Linux to Windows File Sharing Issue

So, reaching a Windows File Share on Windows 10 from Linux Mint 19 has yet another problem. But there is a fix. My Post Here drew the attention of someone who had the answer.

The problem is that trying to reach a Windows 10 shared folder from a Linux Mint 19, or Ubuntu 20.04, system, causes an error:

“Failed to retrieve share list from server”

Here’s the workaround.

Samba woes SOLVED Linux Mint Forums.png
The Workaround

It’s pretty easy. And you can do two things.

  1. When it asks for “credentials” mark them “remember forever” and store them in your keyring, so you never have to worry again.
  2. And use “Bookmark” in the file browser to remember the share so you can easily go back there again the next time you need the Windows Share from Linux.

I was able to use the smb://win10-host-name.local/share-name fix.

The bug has been reported here, so we are probably going to get a fix soon.

Update: 30 April 2020

I tried file sharing to Windows from Fedora 32, the latest, and it failed in the same way, and was fixed in the same way. So all the Linux distros apparently share the same samba gvfs code.

May you walk in the light of the Crystal.
:ww

FFXIV Crash on startup

Bug Report

Backdated by one year to keep off Front Page of blog.

When submitting a bug report, please use the below template and thoroughly fill out the necessary information.
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Date & Time: na
Frequency: sometimes
World name: na
Character name: na
Retainer name:
NPC name:
Monster name:
Class/Level:
Party or solo:
In-game time:
Area and coordinates:
Housing:
Steps:

  1. try to start the launcher
  2. log in
  3. click PLAY
  4. observe crash
    *Add more steps if necessary

Connection Specs

  • Type of internet connection/provider: cable
  • Modem maker/model number: na

■ PC Specs

To obtain the system information, open the FFXIV launcher and select Config → System Information → Display.

-=-=-=-=- System Information -=-=-=-=-

-=-=-=-=-=-=- FFXIV Information -=-=-=-=-=-=-

MyDocument C:\Users\darre\Documents
FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE G:\FFXIV\SquareEnix
FINAL FANTASY XIV – A Realm Reborn Language 1 Region 2
ProxyEnable 0
ProxyServer unspecified
ProxyOverride unspecified

