i7-3770 -- eCenter

Setup 2012-10-31

  • 2018-08-05
    • Wireless keyboard died. Replaced with spare Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse.
  • 2016-03-29
    • This became the new eCenter. The old i7-930 kept rebooting or freezing.
    • All Hail the new eCenter.
  • 2014-11-26 ~ 12:30:00 PM
    • Upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04 (trusty tahr).
    • So far it operates flawlessly.
    • Files it asked to keep or replace do to previous changes
      • ports.conf (keep)
      • /etc/sane.d/dll.conf (keep)
      • /etc/sane.d/d(k)olakaio.conf (keep)
      • /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManger.conf (replace)
    • NOTICE: Some third party software was disabled. You can turn it back on with something.
  • Computer locked up
    • 2014-10-08 ~ 12:25:00 PM
    • 2014-09-29 ~ 09:11:00 AM
    • 2014-09-23 ~ 03:04:04 PM
    • 2014-09-09 ~ 10:00 PM
    • 2014-09-07
    • 2014-08-26
    • 2014-08-24
    • 2014-08-12
    • 2014-08-04
    • 2014-07-28
    • 2014-07-24 10:27:00 PM
    • 2014-07-05
    • 2014-06-30
    • 2014-06-29
    • 2014-06-27
    • 2014-04-29
    • 2014-03-27
    • 2014-03-23
  • 2014-09-09 ~ 10:00 PM
    • The computer froze again. I was playing solitare.
      • Reconnected the internal DVD, internal 4TB HD, webcam, scanner.
    • Last time I ignored the KVM switch. This time I removed it. Now the keyboard, mouse and monitor plug directly into the motherboard.
      • That limits access to the server which is on the now disabled KVM.
    • Swapped out the network cable and switch ports in the network switch
      • Ports 6 and 7.
    • Replaced the power cord.
    • Again, all that is left is the SSD, the CPU and the audio out. If it doesn't freeze again I have to regain complete access to the server.
    • Bet SSD.
  • 2014-09-07
    • Computer froze. I was restarting Deluge which had crashed over night.
    • The only components left are the power supply, CPU and SSD.
    • Maintanence performed:
      • Swapped out power supply with dualCore-32bit.
      • Replaced SSD SATA cable.
      • Put a few more drops of thermal paste on the CPU. Now it averages 9 degrees hotter per core.
      • unplugged:
        • scanner
        • webcam
        • internal DVD
        • internal 4TB HD
      • that leaves:
        • SSD
        • kvm switch: video, usb mouse and keyboard
        • network cable (internet and printer on the network)
        • audio out
        • internal headers for the front of the case (nothing plugged in)
        • power cord
  • 2014-09-06
    • Replaced motherboard. Same brand, same model.
    • Added 16 gigs of ram. Now there is 32GB on the mobo
    • I had to pull the heat sink off the CPU. It averages about 10 degrees hotter per core than the baselines.
  • 2014-08-19
    • Windows doesn't work.
      • Changed SATA Control Mode back to IDE.
  • 2014-07-19
    • Replaced 2TB HDD with 4TB HDD (Movies1).
    • Removed the Sound Blaster Audigy. Put it in spare equipment.
    • BIOS -- Integrated Peripherals -- ICH SATA Control Mode
      • changed from IDE to AHCI.
  • 2014-07-05
    • /etc/apt/sources.list
      • uncomment lines 53 & 54: Canonical's 'partner' repository
  • 2014-07-01
    • Master plays movie.iso files that eCenter can't.
    • To restore 10.04 to this computer leaves a hole in the libdvdcss libraries.
    • See Setup Logs for eCENTER on 2014-03-07 for clarification.
  • 2014-07-01
    • Dragon and Kaffine play the DVD "Red 2". K3b copies it but neither video program can play the copy. Master does all this but the video programs play the copy.
    • Copied Master's copy (which it played) to eCenter. eCenter can NOT play it.
    • There is a hole in this computers libdvdcss libraries.
  • 2014-06-30
    • The computer froze.
    • This all started when I made 3 changes:
      • I added 16 Gigs of RAM.
      • I upgraded Kubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04.
      • I swapped out the HD for an SSD.
    • The options are:
      • Something on the motherboard or CPU either failed or was broken at this time.
      • The SSD is bad.
      • The upgrade 12.04 has holes or conflicts with something on my system.
  • 2014-06-29
    • Computer froze. Removed 16 Gigs of RAM.
      • The motherboard owners manual states
        • Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
      • If the RAM isn't the same batch I don't know how to match CAS latency?
  • 2014-06-08
    • Made changes to Deluge a week ago. So far it is still working. I'm going ot call it.
