Active questions tagged scratch - Super User most recent 30 from 2019-06-16T23:04:55Z 0 Would it be possible to run unix system as a docker linux image on top of Linux? grg121 2019-02-11T10:01:23Z 2019-02-11T13:19:45Z <p>I understand that is impossible to run a docker image of a certain OS on top of a host with a different kernel than the image because of the fact that Docker images use host kernel to work... </p> <p>I'm wondering if it would be possible to run UNIX systems, such as Solaris 10/11 x86_64 on a Linux host, using a Linux kernel instead of is own UNIX kernel...</p> <p>Any idea? </p> 0 ddrescue stuck, Error Splicing DVD file on Linux, but not on Windows Hamid Shirvani 2018-10-14T15:34:04Z 2018-10-14T18:19:58Z <p>I have couple of old scratched DVDs which I wanted to rescue using ddrescue. The problem is it shows "error splicing file" on copying files manually using PartedMagic or Ubuntu, also ddrescue gets stuck at 0.14% and can't rescue the rest of the DVD, but when I start the laptop to Windows, it will copy all files of the DVD without any errors.<br> I trust ddrescue more than any Windows tool for the scratched DVD backup job. So I need a solution to get ddrescue to copy contents of DVDs successfully.</p> 0 Playing a Video-DVD with scratches Konerak 2015-07-25T08:29:40Z 2018-06-08T09:23:54Z <p>Our local library has the DVD "Frozen" available, but it's badly scratched. Our DVD player at home sometimes hangs, but then skips past the scratch and continues play after about a minute or so.</p> <p>My laptop is not so friendly: he just hangs and keeps on hanging. It's amazing a cheap DVD player can actually play the DVD, and the very expensive laptop can't.</p> <p><strong>Is there a (software) way to playback the DVD "as good as possible"?</strong> So it doesn't hang 5 minutes while insisting to play the scratched part, but just skips a minute further until it can play again? A good application, high buffers, skip-on-scratch setting? I've tried VLC but the interface is ... really advanced.</p> 0 Any scratch disks available in Photoshop 2017 mac Kan Klokan Gur 2018-01-11T19:44:09Z 2018-01-11T19:44:09Z <p>Can you help me? I have installed photoshop to my macbook and when i’m working it begins to write “Any scratch disk available” and really, when i look at Preferences - Scratch disk there’s nothing disk to choice. What can i do, what’s bad? Thanks</p> 2 Repairing or retrieving video off a cracked disk Tori Hisey 2010-12-28T17:16:38Z 2017-04-10T07:54:13Z <p>My disk has a thin crack right through the one side. Right around the crack it looks like it has water damage but I'm pretty sure it was caused from the crack. </p> <p>Will tape work for this? </p> <p>If there is no way to repair it, is there somewhere that I can take it so they might be able to somehow get the video off of it and onto another disk?</p> 1 How do I use an internal SSD as a scratch disk for FCP X? andrewb 2012-09-24T00:22:43Z 2016-02-17T19:52:17Z <p>I'm contemplating setting up my MacBook Air as a video editing machine. If I do this, I'll upgrade to a 256 GB SSD, and I should be able to keep around 100 GB or more free for video editing. The video files would of course be stored externally, but save purchasing some expensive Thunderbolt RAID device (which I suppose is gradually becoming more of an option), it will be slow for read/writes.</p> <p>How can I have a set up where I take advantage of my SSD's speed for a scratch disk/cache for FCP X, but still have the TB(s) of storage of externals? I don't want to have to be moving files constantly back and forth, this is about saving time not wasting it.</p> 0 Wrap lines in vim's scratch buffer but not elsewhere Andrew MacFie 2015-12-31T15:44:55Z 2015-12-31T19:56:24Z <p>I have <code>set nowrap</code> in my vim config file but there's one place where I need line wrapping: the scratch buffer (because the text that shows up there usually doesn't stick to 80 columns). Is there a way to enable line wrapping for the scratch buffer but not other buffers?</p> 0 How to remove scratches from my monitor bezel? HArry 2014-03-01T15:33:12Z 2015-08-20T15:04:48Z <p>I have two new IPS monitors for my pc and I have got two fine scratches on one of them. It's only really fine, but it's visible in day light which ends up distracting me.What is the best way to fix this without using a bottle that'll I'll have to buy, just using everyday items. I have normal dust polish, will this work?