-=-=-=-=-=-=- System Information -=-=-=-=-=-=-

SYSTEM_OS Windows 10 Home 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (19041.vb_release.191206-1406)
SYSTEM_CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core Processor (16 CPUs), ~3.9GHz
SYSTEM_CORE_NUM SYSTEM_CORE_LOGIC 16 SYSTEM_CORE_PHYSICS 8
SYSTEM_BIOS 5603
SYSTEM_LANGUAGE English (Regional Setting: English)
SYSTEM_MEMORY 32699.965MB
SYSTEM_VIRTUAL_MEMORY 134217727.875MB
SYSTEM_PAGE_FILE 37563.965MB
SYSTEM_STORAGE C:\ SYSTEM_HARDDISK_DRIVE SYSTEM_TOTALDISC_SPACE 930.903GB SYSTEM_FREEDISC_SPACE 857.799GB
SYSTEM_STORAGE D:\ SYSTEM_HARDDISK_DRIVE SYSTEM_TOTALDISC_SPACE 465.635GB SYSTEM_FREEDISC_SPACE 162.243GB
SYSTEM_STORAGE E:\ SYSTEM_HARDDISK_DRIVE SYSTEM_TOTALDISC_SPACE 3725.896GB SYSTEM_FREEDISC_SPACE 2539.539GB
SYSTEM_STORAGE F:\ SYSTEM_HARDDISK_DRIVE SYSTEM_TOTALDISC_SPACE 5589.013GB SYSTEM_FREEDISC_SPACE 2142.290GB
SYSTEM_STORAGE G:\ SYSTEM_HARDDISK_DRIVE SYSTEM_TOTALDISC_SPACE 1863.000GB SYSTEM_FREEDISC_SPACE 1500.022GB
SYSTEM_DIRECTX_VERSION DirectX 12
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DEVICE \.\DISPLAY1
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_CHIP GeForce RTX 2060
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_MAKER NVIDIA
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_VRAM 5980.000 MB
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_SHARED_VRAM 16349.982 MB
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DAC Integrated RAMDAC
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DISPLAY_MODE 2560 x 1440 (32 bit) (59Hz)
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DRIVER C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_8dccece3a1276290\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_8dccece3a1276290\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_8dccece3a1276290\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_8dccece3a1276290\nvldumdx.dll
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DRIVER_VERSION 27.21.0014.5671
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DRIVER_DATE 9/29/2020 16:00:00
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DRIVER_LANGUAGE English
3.0
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_PIXEL_SHADER 3.0
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_VERTEX_TEXTURE SYSTEM_SUPPORT
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DEVICE \.\DISPLAY2
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_CHIP GeForce RTX 2060
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_MAKER NVIDIA
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_VRAM 5980.000 MB
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_SHARED_VRAM 16349.982 MB
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DAC Integrated RAMDAC
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DISPLAY_MODE 2560 x 1440 (32 bit) (59Hz)
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DRIVER C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_8dccece3a1276290\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_8dccece3a1276290\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_8dccece3a1276290\nvldumdx.dll,C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_8dccece3a1276290\nvldumdx.dll
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DRIVER_VERSION 27.21.0014.5671
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DRIVER_DATE 9/29/2020 16:00:00
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_DRIVER_LANGUAGE English
3.0
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_PIXEL_SHADER 3.0
SYSTEM_GRAPHICS_VERTEX_TEXTURE SYSTEM_SUPPORT
SYSTEM_SOUND ASUS PB258 (NVIDIA High Definition Audio)
SYSTEM_SOUND_DEVICE_ID {8EBEF799-C2A7-41AF-AC40-109690021FAE}
SYSTEM_SOUND_DEVICE_NAME nvhda64v.sys
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_VERSION 1.3.38.35
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_LANGUAGE English
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_DATE 6/8/2020 16:00:00
SYSTEM_SOUND Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device)
SYSTEM_SOUND_DEVICE_ID {75C710A7-E0C2-472A-905B-7DA234C62EAF}
SYSTEM_SOUND_DEVICE_NAME HdAudio.sys
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_VERSION 10.0.19041.264
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_LANGUAGE English
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_DATE 5/8/2020 16:00:00
SYSTEM_SOUND Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
SYSTEM_SOUND_DEVICE_ID {F4CBF92D-DA0F-484A-87FB-59F261D71B89}
SYSTEM_SOUND_DEVICE_NAME HdAudio.sys
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_VERSION 10.0.19041.264
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_LANGUAGE English
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_DATE 5/8/2020 16:00:00
SYSTEM_SOUND Speakers (Logitech G430 Gaming Headset)
SYSTEM_SOUND_DEVICE_ID {EB162F36-0224-4BE1-A8C6-2F9CA14E2E17}
SYSTEM_SOUND_DEVICE_NAME USBAUDIO.sys
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_VERSION 10.0.19041.789
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_LANGUAGE English
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_DATE 1/28/2021 16:00:00
SYSTEM_SOUND VA32AQ (NVIDIA High Definition Audio)
SYSTEM_SOUND_DEVICE_ID {5C33B1FD-0B50-46C1-A715-F4897961E2F4}
SYSTEM_SOUND_DEVICE_NAME nvhda64v.sys
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_VERSION 1.3.38.35
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_LANGUAGE English
SYSTEM_SOUND_DRIVER_DATE 6/8/2020 16:00:00
SYSTEM_INPUT {6F1D2B60-D5A0-11CF-BFC7444553540000}
SYSTEM_INPUT_NAME Mouse
SYSTEM_INPUT_REMARKS SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_AXIS 3 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_BUTTON 8 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_FOV 0
SYSTEM_INPUT {6F1D2B61-D5A0-11CF-BFC7444553540000}
SYSTEM_INPUT_NAME Keyboard
SYSTEM_INPUT_REMARKS SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_AXIS 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_BUTTON 128 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_FOV 0
SYSTEM_INPUT {274C8640-1857-11EB-8009444553540000}
SYSTEM_INPUT_NAME Logitech G430 Gaming Headset
SYSTEM_INPUT_REMARKS SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_AXIS 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_BUTTON 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_FOV 0
SYSTEM_INPUT {274B9BE0-1857-11EB-8001444553540000}
SYSTEM_INPUT_NAME HID-compliant consumer control device
SYSTEM_INPUT_REMARKS SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_AXIS 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_BUTTON 573 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_FOV 0
SYSTEM_INPUT {274C1110-1857-11EB-8002444553540000}
SYSTEM_INPUT_NAME HID-compliant system controller
SYSTEM_INPUT_REMARKS SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_AXIS 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_BUTTON 3 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_FOV 0
SYSTEM_INPUT {274C1110-1857-11EB-8003444553540000}
SYSTEM_INPUT_NAME USB Receiver
SYSTEM_INPUT_REMARKS SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_AXIS 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_BUTTON 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_FOV 0
SYSTEM_INPUT {274C5F30-1857-11EB-8004444553540000}
SYSTEM_INPUT_NAME USB Receiver
SYSTEM_INPUT_REMARKS SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_AXIS 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_BUTTON 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_FOV 0
SYSTEM_INPUT {274C5F30-1857-11EB-8005444553540000}
SYSTEM_INPUT_NAME USB Receiver
SYSTEM_INPUT_REMARKS SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_AXIS 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_BUTTON 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_FOV 0
SYSTEM_INPUT {274C8640-1857-11EB-8006444553540000}
SYSTEM_INPUT_NAME USB Receiver
SYSTEM_INPUT_REMARKS SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_AXIS 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_BUTTON 767 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_FOV 0
SYSTEM_INPUT {274C8640-1857-11EB-8007444553540000}
SYSTEM_INPUT_NAME USB Receiver
SYSTEM_INPUT_REMARKS SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_AXIS 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_BUTTON 3 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_FOV 0
SYSTEM_INPUT {274C8640-1857-11EB-8008444553540000}
SYSTEM_INPUT_NAME USB Receiver
SYSTEM_INPUT_REMARKS SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_AXIS 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_BUTTON 0 SYSTEM_GAMEPAD_FOV 0

