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Reddit: Will anyone be flashing Coreboot at LinuxFest this year?

Monday 13th of March 2017 02:34:41 AM


I hope this is the right subreddit for this. I have a ThinkPad T430S that I would really like to flash with Coreboot, but it has a WSON-8 layout for the BIOS chip that I am unsure how to remove and dump the FW from.

I've heard people will volunteer to actually flash Coreboot on some systems during these events and was hoping to find some help, but this will be my first time attending.


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LXer: ARM/FPGA module runs Debian on Arria 10 SoC

Monday 13th of March 2017 02:03:19 AM
The Reflex CES Arria 10 SoC SoM runs Linux on the ARM/FPGA Arria 10 SoC, and is available with SBC and PCIe-style carrier boards. The Arria 10 SoC SoM has been listed on the Intel FPGA site — the new name for Altera — since October, when iWave’s similarly Arria 10 equipped Arria 10 SoC Module appeared.

TuxMachines: SUSE acquires HPE's cloud assets

Monday 13th of March 2017 01:54:33 AM

HPE and SUSE, a top Linux distributor, have a complex relationship. First, HPE spun and merged its non-core software assets with Micro Focus. Micro Focus owns SUSE, a major Linux provider. Now, SUSE has finished acquiring cloud assets of HPE's OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Stackato, HPE's Cloud Foundry implementation.

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.11-rc2

Monday 13th of March 2017 01:50:16 AM

As usual, the week after rc1 tends to be fairly quiet when people are
still looking for bugs and taking a breather after the merge window.
But we've got a healthy number of fixes in, and there's some
cleanup/prep patches for the upcoming 5-level page table support that
I took after the merge window just to make the next merge window

Also: Linux 4.11-rc2 Kernel Released

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Reddit: Noob Question - Recommendation for a simple mail server that I can run on my Linux VPS?

Monday 13th of March 2017 01:29:40 AM

I have a domain - and I'd love to set up an email server so I can get mail at that address (e.g.

Furthermore, I'd love to have it set up where it forwards email to another account so I can manage all my email in a centralize location (e.g.

Is there a simple mail server that y'all could recommend for a newbie who hasn't done much of this stuff before? I'm assuming even basic mail servers nowadays come with things like spam filters out of the box.

I'm running Ubuntu specifically if that matters.

Thank you!

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software and Development

Monday 13th of March 2017 01:18:30 AM
  • Feed the Monkey is an Open-Source TinyTinyRSS Desktop Client

    FeedTheMonkey is an open-source desktop feed reader for the open-source Tiny Tiny RSS service.

    The apps uses the official Tiny Tiny RSS API to fetch ‘normalized feeds and to synchronize the “article read” marks’.

  • Scripting an arithmeticker

    OK, you're probably thinking "WHY? There are plenty of perfectly good GUI calculators for Linux. Why build another one?" And my answer is "Because the available calculators are way too powerful and don't do what I want on-screen."

    I manage my screen's real estate pretty carefully. I run Debian Xfce, and the screenshot below shows a typical workspace on my 1920 x 1080 px monitor. Applications (like the GIMP screen pictured) open maximised, but are restricted in size and position because I've set my workspace margins to left 10 px, bottom 10 px, top 60 px and right 400 px. The top margin leaves room for the 50 px panel at top right, and the right margin leaves plenty of room for me to read the keyboard shortcuts I've written on the desktop background image.

  • The KDE project has 54 ideas for Google Summer of Code

    Google’s “Summer of Code” (GSoC) will be happening for the thirtheenth time this year, and the KDE project is yet again one of the 201 participating open source organizations. The project’s list of ideas students may tackle has currently grown to 54 entries.

  • Favored Swift hits the charts: Now in top 10 programming languages

    In March, the Swift programming language rose to became the 10th most popular, at least by the measure of TIOBE Software.

    Open-sourced by Apple in 2015, Swift has been touted as an appealing alternative to better-established programming languages because of its safety, speed, and approachable syntax. It combines modern language features like garbage collection and type safety with readability, not to mention decent documentation.

    Swift is also ranked 10 in the PYPL Index, which derives its data from Google Trends. RedMonk's ranking from 2016 shows Swift a bit further back in the pack.


    Swift also happens to top GitHub's list of programming languages being actively developed on the site (which of course omits development activity elsewhere).

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TuxMachines: Red Hat News

Monday 13th of March 2017 01:16:13 AM

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TuxMachines: FOSS Funding

Monday 13th of March 2017 01:14:37 AM
  • GNU Toolchain now accepting donations with the support of the Free Software Foundation

    The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is now accepting donations to support the GNU Toolchain, a collection of foundational freely licensed software development tools. Many pieces of software depend upon the GNU Toolchain, including the GNU/Linux family of operating systems which runs the majority of Web servers, millions of personal devices and the most advanced supercomputers.

