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Reddit: Is there a Linux for dummies handbook?

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 09:51:46 AM

I just switched to Ubuntu and I was wondering if there were any brick mortar books to learn Linux that all of you would suggest? I say brick and mortar books because I want something I can take to work, we can't have cell phones on us. So, any y'all would suggest?

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LXer: Another (Linux) game added to the Humble Jumbo Bundle 2

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 09:45:07 AM
Hey there, good news!Another Linux game has been added to the Humble Jumbo Bundle 2! (if you pay more than the average...)

Reddit: Accidentally deleted LVM disk

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 09:40:09 AM

Hi all,

I've accidentally deleted a physical disk which was part of my primary volume group on a virtual server.

I don't think any extents on the disk (/dev/sdb1) were actually being used, as the server is still functioning correctly.

pvscan shows this:

/dev/sdb: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 0: Input/output error /dev/sdb: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 274877841408: Input/output error /dev/sdb: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 274877898752: Input/output error /dev/sdb: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 0: Input/output error /dev/sdb: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 4096: Input/output error /dev/sdb: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 0: Input/output error PV /dev/sda2 VG VolGroup00 lvm2 [49.88 GB / 0 free]

Is there a way to remove the deleted disk cleanly from the config, assuming it isn't actually being used?

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TuxMachines: Testing Fedora 21 fitness for world population with Internationalization

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 09:22:41 AM

Fedora is a global Linux distribution, as soon as we say the word “Global”, immediately internationalization (i18n) and localization(l10n) become a utmost important part of the distribution.

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LXer: Run Ubuntu Within Any Version Of Windows Using VirtualBox

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 08:47:56 AM
This guide shows how to run Ubuntu within VirtualBox so that Windows users can try Linux out without messing around with their hard drives. The article includes details of a current issue within the Windows version of Virtualbox and how to get the screen resolution to work properly by installing guest additions.

TuxMachines: Ondemand vs. Performance CPU Governing For AMD FX CPUs On Linux 3.17

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 08:04:42 AM

In the tests shared yesterday of looking at the AMD FX-9590 CPU on Linux and other CPU benchmarks from this weekend, some Phoronix readers raised concerns about the CPU scaling governor differences between the AMD and Intel hardware. The AMD FX CPUs continue to use the CPUfreq driver by default to handle their scaling while modern Intel CPUs have the new Intel P-State driver. Beyond the Intel-specific P-State vs. CPUfreq, the AMD CPUs generally default to using the "ondemand" governor while with Intel desktop CPUs on P-State it generally ends up with the "performance" mode. Some Phoronix readers found performance vs. ondemand differences to be unfair, but for AMD FX CPUs, there isn't much of a difference in our common CPU torture test benchmarks found in the Phoronix Test Suite.

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TuxMachines: Google Sends Invites for September 15 India Event; Android One Launch Likely

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 07:58:34 AM

Google has sent invitations for an event in India on September 15. While the invite itself says "More details closer to the date!", it is expected that the much-awaited Android One smartphones will make their debut at the event.
Android One was announced back in June at Google I/O with India's Karbonn, Micromax, and Spice the confirmed launch partners, though more Indian companies have reportedly joined the list since then.

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LXer: Empire: Total War Looks Close To A Linux Version, Pokes Fun At Linux Gamers

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 07:50:45 AM
We already knew that Empire: Total War II would come to Linux, but now it looks like the original Empire: Total War will come to Linux too and maybe sooner than the sequel.

LXer: Testing Fedora 21 fitness for world population with Internationalization

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 06:53:34 AM
Fedora is a global Linux distribution, as soon as we say the word [he]#8220[/he]Global[he]#8221[/he], immediately internationalization (i18n) and localization(l10n) become a utmost important part of the distribution. I would like [[he]#8230[/he]]

Reddit: Great cross-platform platformer needs your help!

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 06:49:33 AM

Reddit: Watching DebConf w/ Torvalds Question

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 06:07:52 AM

Is there any projects that are along the lines of this idea?

User Space binary distribution package manager like Docker that also tracks its system's /etc/*-release then reads distro specific dependancys (via apt rpm portage etc) sees what needs to be installed and runs that installer, runs its local package install.

This would make a singular binary package feasible across multiple distros.

This seems like an acutally simple and elegant solution that I do not believe exists. Torvalds cited f20/f19 compatibility but unless were jumping glibc or other major dep the User Space package would work across multiple distros. It seems the only problem we are facing is interfacing with system deps to make sure it runs.

