A few years ago, the linux desktop landscape consisted mostly of kde(qt) and gnome(gtk) as large projects right? And there were xfce and lxde, both based on gtk2. Then there was ubuntus gtk2 based netbook mode and various custom really bad netbook uis done in gtk by manufacturers such as acer. Not to forget MATE(gtk) and Cinnamon(gtk). RazorQT and unity8 are the only 'desktop environments' i know of that use qt other than KDE! Why do you think is that and should I still be learning gtk+?submitted by rafaelement
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Linux Career: tpp is a simple to use command line presentation tool which allows you to create a fancy text based slide show presentation and share it with your colleges or students as an ordinary ASCII text file.
What is the best filesystem to use on a single partition dedicated to compiling source code? Question is relevant to both SSD drives and regular HDDs.
Only conditions on the FS is that 1) linux 3.13+ must be able to read and write to it 2) it should corrupt less than once per month
I dont care about security or snapshotting, or anything like that... just pure speed.submitted by Masmullin
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I need to rsync log files like this:rsync --progress -rvze ssh name@host:/path/to/folder/*.log
When I run this command though, I get an error:rsync: getcwd(): No such file or directory (2)
No such file or directory? That's odd. So I try to ssh directly:ssh name@host:/path/to/folder/
This gives me an error:ssh: Could not resolve hostname
As a sanity check, I ssh without an extra pathssh name@host
it prompts to enter my name, I do, then I typecd /path/to/folder
which works fine.
I double checked my ssh keys, everything is in order there, but for some reason I can't ssh into a subfolder on this host, so there's no way I can get rsync working correctly.
Any ideas?submitted by mrorbitman
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The work that was ongoing for months to provide DMA-BUF cross-device synchronization and fencing is finally landing with the Linux 3.17 kernel.
The patches by Maarten Lankhorst for DMA-BUF cross-device synchronization were up to eighteen revisions and are now finally in a condition to be merged with Linux 3.17 via the driver core subsystem pull. DMA-BUF has now proper fence and poll support along with other new functionality that affects many different kernel drivers. For Phoronix readers, one of the benefits of DMA-BUF cross-device synchronization is to reduce tearing when sharing buffers between multiple GPU DRM drivers.
Sonar GNOME 2014.1, a Linux distribution based on Manjaro and Arch Linux and developed specifically for people with various impairments, has been released and is now available for download.
I have subscribed to a website and would like to download some of their videos. I have tried various firefox and chrome extensions and the old trick of looking in the the /tmp directory for flash artefacts. I cant find a working solution. RTMPDump looks prominsing but I can't make it work.
I cannot view the videos at work, (IT AUP and proxy server prevents it or maybe it's just crappy IE8, company property, no install rights) and would like to download them and view them offline on my laptop which I can bring to work.
Any other solutions out there? If so, point me in the right direction.submitted by cdrjameson
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Over 200,000 lines of code is being removed from the Linux 3.17 kernel in the staging subsystem due to the removal of a bunch of old, unmaintained drivers.
Greg Kroah-Hartman shared that with the staging driver patches for Linux 3.17, there's over 39,000 new lines of code while over 254,000 lines have been removed. The big code delta comes from 14 different drivers being removed that were "obsolete and no one was willing to work on cleaning them up."
On the hardware side of things, Peter also recently blogged about some of the ARM hardware support that the newly released 3.16 Linux kernel will provide, including support for the NVIDIA Jetson TK1, Samsung EXYNOS, Qualcomm MSM 8×60, 8960 and 8974, APM X-GENE, and AMD Seattle. He also reports that the graphics driver support for ARM systems is also improving with nouveau, freedreno and etnaviv all possibly being supported on some specific ARM devices.
TuxMachines: Qt Creator 3.2 RC1, a cross-platform IDE (integrated development environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers and part of the Qt Project, is now available for download and testing.
Qt Creator 3.2 RC1, a cross-platform IDE (integrated development environment) tailored to the needs of Qt developers and part of the Qt Project, is now available for download and testing.
opensource.com: Sandstorm.io is a radically easier way to run personal instances of web apps.