Could someone direct me to a place or project where requests for ideas
are canvassed? I would like to see a way to synchronise a flashgun with
a web-cam. This could lead to a much better result from web-cam
photography in low light situations. I know that the Digital camera
manufacturers of DSLRs have (Win/Mac) software to fire the camera from a
computer, so something in the Open Source realm could be a real boon.
Anybody had any experience with either of these:
IOGear Wireless 4-Port USB Sharing Station
IOGear 4-Port USB Sharing Hub
Both come with installation CD which raises concerns.
Or any suggestions on similar devices?
PO Box 324
BELMONT Vic 3216 Australia
+61 (0)408 522 706
I subscribe to Linux Journal, which as gone digital only. When I go to
get the digital copy, things time out with a connection closed message
when I use wget. It can be anywhere from less than 1% to somewhere below
20%, and currently not doing partial downloads to continue, having to
restart from scratch.
I ran traceroute, and attach the results. Some of the times appear way
out of whack. I am on the Telstra BigPond Ultimate Dial Up Plan, so each
time I "connect", it is a local call fee, and a maximum of ten hours
before being disconnected, along with the limitations of an _external_
56K hardware modem.
Just to put the lie to some of my experience, the current invocation is
past 22%, but the traceroute was running concurrently. That should not
have an effect, but then I think that some of the systems are badly
misconfigured. It would be good to put a suitable "explosive" under the
irresponsible sysadmins, and the incompetent management.
I have an apparently dead USB key.
This was last used on a windows box (xp or newer) at Victoria
University. It was correctly unmounted but now appears to be dead.
Plug it in and the light flashes for ever but won't mount on two Linux
systems Ubuntu (Natty and Precise) or a windows 7 box. The following
is the best I can find are there any other suggestions on how to
recover this. Most if not all of the files are backed up I just want
to learn more about how to recover files or format the key so I can
Bus 008 Device 004: ID 413c:2011 Dell Computer Corp. Multimedia Pro Keyboard
Bus 008 Device 003: ID 413c:1005 Dell Computer Corp. Multimedia Pro Keyboard Hub
Bus 008 Device 002: ID 046d:c063 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 048d:1168 Integrated Technology Express, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0924:3cf0 Xerox
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
stripes@stripes-desktop:~$ tail -f /var/log/messages
Aug 3 14:09:36 joanna-desktop gnome-screensaver-dialog:
pam_sm_authenticate: username = [joanna]
Aug 3 14:09:36 joanna-desktop gnome-screensaver-dialog:
pam_sm_authenticate: /home/joanna is already mounted
Aug 3 14:10:00 joanna-desktop kernel: [ 9693.808014] usb 2-2: new
high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
Aug 3 14:10:00 joanna-desktop kernel: [ 9693.987092] Initializing USB
Mass Storage driver...
Aug 3 14:10:00 joanna-desktop kernel: [ 9693.987197] scsi4 :
Aug 3 14:10:00 joanna-desktop kernel: [ 9693.987388] usbcore:
registered new interface driver usb-storage
Aug 3 14:10:00 joanna-desktop kernel: [ 9693.987389] USB Mass Storage
Aug 3 14:10:01 joanna-desktop kernel: [ 9694.988476] scsi 4:0:0:0:
Direct-Access XXXXXXXX U168CONTROLLER 0.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
Aug 3 14:10:01 joanna-desktop kernel: [ 9694.988914] sd 4:0:0:0:
Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
Aug 3 14:10:01 joanna-desktop kernel: [ 9694.991332] sd 4:0:0:0:
[sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
stripes@stripes-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for joanna:
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00087384
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 7305 58670012+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 7305 19458 97618945 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 7305 18958 93604864 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 18958 19458 4013056 82 Linux swap / Solaris
stripes@stripes-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep usb
[ 4.199275] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 4.199275] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 4.199275] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 5.102585] usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 5.644015] usb 8-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 5.830254] usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev
[ 5.845557] input: DELL DELL USB Laser Mouse as
[ 5.845636] generic-usb 0003:046D:C063.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID
v1.10 Mouse [DELL DELL USB Laser Mouse] on usb-0000:00:1d.2-1/input0
[ 5.845652] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
[ 5.845653] usbhid: USB HID core driver
[ 6.060043] usb 8-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
[ 6.525105] usb 8-2.1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
[ 6.707479] input: Dell Dell Multimedia Pro Keyboard as
[ 6.707526] generic-usb 0003:413C:2011.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID
v1.10 Keyboard [Dell Dell Multimedia Pro Keyboard] on
[ 6.758162] input: Dell Dell Multimedia Pro Keyboard as
[ 6.758224] generic-usb 0003:413C:2011.0003: input,hidraw2: USB HID
v1.10 Device [Dell Dell Multimedia Pro Keyboard] on
[ 15.703664] usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 2 if 0 alt 0
proto 2 vid 0x0924 pid 0x3CF0
[ 15.703856] usbcore: registered new interface driver usblp
[ 16.942996] usb 1-4: usbfs: interface 0 claimed by usblp while
'usb' sets config #1
[ 9693.808014] usb 2-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
[ 9693.987197] scsi4 : usb-storage 2-2:1.0
[ 9693.987388] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
All the best
This is the best diagnosis page I have used for fixing USB problems -
it may have something you haven't tried:
At 06:28 PM 4/08/2012, stripes theotoky wrote:
> >> No /dev/sdb doesn't work as you suspected testdisk can't find it the
> >> drive just sits there with the light flashing forever.
