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Reddit: Installing Ubuntu 17.04 on Intel/Nvidia based PC

Thursday 21st of September 2017 11:48:10 AM

Tried to install Ubuntu 17.04 (Dual boot with Windows 10) on my PC but it always displayed graphical artifacts, I tried installing again by changing the parameters from quiet splash to nomodeset, successful installation, but the resolution is only at 1366x768 and my monitor's native resolution is 2560x1440. I then proceeded to install my GPU driver (Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB) then prompted me to restart. After restarting, I'm stuck on a login loop. I'm losing hope right now coz I haven't already gone to a solution and I've been searching google since last night. Anyone here with an intel-based PC running Ubuntu 17.04? Need a little help. By the way, I'm running Ubuntu 17.04 on my laptop (also dual boot with Windows 10) and haven't run to any problems from installation up til now.

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Reddit: Intel Clear Linux enables telemetry by default

Thursday 21st of September 2017 11:07:48 AM

Phoronix: NVIDIA Continues Prepping The Linux Desktop Stack For HDR Display Support

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:59:36 AM
Besides working on the new Unix device memory allocator project, they have also been engaged with upstream open-source Linux developers over preparing the Linux desktop for HDR display support...

TuxMachines: Security: SEC Cracked, Back Doors in Manchester Police, NBN Scans, and Securing Wi-Fi

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:46:16 AM
  • SEC reveals it was hacked, information may have been used for illegal stock trades
  • Manchester Police still runs Windows XP on 20 per cent of PCs

    The Met has recently signed a deal with storage company Box which will, amongst other things, reduce the amount of data held locally.

  • Manchester police still relies on Windows XP [Ed: update below]

    The BBC has appealed against its refusal to provide an update.

  • NBN leverages open source software to analyse faults

    A new NBN initiative will use a range of open source projects including Apache SPARK, Kafka, Flume, Cassandra and JanusGraph to help analyse and improve the end user experience on the National Broadband Network.

    The government-owned company today announced it was launching a new ‘Tech Lab’, which it hopes will provide insights into pain points for customers on its network and help resolve faults sooner.

  • 5 Ways to Secure Wi-Fi Networks

    Wi-Fi is one entry-point hackers can use to get into your network without setting foot inside your building because wireless is much more open to eavesdroppers than wired networks, which means you have to be more diligent about security.

    But there’s a lot more to Wi-Fi security than just setting a simple password. Investing time in learning about and applying enhanced security measures can go a long way toward better protecting your network. Here are six tips to betters secure your Wi-Fi network.

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LXer: Pixelbook leak: Googles new high-end Chromebook expected October 4

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:37:41 AM
Google[he]#039[/he]s top-of-the-line Chromebook Pixel is coming back with a new name and better specifications.

Phoronix: Beignet OpenCL Now Supports LLVM 5.0

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:37:03 AM
For those making use of Beignet for Intel graphics OpenCL acceleration on Linux, it finally has added support for LLVM 5.0...

TuxMachines: You lost your ballpoint pen, Slack? Why's your Linux version unsigned?

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:22:24 AM

Slack is distributing open Linux-based versions of its technology that are not digitally signed, contrary to industry best practice.

The absence of a digital signature creates a means for miscreants to sling around doctored versions of the software that users wouldn't easily be able to distinguish from the real thing.

El Reg learned of the issue from reader Trevor Hemsley, who reported the problem to Slack back in August and only notified the media after a promised fix failed to appear.

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Reddit: Fish shell variables setting problem

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:20:44 AM

I'm pretty new to a fish shell, and it was amazing so far. But there is one thing that I can't understand: how to set a shell variable which will remain until I change it? In bash that was pretty easy — you can just do export VAR="value" or edit bash_profile

For fish I've tried both editing config.fish and do set -gx VAR value

But when I close my terminal completely, open a new instance and do echo $ANDROID_HOME all I get is just an empty line

So I have 2 questions:
* how to edit config.fish to set variables?
* how to set variables with a set command?

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Phoronix: Intel Preps Their First Batch Of Graphics Changes For Linux 4.15

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:19:24 AM
The first batch of drm-intel-next changes are ready to be queued in DRM-Next as feature work for eventually merging to mainline come the Linux 4.15 merge window...

Reddit: Qt 5.6.3 LTS Released

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:13:03 AM

Reddit: Krita 3.3 Release Candidate

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:11:39 AM

TuxMachines: Open source licensing: What every technologist should know

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:37:05 AM

If you’re a software developer today, you know how to use open source software, but do you know how and why open source licensing started? A little background will help you understand how and why the licenses work the way they do.

