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First two i.MX8M Plus SMARC modules break cover

Wednesday 18th of November 2020 04:33:39 AM
Seco’s “SM-218” and Adlink’s “LEC-IMX8MP” SMARC 2.1 modules run Linux or Android on NXP’s AI-enabled i.MX8M Plus with up to 8GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, dual GbE, PCIe Gen3, and optional -40 to 85°C. The first two SMARC 2.1 form-factor modules with NXP’s i.MX8M Plus SoC have appeared, joining a handful of other i.MX8M Plus modules […]

Firefox 84 Promises to Finally Enable WebRender By Default on Linux/X11

Wednesday 18th of November 2020 03:19:19 AM
While some of you are still discovering the new features and improvements in Firefox 83, Mozilla is already working on the next major version of the popular and open-source web browser, Firefox 84, which promises to finally enable the WebRender feature by default on Linux.

On Laptops: Thoughts On Using CentOS, Ubuntu LTS, and Fedora

Wednesday 18th of November 2020 02:04:59 AM
I recently participated in a discussion in a CentOS group I belong to about the suitability of CentOS for ordinary laptops. Is CentOS really good for laptops? Like so many things it depends on what you intend to do and what software you're going to use.

How to upgrade to Terraform 0.12

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 07:37:35 PM
In getting started with Terraform, I used Terraform version 0.11. As some readers pointed out, this version lacks some significant features, so in this article, I'll explain how to update Terraform to the more feature-rich version 0.12.read more

Tails 4.13 Anonymous Linux Distro Released with Mozilla Thunderbird 78

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 06:23:14 PM
The Tails community released today Tails 4.13, a new version of their anonymous Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux and powered by the latest Tor anonymous communication technologies.

SMARC module runs Linux on up to octa-core Renesas RZ/G2

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 05:08:54 PM
Renesas and RelySys have launched a “SMARC 2.0 SoM” module that runs Linux on a Renesas RZ/G2N (2x -A57), RZ/G2M (2x -A57, 4x -A53), or RZ/G2H (4x -A57, 4x -A53). It offers 2GB to 4GB LPDDR4, 32GB eMMC, and optional WiFi/BT. Japanese chipmaker Renesas and Bangalore, India based manufacturing partner RelySys have launched a SMARC […]

My top 7 Rust commands for using Cargo

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 03:54:34 PM
I've been using Rust for a little over six months now. I'm far from an expert, but I have stumbled across many, many gotchas and learned many, many things along the way; things that I hope will be of use to those who are learning what is easily my favourite programming language.This is the third article in my miniseries for Rust newbs like me. You can find my other excursions into Rust in:read more

Forget ZFS and use Btrfs

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 02:40:14 PM
Btrfs has been available for Linux for several years, so you may already be familiar with it. If not, you may have questions about it, especially if you use Fedora Workstation (Btrfs is now its default filesystem). This article aims to help you get familiar with it and its advanced features, such as copy-on-write and checksums.read more

PinePhone KDE Linux phone is getting ready for pre-orders

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 01:25:54 PM
The dream of a purely Linux-powered smartphone lives on in the new PinePhone - KDE Community edition.

Bootable Live USB Creator UNetbootin 700 Released With Qt5 Support

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 12:24:22 PM
UNetbootin, a tool to create bootable live Linux USB drives, has been updated to version 700. With this release, the application finally uses Qt5 (5.12; previously it used Qt4).

Mozilla Firefox 83 Is Now Available for Download with HTTPS-Only Mode, Improvements

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 11:22:50 AM
The Mozilla Firefox 83 web browser is now available for download on Linux, macOS, and Windows systems ahead of its official launch tomorrow, November 17th, 2020.

The Linux Foundation launches free online inclusivity training

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 10:21:18 AM
A collaboration aimed at improving diversity in the open-source world, covering things like why diversity is good for business, how bias manifests itself, and what people can do to fight it.

