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LXer: Libreboot Applies to Rejoin GNU

55 min 6 sec ago
Libreboot has now officially applied to rejoin GNU, which it left in September. According to Leah Rowe, the "initial responses from GNU’s leadership seems positive."

LXer: Most powerful 96Boards SBC yet offers M.2 expansion

2 hours 9 min ago
Archermind and LeMaker have launched a “Hikey 960” 96Boards CE SBC for AOSP using HiSilicon’s 4x -A73, 4x -A53 Kirin 960 SoC, and featuring M.2 expansion. The Hikey 960 design from Linaro’s 96Boards.org is now available from Archermind and LeMaker, which sell the boards via their Alpha Star and Lenovator sites respectively. The SBC is […]

LXer: Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon

3 hours 23 min ago
The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them. Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who is heading the Apache IoT track at the ApacheCon conference, gave us a sneak peek of what the Apache Internet of Things community can look forward to at the event.

Reddit: How to autostart a sudo command in on start?

3 hours 39 min ago

So, I run (in KDE Neon) this program:

https://github.com/oblitum/caps2esc

that switches the Caps Lock with Esc (hit) and Ctrl (hold) like this:

sudo ~/Programs/caps2esc/caps2esc &

and it works - I can press Caps Lock and it behaves like Esc. Also, when pressed and hold it behaves like a Ctrl and you can press another key for a shortcut. And, of course, the Esc behaves like Caps Lock.

That's great, but I have to run this command each time I start my computer.

How to autostart it automatically?

I have tried the Autostart - System Settings Module GUI in Neon to set the autostart program but I have ended up with a file called caps2esc.desktop in /.config/autostart/ that looks like this:

[Desktop Entry] Comment[en_US]= Comment= Exec=sudo ~/Programs/caps2esc/caps2esc & GenericName[en_US]= GenericName= Icon=system-run MimeType= Name[en_US]= Name= Path= StartupNotify=true Terminal=true TerminalOptions= Type=Application X-DBUS-ServiceName= X-DBUS-StartupType= X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false X-KDE-Username=

But it doesn't work. I have tried to reboot the computer, but it doesn't work ;(

Any idea what is wrong?

Could it be the "sudo" part? I mean when I put it manually I have to write the password manually. The program doesn't work without "sudo". I have tried just ~/Programs/caps2esc/caps2esc & but I am getting permission denied error. With "sudo" it's ok.

Thanks in advance.

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LXer: Download Files with Wget on the Linux Shell - Explanation and Examples

4 hours 38 min ago
Are you a Linux newbie? Are you looking for a command line tool that can help you download files from the Web? If your answer to both these questions is yes, then you've come to the right place, as in this tutorial, we will discuss the basic usage of the WGET command line utility.

Reddit: What are some good and optimized open-source browsers that is not chromium ?

4 hours 51 min ago

My setup:

Currently my home machine is a pretty old laptop.

I have ~8GB of ddr3 and this processor: http://ark.intel.com/products/75105/Intel-Core-i3-4005U-Processor-3M-Cache-1_70-GHz + a poor quality, triple cell ssd (though I've never had memory problems in terms of the ram getting full).

To add to that I have a 2560x1080 monitor which means rendering stuff fullscreen might be a bit more resource intensive.

However, my setup is pretty minimalist. I've not compiled things for the sake of squeezing out the last drop of performance but I run only i3 as a wm with no resource-hog daemons running in the background. If I'm not using any other application actively my computer is more or less at an even 0-1% cpu usage on each of its virtual cores (at least if I am to believe htop).

My issue:

I don't want to run chromium, chromium makes it to easy for me to use google, which is a thing that I said I will detach myself from because of various reasons.

However firefox simply doesn't cut it for me. I don't know if its because of the partial re-write in rust (if that is even a thing in the consumer version currently) but firefox does shameful job when it comes to multi threading. For a job as simple as loading reddit or ycombinator it hogs a cpu (as in literally bring it to 100% for a few seconds) and freezes for a good few hundreds of milliseconds if not seconds. Its default behavior then seems to be keeping one CPU very busy, not using the others almost at all and randomly freezing when I wish to do actions that don't involve the current webpage (e.g. open the right hand side menu).

I mean, for fuck sake... I thought this was the year 2017, firefox is running like a poorly coded java app from the late 2000s. Maybe its just my processor that's lacking... maybe the build that I'm using (default one for arch linux) is bad ?... but I've also tried compiling using the port system and its the exact same result.

Are there any quality browser out there... even chromium clones, that are open-source and reasonably fast ? What browsers are you guys using ? Am I crazy or have other people with older machines noticed problems with firefox ?... I swear to god it used to be faster 5 years ago.

