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Reddit: Is it possible to move the launcher to the bottom on 14.04?

Sunday 27th of July 2014 04:17:10 PM

I decided I'll join the Linux family since my computer is quite old now and I'm tired of Windows 7 being laggy. So I installed the newest Ubuntu 14.04 and am now trying to put the launcher to the bottom, no success so far. I've tried a bunch of tutorials, a bunch of commands through the terminal but nothing worked so far. I assume the stuff didn't work because it was for 11-13.XX versions. So is there a way to move the thing to the bottom on 14.04?

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Reddit: Those who switched from OS X to Linux, why?

Sunday 27th of July 2014 02:26:02 PM

I know a lot of people use Linux on servers and use OS X as the desktop OS. I personally do. But is there anyone who switched his desktop OS to Linux? Why?

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Reddit: Redirect audio output from headphone to input

Sunday 27th of July 2014 02:06:18 PM

My Dell inspiron headphone jack is all jacked up and only plays one channel if I hold the cable just right. I'm not finding where the stereo output is an easily replaceable part.

Is it possible to configure Linux Mint or Ubuntu to redirect sound output to the input jack?

submitted by cat_dev_null
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Phoronix: Open-Source AMD Users Report Hawaii GPU Acceleration Is Working

Sunday 27th of July 2014 01:22:00 PM
In continuation of the Phoronix article from a few days ago about the open-source AMD Linux driver should finally be working for R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics cards, it is indeed the case but it's not without some setup challenges and potential bugs...

Reddit: Elvish - An experimental Unix shell

Sunday 27th of July 2014 01:16:49 PM

LXer: How 3D Printing Is Making Better Movie Monsters

Sunday 27th of July 2014 12:49:26 PM
Our render farm is all open source and is quite substantial. We have roughly 1000 Linux nodes between the two facilities and the majority of our artists run on Linux as well, though we have a few Mac boxes for Photoshop and other packages that can’t run on Linux.

LXer: Simple Trick to Speed Up Chrome Browser

Sunday 27th of July 2014 10:55:04 AM
Fine-tuning the software settings of smartphones and desktop computers to unlock the hidden potential of the devices will deliver faster performance.

Reddit: Can I make this iptable rule more fine grained?

Sunday 27th of July 2014 10:45:38 AM

Previously on /r/linux http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/2b62nk/routing_loop_and_nat_problem/

I managed to fix the problem of none of my host being able to be NATed by the the edge router by having the intermediate router NAT the hosts, because it did get NATed by the edge router.

root@drakeglider:~# iptables -L -t nat Chain PREROUTING (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination Chain POSTROUTING (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination LOG all -- anywhere anywhere LOG level error SNAT all -- anywhere anywhere to:192.168.2.30 root@keep:~# iptables -L -t nat Chain PREROUTING (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination DNAT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:2200 to:192.168.2.5:22 DNAT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:2201 to:192.168.2.6:22 Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination Chain POSTROUTING (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination LOG all -- anywhere anywhere LOG level error SNAT all -- anywhere anywhere to:23.226.236.177

Is there a way to make it so it doesn't SNAT to 192.168.2.30 if a packet is going to the destination of 192.168.2.0/24?

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TuxMachines: OpenDaylight: One open source SDN controller to rule them all?

Sunday 27th of July 2014 07:50:43 AM

The open source project OpenDaylight is on a mission to increase enterprise adoption of software-defined networking (SDN). Read about this ambitious effort to unite all SDN controllers.

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TuxMachines: A KDecoration2 update

Sunday 27th of July 2014 07:33:34 AM

Before heading into the weekend I thought about writing a small update about the KDecoration2 status. Since my last blog post I started integrating KDecoration2 into KWin. This was partially easier and partially more difficult than anticipated. Especially ripping out the old decoration code is rather complex. There are quite some design differences which make the transition complex and especially values inside KWin core are using enums defined in the decoration API – e.g. the maximized state is kept as a KDecorationDefines::MaximizedMode. This will need further work to move the enums and so at the moment the old decoration library is still compiled although the library is no longer in use.

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TuxMachines: Sleep tracker, Deepin Linux

Sunday 27th of July 2014 07:20:56 AM

Deepin is a rather interesting distribution of GNU/Linux. It’s especially useful if you haven’t tried out GNU/Linux before. Website makeuseof.com said recently: “It’ll be interesting to see how this distribution progresses… and seriously hope that it gets more popular because it definitely has the potential to be huge. More people just need to hear about it.”

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Reddit: TIFI by accidently "mv"ing a folder to the root of my external HD :( please help..

Sunday 27th of July 2014 05:26:23 AM

I wasnt trying to overwrite my entire disk, I accidently didnt put the forward slash "/" after the /mnt/disk that I wanted to move a folder to so it just replaced the entire directory. *@#@!ing stupid!! mostly documents and photos which I didnt have any backups. I didnt have my shell setup properly to confirm me when over writing or anything.

I know of a method to recover most of the files but not with preserving the original file hierarchy of the disk which is frustrating, theres going to be several thousand photos I have to resort if i used that method. I hope theres a easier way to "undo" that stupid mistake and get my files back...

EDIT: Actually I screwed up by thinking the disk was mounted and panicked because my files were missing, and thankfully I just moved a folder to the /mnt/ directory instead of overwrite, but "lsblk" confirms that it wasnt even mounted. Thanks to the users that helped me realise that. This should also serve as a good reminder to anyone else: think again before you "mv" or "rm" as the linux filesystem is unforgiving.

Heres a relevant video about how Pixar studios did this and Toy Story 2 was almost lost forever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dhp_20j0Ys

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LXer: Was This Bill Gates’ Worst Mistake?

Sunday 27th of July 2014 05:07:57 AM
While one can never have certainty in alternate-reality scenarios, it's safe to say that Apple benefited greatly from Microsoft in a time when the company needed help. Decades later, by refining the mobile experience Apple has done a great deal to provide headwinds to Microsoft.

Reddit: Ottawa Linux Symposium needs your help

Sunday 27th of July 2014 04:36:00 AM

Reddit: Please Help Me!

Sunday 27th of July 2014 04:15:56 AM

So I'm new to Linux and have been trying to edit my config files. Apparently all the config files should be in ~/.config but all of mine are in /etc/xdg. On top of that the .config folder doesn't even seem to exist nor can I make one.

Thanks

submitted by iDontEvenPole
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LXer: Sleep tracker, Deepin Linux

Sunday 27th of July 2014 03:13:35 AM
Deepin, which interestingly enough comes from China, describes itself as “distribution that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly, and stable operating system.” It includes not just the “best the open source world has to offer”, but also ships its own desktop environment, called DDE or Deepin Desktop Environment, based on HTML5 technologies.