Insane Tweaking for Speedfreaks (Geforce2 MX/MX 400)

  • mirami
Posted: Wed, 04/30/2008 - 20:18
Hello, I just installed 64studio on my desktop computer. Installed nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx, nvidia-kernel-common, nvidia-kernel-legacy-96xx-2.6.21-1-multimedia-486 and changed Driver "nv" to Driver "nvidia" in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. But I am still suspicious if nvidia driver is used properly. Can I find out this somehow? Thanks for help.

Have a nice weekend

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 05/23/2008 - 03:03
mirami ;-) I have a lot to learn yet! and will continue as long as you wish! SATA is new to me, I need to read a "lot" more. Post when you get home. Enjoy your weekend... dave.

To be continued...

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Thu, 05/22/2008 - 21:19
Hi Dave, I will be for few days out of home I hope we will continue after... :-) I've checked switches on my hard drives... should be ok. D>googled: Third IDE Master SATA connection D>Check out the first hits and see what you think! D>The fact the SATA is reading as IDE is giving us a clue. Can you post link you found here pls... I'm not sure that I've got same result in google. D>$ dmesg | grep hd de0: BM-DMA at 0xfc00-0xfc07, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:DMA ide1: BM-DMA at 0xfc08-0xfc0f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio hdb: ST3200826A, ATA DISK drive hdc: SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive SCSI device sda: 72303840 512-byte hdwr sectors (37020 MB) hdb: max request size: 512KiB hdb: 390721968 sectors (200049 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=24321/255/63, UDMA(100) hdb: cache flushes supported hdb: hdb1 hdc: ATAPI 48X DVD-ROM DVD-R CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33) SCSI device sda: 72303840 512-byte hdwr sectors (37020 MB) e1000: eth1: e1000_watchdog: NIC Link is Up 100 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: RX/TX D>$ dmesg | grep sd Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda2 ro vga=791 splash=silent SCSI device sda: 72303840 512-byte hdwr sectors (37020 MB) sda: Write Protect is off sda: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00 SCSI device sda: write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA SCSI device sda: 72303840 512-byte hdwr sectors (37020 MB) sda: Write Protect is off sda: Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00 SCSI device sda: write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sda Adding 1992052k swap on /dev/sda3. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:1992052k EXT3 FS on sda2, internal journal EXT3 FS on sda4, internal journal tsdev (compaq touchscreen emulation) is scheduled for removal. D>Now you need to get grub installed on /dev/sda 7 HPFS/NTFS and reading /dev/hdb1 7 HPFS/NTF as slave. I would like start here when I will be back. Have a good time Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Boot flag 4

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 05/21/2008 - 09:28
Hi mirami, ;-) m> Where I can see this? /dev/hda 1st (Primary) IDE controller Master /dev/hdb 1st (Primary) IDE controller Slave This info shows as your computer boots, sometimes it goes past fast, the (Pause/Break) key will pause the screen (Enter) to continue. $ dmesg | grep hd $ dmesg | grep hda $ dmesg | grep sd $ dmesg | grep sda > Third IDE Master > [WDC WD360ADFD-00NL] 35G (win-system,64studio,swap,64studio-data)sda1,sda2,sda3,sda4. SATA connection > As regards my ribbon cables one disk is connected via SATA cable and other use bigger connector probably ATA. m> Despite of this I should check the switchers on HD's? m> All data are back-uped so I can do anything I want with it. /dev/hdb1 7 HPFS/NTFS. *Device Boot Id System */dev/sda1 7 HPFS/NTFS */dev/sda2 * 83 Linux * */dev/sda3 82 Linux swap / Solaris */dev/sda4 9149017+ 83 Linux Now you need to get grub installed on /dev/sda 7 HPFS/NTFS and reading /dev/hdb1 7 HPFS/NTF as slave. > Third IDE Master: (I "think" this is related to the ribbon cables, or SATA drivers/setup). Check the switchers on HD's first. So we know these are not causing the problem. googled: Third IDE Master SATA connection Check out the first hits and see what you think! The fact the SATA is reading as IDE is giving us a clue. I will keep looking today, installs are on hold for a while. Don't spend lots of time setting up 64studio!.. concentrate on win-sys, so its finished! logged on and found your wine links! will check them out. Cheers, dave.

Wine-registry

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Wed, 05/21/2008 - 09:09
Hi Dave, I found some links on wine registry question you've asked before. Wine really uses registry as you presumed. http://www.winehq.org/site/docs/wineusr-guide/using-regedit This one is more for game players, but something can be useful :-) http://wine-review.blogspot.com/2008/03/directx-90c-march-2008-redistributable.html Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Boot flag 3

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Tue, 05/20/2008 - 18:58
Hi Dave, Hope you are well. Thanks for good link... a lot of good informations. >The performance should be better now! Yes it is... :-) q> Where I can see this? /dev/hda 1st (Primary) IDE controller Master* /dev/hdb 1st (Primary) IDE controller Slave /dev/hdc 2nd (Secondary) IDE controller Master* /dev/hdd 2nd (Secondary) IDE controller Slave I've tried this: # dmesg | dev # dmesg | IDE but nothing Here is info from my BIOS: Primary IDE Master [Not Detected] Primary IDE Slave [ST3200826A] This is my 200GB (ntfs data) hdb1, ATA connection Secondary IDE Master [SONY DVD RW] Secondary IDE Slave [Not Detected] Third IDE Master [WDC WD360ADFD-00NL] This is my 35G (win-system,64studio,swap,64studio-data)sda1,sda2,sda3,sda4 , SATA connection. Fourth IDE Master [Not Detected] Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Boot flag 2

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 05/20/2008 - 16:57
Hi mirami, ;-) You're welcome, I am learning a lot also, I like people who ask questions! If I don't know the answers I like helping to find them! I meet people in my clinic every day who don't ask questions, and they end up with no end of problems! m> After all tweaks I have a feeling that applications starts a little bit slower than before. m> I succeed removing boot flag on hdb1 The performance should be better now! ? So your computer is booting from sda flag, and finding hdb1.? If this is so, you have set up the DAW system we discussed before, but instead of partitions you have. disk1: Audio (Empty) prepared for project. disk2: System ------------- disk3: Data (Projects audio, samples, loops, studio data, zip-tar). Which is the 'best' configuration for editing/Audio!.. http://www.pcmus.com/hardrive.htm We still have to look into how this relates to linux. But you are using the disk for Data? Not Audio, and it has many files. So you want it to be read 'after' the System disk. m> Despite of this I should check the switchers on HD's? Your Boot screen: /dev/hda 1st (Primary) IDE controller Master* /dev/hdb 1st (Primary) IDE controller Slave /dev/hdc 2nd (Secondary) IDE controller Master* /dev/hdd 2nd (Secondary) IDE controller Slave Is telling you how your switches are configured. Cheers, dave.

