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Reddit: Possible to run native Linux apps on Android-x86?

Monday 30th of June 2014 06:09:22 AM

I tried Android-x86, while the interface is great and I can run Android apps, I would like to use a desktop browser that has Flash to run facebook games, able to zoom pages, and an IDE as full featured as QtCreator for instance. So, is it possible to run native Tux apps?

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LXer: How Patents Are Stopping Your Microwave From Being Awesome

Monday 30th of June 2014 05:54:48 AM
We've seen this many times before, how patents can hold back very useful developments. Notice how 3D printing is suddenly a big thing? It's not because of any new miraculous breakthroughs, but because some key patents finally started expiring, allowing real innovation to move forward. We saw something similar in the field of infrared grills, which were put on the... uh... back burner (sorry) until key patents expired. Derek now points us to a similar example. A guy named Nathan Broadbent went out and hacked his microwave with a Raspberry Pi after being inspired by a post on Reddit. Basically, he made his microwave into a "smart" microwave that did a variety of neat things...

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Monday 30th of June 2014 05:53:19 AM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Monday 30th of June 2014 05:52:17 AM

Reddit: How do I enter bios from grub rescue command line?

Monday 30th of June 2014 05:00:15 AM

My computer is going into grub rescue mode after I disabled secure boot on my windows 8/ubuntu machine to be able to boot from a usb. While I can now boot from the usb, I want to go back into bios to re-enable the setting to boot from my hard drive again. While I was previously able to enter bios using the option in grub, now that my computer is no longer showing the grub menu, I don't know how to enter bios. Does anybody know if there's a grub rescue command that will take me into bios? Thanks

TL;DR: my computer is going into grub rescue mode. I know why this is and how to fix it if I can get into BIOS. I can't get into bios though

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Phoronix: SilverStone Precision PS10

Monday 30th of June 2014 04:57:57 AM
The Precision PS10 is one of the most affordable ATX enclosures offered by SilverStone Technology. At $50 the expectations weren't incredibly high, but inside the case were surprises for both good and bad.

Reddit: Samba and host name resolution

Monday 30th of June 2014 04:05:30 AM

So im a bit new to setting up Samba and CIFS. Im having a strange an annoying issue. I have a Samba server set up on my Debian server and trying to mount it through its domain name. That same Debian server is also taking care of the DNS inside my LAN. Now the issue comes up when i turn my laptop on and try mount the server. It tells me it cant find it, then after a min or so if i try again it will mount it. It will also find the server if iv SSH'd into the server and then try mount. Any ideas whats happening.

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LXer: ITTIA DB SQL Receives

Monday 30th of June 2014 04:00:26 AM
Embedded Computing Design magazine selects ITTIA DB SQL as "Editor's Choice Award" for "embedded systems, mobile devices, and other Internet of Things appliances that require non-stop access to data."

Reddit: Could I please have some help?

Monday 30th of June 2014 03:53:39 AM

I wanted to install Fedora alongside Windows 8 on my desktop computer. I created a Fedora live USB and installed it on another partition and it was working fine. But then, I couldn't boot into Windows or Fedora. I learned that it was a problem with the bootloader so I burned a copy of boot-repair onto a CD. I booted into it and tried running boot-repair but it game me a couple errors like: System in Legacy mode instead of UEFI and missing grub2 for Fedora 20 (or something like that). I tried rebooting and going into BIOS to look for options about UEFI mode but couldn't find any. Now, the only options for booting are either my live USB or the boot-repair CD. It doesn't show anything about my hard drive. After doing some looking around on my Fedora Live USB I found that my partitions are intact.

Here is the result of fdisk -l:

Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: D18FD0FC-40D0-4CF0-B697-D59E633930EA Device Start End Size Type /dev/sda1 2048 821247 400M Windows recovery environment /dev/sda2 821248 1435647 300M EFI System /dev/sda3 1435648 1697791 128M Microsoft reserved /dev/sda4 1697792 1233524735 587.4G Microsoft basic data /dev/sda5 1233524736 1234241535 350M Windows recovery environment /dev/sda6 1234241536 1401010175 79.5G Microsoft basic data /dev/sda7 1401012224 1462452223 29.3G Microsoft basic data /dev/sda8 1919754240 1953523711 16.1G Windows recovery environment /dev/sda9 1401010176 1401012223 1M BIOS boot partition /dev/sda10 1462452224 1463476223 500M Microsoft basic data /dev/sda11 1463476224 1919754239 217.6G Linux LVM Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-root: 50 GiB, 53687091200 bytes, 104857600 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-home: 160.3 GiB, 172121653248 bytes, 336175104 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk /dev/mapper/fedora-swap: 7.3 GiB, 7801405440 bytes, 15237120 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk /dev/sdb: 3.7 GiB, 4004511744 bytes, 7821312 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x5513338d Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 0 1951743 975872 0 Empty /dev/sdb2 172 10235 5032 ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32) /dev/sdb3 10284 50603 20160 0 Empty Disk /dev/sdb1: 953 MiB, 999292928 bytes, 1951744 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x5513338d Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1p1 * 0 1951743 975872 0 Empty /dev/sdb1p2 172 10235 5032 ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32) /dev/sdb1p3 10284 50603 20160 0 Empty Disk /dev/mapper/live-rw: 4 GiB, 4294967296 bytes, 8388608 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk /dev/mapper/live-base: 4 GiB, 4294967296 bytes, 8388608 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk /dev/mapper/live-osimg-min: 4 GiB, 4294967296 bytes, 8388608 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Now, all I want to do is just start clean with the bare minimum without Fedora, how should I proceed? Thank you very much in advance!