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LXer: Mozilla Firefox 32 Officially Released

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 05:56:23 AM
Mozilla has announced that the final version of Firefox 32 has been released, concluding the development cycle for yet another branch of this Internet browser.

TuxMachines: Linux kernel developer Dmitry Monakhov arrested for protesting Ukraine invasion

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 05:39:42 AM

Linux kernel developer Dmitry Monakhov was detained for 15 days for disobeying a police officer on Saturday. The debacle came about when Monakhov decided to protest the recent invasion into Ukraine by Russian armed forces.

This was not the first incident of aggression towards Monakhov. During a rally in July of 2013 he was reported to have been beaten in one of the police vans most likely for participating in expressing his discontent with Putin’s policies regarding human rights.

According to Monakhov’s tweet the day before his most recent run in with the authorities, he announced, “I am a Russian. Not cattle. Not a killer. And it is not the occupier. I am ashamed that my president Putin. At 9.00 I go to Manezhku [Manezh Square] against the war.” after this tweet, pictures surfaced a day later of four Russian policeman arresting him.

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LXer: The software-defined economy, OpenStacks new incubated project, and more

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 04:59:12 AM
Interested in keeping track of what[he]#039[/he]s happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what[he]#039[/he]s happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Reddit: DebConf14 video archive

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 04:04:37 AM

LXer: How to install Cacti (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 14.04 server

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 04:02:01 AM
Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRDTool's data storage and graphing functionality. Cacti provides a fast poller, advanced graph templating, multiple data acquisition methods, and user management features out of the box. All of this is wrapped in an intuitive, easy to use interface that makes sense for LAN-sized installations up to complex networks with hundreds of devices.

Phoronix: Ondemand vs. Performance CPU Governing For AMD FX CPUs On Linux 3.17

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 04:00:00 AM
Given recent comments by Phoronix readers, here are some fresh results from the AMD FX-9590 Eight-Core CPU when testing the different CPU scaling governors with the CPUfreq driver on the Linux 3.17 kernel.

TuxMachines: Thank You Akademy 2014 Sponsors

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 03:54:05 AM

Akademy is a non-commercial event, free of charge for all who want to attend. Generous sponsor support helps make Akademy possible. Most of the Akademy budget goes towards travel support for KDE community members from all over the world, contributors who would not be able to attend the conference otherwise. The wide diversity of attendees is essential to the success of the annual in-person Akademy conference. Many thanks to Akademy 2014 sponsors.

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OpenForum Europe Challenges Governments to Walk the Open Format Walk

OpenForum Europe, an advocacy group focusing on IT openness in government, issued a press release earlier today announcing its launch of a new public Internet portal. At that site, anyone can report a government page that offers a document intended for collaborative use for downloading if that document is not available in an OpenDocument Format (ODF) compliant version. The portal is called FixMyDocuments.eu, and you can show your support for the initiative (as I have) by adding your name here (the first supporter listed is the EU's indominatable digital champion, Neelie Kroes). The announcement coincides with the beginning of another initiative, Global Legislative Openness Week, which will involve global activities annd "events hosted by the Legislative Openness Working Group of the Open Government Partnership and members of the parliamentary openness community." A full calendar of events is here. Read more

Nouveau For Linux 3.18 Gains DP Audio, More Re-Clocking

Ben Skeggs sent in his Nouveau DRM driver changes for the drm-next tree of open-source NVIDIA driver improvements that will land in Linux 3.18. With the DRM merge window now closing earlier in the cycle, David Airlie is cutting off new features for the next kernel merge window from landing into drm-next after -rc5 of the current kernel. Thus, this week is the cut-off for new DRM driver functionality aiming for Linux 3.18 with Linux 3.17-rc5 having been released. As such, Ben Skeggs sent in his big batch of Nouveau DRM improvements. Read more

With Android One, Google puts itself firmly back in the OS' driving seat

Under Android One, Google has developed its reference hardware designs — meaning OEMs no longer have to develop and test their own smartphones; they just pick up Google's ready-to-wear versions and get manufacturing. Google already has three local Indian smartphone makers signed up to do just that — Karbonn, Spice, and Micromax — all soon be be selling Google-designed, Android One-powered devices for around $100. Android One uses a stock version of Android, as seen on its Nexus products — meaning no UI customisation is possible — but Google has graciously offered to let OEMs and mobile operators add their own apps to handsets running the OS. The operators don't seem to mind the disintermediation much, and have teamed up with Google to launch Android One mobile plans to coincide with the launch of the new phones. Read more