Android command-line

From: "Robert A. Kelly III" 
------------------------------------------------------
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA512

I recently got a new smart phone running CyanogenMod 11 with the
F-Droid repository that I have been playing with. I wonder if anybody
here has played much with doing things from the command line under
Android. Does anyone have suggestions for things like taking pictures
from the camera or getting GPS coordinates from the command line? Has
anyone tried installing a Linux distro like Debian in a chroot on
their Android device? Also, has anyone played with Firefox OS or
Ubuntu Touch, or have any idea how they compare from a hackability
perspective?
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (GNU/Linux)
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=2yJz
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

Flash & Linux

From: David White 
------------------------------------------------------
Must 99% of the non-YouTube video media on the internet operate on flash,
AND must Adobe no longer support Linux?

Now that I'm fully switched over to Ubuntu as my primary OS, this is
driving me insane! Yes, I have a Windows VM and can watch things if I
really wanted to, but this is driving me insane.

-- 
David White
Founder & CEO

*Develop CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Organizations Worldwide
http://developcents.com

HP announces $99 dollar winders Tablet

From: Rod-Lists 
------------------------------------------------------
supposedly free 4g
http://www.itworld.com/hardware/438969/hps-new-stream-tablets-laptops-fuel-microsoft-google-os-battle

Wonder how ubuntu's tablet os will run on it?
http://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?eSpotName=Stream8&storeId=10151&langId=-1&catalogId=10051


http://www.ubuntu.com/tablet



ArchLinux vs Ubuntu

From: Dan Lyke 
------------------------------------------------------
I have an old netbook with a new SSD. Yesterday I put Xubuntu on it,
but I'm wondering about things that do a better job of keeping Gnome
off my system, or otherwise being lighter weight than Xubuntu.

My one requirement is that I'd like to run Mixxx (which Arch supports)
or something similar (ie: music playing with easy tempo shifting,
queuing, and a few set points) on this machine. I'm noticing that a
couple of the cool kids these days are running ArchLinux, mostly on
semi-embedded systems.

Anyone got thoughts on this matter?

Dan

looking for linux ovpn client suggestions

From: Rod-Lists 
------------------------------------------------------
Ok guys imaging a laptop as I write this.  Once files are archive it will be a freash linux install.
Here is your chance to turn a wayward soul away from ubuntu. But I need a rocksolid ovpn client.
I'm considering crunchbang (debian based) so fire away.


Rod

Utility to select fastest Debian repositories

From: Rod-Lists 
------------------------------------------------------
I hear it works in Ubuntu too.
netselect-apt
http://www.debianadmin.com/select-fastest-debian-mirror-using-netselect-apt.html

Vokoscreen screencasting software for Linux -- big thumbs up

From: Phil Shapiro 
------------------------------------------------------
I used Vokoscreen earlier today for a blog post I'm writing for MAKE magazine. It works like a charm. 


See my screencast video at 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

Upgrading from Linux Mint 14 to 17

From: James Nylen 
------------------------------------------------------
Ubuntu Quantal ended support recently, so its package repositories went
away. I=E2=80=99m running Linux Mint 14 which is based on Quantal, so now I=
 need to
upgrade.

If I use apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade to Linux Mint 17, what are the
chances of it working? What kind of breakage will I see, if any?
=E2=80=8B

Just Testing

From: Mike Harrison 
------------------------------------------------------

On Jul 24, 2014, at 2:46 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT)  wrote:

> I think he was trying to invoke Godwin's Law, ending any conversation before they started. ;)


Alex Got It!  

I was also testing the categorization filter on the website. 

Vi/Emacs/Joe/Nano/Pico/Hitler/UFO/Redhat/Ubuntu/Mint/Bodhi/Debian/Android/Jobs/Salaries/EPB/Diesel/Chugalunch/Meeting

Some of those are keywords. 



Question on runlevel philosophy across distros

From: Rod-Lists 
------------------------------------------------------
If I may interupt todays Tn. vs. Ala. arguement, I've noticed different distros use different runlevel philosophies.
http://www.linux.com/news/enterprise/systems-management/8116-an-introduction-to-services-runlevels-and-rcd-scripts
I was wondering if the Debian/Ubuntu Sysadmins ever tighten up their run levels to be more tight like slack or red hat?

Useless and meaningless rant about my hate for Linux Mint...

From: kitepilot@kitepilot.com
------------------------------------------------------
I hate Unity too...
And/or the M$-like bloated KDE. 

Because my long hated (and mostly reliable) Linux Mint went out of support, 
I decided to go with what I hate the least: Xubuntu. 

But I could not burn the DVD, so I installed it on VirtualBox, transferred 
the system to my real box, fixed up the MBR and booted my shinny new 
Xubuntu.
No sound...
Darn... 