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TuxMachines: The Promises and Perils of Android TV

Monday 30th of June 2014 03:40:17 AM

Android TV is more ambitious than its simple interface lets on; the question is whether it can live up to its goals.

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TuxMachines: MyPaint + Wacom screen tablet + GNOME3 = ♥

Monday 30th of June 2014 03:27:20 AM

The colouring process was improved and sped up quite a bit when I bought an inexpensive USB Wacom graphire tablet a few years ago; I moved away from “cell shading” and achieved smoother results, quicker. Why Wacom? They’re the industry standard, their stylus/pen uses electromagnetic induction (no batteries required), and their hardware works out of the box with GNU/Linux and GNOME.

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TuxMachines: Linux 3.16-rc3

Monday 30th of June 2014 03:18:28 AM

We're back on a Sunday release schedule, and things are looking
reasonably normal.

There's perhaps relatively less driver updates than usual, with most
of them being pretty small, but that is probably just a timing thing
(ie Greg didn't send his USB/staging changes this week, so driver
changes are mostly gpu, networking and sound).

As a result misc architecture updates (mips, powerpc, x86, arm)
dominate the diff, and there are various random other updates. We've
got filesystem updates (aio, nfs and ocfs2), a small batch of mm fixes
from Andrew, some networking stuff.etc.

The shortlog gives a feel for the changes. The most noticeable to
actual users are probably the unbreaking of direct block device read
accesses on 32-bit targets, and some x86 vdso regression fixes that
caused problems. The rest probably didn't end up affecting very many
people, but it's all proper fixes..

Linus

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TuxMachines: Exclusive: A review of the Blackphone, the Android for the paranoid

Monday 30th of June 2014 03:18:11 AM

Based on some recent experience, I'm of the opinion that smartphones are about as private as a gas station bathroom. They're full of leaks, prone to surveillance, and what security they do have comes from using really awkward keys. While there are tools available to help improve the security and privacy of smartphones, they're generally intended for enterprise customers. No one has had a real one-stop solution: a smartphone pre-configured for privacy that anyone can use without being a cypherpunk.

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TuxMachines: Why Android Wear is the new iPad

Monday 30th of June 2014 03:11:46 AM

But Android Wear watches are the first smartwatches to cross the line from awkward to awesome, because they're the first to completely abandon the smartphone's icons, menus and widgets paradigm and massively leverage subtle contextual cues, images, icons and colors to present tiny nuggets of information in their most essential and quickly graspable form.

Also:

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LXer: StartOS 5.1 Screenshot Tour

Monday 30th of June 2014 02:28:09 AM
StartOS 5.1 is now available. StartOS is an independent Chinese Linux distribution with the GNOME desktop tweaked to resemble Microsoft Windows XP. In the beginning it was based on Ubuntu, but starting from version 4.0 it adopted custom package management (called YPK) and system installer, though the underlying live medium is still built using Ubuntu's Casper tool.

LXer: Bash If statements, Exit Status and Comparison Operators, A beginners guide to bash scripting

Monday 30th of June 2014 12:33:47 AM
Bash is a very powerful programming language and in this tutorial we will learn how to use if statements and comparison operators to tell us if our backup has failed or not

Reddit: Need help with Makulu/Enlightenment

Sunday 29th of June 2014 11:54:53 PM

So I just did a fresh install from archbang to Makulu and am super happy with this distro so far, very sharp and functional and comes with a lot of good stuff already on it. In comes my problem, I'm trying to rename the default account, and I know I cant do it while logged in but my root account also seems messed up, the terminal has no text or anything on it, just pops up an empty black box that I cant use at all. I don't know if its just not reading my keyboard/USB keyboard or if there's something wrong with the terminal. Any input is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!

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Phoronix: Linux 3.16-rc3 Kernel Released

Sunday 29th of June 2014 11:08:51 PM
Linus Torvalds is back to doing Sunday afternoon releases of the Linux kernel with today seeing the introduction of Linux 3.16-rc3...