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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 10:35:03 PM

TuxMachines: 10 Great Plasma Widgets for KDE with Screenshots

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 08:54:11 PM

Since the introduction of Plasma widgets in KDE4, the whole desktop took a new direction, starting to become a more interactive way to communicate with the user, to say nothing about the fact that a desktop with widgets will look more beautiful than a plain, icon-only desktop.

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TuxMachines: OPNFV Adds Chinese Telecom to Open Source NFV/SDN Partnership

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 08:47:09 PM

The Linux Foundation's OPNFV project won a significant endorsement this week from China-based ZTE Corporation, which stands to increase the global reach of the open source network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) initiative.

Based in Shenzen, China, ZTE is a major manufacturer of telecom...

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Reddit: Ubuntu Touch / Linux Tablets

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 08:33:02 PM

Couple of questions.

1.) Is it ready for daily use? no major bugs etc. If you use it or have used it how do you like it?

2.) what would be the best tablet to put it on.

3.) Is there any better alternative I'm overlooking (OS or Tablet)?


So I'm buying my wife a tablet for Christmas. The only thing is I have happily purged my home off all things not Linux and I would rather keep it that way. I was hoping to buy a tablet nuke and path Ubuntu touch on it. The only problem is I don't know too much about tablets. So any suggestions as far as tablets or different Linux based OS that would work well on a tablet would be greatly appreciated.

As of now I'm looking at getting a Nexus 10.

Thank you all for any help!

submitted by Cithog
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TuxMachines: Elive 2.4.5 beta released

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 08:13:09 PM

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.4.5

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TuxMachines: Red Hat Pushes Forward with CentOS [VIDEO]

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 07:58:29 PM

At the beginning of 2014, Red Hat embraced the community CentOS Linux distribution. It's a move that brought the clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) closer into the Red Hat organization.

In a video interview, Paul Cormier, EVP and President at Red Hat, details how the CentOS relationship has worked out over the course of 2014.

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TuxMachines: FLOSS Works – Now It Has Salesmen

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 07:25:54 PM

Canonical claimed 20 million PCs had shipped from OEMs in 2013/2014 with Ubuntu GNU/Linux.

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TuxMachines: Contain yourself: The layman's guide to Docker

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 07:11:37 PM

Welcome to the age of containerization, where an ecosystem led by startup Docker is leading IT organizations to ineffable peaks of efficiency, helping them scale their workloads ever-higher, and probably baking them a nice cake to boot (it's my birthday, I have cake on the brain, sue me). Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services are all tripping over themselves to make sure prospective customers know that their clouds are the place to be if you want to get the most from Docker.

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TuxMachines: OpenSUSE 13.2 review - Back in the game!

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 07:05:39 PM

Finally. After three and a half years of sucking, openSUSE is a top performance once again. This is an excellent all-around distribution, and it comes with some neat solutions both over and underneath the hood. You can't deny its amazing looks, and with the 13.2 release, performance, functionality and stability are back.

Now, openSUSE 13.2 has its problems. The screenshot thingie, subvolume handling, missing Samba printing option, plus that one inexplicable crash, which is probably the most serious item. And because of it, the final grade shall be lower. But all combined, the woes pale against the quality and general goodness radiating from this edition. Really, if you ignore the initial setup, and the one time freeze, there's very little not to like about openSUSE 13.2. I'm pleased. And feeling somewhat fanboyish. But this is good.

Anyhow, if you're looking for a non-Ubuntu family release that can offer you a great blend and balance between looks, modernity, functionality, stability, and performance, then you have several worthy candidates to consider. CentOS is one of them, and now openSUSE has returned, mighty and strong, and sanity has been restored into the distro world, where for many years, there's been an almost total dominance by Mint and Ubuntu, with everyone else lagging behind. OpenSUSE 13.2 is definitely worth testing and exploring. Final grade, something like 9/10, and this is with a whole 0.5 point taken off. So it's good. Do it.

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LXer: Top 5 articles: Linux for your food, Tips for Docker users, and more

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 07:03:44 PM
The race for Top 5 was tight this week on Here's the best of the best from the site: November 17 - 21, 2014. Top 5 articles of the weekread more

TuxMachines: Would you crowdfund a $500 Ubuntu “open to the core” laptop?

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 06:36:25 PM

With Jolla have success with crowdfunding a tablet, it’s a good time to see if we can’t get some mid-range Ubuntu laptops for sale to consumers in the US. I’d like to get some idea if there is enough demand for a very open $500 Ubuntu laptop.

