Network drives

Manjaro KDE and NAS

You know, I really hate updates. What I really hate is how the Linux world thinks a major (&)(&*ing change should go in a minor update. Not long ago I wrote this post on getting Manjaro to work with NAS and all was beautiful. Manjaro worked much like other mainstream Linux distros when it came to NAS. Well we can’t have that! One of the more annoying things about Manjaro KDE and NAS is the network discovery. Actually it is the support/development staff. One person fixes it so it works very main stream. Then someone else changes it back to an expert friendly hack. If your one and only target market is a corporate desktop, I guess I can understand…

A Faster Hard Drive Makes Your Computer Slower

It sounds like the most counter intuitive statement one could make. A faster hard drive makes your computer slower. If you understand how and why you will understand it is a fact. A faster hard drive really can make your computer slower. This is more fallout from my Manjaro experiments. You really should read the previous post about the resume error on boot to get a full background no how we got here. I’ve always loved this little i5. I don’t use it for much in the way of development, just writing books. The rest of the time it crunches numbers for BOINC helping to cure cancer and solve the COVID-19 pandemic problem. Whenever I’m going to embark on a…

ERROR: resume: hibernation device not found

You gotta love a cryptic error message during boot like: “ERROR: resume: hibernation device ‘UUID=long number here’ not found.” Love even more the fact you need roughly ten minutes of patience to get past it. The thing about having quite a few machines you experiment with is you stumble across the really stupid stuff. I had stuck a 6Gb/s 1TB drive in this i5 to experiment with Manjaro. Eventually I was going to be building CopperSpice or something like that. I thought really fast hard drive would make life better. For those of you who haven’t followed along, I always thought this was a 4th gen i5, then I actually looked at the system info during Manjaro experiment. Yep, it…

Network drives

How to Make Manjaro 20.2 work with NAS

You installed Manjaro because you wanted a modern Linux without Ubuntu bloat. Now you can’t find your NAS.

Boinc on Majaro

Historically, Boinc on Majaro has been a trail of tears for most users. Most other distros do a fine job of packaging Boinc for their flavor of Linux, but Majaro, not so much. There is always a bunch of manual tasks one has to do to make things actually work. Most of these are cloaked in mystery and most of the Websites you find will have out of date information. Search engines – the last great refuge of stale data One of the real issues for users of Arch based distros is the constant churn and change. I first tried the Gnome edition of 5.20 and boinc manager failed to even start. I scrapped that attempt and pulled down the…