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The Vital PC Changes for 2019

While mechanical keyboards are obviously the perfect finishing touch to your PC setup, the CES 2019 event revealed some facts and new avenues to explore for both hobbyists and professionals. With announcements by all of the big players like Intel, AMD, and Razer, PC fans have a wealth of new information to process. Building your own PC or opting for something more generalized will still mean making some hard decisions. With new technologies, improved specs, and a more general level of scope from both big and small brand names, here are the most exciting changes to your potential gaming or working setup that could be installed sooner rather than later.

 

Graphics Cards

All circuit boards have been improving in recent years due to evolving PCB tools. These have allowed companies like Altium to help PC designers and manufacturers to streamline and take ownership of their printed circuit boards. As PCBs continue to evolve, it’s no wonder that announcements from Nvidia and AMD have confirmed the production of new and improved upgrades to their graphics card options. Nvidia possibly takes the lead in the graphics card race, with their GeForce RTX 2060 not only compatible with 1440p or 1080p gaming but also comes fully loaded with tensor core hardware and AI-enhanced Deep Learning Super Sampling. This might just take your gaming to the next level.

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How to upgrade Proxmox Virtual Environment 5.4.x

I am using a Proxmox VE for a while. It is almost one month I start to use Proxmox VE 5.3-8.

I noticed that Proxmox VE has newer version released. Now it is v5.4-4.

I have not subscribe the license of PVE.

 

Here is a simple guide to show you how to upgrade Proxmox VE 5.3x to v5.4x

1) Edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pve-enterprise.list

Comment or delete the following line.

deb https://enterprise.proxmox.com/debian/pve stretch pve-enterprise

2) Edit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add following line at the end of the file.

deb http://download.proxmox.com/debian stretch pve-no-subscription

3) Now, it is OK to do the update.

apt update

apt upgrade

apt dist-upgrade

 

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Upgrade of my Desktop PC

It is time to upgrade my desktop. The six years old computer.

CPU:  AMD Ryzen 5 2400G

  • CPU has 4 Cores, 8 Threads.
  • GPU has 11 Cores
  • Base clock: 3.6Ghz, Max Boost Clock: 3.9GHz
  • Cache: L1 384KB, L2 2MB, L3 4MB
  • Unlocked: Yes
  • CMOS: 14nm FinFET
  • Package: AM4
  • PCIe: PCIe 3.0×8
  • Thermal Solution: Wraith Stealth
  • TDP: 65W
  • Max Temps: 95°C

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CPU-Z: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G

 

Ryzen 5 2400G Caches information

 

AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H

  • Chipset: AMD B450
  • Memory: 4 x DDR4 DIMM  sockets supporting up to 64 GB, Dual channel, Support for DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933/2667/2400/2133 MHz, Support ECC/Non-ECC, XMP.
  • Onboard Graphics: 1 x DVI-D port, 1X HDMI port.
  • Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI express x 16 slot, running at x16; 1 x PCI express x 16 slot, running at x4; 1 x PCI express x 1 slot.
  • Storage Interface: 1 x M.2 connector(Socket 3, M key); 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors; Support for RAID 0, 1, 10.
  • USB: Chipset supports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports through internal USB header; 8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports(4ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB headers)
    CPU supports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on the back panel

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Gigabyte B450M DS3H

 

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2X8GB

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  • Configuration: Dual/Quad Channel
  • Series: VENGEANCE LPX
  • Size: 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB)
  • Latency: 16-16-16-39
  • Voltage: 1.2V
  • Speed: 2400MHz
  • Color: Black
  • Rating: PC4-19200 (24MHz)
  • Heat Spreader: Anodized Aluminum
  • Format:L DIMM
  • Profile: XMP 2.0
  • Pin: 288
DDR4 16GB Dual channel, Corsair Vengeance LPX

 

SPD information of Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400

 

Look at the pictures.

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Upgrade my Kindle Paperwhite 7th

There is a new, free software update available for your Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation). This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle Paperwhite when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

Of course, I always download the firmware from the official site and transfer the bin file of the new firmware to the root of the Kindle Paperwhite 7th generation.

Before the upgrade, the current version of my Kindle is v5.9.6.1

 

Software Update 5.9.7

The firmware is update_kindle_all_new_paperwhite_5.9.7.bin . File size is 210M.

Have a look at the pictures of the upgrading process.

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Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) End of Life reached on July 19 2018

Today, I received the email, regarding the life of Ubuntu 17.10. You will see it is end of life on July 19, 2018, means Today.
If you are still using Ubuntu 17.10, you would better to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04.

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent earlier this month
to confirm that as of today (July 19, 2018), Ubuntu 17.10 is no longer
supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 17.10, and
it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) release almost 9 months
ago, on October 19, 2017. As a non-LTS release, 17.10 has a 9-month
support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its
end and Ubuntu 17.10 will reach end of life on Thursday, July 19th.

At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include
information or updated packages for Ubuntu 17.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 17.10 is via Ubuntu 18.04.
Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BionicUpgrades

Ubuntu 18.04 continues to be actively supported with security updates
and select high-impact bug fixes. Announcements of security updates
for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing
list, information about which may be found at:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most
highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes,
schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open
Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to
customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,

Adam Conrad

Upgrade D-Link DIR-880L Firmware

I have my D-Link DIR-880L router for almost one and half years. I flashed the firmware to use DD-WRT one. Later I flashed back to D-Link firmware.

