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Reddit: Device question. I plan to buy a tablet and I would like to know if there is a way to check if its linux friendly

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 03:34:26 AM

This is the device i want to buy

I need a tablet with keyboard where i can install a webserver and do freelance work. Specially for when the client wants me to go to their offices and show my advances.

So can I install debian, linux or fedora in a device like this?

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Reddit: Is it possible to run print server in VM and user generic print driver to print to?

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 03:24:43 AM

I have an HP multifunction printer. I don't really care to install the HP hplip software on my linux desktop as it's massive and who knows what it does. Currently I just have it installed in a VM which I print from. It works OK for the most part but it's a pain in the but.

I tried setting the printer in the VM as a network accessible cups printer. I thought this would work but it still requires me to install the hplip software on the client workstations.

What I want is a generic way to send along print jobs to the server. I don't really need the features provided by the hp drivers like choosing dpi and stuff, I just need generic defaults.

Is it possible to do this? Maybe something with postscript?

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TuxMachines: Operating System U: a new Linux, Wayland based operating system

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 03:05:26 AM

Enter Operating System U, OSu. It’s not Ohio State University with a lower-case “u.” The “u” is for you, the one reading this, and the one wishing to control your operating system. The standout thing about OSu is how much customization it gives to the user. That’s our mission and our statement. (It also happens to be our mission statement, but I’m done with little jokes).

OSu is Linux-based. It boasts a Wayland display server, which I love because it squashes clunky xorg extensions and renders directly. We’re also looking at starlight and customization through GUI’s.

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LXer: Odroid hacker board jumps to faster octacore SoC

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 02:55:02 AM
The Odroid project launched an “Odroid-XU3? open source SBC based on Samsung’s HMP-ready Exynos5422, which mixes four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores. Hardkernel’s Odroid project announced pre-orders for the Odroid-XU3 at $179, with shipments starting on Aug. 18. The open-spec single board computer is the fastest of over a dozen other Samsung-based Odroid siblings, including an Odroid-XU model that it essentially replaces. Whereas the $149-$169 Odroid-XU runs Samsung’s original eight-core Exynos5410 Octa system-on-chip, the Odroid-XU advances to the new Exynos5422, which was announced back at February’s Mobile World Congress.

TuxMachines: Security company says your data can easily be recovered from 'wiped' Android phones

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 02:24:24 AM

Software maker Avast is calling the security and thoroughness of Android's factory reset feature into serious doubt today. The company says it purchased 20 used Android smartphones online and set out to test whether personal user data could be recovered from them. Each phone had been reset prior to being sold, according to Avast, so in theory the test should have failed miserably. But that's not what happened.

Using widely available forensic software, Avast says it was able to successfully pull up over 40,000 photos previously stored on the phones. Many of those featured children, and others were sexual in nature with women in "various stages of undress" and hundreds of "male nude selfies." The company also managed to recover old Google search queries, emails, and texts. All told, Avast successfully identified four original phone owners using data that those people falsely assumed had been permanently deleted. Users must overwrite previous data to truly get rid of it, Avast says.

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LXer: create stylish screenshots with screenie

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 01:57:51 AM
Screenie is a simple to use screenshot composition tool, with the ability to add perspective and reflections to screenshots. To use screenie, the user simply imports a screenshot, then tweaks […]

TuxMachines: Building, deploying, and distributing software with JFrog

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 01:38:05 AM

Founded in 2008, JFrog provides open source solutions for package repositories and software distribution aimed at a new breed of developers. With a focus on open source and the burgeoning cloud scene, JFrog has garnered their fair share of awards and press from industry heavyweights and communities alike.

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LXer: Linux Desktop Comes to China With Deepin 2014

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 01:00:40 AM
What tends to differentiate the various Ubuntu-based Linux distributions is the desktop environment, and Deepin is no exception. While the main Ubuntu distribution has its own Unity desktop interface, Deepin has created its own unique interface that has a Mac OS X-like dock as the primary menu interface. -

Reddit: Help with broken libc6. (Debian)

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 12:57:22 AM

OK, so basically, I installed libc6 from sid onto wheezy, aaaaand all hell broke loose. sudo/su no longer work and nobody can create new SSH sessions so we're stuck with a non-root login. I've manually copied wheezy versions of the broken libs to my home folder and set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH to their folders, and this has restored some functionality such as wget and rsync. I'm stuck with getting sudo to work though. As far as I know, I installed all the libraries that it depends on to my LD_LIBRARY_PATH, but it still can't load them. For sudo it's and for su it's Those files have been downloaded from the wheezy repo and dropped in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, but they still aren't working. Their dependency libs are all "installed" as well.