      • Edit: Preferences: Bandwidth
        • Per Torrent Bandwidth Usage: Maximum Upload Slots: 5 (was -1)
      • Edit: Preferences: Queue
        • Total active: 20
        • Total active downloading: 10
        • Total active seeding: 5
    • Firefox continues to freeze for short periods. A few times every day.
    • The computer has not locked up.
  • 2014-05-07    16:00:00 (4PM)
    • Isolating Master lockup
      • Swaped ram between Master and i7-4960x (Server).
      • Found both had two tall sticks and two short sticks.
      • Put all the tall in Master. All the short in i7-4960x (Server).
      • Pictures of the ram and more information.
  • 2014-03-23
    • Ran grub mem check overnight again. 3.64 passes. No errors
  • 2014-03-22
    • Computer has locked up 3 times since I upgraded the OS and added the extra ram on 2014-02-14.
      • At boot up the grub menu has an option to check the ram. With only one OS it doesn't show. To access it, remark out (#) hidden timeout and set timeout to a small value:
        • /etc/default/grub
          • # GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
          • GRUB_TIMEOUT=4 (it was 10)
      • Then: sudo update-grub
    • I ran three complete passes of the ram last night. There were NO errors.
  • 2014-03-07
    • Can't play or copy DVDs.
      • The maintainer of the Medibuntu repository bailed. Much of kubuntu-restricted-extras don't exist.
      • From:
        • http://download.videolan.org/ubuntu/precise/
      • Download:
        • libdvdcss-dev_1.2.13-0_amd64.deb
        • libdvdcss2_1.2.13-0_amd64.deb
      • Open with Dolphin file manager and left click.
      • It is recommended to build your own copy of libdvdcss. The files are stored at ~/Common/Downloads/Libdvdcss
      • This may be for all versions of kubuntu.
  • 2014-03-02
    • 12.04 (precise pangolin) still has issues that 10.04 did not.
      • Spreadsheet files with links, on open, require and extra screen to verify link input.
      • Date on "Task Manager Bar" (bottom) is too small to read.
      • KPatience (solitare) gives bogus suggestions.
      • Deluge keeps dropping.
  • 2014-02-28
    • Installed the scanner. See notes at "Scanner.html"
    • Had a printer issue. See notes at "Printer.html".
  • 2014-02-17
    • Copied a movie for eCenter to Master. Once again it ran 11.9MB/s on the house network.
      • Moved the plug on the switch from position 1 to 5.
    • 62.5MB/s.
  • 2014-02-14
    • Upgraded to Kubuntu 12.04 LTS (precise) Desktop 64 bit
    • Added 16 Gigs of ram. New total: 32GB.
    • Replace 1TB hd with 250GB SSD
    • Network file trasfers at 1/6 normal. Measured it with "scp some_movie.iso". Moved the plug in the GB switch from one plug to another. Then put it back. Fixed it.
      • RESOLVED
    • Lost plasma-widget-quickaccess.
      • apt-get install plasma-widget-quickaccess
      • Panel Tool Box (bottom panel next to the digital clock).
      • RESOLVED
  • 2014-01-20
    • I can't get john's web page to activate
      • /etc/apache2/sites-available, /etc/apache2/ports.conf
        • Listen *:1977 (*.80)
        • NameVirtualHost *:1977 (*.80)
    • Removed "Listen" and "NameVirtualHost" from sites-available.
    • Fixed.
  • 2013-12-15
    • torrent programs are
      • deluge
      • torrent finder toolbar for firefox
  • 2013-11-20
    • The microphone in the Logitech 920 webcam didn't.
      • Can't fix it with Kmix, couldn't fix it with audacity.
      • pulseaudio and pavucontrol gave me an option between the microphone jack in the Sound Blaster or the USB mic in the webcam.
    • Fixed.
  • 2013-10-28
    • This information was lost so I'm putting it here.
      • Since a mysql upgrade, address.sql takes minutes to run.
      • There is suddenly a new default for mysql. The storage_engine has been changed to InnoDB.
        • shell> sudo mysql
        • mysql> SET GLOBAL storage_engine = MyISAM;
        • mysql> SET storage_engine = MyISAM;
        Every time you reboot. It's not persistent.
  • 2013-05-22 Installed evga nvidia gtx 660 graphics card
    • Windows: Starcraft continues to reboot
      • It was the power supply.
    • Linux: No gui
    • Linux JOY 2013-05-24
  • 2013-05-13
    • portfolio scripts
      • <a href=http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=$row[1]>
      • changed to
      • <a href='http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=$row[1]'>
    • Data stocks.sql & StockSupport/currentOrg.sql
      • AT&T changed to AT&amp;T
      • because w3c validation service didn't like them
  • 2013-04-23
    • To reduce jpg file size use gimp, load file, "save as".
