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  • Recent strange android headphone problems

    I use wired earbuds. Last week, I started noticing issues with my current pair on my android phone. The first issue was that the audio would disconnect if the headphones cord going into the jack was slightly moved. The issue seemed to progress, whereby audio disconnects happened more commonly. Eventually, the headphone issue started changing tracks in Tidal (the headphones do not have a next track button) all by itself and launching the google music app and playing songs in it.

    I assumed my earbuds were at fault, but the same earbuds perform fine in my laptop and other earbuds experience the same issue in my phone.

    Restarting the phone temporarily removes this issue, but it seems to start up again the longer the phone is on.

    Has anyone else experience this? Does anyone know what's going on and how I can fix this? Did an update get pushed to my phone that's intended to brick earbuds?

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  • ASUS Vivobook 15 Pro KC3500 Motherboard Issues - Anyone Experienced This?

    Hi everyone,

    I’m experiencing some frustrating issues with my ASUS Vivobook 15 Pro K3500PC and I'm wondering if anyone else has come across similar problems.

    A few days ago, my laptop was working fine, but after a 30-minute trip home, it wouldn’t turn on. I tried charging it, but the LED indicator didn’t light up. After some research, I found a suggestion to hold the power button for about 40 seconds to turn it on. Surprisingly, it worked!

    However, when I tried to adjust the brightness, the indicator showed it was increasing, but the screen brightness remained the same. I seemed to stay at the lowest level. At least it was working, but a few hours later, I went to get some coffee, and when I came back, it was off again with no charging indicator.

    To add to the frustration, my warranty expired a few months ago. I took it to the repair shop I usually go to, and they informed me that there’s an issue with the motherboard.

    Has anyone else experienced these power and brightness issues with their ASUS Vivobook 15 Pro K3500PC? Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

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  • Creating a home cloud storage network?

    Hello! I am interested in creating my own cloud storage network, but I have to idea how to even start it. It's just for myself, mainly pictures and videos. Ideally what I would like to do is be able to manually and/or automatically upload pictures and videos from my phone to my home cloud storage. I have Xfinity as my service provider. What is the cheapest and simplest way to achieve this?

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  • Best external drive for Shield Pro?

    Hi,

    Can anyone give some recommendations for an external storage for Nvidia Shield Pro (USB 3.0)?

    Requirements:

    • Reliability (so it won't die on me in a few years or won't start having issues with the data on it)

    • Fast (it's for the purpose of storing and playing videos, including 4K)

    • Size 8-10TB

    • Price up to ~ $255 (unless it's extremely worth it to go a little above that)

    Thanks in advance.

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  • General questions about LVM2 and RAID

    Hi all! I recently built a cold storage server with three 1TB drives configured in RAID5 with LVM2. This is my first time working with LVM, so I'm a little bit overwhelmed by all its different commands. I have some questions:

    1. How do I verify that none of the drives are failing? This is easy in case of a catastrophic drive failure (running lvchange -ay <volume group> will yell at you that it can't find a drive), but what about subtler cases?
    2. Do I ever need to manually resync logical volumes? Will LVM ever "ask" me to resync logical volumes in cases other than drive failure?
    3. Is there any periodic maintenance that I should do on the array, like running some sort of health check?
    4. Does my setup prevent me from data rot? What happens if a random bit flips on one of the hard drives? Will LVM be able to detect and correct it? Do I need to scan manually for data rot?
    5. LVM keeps yelling at me that it can't find dmeventd. From what I understand, dmeventd doesn't do anything by itself, it's just a framework for different plugins. This is a cold storage server, meaning that I will only boot it up every once in a while, so I would rather perform all maintenance manually instead of delegating it to a daemon. Is it okay to not install dmeventd?
    6. Do I need to monitor SMART status manually, or does LVM do that automatically? If I have to do it manually, is there a command/script that will just tell me "yep, all good" or "nope, a drive is failing" as opposed to the somewhat overwhelming output of smartctl -a?
    7. Do I need to run SMART self-tests periodically? How often? Long test or short test? Offline or online?
    8. The boot drive is an SSD separate from the raid array. Does LVM keep any configuration on the boot drive that I should back up?

    Just to be extra clear: I'm not using mdadm. /proc/mdstat lists no active devices. I'm using the built-in raid5 feature in lvm2. I'm running the latest version of Alpine Linux, if that makes a difference.

