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A musician's transition from distro to distro

LXer - Thu, 2017-02-16 00:38
My first encounter with computers was in 1980 when my friend's father borrowed an ABC80 from the school where he was working. It was the coolest thing I had seen, and smelled of warm plastic and mystery.My friend and I spent many days and evenings writing programs and games. But because there were no games available, we had to create them ourselves.read more

7 features Linux could borrow from other systems

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-02-16 00:34

Linux (or, GNU/Linux, if you prefer) distributions are absolutely amazing—stable, fast, flexible. Your average Linux-based system is a veritable powerhouse of functionality—a tour de force of what computers can accomplish. But from time to time, other operating systems have some pretty great ideas. Here are seven of my personal favorites that Linux distributions might want to consider “borrowing.” Hint, hint. Nudge, nudge.

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Hands-On: Raspberry Pi 7-inch Touch Display and case

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-02-16 00:31

While writing about Kali Linux on the Raspberry Pi recently, I started thinking about portability with the Raspberry Pi. Until now, I have used a standard HDMI desktop monitor (24", 1920x1080), which doesn't exactly lend itself to portability. So I started looking for a small, portable display and a convenient case.

The first thing I realized was that there are a lot of different displays available for the Raspberry Pi. I mean really a lot -- so many that it can be pretty intimidating just trying to figure out what the differences, advantages, and disadvantages are.

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How to take screenshots on Linux using Scrot

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-02-16 00:00

 HOwToForge: If you are looking for an even better command line utility for taking screenshots, then you must give Scrot a try.

Spotify clients?

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 23:30

Title. Don't care about legalities etc

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How to change the Linux Boot Splash screen

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 23:24
This tutorial shows how to configure a custom splash screen image in the Grub boot loader one the Linux GUI and on the shell. A splash screen is nothing but the picture that's gets displayed in the background while booting the Linux operating system.

GNOME Maps 3.24 To Support Transit Routing

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-02-15 22:47
GNOME Maps has become a much more viable piece of software with transit routing support having landed in Git master...

Getting Back Into Linux

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 22:15

I once used Linux for my day to day computing, but it fell out of favour and I started using Windows again. One of my old laptops still runs Linux, and as I am moving up to college this year I thought it would be good for me to use it for research and college work. It doesn't have a DVD drive, it's one of those netbook affairs. It has mint on it now, but I want to start again on that laptop, so a new distro. I want a distro that will be easy to install, and won't get in my way, and won't need much setting up. I kmow there is Mint/Ubuntu as well as Mageia, I don't know about any others, there are far to many distros to count on Distrowatch. But which distro do you think I should choose?

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HHVM 3.18 Released With Garbage Collection Options, Ubuntu 16.10 Support

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-02-15 22:12
Facebook's team working on HHVM, their high-performance implementation of PHP and also what's used by their Hack language, is now up to version 3.18...

Best Windows Like Linux Distributions For New Linux Users

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 22:09
Hey new Linux users, you may be wondering that which Linux distro to choose after seeing so many distros based on Linux. Most of you might be switching from windows to Linux and want those distros which are easy and simple, resemble like windows. So today I will cover those Linux distros whose Desktop Environment is much similar to windows, so let’s start.

Does anyone know of any good/free design software for 3D modeling?

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 22:02

Are there any good Linux softwares out similar to things like CAD?? or something of that nature to design 3D prints

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DuckDuckGo Ups Ante: Gives $300K to 'Raise the Standard of Trust'

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-02-15 22:00

For the seventh year in a row, the search engine that promises not to stalk your online moves puts its money where its mouth is, this year by donating $300,000 to organizations that work towards online privacy.

Why aren't my supplemental groups showing up? [X-Post from /r/fedora]

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 21:54

I'm trying to add my user to groups. I've added them via groupadd & logged out / back in. I see the username in the group file. But id doesn't show them. Where have I gone wrong?

[myuser@ruri ~]$ grep myuser /etc/group wheel:x:10:myuser audio:x:63:myuser myuser:x:1000: jackuser:x:982:myuser [myuser@ruri ~]$ id uid=1000(myuser) gid=1000(myuser) groups=1000(myuser),10(wheel) context=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 submitted by /u/AlienBloodMusic
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Is Google really going to abandon using the linux kernel for rumoured "Andromeda" ?

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 21:13

So rumours and code released by google would suggest that google would replace the monolitic kernel Linux with a microkernel because it would be easier to update and more performant.

I have a hard te believing this, the linux kernel is the basic of what google did these last years, ditching it would seem weird.

Do you think it is true ?

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How to install supplemental wallpapers

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 20:55
Supplemental wallpapers make each release of Fedora a joy to run. This article explains how to install and select them on your Fedora system. Backgrounds for everyone The Fedora team works hard to make each release beautiful. Of course, we start... Continue Reading →

Ripping a copy-protected dvd from command line?

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 20:48

First off, let me know if this is the wrong place to post this.

Here's the situation:

  • DVD in disc drive of computer I have ssh access to.
  • Two folders on DVD, empty AUDIO_TS folder and VIDEO_TS folder full of .VOB, .BUP and .IFO files
  • libdvdcss2 installed

If I run HandBrakeCLI -i /media/cdrom -o "name.mkv" I just get a small file (0.5 MB) which is a message asking not to copy the DVD. (All I want to do is play the DVD which I bought, I just don't have a CD/DVD drive at home, so I need to rip it first).

Any ideas how to make HandBrake use the libdvdcss library to get past the copy protection?

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