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Reddit: Killed linux in 2 hours

Sunday 18th of February 2018 05:56:15 PM

I just installed Ubuntu on my laptop.

I then decide I wanted to download some stuff from the software center app.

I download Spotify. It won't install, I restart computer. Computer is dead...

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Reddit: What do people mean by saying “Learn Linux”

Sunday 18th of February 2018 05:50:27 PM

Only on how to use the OS or use different distros, makes his own, learn to code, learn networking or create his own from scratch

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Reddit: ZFS for Linux

Sunday 18th of February 2018 05:30:45 PM

Reddit: AskLinux: Dual boot of Fedora qnd Ubuntu - How many boot partitions should I have?!

Sunday 18th of February 2018 05:27:35 PM

Okay, I've never really had a dual boot config of two linux OSs and this kinda gets confusing for a n00b like me!

My basic system partitions look like this..


Now this was my original plan, but I was scared to use a sinle /boot partition for two linux os since i couldnt guarantee conflicts wont occur. Maybe they'd get their kernels mixed up or some other form of dark magic?!

So, I created two different /boot partitions of 512MB each, that share a common /boot/efi. I read that's where the grub2 bootloader resides. However, I was wondering.. what would happen if a common /boot folder was used?

Further, while the latest kernel of ubuntu 17.10 (kernel-4.13-generic) is being used, the fedora kernel wasn't even detected. So, I manually mounted the /boot partition of Fedora to /mnt and ran # update-grub after which grub2 finds the original 4.13 kernel of fedora. However, the latest 4.15 kernel is nowhere to be found in the boot menu, even though rpm -qa | grep kernel lists it. So, how can i fix it? Would using a common /boot folder eliminate this?

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Reddit: Sway 1.0 Fundraiser (i3wm Wayland)

Sunday 18th of February 2018 05:11:03 PM

Reddit: [dpdk-announce] DPDK 18.02 released

Sunday 18th of February 2018 05:10:33 PM

Phoronix: VA-API 1.0 Video Acceleration Is Approved For Fedora 28

Sunday 18th of February 2018 05:02:24 PM
Friday's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) approved of VA-API 1.0 video acceleration for this spring's Fedora 28 release...

LXer: A better marketing plan for your open source software project

Sunday 18th of February 2018 04:17:22 PM
Open source software (OSS) marketing today is unique: it’s a process of co-creating and co-executing a marketing plan with an entire community—developers, end users and vendors. This makes it distinctly different than most traditional technology marketing efforts, which generally focuses on business decision-makers exclusively.

Phoronix: VGA_Switcheroo Is Getting Modernized With Device Link Support

Sunday 18th of February 2018 03:44:36 PM
VGA_Switcheroo is the Linux kernel component for dealing with MUX'ed and MUX-less hybrid graphics laptops/systems for switching between GPUs. A new patch series is working to modernize and improve VGA Switcheroo...

Phoronix: Marek Working Towards Even Lower SGPR Register Usage

Sunday 18th of February 2018 03:15:13 PM
Yesterday well known open-source AMD developer Marek Olšák landed his RadeonSI 32-bit pointers support for freeing up some scalar general purpose registers (SGPRs) and he's continued with a new patch series to alleviate register usage even more...

LXer: Servers? We don't need no stinkin' servers!

Sunday 18th of February 2018 02:17:17 PM
You may be moving your mission-critical applications to a serverless architecture sooner than you think. OK, so we'll always need some servers. But with the rise of virtual machines (VM)s and container technologies such as Docker, combined with DevOps and cloud orchestration to automatically manage ever-larger numbers of server applications, serverless computing is becoming real.

TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Sunday 18th of February 2018 02:09:34 PM
  • Thousands of FedEx customers' private info exposed in legacy server data breach

    Uncovered by Kromtech Security Center, the parent company of MacKeeper Security, the breach exposed data such as passport information, driver's licenses and other high profile security IDs, all of which were hosted on a password-less Amazon S3 storage server.

