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Slashdot: Is Your Internet Connection Free From Bufferbloat?

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 11:04:29 PM

TuxMachines: Meet the $114,725 Ubuntu server with eight Nvidia Tesla P100 GPUs

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 10:01:57 PM

The Ibex Pro is one supercharged machine that will probably hurt your electric bill.

System76's fastest Ibex Pro with Ubuntu Server 16.10 packs some crazy horsepower with Intel's latest 22-core Xeon E5 v4 chips and eight Nvidia Tesla P100 graphics processors.

It's got the same number of GPUs as Nvidia's superfast DGX-1, which is being used for deep learning. System76 is targeting the Ibex Pro -- which is a rack server -- at the same market as the DGX-1. The server has fewer, but newer, CPUs, compared to the DGX-1.

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TuxMachines: OPNsense 17.1 Released, Based On FreeBSD 11

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 09:58:45 PM

OPNsense 17.1 is now available as the newest release of this network-focused FreeBSD-based operating system forked from pfSense.

It's now been two years since the first official release of OPNsense and to celebrate they have out a big update. OPNsense 17.1 re-bases to using FreeBSD 11.0, there's now a SSH remote installer, new language support, more hardening features used from HardenedBSD, new plugins, integrated authentication via PAM, and many other improvements. Some of the new plug-ins include FTP Proxy, Tinc VPN, and Let's Encrypt support.

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TuxMachines: Open source GIS in Italian public administration

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 09:49:04 PM

The Italian Association for Free Software Geographic Information Systems ( is conducting a survey to collect information about the use of this kind of software in Italy’s public sector. The results will be made public at the meeting, in Genoa from 8 to 11 February.

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TuxMachines: Austria set to increase its use of open source

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 09:47:32 PM

Public administrations in Austria need to increase their use of free and open source software, the government of Austria says in its Digital Strategy. The strategy proposes to ‘push’ (forcierung) open source by public administrations. This is intended to accelerate its uptake, explains Federal Chancellery for Digitalisation.

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LXer: Plasma 5.9 Kicks off 2017 in Style

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 09:41:35 PM
Today KDE releases this year’s first Plasma feature update, Plasma 5.9. While this release brings many exciting new features to your desktop, we[he]#039[/he]ll continue to provide bugfixes to Plasma 5.8 LTS.

Reddit: Stop Disabling SELinux: A Real-World guide

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 09:06:53 PM

LinuxToday: How to build a local Steam cache server to ease the bandwidth blues

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 09:00:00 PM

ars technica: A bit of Linux, a bit of Nginx, and boom—fast and free Steam downloads.

Phoronix: Pyston Now 95% Faster Than CPython, But Dropbox Just Stopped Supporting It

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 08:38:09 PM
Back in 2014 Dropbox announced the Pyston project as an open-source JIT compiler to Python focusing upon maximum performance. With this newest Pyston release (v0.6.1) they are now 95% faster than CPython, but Dropbox is ending their involvement in the project...

LXer: lnav – An Advanced Console Based Log File Viewer for Linux

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 08:32:58 PM
lnav will help administrator to identify the warning & error messages easily from the log file because of color combination.

LinuxToday: Hands-On: KaOS Linux and openSUSE Leap 42 on my new notebook

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 08:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Installing KaOS Linux and openSUSE Leap 42, and looking back at my experience so far with this notebook.

Phoronix: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed A Second Time

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 07:32:19 PM
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS was supposed to ship in mid-January and then up until today was expected to be released on Thursday. But now it's being delayed at least one more week...

LinuxToday: Firefox 52 to Allow Us to Send and Open Tabs From One Device to Another with Sync

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 07:00:00 PM

The next version of Firefox will improve the downloads experience by presenting users with toolbar notification when a download fails.

Reddit: Muted speakers after every reboot

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 06:22:18 PM

Hello, my mother's computer has recently decided to slow to a crawl on windows, so I convinced her to give Linux a try. So far so good, she was using mint for a while, and since it was almost the same for her but I use arch I switched her to manjaro in order to make it easy for me to troubleshoot.

For some strange reason her computer (both in mint and manajaro) puts the headphone volume to 0 after every reboot, and what's even weirder is that when the headphone volume is 0 no audio comes out of the speakers. I taught her how to change the level using a graphical interface, but it's ridiculous she has to do that after every reboot.

I have tried alsactl store, but didn't work. So I did some tests on my machine and I can reproduce the issue by doing the following

  1. open alsamixer and change the volume settings
  2. sudo alsactl store

At this point if I change the volume again and perform an alsactl restore it goes back as expected, but if I reboot the settings go back to their default (ignoring the stored alsa conf).

For what I read this might be pulse overwriting the alsa configs, but I can't seem to make it stop. Anyone has any idea on how I can make alsa (or pulse) not mute the headphones on reboot (or discover why muted headphones mean muted speakers).


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Reddit: Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 06:06:11 PM

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Well I didn't do that but I'm not running Ubuntu either, so if that's the standard then I guess I'm non-standard.

I need to back up on version of InkScape. 0.92 is broken in annoying ways and I have things to do. Installing 0.91 from source can't find any libraries, all of which seem to be present and were installed by the package manager of Fedora (yum/dnf)

Anyone got a quick answer to how to figure out what I should set PKG_CONFIG_PATH to?

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Reddit: Hide other users home folder

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 06:06:01 PM

Google is giving me different answers on this and a couple didn't work right. I want it so users are unable to browse other users home directory. Admin and/or root is fine just not normal users. Both from a file manager or from the terminal. What is the proper chmod for this?

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[link] [comments] Vault Linux Storage & Filesystems Conference Includes Talks By Alluxio, Facebook, LinkedIn, Red Hat, and More

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 06:00:53 PM
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LinuxToday: IoTivity-Constrained: A Flexible Framework for Tiny Devices

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 06:00:00 PM

The future of IoT will be driven in part by vast numbers of tiny, connected sensors or embedded computing devices situated on the edge of the network, enabling novel experiences

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Android Leftovers

KDE Plasma 5.8.6 Released for LTS Users with over 80 Improvements, Bug Fixes

Today, February 21, 2017, KDE announced the availability of the sixth maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems. Read more