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Reddit: True Chrome OS alternatives

Friday 23rd of January 2015 01:39:21 PM

LXer: Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 Is the Most Exciting Release in a Long Time - Screenshot Tour

Friday 23rd of January 2015 01:32:43 PM
Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the KDE desktop environment, is now available for download and testing. The developers have made quite a few substantial improvements, including to the Plasma desktop.

Phoronix: The Last Batch Of Feature Proposals For Fedora 22

Friday 23rd of January 2015 01:32:23 PM
There's been many changes and additions for Fedora 22 talked about so far and with this week marking the system wide change proposal deadline we have a last look at some of the new work that's hoping to be done for the May release of Fedora 22...

Reddit: Help with a VLC bash script

Friday 23rd of January 2015 12:42:33 PM

I am trying to capture a picture from a wireless webcam at a specific interval (starting at 0600, every two hours until 2000). So I found this command that will capture an image when run from the command line (this is a headless server). Thing is, it throws up a bunch of stuff on the screen when I am ssh'd in, like the image is being generated from letters and numbers in colors.

Anyways, when I put it in a script (pasted below) and run it the same thing happens. Image is created, and renamed. Yet, when I run this same script through cron it fails. As a regular user it produces no errors, as root it fails because VLC doesn't like root.

Tl;dr- is there a fix to this script? Thank you in advance.

Here is the script:

#!/bin/bash vlc -I dummy http://login:password@192.168.44.19/snapshot.cgi --video-filter scene --no-audio --scene-path /path/to/TimeLapse/Tree/ --scene-prefix image_prefix --scene-format png vlc://quit --run-time=1 --quiet DATE=$(date +"%F_%H%M") mv /path/to/TimeLapse/Tree/image_prefix00001.png /path/to/TimeLapse/Tree/$DATE.png

When it is run from the command line this is the output:

VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind (revision 2.1.4-0-g2a072be) VLC media player 2.1.4 Rincewind Command Line Interface initialized. Type `help' for help. > Fontconfig warning: FcPattern object size does not accept value "0" Fontconfig warning: FcPattern object size does not accept value "0" commandline read: vlc commandline read: http://login:password@192.168.44.19/snapshot.cgi commandline read: --video-filter commandline read: scene commandline read: --no-audio commandline read: --scene-path commandline read: /path/to/TimeLapse/Tree/ commandline read: --scene-prefix commandline read: image_prefix commandline read: --scene-format commandline read: png commandline read: vlc://quit commandline read: --run-time=1 commandline read: --quiet ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| DirectFB 1.2.10 |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (c) 2001-2008 The world wide DirectFB Open Source Community (c) 2000-2004 Convergence (integrated media) GmbH ---------------------------------------------------------------- (*) DirectFB/Core: Single Application Core. (2012-05-21 06:44) (*) Direct/Memcpy: Using Generic 64bit memcpy() (!) Direct/Util: opening '/dev/fb0' failed --> Permission denied (!) DirectFB/FBDev: Error opening framebuffer device! (!) DirectFB/FBDev: Use 'fbdev' option or set FRAMEBUFFER environment variable. (!) DirectFB/Core: Could not initialize 'system_core' core! --> Initialization error!

Mail from postfix localonly on run through cron:

To: person@localhost Subject: Cron <person@localhost> /home/person/.local/bin/imageCapture.sh Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ANSI_X3.4-1968 X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh> X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/home/username> X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin> X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=login> Message-Id: <20150122231104.76278A0F11@localhost> Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:11:04 -0500 (EST) Fontconfig warning: FcPattern object size does not accept value "0" Fontconfig warning: FcPattern object size does not accept value "0" commandline read: vlc commandline read: -I commandline read: dummy commandline read: http://login:password@192.168.44.19/snapshot.cgi commandline read: --video-filter commandline read: scene commandline read: --no-audio commandline read: --scene-path commandline read: /path/to/TimeLapse/Tree/ commandline read: --scene-prefix commandline read: image_prefix commandline read: --scene-format commandline read: png commandline read: vlc://quit commandline read: --run-time=1 commandline read: --quiet ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| DirectFB 1.2.10 |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (c) 2001-2008 The world wide DirectFB Open Source Community (c) 2000-2004 Convergence (integrated media) GmbH ---------------------------------------------------------------- (*) DirectFB/Core: Single Application Core. (2012-05-21 06:44) (*) Direct/Memcpy: Using Generic 64bit memcpy() (!) Direct/Util: opening '/dev/fb0' failed --> Permission denied (!) DirectFB/FBDev: Error opening framebuffer device! (!) DirectFB/FBDev: Use 'fbdev' option or set FRAMEBUFFER environment variable. (!) DirectFB/Core: Could not initialize 'system_core' core! --> Initialization error! Error opening terminal: unknown. mv: cannot stat ‘/path/to/TimeLapse/Tree/image_prefix00001.png’: No such file or directory

Anyways, whatever else you need, let me know. I have very little clue what I am doing, if it isn't already obvious.

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TuxMachines: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Standalone Linux Tests

Friday 23rd of January 2015 12:37:52 PM

In continuation of this morning's launch-day article for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, the graphics card that's priced at $200 USD and is built on the very power efficient Maxwell architecture, here's some more Linux benchmark results.

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Reddit: LWN.net Weekly Edition for January 15, 2015

Friday 23rd of January 2015 12:37:07 PM

LXer: An introduction to Docker

Friday 23rd of January 2015 12:35:32 PM
Docker is all about making it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. Containers allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it all out as one package.

