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Phoronix: The "Chinese EPYC" Hygon Dhyana CPU Support Still Getting Squared Away For Linux

14 hours 54 min ago
Back in June is when the Linux kernel patches appeared for the Hygon Dhyana, the new x86 processors based on AMD Zen/EPYC technology licensed by Chengdu Haiguang IC Design Co for use in Chinese data-centers. While the patches have been out for months, they haven't reached the mainline kernel quite yet but that might change next cycle...

Reddit: Setting up authorization password without user account passwords

15 hours 3 min ago

I’d like to install Mint on my parents’ old Acer machine, but they DO NOT want to have to enter a password to log into their accounts. I’d still like the system to be secure however.

I’m a little confused on the differences between a root password and an authorization password. Is it possible to set up just two accounts as user accounts with no password, but still have an authorization/root password set for authorization when downloading software and accessing certain settings?

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Phoronix: Good Support For Wayland Remote Desktop Handling On Track For KDE Plasma 5.15

15 hours 10 min ago
The KDE Plasma 5.15 release due out next year will likely be in good shape for Wayland remote desktop handling...

Reddit: Custom fan curves? Realtime temp monitor overlays? Anything?

15 hours 27 min ago

I'm back into Linux again. I'd love to be able to try out the new Steam stuff meant to push Linux gaming forward, but as things stand now, my laptop's fans are pretty ramped up when nothing is going on. I've seen like two posts about scripts that some guy wrote for his own system. My question is: Is there really no ubiquitous program for realtime temp readouts? Something that has an overlay mapped to a hotkey? How about custom fan curves for GPU and CPU? I'd really rather not go into this blind and hope my temps are fine. There's got to be something.

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I forgot to mention: Something similar to ThrottleStop would also be wonderful. I have the new CoffeeLake i7 in this thing and you know how it can get carried away at times with its boost clock. I'd love to be able to lower the boost clock or just turn it off completely at will. It's coming up as CannonLake for some reason in Psensor - I saw it named as such earlier as well. Is CoffeeLake too new for Mint?

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TuxMachines: The Next Linux Kernel To Support Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Cards

16 hours 1 min ago

The next major Linux kernel cycle whether it is called Linux 4.20 or ends up being called Linux 5.0 as expected is now slated to carry support for the high-end Creative Labs' Sound BlasterX AE-5 sound card.

Earlier this week I reported on Linux patches for the Sound BlasterX AE-5 coming from a contributor. The AE-5 is a ~$150 PCI Express sound card with SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC, BlasterX Acoustic Engine, and other high-end audio features and for suiting to gamers/enthusiasts also has an RGB lighting controller onboard.

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LXer: Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”

16 hours 2 min ago
Linux powers the internet, the Android in your pocket, and perhaps even some of your household appliances. A controversy over politics is now seeing some of its developers threatening to withdraw the license to all of their code, potentially destroying or making the whole Linux kernel unusable for a very long time.

TuxMachines: The Reiser4 File-System Is Now Available For The Linux 4.18 Kernel

16 hours 8 min ago

It took several weeks past the initial stable debut of the Linux 4.18 kernel, but the Reiser4 file-system has now been updated to work with this new kernel build.

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Phoronix: KDE's Dolphin File Manager Can Now Show LibreOffice Document Previews

16 hours 8 min ago
Coming to KDE Applications 18.12, the Dolphin file manager will finally be able to show LibreOffice document previews as the icons...

Reddit: Gaming on Linux

16 hours 30 min ago

Shoud i change the OS at my Gaming RIG to some Linux Distribution. I don't want to use Windows anymore, but i don't know if everything will work quiet the same. For example my Soundcard Driver and Software. Or should i just go for it and never look back. Is here anybody with a expierience at Linux Gaming over Windows? I want to see your comments.

Thanks

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Reddit: Need advice!

17 hours 1 min ago

I am a fresh IT college student with a novice experience in linux.
I would need a distro that would suit me perfectly.
My knowledge in this topic is really narrow and would appreciate any help since I am really motivated to learn more about linux and get a decent grasp of what it is and what it can do :)

Thanks a lot :)

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Reddit: High CPU usage in Linux?

17 hours 16 min ago

I've recently been having a problem with high CPU usage - I'm using Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon.

