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LXer: Linux command history: Choosing what to remember and how

Saturday 24th of February 2018 04:54:02 AM
Linux command history is not just about repeating commands. You can selectively decide what to remember and whether to record the date and time your commands were used.

Reddit: Frozen during boot

Saturday 24th of February 2018 03:13:28 AM

Sorry if asking in the wrong sub but, I am trying to install Linux in my old laptop right now it's running windows 7, I have a 2gb with linux mint burnt, when I restart my lap and press "esc" to prompt the boot menu it freezes... restarting again but now without the usb plugged in, press "esc" and it goes to the boot menu, I don't know how to solve this, any advise?

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LXer: Spectre and Meltdown Mitigations Now Available for FreeBSD and OpenBSD Systems

Saturday 24th of February 2018 02:53:57 AM
More than a month since their public discloser the nasty Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerability have now been fixed for various BSD operating systems including FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

LXer: IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History

Saturday 24th of February 2018 01:22:27 AM
Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.

Reddit: Humble Classic Return Bundle GIVEAWAY!

Saturday 24th of February 2018 01:17:04 AM

Reddit: Security of Synergy mouse and keyboard sharing application

Friday 23rd of February 2018 11:52:39 PM

I'm looking at installing Synergy on two debian machines so I can have one mouse and keyboard and seamlessly switch between machines, including copying to the clipboard on one machine and pasting on the other.

I am however concerned about the security of this, especially since I will occasionally be transferring login passwords this way. I know Synergy has had some security issues in the past (before version 1.7) but I was wondering if anyone knew of any issues with the current version (1.8.8). Google hasn't turned anything up, but that is not all that reassuring.

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LXer: SUNY math professor makes the case for free and open educational resources

Friday 23rd of February 2018 11:50:58 PM
The open educational resources (OER) movement has been gaining momentum over the past few years, as educators—from kindergarten classes to graduate schools—turn to free and open source educational content to counter the high cost of textbooks.

Reddit: Using KDE Neon to mess with tech support scammers

Friday 23rd of February 2018 11:47:31 PM

If I'm planning to be a scambaiter, would KDE Neon be the best distro to use? I could do a bunch of customization with it to make it so it looks almost like Windows 7. I could also go even farther and create fakes of windows apps commonly used by scammers (ex: cmd, eventvwr, syskey, the run box, and hh.exe)

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Reddit: Meet the Upcoming Installer – elementary OS

Friday 23rd of February 2018 11:24:00 PM

Reddit: Use YubiKey to unlock a LUKS partition

Friday 23rd of February 2018 11:05:02 PM

Phoronix: Wine "PBA" Shows Potential For Improving Direct3D-Over-OpenGL Performance

Friday 23rd of February 2018 10:50:00 PM
University student Andrew Comminos wasn't too familiar with Direct3D or Wine development, but out of a desire for better World of Warcraft performance on Linux, he figured out the code-base and a means of enhancing the WineD3D code...

LXer: Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files

Friday 23rd of February 2018 10:19:28 PM
FFMPEG is a powerful command-line tool for manipulating your media files. Here are some of the FFMPEG commands you should know for managing your audio and video files.

Reddit: Setting up a Gitea server. Criticism welcome!

Friday 23rd of February 2018 10:17:27 PM

LinuxToday: Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Friday 23rd of February 2018 10:00:00 PM

 Linuxconfig: Django is the top Python web development framework and for good reason.

More in Tux Machines

Android/Google: Pixel 2, Xiaomi Kernel Source, David Kleidermacher on Security

  • Google Pixel 2 Portrait Mode Tech Is Now Open Source
    The tech behind the portrait mode on Google Pixel 2  has been made open source by the company. For those who not familiar with it, one of the main draw to the algorithm in the Pixel 2’s camera app is excellent subject isolation without needing additional apparatus such as specialized lens or second camera.
  • Xiaomi releases Oreo kernel source code for the Mi A1
    Xiaomi promised that the Mi A1 would receive Oreo by the end of 2017, and the company hit a buzzer-beater by rolling out Android 8.0 to the Android One device on December 30th. But the kernel source code was nowhere to be found, a violation of the GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2), and an affront to the development and enthusiast community. It's about two-and-a-half months late, but Xiaomi has finally released the Android 8.0 Oreo source code for the Mi A1.
  • Google Says Android Is as Secure as Apple's iOS and Wants You to Know That
    Google's Android security chief David Kleidermacher told CNET today that the Linux-based Android mobile operating system the company develops for a wide range of devices is now as secure as Apple's iOS. Google recently published its "Android Security 2017 Year In Review" report where the company talks about how Android security has matured in the last few years and how it fights to find new ways to protect Android users from malware and all the other nasty stuff you obviously don't want to have on your mobile phone or tablet.

