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Reddit: How can I access NTFS drives after Elementary OS install?

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 3:25am

Hi, I have just setup Elementary OS. I have two hard drives on my desktop and I can’t access either one of them via file manager. To be precise I have two partitions with data that I need to access; dev/sda4(on a 160GB hard drive) and dev/sdb1(on a 1 TB hard drive). I can see these drives using disk utility and gparted and they show them as unknown drives.

I have searched the internet for this problem and can’t seem to get anywhere. I have found that I may need to run the command “sudo blkid” to find the device UID so I can mount them with fstab. But whenever i run “sudo blkid” , I just get the UIDs of the ext4 partion(where I installed elementary) and the swap partition. I really need to access the data on those partitions. Is there any way I can mount those drives on Elementary?

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LXer: iFixit boss: Apple has 'done everything it can to put repair guys out of business'

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 3:24am
Fixing and upgrading iOS devices can be a rewarding business opportunity, so long as you don't mind having to fight Apple every step of the way. So says the founder of iFixit, who spoke at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco on Thursday. The repair outfit's CEO Kyle Wiens said there is little or no official public information for servicing the handheld gizmos:

Reddit: Debian vs Ubuntu Server on a low end VPS

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 3:00am

Hey all, I was wondering what you'd use and why. I used to use debian but I've switched to Ubuntu Server due to more packages being available and faster updates. Just wondering because I want to know what you guys prefer.

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Reddit: Multi-GPU with Nvidia, GTX 650ti and an NVS420

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 2:38am

I've been trying to setup a 7 display workstation using 3 1920x1080 monitors and 4 2048x1536 monitors.

I have been successfully running the 3 1080p monitors for quite awhile now.

I have made two approaches to trying to get one big display in which I can drag windows. 3D isn't essential but would be nice.

What I've done is:

1) Use the Nouveau drivers and xrandr 1.4 from Lubuntu 13.10 to try and create one large display. I had to use "nouveau.modesetting=1" in the kernel boot line otherwise nouveau/xrandr wouldn't see the other two ports of the NVS420 being connected.

This approach has been the most successfull since I can get a display on all the monitors. However, when I attempt to form a desktop from all the monitors, I get lots of artifacting (Edit: only on the 2048x1536 displays) and it's quite slow/stuttery. I understand the buffer must be sent across PCI-E, but it's barely usable. Is there any way to improve this? Is it possible nouveau is using the wrong graphics card for rendering the entire screen?

2) Use the Nvidia proprietary drivers. Nvidia-settings sees all the ports, however I cannot of course span across them all. I do understand that the latest 331.38 driver supports xrandr1.4. However, I never could understand how to set this up in xorg.conf since I couldn't find any decent examples that weren't for Optimus.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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Reddit: This whole Linux thing looks cool.

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 1:45am

Hello r/linux! I am a college student who has a laptop that is 4 years old and is beginning to be quite unhappy. Instead of just buy a new laptop, I'd rather just revive it with Linux. I really don't have any experience with Linux. I have a Raspberry Pi and poked around a little, but haven't really done much with.

Anyway, my question is what advice would you give to a first time Linux user that is turning their Windows machine into a Linux machine? My biggest concern is drivers. I have no idea how I would go about installing them. It's a Dell laptop, so am I able to just go to the Dell website like I've done in the past and install them? Or is there a different way to do it with Linux? Also, I'm going to be going into computer science once I get my generals out of the way. Do most compilers have a Linux version with them or is it going to be pretty difficult to use the same compilers as the rest of the class? Lastly, what was your personal favorite resource for learning Linux and all the wonderful things I can do with it?

Edit: In case it matters, I'm thinking Ubuntu.

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LXer: Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 1:30am
We’re preparing Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS, the Trusty Tahr, for distribution in 17th of April 2014. With this final Beta (Beta 2) release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next stable version. We have some interesting things happening. Gnome-shell 3.10 is now included. GNOME Classic session is included.

Reddit: Make me a sandwich

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 1:23am

Reddit: How do I install Linux on a blank computer using a USB or a Disc?

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 1:22am

I'll be using a friends computer to install it onto the USB/Disc, but I don't want to have to change his OS, so does it directly install on the devices?

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Reddit: Why does the snail stay off the gnome?

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 12:01am

Because it lives in a shell!

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LXer: Maxthon Browser Extends Reach into Linux Territory

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 11:35pm
Over the years, the Maxthon browser (formerly known as MyIE2 way back in the day) has spread its reach beyond Windows and into different platforms, including the Mac and three mobile OSes: Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Wondering where the love for Linux is at? You don't need to wonder anymore, because you can now download 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Maxthon for Linux.

Linuxaria: The Humble “Open Source” Bundle

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 11:32pm

This week the Humble weekly Bundle has the subtitle “Celebrating Open source”, so I must buy and publish it
Apart the interesting title this bundle contains 8 nice games.

