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Dual GPU

Fri, 2018-02-16 11:49

Hello folks, I have a laptop with both integrated and discrete GPUs. Normally I am happy without nvidia driver, since I get better battery life, but Tensorflow is so much faster with CUDA enabled. Is there a way to set the system so that it uses discrete GPU only for these purposes?

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Lenovo Explorer (or any other W10 headsets) in Linux

Fri, 2018-02-16 10:16

Well, I don't found any topics about it. Will manufacturers develop drivers for Linux? May be somebody works on open-source implementation? Nothing was found here or on ubuntuforums. if you ask me why not HTC Vive, It costs less than HTC Vive, and AR using may be interesting as well.

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Backup/Restore system

Fri, 2018-02-16 10:06

I never backup my system when it's working well. Every so often I like to clean off the system partition and install fresh. What's your preferred backup/restore method just for the system partition(possibly boot partition as well) not the home partition?

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Live usb recommendations

Fri, 2018-02-16 07:51

I'm planning on making a live usb as it will come in pretty handy in my job. I think I'm going to install arch on it and following the wiki page as it will become pretty light weight. Is this the way to go as I need it to work on a large spectrum of machines? What software should I keep on it to be prepared for everything? Any input is great!

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MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime - Here we go again

Fri, 2018-02-16 07:30

Automatically-Synthesized Attacks Exploiting Invalidation-Based Coherence Protocols:

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1802.03802.pdf

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Nvidia drivers for a Lenovo P51 with a Quadro M2200 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Fri, 2018-02-16 06:17

I tried looking this up before and I found a handful of sites/videos describing how to set things up, and all of them are a little (or sometimes a lot) different. This is unfamiliar territory for me, I'm a noob and have very little idea of what I'm doing. Most of the sites & videos have instructions that involve closing the GUI and doing some stuff on a TTY console.

Does anyone out there have a lot of experience with this or knows of a reliable guide out there?

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Installing linux on XPS and keeping the good stuff

Fri, 2018-02-16 03:08

Hi All. I just bought an XPS 13 and love it. I want to install linux on this bad boy which I know how to do. However, I would like to keep the MS fonts - the calibri family especially. How do I do this?

Also, is there anything else worth keeping? What would be the best way to go about sharing this wealth with other internetors?

Any advice, guidance, reprimands or thoughts are welcomed.

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School Paper about Linux

Fri, 2018-02-16 00:08

I am currently working on a school paper about the benefits of GNU/Linux, android, or otherwise operating systems over Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X. However, I need lots of sources for it. attached is a list of sources I already have along with some preferences, but I need more Thank you, redditors, for helping me spread the good word of Linux!

Sources I have already: whylinuxisbetter.net fsf.org stallman.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuTv92LOy1U https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000575.htm

Scholarly sources are a bit preferable. I understand that many if not all of these sources are biased towards the GNU/Linux end, so I do hope that I am provided with more balanced websites. If this catches on I will follow up later with the finished paper and the visual aspect to go along with it (probably a slideshow from LibreOffice Impress)

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Cheap Chinese Android Tablet with 3gb of RAM. Any chance I could get a distro on it?

Thu, 2018-02-15 23:45

Title is the question. I'm curious, what are the odds that something like Ubuntu or Arch's ARM versions could install on this thing? Is it doable?

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Are you downloading a repository?

Thu, 2018-02-15 20:04

Someone at work may asked me this question and I feel like the only honest answer I can give is, "I very much hope I am." I won't really know if I'm downloading a repository till it's done.

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(Theoretical, Humor) How far can you microsoftify your Linux?

Thu, 2018-02-15 19:42

This is just for fun.

MS has ported a ton of their stuff to GÑÜ-Linux and it made me think how many common Linux Tasks can be done using official Windows Software.

And then furthermore, how would you build something along the ines of Windows - Linux Edition (which at time it seems like ssome people think that that's a goal of big MS).

I welcome all suggestions large and small, here is how I'd probably do it:

Base System: Any popular one (there is one which i just can't remember right now that handles libraries in a more windows like manner)

DE: Cinammon, KDE or Gnome shell with dash to panel (lxde or mate can also work)

Applications: VS-Code , Powershell Core, Skype. Honestly, i think this is where it stopps already without using wine. And i want to not use Virtualization at all.

Eh, not as good as it was in my head, but it's written now.

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