Boot flag

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Tue, 05/20/2008 - 11:25
Hi Dave, thanks a lot for your post. I am learning a lot. To not get you confused I have to say that I have two machines Notebook and PC. PC have 2 HD's NB just one. Now I'm trying set up my PC. >What does fdisk -l say without the slave plugged in? System not boot-up. >Is this a new disk? without any data on it yet? All data are back-uped so I can do anything I want with it. I succeed removing boot flag on hdb1. 64studio:/home/mira# fdisk -l Disk /dev/hdb: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Id System /dev/hdb1 7 HPFS/NTFS Disk /dev/sda: 37.0 GB, 37019566080 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4500 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Id System /dev/sda1 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 * 83 Linux /dev/sda3 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda4 9149017+ 83 Linux q> What should be next step? First remove boot flag from sda2? And than bring it on sda1? Or backwards? Sorry for my questions I would like to save my installation if possible.. :-) As regards my ribbon cables one disk is connected via SATA cable and other use bigger connector probably ATA. I am not very experienced with it. q> Despite of this I should check the switchers on HD's? Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Test Partitions 5

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 05/20/2008 - 07:58
Hi mirami, all is good here ;-) sort of knew you were busy. You have moved the goal posts a little bit. You still have two boot flags, as you did before! /dev/hdb1 * 7 HPFS/NTFS (ntfs data) /dev/sda1 7 HPFS/NTFS (win system) /dev/sda2 * 83 Linux (64studio) /dev/sda3 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda4 83 Linux (64studio data) You have added a "new" dimension with your "Slave" disk. hdb1. It looks like it has a boot sector, which is not needed for a slave disk. If you have posted fdisk as it printed out, fdisk is reading /dev/hdb1 first. Which is your slave disk! You should be seeing something like this as your computer starts. Device Description Configuration /dev/hda 1st (Primary) IDE controller Master /dev/hdb 1st (Primary) IDE controller Slave /dev/hdc 2nd (Secondary) IDE controller Master /dev/hdd 2nd (Secondary) IDE controller Slave check out: (root)# fdisk /dev/hdb Command action .....a..... toggle a bootable flag (this is how you swich off the boot flag). http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialAdditionalHardDrive.html The order of disks on the cable "ribbon" is important, if they share one cable! The above link doesn't go into enough detail about the ribbon cable. I was expecting a post with your plan. This would have been my suggestion. */dev/sda1 *(win-sys) ; .............primary */dev/sda2 ext3 64studio ; .......primary */dev/sda3 ntfs data or Audio ; primary */dev/sda4 EXTENDED */dev/sda5 ext3 data or Audio */dev/sda6 Swap USB Disk data plugged in when needed. With Mepis in between 5 & 6. (optional). /dev/hdb1 7 HPFS/NTFS (ntfs data) Slave. Is this a new disk? without any data on it yet? What does fdisk -l say without the slave plugged in? Cheers, dave.

Test Partitions 4

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Mon, 05/19/2008 - 18:50
Hi Dave, Hope you are well I did complete reinstallation on my PC today following results of our research... :-) Here is output for fdisk -l: Disk /dev/hdb: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Id System /dev/hdb1 * 7 HPFS/NTFS (ntfs data) Disk /dev/sda: 37.0 GB, 37019566080 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4500 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Id System /dev/sda1 7 HPFS/NTFS (win system) /dev/sda2 * 83 Linux (64studio) /dev/sda3 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda4 83 Linux (64studio data) There was also this message for fdisk -l: "Partition table entries are not in disk order" Don't know if it is important. All partitions are primary ..... there is 4 partitions limit on HD so could do it because I have 2 HD's on my PC. Thanks a lot for your help. After all tweaks I have a feeling that applications starts a little bit slower than before. Maybe system has to settle down a little ... :-) Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Test Partitions 3

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 05/18/2008 - 21:56
Hi mirami, My 8GB Test disk looks like this now, $ cat /boot/grub/menu.lst title DeMuDi,0.9.1,(hda1) 2.2.20-idepci, Gnome 1.4 root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.20-idepci root=/dev/hda1 vga=791 This release (02-June-2003) installs "lilo" not grub. I used the MEPIS System Assistant on the livecd, Installed grub to (mbr) pointing to DeMuDi. Rebooted to "grub" and DeMuDi. lilo is gone. 8GB Test disk: before re-partition. */dev/sda1 ext3 4.02GB DeMuDi 0.9.1 */dev/sda3 ext3 1.75GB data */dev/sda4 ext3 1.73GB linux antiX */dev/sda2 extended */dev/sda5 swap 384MB untouched. Mepis livecd: root=root # swapoff /dev/sda5 : GParted. Remove ALL Partitions except win-sys.sda1. 8GB Test disk: new partition table. as example. */dev/sda1 (win-sys) 4.02GB ; ............primary */dev/sda2 ext3 64studio 1.7GB ; .......primary */dev/sda3 ntfs data or Audio 1.0GB ; primary */dev/sda4 EXTENDED 1265MB ; EXTENDED */dev/sda5 ext3 data or Audio 1.00GB ; in 4 */dev/sda6 swap 256MB ; ......................in 4 Create Two Primary partitions after win-sys (64studio)(ntfs). Make the rest of the disk an extended partition. Create as many partitions as you wish inside the extended partition. You are going to have to do this before you reinstall win-sys, SetUp win-sys. Install 64studio. plug in USB Disk. Your disk no usb. Remove ALL Partitions "except" hda1 and hda2. **/dev/hda1...*HPFS/NTFS (win_system)(16.5GB) **/dev/hda2....W95 Ext'd (LBA) (this is the EXTENDED partition) (76GB) **/dev/hda5....HPFS/NTFS ( win_data).......in 2 **/dev/hda6...*83..Linux (64studio).............in 2 **/dev/hda7....83..Linux (64studio /home)...in 2 **/dev/hda8....82..Linux swap / Solaris...... .in 2 5,6,7,8, are all created Inside hda2, you can remove all these, Leave hda2 alone and create your partitions inside hda2. see above. I created extended sda4, You already have extended hda2. You can create as many extended partitions as you wish inside hda2. Cheers, dave

