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TuxMachines: Linux and Graphics

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:28:18 AM
  • Linux Kernel 4.4.31 LTS Released with Multiple Updated Drivers, Various Fixes

    Immediately after informing the community about the release of Linux kernel 4.8.7, which is now the most advanced kernel you can get for a GNU/Linux distribution, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.31 LTS.

  • Linux Kernel 4.8.7 Updates Intel and Radeon Drivers, Improves Wireless Support

    Today, November 10, 2016, Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the seventh maintenance update to the Linux 4.8 kernel series, along with the Linux kernel 4.4.31 LTS long-term support version.

    Finally, the release cycle of Linux kernel 4.8 has settled in and it looks like more and more GNU/Linux distributions are adopting it, including the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 and Fedora 25, due for release next week. Rolling release users of Solus, Arch Linux, and openSUSE Tumbleweed are already enjoying the latest Linux kernel 4.8 updates, and soon they'll receive a new one, Linux kernel 4.8.7, which comes ten days after Linux kernel 4.8.6.

  • Mesa 12.0.4 Released With Dozens Of Fixes
  • Intel Publishes Open-Source Graphics Driver Code For Bringing Up "Geminilake"

    Coming out this morning from the Intel Open-Source Technology Center is their initial hardware enablement code for the future "Geminilake" hardware with their Linux graphics driver stack.

  • Intel Kaby Lake HD Graphics 620 OpenGL/Vulkan Performance On Linux

    Now having my initial Intel Kaby Lake Core i5-7200U MSI Cubi 2 benchmarks with Ubuntu 16.10 out of the way, this second article is focusing upon the HD Graphics 620 Kaby Lake performance with this latest stable Ubuntu release as well as when trying out Linux 4.9 and Mesa 13.1-dev.

  • Igalia Joins The Khronos Group

    The well known Linux/open-source focused consulting firm Igalia has joined The Khronos Group as a contributing member.

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TuxMachines: Fedora 25 Multimedia

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:27:14 AM

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TuxMachines: SUSE Leftovers

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:26:10 AM
  • OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Lands Mesa 13.0
  • openSUSE News: Mesa 13 Arrives in Tumbleweed with New Kernel

    This week has been a bit hectic with dramatic change affecting people around the world, but openSUSE Tumbleweed users who are use to change can find some clarity in the chaos with five snapshots that were released this week.

    These snapshots brought not only a new major version of Mesa but a new kernel and Plasma 5.8.3.

    The newest snapshot 20161108 updated yast2 to version 3.2.3 and added a patch to fix a crash from upstream for Wayland. Lightweight web browser epiphany, which updated to version 3.22.2 in the snapshot, added fixes for adblocker and improved the password form for autofill handling.

  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 27

    This week, during SUSECon 2016, SUSE announced an exciting upcoming new product. SUSE CASP – a Kubernetes based Container As a Service Platform.

    That has, of course, some implications for the installer, like the need of some products (like CASP) to specify a fixed configuration for some subsystems. For example, an established selection of packages. The user should not be allowed to change those fixed configurations during installation.

    We have implemented a possibility to mark some modules in the installation proposal as read-only. These read-only modules then cannot be started from the installer and therefore their configuration is kept at the default initial state.

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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:11:40 AM

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TuxMachines: Mutter 3.22.2

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:03:43 AM
  • Mutter 3.22.2
  • GNOME's Mutter 3.22.2 Ships With Many Wayland Fixes

    Normally GNOME point releases aren't too worth mentioning over here, but with this morning's release of GNOME Mutter 3.22.2 it's a bit of a different story.

    GNOME Mutter 3.22.2 is a worthwhile upgrade particularly if you are running on Wayland. Mutter 3.22.2 has several Wayland crash fixes (two separate bug reports_ plus has at least four bugs fixed around placement issues of windows/elements when running on Wayland. There is also a fix for popup grabs blocking the screen lock on Wayland. There is also a fix for two finger and edge scrolling under Wayland.

  • GNOME Shell and Mutter Get Wayland and Wi-Fi Improvements for GNOME 3.22.2

    As part of the soon-to-be-released second and last scheduled point release of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions, the GNOME Shell and Mutter components have received new versions earlier today, November 10, 2016.

    GNOME Shell 3.22.2 and Mutter 3.22.2 are now available for download, and it looks like they bring various improvements to make your GNOME 3.22 desktop experience better, especially of you're using the next-generation Wayland display server.

    For example, the Mutter 3.22.2 window and composite manager release fixes various placement issues and several crashes on Wayland, and also repairs the functionality that allowed users to switch between edge and two-finger-scrolling on the Wayland session.

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Phoronix: The Code To Intel's New Linux Wireless Daemon Is Now Public

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:00:00 AM
During this year's systemd conference there was talk of A New Wireless Daemon Is In Development To Potentially Replace wpa_supplicant. At that time the code wasn't yet public to this new open-source WiFi daemon developed by Intel, but since then the code has now opened up...

