Reddit: Protip or horrible mistake? I just managed to move every dotfile in my home folder into a separate directory to stay organized and it's working great.
So I did this with my 20+ dotfiles on arch:mkdir ~/dot mv .* ~/dot/
Then I changed my user's home directory to ~/dot, so now ~ was /home/myuser/dot/
I kept ownership of myuser and all of the downloads, documents, pictures etc folders are still one directory below dot/ and still work as expected. I had to reinstall some things and reconfigure some $XDG_ variables to get it all working nicely and change how my local bin folder was added to $PATH but in the end I now have a dot/ folder with all my dotfiles in it, working WTHOUT SYMLINKS! All unhidden folders are still in their original locations.
Is there a way to relink ~ to the original folder without changing $HOME? I tried using : in the $HOME path but it blackscreened xinit for some reason. (Test it yourself, it could just be my WM theme!)
Answered by me, by symlinking everything in /home/myuser/ to /home/myuser/dot/ you can create a dirty fix and restore the expected behaviors.
Thoughts or improvements? I'm kind of a linux noob.
TL;DR: Instead of symlinking all of your dotfiles into another directory or managing them with github, change your $HOME variable to a subdirectory of your home folder and move the dotfiles there, symlink everything in the origional home folder to the new one and change some XDG variables for complete transparency.submitted by Driftpants
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I recently received a free eeePC 900 from someone who didn't want it anymore. It works perfectly fine and I've even upgraded the RAM to 2gbs and the SSD to 32gbs. I've updated the BIOS to the newest version as well.
The problem I'm facing is what I linux distribution (besides Ubuntu) should I put on it. For clarification: this is the 900mhz processor, no webcam, purple cover version. What do you recommend reddit?submitted by hamie96
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I have playing around with my LG Tone+ on an off for nearly a month and I haven't got it to work with my Debian 7 machines. I even tried the The things from the ArchWiki page, and that still didn't work https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bluez4.
I fell stupid for not getting it to work, bluetooth shouldn't be this hard. I haven't got pulseaudio to work with the headset at all. The module won't even load whenever I to load it with blueman or pactl load-module. Pairing the headset was very easy, though.
Do you have have any ideas of what else to try before I start recompiling newer versions of core components of my operating systems until something works?submitted by Oflameo
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Hi there, recently I was working on a SUSE Linux host that's getting block storage through fiber channel. It has two Fiber HBA's so I'm expecting two paths going to the storage array.
From the arrays interface, it appears both paths are transmitting data however I struggled with finding out how to verify MPIO connectivity via bash on the SUSE host.
Has anyone ever experienced this? Just wondering what you're take on it is.submitted by japanthrowaway
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With the release of Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" Xfce, the collection of Mint flavors is now complete. Cinnamon, MATE, KDE, and Xfce are the main versions, but the developers have been dabbling for some time in a Mint release based on Debian. We'll have to wait a little more until those experimental OSes make their entrance in this branch.
Just like all the other releases in the new 17 "Qiana" series, the Xfce flavor is also based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, a distribution that will be supported until 2019. This extended support period will also be adopted by Linux Mint developers and the next three editions of this distro will use the same base, 14.04 LTS