Aside from the Tizen-based Samsung Gear S2, and a dozen or so Android-based Android Wear watches, Linux has been something of a no-show in the smartwatch market. Most lower-end watches skip the overhead of Linux in favor of simpler RTOS-based devices running on MCUs.
Yet Linux got a boost into wearables this week when Qualcomm, whose Snapdragon chips fuel most Android Wear watches, announced a Snapdragon Wear 1100 system-on-chip for lower-end smartwatches and wearables. The 28nm-fabricated SoC is built around a single Cortex-A7 core that can be clocked to 1.2GHz.
New Linux Mint install, and logging into Gmail for the first time with latest Firefox version (46). Anyone know why Gmail would sent me an email notifying me that a new login from Chrome occurred with that same email address and time?
Is Linux Firefox using some Chrome backend functionality by default? If so, what else is Google using that Chrome hook for (if anything)? Thanks for any info...submitted by /u/prime_nommer
I'm curious to know what the current overall situation in the Linux world is regarding full system crashes.
Are you currently running any systems that trigger kernel panics, have X.org freezing, or experience any other kind of irrecoverable (system unusable or seriously hampered, requires restart) freeze during the system is in normal use? Also, have you tried debugging the problem and how far have you gotten?submitted by /u/jones_supa
Softpedia was just informed today, June 4, 2016, by Željko Popivoda from the Linux AIO team that the Linux AIO Ubuntu project has finally been updated to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system.
I recently started working at a computer refurb warehouse where they do online sales in Canada and US. They only use Windows and software like HD Sentinel for HDD testing. But after introducing them to Linux, The boss decided to let me have my own servers & workstation systems to work on with Ubuntu 16.04. So far, I've been able to test out the following to help with HDD and memory testing:
GUI: gparted, disks
CLI: sudo badblocks -wvs /dev/sdX (Destructive R/W Tests), sudo badblocks -svn -b 512 -c 65536 /dev/sda, memtester, HDSentinel for Linux, dc3dd
Looking to share and try out some commands I may not be aware of so I can build a simple perl script to automate some if not all if it? Let me know what you guys think? Thank you :)submitted by /u/magnezone150
$699 USD is a lot to spend on a graphics card, but damn she is a beauty. Last month NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 1080 as the current top-end Pascal card and looked great under Windows while now finally having my hands on the card the past few days I've been putting it through its paces under Ubuntu Linux with the major open APIs of OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan, and VDPAU. Not only is the raw performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 on Linux fantastic, but the performance-per-Watt improvements made my jaw drop more than a few times. Here are my initial Linux results of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition.