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TuxMachines: Debian 10 "Buster" Switches GNOME Session To Wayland By Default

Thursday 7th of September 2017 11:11:34 AM
  • Debian 10 "Buster" Switches GNOME Session To Wayland By Default

    For those not riding the in-development Debian "Buster" packages or the "Sid" bleeding-edge packages, the default desktop GNOME session is using Wayland by default.

    Changed back in July for Debian Sid and then during the middle of August for the Buster packaging, the gnome-session for Debian testing/Buster is defaulting to Wayland as outlined via the change-log (thanks to reader Fran for pointing it out).

  • Debian 10 development builds switch to Wayland

    Work on Debian 10 is under way already even though we won’t see it ready for mainstream consumption until 2019. One of the latest changes discovered in Debian 10 is that it drops X11 for Wayland. Debian is considered quite conservative in terms of how quickly it adopts new technologies in order to provide a stable experience and therefore will still continue to offer X11 as an alternative.

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Phoronix: Adreno A3xx Blobs Added To Linux-Firmware.Git

Thursday 7th of September 2017 11:00:00 AM
For those with Qualcomm Adreno A3xx graphics hardware and looking forward to playing with the MSM+Freedreno open-source driver stack, it's one step easier tracking down the right components with the necessary binary-only firmware blobs now living within linux-firmware.git...

Reddit: Linux 4.14 Will Be The Next LTS Kernel

Thursday 7th of September 2017 10:52:36 AM

Phoronix: GnuCOBOL 2.2 Released To Let COBOL Code Live On As C

Thursday 7th of September 2017 10:30:36 AM
For those of you still maintaining COBOL code-bases, GnuCOBOL 2.2 is now available as what was formerly OpenCOBOL and also the project's first stable release in nearly one decade...

Phoronix: IPv10 Draft Specification Published

Thursday 7th of September 2017 10:21:08 AM
It has been about one year since last hearing anything about the Internet Protocol v10 (IPv10) proposal while this week it's now available in draft form...

Reddit: Working Airplay in Pulseaudio 11?

Thursday 7th of September 2017 10:15:58 AM

I've been using Hajime Fujitas pulseaudio version with raop support for many years, but not lately. And was really happy when they decided to merge the airplay support in the latest version of pulseaudio.

But I can't get it to work. I've checked papref but the AirTunes option is unavailable. I tried to load the module manually but it fails (module-raop-sink) and the discover module (module-raop-discover) isn't available in my build, using Arch.

Someone here got it to work?

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Phoronix: C++17 Formally Approved, Just Waiting On ISO Publication

Thursday 7th of September 2017 10:06:20 AM
C++17 (formerly C++1z) is ready for its debut. C++17 has been formally approved by its committee and is just waiting on ISO publishing...

Reddit: Jetson TX2 camera add-on features 6x HD cameras

Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:26:34 AM

LXer: Install Ring, a FOSS VOIP Skype alternative

Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:06:33 AM
If you ask just about any Linux user, they'll agree that Skype is pretty terrible. There's not a whole lot to like there, especially since the Linux client is just a poorly maintained wrapper for the web app.

Reddit: What I hate about Linux?

Thursday 7th of September 2017 07:43:39 AM

Hi, personally I'm a linux user for a few months, but I was following community for like a year.

Doing that I have a few questions?

  • Why the hell devs change their code API's so fast and break everything in that way?
  • And the community are somewhat toxic to new comers. Like "compile it yourself", they are even toxic to each other, for example systemd, pulse, gnome vs every other DE(WM), wayland, distro wars. Why community smaller and more fragmented than other os'es are fighting to each other so often?

In my opinion that makes Linux unfriendly to new users. Because it gives a rough start. And makes apps in worse quality than it could be because interoperability issues(like I don't use this, so go to hell user, who uses different set of apps). So I have more questions:

  • What can I do as member of that community?
  • What we all can do to make Linux world better to all of us?
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Reddit: How to temporary swap drivers in linux?

Thursday 7th of September 2017 07:41:06 AM

LXer: Maneuvering around run levels on Linux

Thursday 7th of September 2017 06:23:37 AM
Learn how run levels are configured and how you can change the run level interactively or modify what services are available.

Reddit: Do you interview? And if so... what questions do you ask when you hire a Linux admin?

Thursday 7th of September 2017 06:09:46 AM

I start with mine. I would ask the candidate what methods/tools he/she use for backup. Backup is always my first priority.

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Reddit: Linux users: should I use it? If so, why?

Thursday 7th of September 2017 05:43:38 AM

I use windows and don't know if I should switch. Should I?

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LXer: Installing a VPN with Tinc in Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:40:42 AM
Tinc is an open-source VPN daemon that available for a wide range of platforms and has several advantages over similar VPN clients. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure private network that operates over a larger public network such as the internet. VPNs have become increasingly popular in recent years, largely because they offer increased security and privacy without the need for setting up expensive and complex new hardware.

Reddit: Links on Reddit?

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:34:37 AM

Maybe this post belongs on a different sub but I'm new here so cut me some slack. You all seem rather intelligent on this sub and will probably provide very detailed answers.


I've noticed that users post a lot of links on Reddit and I was wondering about how safe it is to click on them. Should I be concerned about XSS and other types of infected links? Is it worth browsing without JS? Are there other security measures I can employ other than disabling JS and simply not clicking on links?

Thank you in advance for the responses.

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Reddit: Help for a Linux newbie

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:05:48 AM

I've never really done anything with Linux but want to start messing around with it, I was wondering if I could safely instal it as a dual OS on my school laptop or if I should wait til next time I go home and get my personal laptop? Thanks

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LXer: PiCluster – A Simple, Web-based Docker Management Application

Thursday 7th of September 2017 02:57:46 AM
PiCluster is a simple, open source, web-based docker management application used to manage Docker containers across multiple hosts. Unlike Docker Swarm or Kubernetes, PiCluster is easy to setup and use.

LinuxToday: TensorFlow brings machine learning to the masses

Thursday 7th of September 2017 02:00:00 AM Google's open source machine learning library makes deep learning available to everyone.

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BlueBorne Vulnerability Is Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases, Update Now

Canonical released today new kernel updates for all of its supported Ubuntu Linux releases, patching recently discovered security vulnerabilities, including the infamous BlueBorne that exposes billions of Bluetooth devices. The BlueBorne vulnerability (CVE-2017-1000251) appears to affect all supported Ubuntu versions, including Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) up to 16.04.3, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) up to 14.04.5, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) up to 12.04.5. Read more

Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
  • APNIC-sponsored proposal could vastly improve DNS resilience against DDoS