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Laptop keeps locking on it's own and making me sign in to my account again

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-08 06:27

Hey everyone, I was hoping if you guys would be able to help me out.

I know nothing about Linux and never used it before but I bought three Thinkpads loaded with Linux Mint a few weeks ago. I have been using them to watch videos on websites like EarnHoney.

Anyways, so I'm having a problem where the laptops, with the lid left open and everything, keep randomly locking out of the user and going back to the screen where I have to log into my account.

I made sure to go to the power options and make sure it's set to never turn off the display or never sleep or never lock out or anything but it keeps doing it.

I tried googling and found this https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=80733 which told me to put "sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" in the terminal.

It seems to have fixed the issue so far for 2/3 of my laptops, any suggestions for the 3rd?

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5 Open Source Software Defined Networking Projects to Know

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-08 06:13
Throughout 2016, Software Defined Networking (SDN) continued to rapidly evolve and gain maturity. We are now beyond the conceptual phase of open source networking, and the companies that were assessing the potential of these projects two years ago have begun enterprise deployments. As has been predicted for several years, SDN is beginning to redefine corporate networking.

PUTTY help with gawk and awk.

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-08 05:05

Hey everyone, First time in r/Linux. I am taking a Linux/Unix intro class but my teacher is throwing us right into it. We are using PuTTy right now and are dealing with AWK and GAWK this week. I'm having a hard time understanding the assignment. Is there anyone that could break down how it works? I can show you the assignment to clarify the context. Also if there's a better sub to ask this question in that works too. Any help is appreciated Thanks!

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How to Manage the Security Vulnerabilities of Your Open Source Product

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-08 05:05
The security vulnerabilities that you need to consider when developing open source software can be overwhelming. Common Vulnerability Enumeration (CVE) IDs, zero-day, and other vulnerabilities are seemingly announced every day. With this flood of information, how can you stay up to date?

Is there a way to get a list of ALL linux distros?

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-08 05:04

My google-fu has failed me.

I know about DistroWatch and I see that I can browse distros, search, etc. What I want is a list of all Linux distros + torrent/dl information. I'm making a seeding rig and I'd like to seed every single Linux distro I can get my hands on.

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Gentoo Developer: Is The Linux Desktop Less Secure Than Windows 10?

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-02-08 04:00

Phoronix: Gentoo Linux developer Hanno Böck, presented on Feb. 5 at FOSDEM 2017 over some Linux desktop security shortcomings and how Microsoft Windows 10 is arguably more secure out-of-the-box.

US House approves new privacy protections for email and the cloud

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-08 03:56
The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Monday the Email Privacy Act, which would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants to search email and other data stored with third parties for longer than six months. The House approved the bill by voice vote, and it now goes the Senate for consideration.

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 and 8.10 Get Linux Kernel 4.4.47 LTS, New Security Updates

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-08 03:02

It's been a month since we've told you about the newest security updates that landed in the stable software repositories of the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux operating system, and it's time to keep you guys up to date with what's going on.

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Gentoo-Based exGENT Linux Distro Ships with Linux Kernel 4.9.8 and Xfce 4.12.1

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-08 03:00

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton, who is known for many Linux-based operating systems, informs us about the general availability of a new version of his Gentoo-based exGENT Linux distribution.

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How Linux Helped Me Become an Empowered Computer User

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-08 02:48

If you were to ask any of my friends, they could readily attest to my profound passion for Linux. That said, it might surprise you to know that hardly two years ago, I barely knew what Linux was, let alone had any earnest interest in switching to it from Windows.

Although a shift as dramatic as this seem astonishing when considered in hindsight, analyzing my path from one push or influence to the next paints a more telling picture. It is with this approach that I want to share my story of how I came to not only use, but indeed champion, the Linux desktop.

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Quick Guide: How To hack windows with Kali Linux

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-08 02:48
Kali Linux is derived from Debian Linux flavor and its mainly used for penetration tasting. It has more than 300 pre-installed penetration-testing programs. It is a supported platform of the Metasploit Project’s Metasploit Framework, a tool for developing and executing security exploits.

Qseven COM runs Android or Linux on i.MX6

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-08 02:45

DFI’s “FS700” Qseven 1.2 module expands upon NXP’s i.MX6 with up to 2GB of DDR3, up to 16GB eMMC, a microSD slot, SATA, CAN, and PCIe.

