Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

LXer

Syndicate content
Linux and Open Source news headlines
Updated: 1 hour 22 min ago

openSUSE 15.2 Is The Mercedes-Benz of Linux Distributions

Monday 3rd of August 2020 02:01:47 AM
openSUSE 15.2 is an excellent Linux distribution for power users who want to enjoy the ability of fully controlling their systems using a complete tool like YaST2. Version 15.2 of the distribution was released few weeks ago. And as usual, we’ve put our hands on it and tried it to see what’s new and what a user can expect of it. This is a full review of openSUSE 15.2.

Linux Distros Used BootHole Vulnerability Patches.. To Destroy the Boot

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 11:50:16 PM
BootHole is a newly discovered security vulnerability that affects Linux systems using UEFI Secure Boot feature. But Linux distributions patched it in the worse way possible.

How to Install Gitea on CentOS 8

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 09:38:45 PM
Gitea is a self-hosted open-source git server written in Go. It comes with a repository file editor, project issue tracking, users managements, notifications, built-in wiki, and much more.

Why making mistakes makes me a better sysadmin

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 07:27:14 PM
I've been a Fedora Linux contributor for a little over a decade now. Fedora has a large community of developers and users, each with a unique set of skills ranging from being a particularly discerning user to being an amazing programmer. I like this because it inspires and motivates me to develop new skills of my own.read more

Nitrux 1.3.1 Released with Latest Plasma Desktop, Improved Installer, and Faster Installation

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 05:15:43 PM
Uri Herrera announced the release of Nitrux 1.3.1, the first point release to the Nitrux 1.3 series of this gorgeous Linux distro based on the latest KDE technologies and Ubuntu.

The sysadmins journey: A series of unexpected events

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 03:04:12 PM
Dealing with frustration this System Administrator Appreciation Day? Check out these solutions to common challenges, from storage to configuration management to many others.

Venerable text editor GNU Nano reaches version 5.0 and adds the modern frippery that is scrollbars

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 12:52:41 PM
Three big upgrades since 2018 suggests it's far from terminalCult text editor GNU Nano has released a major update, taking the terminal-based program to its fifth version in twenty years.…

How to Install Thunderbird Email Client on Debian and Setup your GMail account in Thunderbird

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 10:41:10 AM
In this article, we will explain installing Thunderbird both through the Debian UI and the command line. We will then explain how to launch the application and use it to set up Thunderbird to access and use your already existing Email account (GMail) on your Debian.

Quickly Build Virtual Machine Images With Virt-builder

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 08:29:38 AM
Virt-builder is a command line tool for building variety of virtual machine images for local or cloud use, easily as well as quickly.

8 tips for running a virtual hackathon

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 06:18:07 AM
Hackathons are events where developers, product managers, designers, and others come together to tackle problems over a short time period. They have become increasingly popular over the last 15 years after OpenBSD ran the first hackathon in June 1999.These events provide several benefits—greater engagement across the community, innovation and new ideas, awareness for the organizers, and networking opportunities for participants.read more

Kontron debuts hardened OpenWrt stack on new rolling stock computer

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 04:06:36 AM
Kontron’s fanless EN50155-certified “SR-TRACe-G40x” railway server and router runs a hardened, new hypervisor based on OpenWrt called SEC-Line on a Skylake or Apollo Lake CPU and offers 2x SATA, 2x GbE, LTE, WiFi, and GNSS. Kontron unveiled an “edge data processing router/server gateway” for the rail industry based on 6th Gen Core or Apollo Lake […]

Defining cloud native, expanding the ecosystem, and more industry trends

Sunday 2nd of August 2020 01:55:04 AM
As part of my role as a principal communication strategist at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are three of my and their favorite articles from that update.

How to Install Nagios on Ubuntu 20.04

Saturday 1st of August 2020 11:43:33 PM
Nagios keeps an inventory of your entire IT infrastructure and ensures your networks, servers, applications, services, and processes are up and running. In case of failure or suboptimal performance, Nagios will send notification alerts via various methods. This article explains how to install Nagios on Ubuntu 20.04.

4 ways I contribute to open source as a Linux systems administrator

Saturday 1st of August 2020 09:32:02 PM
I recently participated in The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit North America, held virtually June 29-July 2, 2020. In the course of that event, I had the opportunity to speak with a fellow attendee about my career in Linux systems administration and how it had led me to a career focused on open source. Specifically, he asked, how does a systems administrator who doesn[he]#039[/he]t do a lot of coding participate in open source projects?

15-inch touch panel PC builds on Raspberry Pi CM3

Saturday 1st of August 2020 07:20:31 PM
Comfile’s 15-inch “ComfilePi CPi-A150WR” touch-panel computer is built around a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 and offers an IP65 protected, 1024 x 768 resistive touchscreen pus USB, LAN, serial, and 22x GPIO. Comfile Technology has added to its line of ComfilePi touch panel computers built around the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3). The new […]

RHEL and CentOS 7 Receive Important Kernel Security Update, Patch Now

Saturday 1st of August 2020 05:31:39 PM
RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 7 and CentOS 7 operating system series received an important Linux kernel security and bug fix update that addressees four vulnerabilities and several other issues.

