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[xpost to linuxquestions] My city doesn't have a LUG. I'm thinking about setting one up but I'm not really sure what to do after creating a meetup.com page (where to host it, what to do, how to get speakers or resources, etc.)

Mon, 2018-09-10 00:33

I'm in a big city with a couple of large Uni's and a decent engineering and technical scene (nothing massive, but there are well attended, popular meetups for python, node, etc.) We had a Linux Meetup.com group for a minute, but it died due to a lack of effort from the organizers, and there doesn't seem to be any other online LUG presence. So I figured I'd take up the mantle and start one, but I'm not really sure what to do outside of creating the meetup.com group.

What makes a good LUG event? What are good resources for running a LUG? Are there any orgs or contacts I could reach out to for help?

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Who are the characters on "Vulkan: Industry forged" logo?

Sun, 2018-09-09 22:59

Hi, I'm pretty sure Khronos and DRI/Mesa guys visit this sub.

Can anyone explain who are the characters on the Vulkan logo?
Talking about this one.

Are they some generic Khronos test models? Or is there some backstory?

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Should Linux get an anti-virus like Windows Defender or Google Play Protect?

Sun, 2018-09-09 22:29

One of the things that other platforms like Windows and Android have is an anti-virus that is pre-installed on every system with samples being sent to the cloud to assess and protect the rest of the connected devices around the world. Do you think Linux ought to have something similar?

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docker.service takes 1 minute and 30 seconds causing slow boot

Sun, 2018-09-09 22:20

i'm on Linux Mint 19 using Cinnamon 3.8.8

i have an Nvidia GT740 and 8GB RAM

i'm on :

Docker version 18.06.1-ce, build e68fc7a

docker-machine version 0.14.0, build 89b8332

docker-compose version 1.21.2, build a133471

i noticed that i have a very slow boot

so i ran :

systemd-analyze blame

and i got the following:

1min 27.764s docker.service 39.269s plymouth-quit-wait.service 24.180s dev-sdb2.device 20.645s nmbd.service 18.437s snapd.service 13.111s systemd-journal-flush.service 12.475s udisks2.service 12.446s NetworkManager.service 10.969s keyboard-setup.service 10.734s libvirtd.service 10.418s NetworkManager-wait-online.service 10.168s networkd-dispatcher.service 10.065s smbd.service 9.736s apparmor.service ..... etc

as you can see docker.service is taking ALOT of time, does anybody know how i could fix this ?

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Display problems

Sun, 2018-09-09 20:35

Personally i have gt 640 as graphics card gpu

In Ubuntu 16 + 18 and linux mint I tried all drivers but none of them gives me the option of putting the 1280 x 1024 resolution

and i think because my gpu is too old to run on a modern OS

Should i go to ubuntu 12.04? because ubuntu 12.04 was made in 2012 and my gpu was made in 2012 too

Or there is an other trick to have 1280 x 1024 on modern ubuntu?

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Remotely accessing ubuntu terminal to connect to my digital ocean server

Sun, 2018-09-09 20:13

Hi everyone,

I recently setup a digital ocean account for my development purposes. Just created a droplet and then connected to it using ssh though my home Ubuntu system.

Now, I want to be able to also access the same server (digital ocean droplet) remotely at my workplace. However my workplace system is running a windows os and it's a secure environment so I can't access the same way I do at home (using ssh). Even the basic websites like youtube are blocked and we can't download any softwares on this system (no admin access).

The only way out I found is to somehow access the terminal (on the home server) through a web url on browser and then ssh into my DO droplet through there. To do that I can use something like tmate, gotty, webtty etc. But for that the Ubuntu terminal at my home needs to always on which is not possible.

I'm not sure how to solve this issue. Is there any way I can access that digital ocean server at my workplace using the web browser method? Are there any other options?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Any extensive openbox or Ricing tutorials ?

Sun, 2018-09-09 18:08

Hey, I just came across ricing, where people change their linux appearance using openbox or i3 and many other stuffs. I wanna try doing it too. But Im having a hard time looking for a right resource. All i see is a few bits here and there, but i cannot find any extensive ricing tutorials. Any guide that you guys know of ?

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[Rant] Why is curl | bash still a thing with this abundance of package managing systems?!

Sun, 2018-09-09 17:59

I am an infrastructure guy, who takes an software development course to understand what developers are building nowadays, talk about microservices and stuff.

And i currently prepare for that course, not easy, but okay. but what REALLY is getting to me is this attitude not to bring in the stuff of developers in maintained repositories. There are still too many kinda-install-via-curl-pipe-bash installation mechanism out there. And with the advent of devops it seems to get worse.