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LinuxInsider: Mobile Ubuntu Gamble to Fizzle Out in June

5 hours 23 min ago
Canonical this week said that it will end its support for Ubuntu Touch phones and Ubuntu-powered tablets in June, and that it will shut down its app store at the end of this year. With Ubuntu Touch, a unified mobile OS based on Ubuntu Linux, Canonical hoped to establish a marketable alternative to the Android and iOS platforms. The news came on the heels of Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth's recent disclosure that the company had decided to drop Ubuntu's Unity desktop environment.

LXer: How to set up a mail server with PostfixAdmin on CentOS 7

5 hours 52 min ago
In this article, we will show you how to setup and configure a mail server with PostfixAdmin, Postfix, Dovecot and SQLite on a CentOS VPS. PostfixAdmin is a PHP-based web front-end that allows you to manage virtual domains and users for a Postfix mail transport agent. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for a CentOS 7 VPS.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

6 hours 16 min ago
  • MPV 0.25.0 Open-Source Video Player Supports DVB-T2, MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

    It's been more than two months since the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player received an update, and the development team is proud to announce the immediate availability for download of MPV 0.25.0.

    MPV 0.25.0 is a major milestone and comes with significant changes, such as the fact that starting with this release, all future versions of the player will be tagged on the master branch. Also, this is the first release of MPV to drop support for Mac OS X 10.7 and earlier builds.

  • KDE Plasma 5.9.5 Is the Last in the Series, KDE Plasma 5.10 Is Coming End of May

    As expected, today KDE announced the availability of the fifth maintenance update to the current stable, yet short-lived KDE Plasma 5.9 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems, versioned 5.9.5.

    KDE Plasma 5.9.5 is here more than a month after the release of the KDE Plasma 5.9.4 update, which most probably many of you use on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions. But the time has come to update your installations to KDE Plasma 5.9.5, the last point release in the series, adding more than 60 improvements across various components.

  • What was Linux like ten years ago?

    Linux has improved by leaps and bounds over the last decade, and more and more people have come to appreciate its power and flexibility. But a redditor recently wondered what it was like to run Linux ten years ago, and he got some very interesting responses from Linux veterans.

  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 33

    It has been a long time since our last status update! The reason is the end of the previous sprint caught quite some of the YaST Team members on vacations and, when the vacation period was over, we were so anxious to jump into development to make YaST another little bit better that the blog post somehow fell behind.

    But it’s time to pay our (reporting) debts. So these are some of the highlights of the 33th development sprint that finished on April 11th.

  • StackIQ announces support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Raspberry Pi and NetApp Storage Arrays in major new release, Stacki 4.0
  • Red Hat repackages its application management tech into software containers

    A year after buying application connectivity startup 3scale Inc., Red Hat Inc. is making the technology that it obtained through the deal available in a new form geared toward tech-savvy firms.

    Unveiled on Thursday, Red Hat 3scale API Management – On Premise runs on the company’s OpenShift Container Platform and is designed to be deployed inside Docker instances. It’s an alternative to the original cloud version of 3scale for organizations that wish to keep their operations behind the firewall. The software should be particularly appealing to government agencies and firms in regulated industries, which often can’t move certain workloads off-premises due to security obligations.

  • Ubuntu 17.10 Daily Build Downloads Now Available

    Ubuntu 17.10 daily build images are available to download.

  • This Script Can Make GNOME Shell Look like Windows, Mac, or Unity

    GNOME Shell’s stock experience is fairly vanilla, but with the right ingredients you can give it an entirely different flavour. GNOME Layout Manager is a new script in development that takes advantage of this malleability.

  • 96Boards Officially Launches The HiKey 960 ARM Board

    The 96Boards organization has announced the official launch and shipping of the HiKey 960.

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TuxMachines: Linux, Graphics, and Linux Foundation

6 hours 17 min ago

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

6 hours 19 min ago

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

6 hours 24 min ago
  • Codesmith Students Garner National Praise for Open-Source Contributions

    Reactide is an Integrated Development Environment built for React, which intends to make React development easier for Software Engineers. The project has been widely praised, amassing over 6,000 stars on GitHub.

  • Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

    Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer.

  • [Older] Telecoms copying cloud providers make beeline for open source, say analysts

    The supersonic growth of Amazon Web Services and other cloud providers in the past few years owes much to open-source communities that fed them cutting-edge tech free-of-charge. Now telecom is mimicking this strategy through involvement with the Linux Foundation, according to Scott Raynovich (@rayno) (pictured, right), guest host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio.

  • Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon

    The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them.

    Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who is heading the Apache IoT track at the ApacheCon conference, gave us a sneak peek of what the Apache Internet of Things community can look forward to at the event.

  • Free Webinar on Starting a Collaborative Open Source Project
  • Oracle draws curtains on OmniOS

    With its openly stated operational remit of ‘aggressive acquisitions’ (albeit positively aggressive), Oracle is (very) arguably a firm known for buying, swallowing, acquiring those companies it decides to consume.