Test Partitions 1

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 05/18/2008 - 15:17
Hi mirami, all is good here, hope you are the same? *** I booted Mepis7 livecd on my "Test" machine, 8GB disk. it has 64studio installed which configured the partitions for itself. Login as root: terminal: # swapoff /dev/sda5 Menu >> System >> Fie System >> GParted: finds, */dev/sda1........ext3........7.49GB........2.63GB used. */dev/sda2........extended....384MB */dev/sda5........swap........384MB **Right click on and resize /dev/sda1...7G...ext3...to...4.02GB...leaves...3.48GB unallocated Right click on unallocated and create new partition 3.48 divided x2 = 1.75GB ext3. primary partition Right click on unallocated and create new partition 1.73GB ext3. primary partition /dev/sda5........swap........384MB.........untouched. APPLY: = */dev/sda1 ext3 4.02GB 64studio */dev/sda3 ext3 1.75GB data */dev/sda4 ext3 1.73GB linux */dev/sda2 extended */dev/sda5 swap 384MB untouched. Right click on /dev/sda3 format to fat32 APPLY. Shutdown. /dev/hda1 does fsck, reboots itself. 64studio desktop.....halt. *boot antiX-M7-2 livecd install on./dev/sda4..ext3..1.73GB..linux (install = 10 min) Reboots, grub finds 64studio. set fstab's to access /media/sda3 fat32 1 fastest-5 slowest: */dev/sda1 ext3 4.02GB 64studio (this would be your win-sys) GB */dev/sda3 fat32 1.75GB data or Audio. */dev/sda4 ext3 1.73GB antix-M7.2 (your 64studio) GB */dev/sda2 extended */dev/sda5 swap 384MB untouched. */dev/???? This is where I would want a USB disk? plugged in when needed? antiX-M7-2 desktop fluxbox. $ cat /boot/grub/menu.lst * title antiX-M7.2,(sda4), 2.6.22-1-mepis-smp * title 64studio-master-i386,0515,10:24,(hda1), 2.6.21-1-multimedia-486 Both have access to /media/sda3 (antix) /media/hda3 (64studio)... I think in multi boot win-sys "has" to be on p1? "D", viruses will hit your browser where ever it is. "C", My Whatever, is a hackers dream. I typed this all up before you posted "Partitions 8 _edited" so things might not follow e.g. (q & answers etc.,). The method I used above is the simplest. You would use the same method with your GB sizes. The next option is to delete everything except 'win-sys' and rebuild the layout using an extended partition layout, even this is easy. Whichever way you go, you are going to fix grub. 1: Install win-sys, setup win-sys. You will loose grub. Install 64studio. Finds win-sys. 2: If you install 64studio, you are going to loose grub with win-sys install. So with 2: you would have to reinstall 64studio again. This is where Mepis comes in. You can reinstall grub with mepis, or install it on a small partition. First It's my fav repair disk for all partitions, second it's fast install and finding of win-sys and 64studio means, if they are working fine installing mepis doesn't disturb them. Also you have a general desktop "web browsing" etc., keeping your other installs clean. You would have to use an extended layout for this one, as you can only have "Four primary partitions". I "think" you had problems with your home/disk set up because of this. q> what does Mepis7/GParted show with the USB disk removed? (post this back). q> Is the USB disk used for backing up data? q> Why do you have it plugged in when you install? Cheers, dave

Test Partitions 2

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Sun, 05/18/2008 - 18:20
Hi Dave, I think we are getting closer... :-) I am thinking about this partitions layout: 1 fastest-5 slowest: */dev/sda1 ntfs win-sys */dev/sda2 ext3 64studio */dev/sda3 ntfs data or Audio */dev/sda4 ext3 data or Audio */dev/sda5 swap >You would have to use an extended layout for this one, as you can only have "Four primary partitions". I "think" you had problems with your home/disk set up because of this. Yes I was thinking about the same. To have all partitions primary sounds like a solution. There is a limit ... maximum 4 primary partitions. This should be ok. q> What about swap partition? Because in this layout I have 5 partitions. > what does Mepis7/GParted show with the USB disk removed? (post this back) **/dev/hda1...*HPFS/NTFS (win_system)(16.5GB) **/dev/hda2....W95 Ext'd (LBA) (this looks like a sum of all partitions below in GParted) (76GB) **/dev/hda5....HPFS/NTFS ( win_data) (56GB) **/dev/hda6...*83..Linux (64studio /root) (7GB) **/dev/hda7....83..Linux (64studio /home) (12GB) **/dev/hda8....82..Linux swap / Solaris (2GB) hda2 is marked like extended in Gparted and hda5,6,7,8 are probably somehow part of that... > Is the USB disk used for backing up data? Yes > Why do you have it plugged in when you install? It was by accident I forgot to unplug it. >You can reinstall grub with mepis, or install it on a small partition. Can you explain this idea with small partition more in detail please? Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Partitions 8 _edited

