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Reddit: Getting Debian to automatically recognize my wifi

Friday 22nd of December 2017 04:13:52 PM

So this is a weird one. I have an Asus Zenbook UX330UA, and I noticed whenever installing any Ubuntu derivatives, my wifi was recognized automatically during installation (unless it was the server or mini.iso). I then tried to see if it was the same for debian 9, and it would not recognize my wifi during install. I tried the netinst image, the cd, dvd, live iso, nothing.

I then found out about the unofficial images that include non-free firmware (https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/ ) and I proceeded to try these. Again, the netinst, and the DVD image were a no go. For some reason, the live iso worked though!

So just in case someone was frustrated by this, and either has the same laptop or one with a similar Intel wifi card, try one of these iso's if you're trying to install debian on your machine: https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current-live/

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LinuxToday: Guardian Project Debuts Haven Security App to Protect Personal Privacy

Friday 22nd of December 2017 04:00:00 PM

eWEEK: The Freedom of the Press Foundation joins with The Guardian Project to develop the Haven Android app that can help to protect personal spaces, by using sensors on Android device to detect potential intruders.

Phoronix: OpenGL vs. Vulkan Linux Gaming Performance Ending Out 2017

Friday 22nd of December 2017 03:50:03 PM
For those wondering how the Vulkan vs. OpenGL performance is for various Linux games as we near the end of 2017, here are some test results from the benchmark-friendly Linux games that offer both OpenGL and Vulkan renderers. Tests were done with two Radeon graphics cards and two NVIDIA graphics cards using the latest available Linux GPU drivers.

Linux.com: Nethserver: An Ideal Server Platform for Your Small Business

Friday 22nd of December 2017 03:10:22 PM
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Reddit: UWP on Linux?

Friday 22nd of December 2017 03:01:33 PM

is there a linux program that does something simular to wine except for UWP (universal windows platform) (or maybe a way to get UWP to run on wine?)

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Reddit: CoreFreq Live CD

Friday 22nd of December 2017 02:27:03 PM

CoreFreq is available within an ISO image at http://blog.cyring.free.fr/live/archlinux-corefreq.iso This CD will boot ArchLinux and automatically compile and start the monitoring software. CD takes care of locale, enable the wired network w/ dhcpd. In ~/bin scripts can be run to rebuild & start software but also online update from the GitHub where the last source code experiments the AMD frequencies from family 0Fh (Athlon64) up to 17h (Ryzen). Those are pure MSR registers querying, no acpi table involves: algorithms read the P-States registers or FID/VID depending of the CPUID signature detected.

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LXer: Learn Linux, 101: Mail transfer agent (MTA) basics

Friday 22nd of December 2017 02:23:15 PM
Learn how to configure mail aliases and mail forwarding for the sendmail program on Linux. Learn about some alternative mail transfer agents. Use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 102 exam for Linux system administrator certification or to learn for fun.

Reddit: LWN.net Weekly Edition for December 14, 2017

Friday 22nd of December 2017 02:18:12 PM

LinuxToday: HeRMs - A Commandline Food Recipes Manager

Friday 22nd of December 2017 02:00:00 PM

Herms - A haskell based, command-line manager for delicious kitchen recipes.

Phoronix: Eelo: The Latest Linux Mobile Attempt, Led By Mandrake's Founder

Friday 22nd of December 2017 01:24:09 PM
The latest project aiming for an open-source mobile Linux operating system that is privacy-minded is Eelo. This project does have some merit as it's being started by the original creator of Mandrake Linux...

Reddit: Signal Encrypted Messenger on GNU/Linux

Friday 22nd of December 2017 01:06:54 PM

LinuxToday: How to Set up MySQL High Availability cluster with Pacemaker and DRBD

Friday 22nd of December 2017 01:00:00 PM

Learn how to to build a two-node active/passive MariaDB HA cluster using Pacemaker and Corosync.

LXer: Improve your code searching skills with pss

Friday 22nd of December 2017 12:46:02 PM
Searching a code base is a part of every day developer activities. From fixing a bug, to learning a new code base or checking how to call an api, being able to quickly navigate your way into a code base... Continue Reading →

TuxMachines: Canonical's FY2017 Performance: $126 Million, Nearly 600 Employees

Friday 22nd of December 2017 12:00:14 PM

While Red Hat is on track for a run rate of nearly three billion dollars for their current fiscal year, Canonical - the company behind Ubuntu - isn't quite there yet while still dominating the cloud landscape and other areas.

Canonical Group Limited and its Canonical UK Limited organization have filed their fiscal year 2017 data with Companies House in the UK this week. Canonical's 2017 fiscal year ended back on 31 March.

For their 2017 fiscal year they took in $126 million which is better than the prior year and their headcount grew from 496 to 566. On that $126 million, for their fiscal year they managed a net profit of just two million.

