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Looking for a simple Linux laptop

Sat, 2017-07-22 07:22

I love the look of the Pinebook or any apple laptop, I'm honestly just looking for something cheap that can handle watching some 1080p 60p youtube videos and Netflix!


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Unable to write to external drive

Sat, 2017-07-22 07:01

I have a FAT32 USB external HDD mounted to my raspberry pi running raspbian Jessie.

I automoumt the USB hdd using fstab. Here is the line which automounts the HDD

UUID=EF4E-0CFC /media/usb500 vfat defaults,noatime 0 0

I get a permission denied error when I try to download a file to external HDD via transmission BitTorrent client.

What am I doing wrong?

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Use a USB thumb drive as /home

Sat, 2017-07-22 05:26

I picked up one of those pinebooks and it comes with very little storage.

My idea is to use a thumb drive for my home directory. Format it EXT4 and set it to mount as my user during boot.

I realize that thumb drives will be subject to failure with multiple writes, but probably not any worse than the eMMC built into this thing.

So, am I overthinking this? I should just be able to format the drive as EXT4 to handle the permissions and then mount it as my user during boot. Is there something I missed?

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Gentoo vs Arch?

Sat, 2017-07-22 04:09

I'm currently running Arch Linux on a Thinkpad t430, I've been thinking about installing Gentoo for a while. I like Gentoo, but it fucking takes forever to install. What do you guys think?

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How would I run a program with my Nvidia 970M gpu instead of cpu with a program similar to mpirun?

Sat, 2017-07-22 02:33

mpirun lets you add more cores to run that specific program, is there a program on linux that can run programs with your gpu? I am using it for scientific calculations.

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hardware recs for a Linux VR rig?

Sat, 2017-07-22 01:11

I hope this is the right sub to post...

My mobo just failed and most of my components are a few years old, so I'm viewing this as an opportunity to build a rig that can handle VR via Steam. Recommendations for CPU, GPU and motherboard?


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Wine 2.13 Released

Fri, 2017-07-21 21:17

Kernel & package build optimized distros for laptop

Fri, 2017-07-21 19:35


I was reading the recent Solus thread and a particular response from Ikey, the distro's developer, hit upon something I've been very interested in but have had trouble searching for:

the primary use case of Solus is desktop. We do indeed configure the kernel for desktop profiles (no, Not MuQSS, not a fan of that or the predecessor) - and we also perform targeted optimisations on packages at the build level via ypkg. A fair number of our packages are built with PGO too, along with having a number of runtime-selected AVX2 library builds.

I'm not sure if Ikey includes laptops in his definition of desktop. But regardless, what are some distros that follow the same principles that Ikey outlines above but for laptop use?

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Some opinion on Ubuntu 17.10

Fri, 2017-07-21 19:32