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November 2, 2011 in Linux

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  1. Compiling VirtualBox 5.2.36 fails
    Slackware 14.2 64-bit. The build failure: kmk: *** No rule to make target `/tmp/VirtualBox-5.2.36/src/VBox/Installer/linux/blacklist-vboxpci.conf’, needed by `/tmp/VirtualBox-5.2.36/out/linux.amd64/re …
  2. Cant run game JC with wine on ubuntu
    Hi guys, I cant run ./JustCause2.exe with wine Im getting an error Code: 0034:err:d3dcompiler:compile_shader HLSL shader parsing failed. Im using Code: wine –version wine-3.0 …
  3. rTorrent 0.9.8 on Slackware ARM
    If you’re upgrading to rTorrent 0.9.8 from 0.9.6 you will find that your old .rtorrent.rc file is no good anymore because the settings have changed in the updated version. You’ll need to grab the new …
  4. LXer: 3 handy command-line internet speed tests
    Published at LXer: Being able to validate your network connection speed puts you in control of your computer. Three open source tools that enable you to check your internet and network speeds at the c …
  5. VirtualBox RDP failing
    Slackware 14.2 64-bit, VirtualBox 5.2.34, Extension Pack installed and reinstalled. I am unable to connect to any VMs using the VBox RDP. The option is enabled with the default port 3389. Only one VM …
  6. Rsync as root to the file system root
    I want to merge the contents of a directory with the base of the file system with rsync. I ran the command Code: sudo rsync -lrtva my_dir/ / This bricked the server. I retried the same task on another …
  7. flash on Linux, download mp3s from smile.Amazon.com, tar site recommendations
    ok… just went to amazon to buy a mp3 album. typically, i sample the songs to see if i want the whole album or just the song i heard on local radio. i have found many excellent albums this way. that …
  8. LXer: How to use Vokoscreen to Record Videos on Debian 10
    Published at LXer: Vokoscreen is a screen recording tool that can be used to record educational videos, do live recordings of the browser, installation, and video conferences. You can capture a video …
  9. no lan ubuntu 18.04
    i did a new installation on a ne ssd ubuntu 18.04 i have a wifi connection but no wire connection (LAN)i was wondering how i can get that working this was installed in a laptop any suggestions would b …
  10. fwupd Slackbuild
    I’m getting an error when trying to use the fwupd slackbuild in 14.2. It’s throwing an error about python3-gi not being available. I’ve installed pgi through pip3 and pip. Is there an other dependency …


  1. Use tmux to create the console of your dreams
    Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I’m taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new y …
  2. What 2020 brings for the developer, and more industry trends
    As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and in …
  3. Run multiple consoles at once with this open source window environment
    Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I’m taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new y …
  4. A guide to staying organized with open source tools
    With so many tools on the web offered as services, there’s more to getting organized than just choosing the most convenient online vendor. You have to think of your system of organization as part of y …
  5. 3 handy command-line internet speed tests
    Being able to validate your network connection speed puts you in control of your computer. Three open source tools that enable you to check your internet and network speeds at the command line are Spe …
  6. Use this open source tool to get your local weather forecast
    Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I’m taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new y …
  7. 6 things you should be doing with Emacs
    Imagine using Python’s IDLE interface to edit text. You would be able to load files into memory, edit them, and save changes. But every action you perform would be defined by a Python function. Making …
  8. How to stop typosquatting attacks
    Cybercriminals are turning to social engineering to try to trick unsuspecting people into divulging private information or valuable credentials. It is behind many phishing scams where the attacker pos …
  9. 9 favorite open source tools for Node.js developers
    I recently read a survey on StackOverflow that said more than 49% of developers use Node.js for their projects. This came as no surprise to me. As an avid user of technology, I think it’s safe to say …
  10. Get your RSS feeds and podcasts in one place with this open source tool
    Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I’m taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new y …


