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No connection after fresh Arch install.

Reddit - Sat, 2016-08-27 18:06

Hello !

I just installed Arch. I had internet during the installation and had no problems. After the installation, XFCE boot and all is working except wifi connection ...

I installed netctl with "wifi-menu", I try to connect to my wifi but I have this message :

• Job for netctl@wlp3s0\x2dSFR\x28ba3.service failed because the control process exited with error code.

• See "systemctl status "netctl@wlp3s0\x2dSFR\x2d8ba3.service"" and "journalctl-xe" for details.

Is somebody able to help me ?

Thank you per advance !


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LLVM Clang vs. GCC Compiler Benchmarks On FreeBSD 11.0

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-08-27 17:30
For those interested in C/C++ compiler performance, for some fun numbers to dive into this weekend are LLVM Clang vs. GCC benchmarks atop FreeBSD 11.0 RC1 AMD64 on an Intel Xeon Haswell system.

Special Anniversary Edition: This Week in Open Source News

LXer - Sat, 2016-08-27 17:18
A roundup of this week's news.

Does Android use any bits from GNU?

Reddit - Sat, 2016-08-27 16:10

Android uses the Linux kernel, but does it use any bits from GNU? This would affect the way could classify Android.

If we define GNU/Linux (kernel) = Linux (OS), we can call pretty much every distribution Linux and this is the way people commonly use this word. So if Android has GNU+Linux (kernel) we can actually call it Linux (OS). However, if it has <isert_something>+Linux, we cannot call it Linux (Remember how we just defined Linux). It just has the Linux kernel, but not the other stuff that people normally speak of when referring to Linux (OS). Therefore, the real question is: is Android Linux (as in the OS sense, not kernel sense).

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Making Use Of eBPF In The Mainline Linux Kernel

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-08-27 16:02
One of the exciting innovations within the Linux kernel in the past few years has been extending the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) to become a more generalized in-kernel virtual machine. The eBPF work with recent versions of the Linux kernel allow it to be used by more than just networking so that these programs can be used for tracing, security, and more...

The EOMA68 Upgradeable ARM Board/Computer Passed Its Funding Goal

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-08-27 15:49
The open, upgradeable ARM development board that traces back to the failed KDE Vivaldi project managed to pass its funding goal just in time. This open-source hardware project currently powered by some older Allwinner hardware managed to raise more than $170k...

Intel Lost Another Open-Source Driver Developer To Google Earlier This Summer

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-08-27 15:35
There was another long-time Intel open-source Linux graphics driver developer that left the company earlier this summer and is now working at Google on the Chrome/Chromium OS graphics stack...

Calamares 2.4 Universal Installer Framework Polishes Existing Functionality

LXer - Sat, 2016-08-27 15:23
A new stable version of the Calamares universal installer framework used by various GNU/Linux distributions as default graphical installer has been released with various improvements and bug fixes.

LLVM 3.9 RC3 Released, Final Coming Out Soon

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-08-27 15:20
LLVM 3.9 isn't being released as it was hoped for, but it appears the final release is still just days away...

Can Linux survive another 25 years?

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-08-27 15:00

Linux's longevity is a testament to the open source community as a whole, and not just one man, such as Linus Torvalds.

What is the earliest version of Linux I can easily install as a virtual machine?

Reddit - Sat, 2016-08-27 14:21

I'd like to play around with an early version of Linux and I have VMWare so I'd like to be able to use that, it would be good if it had a simple gui too. Any suggestions?

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KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE

LXer - Sat, 2016-08-27 13:29
I have to confess, KDE has never succeeded in winning me over. During its 3.x days, I found it too much like Windows. When it finally shifted to the next iteration (4.x, aka Plasma), I thought the new additions were interesting, but, as a whole, the platform suffered from serious stability issues. I also gave 5 a try a few times and found it buggy and slow.

OSS Leftovers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-27 13:00
  • First FSFE Summit Will Focus on Social Issues and Strategies

    Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin Sept. 2-4 at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe's summit.

    This 2016 event, besides being long overdue, also marks 15 years since the creation of the FSFE. Throughout its history, the FSFE has had its fair share of landmark achievements. It has been instrumental in a successful antitrust-case against a big software corporation that intended to dominate the market of personal computers. It managed to keep software patents unenforceable in Europe, thereby avoiding a veritable apocalypse for European small and medium-sized tech companies. And, it worked alongside gpl-violations.org to get free licenses vindicated in German courts, setting ground-breaking precedents for the whole of the EU.

    One of the main missions of the Free Software community in general, and the FSFE in particular, is to put users back into the driver's seat, so that people control technology and not the other way around. This may seem like a lofty goal, but it would likely not be an exaggeration to say that the FSFE has transformed the foundations of IT in Europe and that it has had a deep impact on anybody who has used a computer, a smartphone, or a tablet in the last decade or so.

  • Facebook's computer vision tool, Linux at 25, and more news
  • Is energy industry ready to join open source world?

