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LoRa Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel - Allows Long-Range, Low-Power Wireless

Phoronix - Sun, 2018-08-05 14:14
Linux kernel patches are in the works for LoRa for various chipsets/modules and the new networking subsystem itself along with a new socket interface. LoRa allows for long-range, low-power wireless with minimal infrastructure...

Wine: Staging, MoltenVK, DXVK

TuxMachines - Sun, 2018-08-05 13:48
  • Wine-Staging 3.13.1 Released To Fix StarCraft 2

    With no Wine 3.14 release having shipped on their usual bi-weekly release cadence due to summer holidays, the Wine-Staging crew has opted to create a v3.13.1 release to ship their latest testing/experimental patches in the absence of a new Wine upstream Wine development release.

  • VKD3D Gets Patches For Offering Direct3D 12 On macOS Via MoltenVK

    Last month Wine introduced support for Vulkan-using Windows programs on macOS via the MoltenVK library for mapping Vulkan API calls to the Apple Metal API. Now the next logical step is available in patch form: getting VKD3D supported on macOS for allowing Direct3D 12 to begin working on Mac for Windows games/applications.

  • DXVK 0.64 Released With More Game Fixes

    For those making use of DXVK to enjoy greater performance of Direct3D 11 games under Wine thanks to this D3D11-to-Vulkan translation layer, DXVK 0.64 is now available as the latest update.

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DXVK, the Vulkan-based layer for Direct3D 11 with Wine has another fresh release

LXer - Sun, 2018-08-05 13:21
The amazing progress with DXVK continues! This Vulkan-based compatibility layer for Direct3D 11 with Wine just put out version 0.64 with fixes for Dragonball Xenoverse 2, Final Fantasy XV and more.

Can't find normal.mod in ubuntu 18.04

Reddit - Sun, 2018-08-05 12:35

I'm stucked with the grub rescue screen after updating Ubuntu 18.04. I followed the instructions online but I can't get pass the insmod normal command. I keep on getting error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found message.

I navigated through the i386-pc directory but I can't find normal.mod along with other .mod files. Is there a way to fix this problem without having to reinstall Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Released as Last in the Series, Download Now

LXer - Sun, 2018-08-05 11:26
Canonical released today the fifth and last point release of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series with all the latest security and software updates since the previous point release.

Finding alternatives to proprietary online tools with Framasoft

LXer - Sun, 2018-08-05 09:32
You can’t escape Google. At least, that’s how it seems. The company doesn’t just dominate search. It also has its tendrils in personal storage, online productivity tools, books, music, social networking, and more. Billions of people the world over use their services because of the convenience and power.

Is that GNOME memory leak fix or so low to be noticed?

Reddit - Sun, 2018-08-05 08:29

I never able to understand that memory leak issue. Is that any special hardware specific.

I watched https://youtu.be/zQCOO-9HZvU many times, and I can't reproduce that. free -h shows same ram used no matter how many times I press meta key. What's the point?

fr0xk@eula47: ~/Programs/Linux/chrome-linux $ ps u USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND fr0xk 1476 0.0 0.0 201132 5736 tty2 Ssl+ 10:53 0:00 /usr/lib/gdm3/gdm-x-session --run-script de fr0xk 1478 2.2 0.7 297304 43308 tty2 Sl+ 10:53 1:19 /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg vt2 -displayfd 3 -auth / fr0xk 1483 0.0 0.2 555384 12644 tty2 Sl+ 10:53 0:00 /usr/lib/gnome-session/gnome-session-binary fr0xk 1559 2.8 2.6 2410952 158236 tty2 Sl+ 10:53 1:44 /usr/bin/gnome-shell fr0xk 1653 0.0 0.7 1702260 47104 tty2 Sl+ 10:53 0:01 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settin fr0xk 1678 0.0 0.2 446276 13316 tty2 SNl+ 10:53 0:00 /usr/lib/tracker/tracker-miner-apps fr0xk 1680 0.0 0.3 333592 18752 tty2 Sl+ 10:53 0:00 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gsd-locate-p fr0xk 1681 0.0 0.8 1372692 51588 tty2 Sl+ 10:53 0:00 /usr/lib/evolution/evolution-alarm-notify fr0xk 1686 0.0 0.3 581688 18932 tty2 SNl+ 10:53 0:00 /usr/lib/tracker/tracker-miner-fs fr0xk 1694 0.0 0.2 418736 14012 tty2 SNl+ 10:53 0:00 /usr/lib/tracker/tracker-miner-user-guides fr0xk 1695 0.0 0.2 523260 17256 tty2 SNl+ 10:53 0:00 /usr/lib/tracker/tracker-extract fr0xk 1698 0.0 0.2 429560 12180 tty2 Sl+ 10:53 0:00 /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gsd-printer fr0xk 2778 0.0 0.0 21244 5240 pts/0 Ss 10:59 0:00 bash fr0xk 3796 5.2 3.5 2241660 213244 tty2 SLl+ 11:03 2:38 /usr/lib/chromium/chromium --show-component fr0xk 3809 0.0 0.0 21472 1760 tty2 S+ 11:03 0:00 /usr/lib/chromium/chrome-sandbox /usr/lib/c fr0xk 3810 0.0 0.8 559960 51004 tty2 S+ 11:03 0:00 /usr/lib/chromium/chromium --type=zygote fr0xk 3812 0.0 0.2 559960 13288 tty2 S+ 11:03 0:00 /usr/lib/chromium/chromium --type=zygote fr0xk 3839 2.8 1.9 1236888 117192 tty2 Sl+ 11:03 1:25 /usr/lib/chromium/chromium --type=gpu-proce fr0xk 3863 0.0 0.2 659192 14848 tty2 S+ 11:03 0:00 /usr/lib/chromium/chromium --type=-broker fr0xk 3873 0.1 1.7 1577212 105124 tty2 Sl+ 11:03 0:03 /usr/lib/chromium/chromium --type=renderer fr0xk 9399 11.7 4.5 1552264 271956 tty2 Sl+ 11:49 0:28 /usr/lib/chromium/chromium --type=renderer fr0xk 9769 0.0 0.0 38308 3340 pts/0 R+ 11:53 0:00 ps u fr0xk@eula47: ~/Programs/Linux/chrome-linux $ free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 5.7G 939M 2.8G 431M 2.0G 4.1G Swap: 5.9G 0B 5.9G fr0xk@eula47: ~/Programs/Linux/chrome-linux $ uptime -p up 1 hour, 1 minute fr0xk@eula47: ~/Programs/Linux/chrome-linux $ . /etc/os-release fr0xk@eula47: ~/Programs/Linux/chrome-linux $ echo $VERSION; echo $ID 9 (stretch) debian fr0xk@eula47: ~/Programs/Linux/chrome-linux $ submitted by /u/thr33d_t
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Security: SSH, Alaska and the Use of Windows

