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Good wifi dongles for porteus Linux?

Tue, 2018-01-02 21:46

Didn't know how many kiosk users there are here but looking for anyone who uses porteus for store front kiosks / easy plug and play. I have a retail store 1.5 hours away for people to sign up for internet service and looking for a decent dongle.

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need help ricing unity.

Tue, 2018-01-02 21:02

Ok so i resurrected an older laptop a while back, right now i've got ubuntu 16.04.3 on it and playing around with the default unity DE (given ill be deprecating it april) with the intent to make a post to /r/unixporn before (hopefully) switching to 18.04

I'm trying 'flatten' the UI and to that end, i want to remove the shadow in the vertical launcher bar just above the dash icon (images in links).

https://askubuntu.com/questions/655487/how-can-i-remove-the-shadow-at-the-top-of-the-unity-launcher/768148

https://askubuntu.com/questions/654853/how-to-get-rid-of-the-shadow-above-the-launcher-icon

In /user/share/unity/themes there's a file called overflow_top.png it looks exactly like the shadow so i altered that file (made it transparent) and relogged... nothing.

Looked around in other folders within the unity directory, still can't find anything... anyone tell me how this shadow is handled / got any ideas?

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[question] Xscreensaver login replacement

Tue, 2018-01-02 20:38

I'm using Openbox w/ LightDM on Arch, light-locker isn't working and I can't find a fix , despite it being a known bug on a variety of distros, and would like to use my LightDM greeter instead of the Xscreensaver greeter. I've searched the internet a bit but can't seem to find any ways to do it. If anyone knows how to do this, help would be appreciated.

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Maintaining custom linux on supercomputer. Does anyone has info?

Tue, 2018-01-02 20:06

I just realized that a supercomputer costs is not only: the infrastructure, the development, the installation, the /r/sysadmin team to keep it running, the training to use it, the OS, the additional software that has to run on it, the electricity/water and whatever. If the OS that runs on the system is customized, it may also need customized bug fixes.

Therefore I would assume that some hired team is going to integrate bugfixes in that OS.

Could anyone confirm or disprove my idea? Would be great to know the real "maintenance costs" of a supercomputer.

Also, will the OS receive major upgrades, or is it stable and will receive only bug fixes? (that still are not trivial)

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Debian buster bad fonts rendering in Atom and Visual Studio Code

Tue, 2018-01-02 18:41

Hi all

I have a problem with rendering/displaying fonts in editors: Atom and Visual Studio Code on ma Debian buster.

It looks like on the image: https://imgur.com/a/JRioj

Does anyone have similiar problem? In addition, in PyCharm everything looks ok, changing font type didn't work.

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I want to protect a big drive with encryption, but also need to access its content regularly...

Tue, 2018-01-02 17:58

I'm looking for ways to encrypt a 500gb drive that also has the flexibility of letting me access & modify the encrypted content frequently. Are there strong encryption software out there that would let me do this?

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