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Sun, 05/18/2008 - 11:46
Hi Dave, Hope you are fine. >Soon I will get my first 64studio 64bit computer built. Also buy a 64bit laptop? It is great... just not wine-VST support , but it is not priority for you I guess. >Here is something for you to research. >win Daw >Hard Drive Partitioning: e.g. 100GB disk. >p1 35GB: Audio (fat32) (C:) Workspace. Outer edge of disk "Fastest". >p2 15GB: System (NTFS) (D:) local disk) >p3 50GB: Data (fat32) (E:) Data, Projects audio, samples, loops, studio data, zip-tar. >The Audio partition (p1) outer part of hard disk "Fastest part of disk". >The Data partition (p3) inner part of hard disk "Slowest part of disk". This is very interesting layout of partitions for me. 1)I've never heard that outer edge of disk is faster although this sound very natural if I am thinking about that. 2)If "Outer edge of disk" is faster and I believe it is... I would like to have there a system for better performance.. but I think it is matter of taste. In my case case the third partition is not necessary I can make just folder for "Data, Projects audio, samples, loops, studio data, zip-tar". Or use external disk for it as I usually do. >Fat was used for the Audio partition, wav files read/write faster on fat, and just sit better on a fat system? As I know Fat can't handle bigger file it mean file bigger that 4GB I f you are make long time recording in high sample rate you can get on limit. Also video files can have a problems. I am not sure if Fat is better for audio files. >Installing your win-sys on (D: local disk) also improved security. Actually on my PC I have system on "D", but I also had troubles with viruses. q> How is your system running? 64s is fine... wins has troubles... mainly viruses although I have antivir and not "browsing" dangerous sites I slowly preparing for re-installation... cleaning disks and so on :-) Cheers, mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Partitions 7

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 05/17/2008 - 00:21
Hi mirami, The installs are going fine, no problems. It's not long before the 2.1 release so I will install the tests to check out the installs. The upgrade was in between the test installs. I've already installed yesterdays release (test build) and it's looking great. I am still keeping up with your links, it's all valuable info! Soon I will get my first 64studio 64bit computer built. Also buy a 64bit laptop? Here is something for you to research. win Daw Hard Drive Partitioning: e.g. 100GB disk. p1 35GB: Audio (fat32) (C:) Workspace. Outer edge of disk "Fastest". p2 15GB: System (NTFS) (D:) local disk) p3 50GB: Data (fat32) (E:) Data, Projects audio, samples, loops, studio data, zip-tar. The Audio partition (p1) outer part of hard disk "Fastest part of disk". The Data partition (p3) inner part of hard disk "Slowest part of disk". p1 Audio was kept empty, you would format this partition before creating your project or copy a project from the p3 Data for editing. Once you had finished recording/editing you would back up the project to cd/dvd then move the project back to p3 Data. ReFormat p1 Audio ready for your next session. Fat was used for the Audio partition, wav files read/write faster on fat, and just sit better on a fat system? It was seen as bad practice to keep large e.g. wav files on the p2 System partition. The blue screen of death always lurked, and large wav files on your system reduced performance. Installing your win-sys on (D: local disk) also improved security. Dont hold me to any of this, it's just some principles I used to work with. Just something to think about. We will have to look a lot more into the linux version. I am on with partition.txt using your layout as a blueprint. I have been busy today so I havn't got much done. It's all just plans at the minute.....q> How is your system running? Cheers, dave

Partitions 6

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Fri, 05/16/2008 - 21:44
Hi Dave, I have fingers crossed for you installing... I checked mailing list today and some "dave" there upgrading to lenny. Is it you? :-) I was googling a little bit too and here are some interesting results. Check them if you want. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_(computing) ...this one you have to copy/paste don't know why not looks like link. http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2005/06/18/partitioning-to-dual-boot-linux-and-windows-walkthrough/ Thanks for your very good links. MEPIS has nice HOW-TO. I am curious about your partition text. Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

GRUB..3

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 05/16/2008 - 15:24
Hi mirami, hope you're well, Partition Layout I am writing a post but it's not quite done yet, installed x2 today. Been looking at this screen since I got up. As soon as the partition text is finished I'll post it, and we can break it down. Mepis Grub install, http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php/Reinstalling_GRUB http://www.mepisguides.com/Mepis-6/user-tools/system-assistant/system-assistant.html MEPIS System Assistant will ask you where to install grub? I've used it a few times and it works ok! make a copy of your /boot/grub/menu.lst if you are going to try! but I am "not sure" how it will work with your home/disk setup? I am just now going to look over the link you've posted. Cheers, dave

GRUB..2

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Fri, 05/16/2008 - 08:30
Hi Dave, >xp tweaks Yes I've checked most of them I know very well. I was played with registry a little... It has effect.. But anyway reinstall will come sooner or latter... >Never looked at home/disk setup like this I believe your partition layout has some benefits, maybe you can explain me your concept >You can Reinstall grub with Mepis! How? I am very interested. > where are you going to install it? I will try find out today.. :-) http://www.supergrubdisk.org/ This is maybe answer for easy repairing of grub, isn't it? Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Insane Tweakers

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 05/15/2008 - 23:05
would checkout: google: xp registry tweaks : optimizing Windows XP registry : optimizing Windows XP audio : xp system services tweaks etc.,etc., Knowing and tweaking the registry is the "KEY" to maintaining your win-sys. If you think it is slowing down, now is the time to learn and practice getting it back up to speed! If you "kill" it trying it doesn't matter, you're going to reinstall anyway! I think you will be quite pleased with the results you can achieve by knowing basic registry settings. One reinstall a year is OK!...if you setup, maintain, and keep your system lean & clean. You have nothing to loose, one mornings "tweaks" can save a lot of work reinstalling. Once you add registry maintainance to your toolkit, you will get a lot more from your system. Security and performance improvements are two of the things you will see. The win-system "IS" the registry. It's the first thing I setup after reinstalling. All these things help you to get more from linux! You are reading my mind here! Nice post! I've have spent all my spare time looking at your partition info, The partitions are important. I see a completly different partition layout to you! Never looked at home/disk setup like this, learning a lot. Grub is at the core of what you are doing and thats why I say "Slowly" is the way. You can ReInstall grub with Mepis! q> where are you going to install it? If your system is working fine, wait until we have had time to digest all the info here! No Rush! No Break ;-) Cheers, dave

GRUB

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Thu, 05/15/2008 - 21:32
Hi Dave, I was looking for some info about GRUB today and the possibility for reinstalling it after being broken. It should be possible to repair it quite easily. I just studying following sites. Look at them if will have a time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GrubHowto http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Applications_GUI_Multimedia/Installing_windows_AFTER_Linux Your opinion is more then welcome. Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Partitions 5

