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Intel Rewrites Old Haswell-Era Audio Driver Due To Bugs, Plus DG1 Audio For Linux 5.10

Thursday 15th of October 2020 02:09:16 PM
The sound subsystem updates were submitted today for the Linux 5.10 kernel with some interesting changes and new hardware support...

Systemd 247 Merges Systemd-OOMD For Improving Low-Memory/Out-Of-Memory Handling

Thursday 15th of October 2020 12:43:15 PM
Merged just minutes ago into systemd Git is the new systemd-oomd component pushed along by Facebook...

AMD Secure Nested Paging IOMMU For SEV-SNP Lands In Linux 5.10

Thursday 15th of October 2020 10:39:04 AM
In addition to Linux 5.10 supporting SEV-ES as the "encrypted state" for AMD EPYC's Secure Encrypted Virtualization, this kernel is also adding Secure Nested Paging (SNP) support to the AMD IOMMU driver as part of their next-generation SEV-SNP security...

Linux 5.10 Graphics Driver Changes From AMDGPU DC For GCN 1.0 To Continuing RDNA 2 Push

Thursday 15th of October 2020 10:06:30 AM
The direct rendering manager (DRM) driver updates were sent in overnight for the ongoing Linux 5.10 merge window with a range of improvements for these graphics/display drivers and as usual the Intel and AMD Radeon driver churn is particularly heavy...

XFS File-System With Linux 5.10 Punts Year 2038 Problem To The Year 2486

Thursday 15th of October 2020 04:04:55 AM
Not only is Btrfs seeing notable improvements with the in-development Linux 5.10 kernel but the XFS file-system also has some prominent changes of its own...

How Intel's Clear Linux Is Competing Against Late-2020 Linux Distributions

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 09:05:14 PM
As it's been a while since running a fresh Linux distribution comparison with Intel's Clear Linux platform and given all the autumn distribution updates inbound, here is a fresh look at the rolling-release Clear Linux up against a snapshot of Ubuntu 20.10, Fedora Workstation 33 Beta, openSUSE Tumbleweed 20200929, Arch-based Endeavour OS, and Debian Testing from the start of October.

SDL2 Upstreams OS/2 Support

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 08:18:30 PM
If 2020 couldn't get more peculiar, today the SDL2 project mainlined support for the OS/2 operating system...

Mesa 20.2.1 Released With Initial Batch Of Fixes

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 07:16:36 PM
Mesa 20.2 officially released at the end of September as the Q3'2020 open-source driver stack update providing open-source OpenGL/OpenCL/Vulkan support for much of the graphics hardware on the market. For those that prefer waiting for the first point release before upgrading, that milestone was reached today...

Linux 5.10 Begins Landing The Long Overdue Revamp Of printk()

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 03:58:48 PM
The Linux kernel's fundamental printk() function for printing messages at various log levels for then accessing via the likes of dmesg is beginning to see a significant overhaul...

Intel Discloses New Ice Lake Xeon Security Features

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 01:00:00 PM
Intel today is revealing a few details concerning upcoming Intel 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable "Ice Lake" processors...

Apache Software Foundation Celebrates Two Decades Of OpenOffice

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 11:36:22 AM
While the LibreOffice fork is much more popular than OpenOffice these days, the Apache Software Foundation does continue maintaining the OpenOffice codebase born out of Sun Microsystems' StarOffice...

UBports Improving Its Installer For Deploying Ubuntu Touch On Smartphones

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 10:33:35 AM
The UBports community that continues advancing the Ubuntu Touch mobile platform has been working on improvements to its installer...

GCC Getting Wired Up For Intel's Key Locker, UINTR, HRESET, AVX-VNNI

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 10:21:10 AM
Following this month's Intel programming reference manual update disclosing a number of new instruction set extensions, Intel's compiler engineers have gone public with patches for implementing some of these forthcoming CPU features...

AMD Laptops With Radeon dGPU Graphics Receive Fix For Poor Linux Power Management

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 09:49:44 AM
The kernel power management changes have been sent in for Linux 5.10 with a few items worth pointing out from faster hibernation to fixing power management handling for AMD laptops with both integrated and discrete graphics...

Linux 5.10 Media Changes Bring A New "Vidtv" Virtual Driver

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 04:00:06 AM
The media subsystem of the Linux kernel is seeing a number of changes with the in-development Linux 5.10...

AMD SEV-ES Sent In For Linux 5.10 To Further Secure Guest VMs

Wednesday 14th of October 2020 12:42:17 AM
While the mainline Linux kernel for quite a while now has supported AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization for EPYC processors as a means of better securing guest virtual machines (VMs) and public clouds with hardware memory encryption and using one key per VM to not only protect between guests but also the hypervisor, with Linux 5.10 comes AMD SEV-ES as another step forward for secure virtualization on AMD EPYC...

Raspberry Pi 4 Vulkan Driver "V3DV" Merged Into Mesa 20.3

Tuesday 13th of October 2020 11:00:00 PM
Good news for Raspberry Pi 4 users... The V3DV Vulkan driver developed over the past year for newer Broadcom VideoCore hardware with an emphasis on the Raspberry Pi 4 support is now mainlined in Mesa 20.3!..

Android 12 Appears To Support Using WireGuard

Tuesday 13th of October 2020 10:50:15 PM
WireGuard has long been available as an app on the Google Play store for those wishing to use this cross-platform, open-source secure VPN tunnel solution on Google's mobile operating system. But for Android 12 it appears there will be a form of official support...