    Anyway, any help is greatly appreciated!

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    How I created the array: ``` pvcreate /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdc vgcreate myvg /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/sdc

    pvresize /dev/sda pvresize /dev/sdb pvresize /dev/sdc

    lvcreate --type raid5 -L 50G -n vol1 myvg lvcreate --type raid5 -L 300G -n vol2 myvg lvcreate --type raid5 -l +100%FREE -n vol3 myvg ```

    For education purposes, I also simulated a catastrophic drive failure by zeroing out one of the drives. My procedure to repair the array was as follows, which seemed to work correctly: pvcreate /dev/sda vgextend myvg /dev/sda vgreduce --remove --force myvg lvconvert --repair myvg/vol1 lvconvert --repair myvg/vol2 lvconvert --repair myvg/vol3

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  • Monitor High Pitch Noise

    Just got a high refresh rate monitor (PG248QP) and it makes this high pitched noise when I set it to 500hz. Anyone else have this problem with this or other high refresh rate monitors?

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  • Is there some way to make bluetooth only auto connect if it isn't paired yet; but then stop so it doesn't just randomly switch devices?

    I have my phone set to remember my car, my wife's car, and a pair of bluetooth headphones. When it's within range of one of them, it connects and all is well.... until it detects another one, then it changes to that.

    On the way home from work yesterday, I passed my wife on the interstate. Didn't notice her car, but did notice my music suddenly stop... oh well; not gonna futz with bluetooth when I'm driving... guess it'll just be quiet for the rest of the trip.

    Couple minutes later, it comes back. Yay!

    Make it home, and as I'm getting out of the car, the wife pulls up, so I wait for her and we're chatting our way back to the apartment. She mentions her car randomly started playing heavy metal on the way home for a minute, then stopped. Now the gears are turning - I ask if it was around the area when mine went silent, and yup! I was a couple lanes over, but my phone detected her car and ditched mine to connect to it.

    I've noticed it auto-hop from my car to my headphones or vice versa before, but car to car is a new one.

    It's really annoying... and seems like the kind of thing that should be a check box in the settings, but I got nothing.

    Phone is a Google Pixel 8 if that helps.

    I'd really like it to connect when it comes in range of a recognized device ONLY if it's not already connected to another device...

    Am I just stupid? This seems super basic...

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  • Oculus PC app setup crashes before launching, making installation impossible

    (Event log details at the end) Trying to run OculusSetup.exe from the Meta website seems to be impossible on my home PC, as the installer hard crashes before any UI is even shown.

    As expected, Meta support is completely and utterly fucking worthless. All they know how to do is email you the basic instructions already on their worthless ass website.

    I am running Windows 10 x64 Home, and can be bothered to provide further tech specs if someone provides a specific reason for needing them. I also have Avast AV installed, but completely uninstalling and rebooting made absolutely no difference in outcome or error output.

    No, I am not open to reinstalling Windows.

    Running the installer results in 3 administrative error events :

    1. .NET Runtime
    spoiler

    Log Name: Application Source: .NET Runtime Date: 7/2/2024 2:26:29 AM Event ID: 1026 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: ---- Description: Application: OculusSetup.exe Framework Version: v4.0.30319 Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception. Exception Info: System.ArithmeticException

