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November 2, 2011 in Linux

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  1. LXer: Run Linux on Refurbished Mini PCs – Storage – Part 4
    Published at LXer: In this article we consider hard disk drives which form a central part of every modern PC. If you have lots of documents, music, photos and videos, you’ll need plenty of disk space. …
  2. LXer: Linus Torvalds Announces First Linux Kernel 5.13 Release Candidate
    Published at LXer: Two weeks after the release of Linux kernel 5.12 series, the merge window for the next major version, Linux kernel 5.13, is now closed and Linus Torvalds just announced today the ge …
  3. McAfee pop-ups
    I’m currently running a W10** laptop…which came with a trial version of McAfee antivirus, which I have no intention of keeping. Periodically, I got little “nag notes”, saying that I need to buy and …
  4. LXer: My Little Contribution to GNOME 40
    Published at LXer: GNOME 40 is finally out and I’m happy to say a small contribution of mine made it into the release. My contribution adds a new feature to GNOME System Monitor version 40. Few articl …
  5. Looking for opinion re NordVPN vs. Surfshark
    Fed up with PIA – they’ve now made it difficult to contact even support by asking for ID that I don’t have – have to ask them what they mean but can’t without…the old Catch 22 crap I’m done. I’ve na …
  6. LXer: Make Jenkins logs pretty
    Published at LXer: Jenkins is a free and open source automation server for building, testing, and deploying code. It[he]#039[/he]s the backbone of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD …
  7. LXer: Getting Started with Vagrant and VirtualBox – Part 1
    Published at LXer: LinuxShellTips is happy to present a series on Vagrant. If you are someone who is using virtualization software like VirtualBox, Hyper-V, KVM, Docker, and AWS then this tool will be …
  8. How to authenticate ansible managed node using cyberark password
    I’m having 1000 + RHEL 6/7 servers integrated with cyberark training , the local user’s (sudo user – remote user as per Ansible control node) is fetching password from my cyberark and it gets refreshe …
  9. LXer: Getting started with edge development on Linux using open source
    Published at LXer: There are many reasons why Linux is such a popular platform for processing Internet of Things (IoT) edge applications. A major one is transparency. Linux security capabilities are b …
  10. TauonMusicBox v.6.6.0
    Ok so, Slackware doing upgrade to 15.0(finally! yay) and SlackBuilds.org temporary suspended; I’ve decided to create my own temporary git atleast for tauon-music-box right now, and might add up some e …


  1. Make Jenkins logs pretty
    Jenkins is a free and open source automation server for building, testing, and deploying code. It’s the backbone of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) and can save developers hours …
  2. Getting started with edge development on Linux using open source
    There are many reasons why Linux is such a popular platform for processing Internet of Things (IoT) edge applications. A major one is transparency. Linux security capabilities are built on open source …
  3. My first tech job: 8 stories from the community
    Riffing on the topic of what unusual jobs people had before tech, a few of our responses from the community were more focused on jobs that led to a job in tech. These eight authors shared their experi …
  4. My weird jobs before tech
    I had a few weird jobs before I hit tech. I was a junior assistant in an aircraft repair shop, which meant tasks like cleaning dirty metal parts in solvent (wow, things were different back in the ’70s …
  5. 6 examples of open source best practices in knowledge-sharing projects
    As someone who has watched my fair share of projects and initiatives come and go, I value the follow-on effects of good knowledge sharing. Even knowledge from bygone projects is available to learn fro …
  6. Ansible emphasizes inclusive language in new release
    During this development cycle, the Ansible project has made significant progress in its goals to make the community and code more welcoming and inclusive. With the release of Ansible Core 2.11, harmfu …
  7. Optimal flow: Building open organizations where leaders can emerge
    Previously in this series on open organizations and talent management, I’ve discussed the importance of cultivating an organization’s open leaders by getting out of their way and letting them flourish …
  8. Resolve DHCPD and HTTPD startup failures with Ansible
    Last year, I had a problem: HTTPD (the Apache web server) would not start on a reboot or cold boot. To fix it, I added an override file, /etc/systemd/system/httpd.service.d/override.conf. It contained …
  9. Learn essential Kubernetes commands with a new cheat sheet
    The cloud runs largely on Kubernetes, Kubernetes largely runs on Linux, and Linux runs best when it has a skilled sysadmin at the controls. Whether you consider yourself a cloud architect or just a hu …
  10. How I recognize and prevent burnout in open source
    I’ve attended many open source conferences over the years, and I usually find at least one session that discusses burnout, stress, or work-life balance. I’ve found many of these sessions helpful—not j …


