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Reddit: Installing Ubuntu on MyPassport Issue

Sunday 8th of February 2015 11:31:58 PM

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!

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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.

Sunday 8th of February 2015 10:44:48 PM


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!

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Reddit: Why hasn't Nemo Mobile released more ROMs for non-Jolla devices?

Sunday 8th of February 2015 10:28:54 PM

I thought libhybris was supposed to help porting to devices that already had Android.

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LXer: After 28 years, MACHINES find Wally

Sunday 8th of February 2015 09:51:58 PM
Python and genetic algorithm spot stripey-shirted cartoon fugitive in a jiffyThe location of stripe-shirt-wearing picture book character Wally has been nailed down by cold hard algorithms.…

Phoronix: Intel Core i3 5010U NUC5i3RYB Broadwell Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

Sunday 8th of February 2015 09:35:00 PM
A few days back I shared A First Look At The Intel Broadwell NUC Kit. Since then I've run some of the first Linux benchmarks from this Intel NUC with Core i3 5010U "Broadwell" processor...

Reddit: Universal shell applets/APIs

Sunday 8th of February 2015 09:19:52 PM

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?

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Reddit: [HELP] issues with drive partitions on Ubuntu server

Sunday 8th of February 2015 08:54:50 PM

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?

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Reddit: Dual boot with separate hdds

Sunday 8th of February 2015 08:04:43 PM

I've got Win 7 installed on an ssd and now Linux on a completely separate ssd. How can I dual boot them in this setup? As of now I just go into bios on restart and select the drive. Is there a better way? Thanks.

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LXer: Korora 21 Xfce Screenshot Tour

Sunday 8th of February 2015 07:57:36 PM
It has taken a few weeks longer than we had hoped, but we're finally happy to announce that the final release of version 21 (code name 'Darla') is now available for download (we strongly recommend using BitTorrent). The 21 beta was quite successful and we were able to make some minor changes to help improve the overall experience. Users who are currently on the beta need not re-install, updates are provided via the package manager.

LXer: LQ Poll Results Expected and Unexpected

Sunday 8th of February 2015 06:03:14 PM
Other categories provided interesting results and are worth a mention. Server Distribution of the Year was a close one in 2015 polling, with CentOS squeaking by Slackware to win the category. Debian finished third here. Database of the Year had MariaDB out ahead, followed by PostgreSQL and MySQL.

Phoronix: LibreOffice Continues Moving Along With C++11 Adoption

Sunday 8th of February 2015 05:58:46 PM
With the recent release of LibreOffice 4.4 there was a significant bump in compiler requirements in order to begin allowing LibreOffice developers to use basic C++11 functionality. Going forward, the compiler requirements will continue to rise as the developers of this open-source office suite seek to utilize more modern C++ features...

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Sunday 8th of February 2015 05:49:51 PM

TuxMachines: Fluxbox 1.3.7 Released With Few Changes

Sunday 8th of February 2015 05:42:46 PM

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.

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TuxMachines: Russia to Help Developers to Port Their Apps to Sailfish OS and Tizen from Android and iOS

Sunday 8th of February 2015 05:04:37 PM

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.

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Phoronix: LXQt 0.9 Released, Now Requires Qt5 & KDE Frameworks 5

Sunday 8th of February 2015 05:00:00 PM
Version 0.9 of the lightweight LXQt desktop environment was released this Sunday. LXQt is the next-generation, lightweight desktop derived in part from the LXDE and Razor-Qt desktops. LXQt 0.9 is the release that begins to enforce Qt5...

Slashdot: Ask Slashdot: Is There a Web Development Linux Distro?

Sunday 8th of February 2015 04:55:00 PM
Qbertino writes I've been a linux user for more than 15 years now and in the last ten I've done basically all my non-trivial web development on Linux. SuSE in the early days, after that either Debian or, more recently, Ubuntu, if I want something to click on. What really bugs me is, that every time I make a new setup, either as a virtual machine, on concrete hardware or a remote host, I go through 1-2 hours of getting the basics of a web-centric system up and running. That includes setting PHP config options to usable things, setting up vhosts on Apache (always an adventure), configging mod_rewrite, installing extra CLI stuff like Emacs (yeah, I'm from that camp) walking through the basic 10-15 steps of setting up MySQL or some other DB, etc. ... You get the picture. What has me wondering is this: Since Linux is deeply entrenched in the field of server-side web, with LAMP being it's powerhouse, I was wondering if there aren't any distros that cover exactly this sort of thing. You know, automatic allocation of memory in the runtime settings, ready-made Apache http/https/sftp/ftp setup, PHP all ready to go, etc. What are your experiences and is there something that covers this? Would you think there's a need for this sort of thing and would you base it of Debian or something else? If you do web-dev, how do you do it? Prepareted scripts for setup? Anything else? ... Ideas, unkown LAMP distros and opinions please."

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Phoronix: Changes I Made When Installing Fedora 21 On My New Ultrabook

Sunday 8th of February 2015 04:44:53 PM
Last weekend I wrote how I switched back to Fedora as the Linux distribution on my main production system. That experience continues going well on the new X1 Carbon ultrabook and have no regrets. One of the questions emailed in and tweeted were readers wondering how I'm getting along with GNOME 3.14 and what tweaks took place...

LXer: Minimal Linux Live (07-Feb-2015) has been released

Sunday 8th of February 2015 04:08:52 PM
New version of Minimal Linux Live has been released. It is based on Linux kernel 3.18.6 and BusyBox 1.23.1.

Reddit: How do I register a misc driver if I don't know the major number

Sunday 8th of February 2015 03:28:42 PM

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?

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