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LXer: Using telnet to debug connection problems

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 02:49:18 PM
If you have ever had the frustrating experience of failing to get a client application to connect to a server the telnet command provides a simple and fast method of debugging where the problem lies.

Reddit: Having some trouble installing Arch Linux

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 01:38:13 PM

Hi, Wanted to try Linux distros for sometime, recently i purchased a new laptop (Asus R558U).

Installed Windows 10 has default & used Ubuntu, Linux Mint for some days, but sometimes its freezes when i use shutdown command, heard about Arch Linux wanted to install it.

But when i select Arch Linux archiso x64_64 UEFI CD from the boot menu, it shows this error first "unable to add image options measurement invalid parameter arch linux"

then after some minutes, there is archiso login terminal when i use this command to check partition list. "gdisk -1 /dev/sda" nothing happens.

Used Rufus to create a bootable USB. Can anyone help me.

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Phoronix: LLVM Clang 6.0 Benchmarks On AMD's EPYC Yield Some Performance Benefits

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 01:29:48 PM
With LLVM 6.0 being branched this week and that marking the end of feature development on this next compiler update before its stable debut in February, here are some benchmarks of the very latest LLVM Clang 6.0 compiler on AMD's EPYC 7601 32-core / 64-thread processor as we see how well the AMD Zen "znver1" tuning is working out.

Reddit: I'm really hoping to get your Input on Online Programming Community Leadership survey as part of my final thesis requirement [Please].

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 01:13:37 PM

Dear Ms./Mr. (Honored Admin & Respectful Members) ,

I’m Abdul Razak, studying at Universiti Utara Malaysia. I really need your help by humbly requesting to fill in my estimated 6 minutes survey if you have ever participate in any online programming communities to learn, asking for help, sharing knowledge, developing software/programs and joining any other activities ( such as Java programming forum, codeguru.com, Python forum, PHP Community, Android/IOS community, Matlab, Codeacademy.com and others).

I have collected 120 respondents for 2 months and 1 week now. I need 300 participants to accomplish data collection and analysis for my final thesis. Below is the survey link :

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/abdulrazak123

[Lucky Draw of USD 10 Amazon gift card x 6 respondents ] will be delivered to random six respondents as an appreciation for participating.

"Your willingness to answer this survey is highly appreciated"

Thank You Very Much

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Phoronix: With Qt 6.0 Development To Heat Up, 2018 Should Be Exciting For Qt

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 12:46:11 PM
Qt 6.0 planning has begun and we should be hearing more about this next major tool-kit update as the year goes on. Here's some of what we can expect from Qt in the near future...

LXer: Happy New Year- Welcome to Linux Journal 2.0!

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 11:54:53 AM
Talk about a Happy New Year. The reason: it turns out we're not dead. In fact, we're more alive than ever, thanks to a rescue by readers—specifically, by the hackers who run Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN, a London Trust Media company.

Phoronix: Even With An Intel Core i9 7980XE, LLVMpipe Is Still Slow

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 11:18:04 AM
During the recent holidays when running light on benchmarks to run, I was toying around with LLVMpipe in not having run this LLVM-accelerated software rasterizer in some time. I also ran some fresh tests of Intel's OpenSWR OpenGL software rasterizer that has also been living within Mesa...

Phoronix: Mesa Grew By Nearly 250,000 Lines Of Code In 2017 Across 10k Commits

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 10:56:24 AM
For those wondering Mesa's rate of change last year while adding in many OpenGL 4.5~4.6 features, a lot of Vulkan driver activity, countless performance optimizations, and the plethora of other work that took place in 2017, here are some numbers...

LXer: Fix Windows and Linux Showing Different Times When Dual Booting

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 10:34:49 AM
If your system dual boots both Windows and Linux, you might notice that it’s impossible to get the system clocks to sync. Fortunately, there’s a relatively easy fix for that.

TuxMachines: Teaching open source graphic design is a learning experience

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 09:41:09 AM

"Would you like to teach a class to high school sophomores?" the staff email asked.

Well, sure I would!

I work in St. Lawrence University's communications department, and I had always wanted to try teaching. Now I had an opportunity to teach whatever I wanted. Of course, I chose my two favorite subjects: graphic design and open source. I submitted a proposal to teach a class called Graphic Design Using Open Source Tools for the St. Lawrence University Scholars Enrichment Program (SLUSEP) over eight Saturday mornings.

My proposal was approved, and I was ready to begin. How to begin? The only teaching I had done was as a Boy Scout leader, and this class had nothing to do with knots (except those in my stomach). I had to create a curriculum; prepare the hardware, environment and software; and figure out how to fill 2.5 hours each week with exciting, informative projects.

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TuxMachines: Manjaro Linux 17.1.0 Released With Latest Packages — Get This User-friendly Distro Here

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 09:36:02 AM

Following the September release of Manjaro Linux 17.0.3, the developers of this Arch Linux-based distro have shipped Manjaro Linux 17.1.0. Released on December 31st, 2017, it marks the last Manjaro offering of 2017. In other words, you can kickstart 2018 with this freshly baked desktop-oriented operating system.

“This marks the last update of Manjaro in 2017. We wish you all the best for next year. Have fun and celebrate with family and friends,” the announcement reads.

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TuxMachines: Games: OpenRA, FreeDOS , and Steam on GNU/Linux

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 09:28:05 AM
  • A new test build of OpenRA is out, with the full Dune 2000 Harkonnen campaign

    OpenRA [Official Site] is a fantastic game engine, which enables you to play Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Dune 2000 on Linux. The latest test release is rather nice too.