    • ImageMagick is a command line program to do the same thing but you can write batch code to do whole directories at once.
      • http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=242084
      • man convert, man mogrify
      • for a single file
        • convert image.jpg -quality 50 new_image.jpg
        • mogrify -quality 0% image.jpg"
      • for multiple files
        • cp *.* OriginalFiles
        • for i in *.jpg; do convert "$i" -quality 50; "${i%%.jpg*}_new.jpg"; done
        • for i in *.jpg; do mogrify -quality 30 "$i"; done
      • for multiple files
        • find . -type f -name "*.jpg" | while read i; do convert "$i" -quality 50 "${i%%.jpg*}_new.jpg";
  • 2013-02-19 Firefox icon went missing in Windows 7
  • 2012-11-05
    • System doesn't see VIA VT1708S High Def Audio (mb user guide). lshw calls it Intel Audio. I tried modifying /etc/default/grub to no avail.
      • pulseaudio and pavucontrol fixed it.
  • 2012-10-31
    • lm-sensors doesn't detect any sensors. Says to check for new chip sets.
  • 2012-10-24
    • normalize-audio
      • adjusts the volume of WAV, MP3 and OGG files to a standard volume level.
    • mp3gain
  • 2012-10-11
    • Added Book Value to portfolio.php
      • ~/Common/DataStockhistory/0012yahooQuotesSymbols.txt
        • line 1: added b4
          • old: snd1l1c1veryj1e7&e=.csv
          • new: snd1l1c1veryj1e7b4&e=.csv'
        • line 14
          • b4 Book Value
      • quotes_mysql.sql
        • line 41
          • current.book_val = cur.bookvalue
      • StockSupport/currentOrg.sql
        • line 18
          • book_val FLOAT DEFAULT 0.0,
      • quotes01
        • added "b4"
          • old: snd1l1c1veryj1e7&e=.csv
          • new: snd1l1c1veryj1e7b4&e=.csv'
      • /www/PhPScripts/Prtf/portfolio.php
        • line 139
          • CAST( current.book_val AS DECIMAL(30,2) ),
        • line 152
          • <th>Book Val</th>
        • line 168
          • <td>$row[10]%</td>
        • line 183
          • <td>$row[10]%</td>
        • lines 165 - 183
          • moved "%" down one line
  • 2012-04-14
    • Ryan taught me a trick today. These are equivalent, or at least get the same results
      • export DISPLAY=:0
        firefox "http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=mmm,abt,aa ,ACG,axp,mrf,acpiq.pk,t,bac,brk-a,bby,ba,bp,bpt,cat,cvx,c ,csco,ko,cl,clp,cmcsa,cop,ed,cik,dom,^dji ,dhf,dd,xom,fnf,ge,gis,mtlqq.pk,gkm,goog, hmy,hcp,hpq,hd,hrl,imh,idmcq.pk,intc,ibm,ip,jec,jnj,jpm,kft ,ltc,mcd,mrk,mfa,msft,^ixic,orcl,oi,pvr, pom,pep,pfe,rcs,pds,pg,qcom,q,rmbs,^gspc,te,tm,utx,vz,vfc,wag ,wmt,dis,wy&f=snd1l1c1veryj1e7&e=.csv"
      • wget -O stocks__$(date +%Y_%m_%d_%H%M%S).csv 'http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=mmm,abt,aa ,ACG,axp,mrf,acpiq.pk,t,bac,brk-a,bby,ba ,bp,bpt,cat,cvx,c,csco,ko,cl,clp,cmcsa,cop ,ed,cik,dom,^dji,dhf,dd,xom,fnf,ge,gis ,mtlqq.pk,gkm,goog,hmy,hcp,hpq,hd,hrl,imh ,idmcq.pk,intc,ibm,ip,jec,jnj,jpm,kft,ltc ,mcd,mrk,mfa,msft,^ixic,orcl,oi,pvr,pom ,pep,pfe,rcs,pds,pg,qcom,q,rmbs,^gspc,te ,tm,utx,vz,vfc,wag,wmt,dis ,wy&f=snd1l1c1veryj1e7&e=.csv'
    • I don't need a browser or a gui.
      • The file must have wrap around disabled.
      • The file needs ampersands "&". The html code needs &amp;
  • 2011-08-11
    • opening Office Presentation to copy pics.
      • Open file. It always runs in auto.
      • Click alt/tab.
      • Try to drag a picture then put it back.
      • ESC
      • When it asks you to save or forget changes, cancel.
