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Xen Project Release Strengthens Security and Pushes New Use Cases

Linux.com - Thu, 2016-07-14 16:30
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Intel Has A Final Round Of Graphics Updates For Linux 4.8, Broxton Is Ready

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-07-14 16:23
Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has submitted the final round of feature updates for the i915 DRM driver for DRM-Next to in turn target the Linux 4.8 kernel...

Free Tools for Driving an Open Source Project to Success

Linux.com - Thu, 2016-07-14 16:00

Increasingly, as open source technology becomes more pervasive, tech and DevOps workers are choosing to or being asked to build out and oversee their own open source projects. From Google, to Netflix to Facebook, companies are also releasing their open source creations to the community.

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Elyasin Shaladi

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-07-14 16:00

The Linux Foundation’s Certification Program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that’s hungry for your skills. But, how well does the certification prepare you for the real world?

Linux startup file problems

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-14 15:57

I have deleted the startup file (not that I wanted it ... =//) Now, I have a lot of problems... I can not have remote access to my linux device. It is a busy box with a LCD screen. I am newbie... Can anyone help me?

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Linux Has Seen 30k+ Commits So Far This Year

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-07-14 15:51
Being half-way now through the year and Linux 4.7 coming later this month, I figured it would be fun to run some statistics on the Linux kernel Git repository to see how this year is stacking up compared to past years...

David A. Wheeler: Working to Prevent the Next Heartbleed

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-14 15:49
The Heartbleed bug revealed that some important open source projects were so understaffed that they were unable to properly implement best security practices. The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative , formed to help open source projects have the ability to adopt these practices, uses a lot of carrot and very little stick.

How to Modify a Raw Disk Image of Your Custom Linux Distro

Linux.com - Thu, 2016-07-14 15:30

SUSE Studio is pretty awesome for building custom Linux spins. When you have designed your spin to your liking, you can download what’s known as a "raw image" that you can copy to a USB thumbdrive, and... Hey presto! You've got yourself a tailor-made distro on a stick!

There is one serious caveat, however: If you want to add external packages that are not in the otherwise very comprehensive repositories, things can get complicated indeed.

I need some help with a live system...

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-14 15:26


first a little tl;dr: None of the listed Linux distros would boot on my notebook (more important hardware-specs listed below); can you help me get a live system that boots on my notebook so that I can install Gentoo on it?

I've bought a notebook last year and decided to try to install Linux on it.

After some searching in the web, trial-and-error-sessions and asking in IRC for help, I'm at a point where I never was. It seems like no live-system I tried so far (last tried in April) fulfills my demands.

Here are some Live-Systems I've tried:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 Beta
  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Debian
  • Debian Testing
  • Gentoo live dvd
  • Gentoo admin cd
  • Gentoo network
  • Archlinux 2016.04.01
  • Manjaro Linux
  • openSuse Tumbleweed
  • openSuse Leap
  • Fedora Linux 23 Workstation
  • Linux Mint 17.3
  • Sabayon
  • Knoppix
  • SystemRescueCD

The result was always the same: something didn't work.

Some of these systems weren't able to boot with UEFI; some weren't able to get any further than the boot-screen where I was able to choose to boot into the live-system, then the system booted until it had an error at trying to communicate with one of the processor units (hardware specs are below); others got as far as to a terminal... but without a GUI I didn't want to install Linux with a wireless connection; and Fedora and Sabayon managed to boot with a GUI, but the network driver (neither LAN nor WLAN) didn't work...

So after a bit more searching the web, I found this entry in the Arch Wiki, and the notebook is very similar to mine (I have a MSI GS70 6QE Stealth Pro).

Now I probably found a way to install Linux, but therefore I need a live-system with altered drivers. And that's where I need some guidance. Can you tell me how add files to an already built live-system, or can you link a guide on how to build a live-system on your own, with the drivers you need?

Thanks in advance. :)

Hardware CPU Intel i7-6700HQ GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M Wifi Killer ac (according to my findings i need the ath10k driver for it) LAN Killer GbLAN (same as Wifi) HDD M.2 SATA SSD 256GB + SATA3 HDD 1TB

If you need more info, please write it in the comments.

P.S.: If you'd like to know why I've tried it last time in April, it was at the end of April when an IRC user suggested me to update my BIOS with the file provided by MSI. This busted my BIOS and I had to file a RMA which took some weeks and when I came back I hadn't much time to try it again, so I waited until I have more time again.

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Fedora 25 Planning For Proper Rust Support

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-07-14 15:00

Phoronix: There are some new feature proposals to talk about for Fedora 25, which will be officially released around November.

Thunderbolt Networking Support Is Still Being Worked On For Linux

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-07-14 15:00
Thunderbolt networking support is still being worked on for the mainline Linux kernel...

Writing screenplays with Linux and open source tools

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-14 14:51
Back in May of this year, Jason van Gumster wrote 4 open source tools for writing your next screenplay. It includes some tools I'd never heard of before, some tools I was very familiar with, and it was missing some tools that I myself loved. I thought a companion article might be of interest to our fellow screenwriters out there, with a closer look at some of the screenplay tools that Jason mentioned and a spotlight on some of the tools that I've uncovered (or created) myself.read more

The Founder Of Wayland Has Joined Google

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-07-14 14:18
Last week we reported on Kristian Høgsberg, the founder of Wayland and a long-time Linux graphics developer, leaving his position at Intel. We now know he headed off to Google...

SiFive Launches Freedom FOSS SoC Platforms

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-07-14 14:00

SiFive announced its flagship Freedom family of system on a chip platforms.

GCC 6 & Mesa 12.0 Land In Tumbleweed, 42.2 Leap To Have GNOME 3.20

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-07-14 13:55
There are more updates in the openSUSE land for both rolling-release Tumbleweed users as well as preparations for the 42.2 Leap update due out in November...

GIMP 2.8.18 Open-Source Image Editor Released with Script-Fu Improvements, More

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-14 13:54
It looks like the awesome development team behind the open-source GIMP image editor software has been working hard to prepare new features and improve existing ones in the widely used GNU application.

Lithuanian police switches to Linux

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-14 13:33

Lithuanian police has announced yesterday that they will be ditching Microsoft services in favor of Ubuntu. One department has already done so, while others have migrated from MS Office to LibreOffice. Lithuanian police, despite being one of the most trusted institutions in Lithuanian public polls at all times, is still very underpaid. The latest reform focuses on allowing the department to pay decent and respectable salaries to their officers. They say that getting rid of huge Microsoft's licensing prices will contribute greatly to that cause. As a police volunteer and hopefully soon to be a police cadet within the Lithuanian police, I am very happy to hear about this :)

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Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12.1 Snap Creator Tool for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-07-14 13:00

Snapcraft 2.12.1 has landed in the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) software repositories


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