  1. Winner Announced for 2020 Conference Logo Competition
    The winner of the openSUSE + LibreOffice Conference logo competition is Kukuh Syafaat from Indonesia. Kukuh’s “Fresh Community Spirit” was the winning design and was one of 10 designs submitted during …
  2. LibreOffice, Firefox, Curl Receive Updates in Tumbleweed
    Several packages were updated this week for openSUSE Tumbleweed as was expected after the holiday season. Five snapshots of the rolling release have been delivered so far this week after passing the r …
  3. Tumbleweed Provides Some Stability to 2020
    The year of 2020, at least in the openSUSE world, is starting out to be pretty stable. In little more than a week into the new year, there have been five openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots released. The re …
  4. Q&A: What it is like to be on the openSUSE Board
    You already know what a fantastic platform openSUSE is for doing just about anything with Linux. So what’s behind that easy-to-use and super powerful distribution that we know and love, and have come …
  5. openSUSE Board election 2019-2020 – Call for Nominations, Applications
    Election time is here! Two seats are open for election on the openSUSE Board. Gertjan Lettink completed his second term. Simon Lees completed his first term and thus he is eligible to run as a Board c …
  6. Tumbleweed Snapshots Rate Top-Notch, Get Krita, QEMU, Mesa Updates
    There were 20 openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots released in the month of November and the snapshots brought in a large amount of updated packages to include KDE Applications 19.08.3, Frameworks 5.64.0 Pla …
  7. Tumbleweed Gets New OpenSSH Major Version
    Since the last update, there have been five openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots released. Snapshot 20191027, brought an update to KDE Plasma 5.17.1. The bugfix update fixed the Mouse KCM acceleration profil …
  8. GNOME, LLVM, Samba, Ruby Packages Update in Tumbleweed
    Two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released this week that updated several libraries as well as updates for GNOME, Ruby, Samba, Mozilla and the LLVM compiler. Snapshot 20191018 provided minor upda …
  9. Plasma, Applications, Frameworks arrive in Latest Tumbleweed Snapshot
     Since last week, there have been four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots released and the snapshots brought new versions of software from KDE, Mozilla and more. The most recent snapshot, 20191014, update …
  10. openSUSE to have Summit in Dublin
    The openSUSE Community is going to Ireland March 27 and 28, 2020, for openSUSE Summit Dublin. Registration for the summit has begun and the Call for Papers is open until Feb. 14. The summit will begin …


  1. Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?
    “Cyber-security experts are urging Windows 7 users to upgrade their operating system. Microsoft is going to stop supporting Windows 7 from Tuesday so that it can focus on “newer technologies”. ” https …
  2. Lunduke's 2020 Computer Industry Predictions
    Bryan Lunduke: Lunduke’s 2020 Computer Industry Predictions Quote: Published on Jan 1, 2020 Lunduke’s 2020 Computer Industry Predictions 2019 was a wild and crazy year for the computer industry… and …
  3. Linux Predictions for 2020
    Bryan Lunduke: “Linux Predictions for 2020” Quote: Published on Dec 30, 2019 Lunduke’s 2020 Linux Predictions In 2016, 6 of my 8 Linux-y predictions came true (possibly 7, depending on how you look at …


  1. New Feed for FWN
    Please update the feed for FWN to:
    http://fedoramagazine.wordpress.com/category/fedora-weekly-news/feed/
  2. Fedora Weekly News Issue 128
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 128 for the week of April 14th, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue128In Announcements, we have “Please digg: Fedora stories”.In Planet Fedora, we have “FL …
  3. Fedora Weekly News Issue 127
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 127 for the week of April 7th, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue127In Announcements, we have “Rawhide 20080404 Snapshot Released”, “Callfor Stories”, “An …
  4. Fedora Weekly News Issue 126
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 126 for the week of March 24th, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue126In Announcements, we have “F9 Beta release announcement”, “Rawhide20080328 Snapshot”, …
  5. Fedora Weekly News Issue 125
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 125 for the week of March 17th, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue125In Announcements, we have “Fedora 9 Beta slipped a few days”, “MichaelTiemann’s Speec …
  6. Fedora Weekly News Issue 124
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 124 for the week of March 10th, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue124In Announcements, we have “Announcing the relaunch of the Fedora BugZappers!”In Plane …
  7. Fedora Weekly News Issue 123
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 123 for the week of March 3rd, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue123In Planet Fedora, we have “Bonnie in Laurinburg”, “RSS feeds ofbugs!”, “Howto: Test th …
  8. Fedora Weekly News Issue 122
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 122 for the week of February 25th,2008. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue122In Announcements, we have “Fedora Board IRC meeting 2008-03-04”.In Fedora Marketin …
  9. Fedora Weekly News Issue 121
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 121 for the week of February 18th,2008. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue121In Announcements, we have “Fedora 10’s FUDCon”, “LWN subscription?”,”Fedora Amateu …
  10. Fedora Weekly News Issue 120
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 120 for the week of February 11th,2008. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue120In Announcements, we have “Announcing Fedora 8 Xfce Spin”In Planet Fedora, we have …