  • Correlated Cryptojacking

    they include The City University of New York (, Uncle Sam's court information portal (, Lund University (, the UK's Student Loans Company (, privacy watchdog The Information Commissioner's Office ( and the Financial Ombudsman Service (, plus a shedload of other and sites, UK NHS services, and other organizations across the globe.,,,,,, the list goes on.

  • Facebook using 2FA cell numbers for spam, replies get posted to the platform

    Replies ending up as comments appears to be a bizarre bug, but the spamming seems intentional.

  • Swedish Police website hacked [sic] to mine cryptocurrency

    Remember now, it is a Police Force that allowed their website to be hijacked by this simple attack vector. The authority assigned to serve and protect. More specifically, the authority that argues that wiretapping is totally safe because the Police is competent in IT security matters, so there’s no risk whatsoever your data will leak or be mishandled.

    This is one of the websites that were trivially hacked [sic].

    It gives pause for thought.

    It also tells you what you already knew: authorities can’t even keep their own dirtiest laundry under wraps, so the notion that they’re capable or even willing to protect your sensitive data is hogwash of the highest order.

  • New EU Privacy Law May Weaken Security

    In a bid to help domain registrars comply with the GDPR regulations, ICANN has floated several proposals, all of which would redact some of the registrant data from WHOIS records. Its mildest proposal would remove the registrant’s name, email, and phone number, while allowing self-certified 3rd parties to request access to said data at the approval of a higher authority — such as the registrar used to register the domain name.

    The most restrictive proposal would remove all registrant data from public WHOIS records, and would require legal due process (such as a subpoena or court order) to reveal any information supplied by the domain registrant.

  • Intel hit with 32 lawsuits over security flaws

    Intel Corp said on Friday shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips.

  • The Risks of "Responsible Encryption"

    Federal law enforcement officials in the United States have recently renewed their periodic demands for legislation to regulate encryption. While they offer few technical specifics, their general proposal—that vendors must retain the ability to decrypt for law enforcement the devices they manufacture or communications their services transmit—presents intractable problems that would-be regulators must not ignore.

  • Reviewing SSH Mastery 2nd Ed

    It’s finally out ! Michael W Lucas is one of the best authors of technical books out there. I was curious about this new edition. It is not a reference book, but covers the practical aspects of SSH that I wish everybody knew. Rather than aggregating different articles/blogs on SSH, this book covers 90% of the common use cases for SSH that you will ever encounter.

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Phoronix: Libdrm 2.4.90 Released With Meson Build System, AMDGPU & Intel Improvements

Sunday 18th of February 2018 12:38:14 PM
Marek Olšák on Saturday released the big libdrm 2.4.90 DRM library update that sits between Mesa and other GPU user-space components and the kernel's Direct Rendering Manager code...

LXer: Your DevOps attempt will fail without these 7 departments buying in

Sunday 18th of February 2018 12:17:12 PM
When DevOps was coined by Andrew Shafer and Patrick Debois, the goal was to bring developers and operators closer to achieve customer value together. DevOps is a culture of continuous learning and improvement. While automation and tools can garner some improvements, having the right culture drives larger impacts. The sharing of knowledge and ideas resulting in cultural growth is the value creator in DevOps.

Reddit: Linux security modules

Sunday 18th of February 2018 12:17:06 PM

Hello everyone! I am doing a thesis about linux security modules (SELinux, Tomoyo, AppArmor). And now I have to do some practical work... I was thinking to create a few virtual machines and simulate an "hacking attack", for each security module and by doing that I would get an information what are the weak sides and what are strong sides of each module... Now I am not really an expert and I don't really know that much about all that, so I need help / guidance where to start, or is there a safe way to simulate an attack... Any piece of information would be extremely helpful... Thanks.

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Phoronix: Google's Octopus Is A Gemini Lake Chromebook

Sunday 18th of February 2018 12:16:33 PM
While we're still waiting on an AMD-powered Chromebook as well as for Cannonlake to materialize, it appears Google is prepping support for a Geminilake Chromebook as well...

