Posts by ML1

21) Message boards : Number crunching : Titan V and GTX1060s (Message 1967935)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
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I jumped into AMD GPUs about a year ago after the Linus scorching that set the present amdgpu work in motion.

nVidia meanwhile are still doing things 'their way'...


Not looked at nVidia since, but the usual game to check is kernel version compatibility, CUDA toolkit in place, and whatever other 'quirks'.

You also have the new joker of whatever it is that systemd expects/requires to be in place to play...

Hopefully some pointers there to search on.

And... Take a look at what the ppa does and where?


Good luck.

Happy super fast crunchin'!
Martin

PS: Also check your user/boinc has write access to the /dev/nvidia...
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Titan V and GTX1060s (Message 1967932)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
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The driver loads just fine if you install it from the PPA, install the one(S) from nVidia and they refuse to run. Pick one, 390, 396, 410, or 415, they all refuse to run if installed by the Official nVidia installer.

Check the README file(s)?

Or look at what the ppa does differently?

Good luck,
Martin
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Titan V and GTX1060s (Message 1967929)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
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Note that nVidia are notorious for locking down their GPUs...

I gave up with their silliness and have gone all AMD. Much easier and I can compile my own custom kernels without any compatibility problems with the GPU driver...

Happy crunchin',
Martin
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Titan V and GTX1060s (Message 1967928)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
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Is the nVidia driver compatible with your kernel version?

Happy fast crunchin'!
Martin
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1967901)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
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Well, would you believe it!

Can you believe it??

Is this believable???


... Issues Emphasize Microsoft's Update Problem

... Microsoft MFA Locks Customers Out ... Office 365 and Azure Active Directory customers were locked out of the services for 14 hours ... the issue was caused by a recent update...

Microsoft Customers Locked Out a Second Time ... engineers are restarting the authentication infrastructure...

... the company seems to have reduced its Q&A focus for Windows 10. The situation only seems to be getting worse. Security company Avecto released a study earlier this year showing that Windows 10, which is supposed to be Microsoft's most secure operating system, has had a drastic increase in critical vulnerabilities...



OneDrive is broken: Microsoft's cloudy storage drops from the sky for EU users

... that Microsoft has a wide variety of images to illustrate failure will be of little comfort to users that depend on the cloud storage system...

Microsoft's OneDrive support orifice spent the early part of the outage in denial, asking users to clear their browser cache and cookies...

[4 hours later into the Friday working day] It looks like OneDrive is slowly coming back to life, with some users reporting success in accessing their files. Microsoft reckons that a "networking issue" is to blame...



It's a patch bonanza as Microsoft showers its OS platforms with update love

Administrators really hate this one weird bug in Windows Server 2016, but MS plays nice with iCloud again...

... Tucked innocuously among a swathe of fixes ranging from dealing with Russian time zone changes to fixing wobbly Hyper-V servers is the text: "Addresses an issue in File Explorer that sometimes deletes the permissions of a shared parent folder when you delete the shared child folder."

Just think about that for a moment. Permission changes heading up[!!!] rather than down the folder structure.

The problem was reported back in February...

... Alas, the original poster in the TechNet forum, Rolf Berger, has reported that his issue "is still not solved", so your mileage may vary. We've contacted Microsoft for more information...

Patch once, patch often ... Two notable fixes in the release deal with the failure to reconnect mapped drives on login and the bug that stopped users setting Win32 app defaults...



Well, well, well, fancy that!

Good luck all!!


IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Developing a Multi-Threaded Benchmarking App for Linux (Message 1967826)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
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Good work there, looks interesting...

Can this sort of benchmarking also be used to test for host system bottlenecks such as CPU resource units contention, CPU cache exhaustion/poisoning, memory bandwidth limits, whatever other bottlenecks?


Happy cool crunchin',
Martin
27) Message boards : Number crunching : New HDD drive in USB docking station (Message 1967823)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile ML1
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'Tis easy to run a "LiveCD" Linux distro from whatever USB media...

You can also run a no-disk-drive remote system remotely provided you have the option to boot via pxe (or have "remote hands" to plug in a USB stick and reboot, or if you have a remote KVM/IPMI to those systems to attach remote media)...

Good luck!


Happy cool crunchin',
Martin
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1967542)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile ML1
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If'n they come out with an Android OS for PCs, I may just give it a try. I have tried Linux, many times, but have not successfully gotten it to run Windows software or games like World of Warcraft. Maybe some day, then I can ditch Micro$oft and their crappy OS for good. :)

WINE on Linux is surprisingly capable. There's also Steam (and others) for playing the big games on Linux. Worth a look to see what is recently supported?...

And for Android on a PC, there are various emulators and VMs.

There is also this that natively boots into Android on your PC: Android-x86 Project - Run Android on Your PC


... I could live with Ubuntu or Wine if there was content I currently use, particularly Quicken which I find heads, shoulders and navel above any personal financial software on any flavor of Linux. I already use Open Office and find it very good software, if someone does something similar that handles Quicken created files and backups I would probably dump M$ immediately.

