I was setting up this old laptop of mine with a Intel Pentiu M processor. It's been a few days now and for some reason, I couldn't getting a working custom kernel on it. The screen would go blank, caps lock and scroll lock starts blinking and I won't be able to see the error messages. I re-compiled it with vesa, found out that it couldn't locate init and was told to add 'init=' to my boot parameters. I did so and same error.
But just today, I decided to copy the '.config' and compile it on my i7 laptop to save time. And voila, after copying it over with the modules, the kernel works on the pentium laptop.
Does this laptop lack the capabilities to compile the Linux kernel?
Mentions: Linux Lite 3.0 | CPU doesn't support PAE | During compilation on the pentium, it would sometimes throw errors that can be fixed with a 'make clean'.submitted by /u/Kamiyaa
Took my LFCS this morning and I'm not confident I did that well. I have a retake I can schedule, so I'll wait for my results before jumping the gun, but in the meantime I'd like to make a request.
Could members of the community come up with, or provide me a good resource for, sample questions that can help me test the practical knowledge I need to do well on these kinds of exams? I can't list specific question requests due to the confidentiality agreement, but the domains and competencies listed on the Linux Foundation Website definitely covers the topics that I was tested on earlier today.
What I'm hoping to find is just something simple, that directs me to do a task but doesn't hold my hand. So an appropriate question could be "create a user named blah, with password blah, and a default shell of blah."
The questions I struggled with most had to do with file manipulation, such as listing specific files in a directory, files with only a specific type of permission, etc. I also had no clue on what to do with LVM, and there were many questions related to archiving and backups, specifically dealing with bzip2, that threw me for a loop.
Any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance!submitted by /u/TsuDoughNym
Hello everyone! Totally new to the Linux world and am loving my adventures with it so far (VPS with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is my current and only experience with Linux).
I currently have a Windows PC but will be purchasing a MacBook Pro for development purposes. I am looking to install Linux on it because I have heard that Apple is moving towards a singular user experience through mobile and desktop/ laptop which I am not a fan of.
So I am curious if this is still a possibility with their current driver and hardware situation?
Thanks!submitted by /u/jordanbrauer
How Public Shame Might Force a Revolution in Computer Security
The numbers are depressing. An estimated 700 million data records were stolen in 2015. But despite the billions spent on computer security, flaws that allow such attacks are fixed slowly. A June report found that financial companies, for example, take on average over five months to fix known online security vulnerabilities.
“The security industry gets $75 billion every year to try to secure things, and what you get for that is everybody is hacked all the time,” said Jeremiah Grossman, chief of security strategy at SentinelOne, speaking at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Yet Grossman and some other veterans of the security industry have lately become more optimistic. They see a chance that companies will soon have much stronger financial incentives to invest in securing and maintaining software.
DefCon: How the Hacker Tracker Mobile App Stays Secure
The DefCon hacker conference here at the Bally's and Paris Hotels is a massive affair with many rooms, events and workshops spread across multiple times and days. While there is a paper schedule, many hackers now rely on Hacker Tracker, which has become the de facto mobile app of the DefCon conference.
The Hacker Tracker was developed by two volunteers, Whitney Champion, systems engineer at SPARC, and Seth Law, chief security officer at nVisium. Champion built the Android version of the app while Law built the iOS version.
In a video interview at DefCon, Law provided details on how Hacker Tracker is built and the steps he and Champion have taken to keep it and hacker data secure.
Windows 10 Linux Feature Brings Real, but Manageable Security Risks [Ed: Vista 10 is malware with intentional (baked in) back doors, Linux and GNU won’t make it any worse]
The Bash shell support in the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 is a valuable tool for developers, but it needs to be used carefully because of potential security risks.
- Linux Botnets Dominate the DDoS Landscape [Ed: Kaspersky marketing]
It's fair to say that NZ Rise co-chair Don Christie and ACT leader David Seymour don't always see eye-to-eye.
But Mr Christie today found some common ground, backing Mr Seyour's call for the government to consider open source software.
The Epsom MP says the government to take a new approach in its software procurement policies, allowing substantial savings to the taxpayer.
“A substantial number of civil servants could generate the same output using open source software and open document formats, instead of proprietary software like Microsoft Office," he says.
Open Source continues to make an impact on both IT and software development.
Open source innovation has led to the development of new markets over ten times during the last twenty years, said David Senf, vice president at IDC Canada. The first major impact of Open Source was with the development of the Linux operating system. Next was the influence of the Apache web server, and then open source databases like MySQL came on the scene. After that, there has been a flood of open source software spanning many categories.
Open source products include development tools, web browsers, the Android operating system, Hadoop for big data, and tools like Jenkins, Chef and Puppet for devops. Products like OpenStack are also taking on the cloud. And, in fact, much of the cloud today runs on Linux. Senf said that “open source is the platform that big data is built on. Without Hadoop and Spark, we wouldn’t have big data.”
Going along with the recent Linux 4.7 file-system benchmarks, here are some tests of Btrfs' built-in RAID functionality when tested on the Linux 4.7 kernel across four SATA SSDs.
Aveyond 3-1 Lord of Twilight, a 2D RPG released for Linux
Get the first instalment of the third part of the classic 2D RPG on Linux today!
- Construction Simulator 2015 now has an open Linux beta to owners of the game
- Addictive free Battlefield-like FPS 'Ravenfield' has its second beta available, some thoughts
Breached, a strange adventure sci-fi walking sim now on Linux
Breached is a very cool looking sci-fi adventure game much like what people call 'walking simulators', but you're flying instead. It actually looks really good.
- ALONE IN SPACE is now on Linux, an immersive sci-fi adventure that looks quite good
- Random Access Murder is quite possibly the most annoying game ever made
With DragonFlyBSD 4.6 having been released this week, here are benchmarks comparing its performance to that of the previous DragonFlyBSD 4.4 release as well as seeing how it compares to some Linux distributions.
I need to compress 1TB of RAW unprocessed photos. The thing is I have two external HDDs, 1TB each, synced to each other as backups of one another. I can't stop photographing just because I don't have storage space, and I can't afford to keep buying external HDDs because I need to buy 2 at a time and sync them so that if one fails, I still have my photos.
Another reason I don't wanna buy more external HDDs is because photography is a hobby for me and I'm a college student whose unemployed at the moment. (I'm job hunting)
So I need a serious compression software for Xubuntu. 7z doesn't compress much at all.
EDIT: I'm dual booting Xubuntu 16.04 and Windows 8.1 Home.submitted by /u/Art-Of-DWTHYW