We as a software community have following repository systems

  • deb/rpm (with tools like fpm and aptly not that hard to use)
  • appimage
  • flatpak
  • snap
  • linuxbrew
  • guix/nix
  • pkgsrc
  • fuckin containersystems like lxc and docker with stuff like hub.docker.com

Applications like Idea or Pycharm be available via snap or flatpak, but that is shaky too, but WHY for the love of god do framework and library developers do not commit their stuff to repositories like the above? if you are lucky, you have something like pypi, but even that is not always available. and sometimes that even worsens the problems. Because you need to know just ANOTHER repository type and their quirks.

For Users, the Dependency world may be nice. But for developers, integrators and admins it sure is like a dystopia. TLDR: Rant about curl | bash instead of nice repository installation mechanisms..

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stalker call of pripyat pda themed linux

Sun, 2018-09-09 17:22

can anyone give me advice on how i could replicate the stalker call of pripyat pda with linux?

it does not have to function the exact same way i just really want it to look like it and have the same layout and look

https://i.redd.it/xjuqhuqwc8l11.jpg

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Raven Ridge support.

Sun, 2018-09-09 16:48

A month ago I start a thread about raven ridge support in Linux. I have problem when booting linux, everytime I start my pc, I need to at least try booting 3 times until it can successfully boot.

Most of the comment says that I should update my kernel and I did. I tried 4.17 and 4.18 kernel but I still get the same problem. I also update my bios to the latest version which is version 5.0.0 for Asrock b350 pro 4 motherboard. Still got the problem.

Does anybody know any news about Raven Ridge support?

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Nano 3.0 released

Sun, 2018-09-09 16:19

Easy SMB server config template for Win/Linux/Android clients @ Home network

Sun, 2018-09-09 15:50

Thought maybe some would find this helpful

I've been struggling with samba configs each and every server install.

Never smooth sailing setting it up.

Specially with cross client platforms it's rather time consuming and for my likings way to complicated

Just want my home computers and smartphones being able to connect to the network share, create/view/alter files without hassle.

Credits to team LibreELEC. I've used their smb.conf as base

I've tested it on multiple distro's worked flawlessly!

Tested on ParrotOS/Manjaro/Ubuntu server/Ubuntu Mate

Before continuing, make a backup of the original smb.conf

Only need to set [global] server string and the #shares section

Behold the easy 2-min setup conf:

[global] server string = INSERT-HOSTNAME browseable = yes writeable = yes printable = no deadtime = 30 mangled names = no name resolve order = host bcast printcap name = /dev/null load printers = no encrypt passwords = true enable core files = no passdb backend = smbpasswd smb encrypt = disabled # interfaces = eth0 192. . . [only needed for multiple network-interfaces] # samba share options map to guest = Bad User guest account = root security = user # samba tuning options socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY min receivefile size = 16384 aio read size = 16384 aio write size = 16384 use sendfile = yes # The following are default values for the master selection process # local master = yes # preferred master = auto # domain master = auto # os level = 20 # "strict allocate = yes" breaks large network transfers to external hdd # Force this to "no" in case "yes" becomes the default in future strict allocate = no allocation roundup size = 0 # Using the following configurations as a template allows you to add # writeable shares of disks and paths # Shares [INSERT-SHARE-NAME] path = /PATH/TO/SHARE available = yes browseable = yes public = yes writeable = yes root preexec = mkdir -p /PATH/TO/SHARE/FOLDER [INSERT-SHARE-NAME] path = /PATH/TO/SHARE available = yes browseable = yes public = yes writeable = yes root preexec = mkdir -p /PATH/TO/SHARE/FOLDER # Copy&paste the share template above, to create extra shares. # Root preexec creates local share folder when not present

Reboot system for changes to take effect or restart the smbd service

When not sure which config is currently being used by samba server

In terminal:

permtest

Output by permtest should be something like:

Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf

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Computer guy at new job doesn't speak English... or Linux.

Sun, 2018-09-09 14:54

Don't get me wrong, I don't expect everyone to speak English - you should be able to get a job in your home country in your native language. But in my previous job (also not in the anglosphere) the IT department had signs that said "live free or die Linux".

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PC keeps booting into Windows 10 despite dual booting Ubuntu.

Sun, 2018-09-09 13:20

How do I make my PC boot automatically into grub? I keep having to press F9 and select Ubuntu if I want to boot it

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