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i3 and arch are just the best setup for laptop…

i3 and arch are just the best setup for laptops:

Bit of a cjerk but damn it feels comfy. Recently got the i7 x1 carbon, too lazy to setup arch so just use win10 for like a month. Fan literally always on, cpu load 30% plus even at idle. Absolute garbage, felt like my machine sucked, even undervolting the cpu did little to reduce the heat.

Finally set up new computer, get it really fucking comfy, and its 250MB used memory at startup <1% CPU load. Haven’t heard my fan sound in dayyysss.

<3 Linux

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20 Linux command every SysAdmin should know

20 Linux command every SysAdmin should know:

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More curl Bug Bounty

More curl Bug Bounty:

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compiz is NOT dead

compiz is NOT dead:

I have read the posts from “why did compiz die” section. Poppycock!

I did some graphics work for compiz,, ccsm icons, 3d obj models for the 3d model plugin, as well as support, way back during beryl/compiz fusion days. When gnome shell/gnome3 came out I began to hate gnome altogether. Unity in Ubuntu was no different for me. The original 15 compiz developers had left one by one. Then Sam Spilsbury took over as lead developer for compiz 0.09 via Canonical. Shortly after, I left as support. Mainly because my circumstances had changed ad unity & gnome 3 completely turned me off. Then compiz reloaded came out. What a joy!!!

I switched from ubuntu to fedora 28 mate, and I am loving it. Eleven years ago, long before Sam Spilsbury was lead developer, he made a video that was real exiting. The only problem was that it was made with a camcorder focused on the monitor. To me it is still the classic movie for compiz. With that said, I “re-created’ the video with OBS studio. It doesn’t match up to Sam’s original, but it was damn fun to do. Sam’s movie is here rendition is here

I hope you all enjoy both videos, and stop the doom and gloom about compiz. It is still a very effective window manager, sometimes silly, but over all great! And remember, it is in the works to port over to wayland.

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Is ethic related to code of conduct knowledge?

Is ethic related to code of conduct knowledge?:

Is ethic something you read for? Or it can be achieved just with common sense?

I mean, is it really necessary CoCknowledge or can you just be mature enough to respect other people and crave the final objective?

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Sassy Square Sally: an open-source 2D platform…

Sassy Square Sally: an open-source 2D platformer:

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Sway Release 1.0-alpha.6

Sway Release 1.0-alpha.6:

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How to Install openSUSE Tumbleweed with XFCE U…

How to Install openSUSE Tumbleweed with XFCE Under the Windows Subsystem for Linux:

Introduction and disclaimer:

The following are the steps I took to achieve a working rolling distribution under WSL. Due to the nature of this configuration, some packages are broken and I am sure that there are plenty of bugs that I have not encountered yet. However, from my limited testing, I have not noticed any system-breaking errors. Any errors that I encountered were resolvable through research and modifications. As a disclaimer, I do not support this configuration and I am just posting this for those who wish to experiment with it. It is almost certainly a bad idea to run this in any environment where system integrity and stability are paramount. Feel free to post any issues you may encounter, but do not expect that I will provide any guidance on how to resolve them. From this point forward, you are on your own.

What I know will most likely not function:

  • Anything that utilizes kernel namespaces (namely sandboxed applications)
  • Certain graphical programs (the default web browser in XFCE will fail to launch for example)
  • Most other desktop environments (these can be installed, but will probably be extremely unstable)
  • Certain programs that deal directly with file systems
  • Anything that expects an init system to boot the operating system (systemd is present, but interaction with it will produce errors saying that the system was not booted with it)
  • Anything else that requires a full Linux Kernel (see end of post for details)


  • Enable WSL:
    • Enable developer mode in Windows by going to “Settings” -> “Updates & Security” -> “For developers” and check the radio box next to developer mode
    • Go to “Settings” -> “Programs & Features” -> “Manage optional features” and enable the “Windows Subsystem for Linux” and reboot the system
  • Go to the Windows Store and install openSUSE Leap 42
  • Run the app, wait for it to initialize, and put in your username and password that you wish to use for Linux and choose a different root password if you wish
  • Convert Leap to Tumbleweed following the instructions from here:
  • Installing XFCE:
    • First, acquire an X server for Windows:
      • X410 is available from the Windows Store for a fee, but is easy to set up and anecdotally works better
      • VcXsrv is an open source alternative that is free and I have not noticed any major issues with it
      • Xming is another open source alternative, but it is not updated frequently
      • There are probably more options available, so free to look around
    • Make sure the display server is running on Windows
      • It must be running any time the user wishes to use a graphical program
      • One could set it to start with Windows by setting a task up in the Windows Task Scheduler
    • Next, install the XFCE pattern under openSUSE Tumbleweed by running zypper install -t pattern xfce with root privileges
    • Then, decide if you want openSUSE to connect to the display server at startup, or if you want to manually connect it yourself by running export DISPLAY=
      • If this should be done automatically at login, add the above to either the .bashrc or .profile files in the user’s home directory
      • For the first time, run the command directly, as changes to either of the above files will not reload until a logout is performed
    • Then, run xfce4-session and a graphical session should appear in the X server window on Windows
      • There will most likely be many errors in the terminal, some of which can be fixed by installing missing dependencies
      • Other errors will be present, as this is not a supported configuration


From this point on, you should be able to utilize this configuration to run certain graphical programs and have constant updates to the software running on your system. It is important to run zypper dup with root privileges for updates, as running the generic zypper update command can lead to version mismatches. The final thing that should be noted is that any program, or library, that expects a full Linux Kernel to be present will probably not function as intended. This is because any kernel shipped with a WSL distribution is not actually a kernel. The kernel is provided by Microsoft when the subsystem is installed and it contains mostly proprietary code to translate Linux system calls to Windows system calls (akin to what WINE does on Linux). Thus, many functions taken for granted by programs running under Linux may not be present. While the Windows Subsystem for Linux is amazing, and will most likely improve over time, it is far from a full Linux replacement. I hope this was helpful and that you have a great day.

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Kill all descendants of a processe using POSIX…

Kill all descendants of a processe using POSIX shell and /proc:

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Is there any reasonable way to get around serv…

Is there any reasonable way to get around services that still use Adobe Flash to stream video and content?:

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