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Phoronix: GNOME Stakeholders Take Issue With Groupon Over their Gnome

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 04:07:06 AM
While the GNOME project has been around since 1999 and is known by most Linux users as one of the common desktop environments, deal-of-the-day website Groupon recently introduced its own "Gnome" software...

Reddit: FPS counter for gaming?

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 03:55:02 AM

Im gaming on the linux OS and im wondering if there is a good FPS counter out there?Also im kinda brain dead when it comes to these things so if it's any harder then clicking "download", then can i get a how to install answer as well.

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LXer: An unusual comparison of Desktop Environments

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 03:40:49 AM
I created and published a series of videos few months ago, that show how to set up multiple keyboard layouts in different Desktop Environments. Statistics of the views is quite interesting.

TuxMachines: Who's using Docker?

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 03:00:05 AM

I've spent the last couple of months working an internship for The Linux Foundation, doing research on new developments and adoption trends in the open source industry. If you have spent any amount of time reading about open source over the last year, you have probably heard about Docker; a lot of people are talking about it these days and the impact it's going to have on virtualization and DevOps.

With new technologies like this, it can often be challenging to filter out the hype and understand the practical implications. Additionally, complex jargon often makes subjects like Linux containers confusing to the layman and limits discussion to those who are deeply knowledgeable on the subject. With this article, I will step back for a moment from the discussion of what Docker can do to focus on how it is changing the Linux landscape.

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TuxMachines: EdX CEO Anant Agarwal: Open Source is the Future of Education

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:51:57 AM

Starting this Friday, Aug. 1, the more than 300,000 students who registered for the Linux Foundation's free Introduction to Linux course on edX will be able to log in and start learning Linux. It is the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Linux, opening training access to anyone around the world with an Internet connection. It's also part of a larger revolution in education being led by edX, the online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT.

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TuxMachines: FSF congratulates UK Government on choosing Open Document Format

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:48:45 AM

If you live in the UK, you'll soon be able to fill out government paperwork with your freedoms intact. The British government announced last week that Open Document Format (ODF), HTML, and PDF will be the official file formats used by all government agencies.

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LXer: AWS Feels Sting of Market Maturity

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:43:38 AM
For a time, Amazon Web Services was the only cloud infrastructure game in town, but it didn't take long for the big boys like Google, Microsoft and IBM to recognize a good thing when they see it. And while AWS continues to grow, it's feeling the competition and price cuts are eroding profits.

Reddit: EXT vs XFS linux file system type

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:37:19 AM

Reddit: How do you lot like ConnMan?

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 02:20:33 AM

I think most newbies like me settle for NetworkManager (hurrah for easy-to-use defaults), but I've taken some interest in ConnMan as of late. I'm curious if any of the denizens of r/linux use this (a search turns up only three posts, so it seems a niche thing).

This post is aimed (hopefully) at gathering thoughts, reflections, etc. and maybe even tips from the especially charitable. Those who use it, what do you think of ConnMan? [The ArchWiki has a lovely newbie-oriented tutorial, but the package for Fedora (20) doesn't reflect the usage shown there. So before I sink any more time into deciphering the mysterious usage of "connmand" as opposed to the expected connmanctl, I was hoping to gauge the general opinion to determine if it's worth my time.]

(Unfortunately, Google and DDG don't seem to understand that when I search of ConnMan documentation, I am NOT looking for packages; nor am I mispelling "commands." This has been a little frustrating for me too.)

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Reddit: Hello Linux users! I have never used Linux and want to know everything that makes Linux good, great, or better.

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 01:51:31 AM

So I have seen many posts on Operating Systems and it usually ends with Linux being something really complex and cool looking. This makes me curious and I want to hear it from Linux users, what makes Linux the better OS to choose.

I am planning on using a USB stick to use Linux on Windows. Any tips on this?

Thanks for reading.

