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TuxMachines: [LibreOffice] Freshly Stable

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 8:24pm

With the release of our new LibreOffice 4.2 version and the new website, people have noticed a small yet quite visual change in the way we label the versions of LibreOffice. You now have the choice between downloading LibreOffice “Fresh” or “Stable”.

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Reddit: Knoppix hung up - (linux) shortcuts to close programs/windows?

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 8:03pm

Because of my own fault (opened too many browser windows at the same time) my Knoppix hung up. It's working VERY slowly now and I have no chance to close the browser manually.

But I need the tabs, if I just turn the laptop off and restart I'll lose the websites. That's no option, I'll never find them again (school project). :/

The last time this happened I just waited, he calmed down after some time and I was able to close the browser. But now he didn't calm down for 6 hours. And going.

I need a shortcut to close the browser (5 are open with every window having ~10 open tabs).

STRG + W and STRG + C don't work somehow.

Please, I really need help. :/

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TuxMachines: Meet Milou, the alternative of Krunner

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 8:02pm

The search functionality of KDE software is going through massive transition with Baloo replacing Nepomuk. We have written extensively about it here.

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LXer: TeX and LaTeX typesetting for perfectionists – tutorial

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 7:36pm
You use LibreOffice for your documents, perhaps Scribus for making a company brochure, and edit most documents online. You’ve heard of TeX – in the context of mathematical equations, mostly – but why would you use it to lay out everything from invoices to 100-page PDFs? Quite simply, because it produces beautiful-looking documents that are easy to maintain, and using a simple markup that makes keeping track of document evolution and changes far simpler than it is with word processors and desktop publishing packages.

TuxMachines: Apple may bring iTunes to Android, and it makes sense

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 6:35pm

Declining sales of online music can be serious concern for Apple as the industry may start to shift towards that player which dominates the sales and that player is Google/Android. One way for Apple to increase the sales of iTunes music could be by taking the iTunes store to the next most popular platform.

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TuxMachines: TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.12.0

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 6:28pm

Tarballs are due on 2014-03-24 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.12.0 newstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule so everyone can test them. Please make sure that your tarballs will be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that will probably be too late to get in 3.12.0. If you are not able to make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late, please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll the tarball for you!

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LXer: KDE Commit-Digest for 16th February 2014

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 5:42pm
In this week's KDE Commit-Digest:Amarok merges advanced track statistics importers (a GSoC project)KDevelop allows language plugins to provide styles to formattersKonsole stores terminal size in the profile, each profile can now set desired column and row size; allows users to specify css file for tab bar style (this can be used to set minimum width of the tabs, distinguish active tab, etc)Kwallet replaces SHA with PBKDF2-SHA512+SaltPorting to Qt5 and Frameworks 5 continues, we have initial ports of kfind and konq.Read the rest of the Digest here.Dot Categories: Developer

Reddit: Attempting to boot from live USB gives black screen. How to troubleshoot?

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 5:35pm

I recently got a used laptop: Acer aspire M5-481PT-6644 and I seem completely unable to boot from anything other than windows on the HDD.

What happens: with the right BIOS settings, I am able to get to GRUB. But then selecting to boot live, the screen just goes black. It seems to be working though, because I hear the "welcome" sound, at least in the case of Mint. ctrl-alt-delete doesn't restart, I can only do so with the power button.

What I've tried: Naturally the first thing I did was a complete factory reset from within Windows 8. Then at first I thought it was an issue withe SecureBoot, since with that enabled I can't even get to GRUB. But I was able to disable it after setting a BIOS password and still no success.

I've tried three distros (Mint, Bodhi, Ubuntu) on two different media (live usb and DVD). At least two of them had been used to successfully install before, so a faulty media shouldn't be the problem.

Thanks in advance

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Reddit: Building a distribution

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 5:25pm

I am planning to make my own Linux distribution, and being a sysadmin for 4+ years now, I know very well what changes I want to make to the distribution, which packages I want to choose, and even which GTK theme I will be using. What I don't know is how I will make the filesystem.squashfs image and the installer. I am certain I will be using the Ubiquity installer. I am basing my distribution on Ubuntu. I do not want to use something like remastersys, so I am interested in knowing how like Linux Mint is made. They base their distro on Ubuntu, so do they like install it on their computer first, and use something like remastersys? Or what do they do?

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Reddit: WPA-Supplicant problem

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 5:04pm

I'm using Debian Wheezy on my laptop, and all of a sudden today my wireless connection disappeared. When I opened wpa_gui, it read "could not get status from wpa_supplicant". When i restart networking from /etc/init.d it says "cannot read contents of /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf". My wpa_supplicant is empty.

I tried purging and reinstalling everything that basically had wpa in its name, but no dice.

Is there any other solution?

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Reddit: Trouble Streaming the NCAA tournament games on Linux

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 4:07pm

I mean the official streams. I've tried on a few different computers, but every time I have the same issue. The videos won't load in firefox (running latest version of flash), but I can log in through my cable provider. On chrome (running latest, also tried beta), the free games will stream, but I can't log in. I click to select my provider and nothing happens. I know I can get like 4 hours for free, clear all saved flash data and start over, but I've had this same problem streaming ESPN games on watchespn.

I've cleared all browsing data, restarted the browser. I installed a brand new distro in a VM. I thought maybe it was similar to the HAL issue for streaming Amazon prime, but no luck with that either.

Tried on Manjaro, Ubuntu and Scientific Linux.

Has anyone had these issues?

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LXer: CRYENGINE From Crytek Announces Official Linux Support

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 3:48pm
CRYENGINE one of the most advanced game engines around powering a ton of games has finally announced official Linux support, so Crytek how about some Crysis on Linux?

Phoronix: AMD Is Exploring A Very Interesting, More-Open Linux Driver Strategy

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 3:28pm
This week I was out at the Game Developer's Conference not with a focus on games but to learn about some changes they AMD currently pursuing for their Linux driver model. If this new Linux driver model goes through, the Catalyst Linux driver will be more open, but it's not without some risk. Read more in this Phoronix exclusive story.

Reddit: Ubuntu rc.local argument--I can successfully launch something on boot, but it doesn't recognize an argument correctly.

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 3:07pm

In Terminal, it works perfectly fine, but when the command is put in rc.local, it didn't work. Here's an example.

/path/to/file -argument /file/in/argument/not/working.txt

The "/file/in/argument/not/working.txt" my main concern. How do I fix this?

What I've tried so far for the argument:

working.txt ./working.txt

How do I correct this?

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Phoronix: Keith Packard Issues Update On GLAMOR Core

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 2:19pm
There continues to be a lot of improvements to the GLAMOR acceleration architecture for 2D X11 over OpenGL...

LinuxToday: How DNS Works

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 1:20pm

Xmodulo: Before going into the details on how DNS works, a little on the background may be helpful.

LXer: Bay Trail-based SBC family adopts three PC/104 styles

Sat, 22/03/2014 - 12:53pm
Adlink is readying four PC/104-style SBCs using Intel Atom E3800 SoCs, and offering SATA, GbE, USB, and multimedia ports, plus stackable PCI and ISA buses. Despite having absorbed PC/104-creator Ampro, Adlink isn’t the first embedded boardmaker out with Bay Trail on the PC/104 form-factor. That distinction appears to belong to ADL, which demonstrated its new […]