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What motherboards are supported for Ryzen?

Sun, 2017-05-28 17:12

Hi!, I was planning to buy a cpu/ram/motherboard which includes this Gigabyte Ab350 but then I saw this

People seems to bash gigabyte but the same happens for Asus b350 Prime and another motherboard x370

So, I'm not sure if should I get a intel instead? What is your real experience with Ryzen in linux, and please include motherboard brand and model

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Why does nobody thinking of an initiative to bring all the linux community under a single Umbrella?

Sun, 2017-05-28 15:21

So, I have known linux for 2 years and presently using arch and Win 10. I spent a lot of time on researching about distros, DEs and other stuff like steam on linux or amd drivers for linux. I came to the conclusion that there are a lot of changes to be done in linux. Starting with bringing all the linux developers into a single project. Why can't we Maintain a distro as the representative of linux distro. I don't care which one. Since, Many* of the linux users are familiar with programming or atleast with scripting or DE elements like toolkits or whatever we see those guys discussing on Blah Vs Blah discussions. Why so many stupid distros? Why mint when you can just put a cinnamon flavor of Ubuntu or add it as a Optional DE. It is getting ridiculous with a new distro popping out everyday based on Ubuntu with just a different DE and an alternate package manager or Arch with a pre-configured DE like Apricity, Antergos etc.. We all want linux to become a mainstream OS Alternative to Windows or Mac. But why not just create a Distro with a decent installer and with options of various DEs while installing. Why not make it a de facto linux OS which will be supported by all the other wm or DE or Apps or Specifically the drivers. Distros are getting ridiculous and so are DEs and so are other softwares like package manager. I am not even a good scripter or a decent programmer because I have a very important exam this year and I could not dedicate much time towards learning those things as I am from Humanities background. I was thinking of someway to contribute to linux world soon after this exam. I want to get your views on this. After all, every linux user gets the same features with any DE. Why Ubuntu over Deb, Mint of Ubuntu, Some other crap over Mint like feren with just some theming. Feren boasting as an alternative to win and mac with wine and win metro theme for cinnamon. The same goes for Zorin. I am not particularly pointing out any, but there are some issues that we as a community need to do for our future and these distros are more or less just there for profit. I don't want Ubuntu as the main distro as It is backed by Some shuttle guy and not the community these days. I want opinions on how to better linux world on everything from wayland or mir issues to amd or nvidia drivers issues.

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GNOME 3.25.2 released

Sun, 2017-05-28 13:35

Does partition order affect booting?

Sun, 2017-05-28 13:23

I have problems with Arch Linux GPT booting. I have already installed the OS but I can't boot it. My /dev/sda1 is my second disk for windows and after that I have files for booting Arch Linux. I tried to install GRUB but I had some issues.

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A swift wrapper around gtk3

Sun, 2017-05-28 12:51

Does anybody know of a free VPN for Linux that has data compression?

Sun, 2017-05-28 12:36

Right now I'm stuck using mobile data and Telstra charges 20$ for 3GB, when I had unlimited I would often go through about 1 TB a month.

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[PSA] if you see tor traffic in your machine, it might be a Syncthing relay

Sun, 2017-05-28 12:34

So do not panic and waste 10 hours trying to audit your system...

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Looking for cheap laptop recommendation

Sun, 2017-05-28 11:16


I'm in the Netherlands right now and I am thinking about getting a separate laptop for learning/developing on Linux.

I currently own a MacBook Pro 2016 (15") for my own personal use, and I was wondering if anyone with experience could tell me if it is more useful to purchase a cheap 200 euro Thinkpad 4x0 series (i5, 8gb ram, small SSD) vs running it in a virtual machine. Will the standalone laptop be more performant compared to the virtual machine on a much faster MacBook?

One benefit I thought about was running it on bare metal means total immersion and better video rendering (especially for the desktop environment).

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How is life as a developer or package maintainer in Debian and Fedora projects?