    Exception Info: System.OverflowException at System.Windows.Media.Imaging.ColorConvertedBitmap.FinalizeCreation() at System.Windows.Media.Imaging.ColorConvertedBitmap..ctor(System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapSource, System.Windows.Media.ColorContext, System.Windows.Media.ColorContext, System.Windows.Media.PixelFormat) at System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapImage.FinalizeCreation() at System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapImage.EndInit() at System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapImage..ctor(System.Uri, System.Net.Cache.RequestCachePolicy) at Daybreak.Gooey.SleekImage..ctor(System.Uri) at Dawn.Gooey.DawnWindow.OnLoaded(System.Object, System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs) at System.Windows.RoutedEventHandlerInfo.InvokeHandler(System.Object, System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs) at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(System.Object, System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs, Boolean) at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEventImpl(System.Windows.DependencyObject, System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs) at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEvent(System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs) at System.Windows.BroadcastEventHelper.BroadcastEvent(System.Windows.DependencyObject, System.Windows.RoutedEvent) at System.Windows.BroadcastEventHelper.BroadcastLoadedEvent(System.Object) at MS.Internal.LoadedOrUnloadedOperation.DoWork() at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.FireLoadedPendingCallbacks() at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.FireInvokeOnRenderCallbacks() at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.RenderMessageHandlerCore(System.Object) at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.RenderMessageHandler(System.Object) at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.Resize(System.Windows.Media.ICompositionTarget) at System.Windows.Interop.HwndTarget.OnResize() at System.Windows.Interop.HwndTarget.HandleMessage(MS.Internal.Interop.WindowMessage, IntPtr, IntPtr) at System.Windows.Interop.HwndSource.HwndTargetFilterMessage(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr, Boolean ByRef) at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr, Boolean ByRef) at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(System.Object) at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32) at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(System.Object, System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32, System.Delegate) at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.LegacyInvokeImpl(System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherPriority, System.TimeSpan, System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32) at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.SubclassWndProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr)

    Event Xml: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> <System> <Provider Name=".NET Runtime" /> <EventID Qualifiers="0">1026</EventID> <Version>0</Version> <Level>2</Level> <Task>0</Task> <Opcode>0</Opcode> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2024-07-02T08:26:29.5208066Z" /> <EventRecordID>79576</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" /> <Channel>Application</Channel> <Computer>----</Computer> <Security /> </System> <EventData> <Data>Application: OculusSetup.exe Framework Version: v4.0.30319 Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception. Exception Info: System.ArithmeticException

    Exception Info: System.OverflowException at System.Windows.Media.Imaging.ColorConvertedBitmap.FinalizeCreation() at System.Windows.Media.Imaging.ColorConvertedBitmap..ctor(System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapSource, System.Windows.Media.ColorContext, System.Windows.Media.ColorContext, System.Windows.Media.PixelFormat) at System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapImage.FinalizeCreation() at System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapImage.EndInit() at System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapImage..ctor(System.Uri, System.Net.Cache.RequestCachePolicy) at Daybreak.Gooey.SleekImage..ctor(System.Uri) at Dawn.Gooey.DawnWindow.OnLoaded(System.Object, System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs) at System.Windows.RoutedEventHandlerInfo.InvokeHandler(System.Object, System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs) at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(System.Object, System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs, Boolean) at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEventImpl(System.Windows.DependencyObject, System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs) at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEvent(System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs) at System.Windows.BroadcastEventHelper.BroadcastEvent(System.Windows.DependencyObject, System.Windows.RoutedEvent) at System.Windows.BroadcastEventHelper.BroadcastLoadedEvent(System.Object) at MS.Internal.LoadedOrUnloadedOperation.DoWork() at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.FireLoadedPendingCallbacks() at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.FireInvokeOnRenderCallbacks() at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.RenderMessageHandlerCore(System.Object) at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.RenderMessageHandler(System.Object) at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.Resize(System.Windows.Media.ICompositionTarget) at System.Windows.Interop.HwndTarget.OnResize() at System.Windows.Interop.HwndTarget.HandleMessage(MS.Internal.Interop.WindowMessage, IntPtr, IntPtr) at System.Windows.Interop.HwndSource.HwndTargetFilterMessage(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr, Boolean ByRef) at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr, Boolean ByRef) at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(System.Object) at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32) at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(System.Object, System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32, System.Delegate) at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.LegacyInvokeImpl(System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherPriority, System.TimeSpan, System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32) at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.SubclassWndProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr)

