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Phoronix: Blender Making Progress On Its Realtime PBR Engine

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:12:31 AM
Eevee is the codename for the Blender project to implement a realtime engine with physically-based rendering (PBR) within Blender 2.8...

LinuxToday: Emmabuntus Debian Edition 1.02 Lands Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.7, Xfce Desktop

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:00:00 AM

softpedia: Prominent new features introduced in Emmabuntus Debian Edition 1.02 release include the integration of the Lilo search engine

LXer: Adobe buddies up with Microsoft for new ways to mine your data

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:56:36 AM
Adobe and Microsoft have announced new product integrations along with the XDM (Experience Data Model) language for interchanging behavioural and marketing data between platforms.

TuxMachines: Vulkan News

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:54:42 AM
  • Yaakuro shows off SteamVR on Unreal Engine 4 using Vulkan on Linux

    Previously Yaakuro worked to make Unreal Engine 4 work with SteamVR using OpenGL on Linux, but now he's moved onto making it work with Vulkan!

  • Unreal Engine 4 Making Progress On Linux With Vulkan & SteamVR

    Thanks to the work of community UE4 developer Yaakuro, Unreal Engine 4 on Linux with SteamVR support is advancing and can now be used with Vulkan rendering.

    Earlier this month the developer got UE4 with SteamVR on Linux running but using the OpenGL renderer. But today he's shared a video showing off UE4 on Linux SteamVR with Vulkan.

  • Khronos Clarifies That Vulkan Multi-GPU Isn't Limited To Windows 10

    With the big Vulkan 1.0.42 update came a number of new extensions, including for Vulkan multi-GPU/device support. There was some confusion by some that Vulkan's multi-GPU support was limited to Windows 10, but that is not at all the case.

    It appears some confusion came up about Vulkan's multi-GPU support when some Game Developers Conference (GDC17) slides had referenced the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Thus some thought the Vulkan multi-device capabilities were somehow tied to using Windows' WDDM.

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Phoronix: Wine-Staging 2.4 Released

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:17:38 AM
Wine-Staging 2.4 is now available as the latest experimental Wine build that incorporates various testing/preliminary patches not yet ready for merging into mainline Wine...

TuxMachines: Two open source secure email services

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:58:01 AM

As much we all complain about email, for most of us, email is still our primary conduit for online communication. That said, numerous hacks and revelations about government surveillance have made it clear that email is also one of the most vulnerable of those conduits.

What you send via email is your business and yours alone. Besides you and the recipient, no one else should be reading that message. Not hackers, not government agencies, and definitely not nosy siblings or friends.

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Reddit: Plop boot manager and Tails

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:58:01 AM

Has anyone had any luck with booting Tails on a USB using Plop boot manager?

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LXer: Diversity Makes Projects More Successful

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:33:41 AM
Open source projects are by their nature intended to be welcoming, pulling in contributions from many different volunteers. But in reality, open source and the tech industry in general often lack diversity. Speaking at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February, Mozilla’s Chief Innovation Officer Katharina Borchert told the crowd that working to bring ethnic, gender, and skill diversity to open source projects isn’t just the right thing to do because of moral grounds, it’s the right thing to do to make projects more successful.

LXer: Interact with the Intel Edison Using SparkFun Blocks

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:10:46 AM
In the previous article, I looked at the Intel Edison -- how fast it was, and how much power it needed. This time, I will show how to start getting the Edison board to interact with surrounding electronics with the help of SparkFun Blocks.

Reddit: Alternative package manager without needing root access?

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:42:03 AM

I bought a linux shared hosting server. Kernel version shown below.

Linux version 3.10.0-427.18.2.lve1.4.27.el7.x86_64 ( (gcc version 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-11) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Thu Dec 8 14:04:32 EST 2016

I'm able to SSH to it but I do not have root access. I have no access to yum or rpm, but I have access to wget+tar+make+gcc, and that is how I installed vim and other stuff, but it's starting to be a pain when there are multiple dependencies.

Are there other methods that could provide an alternative to this? A package manager that just handles downloading dependencies and multiple versions without needing root access will be nice.

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LXer: Old Linux kernel security bug bites

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:47:51 AM
OK, hands up, who knows what High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) is? It's an archaic networking data framing protocol that's used in modems, X.25, frame-relay, ISDN, and other now uncommon networking technologies. I know it because I used to work with them back in the day. You'll get to know it now because a researcher discovered a security hole hidden within the Linux kernel driver that implements it.

LXer: Rugged, Linux-ready sandwich style SBC packs Skylake CPUs

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:24:56 AM
VersaLogic calls its dual-layer Blackbird an Embedded Processing Unit (EPU). Like the other VersaLogic EPUs we’ve seen, such as the Atom-based Osprey EPU, the Blackbird is a three-layer sandwich consisting of a COM Express module in the middle, a same-sized I/O interface board on the top, and a heat spreader on the bottom.

LXer: The Linux Foundations Arpit Joshipura to Host Open Networking Q&A on Twitter

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 04:02:01 AM
On Friday, March 31, The Linux Foundation will kick off a new initiative. No, it’s not a new project, event, or training course, although there are plenty of those in store. Instead, the foundation will begin a monthly Twitter chat, called #AskLF, with leaders at the organization.

