I have broken my first linux device within hours of booting it up. Running Raspian lite (CLI only) on a humble little pi 2b. This isn't a troubleshooting help question, that isn't my reason for posting. Even though i broke it to hell i am just actually excited to keep playing with it until i get a better handle on the system.
For the curious, i am pretty certain i screwed my sudoers file into oblivion when trying to get my user account sudo privelages. I used the visudo command to get in and edit it and it is adamantly denying any sudo commands pitched at it from all accounts. No big deal. Gunna spend some time trying to fix it if not burn it and start over.
This isn't a story of defeat. Just my first bold step into the unknown. Carry on!submitted by /u/QuillVance
I keep finding new things that make me think that. Lately I've been playing with M4. I was wanting a way to use C-style macros in other languages and even tried implementing it native to whatever language I was using. M4 already does what I wanted, and does it well.
I found that it's also useful for standard text processing a la sed, tr, awk etc.. You can do stuff like set a macro name to a single character and replace it with whatever text you want, evaluate math expressions inside it, save your settings to scripts, and a lot more. The learning curve has not been steep either.
I feel like there's probably a lot of stuff I'm missing out on that will make my life a lot easier.submitted by /u/cbbuntz
While it may not be as popular as Windows or MacOS, Linux is often the operating system of choice for those in the know. A combination of power and versatility has made Linux a firm favourite among developers and self-professed tech geeks over the years.
Contrary to popular belief, however, you don't need to be a programmer or a lifelong tech head to start using Linux. Most of the more popular distros are exceedingly easy to use, with heaps of documentation and guides available online. Best of all, Linux is classed as 'open source' software, meaning that it's completely free!
I've recently had my Samsung ML-1865W printer stop working and went shopping for a replacement. I was almost settled on a Brother HL-L2340DW when I realized it required closed source drivers installed from sketchy binaries. So I kept researching and realized there don't seem to be any reasonable cheap laser printers with open-source support anymore. Plenty of people rave about the Brother/HP support but both require binaries you have no reason to trust and probably restrict you to x86. I had no idea it had gotten this bad.submitted by /u/pedrocr
The Document Foundation’s Documentation Team was pleased to announce today, March 6, 2017, the general and immediate availability of an updated Getting Started with LibreOffice.
More individuals and organizations than ever before are contributing to open source projects. According to the Black Duck 10th Annual Future of Open Source Survey, "65 percent of companies are contributing to open source projects, up from 63 percent in 2015." In addition, 67 percent of enterprises actively encourage their staff to work on open source projects.
Similarly, the most recent report on Who Writes Linux found that 5,062 developers had contributed to the open source operating system in the past 15 months, and since 2005, 13,594 developers have written code for the project.
To kick off the new year, the developers of the Debian-based siduction GNU/Linux distribution have announced the release and immediate availability of version 2017.1.0.
An important Linux kernel security patch has been released today, March 6, 2017, for users of the CentOS 7 operating system series, addressing a total of four vulnerabilities discovered recently.
This is what I've tried so far. The keys work (except Escape key) in a terminal emulator, but not in tty. Ascii video works just fine with DVDs that automatically play. But once this script runs in tty environment, I'm stuck until I use htop to kill VLC processes. I've also tried them with quotes and used xav to map the keys just to be sure. I'm running a personal distro that I've made with susestudio (OpenSUSE 13.2 32-bit), and I'm working on a CLI menu for the next release for the diehard command line fans.submitted by /u/TheOuterLinux
LinuxInsider: Zorin 12.1 follows the introduction three months ago of the project's 12 series.