Long story short, I've installed fglrx drivers and it screwed up my sistem, but that's a different issue.
In order to fix this, I've went with the recovery option in GRUB and expected to be greeted with a login message. Instead, I was granted immediate root access with no authentication at all.
During installation, I've left the root password blank, which should mean that the root account is inaccessible. How come recovery mode bypasses it?submitted by /u/Hramyzn
LXer: Vault Linux Storage & Filesystems Conference Includes Talks By Alluxio, Facebook, LinkedIn, Red Hat, and More
And saw that it said Fedora isnt as good for desktops or people new to linux. I am using a desktop, and looking to get back into linux, mostly for programming. I have used Linux before (mint and Ubuntu, much more prefer Mint). Is fedora something that will be useful or should I avoid it?
I know of www.commandline.org so I should be able to learn the command line easily. I know a few things but not much.submitted by /u/cyoung-cs
Vulkan Slides Now Available From Khronos' Vancouver Event
Yesterday The Khronos Group hosted a one-day workshop in Vancouver, Canada with all things Vulkan.
- Handling all those mail notifications from the bug tracker
OPNsense 17.1 Released, Based On FreeBSD 11
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.
Meet Stacer, a System Optimizer App for Ubuntu
Stacey helps you monitor system resource usage, clear app caches, uninstall unwanted apps, and even stop system processes from running in the background.
Open source software tools of DevOps
Unlike most technology trends, DevOps’ focus is on the collaborative elements of delivery infrastructure bringing together software developers – those who know exactly why they are building a particular piece of software – and operations personnel – those who are maintaining the IT infrastructure. Bridging the silos between the two sides, the early pioneers of DevOps were hoping this would enable IT professionals to make better judgments about how to deploy and integrate software more effectively.
5 DevOps Tools for Logging and Monitoring
Enter the new wave of powerful open logging and monitoring solutions. Some of these focus on targeted tasks, such as container cluster monitoring and performance analysis, while others qualify as holistic monitoring and alerting toolkits, capable of multi-dimensional data collection and querying.
lnav – An Advanced Console Based Log File Viewer for Linux
LNAV stands for Log file Navigator is an advanced console based log file viewer for Linux. It does the same job how other file viewers doing like cat, more, tail, etc but have more enhanced features which is not available in normal file viewers (especially, it will comes with set of color and easy to read format).
PacketFence v6.5 released
The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v6.5.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.
- Comodo Extends Advanced Endpoint Protection to Mac OS X and Linux Systems
Remembering Masaya Nakamura, the "Father of Pac-Man"
Pac-Man is an incredibly simple game which has more than stood the test of time both as a game and through its extensive merchandising. It is the sort of IP which many seek to emulate but few have followed successfully.
In 2016, the website US Gamer named Pac-Man the highest grossing arcade game of all time (its spin off game, Ms Pac-Man came in at number 4).
Anyone who has played the game will not be terribly surprised - it is a very addictive game.
- GOG adds the classic strategy game 'Constructor' with Linux support thanks to DOSBox, it's free until tomorrow
Mircade: An Arcade-Style Ubuntu Game Launcher Using Mir
Canonical developer Alan Griffiths who has long been involved in the development of the Mir display server for Ubuntu has now announced Mircade.
Neon OEM Mod…arghhh
For years and years already Ubuntu’s installer, Ubiquity, has an OEM mode. And for years and years I know it doesn’t really work with the Qt interface.
An understandable consequence of not actually having any real-life use cases of course, disappointing all the same. As part of the KDE Slimbook project I took a second and then a third look at the problems it was having and while it still is not perfect it is substantially better than before.
KDE Plasma 5.9 Desktop Launches with Global Menus, Better Wayland Support
Today, January 30, 2017, KDE had the great pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of the KDE Plasma 5.9 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.
