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TuxMachines: So the 'Year of Linux' never happened. When is it Chrome OS's turn?

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 09:57:27 AM

The year of Linux desktop was a running joke. The concept of Linux being ready for the mainstream with users confidently running it on their desktops, sadly, never happened.

Some bravely pushed the idea: the latest being Canonical with a more macOS-like desktop, easier to configure and use than the standard Linux distro. It came with an app-store concept too.

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TuxMachines: Servers: Docker, Red Hat and InfluxData

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 09:48:51 AM

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Reddit: how to run Xorg when the monitor unplugged?

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 09:44:19 AM

I have a question: how to run Xorg if my monitor unplugged and if I use lighdm?

My configuration:

two videocards to use pci passtrough technology. Sometimes I passthrough powerfull video card in the Virtual machine. In another time, I preffer to run Xorg in my second videocard. In this case I use xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 EndSection Section "Module" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor" Option "DPMS" "true" Option "IgnoreEDID" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" BusID "PCI:01:00:0" Option "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection

And all works, excluding a case when my monitor unplugged from this (second) videocard. In this case Xorg starts in the first videocard in failsafe mode (and In xorg.log I see a fail attempt to run Xorg - because no monitor found).

I want to enforce run Xorg and ignore unplugged monitor. The

Option "IgnoreEDID"

can't help.

When I forget to press a button in my HDMI switch, I should restart PC or login in console and run

sleep 3; systemctl restart lightdm

It's not convinient

Probably I found solution only for the gdm(but I not tested it):

https://exain.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/booting-ubuntu-without-monitor-plugged-in-switched-off/

But I want to still use lighdm instead of GDM.

So, my final question: How to run xorg+lightdm and ignore unplugged status of the monitor?

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TuxMachines: Laptops: Chrome OS and System76

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 09:41:14 AM
  • Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots

    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel.

    According to the developer, the Material Design refresh for the "Do Not Disturb" mode will make the Notification Center look nicer, but also consistent with the Android user experience. Those using the Chrome Canary experimental channel can give it a try right now.

  • System76 'Lemur' and 'Galago Pro' Ubuntu Linux laptops get 8th gen Intel Core CPUs

    The famed Linux-laptop seller also says, "The Lemur you know and love is now even better with the Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads, allowing you to multitask up to 40-percent faster. The slim, 3.6 lb laptop with impressive 14.1-inch 1080p IPS display is still your perfect travel companion; easy to carry from meeting to meeting or across campus."

    New processors aside, these laptops should be pretty much identical to prior generations -- which is a very good thing. If you want to configure a Lemur with a Coffee Lake chip, you can build your own here. A Galago Pro with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor can be configured here.

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TuxMachines: Events: Open Source Summit Europe, LibrePlanet 2018

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 09:39:39 AM

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TuxMachines: Licences: Eclipse Public Licence 2.0, GPL Copyright Troll, Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 09:38:12 AM
  • Eclipse Public License version 2.0 added to license list

    We recently updated our list of various licenses and comments about them to include the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 (EPL).

    In terms of GPL compatibility, the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 is essentially equivalent to version 1.0. The only change is that it explicitly offers the option of designating the GNU GPL version 2 or later as a "secondary license" for a certain piece of code.

  • Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll

    Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman and several other senior Linux figures have published a “Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement” to be included in future Linux documentation, in order to ensure contributions to the kernel don't fall foul of copyright claims that have already seen a single developer win "at least a few million Euros.”

    In a post released on Monday, October 16th, Kroah-Hartman explained the Statement's needed because not everyone who contributes to the kernel understands the obligations the GNU Public Licence 2.0 (GPL 2.0), and the licence has “ambiguities … that no one in our community has ever considered part of compliance.”

  • Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

    After many years of working on it, it is with immense pleasure to see the FLA-2.0 – the full rewrite of the Fiduciary License Agreement – officially launch.

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Reddit: ownCloud Server 10.0.4 beta1 - News

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 09:37:17 AM

TuxMachines: Security: Let’s Encrypt, Updates, Google, DHS, Adobe

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 09:35:37 AM

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LXer: Rugged Apollo Lake computer fits into small places

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 09:22:17 AM
Portwell’s compact “WEBS-13D1” computer offers Apollo Lake options, 4K-ready DP and HDMI, 6x USB, -20 to 60°C support, and shock and vibration resistance. Portwell’s 200 x 150 x 80mm WEBS-13D1 is one of its smaller embedded computers, although it’s not quite as petite as the similarly Apollo Lake driven, 150 x 150 x 60mm WEBS-21D0.

LXer: A Week-Long Festival for Internet Health

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 08:07:57 AM
MozFest is convening technologists, activists and artists this October to tackle the biggest problems facing the web. The Internet is sick. From ransomware and trolls to misinformation and mass surveillance, the very health of the Internet is at risk.

LXer: KDE Plasma 5.11 Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release, Over 30 Bugs Fixed

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 06:53:37 AM
Just one week after the release of the major KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment, the KDE Project on Tuesday announced the immediate availability of the maintenance update to the series, KDE Plasma 5.11.1.

Reddit: [Dualboot] W10 Fall Creators update breaks linux installations by changing partition numbers

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 06:19:24 AM

So if you are dualbooting and you plan to update to new windows, know that you will most probably need to change your linux fstab, to get it working again. I am posting this so anybody who is going to update creates a live USB stick ahead to be able to fix their linux installations if needed.

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LXer: Linus Torvalds says targeted fuzzing is improving Linux security

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 05:39:17 AM
Announcing the fifth release candidate for the Linux kernel version 4.14, Linus Torvalds has revealed that fuzzing is producing a steady stream of security fixes.

Reddit: Donate of FSF or individual software team?

