Hey. I can't remember root password on a laptop I have not used for a while running Ubuntu Mate and I am seemingly unable to boot into recovery mode by pressing shift on boot, probably a timing issue but all I see is a few different shades of black screens before the OS logo appears! Any advice?submitted by /u/hardcoretechno
I have been using speedtest-cli on a cronjob to test internet speeds because I don't think I'm getting what I'm paying Comcast for (shocker, right?). My speed tests all seemed reasonable, but downloading things, like a game on steam, just took entirely too long. Nearly an hour for a 2GB game.
I started digging more into it, and discovered that ISPs pay speedtest.net to QoS up their results. Given that, I don't feel speedtest.net is trustworthy, anymore.
Digging on Google, though, I am only finding references to speedtest_cli (or speedtest-cli, depending on result, but it is the same github project) for CLI based speed test tools. Does anyone here have knowledge of CLI based speed test tools that are cron job-able and unbiased/trustworthy?
Thanks for your help, /r/linux!submitted by /u/txmoose
Today we have some great news for Ubuntu Touch fans, as Ubports' Marius Gripsgård proudly announced that he managed to make voice call support work on the Ubuntu Touch port for Fairphone 2.
W. Al Maawali, the founder of Eagle Eye Digital Solutions and developer of the security-oriented, Debian-based Kodachi Linux computer operating system, is hard at work again to improve his GNU/Linux distribution and announced two new stable versions at the end of 2016.
Our New Year’s guide to hacker-friendly single board computers turned up 90 boards, ranging from powerful media playing rigs to power-sipping IoT platforms.
Community backed, open spec single board computers running Linux and Android sit at the intersection between the commercial embedded market and the open source maker community. Hacker boards also play a key role in developing the Internet of Things devices that will increasingly dominate our technology economy in the coming years, from home automation devices to industrial equipment to drones.
OpenMandriva is a Linux distribution whose roots and traditions date back to the Mandrake/Mandriva Linux era, what it has in common with with ROSA Linux and Mageia. The latest edition of the desktop distribution – OpenMandriva Lx 3.01, was released on December 25 2016, so it was a nice Christmas present to OpenMandriva fans.
Intrinsyc’s 50 x 25mm “Open-Q 820 µSOM” expands upon the Snapdragon 820 with Android 7.0, 3GB LPDDR4, 32GB UFS storage, WiFi, BT, and extended temps.
Intrinsyc has launched the smallest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 based computer-on-module to date for $239, as well as an Open-Q µ820 Development Kit selling for $579. The Open-Q 820 µSOM module measures 50 x 25mm compared to Intrinsyc’s year-old, 82 x 42mm Open-Q 820 module. It also edges out other contenders we’ve seen in the Snapdragon 820 COM market, at least as far as size is concerned. These include the 53 x 25mm eInfochips Eragon 820 SOM and 50 x 28mm Inforce 6601 Micro SOM.
Reddit: Android users! I just released my first app, it syncs android notifications encrypted to your Linux desktop.
I just released my first app that I've been working on for a while.
It can send your notifications on your phone to your linux desktop using tcp or bluetooth.
Encrypted with TLS. More info on github and Play Store.
Please let me know what you think!
Source code: https://github.com/rootkiwi/an2linuxclient
Source code server: https://github.com/rootkiwi/an2linuxserversubmitted by /u/rootkiwi