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TuxMachines: Kali Linux 2017.2 Release

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:35:02 AM

We are happy to announce the release of Kali Linux 2017.2, available now for your downloading pleasure. This release is a roll-up of all updates and fixes since our 2017.1 release in April. In tangible terms, if you were to install Kali from your 2017.1 ISO, after logging in to the desktop and running ‘apt update && apt full-upgrade’, you would be faced with something similiar to this daunting message:

Also: Kali Linux 2017.2 Released With New Hacking Tools — Download ISO And Torrent Files Here

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TuxMachines: Open source-based business lessons from a seasoned CEO

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:28:54 AM

The default now is to build from open and in the open. So that's a positive. The downside is that by open source being the default, we may be getting a little lazy. If you remember back 5-10 years, open sourcing was a big deal, and it forced a level of rigor that may have led, in some cases, to founders and early investors taking better approaches to building their company—for example, shifting towards SaaS wherever possible, in part because of the ability to demonstrate clear value versus their own open source.

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TuxMachines: Keeping up with advances in open source database administration

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:26:07 AM

The world of open source databases is rapidly evolving. It seems like every day brings a new release of an open source technology that might make a database administrator's life easier, if only he or she knew about it.

Fortunately, there are many ways to stay on top of what's going on with open source database technology. One such way is the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference, taking place next week in Dublin, Ireland. We've covered Percona Live before, and invite you to take a look back at some of our previous stories. From IoT to big data to working with the cloud, there's plenty to keep up with. Here are a look at a couple of the sessions you might enjoy, as described by the speakers.

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Reddit: If PewDiePie would talk 10 seconds about the Librem 5 phone in one of his videos

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:25:46 AM

The crowdfunding would be successful in 2 days.

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TuxMachines: TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 Review: a Powerful Ultrabook Running TUXEDO Xubuntu

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:19:45 AM

There is no doubt that the TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 is not a powerful ultrabook, providing good value for the money. And having it shipped with a Linux OS pre-installed makes your Linux journey a breeze if you're just getting started with exploring the wonderful world of Open Source software and GNU/Linux technologies.

There are a few issues that caught our attention during our testing, and you should be aware of them before buying this laptop. For example, the LCD screen leaks light, which is most visible on a dark background and when watching movies. Also, the display is only be tilted back to about 120 degrees, which might be inconvenient for the owner.

The laptop doesn't heat up that much, and we find the backlit keyboard with the Tux logo on the Super key a plus when buying a TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13. Of course, if you don't need all this power, you can always buy any other laptop out there and install your favorite Linux OS on it, but it's not guaranteed that everything will work out of the box like on TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13.

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LXer: uniprof: Transparent Unikernel for Performance Profiling and Debugging

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:09:01 AM
Unikernels are small and fast and give Docker a run for its money, while at the same time still giving stronger features of isolation, says Florian Schmidt, a researcher at NEC Europe, who has developed uniprof, a unikernel performance profiler that can also be used for debugging.

Reddit: Manjaro Linux Discontinues 32-bit Support

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:02:27 AM

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Manjaro Linux Phasing out i686 (32bit) Support

In a not very surprising move by the Manjaro Linux developers, a blog post was made by Philip, the Lead Developer of the popular distribution based off Arch Linux, On Sept. 23 that reveals that 32-bit support will be phased out. In his announcement, Philip says, “Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, we have decided to phase out the support of this architecture. The decision means that v17.0.3 ISO will be the last that allows to install 32 bit Manjaro Linux. September and October will be our deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported.” Read more

Korora 26 'Bloat' Fedora-based Linux distro available for download -- now 64-bit only

Fedora is my favorite Linux distribution, but I don't always use it. Sometimes I opt for an operating system that is based on it depending on my needs at the moment. Called "Korora," it adds tweaks, repositories, codecs, and packages that aren't found in the normal Fedora operating system. As a result, Korora deviates from Red Hat's strict FOSS focus -- one of the most endearing things about Fedora. While you can add all of these things to Fedora manually, Korora can save you time by doing the work for you. Read more

BackSlash Linux Olaf

While using BackSlash, I had two serious concerns. The first was with desktop performance. The Plasma-based desktop was not as responsive as I'm used to, in either test environment. Often times disabling effects or file indexing will improve the situation, but the desktop still lagged a bit for me. My other issue was the program crashes I experienced. The Discover software manager crashed on me several times, WPS crashed on start-up the first time on both machines, I lost the settings panel once along with my changes in progress. These problems make me think BackSlash's design may be appealing to newcomers, but I have concerns with the environment's stability. Down the road, once the developers have a chance to iron out some issues and polish the interface, I think BackSlash might do well targeting former macOS users, much the same way Zorin OS tries to appeal to former Windows users. But first, I think the distribution needs to stabilize a bit and squash lingering stability bugs. Read more

BSD: Testing OpenSSH 7.6, 23 Years of FreeDOS

  • Call for testing: OpenSSH 7.6

    OpenSSH 7.6p1 is almost ready for release, so we would appreciate testing on as many platforms and systems as possible. This is a bugfix release.

  • 23 Years of FreeDOS

    This eBook contains the voices of many of the users who contributed their stories, as well as the history of FreeDOS. Many individuals have helped make FreeDOS what it is, but this eBook represents only a few of them. I hope you enjoy this collection of 23 years of everything FreeDOS!