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Reddit: New public lxr with opengrok

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 08:49:46 AM

TuxMachines: 10 tips for a more user-friendly Linux desktop

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 08:13:13 AM

The Linux desktop is leaps and bounds from where it was 10, five, even two years ago. Desktop environments that many declared unusable or dead have seen a renaissance in usability. But that doesn't mean that out of the box, every Linux desktop is ready for every type of user. For each user type there may be many ways to make a desktop more usable. Thankfully, this is Linux -- so options are never a problem.

With that in mind, I wanted to highlight my 10 best tips for creating more user-friendly Linux desktops. Not every one of these tips will apply to your particular desktop (be it GNOME, Unity, KDE, XFCE, Deepin Desktop, Cinnamon... the list goes on). But you should find more than one tip that will go a long way toward improving your experience.

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LXer: Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint 17 KDE

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 08:11:43 AM
This tutorial provides a handy, manual disk partitioning guide for the KDE edition of Linux Mint 17, which comes with an installer that has an interface that’s slightly different from that used on the Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce editions.

TuxMachines: Wayland: tomorrow’s graphics tech today (by way of the Raspberry Pi)

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 07:30:50 AM

It already powers the hardware behind some set-top boxes and in-car infotainment solutions, but few realise that some development work on Wayland, the proposed display server replacement for X, is thanks in part to the Raspberry Pi…

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LXer: EFF Changes Position On Net Neutrality: Recognizes FCC Must Act, But Narrowly

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 07:14:32 AM
For years, the EFF has pushed back against the FCC's attempts to preserve net neutrality, reasonably worrying that it might open the door to the FCC further meddling in the internet where it had no real mandate. We here at Techdirt have been similarly concerned. As we've noted, net neutrality itself is important, but we were wary of FCC attempts to regulate it creating serious unintended consequences. However, over the past few years, the growth in power of the key broadband internet access providers, and their ability to degrade the internet for profit, has made it quite clear that other options aren't working.

TuxMachines: Linux 3.16 Aims To Enable Radeon BAPM By Default

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 06:49:05 AM

A DRM-fixes pull request for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver for the Linux 3.16 kernel is going to enable BAPM by default for some APU systems.

BAPM is a power management feature that handles power budgeting between the CPU/GPUs on APUs. Up to now BAPM has been disabled by default, but for fixing some power-related bugs, this feature is looking to be turned on post-3.16 merge window for some AMD APU hardware.

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LXer: Chumby back from the dead with 1,000 apps

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 06:17:21 AM
Chumby, which sold Linux-based tabletop devices that ran Flash-based apps, is back in business under Blue Octy, with an overhauled website and 1,000 apps.

TuxMachines: IRS Thwarts OSS, Classic Quake, and KDE

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 06:16:30 AM

The top story in today's Linux news is the IRS denial of nonprofit status for Open Source projects. Carla Schroder show us how to easily load up the old Quakes and Jos Poortvliet posted part two of his "where KDE is going" series. And finally today, Dedoimedo isn't entirely happy with Mint 17 MATE.

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Reddit: How can I change the scheduler for everything in Linux? Or specifically ALU related tasks?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 05:54:23 AM

As of right now, I can do cat /sys/block/mmcblk0/queue/scheduler which shows that my system has noop [deadline] scheduler. If I do echo schedulerdesired > /sys/block/mmcblk0/queue/scheduler then it will change it for me on the disk. Does this include ALU related tasks though?

I wrote a program that creates three threads that do different things: read, write, and some addition. However, changing schedulers don't seem to affect the order in which they complete, so I'm thinking maybe perhaps I have to tweak the scheduler somewhere else? Does tweaking the scheduler in the disk device also affect performing ALU or would it be read/write only?

I want to be able to show different threads that do different things simultaneously and how a scheduler would affect them but so far, it doesn't really show a difference.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 05:47:21 AM

LXer: Is open data living up to the hype? One data journalist weighs in

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 05:20:10 AM
In this interview, Kayser-Bril discusses why open source is the right choice for journalism organizations, how being open has benefited his clients, and why open data may not be the boon that it seems to be.

