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Docker Accelerates App Migration to Containers with IBM Partnership

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-10-18 14:00

eWEEK: At the DockerCon EU conference, container vendor outlines successes and launches new partnership with IBM to help organizations move from legacy architectures to the microservices future.

Learn how to program in Python by building a simple dice game

LXer - Wed, 2017-10-18 13:15
Python is an all-purpose programming language that can be used to create desktop applications, 3D graphics, video games, and even websites. It's a great first programming language because it can be easy to learn and it's simpler than complex languages like C, C++, or Java. Even so, Python is powerful and robust enough to create advanced applications, and it's used in just about every industry that uses computers. This makes Python a good language for young and old, with or without any programming experience.read more

A Look At The New Features For Fedora 27

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-10-18 12:28
Fedora 27 is now under its final freeze for release in the next few weeks so here's a recap of the prominent changes coming to this next installment of the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution...

Chrome Working On JPEG Encode Accelerator With VA-API/V4L2 Support

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-10-18 12:11
Landing in the Chromium browser code-base this morning is a JPEG encode accelerator interface...

How to create an e-book chapter template in LibreOffice Writer

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-10-18 12:03

For many people, using a word processor is the fastest, easiest, and most familiar way to write and publish an e-book. But firing up your word processor and typing away isn't enough—you need to follow a format.

That's where a template comes in. A template ensures that your book has a consistent look and feel. Luckily, creating a template is quick and easy, and the time and effort you spend on it will give you a better-looking book.

In this article, I'll walk you through how to create a simple template for writing individual chapters of an e-book using LibreOffice Writer. You can use this template for both PDF and EPUB books and modify it to suit your needs.

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Xfce Gets Notification Improvements With xfce4-notifyd 0.4

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-10-18 11:58
For users of the Xfce4 desktop environment, a new release of xfce4-notifyd 0.4 is now available as the project's newest feature release...

So the 'Year of Linux' never happened. When is it Chrome OS's turn?

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-10-18 11:57

The year of Linux desktop was a running joke. The concept of Linux being ready for the mainstream with users confidently running it on their desktops, sadly, never happened.

Some bravely pushed the idea: the latest being Canonical with a more macOS-like desktop, easier to configure and use than the standard Linux distro. It came with an app-store concept too.

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Servers: Docker, Red Hat and InfluxData

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-10-18 11:48

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how to run Xorg when the monitor unplugged?

Reddit - Wed, 2017-10-18 11:44

I have a question: how to run Xorg if my monitor unplugged and if I use lighdm?

My configuration:

two videocards to use pci passtrough technology. Sometimes I passthrough powerfull video card in the Virtual machine. In another time, I preffer to run Xorg in my second videocard. In this case I use xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 EndSection Section "Module" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor" Option "DPMS" "true" Option "IgnoreEDID" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" BusID "PCI:01:00:0" Option "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection

And all works, excluding a case when my monitor unplugged from this (second) videocard. In this case Xorg starts in the first videocard in failsafe mode (and In xorg.log I see a fail attempt to run Xorg - because no monitor found).

I want to enforce run Xorg and ignore unplugged monitor. The

Option "IgnoreEDID"

can't help.

When I forget to press a button in my HDMI switch, I should restart PC or login in console and run

sleep 3; systemctl restart lightdm

It's not convinient

Probably I found solution only for the gdm(but I not tested it):


But I want to still use lighdm instead of GDM.

So, my final question: How to run xorg+lightdm and ignore unplugged status of the monitor?

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Laptops: Chrome OS and System76

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-10-18 11:41
  • Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots

    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel.

    According to the developer, the Material Design refresh for the "Do Not Disturb" mode will make the Notification Center look nicer, but also consistent with the Android user experience. Those using the Chrome Canary experimental channel can give it a try right now.

  • System76 'Lemur' and 'Galago Pro' Ubuntu Linux laptops get 8th gen Intel Core CPUs

    The famed Linux-laptop seller also says, "The Lemur you know and love is now even better with the Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads, allowing you to multitask up to 40-percent faster. The slim, 3.6 lb laptop with impressive 14.1-inch 1080p IPS display is still your perfect travel companion; easy to carry from meeting to meeting or across campus."

    New processors aside, these laptops should be pretty much identical to prior generations -- which is a very good thing. If you want to configure a Lemur with a Coffee Lake chip, you can build your own here. A Galago Pro with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor can be configured here.

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Events: Open Source Summit Europe, LibrePlanet 2018

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-10-18 11:39

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Licences: Eclipse Public Licence 2.0, GPL Copyright Troll, Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-10-18 11:38
  • Eclipse Public License version 2.0 added to license list

    We recently updated our list of various licenses and comments about them to include the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 (EPL).

    In terms of GPL compatibility, the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 is essentially equivalent to version 1.0. The only change is that it explicitly offers the option of designating the GNU GPL version 2 or later as a "secondary license" for a certain piece of code.

  • Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll

    Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman and several other senior Linux figures have published a “Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement” to be included in future Linux documentation, in order to ensure contributions to the kernel don't fall foul of copyright claims that have already seen a single developer win "at least a few million Euros.”

    In a post released on Monday, October 16th, Kroah-Hartman explained the Statement's needed because not everyone who contributes to the kernel understands the obligations the GNU Public Licence 2.0 (GPL 2.0), and the licence has “ambiguities … that no one in our community has ever considered part of compliance.”

  • Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

    After many years of working on it, it is with immense pleasure to see the FLA-2.0 – the full rewrite of the Fiduciary License Agreement – officially launch.

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Security: Let’s Encrypt, Updates, Google, DHS, Adobe

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-10-18 11:35

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Rugged Apollo Lake computer fits into small places

LXer - Wed, 2017-10-18 11:22
Portwell’s compact “WEBS-13D1” computer offers Apollo Lake options, 4K-ready DP and HDMI, 6x USB, -20 to 60°C support, and shock and vibration resistance. Portwell’s 200 x 150 x 80mm WEBS-13D1 is one of its smaller embedded computers, although it’s not quite as petite as the similarly Apollo Lake driven, 150 x 150 x 60mm WEBS-21D0.

A Week-Long Festival for Internet Health

LXer - Wed, 2017-10-18 10:07
MozFest is convening technologists, activists and artists this October to tackle the biggest problems facing the web. The Internet is sick. From ransomware and trolls to misinformation and mass surveillance, the very health of the Internet is at risk.

KDE Plasma 5.11 Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release, Over 30 Bugs Fixed

LXer - Wed, 2017-10-18 08:53
Just one week after the release of the major KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment, the KDE Project on Tuesday announced the immediate availability of the maintenance update to the series, KDE Plasma 5.11.1.

[Dualboot] W10 Fall Creators update breaks linux installations by changing partition numbers

Reddit - Wed, 2017-10-18 08:19

So if you are dualbooting and you plan to update to new windows, know that you will most probably need to change your linux fstab, to get it working again. I am posting this so anybody who is going to update creates a live USB stick ahead to be able to fix their linux installations if needed.

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Uber Open Sources AthenaX, Its Streaming Analytics Platform

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-10-18 08:00

In production for six months, the platform powers Uber's business, running more than 220 applications in the company's data centers.

Linus Torvalds says targeted fuzzing is improving Linux security

LXer - Wed, 2017-10-18 07:39
Announcing the fifth release candidate for the Linux kernel version 4.14, Linus Torvalds has revealed that fuzzing is producing a steady stream of security fixes.


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