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About MG2R

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    THE (senior) noob
  • Birthday Sep 16, 1992

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    Computer geek since six years of age. I like helping others out. My mind works in weird ways. Stationed as a professional Linux Sysadmin. Motorcycles are my life.
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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-5200U
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    8 GB DDR3
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    Lenovo T450s
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    500 GB Samsun 850 evo
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    135 Ultra dock
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    2 x Dell U23HM + integrated 1080p IPS
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    Ducky Shine3 Tenkeyless
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    Logitech Performance MX
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    Sennheiser RS-180
  • Operating System
    Arch Linux

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  1. Good point. The dock in question might indeed be limited to 60 Hz, same with the iGPU. However, this is a 10-bit display. Windows says it's driving it at 6-bit. When connecting directly to the laptop it's driven at 8-bit, so I may be running into iGPU limitations there, but 8-bit should be the least it can do. The dock has Displayport 1.4 so I don't think bandwidth should be a problem.
  2. That was my reaction too when daisy chaining the monitor turned out to suck. Literally from my post: It seems like Thunderbolt docks are not the be-all and end-all of this problem. That said, I have been limiting my search to thunderbolt docks that have an option to connect them over a longer cable as I hate have a loose one with all the cables dangling across the desk. See, this is information I'm looking for. Currently I'm rocking a 400 euro docking station and I'm still having issues with my webcam flickering when connected through the dock. It's clearly not as simple a
  3. Up until recently, I've been rocking two Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM monitors in landscape, with an old Lenovo as the private laptop and a newer HP as the business laptop. The Lenovo has an old docking station (bottom 40?-pin adapter), the HP came with a USB-C dock which has to return to the client's offices (got it with me at the start of COVID lockdowns). Up until now I've been switching my keyboard between those two docks and relying on the monitor's auto-input-select. I'm getting a new lenovo soon so both of my laptops will have thunderbolt. I want to upgrade my monitor situation a
  4. Well, this post is designed to be exhaustive. If you run through the entire post following all steps carefully, you should either have a POST-ing computer, or a very solid indication of what component is causing issues. If someone runs through this list and does not have either of those, the list of troubleshooting steps should be expanded upon.
  5. I find Docker Swarm easier to manage than straight docker-compose. Even if it's single-host, the management surrounding configuration, secrets, and desired state is better implemented in Swarm and Kubernetes. Kubernetes comes with a relatively high overhead, but Docker Swarm really doesn't. If you're set on that specific CPU, indeed ECC won't be an option. EDIT: regarding to how important ECC is: if you like your data to be correct and last a long time, very. Random bit flips are a thing and without ECC, those will end up persisted in the data on your drives. In simple pictures
  6. Hardware side 1. Any modern intel cpu with quicksync should do for Plex, unless you’re really pushing the quality settings. 2. The set of capabilities you’re looking for should be doable within 16GB of RAM, except maybe the Minecraft server. I don’t have experience with that. I’m running Plex, Lidarr, Radarr, Sonarr, Transmission, qbittorrent, Nextcloud, a backup client, a factorio server, and an Unreal Tournament 99 server all on a box with only 16 GB of RAM, no problem. Use ECC if at all possible. 3. For storage: RAID is not a backup. RAID is good for business continuity. That’s
  7. What’s the full error? Can you ping the backend server? If you can ping it but not reach vue through nginx, I’m guessing it’s because vue-nginx conf states this: server_name inf-education-47.umwelt-campus.de; which means you need to contact it and set the host header. With curl I think you can verify that with --host
  8. Is this a brand new website or do you have actual metrics of your current platform? If you’re starting at zero, maybe run it on a cloud provider that allows you to scale? Given that you’re speaking of home connections, I’m wondering if this is more aspiration than actual expectation. if the hardware is a good deal go for it, serving static content shouldn’t be too hard. Heck, with half a gig of site contents you could just put the entire thing in Varnish and serve from RAM.
  9. Well, the error is telling you nginx can’t connect to the backend service. Have you verified that you can reach MY_IP:60702 from the nginx node on the command line? A simple curl should do. edit: I’m guessing the issue comes from directly trying to connect to the backend IP, instead of using a hostname. The vue configuration specifies a server_name, which means that config wouldn’t be used to serve requests if you’re connecting via hostname
  10. You’re looking at dual 10 Gbps NICs as a necessity, so I’m assuming you have a fairly specific use case in mind? Could you share it? If it’s just plex + family photo/video/document storage, this thing is way, way over the top. I’m running a 6 yo Dell R510 and even that is just idling most of the time. For Plex, get a recent intel CPU with quicksync and you should be good for transcoding. For file serving with limited clients, literally almost anything will do. Unless you’re planning on running VMs, 32 GB of RAM will just go unused. Unless you have loads of clients hittin
  11. Another way you can go about this, if you’re fairly certain of having network connectivity, is to use tools like NoMachine to provide a remote desktop connection to your main rig. Then you’re just using the laptop as a thin client.
  12. As much as I am all for learning and experimenting, Get a Synology. Their systems are rather foolproof, efficient, and cost effective. Figure out how much storage you need, then make sure you get a system that supports that many drives + one or two for redundancy. Play around with setting it up the way you want, learn about the cloud-like storage options, backups, VPNs. Synology provides you with a safe platform to learn these things with minimal chance of losing data if you follow the manual. Then learn about hardware outside of the business. It’s clear you don’t have the
  13. Back in the day I played the title game for longer than I'm willing to account. It's been a long time since I've considered myself a gamer and I'm kinda out of touch with the current offering of tactical shooters. What game should I look into if I want something similar to the discontinued GRO? Thanks.