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 05:12:24 AM

I am currently studying in university, not much money I got, but really appreciate the hardwork of libreoffice and linux mint team and many others. I remember that if I donate to fsf (free software foundation) they will divide the donate money to different software as fair as possible? Where can I find the % of what fsf divide my money too? Or should I donate to individual software team.

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LXer: How to Install SuiteCRM with Nginx on CentOS 7

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 04:24:56 AM
SuiteCRM is an open source CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software based on PHP. It is a fork of the popular CRM software SugarCRM, and has become more popular after the team behind the latter decided to stop the development of the free version. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure SuiteCRM using Nginx as the Web server.

LXer: Worlds smallest i.MX6 tapped for customizable Linux SBC

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 03:10:36 AM
Gumstix has added NXP’s tiny, Linux-driven SCM-i.MX6 module to its Geppetto design library, and has launched a “Cobalt MC” SBC to showcase the tiny COM. Gumstix continues to add more computer-on-modules and single board computers to its Geppetto D2O design library, offering more options for developers to build custom board designs online for prototyping and quick manufacture of small runs.

Reddit: Linux CGroups Tutorial

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 02:56:26 AM

LinuxToday: Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and elementary OS All Patched Against WPA2 KRACK Bug

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 02:00:00 AM

 Running Linux? Don't be afraid of KRACK.

LXer: Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots

Wednesday 18th of October 2017 01:56:16 AM
Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel.

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Security: WPA2, Smartwatches, Google, NSA, Microsoft and Flexera FUD

  • WPA2 flaw's worst impact on Android, Linux devices

    The flaw in the WPA2 wireless protocol revealed recently has a critical impact on Android phones running version 6.0 of the mobile operating system and Linux devices, a security researcher says.

  • Why the Krack Wi-Fi Mess Will Take Decades to Clean Up

    But given the millions of routers and other IoT devices that will likely never see a fix, the true cost of Krack could play out for years.

  • 'All wifi networks' are vulnerable to hacking, security expert discovers

    WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken by Belgian researchers, highlighting potential for internet traffic to be exposed

  • Kids' smartwatches can be 'easily' hacked, says watchdog

    Smartwatches bought for children who do not necessarily need them can be hacked [sic], according to a warning out of Norway and its local Consumer Council (NCC).

  • John Lewis pulls children's smartwatch from sale over spying fears

    The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) revealed that several brands of children’s smartwatch, have such poor security controls that hackers [sic] could easily follow their movements and eavesdrop on conversations.

  • Google's 'Advanced Protection' Locks Down Accounts Like Never Before

    Google hasn't shared the details of what that process entails. But the CDT's Hall, whom Google briefed on the details, says it will include a "cooling-off" period that will lock the account for a period of time while the user proves his or her identity via several other factors. That slowed-down, intensive check is designed to make the account-recovery process a far less appealing backdoor into victims' data.

  • NSA won't say if it knew about KRACK, but don't look to this leaked doc for answers
    Given how involved the NSA has been with remote and local exploitation of networks, systems, devices, and even individuals, many put two and two together and assumed the worst. What compounded the matter was that some were pointing to a 2010-dated top secret NSA document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, which detailed a hacking tool called BADDECISION, an "802.11 CNE tool" -- essentially an exploit designed to target wireless networks by using a man-in-the-middle attack within range of the network. It then uses a frame injection technique to redirect targets to one of the NSA's own servers, which acts as a "matchmaker" to supply the best malware for the target device to ensure it's compromised for the long-term. The slide said the hacking tool "works for WPA/WPA2," suggesting that BADDECISION could bypass the encryption. Cue the conspiracy theories. No wonder some thought the hacking tool was an early NSA-only version of KRACK.
  • You're doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early [Ed: Says the company that gives back doors to the NSA and attacks FOSS with patents, lobbying etc.]
  • Why Open Source Security Matters for Healthcare Orgs [Ed: marketing slant for firms that spread FUD]
    Open source software can help healthcare organizations remain flexible as they adopt new IT solutions, but if entities lack open source security measures it can lead to larger cybersecurity issues. A recent survey found that organizations in numerous industries might not be paying enough attention to potential open source risk factors. Half of all code used in commercial and Internet of Things (IoT) software products is open source, but only 37 percent of organizations have an open source acquisition or usage policy, according to a recent Flexera report. More than 400 commercial software suppliers and in-house software development teams were interviewed, with respondent roles including software developers, DevOps, IT, engineering, legal, and security.

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The most promising linux distributions in 2017

Linux distributions have already gained recognition of its users and with every year new products appear in the market. Many of them focus on the certain tasks, so you can’t create a single list of the best ones. Here we have chosen several fields of Linux use and those distributions that have all chances to take the initial positions in their niche in 2017. Read more

Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) released

Codenamed "Artful Aardvark", Ubuntu 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technology into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. As always, the team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.13-based kernel, glibc 2.26, gcc 7.2, and much more. Ubuntu Desktop has had a major overhaul, with the switch from Unity as our default desktop to GNOME3 and gnome-shell. Along with that, there are the usual incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, and updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice. Read more Also: Ubuntu 17.10 Debuts Officially with GNOME 3.26 on Top of Wayland, Linux 4.13 How to: Upgrade Ubuntu 17.04 to Ubuntu 17.10 Ubuntu 17.10 ISOs Officially Released 10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10 Ubuntu 17.10 Now Available to Download, This Is What’s New How to Enable Night Light on Ubuntu 17.10 Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark Released With New Features — Download Torrents And ISO Files Here Ubuntu Flavors, Including Ubuntu MATE 17.10, Are Available to Download Ubuntu 17.10 'Artful Aardvark' ditches Unity for Gnome