-=-=-=-=-=-=- Application Information -=-=-=-=-=-=-

FFXIVLauncher
In-Game Bugs – Post New Thread — Mozilla Firefox
[removed for privacy reasons]

-=-=-=-=-=-=- Install Information -=-=-=-=-=-=-

AnyDesk
Battle.net
Google Chrome
Guild Wars
Haali Media Splitter
MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter 3.9.9.51
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge Update
NC Launcher 2
NewBlue Titler Pro 5 for Corel
Steam
The Elder Scrolls Online
Heaven Benchmark version 4.0
VLC media player
World of Warcraft
Corel VideoStudio Ultimate 2018
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64) – 12.0.30501
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Minimum Runtime – 12.0.21005
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) – 11.0.50727
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable – 10.0.30319
FINAL FANTASY XIV ONLINE
Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 X86 Additional Runtime – 14.26.28720
Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 X86 Minimum Runtime – 14.26.28720
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) – 11.0.61030
Aion
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x86 9.0.30729
TERA
Setup
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x64) – 14.26.28720
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x86) – 14.26.28720
MyDVD Content Pack 1
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x86 Additional Runtime – 11.0.61030
QtScreenShotArchive version 1.5
TextPad 5
MyDVD Content Pack 2
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x86 Minimum Runtime – 11.0.61030
ICA
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) – 11.0.61030
Arc
Gameforge Client
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) – 12.0.30501
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Additional Runtime – 12.0.21005
SynchQt version 1.1.0
7-Zip 16.04 (x64)
GIMP 2.10.14
Guild Wars 2
IrfanView 4.54 (64-bit)
Mozilla Firefox 86.0 (x64 en-US)
Mozilla Maintenance Service
PerformanceTest v10.0
proDAD Adorage 3.0 (64bit)
proDAD Route 4.0 (64bit)
proDAD Script 4.0 (64bit)
proDAD Mercalli 2.0 (64bit)
proDAD Vitascene 2.0 (64bit)
Riders of Icarus
Black Desert Online
Runes of Magic
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable – 10.0.40219
Corel Update Manager
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x64 9.0.30729
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Additional Runtime – 11.0.61030
LibreOffice 7.0.3.1
Boris FX Continuum Plug-ins 11 for Corel VideoStudio 2018
Contents64
VideoStudio 3D Title Editor
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x64 9.0.30729.17
VSClassic64
Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.16
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Additional Runtime – 12.0.21005
Microsoft Update Health Tools
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Minimum Runtime – 11.0.50727
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime – 12.0.21005
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Additional Runtime – 11.0.50727
NVIDIA Ansel
NVIDIA Control Panel 456.71
NVIDIA Graphics Driver 456.71
NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.19.0218
NVIDIA HD Audio Driver 1.3.38.35
NVIDIA Install Application
NVIDIA Display MessageBus
NVIDIA Display Container
NVIDIA Display Container LS
NVIDIA Display Watchdog Plugin
NVIDIA Display Session Container
NVIDIA USBC Driver 1.45.831.832
IPM_VS_Pro64
Graffiti x64 Corel VideoStudio 2018
Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 X64 Additional Runtime – 14.26.28720
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Minimum Runtime – 11.0.61030
VSUltimate64
Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 X64 Minimum Runtime – 14.26.28720
Share64

