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LXer: 6 easy ways to check, If a Machine is Physical or Virtual in Linux ?

Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:20:03 PM
Is it hard to check, If a Machine is Physical or Virtual in Linux ?

TuxMachines: In Search of an Open Source DNS Server

Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:18:54 PM

Does it matter whether the DNS server you use is open source? Most of the good ones run proprietary code. But after some tedious shopping and testing, I finally found one that’s open source, community-owned, and (so far, at least) as reliable as its proprietary competitors.

One day Web pages started loading slowly for me. Not just on one computer, but on Linux, Windows, Mac, a Chromebook, and two Android phones. All the devices on my home network were suddenly spending a crazy amount of time displaying things like the FOSS Force front page.

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TuxMachines: SUSE Leftovers

Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:05:36 PM
  • New Package in Tumbleweed Enhances Rolling Updates

    Snapshots of openSUSE Tumbleweed are becoming more frequent once again and a new package in the rolling release should make the handling of updates easier.

    The new package called transactional-update was announced on the openSUSE Factory Mailing List on Jan. 21 and it allows for more fluent handling of updates and upgrades for a rolling release. Tumbleweed user are encourage to read the email and thread because the package has potential consequences for those using it if not used correctly.

  • New GeckoLinux Rolling and Static Editions Include the Calamares 3.0 Installer

    The developers of the openSUSE-based GeckoLinux operating system announced on January 25, 2017, the availability of new, updated versions of all supported editions.

    GeckoLinux Rolling 999.170124 and GeckoLinux Static 422.170124 editions are now available for download, shipping with the recently released Calamares 3.0 graphical installer, which adds countless fixes and improvements over the 2.4 series used in previous versions of GeckoLinux.

  • OpenSUSE board election suspended

    The election to pick two members of the openSUSE board has been suspended due to "technical problems". The problems do indeed appear to be technical in nature, with at least some voters being presented strange and confusing ballots. The election was restarted on the 21st in an unsuccessful attempt to fix the problems; now it is on indefinite hold. The current board will continue to serve, possibly deferring any major decisions, until the issue is resolved.

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Linux.com: Camille Fournier, Donna Dillenberger, William Hurley to Speak at Open Source Leadership Summit Next Month

Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:00:59 PM
Title: Camille Fournier, Donna Dillenberger, William Hurley to Speak at Open Source Leadership Summit Next Month26 JanLearn more

TuxMachines: Graphics News and Benchmarks

Thursday 26th of January 2017 05:31:02 PM
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  • Intel Sends In Final Batch Of DRM Features For Linux 4.11: DP MST Audio, HuC Firmware

    Daniel Vetter, the i915 DRM kernel maintainer from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center, has announced their final set of feature changes to be queued in DRM-Next for the Linux 4.11 kernel.

    Going back to the end of 2016 they had already been staging their DRM / graphics changes for Linux 4.11. They've sent in several series of updates and the code sent out today is believed to be their last feature work they are looking to merge for this next kernel cycle.

  • Mesa 12.0 Gets an Extra Release, Mesa 17.0.0 and 13.0.4 Receive New RC Builds

    Collabora's Emil Velikov has announced today the availability of three Mesa builds, one stable for the Mesa 12.0 series, and two development releases for the upcoming Mesa 17 branch, as well as the fourth maintenance update to Mesa 13.

    We'll start with Mesa 12.0.6, which appears to be an extra, but also the last point release to the 12.0 stable branch, patching a CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) issue that could lead to lockups of the graphics processing unit (GPU), as well as other unforeseen performance of the Gallium graphics drivers.

  • Linux Memory Performance With Intel Kabylake From DDR4-1600 To DDR4-3333MHz

    For those that may be thinking about picking up an Intel Kabylake processor and trying to justify if DDR4-2400 memory is worthwhile for your budget, or even faster DDR4 memory via XMP profiles / overclocking, here are some tests using a Kabylake CPU and testing DDR4 memory at frequencies from 1600MHz up to 3333MHz.