Embedded board vendors never seem to tire of the venerable Cortex-A9-based i.MX6 SoC. The latest is DFI Technologies’ FS700, which joins other 70 x 70mm Qseven modules running the i.MX6, including Aaeon’s AQ7-IMX6.

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Intel Linux Graphics Stack Certified for OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 3.2 & Vulkan 1.0

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-08 02:42

Intel's Imad Sousou proudly announced that the open-source Intel Graphics Stack for Linux is now fully certified for the latest Khronos 3D industry-defined 3D graphics APIs, which include OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL ES 3.2, and Vulkan 1.0.

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Univention Corporate Server 4.2 Enters Development Based on Debian 8 & Linux 4.9

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-08 02:41

Univention's Maren Abatielos is informing Softpedia today, February 7, 2017, about the general availability of the first milestone towards the major Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 4.2 operating system.

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Wayland 1.13 Beta Released

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-02-08 02:39
Bryce Harrington at Samsung's Open-Source Group has announced the release of the Wayland 1.13 beta...

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-08 01:54
  • 2016 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award Winners

    Desktop Distribution of the Year - Slackware (16.03%)
    Server Distribution of the Year - CentOS (23.86%)
    Mobile Distribution of the Year - Android (68.24%)
    Database of the Year - MariaDB (41.29%)
    Office Suite of the Year - LibreOffice (89.60%)
    Browser of the Year - Firefox (51.74%)
    Desktop Environment of the Year - Plasma Desktop - KDE (28.57%)
    Window Manager of the Year - Openbox (24.04%)
    Audio Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (33.60%)
    Video Media Player Application of the Year - VLC (64.36%)
    Network Security Application of the Year - Wireshark (26.09%)
    Host Security Application of the Year - SELinux (36.62%)

  • TGSI On-Disk Shader Cache For Mesa: Caching Comes To R600g/RadeonSI

    Timothy Arceri of Collabora has sent out his latest patches to Mesa in regards to the ongoing work for shader caches. The 40 patches published over night do benefit RadeonSI and R600g.

    Up to now Arceri's GLSL shader cache has been about having a cache of the compiled shaders on-disk for the hardware being targeted and that focus up until recently was just for the Intel i965 driver. The shader cache effort being worked on now is adding support for caching of TGSI (Gallium3D's IR) for drivers with RadeonSI caching now on his radar. With the TGSI effort, basically allowing an on-disk cache of the intermediate representation that is then consumed by the Gallium3D hardware drivers for generating their hardware-specific code.

  • KDE Plasma 5.9.1 Released With Fixes

    For those that wait until point releases before upgrading your KDE desktop stack, Plasma 5.9.1 is now available.

    KDE Plasma 5.9.0 was released last week with a variety of new features while coming out today is the first point release.

  • QtWebKit Updated With WebGL Support, MinGW On Windows

    Qt WebEngine remains the primary module on modern Qt5 tool-kit versions for having web capabilities provided by Chromium. The migration from Qt WebKit to WebEngine happened around four years ago but there still are some developers pursuing out-of-tree support for Qt WebKit.

    In 2016 we covered a few times the work being done to revive Qt WebKit while coming out this week is a fresh "technology preview" release of the Qt WebKit code for those interested in this alternative to the Chromium-based Qt WebEngine.

  • Apt Update Indicator For GNOME Shell Keeps You Informed About Available Updates [Ubuntu GNOME / Debian]

    Apt Update Indicator is a GNOME Shell extension that keeps you informed about available updates in Ubuntu GNOME / Debian.

    Using it, you get a new icon on the GNOME Shell Top Bar which displays the number of package updates, while from its menu you can see exactly which updates are pending, apply the updates, and more.

  • OpenSUSE site hacked; quickly restored

    The openSUSE team acted quickly to restore the site. When I talked to Richard Brown, openSUSE chairman, he said that “the server that hosts ‘news.opensuse.org’ is isolated from the majority of openSUSE infrastructure by design, so there was no breach of any other part of openSUSEs infrastructure, especially our build, test and download systems. Our offered downloads remain safe and consistent and there was no breach of any openSUSE contributor data.”

