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TuxMachines: XFCE 4.12 Released With Several Changes, Install In Ubuntu

Monday 2nd of March 2015 06:33:42 AM


Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. After two years and 10 months Xfce sees a newreleaseXfce 4.12 with so many changes.   Read At LinuxAndUbuntu

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Reddit: Re-map my keyboard

Monday 2nd of March 2015 06:31:56 AM

Hi guys,

Is there a way to remap keys on my keyboard even when I am not in an X session? Currently I am using setxkbmap but that only works if I start X.

For what it's worth, I am using Arch+i3, and my main need is to remap Capslock to Control, although I'd like to do some other stuff as well if possible.

Thanks for the help!

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LXer: Prepare your Android device for disasters with this master plan

Monday 2nd of March 2015 06:29:14 AM
When tragedy strikes your electronic devices (and there's no way around that inevitability), will you be ready? Will your data be backed up? Will the process of purchasing another phone be as simple as firing it up, associating it with your Google account, and waiting for the data to sync?

LXer: Linux loving SODIMM-style COM dishes up Cortex-A5 SoC

Monday 2nd of March 2015 04:34:52 AM
EMAC’s “SoM-A5D36? COM runs Linux on a Cortex-A5-based Atmel SAMA5D3 SoC, and offers up to 4GB flash, industrial temperature, and an optional carrier board.

Reddit: I haven't used linux since 2010. What have I missed?

Monday 2nd of March 2015 04:13:38 AM

what has happened in the world of linux since 2010? In terms of servers and workstations is it much different?

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Reddit: Transcribing audio files

Monday 2nd of March 2015 03:13:54 AM

Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows an app to automatically transcribe an audio file? My sister has court and she needs to transcribe a bunch of conversations she has saved on her phone.

I appreciate anyone's help.

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LXer: Pi Glove interview

Monday 2nd of March 2015 02:40:30 AM
I was invited to the second Picademy back in July. The first day was workshops, education, and the second day was a pure hack day, and we had a bit of a chat with Eben [Upton] and some other people who wanted to support and build something. We wanted to come up with something you could physically use, and we decided to use Scratch GPIO.

Reddit: Ubuntu Cloud PRNG seed

Monday 2nd of March 2015 02:08:31 AM

LXer: Install Cotonti CMS/CMF on a CentOS 7 VPS

Monday 2nd of March 2015 12:46:08 AM
Cotonti is open source, community driven content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF) powered by PHP and MySQL.

Reddit: A neat looking bash prompt

Monday 2nd of March 2015 12:22:32 AM

LXer: Red Hat OpenShift Commons Opens Up PaaS Conversations

Sunday 1st of March 2015 10:51:46 PM
Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager of OpenShift at Red Hat told ServerWatch that the key Red Hatidea behind OpenShift Commons is to enable open and transparent discussion.Red Hat's OpenShift platform is already available in three deployment models including OpenShift Online, OpenShift Enterprise and the OpenShift Origin open-source project. Participants in the OpenShift Commons include Accenture, Cisco, Cloudera, Hortonworks, CA and Orange among others.

Reddit: I want to fix laptops and give them to needy people. Would love some help.

Sunday 1st of March 2015 10:50:38 PM

Hey, Reddit!

I live in Philadelphia, where people deal with laptops all the time and get them patched up (thriving computer repair scene here), plus there are regulations against just dumping broken electronics (curb alerts happen sometimes but this place is thriving with paid computer repair services), so it's apparently really hard to get my hands on broken laptops around where I live. I know lots of people have broken laptops that they don't want, it's just a matter of getting rid of them.

What I want to do, personally, is repair broken laptops and then donate them to the needy. Like, I don't have a lot of money, per se, except maybe to buy the occasional $10-$50 part? My current job doesn't get me enough to outbid people on ebay and keep rent paid. I want to develop experience with repairing computers and find a job in computer repair, but it's apparently tricky to get my hands on something broken. Of course I'm always looking around for higher-paying work but people are going to pick experienced technicians over a newbie, pretty reasonable choice.

There are still some options floating around, there was a manager from a recycling plant who really liked my story and suggested I send him a resume (I did) but I also want to have a positive community impact with my skills, too. What I'm asking for is free broken electronics. Like maybe there's a subscriber to this subreddit here with way too much junk lying around to know what to do with and doesn't mind shipping out a box with a laptop in it or a case for me to tinker around with and get up and running. It wouldn't take me long to find it a good home here. Plus it'd give me a chance to play with Linux, maybe play with distros a bit.

I chose this subreddit because there are lots of people here, lots of computer enthusiasts, lots of chances for a response. I checked to make sure I wasn't violating any community guidelines and I'm pretty certain I haven't, yet, but yeah. I would really appreciate a helping hand. Thank you.

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Reddit: How to become a Kernel Janitor?

Sunday 1st of March 2015 10:32:32 PM

I am interested in becoming a Kernel Janitor to gain experience. There does not seem to be a lot of information on it.

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Reddit: rsyslog: receive from one host, collect to one log

Sunday 1st of March 2015 10:19:01 PM

I've setup a dd-wrt router to log to rsyslog-5.8.10-8. At the moment everything is logging to the console, so I know at least rsyslog is receiving the data. What I'd like is everything from 192.168.1.45 to log to /var/log/router. I'm realizing it's been too many years since I've done anything syslog or rsyslog related. This isn't working:

192.168.1.45 /var/log/router

I need some more advanced fu to get it right. Anyone doing it correctly? Please share!

submitted by FrankieStardust
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LinuxToday: Quirky 7.0 final released

Sunday 1st of March 2015 10:00:00 PM

Latest iteration of Puppy Linux arrives

TuxMachines: Linux Kernel Developer Work Spaces Video: Tejun Heo, Red Hat

Sunday 1st of March 2015 09:08:50 PM

Tejun Heo is a Linux kernel developer and a principal software engineer at Red Hat. In this video he takes us on a tour of his home office and answers a few questions about his work as a kernel subsystem maintainer.

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