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Thu, 05/15/2008 - 20:48
Hi Dave, >you are still getting home/disk errors? I haven't these errors since last post I let you know if they occurs again. >post back any differences. **/dev/hda1...*HPFS/NTFS (win_system)(16.5GB) **/dev/hda2....W95 Ext'd (LBA) (this looks like a sum of all partitions below in GParted) (76GB) **/dev/hda5....HPFS/NTFS ( win_data) (56GB) **/dev/hda6...*83..Linux (64studio /root) (7GB) **/dev/hda7....83..Linux (64studio /home) (12GB) **/dev/hda8....82..Linux swap / Solaris (2GB) The difference is on /dev/hda2 .. It looks like a sum of all partitions below in GParted Sum... It looks like folder for other partitions below. I've corrected sizes of partitions, I've put them there before by memory... not very exact.. :-) >why do you want to reinstall win? It is just matter of fact that wins are necessary to reinstall at least two times a year.. :-( registers, viruses, and I don't what ever all slow down this system by time even if you care a lot. Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Partitions 4

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 05/15/2008 - 13:36
Hi mirami, It is me that thanks you, you are far more advanced than I am in this area. You know how you want your partitions laid out and if you are still getting home/disk errors? they shouldn't be hard to fix. It would be good to double check your layout using the Mepis7 livecd. If you can, unplug your internet before you start, and it might be a good idea to unplug your usb disk. Login as root, password "root" open a terminal and: # ifdown eth0 # swapoff /dev/sda8 (or) hda8 Menu >> System >> File System >> GParted Double check the partitions and sizes that Mepis gives, and look for any ? against partitions. Make a note of what's going on in GParted and post back any differences. YES you will loose grub when you reinstall win, hold back with reinstalling for now. Tell me again, why do you want to reinstall win? Two people to see this afternoon. Back soon, dave

Partitions 3

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Thu, 05/15/2008 - 09:45
Hi Dave, my concept is much more simple... I would like to have dualboot win + 64s. Each system on two partitions Partition_1 = system ; Partition_2 = data. The idea is not to lose data if I will need reinstall any of these systems. As regards sharing partition .... I don't think I need it ... I am accessing my NTFS drives from 64s easily now and there should be some driver for accessing EXT3 partitions from win too. But I don't nee it now. The problem of this concept seems to be a GRUB. Because I will broke it probably when I reinstall win. Or I am wrong? **/dev/hda1...*HPFS/NTFS (win_system)(15GB) **/dev/hda2....W95 Ext'd (LBA) (this will be my external USB HD (NTFS) which I forgot connected during installation :-)) (160GB) **/dev/hda5....HPFS/NTFS ( win_data) (60GB) **/dev/hda6...*83..Linux (64studio /root) (7GB) **/dev/hda7....83..Linux (64studio /home) (12GB) **/dev/hda8....82..Linux swap / Solaris (2GB) As regards reinstalling system it is no problem to do it again :-) Here is also my fstab file: # file_system mount_point type options dump pass proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/hda6 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1 /dev/hda7 /home ext3 defaults 0 2 /dev/hda8 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/hdb /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0 /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_system ntfs-3g defaults 0 1 /dev/hda5 /mnt/win_data ntfs-3g defaults 0 1 Thanks for your help Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Partitions 2

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 05/15/2008 - 08:15
Hi mirami, When I first read that you had reinstalled I wished that I had known so I could have helped. It looks like you have already done most of the work and it looks ok!. I'm thinking you "might" have to re-install again. Tell me "more" about the home partition you've created (which partition?). Once you clean up the partitions, and reinstall 64studio, grub should be fine, and you will have a shared partition like the one in the example. Planning "well" before you start will see you with a partition layout that will serve you well for many years :-) q> which is the partition you've just created? **/dev/hda1...*HPFS/NTFS (xp came with the laptop?) **/dev/hda2....W95 Ext'd (LBA) ( ? ) (GB MB) **/dev/hda5....HPFS/NTFS ( ? ) (GB MB) **/dev/hda6...*83..Linux (64studio) (GB MB) **/dev/hda8....82..Linux swap / Solaris Finish filling in the layout above, and post back. The more info the better. sizes in GB & MB would be nice. The next release of 64studio is not far away so you need to be ready. Cheers, dave

Partitions 1

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 05/14/2008 - 22:37
edit: Hi mirami, nice post :-) hope you're well. Sorry about being so quick there, someone here... I don't like reading things like these. m> I've notice some troubles with my /home directory. and disk "messages". Tweaking xorg and messing with the installation setups are fine, you can un-configure, and its easy to re-install. Partition layouts are a different thing altogether. e.g. If you try to write your partitions to disk with say "Swap" or any part of the disk mounted you are asking for trouble...... No Rush! No Break ;-) ..Device..Boot.Start..End.....Blocks....Id..System /dev/hda1...*HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda2....W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/hda5....HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda6...*83..Linux /dev/hda8....82..Linux swap / Solaris Great mirami I needed all the info you posted about your disk, I've printed it out to study, but I didn't want all the details left on the web, googles a powerful tool, and I like the idea of your computer being safe, and running kinda sweet. Back soon, dave

Partitions - edited

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Wed, 05/14/2008 - 20:49
Hi Dave, thanks for your post, it is very helpful and inspiring like usually... >Mepis is great for sorting partitions and grub. Actually MEPIS was my first linux distro, but I was played with it just shortly... just downloading it. But like more 64studio simple look and RT-kernel behind it. :-) q>Handle MEPIS also NTFS and FAT partitions? Is it save? I was checking man pages for fdisk,fsdisk and cfdisk... cfdisk should be best tool for beginners. But suggestion was use OS native tool for handle partitions... In my case partition magic becuase I needed resize NTFS , especially if handle p. with system installed. q2>I am still a little confused where is grub installed physically? Probably on my NTFS partition because I've destroyed it by handling this. Here is output for #fdisk -l: Disk /dev/hda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes ..Device..Boot...Id..System /dev/hda1 ...*...7...HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda2 .......f...W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/hda5 .......7...HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda6 ...*...83..Linux /dev/hda7 .......83..Linux /dev/hda8 .......82..Linux swap / Solaris q3>I have two boot flags * you just one..Is there some important benefit? What mean numbers 82 and 83? What mean Id "f"? What mean "+" in Blocks column What mean LBA? Logical block addressing? q4>During set-uping partitions there was option to choose primary/logical disk. What's the difference? There was also option physical volume for LVM. For what is good this? I've notice some troubles with my /home directory. I was running Ardour project with files stored in /home and I've got message "Your disk too slow to handle so much files" I never so this message before. And also when I've copied via terminal some files to /home dir I've some weird message like "this disk is omitted" or somethind like this. If you will have a time to answer a few of my questions I will very appreciate. I will try to find answers too of course. Have a nice time. mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