If you owned a 'fat' PlayStation 3 you could be entitled to $65 from Sony because of Linux option

Cast your mind back to when Sony released the original PlayStation 3, and you may well remember claims that the console was also a "computer". The claims were such that Sony suggested that owners could install Linux -- which, technically speaking, they could. However, installing Linux on a PS3 also posed something of a security issue, and Sony backtracked on the "Other OS" feature, killing it will a firmware update. Unsurprisingly, a lawsuit followed, and the result of this is that you could in line for a pay-out. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Zorin OS 12.3 Linux Distro Released: Download The Perfect Windows Replacement
    While listing out the best distros for a Linux beginner, the ease of use and installation are the most critical factors. Such qualities make distros like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Zorin OS the most recommended options. In case you’re also concerned about your privacy and security, a shift to the world of Linux becomes a more obvious option. Calling itself a replacement for Windows and macOS, Zorin OS has been established as a beginner-friendly option that offers a smooth ride while making the transition. The latest Zorin OS 12.3 release works to strengthen the basics of the operating system and polishes the whole experience.
  • Ramblings about long ago and far away
    I had originally run MCC (Manchester Computer Center Interim Linux) in college but when I moved it was easier to find a box of floppies with SLS so I had installed that on the 486. I would then download software source code from the internet and rebuild it for my own use using all the extra flags I could find in GCC to make my 20Mhz system seem faster. I instead learned that most of the options didn't do anything on i386 Linux at the time and most of my reports about it were probably met by eye-rolls with the people at Cygnus. My supposed goal was to try and set up a MUD so I could code up a text based virtual reality. Or to get a war game called Conquer working on Linux. Or maybe get xTrek working on my system. [I think I mostly was trying to become a game developer by just building stuff versus actually coding stuff. I cave-man debugged a lot of things using stuff I had learned in FORTRAN but it wasn't actually making new things.]
  • EzeeLinux Show 18.13 | Running Linux On Junk
    A talk about the advantages of running Linux on junk hardware.
  • Best 50 HD Wallpapers for Ubuntu
    Wallpapers are useful in many ways depending on the visual it contains for example if there is a motivational quote on it, it helps to motivate you. The images are the best type of wallpaper because they have an impact on the mind of a human being. So if you are a working professional and have to work continuously on a computer then your desktop cab be a source of inspiration and happiness. So today we are going to share 50 best HD Wallpapers for your Ubuntu which will keep your desktop fresh.
  • Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's Mutter
    GNOME developers previously dropped support for Synaptics and other input drivers from Mutter in favor of the universal libinput stack that is also Wayland-friendly. Canonical developers tried to get Synaptics support on X11 added back into Mutter but it looks clear now that was rejected. Canonical's Will Cooke reported in this week's Ubuntu happenings that they were trying to add upstream support for Synaptics to Mutter, complementing the libinput support. While it's great Canonical trying to contribute upstream to GNOME, Synaptics support was previously dropped as being a maintenance burden and with libinput support getting into rather good shape.
  • Long live Release Engineering
    y involvement in Fedora goes back to late 2003 early 2004 somewhere as a packager for I started by getting a few packages in to scratch some of my itches and I saw it as a way to give back to the greater open source community. Around FC3 somewhere I stepped up to help in infrastructure to rebuild the builders in plague, the build system we used before koji and that we used for EPEL(Something that I helped form) for awhile until we got external repo support in koji. I was involved in the implementation of koji in Fedora, I joined OLPC as a build and release engineer, where I oversaw a move of the OS they shipped from FC6 to F8, and laid a foundation for the move to F9. I left OLPC when Red Hat opensourced RHN Satellite as “spacewalk project” I joined Red Hat as the release engineer for both, after a brief period there was some reorganisation in engineering that resulted in me handing off the release engineering tasks to someone closer the the engineers working on the code. As a result I worked on Fedora full time helping Jesse Keating. When he decided to work on the internal migration from CVS to git I took over as the lead. [...] Recently I have accepted a Job offer to become the manager of a different team inside of Red Hat.

Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures and Recent Torvalds Interview

  • Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures
    Longtime Linux kernel developer Arnd Bergmann is working to drop a number of old and obsolete CPU architectures from the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.17. The obsolete CPU architectures set to be removed include Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, M32R, MN10300, META (Metag), and TILE. Managing to escape its death sentence is the Unicore32 architecture with its port maintainer claiming it's still actively being used and maintained.
  • [Older] Linus Torvalds Interview by Kristaps

    Interviewer: we all know who Linus is, but not many people know he’s also a proficient diver. Why don’t we start at the beginning: where you first started diving, and when you started to take diving seriously.  

    Actually, it was related to open source, in some way. [...]