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Unread post by rooted » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:27 pm

Oh I thought it may be something you have done previously.

Something like this:

https://hackaday.com/2010/05/26/unlocki ... ed-switch/

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Unread post by rooted » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:47 am

mad_ady wrote:Have fun then. If you have a screwdriver and open the switch up there might be a way to turn it into a managed switch :)
Or a brick :D
The more I thought about it I should have gotten the managed version. I tried to cancel the order but it had already shipped, got it today and I suppose it will work fine.

The fact it doesn't have dual LED to indicate gigabit vs 10/100 is a huge letdown, maybe even a deal breaker. I thought the single LED had dual color but it doesn't, just green...WTF. Whomever thought this was acceptable on a business class device needs investigated for drug usage.

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Unread post by mad_ady » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:56 pm

I don't think the managed one has dual-colors either, but at least you can see duplex/speed in the web interface. It also supports interface bonding (though I haven't used it) and port mirroring - which is useful if you want to see where your no-name ip camera calls home :)

In Romania most shops honor a 14 day return policy for online-bought items, in case it's not what you expected.

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Unread post by rooted » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:59 pm

mad_ady wrote: and port mirroring - which is useful if you want to see where your no-name ip camera calls home :)
How did you know :)

I will try it for a few days and think about the actual need for vlan and the other managed features, but I'm already sure I need an indication of port speed. Much preferred to simply have dual LEDs per port, this standard has worked my entire life they now decide to change :/

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Unread post by plystrym » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:26 am

rooted wrote:You know they use sound as a torture device. Since a canines hearing is far beyond humans something like a high pitched whine from a ballast to a florescent light fixture could be torturous to a dog.

Could be simple bad behavior but best to rule out everything.
It's sometimes even used to repell young people. There is a beeper in our local pub that only young people hear. The owner doesn't want any teenager to come in.

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Unread post by rooted » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:45 am

plystrym wrote:
rooted wrote:You know they use sound as a torture device. Since a canines hearing is far beyond humans something like a high pitched whine from a ballast to a florescent light fixture could be torturous to a dog.

Could be simple bad behavior but best to rule out everything.
It's sometimes even used to repell young people. There is a beeper in our local pub that only young people hear. The owner doesn't want any teenager to come in.
Interesting, I knew young people can hear frequencies us older folks can't. Never thought about it being used like that.

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Unread post by AreaScout » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:01 pm

    wow we have a new phpBB forum version, I am happy to see it :)

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    Unread post by mad_ady » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:04 pm

    Noticed a little downtime, and now new buttons popped up.

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    Unread post by rooted » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:13 pm

    I'm always using Tapatalk so it looks the same.

    *edit*
    Just looked with a browser and there is a mobile interface now, nice!

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    Unread post by prelympe » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:26 pm

    The new mobile interface is great!

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    Unread post by Gburas » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:54 pm

    Hi, i have this weird problem, I have xu4 with external drive formatted NTFS,I download movies with Deluge, when I plug this drive into Samsung TV the TV says unsupported format ( of course it support it), when I use win7 just to copy this file into another location TV start to play this file and everything is ok. Do You have idea why this is happening?

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    Unread post by mad_ady » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:07 pm

    Do you eject it properly/unmount it before you unplug it?

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    Unread post by Gburas » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:17 pm

    I'm using mevric Debian with mate desktop, just right click on desktop icon eject, but more often I just power of odroid

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    Unread post by meveric » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:43 pm

    How did you create the NTFS volume?
    I found that NTFS partitions created under Linux often do not work.
    I normally create the Partition (and format it) under Windows, after that the HDD works fine both under Windows and Linux.
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    Unread post by Gburas » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:49 pm

    Under Windows....

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    Unread post by meveric » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:24 am

    Even if I guess you already checked on it:
    Are you sure your TV supports NTFS format? Most TVs do, but there might be a few that do not.
    What other location are you copying the files on that does work? Is it also a NTFS harddrive?
    How big are both? Could it be that the partition it's running on is larger than 2TB? Some devices can only access partitions up to a certain size and 2TB is kinda a limit for some devices.
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    Unread post by rooted » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:32 am

    My Android TV doesn't support NTFS without adding the Paragon app, none of my TVs support NTFS actually.

    Must be a European thing?

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    Unread post by meveric » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:48 am

    I have a Samsung TV from 2012, has no WLAN, no SmartTV Capabilities, or things like that.
    But I can use a 2.5" NTFS formatted HDD directly on the TV and it's working fine.

    I think it's more of an US thing where TVs like Roku and such are the "standard". TVs that come only with online features (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc.), and have no sat or cable receiver at all anymore.
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    Unread post by rooted » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:02 am

    I would have to double check my bedroom TV's, maybe they do have NTFS. None are Samsung though.

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    Unread post by Gburas » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:49 am

    i have made some more test and i think the problem is deluge software because i tried 2 more things:
    1. set up deluge to dwownload to specific folder and after completed move to another(on the same drive) - tv still says format not supported
    2. i just copy with mate desktop from one folder to another (still on the same drive) - it worked on tv

    it does not make sense, kodi reads these files without a problem, and the TV does not read without copying

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    Unread post by meveric » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:47 am

    maybe deluge is not closing the file or has some extra bytes so they a view bytes at the start or the end are missing or too much.
    Kodi and other players may just ignore this, but the TV might have issues with that.
    And copying the file to a different location fixes this.
    You can try doing a "diff" to compare if the files are in any way different.