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Reddit: Quantum OS

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 06:32:37 PM

TuxMachines: More File-System Tests Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 06:24:58 PM

Earlier this week on Phoronix I posted benchmarks indicating potential block/file-system performance regressions using the Linux 3.18 kernel. Since then I've been carrying out more tests looking for any file-system performance problems on other hardware.

The tests earlier this week showed the Flexible I/O Tester (FIO) regressing for EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS from a OCZ Vertex 3 SATA SSD with Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system. I've been running a few more Linux 3.17 vs. Linux 3.18 Git comparisons looking at the disk performance for other Linux systems:

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Reddit: Linux From Scratch 7.6 Help (GRUB)

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 05:38:35 PM

Hi, this is a x-post from LFS. Not sure how many people are actually in that sub. Any help here is appreciated.

Hi, not sure if anyone is on this sub to answer the question but I'm going to x-post it any way. I am having issues getting my new LFS system to boot. Everything is built fine and passes all the tests and looks good, but I believe that I am specifying the wrong location in my grub.conf file, though I'm not exactly sure what it is supposed to say. Below is the grub.conf file

# Begin /boot/grub/grub.cfg set default=0 set timeout=5 insmod ext2 set root=(hd0,2) menuentry "LFS Project" { linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.2-lfs-7.6-systemd root=/dev/sda3 ro }

The LFS partition of my disk is /dev/sda3 from the perspective of my main system (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). I believe that maybe grub has it's own way of numbering/designating drives, but I don't know what it is and I haven't been able to find much help on the internet.

While chrooted into the LFS system running ls -l /boot Gets me

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2393959 Nov 9 14:39 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 93627 Nov 9 14:39 config-3.16.2 drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Nov 21 18:43 grub -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5635072 Nov 9 14:39 vmlinuz-3.16.2-lfs-7.6-systemd

So the vmlinuz file exists, but I don't know how to get to the file properly.

Also, /etc/fstab # Begin /etc/fstab

# file system mount-point type options dump fsck # order /dev/sda3 / ext4 defaults 1 1 # End /etc/fstab

So.... any ideas? Do you need more information?

Any help is immensely appreciated.

Edit: This is the kernel panic message.

Edit 2: Here's Gparted.

Going to continue to look at this and see if I can find potential issues and more info.

Edit 3: Here is my Linux kernel .config file as requested.

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Reddit: Anyone tried to put linux on a TinyBook?

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 05:23:59 PM

I have an old F&S International TinyBook (that's the only info I could find on the thing) I found at a pawn shop, and was wondering if anyone has tried to put some tiny flavor of linux on it. I could see it being useful for short trips, but I don't wanna be stuck with WinCE 6.0.

Basically it's a 400MHz ARM, 64MB RAM, 1GB flash memory (with a slot for up to 4GB SD card). No WiFi on mine, but there is an ethernet port, two USB plugs, and a USB mini-b plug.

Poking around the control panel suggests I can connect it to a proper computer via USB, but that doesn't seem to be working with my current Manjaro setup (at least with the mini plug).

So has anyone tried this?

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TuxMachines: How To Install IceCat On Any Distro

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 05:17:56 PM

Many GNU/Linux users are concerned over the recent privacy issues raised by Mozilla implemented, targeted ads in Firefox. GNU IceCat offers an excellent alternative for privacy minded users, but can be difficult to install if your distro lacks a package. Here is a guide for installing it on any distro:,2422.0.html

LXer: Pie Noon by Google, Super Smash Bros on your TI-83, and more

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 05:01:57 PM
Open gaming roundupWeek of November 15 - 21, 2014Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Google's release of open source Pie Noon, an update of the Steam Client, Super Smash Bros on calculaters, and more!read more

Reddit: Linux VPS - Permission Denied

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 03:40:49 PM

I'm trying to access /etc/nginx/nginx.conf but I keep on getting 'Permission denied'

How to solve?

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Slashdot: Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 03:34:00 PM
New submitter lars_stefan_axelsson writes: When I was an undergrad in the eighties, "building" a computer meant that you got a bunch of chips and a soldering iron and went to work. The art is still alive today, but instead of a running BASIC interpreter as the ultimate proof of success, today the crowning achievement is getting Linux to run: "What does it take to build a little 68000-based protoboard computer, and get it running Linux? In my case, about three weeks of spare time, plenty of coffee, and a strong dose of stubbornness. After banging my head against the wall with problems ranging from the inductance of pushbutton switches to memory leaks in the C standard library, it finally works! (video)"

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