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Phoronix: Initial NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Linux Benchmarks

1 hour 1 min ago
Here are the first of many benchmarks of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti "Turing" graphics card under Linux with this initial piece exploring the OpenGL/Vulkan gaming performance.

LXer: How to Manually Mount/UnMount a USB Device on Ubuntu

1 hour 17 min ago
In this tutorial, we will explain how to manually mount and unmount a USB drive to and from your system by using the Terminal. The commands and steps described in this article have been run on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system.

Reddit: [Discussion] is dm-verity actually possible on desktops?

1 hour 49 min ago

I've seen this technology being used in Android devices, but I've never seen it in an actual Linux machine. Is anyone here using it? If so, how was your experience?

The only mention about it that I could find is in the cryptsetup documentation: https://gitlab.com/cryptsetup/cryptsetup/wikis/DMVerity

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LinuxToday: How to Run Commands Simultaneously in Linux

2 hours 5 min ago

Let's say you're editing a configuration file in the Linux vi editor, and suddenly need to look up some data in another file..

Reddit: Substituting Linux+ for Exp

2 hours 9 min ago

I know experience is more important than certs, and Linux+ is an entry level certification. However, since I'm diving more into AWS/DevOps it's become clear that knowing Linux is a requirement.

So I'm wondering, I have experience as a sysadmin with windows but no professional experience with linux, is it a good idea to just got for Linux+? I've already started and I feel like it's giving me a good top level view of linux and if anyone's been in the same boat.

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Reddit: A brief history lesson from an old fart

2 hours 32 min ago

I'm old and have been using Linux since 1993. Heck, I've been on Reddit for 12 years, which is hard to believe some days. Since an interesting post was removed by the mods while I researched and composed this comment, I figured I'd just post it here.

Here are some fun facts that you may not know.

In 1993, Microsoft released Windows NT and Slackware came out. Slackware remained my preferred distro until I switched to Debian after the great libc5/glibc wars in 1998.

David N. Cutler, who had been designing operating systems for Digital Equipment Corporation, brought his team over to Microsoft in 1988 and designed what would become Windows NT. The VMS->WNT (one letter up) may be a coincidence, but it's still funny.

That initial version of Windows NT Server ran on multiple hardware platforms and eventually supported Intel x86 and Itanium, DEC Alpha, ARC MIPS, IBM PowerPC, and Sun Sparc. It was promoted at the time as a universal operating system that would unify the market providing a single software development platform for everyone. They even helped create industry certifications to leapfrog the slow adoption of new technologies in universities with the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer in 1993. Personal fun fact: I was one of the first 3000 people to be certified on Windows NT 3.51.

At the same time, my Slackware version ran only on x86. It took until 1995 for Linux to gain support for DEC Alpha and SUN Sparc architectures. During that time I watched Microsoft squander their technology lead with petty games and faltering missteps.

Linux now runs on a vast array of hardware architectures, from supercomputers to watches. In June 1998, the first computer running Linux appeared on the list of the top 500 fastest computers in the world. Since November 2017, all 500 computers on the top list run some version of Linux.

I had an IT manager ask me in 1998 how could I believe Linux could ever compete with Microsoft. I boldly predicted Linux had already won. Like a tree after that final chop, we were all just waiting for gravity to take its inevitable toll. I was personally waiting for the perennial gale of creative destruction to clear the whole the field. I think we bet $20 at the time on the result. Considering it's been twenty years, I should probably give him a call and see if he wants to pay up or double down.

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LXer: Opt out of global data surveillance programs

2 hours 32 min ago
"Help make mass surveillance of entire populations uneconomical! We all have a right to privacy, which you can exercise today by encrypting your communications and ending your reliance on proprietary services."

LinuxToday: Virtme: The kernel developers' best friend

3 hours 5 min ago

When working on the Linux Kernel, testing via QEMU is pretty common.

Reddit: Video library

3 hours 25 min ago

If this is the wrong channel to post this in, please let me know. :)

I'm currently using libgstreamer for my front-end (RetroFE) development, but I'm running into video stuttering issues on both Windows and Linux. Most of the time it's working fine, but from time to time the video starts stuttering (skipping 1-3 seconds worth of frames) while the audio continues just fine. The CPU is hardly being used (the front-end really doesn't ask that much of the system), and nothing important (other than X and KDE for Linux and bare Windows for Windows 10) are running at the time. I've tried several Google searches, but I haven't found anything recent that matches my issues. Have more people run into this problem, and is it worth trying to solve or would it be easier for me to just switch video libraries? In that last case, which cross-platform video library would you suggest?

