Monthly Archives: March 2020

why not use some of your #wfh #virustime to tidy up your #smn & #bmn branding ? #beatthevirus

why not use some of your #wfh #virustime to tidy up your #smn & #bmn branding ? #beatthevirus

hopefully my brand images are now (finally) in sync across all my social media networks and business media networks

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is your open desktop really open ?#opensource #freelibreopensource

is your (free libre) open desktop really (free libre) open ?

this post was prompted by todays project which was to install GNU/linux natively on a HP elitebook notebook so i can run docker and access the @nvidia GPUs in @instaserver @foldingathome containers

phase 1 – install xubuntu

issues

  • NO VIDEO DRIVERS (just VGA)
  • NO WIFI DRIVERS (none nothing nada)

so try a bunch of usb wifi dongles

  • NONE OF THESE WORK

so lets connect notebook to our mobile via an ethernet cable (here’s how)

  • apt update
  • apt install aptitude
  • aptitude update

let try and get missing drivers

  • aptitude install synaptic
  • run synaptic
  • enable PROPRIETARY drivers !

YAY ! NVIDIA VIDEO and BROADCOM WIFI are auto detected

so

  • install the PROPRIETARY drivers

reboot

video and wifi now work

BUT NOTE I and this is the main point I NOW NO LONGER HAVE A FREE LIBRE OPEN SOURCE DESKTOP so I might have well left Microsoft Windows 10 running natively which is what i HAVE been doing for the last 5 years and would have kept doing if hadnt especially wanted to test docker & nvidia GPUs and @foldingathome.

So are you running an open desktop ?

If it is only semi (free libre) open why not run Windows 10 natively and run a TRUE OPEN SOURCE DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT inside Oracle VirtualBox or VMware Player ?

SD cards FAT16, FAT32 & exFAT

SanDisk SD cards come prefomatted as FAT16, FAT32 & exFAT according to size

  • 2GB FAT16
  • 4GB to 32GB FAT32
  • 64GB or higher exFAT

https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/312/related/1

If you have a SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive or SanDisk Wireless Stick

  • 16GB & 32GB SD cards must be formatted as FAT32
  • 64GB and higher capacity drives are compatible and can be formatted as exFAT

https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17546/~/wireless-stick-exfat-support

If you are still having problems try reformatting them with EaseUs Partition Manager

or windows disk manager

if none of the above work you can get a replacement SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive or  SanDisk Wireless Stick from SanDisk

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#beatthevirus with @todaytix #theshowmustgoonline #drama #opera #theatre tips #cvuk #londonlockdown #uklockdown

#beatthevirus with @todaytix tips

@hampsteadtheatre (THIS WEEK ONLY)

@joespub

@metopera

@robmyles

@tapestryopera

@theatrewithoutthetheatre

@youngjeanlee

windows desktop ! dev with gcc

although we are normally focused on server dev i though it might be worth posting this since native desktop C++ development seems to be making a bit of a comeback as a side effect of growth of ardunio, arm & IOT

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mingw

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