</p> <p>Here are two example images of the plastic to give you an idea(These are not images of my monitors, I retrieved them from the internet so you wont be able to see the scratches in the images.) </p> <p><img src="" alt="enter image description here"></p> <p><img src="" alt="enter image description here"></p> 3 Accessible materials with same refractive index as polycarbonate [duplicate] Synetech 2013-12-16T17:47:09Z 2014-06-11T16:05:33Z <div class="question-status question-originals-of-duplicate"> <p>This question already has an answer here:</p> <ul> <li> <a href="/questions/427903/does-a-scratched-dvd-result-in-lost-data-and-how-do-i-fix-a-scratched-dvd" dir="ltr">Does a scratched DVD result in lost data, and how do I fix a scratched DVD?</a> <span class="question-originals-answer-count"> 5 answers </span> </li> </ul> </div> <p>There is a common home-remedy for scratched flat-screen monitors that says to rub a bit of petroleum jelly into the scratch. The rationale being that because the jelly has a similar refractive index as the plastic of the screen, light does not refract when moving from the jelly to the plastic and back as it does when moving from air to the plastic and back.</p> <p>This makes sense, and some people have reported successful results, but naturally it depends on the specific jelly and specific monitor. Others have reported less success which also makes sense because there is a wide variety of jellies and monitors.</p> <p>In this vein, I am wondering about optical discs. Scratches are a common blight on CDs and DVDs that most people have had to deal with at some point. It stands to reason that a similar technique could be used with optical discs (<em>at least once</em>, to recover the data). Even better, there is not as much variety with discs; they all use standard polycarbonate with little variation in their chemical composition, so the same material should work for pretty much all discs.</p> <p>Does anyone know of a material which has a refractive index as close as possible to that of polycarbonate (1.584-1.586)?</p> <p>There’s two things to note:</p> <ul> <li><p>The disc spins very fast in the drive, so it can’t be something too soft because then the particles could get spun out and splattered inside the drive.</p></li> <li><p>CD/DVD repair-kits often include some sort of chemical solution, but a home-remedy should be a substance that most people can easily and cheaply get a hold of.</p></li> </ul> 0 Burning / copying CD to improve playback leechyeah 2012-10-06T12:23:40Z 2012-12-14T15:33:02Z <p>I want someone to explain to me why burning/copying some scratched CDs to a new disk, can improve the new disk's playback.</p> <h1>Situation</h1> <ol> <li>Borrowed a public CD with songs for playback, was scratched, and some tracks were affected (skip).</li> <li>I wanted a copy so I burned it to a new CD, the new CD's play was much better, with little or no skipping. The music did not seem to have a noticeable change. (Maybe slightly less inaudible quality). I used my standard Nero burning software.</li> <li>More copying of CD improved playback.</li> </ol> <p>Please explain. I think I remember something about CD data redundancy. </p> 6 Autosave / autoload content of scratch buffer in Emacs aioobe 2012-04-16T07:18:42Z 2012-04-19T18:30:05Z <p>I would like to assign a file (<code>~/tmp/scratch</code>) to the <code>*scratch*</code> buffer in Emacs.</p> <p>When I open Emacs I would like <code>~/tmp/scratch</code> to be opened (preferably in the buffer named <code>*scratch*</code>) and when Emacs is closed the content should be saved to <code>~/tmp/scratch</code>.</p> 1 Changing behaviour of the *scratch* buffer in Aquamacs Roberto Aloi 2011-06-17T09:55:25Z 2011-06-17T11:31:55Z <p>In Emacs, the <em>scratch</em> buffer is sort of special. It is intended to contain stuff that <strong>you don't want to save</strong>. In Aquamacs, it is treated as a normal buffer, so that if I close it, Aquamacs will ask me if I want to discard my changes and so forth.</p> <p>How can I set the <em>scratch</em> buffer to behave like in the traditional emacs?</p>