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A weekly dose of all thing Linux and open source with a slice of Pi for good measure.
Colour key – Venn Jill Pedro
- Glad they waited a week before this bug was released in the wild with disastrous results.
- I was happy to hear that Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS will ship with Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish graphics stack and kernel, so we will get a new kernel and updated Mesa drivers.
- On the topic of 18.10.
- If you use XFCE, don’t.
- Key-ring (while annoying) does not work.
- File-roller does not work with Thunar.
- ffmpeg built without nvenc.
- So if you stream the video games, don’t.
- Totem don’t work.
- Saving nvidia-settings, using the gnome software center, synaptic, well, anything that requires the admin password dies in a fire.
- A week’s delay is perfectly acceptable, especially if it means fixing a boot issue.
- Yeah, aboot that.
- And here I was, ready to cut them some slack.
- Yeah, aboot that.
- It’s since been fixed but yeah, ouch.
- At least the vulnerability is already fixed upstream and if you’ve run apt upgrade in the past couple of days, it’s probably fixed there too.
- The thing here is, all those cloud servers Canonical has so proudly been talking about lately, I hope they update things.
- It was a vulnerability called “Dirty_Sock” in the REST API causing a privilege escalation.
- It is fixed in 2.37. But I would suggest nuking snap from orbit.
- sudo apt autoremove –purge snapd gnome-software-plugin-snap
- rm -fr ~/snap
- No wonder gnome-system-monitor took so long to start, it was a snap…was.
- Has nothing on the Brave browser Snap, that takes a solid 5 seconds to launch.
- The screen reader now supports desktop icons and the Alt+Tab window switcher! This is something many of my blind friends have complained about not having.
- KRunner no longer shows duplicate bookmarks from Firefox. That was always annoying and created a lot of visual clutter.
- Flatpak packages now have app extension support in Discover, and now you can choose which ones to install.
- Discover as a GUI for the flatpak-y bits is good to have.
- Even if Discover is PackageKit-level atrocity written in Qt.
- Wayland support for the pager.
- Added Limiter and Expander audio filters.
- Probably won’t replace my hardware Giggletron 9000 though ;-D
- Advanced output settings now has FFmpeg multi-track audio support.
- Now in Audio settings you can add a fourth Mic/Auxiliary audio option.
- It works but I would suggest building off master.
- If you use multiple cameras prepare to do a happy dance.
- Rate distortion optimization is neat.
- The “Tabbed” interface, which is like Microsoft Office “Ribbon interface” is now available for all the programs in the suite.
- A new alternative interface called “Groupedbar Compact” is available, which combines traditional and tabbed interfaces, and is great when desktop space is at a premium.
- You can copy pasta spreadsheet data natively in Writer now.
- I wonder if it can now handle a pair of CSV files I have, which previously made it poop the bed.
- Long live Fredorf!
- Fedorf is best dorf!
- That looks bland.
- They did choose to use the Candidate #1 Fedora logo over the Candidate #2 logo that Pedro and I liked better from the article we talked about last month.
- The Linux community also liked the Candidate #1 Fedora logo better, and the design team realised that Candidate #2 was too similar to other logos.
- From the new logo Candidates I like the logo Candidate #2 because visually the “f” is closer to the size and weight of the font, has a curved inner tail on the “f”, and a nice distance in space between the end of the inner tail curve and the stem of the “f.”
- The design team still would like community feedback, and ask that it is both constructive and detailed.
- Using a FPGA for I/O is a little metal.
- 28nm process, like… Excavator cores? Athlon 860K?
- What I’m curious is how much this all cost.
- Like Andrew Back talks about in the article, this is a testament to how far along that open source and its development has come that you can just put the parts together to build a RISC-V desktop and it just boots!
- Steganography in motion.
- In theory this would let you do massive backups using any site that hosts video.
- I’m surprised more projects haven’t done this.
- Though, if this starts to take off, I can see Alphabet doing something about it on their end.
- Here is a program I could have used many years ago when I started doing freelance animation, and when I was an animation student.
- Corrupted video is commonplace, especially in today’s world of gigabyte and terabyte file sizes.
- One of my tricks to recover corrupt video files was to run them thru Testdisk/PhotoRec.
- I would make a copy of the corrupted file for backup, and then delete one of the copies and run PhotoRec to recover a deleted file, and this would sometimes fix the corrupted video as well.
- VLC is excellent at fixing corrupted video files also.
- If VLC will allow you to convert it to another video file format, sometimes it can fix it as well.
- I have used HandBrake, FFmpeg and Kdenlive as well to convert a corrupted video file to another file format, that’s again, if it will even let you open it.
- Clevo N131WU… That’s the same laptop as the Tuxedo Infinity Book which I had a look at.
- This is good!
- As we have talked about on LWDW in the past, this helps complete and solidify the dream of open hardware and software that Carl Richell has been wanting for System76.
- Carl Richell tweeted that System76 is still in the research phase using Coreboot, but it is coming along nicely.
Blueteeth LDAC (Rtheren)
- First desktop to support LDAC? Neat.
- Difficulty: Using a bluetooth headset.
- Is A2DP the default, yet?
Slice of Pi
- Smack in the middle of downtown Cambridge, in the Grand Arcade.
- I shall be going there at some point, I have a week off at the end of February.
- Finally a computer store with Linux being the dominant operating system! At least, not only in Brazil.
- The local Micro Center has an excellent RasPi section that does extremely well in sales, and educating the general public that DIY boards exist.
- They sell bear plushies.
- This could be handy for, things.
- Also, has a nice hardware micro push-button that will let you turn off the Pi completely, just like a desktop.