The board doesn’t like booting PF Sense, and I assume any Net BSD derived system, from a USB stick. It gets so far and then hangs. Not wanting to fiddle about too much in the BIOS or flashing a new one I installed the image to an SD disk and booted from there. This installed … Read more

Replacing a disk First prepare the new disk Clean Up – will fail with a completely new disk mdadm –zero-superblock –force /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD10JFCX-68N6GN0_WD-WXA1AA7DL40E More Clean Up sgdisk –zap-all /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD10JFCX-68N6GN0_WD-WXA1AA7DL40E Partition sgdisk -a1 -n2:34:2047 -t:EF02 /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD10JFCX-68N6GN0_WD-WXA1AA7DL40E sgdisk -n1:0:0 -t1:BF01 /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD10JFCX-68N6GN0_WD-WXA1AA7DL40E See what we’ve now got fdisk -l Replace the old ST disk with the new WD disk … Read more

Soft woolly socks – 39-41 – Migros has very dark grey ones which I like Abrasive rubber to clean the ceramic knife sharpener Double walled mug for tea which works properly Inexpensive fitbit – smallest with no display Small woodworking clamps – Sliding part with turn handle top – about 30 cm internal size A … Read more

Switch to using the nvidia driver in the driver control Then execute: sudo nvidia-xconfig sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf Make the screen section look like: Section “Screen” Identifier “Screen0” Device “Device0” Monitor “Monitor0” DefaultDepth 24 SubSection “Display” Depth 24 EndSubSection Option “RegistryDwords” “EnableBrightnessControl=1” EndSection Finally reboot: sudo reboot now