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LXer: GParted Live Now Supports Microsoft's New Filesystem, ReFS

Thursday 29th of January 2015 05:24:26 PM
GParted Live is a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution that has a lot of features and that can be used in operations like creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions on a variety of filesystems. A new stable update has been made available and the operating system is now at version 0.21.0.

Reddit: New Online Course for Linux System Administration by the Linux Foundation

Thursday 29th of January 2015 05:14:00 PM

So the Linux Foundation just announced a new online course for Linux System Adminstration, including a certification exam.

Do some people register for these kinds of courses and pay the fee out of their own pocket, or are these typically paid by an employer? I would love to take that course, but that price tag is just way too high for me as a college student, it even seems quite high for anyone to be honest.

Are there any similar materials to those of this course that are available for free (without the certification exam)?

submitted by thegubbl
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Reddit: [x-post] How is (wireless) firmware loaded?

Thursday 29th of January 2015 05:09:43 PM

Also posted this in /r/archlinux

I was troubleshooting very poor connectivity issues with my Wi-Fi card today and was testing different versions of firmware to see if they corrected the problem. First, I checked dmesg and saw that the firmware that was being used was a few version behind the latest one posted on I pulled down a newer firmware for my Intel (iwlwifi) card and placed it /lib/firmware. I rebooted, checked dmesg, and saw that it loaded the new firmware--great! Later today, I noticed that a new kernel was available via pacman, and since I wasn't sure how firmware updates on Arch (or any distro) work, I decided to remove the firmware I manually downloaded (I have no idea if the new kernel would have also included firmware, this was purely precautionary). Again, I checked dmesg after the reboot. Here is what I found.

iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Direct firmware load for iwlwifi-7260-10.ucode failed with error -2 iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version op_mode iwlmvm

What dictates which firmware is supposed to load? I have other (older) iwlwifi firmwares in /lib/firmware but they weren't loaded. Where did the version 25 firmware come from? This is newer than any iwlifi firmware I have seen and it's not in /lib/firmware.

submitted by kas21
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Reddit: Stage win for real-time Linux (article in German)

Thursday 29th of January 2015 05:06:45 PM

Reddit: Inkscape 0.91 finally released!

Thursday 29th of January 2015 04:30:00 PM

LXer: Why Flash sucks

Thursday 29th of January 2015 04:27:15 PM
A column from back in 2010 that outlines some of why Flash sucks. I'm posting it here in honor of YouTube dumping Flash for HTML5. It took a long time, but it finally happened.

Reddit: mpv (ver. 0.73) can interpolate videos to 60fps

Thursday 29th of January 2015 04:14:25 PM

The git version of mpv can provide interpolation to videos as the SVP project for Windows.

Here, it's explained, look for smoothmotion in the opengl section.

I'm running Elementary OS so I installed this PPA which also has the feature.

Just edit or add the following line in the mpv.conf


You can also add use opengl-hq but my system works better with opengl alone.

submitted by o-geist
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Reddit: LibreOffice 4.4 Released With Major UI Revamp -

Thursday 29th of January 2015 04:05:45 PM

LinuxToday: Optimising Raspberry Pi code

Thursday 29th of January 2015 04:00:00 PM

Linux User & Developer: In any low-resource system, you need to make maximum use of what is available. Profiling helps you to figure out where to focus your efforts

Reddit: LibreOffice under the hood: progress to 4.4.0

Thursday 29th of January 2015 03:53:16 PM

Reddit: Guix 0.8.1 released

Thursday 29th of January 2015 03:30:26 PM

LXer: The future of wearable devices for health is not wearables

Thursday 29th of January 2015 03:30:04 PM
Dozens of new self-tracking wearable devices appear every month. They target health and quality of life applications, from sleep to physical activity. And, they are packaged as smart watches or as standalone pieces, launched under the umbrella of startups and industry leaders alike. Currently, there is no shortage of thoughtfully designed wearable devices promising to improve our health and quality of life, but amidst the ongoing technological deluge—do you think the future will be wearable or anti-wearable?read more

LXer: How to create and show a presentation from the command line on Linux

Thursday 29th of January 2015 02:32:53 PM
When you prepare a talk for audience, the first thing that will probably come to your mind is shiny presentation charts filled with fancy diagrams, graphics and animation effects. Fine. No one can deny the power of visually charming presentation. However, not all presentations need to be Ted talk quality. Often times, the purpose of […]Continue reading...The post How to create and show a presentation from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to use Evernote from the command line on Linux

Phoronix: DNF Plugins Extend The Functionality Of Fedora's Yum Successor

Thursday 29th of January 2015 02:07:06 PM
With the upcoming Fedora 22 release due out in May, DNF is positioned to replace Yum as the default package manager...

Reddit: 10 examples of chmod command in Linux

Thursday 29th of January 2015 01:45:28 PM

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Google Fixed GHOST Exploit in Chrome OS in 2014 and Didn't Tell Anyone

Details about a GLIBC vulnerability were published a couple of days ago by a company called Qualys, and the distributions using it have already received patches. Now, it seems that Google knew about this problem, patched it in ChromeOS a year ago, and forgot to say anything to anyone. Read more

ESA implements open source based private cloud infrastructure

The European Space Agency (ESA) has implemented a private cloud infrastructure to offer IT services to its user communities. The datacentre in Frascati, Italy, is already operational, while a second datacentre in Darmstadt, Germany, has just been completed. Read more

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A small note on window decorations

If you have updated to the recently released GNOME development version, you may have noticed that some window decorations look slightly different. Of course it is quite normal for the theme to evolve with the rest of GNOME, but in this case the visual changes are actually the result of some bigger changes under the hood which deserve some more explanation. It is well-known that GTK+ gained support for client-side decorations a while ago – after all, most GNOME applications were quick in adopting custom titlebars, which have become one of the most distinguished patterns of GNOME 3 applications. However it is less well-known that client-side decorations may also be used for windows with no custom decorations, namely when using GDK’s wayland backend. Read more