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A quest for the most compatible file system

Sat, 2018-06-09 22:55

I know this question might have been asked a million times..but it feels quite fair to be honest.

We're in 2018 and still we don't have a cross-platform file system which works great on Linux, Windows, OSX..or don't we?

I'd love to be proven wrong, so far I been sticking with NTFS and HFS but nothing that I found runs so good as ext4 on my Linux machine. Are there any other file systems that are most compatible with the 3 main operating systems?

I tend to use all of those on the same machine for different purposes and I'm yet to find the best and safest solution.

NTFS? ext4 over SAMBA? HFS+? Give your best advice on the matter, I'll forever be grateful.

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Devuan 2.0 Stable Released!

Sat, 2018-06-09 20:28

Install Linux on an ARM processor/old Android phone?

Sat, 2018-06-09 19:38

I have an old Sony Xperia U (st25i) that I bought a few years ago and I don't use it anymore. Although I'd like to install Linux in it, I mean pure Linux and use it like a raspberry pi or anything, at least be able to connect it in network and access it through SSH and initiate some processes and play with it a little. Is it possible? What modifications would I have to do in order to achieve that?

Best regards

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Why do GUI text editors/IDEs handle find-n-replace ridiculously bad in big files?

Sat, 2018-06-09 18:03

What simple few lines in sh/python/etc do in fraction of a second, takes tens of minutes at some editors? Especially regex.

atom/geany/scite ...

Is there an editor that does it quickly?

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New to Linux, and have a WiFi question

Sat, 2018-06-09 17:55

Hi,

I have this really old PC that runs Windows very slow. I decided to download Linux on it. I chose TinyCore because I read it was good for slow and old computers. The problem is there is no WiFi on this computer and I am not near an Ethernet connection. I bought the Edimax N150 WiFi nano USB adapter, and it works when I’m in Windows. It says it works for Linux but I do not know how to get it working in TinyCore, does anyone know what I can do to get WiFi?

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Are there computer manufacturers that are generally better at Linux compatibility?

Sat, 2018-06-09 16:05

Getting ready to buy my first ever, new Computer and I was wondering if there were brands that were more consistently compatible.

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Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse and Ubuntu 18.04, can't get it to work!

Sat, 2018-06-09 15:56

Hi guys,

I run Ubuntu 18.04 as my main OS, and I've been doing it since the beta2 release.

I've just bought the new Microsoft Surface Keyboard and Precision Mouse; they're both bluetooth 4.0 devices, and they've got no special features that I can see that should impede them to work on Linux.

So, the keyboards paired easy peasy, literally just click on connect and badbum, working, perfect.

The mouse is an absolute pain.

Ubuntu sees the device as BTLE Precision Mouse as soon as you go in "pair mode", it connects to it, but then nothing happens; the cursor doesn't move, the buttons don't click, nada.

Upon further inspection it does connect, but doesn't pair.

There's not much online about this, and all I could find I tried. I've installed bluez and blueman (running bluez 5.48, the latest available on the ubuntu repo), and even with blueman no luck.

I really don't know what to try anymore.

I don't want to have to send it back as it goes very well with the keyboard and they're both presents that my partner spent a lot of money on, and I'm determined to have it working, but I'm really out of ideas now.

Any suggestion?

UPDATE:

forgot to mention, I can actually get it to work via blueman, it links almost randomly and after 5 minutes it just stops working. So I've seen it working, but it doesn't stay connected, it still doesn't show up as paired and it lasts all of 5 minutes.

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Need help with command prompt code to allow plex outside network

Sat, 2018-06-09 15:48

So I currently have plex setup on my laptop which is on linux. Its headless so on my laptop iv only got the command prompt, so no visual environment. I was wondering what command i need to type to make my plex available from outside my network? Because at the moment it says no connected to outside network.

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ASUS HYPER M.2 x16 PCIe VROC RAID Card for X299

Sat, 2018-06-09 15:31

Any ideas whether this will work and boot linux on my unsupported motherboard (Z87 Pro)? I only want software RAID (actually btrfs) so not interested in the extended features. It seems to be a cost effective and nice looking way to cram 4 x m.2 slots into a system with a spare x16 slot.

It says it's only for X299 motherboards but I'm thinking that's just for the fancy hardware features?

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-hyper-m2-card-pcie-30-x16-4x-m2-pcie-2242-60-80-110-slots-intel-vroc-support-for-asus-x299-moth

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Encrypting the home folder which is shared on multiple distributions

Sat, 2018-06-09 13:22

I’m thinking about resetting the GPT table (on a single drive) so I can place EFI (Windows), Windows, EFI (grub), Swap, Arch, Mint and the Home Folder respectively. It was set up like hoping that so can access my person files without the need to remount when I switch to another distro.
All I want to know if I encrypt the home folder, will it work on all distros I have installed?

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RDP for Linux

Sat, 2018-06-09 12:58

What's a reliable RDP app on linux? I want my linux gui box to remote in to a Microsoft RDP Server. I need to be able to make an icon(shortcut) called "business app" so the user can click and log in without any extra questions from the app such as , connection type, screen reso...

Just click and you're in, like MS RDP.

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Classic Linux programs and their capabilities compared to newer versions

Sat, 2018-06-09 12:27

Recently I read a blog post about htop and the cool things it could do compared to top. In the comments, someone mentioned that top could do almost all the things pointed out that it supposedly couldn't.

Obviously htop does have features that top doesn't but it got me thinking, are there any other 'classic' programs out there that are misunderstood to an extend where people don't know they are more capable than they actually are?

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