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LXer: Airships, A Dieselpunk Ship-Design RTS For Linux

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 2:06am
Airships v2 is out, bringing better multiplayer and more ship design options. At its core, the game is about designing airships and fighting with them. Ships are put together out of modules, and the layout of modules matters a great deal.

Reddit: Converting an old XP box

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 1:50am

I'm no pro, but am experienced in the beautiful varied world of linux. I'm looking for guidance and figured this place would be better suited than /r/techsupport.

My sister-in-law has an XP box, and she knows its WAY past it's prime. It's an old Dell Inspiron P4 box. Due to EOL of XP, she's paranoid. I won't bore you with the details, but I need to turn it into a file/print/backup server.

What is a good distro to use for this purpose? I'm open to all suggestions.

I need to set this up to also share her printer on her network. Are there any easy(ish) ways to do this on some distros over others?

I've done some googling and found some answers, I just wanted to know what the opinion of this sub is, as I'm sure many XP computers will be converted to linux for similar uses.

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Reddit: How do you install Elementary OS Luna wireless drivers?

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 1:17am

I don't have wireless or wired connections to the laptop. I don't know what b43 is or how it works at all. I only have a flash drive connected to a laptop with internet. I can open terminal on the Elementary OS laptop. My Elementary OS laptop doesn't have any prompts to run any drivers, never updated from its first installation, and when I check to update drivers, it lists nothing since it isn't connected to the internet.

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LXer: Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 14.04

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 1:09am
Add the latest version of Google Earth to your Ubuntu 14.04 system. Google earth lets you fly all around the planet. You can see buildings, satellite imagery, terrain and even street views.

Reddit: How do you install Elementary OS Luna wireless drivers?

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 12:54am

I don't have wireless or wired connections to the laptop. I don't know what b43 is or how it works at all. I only have a flash drive connected to a laptop with internet. I can open terminal on the Elementary OS laptop. My Elementary OS laptop doesn't have any prompts to run any drivers, never updated from its first installation, and when I check to update drivers, it lists nothing since it isn't connected to the internet.

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Reddit: Is this rig Linux ready? Asus S46CA-WX025H

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 12:49am

I had a really bad experience with a Vostro 3550 with an ATI that would just not work properly with the linux kernel... So now, Linux compatibility comes before anything else.

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LXer: TIs Sitara SDK moves to mainline Linux

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 12:12am
TI released Sitara Linux SDK 7.0, now based on the mainline Linux kernel. The SDK supports the Sitara AM355x, and coming soon, the new Sitara AM4x and AM5x. The Sitara Linux Software Development Kit 7.0 incorporates the Texas Instruments Arago Linux distribution and a stable mainline Linux kernel. The SDK also includes the U-Boot bootloader, a Yocto Project OpenEmbedded Core file system, and Linaro toolchain.

TuxMachines: GNU Linux-libre 3.14-gnu: "Freedom Pi" is now available

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 11:33pm

The deblobbing scripts didn't require significant changes, compared to those of the previous release; only small adjustments had to be made to account for drivers removed or modified upstream. That said, I have been working on the fix for our #1 bug, namely, that disabling the requests for non-Free firmware removes the ability to load and use the non-Free firmware without rebuilding the driver or the entire kernel. The plan is to implement (at last! the proposal outlined in http://www.fsfla.org/anuncio/2010-03-Linux-2.6.33-libre

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TuxMachines: Linux 3.15 Kernel Gains EFI Mixed Mode Support

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 11:17pm

These EFI mixed mode patches initially debuted in early March by Intel's Matt Fleming. This is great news for those with devices -- particularly laptops / mobile devices -- that have only 32-bit EFI but have been wanting to run Linux. Most 32-bit Linux distributions don't ship with EFI support and up until now it hasn't been clean to get a 64-bit kernel running on the 32-bit firmware... One of the well known devices that have run into this problem is the ASUS Transformer Book T100TA that was one of the early Intel Bay Trail convertible laptops/tablets. Sadly that T100TA of mine is now dead and wouldn't even power up correctly at last attempt after doing some last-ditch attempts to make the device Linux friendly some months ago.

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LXer: Double Commander: Yet Another Twin-Panel File Manager

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 11:15pm
When it comes to file managers, there’s such a rich range to choose from on Linux, one could get confused and just go with the default one provided by their distribution or desktop environment (like most do, actually). However, Dolphin or Nautilus are not the only kids on the block here.

TuxMachines: Grml 2014.03 "Ponywagon" Is Based on Debian Jessie

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 11:08pm

Grml is not a regular Linux distribution for regular users. It’s packed with a sysadmin's favorite tools and allows admins with packages for installation, deployment and system rescue. This latest version has been dubbed Ponywagon and it comes with a couple of interesting features.

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Phoronix: The GNU Linux-libre 3.14-gnu Ultra-Free Kernel Released

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 10:47pm
Following last night's release of the Linux 3.14 kernel, the GNU folks are out with their Linux-based "Freedom Pi" kernel...

TuxMachines: Intel UMS Support To Be Eliminated In Linux 3.16 Kernel

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 10:44pm

With the Linux 3.14 kernel that was released over the night, Intel UMS support was deprecated. Intel hasn't maintained their user-space mode-setting support on Linux in about a half-decade with pushing everything these days through kernel-based mode-setting. The Radeon and Nouveau drivers have also become completely dependent upon kernel mode-setting too, with user-space mode-setting these days mostly being left to really old X.Org drivers without a DRM/KMS module. Modern Linux distributions are also beginning to drop support for these old GPUs.

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TuxMachines: Prison Architect Gets Massive Update on Steam for Linux

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 10:30pm

Prison Architect, a game developed and published by Introversion Software, and available for the Linux platform, has just received a massive update.

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TuxMachines: OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 3 Is Based on XBMC Gotham Beta 3

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 10:23pm

“Internally this will be known by the less-catchy name OpenELEC 3.95.3. This release includes some bugfixes and improvements since 3.95.2 (beta2). Besides the usual bugfixes and package updates as well the XBMC Gotham beta3 release we also added drivers and firmwares for some more Realtek WLAN USB devices and DVB devices. Also we added initial support for TTS (TextToSpeech) output which can be already used together with Ruuk's Addo,” reads the official announcement.

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LXer: Escape Goat 2 Sees Decent Linux Sales After The First Week

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 10:17pm
Some good news for you all, Escape Goat 2 easily one of my favourite puzzle-platformers around has seen decent sales on Linux since release!