re: Reinstall

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 05/14/2008 - 14:08
Hi mirami, hope you're well, I am browsing for Radeon, but it looks like you're getting there :-) q> do you have a livecd?... Mepis is great for sorting partitions and grub. You can shrink a large partition and create a fat32 partition. The method I use on my every day desktop computer is like the example below. It's not very hard to create a layout like this. Using less partitions. example# fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 * HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda2....83 Linux /dev/hda3....Extended /dev/hda5....82 Linux swap /dev/hda6....W95 FAT32 * (all distros have access to this one)*. /dev/hda7....83 Linux /dev/hda8....83 Linux e.g. You would install 64studio on /dev/hda2 it would find all the other partitions, hda1 hda7 hda8, install grub and create a menu.lst. You don't have to have this many partitions, this is just an example. when you boot into 64studio you would edit fstab, to access /dev/hda6 (fat32). # mkdir /media/hda6/ (if it doesn't already exsist). # cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /media/hda6/bu-menu-list When you boot hda7 and hda8, do the same with each fstab, so all partitions share /media/hda6/ Just something for you to think about for the future! post back result of: # fdisk -l Cheers, dave

Reinstall

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Wed, 05/14/2008 - 04:30
Hi Dave, I'm glad that you are fine. I was reinstalling my notebook too. I've broke my grub after playing with partitions. But all bad is good for something...:-) I've discovered how to place /home directory on separate partition... during installing "create partition" > "manual" > create special partition for this purpose > and during set-up of this partition there is some option to make it "user's /home directory" Now fighting a little bit with graphic again... now Radeon ... :-) I will make a topic for it look there pls if you will have time for it. Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

nano test...3

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 05/14/2008 - 03:48
Hi mirami, all is good here. Nearly beat your record of installs over the weekend, but not quite ;-) m> Probably best combination for me is gedit with GUI and nano for CLI... m> default editors for 64studio :-) Yes! I agree, nano is nice, I've used it on all the installs over the week. The first 64studio cd I have is 0.8.1_i386, installed it just to take a look again, very nice. 1.0 is a rock solid release. I made a list of all the software from the first cd and compared it to today, linux grows at great speed. Got distracted from Ardour, must get back to it. I want to get my benchmark project finished so that I can use it to compare a fresh install of the next release. Against this one. The Bram Moolenaar video is one for the future, I downloaded the file (500m) and put it on cd. Cheers, dave

nano test...2

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Tue, 05/13/2008 - 00:48
Hi Dave, finally a little time to watch video with Bram Moolenaar ...nice link ... thanks I've played a little with nano too ... maybe simplest for beginner like me. >Like Vim, nano takes over terminal? Yes ... as I know there is not GUI frontend. Probably best combination for me is gedit with GUI and nano for CLI... default editors for 64studio :-) Hope you are still fine. Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

nano test

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 05/11/2008 - 18:40
Hi mirami, good here, you?... long.....way to the bottom to turn to page 2 :-) Installed x2 today and used the default editor nano, $ nano test type text into file [ctrl] + [o] asks you to save file, [Enter]. saves file. [ctrl] + [x] closes nano. Like Vim, nano takes over terminal? http://www.archive.org/details/opensource_audio http://lam.fugal.net/ Cheers, dave

nano vim emacs.... 2

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Sun, 05/11/2008 - 08:53
Hi Dave, hope you are fine. >? when you open vim, how do you still use tty1? I've installed gvim GUI frontend for vim... it's works for me. Maybe there is some other way to do this by dividing terminal window or something like that,but I am don't know about this. If you know, let me know pls. Thanks for the links I will check them soon. Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

nano vim emacs

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 05/09/2008 - 05:29
you're welcome mirami, desktop1 terminal/editor. desktop2 iceweasel. copy/paste etc., between them. ? when you open vim, how do you still use tty1? vim tutorial http://www.apmaths.uwo.ca/~xli/vim/vim_tutorial.html readme $ vim /etc/vim/vimrc $ ls -a /usr/share/vim/vim70/ readme $ vim /usr/share/vim/vim70/vimrc_example.vim todo: create backup partition, revise thread. Bram Moolenaar This one is worth bookmarking. 80 min long. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2538831956647446078 A mostly Lisp weblog by John Wiseman http://www.lemonodor.com/ Cheers dave

edit benchmark1

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Thu, 05/08/2008 - 14:49
Hi Dave, thanks for lesson... now it is more clear... my history was messed because I was used a lot of terminals open tty1, tty2 ,tty3... >$ cp .bash_history bu-bh-user And when I've copied ".bash_history" I've got history only from tty1 terminal.. :-) So "&" is very useful tip. I continue with vimtutor.. I think it is essential. BTW on win I was used to have divided hard drive. I would like to do it in next installation of 64studio too. Is there some way how to get my home directory to other partition? Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