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LXer: Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon, CloudOpen Chicago

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 01:46:27 AM
The Linux Foundation has announced keynotes and workshops planned for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America event Aug. 20-22 in Chicago. Keynotes from executives at Cisco Systems (CSCO), IBM (IBM), edX and others, along with a Linux Quiz Show, Comic Book Hero Contest and workshops to promote women within open source development, are on the agenda for the LinuxCon and CloudOpen event next month, whose details the Linux Foundation has now revealed.

LXer: RDO Setup Two Real Node (Controller+Compute) IceHouse Neutron ML2&OVS&VXLAN Cluster on CentOS 7

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 01:04:05 AM
Two boxes have been setup , each one having 2 NICs (enp2s0,enp5s1) for Controller && Compute Nodes setup. Before running `packstack --answer-file=TwoNodeVXLAN.txt` SELINUX set to permissive on both nodes.Both enp5s1's assigned IPs and set to promiscuous mode (192.168.0.127, 192.168.0.137 ). Services firewalld and NetworkManager disabled, IPv4 firewall with iptables and service network are enabled and running. Packstack is bind to public IP of interface enp2s0 192.169.1.127, Compute Node is 192.169.1.137 ( view answer-file ).

Reddit: Help: No luck with Pipelight on Linux Mint with Firefox or Chrome?

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 12:51:35 AM

I had Pipelight working fine for quite a while, then it suddenly stopped working and I haven't been able to get it working again no matter what I do. On Chrome, it says that silverlight is not installed and on Firefox, Netflix errors out with Error Code: N8109.

I used the instructions located here: http://pipelight.net/cms/install/installation-ubuntu.html

and I have a UAS installed and set to Firefox 25 Win7 64.

I wasn't able to get any output from Chrome, but this is the output from Firefox. To give it context, I had Netflix open, entered down a bit and then tried to load a movie. If anyone could help me out, it'd be much appreciated.

[PIPELIGHT:LIN:unknown] attached to process. [PIPELIGHT:LIN:unknown] checking environment variable PIPELIGHT_SILVERLIGHT5_1_CONFIG. [PIPELIGHT:LIN:unknown] searching for config file pipelight-silverlight5.1. [PIPELIGHT:LIN:unknown] trying to load config file from '/home/valon/.config/pipelight-silverlight5.1'. [PIPELIGHT:LIN:unknown] trying to load config file from '/etc/pipelight-silverlight5.1'. [PIPELIGHT:LIN:unknown] trying to load config file from '/usr/share/pipelight/configs/pipelight-silverlight5.1'. [PIPELIGHT:LIN:unknown] sandbox not found or not installed! [PIPELIGHT:LIN:silverlight5.1] using wine prefix directory /home/valon/.wine-pipelight. [PIPELIGHT:LIN:silverlight5.1] checking plugin installation - this might take some time. [install-dependency] wine-silverlight5.1-installer is already installed in '/home/valon/.wine-pipelight'. [install-dependency] wine-mpg2splt-installer is already installed in '/home/valon/.wine-pipelight'. wine: cannot find L"C:\windows\system32\winemenubuilder.exe" err:wineboot:ProcessRunKeys Error running cmd L"C:\windows\system32\winemenubuilder.exe -a -r" (2) [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] embedded mode is on. [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] windowless mode is off. [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] linux windowless mode is off. [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] force SetWindow is off. [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] window class hook is on. [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] strict draw ordering is off. [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] replaced API function CreateWindowExA. [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] replaced API function CreateWindowExW. [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] replaced API function TrackPopupMenuEx. [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] replaced API function TrackPopupMenu. fixme:advapi:RegisterTraceGuidsW (0x6e22a7, 0x780120, {aa087e0e-0b35-4e28-8f3a-440c3f51eef1}, 1, 0x66f5c8, (null), (null), 0x780120): stub [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] init successful! [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] OpenGL Vendor: X.Org [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] OpenGL Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CEDAR [PIPELIGHT:WIN:silverlight5.1] Your GPU is in the restricted whitelist, using limited hardware acceleration. [PIPELIGHT:LIN:silverlight5.1] using timer based event handling. No permission to use the keyboard API for http://www.netflix.com [PIPELIGHT:LIN:silverlight5.1] successfully executed JavaScript. [PIPELIGHT:LIN:silverlight5.1] nppfunctions.c:443:NPP_New(): malformed argument 'PARAM' -> '(null)' fixme:win:EnumDisplayDevicesW ((null),0,0x66eff8,0x00000000), stub! fixme:advapi:CreateProcessAsUserW 0x110 L"C:\Program Files\Silverlight\latest\agcp.exe" L"agcp.exe 8 264" (nil) (nil) 1 0x00004000 (nil) (null) 0x66f048 0x66f038 - semi-stub fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 fixme:file:K32GetMappedFileNameW (0xffffffff, 0x4015f4, 0x50e1f4, 520): stub fixme:urlmon:Uri_GetPropertyBSTR (0x180c498)->(6 0x66de64 4) fixme:process:GetNumaHighestNodeNumber (0x66e900): semi-stub fixme:thread:SetThreadStackGuarantee (0x66e8f0): stub err:ntdll:NtQueryInformationToken Unhandled Token Information class 29! fixme:thread:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 48, 0x66e510, (nil) 0x66e508 fixme:thread:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 48, 0x66e510, (nil) 0x66e508 fixme:thread:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 48, 0x66e6e0, (nil) 0x66e6d8 fixme:thread:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 48, 0x66e6e0, (nil) 0x66e6d8 fixme:thread:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 48, 0x66e410, (nil) 0x66e408 fixme:thread:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 48, 0x66e390, (nil) 0x66e388 fixme:thread:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 48, 0x66e3a4, (nil) 0x66e39c fixme:thread:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 48, 0x66e870, (nil) 0x66e868 fixme:sync:SetWaitableTimerEx (0x358, 0x854e9a8, 500, (nil), (nil), (nil), 50) semi-stub fixme:process:FlushProcessWriteBuffers : stub fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 16 not supported yet fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 16 not supported yet fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 16 not supported yet fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 16 not supported yet fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 16 not supported yet fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread info class 16 not supported yet

