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KDE's Akademy 2017 Schedule Published

Phoronix - Tue, 2017-05-16 14:36
The KDE organizers of this year's Akademy conference have published their schedule...

Here Is What You Need To Know About WannCry Ransomware That's Infecting Windows Systems Globally

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-05-16 14:23

​The internet has its good and bad and we have to be extra careful to not fall on the claws of the hackers or attackers. This can happen from buying online, getting your account hacked or getting your files “kidnapped”, on this last one is when your files get encrypted and the attacker wants you to pay him a certain amount to get the files decrypted. In this article, we will talk about this ransomware that until today has infected more than 230,000+ computers in 150 countries and has raised more than $50,000,00.

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How to Save the Output of a Command to a File in Linux

LXer - Tue, 2017-05-16 14:14
Logging from the command line in Linux is important. There are a number of ways to save both output and errors from command into files on Linux. Learn about them here.

Let's go to EMACS instead

Reddit - Tue, 2017-05-16 14:11

Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai are heading to Linux from Feral Interactive

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-05-16 14:00

GamingOnLinux: Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai are being ported to Linux from Feral Interactive and they will be released on May 23rd.

Btrfs RAID1 on a laptop for bitrot protection?

Reddit - Tue, 2017-05-16 13:39

I'm considering adding a second HDD to my laptop solely for bitrot protection. What are some caveats to doing this? Increased battery consumption, temperature?, and weight are the only ones I can think of.

If anyone has any other suggestions for combating bitrot on a laptop, I am of course open to it :) Thanks!

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Exclusive Review of Libre OS USB : Your Portable System

LXer - Tue, 2017-05-16 13:06
Have you ever thought of carrying your system, carrying the whole world which is right on your PC or carrying all the important data you need anytime along with you? Well, if yes then this segment is simply meant for you. Today, our guest is Libre OS USB. This distribution will fulfill your portable OS dreams. Let's get to know more about this distro.Note: Libre OS USB is yet to get released for Public, this is a TechPhylum Exclusive Review.

Show a Custom Message to Users Before Linux Server Shutdown

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-05-16 13:00

Tecmint: This article will show you how to send a custom message to all system users before shutting down a Linux server.

What's the point of DevOps?

LXer - Tue, 2017-05-16 11:57
Think about the last time you tried to change a personal habit. You likely hit a point where you needed to alter the way you think and make the habit less a part of your identity. This is difficult—and you're only trying to change your own ways of thinking.So you may have tried to put yourself in new situations. New situations can actually help us create new habits, which in turn lead to new ways of thinking.read more

Increasing maximum Xorg virtual screen resolution beyond 8192x8192

Reddit - Tue, 2017-05-16 11:44

I'm currently attempting to get three 2560x1440 displays configured with my new desktop setup. Two monitors are external 25" screens, the other one is a built-in 14" HiDPI screen.

Unfortunately, xrandr reports:

$ xrandr | grep maximum Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2560 x 1440, maximum 8192 x 8192

The post at https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/33wrhx/maximum_resolution_of_x/ hints at being able to override the maximum using a custom xorg.conf:

Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Configured Monitor" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Monitor "Configured Monitor" Device "Configured Video Device" SubSection "Display" Virtual 16384 16384 EndSubSection EndSection

Unfortunately, this does not seem to make any difference.

The issue happens with both a Lenovo T440p (Intel HD 4600) and T470p (Intel HD Graphics 630, Nvidia graphics disabled) both running ArchLinux (Kernel 4.10.13, Xorg 1.19.3).

Another comment mentions the texture size as being the limiting factor, but this does not seem to be the case for me:

$ glxinfo -l | grep GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE = 16384 GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE = 16384

Any ideas how to get this sorted out?

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Differences between regex implementations?

Reddit - Tue, 2017-05-16 11:16

I just found a regex matching game on F-Droid which I thought would be a good way of getting regex more drilled into my brain.

It says it uses Perl syntax, as it is implemented in Java.

I'm vaguely aware of differences between various forms of regex, but don't know much about the differences. Is the Perl syntax different from that used by grep? Or in vim, or python? Are the differences significant? If grep, vim and python are the only environments in which I use regexes is it still worth sticking with this Perl-based game or will it just confuse things?

Link to game: https://github.com/phikal/ReGeX

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Make Your Containers Transparent with Puppet's Lumogon

LXer - Tue, 2017-05-16 10:49
As development and IT shops look for ways to more quickly test and deploysoftware or scale out their environments, containers have become a go-tosolution. With Docker and similar tools, you can spin up dev and productioncontainerized platforms that are fast, lightweight and consistent.

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