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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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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?
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comment Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine
Seems from googling that Matshita have got a bad reputation.
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revised Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine
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comment Region 1 DVD won't play - all region 2 dvds play fine
Desktop. See the edit I'm just about to make
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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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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?
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accepted USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only
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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?
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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
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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
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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