LinuxToday: 7 questions to ask any open source project

Friday 23rd of January 2015 12:00:00 PM

InfoWorld: Do you truly have permission granted in advance to benefit from and innovate upon an open source project?

TuxMachines: 11 technologies that tick off Linus Torvalds

Friday 23rd of January 2015 11:51:25 AM

Linus Torvalds is considered one of the greatest living programmers, and for good reason, having written some of the most widely used software, such as the Linux kernel and the Git revision control system. He’s also known for not being shy about sharing his opinions on things that he doesn’t like through colorful and sometimes NSFW language. Sometimes, he’ll direct his sharp tongue at people who, in his opinion, do substandard work or companies and organizations with which he may have a disagreement or be in competition. Most often, though, the target of Torvalds’ ire is technology that he feels isn’t up to snuff. Use the arrows above to read Torvalds’ thoughts about 11 technologies that have gotten under his skin repeatedly over the years.

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Friday 23rd of January 2015 11:41:52 AM

LXer: Windows RT not invited to Windows 10 upgrade party?

Friday 23rd of January 2015 11:21:07 AM
Redmond says ARM-based OS to get just 'some of the functionality'With all the hoopla coming out of Microsoft's Windows 10 event in Redmond on Wednesday, there was surprisingly little talk of Windows RT, the feature-limited version of Windows 8.x for ARM-based tablets – and perhaps with good reason.…

TuxMachines: Dell Venue 8 7000 review: A distinctive and premium Android tablet

Friday 23rd of January 2015 11:19:42 AM

Android tablets are a dime a dozen these days. Look in any electronics store and you'll see a sea of virtually indistinguishable slates, few of which manage to stand out.

Dell's new Venue 8 7000 tablet is a noteworthy exception. The Venue 8 7000 -- sometimes also referred to as the Venue 8 7000 Series or the Venue 8 7840 -- is a distinctively stylish tablet with some unusually compelling qualities. Its name may be awkward and forgettable, but the device itself is anything but.

And with a price of $400 -- the same as Google's flagship Nexus 9 tablet -- it's one of the most interesting Android options available today.

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TuxMachines: Lubuntu 15.04 Could Be the Last One Based on LXDE, New Alpha Is Out – Gallery

Friday 23rd of January 2015 11:10:34 AM

Lubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 (Vivid Vervet) is now out and ready for testing. This LXDE-based distro doesn't have too many changes worth mentioning, with the exception of the base.

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TuxMachines: Meizu m1 mini to come in Ubuntu flavour claim latest leaks

Friday 23rd of January 2015 10:43:20 AM

Leaks posted this evening on Weibo claim to show some of the features of the upcoming Meizu m1 mini including the choice of Ubuntu OS.

Weibo posts picked up this evening by Meizu News, hold some interesting surprises for Meizu fans. The images which appear to be from leaked marketing material, list a few of the specifications of the mini Meizu along with price and a choice of operating system.

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LXer: Mirantis Expands OpenStack Cloud Computing Training

Friday 23rd of January 2015 10:23:56 AM
Mirantis, maker of a major OpenStack open source cloud computing platform, has introduced new OpenStack training courses and a program for showcasing the credentials of those who complete its training.

TuxMachines: Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 Is the Most Exciting Release in a Long Time – Screenshot Tour

Friday 23rd of January 2015 10:10:50 AM

Kubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 (Vivid Vervet), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the KDE desktop environment, is now available for download and testing. The developers have made quite a few substantial improvements, including to the Plasma desktop.

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TuxMachines: PC-BSD 10.1.1 To Bring New System Updater, Qt5 Utilities

Friday 23rd of January 2015 09:57:52 AM

The PC-BSD crew that base their desktop-focused BSD operating system off of FreeBSD put out their 10.1.1. release candidate this week.

This quarterly update to PC-BSD (v10.1.1) is set to bring a new system updater that supports automatic background updating, improvements to the boot environments / GRUB support, GPT partition installation improvements, all PC-BSD desktop utillities have been converted to Qt5, OVA files for virtual machines, and various other improvements over the original PC-BSD 10.1 release.

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Ninja Blocks prepares to begin shipping, announces major Ubuntu IoT deal

Ninja Blocks has begun shipping the Ninja Sphere and announced it has signed up as a key partner for Canonical’s Ubuntu Core embedded device operating system, as it opens its first office in the US. The startup launched in 2012, when it was selected to participate the Startmate accelerator program, and also smashed a Kickstarter campaign for its first product, which was also called Ninja Blocks. Read more

Netrunner 14.1 – Main Edition (Frontier)

The “14.1” indicates an updated and polished release of Netrunner 14 LTS on the same underlying base. Since 14.1 is using the same base “trusty” like Netrunner 14, there is no need for users of 14 to migrate: Simply updating from the shared backports ppa of the Frontier release cycle should give the same result, while keeping customizations in place. Read more

Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

Bryce Harrington, the former Canonical employee part of Ubuntu's X/Mir team turned Samsung open-source employee, has issued the first maintenance update for Wayland 1.6. Wayland 1.6.1 and the reference compositor Weston 1.6.1 were released on Friday night by Harrington. The Wayland 1.6.1 stable update has just over a dozen changes and they're mostly tiny bug-fixes/corrections but there is also improved handling for some error situations between servers and clients. The brief Wayland 1.6.1 release announcement can be read on the Wayland mailing list. Read more