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linux on old phone

Sat, 2018-09-08 00:33

So I know linux is good for making old computers run like new. My question is, can you do the same for old phones. I have an old samsung SGH-S425G. It has a decent sized screen and a full qwerty slide out keyboard. I want to put linux on it so I can have a fun little linux device in my pocket

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What is your favorite GTK/XFCE/etc. theme and why?

Fri, 2018-09-07 23:57

Favorite themes are not limited to desktop themes but also window manager themes such as openbox, fluxbox, etc. Looking forward to reading some comments!

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Recovering a deleted user partition

Fri, 2018-09-07 23:06


I need to recover files from a deleted user and deleted user partition on an Ubuntu installation that has multiple users. Is there a way to use testdisk or any utility to do this?

Thank you.

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Friday Night Lights: Control My Home Linux Server Live Again

Fri, 2018-09-07 23:05

I am putting my Linux powered home lights back online tonight. Reason being is that I am testing a new webcam, and also I am testing the mixer streaming service, which should provide very low latency between your input and what is seen by everyone else on the video stream. Here are the links:

Mixer video stream: Pixel lights editor:

Obviously I'd like to improve the quality of the webcam stream even more, but I'm not sure what to try next. The LEDs are quite bright and vivid in real life, but they overpower the webcam and I have to turn down the brightness of the camera sensor just so something appears in the video stream. I am using a Linux with cinnamon on laptop to capture the video, and am using l4v2ucp to adjust settings. The webcam is a Logitech C630. If anyone has any advice on that front, please advise me how to improve the video quality.

Also, I have a few ideas for improving the total experience, including allowing users to logon and giving everyone their own queue where they have sole control over the lights for a minute or so. When you time is up, the next person in the queue would gain control. I also want to create a visualization interface for the TV that displays the current effect, the current user in control, the time until the next user, and also allow for the controlling user to select a music selection, and feed parameters from the music into the lights. That is, a controlling user can select a soundtrack from a list I provide, and the soundtrack feeds data that alters certain light effects.

Finally, some of you have been asking about source code or a build guide. I wanted you to know I am working on the design of a new site centered on hobbyist electronics and programming. I wrote basic theme for it this morning and you can view it here:

Thanks for your interest guys, and please use this thread to share your ideas or suggestions!

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Linux for electronics

Fri, 2018-09-07 21:44

Think Rasberry PI. Electrical engineer needing to learn linux for work. Any tips on a resource that was helpful to become familiar and using linux ?

Sorry if its posted already. Thanks!

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Remote SSH Proxy Service

Fri, 2018-09-07 20:52

I'm looking to deploy a few Ubuntu server servers in remote sites that have very strict security requirements that I can't even open a port for SSH. Does anyone know of any reputable companies that offer remote SSH proxying as a service?

EDIT: I was looking at

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Slontoo Linux for 32-Bit?

Fri, 2018-09-07 20:18


I've just discovered Slontoo Linux (

It's systemd-free, based on Funtoo, but uses the Linux Mint installer. I'm sure I read somewhere, that the distro is 32 and 64-bit friendly, but when I tried the install of the latest ISO, it said it needed a 64-bit processor.

Does anyone know of a 32-bit ISO?



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A good vpn ?

Fri, 2018-09-07 19:06

Hey guys can anyone suggest a good VPN ? One that ensures high security of data..

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All Linux Distros Not Working Macbook Pro 2017

Fri, 2018-09-07 18:08

Hey, I have a Macbook Pro base model from early 2017. I have been wanting to run linux on it I have just gotten to it now. Every distro I try it has the same problem. I can launch it off the installer thumb-drive and then I can click start install but once the next screen comes I cant use keyboard or mouse. Please help bc I really want to run Linux... Thanks

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Linux Journal Giving Stuff Away Daily in Contest

Fri, 2018-09-07 16:15

Each day during the month of September, Linux Journal is giving away prizes. You can enter for your chance to win here, So far giveaways have included an ODROID-GO Game Kit, Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Kit, an Amazon Firestick, and an Adafruit MetroX Classic Kit.

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Split both HDD and SSD for dual boot?

Fri, 2018-09-07 15:06

Hey everone,

I'm considering buying a new laptop and i'm not sure whether this is doable or not so i'm hoping some of you may have some info on this.

the laptop i'm considering has got a 1tb hdd and a 256 ssd. now i'd like to set up a windows/linux dual boot - would it be theoretically possible to split the hdd AND the ssd in 2, so i could have both OS on the ssd with both of them accessing about 500gb of the hdd?

thanks and cheers

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