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Any suggestions for making the OOM-killer more aggressive?

1 hour 54 min ago

My system has only 2GB of memory and it keeps hanging if I open too many browser tabs. I would much prefer for it to just be killed than to become completely unresponsive and forcing me to reboot the whole machine.

I admit the fact I don't have any SWAP might be contributing to the problem and I'm going to setup a SWAP partition now to see what happens, but I would also like to be able to just make the OOM-killer kick in earlier.

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Wine 3.11 is released

4 hours 57 min ago

I'm going to try and teach a few non-technical friends about Linux and command line environments like BASH. Would love some suggestions.

5 hours 35 min ago

I'm going to try and get some non-technical friends enthusiastic about linux and the command line. What are some fun and practical applications I can introduce them to that might grab their attention? I use the terminal every day but mainly for sysadmin and development which would probably bore them to tears. So far I've thought of a few games, cmus, rtv (a Reddit client), a todoist client and maybe the python interpreter to quickly do math.

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Which Office Suite do you use?

Fri, 2018-06-22 23:41

Since Libre is the default on Ubuntu, that's predominantly what I've used, but I'm curious what you all are using - and why. I just read about FreeOffice and am giving it a look. I want to give a few a try and then stick with one, but would appreciate your insights to help whittle it down. Thanks!

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Fri, 2018-06-22 23:12

Has anybody used ZeroNet? If so, thoughts? What is your reason for utilizing it?

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X window in Windows 10 built-in SSH client?

Fri, 2018-06-22 23:03

Recently heard that there was finally a SSH client in Windows 10. It works well. But I don't know how to open X window. Does anyone have an idea about this?

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Why can't Linux distros have unified repos/build systems and package management?

Fri, 2018-06-22 22:01

Every distro/family has its own set of repos/mirrors spread across the world, which contain packages all built from the same source. I'd bet there's a huge amount of duplication here.

Why can't all distros share a single unified repo, which could then contain versioned packages. So e.g. a rolling release could ask for latest package, a point release would have fixed versions, just like it is now, except they could all be served from the same repo and servers.

This would also allow optimized binaries for different architectures, and they can be packaged into different formats required for package managers.

It would make things faster, enable more features and reduce duplication.

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How about a android deb downloader?

Fri, 2018-06-22 21:46

Recently I'm thinking about making an android app for Debian based distro users which will be able to make and download from package a generation files.

The process will work like this: 1.make pkg generation script using desktop client or even synaptic. 2.tranfer the file to android. 3.using the app to execute the file under any local wifi or on data pack. 4.moving and installing the download Deb files to the distro.

I'm focusing on offline Linux users of underprivileged areas. It's not gonna be like apt-offline but more like an automated wget client on phone.

How do people like about the idea. I'll love to hear comments and ideas.

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Grub rescue

Fri, 2018-06-22 20:31

Set up dual boot of Windows 10 and arch/Manjaro from previously mint 18 and windows 10. Installed entirely over mint on 2nd hard drive, windows on the first. For some reason windows 10 isn't an option in grub, updating and adding manually doesn't work, the bootloader according to my BIOS is it's own device and when I boot to the drive that has windows 10 on it it pulls up grub rescue, stating so such device exists when windows definitely still exists. Grub update didn't work, adding it manually didn't work, booting to the windows CD and using the fixmbr stuff didn't work. What do I do? I don't have internet to be able to just "reinstall it," nor space to back up 3tb worth of data. Plus, I wanna learn how to just solve the issue.

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If you think you can convince me to install Linux, please do, I have an open mind!

Fri, 2018-06-22 19:47

I’d like somebody to convince me!

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Beyond Dying Skies - Linux FOSS Game - 0.1.272 Update

Fri, 2018-06-22 19:45

I am posting a progress report for my FOSS Linux game I have been creating. The game is a FPS-RPG, with voxel terrain style world geometry.

If you want to learn more you can visit the main project site, here.

I am reporting in after the last 3 week sprint with a list of improvements, bug fixes, and new features. A full list is available at the main project site.

  1. Added support for DVORAK key mappings and support for key rebinding in game
  2. Added gamma correction to the engine
  3. Many rendering optimizations to increase speed and hiding invisible surfaces
  4. New game sounds, abilities and items
  5. Many miscellaneous bug fixes

If you would like to leave suggestions on future content for the next sprint please post a comment! Thanks!

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Has the Openbox wiki been hacked or something?

Fri, 2018-06-22 18:33

In all honesty, I'm not too familiar with contributing to wikis, but I was trying to see how relevant openbox is (last updates/releases etc) because I used it on a fair amount of live distros in the past and was considering it as my preferred WM.  

Anyway, I clicked this link mistaking it for changes to the project instead of it's wiki (wasn't giving my full attention in the moment, heh)...but that page looks really fishy to me.  

It's surely not normal for wikis to have that many new user accounts created over that timeframe, is it? Or am I completely missing something here?

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Looking for Ubuntu College Laptop

Fri, 2018-06-22 18:22

I’m going to get a laptop for college soon and I wanted to get a windows laptop but install Ubuntu right away obviously. I have a budget of around 600$ max but I am not sure what laptop to get, preferably dell. Any suggestions?

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