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Re: APC Powerchute (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Vincent Coen

Hello Davey! Saturday May 14 2022 12:25, Davey wrote to All: If you email me with yours I will archive my changed config files and send them to you - You will need to read and if needed change each to match your hardware (UPS). Vi

Re: APC Powerchute (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Davey

Vince, Well, I have edited the two files referenced to match your settings as far as I can see, with changes for my unit, of course. Any other settings that might be effective would be appreciated. I haven't connected up to the UPS again

Re: APC Powerchute (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: Davey

Briefly, I use Ubuntu, so that is at least one thing less to worry about. I'll take your file and see what I need to do with it. More later, many thanks.

Re: APC Powerchute (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Vincent Coen

Hello Davey! Wednesday May 11 2022 11:32, Davey wrote to All: The first consideration is what comms link does the ups have - all the one's used her use USB when used with SMART UPS's so the comms is straight forward so here is the cont

Re: APC Powerchute (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 5 Days 3 Hours ago by: Davey

I have installed apcupsd, and it seems to run, but I am having trouble still getting the communication working. More later, after I can get back to it and try again. I'm using : http://www.apcupsd.org/manual/manual.html#choosing-a-config

Re: Fat-finger hell - Update (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Martin Gregorie

Sounds good so far, but have you any idea why the disk was misbehaving in the first place. IOW answers to questions like the following may help you decide it was just a glitch or something more serious: - how long since the machine was

Re: Fat-finger hell - Update (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Davey

Last night, I went to bed with the laptop showing a Downloads folder, that could not be accessed, and a Downloads-dup folder, with everything from the Downloads folder. After booting up this morning, the second thing I did was to copy th

Re: Fat-finger hell (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 7 Days 6 Hours ago by: Davey

Good thinking. I have a second SSD in the laptop, for video storage, I'll copy it to there. Thanks.

Re: Fat-finger hell (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Folderol

Have you got a USB drive you can copy the directory too? That would be a safe thing to do.

Re: Fat-finger hell (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 7 Days 12 Hours ago by: Davey

It was a finger movement over the files display, not a CLI. i'll try the 'mv' tomorrow, but indications earlier were that it would not allow this! Bed-time now, however, but thanks.

Re: Fat-finger hell (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Martin Gregorie

Show us the commands you used to make the mistake? If that was command- line stuff you should be able to see what you did by looking back through bash history. If you were using a GUI tool like Thunar then good luck! If that tells you

Fat-finger hell

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Davey

system is Ubuntu 18.04LTS. I messed up a file operation, and landed up with a copy of the Downloads folder inside the displayed Home folder in my files display. But the original downloads foilder was now empty, so the folder had in fact mov

Re: APC Powerchute (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 7 Days 19 Hours ago by: Davey

Thanks, Vince and Andy, both. I'll follow both up and see where they lead.

Re: APC Powerchute (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Vincent Coen

Hello Davey! Sunday May 08 2022 15:04, Davey wrote to All: I use APC UPS's unit too and have done for many year but I gave up on their software a very long time ago after switching to Linux. I recommend using apcupsd which on my syst

Re: APC Powerchute (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

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APC Powerchute

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 8 Days ago by: Davey

I am trying to communicate with my APC UPS. It has a data port, and comes with an RJ45-to-USB cable (the first time I have seen one of them). My laptop runs Ubuntu 18.04LTS. If I run the laptop and then plug in the AP cable, it doesn't app

Re: Thunderbird gmail error "invalid credentials" (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Chris

He can get into gmail via the browser so that's not the issue. I suspect thunderbird has not properly set a recent change to the password so will get him delete the stored passwords on thunderbird and force a manual login.

Re: Thunderbird gmail error "invalid credentials" (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

I would tend to assume he doesn't *actually* know his credentials or hasn't entered them correctly. Correct, oAuth2 doesn't require the (soon to be removed) "less secure apps" setting.