  1. openSUSE: 2020:0103-1: moderate: arc>
    An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.
  2. openSUSE: 2020:0102-1: important: libssh>
    An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.
  3. Fedora 31: xfig FEDORA-2020-5d0f0593ae>
    – Security fix for CVE-2019-19746, CVE-2019-19797 – New upstream release 3.2.7b – Add patch fixing CVE-2019-19746 (rhbz#1787040) – Add patch fixing CVE-2019-19797 (rhbz#1786726)
  4. Fedora 31: transfig FEDORA-2020-5d0f0593ae>
    – Security fix for CVE-2019-19746, CVE-2019-19797 – New upstream release 3.2.7b – Add patch fixing CVE-2019-19746 (rhbz#1787040) – Add patch fixing CVE-2019-19797 (rhbz#1786726)
  5. Fedora 31: community-mysql FEDORA-2020-0ca47c5a7a>
    ** MySQL 8.0.19 ** Release notes: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/8.0/en/news-8-0-19.html
  6. Fedora 31: fontforge FEDORA-2020-229ad63391>
    Security fix for CVE-2020-5395:out-of-bounds write in sfd.c
  7. Get ready for the emergence of AI-as-a-Service>
    SaaS and PaaS have become part of the everyday tech lexicon since emerging as delivery models, shifting how enterprises purchase and implement technology. A new “_” as a service model is aspiring to b …
  8. Police are about to deploy 'privacy destroying' facial recognition cameras across London>
    Facial recognition cameras are set to be deployed across London for the first time, the Metropolitan Police has announced. The Police say the technology will help fight crime – but critics warn that t …
  9. Encryption: An Essential Yet Highly Controversial Component of Digital Security>
    If you’ve been keeping up with recent security news, you are most likely aware of the heated worldwide debate about encryption that is currently underway. Strong encryption is imperative to securing s …
  10. Linux: An OS Capable of Effectively Meeting the US Government’s Security Needs Heading into 2020>
    As Open Source has become increasingly mainstream and widely accepted for its numerous benefits, the use of Linux as a flexible, transparent and highly secure operating system has also increasingly be …


  1. Linux: An OS Capable of Effectively Meeting the US Government’s Security Needs Heading into 2020>
    As Open Source has become increasingly mainstream and widely accepted for its numerous benefits, the use of Linux as a flexible, transparent and highly secure operating system has also increasingly be …
  2. Encryption: An Essential Yet Highly Controversial Component of Digital Security>
    If you’ve been keeping up with recent security news, you are most likely aware of the heated worldwide debate about encryption that is currently underway. Strong encryption is imperative to securing s …


  1. Ubuntu: Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) End of Life reached on January 23 2020

  2. Ubuntu 4230-2: ClamAV vulnerability

    ClamAV could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
  3. Ubuntu 4233-2: GnuTLS update

    USN-4233-1 marked SHA1 as untrusted in GnuTLS with no workaround.
  4. Ubuntu 4247-3: python-apt vulnerabilities

    Several security issues were fixed in python-apt.
  5. Ubuntu 4249-1: e2fsprogs vulnerability

    e2fsprogs could be made to execute arbitrary code if it was running in a crafted ext4 partition.
  6. Ubuntu 4247-2: python-apt regression

    USN-4247-1 introduced a regression in python-apt.
  7. Ubuntu 4246-1: zlib vulnerabilities

    Several security issues were fixed in zlib
  8. Ubuntu 4248-1: GraphicsMagick vulnerabilities

    Several security issues were fixed in GraphicsMagick.
  9. Ubuntu 4247-1: python-apt vulnerabilities

    Several security issues were fixed in python-apt.