To recap: we have most common utilities, no sudo/root/su, rebooting is NOT an option and reinstalling is NOT an option.

The packages that got upgraded are....

Help me /r/linux. You're my only hope. ;-;

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LXer: 5 reasons to switch to Deepin 2014

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 12:03:29 AM
The aim of this post is to show you why that happened and why I highly recommend that you should take Deepin 2014 out for a spin. I guarantee that you will like practically all it brings to the table.

TuxMachines: LG G Watch Rides In on 1st Android Wear Wave

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 11:57:37 PM

The LG G Watch has the distinction of being one of the very first devices to incorporate the bells and whistles of Android Wear. That's the good news. On the other hand, being on the bleeding edge in technology typically comes with the disadvantage of being pricey and having some kinks to work out. The G Watch is getting good reviews, though, and early adopters may take the plunge.

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TuxMachines: Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 2012 get unofficial Android L

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 11:47:51 PM

Developers have cobbled together unofficial builds of Android L for the Nexus 4 and the first Nexus 7 model.

Google's approach to the release of Android L is a little different to that for previous versions of its OS: for the first time, it's offering developers a preview version and a subset of source code for the forthcoming operating system.

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Reddit: How to teach a Linux class to teenagers?

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 11:30:54 PM

Hello, I am a part of a team running a Cyber Security camp. One of the parts of the camp needs to be teaching Linux. We've put together power points of useful things, but of course everyone is practically falling asleep. It is so dry. How can I make things interesting with Linux, while still being at least a little bit informative? Thanks

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LinuxInsider: LG G Watch Rides In on 1st Android Wear Wave

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 11:07:45 PM
LG has launched its Android Wear-powered G Watch around the world. The smartwatch can be ordered from Google Play and purchased at retailers in the United States, Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Japan and South Korea. In 15 other countries -- including Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Singapore and New Zealand -- the device will be available only from retailers. The LG G Watch is selling for $229 in the U.S. The LG G Watch is one of the first Android Wear devices to hit the market.

LXer: Firefox web browser popularity wanes

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 11:06:18 PM
There was a time when Firefox was the number two web browser, but those days may never come back. When you take a look at Net Applications' web desktop browser market share reports over the long run two things stand out. One, there's the rise of Google's Chrome to second place, and two, Mozilla's Firefox's steep decline.

Phoronix: Manjaro Linux Developers Experience A Mass Exodus

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 10:56:07 PM
It seems all of the Manjaro Linux developers might have parted way with the distribution's development except for the project leader...

LXer: Building, deploying, and distributing software with JFrog

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 10:55:16 PM
Founded in 2008, JFrog provides open source solutions for package repositories and software distribution aimed at a new breed of developers. With a focus on open source and the burgeoning cloud scene, JFrog has garnered their fair share of awards and press from industry heavyweights and communities more

Reddit: HELP ! My server boots to fast !

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 10:48:28 PM

... And I'm serious about that.

After setting up a new home server (alpine linux), I noticed a weird problem: my /home partition does not mount on boot !
I checked my fstab first, but it's Ok (I using UUID). The problem is a bit trickier...

My /home partition is located on an external hard drive plugged on the server via USB. This drive has its own power plug, and to save energy it shuts itself down when it does not receive power via the USB cable (3.0). So basically, wherever I shut my server down (to reboot, for example), my eternal drive shuts down too. The problem is that the server boots faster than the external drive, so when openrc tries to mount the /home, it complains that it can't find the partition, and just move on. Then, when it's up, I can log into it via ssh (without SSH keys, those are on my /home...), and run mount /home

It's a bit annoying to do so at each reboot... do you have any idea on how I could deal with it? My only idea would be to create a "sleeper" service on boot runlevel that will hang for like 10 seconds to leave time to the external drive to boot... But it looks hacky... Any idea?

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