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Reddit: Dual boot Linux on Lenovo Y50-70?

Saturday 12th of September 2015 12:16:26 PM

Hi there guys! First time poster in /r/linux.

I'm getting a Lenovo Y50-70 UHD touch off a friend for cheap and am wondering if I would be able to dual boot Linux with Windows 10 very easily? This is the laptop, except it's the 4K version (not listed on AU site for some reason). Also, what Linux OS would you suggest to do maybe some coding, Internet, music? I've tried Ubuntu on my desktop and I kinda hate it. I like the Windows 10 layout (taskbar at bottom, Windows button in bottom left) but I can adapt. Also, would it make a difference if I changed the 4-cell battery to a 9-cell? Would touch screen work?


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Reddit: bash scripting help - wkhtmltopdf fails to save

Saturday 12th of September 2015 09:55:41 AM

I was hoping some one withh more experiance with bash scripting could help me out please?

I am putting together a script that uses urlcrazy to parse a list of domains to find any miss-spellings that could be being squatted or used for nefarious deeds.

As part of that process I am using wkhtmltopddf to go and get a screenshot of all the domains that return A records.

Now everything is working esxcept for when wkhtmltopdf tries to write the pdf file result, I get an error stating:

Exit with code 1, due to unknown error.

I think the issue is to do with the location where the file is to be output. my code for the screenshot is:

for LINE in `cat /tmp/regdom.txt`; do echo "Taking screenshot of "$LINE; wkhtmltopdf -l -q $LINE results/$FOLDER/screenshots/$LINE.pdf; done

The $FOLDER variable is assigned at the start and is as follows:

FOLDER=$(date +"%m_%d_%Y"); mkdir results/$FOLDER;

Now everywhere else in the script is fine with me using


when telling it to where to save the output to except wkhtmltopdf. If I remove the $FOLDER variable it works.

So my question is how to I get mkhtmltopdf to save the pdf output to the results/$FOLDER/screenshots folder and have it name the file the same as the name of the site it captured?

Thanks for your help.

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Reddit: Web based file explorer lighter on resources ?

Saturday 12th of September 2015 09:45:25 AM

Starting new in Linux and would like to have your opinion on various web based file explorer for a server. I am looking for a file explorer which is decently responsive and light on resources. Thanks.

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LXer: 10G WiFi gateway runs OpenWRT on 64-bit Freescale QorIQ

Saturday 12th of September 2015 09:11:53 AM
Freescale unveiled a Linux-based 10Gbps, residential WiFi gateway reference design based on its quad-core QorIQ LS1043A SoC and a Quantenna 802.11ac router. The Linux-based QorIQ LS1043A residential gateway is “the industry’s first 10Gbps Internet plus 10Gbps Wi-Fi enabled home gateway solution,” claims Freescale Semiconductor. The design was co-developed with Quantenna Communications, which is supplying its […]

LXer: OpenWrt 15.05 "Chaos Calmer" Is a New Release for Your Routers

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:49:06 PM
OpenWrt is a GNU/Linux distribution for embedded devices that has been designed to work on routers and a few other platforms. This is a new maintenance release, and it's available for download.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:46:29 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:42:18 PM
  • BitTorrentSync: Dropbox for Nerds
  • Overview of 4 Subtitle Editors for Linux

    This is KDE-based, and comes with features such as time shifting, splitting and joining subtitle lines, error checking, movie preview and a bunch of configuration options. Other functions include the ability to split or join lines depending on the | separator, insert new subtitle lines, modify times, and a spell-checker. Subtitle Composer is pretty feature-complete and will allow to modify and manipulate a good range of formats with ease. The latest version is 0.5.3, using Qt4 and blending well in KDE. The video backends that can be used for previewing videos include GStreamer, MPlayer, Xine and Phonon, however, subtitles showed in the video preview widget are not displayed correctly.

  • FFmpeg 2.8 Brings Intel QSV Encoding/Decoding, HEVC Hardware Acceleration

    FFmpeg 2.8 is now available as the latest major update to this important open-source multimedia project. This is also the first major release since the longtime FFmpeg leader resigned this summer.

  • Calibre 2.38 Ebook Editor and Viewer Gets Support for Kobo Touch 2

    Calibre is a powerful application that can be used to read, convert, and edit eBooks, among many other functions. The developer has just released a new update for it, and a new version is now available for download.

