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Phoronix: Linux 4.4 To 4.16 Kernel Benchmarks With AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 07:30:00 PM
This past weekend I posted some Linux 3.17 to Linux 4.16 kernel benchmarks using two older Intel hardware platforms and one of the most frequent requests to come in following that article were some AMD benchmarks looking at the Intel Linux performance going a ways back. Here are some test results from Linux 4.4 to 4.16 using an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X system.

LXer: Valve to open source 'GameNetworkingSockets' to help developers with networking, Steam not required

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 07:18:03 PM
In a rather helpful move for developers, Valve is about to open source 'GameNetworkingSockets' and it won't require Steam.

Reddit: [ANNOUNCE] mesa 18.0.0

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 07:15:01 PM

Phoronix: Mesa 18.0 Officially Released With Plenty Of OpenGL & Vulkan Improvements

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 07:07:55 PM
Mesa 18.0 managed to meet its Q1'2018 release target by just a couple of days... After being delayed a month and a half, Mesa 18.0.0 is now the latest stable version of this user-space driver stack most commonly associated with its OpenGL and Vulkan implementations...

LXer: How to Setup High Availability with Heartbeat and DRBD on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 06:03:43 PM
In this tutorial, we will learn how to achieve high availability of MariaDB using Heartbeat and DRBD on Ubuntu 16.04 server. Heartbeat and DRBD both are used for a cluster solution for any application using two servers. Both servers are work in active and passive mode, one server will work at the same time and another server as a backup server.

Reddit: Sweet sixteen birthday for CrossOver

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 05:40:55 PM

Reddit: I am worried about Apple and Google in the Classroom

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 05:34:25 PM

With the announcement of Apple classroom and classkit today and similar offering from Google which exists already, I am worried about proprietary technologies controlling how schools are run. Apart from the dependency it creates on access hardware to be used ( everybody must have the hardware from one vendor), it also makes makes the schools hostage to the workflow. Once inside, they will be hard to get rid of. Additionally, the cost on schools and parents is not insignificant.

I feel there needs to be an open-source alternative to the Classroom suite so that schools are platform agnostic and even less fortunate schools and students have the same opportunities for success. I have not found any. Something turnkey, something that school IT is not shy about.

I care more about the freedom of choice more than anything else.

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Phoronix: Linux Receiving ACPI "Time and Alarm Device" Driver

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 05:27:59 PM
Another new driver coming for Linux 4.17 is a device driver implementing ACPI's specification for the Time and Alarm Device (TAD). On systems with a supported ACPI version, this can be a handy means of waking up a system with some trivial scripting...

Reddit: ​Happy 25th birthday Red Hat Linux!

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 05:22:08 PM

Reddit: ffmpeg transcoding disconnects after few seconds

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 05:01:42 PM

I spent days trying to me ffmpeg transcoding working with no luck . In short I'm trying to transcoding live TS stream to lower bitrate .

But FFmpeg fail even to download it to file . it stop after 12 Seconds . this is my command

ffmpeg -i http://some.com:8000/live/show.ts -preset ultrafast me.ts

here is output

Input #0, mpegts, from 'http://some.com:8000/live/show.ts': Duration: N/A, start: 5043.767833, bitrate: N/A Program 1 Metadata: service_name : Service01 service_provider: FFmpeg Stream #0:0[0x100]: Video: h264 (High) ([27][0][0][0] / 0x001B), yuv420p(progressive), 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 25 fps, 25 tbr, 90k tbn, 50 tbc Stream #0:1[0x101]: Audio: aac (LC) ([15][0][0][0] / 0x000F), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 175 kb/s Codec AVOption preset (Configuration preset) specified for output file #0 (me.ts) has not been used for any stream. The most likely reason is either wrong type (e.g. a video option with no video streams) or that it is a private option of some encoder which was not actually used for any stream. Stream mapping: Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (h264 (native) -> mpeg2video (native)) Stream #0:1 -> #0:1 (aac (native) -> mp2 (native)) Press [q] to stop, [?] for help Output #0, mpegts, to 'me.ts': Metadata: encoder : Lavf58.2.103 Stream #0:0: Video: mpeg2video (Main), yuv420p, 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], q=2-31, 200 kb/s, 25 fps, 90k tbn, 25 tbc Metadata: encoder : Lavc58.6.103 mpeg2video Side data: cpb: bitrate max/min/avg: 0/0/200000 buffer size: 0 vbv_delay: -1 Stream #0:1: Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 384 kb/s Metadata: encoder : Lavc58.6.103 mp2 frame= 343 fps= 23 q=31.0 Lsize= 3072kB time=00:00:13.86 bitrate=1815.5kbits/s speed=0.927x video:2336kB audio:650kB subtitle:0kB other streams:0kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead: 2.860495% submitted by /u/Hjine
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LinuxToday: Mozilla Releases Firefox 59.0.2 to Fix High CPU/Memory Bug, Audio Issue on BSD

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 05:00:00 PM

The Firefox 59.0.2 maintenance release is here to address a high CPU and memory bug caused by third-party apps on various computers

Phoronix: Google "Hammer" HID Driver Coming To Linux 4.17

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 04:00:00 PM
A new HID input driver for an apparent yet-to-be-released Google device is coming for the Linux 4.17 kernel merge window...

LXer: Reliable IoT event logging with syslog-ng

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 03:42:46 PM
For any device connected to the internet or a network, it's essential that you log events so you know what the device is doing and can address any potential problems. Increasingly those devices include Internet of Things (IoT) devices and embedded systems.read more

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Terminal app appears in Chome OS Dev, hints at future Linux application support

Back in February, some commits to the Chromium codebase revealed that Chrome OS would soon run Linux applications using a container. While it has been possible for years to run Linux applications on top of Chrome OS using crouton, it's a hacky solution that only works in Developer Mode. Google's solution would presumably work better, and perhaps not require Dev Mode to be enabled. Read more

​What's the most popular Linux of them all?

Let's cut to the chase. Android is the most popular of all Linux distributions. Period. End of statement. But that's not the entire story. Still it must be said, according to StatCounter, Android is the most popular of all operating systems. By a score of 39.49 percent to 36.63 percent, Android beats out Windows for global personal device supremacy. Sorry Windows, you had a nice run, but between your smartphone failures and the PC decline, your day is done. But, setting Android aside, what's the most popular Linux? It's impossible to work that out. The website-based analysis tools, such as those used by StatCounter, NetMarketShare, and the Federal government's Digital Analytics Program (DAP), can't tell the difference between Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu. DAP does give one insightful measurement the others sites don't give us. While not nearly as popular as Android, Chrome OS is more popular than all the other Linux-based desktops combined by a score, in April 2018, of 1.3 percent to 0.6 percent of end users. Read more

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