Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2)

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Message 98427 - Posted: 10 May 2020, 20:28:41 UTC - in response to Message 98426.  

Is that a grumble or a glory?
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Message 98428 - Posted: 10 May 2020, 21:03:08 UTC - in response to Message 98427.  

A little bit of both. Glory for the move, grumble that I have to do much of everything by myself as all the people who said they would help have so far turned me down.
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Message 98434 - Posted: 11 May 2020, 19:47:37 UTC

Grumble, I hate intermittent computer failures. On the first I swapped out a GTX1060 for a GTX1660. A day or two later the machine rebooted on it's own and required me to log on to get it back crunching. That behavior continued once a day or so until today. Today it wouldn't stay up for even
20 minutes. Action became mandatory. Since the video card was a recent change I thought it might be the culprit. So I swapped out the card for a GTX660 I have. No joy there. My next try was the power supply since it was over 7 years old and had been on 24/7 for a bit over 7 years. It's been up now for 2 hrs with the GTX1660 and no hiccups so far.
Time will tell if this is glory or not.
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Message 98435 - Posted: 11 May 2020, 20:43:45 UTC

Glad that you've managed to move - my neighbour's buyer dropped out the day before completion about a month ago, leaving them with a big choice, either get a bridging loan and move (once such activity is allowed), or pull out of the house they were buying and stay put. After a bit of thought they pulled out of the one they were buying and are staying here, in their current (furloughed) jobs.
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Message 98452 - Posted: 12 May 2020, 16:43:30 UTC
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It appears glory has arrived, it has been over 22 hrs since I swapped out the power supply and the computer has not crashed. It seems to be it's happy self crunching E@H.
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Message 98457 - Posted: 12 May 2020, 17:10:44 UTC

Glory is scheduled to arrive here on Thursday or Friday, too. Not only did I receive a fresh consignment of café cooking today, I also discovered that the Barn is now delivering 5L mini-casks of my preferred beverage locally.

The weekend, as they say, is sorted.
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Message 98458 - Posted: 12 May 2020, 17:16:04 UTC

How local is local? - after all in Australian terms I'm only just next door......
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Message 98460 - Posted: 12 May 2020, 17:26:08 UTC - in response to Message 98458.  
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Free local delivery is "within 10 mile Radius" - not far on the Australian scale, but close enough for me. Longer distances, they use a commercial carrier and charge you £7.

Apparently it comes in a bib - any translators? I thought a bib was something you might need towards the end of a long session...

http://www.bridgehousebrewery.co.uk/product-page/aired-ale-5l-bib

OK, I've found my BiB.
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Message 98490 - Posted: 14 May 2020, 14:09:19 UTC

Glory: I have moved.
Grumble: My computer room holds all 38 boxes. Don't expect my gaming system to be online yet overnight. My TV server though, that I type this on, works great. Just put its 5.1 sounds system back on and everything works.

Now the bed...
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Message 98491 - Posted: 14 May 2020, 14:35:51 UTC - in response to Message 98490.  

Congratulations!
Now for a virtual house warming.
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Message 98497 - Posted: 14 May 2020, 16:02:47 UTC - in response to Message 98490.  

And glory here too - my first casklet of local ale has arrived, and was taken care of by my neighbour while I was out for a walk. A little time in the fridge, I think, and then I'll raise a housewarming toast to Jord's new gaff.

('best before 02 July", it says on the box. Fat chance of it lasting that long!)
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Message 98498 - Posted: 14 May 2020, 16:21:19 UTC - in response to Message 98497.  

I read that as if your neighbor had drunk all while you were out. 🤣
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Message 98500 - Posted: 14 May 2020, 16:48:37 UTC - in response to Message 98498.  

I read that as if your neighbor had drunk all while you were out. 🤣
Well, she didn't drink it all - it still feels reassuringly heavy and gluggy. I wouldn't begrudge it if she (or her father) took a wee taste as rent - I might even get a commission discount on my next order if they like it and decide to support local enterprise similarly.
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Message 98502 - Posted: 14 May 2020, 17:58:17 UTC

I installed my smart thermostat and it decided it's cold in the house so the heating is on now. That's a housewarming. :)
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Message 98527 - Posted: 15 May 2020, 18:53:50 UTC

Glory, the computer with the new power supply has been up 4 days now so I'm pretty sure it is fixed.
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Message 98577 - Posted: 17 May 2020, 11:27:08 UTC

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Laptop after a while when I try to log back in, goes into some sort of loop. Password correct but doesn't let me log in. I can get around it by going to CLI and killing Xorg after which graphical login works normally again. Waiting to see if problem recurs having done so. Have checked the most common causes of this but none seem to apply. Before realising I could use the CLI to get around this, I was turning off and on again. Getting into the loop sometimes happened on first occasion, sometimes not until about the fifth or sixth time I logged back in.
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Message 98579 - Posted: 17 May 2020, 13:46:05 UTC - in response to Message 98577.  

do you have nvidia drivers installed? and do you have auto-login enabled?

sounds like this problem: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2020/01/login-loop-auto-login-enabled-in-ubuntu-19-10-with-nvidia-driver/
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Message 98581 - Posted: 17 May 2020, 13:57:03 UTC - in response to Message 98579.  

Mind not posting your signature to this thread, and not giving technical help? Plenty of forum outside this thread for both of those.
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Message 98582 - Posted: 17 May 2020, 14:25:34 UTC

My system survived the move. It's living on top of the new desk I just put together. Will need a longer DP cable as 5 feet just doesn't cut it. Allekabels.nl here I come. (No spam)
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Message 98583 - Posted: 17 May 2020, 17:00:59 UTC - in response to Message 98581.  

Mind not posting your signature to this thread, and not giving technical help? Plenty of forum outside this thread for both of those.


For the record, it was purely a grumble and I have posted on non-BOINC fora for help on this. Also for the record, I don't have autologin enabled or any nvidia drivers.

Maybe I need to explicitly say I am not asking for help when posting grumbles about technical things in this thread because I can see how easy it would be for me to be tempted if I thought I knew the answer.
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