I have tried to install the latest version of Ubuntu on to my MyPassport 1TB external hard drive but when I got to boot from boot menu it is stuck at "Loading operating system...." I downloaded the latest version and copied the .iso file to the external hard drive but that did not work so I took all of the files from the .iso and copied them to the drive. But nothing is working! Please help!submitted by Alezaris
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Reddit: TMSU 0.5.0 released. Tag your files then mount a virtual filesystem for access to your files, by tag, from any other program.
I'm the author of TMSU. If you've not heard of it before it's my pet project that lets you tag your files (from the command line) and then mount a virtual filesystem that lets you access them, by tag, from any other program.
I've just released version 0.5.0 which has a number of new features and bug fixes.
Usage goes something like this:$ tmsu tag photo.jpg holiday country=spain year=2014 family $ tmsu tag song.mp3 music big-jazz good $ tmsu files music song.mp3 $ tmsu files "year > 2010 holiday" photo.jpg
You can bring up a virtual filesystem like this:$ mkdir mp $ tmsu mount mp $ ls mp/tags big-jazz country family good holiday music year
Feel free to ask any questions. I've posted about it on reddit before but I'm happy to go over any questions you have about how it works, the decisions I've made on its operation or how it's changed in 0.5.0.
Thanks for your time!submitted by oniony
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Recently I stumbled upon nm-applet that adds the network manager to the tray of the current X11 shell (xfce, i3, gnome). How does this work exactly.. is there some universal way to add tray icons? What other universal X11 shell APIs exist and how can I learn more?submitted by jadbox
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So I recently set up a home server running ubuntu server 14. I'm managing it via putty and webmin. I have an issue though. I accidentally created a partition that uses the entire drive space, and that has the ubuntu install on it. I would like to shrink the partition via LVM, but I can't shrink a partition that is in use. Is there some way to get around this?submitted by NikonNevzorov
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Fluxbox 1.3.6 was released last month after this lightweight window manager went two years without a new release. It looks like the rate of development of Fluxbox is ticking back up as Fluxbox 1.3.7 was just tagged this morning.
TuxMachines: Russia to Help Developers to Port Their Apps to Sailfish OS and Tizen from Android and iOS
He was replying to a lad, telling him that they are going to help developers to port their applications from iOS and Android Monopoly to Sailfish OS and Tizen.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Usually when I write drivers, I can use the register_chrdev() function and give my device a major number and then use mknod to register it in /dev. How do I do this if my driver is a misc driver whose major number I don't know and minor number is dynamic?submitted by cpt_bushwookie