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What's the right way to run an acpi_listen event script as non root?

Fri, 2018-06-08 03:30

The headphone jack does not get assigned the right profile in my laptop. The profile should be digital, but it always get set to analog-stereo. I have made a keyboard shortcut with ‘pacmd set-card-profile’ to reroute it properly, but I would like to automate this. I tried setting up an acpi_listen event for headphone jack plugged, but the pacmd command fails because it’s not supposed to run as root. I tried sudo to my user in the shell script, but that didn’t work. What is the right way to implement what I’m trying to do?

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Can I recover data from a deleted partition?

Fri, 2018-06-08 02:31

Yesterday, I was repairing a windows drive (I have dula-boot of windows 10 and arch) but my /home(which is in a different partition ) got deleted by windows. My linux system boots in a recovery mode. Is their anyway for me to recover my data? Please help.

PS - I haven't formatted the unallocated space(which got deleted)

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polo, a new modern, beautiful and feature packed file manager for gtk3 (beta)

Fri, 2018-06-08 01:27

I ran into this new file manager today. It looks kind of awesome, what do you guys think?

It is developed in Vala, and is currently licensed under the LGPLv3, and is in beta phase.

Project on GitHub

https://i.redd.it/y3w9i2j2yn211.png

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A Rust-based Unikernel

Thu, 2018-06-07 23:22

Resizing bitmap font without interpolation, using fontconfig

Thu, 2018-06-07 22:35

Is there any way to disable the interpolation that is used by fontconfig when enlargening fonts?

The relevant part of my ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf currently looks like this:

xml <fontconfig> <match target="font"> <test name="family"> <string>Siji</string> </test> <edit name="pixelsize" mode="assign"> <times> <name>pixelsize</name> <double>2</double> </times> </edit> </match> </fontconfig>

The result can be seen at: https://imgur.com/a/2RszjQB

I want sharp edges! :)

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Where to buy tux plush that donates to open source

Thu, 2018-06-07 20:57

There's lots of ones available but i want to buy one where my purchase goes help fund open source/Linux

Anyone know a link?

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For Security: OpenBSD vs. Qubes vs. Hardened Debian

Thu, 2018-06-07 20:07

"Linux is a ball of millions or tens of millions of lines of code that has never been audited and never will be audited. It probably has more backdoors and security bugs than any OS, ever. Using even a hardened version, or Qubes, is almost pointless."

How true or false is this statement?

Also, for attacks against firmware (via compromising the host OS), is Qubes as secure as OpenBSD? Can something like hardened Debian even compare to either of them?

Thank you.

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Will Microsoft ever accept the existence of Linux outside of WSL?

Thu, 2018-06-07 17:52

Microsoft is being so developer friendly and Linux enthusiast nowadays, but Windows still overrides the bootloader while installation. This provides no means of switching to additional non-Windows operating systems that were previously installed on the system without changing the boot order priority.

It'll be nice to have a GRUB like menu from within Windows bootloader. Although there might be some kind of conflict like NT can't chainload Linux and stuff, but hey, Ubuntu does this on the bootloader they install when their Windows installer is used.

Even if we don't think that far off, Windows can at least give a message to the user while selecting the installation partition, if a Linux system is present on the device, like the following :

"After installation, you will be unable to access other operating systems on this device unless you change the boot order from the BIOS."

Will it ever happen? Or is everything a showoff?

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