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Kevin Turcotte

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  1. Kevin Turcotte

    Crashplan on Ubuntu

    Just installed Ubuntu 12.10, and I'm trying to install Crashplan. I've downloaded it, but can't seem to get it to work. When I click on Install, I get a text file that says: "Welcome to CrashPlan for Linux! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ To install CrashPlan run the installer in this directory: ./install.sh and follow the instructions. To uninstall CrashPlan run the uninstaller in this directory with the path that you installed CrashPlan to: ./uninstall.sh /usr/local/crashplan When uninstalling CrashPlan, you will have the option of removing the application, but preserving the backup data you are storing for others for use by a future installation of CrashPlan. Please read uninstall instructions carefully when running the script above." When I try to open install.sh, I just get anoterh text file that says: " # copy the desktop launcher into place if [ -d "/home/${SRC_USER}/Desktop" ] ; then DESKTOP_LAUNCHER="/home/${SRC_USER}/Desktop/${APP_BASENAME}.desktop" # which icon are we using? custom if it exists DESKTOP_ICON_PATH=${TARGETDIR}/skin/icon_app_128x128.png if [ -f ${TARGETDIR}/skin/custom/icon_app_64x64.png ] ; then DESKTOP_ICON_PATH=${TARGETDIR}/skin/custom/icon_app_64x64.png fi if [ -f ${TARGETDIR}/skin/custom/icon_app_128x128.png ] ; then DESKTOP_ICON_PATH=${TARGETDIR}/skin/custom/icon_app_128x128.png fi # use 'su' only if we're operating as root if [ "${USERNAME}" == "root" ] ; then su ${SRC_USER} -c "cp scripts/${APP_BASENAME}.desktop ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER}" su ${SRC_USER} -c "chmod +x ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER}" su ${SRC_USER} -c "sed -imod \"s|Exec=.*|Exec=${GUISCRIPT}|\" ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER} && rm -rf ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER}mod" su ${SRC_USER} -c "sed -imod \"s|Icon=.*|Icon=${DESKTOP_ICON_PATH}|\" ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER} && rm -rf ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER}mod" else cp scripts/${APP_BASENAME}.desktop ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER} chmod +x ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER} sed -imod "s|Exec=.*|Exec=${GUISCRIPT}|" ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER} && rm -rf ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER}mod sed -imod "s|Icon=.*|Icon=${DESKTOP_ICON_PATH}|" ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER} && rm -rf ${DESKTOP_LAUNCHER}mod fi fi # Check for max_user_watches and suggest updating if necessary. Many distros use 8192 by default # so we use this value as a baseline. INOTIFY_WATCHES=`cat /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches` if [[ $INOTIFY_WATCHES -le 8192 ]]; then echo "" echo "Your Linux system is currently configured to watch $INOTIFY_WATCHES files in real time." echo "We recommend using a larger value; see the CrashPlan support site for details" echo "" fi # Start the servce ${INITSCRIPT} start # call out the "service has been started" by creating a pause echo "" echo "${APP_BASENAME} has been installed and the Service has been started automatically." echo "" echo -n "Press Enter to complete installation. " read ENTER echo "" echo "Important directories:" echo " Installation:" echo " ${TARGETDIR}" echo " Logs:" echo " ${TARGETDIR}/log" echo " Default archive location:" echo " ${MANIFESTDIR}" # if we installed as root make sure they see 'sudo' in front of the Engine start SUDO_PREFIX="sudo " if [ "${USERNAME}" != "root" ] ; then SUDO_PREFIX="" fi echo "" echo "Start Scripts:" echo " ${SUDO_PREFIX}${INITSCRIPT} start|stop" echo " ${GUISCRIPT}" echo "" echo "You can run the ${APP_BASENAME} Desktop UI locally as your own user or connect" echo "a remote Desktop UI to this Service via port-forwarding and manage it" echo "remotely. Instructions for remote management are in the readme files" echo "placed in your installation directory:" echo " ${TARGETDIR}/doc" echo "" if [ "x${DISPLAY}" != "x" ] ; then echo -n "Would you like to start ${APP_BASENAME}Desktop? (y/n) [y] " read reply if [ "x${reply}" == "x" ] ; then reply=y fi case ${reply} in [yY] | [yY][eE][sS]) # use 'su' only if we're operating as root if [ "${USERNAME}" == "root" ] ; then su ${SRC_USER} -c "${GUISCRIPT}" else ${GUISCRIPT} fi ;; esac fi echo "" echo "To start the Desktop UI:" if [ "x${BINSDIR}" != "x" ] ; then echo " ${BINSDIR}/${APP_BASENAME}Desktop" else echo " ${GUISCRIPT}" fi echo "" echo "Installation is complete. Thank you for installing ${APP_BASENAME} for Linux." echo """ There is a large (19.3 MB) file called CrashPlan_3.2.1.cpi However, it seems to think this is a video file. What do I do?
  2. I know Intel is releasing Socket 2011 for Sand Bridge-E. I also know that Ivy Bridge will be on socket 1155. What is the difference between these sockets (Other than the obvious physical)? I'm VERY interested in upgrading my Nehalem Core i7 920 (Bloomfield) to Ivy Bridge, but I'm not sure what to do. Should I wait for Ivy Bridge on socket 2011? Also, does anybody know at what speeds Ivy Bridge will run at? Should I maybe just say to heck with it all and wait for Haswell?
  3. Kevin Turcotte