LXer: 5 open source dashboard tools for visualizing data

Friday 11th of November 2016 03:30:37 AM
To start with a confession, I like dashboards. A lot.I've always been fascinated by finding new and interesting ways to bring meaning to data with interactive visualization tools. While I'm definitely a geek for numbers, the human mind is simply much better at interpreting trends visually than it is just picking them out a spreadsheet. And even when your main interest in a dataset is the raw numbers themselves, a dashboard can help to bring meaning by highlighting which values matter most, and what the context of those numbers is.read more

TuxMachines: Fedora 25 Is Quite Possibly My Most Favorite Release Yet

Friday 11th of November 2016 03:20:40 AM

Fedora 25 is nearly complete and this afternoon we should hear whether it will be formally released next week or will be pushed back one week due to lingering blocker bugs. Nevertheless, I've been carrying out more tests on Fedora 25 on multiple test systems in recent days and have been very pleased with this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution release.

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Reddit: GoboLinux 016 beta is out!

Friday 11th of November 2016 02:54:30 AM

LXer: Using the Scality S3 server in Homeduction

Friday 11th of November 2016 02:16:17 AM
I thought it would be informative to go one step further and explain how I use the Scality S3 server in homeduction

Phoronix: After 18 Years, KWave Sound Editor Is Working Its Way Into KDE Multimedia

Friday 11th of November 2016 02:00:00 AM
KWave is a graphical sound editor that's been in development since 1998 and is finally working its way into KDE Multimedia for becoming a proper part of KDE...

Reddit: Camtasia Studio and Adobe Software Port/Alternative/How to run on wine?

Friday 11th of November 2016 01:56:25 AM

I just need Camtasia to edit, and by alternative, I mean same interface more or less as it. I need Photoshop and After Effects for Outros. Maybe Sony Vegas, if it's not a problem.

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Phoronix: Mesa 12.0.4 Released With Dozens Of Fixes

Friday 11th of November 2016 01:16:53 AM
For those sticking to the Mesa 12.0 stable series until the huge Mesa 13.0 has further stabilized, Mesa 12.0.4 is now available as the latest point release...

LXer: OpenMW 0.40 - Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on Linux

Friday 11th of November 2016 01:01:57 AM
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is one of my personal favourite games of all time. Years ago I would have happily run the game in Linux, but the only real way to do so was through WINE. Thanks to OpenMW, a totally rewritten and open source engine for Morrowind, it is now very much possible to have a near complete Morrowind experience, completely natively.

Reddit: Anybody having problems running gtk/gdk applications remotely over SSH?

Friday 11th of November 2016 12:44:17 AM

Hi. This evening I noticed that I can no longer run gvim remotely on my OpenSUSE 42.1 machine when ssh'd in from my laptop running RHEL 6.8. I see a segfault in gdk_open_display().

Turns out this problem isn't limited to gvim. I tested a handful of GUI applications and it seems that applications linked against libgtk-x11-2.0 crash while applications linked against gtk-3.0 seem to be okay. Google chrome, gtk-demo, dia, xsane...all crash.

Checking the zypper logs on the SUSE machine shows that libgtk update was installed back in September. I've tried downgrading that package to no avail (but, I'll admit that I don't know when the problem started so it's possible that my older packages just don't go back far enough.

Note this only happens in one direction. I can ssh from my OpenSUSE machine to my RHEL laptop and run gvim remotely without any trouble.

Has anybody seen similar behavior?

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TuxMachines: 4MLinux 21.0 Operating System Enters Development, First Beta Ready for Testing

Friday 11th of November 2016 12:05:52 AM

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today, November 10, 2016, about the immediate availability of the Beta development milestone of the upcoming 4MLinux 21.0 operating system series.

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TuxMachines: openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Latest Linux Kernel, Mesa, and KDE Plasma Updates

Friday 11th of November 2016 12:03:47 AM

Today, November 10, 2016, openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio reports on the latest updates brought by a total of four snapshots for the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling release Linux-based operating system.

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TuxMachines: elementary OS 0.4 Loki

Friday 11th of November 2016 12:01:34 AM

elementary OS is a Linux desktop distribution that’s based on Ubuntu. The project’s goal is crafting a “fast and open replacement for Windows and macOS”.

The latest, stable edition, with a core that’s based on Ubuntu 16.04, is elementary OS 0.4, code-named Loki.

This article provides a walk-through of the distribution’s most important features.

The distribution’s login screen. By default, a guest account is enabled.

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More in Tux Machines

Eight great Linux gifts for the holiday season

Do you want to give your techie friend a very Linux holiday season? Sure you do! Here are some suggestion to brighten your favorite Tux fan's day. Read more Also: More Random Gift Ideas For Linux Enthusiasts & Others Into Tech Which open source gift is at the top of your holiday wish list?

Ubuntu-Based ExTiX OS Updated for Intel Compute Sticks with Improved Installer

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced this past weekend the release of an updated build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux distribution for Intel Compute Stick devices. Last month, we reported on the initial availability of a port of the ExTiX operating system for Intel Compute Sticks, boasting the lightweight and modern LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment and powered by the latest Linux 4.8 kernel, tweaked by Arne Exton for Intel Atom processors. And now, ExTiX Build 161203 is out as a drop-in replacement for Build 161119, bringing a much-improved Ubiquity graphics installer that should no longer crash, as several users who attempted to install the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distro on their Intel Compute Stick devices reported. Read more Also: Debian-Based SparkyLinux 4.5 Brings Support for exFAT Filesystems, systemd 232 4MLinux 20.1 Linux Distro Released with Kernel 4.4.34 LTS to Restore PAE Support

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Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.23 Snap Creator for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 16.10

Canonical's Snappy development team have released a new maintenance version of the Snapcraft 2.x tool that lets applications developers package their apps as Snap packages for Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distributions that support Snaps. Read more