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comment LXDE/LXQT distro with 5 years support?
> non-rolling distro will be completely deprecated in 5 years. What do you mean by that?
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comment LXDE/LXQT distro with 5 years support?
I should have made my question clearer, which I have now. When I said "based on LXDE", I meant a distro which has LXDE pre installed. I understand it's not complicated to install LXDE, but I find it difficult to get a consistent theme with LXDE if installed later on into a disto which doesn't have it pre installed. Based on past releases, debian seems to support each release for roughly 3 years.
Jul
24
comment xfreerdp keeps disconnecting
@SHW, how do I use strace. Do I type strace in the terminal and then run the rds command?
Jul
22
comment xfreerdp keeps disconnecting
Yes, firewalls are in the path. I can't switch to remmina because it does not support TSG (Terminal Services Gateway for RDS).
Jul
21
comment Cutting an AV file (MP4)
This worked perfectly.
Jul
21
comment Cutting an AV file (MP4)
@Ramesh, I just tried that, and it just seems to strip the video out and doesn't extract the clip I want.
Jul
18
comment Encrypting drive which has content
@Celada, I copied the files from the first to the second drive to create a backup of the first drive. Now I want to encrypt the original.
Jul
16
comment Backed up over wrong hard drive
> If you do not have backups, your data wasn't important. That's not true. My data was important, I tried creating a backup, and messed up the process. If the data was not important, I would not have tried to back up the drives, and I probably would still have the data...
Jul
16
comment Backed up over wrong hard drive
@Mat, Not possible, because I was creating a backup of the drive for the first time, and it went wrong. i.e. I backed up over the wrong drive. The drive which got written over also has no back ups. I was going to backup that drive next...
Jul
15
comment Reusing user input in a script
Created a new question for a better approach here: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/144621/…, as your answer answers my original question. Thanks.
Jul
15
comment Reusing user input in a script
That works, thanks. Which approach would you recommend instead?
Jul
15
comment xfreerdp keeps disconnecting
@beginer, I've added the details you requested to the question.
Jul
15
comment Can't connect to an external RDS TSG server from home
Thanks, now I just need to figure out how to not get the password to stay in the terminal history.
Jul
14
comment Can't connect to an external RDS TSG server from home
@sparticvs, I am not in the position to setup a VPN connection to test this unfortunately.
Jul
14
comment Can't connect to an external RDS TSG server from home
I think I need the /p: at the end, so when the user pressed the enter key, the user gets prompted for the password. If I don't have /p: at the end, they have to enter the password into the command string which stays in the history and is a security risk. Also, if you look at th screenshots, you will notice that the [use my rd gateway credentials for the remote computer] option is ticked, so it seems the the same credentials are used for both the user and the gateway.
Jul
13
comment Full DD copy from hdd to hdd
@Gilles, so to get progress report, do I use sudo sh -c 'pv /dev/sdb >/dev/sdc' instead of sudo sh -c 'cat /dev/sdb >/dev/sdc'?
Jul
13
comment Full DD copy from hdd to hdd
@Gilles, I have pv installed and am currently copying the data using the cat method you suggested. How do I use pv to get a human readable progress report?
Jul
12
comment Full DD copy from hdd to hdd
@Gilles, thanks for the answer. I have another five 3TB drives to clone and will try the cat option next. As far as I can tell, that new dd command is going to take another 3 hours to complete, to about 11 hours in total. If the cat approach is faster than 11 hours for the second 3TB HDD, I will use that method for the remaining drives.
Jul
12
comment Full DD copy from hdd to hdd
Updated question.
Jul
12
comment Full DD copy from hdd to hdd
@Groxxda, what blocksize do you recommend?