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Mon, 2018-04-16 15:17

Need Journaling app

Mon, 2018-04-16 15:10

I need a good journaling app, I tried using Laverna , it has a good UI and I can encrypt my writings with a password, but I want a backup of my stuff on cloud, which it lacks!

I don't want something like Evernote. Features I need :

Cloud backup, Encryption, (Probably a good UI)

Thank you for reading!

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Firefox is terrible for battery life

Mon, 2018-04-16 14:05

I tried to use Firefox 59 on my Dell XPS 9550 and its battery consumption is really atrocious. I ran a simple test (using powerstat) where I play a Youtube video and the battery consumption was at 20W, while playing the same video on Chrome or Opera (in the same condition) the power usage was at 12W. That's nearly double the amount !

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Out-of-the-box tools to aid in software automation

Mon, 2018-04-16 11:52

I've been given an assignment and I've completed it bar one question, it says "What tools does Linux provide out-of-the-box to aid in the automation of software testing?" At first I answered with Selenium, openQA and Linux Desktop Testing Project (LDTP), but I was told that those are installed after a standard Linux installation is done.

I'd appreciate your guys' help!

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Make gnome 3 more light and efficient

Mon, 2018-04-16 09:23

Hello everyone, I just installed fedora 27 with gnome 3 on my thinkpad and I've noticed how my gpu is being used all the time, i can clearly hear the coil wine just like when i'm stressing it any application with another DE or windows.

There's any way to turn off some options or features that to optimize it? I just want it to work so no need for animations or transparency.


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Screen Resizing

Mon, 2018-04-16 04:20

I have an old Asus EEE 1015PE laptop with I wanted to use again, but it have a problem and I can't solve it alone, so: Ask everyone and hope an answer (lol) It's a problem on resolution, and it may be sort of a Bios problem because it starts when it boots up, I can't see like 20% of the bottom screen. I tried Windows on it, updated drivers and everything and I can't get the resolution. Then I thought about Linux (I'm an average user), configuring it manually, at least it would have the right resolution when the OS loads up. As I can't get it done I'm here asking for help. PS1: I tried many things, I'm up to try again. PS2: Sorry if I mistyped anything or it makes no sense to you, english is not my native language.

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Boot problems on Linux (Fedora & Ubuntu)(laptop)

Sun, 2018-04-15 23:19


Since a day I have trouble booting into linux on my laptop. I first ran fedora, after a recent update it did not boot into fedora anymore and gets stuck on the EUFI loading screen, I can load into EUFI/BIOS tho, all works well in there. (I run secure boot just in case)

As I'm new to linux I decided a reinstall of ubuntu, I wanted to try that anyway. The laptop does boot into an USB flash drive, I completed the install of ubuntu succesfully, restarted the laptop. Same booting problem; gets stuck on EUFI loading screen. I rebooted into my Ubuntu on the USB flash drive to try to repair my GRUD2 boot loader with ubuntu/boot-repair:

Restarted the laptop, same boot issue. Here is the pastebin made by boot-repair:

I ran out of ideas to fix the problem and also don't understand where the problem may lay. Any ideas?

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How I fucked my Windows 10 by moving stuff on an external hard drive

Sun, 2018-04-15 22:15

So I have an external hard drive with I removed from an old laptop. The hard drive was partitioned, and I wanted to move everything from one partition to the other, so that I could expand the one, and only have to deal with one drive instead of two.
That was the plan. I had no idea how fucked my laptop could be this evening.

So I did that and was surfing in chrome and at some point I noticed how all my desktop icons where gone. I thought "Huh, that's weird". I tried to get them back, but I couldn't even find the Desktop folder in my user. That's where I realized something is wrong.

I thought maybe a restart helps (a lot of problems have been fixed that way before). So I cancelled the moving process and restarted, but after the restart things got even weirder.
I logged in and this started with an error message telling me that the desktop folder could not be found, so my desktop was still empty (except for the trash bin). Also the icons in the task bar were just the standard file icon. I hoped it was just because they weren't loaded or something, but when I double clicked them, I got another error.

So far, so bad. At this point I started to backup important files for an upcoming presentation. After that I made another restart because I didn't know what to do.

Then I thought of the Windows system recovery. I really hoped that this would unfuck my system, but in the end in really just fucked it even more. I started it and the latest recovery point was just 2 days old! Chancrs were looking really good for recovery, or so I thought. I started it and after the process (took quite some time) Windows didn't even start!

Now I had my dad take a look at this mess. He pulled out some Boot CD and managed it to get Windows to start up. Then my highest priority was saving important files and folders since it didn't look good for my system.
While backing up some other stuff some window popped up asking me if I want to reverse the recovery attempt. I was like "Yes please"! But I could have come with it myself, that if it doesn't work one way, in won't work the other way.

So after that was finished, it didn't boot up again, only with the Recovery-Boot-Idk-Magic CD. Now I knew that this laptop needs a reset and I backup a looot of stuff.

Now I'm thinking if I should switch to Ubuntu. I've been using it a lot through an VM and I was only using Windows for MS Office and gaming, but I don't play much so that wasn't the problem, also because there are some games for linux. Also I think it won't be a problem switching to LibreOffice.
So now I'm thinking... There are a lot of things I really like on linux, the commandline, the package system, the file structure, etc.

TL;DR: Fucked my laptop by moving stuff from an external hard drive to itself, tried fixing it with the system recovery, just made it worse, tried to undo it, made it even worse, now reset laptop and thinking of switching to linux.

EDIT: Holy shit that's a lot of text;)

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