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Basic Guide To Encrypting Linux Partitions With LUKS

LXer - Sat, 2016-10-22 23:40
There are plenty of reasons why people would need to encrypt a partition. Whether they're rooted it privacy, security, or confidentiality, setting up a basic encrypted partition on a Linux system is fairly easy. This is especially true when using LUKS, since its functionality is built directly into the kernel.

Linux Wireless AP using a AC1900-PCIe

Reddit - Sat, 2016-10-22 23:02

I'm just curious if any of you have been able to use this wireless adapter as an AP using linux. I've found this hostapd.conf and updated it according to my setup however, I'm receiving the following error using debian stretch:

hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf nl80211: Could not configure driver mode nl80211: deinit ifname=wlan0 disabled_11b_rates=0 nl80211 driver initialization failed. wlan0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->DISABLED wlan0: AP-DISABLED hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan0 wasn't started

edit: hostapd v2.6

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Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-10-22 23:00

Cisco's Talos team has developed an open-source tool that can protect the master boot record of Windows computers from modification by ransomware and other malicious attacks.

Can't I just use Ubuntu and install the DE I want?

Reddit - Sat, 2016-10-22 22:59

I have a tough choice between choosing Elementary OS, Ubuntu, KDE Neon and a few more distros. Can't I just install Ubuntu for his ease of use and install whatever desktop environment that suits my needs?

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Hacked by a Chinese botnet: what do they want?

Reddit - Sat, 2016-10-22 22:34

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 that I was using as a home file server and torrent box. It went offline suspiciously the other night and I go to school too far away from my house to access the box. When I was finally able to reconnect, several attached drives I was using for storage had been erased and had their ownership changed to root. Nothing in my home folder appeared to be touched.

A few logins from Chinese IPs showed up in my SSH history. They got past Fail2Ban and deleted all my stuff.

What this has left me wondering is this: what were they after? I didn't have any sensitive information on those drives, just music, photos (which I unfortunately didn't back up) and other backups that all had copies elsewhere. Is it likely they're doing some data ransom shenanigans? What are these botnets after?

Thanks for any tips.

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CMUS with mysql backend?

Reddit - Sat, 2016-10-22 22:19

So, I have tried loads of music/mp3 players, both free and commercial. Most are gigantic and bloated and chokes up on my very large mp3 collection.

I think CMUS could do my job perfectly and simple..but...is it possible to use Mysql for backend?

I could have a background job feeding the database with all paths and potentially extra information. I'd rather not have this logic done by the mp3 client.

Is there a way too hookup cmus to an sql database? Maybe I should rather generate playlists from the sql database?

I have noticed that cmus has caching abilities, maybe I should let it run through the collection cache everything..probably gonna take a few days.

Anyone with experience of loading Tb's mp3 into cmus?

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Elementary OS 0.4 LOKI is one of the best distro based on Ubuntu & better too

LXer - Sat, 2016-10-22 21:46
Elementary is one of the beautiful Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS release with power of Pantheon flagship desktop environment.

Linux Raid mdadm md0

Reddit - Sat, 2016-10-22 21:11

GCC 7 To End Feature Development Next Month

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-10-22 21:04
Friday's GCC 7 status report indicates the feature freeze is coming up in just a few weeks...

Hunting gremlin characters

LXer - Sat, 2016-10-22 19:51
When cleaning UTF-8 text files I sometimes come across invisible characters that I call 'gremlins'.These aren't the usual non-printing characters, like whitespace and (horizontal) tab, which are non-printing characters I expect to find in the plain text files I work with. Gremlins are weird things like 'vertical tab', 'device control 2' and 'soft hyphen'. I don't know how they got into the files, but I want to get rid of them.

Nextcloud daemon client?

Reddit - Sat, 2016-10-22 19:19

So I set up nextcloud with apache ssl etc on my vps and everything is working awesome server side.

However, I am not so keen to installing qt5/4 in order to have a client.

All I want is a basic folder bidirectional sync. Is there no way to do this from a daemon or at least cli?

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Wedge 100: Facebook's Latest Open Source Hardware Can Deliver 100G

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-10-22 19:00

 fossbytes: Facebook has announced that the Open Compute Project has accepted the Wedge 100 Specifications for their next-generation open network switch.

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-10-22 18:21
  • Puppet Rolls Out New Docker Image Builds

    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008.

    Earlier this year, Puppet Labs rebranded as simply Puppet, and also named its first president and COO, Sanjay Mirchandani, who came to the company from VMware, where he was a senior vice-president. Now, at PuppetConf, the company has announced the availability of Puppet Docker Image Build, which "automates the container build process to help organizations as they define, build and deploy containers into production environments." This new set of capabilities adds to existing Puppet functionality for installing and managing container infrastructure, including Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos, among others.

