I'm doing some messing around with flash drives lately, and I needed to get a backup of a process that my friend did to his flash drive when he installed a bootable image to it (as to why I couldn't do this on my own, it's a long story). He used the dd command to backup the entire drive to a .dmg file, then sent it to me. But, I'm having trouble figuring out how to use dd to restore it to my local flash drive. What can I do to restore it?submitted by ristar
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Running from today through Sunday, 23 February, is the SCALE 12x conference just steps away from LAX at the Hilton hotel. Hundreds of Linux and open-source enthusiasts from around California and the US attend this interesting, community-based event. Phoronix will once again be providing coverage this year of interesting happenings with Michael and I.
My first look at a BlankOn edition was BlankOn 8, which was back in August 2012 (see BlankOn 8 preview). So it’s been almost a year and a half between BlankOn 8 and 9. That’s plenty of time to make major improvements and fix whatever needs fixing on a desktop operating system.
The distribution uses the GNOME 3 desktop environment with a custom desktop shell called Manokwari. It looked good the first time I took it for a spin (on BlankOn 8), but I wasn’t too impressed with some aspects of it. But that was 18 months ago, maybe things are better on BlankOn 9.0, which is code-named Suroboyo.
I have a relatively old (7yrs) laptop I never use. It runs on Vista but I want to delete everything on it and run it with a linux distribution - just for the fun of it. How do I set up the system up anew and make it run properly? At least so I can use it to play Minecraft with it, using a bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
Thankssubmitted by Young_Economist
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I haven't tried using Wine in years, and after it was proven impossible to install Windows 7 on my desktop because of missing SATA controller drivers (even though I had a CD from the manufacturer that supposedly includes them), I just installed Wine on my 64bit Linux setup (Fedora, my main and only OS since 2008). Wine works, detected AMD Catalyst drivers and the related 32bit libraries, sound through ALSA2PulseAudio with HDMI output, and Steam works. I haven't tried all the games yet, but those I did, work.
So yeah. Didn't expect this to be a frustration-free experience. I remembered Wine to be a hell, especially on 64bit. The only think that I had to install manually was the 32bit version of Alsa-PA compatibility layer, because it wasn't pulled by Fedora as a dependency.submitted by meidei
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nixCraft: How can I log spoofed packets on Debian / Ubuntu / CentOS / RHEL / Linux based server?
So I really love linux and have now been using it for 4 years on dekstop, a little more on servers. But when I'm bored I really like to watch Linux related videos on youtube so I wanted to hear what you guys n' girls enjoy to watch :)
Also if you just LOVE some Linux related news websites, those suggestions are more than welcome!
Hoping for some good suggestions, thank you! :)submitted by vooze
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Joined a startup, got a new MacBook Pro, longtime Linux user but total noob with Mac, want to set up a portable Linux desktop dev environment on it, what's the best way? VM in Virtualbox, something with Vagrant or Ansible/Salt/Chef/Puppet, etc? Would be nice to be able to keep running backups of the image/recipe/playbook/whatever so I can set up this dev environment on subsequent new employees machines as well. Thanks!submitted by SkyMarshal
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