Phoronix: Nouveau Gets ARB_bindless_texture Support For Maxwell & Newer

Sunday 18th of February 2018 11:57:25 AM
Back for Mesa 18.0 there was OpenGL bindless textures for Kepler GPUs on the open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver while now for Mesa 18.1 that support is in place for Maxwell GPUs and newer...

Phoronix: Snapd 2.31 Better Supports Wayland Via Mir, Canonical Hires Another Mir Developer

Sunday 18th of February 2018 11:49:39 AM
Besides Mir 0.30 being released this week, other Mir progress was also made by these Canonical developers working on forging Mir into a viable Wayland compositor...

More in Tux Machines

Graphics: Wine-Vulkan, Valve Work on Drivers, and Mesa 17.3.5 "Emergency Release"

  • New Wine-Vulkan Patches Are Under Review
    Roderick Colenbrander's Wine-Vulkan work for Vulkan infrastructure support under Wine has been updated and is ready for review, making these initial bits a candidate for soon being incorporated into mainline Wine. Roderick has spent the past few months on the Vulkan infrastructure for Wine as a Vulkan layer with ICD driver support rather than the older Vulkan library (non-ICD implementation) found in Wine-Staging.
  • Vulkan 1.0.69 Released With Fixes & New AMD Buffer Marker Extension
    While waiting to see what Khronos could have in store for GDC 2018 next month around Vulkan, today marks the Vulkan 1.0.69 point release availability. With Vulkan 1.0.68 having shipped in the middle of January, there are a fair amount of documentation improvements/fixes over the past month. As usual, addressing issues with the documentation reflects a majority of the changes for these point releases. Of the issues addressed in Vulkan 1.0.69, it's mostly a collection of over a dozen minor problems.
  • Vega Gets Its Last Fix For Dawn of War III On Linux With Vulkan
    Samuel Pitoiset of Valve has worked through the last of the Dawn of War 3 issues for Radeon Vega GPUs with the RADV Vulkan driver.
  • RadeonSI Now Offers NIR Shader Cache Support
    Earlier this month Valve Linux GPU driver developer Timothy Arceri landed NIR shader caching support within the Gallium3D Mesa state tracker as an alternative to the existing TGSI IR caching support. Arceri has now worked through implementing this NIR cache support for the RadeonSI driver.
  • mesa 17.3.5
    This is a emergency release fixing major a issue in the RADV driver.
  • Mesa 17.3.5 Released To Fix A RADV Bug
    While Mesa 17.3.4 was just released a few days ago with 90+ changes, Mesa 17.3.5 is now available as a quick follow-up release due to a serious bug.

Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers

Linux Domination and Bill Gates Domination

  • Hackers Turn the Nintendo Switch into a Linux Tablet with KDE Plasma Desktop
  • Nintendo Switch has been hacked to run full-fat Linux

    The fail0verflow nerds got Linux running on the Switch by using code execution, though they didn't say how they got around Nintendo's own operating system and boot process to load up Linux.

  • Now Just Five Men Own Almost as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population

    Why Do We Let Unqualified Rich People Tell Us How To Live? Especially Bill Gates!

    In 1975, at the age of 20, Bill Gates founded Microsoft with high school buddy Paul Allen. At the time Gary Kildall’s CP/M operating system was the industry standard. Even Gates’ company used it. But Kildall was an innovator, not a businessman, and when IBM came calling for an OS for the new IBM PC, his delays drove the big mainframe company to Gates. Even though the newly established Microsoft company couldn’t fill IBM’s needs, Gates and Allen saw an opportunity, and so they hurriedly bought the rights to another local company’s OS — which was based on Kildall’s CP/M system. Kildall wanted to sue, but intellectual property [sic] law for software had not yet been established. Kildall was a maker who got taken.

    So Bill Gates took from others to become the richest man in the world. And now, because of his great wealth and the meritocracy myth, MANY PEOPLE LOOK TO HIM FOR SOLUTIONS IN VITAL AREAS OF HUMAN NEED, such as education and global food production.

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