    The team is still investigating the reason for the breach so I don’t have much information. The site ran a WordPress install and it seems that WordPress was compromised.

    This site is not managed by the SUSE or openSUSE team. It is handled by the IT team of MicroFocus. However, Brown said that SUSE management certainly doesn’t want any such incident to happen again and they are considering moving the site to the infrastructure managed by SUSE and openSUSE team.

  • Speak at The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit and Automotive Linux Summit in Japan

    More than 600 open source professionals, developers and operators will convene in Tokyo this year to collaborate, share information, and learn at Open Source Summit Japan. The technical conference will cover the latest in open source technologies, including Linux, containers, cloud computing, software-defined networking, and more.

    This year Open Source Summit Japan will also be co-located with Automotive Linux Summit, to be held May 31 - June 2 at the Tokyo Conference Center. Automotive Linux Summit gathers the most innovative minds from the automotive arena including automotive systems engineers, Linux experts, R&D managers, business executives, open source licensing and compliance specialists and community developers. The event connects the developer community with the vendors and users providing and using the code in order to drive the future of embedded devices in automotive.

  • What to know before jumping into a career as an open source lawyer

    Advising clients on open source issues is a ton of fun—you often get to do deep dives into the technology to understand how it works, you can have a huge impact on their products and bottom line, and you can also help build healthy communities of paid developers and volunteers who are creating better tech.

  • Oracle Policy Change Raises Prices on AWS

    News came last week that Oracle has, in effect, doubled the price for running its products on Amazon's cloud. It has done so with a bit of sleight-of-hand on how it counts AWS's virtual CPUs. It also did so without fanfare. The company's new pricing policy went in effect on January 23, and pretty much went unnoticed until January 28, when Oracle follower Tim Hall stumbled on the change in Big Red's "Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud Computing Environment" document and blew the whistle.

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Leftovers: Software and HowTos

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-08 01:50

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Containers News

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-08 01:48
  • Q&A: MapR's Jack Norris on the Converged Data Platform for Docker

    Today, MapR, one of the leaders in the Big Data space has announced a new environment that is optimized for Docker and container-based architectures, which the company bills as "critical for today’s modern architectures that require application development agility, fast time-to-value, and scale." The company claims it is "the industry’s first persistent storage for containers that offers complete state access to files, database tables, and message streams from any location." The MapR Converged Data Platform for Docker includes the MapR Persistent Client Container (PACC) that lets stateful applications and microservices access data for application agility.

  • Report: Docker and the Linux container ecosystem

    Our library of 1700 research reports is available only to our subscribers. We occasionally release ones for our larger audience to benefit from. This is one such report. If you would like access to our entire library, please subscribe here. Subscribers will have access to our 2017 editorial calendar, archived reports and video coverage from our 2016 and 2017 events.

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Security News

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-08 01:41
  • Lynis – Security Auditing and Hardening Tool for Linux/Unix Systems

    First i want to tell you about system security before going deeper about Lynis. Every system administrator should know/understand about system security, Hardening, etc,. So that we can make our system up and running smoothly without any issues otherwise we have to face so many issues.

  • Security Hygiene for Software Professionals

    As software makers, we face a unique threat model. The computers or accounts we use to develop and deliver software are of more value to an attacker than what ordinary computer users have—cloud service keys can be stolen and used for profit, and the software we ship can be loaded with malware without our knowledge. And that’s before we consider that the code we write has a tremendous value of its own and should be protected.

  • AI isn't just for the good guys anymore

    Last summer at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference, the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge pitted automated systems against one another, trying to find weaknesses in the others' code and exploit them.

    "This is a great example of how easily machines can find and exploit new vulnerabilities, something we'll likely see increase and become more sophisticated over time," said David Gibson, vice president of strategy and market development at Varonis Systems.

    His company hasn't seen any examples of hackers leveraging artificial intelligence technology or machine learning, but nobody adopts new technologies faster than the sin and hacking industries, he said.

    "So it's safe to assume that hackers are already using AI for their evil purposes," he said.

  • MongoDB And Open Source: Super-Sized Vulnerability? [Ed: TopSpin Security is spinning and lying. MongoDB didn’t have a vulnerability, it was the fault of bad setup.]

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