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LinuxToday: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Minimal Install Guide

Monday 26th of March 2018 12:00:00 PM

LinuxHint: This tutorial will show you how to install Ubuntu as quick as possible using the Minimal Install

Phoronix: Coreboot Picks Up Librem Enhancements, New HP Elitebook Port, Cheza Snapdragon

Monday 26th of March 2018 11:54:29 AM
Coreboot is off to a busy start of the week with a number of notable enhancements having been merged to Git this morning...

Reddit: FREE (DFSG) Alternative to the QCNFA435 wifi card ? (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1 M.2 Type Card).

Monday 26th of March 2018 11:33:45 AM

Hi, I'm looking to purchase an Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM, add a new SSD & perhaps you know replace that nasty Qualcomm wifi module with something more "free", linux friendly. Any great alternatives ?

Not really a /r/linuxquestions, just looking for the community's ideas about what they consider a good alternative.

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Phoronix: RadeonTop 1.1 Brings GTT Reporting, Updated PCI IDs

Monday 26th of March 2018 11:31:21 AM
Besides DriConf or the newer ADRICONF, another tool for open-source Radeon Linux driver users for monitoring their GPU(s) is RadeonTop. RadeonTop 1.1 is now available as the independent project's latest feature release...

LXer: New Spanish dictionaries available in Fedora

Monday 26th of March 2018 10:31:35 AM
One of the biggest success stories in open source is its support for users from all around the world. The hunspell spell checker project is a great example.Hunspell accesses dictionaries in dozens of languages to allow users to check the spelling...

Phoronix: Unity Engine/Editor Publishes Reference C# Source Code

Monday 26th of March 2018 10:27:17 AM
Following Crytek putting out their CRYENGINE Sandbox editor source code, Unity Tech has published the C# reference code used by their Unity Engine and Unity Editor...

Phoronix: Vega 12 Support Now Queued In DRM-Next For Linux 4.17

Monday 26th of March 2018 10:01:30 AM
The Vega 12 Linux kernel patches posted last week will now be appearing in the Linux 4.17 kernel with the work having been merged into DRM-Next...

TuxMachines: 4 command line note-taking applications for Linux

Monday 26th of March 2018 09:52:40 AM

When you need to save a code snippet or a URL, an idea or a quote, you probably fire up a text editor or turn to a desktop or web-based note-taking tool. But those aren't your only options. If you spend time working in terminal windows, you can use one of the many note-taking tools available for the Linux command line.

Let's take a look at of those four apps.

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Phoronix: Etnaviv Gallium3D Wires In Performance Monitor Support

Monday 26th of March 2018 09:23:40 AM
With the latest Etnaviv DRM code there is now performance counters support for being able to read the hardware counters via perfmon domains. The patches have now been published for making use of these Vivante performance counters from user-space...

Reddit: RSI/hand pain mitigation

Monday 26th of March 2018 09:07:50 AM


Apologies if this isn't really the right location for this post, but I figure there will be a few people here who are dealing with a similar problem.

I've been using linux for a decade now, almost exclusively via a shell, but in the last year I've noticed my hands are really starting to hurt. I use vim, screen and i3 (with a windows key modifier), and the combination of CTRL-A in screen, MOD+Whatever in i3, and constantly hammering the ESC key in vim, is really started to hurt. with my right hand hurting in particular, and the pinky on that hand hurting the most.

I have been doing some wrist exercises ( which seem to help with the general pain, but not with the pinky.

How do long term users deal with this? Are there any exercises that can help, or am I going to have to remap some keys and wait for muscle memory to adjust? If I do that though, won't I just run into the same problem in another few years?

Any help is much appreciated.

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Reddit: Network filesystem for zillion of small files, unlimited expansion

Monday 26th of March 2018 08:54:04 AM

I have a task to build storage solution for zillion of small files (mostly images) with the following requirements.

  • ability to easily expand to unlimited size.
  • storage nodes should be redundant, independent, but without overkill (we are low on budget, space is more important).
  • be fast on random file access (there are 3 levels of subfolders, but total number of files grow with rate of at least 50k per day);
  • not expensive.

I have own experience on different storage solutions, but I still fail on choosing best way to go. So I kindly would like to ask community about it. Here are my ideas with pros/cons.

  1. Distributed FS (like MooseFS, BeegFS, etc). Pros - distributed, easy to add more nodes, they say it is fast and parallel. Partitions can be mounted on other servers. Cons - requires more hardware, have no experience how it would work with huge number of small files.
  2. Simple Linux-box with MDADM and iscsi target to main server + MHDDFS to join them. Pros - easy and cheap, if one target is offline, all other files will still work. Same servers can be used for other tasks, like PHP/MySQL. Cons - not sure about. Solution is too simple. Also I would like to share end-folder to other server and doubt the performance.
  3. Similar to second option - several linux boxes, but put ZFS on them and share ZFS volume through NFS to main server + use MHDDFS to join folders together. Pros - I will be able to manage files on each individual server transparently. Cons - performance of NFS on zillion small files worries me a lot.
  4. Go and get some reade NAS solution, which allows expanding. Well.. We would like to skip this, if possible. To go this way - there must be too good reasons. Otherwise it's over our budget.

