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LXer: NS2:Combat FPS Reveals Plenty Of Footage, Coming Soon To Linux

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 07:49:36 PM
The next game in the Natural Selection series titled Natural Selection 2:Combat has been shown off some more recently and we have the videos ready for your pleasure.

TuxMachines: 3.16 Fedora ARM kernel status

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 07:47:36 PM

So 3.16 is has quite a few new features in terms of newly supported devices, also some what surprisingly this blog post will be out before 3.16! In terms of new device support all the SoCs listed here are exciting for a number of reasons for Fedora ARM. Aarch64 (ARM64) makes it’s first debut with support of real hardware although we’ve actually had kernel support enable for it for some time in Fedora even if only usable on the glacial Foundation emulator.

The 3.16 release is also very likely to be the kernel that ships with Fedora 21 GA and with the Alpha due in about a month we’re starting to polish and test all the platforms and devices we want to support for GA.

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Reddit: The Hello Wayland Tutorial

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 07:41:57 PM

TuxMachines: Issue with disc on Linux User & Developer 141

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 07:41:08 PM

Summary: Linux Mint 17 – the live-booting distro on the disc for 141 – does not install properly. Please download a newer version of the ISO from the Linux Mint website.

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TuxMachines: Open-Source Software: Bad For Non-Profit Organizations?

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:54:15 PM

For non-profit organizations, open-source/free software might not actually be the best solution according to a director at a non-profit software solution provider.

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LXer: An open-minded Internet safety curriculum

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:52:25 PM
What should high schools students be taught about Internet safety? Traditional high school curriculum has followed guidance from the U.S. Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Enacted by Congress in 2000 and updated in 2011, student Internet safety training is a requirement for U.S. schools that receive federal funding from the FCC's E-rate program. Under the terms of CIPA, students must be educated on appropriate online behavior (such as in chat rooms and social networks) and more

Reddit: how to fix scroll speed?

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:38:38 PM

Hey guys, i love using linux but one thing always kills the fun for me: The god damn scroll speed. Its so freaking slow and there is no option to change it. Any help?

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Phoronix: Open-Source Software: Bad For Non-Profit Organizations?

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:37:38 PM
For non-profit organizations, open-source/free software might not actually be the best solution according to a director at a non-profit software solution provider...

TuxMachines: Tech Giants Use Open Source to Get You to Cough Up for Other Products

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:33:59 PM

Most open source software projects come to life because someone is trying to scratch an itch.

Some group of coders or a team of academics or a fast-moving startup will build some software that solves a very real computing problem, and then they’ll open source the code, sharing it with the world at large. Maybe, the coders are trying to help the larger world of software developers, believing that others will find the code useful too. Maybe, they’re trying to get more eyes on their code, hoping that others will contribute bug reports and fixes to the project. Or maybe, as is typically the case, they’re trying to do both.

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Reddit: Is it even possible to get Kali Linux on a Macbook Pro??

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:28:30 PM

I've tried everything: Downloaded multiple ISOs from the Linux website, tried installing on VirtualBox and dual booting with rEFit, and nothing works. All the ISOs I have downloaded have shown a "no mountable files found" error. What am I doing wrong here?

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Phoronix: Google's Dart Language Approved By The ECMA

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:22:39 PM
Ecma International has approved Google's Dart web programming language as the latest ECMA standard...

Reddit: realtime-Linux efforts are coming to a halt

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:12:26 PM

Reddit: Patching a package in Linux?

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 05:55:47 PM

How do you implement a patch to PHP? Here is the link to the patch.

There is no backport available and will never be for this CVE# CVE-2011-4718 according to RHEL. This means I have to manually patch this.

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Reddit: Please help me try to reproduce a very strange Firefox bug under Linux

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 04:59:59 PM

Dear Linux Redditors,

I encountered a very strange bug in Firefox versions 30 through 33 that for some reason seems to affect only me, and I'm trying to understand the circumstances that will trigger it — so far it's very mysterious, except that perhaps it's related to using a 32-bit userland on a 64-bit (amd64) kernel. I'm hoping several people can try to reproduce it over a number of different configs and maybe I can gain some insight as to what's causing it. This should be very fast (see "how to test" below).

