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The September 2018 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

LXer - Sat, 2018-09-08 16:43
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2018 issue.

Popcorntime install

Reddit - Sat, 2018-09-08 16:28

Please how to install popcorntime on elwmentary os ... the ppa method doesn't work anymore. Thanks.

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Linux 4.20~5.0 Bringing More Intel Icelake Graphics Enablement

Phoronix - Sat, 2018-09-08 16:09
This week Intel developers sent in their first batch of drm-intel-next feature changes to DRM-Next of new material that will be merged for the next kernel cycle whether it ends up being called Linux 4.20 or likely Linux 5.0...

The WebExtocalypse

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-09-08 15:31

Mozilla recently dropped support for Firefox XUL extensions.

The initial threat of this prompted me to discover how to re-enable XUL extensions by modifying Firefox's omni.ja file. That clearly is not going to last very long since Mozilla is also deleting XPCOM interfaces but I note the Tor Browser is temporarily still using XUL extensions.

Since I have some extensions I wrote for myself, I will need to rewrite them as WebExtension add-ons.

The first thing to do is check how to install WebExtension add-ons. My local XUL extensions are run from the corresponding git trees. Using an example extension I discovered that this no longer works. The normal way to install add-ons is to use the web-ext tool, upload to the Mozilla app store and then install from there. This seems like overkill for an unpolished local add-on. One way to workaround this is to disable signing but that seems suboptimal if one has installed Mozilla-signed add-ons, which I will probably have to do until Debian packages more add-ons. Luckily Mozilla offers alternative "sideloading" distribution mechanisms and Debian enables these by default for the Debian webext-* packages. Installing a symlink to the git repository into the extensions directory and adding a gecko identifier to the add-on manifest.json file works.

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What can I do with ubuntu linux and an old pc

Reddit - Sat, 2018-09-08 15:01

Hey, I have some old pc and I would like to do some interesting project with it that involves Linux and servers, any ideas?

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Linux From Scratch & Beyond Linux From Scratch 8.3 Release uses Linux Kernel 4.18.5

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-09-08 15:01

Linux From Scratch version 8.3 has been announced by its renowned editor, Bruce Dubbs, along with Beyond Linux From Scratch on the 2nd of September, 2018. Linux From Scratch is a community oriented project that serves as an essential handbook and guide to creating one’s own Linux System from scratch. It’s for those who don’t want to simply lean into the already existing Linux distributions such as Debian and Rehat. Those who want to truly internalize how a Linux system ticks and want to install it on their own with full customizability can use this publication as a basic how-to for going about the whole process.

In the release announcement for the book, Dubbs states: “”The Linux From Scratch community is pleased to announce the release of LFS version 8.3, LFS version 8.3 (systemd), BLFS version 8.3, and BLFS version 8.3 (systemd). This release is a major update to both LFS and BLFS. The LFS release includes updates to glibc 2.28, Binutils 2.31.1 and GCC 8.2.0.”

Original: LFS and BLFS Version 8.3 are released

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ANGRYsearch - A Fast File Search Tool for Linux Desktops

LinuxToday - Sat, 2018-09-08 15:00

ANGRYsearch was created to fill the space that the famous Everything Search Engine did not fill in the Linux community.

Akademy 2018 videos are now online

LXer - Sat, 2018-09-08 14:49
If you missed any of the talks, or couldn[he]#039[/he]t make it to Vienna to attend this year[he]#039[/he]s Akademy, now you can watch the recordings from the comfort of your home. You can find and download the videos from our repository, or browse and share them from the YouTube playlist we have set up especially for all Akademy 2018 videos.

Linux Desktop Environment hat allow you to have rounded courners

Reddit - Sat, 2018-09-08 14:06

Hello, i'm using Linux Mint 19 and i can't have rounded bottom corners, only top corners can be rounded. Most Linux window managers and desktop environments have limitations when it comes to bottom corners being round. So, i'm thinking about switching to Arch Linux, to be able to have huge customization options. i want to know what window managers or desktop environments allow you to have rounded bottom corners without adding borders to the frame.

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I’m going to dive in head first after only three weeks with Linux.

Reddit - Sat, 2018-09-08 13:57

It’s time for a change, guys.

I installed Ubuntu because it was easy. I had a broken Mac, which Apple told me was hardware related, and I booted Linux from a flash drive because I had a dream that would work. And I’ll be damned if I’m not a prophet.

Everything was moving smooth too. My computer was quicker, more interesting, and I was proud to have taken a step out of my comfort zone and learned a thing or two.

Unfortunately, the novelty wore off, and with it the high. No matter how much I used, I could never recreate that initial euphoria. I had developed a tolerance.

So now I’m at a crossroads. Do I abstain or, ignore my better judgement, and dive head first into another distro?

No, I’m not asking for you’re input. I’ve done made up my mind. I know exactly what I want. I want it it all, and I’m going to get it.

No more cheap fixes.

Arch Linux here I come.

If I fuck up, so be it. I wiped my hard drive after years of use. I can take the sting of loosing 3/4 a month’s worth of memory.

Dueces bitches.

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Red Hat and Fedora News

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-09-08 13:46
  • Cloudera Launches Modular IoT Architecture with Red Hat and Eurotech

    Cloudera, Inc., together with Red Hat and Eurotech, recently launched an end-to-end, open source Internet of Things (IoT) architecture. This empowers enterprises with a modern IoT architecture that is not only secure but also scalable and technologically advanced sans the vendor lock-in. Cloudera with Red Hat and Eurotech collaborated to create an end-to-end architecture underpinned by open standards and is integrated, flexible and operates on the hybrid- or multi-cloud environments. This architecture is aimed at delivering the basic components that organizations need to swiftly and safely launch IoT use cases.

