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Phoronix: The Beta To The Final Minor Release Of RHEL5 Is Out

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:37:35 AM
For those still dependent upon Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the beta to the 5.11 point release is now out, which serves as the last planned revision to RHEL5...

Reddit: I want a non-standard resolution for an HDMI screen from a laptop, but xrandr throws an error.

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:27:00 AM

X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) Major opcode of failed request: 156 (RANDR) Minor opcode of failed request: 18 (RRAddOutputMode)

Directions such as these, at http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/qgctu/how_to_change_into_a_new_graphic_mode_that_is_not/, are pretty common, but the discussion of this error always leads to xorg.conf changes. Is there another way, or a fix for Xrandr?

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Reddit: Best linux Distro for older machines? (2008 Macbook)

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:15:14 AM

So I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my roommate's 2008 Macbook recently because he was complaining about OSX not running well on it. Ubuntu runs a lot smoother on it but he is still getting the occasional freeze. What's the best linux distro for older computers like this? Something more lightweight maybe?

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Phoronix: The Witcher 2 Works On Beta Improvements

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:06:12 AM
Back in May The Witcher 2 was released for Linux but the quality of this Linux game port was extremely bad and problematic for many Linux gamers due to slow performance and other issues. Fortunately, it looks like some of the problems at least may be addressed as a new open beta is beginning for the Linux version of The Witcher 2...

LXer: Its better to share with functional programming

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:00:42 AM
Katie Miller is a Developer Advocate at Red Hat for the open source Platform as a Service, OpenShift, and co-founder of the Lambda Ladies group for women in functional programming. She has a passion for language and linguistics, but also for the open source way.

Reddit: Question regarding Ubuntu 14.10

Thursday 10th of July 2014 03:35:20 AM

Will Ubuntu 14.10 run systemd as default?

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LXer: Linux kernel 3.16 development

Thursday 10th of July 2014 03:03:31 AM
Linus Torvalds announced the final Release Candidate (RC) for what will become Linux 3.15, noting that he felt pretty comfortable with the state of things at this point. The 3.15- rc8 kernel contains just a smattering of core kernel fixes (some in the scheduler, some in the filesystem code), and a few more architecture- specific patches, but relatively little overall in the way of churn. In other words, 3.15 is largely baked and ready to go, with the weekly RCs serving their purpose of gradually tapering off toward the final RC7 or RC8 release. Oftentimes, final Linux kernels are released following the RC7 timeframe, with no need for an RC8 to be issued, but on this particular occasion there was enough in the way of small last-minute fixes for Linus to feel justified in holding off another week with an RC8 instead.

LXer: Wanted: A Purpose for Open Source

Thursday 10th of July 2014 02:06:20 AM
Free and open source software is a way of life for thousands of people. Yet, as we trudge the endless treadmill of release upon release, there's one question you don't hear much any more: where is open source heading? Or, perhaps, should it have a purpose at all?

LXer: Deponia: The Complete Journey Released For Linux

Thursday 10th of July 2014 01:09:09 AM
Daedalic Entertainment has released a bundle of the Deponia Trilogy, adding Linux support for the first time. The Visionaire game engine (which the game uses) now also has Linux support, giving the potential for a slew of similar games to appear on Linux.

Reddit: Can I dual boot Linux on a Samsung ATIV Book 9?

Thursday 10th of July 2014 12:59:10 AM

Title. I'm going to be needing to be able to dual boot Linux for college, is it possible?. I've heard it's easy to set up dual boot, I just need to make sure it's possible with the laptop in question before I pull the trigger on buying it. I'm relatively inexperienced with Linux but I'm willing to learn.

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Reddit: Changing Terminal colors

Thursday 10th of July 2014 12:57:58 AM

I am using the below command but the terminal remains white with black text. I tested the bold command which does work but I cannot get the colors to change for the background and font. Any help is appreciated. setterm -background blue -foreground white -store

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LinuxInsider: Tor Embroiled in $1M Revenge-Porn Lawsuit

Thursday 10th of July 2014 12:26:45 AM
Texas attorney Jason L. Van Dyke recently filed a lawsuit against nude-photo-sharing site Pink Meth and included the Tor Project among its defendants. Pink Meth is an "involuntary pornography" site, the suit charges, enabling users to post nude photos for the purposes of getting revenge on those pictured. It's accessible only to users who have downloaded Tor's anonymity-minded software. The plaintiff named in the case is allegedly a victim of Pink Meth's service who was caused mental anguish and loss of earning capacity as a result.

Reddit: Linux Desktop Comes to China With Deepin 2014

Thursday 10th of July 2014 12:17:50 AM

LXer: Short Stack: Why OpenStack Matters, Plumgrid raises $17.2MM open source foundation loses non-profit status

Thursday 10th of July 2014 12:11:58 AM
Does OpenStack matter? That depends who you talk to. OpenStack's year over year growth can't be ignored. Market validation for another OpenStack component: the networking company, Plumgrid just raised $17.2MM. Perhaps all the more reason why non-profit status might no longer matter for the foundations that govern open source projects.

LXer: How to install Linux Mint alongside OSX on the MacBook Air

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 11:14:47 PM
This is a step by step guide showing how to install Linux Mint alongside OSX on the MacBook Air. The guide covers backing up your drive, how to get Linux Mint, how to create a bootable Linux Mint USB drive, how to partition the disk, how to boot into the live session, how to install Linux Mint, how to fix the boot loader and how to set up a wireless internet connection.

Reddit: Virtual music jam?

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 10:51:05 PM

Cousin wants to do a distributed music recording session; guy in Tokyo, guy in Brooklyn in sync. Advice? Mumble or Skype or something better? Thanks!

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TuxMachines: Why is Docker the new craze in virtualization and cloud computing?

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 10:49:17 PM

It's OSCON time again, and this year the tech sector is abuzz with talk of cloud infrastructure. One of the more interesting startups is Docker, an ultra-lightweight containerization app that's brimming with potential

I caught up with the VP of Services for Docker, James Turnbull, who'll be running a Docker crash course at the con. Besides finding out what Docker is anyway, we discussed the cloud, open source contributing, and getting a real job.

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LXer: Why is Docker the new craze in virtualization and cloud computing?

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 10:17:36 PM
It's OSCON time again, and this year the tech sector is abuzz with talk of cloud infrastructure. One of the more interesting startups is Docker, an ultra-lightweight containerization app that's brimming with potential. I caught up with the VP of Services for Docker, James Turnbull, who'll be running a Docker crash course at the con. Besides finding out what Docker is anyway, we discussed the cloud, open source contributing, and getting a real job.