Bug is number 1034984 on Bugzilla but its description is confusing because there was some figuring out of what was going on (the initial symptom was that the return key did not work in the URL bar, but now its cause has been analyzed to the JavaScript OS.File.DirectoryIterator behaving strangely).

How to test:

  • Download some version of Firefox between 30 (release) and 33 (nightly), preferably an official build; I'm mostly interested in 32-bit versions, because the only cases where I encountered the bug were 32-bit userland on a 64-bit kernel, but any data point is worth testing.

  • Create a directory, say /tmp/test with some files in it, say /tmp/test/foo and /tmp/test/bar (i.e., run mkdir /tmp/test ; touch /tmp/test/foo /tmp/test/bar on the command line).

  • Run Firefox with the -no-remote -ProfileManager options and create a new profile so it won't interfere with (or mess up) any config you might have.

  • Open about:config and (after promising to be careful) set the following to true: and (the latter is probably already set).

  • Open the browser console (Control-Shift-J or from developer tools) and the scratchpad (Shift-F4 or from developer tools). The scratchpad should have an "environment" menu (due to previous step), choose "browser" from that. This will fire a warning that "This scratchpad executes in the Browser context".

  • Enter the following code in the scratchpad (replacing, if necessary, /tmp/test with the name of the directory chosen in the second step):

    var testPath = "/tmp/test"; var testIterator = new OS.File.DirectoryIterator(testPath); var testPromise = testIterator.forEach(function(ent) {console.log(ent.path);}); testPromise.then(function(){testIterator.close();}, Components.utils.reportError);
  • Run this with Control-R (or click on "Run"; make sure nothing is selected or it will only run that subset of the code). A list of lines will appear in the browser console (opened with Control-Shift-J), one for each file in the directory. What interests me is whether they are correct ("/tmp/test/foo" and "/tmp/test/bar") or whether they have the first character missing ("/tmp/test/oo" and "/tmp/test/ar" and perhaps also "/tmp/test/" which also shouldn't be there), which is a bug.

  • That's all. You can now delete the profile you created (launch Firefox again, choose "delete profile" and "delete files" — make sure you don't delete the wrong profile by accident!).

Please tell me if you can reproduce the bug! (There isn't much point in telling me if you can't, because I'm well aware that it is very difficult to trigger. I was completely unable to do so in a virtual machine, for example, even with a config that was in all apparences exactly identical to a real PC that had the bug.)

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LXer: Cisco: Linux is the “Single and Best” Tech for IoT

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 04:58:03 PM
Cisco earlier this year unveiled its plans to build smarter routers and switches to help manage the massive flows of data expected between Internet-connected devices and the data center. This re-architecting of the Internet to bring computing capabilities to the edge of the network is what the company calls “fog computing” and it could help alleviate the data center strain that Gartner analysts predict will come from 26 billion installed units in the Internet of Things by 2020.

TuxMachines: Red Hat Announces Availability of its OpenStack Platform 5

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 04:39:34 PM

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5, which is the third enterprise release of the company's OpenStack offering. Aside from new features, the platform is clearly being aimed at many types of organizations, including "advanced cloud users, telecommunications companies, Internet service providers (ISPs), and public cloud hosting providers."

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TuxMachines: Codio: A Multi-language IDE with Its Own Ubuntu Instance

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 04:30:03 PM

Codio is a browser-based IDE supporting a large number of languages and including its own Ubuntu instance to test the code.

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TuxMachines: Free software to assist indigenous access to computers

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 04:29:09 PM

But he adds that it is important to make sure there are no compatibility problems between GNU/Linux and hardware, which is often a problem due to its complexity, and to ensure automatic updates are available.

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Reddit: A book to learn advanced Linux?

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 04:13:00 PM

I know there are a lot of posts about books but I'm looking for a very specific one.

Here's what I'm looking for:

  • Available in epub, mobi or txt file format.

  • The smallest possible, that covers stuff like the programming interface (networking included), the kernel and maybe a little about the command line. Think of it like a book between a Linux reference and a Linux bible.

Does anyone know a book like that? I know I'm asking for a lot but I keep reading the wrong books. A book with 1000+ technical pages is too much in my opinion. Thank you (I understand if you hate my post)!

submitted by singinggiraffe
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