TuxMachines - Sun, 2018-08-05 08:07
  • The default OpenSSH key encryption is worse than plaintext

    There’s nothing wrong with the RSA key pair itself: it’s just the symmetric encryption of the private key. You can’t mount this attack from just a public key.

    How do you fix this? OpenSSH has a new key format that you should use. “New” means 2013. This format uses bcrypt_pbkdf, which is essentially bcrypt with fixed difficulty, operated in a PBKDF2 construction. Conveniently, you always get the new format when generating Ed25519 keys, because the old SSH key format doesn’t support newer key types. That’s a weird argument: you don’t really need your key format to define how Ed25519 serialization works since Ed25519 itself already defines how serialization works. But if that’s how we get good KDFs, that’s not the pedantic hill I want to die on. Hence, one answer is ssh-keygen -t ed25519. If, for compatibility reasons, you need to stick to RSA, you can use ssh-keygen -o. That will produce the new format, even for old key types. You can upgrade existing keys with ssh-keygen -p -o -f PRIVATEKEY. If your keys live on a Yubikey or a smart card, you don’t have this problem either.

  • Alaskan borough using typewriters after Windows ransomware attack

    A borough in Alaska, which has been reduced to using typewriters after a massive ransomware attack on its Windows machines, has begun a PR campaign to try and portray the dire situation it finds itself in as one that brings out the best in its people.

  • [Crackers] breached US electric utilities: analysts

    The [cracking] group has been penetrating targets in the United States, as well as the Middle East, Europe and East Asia, for at least a year, according to Dragos.

  • The DNC tells Democrats not to buy Huawei or ZTE devices ever
  • DNC warns candidates: Don't use ZTE or Huawei phones

    In February, top officials from the CIA, NSA, FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agency testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee that the Chinese smartphones makers posed a security threat to American customers.

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A new SteamOS beta is out with GPU driver updates and a fresh Linux kernel

LXer - Sun, 2018-08-05 07:37
Not to be confused with the upcoming SteamOS 3.0, this beta update is for the current 'Brewmaster' release.

BASHing data

LXer - Sun, 2018-08-05 05:43
It's easy to find records in a data table that are entirely blank or only contain tabs or whitespace. Just ask AWK to print the line numbers of any records that have no fields

NSA’s Encryption Algorithm in Linux Kernel is Creating Unease in the Community

TuxMachines - Sun, 2018-08-05 05:09

ISO rejected NSA’s weak encryption algorithm, Speck. But Google coded it for Linux Kernel and Linux Kernel 4.17 contains this controversial algorithm. Obviously, not everyone is happy with it.

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The August 2018 Issue of the PLCinuxOS Magazine

TuxMachines - Sun, 2018-08-05 05:08

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the August 2018 issue. With the exception of a brief period in 2009, The PCLinuxOS Magazine has been published on a monthly basis since September, 2006. The PCLinuxOS Magazine is a product of the PCLinuxOS community, published by volunteers from the community.

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The August 2018 Issue of the PLCinuxOS Magazine

TuxMachines - Sun, 2018-08-05 05:08

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the August 2018 issue. With the exception of a brief period in 2009, The PCLinuxOS Magazine has been published on a monthly basis since September, 2006. The PCLinuxOS Magazine is a product of the PCLinuxOS community, published by volunteers from the community.

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Need help, but not the typical type

Reddit - Sun, 2018-08-05 05:02

I decided to go for Arch Linux since it is 100% customizable, but didn't download and install it yet, so, I am looking for someone to help me and take me through the whole process of setting up my OS from scratch (from installing the OS till the very end, please)

If you're willing to help me, it would be really appreciated, contact me through the Reddit Chat please, I will reply within a time span of 3 weeks (ik it's too long, but I won't have a constant and stable internet connection for the duration), I will provide you with further contact details when I reply...

Thank you.

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