Reddit: Will Linux my my Desktop faster?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 04:45:12 AM

I am thinking about dual booting with Windows. I mostly browse the internet and want to know if Linux would improve the experience. If so, what distro maximizes performance and looks decent?

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LXer: BrickPi Bookreader 2 interview

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 04:22:59 AM
A robotic, mechanical reader of printed books that melds together the Raspberry Pi and Lego Mindstorms. When the Raspberry Pi camera module was originally released we thought it would be great to show that you can use the camera with some of the Lego robots and that there’s a whole lot of awesome stuff you can do with it. We put something together that was just an arm to turn the Kindle and the camera to read it aloud; we thought that would be really interesting but it got the wrong type of attention. We got a lot of comments saying, “Well there’s already stuff that can do that”. People missed the point that we were trying to show a tour de force with a Raspberry Pi. So we doubled down and decided we just had to put together a mechanical version that would turn pages – just so we could make our point [laughs]. So the first Bookreader did the Kindle and we read a book off of it out loud and people were like, “Well that’s cool, but there’s already software to do that”.

Reddit: How good is the Thinkpad W series with Linux?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 04:13:37 AM

I am seriously considering buying a Lenovo Thinkpad W520. Does anyone have any experience with the W series? How is it with linux (I am thinking of running Debian on it) ?

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LXer: Atom E3800-based industrial PC boots from just about everything

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 03:25:48 AM
WinSystems is prepping a industrial PC with a 1.91GHz, quad-core Atom E3845, industrial temperature support, dual displays, and numerous boot options. The Linux-ready SYS-405Q is sold principally with the quad-core Atom E3845, but is also available with a 1.75GHz Atom E3827 or single-core 1.46GHz Atom E3815.

Reddit: I need help with some simple directory permission settings

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 03:06:43 AM

Hello /r/Linux,

I have a relatively basic question about setting permissions for directories.

On a server, I have three directories, A, B, and C, and I have three users X, Y, and Z. User X owns directory A, Y owns B, and Z owns C. Pretty straightforward. I'd like to configure the directories such that X, Y, and Z have full permissions to their respective directories, but in such a way where X can read and write to all three directories, but users Y and Z can only read/write to their own directories. How would I do that?

The reason I'm asking is because I currently have lighttpd (user "www-data", group "www-data") configured to read out of its own directory (/var/www, owned by www-data) which also contains symlinks to the _HTTP folder in the home directories of two other users, which are owned by them. I want lighttpd to be able to read/write to both user's _HTTP folders, but neither of the other two users should be able to access, read, write, or execute the other's files. I've locked down /home so that the user's names can't be listed, but I don't have an ideal setup because each of the user's directories are globally read/writable as a workaround for this problem. Obviously I want to minimize access and secure things as much as possible.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Reddit: Wireless usb adapter in a Linux VM?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 03:02:13 AM

Hello, I have searched through hours of forums and nothing has worked, so I have come here. I am running Kali Linux in virtual box. I have an AWUS036NHR usb adapter. I have set it up as a bridged adapter in Vbox setting but it does not appear in the lusb list. I can access the internet, but can find no indication that I am connected other than I can use the browser. I am relatively new to Linux and was hoping for some help. I have tried the following:

  • changing the Vbox settigns
  • ifconfig wlan0 up
  • Based off a youtube vid, I downloaded compact-wireless-2010-06-26-p.tar.bz2 from the kali wikia

dmesg has revealed no errors and my adapter is not in the rfkill list.

If this is the wrong place to post this, I apologize and would ask to kindly be directed towards the proper sub for this question.

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LXer: antiX MX-14.2 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 02:28:37 AM
MX-14.2 'Symbiosis' bug-fix upgrade release available. Upgraded bug-fix versions (PAE and non-PAE) of MX-14 are now available. This version has fixed some bugs found in MX-14.1.1 and Debian upstream. LibreOffice updated to the 4.2.5 version; Google search engine bug fixed; toned down faulty hard drive error when installing; image files open with mirage; wl modules for Broadcom wireless now on the CD image; updated documentation.