The development cycle of KDE Plasma 5.9 took only a few months, but considering the fact that it's not a long-term supported (LTS) version like KDE Plasma 5.8, which is the recommended version right now for all users, we think that it's a pretty hefty update adding quite a bunch of new features and improving Wayland support.
- KDE Plasma 5.9 Released, This Is What’s New
KDE Plasma 5.9 Hits The Web With Global Menus, Better Wayland Support
KDE Plasma 5.9 introduces interactive previews for notifications, drag-and-drop improvements throughout the desktop, window switching in the task manager using Meta + number shortcuts, Breeze styling improvements, Global Menus have returned to the KDE desktop, general theme and UI improvements, a new network configuration module, and continued work on Wayland support.
Sandvine Virtual Series Achieves Certification with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0
The Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform combines the power of Red Hat Enterprise Linux® with Red Hat OpenStack technology to deliver a scalable and secure foundation that allows Communications Service Providers to build and manage a virtualized carrier network.
European Bioinformatics Institute and Red Hat Collaborate to Enhance Global Biological Research Capabilities
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, is using Red Hat OpenStack Platform to deliver the scale and flexibility required to drive its Embassy Cloud project. The goal of Embassy Cloud is to transform the way collaborative research, such as pan-cancer analysis, tackles the world’s toughest biological challenges.
- Stock Survey: Viewing Levels for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
Sometimes it’s good to stop worrying about the world and just work on my internship
As I’m sure many of you know, living in the US is worrying right now.
The affinity mapping and brainstorming post contained a bunch of initial mockups which I basically threw together to try to cover the things we came up with during brainstorming. Máirín Duffy (Mo) reviewed and commented on each of those, both in the ticket and sometimes in IRC, email, and other such places.
CSS and mockups
I want to get a better feel for CSS, so Máirín Duffy (Mo) and I spent three hours last week figuring out how to moving a pixel perfect mockup to CSS. This was made up almost entirely of background stuff, but we got a lot of useful information in the process. We will continue working on this sometime this week.
Welcome Fedora Quality Planet
Hello, I’d like to introduce a new sub-planet of Fedora Planet to you, located at http://fedoraplanet.org/quality/ (you don’t need to remember the URL, there’s a sub-planet picker in the top right corner of Fedora Planet pages that allows you to switch between sub-planets).
Fedora Quality Planet will contain news and useful information about QA tools and processes present in Fedora, updates on our quality automation efforts, guides for package maintainers (and other teams) how to interact with our tools and checks or understand the reported failures, announcements about critical issues in Fedora releases, and more.
Scratch group projects – 2017
It’s January, so it must be time for this year’s Scratch projects from my grade 10 students. We’re moving on to python, but I’ve posted their projects at http://scratch.lesbg.com Feel free to play them and rate them. This is a first attempt for students, so do please be gentle on the ratings.
- Free software activities in January 2017
My Free Software Activities in January 2017
My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. I write it for my donors (thanks to them!) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to newcomers and it’s one of the best ways to find volunteers to work with me on projects that matter to me.
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed A Second Time
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.
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS had been delayed due to some parts of its hardware enablement (HWE) stack being changed, they decided in mid-January to push back the release to 2 February. Now today they've decided to delay it a second time due to an unrelated problem.
- Barix Brings Linux Open Source Programmability To Barionet I/O Device
Barix to Introduce Barionet 1000 Universal I/O Device
At ISE 2017, Barix will introduce the Barionet 1000, the latest member of the company’s universal programmable I/O device family for IP-based control and automation applications. In contrast to other Barionet devices that use the proprietary Barix ABCL programming language, the Barionet 1000 is the first device to be programmable in Linux using the Open WRT framework. It is also the first Barionet device to integrate wireless support and a USB port for emerging control and automation connectivity needs.
So I want to attempt to learn and understand the linux environment as much as possible. So where do I go from there? I don't know really how to code but I want to try and work with it to some extent so I can development a comfortable work space. Such as working with tools as Openbox or awesome.submitted by /u/Alex10111