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Month: August 2019

Re: [trinity-users] Just had a reason to reboot one of my machines remotely.

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 09:52:58 -0400
On Thursday 08 August 2019 04:21:56 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:

> Blind guess: you are using debian, systemd killed sshd 'cause ssh did
> not get enough random data ... guess you run it on a rpi?
> Nik

Nope, debian wheezy yet on an old dell dimension 745 with a 2 core brain. 
Thats what LCNC runs on, although there is a stretch testing, but it 
comes with a broken kernel.  The keyboard goes away, sometimes several 
times a day for the rt-preempt version, and in a week or so for the 
non-rt version of the same kernel.  Thats not safe for running 

But ATM they're working on a pi4 version. And I've a pi-4, 2G version on 
order.  But ATM if you want buster on amd64, you still have to build 
your own rt kernel, and then build LCNC.  AFAIK.  I like debians 
net-installed buster but so far have been unable to prevent its self 
destruction after 5 or 6 reboots.  With, or without a root pw set it 
invalidates your passwds and you are locked out till you bring the card 
back in and rewrite the netinstall stuff and start all over.  4 times 
now. IF it can be made to work, its not a damned u-booter, debians 
net-install actually uses grub to boot a pi-3b!.  And that opens up lots 
of possibilities. I supposed I should go for loop 5 eventually on the 
pi-buster, & see if its been fixed. But theres no clue when its going to 
fail the next reboot.

This dell is the only machine I felt had enough iron in its butt to run 
TDE, but this may force me to go back to xfce4 which is working fine on 
2 other intel atom boxes.  If similar problem on the next reboot, TDE 
will be gone and xfce4 will replace it. It really is that simple for me.

That, and my ticker is threatening to quit despite a pacemaker, I spent 
the night before in the shop with angina pain, but the heart guy is out 
of pocket this week. So against their better judgement, I checked my 
self out and came home and am not exerting myself, basically taking care 
of Dee & the housework. And I feel pretty good so far.  Ignore that 
faint knocking sound.

Thanks Nik.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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