-=-=-=-=-=-=- Proccess Information -=-=-=-=-=-=-

C:\Program Files (x86)\AnyDesk\AnyDesk.exe 000002B0
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel VideoStudio 2018\VSNotification.exe 00003D34
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe 00004AE4
C:\Program Files\IrfanView\i_view64.exe 00000824
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe 00005840
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_2020.20110.11001.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Microsoft.Photos.exe 0000341C
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.YourPhone_1.21012.200.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\YourPhone.exe 00000F18
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.ZuneVideo_10.21021.10311.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Video.UI.exe 00006260
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE 00001804
C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe 00006A94
C:\Windows\System32\CompPkgSrv.exe 00002FC0
C:\Windows\System32\RuntimeBroker.exe 00005EBC
C:\Windows\System32\SecurityHealthSystray.exe 00002760
C:\Windows\System32\SystemSettingsBroker.exe 00003B08
C:\Windows\System32\oobe\UserOOBEBroker.exe 00001078
C:\Windows\System32\smartscreen.exe 00002184
C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy\LockApp.exe 000020FC
C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchApp.exe 00001914
C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\StartMenuExperienceHost.exe 00001C58
C:\Windows\SystemApps\MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy\InputApp\TextInputHost.exe 0000349C
C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe 000017E0
C:\Windows\system32\ApplicationFrameHost.exe 0000303C
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe 000018BC
C:\Windows\system32\SettingSyncHost.exe 0000066C
C:\Windows\system32\sihost.exe 00001694
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe 000056D8
C:\Windows\system32\taskhostw.exe 00001A3C
G:\FFXIV\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV – A Realm Reborn\boot\ffxivlauncher.exe 00002E74
G:\FFXIV\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XIV – A Realm Reborn\boot\ffxivsysinfo64.exe 00006BBC

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Gamepad Manufacturer:
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Browser Information

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■ PS4 Specs

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Model Number of the PlayStation®Vita You Are Using

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G.Skill DRAM Lighting App Fail

My recent builds have used G.Skill DRAM, which has neat RGB lighting. Out of the box the LEDs are animated and bob and weave the colors across the DRAMs. Very nice.

There is an App that allows control of the lighting and it has hundreds of options to control the colors and patterns of the DRAM sticks.

However, if you install the app and set the patterns, they are not permanent. If you sleep or restart the computer the lighting comes up dark. Actually, during the reboot or restart from sleep, the lighting is restored, but then it looks as if the driver turns the lighting off as the machine finishes coming up. So the app is useless unless you want to run it every time you boot or come out of sleep.

Thankfully, removing the app and rebooting puts the DRAM back into its initial lit and animated state.

I have tried to post a question in the forum, but the barriers to entry to the forums are too high. Someday they will get back to me about my sign-up on the forums and allow me to post. Everyone else uses automated Anti-Spam, but these folks do it manually so forget it. Looks like if you want your DRAM lights on, just don’t use their app.

Here’s a gif of part of the default animation:

GifMaker_20190203213557537.gif

:ww

Displayport Connector vs Case Issue

While upgrading the KVM switch to Displayport, there were some problems with cables. After sending a cable back that didn’t work, the replacement finally arrived. The new cable didn’t seat properly into the GTX 1050 Card in the Cooler Master NS200 case either.

After looking at a cable that worked – 6 ft- and then at the cable needed – 10 ft – the issue was discovered. The case has a bump next to the card interface that interferes with one of the cables and not the other. The 6 ft cable is slightly flatter where the bump is and so clears it to seat properly into the graphics card.

The top left pictures shows the CM NS200 case detail next to the graphics card. The Mini-ITX card does not allow another position for the graphics card. The top left picture shows a Displayport connector that works. The bottom left shows the before and after – the two ends – of the cable that does not work. The right connector has been shaved with an Exacto knife to allow it to fit past the bump and seat properly. The bottom right picture shows a detail of the modification of the cable.

Looks like not every one agrees on the clearance required for displayport cables. So beware if you rig doesn’t work as expected.

