Viewing entries posted in July 2012

Re: Mk1 Golf GTI

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31/07/2012 23:48, Mike Fleming wrote:
> TBH, selling cars on That Ebay is a bit of a lottery.

Not just cars. I'm getting close to giving up ebay as a selling tool.

The Zumo went through fine, but the previous two sales I had the winning
bidders asking questions and seeming uncertain about paying *after* the
auction ended. They did both pay up, but how hard is the concept of
asking questions before rather than after entering a legally-binding
contract?

That and the very high fees mean that even Craigslist and Gumtree may be
worth the pain.

Ben

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Re: Mk1 Golf GTI

Posted by Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> on 31 July 2012 | 0 Comments

James Dening <james-at-dening.org> said:

> > http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200793516515#ht_500wt_1182
> > > for £900. It seems like a bit of a bargain - opinions?
> >
> > One would question why the winning bidder decided they had overpaid by £540
> >
> Oh, I intend to ask, along with 'Why didn't the other 4 higher bidders
> take the offer?'

TBH, selling cars on That Ebay is a bit of a lottery. We sold the
rusted out Ka with full disclosure for £310, bloke turned up, said he
was just going to get the money, and never came back. Next two bidders
didn't reply, finally sold it to someone genuine for £150. To add
insult to injury, the invoice then came through including £20 FVF for
the sale that didn't happen. NPB report filed, and we've got the FVF
refunded.

This is probably the same thing, highest bidder was a dreamer, next
few down the list saw the cold light of day, and it finally got down
to you.

--
Smite the Unbeliever

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Re: Is there a linux guru in the house?

Posted by Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2012 | 0 Comments

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 4:22 PM, Liam Proven <lproven-at-gmail.com> wrote:

>> gene-at-gene-laptop:/$
>>
>> Progress? It looks like as much as could be accomplished was
>> accomplished.
>
> A bit hard to say since you didn't do the "df -h" commands, but it's
> not vastly important.
>
> Could you do one now?

And so I did:

gene-at-gene-laptop:~$ sudo apt-getclean
[sudo] password for gene:
sudo: apt-getclean: command not found
gene-at-gene-laptop:~$ sudo apt-getclean
sudo: apt-getclean: command not found
gene-at-gene-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get clean
gene-at-gene-laptop:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 3.5G 3.3G 50M 99% /
none 491M 272K 491M 1% /dev
none 498M 100K 497M 1% /dev/shm
none 498M 84K 497M 1% /var/run
none 498M 0 498M 0% /var/lock
none 498M 0 498M 0% /lib/init/rw
/dev/sdb1 1.9G 1.9G 37M 99% /media/7A24-6069
gene-at-gene-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get autoclean
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gene-at-gene-laptop:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 3.5G 3.3G 50M 99% /
none 491M 272K 491M 1% /dev
none 498M 100K 497M 1% /dev/shm
none 498M 84K 497M 1% /var/run
none 498M 0 498M 0% /var/lock
none 498M 0 498M 0% /lib/init/rw
/dev/sdb1 1.9G 1.9G 37M 99% /media/7A24-6069
gene-at-gene-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get purge
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer requi=
red:
libqt4-dbus libqtcore4 libqt4-xml libqt4-network libqtgui4 libaudio2 libm=
ng1
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 204 not upgraded.
gene-at-gene-laptop:~$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 3.5G 3.3G 50M 99% /
none 491M 272K 491M 1% /dev
none 498M 100K 497M 1% /dev/shm
none 498M 84K 497M 1% /var/run
none 498M 0 498M 0% /var/lock
none 498M 0 498M 0% /lib/init/rw
/dev/sdb1 1.9G 1.9G 37M 99% /media/7A24-6069
gene-at-gene-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
libaudio2 libmng1 libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libqtcore4 libqtg=
ui4
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 7 to remove and 199 not upgraded.
After this operation, 22.1MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 194537 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing libqtgui4 ...
Removing libaudio2 ...
Removing libmng1 ...
Removing libqt4-dbus ...
Removing libqt4-network ...
Removing libqt4-xml ...
Removing libqtcore4 ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
gene-at-gene-laptop:~$

>
> Before it, you'd cleaned up 19MB. Not much but better than nothing &
> enough to have a tiny bit of free space.
>
I trust that the above produced a better outcome. I do not do this
stuff for recreation, let alone for a living. Consequently I can
easily appear (as I clearly have) as thick as as many planks as one
might wish to put together. I may have crunched it through to the
end, but have managed to do so by virtue of lots of help and
re-direction. This is NOT false modesty, BTW, and I am grateful for
the assistance.

>> I still think the original advice (wipe it and start
>> over) is definitely on-target, and will do so when I get back home.
>
> Well, I can advise on that, as well. But a few general points...
>
> * that 2GB SD card... 2 gig is about =C2=A32 now. For about a tenner, may=
be
> =C2=A315, you could have a 32GB card. That's the sweet spot right now; 64=
GB
> is =C2=A340 or something. With 32GB instead of 2GB, we could part of the =
OS
> onto the SD card & fit something more modern on there with room to
> spare.
>

I have a fairly fat SD card -at- home going unused. Do not recall how
big, but I take the point that memory's cheap as chips.