edit benchmark1

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 05/08/2008 - 07:56
Hi mirami, thanks Quentin, Desktop 1: right click on desktop, left click Open Terminal. drag it to the top/left of the screen and expand it to the right so the terminal covers the top half of your screen type: $ gedit benchmark1 & move the file benchmark1 to the bottom/left of the screen expand it to the right so the terminal covers the bottom half of your screen Top half of the desktop terminal, Bottom half of the desktop gedit. You will see something like this in the terminal window. $ gedit benchmark1 & [1] 3417 $ Your bash prompt is 'available' for use, if you type $ gedit benchmark1 without the (&), the bash prompt is not available! Go up to the terminal and type: $ date $ uname -a $ uname -r $ df -hT $ free -m We now have our system info in the terminal. go to the terminal, left click hold down and select all the text. Go to the end of the gedit file and left click once to paste the text into the file. Save the file. Back in the terminal type $ cat benchmark1 To read the contents of the file in the terminal... m> & is good for what? a: By having the teminal (top of screen) with the 'prompt' available and gedit (bottom of screen), I can copy/paste between the two. e.g. I type $ cat benchmark1 in the terminal to make sure it works. Then copy/paste the command from the teminal knowing it is safe for 'you' to use. b: I can open as many files, run commands, search for info, grep, find, cat etc., with One terminal. Six terminals on one desktop gets messy. c: The terminal keeps a history, and once you get used to using it I believe it is more efficient. m> Your recommendation will be probably Emacs? 64studio uses nano, most distros have vi, so you need to know the basics of at least one of these for repair work (no gui). You have looked at vim, once you get to know it a little, you will find you can work very quickly, its the default on many many distros. Enable Etch in Synaptic. $ su \# apt-get update \# apt-get install vim vim-runtime vim-doc vim-scripts exuberant-ctags Spend some time with type: $ vimtutor or \# apt-get update \# apt-get install emacs emacs21 emacs21-el emacs21-common-non-dfsg info This will get you up and running with emacs. I use. \# apt-get update \# apt-get install emacs emacs21 emacs21-el emacs21-common-non-dfsg info emacs21-bin-common emacs21-common emacsen-common liblockfile1 xaw3dg Some call it the Church of Emacs, I am just starting with it (2 years). You can spend "all" your time in Emacs very easily. Only you can choose ;-) I have both installed, no problem. Nice to compare. linux/driver management. still browsing. have fun, Dave (Edit-syntax-Dave)

Better place and name... :-)

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Wed, 05/07/2008 - 21:54
Thank you Quentin.. you can everything.. :-) Hi Dave, hope you are well. & is good for what? It create a job? I am using tabs.. Isn't it same? Or emacs create a copy by this sign? >Try with your favourite editor. I am so shortly in linux that I can't to say what is my favorit editor, still looking for. Today I've played a little with Vim it seems to be not very intuitive for first look. Your recommendation will be probably Emacs? >w2k & xp: registry: This D Word \AlwaysUnloadDLL I never played with registries. It was too much for me to understand and nobody around to explain. >Question: How does linux deal with unloading drivers, Mem etc.,. ... good question.. I noticed that after using and closing some apps memory usage stay quite high. >Question: when it's 3am (England) it's 9pm (USA Chicago), what time is it where you live? Here is "GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour" (Prague) mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

Ok, the title has changed, and it moved to Tuning.

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 05/07/2008 - 21:06
Cheers,

Ardour BenchMark project test1

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 05/07/2008 - 05:28
Hi mirami, Same here I'm fine.. :-) BackUp your BackUps, and then back them up, it's the only way to be sure ;-) cp .bash_history bu-bh-user cp .bash_history bu-bh-user1 cp .bash_history bu-bh-user2 Your default bu-bh-user & bu-bh-root should be left alone. m> But never mind , this thread is my back-up... :-) $ emacs Geforce2MXMX400 & The (&) at the end keeps the terminal usable. Try with your favourite editor. Emacs creates a backup of the file as you open the file (cool). I make backups anyway ;-) Desktop 1: top half terminal, bottom half open file. Desktop 2: Iceweasel OR: Desktop 1: terminal ($ top) q to quit Desktop 2: qjackctl Desktop 3: Ardour m> Mem: 1004 used 233 free 770 m>> after reboot. They are a little bit worse later. w2k & xp: registry: This D Word \AlwaysUnloadDLL created in the registry would make sure all the drivers were unloaded when you shut down a large project. Question: How does linux deal with unloading drivers, Mem etc.,. \#.........total.........used.......free Mem: 1004 used 422 free 581 Mem: 1004 used 278 free 726 Mem: 1004 used 233 free 770 Mem: 1004 used 385 free 618 "Ardour BenchMark project" is running. (test1). Question: when it's 3am (England) it's 9pm (USA Chicago), what time is it where you live? http://www.worldtimezone.com/ Cheers, Dave (Edit-syntax-Dave)

Ardour BenchMark project

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Wed, 05/07/2008 - 01:14
Hi Dave, this is a result when "Ardour BenchMark project" is running. Mem: 1004 used 385 free 618 Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

BackUp Again...2

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Tue, 05/06/2008 - 19:23
Hi Dave, I'm fine... Hope same there.. :-) Mem: 1004 used 233 free 770 I have to say that got these values only just after reboot. They are a little bit worse later. My history from bash is backuped, but it is not whole history. Only last two days or so. Maybe I did some shortcut by accident and delete it or something like this. But never mind , this thread is my back-up... :-) Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

BackUp Again

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 05/06/2008 - 17:14
Hi mirami, Hope you're well, m> 5 complete re-installs in 3 days.. :-) Yep thats a good deal of learning going on. If you're computer is running ok, we will start checking this out next. m> 3.BenchMark project m> My Ardour BenchMark project is prepared. What is next step? Mem: 1004 used 422 free 581 Mem: 1004 used 233 free 770 That's loads better, you've done well. you're using less than I am here. back up you're user and root .bash_history so you have a reference for the next time you re-install. $ cp .bash_history bu-bh-user $ su to root \# cp /root/.bash_history bu-bh-root \# chown -R yourusername bu-bh-root \# chgrp -Rv yourusername bu-bh-root Cheers! Dave (Edit-syntax-Dave)

Editing...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 05/06/2008 - 16:46
I can edit everything BUT the first post of a topic... I'll ask Daniel

Insane Tweaking for Speedfreaks

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Tue, 05/06/2008 - 16:31
Hi Dave, my history is similar, but started with XP after short affair with w98. I think I know what you are talking about... :-) My record is 5 complete reistalation in 3 days.. :-) And as regards linux I am on beginning ... ;-) I've wanted to rename this topic but don't know how. It is not possible to edit first post.. Maybe someone with more privileges ... Quentin you can? Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