  1. LLVM, KDE Gear, GNOME Update in Tumbleweed
    Six openSUSE Tumbleweed were released this week. The snapshots delivered updated versions of curl, KDE Gear, LLVM, GNOME 40, Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird and much more. The 20210428 snapshot upda …
  2. openSUSE Leap 15.3 Enters Release Candidate Phase
    The openSUSE Project and its community, contributors and release engineers have entered the Release Candidate phase for the upcoming openSUSE Leap 15.3 version today after a snapshot was released, whi …
  3. Tumbleweed Gamers Get Updates of Mesa, Pentobi
    Gamers using openSUSE Tumbleweed have at least two package updates in the rolling release that enhanced performance on their system and offer new features. Both the 3D Graphics Library Mesa and comput …
  4. GNOME 40, KDE Frameworks, Plasma Update in Tumbleweed
    Two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since last week’s blog. The snapshots brought the much anticipated GNOME 40 as well as an update of KDE Frameworks 5.81.0, Plasma 5.21.4 and several oth …
  5. A Message from the openSUSE Board
    (This message was originally published on the mailing list on April 2, 2021) We, the members of the openSUSE Board, strongly value the openSUSE Code of Conduct and Guiding Principles: https://en.opens …
  6. Two Tumbleweed Snapshots Update Fetchmail, Mesa, More
    A couple of openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since the beginning of the month. The two snapshots updated more than 30 packages and the latest snapshot, 20210406, gave rolling release users …
  7. Upgrading to the next PostgreSQL version
    We upgraded our internal PostgreSQL cluster to the latest version last week. Time passes by so quickly: we installed our PostgreSQL cluster around 2008. At least, this was the time of the first public …
  8. YaST Packages, Nmap Get Updates in Tumbleweed
    Three openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since last Thursday. Most of the package updates focused on libraries and YaST packages as well as documentation and nmap. The snapshot from Tuesday, …
  9. Entire Rebuild of Tumbleweed Brings Enormous Update
    There were few packages untouched in openSUSE’s rolling release distribution Tumbleweed this week as updates poured out of five new snapshots. The 20210311 snapshot provided an entire rebuild of the d …
  10. Playing along with NFTables
    By default, openSUSE Leap 15.x is using the firewalld firewall implementation (and the firewalld backend is using iptables under the hood). But since a while, openSUSE also has nftables support availa …


  1. Cisco says computer chip shortage to last six months
    “The boss of networking giant Cisco has said the shortage of computer chips is set to last for most of this year.” https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56847518 …
  2. Charles Geschke: Adobe co-founder who helped develop the PDF dies
    “Charles Geschke, the co-founder of the software company Adobe who helped develop the Portable Document Format, or PDF, has died at the age of 81.” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-56791873 …


  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. RedHat: RHSA-2021-1478:01 Important: bind security update>
    An update for bind is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerab …
  2. RedHat: RHSA-2021-1477:01 Important: bind security update>
    An update for bind is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerab …
  3. RedHat: RHSA-2021-1479:01 Important: bind security update>
    An update for bind is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Telco Extended Update Support, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Update Servic …
  4. RedHat: RHSA-2021-1475:01 Important: bind security update>
    An update for bind is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Advanced Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerab …
  5. RedHat: RHSA-2021-1476:01 Important: bind security update>
    An update for bind is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Advanced Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerab …
  6. Fedora 32: ansible 2021-c1116fb75e>
    Upgrade to 2.9.20 bugfix and security update.
  7. Linux kernel bug opens door to all manner of attacks>
    Security researchers have discovered an information disclosure vulnerability in the Linux kernel that can be exploited to leak data, at least on 32-bit Arm devices. A patch for the vulnerability has a …
  8. Microsoft buys Linux distribution maker Kinvolk to boost Azure cloud services>
    Microsoft has bought Flatcar Linux distro maker Kinvolk to boost its Azure cloud services. Kinvolk specializes in software container environments on Azure and other public clouds, and its Flatcar dris …
  9. Protect Your WordPress Sites with CrowdSec>
    The CrowdSec team is expanding the capabilities of their open-source and free security solution by finalizing the release of its brand new application bouncer on the WordPress marketplace . This new b …
  10. Cybersecurity World Mourns Over Security Researcher Dan Kaminsky's Passing>
    On Saturday, April 24th, 2021, the computer security world was shaken by the news of the sudden death of Dan Kaminsky , a renowned hacker best known for his contributions in the realm of DNS security. …


  1. 21Nails: Multiple Critical Vulnerabilities Discovered in Exim Mail Server – Patch Now!>
    The Qualys Research Team has discovered multiple critical vulnerabilities in the popular Exim mail server , which they have named 21Nails . Some of these flaws can be chained together to obtain full r …
  2. Protect Your WordPress Sites with CrowdSec>
    The CrowdSec team is expanding the capabilities of their open-source and free security solution by finalizing the release of its brand new application bouncer on the WordPress marketplace . This new b …
  3. Cybersecurity World Mourns Over Security Researcher Dan Kaminsky's Passing>
    On Saturday, April 24th, 2021, the computer security world was shaken by the news of the sudden death of Dan Kaminsky , a renowned hacker best known for his contributions in the realm of DNS security. …
  4. Can Linux Be Used To Offer More Security In A WFH World (On And Offline)?>
    Operational security at least seemed so much easier back when traditional 9-to-5 office life was still dominant. Talk of professionals taking their work home with them was largely metaphorical, with o …


  1. Ubuntu 4635-1: Kerberos vulnerability

    Kerberos could be made to consume unlimited resources if it received specially crafted ASN.1.
  2. Ubuntu 4634-1: OpenLDAP vulnerabilities

    OpenLDAP could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.
  3. Ubuntu 4633-1: PostgreSQL vulnerabilities

    Several security issues were fixed in PostgreSQL.
  4. Ubuntu 4607-2: OpenJDK regressions

    USN-4607-1 introduced a regression in OpenJDK.
  5. Ubuntu 4631-1: libmaxminddb vulnerability

    libmaxminddb could be made to crash if it received specially crafted data.
  6. Ubuntu 4171-6: Apport regression

    USN-4171-1 introduced a regression in Apport.
  7. Ubuntu 4628-2: Intel Microcode regression

    USN-4628-1 introduced a regression in the Intel Microcode for some processors.
  8. Ubuntu 4622-2: OpenLDAP vulnerability

    OpenLDAP could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
  9. Ubuntu 4628-1: Intel Microcode vulnerabilities

    Several security issues were fixed in Intel Microcode.