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Reddit: Transmission keeps dying on Debian.

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 04:00:41 AM

I'm running a VM under Ubuntu 13.10 running debain squezzy net install and using openvpn with transmission bittorrent client and every 3 days or so the service stops and I have to manually restart it. I suspect some sort of memory leak somewhere but I don't know how to diagnose it. Nothing shoots out at me in the logs. Any help would be awesome.

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LXer: Powerful Command-line File Transfer Programs

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 03:55:14 AM
This article provides my pick of the best open source command line file transfer programs. The software featured here supports a number of different protocols. They offer shell-like command syntax, and are great for scripting purposes.

LXer: How To Use Firejail to Set Up a WordPress Installation in a Jailed Environment

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 03:07:54 AM
When running a web server that is available to the public, striking a balance between making your content accessible and establishing a secure configuration can become difficult. There are many different areas that should be subject to careful scrutiny. One of these is process isolation and visibility. A project called firejail seeks to assist in this area by providing a lightweight security containerization mechanism that utilizes kernel namespacing to enforce separation policies. This makes the chroot environments extremely lightweight.

LXer: Zorin OS 9 Core Review: As good as Linux Mint 17!

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 02:20:34 AM
Zorin OS has a lot of takers in the new Linux converts from Windows. Recently, Zorin OS released it’s 9th version based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with 5 years of support. For users who are familiar with Zorin, the release notes states of some incremental improvements over it’s predecessors, namely:

Reddit: Move boot partition to another physical drive

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 02:18:06 AM

I have a 2tb drive that has 80gb worth of space used. The rest is wasted space. I want to use that 2tb drive for something else. I have a 500gb drive that I would like to replace it with -- without reinstalling everything.

I have used dd to image the boot partition. I'll be using dd to image it back. I'm sure there are a few extra necessary steps to make it work. Those are the parts that I need help with.

I am pretty sure the /etc/fstab has references to the UUID of the drive and that'll need to be changed. I know the swap partition will be missing, that's OK, for now as I can comment that out till I decide resolve it.

I know that dd doesn't copy the MBR and that grub will need to be installed. I believe that has to be done on the drive once it is booted, but I can't boot it without those existing first.

How does one go about creating the MBR and updating grub 2 to make that drive bootable?

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LXer: How to reboot Linux automatically on Kernel Panic

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 01:33:14 AM
Luckily this problem don’t happen so frequently, at least using stable kernel and distributions, but sometime your beloved Linux could go in “Kernel Panic”.

Reddit: aseigo: what is "the desktop"?

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 01:15:45 AM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 01:00:00 AM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:59:17 AM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:58:32 AM

LinuxInsider: Torvalds Says Yes to the Desktop

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:54:42 AM
It was just a few short weeks ago that we here in the Linux blogosphere were rehashing the open source world's documentation dilemma -- one of those perennial topics bloggers love to resurrect whenever there appears to be a lull in the conversation. At the time, alert readers may recall, Linux Girl compared the topic to the ongoing "Year of Linux on the Desktop" debate -- another favorite that just keeps coming back for more. Well guess what? That one's now back too, courtesy of none other than Linux creator Linus Torvalds himself.

Phoronix: LXPanel 0.7.0 Brings Many Changes

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:43:01 AM
While LXQt is making great progress, version 0.7 of the GTK-based LXPanel was released recently and it boasts a number of changes...

LXer: Install and configure Nginx, MariaDB & PHP-FPM in CentOS 7 (RHEL7)

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:36:03 AM
Install and configure Nginx, MariaDB & PHP-FPM in CentOS 7 (RHEL7)

Slashdot: Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

Tuesday 26th of August 2014 12:01:00 AM
An anonymous reader writes Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.17-rc2 today in commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the original kernel announcement. It was on 25 August 1991 that he announced his new OS project to the Minix users list.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

LXer: Linus Torvalds Started a Revolution on August 25, 1991. Happy Birthday, Linux!

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:38:52 PM
The Linux project has just turned 23 and it's now the biggest collaborative endeavor in the world, with thousands of people working on it.

Phoronix: Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Celebrates 23 Years Of Linux

Monday 25th of August 2014 11:15:43 PM
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc2 kernel this afternoon in marking this day 23 years ago is when he announced the project...

LXer: Linux and systemd: A case of the old versus the young?

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:41:41 PM
In today's open source roundup: Is the systemd controversy a battle of the old versus the young? Plus: What Linux distros do you consider innovative? And a journalist spends a week using Ubuntu's Unity desktop.

LXer: First Firefox OS Smartphones Available in India this Week

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:26:28 PM
We are happy to announce that Intex Technologies just introduced the Cloud FX as the first Firefox OS smartphone available in India. Intex will offer the Cloud FX exclusively on to give their customers a powerful and customizable smartphone .

TuxMachines: Haiku debates kernel switch (but it's not happening)

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:23:54 PM

A very interesting discussion is taking place in the Haiku mailing list right now. A developer has created a working prototype implementation of the BeOS API layer on top of the Linux kernel, and he is wondering if the project is worth pursuing.

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TuxMachines: Zorin OS 9 Core Review: As good as Linux Mint 17!

Monday 25th of August 2014 10:18:38 PM

Though personally I don’t like Linux operating system resembling Windows (I had really bad experiences with Windows and lost a lot of data in the past at a critical phase in my student life and OS resembling Windows reminds me of the same), but I have seen Zorin OS to be quite popular among the new users, specially those who are converting from Windows to Linux. Even I used Zorin OS for sometime in the past, but once I upgraded Zorin to the next release, it became Ubuntu and all Zorin specific customization are lost. However, the recent Zorin OS release is supported for 5 years (till April 2019) and possibly you don’t need to upgrade it for quite sometime, given the customization I am recommending in this article.

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KDE: Simple by Default, Powerful When Needed

KDE (back when it was still the name of the desktop environment) and our applications historically stood for powerful features and great flexibility and customizeability. This is what our users love about our software, this is why they choose Plasma and KDE software instead of one of the other Free desktop offerings. And it is also something they would fight tooth and nail for if we wanted to take it away (as many a KDE maintainer who dared to remove a feature he thought was unnecessary can tell). Read more

BitTorrent Bleep alpha released for Android

As an alpha it still has some issues “As with any Alpha, there are some known issues and bugs to work out. Android users will need to set the app to “Wi-Fi Only” unless you have an unlimited data plan; this is only for the time being while we iron out and issue related to battery and data-plan. And while you can move a username from desktop to mobile, Bleep does not yet support moving an existing account from Android to the desktop. And while you can receive messages on multiple devices; messages sent will not be seen across all devices. As with our previous release, communications happen only when all parties are online – you cannot send offline photos or group chats asynchronously.” Read more

During Akademy 2014

This year there were lot of fast track (10 minutes) talks on different areas around KDE. All of them were quite interesting, some of them are: Bruno Coudoin talked about how and why GCompris moved to QtQuick with the support of KDE. What all challenges project faced while moving from GTK to Qt. Daniel Vrátil talked about his one year journey with Akonadi Martin Gräßlin gave an overview of current state of Kwin in adding Wayland support and future plans. Kevin Ottens talked about KDE craftsmen where analysis was on the way we handle our software production, how can we make our software even better. Kai Uwe Broulik talked about current status of Qt port on Android and iOS. Currently, 3 iOS apps in Apple store and 8 Android apps in Google play since December 2013. Read more

Leftovers: Software