I'm using a HP Notebook 15, and here are my specs:

https://imgur.com/sOn6l7O

When I check **top**, it seems that systemd-udevd is using a significant amount of CPU, and my fans are always loud as a result.

https://imgur.com/3jgwXii

I downloaded some updates recently, so suspect that there is a conflict somewhere. I always need to use the following command to stop the processes and get the CPU usage down: **sudo systemctl stop systemd-udevd systemd-udevd-control.socket systemd-udevd-kernel.socket**. However, this has the side effect of disabling certain USB ports on the laptop.

Any advice appreciated.

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Reddit: Bash keyboard shortcuts, which finger are you using for ALT?

18 hours 14 min ago

I love keyboard shortcuts and in windows I know a lot of them, rarely I need move my hands of the keyboard to use the mouse. Have been using bash quite a lot recently and trying to use the shortcuts there but have issues with the alt button! ALT+F, ALT+B & ALT+D is really awkward for me, faster if I just delete everything with CTRL+K/U or CTRL+W and just rewrite than trying to ALT+B to the word and then ALT+D.

Sooo my question, for ALT+B, are you using Thumb+Index finger? Or move you hand and do Pinky+Index? Other way?

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Phoronix: CLVK Is Piping OpenCL On Top Of Vulkan

18 hours 24 min ago
The concept has been talked about before and there has been some previous work in this direction while "CLVK" is a newly-established effort for getting OpenCL running on top of Vulkan drivers...

Reddit: Looking for central mail client/server to avoid IP tracking

18 hours 29 min ago

Hey all,

Looking for advice how to set up the following: I'd like to have a server on cloud machine at hetzner which would host email client for multiple accounts (outlook, gmail...). This box would also have an imtp (?) server with multiple identities (one for each service provider like gmail) that I'd connect my phone to. So N links from server to email providers and one link from phone to that server. I mean, this box on hetzner cloud would serve as a delegate/relay where I'd connect to it with the phone, and it would somehow hide my ip and location from google and friends.

I'm thinking since wireguard is maturing quickly, this might be the way to go to also filter ad servers via this tunnel.

Is there a reasonably simple setup for this?

Would postfix be used for this kind of email setup?

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LXer: Nmap-bootstrap-xsl Hack Creates Visually Appealing Nmap Scan Reports : Interview With Its Creator, Andreas Hontzia

19 hours 27 min ago
As the title itself states, nmap-xsl-bootstrap, a brand-new utility or, better to say an Nmap hack, that helps in beautifying the regular Nmap output which comes out of your Nmap scans.

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The "Chinese EPYC" Hygon Dhyana CPU Support Still Getting Squared Away For Linux

Back in June is when the Linux kernel patches appeared for the Hygon Dhyana, the new x86 processors based on AMD Zen/EPYC technology licensed by Chengdu Haiguang IC Design Co for use in Chinese data-centers. While the patches have been out for months, they haven't reached the mainline kernel quite yet but that might change next cycle. The Hygon Dyhana Linux kernel patches have gone through several revisions and the code is mostly adapting existing AMD Linux kernel code paths for Zen/EPYC to do the same on these new processors. While these initial Hygon CPUs appear to basically be re-branded EPYC CPUs, the identifiers are different as rather than AMD Family 17h, it's now Family 18h and the CPU Vendor ID is "HygonGenuine" and carries a new PCI Express device vendor ID, etc. So the different areas of the kernel from CPUFreq to KVM/Xen virtualization to Spectre V2 mitigations had to be updated for the correct behavior. Read more

Good Support For Wayland Remote Desktop Handling On Track For KDE Plasma 5.15

The KDE Plasma 5.15 release due out next year will likely be in good shape for Wayland remote desktop handling. The KDE Plasma/KWin developers have been pursuing Wayland remote desktop support along a similar route to the GNOME Shell camp by making use of PipeWire and the XDG-Desktop-Portal. Bits are already in place for KDE Plasma 5.13 and the upcoming 5.14 release, but for the 5.15 release is now where it sounds like the support may be in good shape for end-users. Read more

Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”

Linux powers the internet, the Android in your pocket, and perhaps even some of your household appliances. A controversy over politics is now seeing some of its developers threatening to withdraw the license to all of their code, potentially destroying or making the whole Linux kernel unusable for a very long time. Read more