Various versions of Quicken run on WINE:

WineHQ - Category: Main Productivity Finance/Accounting/Project/CRM Quicken

There is also the Codeweavers version: Codeweavers Quicken and Codeweavers Quicken 2016


Good luck!

IT is what we make it :-)
Martin
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1967298)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile ML1
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I tried to connect to NASA TV via EDGE, and it did not work. I downloaded Firefox and it works on the new nVidia driver.
Tullio

Good Firefox worked ok...

And... Hope you connected in time:

The NASA InSight Mars Lander landed fine with full telemetry! Yae!!!

NASA’s InSight Sends First Pictures - a bit dusty looking until the dustcap is removed from the lens. Spectacular for such swift returns!


Keep searchin'!
Martin

(Linux + Firefox received a flawless live video stream ;-) )
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1966682)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile ML1
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Well, well, well... Fancy that?!...

Has Windows finally fallen into the mire of unmaintainability? (Too many side-effects and too much conflicting shoddiness such that fixing one part then breaks many other parts?)

Is this a timely reminder of that unmaintainable fragility?...


New era for Japan, familiar problems: Microsoft withdraws crash-tastic patches

Stop us if you've heard this one, but Microsoft has pulled a couple of buggy patches in Office. It also left a crash-worthy Outlook security fix in place.

The two non-security patches were part of this month's Patch Tuesday, both for Office 2010. The patches in question were supposed to support Japan's upcoming [epoch] turnover. ...

... Rather than withdraw the patch, Redmond said it's researching the problem – a hint, perhaps, at the seriousness of the vulnerability...



Is this a sign that the Microsoft fix for that old "Y2K" hiccup was a quick-fix patch that is all too easily unraveled?... Or even more seriously, does this highlight a fatally flawed system design that simple just cannot cope with the real world?...


IT is what we make it...
Martin
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1966680)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile ML1
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... ... All are listed as 'critical' risks...
Really! How many 'bug' fixes are needed?! On-going? Forever??

Who would believe it?!...

If at first or second you don't succeed [try it on again...], you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update

Six weeks after first release of build 1809, and Redmond still can't get it right...

Well, well, well... Fancy that?!...

Has Windows finally fallen into the mire of unmaintainability? (Too many side-effects and too much conflicting shoddiness such that fixing one part then breaks many other parts?)

And yet another unwanted 'side effect' or few...

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update Also Broke iCloud

... After issues with deleting data, now it seems the update also broke iCloud... ...


After how many weeks? Can you believe it!?

And...

Just a little 'something else' that ... "Redefines" ... the user ... (ahhh...) experience:

Groundhog Day comes early as Intel Display Drivers give Windows 10 the silent treatment

What's that? You've installed 1809? No, sorry, can't hear you

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update woes continued for Microsoft last night with the announcement that Redmond had slammed the brakes for users of certain Intel display drivers. ... confused Groundhog Day with Thanksgiving...



What new 'reality' is this?!...

Has this now become corporate suicide and a fast-track to a self-destruct?

Or is there some fiendish Marketing at play?...

Can you believe it??!!!


IT is what we make it...
Martin
32) Message boards : Number crunching : My Computer Builds And Other Projects (Message 1966631)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile ML1
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Zoom,

Good going for getting everything organized with the racking. Looks good.

And congrats for your new home!!


Happy cool crunchin',
Martin
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1966622)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile ML1
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... ... All are listed as 'critical' risks...


Really! How many 'bug' fixes are needed?! On-going? Forever??

Who would believe it?!...

If at first or second you don't succeed [try it on again...], you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update

Six weeks after first release of build 1809, and Redmond still can't get it right...

... Buried among the release notes for the re-released build is this little advisory, in which it admits: ...

... We can imagine that being a little annoying for people working in work environments...

... Microsoft says it'll sort out the issues "in the 2019 timeframe." That stunning Redmond Q&A at work again, we guess...

... All in all, try it out before you deploy it on [any] system you rely on.




Well, well, well... Fancy that?!...

Has Windows finally fallen into the mire of unmaintainability? (Too many side-effects and too much conflicting shoddiness such that fixing one part then breaks many other parts?)

And yet another unwanted 'side effect' or few...

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update Also Broke iCloud

... After issues with deleting data, now it seems the update also broke iCloud...

... But this is just the latest example of something with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update going wrong, ... at this point it seems wiser not to install the update just yet...



After how many weeks? Can you believe it!?


IT is what we make it...
Martin
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1965580)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile ML1
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... ... All are listed as 'critical' risks...

Well, well, well... Fancy that?!...

Has Windows finally fallen into the mire of unmaintainability? (Too many side-effects and too much conflicting shoddiness such that fixing one part then breaks many other parts?)

Might this explain at least one part of the present Windows story?...


Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

Comment

Windows isn't working – and Microsoft urgently needs to change how it develops the platform, and jettison three filthy practices it has acquired in recent years...



Wow?...

Indeed... Would you believe it!


IT is what we make it...
Martin
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1965576)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile ML1
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... ... All are listed as 'critical' risks...


Really! How many 'bug' fixes are needed?! On-going? Forever??

Who would believe it?!...

If at first or second you don't succeed [try it on again...], you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update

Six weeks after first release of build 1809, and Redmond still can't get it right...

... Buried among the release notes for the re-released build is this little advisory, in which it admits: ...

... We can imagine that being a little annoying for people working in work environments...

... Microsoft says it'll sort out the issues "in the 2019 timeframe." That stunning Redmond Q&A at work again, we guess...

... All in all, try it out before you deploy it on [any] system you rely on.




Well, well, well... Fancy that?!...

Has Windows finally fallen into the mire of unmaintainability? (Too many side-effects and too much conflicting shoddiness such that fixing one part then breaks many other parts?)


IT is what we make it...
Martin
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Test thread (Message 1965465)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile ML1
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One long term annoyance that can be fixed easily... Especially so for 'touch' devices...

Note that there is zero spacing between the "Next" and "Post to thread" areas at the bottom of a thread... It is far too easy to inadvertently hit "Post" rather than the intended next/last page for a long thread...


Please?!

Insert some spacing before the Post button?!



Thanks,
Martin
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1965055)
Posted 14 Nov 2018 by Profile ML1
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Here we go again, M$S is resuming the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update starting today. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/11/13/resuming-the-rollout-of-the-windows-10-october-2018-update/#WoSmFOcy3Z9mRCfg.97

Indeed so...

Microsoft lobs Windows 10, Server October 2018 update at world, minus its file-nuking 'feature', after actually doing some testing

... Are we all in a feverish dream where the latest version, build 1809, is stable and fit for purpose, and Patch Tuesday was totally uneventful?...

... It's almost as if the broken 1809 build never existed. You're expected to forget the past, and start over with the new and improved 1809...

... "We recommend IT administrators begin to validate that apps, devices and infrastructure used by their organization work well with the new release before broadly deploying," the Windows server team noted in the potential understatement of 2018.



And the game of 'whack-an-exploit' continues unresolved:

It's November 2018, and Microsoft's super-secure Edge browser can be pwned eight different ways by a web page

... All are listed as 'critical' risks...


Really! How many 'bug' fixes are needed?! On-going? Forever??

IT is what we make it...
Martin
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1964836)
Posted 12 Nov 2018 by Profile ML1
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IT is what we allow it to be...
IT or I.T.? :p
Yes. :P

Exactly so :-P


To enumerate just three of a multitude of possibilities:

    * If you're taking a Fatalist view, then IT is whatever 'it' already is: "What is, is." (or in a more down to Earth context: Marketing is your god to victimize you for life);
    * Accepting Information Technology as it is, then you accept your slavery to all that is (good and bad) in your enslavement to Proprietary lock-in and The Religion of Marketing;
    * Or, the IT is a something that you can choose to take an interest in to change for your own good (and hopefully for the good of others).



Are you going to explore your power of choice today?

(To misquote some old Marketing-speak ;-) )


IT is also what we make it,
Martin

39) Message boards : Number crunching : Multi-core AMD stories (aka: Ryzen 7, Threadripper and Threadripper2) (Message 1964734)
Posted 12 Nov 2018 by Profile ML1
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Arctic MX-4 isn't NEW. It's been around for years...


There's a (in)famous test somewhere on the web whereby the various 'super-expensive' 'thermal' pastes were tested and found to be no better than using home made jam. The only advantage was that the inorganic pastes would perhaps rot more slowly than the organic jam which is food for lots of things ;-)

In brief:

Best results are gained by 'lapping' (using fine grinding paste) your CPU heat spreader to the heatsink base. Carefully maintaining constant but flexible pressure using a spring loading system (things move with changing temperature!) ensures consistent reliable results. Keep things clean. Use whatever material ensures greatest physical contact for minimum thickness.

Even without 'lapping', just ensuring the flat surfaces are clean is good enough.

Nothing 'special' needed... Just nicely polished flat surfaces, silicon grease, and no air bubbles. "Copper-slip" works very well also!


Happy cool crunchin',
Martin
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1964728)
Posted 12 Nov 2018 by Profile ML1
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This is quite a follow-on "Ouch!"... Really, is anyone still using the Windows Phone since the demise of Nokia?...


That amazing Microsoft software quality, part 97: Windows Phone update kills Outlook, Calendar

Microsoft has thrown gasoline on its quality-assurance dumpster fire by disabling the Mail and Calendar apps on some...

... "Microsoft issued an automatic app upgrade for the email client on Windows Phone 10 overnight on 7th/8th November," the reader said. "We all woke up yesterday morning to find that email is no longer working...




IT is what we allow it to be...
Martin

(Yes, really, you can do something different ;-) )


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