Each game in this bundle was made featuring some open source tool or library. Pay what you want for the high school-themed fantasy game, Magical Diary, the post-apocalyptic turn-based adventure game, NEO Scavenger (Early Access Game), the baby-throwing puzzle platformer, Offspring Fling!, and the visually stunning sci-fi combat game, Planet Stronghold. If you pay $6 or more, you’ll also get the whimsical 2-D puzzler, Anodyne, the tower defense and RPG hybrid, Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten, the 3-D action-adventure, Evoland, and the unique, limb-pulling adventure-puzzler, Incredipede.

The Humble Weekly Sale: Celebrating Open Source will only be here for one week. Grab this deal before it ends on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

In this bundle there are 2 “tier” of games for just 1$ you can have 4 nice games:

Tier 1 games

Magical Diary:
Magical Diary features a player-designed witch attending a school for magic in the mountains of Vermont. Arrange your studies to learn the spells of your choice and apply them in exams held in the school dungeons. Along the way, you can make new friends, run for class office, romance male or female characters, and try to find a date for the May Day Ball. But be careful! You might end up in detention, be lured into a secret society, be forced to marry your professor or have your mind and your magic stolen away…

NEO Scavenger (Early Access Game)

NEO Scavenger is an early access game where you must survive in the wasteland long enough to figure out who you are. In each turn you must decide where to go, how to scavenge for supplies and how to deal with anything and anyone you encounter. With each passing minute, the pit in your stomach grows, your dehydration worsens, your muscles tire, and your body temperature drops in the cold autumn air. Choose your starting abilities carefully, because they and your wit are the only tools you have in the apocalypse!

Offspring Fling!
Offspring Fling! is a game about a poor forest creature that has misplaced all of her children. She’ll have to fight her way through over 100 levels of action puzzle platforming to get them all back home. There’s danger around every corner, but she won’t rest until her family is safe again. Offspring Fling also comes with a level editor for infinite possibilities!

Planet Stronghold

Planet Stronghold is a sci-fi role-playing game with a turn-based combat system. You take the role of a young, new recruit that somehow gets assigned to the most well-known, and well-defended, human outpost in the whole galaxy: Planet Stronghold. As the story goes on, you will have to choose a side in a war that will change the destiny of the planet and humankind – forever.

Featuring old-school turn based tactical battles, a dynamic plot that changes based on your choices and several possible solutions to each situation using various non-combat skills, Planet Stronghold delivers a very high replayability!

You can have these 4 games if you offer anything from 1 to 5$, but if offer 6$ (or more) you’ll also get the 4 second tier games:

Tier 2 games


Anodyne is a 2-D puzzle-adventure game where you play as Young and explore his uneasy subconsciousness. Armed with a good ol’ broom, Young sets off to protect the Briar from The Darkness. The game balances exploration with puzzle-solving as your broom goes from weapon to dust-shifting device. Be sure to leave nothing unturned as you travel through dark dungeons, dainty villages and vast fields.

Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten

I bought this game in 2013, and inserted it in my personal top 10 linux games for 2013

Defender’s Quest tightly focuses on three things: tactical depth, customization, and story. That means no random encounters, no spikey-haired emo kids, no forced time sinks, and no tedious, repetitive battles.
The battle system builds off of tower defense, with individual characters taking the place of towers. Each character levels-up, learns skills, and equips gear individually, allowing the player to customize their battle experience and strategy. The overall game structure is similar to “tactical” RPG’s, but with a real-time battle system. Game speed is adjustable, and commands can even be issued while the game is paused.


Evoland continues the story that began in Evoland Classic, taking you further along the history of action adventure gaming, adding collectible items, new monsters and bosses and, more importantly, new gameplay features and full 3-D environments! New players will discover more about video game history and experience entertaining and creative gameplay. Veterans will also enjoy a host of nostalgic references to legendary titles scattered along the game.

Incredipede is an inventive puzzler where you control Quozzle, the quirky and lovable incredipede, as she journeys through nature on a quest to find her long lost sisters. Each level starts with a pre-made Quozzle with different capabilities and strengths. It’s up to you to master Quozzle’s limbs, collect fruit and complete each level.

The Open source Projects that you’ll help

This Humble Bundle support some open source projects (if you choose to donate money to them), they are:

FlashDevelop: FlashDevelop is one of the most popular IDEs in the indie game development community. It is a free and open source source code editor that offers first class support for Flash ActionScript and Haxe development. This includes fast and great completion and code generation, projects compilation and Flash debugging, plenty of project templates, SWF/SWC exploration and more.

OpenFL OpenFL is a fast, cross-platform implementation of the Flash API. It targets native Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Tizen using C++ as well as Flash and HTML5, using the powerful Haxe programming language.
The mission of OpenFL is to democratize game development, giving tools to developers to easily and seamlessly bring their content to the platforms that matter to them, with only the press of a button. BAFTA-award-winning Papers, Please, rymdkapsel and other top titles have been developed with OpenFL, as well as libraries such as HaxeFlixel, Stencyl, and Gamebryo’s recently announced Reach3dx.