  • Active Volume Stock Update: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • GAM Holding AG Acquires Shares of 2,300 Red Hat Inc (RHT)
  • On Flatpak dependencies

    Package managers have to deal with dependencies – too many of them. Over time things have gotten complicated: there are now soft dependencies, reverse dependencies and boolean conditions. So complicated that you can probably do general computation in the dependency solver now.


    There is still more fine-tuning to be done. For example, Flatpak will happily use a runtime from the system installation to run an application from the user installation. But the uninstall command works only on a single installation, so it does not see these dependencies, and might remove the runtime. Thankfully, it is easy to recover, should this happen to you: just install the runtime again.

  • FPgM report: 2018–36

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Security: OpenBSD, VPNC and ownCloud

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-09-08 13:43
  • hard state soft state confusion

    A few thoughts after reading The History of a Security Hole about a series of bugs in the OpenBSD kernel. It’s a good explanation of an instance of a problem I’ll call hard state soft state confusion, which can lead to some serious bugs, occurs with some regularity, but doesn’t seem to be often discussed.

  • Network Manager VPNC is Infected with Username Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

    A username privilege escalation vulnerability has been found in the network manager VPNC plugin. This injection vulnerability is exploited by the Metaspoilt module of the program to gain root privilege access.

    This was discovered by Denis Adnzakovic who found that the network-manager-vpnc plugin for VPNC support in NetworkManager could be exploited with a privilege escalation vulnerability using a newline character to inject a password helper parameter into the configuration scheme that is responsible for conveying information to the vpnc. This vulnerability poses a risk because it allows a local user exploiting it to get the access desired to change the system’s settings as well as execute arbitrary commands with root privilege.

  • User Impersonation Vulnerability found in ownCloud v0.1.2

    ownCloud is a client-server software which grants administrators several privileges such as carrying out commands by acting as the intended user, essentially impersonating another user to carry out desired tasks. For security reasons, group administrators are only able to do things under the umbrella of fellow group member users. Despite this measure being put in place, the exploitation of a crucial user impersonation authorization bypass attack.

    The vulnerability was first discovered by Thierry Viaccoz on the 15th of March. The first vendor notification was sent on the 16th of March and the vendor responded back with a message of acknowledgement the very same day. Just over a month later, the corrected version of the software version 0.2.0 was released on the 17th of March and a public disclosure date for the matter was set to the 29th of August which was just a few days ago.

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood - Latest Steam Play Game On Linux Receiving Mesa Fix

Phoronix - Sat, 2018-09-08 12:58
While the Mesa OpenGL/Vulkan drivers have matured into great shape particularly over the past two years for vastly improving the Linux gaming experience on Radeon and Intel hardware, with Valve's Steam Play allowing more Windows games on Linux via Proton/Wine has opened up Mesa to needing a lot more optimizations, workarounds, and dealing with other intricacies. The latest receiving the special treatment is Wolfenstein: The Old Blood...

Hands-on with MX Linux: A pleasant, easy-to-install Linux distribution

LXer - Sat, 2018-09-08 12:55
MX Linux is a descendant/spin-off from Antix and MEPIS Linux. I want to see what it is like to install and run on both UEFI and MBR laptops.

FOSSCON 2018: Where Open Source and LEGO Collide

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-09-08 12:45

During the recent FOSSCON 2018 in Philadelphia, Daniel Pikora gave attendees a comprehensive look at the intersection of open source development and the world’s most popular brand of construction toys. A software developer with a penchant for open source code by trade, he’s also an avid member of what’s known as the Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) community who’s exhibited his creations at shows across the United States and Canada. Such a unique perspective, with a foot in both the FOSS and LEGO camps, makes Daniel an ideal tour guide for this particular microcosm of toys and tech.

In a whirlwind presentation that took attendees through 49 slides in about as many minutes, Daniel covered LEGO’s beginnings in the 1930s to the rise of 3D printed custom bricks, and everything in between. Some of the engineering-centric product lines, such as Technic and Mindstorms, were already fairly well known to the types of folk who spent a beautiful Saturday in Philadelphia at an open source conference. But Daniel’s deep-dive into the long history of open source LEGO projects brought to light the work of so many dedicated developers that everyone walked away with a newfound respect for the amount of work the AFOL community has put into elevating LEGO from a child’s toy to a legitimate tool. Join me below for a look at the particulars of that deep dive.

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Another Minor Optimization Queued For Systems Mitigated Against Spectre / Meltdown

Phoronix - Sat, 2018-09-08 12:38
On Intel systems affected by the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, another minor optimization is on its way to the Linux kernel to ever so slightly lower the impact of the kernel-based page table isolation (PTI) mitigation...

Why none sells Linux keycaps?

Reddit - Sat, 2018-09-08 12:38

Hello guys!

First post but long time lurker here.

I was just thinking "why none produces or sells laptop keycaps for linux"? Lately we are having a lot of luck with linux laptops, with Dell XPS line coming with Linux preinstalled and Thinkpads working mostly out of the box, and shits like that. What I still can't see is a replacement for that damn Windows logo on keyboards. As I can see would be fairly simple to switch the Windows keycaps with a custom one with "super" written on it or your distro logo. Why none does?

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