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Phoronix: MuQSS Scheduler Updated For Linux 4.14, Experimental SMT Improvements

Sunday 26th of November 2017 12:42:37 PM
This week Con Kolivas updated his MuQSS scheduler patch-set for the Linux 4.14 kernel. This is the scheduler that was born out of his earlier work on BFS...

Phoronix: GNOME Builder Development Environment Picking Up Many Features For GNOME 3.28

Sunday 26th of November 2017 12:32:37 PM
The 3.27 development series for the GNOME Builder integrated development environment is picking up a number of interesting features that is making sure Builder is an awesome update as part of the GNOME 3.28 release in March...

Reddit: gpg not working on whonix

Sunday 26th of November 2017 12:18:40 PM

gpg: WARNING: unsafe permissions on homedir `/home/user/Desktop/downloads'

I can't decrypt my keys for 2FA on websites. I ended up saving my keys to that folder because that was my shared folder between the VM and the host.

I hadn't used linux before a week ago, and it's clear to me that I know nothing on this system.... i'll be grateful for any help

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Phoronix: Freedreno A4xx Picks Up Some More OpenGL 4 Extensions

Sunday 26th of November 2017 12:14:41 PM
When Ilia Mirkin isn't busy being one of the key contributors to the open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver stack, he's often working on the Freedreno driver stack for the open-source Qualcomm Adreno support...

Reddit: Builder 3.27 Progress

Sunday 26th of November 2017 10:52:19 AM

TuxMachines: Software: Trello, Brisk Menu, LibreOffice

Sunday 26th of November 2017 10:44:12 AM
  • How to Get the Trello Desktop Client on Linux

    There’s no doubt that Trello is a great program. It helps both teams and individuals become more productive. The program emulates the experience of using Post-it notes to track the progress of work. It has quickly become one of the de facto tools in doing collaborative work and managing personal projects as well.

    Trello is available for web, mobile (App Store and Google Play), and desktop (Mac and Windows). It supports most platforms. However, there isn’t a Linux desktop version from the creators, which is too bad for the Linux users. Luckily, there’s a fix, thanks to generous Daniel Chatfield.

    Remember, this is not an official desktop client. It was only built by a generous person for Linux users who love Trello. The program is hosted on this GitHub page. Let’s go through the installation process step by step.

  • Brisk Menu – An Efficient Menu for the MATE Desktop

    Brisk Menu is an open-source menu designed for the Mate desktop environment which usually ships with Solus OS as its default menu applet. That notwithstanding, Brisk has functionalities on its own e.g. a built-in search feature that simulates the Windows start menu while still providing optimum performance.

    It features an adaptive UI which is themeable and put pressure on your battery and memory that is friendly and this comes to me as no surprise especially after learning that Brisk-menu is a collaborative project between Solus and Ubuntu MATE.

  • LibreOffice 6.0 Beta Available - Huge Open-Source Office Suite Update For 2018

    Today the branching of LibreOffice 6.0 from Git master took place as well as tagging the first beta.

    LibreOffice 6.0 Beta is currently available in source form as of writing and the code will continue to be refined via the libreoffice-6-0 branch until it's ready for release in early 2018. The mainline LibreOffice Git code meanwhile is bumped for early work on what's marked as LibreOffice 6.1.

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TuxMachines: Mesa 17.2.6 and New Graphics Benchmark From Blender

Sunday 26th of November 2017 10:42:14 AM
  • mesa 17.2.6

    In Mesa Core we have included a correction to keep a program alive when re-linking and prevent an use-after-free.

  • Mesa 17.2.6 Released With 53 Changes While Mesa 17.3 Is Around The Corner

    While the release of the belated Mesa 17.3 is imminent, Mesa 17.2.6 is now available as the current latest stable release.

    Andres Gomez of Igalia announced the Mesa 17.2.6 release just minutes ago with more than 50 changes/fixes found in this maintenance update.

  • Cycles Benchmark – AMD update + new benchmark file

    Three weeks ago we posted a benchmark update with Nvidia GPUs. Meanwhile we had AMD sending us a flagship Threadripper system – 32 threads, 64 GB memory, onboard SSD.

    The image below shows the latest numbers, updated from our test lab today. Click on the link under the image for a live website where you can inspect the numbers more closely (and you can turn on/off gpu or cpu tests).

  • Blender Has A Beautiful New Benchmark: Barbershop

    The digital artists working on the Barbershop 3D modeling software have released a new benchmark file for stressing CPUs and GPUs by rendering an advanced scene.

    Barbershop is Blender's newest benchmark file and is an interior scene making use of branched path tracing. It's quite a beast to render on a CPU or GPU.

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Reddit: Found this wierd distro

Sunday 26th of November 2017 08:48:29 AM

LXer: ProtonMail: An Open Source Privacy-Focused Email Service Provider

Sunday 26th of November 2017 08:37:29 AM
Have a look at ProtonMail, a secure, privacy-focused email provider that you can use as an alternative to Gmail.