Also: Ubuntu 17.10 PULLED: Linux OS knackers laptop BIOSes, Intel kernel driver fingered

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LinuxToday: Collabora's CODE 3.0 Adds Rich LibreOffice Editing Functionality to the Browser

Friday 22nd of December 2017 12:00:00 PM

Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud (LibreOffice Online), and they worked very hard during the past year to bring you CODE 3.0

TuxMachines: Mesa 17.3.1

Friday 22nd of December 2017 11:56:47 AM
  • Mesa 17.3.1 Release Notes / December 21, 2017

    Mesa 17.3.1 is a bug fix release which fixes bugs found since the 17.3.0 release.

    Mesa 17.3.1 implements the OpenGL 4.5 API, but the version reported by glGetString(GL_VERSION) or glGetIntegerv(GL_MAJOR_VERSION) / glGetIntegerv(GL_MINOR_VERSION) depends on the particular driver being used. Some drivers don't support all the features required in OpenGL 4.5. OpenGL 4.5 is only available if requested at context creation because compatibility contexts are not supported.

  • Mesa 17.3 Linux Graphics Stack Gets First Point Release, It's Time to Upgrade

    Collabora's Emil Velikov announced a few moments ago the general availability of the first point release of the latest Mesa 17.3 open-source graphics stack for modern GNU/Linux distributions.

    Usually, when the first point release of a major stable Mesa 3D Graphics Library series is out, it means that the respective branch is finally available for mass adoption. In this case, today's Mesa 17.3.1 minor maintenance update ensures the stability or Mesa 17.3 stable series, so users can now safely upgrade to it if they want.

  • Mesa 17.3.1 Released With Around Three Dozen Fixes

    Mesa 17.3.1 has been released today as the first point release to Mesa 17.3, the Q4'2017 feature update to Mesa.

    With it being the first point release since the big Mesa 17.3.0 debut that happened two weeks back, it's a fairly important milestone. There's now around three dozen fixes for those that generally wait until the first point release before moving to a new Mesa release stream.

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TuxMachines: Security: Windows and Facebook Messenger

Friday 22nd of December 2017 11:37:58 AM
  • “I Just Pressed Shift Key 5 Times” — User Gains Full Access On A Windows XP ATM Machine

    When you’re running Windows XP in today’s times, you shouldn’t expect your machine to fully bulletproof against different kinds of malware attacks. Now combine it with some poor implementation on an ATM machine that demands heavy security measures and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

  • Windows XP ATM Machine “Hacked” by Simply Pressing Shift Five Times in a Row

    We’ve known for a while that ATM machines running Windows XP (Embedded version or not) are exposed to attacks, but when we mix the lack of updates with bad configuration from IT admins what we get is a vulnerability that’s worryingly easy to exploit.

    One of the users of Russian blogging platform Habrahabr discovered that an ATM machine operated by state-owned bank Sberbank runs Windows XP and suffers from a security hole that makes it possible for pretty much anyone to completely hack it.

    While it’s not hard to figure out what hacking of an ATM machine means, it appears that the full-screen lock system that prevented the ATM interface from accessing other parts of the operating system could be bypassed by simply invoking Sticky Keys.

  • Cryptojacking Bot “Digimine” Spreading Via FB Messenger in Google Chrome Desktop

    Cryptocurrency mining is on the rise and so does the number of instances where wrong ways are used to harvest the digital currency. Just a day before yesterday, we told you about the Loapi Android malware that mines Monero on your device. Even if you’re sitting at a place like Starbucks, mining can happen anytime.

  • Digmine Cryptocurrency Miner Spreading via Facebook Messenger

    We found a new cryptocurrency-mining bot spreading through Facebook Messenger, which we first observed in South Korea. We named this Digmine based on the moniker (비트코인 채굴기 bot) it was referred to in a report of recent related incidents in South Korea. We’ve also seen Digmine spreading in other regions such as Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, and Venezuela. It’s not far-off for Digmine to reach other countries given the way it propagates.

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Reddit: The Wayland Zombie Apocalypse is Near

Friday 22nd of December 2017 11:28:40 AM

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Browsers: Mozilla Firefox and Bromite

  • Firefox 60 Product Integrity Requests Report
    Late last year I was putting out weekly reports on the number of requests Mozilla’s Product Integrity group was receiving and how well we were tracking toward our self-imposed service-level agreement (respond to 90% within 48 hours). The initial system we set up was only ever intended to be minimally viable and has not scaled well, although that’s probably to be expected. There’s been quite a lot of growing pains so I’ve been tasked with taking it to the next level.
  • Tab Warming: How Firefox Will Improve Web Browsing Experience? How To Get It Now?
    Mozilla developer Mike Conley described the details about Tab Warming in a post on his personal blog. It will improve tab switching by pre-loading the contents of a tab before it gets displayed in front of the users.
  • Bromite Is the New NoChromo — Open Source Chrome Port with Ad Blocking
    A while back, we told you about NoChromo, a no-root ad-blocking browser based on Google Chrome's open source code base, Chromium. That browser was wildly successful, as it offered an identical interface to regular Chrome, but without any ads. Sadly, the developer abandoned NoChromo, but a new ad-blocking Chromium port called Bromite has been released to fill its void.