CodeWeavers Announces Rebrand With PortJump + ExecMode

Tuesday 13th of October 2020 05:38:58 PM
CodeWeavers as the main contributor to the Wine code-base and employing many of the key developers thanks to the development of their Linux and macOS CrossOver software is working on a rebrand and promotion of their consulting services...

Phoronix Test Suite 10.0 Released With Revamped For Open-Source, Automated Benchmarking

Tuesday 13th of October 2020 05:16:04 PM
Phoronix Test Suite 10.0-Finnsnes is now officially available as the latest major feature release for our open-source, cross-platform automated benchmarking software that now has more than six hundred tests/benchmarks available for fully-automated testing. With Phoronix Test Suite 10.0 also comes a significant overhaul to and its biggest since its debut back in 2011 alongside Phoronix Test Suite 3.0.

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today's howtos

  • Install a free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate on Debian 10 - PragmaticLinux

    This PragmaticLinux article teaches you how to generate a free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate and install it on your Debian based web server.

  • Install Squid Proxy On Ubuntu 20.04 |

    Squid is a caching proxy for the Web. It has support for the HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and other protocols. It helps to speed up a web server by caching repeated requests, caching web, DNS and access geo-restricted content.

  • How to Install Pandora FMS Monitoring Tool in Ubuntu 20.04

    Pandora FMS also know as "Pandora Flexible Monitoring System" is a monitoring tool used for servers, networks, applications, and virtual infrastructure. It is simple, scalable and suitable for complex and larger environments. It uses several protocols including, TCP, UDP, SNMP, HTTP and agents to collect the different metrics. You can monitor the status and performance of web servers, database servers, applications, routers, and other network devices using the Pandora FMS.

  • Display Git Repository Summary In Terminal Using Onefetch - OSTechNix

    Onefetch is a command line tool to display Git repository summary in terminal. Onefetch is like Neofetch but for Git repositories only.

  • How To Install AnyDesk on CentOS 8 - idroot

    In this tutorial we will show you how to install AnyDesk on CentOS 8, as well as some extra required package by AnyDesk

  • How to Format a USB drive in Debian

    Formatting a USB is a common operation in most computer systems and it comes in handy in a number of ways. For instance, you can format a USB drive if it gets infected with a virus, and data is corrupted or you want to change the file system as it is not compatible with your OS. Similarly, it can be helpful if you want to completely wipe off the old data so that you can fully use the storage space. So whatever the reason, you can easily format your USB device through different methods in a Debian operating system. In this article, I will show you different methods to format a USB drive on the command-line and on Debian Desktop. You can use either of them based on your preferences. Note that we have run the commands and procedure mentioned in this article on a Debian 10 system.

  • Linux Netstat Command Tutorial for SysAdmins [40 Examples]

    The netstat (network statistics) utility in Linux provides information related to network connections. You can use various netstat commands to display active network connections, interface data, routing tables, and so on. These are essential information for network admins and infosec professionals. That’s why we have prepared this guide with a wide selection of useful netstat examples. After completing this guide, you will be able to inspect all the network-related information for your Linux machine. We also encourage readers to try these examples on their own machine for obtaining a more hands-on experience.

  • Linux Fu: Troubleshooting Incron | Hackaday

    You probably know about cron, a program that lets you schedule programs to run at various times. We’ve also talked about incron, which is very similar but instead of time, it reacts to changes in the file system. If you ever wanted to write a program that, say, detects a change in a file and automatically uploads it to a programmer, backs it up, e-mails it somewhere, or anything else, then incron might be for you. Although we’ve talked about it before, incron has some peculiarities that make it very difficult to debug problems, so I thought I’d share some of the tricks I use when working with incron. I was thinking about this because I wanted to set up a simple system where I have a single document directory under git control. Changing a markdown file in that folder would generate Word document and PDF equivalents. Conversely, changing a Word document would produce a markdown version. This is easy to do with pandoc — it speaks many different formats. The trick is running it only on changed files and as soon as they change. The task isn’t that hard, but it does take a bit to debug since it’s a bit nontrivial.

Android Leftovers

PolarFire SoC board has GbE port and 40-pin GPIO

Sundance will soon launch an SBC-like, $995 “PolarBerry” module that runs Linux on Microchip’s FPGA-enabled, RISC-V based PolarFire SoC with 4GB DDR4 and eMMC, dual CAN, a GbE port, and RPi style 40-pin GPIO. Microchip’s PolarFire SoC, the world’s first SoC to combine a Linux-ready RISC-V architecture CPU with an FPGA, has so far appeared on an Aries M100PFS module and Microchip’s own PolarFire SoC Icicle Kit SBC. Now, UK-based FPGA manufacturer Sundance has announced a Raspberry Pi sized PolarBerry SoM equipped with the hybrid SoC. It will soon launch on Crowd Supply for $995, with shipments due in January. Read more

Enable a Magic Lamp Effect on Ubuntu with this GNOME Extension

Called “Compiz-alike magic lamp effect”, this a free, open source GNOME Shell extension does an excellent job of recreating this famously flashy window minimisation effect on the Ubuntu desktop (as well as other Linux distros which use GNOME Shell). The “genie effect” animation is synonymous with Mac computers as it was the default window minimisation effect used during the early years of the system. Notably, the effect was first shown off during an Apple keynote way back in 2000 — it’s been around that long! Linux users wanting to add the animation to their systems have had several ways to do it over the years. The best known effect is the ‘Magic Lamp’ effect for Compiz, the 3D composited window manager, though (naturally) elementary OS provides it too. Read more