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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.

Reddit: Tux Racer Medley for anyone who forgot it.

Sunday 26th of November 2017 02:11:23 AM

More in Tux Machines

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Graphics: Texture Compression, Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), and AMD FreeSync

  • Unity Continues Crunching More Out Of Crunch Texture Compression
    Unity is one of the big public users of the open-source Crunch DXT texture compression library. While it's no longer maintained by Rich Geldreich / Binomial, Unity has continued advancing this open-source code to further improve the compression ratio and speed. For months Unity has been talking about their promising findings with Crunch. But this is the project that Rich Geldreich, the former Valve developer, previously expressed regret having open-sourced all of it. While he is on to working on better and more advanced technologies at his Binomial startup, Unity is working to squeeze more out of this open-source library.
  • Improving EFL Graphics With Wayland Application Redraws
    Under X, application redraws are tricky to do without tearing because content can be updated at any chosen time with no clear feedback as to when the compositor will read it. EFL uses some clever tricks to this end (check out the state of the art X redraw timing for yourself), but it’s difficult to get right in all cases. For a lot of people this just works, or they’re not sensitive to the issue when it doesn’t.
  • Improved Wayland Application Redraws Coming To Enlightenment's EFL
    Samsung's Open-Source Group has been working on making their Wayland support in the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) even better. The latest Wayland work on the Enlightenment/EFL front has been improving the application redraw process. The EFL toolkit with the upcoming v1.21 release will now be hooking into Wayland's frame callbacks to better dealing with drawing, only drawing when necessary, and doing so without the possibility of tearing.
  • AMD FreeSync For Tear-Free Linux Gaming - Current State In 2017
    If you are thinking of gifting yourself (or someone else) a FreeSync-compatible monitor this holiday season, here's a look at how the AMD FreeSync support is working right now, the driver bits you need to be aware of, and how it's all playing out for those wanting to use this tear-free capability for Linux gaming.

KStars 2.8.9 is released!

Here comes the last KStars release for 2017! KStars v2.8.9 is available now for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Robert Lancaster worked on improving PHD2 support with Ekos. This includes retrieving the guide star image, drift errors and RMS values, among other minor improvements and refactoring of the Ekos PHD2 codebase to support future extensions. Read more

Security: Mirai, Vista 10, Starbucks, and Hacking Team Investigation

  • Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead Guilty

    The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed the guilty pleas of two men first identified in January 2017 by KrebsOnSecurity as the likely co-authors of Mirai, a malware strain that remotely enslaves so-called “Internet of Things” devices such as security cameras, routers, and digital video recorders for use in large scale attacks designed to knock Web sites and entire networks offline (including multiple major attacks against this site).

  • Google Researcher Finds Flaw in Pre-Installed Windows 10 Password Manager
    Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, who has previously discovered, reported, and disclosed several major bugs in Windows and its features, came across a new security vulnerability affecting Microsoft users. This time, the flaw exists in the Keeper password manager that comes pre-installed in some Windows 10 versions, with Ormandy explaining that it’s similar to a vulnerability that he discovered in August 2016. “I remember filing a bug a while ago about how they were injecting privileged UI into pages,” Ormandy explained on December 14. “I checked and, they're doing the same thing again with this version,” he continues.
  • Starbucks Wi-Fi Turned People’s Laptops into Cryptocurrency Miners
    The free Wi-Fi that the Buenos Aires Starbucks offers to its customers was being used to mine for cryptocurrency, and what’s worse, it used people’s laptops to do it. The whole thing was discovered by Stensul CEO Noah Dinkin who actually paid a visit to the store and wanted to browse the web using the free Wi-Fi, only to discover that his laptop was unknowingly converted into a cryptocurrency miner. He then turned to Twitter to ask Starbucks if they know about the what he described as bitcoin mining taking place without customers knowing about it. “Hi Starbucks, did you know that your in-store wifi provider in Buenos Aires forces a 10 second delay when you first connect to the wifi so it can mine bitcoin using a customer's laptop? Feels a little off-brand,” he said in his tweet.
  • Italian Prosecutor Makes Request to Close Hacking Team Investigation
    The damaging data breach that exposed the secrets of an infamous surveillance tech company might go unsolved forever. After more than two years, the Italian prosecutor who was investigating the attack on the Milan-based Hacking Team has asked the case to be dismissed, according to multiple sources. On Monday, the Milan prosecutor Alessandro Gobbis sent a notice to the people under investigation informing them that he had sent the judge a request to shut down the investigation, according to a copy of the document obtained by Motherboard.