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Reddit: Can I do anything to get the fan to run less?

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 4:46pm

Hi. I just bought a new laptop, which, in my eyes, is really powerful and installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 on it.

When I start it up it doesn't make a sound, but the fan starts running even before reaching a 50% load on the CPU. Right now for example I only have Firefox open with 20 tabs and the fan is going. Watching a YouTube video in full screen always cranks up the fan quite a bit (both Flash and HTML5).

The laptop is almost completely cool and I don't understand that this should be neccessary. Is there any distro which are better at controlling the fan than others? Or an easy to use application? When I've tried looking into this I've only found CLI applications way too complicated for me to use.

I love Gnome-Shell, and I hope the sollution is not to install a lighter DE. Because what's the point in having an i7-4500U, 16GB of RAM and an SSD (no HDD) if I have to use Xfce or other lightweight DE?


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Reddit: Apache configuration

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 4:38pm

Hello, I'm a senior student who's setting up an apache web server. Does anyone know a good tutorial on how to configurate an apache web server (Fedora 20)? Great thanks in advance!

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[link] [1 comment] Best Quotes from the Linux Kernel Developer Panel

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:55pm

Linux kernel developers Greg Kroah-Hartman, Jens Axboe, Dave Chinner, Matthew Garrett, and Mel Gorman participated in a panel discussion, moderated by LWN Editor Jon Corbet, at Collaboration Summit on Wednesday. Here are some of the highlights.

TuxMachines: GhostBSD 4.0-ALPHA2 now available

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:46pm

The second ALPHA build of the 4.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on SourceForge for the amd64, i386 architectures.

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TuxMachines: EU institutions accused of doing nothing to free themselves from dependence on Microsoft

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:36pm

The European Commission and European Parliament are doing nothing to rid themselves of their dependance on Microsoft, two lobby groups said Wednesday, Document Freedom Day.

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and Open Forum Europe urged EU institutions to support open standards in an open letter to Giancarlo Vilella, president of the European Parliament's Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support. He also chairs the body that coordinates IT activities for government agencies including Parliament, the Commission and the Council of the E.U.

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TuxMachines: Running GNOME 3.12 on Fedora 20.

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:27pm

The GNOME Project recently announced the release of GNOME 3.12. This new version of GNOME provides updated versions of many of the core GNOME applications (notably, gedit, the GNOME text editor), as well as improvements to GNOME Shell. A full list of improvements and updates are available in the GNOME Release Notes.

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LXer: Microsoft frisks yet another Android gear maker for patent dosh

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:11pm
You'll NEVER guess who it isMicrosoft and Dell have inked a licensing deal for each other's patents that cover the technology found in Android, Chrome OS, and the Xbox.…

Phoronix: Intel Thunderbolt Is Still A Pain For Linux Developers, Users

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:03pm
While Thunderbolt was promising from a technology perspective, it hasn't seen too much adoption outside of Apple systems and the Linux support is still plaguing developers and causing nightmares among Linux users...

Reddit: Need help getting started with creating an internal SMTP server setup.

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:02pm

Hey everyone!

I am a pretty new sys admin and the project I am working on is all new to me. In our DEV environment I have been tasked with setting up an internal SMTP mail server on RHEL 6. The goal is to be able to send an email to this server and then it does nothing with it. However, I am needing to be able to see how it looks to the system and how it goes through. Ideally we should be able to send an email from any of our DEV servers to this specific server.

I'm slightly in over my head and have been messing around with postfix and sendmail but really don't have a clue with all the tutorial I've seen being set up for already established servers and setups. If anyone has a clue to where I could even start it would be a big help. I also wouldn't be surprised if I've done a bad job explaining things so let me know if I need to go into any more details.