The latest version is 1.08 on D-Link Canadian website. I upgraded it long time ago.

On the D-Link support forum, it shows an updated version of firmware is available for EU users.  I am not sure if they are any difference between Canada edition and EU edition, on the hardware basis.

I believe the USA and Canada may use the same hardware. So I go to USA D-Link website.

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Upgrade to Calibre 3.15

Today, I upgrade my Calibre to 3.15, which is released on Jan 5.

New features v3.15

  • Browser viewer: Allow customizing what information is displayed in the header and footer areas. Access Preferences from the viewer controls to change.
  • Add support for MTP devices on FreeBSD
  • ToC editor: Add more case changing operations to the right click menu
  • Content server: Redirect pre 2.x book URLs to new 3.x URLs via a JavaScript redirect
  • Content server: Allow opening entries in the book list in a new tab via middle click/right click
  • Add a tweak in Preferences->Tweaks to exclude some fields when using the Edit metadata->Copy/paste actions
  • Linux: Allow using calibre-tray.png in the calibre resources folder to override the system tray icon.

New features v3.14

  • User manual: A new quick reference primer for regular expression syntax https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/regexp_quick_reference.html
  • Content server: Allow viewing the book metadata while reading a book. In the viewer controls, tap Goto and then Metadata to see the metadata.
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware
  • Bulk metadata edit: Allow choosing the algorithm used for changing the case of titles
  • Get books: The koobe.pl store plugin has now become the Swiat Ebookow store plugin
  • Allow Copy/paste of book metadata from the main book list. Right click the Edit metadata button to access these actions.
  • Allow disabling the confirmation popup when opening the containing folder of many books at once.

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Upgrade to Calibre 3.7

Now, Calibre is not upgraded every week.  Let me have a look at the new releases.

New features of Calibre 3.7

  • Allow searching for books in a virtual library using a new ‘vl:’ prefix
  • Server: Show file sizes in the tooltips for the download buttons.
  • Server: Reduce the grid view minimum cover thumbnail size from 150px to 105px
  • Narrow layout: Fix wasted space to the left of the comments in the Book details panel

New features of Calibre 3.6

  • Linux: Use native file dialogs via zenity or kdialog, if available
  • Copy to library: Add an action to show a dialog that allows for easy selection of libraries for copy/move. Useful when there are a large number of libraries to choose from.
  • Server: Allow deleting a downloaded book from the “Browse all downloaded books” screen

 

New features of Calibre 3.5

  • Server: Add a new ‘custom’ mode for the book list, where you can specify exactly what metadata fields are displayed, via a template (see Preferences->Sharing over the net->Book list template)
  • Speed up HTML parsing by an order of magnitude, by switching from html5lib to html5-parser
  • Add support for touch screens to the main calibre book list. You can now flick to scroll, tap to select and double-tap to view books.
  • Server: Add an option to ban IP addresses if there are too many failed login attempts
  • calibre-debug: Change the –explode-book action to only create the exploded directory and not rebuild the file. Add a new –implode-book action to rebuild the file, separately.
  • Book details panel: Add Manage authors/series/tags/etc. to the menu when right clicking on the item
  • Kobo driver: Update for new firmware

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Upgrade to Calibre 3.0

It is a big upgrade. New version serials, starting 3.x.

Calibre 3.0 is released on June 16, 2017. Calibre 2.x is starting almost two years ago.

What is New in Calibre 3.0?

  • The new Content server
    • You can start the Content server by clicking the Connect/share button in calibre. Then just open up a browser and type http://localhost:8080 in the address bar. You will see a list of calibre libraries. Click on one and browse the books. Click on a book and you will have the option to read or download it.
  • Support for High Resolution (Retina) screens
  • Support for icon themes and a new default icon set
  • Conversion to Microsoft Word (DOCX)
  • Backwards incompatibilities

 

 

Here is the list of new features for Calibre 3.0:

  • For details on the major changes in calibre between 2.0 and 3.0, see https://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/twelve
  • A completely re-written Content server with support for reading books in-browser on your phone/tablet. Also works in offline mode.
  • Support for high resolution (Retina screens)
  • A new splash screen to celebrate the release of calibre 3
  • Minor tweaking of the main user interface to emphasize the core features

 

Download 64bit Windows version Calibre here https://calibre-ebook.com/download_windows64

DELL XPS 15 (L502X) Change HDD to SSD

I have a five years old DELL XPS 15, L502X model.  I have an SSD, Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5-inch SSD. I have a 2.5-inch HDD SSD External Enclosure.

Now it is time to change HDD to SSD. I want to keep the system, data, everything on the HDD.

The original HDD on XPS 15 is Hard Drive 750GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive.

The very first step is to clean my laptop.

Remove some useless programs and movies. Move one of the users’ data to NAS. Delete this user. Just keep one user, which is my daughter.  The purpose of this step is to reduce the data to less than 240GB.

The second step. Install SSD into Nexstar External Enclosure.

ssd-in-enclosure

The third step. Clone the HDD to SSD.

I connect the enclosure to my laptop through USB cable. Install the cloning software, or migration software, which is shipping with SSD.

Acronis TrueImage.

When the cloning process finished, turn off the laptop. disconnect all cable and power.

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