After fiddling with it for a day I decided: screw it, I'll go Debian Xfce.
So I got my trusty net-install CD and...
It said that it needed 'proprietary firmware' from Realtek, but WAIT!
It also said that I could install from the 'proprietary firmware DVD'! 

Which (of course) I could not burn either...
So I installed it on VirtualBox, transferred the system to my real box, 
fixed up the MBR and booted my shinny new Debian!  :-)
No sound...
And not second monitor...
Darn...   :( 

After fiddling with it for a day I decided: screw it, Mint worked before, I 
may as well give it a F$%#ING try (I *NEED* a box!)...
Of course I could not burn the DVD!!!!
So I installed it on VirtualBox, transferred the system to my real box, 
fixed up the MBR and booted my shinny new Mint 17 Xfce. 

And now everything works!
But I am hard headed and now I am facing years (I installed LTS) of hating 
MINT!!!! 

Grrrrrrrrr... 

3 wasted days later, and with a fully functional system that I hate, I am 
seriously considering to end it all and hang myself from a pumpkin tree...
I warned you that it was a useless and meaningless rant!
So there...
ET

Boot problem

From: AverageSecurityGuy 
------------------------------------------------------
I recently rebuilt a laptop by erasing the Windows partition and =
installing Xubuntu. I need to go back to Windows now and I want to use =
the recovery partition, which is still intact, to reset the machine back =
to factory defaults. The problem is I can=92t boot to it because I let =
Xubuntu overwrite the MBR with Grub. Can I add the recovery partition to =
Grub and select it at boot time or can I boot a live CD and select the =
partition that I want to boot then? Or is there a better option?

Thanks,

--
Stephen Haywood
Owner, ASG Consulting
CISSP, OSCP
423.305.3700
asgconsulting.co




what is considered decent for hops and time on a traceroute?

From: Rod-Lists 
------------------------------------------------------
I remember having issues pulling from this source when I was on Comshaft. But I think that was their throttling.
Still I'm thinking of setting up some PPC and other ports mirrors.

traceroute to ports.ubuntu.com (91.189.88.140), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
 1  unknown  3.417 ms  0.839 ms  0.730 ms
 2  * * *
 3  * * *
 4  xe-5-0-2.edge5.atlanta2.level3.net (4.28.26.9)  6.986 ms  6.328 ms  6.233 ms
 5  * vl-3503-ve-117.ebr1.atlanta2.level3.net (4.69.159.42)  92.366 ms
    vl-3504-ve-118.ebr1.atlanta2.level3.net (4.69.159.46)  92.811 ms
 6  ae-6-6.ebr1.washington12.level3.net (4.69.148.106)  92.027 ms
    ae-101-101.ebr1.atlanta2.level3.net (4.69.202.65)  93.324 ms  92.537 ms
 7  ae-1-100.ebr2.washington12.level3.net (4.69.143.214)  91.660 ms
    ae-6-6.ebr1.washington12.level3.net (4.69.148.106)  92.822 ms
    ae-1-100.ebr2.washington12.level3.net (4.69.143.214)  98.207 ms
 8  ae-1-100.ebr2.washington12.level3.net (4.69.143.214)  92.706 ms
    ae-58-58.ebr1.newyork1.level3.net (4.69.201.69)  92.835 ms
    ae-55-55.ebr1.newyork1.level3.net (4.69.148.49)  92.567 ms
 9  ae-57-57.ebr1.newyork1.level3.net (4.69.201.65)  92.835 ms
    ae-41-41.ebr2.london1.level3.net (4.69.137.65)  93.860 ms
    ae-43-43.ebr2.london1.level3.net (4.69.137.73)  92.566 ms
10  ae-58-223.csw2.london1.level3.net (4.69.153.138)  91.712 ms
    ae-57-222.csw2.london1.level3.net (4.69.153.134)  92.342 ms
    ae-59-224.csw2.london1.level3.net (4.69.153.142)  92.311 ms
11  ae-56-221.csw2.london1.level3.net (4.69.153.130)  91.793 ms  92.539 ms
    ae-58-223.csw2.london1.level3.net (4.69.153.138)  91.926 ms
12  ae-235-3611.edge5.london1.level3.net (4.69.166.57)  92.142 ms
    ae-236-3612.edge5.london1.level3.net (4.69.166.61)  92.064 ms
    source-mana.edge5.london1.level3.net (212.187.138.82)  93.094 ms
13  sawo.canonical.com (91.189.88.140)  92.686 ms
    source-mana.edge5.london1.level3.net (212.187.138.82)  92.030 ms  92.754 ms

Canonical's cloud-in-a-box

From: Rod 
------------------------------------------------------

And it was announced in Atlanta.
http://www.zdnet.com/canonicals-cloud-in-a-box-the-ubuntu-orange-box-7000029575/
-- 
The unregulated free market is like Yog-Sothoth, a mythical being whose  
followers make bloody sacrifice to hasten its arrival to this world.

http://snowdenandthefuture.info/documents.html

Using Opera's mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/

Playing DJ - Mixxx JackD ProjectM have come a long way

From: Mike Harrison 
------------------------------------------------------

Later this month, I get to fake being a DJ /Sound/Visuals at an event... 
and I'm loading up a laptop with some tools.

