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A quick update: eelo is getting some momentum

tuxmachines.org - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 17:16

Honestly, when I started eelo a few weeks ago, I thought that maybe it would catch the attention of a few hundreds people in my personal network, and be a cool “side-project” project for me. Nothing more…

But the Kickstarter campaign seems to actually catch a lot of attention. It completed its initial goal in 6 days and did 200% in 15 days. We’re getting more and more articles about eelo in the press, and more than 2600 people have registered at eelo.io.

What’s more interesting is that the incoming web traffic at eelo.io is coming from all over the world. So either eelo is addressing a “global niche”, or it really has the potential to become a game changer. And as concerns about data privacy are really growing, my bet is that we could actually become a game changer.

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Debian/Ubuntu: deepin GNU/Linux, Lubuntu, Debian LTS

tuxmachines.org - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 17:14
  • Are You Looking for 32 Bit deepin GNU/Linux?

    Use Manjaro Deepin 32 bit instead! As you may know, deepin GNU/Linux doesn't provide 32 bit version, and it's still no "Ubuntu Deepin Remix" with latest version  for 32 bit until today, so you having 32 bit computers may want a 32 bit, living & supported GNU/Linux distro with Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE). The closest answer for that is Manjaro Deepin 32 bit, a new community edition of Manjaro that comes with DDE + latest applications, and being actively developed. This article includes the download links + screenshots + short list of its default applications.

  • Lubuntu 17.04 End Of Life and Lubuntu 17.10 Respins

    Following the End of Life notice for Ubuntu, the Lubuntu Team would like to announce that as a non-LTS release, 17.04 has a 9-month support cycle and, as such, will reach end of life on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Lubuntu will no longer provide bug fixes or security updates for 17.04, and we highly recommend that you update to 17.10, which continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes.


    We are pleased to announce that images with the affected driver disabled are being created at the time of writing, and should be ready for testing in the next day or so, which could be released next Thursday. Once images are ready for testing, we will announce a call for testing on the Lubuntu-devel mailing list, so please subscribe to that if you are interested. As always, we will announce something on our official blog at Lubuntu.me once we are ready to release these images.

  • My Free Software Activities in December 2017

    My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. I write it for my donors (thanks to them!) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to newcomers and it’s one of the best ways to find volunteers to work with me on projects that matter to me.

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Red Hat Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 17:13

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KDE: Latte Dock and LibAlkimia

tuxmachines.org - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 17:11
  • Latte Dock, KDE Fundraising 2017

    Latte Dock is preparing its next stable version (0.7.3) which you will be able to get the next days and of course new features at its git version. I wont describe now the fixes, improvements and new features both versions contain because this article is for another reason.

  • LibAlkimia 7.0 released

    LibAlkimia is a base library that contains support for financial applications based on the Qt C++ framework.

    One of its main features is the encapsulation of The GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic Library (GMP) and so providing a simple object to be used  representing monetary values in the form of rational numbers. All the mathematical details are hidden inside the AlkValue object.

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Linux Journal's Return, OpenSource.com Roundup, and LWN's 2017 Retrospective

tuxmachines.org - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 17:09
  • Linux Journal returns, Automotive Grade Linux at CES, and more open source news

    In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we cover the rebirth of Linux Journal, Automotive Grade Linux infotainment systems, and more.

  • A 2017 retrospective

    The December 21 LWN Weekly Edition will be the final one for 2017; as usual, we will take the last week of the year off and return on January 4. It's that time of year where one is moved to look back over the last twelve months and ruminate on what happened; at LWN, we also get the opportunity to mock the predictions we made back in January. Read on for the scorecard and a year-end note from LWN.
    Your editor led off with a prediction that group maintainer models would be adopted by more projects over the course of the year; this prediction was partly motivated by the Debian discussion on the idea of eliminating single maintainers. Debian appears to have dropped the idea; Fedora, meanwhile, has seen some strong pushback from maintainers who resent others touching "their" packages. Group maintainership may have made a few gains here and there, but it has not yet succeeded in taking over the free-software world.

    The prediction that the vendor kernels shipped on Android devices would move closer to the mainline was not a complete failure. Google has made some efforts to push vendors toward less-ancient kernels, and efforts to get those vendors to work more closely with the mainline are beginning to bear fruit. It will be a long and slow process, though.

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[SOLVED] samba server configuration issue

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 16:34
hi all, i have tried to configure samba server.my case is ,i have created one user in samba server.now i want to access home folder of user(which created in samba server) from samba client.

when i enter command as below,

#smbclient // -U charan

and entered password.

smb: \> ls


showing above error. i am unable to list-out. even i am unable to mount this also.

i am using CENTOS 7

please help

LXer: Hack-proof Quantum Data Encryption

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 16:33
Published at LXer:

Quantum computing is, most precisely, the future of computing. Using the bizarre and interesting interactions of particles in the quantum world, it’s estimated to be exponentially faster than today’s computers


LXer: Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to know going forward

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 16:12
Published at LXer:

As you've likely heard by now, there are some problems with Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. Called Meltdown and Spectre, the discovered attack possibilities are rather severe, as they impact pretty much every technical device on the network or in your house (PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, etc.).


UBports Is Making Progress With Unity 8 On The Desktop

tuxmachines.org - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 16:06

While it's approaching one year since Canonical decided to divest from Unity 8 and mobile/convergence, the UBports community continues making some progress in getting their forked desktop environment ready for their forked Ubuntu Touch environment as well as the desktop.

Shared this weekend on YouTube is a new video showing off the current state of Unity 8 on the desktop. Recent work by the UBports folks includes better XMir support so applications like Google Chrome will behave properly, and more.

