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How are system 76 products?

Mon, 2018-03-12 01:19

I was looking to get a new laptop soon and stumbled upon system76, how is the build quality on these products?

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Sony Xperia Line Has Kernel 4.4.10 on ARM

Sun, 2018-03-11 23:01

If the mainline kernel runs on these devices what are the barriers to a full-on distribution running on these phones? What about Linux From Scratch? They support ARM Processors so can I build my own distro on top of the Xperia kernel?

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Need some help

Sun, 2018-03-11 20:59

I need some help figuring out what to do. The thing is that I been using linux on and off for the most part sence 2004. Used windows for gaming. The last 2 years I been using linux one day then the next day nuke it for windows. Then nuke windows for linux.. I know that I can dual boot but I don't want to do that. It's on OS and live whit it.

This linux windows war that going on in my head needs to stop. I'm using way too much time thinking about OS.

I use my laptop for some games and surfing the internet and spotify.

I wonder what you would do if you were me?

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[link] [comments] - an app you may like

Sun, 2018-03-11 20:33

So, some times has passed since I put this on GitHub, and still no traffic. Guess you have to advertise to people that may like your work if you want the people who like it to know it exists. Fair enough, learnt my lesson.

This is a "ggl go fk yourself" / privacy minded app to use in place of youtube subscription mechanism. YT API NOT USED, no 'api key' nonsense here. The language of choice is plain old C, and GUI toolkit of choice is GTK3. Alternative GUIs are welcome. For more info, see

For questions, please prefer GitHub.

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Linuxbrew is using almost no CPU

Sun, 2018-03-11 19:18

Okay, I know this sounds weird. I am using linuxbrew to mongodb, and it is giving me grief to say the least. I started with the "you-can't-run-as-root" runaround (which I disagree with; I usually operate as root). I then created a new, non-root user to continue. Started installing, but because I can't run as root, nice (a tool to set process priority) failed with insufficient permissions (must be run as root). Because of this, the brew, make, etc. processes are using so little CPU that it shows up as 0.0%. How do I solve this? The non-root idiocy is giving me grief. Please, brew, let people who do know what they're doing run as root... in the mean time, any help fixing this issue would be much appreciated.

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Why is it still a pain to install applications locally without root permissions?

Sun, 2018-03-11 17:12

It doesn't make any sense to me that you're practically required to have root privileges to install any application using your system's package manager---after all, most applications don't require any root privilege to run and you can manually create your local application repository if you really need to.

So why does it seem that most distros and tools (i.e. GNOME Software, KDE's Discover) don't seem to care about giving the user an option to install regular applications locally, making it more convenient---in the best case---or even possible at all---in the worst case---for users to install applications?

Is it a deliberate decision because distro devs somehow don't think allowing $ apt install firefox is a good idea? Or is there simply a lack or interest?

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Old 2008 laptop, Manjaro vs Chakra vs Neon vs Mint vs Solus vs Fedora vs Zorin vs Kubuntu

Sun, 2018-03-11 17:04

The laptop is an old Vaio, it has 2 gigs of ram, some old intel core 2 duo stuck at 1.8 Ghz.

I would prefer a good looking OS for my mom to use long-term and me in the short term as my windows 10 machine was soaked. Now windows 7 runs ok but it seems modern browsers and video streaming are too much for this 10 year old machine. What would you guys recommend? I do loads of reading and studying so I need ram for a minimum of 10 tabs open+ pdfs. My mom uses FB, so I don't really think that's an issue.

Now I'm gonna be frank, Mint looks really bad to me as well as as most Ubuntu distros.

If you think you know a better distro for the job I'm definitely open for suggestions.

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D on embedded Linux (ARM)

Sun, 2018-03-11 14:32

Zim and onenote alternative needed for linux

Sun, 2018-03-11 13:46

This may not be the appropriate forum. But I am gonna say it anyway. I am frustrated with the lack of decent cross platform note taking applications. I am thinking of contributing to an open source project or better creating my own project. I use Google Keep, simplenote, Onenote, Zim wiki, Turtl for notes. The problem is that not even one of the above applications fits my purpose completely. OneNote and zim come very close.

Zim - awesome desktop note taking application. I use it heavily. But no markdown support, no android client. No built in sync.

OneNote - has sync and mobile clients. But no Linux desktop app, closed format

SimpleNote - currently my solution for cross platform notes. But no notebook support. Tags aren't just enough.

Basically I am looking for a zim wiki with android and markdown support, that is cross platform and syncs instanteous like SimpleNote. Unlike Onenote, it should store the data in open human readable format and it should be open source.

Could you suggest me some software project that fits my requirement, So that I can contribute to it...?

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Ubuntu 17.10: What's New?

Sun, 2018-03-11 12:28

Is Slackware dead? Should I use Arch?

Sun, 2018-03-11 12:23

I want to learn more about Linux and how it works, so I am thinking about trying a distribution that teaches me that sort of things. Would you recommend me Slackware? Right now I'm using Antergos, should I move to arch? Does Slackware has something like the AUR?

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TIL grub has built in support for DPI scaling...

Sun, 2018-03-11 10:41


Last week I installed Ubuntu 17.10 on my work laptop, which is a relatively modern Macbook pro. I don't know if it came like this or I ran update-grub at some point, but I just noticed my grub is actually legible on my 13" 2560x1600 display! It's running at native resolution according to videoinfo and it definitely looks sharp like text at native resolution does. The novel thing here is that the text is being scaled - text without scaling at native resolution is nearly unreadable, but as you can see in the photos is appears to be scaling at 2x.

Why haven't I seen this in any documentation or forums anywhere?


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