    Halliburton is moving to foster cooperation in processing of data

  • ‘Show-and-Tell’ Cool Maker Projects on Hangouts

    Wow! This live Hangout show looks a lot like a DIY version of one of the morning shows on over-the-air TV — and if there’s any doubt that the maker movement thrives on open source, the first guest’s project is all about Python and Arduino. Be sure to check out the cool Star Trek combadge. Beam us up, Mr. Shapiro!

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Microsoft 'Loves' (Pays) Linux

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-27 12:45
  • Microsoft at LinuxCon: Building Open Source Cred One Conference at a Time [Ed: Wim Coekaerts received just one salary from Microsoft and now he's being painted as "Microsoft", which still attacks Linux. Microsoft is just purchasing the illusion that it is loved by Linux and vice versa.]

    Coekaerts came to Microsoft after some off campus meetings at a Redmond area Starbucks with Scott Guthrie and Mike Neil, two vice presidents with the cloud and enterprise group, who convinced him that "open source is very important to Microsoft."

  • How Cloud Native Computing Is Evolving

    "Cloud native" is a relatively new term that isn't particularly well understood, but the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) aims to change that.

    At the Cloud Native Day here following LinuxCon, Dan Kohn, CNCF executive director (pictured), detailed what his organization does and how the cloud native approach is now evolving.

    The CNCF was formed in July 2015, as an effort to help unify and define the Cloud Native era. Kohn started off his keynote with a brief history of the cloud and the movement of workloads from physical servers.

  • Are You a Linux Expert?
  • Common hardware causes Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashes, again

    Microsoft’s Anniversary Update is causing headaches yet again, this time for owners of Kindle e-readers. Some Kindle Paperwhite and Voyager devices are causing PCs running the Anniversary update to lock up and display the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD) whenever the e-readers are connected via USB, as first reported by The Guardian.

    The reason for this odd behavior is unclear, but Microsoft says it’s working on it.

    “We are aware of an issue with a small number of Kindle Voyager and Paperwhite e-Readers causing an unexpected behavior when plugged into Windows 10 devices after installing the Anniversary Update,” Microsoft said on its support forums.

    The impact on you at home: For now, there isn’t a solid workaround for anyone who’s experiencing this problem. Some users are reporting, however, that leaving the Kindle plugged in to the PC while rebooting will allow them to use the Kindle normally and transfer files. Rebooting the PC and plugging the Kindle back in again just causes another lock-up.

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5 Reasons to Switch to Ubuntu Phone

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-27 12:33

You’ve had Android phones, and you’ve had iPhones. Buying a smartphone for most people is a polarized, A/B choice. And for some, the experience of choosing a new phone is becoming… jaded.

You might think that Android and iOS have the mobile market sewn up, but what if I was to tell you that you don’t need to look at Windows 10 Mobile or BlackBerry as alternatives? Various others are available, but perhaps the most impressive of them all is the Ubuntu Phone, which uses the Ubuntu Touch platform, and can be found on devices such as the Meizu Pro 5.

Also: Ubuntu Linux 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta 1 now available for download (don't talk back)

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Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-27 12:24

Today in Linux news, Jeff Hoogland posted a short update on the progress of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and reported on the updates to the project's donations page. In other news, An Everyday Linux User reviewed Arch-based Antergos Linux saying it was "decent" and Ubuntu-fan Jack Wallen reviewed "beautiful" KDE-centric KaOS. makeuseof.com has five reasons to switch to the Ubuntu phone and Brian Fagioli asked if Linux can survive another 25 years.

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Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-08-27 12:22
  • ownCloud-Forked Nextcloud 10 Now Available
  • Secure, Monitor and Control your data with Nextcloud 10 – get it now!

    Nextcloud 10 is now available with many new features for system administrators to control and direct the flow of data between users on a Nextcloud server. Rule based file tagging and responding to these tags as well as other triggers like physical location, user group, file properties and request type enables administrators to specifically deny access to, convert, delete or retain data following business or legal requirements. Monitoring, security, performance and usability improvements complement this release, enabling larger and more efficient Nextcloud installations. You can get it on our install page or read on for details.

  • What makes a great Open Source project?

    Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think makes a great FOSS project and what I understand may be a great community.

    If it is possible to see this topic as something many people already went over and over again, think again: Free & Open Source Software is seen as having kept and even increased its momentum these past few years, with many innovative companies developing and distributing software licensed under a Free & Open Source license from the very beginning. This trend indicates two important points: FOSS is no longer something you can automagically use as a nice tag slapped on a commodity software; and FOSS projects cannot really be treated as afterthoughts or “nice-to-haves”. Gone are the days where many vendors could claim to be sympathetic and even supportive to FOSS but only insofar as their double-digits forecasted new software solution would not be affected by a cumbersome “community of developers”. Innovation relies on, starts with, runs thanks to FOSS technologies and practices. One question is to wonder what comes next. Another one is to wonder why Open Source is still seen as a complex maze of concepts and practices by so many in the IT industry. This post will try to address one major difficulty of FOSS: why do some projects fail while others succeed.

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