Re: Thunderbird gmail error "invalid credentials" (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: Vitek Mart

As I know with 0Auth2 'less secure apps' setting doesn't apply. Anyway very often it's about the open ports. Thunderbird About Ports: -------------------- If you use IMAP, that's port 143 (unencrypted) or 993 (encrypted). Outgoing is eit

Thunderbird gmail error "invalid credentials"

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Chris

My FIL is running Kubuntu 18.04 and has been happily using thunderbird for reading his gmail for years. It is set up to authenticate via OAuth2 to avoid the App Password shenanigans. However, today he got an error with his connection sa

Re: VLC command line for DVD 'titles' -> mkv or mp4 files (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jim Lesurf

My SOP is to take an iso image files of some discs and then use Handbrake (via its GUI) to work though them as I do something else. This almost always works fine. But not in a few cases - which are the ones I raised this about. Regardles

Re: VLC command line for DVD 'titles' -> mkv or mp4 files (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: Gordon

Off the top of my head. Create an iso file of the DVD and then put that into Handbrake. dd BS=4M if=/dev/sr0 of=DVD.iso

Re: Lost Data: Update (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Davey

I already have a new bigger drive, so that will come into play. I'll still try to get the orignal one working reliably, and I always have the backups that I send to the Zoneminder desktop every evening.

Re: Lost Data: Update (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: Martin Gregorie

Might be best to buy one or two USB hard drives (or USB memory sticks) of the same or bigger capacity than the drive you're backing and use them rather than relying on a backup folder on the same ageing disk. IMO 2 backup drives, use

Re: Lost Data: Update (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 21 Days 7 Hours ago by: Davey

Update, as in "WTF?" All worked well during the day, with several rsync runs, all working properly. Then at evening shutdown, it reported that the backup folder again did not exist! And it was correct. What I think I will do is to crea

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: Davey

snip Update: I have recreated the missing folders and populated them, then performed an rsync backup, which showed no problems or missing folders. So I am back where I was yesterday pre-problem.

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 22 Days 21 Hours ago by: Davey

Hmm, I know nothing of NASs, except that they exist. Maybe it's time to do some research. That is pretty much what I do now. I rsync folders to the Zoneminder desktop, then also to the portable HDD. This is on nightly shutdown. I also

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 1 Hour ago by: Java Jive

While a plug-in backup disk can be useful, for example when you're doing significant work away from home or your normal workplace, they are rather vulnerable to this sort of failure. Rather than buy another one, if that's where you're

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 1 Hour ago by: Davey

It's now nearly three hours of on/off action, and the battery is shown as at 79% of capacity. Looks good to me.

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 1 Hour ago by: Davey

It's probably not worth my making a copy, as the main folder that was its purpose is the one that's missing! Since I see no way of finding it, I will recreate it from the other backups, and also I will unmount the drive unless I am using

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike Civil

Probably a bit late now but for future consideration if I had a suspect drive then running fsck against the drive wouldn't be a first move as the drive could degrade further and it only permits single recovery options. My first action

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: Davey

Thanks for the input. As it happens, I have recently bought a new larger potable HDD, but it was not destined to replace the existing one, but add to it. Hmm. I'll look at the other suggestions, thanks.

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: Davey

There was no lost & found directory! That was missing in action as well. One was created.

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: Martin Gregorie

Agreed, though the reported age of 47K hours is possibly a warning sign: I've run a few disks into the ground and all have started to report errors at around the 50,000 hours mark. In both cases I bought new disks at when the errors st

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Andy Burns

Did anything end-up in the lost+found directory?

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Davey

Got it. Briefly, it looks healthy. Summary is: "SMART Error Log Version: 1 No Errors Logged SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1 Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours) LBA_of_first_error

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 4 Hours ago by: Davey

Update: smartd (short) test on the laptop drive passes. Only odd thing is there are several Unknown Attributes, as in: 160 Unknown_Attribute 0x0032 100 100 050 Old_age Always - 0 161 Unknown_Attribute 0x00

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 4 Hours ago by: Davey

Not that I know of, but I can't say 100% that were were none. Surely the laptop PSU would ride that out, though? The laptop is about a year old, and as far as I know, the battery is in good condition. I'll run without the mains connected

Re: Lost Data (thread)

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 5 Hours ago by: Martin Gregorie

- were there any power surges or dropouts recently? - how old is the laptop and what sort of condition is it *and its battery* in? - How old is that backup drive? You'd probably need to need to have smartd installed to know that.

Lost Data

uk.comp.os.linux

Posted: 23 Days 6 Hours ago by: Davey

I run a laptop, using Ubuntu, with a portable HDD permanently connected to a USB port, for backups as required. Usually, when the laptop hibernates, or whatever it's called, a couple of 'Enter' taps brings it back to life, I enter my passwo

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