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  1. Thank you both for the input. Noise is not a problem as the server and the UPS will be installed in a remote corner of my basement. I don't plan to have any Windows machine supervise the Linux server or the UPS for many reasons. 🙂 Looks like I'll go with the larger unit, just to have the open-source package as an alternative (and also to allow me to grow the server if needed). I'll post back if any problems arise.
  2. I finally got around to start building a small file server for my home network. Nothing fancy or expensive, small motherboard, i5 4-core, 16GB RAM, SATA card and an array of 4 HDDs in RAID5. And a small case with a 350W PSU which should be plenty. Now, the most expensive part of this is the disk array, and I want to protect it from power surges, brownouts etc so I will add a UPS as well. I go get brownouts occasionally maybe 4-5 times a year, and major power outages 1-2 times a year. I want to keep things cheap enough, and yet have good Linux support for graceful shutdowns. I've been
  3. Solved. It seems that there was something wrong with my Arduino board, as changing to a different one solved the problem.
  4. This question is not Funtoo-specific, except for the fact that I am working to get this project done on a Funtoo box. I have a headless box on which I installed Funtoo, which I plan on using as a home server. I don't want to have any monitor or keyboard attached to it, and yet I want it to display some status messages on a small attached display. For that I made a small gadget consisting of an Arduino Nano with a I2C OLED attached, which simply takes characters from the serial port and displays them onto the OLED. It shows up as /dev/ttyUSB0 and the serial port speed is 115200.
  5. The needed libraries are installed by flatpak. I choose this method because it's easy, and it works. I'm lazy at baseline. 🙂 Forgot to say that you need to reboot after the last line so the kernel gets the appropriate parameter. After that Steam will work.
  6. You can run Steam using flatpak. Use the Gentoo flatpak overlay: https://github.com/fosero/flatpak-overlay (I use the local repository method, which I put it in /opt/flatpak), emerge flatpak, add the flathub repository: flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo then install Steam from flathub: flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam Then as root issue: echo 'kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1' > /etc/sysctl.d/unprivileged_userns_clone.conf Works for me.
  7. @lazlo.vii Off-topic: how do you like the Odroid-XU4? I have a C2 but haven't really done much with it. It has a tendency to overheat even with the extra cooling I added to it.
  8. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, patent trolls=bad. On the other hand, Gnome=systemd. I'll watch but I won't intervene.
  9. New hardware is not always better. I have a notebook from circa 2012 which has an amazing sound codec, on the level with the best sound cards that you can buy for desktops today. But it was probably too expensive and the brand decided to drop it and replace with a cheap run-of-the-mill codec in their next generation of notebooks. I keep that laptop around just because of the amazing sound it has. It's not a slouch either, quad-core Ivy Bridge, 16GB and a SSD make it fly even with today's software. The last time I was amazed by new hardware was a few years ago when I built my latest
  10. Hm. I had the same issue when installing flatpak using the Gentoo overlay (with local repo) and I solved it simply by creating a file /etc/portage/categories with the contents: acct-group acct-user It just worked, I could install flatpak without any issues as well as updating it normally.
  11. Yeah, was going to say I just found out there is an ebuild for fbreader; I couldn't check at the time of my original post because I was waiting for calibre to emerge (which failed BTW, I posted a bug report). Trying to install fbreader now. Thanks! (edit) fbreader installed correctly, seems to be the one I was looking for. Thank you again.
  12. One ongoing issue that I've been having is the availability of a good epub reader. I have thousands of ebooks in epub format (and a minority in other formats like mobi). Yes there is the excellent Calibre, but I have some issues with its integrated epub reader - it's not compatible with some of my ebooks, especially those purchased from Barnes&Noble. Specifically it doesn't interpret correctly page order and I get sudden page jumps, for instance from page 54 to 170 and them back to 112 etc. I have tried to edit the epub files themselves but I can't figure out what's wrong, and this is comp
  13. Yeah I've read about this a week or two ago. I feel very safe at /home, thankyouverymuch.
  14. Since 1.3 was released I've been using this Gentoo overlay (using the local repository method) to install flatpak and Steam in it: https://github.com/fosero/flatpak-overlay It works well even after upgrading to 1.4
  15. Made a HOWTO on the wiki. https://www.funtoo.org/32_bit_chroot_environment_for_Wine
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