> * The current Ubuntu, 12.04, won't fit into a 4GB SSD any more. Not
> even with a 2GB SD as well. If you really don't want to spend a tenner
> on it, then we might be able to fit Lubuntu 12.04 into 4+2GB, and
> it'll be faster. Lubuntu in 4+32 gig would have room to breathe & work
> quite well, I reckon.
>
> * If you don't want new & exotic, I can help you reinstall Ubunyu
> 10.04 into 4+2 & get a bit more space & performance, but it's a bit
> dated now & only supported for another year or so...
>
Let me see how I cope with a larger care and holler again. Truth be
told, the purpose of this device is mostly email, web-surfing, and
travel arrangements when in Yurrup. A tablet would seem to do just
fine, and maybe be even more compact. Me being a cheap barsteward
would not help.
--=20
ObYank "If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man
but deteriorate the cat." Mark Twain said that.

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Re: August bimble, Sun 19th

Posted by Jason Hearn <jasedarace-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2012 23:46, mike <mylovelyhorse-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday, 31 July 2012, Ian Nichols wrote:
>>
>>
>> I may well join you. I'm not doing Cadwell this year and Tina really
>> ought to get out on the road a bit.
>>
>> Great!
>
love to come but will be in Bordeaux...

--

JaseDaRace
- too many wheels, too little time....

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Re: August bimble, Sun 19th

Posted by mike <mylovelyhorse-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2012 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, 31 July 2012, Ian Nichols wrote:
>
>
> I may well join you. I'm not doing Cadwell this year and Tina really
> ought to get out on the road a bit.
>
> Great!



--
mike

Book yourself into AF: http://mallard.quacky.co.uk/af/

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Re: August bimble, Sun 19th

Posted by mike <mylovelyhorse-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2012 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, 31 July 2012, Atticus Cat wrote:
>
> > Chime in if you're coming :)
>
> Yes please.
>

Jolly good :)



--
mike

Book yourself into AF: http://mallard.quacky.co.uk/af/

... a state of suspended disaster ...

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Re: Is there a linux guru in the house?

Posted by Liam Proven <lproven-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2012 22:09, A <alanixion-at-googlemail.com> wrote:

>
> Why doesn't *everything* do tab auto-complete? [0]

Sir wants the "DWIM" feature.

>
> What say we just root it and fix it ourselves? ;->

The thought /had/ occurred... :-D

Or at least a VNC session...

--=20
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Re: Is there a linux guru in the house?

Posted by Liam Proven <lproven-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2012 22:05, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>
> gene-at-gene-laptop:/$ sudo apt-get clean
> gene-at-gene-laptop:/$ sudo apt-get autoclean
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> gene-at-gene-laptop:/$ sudo apt-get purge
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 204 not upgraded.
> gene-at-gene-laptop:/$ sudo apt-get autoremove
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 204 not upgraded.
> gene-at-gene-laptop:/$
>
> Progress? It looks like as much as could be accomplished was
> accomplished.

A bit hard to say since you didn't do the "df -h" commands, but it's
not vastly important.

Could you do one now?

Before it, you'd cleaned up 19MB. Not much but better than nothing &
enough to have a tiny bit of free space.

> I still think the original advice (wipe it and start
> over) is definitely on-target, and will do so when I get back home.

Well, I can advise on that, as well. But a few general points...

* that 2GB SD card... 2 gig is about =A32 now. For about a tenner, maybe
=A315, you could have a 32GB card. That's the sweet spot right now; 64GB
is =A340 or something. With 32GB instead of 2GB, we could part of the OS
onto the SD card & fit something more modern on there with room to
spare.

* The current Ubuntu, 12.04, won't fit into a 4GB SSD any more. Not
even with a 2GB SD as well. If you really don't want to spend a tenner
on it, then we might be able to fit Lubuntu 12.04 into 4+2GB, and
it'll be faster. Lubuntu in 4+32 gig would have room to breathe & work
quite well, I reckon.

* If you don't want new & exotic, I can help you reinstall Ubunyu
10.04 into 4+2 & get a bit more space & performance, but it's a bit
dated now & only supported for another year or so...

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Email: lproven-at-cix.co.uk =95 GMail/G+/Twitter/Flickr/Facebook: lproven
MSN: lproven-at-hotmail.com =95 Skype/AIM/Yahoo/LinkedIn: liamproven
Tel: +44 20-8685-0498 =95 Cell: +44 7939-087884

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Re: CX500 Renovation Blog

Posted by mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> on 31 July 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2012 22:04, Paul_P <paulpixion-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 31 July 2012 19:47, Nick Davies <nicholaskirkdavies-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> So that's the fork legs done. The next items to attract my attention
>> will be the brake calipers.
>
<snip sensible list of events>
When reinstalling, there is a chance the damn thing just won't bleed.
Sometimes you have to just grit your teeth and do it again.

Mike

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Re: Is there a linux guru in the house?

Posted by A <alanixion-at-googlemail.com> on 31 July 2012 | 0 Comments

On 31 Jul 2012, at 22:03, Liam Proven wrote:

> On 31 July 2012 21:59, A <alanixion-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Gawd! Some of this is harder to think of than actually type.
>
> You're not wrong. Some folk are leaping for the harder or more
> esoteric stuff, ISTM...


Why doesn't *everything* do tab auto-complete? [0]

>> gene-at-gene-laptop:/$ sudo du -sh *
>>
>> 1.9G media
>> 258M var
>> 2.1G usr


# logrotate -f /etc/logrotate.conf
# logrotate -f /etc/logrotate.conf
# logrotate -f /etc/logrotate.conf
# logrotate -f /etc/logrotate.conf

# df -h --max-depth=1 /usr

# df -h --max-depth=1 /media

What say we just root it and fix it ourselves? ;->

rgds, Alan
[0] Why do I sometimes slow down a petrol pump when it reads X.58 litres?
--
"I do not fear comupters. I fear the lack of them."
- Isaac Asimov

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