Reddit: Flatpak - the future of application distribution

Sunday 26th of November 2017 07:15:55 AM

Reddit: + Linux Wiki Article

Sunday 26th of November 2017 07:14:45 AM

LXer: The quest for open science

Sunday 26th of November 2017 06:43:07 AM
Bowman shows us one of the first microscopes he printed: “This,” he says, “will turn a Raspberry Pi camera into a microscope.”

Reddit: Is it possible to extend the Physical Volume of a Volume Group in LVM?

Sunday 26th of November 2017 06:17:18 AM

I'm working on a VPS where the template deployment left most of the storage space unallocated. The current situation is as follows:

root@ubuntu:/home/admin# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 4.9G 0 4.9G 0% /dev tmpfs 1000M 8.9M 991M 1% /run /dev/mapper/VG01-LV01 7.8G 1.7G 5.8G 23% / tmpfs 4.9G 0 4.9G 0% /dev/shm tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock tmpfs 4.9G 0 4.9G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/sda1 98M 56M 37M 61% /boot /dev/sr0 354K 354K 0 100% /mnt2 tmpfs 1000M 0 1000M 0% /run/user/0 tmpfs 1000M 0 1000M 0% /run/user/1001 root@ubuntu:/home/admin# fdisk /dev/sda Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/sda: 195.3 GiB, 209715200000 bytes, 409600000 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x96aa80ad Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 208895 206848 101M 83 Linux /dev/sda2 208896 4362239 4153344 2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda3 4362240 20969471 16607232 7.9G 8e Linux LVM

So; /dev/sda is 195GB, and /dev/sda3 is only 7.9GB. I would like to extend /dev/sda3 to fill the unallocated space on the drive. things get more complicated because /dev/sda3 is an LVM partition:

root@ubuntu:/home/admin# pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sda3 VG01 lvm2 a-- 7.92g 0 root@ubuntu:/home/admin# vgs VG #PV #LV #SN Attr VSize VFree VG01 1 1 0 wz--n- 7.92g 0 root@ubuntu:/home/admin# lvs LV VG Attr LSize Pool Origin Data% Meta% Move Log Cpy%Sync Convert LV01 VG01 -wi-ao---- 7.92g

All the guides I've found offer one of two options:
1) Create a new Physical Volume (In my case, it would be /dev/sda4) and then adding it to the Volume Group, then expanding the Volume Group and finally expanding the Logical Volume and finally expanding the Filesystem.
2) Delete the existing Physical Volume (/dev/sda3) and recreating it at the desired size, effectively rebuilding the entire LVM

I've tried the first option, it does work but I was wondering if it's possible to have a cleaner option where I simply resize /dev/sda3 in place, with the system running.
The second option can't work for me since it would involve deleting my running system.

So is it possible to resize /dev/sda3 or should I just be content with creating /dev/sda4 and joining it to the LVM?


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LXer: Munich Set to Adopt Windows 10 after a Decade of Using Open Source Systems

Sunday 26th of November 2017 04:48:45 AM
The total cost of changing to Windows 10 and converting Libre Office and Macros templates will amount to €100 million.

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It's FOSS on Linux Vs. Unix and 32-bit Architectures

  • Linux Vs. Unix
    ​In computer time, a substantial part of the population has a misconception that the Unix and Linux operating systems are one and the same. However, the opposite is true. Let's look at it from a closer look.
  • Open Source OS Still supporting 32-bit Architecture and Why it’s Important
    One after the other, Linux distributions are dropping 32-bit support. Or, to be accurate, they drop support for the Intel x86 32-bit architecture (IA-32). Indeed, computers based on x86_64 hardware (x86-64) are superior in every way to their 32-bits counterpart: they are more powerful, run faster, are more compact, and more energy efficient. Not mentioning their price has considerably decreased in just a few years.

Mir 0.29

  • Mir 0.29.0 release
    We are pleased to announce that Mir 0.29.0 has been released and is available in Mir release PPA. There are builds for the supported Ubuntu releases (16.04 LTS “Xenial”, 17.04 “Zesty” and 17.10 “Artful”) . Mir 0.29.0 is in the process of uploading into Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic” (it should move out of “proposed” and into the main archive in about a week). If you need it sooner then a “Bionic” build is also available in the Mir release PPA.
  • Mir 0.29 Released To Improve Their Wayland Implementation
    The past few days Canonical's Mir developers have been preparing their next milestone with pushing this display server along with Wayland protocol support and now that new "v0.29" release is available.

Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon Review: Best ‘Linux’ Distro for Beginners!

Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon boots fast (even on a slow rotational disk), very stable (I haven’t seen any application crash in the past 3 days that I’ve been using it) and the level of responsiveness it has shown is top-notch, probably matched only by another Linux Mint! As far as the end user-experience is concerned, I’d say it’s the best ‘Linux’ distro for beginners, it certainly knows how to please the end-user… welcome to the HecticGeek‘s review of Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon edition. Few years ago Linux Mint changed their release strategy. They now rely on the core of Ubuntu LTS releases as the foundation for their operating system. As far as I can see, this is working great for them. Because Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) provides security & maintenance updates up to 5 years & it is already based on a solid foundation set by Ubuntu. This in tern gives Linux Mint developers enough space to ‘breath’ a little and fully concentrate on what they do best: development of their awesome desktop shell & other native Linux Mint user-applications. Read more