    </Data> </EventData> </Event>

    1. Application Error 1
    spoiler

    Log Name: Application Source: Application Error Date: 7/2/2024 2:26:29 AM Event ID: 1000 Task Category: (100) Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: ---- Description: Faulting application name: OculusSetup.exe, version: 1.97.0.0, time stamp: 0x6632b1c5 Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.19041.4597, time stamp: 0xe77e2ab7 Exception code: 0xe0434352 Fault offset: 0x00140b92 Faulting process id: 0x2e28 Faulting application start time: 0x01dacc597bd3d92d Faulting application path: C:\Users\---\AppData\Local\Temp\OculusSetup-4a1e1d83-cbde-43f4-b781-b2517c0be2a3\OculusSetup.exe Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll Report Id: 2d236814-9329-4595-a463-331f921c2a4c Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: Event Xml: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> <System> <Provider Name="Application Error" /> <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID> <Version>0</Version> <Level>2</Level> <Task>100</Task> <Opcode>0</Opcode> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2024-07-02T08:26:29.7018055Z" /> <EventRecordID>79577</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" /> <Channel>Application</Channel> <Computer>----</Computer> <Security /> </System> <EventData> <Data>OculusSetup.exe</Data> <Data>1.97.0.0</Data> <Data>6632b1c5</Data> <Data>KERNELBASE.dll</Data> <Data>10.0.19041.4597</Data> <Data>e77e2ab7</Data> <Data>e0434352</Data> <Data>00140b92</Data> <Data>2e28</Data> <Data>01dacc597bd3d92d</Data> <Data>C:\Users\---\AppData\Local\Temp\OculusSetup-4a1e1d83-cbde-43f4-b781-b2517c0be2a3\OculusSetup.exe</Data> <Data>C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll</Data> <Data>2d236814-9329-4595-a463-331f921c2a4c</Data> <Data> </Data> <Data> </Data> </EventData> </Event>

    1. Application Error 2
    spoiler

    Log Name: Application Source: Application Error Date: 7/2/2024 2:26:33 AM Event ID: 1000 Task Category: (100) Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: ---- Description: Faulting application name: OculusSetup.exe, version: 1.97.0.0, time stamp: 0x6632b1c5 Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 10.0.19041.4597, time stamp: 0xe77e2ab7 Exception code: 0xc000041d Fault offset: 0x00140b92 Faulting process id: 0x2e28 Faulting application start time: 0x01dacc597bd3d92d Faulting application path: C:\Users\---\AppData\Local\Temp\OculusSetup-4a1e1d83-cbde-43f4-b781-b2517c0be2a3\OculusSetup.exe Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll Report Id: e9a29fe3-f6d3-4e50-afa8-56100a08f8e7 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID: Event Xml: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> <System> <Provider Name="Application Error" /> <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID> <Version>0</Version> <Level>2</Level> <Task>100</Task> <Opcode>0</Opcode> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2024-07-02T08:26:33.1126243Z" /> <EventRecordID>79580</EventRecordID> <Correlation /> <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" /> <Channel>Application</Channel> <Computer>----</Computer> <Security /> </System> <EventData> <Data>OculusSetup.exe</Data> <Data>1.97.0.0</Data> <Data>6632b1c5</Data> <Data>KERNELBASE.dll</Data> <Data>10.0.19041.4597</Data> <Data>e77e2ab7</Data> <Data>c000041d</Data> <Data>00140b92</Data> <Data>2e28</Data> <Data>01dacc597bd3d92d</Data> <Data>C:\Users\---\AppData\Local\Temp\OculusSetup-4a1e1d83-cbde-43f4-b781-b2517c0be2a3\OculusSetup.exe</Data> <Data>C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll</Data> <Data>e9a29fe3-f6d3-4e50-afa8-56100a08f8e7</Data> <Data> </Data> <Data> </Data> </EventData> </Event>

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    PS, if the only thing you can think of is "HURR JUST WIPE YOUR DRIVE AND DO A CLEAN OS INSTALL", fuck yourself with a pitchfork or I'll fucking find you and do it myself. That's reddit shit and you know it

    UPDATE I'm seeing a lot of references to KERNELBASE.dll, as well as some kind of image drawing/color issue that I don't understand. If anyone has any ideas about those, I'd appreciate it

    UPDATE 2 Found a log from the Oculus app its self in my appdata. Main take away so far is this line:

    "System.OverflowException: The image data generated an overflow during processing. ---> System.ArithmeticException: Overflow or underflow in the arithmetic operation".

    I remember looking up an exception code earlier and something came up about trying to divide by zero. Anyone have a clue here? It almost sounds to me like the Meta people just can't fucking code to save their lives (or careers, which I'm not to confident in right now).

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  • Windows Users Can't Seem to Blame Windows For Its Own Problems (clip from Destination Linux 179) - by Michael Tunnell (TuxDigital), Published on June 10, 2020

    This video is from four years ago, but it still true to this date:

    Windows Users Can't Seem to Blame Windows For Its Own Problems (clip from Destination Linux 179) - by Michael Tunnell (TuxDigital), Published on June 10, 2020

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p_jezxzGKk

    I still can't believe that there are so many users, as far as I've seen in Reddit, trying to fix the unfixable in Windows.