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TuxMachines: Software Development and Development Teams

Thursday 26th of January 2017 05:28:50 PM

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Reddit: NoMachine (NX) connections are coming through despite my firewall

Thursday 26th of January 2017 05:26:26 PM

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and using UFW to configure my firewall. My settings are to deny all incoming connections except for ports 22 and 32400, which I've opened to allow access to SSH and Plex Media Server, respectively. For some reason, I'm still able to connect to this system on the local network using NoMachine, which uses port 4000. I was planning to open this port anyways, but I'm confused as to why the connection is working when I haven't added 4000 as an exception.

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Reddit: Is this possible?

Thursday 26th of January 2017 05:18:38 PM

So I'm wondering if it's possible to install software from a live USB boot onto the main OS hard drive that isn't Linux (i.e. Windows or Mac). Of course assuming the drive is unencrypted, if I just manually made the directories and copy-pasted saved versions of the files, how would I know how to change the registry to account for this? Also, no idea where to begin with mac, I was a Windows user before I converted to Lubuntu.

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TuxMachines: Events: LCA, FOSDEM17, and Embedded Linux Conference Europe

Thursday 26th of January 2017 05:13:10 PM
  • Building the world we want to have

    Pia Waugh has been a mainstay of the Australian free-software community for many years; among other things, she was one of the organizers of the 2007 linux.conf.au event. She is also known for her open government work. Ten years after running LCA, she returned to the conference as the opening keynote speaker. Nobody could possibly accuse her of thinking small as she outlined a somewhat utopian view of where the world is going and how the free-software community can help it to get there.

    We are, she began, at a tipping point where we can reinvent our world. But we have to do it carefully, or we risk reinventing the past with a few shiny new things added. We need to make active choices about the future that we want to have.

    Human society has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years, often helped by the "cooperative competitiveness" that causes us to try to outdo each other while working together. Early humans figured out their world and shared information through trade and travel; the latency tended to be high, but we collected a lot of information over time. Through continuous improvement, humanity was able to move far from its origins and occupy every continent on the planet.

  • Preparing for FOSDEM17

    The annual FOSDEM is nearing. This year I will be participating for the third time and I’m looking forward to it! It’s a great opportunity to meet GNOME users and mingle with the other free software projects. FOSDEM was the first free software conference I attended back 3 years ago and I still really enjoy it.

  • Trimming Power on an Oceanographic Lab in a Can

    At last October’s Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Brent Roman, an embedded software engineer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), described the two decade-long evolution of MBARI’s Linux-controlled Environmental Sampler Processor (ESP). Roman’s lessons in reducing power consumption on the remotely deployed, sensor-driven device are applicable to a wide range of remote Internet of Things projects. The take-home lesson: It’s not only about saving power on the device but also about the communications links.

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LXer: Using Grep-Like Commands for Non-Text Files

Thursday 26th of January 2017 05:11:26 PM
In the previous article, I showed how to use the grep command, which is great at finding text files that contain a string or pattern. The idea of directly searching in a "grep-like" way is so useful that there are additional commands to let you search right into PDF documents and handle XML files more naturally. Things do not stop there, as you could consider raw network traffic a collection of data that you want to "grep" for information, too.

TuxMachines: Linux Foundation Teaching

Thursday 26th of January 2017 05:10:37 PM

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Reddit: Hitachi Linux/OSS information website

Thursday 26th of January 2017 04:58:11 PM

TuxMachines: Fixing Shadow of Mordor for GNU/Linux

Thursday 26th of January 2017 04:57:37 PM
  • Shadow of Mordor Updated For Linux With Performance Improvements

    For those Linux gamers interested in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a new Linux update is available.

    Today's Shadow of Mordor update brings "general performance improvements", with a note that it should help in CPU-limited scenarios. Performance improvements are certainly welcome for this heavy OpenGL Linux game. This update paired with the soon-to-land OpenGL shader cache work in Mesa should help open-source Linux gamers a lot.