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LXer: Tiny Raspberry Pi-compatible SBC targets wearables

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 12:06:54 AM
Hardkernel launched a $30, 60 x 36mm Raspberry-Pi compatible “Odroid-W” wearables oriented SBC, adding eMMC, ADC, RTC, a fuel gauge, and step converters. Hardkernel’s Odroid project developed the Odroid-W (Odroid-Wearable) for a partner’s Internet of Things prototyping platform, after first considering and dismissing its quad-core Odroid-U3 single board computer. The Odroid-U3, which was rated as the third most popular Linux hacker SBC in our recent survey, used too much power for use as an IoT and wearables platform. The Raspberry Pi was more power efficient, but too large. No doubt, RPi compatibility also had its attractions, as the project ended up building its own Raspberry Pi pseudo-clone implemented on a COM (computer-on-module) style form factor.

Reddit: IPTables CentOS Attacked

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 11:57:30 PM

I am in need of some assistance to configure IPTables. I'm currently being attacked I believe and I've installed DOS Deflate and what not.

I'd be willing to pay someone to help me configure it!

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LXer: Who's using Docker?

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 11:09:43 PM
I've spent the last couple of months working an internship for The Linux Foundation, doing research on new developments and adoption trends in the open source industry. If you have spent any amount of time reading about open source over the last year, you have probably heard about Docker; a lot of people are talking about it these days and the impact it's going to have on virtualization and DevOps.read more

LXer: Fedora 21 will feature “solarized” color schemes in both the Terminal and Gedit

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 10:12:32 PM
Recently, I have been using what will become Fedora 21 as my day-to-day machine, (side note: I have found it to be pretty stable for pre-release software). One really nice […]

Reddit: HP says Linux coming apart

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 10:03:26 PM

LXer: Install Zentyal the Windows-compatible server

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 09:15:21 PM
The simple install that will give your office network a complete Windows-compatible server

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