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    If it says nothing at all that means the files are identical, if they are not, then something got changed during copying.
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    Unread post by Gburas » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:17 pm

    unfortunetly it says nothing at all ;/

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    Unread post by meveric » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:36 am

    hmm that would mean the files are identical, which also makes me wonder why in one folder they should work and the other it does not.
    UNLESS, the original folder or the file is not accessible.
    Means the permissions on that folder/file are incorrect and for that can not be read by a normal user or a system like the TV.
    Either due to a permission issue, or even a file system issue. Maybe checking the harddrive for errors could help figure out if there's an issue with the folder your files are located from deluge.
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    Unread post by elatllat » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:52 am

    could even be path length, or unexpected char.

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    Unread post by rooted » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:23 am

    Amelia_s wrote:well for me I just moved to a new house this week and I like it :D
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    Unread post by mad_ady » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:42 pm

    Time to look into home automation, then :D

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    my thought`s go out to @rooted
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    Unread post by rooted » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:18 am

    Thanks phaseshifter, I appreciate the messages you have sent.

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    Two Emoji Enter. One Emoji Leaves. It's EMOJIDOME at xkcd.com!

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    Unread post by phaseshifter » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:39 pm

    having thought`s for @rooted....
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    Unread post by rooted » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:52 pm

    phaseshifter wrote:having thought`s for @rooted....
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    that is good news..let`s us all here share a few moments every day for @rooted and family..
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    Unread post by mad_ady » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:57 pm

    I know the path to recovery will be long and demanding, but I hope what's worst is behind him.
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    night all.....phase...
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    Unread post by mad_ady » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:07 pm

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    Unread post by Gburas » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:12 pm

    hi guys
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    Unread post by phaseshifter » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:34 am

    spare some thoughts for @rooted and his tribe....

    i have a C-2 as a dedicated usb charger ..dunno how much current can flow out of each usb port but i got an XU4 power supply running it..i don't know how much current can actually flow through the pmic on the C-2 but it works fine ..i just plug my devices in mostly over night and when i awake in the morning there good to go..etc..etc.. :D
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    Unread post by skeetre » Sat May 04, 2019 2:17 am

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    Unread post by mad_ady » Sat May 04, 2019 4:02 am

    Why isn't there a Captain Picard day?

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    Unread post by skeetre » Sat May 04, 2019 10:21 am

    Star Trek Day is 8 September... that's kinda Picard day. But, who really keeps up with Star Trek ;)
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    Unread post by mad_ady » Sat May 04, 2019 4:05 pm

    Us trekkies, of course
    Why September 8 though?

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    Unread post by skeetre » Sun May 05, 2019 12:59 am

    I don't know... just did a quick google for Star Trek day and that's what came up. BTW, I'm typing this from my awesome new N2! Having to twist my neck to look at my wife's monitor that I'm "borrowing" while she's napping. It's quite snappy. Booted up first time and moved the mouse and it shut off. Scared me... unplugged and replugged the power and good to go now. wifi is kinda crappy... I got the 300Mb/s dongle, should have got the better one. Wired gigabit is only giving about 140Mb/s too, which seems pretty slow.

    Anyway, back off topic. I got a bestbuy gift card and a 10% off coupon so what should I get?
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    Unread post by mad_ady » Sun May 05, 2019 3:35 am

    First boot resizes roptfs and powers off. Make sure you upgrade uboot (sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade) and reboot if you have poor network performance.
    Anyway, back off topic. I got a bestbuy gift card and a 10% off coupon so what should I get?
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    Unread post by skeetre » Sun May 05, 2019 5:58 am

    Aw man, that would have been awesome. I ended up buying Solo the movie and my son a pack of pokemon cards. Then found out as we left the store that Target had a special edition 4K + 2 blu ray discs for a few dollars less even after my 10% discount. Life.

    Got the N2 running through some phoronix-test-suite benchmarks, then I'm going to try overclocking it and testing with the updated kernel. Ah, fun stuff.
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    Unread post by hominoid » Sun May 05, 2019 9:01 am

    mad_ady wrote:
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    Us trekkies, of course Image
    Why September 8 though?
    Yes, us trekkies...The first episode of The Original Series aired on 8 September 1966.
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    Unread post by rooted » Sun May 12, 2019 1:34 am

    I'm headed out of town again tomorrow, my son was life flighted to a better hospital. My wife flew with him but I must drive.

    I'm so thankful that he's hanging on. He has surgery this morning to repair a gaping wound on his stomach from a previous surgery, then he will have his fourth round of chemotherapy. Thanks to everyone who has wished us well, especially @phaseshifter who has kept track though PMs. I really appreciate it mate.
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    Unread post by mad_ady » Sun May 12, 2019 2:39 am

    Best of luck to him! And have a safe drive.
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    Unread post by venkatbo » Sun May 12, 2019 5:03 am

    Hi @rooted, we are praying for his speedy recovery... and wishing your family be given all the strength to cope...
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    Unread post by skeetre » Tue May 14, 2019 9:51 pm

    rooted wrote:
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    I'm headed out of town again tomorrow, my son was life flighted to a better hospital. My wife flew with him but I must drive.

    I'm so thankful that he's hanging on. He has surgery this morning to repair a gaping wound on his stomach from a previous surgery, then he will have his fourth round of chemotherapy.
    I wish your son well, and you and your family. I just noticed that you're in the Gulf. I live in the Panhandle of FL, so if you need anything let me know.
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