This topic should be renamed...To

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 05/06/2008 - 08:59
Whatever "you" wish mirami, you started it, you asked the questions, and keep it alive with your thirst to know. m> it will take months maybe years before I will be able write on the fly things like this: d> On the fly Desktop 1: I have a terminal open, type "emacs Geforce2MXMX400 &" and copy your last post at the end. Reading your last post I slowly build this post underneath. Desktop 2: Iceweasel, to research and double check. Access to my fat partition "BackUps" documents. Safe and not on the installed partition. If a new 64studio_testing.iso is born. Its bye-bye sweet install. My "real" 64studio is on another computer to my right playing a drumtrack. As grandpa Simpson says "It all started back in 19 dickety". My eldest son gave me a DVD SuSE_8.2. It was Love at first sight, I ran out and found LinuxUser & Developer magazine issue 44. It had 2 cd's ubuntu_4.10 & DeMuDi_1.2.0. I still run JackLab and UbuntuStudio. But 64studio is in front of me most days. aGNUla DeMuDi was the one. Rock solid and just worked. Free Ekanayaka "wow" I dont know how you do what you do, but please don't ever stop. Thank you. I buy Linuxformat magazine now. LUD mag is going through a strange phase. Daniel has just finished a four part tutorial on Ardour (lxf mag issues 102-105). This month he writes about Dynebolic: easy audio streaming. They are Well written, easy to follow and packed with information. When DeMuDi passed over 64studio was born. The Forum changed and the people who posted made the transition smooth. The posters "respect" for Quentin says everthing about this fine distro. Thank you Quentin, and keep up the good work. It's a well oiled machine, many parts working and integrated to create the final experience. "Insane Tweaking for Speedfreaks" Windows2k was my intro to computers, If you pressed (F5) as the install cd started you could choose the Standard driver and do away with acpi this meant that you didn't share IRQ's and your perfomance was greatly improved. The first thing you did after the install was set your virtual memory, disable the not-needed services, remove games and other bloat e.g. help files, wav,jpg,png,etc., You ended up with w2k = just over 1 GIG. Reboot in safe mode Defrag... Reboot and install your studio. Lesson 1 was keep all your data off the install, the blue screen of death or the thought of it was always there. I have to say it didn't happen very often, and I put that down to keeping the install lean. Lesson 2 was to practice installing over and over again, I could re-install and set up my studio in a couple of hours. I suppose I've brought some of those habits with me into linux. Another name for the topic could be "Good Housekeeping" but I like "Insane Tweaking for Speedfreaks" better :-) This came from a magazine.(lxf 65). $ find . -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -50 | cat -n | tee /tmp/bigfile.list find.in home folder.type file.list by size.sort numerical reverse order.show 50.add line number.create file in /tmp. m> I spend some time on man pages just find out how is it working. Never spent a great deal of time with man pages, but I'm going to start today. Thanks mirami. dave

This topic should be renamed...3

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Tue, 05/06/2008 - 01:47
Hi, that's right we've moved a little bit... :-) "Insane Tweaking for Speedfreaks" It sounds good :-) Anyway Dave, it will take months maybe years before I will be able write on the fly things like this: find . -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -50 | cat -n | tee /tmp/bigfile.list No it will take years... I am sure .... very nice I spend some time on man pages just find out how is it working. Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14)

This topic should be renamed...2

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 05/05/2008 - 22:36
"Insane Tweaking for Speedfreaks" :-) hi Quentin, I Hope you're well, You're more than welcome Quentin. Thanks for 64studio, and all your help. 64studio is rock solid and is running like a dream here. dave

This topic should be renamed...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 05/05/2008 - 21:57
Let's call it "Insane Tweaking for Speedfreaks" Some good info from this little exercise! Thanks for sharing your experiments

Having Fun. Housekeeping

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 05/05/2008 - 21:31
Hi mirami, You Gotta Love the CLI Type or copy and paste this into a terminal: $ find . -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -50 | cat -n | tee /tmp/bigfile.list Shows the 50 largest files in your home directory.(by size). $ nautilus .thumbnails/normal/ etc.,etc., Do your Housekeeping, Carefully,, run again: $ find . -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -50 | cat -n | tee /tmp/bigfile.list $ find -name "*.wav" $ find -name "*.txt" $ find -name "*.html" $ history | grep -i find dave.

re:re:re: Removing Services: Debian

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Mon, 05/05/2008 - 20:49
Hi Dave, very nice lesson... :-) CLI is amazing. Still surprise me... starting understand why people love it. I didn't removed any other services. \#.........total.........used.......free Mem: 1004 used 422 free 581 Mem: 1004 used 278 free 726 Mem: 1004 used 233 free 770 Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14) (Edit-syntax-Dave)

re:re: Removing Services: Debian

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 05/05/2008 - 18:36
Hi mirami, Thanks to you also, we're both learning, and you're doing great!... Keep taking you're time, and if you're not sure don't remove. m> exim4, icecast2, icecast-server, sudo-ldap, wpa-ifupdown, urandom su (password) \# apt-cache search exim4 \# apt-cache show exim4 \# apt-cache search icecast2 \# apt-cache show icecast2 \# apt-cache search sudo-ldap \# apt-cache show sudo-ldap \# history | grep -i cache \# history | grep -i update-rc.d \# exit $ history | grep -i cp $ history | grep -i grep $ history | grep -i software2 $ !history number (exclamation mark + history number) re-runs the command. \#.........total.........used.......free Mem: 1004 used 422 free 581 Mem: 1004 used 278 free 726 Mem: 1004 used 233 free 770 Cheers! Dave. (Edit-syntax-Dave)

re: Removing Services: Debian

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Mon, 05/05/2008 - 14:08
Hi Dave, I am quite fine, hope same there .. Thanks for your post... I'm learning a lot from this. I removed several services: \#.........total.........used.......free Mem: 1004 used 422 free 581 Mem: 1004 used 278 free 726 now I have just after reboot this: \#.........total.........used.......free Mem: 1004 used 233 free 770 There are still some I hesitate. exim4, icecast2, icecast-server, sudo-ldap, wpa-ifupdown, urandom Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 rc2 (pre14) (Edit-syntax-Dave)