Manage multiple Terraform versions with tfenv

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 09:19:46 AM
In my Terraform for Kubernetes beginners article, I used Terraform 11, and in an upcoming article, I[he]#039[/he]ll cover upgrading from Terraform 11 to 12. To prepare for that, in this article, I[he]#039[/he]ll show you how to use tfenv, a tool that makes it much easier to convert from one version to another, as well as to manage multiple Terraform versions in your work environment.

9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: November 15th, 2020

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 08:18:14 AM
The seventh installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here, for the week ending on November 15th, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things that have happened in the Linux world.

KDE maintainers speak on why it is worth looking beyond GNOME

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 07:16:42 AM
The Qt advantage? 'We're a weird by-product of coffee machines and cars'Interview KDE Plasma is a Linux desktop which has just been updated to 5.20 - but why should users consider it instead of GNOME, the default for Ubuntu and Red Hat, or the lightweight Xfce? We spoke to Plasma maintainers David Edmundson and Jonathan Riddell.…

Podman with capabilities on Fedora

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 06:15:10 AM
Containerization is a booming technology. Continue reading to see how POSIX capabilities are used to secure Podman containers.

Embedded Nautilus Terminal Plugin Adds Configurable Toggle Shortcut And Colors

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 05:13:38 AM
Nautilus Terminal 3 is a tool to embed a terminal into Nautilus (Files, the default Gnome file browser). The terminal follows the file manager navigation (cd is automatically executed when navigating through folders in Nautilus).

KDE Plasma 5.21 Bringing Native Fingerprint Manager

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 04:12:06 AM
The upcoming KDE Plasma 5.21 desktop bringing a native fingerprint manager to help you to manage your fingerprints for authentication.

Allwinner H3 maker board could be smallest Linux-powered SBC yet

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 03:10:34 AM
Seeed’s $49.90 “Quantum Mini” dev kit features an M.2 form-factor “Quark-N” module that runs Ubuntu Core on an Allwinner H3 plus a 40 x 35mm “Atom-N” carrier with 3x USB ports and WiFi/BT. The Quantum Mini Linux Development Kit is a collaboration between Seeed and Zhihui, a maker and AI algorithm engineer who has a […]

Gentoo: GLSA-202011-17: MIT Kerberos 5: Denial of service>

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 02:09:02 AM
A vulnerability in MIT Kerberos 5 could lead to a Denial of Service condition.

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Compact embedded system runs Linux on i.MX8M

MiTac’s fanless “ME1-108T” embedded computer runs Linux on an up to quad-core i.MX8M with up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 32GB eMMC, 2x GbE, 3x USB, and HDMI, DP, serial, mini-PCIe, and 40-pin RPi GPIO. ICP Germany announced the launch of MiTac’s compact ME1-108T embedded system. Although we have reported on dozens of compute modules and SBCs that run Linux on NXP’s dual- or quad-core, Cortex-A53 i.MX8M, the ME1-108T appears to be only the second embedded system using the SoC after Axiomtek’s Agent336. Read more

today's howtos

  • Shading in Blender – Linux Hint

    Shading is an act of adding shade to a drawn object to give it a look and a perception of depth. Nobody likes white bland 3D objects. In 3D modeling, it is very significant to give objects some color material or texture. The process of adding shades to color materials and textures is called shading. Shading is so essential in 3D modeling that Blender has a dedicated workspace for shading. Shading workspace will automatically bring us in the “Look Dev” mode. Look Dev mode approximates lights and gives a general idea of the output of the object or scene. The shader editor will show the shader nodes of the selected object. Every object in Blender can be assigned a default material with white shading. And these shaders can be manipulated in the Shading workspace. You can add material to any object by going into the material tab.

  • Blender Viewport Navigation – Linux Hint

    The viewport is the main view of Blender that a user sees after getting it installed. At first look, it may appear intimidating, but it has become a lot comprehensible after the launch of the 2.80 version. The interface is less complicated and simple to learn. The viewport is a window that allows you to look around the scene or object you created. Viewport and camera view can be confusing, but both are not similar. A camera is an object in the scene, whereas the viewport is a part of the interface. Basics of navigating viewport include rotating, zooming, and panning the perspective of the view. There are various ways to navigate in the viewport.

