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Old 12-25-2017, 02:33 PM   #16
jim.thornton
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I'm sorry to have to say it, but.....I'm sure glad I'm not your old man.

You appear to be a prime example of the archaic Linux mind-set which says that everything has got to be as easy as possible for the devs and maintainers (and I think in this instance, you count as a 'maintainer').....and the end-user can go whistle, and struggle on regardless.

As long as your job's easy.....hell, who cares?

That attitude stinks, frankly. And I don't care if the mods do 'slap my wrist' for saying so. Somebody needs to.

(You don't happen to have a selfie kicking around somewhere that looks like this, by any chance?)

Well... You didn't "have to say" anything. It's probably better that you just keep your comments to yourself. You know nothing of the situation. I'm not like you say at all. I know that it will meet his needs as I've been using it for over a year. Why should I have to learn to maintain a system just for him. It's easier if I can maintain a system that I'm use to. I just don't know how to fix this USB 3.0 issue.

So... Maybe next time, if you feel you "just have to say something". Keep it to yourself because we aren't interested in hearing your opinion. Putting a winking smiley face at the end doesn't make it OK. It's kind of like saying "no offence" and then saying something to offend someone.
 
Old 12-26-2017, 04:06 AM   #17
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It's probably better that you just keep your comments to yourself.
i disagree.
apart from that image, the comment is valid.

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It's easier if I can maintain a system that I'm use to.
that's valid, too.
however, the question remains: wouldn't it be easier to use centos in that case?
maybe it would even solve the usb3 issue?
 
Old 01-03-2018, 09:38 AM   #18
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Yes, ondoho's right, of course. The image was uncalled-for; I apologise unreservedly for that. And the tenor of the post was a wee bit OTT, as well. It's never a good idea to post immediately after having had a flaming row with your 'nearest & dearest'! So-o-ooo.....apologies for that, too.

I do, however, stand by the 'gist' of my post. OK, if you're having to act as 'tech support' for someone else, it does make sense for it to be something you're familiar with. But there has to be 'give & take' in any arrangement like this, surely.....on both sides.

And ondoho does have a point there. CentOS ought to work for both of you, I would think. It and Fedora belong to the same 'family' of distros, so there should be familiarity (to a degree).....but CentOS would be easier for your Dad.



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As to the USB 3.0 issue.....well, it could be something as simple as hardware incompatibility between the flash drive's controller chip and the Linux root hub's controller software. I've seen numerous instances of this over the last few years - SanDisk, for instance, have many similar cases reported on their user forums - which appear to affect not only Linux, but in many cases, Windows systems too. A big percentage of the problems with one particular drive stemmed from a bunch of faulty controller chips sourced by SanDisk from Hynix.....who point blank refused to settle with SanDisk over them, and were tied up in a court battle over the eventual outcome for several months.

I'm not saying that roman's theory about misconfigured 'user-space' is wrong.....but I always tend to look for the simplest explanation first. And 'dodgy' controller chips seem to abound in the flash drive industry; you've only to Google (or in my case, DuckDuckGo) to discover tales of woe. They're more common than you'd realise.

I use some of SanDisk's products myself; their 'nano'-sized USB 3.0 Ultra 'Fit' range of drives being a particular favourite of mine, for their minute size, and their large storage capacity, as well as pretty respectable transfer speeds. I use a pair of these, permanently plugged into an elderly Dell laptop, which gives me an additional 256 GB of 'external storage'. Even in an very early-spec USB 2.0 port (2002/3; Dell were one of the first OEMs to fit the then-new USB 2.0 as standard), there's a healthy increase of transfer speed compared to a standard 2.0 drive.

I use these in preference to an external HDD for the simple reason that being permanently plugged-in, the whole unit is self-contained.....and it's easier than trying to find somewhere to stand a hard drive while it's in use.


Mike.

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