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A todo-list program with support for recurring tasks?

Reddit - Mon, 2018-07-09 13:53

I've been searching for about an hour now and I'm surprised that I haven't been able to find anything like this.

What I'm essentially looking for is a todo-list program that lets me create entries that will automatically uncheck themselves, say, every time the clock strikes midnight, so that they're ready to be checked again the next day (without me having to tediously uncheck them all). It would also be nice if it was terminal-based (but obviously not a necessity).

Does anything like this already exist or am I going to have to teach myself even more Bash?

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GNOME's GLib Finally Has A Generic Reference Counting API

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-07-09 13:44
Fulfilling a 6+ year desire, GNOME's GLib library now has a generic memory reference counting API...

Integration of CFSSL with the Lemur Certificate Manager

LinuxToday - Mon, 2018-07-09 13:42

HowToForge: This tutorial shows the integration of CFSSL with the Lemur certificate Manager.

primusrun: Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Reddit - Mon, 2018-07-09 13:34


I'm new to linux and I've just installed antergos with gnome de and bumblebee on asus R542 laptop.

When I run

$ primusrun glxspheres64

it fails and logs this:

$ primusrun glxspheres64 Polygons in scene: 62464 (61 spheres * 1024 polys/spheres) Visual ID of window: 0x130 Context is Direct OpenGL Renderer: GeForce 930MX/PCIe/SSE2 Segmentation fault (core dumped)

optirun glxspheres64 is ok:

$ optirun -c yuv glxspheres64 Polygons in scene: 62464 (61 spheres * 1024 polys/spheres) Visual ID of window: 0x21 Context is Direct OpenGL Renderer: GeForce 930MX/PCIe/SSE2 103.963006 frames/sec - 116.022715 Mpixels/sec 104.108801 frames/sec - 116.185422 Mpixels/sec submitted by /u/miladdarren
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How To Configure SSH Key-based Authentication In Linux

LinuxToday - Mon, 2018-07-09 13:27

This guide describes how to configure SSH public key-based authentication in Linux.

ARM Launches "Facts" Campaign Against RISC-V

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-07-09 13:10
It looks like Arm Limited is going on the offensive against the RISC-V open-source processor instruction set architecture...

php5-memcache for Alpine 3.8?

Reddit - Mon, 2018-07-09 13:03

I see the php5-memcache package is available for Alpine 3.5 but nothing since then. Anyone know why and if this can be resolved somehow?

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Linux and support for new hardware

Reddit - Mon, 2018-07-09 12:53

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it quite complicated to have support for new hardware in Linux?

My experience so far has been that I always have to wait 8-12 months before my new laptop is supported, at least partially, by a Linux distribution.

That because, as far as I know, there is no way to install certain hardware drivers without waiting for a new kernel version integrating them by default; the only exception I know of are the Nvidia proprietary drivers.

So, even if the code of the drivers of my new sound card already exists after 1 month, I have to wait until it's integrated in a Linux kernel release, and then hope that my distribution upgrades to that new kernel version.

And while I use Fedora, which does kernel updates quite often, some other distributions don't upgrade kernel version as often or at all until the next distribution version.

I have heard of DKMS, which I tried to use for a USB Wifi key with limited success (new kernel versions kept changing the code on which the module relied on, so I gave up after 2 reinstalls), that is far from an easy to use system to install the drivers for non tech people (there are no GUI tools for example), and the required drivers are usually not released in a form usable with DKMS.

I believe that a big limit to the Linux adoption is that when somebody buys a new laptop and tries to install Linux on it, often half of his hardware doesn't work, and they can only think to install Linux on it again after a year. Meanwhile they were "luckily" forced to buy a Windows license for it (since most vendors make it hard/impossible to buy a PC without a Windows license) so they could still use the machine for the first year. Of course hardware vendors could support Linux by integrating the drivers officially in advance in the kernel, but the reality is that they often don't; but the required drivers appear anyway later on, so it would be great to be able to use them as soon as that happens.

Coming from a Windows background, the comparison is of course with the drivers installers which as soon as they exist you can use to get support for your new device.

So my questions are:

  1. is what I described more or less correct?

  2. are there "easy" ways to install a hardware driver in Linux without having to wait for new kernel versions which are hopefully automatically upgraded by a distribution?

I consider myself an advanced PC user but am fairly new to Linux and not a developer, so please bear with me as I try to learn how it all works.

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Libre m2 wifi card

Reddit - Mon, 2018-07-09 12:33


I have a laptop with an m2 intel wifi (3168) and i'd like to replace it with a libre solution (blobless). Does anyone know of an m2 wifi card with bluetooth and completely open drivers?


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LMMS Tutorial Part 4: Custom Sounds, Instruments And Other Tricks

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-07-09 12:15

In previous articles, you were introduced into the basics of LMMS, and using sound files and presets as instruments for your songs. Also, you were shown a few sound effect plugins using the FM Mixer interface. This series concludes by showing you some of my techniques that I use when composing music with LMMS. Hopefully, you will be able to experiment further with the features that LMMS has to offer, and find a way to use these tools (and other ones) in a way that works for you.