LXer: Ways To Encrypt Files In Linux

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:39:06 AM
One of the most important things for any user is the security, if a user is running a vulnerable system, his information is in danger. If you want to have your information insured, you must do more than having a strong operating system, you must encrypt your files.

Reddit: DNSmasq Captive Portal

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:25:03 AM

So I have this captive portal set up on my Android phone and it works well. It redirects everyone that connects to my hotspot and attempts to navigate to an HTTP web page within their browser, to a local page(index.html) that I host on my phone. On this web page there is a button that leads to another page(agree.html). When this second page is loaded, my server detects which local IP requested it and adds them to a little list so that it knows who agree to my terms.

What I need to do, is allow those that agree to my terms, to be free to navigate the internet.

I am using DNSmasq to redirect all addresses requested to my server(well almost. I actually use 'iptables' as well but that's just to change from port 80 to 8080). I use the following argument when I start DSNmasq to apply this redirection.


As you can see, that is going to redirect all traffic to my server. I'm still not sure if I can change these rules while DNSmasq is running, or if I have to stop and then restart DNSmasq.

How would I go about allowing certain IP bypass the above rule but still force all other requested address to my server?

I also asked this question on the below forum because it looks like it's a great place to ask questions.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Is the Last in the Series, Enhances Security

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:17:02 AM

Today, March 21, 2017, Red Hat Inc. announced the general availability of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 maintenance update as the last one for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 operating system series.

Also: Red Hat releases the last of the RHEL 6.x line

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Launches With Improved Security

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Reddit: Goodbye Canonical !

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:16:52 AM

That's it... My Ubuntu phone is not useable anymore. With latest "update" (which is supposed to be minor bug fixes...) now I can't charge my phone and the battery life is about 4 or 5 hours on sleep. LOL !

I was an Ubuntu 7.04 user.. For the past 10 years, I've been saying nothing but good things about Ubuntu around me and on the internet. But, this is too much. Do you even care about your customers/users ? No one has tested the OS on the original Ubuntu Phone ? I guess you're too busy working on snappy or Mir or [insert useless fork here].

From now on it's going to be openSUSE and Android. So long, and thanks for all the fish !

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More in Tux Machines

Red Hat and Fedora

  • Is there need for Red Hat Certification training in Zimbabwe?
    A local institution is investigating the need to train Systems Administrators/Engineers who use Linux towards Red Hat certifications. The course is targeted at individuals with at least 2 years experience using Linux.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) By The Numbers: Valuation in Focus
  • Fedora @ Konteh 2017 - event report
    This year we managed to get a booth on a very popular student job fair called Konteh. (Thanks to Boban Poznanovic, one of the event managers)
  • Fedora 26 Alpha status is NO-GO
    The result of the second Fedora 26 Alpha Go/No-Go Meeting is NO-GO. Due to blockers found during the last days [1] we have decided to delay the Fedora 26 Alpha release for one more week. There is going to be one more Go/No-Go meeting on the next Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 17:00 UTC to verify we are ready for the release.
  • Fedora 26 Alpha Faces Another Delay
    Fedora 26 was set back by a delay last week and today it's been delayed again for another week. Fedora 26 Alpha has been delayed for another week when at today's Go/No-Go meeting it was given a No-Go status due to outstanding blocker bugs.

GNOME News: Gtef, GNOME 3.24 Release Video, Epiphany 3.24

  • Gtef 2.0 – GTK+ Text Editor Framework
    Gtef is now hosted on, and the 2.0 version has been released alongside GNOME 3.24. So it’s a good time for a new blog post on this new library.
  • GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed
    Developer Sébastien Wilmet has provided an overview of Gtef with this text editing framework having been released in tandem with GNOME 3.24. Gtef provides a higher level API to make it easier for text editing or in developer-focused integrated development environments.
  • The Official GNOME 3.24 Release Video Is Here
    By now you’re probably well aware that a new update to the GNOME desktop has been released — and if you’re not, where’ve you been?! GNOME 3.24 features a number of neat new features, welcome improvements, and important advances, most of which we’ve documented in blog posts during the course of this week.
  • A Web Browser for Awesome People (Epiphany 3.24)
    Are you using a sad web browser that integrates poorly with GNOME or elementary OS? Was your sad browser’s GNOME integration theme broken for most of the past year? Does that make you feel sad? Do you wish you were using an awesome web browser that feels right at home in your chosen desktop instead? If so, Epiphany 3.24 might be right for you. It will make you awesome. (Ask your doctor before switching to a new web browser. Results not guaranteed. May cause severe Internet addiction. Some content unsuitable for minors.)

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AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published
    Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.
  • AMD have announced 'Anvil', an MIT-licensed wrapper library for Vulkan
    AMD are continuing their open source push with 'Anvil' a new MIT-licenses wrapper library for Vulkan. It's aim is to reduce the time developers spend to get a working Vulkan application.
  • AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"
    While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil. Anvil is a project out of AMD's GPUOpen division and aims to be a wrapper library for Vulkan to make it easier to bring-up new Vulkan applications/games. Anvil provides C++ Vulkan wrappers similar to other open-source Vulkan projects while also adding in some extra features.