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9 Most Beautiful Linux Distros You Need To Use (2018 Edition)

tuxmachines.org - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:59

Linux users have the liberty to enjoy an unparalleled freedom while choosing the Linux distributions as per their needs. Using different open source technologies, the developers keep creating something new and surprising the enthusiasts. Here, in this article, I’ll be listing the most beautiful Linux distros that have impressed me and other Linux users. This list is a mixture of newcomers and popular distros.

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package collision while install vtk

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:34
i type this 'sudo yum install vtk' in terminal for install vtk
but the prompt show massage
/usr/lib/rpm/macros.d/macros.cmake pile that is installed by cmake-rpm-macros-3.10.1-4.fc26.noarch collide with cmake-data-3.9.1-1.fc26.noarch pile.
(sorry for the interpretation i'm not english)
shoud i remove one? what should i do?
and i'm using fedora26

Kubuntu 16.04: Dolphin crashes on Activities

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:29
Hello experts,
I have Kubuntu 16.04. It is x64. Running on a Core2Duo 2.93 GHz.
I applied all updates.

This is not such a big issue but ...
I open Dolphin (the Linux file manager), Right click on a blank area.
You get a popup menu with Open With, Actions, etc.
If I hover my mouse over Activities, Dolphin crashes immediately.

I attached 2 screenshots.

I did a web search and found 2 threads from 2010 on the net. 2010?
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Proxmox or VMware

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:13
I must say I am a newbie in terms of virtualization, I'm planning to study one of this (proxmox, vmware).

What should I study first? For the pro and experienced users what would you recommend or any tip/advice? thanks.

LXer: Hack-proof Quantum Data Encryption

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 14:24
Published at LXer:

uantum computing is, most precisely, the future of computing. Using the bizarre and interesting interactions of particles in the quantum world, it’s estimated to be exponentially faster than today’s computers


X server freezes system on shutdown in Slackware 14.2 with a Dell Inspiton i13-5378

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 14:18
I have recently installed Slackware 14.2 on a Dell Inspiron i13-5378. When I try to shutdown the computer (either poweroff or reboot command) half of the time the system will freeze at a black screen with a blinking pointer and will not respond to anything but forcing shutdown by holding the power button. Recently I found that the same happens when I close the X11 using crtl+atl+bckspace, so I concluded this was a bug from the X11.

I tried to find informative logs on /var/log but I'm not sure where to check for the error. I'll be happy to provide any log or command output needed. I'm using i3wm.

The Xorg log after a crash is annexed.

Any help on debugging this X11 shutdown problem will be appreciated. Thanks.
Attached Files xorg-after-crash.log (50.6 KB)

Sharing folder on network for scanning from netwirk printer Linux Mint

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 14:04
Hi there again, wonderful Linux World! Thanks for all the help so far!
Here is another question from a newbie and a pc "Dummy".
I need to be able to scan from my network printer/scanner to a folder on Linux Mint machine on the network.
I went to the sharing option in Nemo, it asked to click install Samba which I clicked, it seemed to do it, asked me to log out and in.
Then I ticked the two options in the Sharing tab in Nemo (allow read/write and allow guest access).
Now - what is the name of the folder on the network that I need to enter into the network printer/scanner interface?
In old Window$, the sharing option in the File Explorer displayed the folder name on the network (eg \\MyPc\Scans. I entered that into the scanner interface and it worked.
What is the procedure with Linux? The folder is on my desktop, its address there is /home/me/Desktop/Scans. I am using Linux Mint Cinnamon.

What computer to buy?

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:53
Hi I am new to Linux and the first thing I need is a computer to start learning it on. I would prefer a dedicated Linux laptop that has everything I need to make the experience of learning linux as smooth as possible but don’t want to spend a ton of money as I may find I am not successful with it. Also would want to be able to convert it to a windows computer if I wasn’t successful at learning Linux. I have been reading and searching but as I am really not a computer person at all my head is spinning and I really need some advice. Thank you in advance for any help that can be offered.

Printing on Linux? Experience with printers from HP?

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:46

I am looking at getting an printer, preferably a multifunctional printer in order to both print and scan/copy things.

I've searched and read a little bit on how well printing should work in Linux, and for a printer that seems good. Right now I'm looking at HP, they seem to have a pretty solid support for Linux.


HP Color LaserJet Pro 200 M277dw seems like a good printer:

Connecting the printer via USB or wired ethernet would be enough for me.

- Would a HP printer be a good choice for use together with linux - or would you recommend something else?
- Does anyone have experience with printers from HP, do they work well?
I see that a proprietary binary plug-in is often required for full functionality. Has anyone used this?


Thanks for your help :)

[QEMU-GA] Slackware as a Proxmox guest.

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:10
I have Slackware 14.2 running as a guest under Proxmox, unfortunately it doesn't have qemu-ga installed, so it is difficult to make proper backups. I have installed https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...u-guest-agent/, but it won't start giving me:

Code: 1515243754.365461: critical: error opening channel: No such file or directory
1515243754.365475: critical: error opening channel
1515243754.365487: critical: failed to create guest agent channel
1515243754.365488: critical: failed to initialize guest agent channel Is it something else I need to install or configure?

Why do some tools (e.g. ffprobe) split their output between sdtout and stderr ?

LinuxQuestions.org latest posts - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:07
If you want to grep in all output (or want to write all to a file), you always need to 2>&1.

I understand that tools whose purpose is to process some input and write the result to output (e.g. sed) need to handle output and error messages separately. Another example is wget, where you only want to have the downloaded content in stdout. For all these, I think splitting is fine.

But I don't understand this behavior in tools like ffprobe, whose purpose is to analyze a file and then write the result.
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