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PSA: F1 2017 on Linux doesn't work on old AMD CPUs

Reddit - Fri, 2017-11-10 11:53

Just a little warning here: If you have an old AMD CPU, expect to have issues with the Linux build of this Feral game.

Running it on an AMD Phenom gives an "Illegal instruction" error, then quits.

I posted this here because, oddly, the Windows build, on the same hardware, works fine up to 60fps.

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Lizard: Yet Another Compression Algorithm Joins The Party

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-11-10 11:47
Lizard was previously developed as LZ5 and is a lossless compression algorithm that yields a compression ratio similar to zip/zlib/Zstd/Brotli but at very fast decompression speeds...

OpenGL Atomic Counters Land For R600 Gallium3D

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-11-10 11:37
Support for atomic counters have landed within the R600 Gallium3D driver that continues to be used by pre-GCN graphics cards from the Radeon HD 2000 series through the Radeon HD 6000 series...

Security: Updates and Intel Back Doors

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-11-10 10:42

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Samsung shows off Linux desktops on Galaxy smartmobes

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-11-10 10:41

Samsung teased the idea of Linux on its flagship phones in October 2017, promising that Linux would run in your hand or, if you use its DeX dock, in full desktop mode on a monitor. Now it's released the video below to show off its idea.

Described as a “Concept Demo”, the vid has a couple of interesting moments.

The first comes at the 12 second mark, after the “Linux on Galaxy” app has been run. At this point we see Ubuntu 16 listed, along with a plus sign to add other OSes to the app. This appears to make good on Samsung's promise that you'll be able to have multiple OSes in your Galaxy.

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Canonical Wants You to Contribute to the Default Theme for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

LXer - Fri, 2017-11-10 10:22
Ubuntu contributor Didier Roche has put out a call for the community to contribute to the default theme of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system.

October top articles and community update

LXer - Fri, 2017-11-10 08:40
Opensource.com welcomed 711,196 unique visitors in October, a new all-time record. We published 80 articles last month and welcomed 26 new authors.

I installed linux on nvme drive on non-nvme-compatible motherboard

Reddit - Fri, 2017-11-10 08:15

So my home server is HP Prodesk 600 G1 mini, which has a PCIe slot, but only supports AHCI interface pci m.2 ssd. I didn't know that and ordered an NVME drive. Every OS I've tried refuse to install on it, bios doesn't recognize the drive, but when I boot into linux using sata drive, it could see/mount/rw on the NVME drive.

I didn't want to waste my money and since AHCI pcie m.2 are kind of obsolete by now and expensive, I tried to trick the system. What I did was simple, just put /boot, /efi partition on the sata side, and rest on the NVME side. It boots up just fine and gets full speed of nvme drive.

It could be an useful trick for people who have pcie achi only motherboard. Just a food for thought. Thanks.

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Network traffic with ngrep for developer

Reddit - Fri, 2017-11-10 08:10

I have been using ngrep to get details about my network traffic to understand it a lot better.

I can see the http traffic from my browser in the ngrep output. I can't see anything about the https traffic which is kind of expected but just wanted some clarification.

I can't see anything or can I see that there was a request but nothing about the request?

For context I'm a web developer and often think it would be really useful to know about my machines network traffic for troubleshooting or performance work.


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MongoDB update plugs security hole and sets sights on the enterprise

LXer - Fri, 2017-11-10 06:57
Co-founder Eliot Horowitz chats to El Reg about a decade in the NoSQL spaceDocument database-flinger MongoDB has long positioned itself as the dev's best friend, but after ten years it is now fluffing itself up for the enterprise.…


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