Kernel 4.15 has arrived! NVIDIA releases a busted driver, Chrome silences annoying websites and the Italian military embraces open source. All this plus your emails.
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jrullo (surge suppressor from our Wishzone)
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Colour key – Venn Pedro
- Now I wait for NVIDIA drivers.
- “Also, it is worth pointing out that it’s not like we’re “done” with spectre/meltdown. There is more work pending (arm, spectre-v1, misc details), and perhaps equally importantly, to actually get the biggest fix for the indirect branch mitigations, you need not just the kernel updates, you need to have a compiler with support for the “retpoline” indirect branch model.” -Linus”
- Hey, VEGA support.
- The only thing I found doesn’t work is the displaylink driver, if you’re using a USB 3 dock for pushing monitor output.
- The driver won’t build against kernel 4.15 because of some Direct Rendering Manager issues, not being fed the right arguments.
- That will need an update.
- Installs and works /w 4.15 with a few small issues.
- Lightdm login screen is blank.
- Chrome has some stuttering issues.
- I mean really really annoying ones.
- Like, IMA start using the Fox if this don’t get sorted annoying.
- There’s an issue on my end with the 390 series of drivers.
- And I’m not the only one: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1028754/linux/-390-25-random-flicker-in-mid-screen-when-deskop-is-mostly-idle-empty-/
- This really highlights how good NVIDIA driver are / were?
- We don’t expect this kind of buggery from a stable release.
Polish the Chrome
- improved pop-up blocker
- New sitewide audio muting setting (ZDnet filter)
Mozilla handles snakes
- They’re also giving over $70’000 to the rust-av project, which aims to implement libav in rust.
- In 2017 MOZ invested $1,650,000 in supporting open source projects around the globe.
- In this quarter, under the Secure Open Source arm of MOSS, expanded the scope of the program by funding development of secure code projects.
- Applications for “Foundational Technology” and “Mission Partners” remain open, with the next batch deadline being the end of January 2018.
Take it where you can get it
- the Italian military have switched over 8000 PC workstations to LibreOffice.
- LibreItalia, an an open source advocacy group based out of Italy, is helping Italian Military in this massive endeavour.
- “the main motives for the switch include interoperability and long-term accessibility of documents and information. The military are standardising on the Open Document Format (ODF) and are urging its users to use free fonts.”
- The military is also contemplating the use of Linux for their desktop workstation
- Portugal is still running DOS.
We’re shocked! not really
- To the surprise of absolutely noone.
- “Recoverability from Shell crashes is less dramatic under Xorg.”
- It’s not like a shell crash under Wayland will take down the entire sessi… wait.
- The fact that they mention PipeWire gives me hope that Canocial will not reinvent the wheel.
- The Wayland session will still be available, pre-installed, and mostly useless until NVIDIA pulls a Summer.
- A simple handy guide that will help you understand why that $200 laptop was running ChromeOS in the first place.
- 5. Like playing games? sudo apt install steam
- Sorry, I can’t let you watch that Dave.
- Getting proper support for Wacom devices, all of them, is a sure fire way to get professional or hobbyist artists looking at Linux and Linux hardware instead of MacOS.
- I think it was Penny who was looking for a guide to RAID on the Linux.
Slice of Pi
- If you want to pose as a maker on the cheap.
- It is really nice to have all the kit in one place if you just want to make one and be done /w it.
- Are you using TuneIn?
- I checked the feed and it’s working with TuneIn.
- Our audio feed pases iTunes validation so it should work with anything.
- I use Line-In +tablet for the kitchen Sonos.
- The internet is desperate for drama.
- That said, I had no idea that Shrout Research was a thing.