  • Partners Healthcare, Persistent Systems to develop open-source platform
  • Libreboot Applies to Rejoin GNU

    Last week we reported that after reorganization, Libreboot was considering rejoining GNU and was seeking input from its community to determine the amount of support it had for such a move. From reading the comments posted both on our article on FOSS Force and on Libreboot’s website, it comes as no surprise that the project’s core members feel they have the necessary consesus to proceed.

    Last night, FOSS Force received an email — sent jointly to us and Phoronix — letting us know of the decision.

    Rather than repeat what’s already been written and said on the subject (for that, follow the first link above), we’re publishing a slightly edited version of the email, which will pretty much bring everyone up to date on the situation.

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TuxMachines: Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

6 hours 28 min ago
  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public

    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users.

    GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.

  • Passing the Baton: FAQ

    This change is effective today, April 26th 2017. Public test patches have been removed from the download area. 4.9 was specifically chosen as the last public release as being the latest upstream LTS kernel will help ease the community transition.

  • grsecurity - Passing the Baton

    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

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Reddit: Any mpd clients support custom tags?

7 hours 4 min ago

I used to use foobar2000 at work because I had Windows, but used ncmpcpp at home, Foobar2000 has awesome support for adding any kind of tags you want, and I set ratings on a lot of songs.

I much prefer linux though and found out a couple weeks ago that I have the option to use linux at work as well, so now I'm free of windows entirely and using ncmpcpp at work, but it's really bothering me that I can't set ratings on songs or filter by the ratings already set.

I've seen some solutions online where you can set up a script on a hotkey to add songs to rating playlists and keep them organized that way, but I'd really prefer to use the tags where a bunch of ratings are already stored.

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More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS

  • Codesmith Students Garner National Praise for Open-Source Contributions
    Reactide is an Integrated Development Environment built for React, which intends to make React development easier for Software Engineers. The project has been widely praised, amassing over 6,000 stars on GitHub.
  • Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch
    Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer.
  • [Older] Telecoms copying cloud providers make beeline for open source, say analysts
    The supersonic growth of Amazon Web Services and other cloud providers in the past few years owes much to open-source communities that fed them cutting-edge tech free-of-charge. Now telecom is mimicking this strategy through involvement with the Linux Foundation, according to Scott Raynovich (@rayno) (pictured, right), guest host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio.
  • Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon
    The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them. Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who is heading the Apache IoT track at the ApacheCon conference, gave us a sneak peek of what the Apache Internet of Things community can look forward to at the event.
  • Free Webinar on Starting a Collaborative Open Source Project
  • Oracle draws curtains on OmniOS
    With its openly stated operational remit of ‘aggressive acquisitions’ (albeit positively aggressive), Oracle is (very) arguably a firm known for buying, swallowing, acquiring those companies it decides to consume.
  • Partners Healthcare, Persistent Systems to develop open-source platform
  • Libreboot Applies to Rejoin GNU
    Last week we reported that after reorganization, Libreboot was considering rejoining GNU and was seeking input from its community to determine the amount of support it had for such a move. From reading the comments posted both on our article on FOSS Force and on Libreboot’s website, it comes as no surprise that the project’s core members feel they have the necessary consesus to proceed. Last night, FOSS Force received an email — sent jointly to us and Phoronix — letting us know of the decision. Rather than repeat what’s already been written and said on the subject (for that, follow the first link above), we’re publishing a slightly edited version of the email, which will pretty much bring everyone up to date on the situation.

Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public
    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
  • Passing the Baton: FAQ
    This change is effective today, April 26th 2017. Public test patches have been removed from the download area. 4.9 was specifically chosen as the last public release as being the latest upstream LTS kernel will help ease the community transition.
  • grsecurity - Passing the Baton
    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

Microsoft-Connected Forrester and Black Duck Continue to Smear FOSS

More Coverage of Kali Linux 2017.1 Release

  • Kali Linux 2017.1 Security OS Brings Wireless Injection Attacks to 802.11 AC
    Offensive Security, the developers of the BackTrack-derived Kali Linux open-source, security-oriented operating system announced the availability of the Kali Linux 2017.1 rolling release. Since Kali Linux become a rolling distro, the importance of such updated images was never the same, but Kali Linux 2017.1 appears to be a major release of the ethical hacking distro, adding a bunch of exciting new features and improvements to the Debian-based operating system.
  • Kali Linux 2017.1 Released With New Features | Download ISO Files And Torrents Here
    Offensive Security has updated the Kali Linux images with new features and changes. Termed Kali Linux 2017.1, this release comes with support for wireless injection attacks to 802.11ac and Nvidia CUDA GPU. You can simply update your existing installation by running few commands if you don’t wish to download the updated images from Kali repos.