Ren’Py Ren’Py is a game engine designed for visual novels and life simulations, forms of digital storytelling that present writing, choices, images, and sounds to the player. The easy-to-learn script language and bundled tools enable beginners to create and release their first project, while the ability to embed Python code can also be used to make complex simulation games.

Haxe Foundation Haxe is an open source cross-platform tool kit. With a single programming language you can target multiple mainstream platforms: web, mobile, desktop. It is used to develop apps and games such as Papers Please, Evoland, and many others.


I love indie game and I like to contribute to open source projects so this bundle sound perfect to me.
After all for just 6$ if you like just 1 of this games you have done a bargain

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Reddit: Is this a bug with cups? Restarting cups doesn't restart the daemon

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 10:16pm

I'm all over the place right now with regards to programming languages and architectures that I'm messing with, so I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to post but there's a decent enough reader base where I figured I would get some informative feedback.

I've reproduced this using the latest distros of lubuntu, ubuntu, and ubuntu server, and it seems the only "fix" is to just restart the server.

Essentially, restarting cups doesn't seem to kill the daemon (sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart). If I make changes to the cupsd.conf file, such as listening on port 632 instead of 631, I can access the cups service on both ports after a restart. The real issue is that in order to test changes I need to keep changing the port so I know which port to test on, then once it's working I change it back to the port I want to use then restart the server.

using cups 1.7.0~rc1-0ubuntu5.2`

Example (assuming changes are to /etc/cups/cupsd.conf):

Listen 703 <Location /> Order allow,deny </Location> /etc/init.d/cups restart

Trying to access the server on port 703 isn't allowed, and I am provided with the error message of Forbidden meaning that cups is running but not allowing me to access from a remote IP.

Step 2

Listen 704 <Location /> Order allow,deny Allow from all </Location> /etc/init.d/cups restart

Trying to access the server on port 703 should now timeout as there shouldn't be anything running on this port. However I still receive the Forbidden page. Accessing the server on port 704 now works. Accessing the server on some arbitrary port such as 711 simply times out as it should.

If this makes sense, is anybody else experiencing this? Is this just a known issue with cups? It's kind of frustrating as I can't find this exact issue documented but it seems like a fairly obvious one.

If anyone is curious this is what the error_log is riddled with:

E [29/Mar/2014:15:02:25 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:02:25 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address [v1.::]:700 - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:03:14 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:03:14 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address [v1.::]:701 - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:08:21 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:08:21 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address [v1.::]:702 - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:09:00 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:09:00 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address [v1.::]:703 - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:17:27 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:17:27 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address [v1.::]:703 - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:17:28 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:17:28 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address [v1.::]:703 - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:17:49 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address - Address already in use. E [29/Mar/2014:15:17:49 -0700] Unable to bind socket for address [v1.::]:704 - Address already in use. submitted by bodal
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LXer: Hypervisors: The cloud's potential security Achilles heel

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 9:41pm
A cloud is only as secure as the hypervisors that support its virtual machines and how secure are those? That's a darn good question and one we tend to avoid looking at.

TuxMachines: Valve Has Come A Long Way: 2 Years Ago They Were Linux Headhunting

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 9:28pm

Valve has come a long way in the past two years over the past two years with the introduction of Steam for Linux, porting of their games to Linux, the introduction of SteamOS, pushing of other game publishers to Linux, open-sourcing some game components, and much more.

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TuxMachines: Benchmarking VirtIO Performance Within DigitalOcean's Cloud

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 9:20pm

DigitalOcean's cloud makes it easy to enable/disable VirtIO when making a new droplet. VirtIO is designed to enhance I/O performance around block devices (storage) and network interfaces. In continuing from yesterday's article about trying out and benchmarking the DigitalOcean cloud, I ran some tests of the quad-core instance with 8GB of RAM and 80GB of storage with and without VirtIO.

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TuxMachines: Calligra 2.8.1 Office Suite Is a Major Update

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 9:15pm

“The Calligra team has released version 2.8.1, the first of the bugfix releases of the Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active in the 2.8 series. This release contains a few important bug fixes to 2.8.0 and we recommend everybody to update,” reads the official announcement.

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TuxMachines: Swedish Linux Users: Avoid Elgiganten

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 9:03pm

As detailed here before, a few Samsung laptop models have a firmware bug that makes them liable to becoming inert bricks if you install Linux. It’s a one-way process. This happened to me when I bought an ultrabook from the Elgiganten big-box store last summer. Both Samsung and the store refused to reimburse me for the loss of my machine’s use. At the suggestion of my home municipality’s consumer advisor (konsumentrådgivare), I took the matter to Allmänna reklamationsnämnden, the National Board for Consumer Disputes (complaint no 2013-10081).

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Phoronix: Linux Collaboration Summit 2014: Wine, Intel, File-Systems & Cars

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 8:00pm
The 2014 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit has now wrapped up and it was another great Linux technical event. Here's a recap of some of what we learned this week while out in Napa Valley, California.