The Emacs kids grow up fast, eh?

The Emacs kids grow up fast, eh?:

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Running Mint XFCE on a laptop with an ext moni…

Running Mint XFCE on a laptop with an ext monitor, can I have the laptop screen shut off and keep the monitor on?:

I’ve read a few posts, but I have not found a solution yet… I have this laptop hooked up to an ext monitor, and I would like to be able to close the lid and only shut off the laptop screen. If that is not possible, leaving both screens on is the next best thing.

In the power manager, there is no option to “do nothing” when the lid is closed. In the systemd config file, Handlelidswitch is set to ignore.

Thoughts?

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Someone should make a site for linux noobs lik…

Someone should make a site for linux noobs like myself to angrily vent:

I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems like Linux is some sort of metaphor for the real world. It does everything you wanted, that windows never could, but you have to work HARD to figure out how to get it. Windows is more like having rich parents who spoil you, but are very strict. Everything works right out of the box, but it’s somewhat limited what you can do.

With linux, and my experience so far, it feels like I need to get a PhD in Bash to fix issues that should be self explanatory in Windows. Maybe it’s just me, but I doubt I’m the only one who feels like this.

It would be nice if they made a site where I could just rant without having to worry about my tone, or any sort of rules, but since it’s Reddit, I’m trying not to act as angry as I actually am.

Is this a dumb idea? Does it already exist?

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Chomper – An Internet Blocker for Linux

Chomper – An Internet Blocker for Linux:

Chomper is an internet blocker for helping prevent procrastination/mindless web surfing. It’s in the same vein as Cold Turkey or SelfControl. However, neither of these programs support Linux, and the only similar program hasn’t been developed in over 7 years. So, I developed Chomper.

Chomper has a simple command-line interface through which you can implement blacklists and whitelists at the URL level (e.g. you can block amazon.com/gp/video/*, but not amazon.com). You can see a demo of its use in a gif at the Github repo. I’ve been using it successfully for the last week, and I finished polishing it off so that it’s fit for general use. It’s GPL-licensed. Please try it out, and let me know how you like it!

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Deja Dup is not as trustworthy as it seems

Deja Dup is not as trustworthy as it seems:

I have 2 drives, one 2tb hdd and one 240gb ssd. I went to backup the SSD before I installed a new OS on it, waited for it to complete, and then installed the new OS. After entering Deja Dup on the new OS, I went to restore the backup… But it was missing. I told deja Dup to backup on the 2tb drive, but it ignored my instructions and instead backed up to the home folder, which is now, might I remind you, formatted.

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Not sure if this belongs here but a member of …

Not sure if this belongs here but a member of the Streamlabs OBS team asked me about demand for Linux support, thought this would be a good place (not my submission on the site but didn’t want to make a duplicate):

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When was the last time you actually had to boo…

When was the last time you actually had to boot an older kernel, from within the same version?:

On Debian and Ubuntu at least, they save every kernel revision that ever gets installed, for even minor revisions (like 4.9.12 4.9.13, etc). This uses lots of space, and needs to be cleaned manually still, especially if you have a separate /boot…
When was the last time one of you actually had to use an older kernel version after a minor update? I always felt like they should only preserve major releases, like the latest 4.9, the latest 4.10, but maybe I am wrong…

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Is this new Linux Journal article right: does …

Is this new Linux Journal article right: does IT abstraction make proper administration harder?:

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Trying out DietPi on single-board computers

Trying out DietPi on single-board computers:

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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 751

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 751:

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: DietPi 6.1News: Nitrux packages AppImage, OpenIndiana upgrades compiler, Canonical explores collecting hardware data, Solus experiments with WaylandTechnology review: KDE’s Plasma MobileReleased last week: Zevenet 5.0Torrent corner: Bluestar, Container, IPFire, Live Raizo, Manjaro, ZevenetOpinion poll: Getting software not in a distro’s official repositoriesNew…. via DistroWatch.com: News