  • SPI Inc Ended 2016 Managing 2.48 Million USD For Open-Source Projects

    For those curious, here is how much various open-source projects have in the bank.

    SPI Inc, Software in the Public Interest, is the non-profit organization serving as the organizational steward for many open-source projects from Arch Linux and Debian to recently X.Org. SPI Inc also manages the finances for smaller projects like Drizzle, GNUstep, YafaRay, HeliOS, Fluxbox, and many others. Those that somehow never heard of SPI Inc can learn more about their efforts via

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TuxMachines: DragonFlyBSD and FreeBSD

Monday 13th of March 2017 01:13:49 AM
  • DragonFlyBSD 4.8 Up To Release Candidate Phase

    A few hours ago, DragonFlyBSD 4.8 RC was tagged. This is a significant update with the changes to DragonFly since the 4.6 release last August. DragonFly in this time has seen improved UEFI installation support, NUMA-awareness and memory changes, updated DRM graphics driver code, expanded LibreSSL support, dropped PulseAudio, and many other changes.

  • Intel To Increase Engagement With FreeBSD, Makes $250k Donation

    Intel is going to more actively engage with the FreeBSD project and they've also made a hefty donation to the FreeBSD Foundation.

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LXer: How to Install Rocket.Chat on Ubuntu and Use it on Your WordPress

Sunday 12th of March 2017 11:57:31 PM
Rocket.Chat is one of the most popular open source chat applications. A great alternative to both Slack and paid live chat applications. This tutorial will show you how to install Rocket.Chat on an Ubuntu 16.04 server and add the live chat option to your WordPress site.

Reddit: MX Spins: Workbench! [xpost /r/MXLinux]

Sunday 12th of March 2017 11:09:02 PM

Reddit: timed logout with xfce4-session-logout

Sunday 12th of March 2017 10:30:07 PM

Does anyone know in XFCE is there is a way to configure xfce4-session-logout to log out after a timeout if you don't press the log out button?

Note I don't want to use --logout and have it log out immediately

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Reddit: Error installing Linux Mint

Sunday 12th of March 2017 10:20:22 PM

Every time I attempt to install Linux Mint I get the error message, "The 'grub-efi' package failed to install into /target/. Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot."

I don't fully understand how my drives work tbh. I originally had an HDD with Windows 7. I later added an SSD and began booting off of that and upgraded to Windows 10 on it

Now I'm trying to boot Linux Mint on that SSD. Windows Boot Manager is on my HDD as well as Windows 7 still I believe. I partitioned 20GB for Root, 16GB for Swap and 30GB for Home on my SSD. Those are what I used when installing Linux Mint. I get up to the last part of the installation process and receive the error message. Not sure how to proceed

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Phoronix: Linux 4.11-rc2 Kernel Released

Sunday 12th of March 2017 10:10:20 PM
Linus Torvalds has issued the second weekly test update to the Linux 4.11 kernel...

LXer: SMARC 2.0 COM runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Sunday 12th of March 2017 09:51:43 PM
The MSC SM2S-AL SMARC 2.0 “short” COM offers an Apollo Lake SoC, triple display and industrial temp support, and an optional, Linux-driven starter kit. Avnet-owned MSC Technologies has launched a Linux-ready computer-on-module that runs on Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, and complies with the new SMARC 2.0 standard in the “short” form factor.

Reddit: Simple and reliable way of sharing/synchronizing files over LAN?

Sunday 12th of March 2017 09:40:56 PM

Hi guys. I have quite large digital library, mostly PDF and ebook files, and I currently have 2 laptops and 1 PC, which I'm using on daily basis (all with Linux on board). To synchronize my library, I'm using syncthing, which seems to be great tool, but I simply don't like to use it. Maybe there's too much overhead, maybe it's because its web interface, maybe I don't trust too much its Block Exchange Protocol (even though I didn't consult how it actually works) - just please, don't try to convince my that I should change my mind :)

I'm looking for better alternative. It should:

  • has opensource or freesoftware license
  • be safe
  • be simple
  • cli would be nice

I was thinking about setting git server on my PC and just treat my library as a git repository, but I'm not yet convinced to this idea. Maybe there are some great tools which are using similar solutions underneath?

I will be grateful for any ideas.

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Reddit: How to access virtual hard drives

Sunday 12th of March 2017 08:28:14 PM

I made a 2GB virtual hard disk in VMWare and am having trouble trying to figure out how I can access it. Still new to this stuff so a step by step guide would be appreciated. Thanks

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