  • Shadow of Mordor patch released for Linux, fixes issue with NVIDIA cards and moree

    You might not remember, but Mordor on Linux had a bad case of missing body syndrome. This patch will remove the need for any workarounds on later NVIDIA drivers.

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Reddit: Plain Text Productivity Redux

Thursday 26th of January 2017 04:52:27 PM

TuxMachines: Announcement of LibreOffice 5.2.5

Thursday 26th of January 2017 04:49:36 PM

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.2.5 “still”, the fifth minor release of the LibreOffice 5.2 family. Based on the upcoming announcement of LibreOffice 5.3, all users are invited to update to LibreOffice 5.2.5 from LibreOffice 5.1.6 or previous versions.

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Linux.com: Learn Kubernetes Container Management In New Linux Foundation Course

Thursday 26th of January 2017 04:00:46 PM
Title: Learn Kubernetes Container Management In New Linux Foundation Course26 JanLearn more

TuxMachines: Wine and Games

Thursday 26th of January 2017 03:13:44 PM

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LXer: Sandwich style BeagleBone Black clone targets volume production

Thursday 26th of January 2017 02:54:11 PM
Critical Link’s MitySOM-335x Maker Transition Kit adds an open source, BeagleBone Black like carrier board to its Linux-supported TI Sitara AM335x COM. Critical Link has launched a sandwich-style “MitySOM-335x Maker Transition Kit” that expands upon its MitySOM-335x computer-on-module with a carrier board that closely resembles the community-backed BeagleBone Black SBC. The kit enables makers to […]

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Digital audio and video editing in GNU/Linux

  • Linux Digital Audio Workstation Roundup
    In the world of home studio recording, the digital audio workstation is one of the most important tools of the trade. Digital audio workstations are used to record audio and MIDI data into patterns or tracks. This information is then typically mixed down into songs or albums. In the Linux ecosystem, there is no shortage of Digital audio workstations to chose from. Whether you wish to create minimalist techno or full orchestral pieces, chances are there is an application that has you covered. In this article, we will take a brief look into several of these applications and discuss their strengths and weaknesses. I will try to provide a fair evaluation of the DAWs presented here but at the end of the day, I urge you to try a few of these applications and to form an opinion of your own.
  • Shotcut Video Editor Available As A Snap Package [Quick Update]
    Shotcut is a free, open source Qt5 video editor developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework (it's developed by the same author as MLT), available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Under the hood, Shotcut uses FFmpeg, so it supports many audio, video and image formats, along with screen, webcam and audio capture. The application doesn't require importing files, thanks to its native timeline editing. Other features worth mentioning are multitrack timeline with thumbnails and waveforms, 4k resolution support, video effects, as well as a flexible UI with dockable panels.
  • Simple Screen Recorder Is Now Available as a Snap App
    Simple Screen Recorder, a popular screen recording app for Linux desktops, is now available to install as a Snap app from the Ubuntu Store.

