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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)?

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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

LXer: Replace Windows 7 With Linux Mint Without Harming Data And Recovery Partitions

Thursday 29th of January 2015 01:35:42 PM
This guide shows Windows 7 users how to switch to Linux Mint without touching the recovery partition that came with the computer nor any data partitions they may have set up.

LXer: Low-power x86 SoCs arrive on Qseven and SMARC

Thursday 29th of January 2015 12:38:31 PM
ICOP is prepping its first Qseven and SMARC form-factor COMs based on the x86-based, 800MHz DMP Vortex86DX2 SoC. The Linux-ready COMs support GbE and HDMI. ICOP Technology, a subsidiary of chip designer DMP, has been churning out modules and SBCs based on low-power, x86 DMP Vortex processors for years. The processors have shown up in […]

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