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TuxMachines: Linux Foundation SysAdmin Eric Searcy Lives By Regex

Friday 25th of July 2014 07:47:51 AM

Eric Searcy is the IT Infrastructure Manager at the Linux Foundation. Here he tells us how he got started as a sysadmin and at the Linux Foundation, describes his typical day at work, and shares his favorite sysadmin tools, among other things.

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LXer: Open source education for lifelong learners

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:34:46 AM
In the world of the Internet, where everything is so easily available, it seems like all technology is a benefit to online learners. For those who aren[he]#039[/he]t able to use the available traditional resources for various reasons, open source technology specifically is a huge boon. Let me share my seven-year journey of using open source and how it helped me add more value to both my personal and professional lives.

Reddit: KDE 5 Delivers New Linux Desktop Environment

Friday 25th of July 2014 05:42:52 AM

LXer: Oracle Unveils Linux 7 for Enterprise Open Source Cloud and Data Center

Friday 25th of July 2014 05:37:35 AM
Newly released Oracle Linux 7 offers updates for storage and virtualization, as well as the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 and paid support.

LXer: Keynotes from OSCON 2014 Day 3

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:40:24 AM
We're back with keynote coverage on Day 3 of OSCON 2014! This comes to you (live stream) from Portland at the Oregon Convention Center.

Phoronix: Open-Source AMD Hawaii Support Should Now Be Working!

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:20:04 AM
After renewed pressure on open-source AMD 3D support not working, it seems they've finally managed to get the Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards working on the open-source Linux driver between some updated GPU microcode and kernel driver changes...

Phoronix: KDE Developers Continue Working Toward Wayland Support

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:04:46 AM
KDE's Sebastian Kügler has provided an update regarding KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 support for Wayland as an alternative to running on an X11/X.Org Server...

LXer: GOG.com announces Linux support with more than fifty games

Friday 25th of July 2014 03:43:13 AM
In today's open source roundup: GOG.com now supports Linux. Plus: A distrohopper falls in love with Debian and settles down, and a KDE 5 slideshow. It's great to see GOG.com so enthusiastic about Linux gaming. It's yet another indication that Linux gaming is red-hot right now, and I'm glad to note that they have plans to add so many more games soon.

Phoronix: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Released

Friday 25th of July 2014 03:01:35 AM
The first stable point release update to the Long Term Support Ubuntu 14.04 is now available...

Reddit: Plasma’s Road to Wayland

Friday 25th of July 2014 02:49:59 AM
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LXer: Raspberry Pi-based signage player sips 7 Watts

Friday 25th of July 2014 02:46:02 AM
TinyGreenPC launched a Raspberry Pi and Linux based digital signage player that runs on just 7 Watts, and offers optional WiFi and an OPS interface. The Pi Media Player is one of the most power-efficient signage players on the market, according to TinyGreenPC, a subsidiary of UK-based embedded manufacturer and distributor AndersDX.

LXer: Firefox 31 available in Fedora

Friday 25th of July 2014 01:48:51 AM
Mozilla recently released Firefox version 31, and now this updated version of the Fedora default web browser is available for download in Fedora 20.

Reddit: [OC] A text-based hierarchically-organized task list using default linux tools

Friday 25th of July 2014 01:38:10 AM

Hey, /r/linux, just an idea I had. I have been using it for a few days and felt like sharing. I needed a task list that would not require me to login in websites or run external programs, so I decided to go minimal. So, I created a text file containing lines like:

TAG & task description & deadline

and saved it as todo-list.txt in my home directory.

So, if I use: grep TAG todo-list.txt

then I get all tasks tagged with TAG.

My trick, then, is to use hierarchical tags, like: SCHOOL-MATH & Do math homework & May 30th SCHOOL-HISTORY & History homework & - SCHOOL-HISTORY-GREEK & Research greek history & - SCHOOL-HISTORY-ROMAN & Research roman history & - SCHOOL-HISTORY-WRITE & Write the paper and deliver & May 31th

So, by doing:

grep SCHOOL-HISTORY todo-list.txt

I get a list of all tasks related to the project SCHOOL-HISTORY. The tree can be as deep as you want.

As a bonus, you can always use:

grep May todo-list.txt

and get a list of all tasks due in May.

Cheers, everyone! I hope that helped!

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LXer: Firefox 31 Brings New Tools to Developers

Friday 25th of July 2014 12:51:40 AM
One such innovation introduced in Firefox 31 is an eyedropper, which enables developers to easily identify the HTML value for a given color. Developers will now also be able to modify Web pages locally with a box model technology that enables manipulation of page layout attributes. Looking forward, Mozilla developers are building an integrated development environment (IDE) called WebIDE into Firefox. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at the new Firefox 31 browser. -

Reddit: Ekiga Versus Jitsi

Friday 25th of July 2014 12:42:01 AM

I am over Skype and I would like to move my family to an alternative, preferably open source. I have found two Ekiga and Jitsi. Which one do you prefer and why?

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Reddit: Questions on Wireless Functionality

Friday 25th of July 2014 12:25:41 AM

Ok so this is all motivated by a broken usb wireless adapter so first I will give you the background but I thought to use this problem as an opportunity to learn more about Linux wireless "stuff".

Trouble Shooting Stuff. Skip if you just want questions

Ok so I just upgraded to xubuntu 14.01 but my "first" attempt failed I did some cleaning of the package system with "sudo dpkg --configure -a" and apt-get auto clean and some other things I forgot. Then I did apt-get upgrade and then my computer registered as 14.01 when clicking help in the start menu and everything seemed fine after a couple reboots. Come back the day after and no Internets. I'm using a usb adapter and see my adapter in lsusb. (it has 2 entries and needs mode switching). "sudo lshw -C network" only comes back with my Ethernet. So afraid something is messed up with the mode switching I change to an adapter that I think doesn't need it(lsmod only brings up one entry). Same problems so I find the driver I need using the device and vender id here and lucky its installed by default. So I try to add it as a module using modprobe and adding it to /etc/modules. So it shows up with lsmod but still nothing with sudo lshw -c network even with reboot.

So this is where my questions begin:

  • How dose lshw get its information?

  • Why would something show up in lsusb and its driver in lsmod but not with lshw

  • I'm not using PCI but I'm still interested in where lspci gets its information also.

  • what parts of the networking "stuff" runs in kernel space and what runs in user space? I guessing its the just the driver but what application manages calls to the network card and how does it work with the kernel, driver, that little icon at the top of my screen(using xubuntu) and lwconfig/ifconfig/ping/other network commands?

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