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The original fundamental purpose of building Linuxplosion was editing Everyone. Some computerphiles friends joined me in finding the best components to use, as well as in assembling the computer. In particular, a huge shout-out to my friend Giorgio, who had the patience of bearing with me during all of the assembling process.
I worked as a plumber all of August 2019 to buy it, and it has definitely been worth it. We finished assembling it the 5th of August.
Originally, the computer run Windows, but in 2020 I switched to Ubuntu. The only program which I miss is Lightroom (that runs in a VM, anyways), everything else works beautifully.
I currently do not use Linuxplosion much since it is not in the house where I live and I connect to it
- Mouse: Logitech MX Master 2S
- Keyboard: AUKEY Tastiera Meccanica
- Big air cooler: Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM
- Smaller air coolers: 2x Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM
- Led strip: DeepCool 350 RGB (Note: I found out only later that it is not compatible with my power pack, so I plug it separately into the power plug)
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700
- Case: Corsair Carbide 275R
- CPU cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO
- Wireless adapter: Asus PCE-AC56
- Motherboard: MSI B450-A PRO
- Main SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD 250 GB
- Secondary SSD: Crucial BX500 960 GB
- Graphic card: MSI V373-014R - Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2x8GB), DDR4, 3000 MHz
- Power pack: Corsair TX650M — 650 Watt 80 Plus® Gold
Linuxplosion is not a server, hence it should not stay switched on all of the time (also because it is so powerful that it sucks a lot of power). Nevertheless, I needed to make it magically turn on by itself at a given day of the week, so that I can . To do so, I run .
Background knowledge #
- Is there a way to auto turn-on Linux machine?
- Set Alarm to Automatically Power On Linux Computer
- How to Set up an SSH Server on a Home Computer, by Zach Duey
- Don’t Underestimate the Challenge of Building a PC, by Alex Cranz on Wired
- How To Wake Up Computers Using Linux Command [ Wake-on-LAN ( WOL ) ] By Sending Magic Packets
- Simple Shell Script To Wake Up NAS Devices Using Linux or Unix Computer
Cheat sheet #
This Cheat sheet is not in the same location as the main one, since Ubuntu commands may be somewhat different, and I do not use them often.
mounting a disk #
udisksctl mount -b /dev/sda2
remove user password #
in order not to be prompted for the password the file which opens up add the following line:
ernesto ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL
ernesto should be the name of your user.
to subsequently delete the password, run:
sudo passwd -d `whoami`
Software installed on Linuxplosion