  • Write about open source software

    It's a new year, and we wanted to encourage people to contribute to FreeDOS in new ways. If you're already working on FreeDOS through code, design, testing, or some other technical way - thank you!

  • Steam On Linux Ended 2017 With A Slight Increase In Marketshare
  • The Steam Hardware Survey for December 2017 shows a reasonable increase for Linux

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    Why has this happened? Well, going by the same way I looked at it before, the use of "Simplified Chinese" as a language on Steam dropped by 15.31%. Also worth noting Windows 7 use dropped by 15.10%, with Windows 10 going up by 13.15%. The overall Windows share dropped by a total of 0.51%.

  • Steam users on Linux are getting VAC banned for “catbot” usernames

    Developers, particularly on PC, are locked in a never-battle to keep cheaters and hackers from abusing multiplayer games. Sometimes, those methods seem a little strange and arbitrary, but rarely more so than a recently-discovered VAC offense aimed at curbing Team Fortress 2 cheaters.

  • Valve is handing out TF2 VAC bans to Linux users with 'catbot' in their username

    Catbots, if you're not familiar with the term, are player-created bots that flood TF2 servers, lining up headshots on everything in sight. They're all called things like 'catbot 1574', and they're a nuisance. But in an attempt to stamp them out, some players are claiming that Valve has crossed a line. Anybody with 'catbot' in their Linux username (yes, not their Steam username), will now find themselves with an automatic VAC ban, regardless of whether they've actually booted up TF2 or not.

    Now, I don't know how many Linux users have 'catbot' in their username, but there is at least the potential for friendly fire here. On the GitHub thread where the issue was uncovered, one user said that their Steam account was VAC-banned despite claiming to never have cheated. Another said: "I installed Ubuntu on a virtual machine and named the computer catbot-918 and installed Steam, within an hour of not playing anything I received a VAC ban."

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LXer: Best of Opensource.com 2017: Top 27 articles and resources

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 09:14:46 AM
In 2017, Opensource.com published more than 1,000 articles and welcomed more than 200 new writers. Let[he]#039[/he]s look back at some reader-favorites from 2017. I[he]#039[/he]ve picked the top 22 articles and selected the top five resources we[he]#039[/he]ve added to the site this year.

LXer: Debian-Based siduction Linux Brings Easy SSH Handling to Its First 2018 Release

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 07:54:42 AM
The Debian-based siduction Linux operating system has been updated today to version 2018.1.0, the first ISO images for the new year, which bring quite a lot of new features and improvements.

Reddit: Building Embedded Linux System with Qemu

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 07:14:00 AM

LXer: Biggest Linux News Stories of 2017

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 06:34:39 AM
Taking a look back to some of the biggest news stories of the year 2017.

More in Tux Machines

SUSE: GCC and GSoC in OpenSUSE/SLES

  • SLES 12 Toolchain Update Brings new Developer Tools
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Updates Its Developer Toolchain to GCC 7
    SUSE's Andreas Jaeger writes in a blog post about the updated toolchain of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 operating system and the new developer tools it brings. The article notes the fact that with the release of GNU Compiler Collection 7, the GCC team brought numerous improvements for developers, including better diagnostics, DWARF 5 support, as well as support for the C++ 17 standard. GCC 7 also contains improved optimization passes and takes advantage of some of the features of modern processors, and now it is available to all SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 customers with an active subscription.
  • Become a Google Summer of Code Mentor for openSUSE
    The application period for organizations wanting to participate in the Google Summer of Code is now and the openSUSE project is once again looking for mentors who are willing to put forth projects to mentor GSoC students.

Android Leftovers

Security: Purism, Intel, Wi-Fi, iOS

  • Purism patches Meltdown and Spectre variant 2, both included in all new Librem laptops
    Purism has released a patch for Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754, aka variant 3) as part of PureOS, and includes this latest PureOS image as part of all new Librem laptop shipments. Purism is also providing a microcode update for Intel processors to address Spectre variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715).
  • Intel Fumbles Its Patch for Chip Flaw
    Intel is quietly advising some customers to hold off installing patches that address new security flaws affecting virtually all of its processors. It turns out the patches had bugs of their own.
  • Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 to secure modern networks
    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an odd place to announce an enterprise product, but the Wi-Fi Alliance used the massive trade show — which has more or less taken over where Comdex left off — to announce a major upgrade to Wi-Fi security. The alliance announced the Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), a new standard of Wi-Fi security that greatly increases the security capabilities of the wireless standard. WPA2, which is the current standard in wireless security, has been around for 14 years, so this is way overdue.
  • More iOS 11 Jailbreak Tweaks Could Be Released by the Weekend
    The Electra jailbreak tool is better than LiberiOS because it comes with Substitute. This is the alternative to Cydia substrate that was first developed by Comex. This would allow users to install and use jailbreak tweaks compatible to iOS 11.

Toughened up SODIMM-style COM taps i.MX8M

CompuLab’s rugged, 68 x 42mm “CL-SOM-iMX8” computer-on-module runs Yocto or Android on NXP’s dual- or quad-core Cortex-A53 i.MX8M, with up to 4GB LPDDR4, up to 64GB eMMC, onboard wireless, and PCIe and HDMI 2.0 support. CompuLab’s CL-SOM-iMX8 COM, which ships with an optional SBC-iMX8 Evaluation Kit, shares many features with Variscite’s recently announced DART-MX8M module, which similarly features NXP’s new i.MX8M SoC. The CL-SOM-iMX8 is slightly larger, at 68 x 42mm, and adds shock (50G/20ms) and vibration (20G/0-600Hz) resistance. Read more Also: 5.25-inch SBCs offer Kaby Lake or Skylake in S- and H-series options