Sun, 2017-05-28 10:57

I'm thinking about joining a linux distro project as contributor, but not sure about what level of knowledge do they expect. I know Python, Java and a little bit of web programming and have a brief working knowledge about linux.

What level of expertise does one require? I'm especially looking for distros who welcome even members with beginner level of knowledge, since I'm not that much of an expert yet.

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dd part of partition

Sun, 2017-05-28 10:45

Hello! Would it be possible to use the dd command to make an image of, in this case, a fat32 foramatted partition, but only the first few mb of the partition to count for the whole, once it is put back on a drive.

Imagine this scenario.

the disk has three partitions. in order: boot=100mb, ext4=2G, fat32=5Gb.

the fat32 would be empty, no files what so ever, except perhaps by hidden osx fork-files.

Would i be able to use dd with count command to count up to the beginning of fat32-partition with header info. So that when the image is done it has grabbed the boot, ext4, and the beginning of fat32. But once back on a stick and booted the fat32 would be usable with its initially 5GB?

Thanks in advance, cheers

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[DEV] [NEEDS TESTING] Long press and two finger tap right click on Linux touch screen devices.

Sun, 2017-05-28 10:24


I recently picked up a cheap baytrail tablet (Lenovo miix 3-830, $108) with intention of wiping windows and putting Linux on it.

However, after trying multiple distros (all Ubuntu derivatives), I couldn't find a reliable way to right click on tablets. Windows 10 touch screen support is way better than Linux and I ended up dual booting instead of a full wipe.

To fix the right click issue, I have written a small script that enables long press and two finger tap right click on tablets. It has been tested on both libinput and synaptics drivers on Ubuntu 17.04 and derivatives.

However, my script is not very efficient, it lags, needs root access and fails to register touch events sometimes. It needs testing and I need help from code ninjas to improve the script as I have no clue where to go from here.

Here is what this script does:

  • Processes output of evtest utility.
  • If the time difference between first and second finger tap is 0, a two finger tap is considered.
  • If difference between finger down and finger up time is one or more seconds, a long press is considered.

All this processing is done in a while loop that reads output lines and processes them one by one. I believe this is the main cause of lag.

To run this script, install dependencies by running command:

sudo apt install evtest xdotool xinput

Script link:

Edit the file and change the device variable to your touch screen vendor, which can be found by running xinput command.

Now run in a terminal:

sudo ./

Report bugs in this thread.

Note: This script may interfere with apps having their own touch implementation, e. g. chrome.

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Ubuntu 16.04 is a smoking pile of crap

Sun, 2017-05-28 10:05

They have a foundation and all they did was Unity and dropping support for ATI video cards ( setting up fglrx was easier on ARCH than it was on Ubuntu! LOL).

Plus today it won't boot. I had already switched my personal computers to Arch. Now its time for the office ones.

Steer away from Ubuntu. Its as broken as a linux os can ever get. Ubuntu is essentially satire against linux.

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Valve h/w survey

Sun, 2017-05-28 09:40

Since building my new PC and installing Ubuntu 16.04 most of my recent gaming has been in Linux. In part this is chance as some of the games I had waiting around in Steam turned out to Linux friendly and ran really well on the new rig so I could spare myself the tedium of dual booting to Windows and play games in one workspace whilst getting on with day-to-day stuff.

So yesterday, when I tried the Windows-only Fallout 4 free w/e, was the first time in a couple of months I'd booted Windows. Fired up Steam and immediately got asked to participate in the h/w survey, decided to skip and fill it in when back in Linux. But back in Linux it doesn't happen, boot Windows again and up it pops and so on ad infinitum it would appear.

Not going to peddle any conspiracy theory or anything but I'm curious; does the h/w survey not run on Linux? The survey results usually show a small % using Linux but if the survey rarely or never runs on Linux boxes that's not surprising.

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Mozilla won.

Sun, 2017-05-28 08:00