Kernel News: Linux 4.10 in SparkyLinux, Wayland 1.13.0, and Weston 2.0 RC2

  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Lands in SparkyLinux's Unstable Repo, Here's How to Install It
    The trend of offering users the most recent Linux kernel release continues today with SparkyLinux, an open-source, Debian-based distribution that always ships with the latest GNU/Linux technologies and software versions. SparkyLinux appears to be the third distro to offer its users the ability to install the recently released Linux 4.10 kernel, after Linux Lite and Ubuntu, as the developers announced earlier that the Linux kernel 4.10 packages are now available from the unstable repository.
  • Wayland 1.13.0 Display Server Officially Released, Wayland 1.14 Lands in June
    Bryce Harrington, a Senior Open Source Developer at Samsung, announced today the release and general availability of the Wayland 1.13.0 for GNU/Linux distributions that already adopted the next-generation display server.next-generation display server. Wayland 1.13.0 has entered development in the first days of the year, but the first Alpha build arrived at the end of January, along with the Alpha version of the Weston 2.0 compositor, including most of the new features that are present in this final release that you'll be able to install on your Linux-based operating systems in the coming days.
  • Weston 2.0 RC2 Wayland Compositor Arrives With Last Minute Fixes
    While Wayland 1.13 was released today, Bryce Harrington today opted against releasing the Weston 2.0 reference compositor and instead issue a second release candidate. Weston 2.0 is the next version of this "playground" for Wayland compositor technologies since the new output configuration API had broke the ABI, necessitating a break from the same versioning as Wayland.
  • [ANNOUNCE] weston 1.99.94

KDE Leftovers

  • Fedora 25 KDE: disappointing experience
    Fedora is not a frequent guest on the review deck of Linux notes from DarkDuck blog. The most recent review was of Fedora 22 back in July 2015. That was a review of the GNOME version, the most native for Fedora. You are probably aware of the tight link between the GNOME project and RedHat, the Fedora Project main sponsor.
  • [Video] Ubuntu 17.04 Unity 8 - KDE apps native on Mir
  • Plasma in a Snap?
    Shortly before FOSDEM, Aleix Pol asked if I had ever put Plasma in a Snap. While I was a bit perplexed by the notion itself, I also found this a rather interesting idea. So, the past couple of weeks I spent a bit of time here and there on trying to see if it is possible.
  • QStringView Diaries: Advances in QStringLiteral
    This is the first in a series of blog posts on QStringView, the std::u16string_view equivalent for Qt. You can read about QStringView in my original post to the Qt development mailing-list, follow its status by tracking the “qstringview” topic on Gerrit and learn about string views in general in Marshall Clow’s CppCon 2015 talk, aptly named “string_view”.
  • Making Movies with QML
    One of the interesting things about working with Qt is seeing all the unexpected ways our users use the APIs we create. Last year I got a bug report requesting an API to set a custom frame rate for QML animations when using QQuickRenderControl. The reason was that the user was using QQuickRenderControl as an engine to render video output from Qt Quick, and if your target was say 24 frames per second, the animations were not smooth because of how the default animation driver behaves. So inspired by this use case I decided to take a stab at creating such an example myself.
  • How to Create a Look and Feel Theme
  • United Desktop Theme for KDE Plasma 5.9
  • KDE Talks at FOSDEM
    The continuation of the original talk from Dirk Hohndel and Linus Torvalds about the port of Subsurface from Gtk to Qt, now with mobile in mind.

SteamVR for Linux, Benchmarks of HITMAN on NVIDIA

  • SteamVR for Linux is now officially in Beta
    Valve have put up SteamVR for Linux officially in Beta form and they are keen to stress that this is a development release. You will need to run the latest Steam Beta Client for it to work at all, so be sure to opt-in if you want to play around with it.
  • Valve Publishes A SteamVR Developer Build For Linux
    Valve has begun rolling out their SteamVR Linux support by announcing today a beta/developer build of their VR support for Linux. Valve's SteamVR for Linux page was updated today to reflect the build becoming public via the Steam beta channel, "This is a development release. It is intended to allow developers to start creating SteamVR content for Linux platforms. Limited hardware support is provided, and pre-release drivers are required. Linux support is currently only available in the "beta" branch, make sure you are using SteamVR[beta] before reporting issues."
  • HITMAN Linux Benchmarks On 12 NVIDIA GPUs
    Last week Feral Interactive released the much anticipated port of HITMAN for Linux. While at first it didn't look like this Linux game port would work out for our benchmarking requirements, thanks to Feral it does indeed work for another interesting Linux gaming test perspective. For our initial HITMAN Linux benchmarks are tests from 12 NVIDIA GeForce GPUs while our Radeon tests will come tomorrow.