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LXer: 5 ways DevSecOps changes security

3 hours 46 min ago
There’s been an ongoing kerfuffle over whether we need to expand DevOps to explicitly bring in security. After all, the thinking goes, DevOps has always been something of a shorthand for a broad set of new practices, using new tools (often open source) and built on more collaborative cultures.

Phoronix: Vulkan 1.1.85 Released With Raytracing, Mesh Shaders & Other New NVIDIA Extensions

4 hours 34 sec ago
Leading up to the Turing launch we weren't sure if NVIDIA was going to deliver same-day Vulkan support for RTX/ray-tracing with the GeForce RTX graphics cards or if it was going to be left up to Direct3D 12 on Windows for a while... Fortunately, as already reported, their new driver has Vulkan RTX support. Additionally, the NVX_raytracing extension and other NVIDIA updates made it into today's Vulkan 1.1.85 release...

LinuxToday: How to Install and Configure Nginx Web Server on Ubuntu 18.04 / Debian 9

4 hours 5 min ago

Nginx is a free and open source web server, it can also be used as reverse proxy, HTTP load balancer, HTTP Cache and mail proxy.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

4 hours 15 min ago
  • Opus 1.3 Codec Library Nears, New Tools Release

    Back in June was the first release candidate of Opus 1.3 (libopus v1.3) with this open-source audio codec allowing to use SILK down to bitrates of about 5kb/s, wideband encoding down to 9kb/s, improved security, improved Ambisonics support, and much more. Libopus 1.3 RC2 is now available along with some tooling updates.

    Libopus 1.3 RC2 was released on Tuesday to fix issues with bandwidth detection, enable Ambisonics support by default, and enables security hardening by default.

  • Akademy 2018

    I had the awesome opportunity to attend Akademy in Vienna this year. First off, a big thank you to the organising team for pulling off this years Akademy without a hitch.

    This Akademy was a bit more special, since it was decided to switch up the format, which in my opinion worked quite well. There were training’s that ran alongside the talk’s and BoF’s, which I think was a great idea. I signed up to the Public Speaking Training and the Non Violent Communication training, which I think were run exceptionally. I hope that these training sessions are run again next Akademy because I found them exceptionally valuable.

  • NetworkManager Merges An Initrd Generator For Early Boot Handling

    Days following the NetworkManager 1.14 release, feature activity on the next release is progressing and the newest addition is nm-initrd-generator.

    The NetworkManager Initrd Generator is used to generate an early-boot NetworkManager configuration. This new utility scans the command line for supported options and from there generates a network configuration and the necessary configuration files to handle an early instance of NetworkManager that runs from the initial ramdisk during the system's early boot stage.

  • Mageia at fête de l’humanité 2018

    The booths were in a different place from previous years, and we had a lot more visitors. We gave out all the flyers we brought by Saturday evening – there was only one left for Sunday – so we gave out Mageia stickers instead. We did not sell any T-shirts, but we sold two USB sticks.

    Many people asked for general information; I spoke so much that I lost my voice! We had strong interest, coming from people already using a Linux distribution as well as from people wishing to turn to free software.

  • Troubleshooting FDB table wrapping in Open vSwitch

    When most people deploy an Open vSwitch configuration for virtual networking using the NORMAL rule, that is, using L2 learning, they do not think about configuring the size of the Forwarding DataBase (FDB).

  • Test Day: Fedora Silverblue

    Fedora Silverblue is a new variant of Fedora Workstation with rpm-ostree at its core to provide fully atomic upgrades. Furthermore, Fedora Silverblue is immutable and upgrades as a whole, providing easy rollbacks from updates if something goes wrong. Fedora Silverblue is great for developers using Fedora with good support for container-focused workflows.

    Additionally, Fedora Silverblue delivers desktop applications as Flatpaks. This provides better isolation/sandboxing of applications, and streamlines updating applications — Flatpaks can be safely updated without reboot.

  • Understand Fedora memory usage with top

    Have you used the top utility in a terminal to see memory usage on your Fedora system? If so, you might be surprised to see some of the numbers there. It might look like a lot more memory is consumed than your system has available. This article will explain a little more about memory usage, and how to read these numbers.