Any thoughts/suggestions? :)

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TuxMachines: Here's everything new coming to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Monday 26th of March 2018 08:48:45 AM

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release date, new features, upgrade procedure and everything important associated with it.

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Reddit: Does anyone know of a list of 12V computers that run well with Linux?

Monday 26th of March 2018 08:48:28 AM

I recently found an appreciation for 12V computers, that can be run straight from a battery with solar panel without losing energy through a transformer. But the ones I found are really low performance, and I didn't see any rugged ones, which would be optimal. Even with the ones I found, I don't have the economy to start ordering a bunch just to find out that there are drivers missing or what not if they used some odd hardware.

Is there a good place where I can search specifically for 12V computers that has been tried and tested with Linux?

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LXer: A look at Elementary OS 0.4.1 – Loki

Monday 26th of March 2018 08:08:38 AM
So, I’ve taken a look at a number if distributions so far, like Linux Mint, Manjaro and KDE Neon, but I figured I should show another distribution that I’d highly recommend for users who are new to GNU/Linux systems; Elementary OS.

Reddit: For Lollypop music player, how do I make it use the dark ui?

Monday 26th of March 2018 07:16:53 AM

Just switched to Ubuntu and I don't understand it that well. My Lollypop is using the latest version and my Ubuntu is version 17.10

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Reddit: Pros & Cons of Xen Hypervisor

Monday 26th of March 2018 06:50:47 AM

I should have posted this in Linux questions, so I've deleted this and posted my questions over there. Sorry about that.

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TuxMachines: A look at 100% free modern GNU/Linux distributions

Monday 26th of March 2018 06:45:34 AM

It's a common misconception that Linux Mint, is entirely free; just for example. This statement could be taken as true, if looked at from the perspective of cost to the end-user, you; however not if taken at the perspective of free meaning freedom.

Many packages, drivers, and applications used in modern GNU/Linux distributions are not open-sourced, and therefore not really 'free' in the same sense.

There are some users who make the switch to GNU/Linux, away from systems like Windows and MacOS, for the explicit purpose of using only free software, operating systems, drivers, and everything in between, as a way of 'taking back their computing' or other similar concepts.

Whatever the reason one may have, there are a number of distributions to choose from, so here's a few to pique your curiosity.

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Cinnamon 3.8 Desktop Environment Released with Python 3 Support, Improvements

Scheduled to ship with the upcoming Linux Mint 19 "Tara" operating system series this summer, the Cinnamon 3.8 desktop environment is now available for download and it's a major release that brings numerous improvements, new features, and lots of Python 3 ports for a bunch of components. Among the components that got ported to Python 3 in the Cinnamon 3.8 release, we can mention cinnamon-settings, cinnamon-menu-editor, cinnamon-desktop-editor, cinnamon-settings-users, melange, background slideshow, the switch editor and screensaver lock dialogs, desktop file generation scripts, as well as all the utilities. Read more

Canonical Releases Kernel Security Updates for Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

For Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) users, today's security update addresses a bug (CVE-2018-8043) in Linux kernel's Broadcom UniMAC MDIO bus controller driver, which improperly validated device resources, allowing a local attacker to crash the vulnerable system by causing a denial of service (DoS attack). For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users, the security patch fixes a buffer overread vulnerability (CVE-2017-13305) in Linux kernel's keyring subsystem and an information disclosure vulnerability (CVE-2018-5750) in the SMBus driver for ACPI Embedded Controllers. Both issues could allow a local attacker to expose sensitive information. Read more

Security: Updates, Reproducible Builds, and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #156
  • A glitch reactivated a bunch of old profiles, raising concerns about user data

    A Match Group spokesperson confirmed that a “limited number” of old accounts had been accidentally reactivated recently and that any account affected received a password reset.’s current privacy statement, which was last updated in 2016, says that the company can “retain certain information associated with your account” even after you close it. But that Match Group spokesperson also told The Verge that the company plans to roll out a new privacy policy “in the next month or so,” in order to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); under the new policy, all those years-old accounts will be deleted. The Verge has requested clarification on which accounts will qualify for deletion, and what “deletion” will specifically entail, but has not received a response as of press time.

  • New hacks siphon private cryptocurrency keys from airgapped wallets

    Like most of the other attacks developed by Ben-Gurion University professor Mordechai Guri and his colleagues, the currency wallet exploits start with the already significant assumption that a device has already been thoroughly compromised by malware. Still, the research is significant because it shows that even when devices are airgapped—meaning they aren't connected to any other devices to prevent the leaking of highly sensitive data—attackers may still successfully exfiltrate the information. Past papers have defeated airgaps using a wide array of techniques, including electromagnetic emissions from USB devices, radio signals from a computer's video card, infrared capabilities in surveillance cameras, and sounds produced by hard drives.

  • New hacker group targets US health-care industry, researchers say

    The group, which Symantec has named “Orangeworm,” has been installing backdoors in large international corporations based in the U.S., Europe and Asia that operate in the health-care sector.

    Among its victims are health-care providers and pharmaceutical companies, as well as IT companies and equipment manufacturers that work for health organizations.

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