| submitted by /u/dostosec
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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.
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?
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!
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.
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):
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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