    TechSupport Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/new/

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  • How might I go about either rotating one mirrored display but not the other, or setting up a second display such that the mouse does not move over the edge and must be switched with a hotkey or such?

    I know this seems like two unrelated questions, so let me explain why I would like to do one of these two things: I recently got a drawing pen tablet with a display, which works fine, except that I am left handed, and my wrist keeps hitting the side buttons. The driver allows me to flip the pen inputs, but not the actual display, it just works as a regular monitor in that regard and relies on the windows settings (windows 11 in my case).

    Now, I can flip it if I set it to extend my main monitor, however, I would like to be able to see what I am doing on either monitor, so I would prefer it to mirror my main monitor, just rotated 180 degrees. Some googling suggests that windows does not allow you to do this, except for a glitch involving changing the settings to extend and then back to duplicate, which I cannot manage to achieve. Does anyone know any workaround, or some extra software or such, that would allow me to do this?

    Alternatively, if this cannot be done by any means, I would rather not use the extend function as is as I also often play games where moving the mouse to the edge of the screen moves the map around, and so would rather my mouse stay at an edge when reached instead of moving to the next monitor, ideally with some sort of hotkey to toggle what monitor the mouse is on. Is there a way I might achieve something like this?

    EDIT: turns out this was all unnecessary, because the tablet itself has an option to do this rotation, its just in a part of the on-board display settings I didnt see before, isnt accessible from the driver UI that Ive seen, and wasnt mentioned on the tutorials that I found on the manufacturer's site that suggested windows had be used to control that rotation. Thanks anyways to everyone that tried to help me while I spent hours searching for a workaround needlessly.

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  • Can't access webserver from WAN after Opnsense upgrade

    I finally decided to upgrade my opnsense box after a couple of years of deferring and, in the heat of the moment, forgot to double-check I had configuration backups. After the upgrade to OPNsense 24.1.8-amd64 (FreeBSD 13.2-RELEASE-p11), there were some issues with LAN clients accessing the WAN that I solved by resetting to default settings. (I have not modified much, so it’s somewhat trivial to add back aliases and rules.)

    Now, however, I am facing a problem where port forwarded services do not work. I am running Nginx Proxy Manager to handle the various web services on my LAN and the setup has served me well for years. I have made no changes to Nginx PM, to my port forwarding rules (see below), or to the individual services and their boxes. Put simply, everything was working 100% without issue until I foolishly upgraded.

    Firewall: NAT: Port Forward

    I suspect the issue is a double NAT issue with my godawful BGW320-505 gateway. I have had this configured to IP passthrough mode without issue for years. But, after the Opnsense upgrade (and defaults), I did notice that my interfaces display what looks to be an upstream-gateway assigned IP address. Previously, my upstream WAN gateway was the IP address of the BGW320-505 box.

    IP passthrough mode

    System: Gateways: Configuration

    Interfaces

    Despite all of the above, there seems to be some weird DNS issue/NAT issue. The strongest example I’ve uncovered of this is, from my LAN directly accessing my WAN IP. While this should show me my http-facing webserver, the request times out for a while then eventually resolves to a 404 page but–and this is the bizarre part–not before appending :440 (my webgui port for Opnsense) to the WAN IP in the address bar. (Note that this does not occur when accessing my direct IP address from exterior to the network.) I’m hoping that is the key to solving this but, after more than 15 hours spent researching this and trying various solutions available on forums/reddit/etc., I have not found anything to work.

    Please help!

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  • Animated GIFs in Lemmy Thumbnails/Icons – Disable/Block?

    Call me old-fashioned, but I think 86MB is an obscenely large size for an image thumbnail. Would rather not have these automatically download as I'm on a limited data plan. Wish I had the option to substitute a static image for the thumbnail.

    I realize that post may be entirely appropriate for the community to which it was submitted, but have seen plenty of animated avatar icons, etc. and just find that sort of thing distracting and would like to disable or block them if possible. Using Firefox and already running a script blocker with allowances for Lemmy server instances.

