubte Energiesparmodus meines Rechners klappt wieder wie durch ein Wunder! Windows musste ich immer herunterfahren, aus irgendeinem Grund ging es direkt nach Energiesparen wieder an. Derzeit habe ich kein Bedürfnis Windows zu starten und selbst auf meinem #Thinkpad #T430s hab ich inzwischen #Mint installiert.

Wenn noch was dazukommt, schreibe ich.