GNOME: GNOME Shell, Bug Tracking, GXml

  • How to Install GNOME Shell Extensions GUI / CLI
    GNOME Shell extensions are small and lightweight pieces of codes that enhance GNOME desktop’s functionality and improves the user experience. They are the equivalent of add-ons in your browser. For instance, you can have add-ons that download videos like IDM downloader or block annoying ads such as Adblocker. Similarly, GNOME extensions perform certain tasks e.g. Display weather and geolocation. One of the tools used to install and customize GNOME Shell extensions is the GNOME tweak tool. It comes pre-installed in the latest Linux distributions. This article we cover how to install GNOME Shell extensions from GUI and from the command line on various Linux distros.
  • Musings on bug trackers
    I love bugzilla, I really do. I’ve used it nearly my entire career in free software. I know it well, I like the command line tool integration. But I’ve never had a day in bugzilla where I managed to resolve/triage/close nearly 100 issues. I managed to do that today with our gitlab instance and I didn’t even mean to.
  • ABI stability for GXml
    I’m taking a deep travel across Vala code; trying to figure out how things work. With my resent work on abstract methods for compact classes, may I have an idea on how to provide ABI stability to GXml. GXml have lot of interfaces for DOM4, implemented in classes, like Gom* series. But they are a lot, so go for each and add annotations, like Gee did, to improve ABI, is a hard work.

More on Barcelona Moving to Free Software

  • Barcelona Aims To Oust Microsoft In Open Source Drive
    The city of Barcelona has embarked on an ambitious open source effort aimed at reducing its dependence on large proprietary software vendors such as Microsoft, including the replacement of both applications and operating systems.
  • Barcelona to ditch Microsoft software for open source software
    Barcelona, one of the most popular cities in the Europe is now switching to open-source software by replacing Microsoft Windows, Office and Exchange with Linux, Libre Office and Open Xchange respectively. The city council is already piloting the use of Ubuntu Linux desktops along with Mozilla Firefox as the default browser. With this move, Barcelona city is planning to save money over the years by reducing software/service licensing fees. They are also planning to hire new developers to write open-source software. The open-source product will also be made available to other Spanish municipalities and public bodies further afield allowing them the opportunity to save money on software licences.
  • Barcelona to ditch Microsoft in favour of open source Linux software
    Catalan capital Barcelona is planning to ditch proprietary software products from Microsoft in favour of free, open source alternatives such as Open-Xchange email. That’s according to a report by Spain's national paper El Pais, which reports that Barcelona plans to invest 70% of its annual software budget in open source this year.

OSS Leftovers

  • Open Source turns 20
    While open source software is ubiquitous, recognized across industries as a fundamental infrastructure component as well as a critical factor for driving innovation, the "open source" label was coined only 20 years ago. The concept of open source software - as opposed to free software or freeware - is credited to Netscape which, in January 1998, announced plans to release the source code of its proprietary browser, Navigator, under a license that would freely permit modification and redistribution. This code is today the basis for Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. The Open Source Initiative (OSI) regards that event as the point at which "software freedom extended its reach beyond the enthusiast community and began its ascent into the mainstream".
  • Coreboot 4.7 Released With 47 More Motherboards Supported, AMD Stoney Ridge
    Coreboot 4.7 is now available as the latest release of this free and open-source BIOS/UEFI replacement. Coreboot 4.7 is the latest tagged release for this project developed via Git. This release has initial support for AMD Stoney Ridge platforms, Intel ICH10 Southbridge support, Intel Denverton/Denverton-NS platform support, and initial work on supporting next-gen Intel Cannonlake platforms.
  • Thank you CUSEC!
    Last week, I spoke at CUSEC (Canadian Undergraduate Software Engineering Conference) in Montreal.   I really enjoy speaking with students and learning what they are working on.  They are the future of our industry!  I was so impressed by the level of organization and the kindness and thoughtfulness of the CUSEC organizing committee who were all students from various universities across Canada. I hope that you all are enjoying some much needed rest after your tremendous work in the months approaching the conference and last week.
  • Percona Announces Sneak Peek of Conference Breakout Sessions for Seventh Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference
  • The Universal Donor
    A few people reacted negatively to my article on why Public Domain software is broadly unsuitable for inclusion in a community open source project. Most argued that because public domain gave them the rights they need where they live (mostly the USA), I should not say it was wrong to use it. That demonstrates either parochialism or a misunderstanding of what public domain really means. It should not be used for the same reason code known to be subject to software patents should not be used — namely that only code that, to the best efforts possible, can be used by anyone, anywhere without the need to ask permission (e.g. by buying a patent license) or check it it’s needed (e.g. is that PD code PD here?) can be used in an open source project. Public domain fails the test for multiple reasons: global differences in copyright term, copyright as an unalienable moral rather than as a property right, and more. Yes, public domain may give you the rights you need. But in an open source project, it’s not enough for you to determine you personally have the rights you need. In order to function, every user and contributor of the project needs prior confidence they can use, improve and share the code, regardless of their location or the use to which they put it. That confidence also has to extend to their colleagues, customers and community as well.