Last time I did this... a few years ago.. the tools were not very polished 
and did not play well togther.

Been playing with Mixxx (DJ Mixer) using JackD for the audio outputs and 
so I could patch in ProjectM, a music visualization tool (kewl visuals)
on an older Sony laptop running Bodhi (Ubuntu + Enlightenment).

ProjectM feeding a projector on the 2nd VGA connector/2nd monitor.

I gotta admit, that world has come a long way. Mixxx is incredible smooth 
and has some nice features for putting together a show. The AutoDJ mode 
works well enough for this, and more importantly doesn't freak out when 
you manually mix something in.

Last time I installed JackD, the system became almost unusable and I had 
to rebuild it. This time, it all just seems to work. It auto-connected 
everything just like I needed it.

And ProjectM makes Willie Nelson look good.. It freezes every once in a 
while... but the visuals are awesome.



National Teacher of the Year 2014 named today

From: Phil Shapiro 
------------------------------------------------------

A high school English teacher in Baltimore. 


Worth following on Twitter. 


https://twitter.com/Mr

Lubuntu Power PC question

From: Phil Shapiro 
------------------------------------------------------

I downloaded Lubuntu 14.04 Power PC out of curiousity and found that it boots nicely on my old iBook G3 laptop, 500 Mhz with 640 MB of RAM. 


I was curious to find out how much RAM Lubuntu uses before running any programs. On the Lubuntu web site it says Lubuntu can sometimes run in 
as little as 128 MB of RAM. 


After booting Lubuntu 14.04 I got into terminal and I issued a command: free -m 


Lubuntu told me it was using about 630 MB of memory -- with about 10 MB free. 


Does that sound reasonable? I was expecting it to say it was using something like 115 MB or somesuch. 


Would Lubuntu 14.04 use less RAM if I installed it to hard drive rather than run it live? 


Wondering.... Thanks in advance if you have any ideas. 


phil 



-- 
Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html 
http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 


If you love SPARC, Debian could use you.

From: Rod 
------------------------------------------------------


http://www.linuxplanet.com/news/linux-top-3-debian-dumps-sparc-ubuntu-takes-over-linux-3.13-and-the-core-infrastructure-initiative.html

---------------------------------------------------
1) Debian Dumps SPARC for Jessie
While x86 has long been a primary server target of Linux, there are many  
other architectures out there too. One of them is Sun/Oracle's SPARC  
platform, which usually is often thought off as being only about Solaris  
Unix.

Debian had been providing support for its Linux distribution running on  
SPARC since March of 1999, but that is now over for new releases. On April  
26, Debian developer Phillip Kern announced that SPARC support had been  
removed from the Debian-testing branch due to a lack porter commitments as  
well as stability issues. Debian testing is the branch that will lead to  
the Jessie release at some point in 2014.
SPARC isn't entirely out of the Debian landscape though.

"The fate of SPARC in unstable has not been decided yet," Kern wrote. "It  
might get removed unless people commit to working on it."



-- 
The unregulated free market is like Yog-Sothoth, a mythical being whose  
followers make bloody sacrifice to hasten its arrival to this world.

http://snowdenandthefuture.info/documents.html

Using Opera's mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/

Haswell Chromebook hack...

From: Phil Sieg 
------------------------------------------------------
I bought an Acer c720 chromebook for my daughter to play with, and have 
liked it itso much my daughter has yet to touch it. She is not quite 4 
yet... so I don't really feel guilty.

I recently bought an SSD to upgrade the storage from 16gb to 128 gb, and 
at the same time installed Elementary OS (An Ubuntu remix) on it.

I LOVE IT!!! 8+ hours of battery life with ubuntu, very fast and 
responsive, very slim and svelte form factor, and an all in price of 
$350 with upgraded SSD! About 6 hours of hacking and Linux 
setup/tweaking involved, which is about standard fo me to set up any OS 
to my liking.

If you are looking for a great cheap NEW laptop, this is the ticket.

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapfōn®
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. 
It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."
Steve Jobs, 1955-2011


KUbuntu help needed

From: John Aldrich 
------------------------------------------------------
I have a Compaq Presario F700 laptop with an nVidia GeForce 6100 on-board 
graphics and Broadcom Wi-Fi chipset. For some strange reason, even though I 
told Kubuntu (14.04 LTS) to use the 3rd party software drivers it still wants 
to install Nouveau drivers and refuses to install the Broadcom drivers by 
default. I'm able to get the Broadcom drivers installed, but for some reason, 
it craps out when I try to install the closed-source GeForce drivers. That is 
to say it will install just fine, but then it wont' finish booting.

Any suggestions???