:ww

Vizio P65 TV Glitches

About a year and a half ago I bought a Vizio P65 TV. The Model was C1 at that time. This model is apparently no longer available, apparently. The new model is E1 as shown here.

Just after a year, when the TV was out of warranty, two of the four HDMI ports failed. I paid about $400 for an out of warranty repair to replace the “Main Board” and the HDMI ports all work now. The repair required two folks, since the TV is very heavy and must be laid down on it’s face for a mainboard repair. Also the folks drove over 200 miles to reach my house, so I doubt if they broke even on the repair.

Now the TV is Rebooting

However, after this repair, about twice, or more, times per day, the TV seizes up and reboots.

When it reboots, almost always, but not always, the restart process starts with the screen showing a repeating pattern of the lower few rows of the screen. Then after about 10 seconds, the TV restarts showing the Vizio brand chevron. This example happened while watching the Dish Hopper.

Continue reading “Vizio P65 TV Glitches”

Marantz – The Real Issue

Crys_00100I think I’ve found the issue. EDID.

The EDID or Extended Display Identification Data is a packet of information sent from a monitor or TV to the source of the video and tells the source what types of video the display can process.

Imagine for a moment that we have a receiver from 2013 – pre 4K – that contains an HDMI switch. Now imagine that one buys almost any TV today – almost all of them support 4K. Now imagine that one purchases something that produces video – BluRay player, XBox Console, Playstation, even a modern set top box. Most of these support 4K video.

So what happens if the EDID from the 4K TV passes unchanged through the NR1504 from 2013 to the video source that can produce 4K? Well the source happily produces 4K video and the NR1504 cannot pass it. Black screen? Apparently.

Was the Marantz 1504 never modifying the EDID? Or did it just start not modifying the EDID? Or did the Linux computer get a new driver that was willing to produce 4K video?

I hooked up an HD monitor to the NR1504 and hooked the Linux box back up to the Media input and voila. Everything works fine, of course.

It seems clear that in this world of ubiquitous 4K sources and displays, the Marantz NR1504 needs to be modifying the EDID or producing one of it’s own to continue to work.

I’ve used the display settings in Linux to use HD only and that works fine with the TV, but when I plugged it back into the NR1504 it still didn’t work. Oh well. Time for a new Receiver that gets 4K. But at least I can use the Linux system by plugging it directly into the TV and setting it to HD.

:ww

Marantz – Watch Out for Updates!

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Marantz NR1504

I’ve had a Marantz NR1504 for a couple of years at least. As you can see, it was released in 2013 and is no longer made – according to Marantz Tech Support.

My Marantz NR1504 Receiver recently took an update over the internet. Automatically. And the next time my Linux Mint System booted, the receiver refused to pass video from the Linux system. Dish Hopper and Sony Bluray player work fine. I thought the problem was the Linux Kernel Update that I’d done, so I pulled the machine out of the Entertainment system and attached another monitor to it thinking that I would need to re-install Linux Mint 18.2, but it came up fine with the other monitor. Also, I’ve swapped HDMI cable and used other Receiver input ports, and when the Linux system is attached directly to the Vizio Pseries TV, it works fine, in FREAKING 4K no less. Of course the NR1504 only supports HD, not 4K. In 4K the print is so small on my 65″ TV that I can barely see it. But it works fine and Youtube is also fine.

Continue reading “Marantz – Watch Out for Updates!”

Linux Kernel Crash – Need to Back Out

 

 

 

I accepted a software update of the kernel on my LM 18.2 system, and now it won’t boot. Probably someone rushed out a SpecterMelt fix or something. Anyway, I need to back out these kernels later than 4.4.0-98 so they aren’t boot options. If I restart now I need to go through grub advanced options to get system started.

How do I back out these recent kernels?

Update: Use the Update Manager > View > Linux Kernels to choose which ones you want and you can back them out.

Update Update: Not a crash at all. Linux was fine. The Marantz NR1504 took an update that blacked the screen. Linux works fine to other monitors and the 4K TV without problems on the latest kernel.

Thanks
:ww

Display Failed- or did it?

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Battle chair

I got up this morning, and tried to wake up my computer like I always do, but it didn’t.

As you can see, I have what I call a “Battle Chair” which you can find here and here. I’ve upgraded the computer again since 2013, and the monitor is now an ASUS PQ258Q – 2K monitor.

AS_000361.jpg

Well this morning, the monitor would not wake up. I rebooted the computer a couple of times. No luck.

Continue reading “Display Failed- or did it?”