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    Your system has another facility it uses to store information, which is swap. Typically this is an area of slower storage (like a hard disk). If the physical memory on the system fills up as needs increase, the OS looks for portions of memory that haven’t been needed in a while. It writes them out to the swap area, where they sit until needed later.

    Therefore, prolonged, high swap usage usually means a system is suffering from too little memory for its demands. Sometimes an errant application may be at fault. Or, if you see this often on your system, consider upgrading your machine’s memory, or restricting what you run.

  • Global Open-Source Learning Management Systems Software Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022
  • The Commons Clause vs. Open Source controversy, explained [iophk: "if it has the "Commons Clause" in it then it does not qualify as Open Source"]

    So, what is Commons Clause and why isn’t it the same thing as open source?

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Reddit: Combine Similar Files into Unique Directories

4 hours 29 min ago

Hello,

I don't have much experience with writing bash scripts and general automation in Linux.

So, what I'm trying to do is combine user files into a folder matching the user. For example, an indeterminite number of files named like:

ProjectName_UserName_Date_filename.extension

They are all already in a project folder, however I want to put all the files with a matching UserName into their own directories. I'm not quite sure how to do this.

Thank You.

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TuxMachines: Endless OS May Be the Best Linux Version for New Computer Users

4 hours 38 min ago

Linux appeals to a certain kind of computer user: if you like computers enough to read about or tinker with them in your free time, then there’s a good chance you’ll find something to like about Linux. Otherwise, you will probably consider it too much work to bother.

Endless Computer’s Endless OS aims to provide a complete desktop experience that’s versatile enough to serve families. Is this the ideal way to introduce newcomers to Linux?

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LXer: Complete guide for creating Vagrant boxes with VirtualBox

5 hours 58 sec ago
Vagrant is tool for building & managing virtual machines environment, especially development environments. It provides easy to use & easy to replicate/reproducible environment built on top of technologies like Docker, VirtualBox, Hyper-V, Vmware ,...

Phoronix: NVIDIA Introduces A Number Of New OpenGL Extensions For Turing

5 hours 7 min ago
As part of the GeForce RTX 2080 series launching with the new GPU architecture, NVIDIA has published a number of new OpenGL extensions for making use of some of Turing's new capabilities...

TuxMachines: Andrew Crouthamel: How I Got Involved in KDE

5 hours 8 min ago

Since this blog is starting after the beginning of my contributions to KDE, the first few regular posts will be explaining my prior contributions, before moving into the present.

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Graphics: NVIDIA and Gallium3D

  • NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Adds New KHR_driver_properties & KHR_shader_atomic_int64
    Not to be confused with the new NVIDIA Linux/Windows drivers that should be out today for RTX 2070/2080 "Turing" support and also initial RTX ray-tracing support, there is also out a new Vulkan beta driver this morning. The NVIDIA 396.54.06 driver is this new Vulkan beta and as implied by the version number is still on the current stable branch and not in the Turing era. But this driver release is quite exciting as it does bring support for two new extensions... These extensions are very fresh and not yet in the official Vulkan specification: VK_KHR_driver_properties and VK_KHR_shader_atomic_int64.
  • GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Linux Benchmarks Coming Today, NVIDIA Driver Bringing Vulkan RTX
    NVIDIA's review/performance embargo has now lifted on the GeForce RTX 2080 series ahead of the cards shipping tomorrow. I should have out initial Linux benchmarks later today, assuming Linux driver availability. As wrote about yesterday, just yesterday I ended up receiving the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti for Linux benchmarking. But, unfortunately, no Linux driver yet... But I am told it will be posted publicly soon with the Windows driver. Assuming that happens within the hours ahead, I'll still have initial RTX 2080 Ti benchmarks on Ubuntu Linux out by today's end -- thanks to the Phoronix Test Suite and recently wrapping up other NVIDIA/AMD GPU comparison tests on the current drivers.
  • Intel's New Iris Gallium3D Driver Picks Up Experimental Icelake Bits, GL Features
    One of the talks we are most interested in at XDC2018 is on the Intel "Iris" Gallium3D driver we discovered last month was in development. We stumbled across the Iris Gallium3D driver that's been in development for months as a potential replacement to their "i965" classic Mesa driver. But they haven't really detailed their intentions in full, but we should learn more next week. This is particularly exciting the prospects of an official Intel Gallium3D driver as the company is also expected to introduce their discrete GPUs beginning in 2020 and this new driver could be part of that plan.