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Reddit: In the old days of Gnome and KDE

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:13:39 PM

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+?

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LinuxToday: tpp - the command line presentation tool

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

 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.

Reddit: What is the _fastest_ filesystem

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:48:19 PM

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.

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Phoronix: FSF Talks Up Libreboot As New Coreboot Downstream

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:46:23 PM
Libreboot is a de-blobbed version of Coreboot designed to run on the Free Software Foundation's first endorsed laptop...

LXer: MySQL Status Page Check via Nagios Part 1

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:43:06 PM
Nagios can check anything anyone is willing to write it to check. In other words if there is a way to reap results then Nagios can act on those results whether they be a set of strings, numbers or some combination therein.

Reddit: Why can't I rsync into subfolder, or even ssh?

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:18:35 PM

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 path

ssh name@host

it prompts to enter my name, I do, then I type

cd /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?

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TuxMachines: DMA-BUF Cross-Device Synchronization Hits Linux 3.17

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:10:26 PM

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.

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TuxMachines: Sonar GNOME 2014.1 Is a Linux OS Built for People with Impairments – Gallery

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:05:37 PM

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.

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Reddit: Can anyone download video from sites behind a paywall?

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 03:58:51 PM

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.

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TuxMachines: 14 Staging Drivers Get Nuked From Linux 3.17

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 03:51:34 PM

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."

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LXer: News: Linux 3.16 Debuts Improving Samsung ARM Support

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 03:45:55 PM
Samsung gets some love in the fourth major Linux kernel update of 2014

TuxMachines: Support for the 64Bit ARM architecture on Fedora 21 progressing nicely

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:49:29 PM

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.

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LXer: Intel Graphics Installer for Linux Arrives with Latest Drivers and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Support

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:48:44 PM
The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux, a tool that allows users to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for their Intel graphics hardware, is now at version 1.0.6 and is ready for download.

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.

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 02:27:22 PM

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.

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LXer: How to think like open source pioneer Michael Tiemann

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:51:33 PM
Ancient Greece had its Great Explainers, one of whom was Plato. The open source community has its Great Explainers, one of whom is Michael Tiemann.read more

Reddit: "just in case he's a reddit troll"

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:44:18 PM

Phoronix: 14 Staging Drivers Get Nuked From Linux 3.17

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:39:21 PM
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...

LinuxToday: What owning your personal cloud means for the open source movement

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:00:00 PM

 opensource.com: Sandstorm.io is a radically easier way to run personal instances of web apps.

LXer: How To Install ownCloud 7 on CentOS 6.5

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:54:22 PM
How To Install ownCloud 7 on CentOS 6.5This document describes how to install and configure ownCloud 7 on CentOS 6.5. I will also connect to the ownCloud Server's data with Ubuntu 14.04 desktop and windows 7 machine. ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to easily view, sync and share across devices—all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

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Intel Beignet Is Working Out Surprisingly Well For OpenCL On Linux

Beignet is the project out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center for exposing GPGPU/compute capabilities out of Ivy Bridge hardware and newer when using a fully open-source Linux stack. While Beignet differs greatly from Gallium3D's Clover state tracker, this Intel-specific open-source OpenCL implementation is working out quite well for Ubuntu Linux. While I've been writing about Intel's Beignet project since early 2013, it's probably been about a year now since I tried out the code, which is developed by Intel's OTC graphics team in China. This weekend I tried out Beignet v0.9.2 as trying out the newest Intel OpenCL code has been on my TODO list for a while and it's been working out rather well in my initial tests. Read more