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Reddit: User directory: no such file or dir?

Monday 25th of September 2017 08:10:01 PM

So i'll su into a user profile, and dir/ls in the /home dir and the user dir isn't listed.

But I'll grep /etc/passwd and it's listed under /home/<username> or I'll echo $HOME and it will be listed as well.

But when i cd /home/username it says no such file or dir.

This is for all the new users i made in the past week other users are listed from before, and yes i used useradd...

What in the hells?

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LinuxToday: How to Install and Configure Jenkins Server on CentOS 7 to Automate Your WordPress Tasks

Monday 25th of September 2017 08:00:00 PM

In IT we often talk about the importance of computing time.

TuxMachines: LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.1.2 BETA

Monday 25th of September 2017 07:31:00 PM

This is the third beta for our 8.2 release. It addresses minor findings related to the Samba bump: we now detect and avoid invalid Samba v3 configurations, old samba.conf.sample templates are overwritten with the new v4 template, and remote SMB shares are mounted using SMB2 or where possible SMB3. The release also adds support for the Raspberry Pi IQAudIO Digi+ board and a Xiaomi BT remote, and includes security fixes for the Blueborne Linux/BlueZ vulnerability. This is hopefully the final 8.1.x beta release; next will be 8.2.0.

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Reddit: Recommendations for a good Linux-compatible music notation software?

Monday 25th of September 2017 07:30:19 PM

I'm a composer. I write music for things like video games, commercials, and occaisionally religious groups. The two main music notation softwares used in the industry (Finale and Sibelius) aren't compatible with Linux, so I've been forced to keep my Windows potato around. However, I'm hoping to replace it completely, so I'm looking for notation software that can run on Linux.

Requirements would be:

Decent GUI

Some form of instant playback (MIDI is fine, though not ideal)

I'm running Manjaro, and I saw the Arch User Repository has some software, but I'd rather get recommendations than download a bunch of stuff and see what works.

Proprietary software isn't ideal, but is acceptable. I'm fine with paying for it.

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LXer: Linux Free Command Explained for Beginners (6 Examples)

Monday 25th of September 2017 07:04:13 PM
Sometimes, while working on the command line in Linux, you might want to quickly take a look at the total available as well as used memory in the system. If you're a Linux newbie, you'll be glad to know there exists a built-in command - dubbed free - that displays this kind of information. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of the free command as well as some of the important features it provides.

TuxMachines: Red Hat: Microsoft Blobs, Being Red Hat, Red Hat Patents, and Imminent Financial Results (RHT)

Monday 25th of September 2017 06:53:00 PM

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Reddit: GNOME and KDE Join Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Party

Monday 25th of September 2017 06:32:26 PM

TuxMachines: SUSE Linux turns 25: From business distro leader to cloud power

Monday 25th of September 2017 06:31:20 PM

Today, SUSE, the oldest Linux business still running, is a long, long way from its humble beginnings. Then, the first SUSE Linux was a German port of Patrick Volkerding's Slackware, the world's longest surviving Linux distribution.

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TuxMachines: Richard Stallman says Microsoft's Linux love-in is a ploy to 'extinguish' free software

Monday 25th of September 2017 06:30:45 PM

GNU OS CREATOR Richard Stallman has slammed Microsoft's Windows 10 subsystem for Linux as an attempt to "extinguish" free software.

Microsoft, a company whose ex-CEO famously slammed Linux as a "cancer", has a new found "love" for open source software, having last month released its hell-over-freezing subsystem that lets Windows 10 users run various GNU/Linux distros and software.

Unsurprisingly, some are sceptical about Microsoft's new-found enthusiasm for Linux and open source software, including free software advocate, and founder of GNU OS Richard Stallman.

Speaking to Tech Republic, he said Microsoft's decision to build a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) amounts to an attempt to extinguish free, open source software.

"It certainly looks that way. But it won't be so easy to extinguish us, because our reasons for using and advancing free software are not limited to practical convenience," he said.

"We want freedom. As a way to use computers in freedom, Windows is a non-starter."

"The aim of the free software movement is to free users from freedom-denying proprietary programs and systems, such as Windows. Making a non-free system, such Windows or macOS or iOS or ChromeOS or Android, more convenient is a step backward in the campaign for freedom."

Also: Microsoft’s Linux enthusiasm may not help open source

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TuxMachines: Are These the Toughest Linux Operating Systems to Install?

Monday 25th of September 2017 06:27:54 PM

It’s important to keep in mind that no matter the Linux operating system you choose to install, what matters is getting it onto your computer and using it. Sure, there may be benefits or drawbacks to whatever setup you pursue, but that’s just how Linux is: various by nature.

What’s really important is choosing something that best suits you. If you want a high level of flexibility, then by all means, use something like Arch Linux. And if you want something more automated, that’s fine as well. It’s still Linux, after all.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Touch OTA-2 Rolls Out for Ubuntu Phones, Including Nexus 4 & Nexus 7 2013

Monday 25th of September 2017 06:22:47 PM

The UBports community has released this past weekend the second OTA (Over-the-Air) update to supported Ubuntu Phone devices, bringing support for some old devices that were requested by the community, as well as a set of new features.

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TuxMachines: 5 Great Linux Desktop Environments You Haven’t Heard Of

Monday 25th of September 2017 05:30:51 PM

Although popular, these desktop environments (DE) are just a sample of what’s currently available. Better still, it’s so easy to make the change. Unlike Windows and macOS, you can change the desktop user interface by simply installing a new one. Unhappy with the way your preferred Linux distro looks? You don’t have to switch distros, just switch desktops!

The following five desktop environments (and, to be precise, shells) are under the radar, but definitely worth a look.

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LXer: Advanced image viewing tricks with ImageMagick

Monday 25th of September 2017 04:35:33 PM
In my introduction to ImageMagick, I showed how to use the application's menus to edit and add effects to your images. In this follow-up, I'll show additional ways to use this open source image editor to view your more

LinuxToday: ASUS Launches Its Thinnest and Lightest Flippable Chromebook, the Flip C101

Monday 25th of September 2017 04:00:00 PM

Powered by a Rockchip RK3399 Quad-Core 2.0 GHz processor, the ASUS Chromebook Flip C101 provides users with fast and efficient performance

LXer: 10 Tips For First Time Linux Users

Monday 25th of September 2017 03:12:41 PM
?New to Linux? Never fear, a superior operating system is here! You’ll go from asking everyone for help to re-compiling your own kernel in no time! (Relevant XKCD). Here are some tips for you newcomers on acclimating yourself with the realm of Linux:

LinuxToday: Linux 4.14 rc2

Monday 25th of September 2017 03:00:00 PM

Linus Torvalds:  The only unusual thing worth noting here is that the security subsystem pull request that came in during the merge window got rejected due to problems.

Phoronix: Kazan Continues Making Progress As A CPU-Based Vulkan Implementation

Monday 25th of September 2017 02:47:49 PM
While Google Summer of Code ended one month ago, Jacob Lifshay has continued working on his "Vulkan-CPU" project now known as Kazan. He's certainly making progress on this CPU-based Vulkan implementation...

Reddit: Single terminal window multitasking?

Monday 25th of September 2017 02:35:20 PM

Just looking for some basic bash help. So lets say i only have one terminal window, in this case through ssh, how do i execute multiple commands at once such as if i want to dd an iso and use apt-get at the same time? Is this possible?

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