  • Git 2.5.2 Open-Source Distributed Version Control System Adds Multiple Improvements

    The Git developers have announced the release of the second maintenance version for the stable 2.5 branch of Git, an open-source and cross-platform distributed version control system for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

  • Deploying Limba packages: Ideas & current status

    The Limba project does not only have the goal to allow developers to deploy their applications directly on multiple Linux distributions while reducing duplication of shared resources, it should also make it easy for developers to build software for Limba.

  • Rcpp 0.12.1: First boat load of fixes!

    The first updated in the 0.12.* series of Rcpp is now on the CRAN network for GNU R this morning, and I will push a Debian package. This follows the 0.12.0 release from late July which started to some serious new features.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:40:37 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: KDE

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:39:52 PM
  • Kdenlive at Randa meetings - first report

    We arrived here on wednesday, and started discussions about our plans in the train. Here is a short resume of what happened during these first days:

    We decided to work on bug tracking during the first day, since the Kdenlive 15.08.1 release was imminent. We fixed quite a few bugs that will improve stability of the 15.08 branch.

  • Password visibility in KPasswordDialog

    With the upcoming 5.14 release of the KDE Frameworks, KPasswordDialog gets the ability to change the visibility of the password being typed by the user. This is a common and useful feature, especially when the password is hard to type and error prone. Screenshots follow:

  • Randa Report - unEyeCandy

    The Randa Meetings are happening now in the Swiss Alps. More than 50 people are giving their time to improve KDE software and innovate new value for users. The theme of this sixth edition of the Randa Meetings is Bring Touch to KDE, and the KDE Visual Design Group (VDG) is making their contributions to the look and feel of KDE technology. Visual appearance has been a primary consideration for KDE from the beginning—"users [should be able to] expect things to look, feel, and work consistently".

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:35:26 PM

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:32:17 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:31:19 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Sharing Culture

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:28:02 PM
  • CIO France tempers government cloud expectations

    Only marginal parts of governmental IT services can be moved to public cloud services, rather than the whole of government IT, warns Jaques Marzin, the French government Chief Information Officer. “Nobody wants us to put tax records or criminal records in the public cloud. But those are government operations that amount to terabytes of data”, he said.

  • New portal aims to reduce bureaucracy in Portugal

    The government of Portugal has unveiled’ Simplificar’, an online portal to help modernise and simplify public administration. The project is inviting citizens and enterprises to point out excessive bureaucracy and suggest remedies.

  • Polish towns offer public access to eGovernment services

    The Polish towns of Bydgoszcz and Sosnowiec are the first two to host a public access point for eGovernment services, Poland’s Ministry of Administration and Digitization (MAC) has announced. The access points are placed in the town’s post offices, offering citizens access to various services, such as requesting an ID card, getting a copy of a marriage certificate or setting-up a new businesses.

  • Affordable and open source Eleven 3D printer by ISG3D to launch on Kickstarter this month

    The market of desktop 3D printers seems to be ever expanding, but quite a few new additions seem to add very little in terms of functionality or affordability. Fortunately, new gems are still appearing, such as a very exciting machine by Canadian startup and 3D printing supplies provider ISG3D. Called the Eleven 3D printer, this very promising machine seems to be the real deal, but for an affordable price and with an open source character. It is expected to launch on Kickstarter later this month.

  • Open source 3D printing has high rate of return on investment, Joshua Pearce says in new study
  • MIAOW, World’s First Open Source Graphics Processor Now Available To Users

    The researchers from the Vertical Research Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently announced at the Hot Chips Event in Cupertino, Calif, that they have designed the first ever open source general-purpose graphics processor (GPGPU). It is titled as Many-Core Integrated Accelerator Of The Waterdeep abbreviated as MIAOW.

  • Go 1.5.1 Released With Some Minor Fixes

    Just one month after the gigantic release of Go 1.5, the first minor point release is now available.

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Slashdot: Happy Birthday, Linux! An OS At 24

Friday 11th of September 2015 02:00:05 PM

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Subresource Integrity Support Ready For Firefox 43, Chrome 45

With the upcoming releases of the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web-browsers is support for the W3C Subresource Integrity (SRI) specification. The Subresource Integrity feature allows web developers to ensure that externally-loaded scripts/assets from third-party sources (e.g. a CDN) haven't been altered. The SRI specification adds a new "integrity" HTML attribute when loading such assets where you can specify a hash of the file source expected -- the loaded resource must then match the hash for it to be loaded. Read more

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