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Notes From WineConf 2018: x86 On ARM Progress, Wine-Staging Needs More Help

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-07-09 11:58
Taking place last week in The Hague, Netherlands, was the WineConf 2018 conference. This year's WineConf -- on top of the usual annual discussions about this open-source project for running Windows games/applications on Linux/macOS -- took the time to celebrate the project's 25th anniversary...

Canonical Fixes Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Regression Causing Boot Failures on AMD PCs

LXer - Mon, 2018-07-09 10:23
On July 5, 2018, Canonical published a security advisory where it informs users of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series about a regression causing boot failures on some AMD PCs.

I am sad that LXDE is about to die.

Reddit - Mon, 2018-07-09 09:44

LXDE right now is a lot more polished and bug-free than LXQT. Probably a bit faster too. I wish it wouldn't die :/

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5 Firefox extensions to protect your privacy

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-07-09 09:16

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica story, I took a hard look at how far I had let Facebook penetrate my online presence. As I'm generally concerned about single points of failure (or compromise), I am not one to use social logins. I use a password manager and create unique logins for every site (and you should, too).

What I was most perturbed about was the pervasive intrusion Facebook was having on my digital life. I uninstalled the Facebook mobile app almost immediately after diving into the Cambridge Analytica story. I also disconnected all apps, games, and websites from Facebook. Yes, this will change your experience on Facebook, but it will also protect your privacy. As a veteran with friends spread out across the globe, maintaining the social connectivity of Facebook is important to me.

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The Purpose of things

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-07-09 08:51

After Nate highlighted my latest work on Purpose (the new share menu in Dolphin) in his blog post I received quite some feedback. I’m glad that many people like the idea, but I also received some criticism/suggestions for improvements. This is always welcome as long as it is fair and objective. This was true for most comments, but unfortunately not all of them. I won’t even bother to reply to unfair and personal attacks for a useful feature, but rather like to respond to appropriate criticism and inform you about my future plans for Purpose.

First of all, for those who don’t know what Purpose is, it is an extensible framework to fulfill the developer’s purpose while providing an abstraction. Right now the only use-case is exporting/sharing a file, but more could be added in the future. It is used by Dolphin, Spectacle, Okular and other KDE applications and can export files to Email, Telepathy, KDE Connect, Nextcloud, Telegram (I did that one myself), Twitter, Imgur and many more.

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Review: Linux Lite 4.0

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-07-09 08:48

I think some people might, upon glancing at Linux Lite's description, pass it off as just another one of the many Ubuntu derivatives. After all, one may wonder what separates Linux Lite from another flavour of Ubuntu running the Xfce desktop, such as Xubuntu.

While Lite does share a lot in common with other members of the Ubuntu family, the project has a lot of little features and special tweaks which left me impressed this week. The distribution includes a very nice and detailed help manual that is easy to navigate and provides a lot of useful information. The manual not only explains how we can do things, but also offers some alternatives and trouble-shooting tips, which I think new users will appreciate. Lite is also very easy to install, it can be set up by basically clicking "Next" a bunch of times in the Ubiquity installer.

While I ran into a few limitations while using Timeshift, I think the idea behind including it is good. I would like to see Timeshift run at a lower priority and offer a way to save snapshots on a remote computer, but otherwise the technology is off to a good start. I'd love to see Lite take Timeshift a step further and integrate it with boot environments.

Mostly though what impressed me with Lite was a combination of the performance and the visual style. Lite is one of the faster, smoother, more responsive distributions I have used this year. I also liked that there was a minimal amount of visual effects, but a maximum amount of detailed, colourful icons, high contrast buttons and fonts I could read without a trip to the settings panel. I get frustrated with minimal, stick-figure icons and buttons that are indistinguishable from labels. Lite looks nice. Not in a flashy way, but in a clear, easy to read, pleasant to navigate way.

As an example of Lite's visual style, I have used Xfce a lot recently. I run it on one computer or another almost every day. And, on an intellectual level, I knew it was possible to adjust the size and dimensions of the Xfce Whisker application menu. But I'd never thought to do it because on every other distribution I have used the menu's resize button is so muted and low-contrast I'd never noticed it before. But on Lite, the resize button stands out and I clicked and dragged the menu to the size I wanted without even thinking about it. This is a very little feature, but one I had never noticed on other distributions, even though it was always there. In my opinion, all of Lite is like that: offering well defined controls that are clear about what they do.

Lite's value, in my opinion, is not in any one big feature or unique offering, but in the way Lite polishes many little things which make it so much more pleasant to use day-to-day than most other distributions. Lite is an operating system I can use consistently without thinking about it, without distractions, without hiccups and without searching for features I suspect are there, but are tucked away. I've used some powerful distributions this year, and some with really neat, unique features; but probably not any that have offered such a smooth experience as I've had this week. That's why the next friend who asks me to come over and fix their messed up laptop is going to get a fresh copy of Linux Lite.

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Google's Gasket Driver Framework Landing For Linux 4.19

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-07-09 08:38
Queued into the staging code for introduction with the Linux 4.19 kernel is the Gasket driver framework and the first driver based upon it, Apex...


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