  • Five Cool Alternative Open Source Linux Shells

    We are going to look at some of the available Linux shells out there that users have access to free of charge since they are open source, they come in a number of different licenses and this mainly depends on the software creator but in essence one doesn’t have to pay to use the system; so that a major plus in whichever way we look at it.
    We find that there are different kinds of users when it comes to Linux, the ones who tread carefully preferring to stick to tried and tested software, the other kinds are the ones who dive into the deep end of cutting edge software; head first.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/42

    This was week 42 – The openSUSE LEAP week of the Year. It can’t be a co-incidence that the Release Candidate 1 was announced in Week 42, on the 2nd day (42.2 – European counting, we start our week on Monday, not on Sunday).

    But also in Tumbleweed things are not standing still: of course many of the things are well in line with what Leap received (like for example Plasma updates), but Tumbleweed rolls at a different pace ahead of the game.

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Red Hat News

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-10-22 18:17

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-10-22 18:15
  • The Open Source Way

    "Open source", in the world of IT, is program code that is meant for collaboration and open contribution. Intended to be modified and shared, because by design and spirit, it is meant for the public at large.

    It’s been said that “"open source" intimates a broader set of values—what we call "the open source way." Open source projects, products, or initiatives embrace and celebrate principles of open exchange, collaborative participation, rapid prototyping, transparency, meritocracy, and community-oriented development.” So it is a natural conclusion that in this age of open and transparent government, that the government IT manager or technician would be one of the first to want to embrace this new role of collaborative team member within a larger community.

  • Another rift in the open source BPM market: @FlowableBPM forks from @Alfresco Activiti

    In early 2013, Camunda – at the time, a value-added Activiti consulting partner as well as a significant contributor to the open source project – created a fork from Activiti to form what is now the Camunda open source BPM platform as well as their commercial version based on the open source core.

  • Pydio, an Open Source File Sharing and Sync Solution, Out in New Version

    If you've followed us here at OStatic, you've probably seen our coverage of open source file sharing, cloud and synchronization tools. For example, we've covered ownCloud and Nextcloud extensively.

    Not so many people know about Pydio, though, which is out in a new version Pydio7. It's an open source file sharing & sync solution that now has a host of new features and performance upgrades. It's worth downloading and trying.

    Through a new partnership with Collabora Productivity (the LibreOffice Cloud provider), Pydio7 now combines file sharing, document editing and online collaboration. Users can now not only access documents online, but also co-author new content and work collaboratively.

  • Chrome 55 Beta: Input handling improvements and async/await functions

    Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome Beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows.

  • Chrome 55 Beta Brings Async/Await To JavaScript

    Google is ending this week by rolling out the Chrome/Chromium 55 web-browser beta.

    Chrome 55 Beta brings support for the async and await keywords to JavaScript for Promise-based JavaScript coding. Great to see them finally improving the asynchronous JS support.

  • Open-Source Innovations Driving Demand for Hadoop

    AtScale, provider of BI (Business Intelligence) on Hadoop, has released its study titled "The Business Intelligence Benchmark for SQL-on-Hadoop engines," which is a performance test of BI workloads on Hadoop. The report also studies the strengths and weaknesses of Hive, Presto, Impala and Spark SQL, which are the most popular analytical engines for Hadoop.

  • Microsoft CEO Offers SQL Server for Linux Update [Ed: bad idea to use it [1, 2]]
  • New SafariSeat wheelchairs made from bicycle parts help East Africans roam rough terrain
  • SafariSeat, an Open Source Wheelchair for Rural Offroading

    If you’re disabled in a poorly developed part of the world, even a great modern wheelchair may be next to useless. What’s needed is a more off-road design that’s made to be easy to manufacture and repair than something built for a city with sidewalks.

    SafariSeat is a newly designed open-source wheelchair that hopes to make a big impact for disabled people the world over. It uses push bars for power and has large front wheels and small rear ones to easily roll over large objects.

    In a novel move, the designers included a moving seat that shifts bit every time you push the bars to help prevent pressure sores on the butt.

  • Five 3D printing projects for Halloween

    With Halloween fast approaching I figured it was time to add some 3D printed decorations to the office. Below are some of my pictures for fun Halloween-themed prints. I tried to pick some models that demonstrate varied printing techniques.

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Linux 4.8.4

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-10-22 18:11

I'm announcing the release of the 4.8.4 kernel. And yeah, sorry about
the quicker releases, I'll be away tomorrow and as they seem to have
passed all of the normal testing, I figured it would be better to get
them out earlier instead of later. And I like releasing stuff on this
date every year...

All users of the 4.8 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.8.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.8.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:

Also: Linux 4.7.10

Linux 4.4.27

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