Automate virtual machine deployment with Ansible: Design

Saturday 1st of August 2020 03:42:47 PM
The first of three articles to help you automate VM creation on Red Hat Virtualization by using Ansible. This article focuses on goals, design, and assumptions.

How to Install MATE Desktop on Debian 10

Saturday 1st of August 2020 01:53:55 PM
This article will show you how to quickly install the Mate Desktop Environment on the Debian 10 buster using the command line.

Beginner-friendly Terminal-based Text Editor GNU Nano Version 5.0 Released

Saturday 1st of August 2020 12:05:03 PM
Open source text editor GNU nano has reached the milestone of version 5.0. Take a look at what features this new release brings.

Access And Modify Virtual Machine Disk Images With Libguestfs

Saturday 1st of August 2020 10:16:11 AM
The libguestfs is a C library and a collection of tools on this library to create, view, access and modify virtual machine disk images in Linux.

More in Tux Machines

libinput 1.16.0

libinput 1.16.0 is now available.

No significant changes since the second RC, so here's slightly polished RC1
announcement text.

This has been a long cycle, mostly because there weren't any huge changes on
the main development branch and a lot of the minor annoyances have found
their way into the 1.15.x releases anyway.

libinput now monitors timestamps of the events vs the current time when
libinput_dispatch() is called by the compositor. Where the difference
*may* result in issues, a (rate-limited) warning is printed to the log.
So you may see messages popping up in the form of
  "event processing lagging behind by XYZms, your system is too slow"
This is a warning only and has no immediate effect. Previously we would only
notice (and warn about) this when it affected an internal timer. Note that
these warnings do not show an issue with libinput, it shows that the the
compositor is not calling libinput_dispatch() quick enough.

The wheel tilt axis source was deprecated. No device ever had the required
udev properties set so we should stop pretending we support this.

Touchpads now support the "flat" acceleration profile. The default remains
unchanged and this needs to be selected in the configuration interface. The
"flat" profile applies a constant factor to movement deltas (1.0 for the
default speed setting).

Events from lid or tablet-mode switches that are known to libinput as being
unreliable are now filtered and no longer passed to the caller.
This prevents callers from receiving those known-bogus events and having to
replicate the same heuristics to identify unreliable devices that libinput
employs internally.

A new "libinput analyze" debugging tool is the entry tool for analysing
various aspects of devices. Right now the only tool is
"libinput analyze per-slot-delta" which can be used to detect pointer jumps
in a libiput record output. This tool used to live elsewhere, it was moved
to libinput so that reporters can easier run this tool, reducing the load on
the maintainers.

The tools have seen a few minor improvements, e.g.
- "libinput record touchpad.yml" does the right thing, no explicit --output
  argument required
- libinput measure touchpad-pressure has been revamped to be a bit more
  obvious
- libinput measure touchpad-size has been added (as replacement for the
  touchpad-edge-detector tool)
- libinput measure fuzz has been fixed to work (again and) slightly more
  reliable

The libinput test suite has been fixed to avoid interference with the
currently running session. Previously it was virtually impossible to work
while the test suite is running - multiple windows would pop up, the screen
would blank regularly, etc.

And of course a collection of fixes, quirks and new bugs.

As usual, see the git shortlog for details.

Diego Abad A (1):
      FIX: typo on building documentation

Peter Hutterer (2):
      test: semi-fix the switch_suspend_with_touchpad test
      libinput 1.16.0

git tag: 1.16.0
Read more Also: >Libinput 1.16 Released - Ready To Warn You If Your System Is Too Slow

18 Frameworks, Libraries, and Projects for Building Medical Applications

Open-source is not just a license or a code-based that left free on an online repository, It's a complete concept which comes with several advantages. Moreover, the most advantage you can get from Open-source is beyond the open-code it's FREEDOM; freedom to use or re-shape it as you see fit within your project commercial or otherwise, and that depends on the license of course. You are free from the headache of license conflict legal problems but also from the dilemma of dealing with restrections and limitations which come with property licenses. You are free from the system lock-in schemes, furthermore, you own your data, and freedom to customize the software as your structure requires and workflow demands. The Community: The Open-source project gains a powerful community as they gain users, the community users vary between advanced users, end-users, developers and end-users on decision-making level. Many of the community users are providing quality inputs from their usage and customized use-case and workflow or test-runs, Furthermore, they always have something to add as new features, UI modification, different usability setup, and overall introducing new workflows and tools, and That's what makes the progress of the open-source different than non-free solutions. While, Good community means good support, The community is a good resource to hire advanced users, developers, and system experts. It also provides alternative options when hiring developers. Unlike non-free software which are not blessed with such communities and where the options there are limited, The rich open-source community provides rich questions and answers sets that contributed by users from all around the world. Higher education value for the in-house team The open-source concept itself provides educational value, I owe most of what I know to open-source communities.The access to the source code and open-channels communication with the core developers is the best educational value any developer can get. Read more

Android Leftovers

Python Programming