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My interests go from Java programming, through website construction and design, photos, music, financial trading, environmental defence, Open Source projects, networking, operating systems like linux (Debian/Ubuntu) and Macs and hardware.


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awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
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comment Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine
Actually nobody has mentioned the results of vobcopy - is it just tough luck that I can't play the vob files produced? There's nothing more to be said or what?
Aug
10
comment Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine
Seems from googling that Matshita have got a bad reputation.
Aug
10
revised Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine
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Aug
10
comment Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine
Desktop. See the edit I'm just about to make
Aug
10
asked Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine
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awarded  Yearling
May
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comment How to rip DVD's in high quality
I had problems getting dvdrip to do any ripping. acidrip ripped but the quality was terrible, no doubt because i used default settings since i don't know what half the settings are about. handbrake wouldn't install initially because it's repository has no directory for saucy, but following the instructions here ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/10/… got me going and it worked great first time.
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Jan
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comment USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
Fantastic. I didn't think of trying that because I just assumed the file permissions on /media/adam/WDPassport2T were set by the mount process, i.e. I didn't realise the actual USB drive (or its allocated mount point) would obtain and keep permissions. So there would be similar issues with permissions / ownership if I plugged the disk into another box?
Jan
16
accepted USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
Jan
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comment USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
@hash it's ext4. what do you suspect?
Jan
16
comment USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
adam@gondor:~$ ls -l /media/adam/WDPassport2T total 20 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 15 16:57 backuppc drwx------ 2 root root 16384 Jan 15 15:37 lost+found
Jan
16
comment USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
adam@gondor:~$ ls -ld /media/adam/WDPassport2T drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Jan 15 16:57 /media/adam/WDPassport2T
Jan
16
revised USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
adding more info about what i've tried that has failed - 2
Jan
16
comment USB devices and Flash disks mount as root instead of the user
didn't work for me. My user is in both plugdev and fuse yet the usb drive still mounts without write permission for the user. "USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only" is my almost duplicate question. This is 13.04
Jan
16
revised USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
adding more info about what i've tried that has failed