> > At this point I don't think you have any recovery options other than
> > specialized hardware that can read the flash memory on the drive
> directly. I'm
> > sure it exists somewhere; just as there are hard drive recovery
> firms, there
> > will be those that can handle flash devices as well, eventually, at least.
>Interesting to know but certainly there is nothing on the stick that
>would make it worth going down that route just send it back to Corsair
>for replacement under warranty.
>Thanks for the advice
> > _______________________________________________
> > luv-main mailing list
> > luv-main(a)luv.asn.au
> > http://lists.luv.asn.au/listinfo/luv-main
>luv-main mailing list
Just an observation, this Linux program, gthumb, doesn't seem to
display some of my photos. Most are ok, however with some,
confusingly, if you proceed to the next image it will continue
displaying the last image displayed instead. Thumbnails all show up
fine. In all cases the files appear to be complete and without
corruption (as far as I can tell anyway).
Am trying out another program, gwenview, this program does seem to
display all photos, including photos gthumb can't.
No idea why...
Brian May <brian(a)microcomaustralia.com.au>
At 02:14 PM 8/3/2012, Arjen Lentz wrote:
>Then MediaWiki probably makes the most sense. Use the appropriate
>plugins for your admin/access needs, and spend a bit of time on the skin.
Thanks for the pointers, I'll have to get someone else to handle the
skin side of things, I tend not to fiddle much with the aesthetic
side of things in any software. :)
73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
At 09:48 AM 7/31/2012, Arjen Lentz wrote:
>Consider what the surrounding environment needs to look like.
>Is it for internal use in a group/company, will you need to
>regularly add users, is it public and people need to sign up (and
>then be enabled by you or not). Depending on those things, your
>choice will differ - otherwise maintaining becomes a pest.
It's going to be a public wiki, in the sense that it's going to be on
the Internet, and the userbase is not clearly defined, but will be
largely or wholly self selecting.
73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL
A friend of mine is a die-hard user of the Windows MUA The
Bat! (yes, the client name includes the exclamation mark). He does,
however, wish to move to Linux at some point and is looking for a mail
client which has comparable features to The Bat!
He's already tried Thunderbird and it doesn't meet his requirements,
also GPG support (either directly or through plugins) is essential.
Plus his hardware is so old that he can't just run Windows in a VM to
continue using The Bat! and Wine may or may not work, but is beig
considered. The ideal solution, of course, is a native client which
supports the same features as The Bat! While hardware constraints
have him considering Lubuntu as the primary candidate for a
Those of you unfamiliar with The Bat! can refer to these pages for a
list of features (of which my friend uses most):
Does anyone have suggestions for email clients for him to try?
P.S. My GPG key has been updated since I last posted to the list,
there's a link to my key transition statement in my .sig file.
Ben McGinnes http://www.adversary.org/ Twitter: benmcginnes
Systems Administrator, Writer, Trainer, ICT Consultant
Encrypted email preferred - primary OpenPGP/GPG key: 0x73590E5D
OpenPGP/GPG key transition: http://www.adversary.org/keyswitch.txt.asc