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Linux.com: How to Create and Manage Btrfs Snapshots and Rollbacks on Linux (part 2)

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 5:15pm

Learn how to create and remove Btrfs filesystem snapshots, and instantly roll back to any point in time.

Reddit: Apache server won't start.

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 5:06pm

My parents have a arch linux box for a server. It runs apache as one of its ~30 deamons.

My father called me saying that he can't connect to the web page. Shortly he admitted he was messing with electrical breakers to get a oven going. And the server has a surge protector. So I go in and see that everything is running except httpd.

the journal ctl xn or something like that stated that a line in the .conf can't find a module. Some .so file.

apache coincidentally updated so I thought it would fix itself but it didn't.

what should be my next steps when I have a chance to get back at it? Remove and reinstall?

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Phoronix: Xen Virtualization Has Many New Features Coming

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 5:05pm
Xen 4.4 was released earlier this month and this big virtualization update shipped many new features, but there's even more exciting features currently under development...

LXer: Curtiss-Wright Low Power Processing Card Runs Linux/DSP BIOS on Multicore TI OMAP-L138

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 4:51pm
The MAT/101 is based on Texas Instruments’ OMAP-L138 embedded platform, which houses both an ARM 9 core and a TI digital signal processor (DSP). Linux is typically supported on the ARM while DSP BIOS or another DSP realtime operating system such as Enea OSEck runs on the DSP.

Reddit: Web Browsers with a Client/Server model?

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 4:35pm

The vast majority of my work is a browser and a terminal. For the terminal work I fire up a tmux server with 10 windows with multiple panes (CTL, Email, DNS, BD-Rt, Dist-Sw, acs-sw) and such. I have about 50+ persistent ssh connections running and I just connect from which ever station I'm at and and i'm right where I left off. It has the added benefit that you can set up two(or more) clients so that I can connect to the same session twice on dual monitors and have different windows up side by side.

I'm looking for a web browser that could be used in the same way. I've poked around, but googling client server web browser turns up a bunch of stupid pictures and explanations of the client server model. Ideally there would be a server that runs on one box and holds a persistent state then It could be connected to with one or more client browsers. Not to mention the performance from a server in a datacenter with 100Mbps down 48 gig ram and could basically hold thousands of tabs.

Any one heard of this? Any Idea how difficult it would be to fork a major browser and separate client server tasks?

Anyone interested on working on this with me?

Thoughts, comments, recommendations, insults all welcome below. Thanks guys.

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TuxMachines: Natural Selection 2 Open-Sources Its HLSL To GLSL Converter

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 4:25pm

This code translates Microsoft High-Level Shader Language (HLSL) shaders from legacy Direct3D 9 to OpenGL GL Shading Language (GLSL) shaders.

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Reddit: USB attached storage device tracking?

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 3:48pm

Could someone please tell me where in the Linux filesystem it would list or keep track of what external storage devices have been attached to my PC?

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Reddit: Appstream: The next step

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 3:44pm

Phoronix: Natural Selection 2 Open-Sources Its HLSL To GLSL Converter

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 3:28pm
Following in the steps of Valve's kind actions towards open-sourcing some components that can help out game developers in going from Windows to Linux support (and Direct3D to OpenGL), the code used by the Natural Selection 2 game to translate from Microsoft HLSL to OpenGL GLSL shaders has been opened up...

TuxMachines: Mozilla's Thimble and Webmaker Get Nods for Teaching Web Development Skills

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 3:19pm

Thimble is actually a subset of Mozilla’s Webmaker project, which is aimed at teaching all kinds of web literacy and development skills.

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Reddit: Help running Studio 13.37 distro

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 3:17pm

I've bought the 64 bit digital download of Studio 13.37 and can't seem to get it to run. The iso was loaded on an sd card using universal pen drive installer or whatever the correct name is. I chose unlisted iso since it was not available in the drop down. When I boot the desktop with the drive, it shows the main page of the distro, then shows the process of it loading files to ram, and once that is finished my monitor looses signal. I was too impatient to let it run overnight, but I doubt symptoms would've changed. Can anyone please help? I've used Linux, but let's call me a beginner :)

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Linux.com: How Samsung is Bringing Open Source Culture Inside the Firewall

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 3:17pm

Software companies have long realized the economic and strategic value of using and contributing code to external open source projects. But they're much slower to understand and apply the same open source methods of collaboration to their own projects internally, said Phil Odence, vice president of business development at Black Duck Software in a Collaboration Summit presentation today.

LXer: Coming to Fedora's Xfce spin: the Whisker Menu and xfdashboard

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 3:16pm
I saw on the Fedora Xfce mailing list today that it looks like xfdashboard and xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin are coming to the Fedora Xfce spin's ISO, if not as default choices at least as things you can add to your desktop after the fact.

LXer: Red Hat reveals CentOS plans

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 2:29pm
Months after adopting the Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone CentOS, Red Hat is starting to unveil its CentOS plans.

LXer: Bletchley Park code-breaker Jerry Roberts dies, aged 93

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 1:41pm
Raymond "Jerry" Roberts - one of the last of a top World War Two codebreaking team at Bletchley Park - has died, aged 93, following a short illness. Capt Roberts, from Liphook, Hampshire, was part of a group that cracked the German High Command's Tunny code at the British codebreaking centre.

Reddit: Use YUMI the create a bootable usb that stores more than one boot image!

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 1:37pm

I recently learned about YUMI

It is a multi-boot installer that uses syslinux. It is customizable and very organized.

Ordinarily I use UNetbootin It is great for making a bootable usb stick. However, unlike YUMI, it is not a multiboot. So you can only hold one bootable image with it.

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Phoronix: NVIDIA Will Support Newly-Dropped GPUs On Linux Through 2019

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 12:54pm
Earlier this month we found out NVIDIA would be dropping pre-Fermi support from their mainline graphics driver on Windows and Linux. For Linux users, we have some good news about NVIDIA's Linux support plans...

LXer: Brazil's - Marco Civil - Internet Civil Rights Law Finally Passes, With Key Protections Largely Intact

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 12:54pm
We first wrote about Brazil's 'Marco Civil' back in October 2011, when we described it as a kind of "anti-ACTA". That's because it was designed to protect online rights, not diminish them, and was the product of a democratic and transparent process, not of secret corporate lobbying...... Precisely because it was not yet another corporate wishlist, but sought to enshrine fundamental user rights, it was fiercely attacked by an array of industries. In November 2012, it looked like Marco Civil had been killed off by the lobbyists, but in 2013 it showed signs of life again. Now comes the good news that it has finally passed a key vote in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies; significantly, digital activism once more played a crucial role: