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Reddit: Updating Samsung Evo 840 SSD firmware from Linux - help

Saturday 29th of November 2014 06:35:02 PM

Samsung has released a firmware patch that should supposedly improve SSD performance. They also have a Linux version too. It is in ISO format and I can't figure out how to install it from a USB drive...

I've tried:

1) sudo dd if=Samsung_Performance_Restoration.iso of=/dev/sdb
outcome: usb drive doesn't even load

2) Formatted in fat32 and dd if=name.iso of=/dev/sdb1
outcome: when booting from USB drive - just shows underscore sign : "_". But doesn't progress anywhere.

3) using Unetbootin.
outcome: shows unetbootin menu - but doesn't boot any firmware updater of any kind

What am i doing wrong. How can I boot that iso from USB drive?

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TuxMachines: Generic TrustZone Driver Proposed For Linux Kernel

Saturday 29th of November 2014 06:23:44 PM

ARM's security extensions are in the process of being bettered on Linux.

TrustZone is the marketing name for ARM's security extensions. TrustZone exposes two virtual processors with hardware access controls to let the application core switch between the two virtual states to avoid potentially leaking any information from one state/world to the other. TrustZone has been around going back to the ARMv6 days and there's been Linux support but it's largely been platform specific. Now, however, a generic TrustZone driver might finally come to the Linux kernel.

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TuxMachines: ClassicMenu Indicator Review – A Blast from the Past for Unity and GNOME 2 Fans

Saturday 29th of November 2014 06:16:02 PM

ClassicMenu Indicator is an applet designed for Ubuntu systems that brings back a small part of the old GNOME 2 desktop’s functionality. It's a simple solution that is really helping a lot of people to cope with Unity.

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TuxMachines: Docker: Sorry, you're just going to have to learn about it. Today we begin

Saturday 29th of November 2014 06:13:09 PM

Containers aren't a new idea, and Docker isn't remotely the only company working on productising containers. It is, however, the one that has captured hearts and minds.

Docker started out with the standard LXC containers that are part of virtually every Linux distribution out there, but eventually transitioned to libcontainer, its own creation. Normally, nobody would have cared about libcontainer, but as we'll dig into later, it was exactly the right move at the right time.

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TuxMachines: Nasty Lockup Issue Still Being Investigated For Linux 3.18

Saturday 29th of November 2014 06:05:41 PM

When Linux 3.18-rc6 was released last Sunday, Linus Torvalds noted in the release announcement that a "a big unknown worry in a regression" remained. Nearly one week later, kernel developers are still figuring out what's going on with this regression that can cause frequent lockups. Worse off, it looks like it might affect the Linux 3.17 kernel too.

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TuxMachines: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” MATE released!

Saturday 29th of November 2014 05:58:49 PM

Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

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TuxMachines: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Cinnamon released!

Saturday 29th of November 2014 05:55:33 PM

Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

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TuxMachines: OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 vs. Fedora 21 vs. openSUSE Factory

Saturday 29th of November 2014 05:51:29 PM

This week I posted some OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 performance results that were quite interesting and showed Ubuntu Linux largely dominating over OS X Yosemite with a Haswell-based MacBook Air. For those curious how other Linux distributions compare in this performance showdown, here are some results when also testing Fedora 21 in its near-final state and also openSUSE in its rolling-release form.

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LXer: Valve at the Game Dev Conference, 1000 games on OUYA, and more

Saturday 29th of November 2014 05:46:12 PM
Open gaming roundupWeek of November 22 - 29, 2014Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Valve at the Game Developer Conference, 1000 games for OUYA console, open source gaming on Kano, and more!read more

TuxMachines: Debian Forked, Ubuntu MATE Fabulous, and Fedora 21 RC1

Saturday 29th of November 2014 05:45:45 PM

Everybody went back to work today and there is so much news I hardly know where to start. The top story tonight is bound to be the official forking of Debian. In other news, Dediomedio.com says Ubuntu 14.10 MATE is "almost fabulous" and the Free Software Foundation released their 2014 gift buying guide. Mint 17.1 is almost here and a Fedora 21 release candidate has been released. Carla Schroder has an exclusive on Linux.com about being a maker instead of a user and, finally, a bunch of too-good-to-resist tidbits.

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Phoronix: Linux Mint 17.1 Released In MATE & Cinnamon Flavors

Saturday 29th of November 2014 05:34:49 PM
The first of the Linux Mint 17.1 spins are officially out and riding off the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS base will be officially supported until 2019...

Slashdot: Bad Lockup Bug Plagues Linux

Saturday 29th of November 2014 04:58:00 PM
jones_supa (887896) writes "A hard to track system lockup bug seems to have appeared in the span of couple of most recent Linux kernel releases. Dave Jones of Red Hat was the one to first report his experience of frequent lockups with 3.18. Later he found out that the issue is present in 3.17 too. The problem was first suspected to be related to Xen. A patch dating back to 2005 was pushed for Xen to fix a vmalloc_fault() path that was similar to what was reported by Dave. The patch had a comment that read "the line below does not always work. Needs investigating!" But it looks like this issue was never properly investigated. Due to the nature of the bug and its difficulty in tracking down, testers might be finding multiple but similar bugs within the kernel. Linus even suggested taking a look in the watchdog code. He also concluded the Xen bug to be a different issue. The bug hunt continues in the Linux Kernel Mailing List."

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Phoronix: OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 vs. Fedora 21 vs. openSUSE Factory

Saturday 29th of November 2014 04:00:00 PM
This week I posted some OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 performance results that were quite interesting and showed Ubuntu Linux largely dominating over OS X Yosemite with a Haswell-based MacBook Air. For those curious how other Linux distributions compare in this performance showdown, here are some results when also testing Fedora 21 in its near-final state and also openSUSE in its rolling-release form.

LXer: Rugged box-PC runs Linux on quad-core 2.1GHz Core i7

Saturday 29th of November 2014 03:51:50 PM
MPL unveiled a “PIP39″ industrial PC with a quad-core, 2.1GHz Core i7, ECC RAM, dual SATA bays, and protection against extreme temperatures, shock, and ESD. Most industrial computers are claimed to be rugged, but the PIP39 seems to go the extra kilometer, so to speak, even compared to MPL’s highly ruggedized CEC10. Entirely designed and […]

Phoronix: Nasty Lockup Issue Still Being Investigated For Linux 3.18

Saturday 29th of November 2014 02:46:33 PM
When Linux 3.18-rc6 was released last Sunday, Linus Torvalds noted in the release announcement that a "a big unknown worry in a regression" remained. Nearly one week later, kernel developers are still figuring out what's going on with this regression that can cause frequent lockups. Worse off, it looks like it might affect the Linux 3.17 kernel too...

Phoronix: XenOrchestra 3.6 Release Brings New Features

Saturday 29th of November 2014 02:19:55 PM
Version 3.6 of XenOrchestra, an open-source web interface to the Xen Server, is now available with various additions...

Reddit: TortoiseGit alternative for Linux ?

Saturday 29th of November 2014 02:10:28 PM

I recently switched my entire dev stack android, web and java desktop on linux mint. I was disappointed to see that there is no support for TortoiseGit and even SourceTree on linux. I do commit-pull-merges on daily basis. What is the best free alternative for this?

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