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Reddit: LVM, Demystified

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:00pm

Reddit: How To use the chromium build from

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 3:00pm

new user switching from windows used to download mini_installer.exe

How To use the chromium build on debian/ubuntu? from


need to test & port company's websites on linux & on these builds(don't ask why) tried this method

unzip the archive and navigate to that directory using the terminal. A shortcut method is to type cd and then drag and drop the folder onto the terminal window and press Enter. Once you're there run this command: chmod +x chrome This will make the file executable, at which point you should be able to either double-click it to run it or if that doesn't work, go back to the terminal, go back to that directory (assuming you left) and type this command: ./chrome

but i get this error

./chrome: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

& if i try from filemanager

No default application is set for MIME type application/x-sharedlib


Firefox does so well just extract the nightly build double click & run vanilla FF

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LXer: GNOME 3.12 Released with Major Features, New Apps, IRC Client

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 1:16pm
Earlier today GNOME 3.12 has been released, bringing major new features, several redesigned programs and three new applications: Logs, Sound Recorder and Polari.

Reddit: BTRFS - Understanding actual disk usage

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 1:05pm

Hi /r/linux
Trying to get my head around BTRFS, and I'm getting myself tied up in knots.
There's something going here that I'm not getting.

Can anyone give me a simple overview of things and where I'm going wrong?

Directory on EXT4 partition.

# du -hs 4.7M .

Same directory on BTRFS
Mount options: rw,noatime,recovery

# btrfs filesystem df /mnt/btrfs Data, single: total=8.00MiB, used=1012.00KiB System, DUP: total=8.00MiB, used=16.00KiB System, single: total=4.00MiB, used=0.00 Metadata, DUP: total=1.00GiB, used=1.72MiB Metadata, single: total=8.00MiB, used=0.00

From here

The true disk usage is the sum of all three 'used' values

I'm ignoring the fact that I have 5 'used' values rather than 3.
But adding them up gives 2.7MiB, right?

How is BTRFS squeezing the same data into significantly less space?
Is there some sort of automatic deduplication going on?

It's not compression, as I tested this too.

Mount options: rw,noatime,recovery,compress=zlib

# btrfs filesystem df /mnt/btrfs Data, single: total=8.00MiB, used=348.00KiB System, DUP: total=8.00MiB, used=16.00KiB System, single: total=4.00MiB, used=0.00 Metadata, DUP: total=1.00GiB, used=1.31MiB Metadata, single: total=8.00MiB, used=0.00


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LXer: Review: Asus crafts a tiny $179 Chromebox out of cheap, low-power parts

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 12:19pm
In evaluating the Chromebox, we wanted to answer three different questions: where does a cheap Chromebox make sense? What kind of performance and power consumption do you get for $179? And can you get around Chrome OS to install and run other software on the Chromebox, circumventing Google's limitations?

Reddit: i want to use linux, but I can't figure out what to use it for. Any suggestions?

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 12:17pm

I look at linux and it seems like something I want to try/use but I can't figure out what to use it for. I won't be exclusively linux for obvious reasons. I'm currently dual booting osx and windows because they serve different purposes. On osx, everything is generally work related, being video or graphical work that are exclusive to the osx platform. On windows, I play games that cant be run in osx. So mentally, I mainly use osx since i do work in it and any time I have to boot windows to do something, I will, but I can't think of a reason to ever boot linux. There's no mental state that I can think of that would make me boot linux. For those who dual boot, when do you boot linux? What mental state are you in that says it's linux time? BTW I'm looking at linux mint specifically and i want to use linux because i like the way it looks, but that's not reason enough to boot it, just to be inconvenienced to restart when I need to do something work or gaming related imo.

submitted by TheForeverAloneOne
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Reddit: [Poll] What are the success factors for popular Linux software?

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 12:10pm

What are the success factors for popular software? By filling out the following questions you help me to get an insight on which factors made specific Linux software popular.

The software selection does not contain all popular Linux software but aims at taking a first attempt to identifying the specific driving factors for popularity.

Link to the survey: Click

Summary of responses: Click

Your vote or any feedback is appreciated, thank you!

submitted by orschiro
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