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I have an app running on a linux server and HDDs keep failing on me

8 hours 30 min ago

After about a year or so the harddrives fail. My app is streaming and writes to disk constantly, about 50 or so streams are constantly writing to disk. Getting overwritten.

Anyway, about a year and the drives fail. Is this normal? This is the first time I've had any kind of real load on a disk. Usually my home fileserver which is linux only loses a drive after about 8-10 years.

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Do you have DEVSLP enabled?

9 hours 7 min ago

I wonder if people with SSD drives could have a look at the output of hdparm -I /dev/sdX and report whether "Device Sleep (DEVSLP)" is enabled. I have two laptops and in neither of them the ssd seems to be using DEVSLP, which is a pity as it saves a lot of power.


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Tips starting a Linux consultation business?

9 hours 22 min ago

I would like to market mostly to small business. How do I get my foot in the door?

Taking with a local computer repair shop tomorrow to see if he wants to branch out. Any other ideas?

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Any decent RPG games for Linux?

11 hours 9 min ago

Been looking for something to waste some time with. I liked Grimrock, it was well done if a little tedious. I like the old school feel - lands of lore, stonekeep, final fantasy early games, etc. Doesn't have to be free, and I would prefer native apps instead of steam games, but that's not a dealbreaker.

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Trusting FreeIPA realm from Active Directory?

11 hours 52 min ago

Is it possible to have an Active Directory domain trust a FreeIPA realm to allow FreeIPA users to access resources in the Active Directory domain? I'm having a hard time finding a definitive answer on this. Everything I find talks about accessing FreeIPA resources using Active Directory users.

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I think MATE is the Number One Desktop Environment Linux has got

11 hours 52 min ago

I've tried a lot of DEs in the past including Unity, KDE, XFCE, LXDE and even GNOME-3. I recently tried Ubuntu-MATE for the first time however, and found this to be the most efficient and complete DE experience.

I don't know whether its the DE itself or Ubuntu customizes it that way, but being a minimalist I like the following two qualities of this DE:

  1. No flashy animations or GUI bloat like you usually find in Unity or GNOME-3. I want a desktop that just works, nothing more or less. Things like the GNOME dash or Unity scopes (or stuff like Strigi/Akonadi in KDE) keep eating large chunks of your RAM like parasites and I don't like that.
  2. Yet, a truly complete Desktop! Unlike XFCE/LXDE/etc, MATE doesn't feel like a half-assed job done in the name of being "light-weight". It has all the features that GNOME-3 provides like the advanced Caja file manager which is based on Nautilus and fully featured utilities such as the MATE system monitor and Disks utility. Its also the little things that matter like the huge array of backgrounds and themes that come by default in a stock installation and the rock solid stability of apps.

I think these two features make MATE a unique DE in its own right and there is no other DE that matches MATE in this regard.

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Grab-Song: Tool for scraping the song data from MPRIS enabled media players under Linux for use in streaming applications like OBS.

12 hours 22 min ago

Hello, everyone! I originally created this tool for personal use, and through the kindness of my friends, I decided to release it into the wild for anyone to use. It was born of the lack of any tool on Linux that compared to Snip for Windows for writing the metadata from media players to files so they could be used in an overlay for art or gaming streams. Since then, I now have a co-programmer, and a potential third.


Grab-Song is compatible with just about any media player that either supports MPRIS, or has a plugin for MPRIS support.


Download page at the OBS forums.


Example of using Grab-Song and OBS to create a "Now Playing" widget over a scene.


More advanced use case for an "Away" screen.


I hope this is useful to somebody out there.


Feel free to join our Discord Server to ask questions, report bugs, make suggestions, join the team, or just hang out!

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Isn't wine next to useless?

13 hours 43 min ago

For nearly everything I've tried running through wine it just doesn't work and even if it does, it's a real hack, like with photoshop, it was just terrible.

Games rarely work on wine for me. Some new error comes up. If linux worked on it's compatability with games, and windows software it could actually take over windows, but people will continue to windows because they can game, they can load things like photoshop etc. I just find next to nothing works on wine.

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Thoughts on Skype Alpha for Linux anyone?

18 hours 13 min ago

I'd really appreciate anyone expressing their opinions about the recent Skype Alpha for Linux stuff. My main worry is that I can't understand why Microsoft would all of a sudden start aggressive developing of Skype after ignoring it for years. Is it like, stuffed with spyware and stuff? I just really want to discuss it with someone. Thanks

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WDN4800 and Ubuntu 14.04.4 anyone have this mix?

Fri, 2016-07-29 23:10

guys I am having trouble with a very slow internet connection in ubuntu, was on 16.04 and it picked up nice speeds but realised i need 14.04 for CUDA so downgraded, and now I am on 1Mbps when I was on 10Mbps so I know that it is possible to do it

can you guys help me out?

lspci: 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0fb0 (rev a1) 03:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller (rev 02) 05:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1142 USB 3.1 Host Controller 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros Device e0a1 (rev 10) 08:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

also guys, if I do sudo modprobe -r ath9k and then sudo modprobe ath9k nohwcrypt=1

it will try to connect to my network but never establish a connection unless I reboot. also I have no access to my router gateway as I am in a student house, please help me, I have a whole tonne of packages I need to install before the night ends

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How many workspaces do you use daily ?

Fri, 2016-07-29 23:08

I usually use three:

1st: eclipse, gnome-terminal with some tabs and google chrome

2nd: VLC, franz(for messaging)

3rd: when i do some compiling

Cool tip: i use wmctrl on conky to display all workspaces, my desktop is xfce but i removed all panels so apps would span the entire screen, so my main guide is conky

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