  • Blender Cloud Rendering – Linux Hint

    How does it feel when you create a beautiful scene in Blender with high definition textures, shaders, particles, and volumetric effects and when you click on rendering, it just says that you need 2 hours to render just one frame? Yes, it feels discouraging. It is not easy to render a high-quality image or animation using an ordinary workstation. It is not a piece of cake to render in Blender, especially when working in Cycles (rendering engine). 3D rendering requires a lot of computing power. If you are rendering an animation, then it will take much more power and time. It would be best if you had a powerful PC with high-end specifications to get decent results. The trouble is the affordability of a robust workstation; they are costly. But this issue is fixable; just use cloud rendering.

  • Delete/Drop a Database in MySQL – Linux Hint

    MySQL is an RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) that is famous for its speed and easy-to-use interface. In this article, you will learn about the different methods to delete or drop a database in MySQL. In this article, we assume that you already have a working knowledge of the creation and listing of databases in MySQL. So, feel free to read on if you have already installed MySQL on your system and have some dummy databases in MySQL that you want to delete.

  • CentOS 8 Restart Network – Linux Hint

    Among the most frequent system administration practices is the process of restarting the network. To connect your machine with the Internet, a sound networking service is always required. At times, due to undesirable issues, the networking service in a particular operating system may start malfunctioning. If the issue is temporary, then it can be resolved simply by restarting your networking service. There are multiple methods that you can use in any operating system to restart the system’s networking service. Today, we walk you through the two primary methods of restarting the network service in CentOS 8, one of the most popular distributions of the Linux operating system. If you are using a system based on CentOS 8 and are not able to establish a secure connection with your network, you would be shocked by how many issues a quick restart can solve. You can restart the Linux networking service using various commands, but you must execute the commands to restart the network using sudo or su commands as a root user.

  • Installation of Sublime text editor on Ubuntu 20.04

    Sublime Text is a well-known text editor used to write source code for web development. This tutorial will assist you in installing Sublime Text on an Ubuntu 20.04 machine.

  • WireShark in-depth Tutorial – Linux Hint

    Wireshark is an open-source and free network traffic inspection tool. It captures and displays packets in real-time for offline analysis in a human-readable format with microscopic details. It requires some sound knowledge of basic networking and is considered an essential tool for system administrators and network security experts. Wireshark is the de-facto go-to tool for several network problems that vary from network troubleshooting, security issue examination, inspecting network traffic of a suspicious application, debugging protocol implementations, along with network protocol learning purposes, etc. The Wireshark project was initiated in 1998. Thanks to the global networking expert’s voluntary contribution, it continues to make updates for new technologies and encryption standards. Hence, it’s by far one of the best packet analyzer tools and is utilized as a standard commercial tool by various government agencies, educational institutes, and non-profit organizations.

myMPD – standalone and lightweight web-based MPD client

My favorite pastime is to see an eclectic range of bands, solo artists, and orchestras live. It’s such a life-changing and exhilarating experience to be present. It’s one thing to be sitting at home listening to a CD or watching music videos on TV or on YouTube, but being with an audience, packed out in a stadium or music hall, takes it to another level. But it’s an expensive pastime, and still on hold given the coronavirus pandemic. I’m therefore listening to music from my CD collection which I’ve encoded to FLAC, a lossless audio format, and stored locally. Linux offers a huge array of open source music players. And many of them are high quality. I’ve reviewed the vast majority for LinuxLinks, but I’m endeavoring to explore every free music player in case there’s an undiscovered gem. MPD is a powerful server-side application for playing music. In a home environment, you can connect an MPD server to a Hi-Fi system, and control the server using a notebook or smartphone. You can, of course, play audio files on remote clients. MPD can be started system-wide or on a per-user basis. myMPD is a standalone and lightweight web-based MPD client. Its developer claims myMPD is designed for minimal resource usage and requires only very few dependencies. Read more