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Why are reported bugs so often ignored?

Fri, 2017-03-24 14:03

For example, I reported 13 bugs to both Launchpad and to the Ubuntu Gnome mailing list. Of the reported bugs, only ones that were duplicates were ever given any real attention and a few of the bugs that I reported became "expired"(Edit: pretty much all of them are now?). The rest are still there after months(A year? A really long time ago for sure.) of no activity.

It wasn't like these were really minor bugs either. A few examples include:

(Note: not looking for help, purely just examples.)

-Gnome Software doesn't refresh after installing updates, showing the updates that were just installed as installable.

-Graphical glitches when games go fullscreen/windowed(happens in Antegros/Arch Linux also), potentially showing personal/private information as the glitches can consist of things done previously in Linux or even in Windows.

-GNOME power/restart window(60 seconds to shutdown) will stop working randomly. It will always work at first but it may not work after.

-ALL TTY consoles had a graphically glitched cutout of the GRUB bootloader when using the Nvidia binary driver(doesn't happen in Antegros/Arch), making them pretty much unusable.

Pretty bad bugs, aren't they? What's worse is all but the Gnome Software bug also existed in Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 with Gnome-Staging PPA and still weren't fixed.

It doesn't seem like i'm the only one who's noticed, either. While stalking the Linux subreddit, I've noticed other people are also frustrated with the lack of urgency when it comes to fixing fairly critical bugs(in various projects), so it doesn't seem to just be an issue on my end or with Ubuntu Gnome specifically.

So my question is: Why are reported bugs so often ignored?

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lm-sensors (it87) monitoring support for some AM4 motherboards

Fri, 2017-03-24 13:07

it87 driver has received updates to recognize ITE's "new" monitoring chips that has not been previously in the driver. At least some Asus B350 chipset boards have been confirmed to use these. IT8655E (Asus Prime B350m-A) IT8665E (Asus Prime X370-PRO)

You can download/clone the update driver from here.

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How do you pick a browser?

Fri, 2017-03-24 12:27

I've been using computers for a long time but recently I felt like I wanted to become more of a serious user. For a very long time I've been using Firefox. I was aware of different browsers like Safari, etc. but I didn't realize there were so many.

Why are there so many different browsers and how do you find out which one is best for you? Ultimately a browser is just a window with tabs, so I don't understand why there are more than a few of them.

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Can we stop using "the Tux" and "the Linux", please?

Fri, 2017-03-24 11:49

After reading the most up voted article of today, , I have realized that many people still call Linux as "the Linux" and Tux as "the Tux".

So, I decided to make this post and ask everybody to make this case clear once and for all.

From now on, we will call the mascot of Linux, Tux.

Some examples:


Right: Tux is a great mascot of Linux.

Wrong: The Tux is a great mascot of the Linux.


Right: Linux predates Tux.

Wrong: The Linux predates the Tux.


Tux is Linux and Linux is Tux.

Wrong: The Tux is the Linux and the Linux is the Tux.

Thanks! Happy March!


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Eudyptula Challenge to stop accepting new entries soon

Fri, 2017-03-24 10:02

Got this email today - Figured I'd share with people here in case some of you were interested in signing up before it stops!


Welcome to another very semi-irregular update from the Eudyptula Challenge.

Just a short update this time, in bullet format:

  • challenge has been running for over 3 years
  • over 19000 people have signed up for the challenge
  • only 149 have finished it
  • that percentage is really low :(
  • little is getting tired
  • challenge will be closed to new people once we reach 20000, go tell your friends to sign up if they wish to participate.
  • all queues are empty, response times are fast, what is keeping you all from finishing?

Don't worry, the challenge will live on after it stops accepting new people (at the current rate, in a few months), it just > will look a bit different...

Ninja Edit: Forgot to add the link!

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Asynchronous NFS Multi Region Volume- OpenStack

Fri, 2017-03-24 07:57

Hey Guys,

I've been looking into sharing NFS Volumes with a buddy that lives in another country. The reason for this is that we work on files that are 1GB plus. We would like a asynchronous volume that we can work on files simultaneously. I would like to work with openstack as it allows me to fully own my cloud. I found a company that implements a very similar infrastructure to do exactly what I'm looking for except its object storage. I'm looking to implement something similar with Cinder and self host on site for the most part. Swiftstack basically locks you in to their platform from what I understand.

Is anyone running a similar configuration? Does anyone have tips to implement this?

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Is there something like 'piuparts' for RPM?

Fri, 2017-03-24 07:40

I really love the idea of piuparts [0] from the debian project. Basically it installes & purges a packages in a chroot-environment and compares the states of the filesystem.

Of course I could write something to do this from scratch. F.e. using docker, but I would like to use something established & well-tested...


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The Story behind the Tux

Fri, 2017-03-24 03:37