Thanks to all who have helped with previous ones, which I posted on:
- Sat 05 Mar 2005
- Sun 27 Mar 2005
- Sat 16 Apr 2005
- Sat 29 Apr 2005
- Sun 15 May 2005
- Sat 28 May 2005
- Sat 11 Jun 2005
Here's a wee bit of an update:
- 1. Memory card readers: I tried a CF card in the PSC 1350, and nothing happened. I'm not even sure how to print from it.
- 2. CUPS setup: I haven't had time to delve into this.
- 3. Stacking Ethernet hubs: After talking with tmehlinger and thekuffs yesterday, I'm almost convinced to go with a 16-port switch. I'd like recommendations, though, especially before I shell out $90 for a wired switch or $150 or more for a wireless/wired combo.
And now, the new problems:
Build me a system worthy of Mordor: a state-of-the-art SMP multimedia rig
So, I went and bought Will Smith's Maximum PC Guide to Building a Dream PC. The multimedia developer system looked like a good template, so I went with it. Then I heard all about the SLI systems, Intel and Athlon dual core, quad-processor systems with hyperthreading, and lo, I began to drool.
My question: how good and how stable a system will I be able to build next February for $6000 USD? I need to have video editing capabilities, a decent amount of RAM (2-4Gb), a fast (10000 rpm) and stable drive such as a Western Digital Raptor (72Gb or larger), and a large IDE data drive (say, 400Gb). Standard DVD and CD burning drives, a good 10/100 NIC, and a "near-top-of-the-line" video card are a must: this is a next-generation desktop visualization workstation, and I think of it as a massforge head node.
Banazir versus the Ecthroi II - A Wind in the Core: X on Debian
So, Dr. Evazan doesn't like me. Debian doesn't like me, either. It has the death penalty in twelve systems. I was careful, and tried all kinds of hocus-pocus to get X-Windows working, but I was not a Jedi yet. Or something. Help?
Vidding on a Shoestring Budget: bargain basement video editor cards and editing software
Speaking of video editing, what's a good card to have?
I'm told that Hauppage cards eat ATI All-in-Wonder cards for breakfast, and that I want PCI and not AGP anyway.
Advice, s'il vous plait?
Thanks very much en avance!