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  • RX 550 or 560 (D), which one would be a better pair for the i5-3470?

    which one wold pair up better, less bottleneck and all that, a bottleneck calculator said the 560 works better, can i trust it? Is there any other gpus i should consider? (Small budget, Brazil is complicated)

    (I use linux, if that changes something)

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  • Audio output jack does nothing, only bluetooth works (Windows 11)

    Ever since I installed an SSD and fixed my monitor, all forms of audio stopped working in my computer except for bluetooth devices. I've tried everything you can find with searching "site:reddit.com" but I've found nothing helpful. Please help, I'll try to answer any questions for more information.

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  • What's computer architecture?

    Is it a physical structure of the chip or is it programming? Because how can linux ARM run on a device that used to run windows x86?

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  • Laptop screen remains off after sleep on graphical session

    Hi guys! Hope this is the appropriate place to ask this question, but here it goes.

    I have a Dell Inspiron 7520 laptop with integrated Intel and ATI graphics.

    Recently I've installed Debian 12 on it, using Plasma.

    Everything is fine and dandy, but there's a problem; when the system comes back from sleep, or I boot up the PC with the lid closed down, the screen never comes back. The system is running, but there is no screen.

    Also, it's not just a blank screen, it does not get power, no backlight, no image on the screen if I shine a flashlight onto it and look hard.

    Interrestingly, if I switch sessions to any ttys, the screen comes back and the terminal session displays fine. If I Alt+F7 back to the graphical session, the screen turns off again.

    In theory, every graphics driver should be installed, I have non-free-firmware in my sources.list, all the packages that the Debian documentation mentions are installed.

    Don't know, if relevant, but same on both X11 and Wayland.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks, guys :)

    Some specs of the machine:

    • CPU: Intel Core i7 (3rd Gen) 3612QM / 2.1 GHz
    • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000 + AMD Radeon HD 7730M (switchable*)
    • RAM: 16GB**

    *: Not sure this switchable thingamajig works, tho. Haven't really tested, the only purpose of this machine is to start OBS and begin outputting video on NDI.

    **: Though 16GB is not really supported on paper I guess and had some really funky issues before, not sure what was the real purpose, the system is rock solid since the last few OS installs.

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  • how do i move 1 singular jam from jamboard to lucidspark?

    it keeps looping in an infinite loop when i log in, even if i disable access it would begin the log in loop again, any way to fix it? also, not a issue with the browser engine. ( i mean google log in loop)

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  • How to block this annoying toggle in uBlock Origin?

    I'm not sure if this is a good place to ask this, but I couldnt find any active uBlock Origin -communities here. Please delete if this is inappropriate to ask.

    This blog has an annoying dark mode toggle, that keeps following the page as you scroll. I have tried to block it by uBlock Origins picker tool, but it only allows selecting the little flame image, creating a filter:

    "acoup.blog##.darkmode-toggle"

    Yet there remains a partly transparent, unselectable round artifact after this, that keeps following the page like the toggle.

    I know I can disable javascript on the page to make it go away, but its tedious to do it every time.

    Any tips how to block that annoying little toggle?

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  • Problems with UUSBrain.dll

    I'm not sure when this actually started, but it's been mildly annoying. I'm not able to find any results online about what causes it, or how to fix it.

    In the case of the screenshot, it appears when I click the "Health" tab of Wintoys. This error also sometimes shows up when opening the Settings app, and every time I launch Forza Horizon 5. The error always shows 3 times, one after another, then as far as I can tell nothing else happens.

    From my research it has something to do with updating, but I'm not sure why it tries to load it in Horizon 5.

    Steps I've taken (not in this specific order)

    • Tried every built in file system/windows error checker (found no errors)

    • Tried copying over an "older" version of the DLL from a previous update stack (required SYSTEM permissions, so didn't press further)

    • Tried repairing using Windows Installation Media ("couldn't repair")

    • Tried updating windows (no luck)

    I'm trying here because I'm hoping maybe there are some helpful anecdotes that might be able to fix it! I am using a Ryzen 7 5800X, just in case this is caused by an incompatibility that I don't know about. I can provide more specs/information if needed :)

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    Edit 2:

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    At work I have a Windows PC. I don't have much personal experience with Windows which is why I am asking.

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  • Win 11 PC "Critical Process Error" BSOD on every startup attempt

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  • Photos viewable on camera are not visible on desktop (EndeavourOS)

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