      • To get pictures in the left column, you have to x out (top right corner) one time.
      • Now right click on the picture.
  • 2011-05-21 Install 2TB Hard Drive
    • http://www.skullbox.net/newsda.php
    • sudo fdisk /dev/sdb
      • Command (m for help):
        • m
          • table of command actions
      • Command (m for help):
        • p
          • disk info
      • Command (m for help):
        • n
        • e=extended p=primary (1-4)
          • p
        • Partition number:
          • 1
        • First cylinder:
          • default
        • Last cylinder:
          • default
      • Command (m for help):
        • p
          • verify it took
      • Command (m for help):
        • w
          • write to file
    • sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdb1
      • formats partion
    • sudo blkid -o list /dev/sdb1
      • 6734cd8b-78fc-40f1-8832-a82ef4bf7e57
    • sudo kate /etc/fstab
      • add line
        • UUID=32f5cbb1-c695-401e-9e18-80253cfd1ccf    /home/jim/Movies1     ext4     defaults     1     2
      • for the 4TB hd
        • UUID=83df67d1-3898-41bb-b1e5-291651ecea85    /home/jim/Movies2     ext4     defaults     1     2
    • sudo mount /dev/sdb1
    • sudo mount /dev/sdd1
    • mount
      • verify
    • reboot
    • sudo chown jim /home/jim/Movies1
    • sudo chown jim /home/jim/Movies2
  • 2011-03-04 Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (alsa)
    • arecord copies streaming music
    • audacity does it with a graduated volume index

HARDWARE

  • IP
    • 192.168.0.102
  • Linux Release: Kubuntu 14.04 Desktop LTS (trusty tahr) 64 bit (a/o 2014-11-26)
    • GNOME: 3.8.4 (Ubuntu 2014-03-17)
    • Kernel: 3.13.0-40-generic (#69-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 13 17:53:56 UTC 2014)
    • GCC version: 4.8 (x86_64-linux-gnu)
    • Xorg version: 1.15.1 (30 July 2014 12:21:54AM)
  • Intel Quad Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4 Ghz 64 bits LGA1155
    • HD Graphics 4000
    • Cache:
      • L1: 32kBx4
      • L2: 256kBx4
      • L3: 8M inclusive
    • S/N: 3E219217A0102
  • Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M/CSM
    • Socket LGA1155
    • Chipset B75
    • S/N: C7MOCS264967 (written on box and board)
    • Serial: 120700689801635 (per lswh)
  • RAM: 32GB
    • 4 x 8GiB DIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns) 64 bits Kingston KVR 16N11/8G
      • product: 9905403-518.A00LF
        • Slot A0 S/N 8510EEF0
        • Slot A1 S/N 833BBE54
      • product: 9905403-831.A00LF
        • Slot B0 S/N 673241A8
        • Slot B1 S/N 6A3235A8
  • Video:
    • EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 660 960 Processors 3GB DDR5 192-bit 1072 MHz
      • Date: 2013-05-22
      • S/N: 1312432667800581
  • SSD
    • Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
      • r/w speeds: 540 520 97 66
      • S/N: S1DBNSBF183930K
      • WWN: 50025388A01FF426, P/N:MZ7TE250HMHP
      • Model: MZ-7TE250, KCC-REM-SEC-MZ-7TE250
      • PSID: 1NR5M9D15UN4MXM51BD4V2VT8BFJWL0Z
  • SSD
    • Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
      • r/w speeds: 540 520 97 66
      • S/N: S1DBNSBF183930K
      • WWN: 50025388A01FF426, P/N:MZ7TE250HMHP
      • Model: MZ-7TE250, KCC-REM-SEC-MZ-7TE250
      • PSID: 1NR5M9D15UN4MXM51BD4V2VT8BFJWL0Z
  • Hard Drives:
    • 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 64 MB cache Sata
      • Model Number: ST2000DM001-1CH164
      • Serial Number: W1E2BSVG
        • Windows 7
    • 4TB Seagate Desktop HDD 5900 RPM 64 MB cache Sata
      • Model Number : ST4000DM000
      • Part Number: 1F2168-568
      • Serial Number: S300KLM5
        • Movies1
      • Date: 14431
    • 4TB Seagate Desktop HDD 5900 RPM 64 MB cache Sata
      • Model Number: ST4000DM000
      • Serial Number: W300E7VG
        • Movies2
      • Date: 2013-09-27
  • Onboard Audio
    • VIA VT1708S 8-channel HD Audio CODEC
  • Power Supply (psu):
    • Corsair TX650M 2013-05-27
  • LG Wh10LS30K 10X Blu-ray Burner
  • Onboard Realtek Gigabit LAN controller
  • Card Reader

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