    Video Card Replacement

    I'm kinda leaning toward Nvidia. Will it do 7.1 surround audio?
  4. I bought an ATI Radeon 5870 back in Feb 2010. This is it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002PK14SU It's developed a problem, and Amazon has agreed to give me a complete refund on it! I'm looking to replace it with a current gen card, but not sure what I should get. What would be the current gen equivalent (Same or better) for both ATI and Nvidia? It MUST be around/under $400, have an HDMI output, and do 7.1 surround audio over the HDMI out. Or should I maybe just get a cheap card now, and wait for the Radeon 7xxx series or the Nvidia 6xx series? I have a 1200 watt power supply (Thermaltake W0133RU-http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1207&ID=1512), so it should be able to handle anything I throw at it. NOT looking to go with a 2-3 card setup.
  5. Kevin Turcotte

    Playing Ripped Blu-Rays

    I DO have a separate sound card I could install, but it's only digital output is optical, which won't carry the 7.1 signal. Couple questions. I've got both programs opening the movies fine, but my receiver is just saying Multichannel instead of actual Dolby Digital True-HD 7.1/DTS-HD Master 7.1 if I were to play the discs in my PS3. Everything still fine? Also, I can't access the menus in any movies. Some of the rips are JUST the movie themselves, but some I did a full copy of the disc, and the players won't let me access the menus.
  6. Kevin Turcotte

    Playing Ripped Blu-Rays

    Will both VLC and MPC send the Dolby Digital True-HD 7.1/DTS-HD Master 7.1 signal to my A/V receiver?
  7. Kevin Turcotte

    Playing Ripped Blu-Rays

    I've been ripping Blu-Ray discs for a little bit now. I'm wondering what program I need in order to play them back (From the hard drive itself, not the discs)? I'm using my ATI Radeon 5870 video card for both video and audio, sending the signal to my A/V receiver over HDMI. Is that enough for both full 1080p, and Dolby Digital True-HD 7.1/DTS-HD Master 7.1? If not, what is recommended? Thanks
  8. Kevin Turcotte

    Replacing hard drive in netbook

    Unfortunately, I guess the RAM is soldered in, so it's limited to 1GB only. Windows 7 Starter looks fine for him-how would I go about getting it?
  9. My Uncle is looking to replace the dying hard drive in his netbook. It's a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1010). I advised him to just buy a whole new netbook/notebook, but he only wants to spend around $50. Anyway, once he purchases the hard drive, I can install it easy enough, but he bought it used, and doesn't have the recovery CD/DVD. Would I be able to just download a copy of Windows XP with SP3, put it on a USB stick, install it, and activate it with the activation code on the Windows XP sticker on the bottom of the netbook? If so, where can I grab the official 32 bit Windows XP with SP3 build? Would I have to install any drivers or anything? If that won't work, is there another way? It won't take Vista or Windows 7. Well, it probably would let me install it, but with 1 GB of RAM, I'd rather not.
  10. Kevin Turcotte

    Ripping Blu-Rays

    How do I go about ripping commercial Blu-Ray movies on my computer? I just want an exact copy on my hard drive, and be able to drag it into a player and play it as though it were reading it from the actual disc.
  11. Kevin Turcotte

    Overclock my Core i7

    I just checked, and it is running at 3.4 Ghz while the emulator is running, even during the slowdown.
  12. Kevin Turcotte

    Thermal Paste

    How long is Thermal Paste good for? I bought some Arctic Silver 5 back in Feb of 2010-is it still any good, or should I not use it?
  13. Kevin Turcotte

    Overclock my Core i7

    I managed to get it up to 3.4 Ghz (Thanks!!!)! At idle, it runs in the high 30's. During the Prime 95 torture test, it was hitting low 90's, but it ran for over 12 hours straight without any problems. When I use PCSX2 (Playstation 2 emulator and the main reason I wanted to overclock) it hits the low 50's. Is this all right? Would a little more temp hurt? PCSX2 still has some slowdown, and I imagine I could probably get it up to 3.8 Ghz, as long as I don't run Prime 95 lol Curious, would the computer shut down before it hit 100, or would it actually allow it self to fry?
  14. I have a Nehalem Core i7 (Bloomfield) that I'd like to overclock to 3.2 Ghz if possible, but not exactly sure how. I have an Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard, and Corsair CMG6GX3M3A1600C7 Dominator GT PC3-12800 1600MHZ RAM. EXACTLY what settings do I want to change to get it up to 3.2 Ghz? My heatsink in the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus with 1 fan. Would 3.2 Ghz work? If not, what's the max recommended speed? Would 2 fans get me up to 3.2 Ghz?
  15. I have an Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard. I have 3 physical hard drives, and 2 of them have partitions. I'd like to be boot from one of the partitions. However, when I go into the BIOS and select the order in which the hard drives boot in, only the actual physical drives are listed, and none of the partitions. How do I make it boot to one of the partitions? I AM running the latest BIOS.