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LXer: Wireshark 4.0 Released as World�s Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer

2 hours 23 min ago
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Wireshark, the world�s most popular and widely-used open-source and cross-platform network protocol analyzer, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release that adds support for new protocols and other changes.

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LXer: OpenStack ends requirement for six-monthly upgrades with a SLURP plan

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 23:08
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As version �Zed� debuts, project slows down a little. OpenStack has completed an alphabet�s worthy of releases, with the project on Wednesday issuing �Zed� � the 26th version of the open-source cloud stack and also adding an optional slower upgrade cadence.�

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mplayer mutes but doesn't unmute

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 22:31
I occasionally accidentally hit 'm' while listening to a file in non-X with mplayer. mplayer reports 'mute: enabled' and mutes the sound, but when I hit 'm' again mplayer reports 'mute: disabled' but doesn't restore the sound. Changing volume doesn't help. No control in alsamixer or amixer restores sound. I have to use pactl set-sink-mute.

Why doesn't mplayer unmute?
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LXer: EuroLinux Desktop Review: A Worthy Alternative to Ubuntu LTS?

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 20:50
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A detailed review of EuroLinux desktop, which is a Linux distro based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) aims for institutions and users.

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Trouble interpreting instructions for Live Slackware usb

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 19:24

I am afraid I may be asking a pretty dumb question, but unfortunately I can't avoid it, as I need a persistent Live Slackware USB. I have made a couple in the past but I never cared whether they were persistent or not, before.

Will the following command produce a persistent USB?

Code: # ./ -i ~/download/slackware64-live-daw-current.iso -o /dev/sdX And if so how does one produce a non persistent one? (this one is just a matter of curiosity).
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LXer: Install sysPass Password Manager with Free Let's Encrypt SSL on Ubuntu 22.04

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 18:42
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sysPass is a free, open-source, and PHP-based password management tool used to save your passwords in a safe location. It is web-based, secure, reliable, and designed for multi-user environments.

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LXer: Collabora Announces NVK, a New Open-Source Vulkan Driver for NVIDIA Hardware in Mesa

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 16:34
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Collabora�s Jason Ekstrand announced today a new Vulkan graphics driver for NVIDIA hardware called NVK, which will be implemented in the Mesa open-source graphics stack for everyone to enjoy.

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Unable to locate Photo Editor for Linux.

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 15:44
Linux software says A Photo Tool (Libre) is installed but I am unable to locate it. It also says Source Snap Store which I am unfamiliar with. I would appreciate any help with this because I would like to use the program.
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I'm Flatpakin now! A personal experiment.

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 15:34
I've cleaned my Debian installation as much as possible. I've removed the task-gnome-desktop along with everything I don't want, just whatever the core system + gnome-core and a few utilities. All of my regularly used stuff is now via Flatpak. Gotta move sometime. I like the idea that I get the newest versions + the stability of the Debian base underneath.
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Where is locate the Epson-printer-utility config file

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 14:35
Guys, when I try to use the epson-printer-utility application I get the message that it couldn't find the printer.
Where is the configuration file of this application so that I can inform the IP of the Printer on the network?

If I use the command in the console as a regular user it finds the printer, only it is in English.
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cpio: Too many arguments

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 14:33
Hello to everyone.

I'm trying to customize the Debian 11 iso image with cubic. The most important parameter that I should set up within cubic is the following :

Code: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash intel_iommu=on" I'm working on a method to add any parameter I may need now and in the future to kernel and maybe I found it,thanks to the help of some good reddit users that put me on the right path. The method is called "Automate the installation of Debian with Preseed". Basically I should create a preseed.cfg file that I should add inside the Debian ISO image so that the installer will read inside of it and it will automate some settings during the installation. At the moment this is the preseed.cfg file that I'm trying to use :

Code: d-i debian-installer/add-kernel-opts string intel_iommu=on
d-i passwd/root-password password marietto
My doubt was : how and where to place the preseed.cfg file ? I've found part of the solution by watching this video tutorial :

and this github :

He says to do something like this :
  1. Ajout du fichier de pr� configuration dans initrd

Code: echo preseed.cfg | cpio -H newc -o -A -F isofiles/install.amd/initrd gzip isofiles/install.amd/initrd I tried,but I've got an error :

Code: gunzip initrd.gz
echo preseed.cfg | cpio -H newc -o -A -F initrd gzip debian-11-unattended/d-i/initrd
cpio: Too many arguments you can see the attached picture if you want understand better.
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LXer: How to find your motherboard model and other hardware information in Linux

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 14:23
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Regardless of your motherboard�s manufacturer, a single command line tool makes it simple to find your hardware�s manufacturer, model, and more in Linux.

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xterm: Can't execvp -xxxcx: No such file or directory

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 13:30
i am running debian bullseye on userland
app (android)(3). when i run my .sh file:

* Code: xterm -e -hold -geometry 80x24+30+200 -display localhost:51 cat ~/wpc.txt $@ shows error: "xterm: Can't execvp -hold:
No such file or directory"

* Code: xterm -e -geometry 80x24+30+200 -display localhost:51 cat ~/wpc.txt $@ shows error: "xterm: Can't execvp -geometry:
No such file or directory"

even if i remove "-display", it shows same

geometry settings copued from man page (1).

# microsoft wslg "xterm geometry argument
ignored" (2) bug applies to me?
# or is there something in code itself?


jindam, vani
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css styling for input tag within DIV not working

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 12:27
I have the following:
Code: <style> 
div.booga input[type="text"] { font-family: 'Courier New'; color: blue }


<div class=booga style="position: absolute; top: 190px; left: 180px">   
    <input type="text" name="FMname" readonly width: 35em; border: 1px solid blue;" value="John M."/>
</div> The text "John M." neither shows with Courier New, nor in blue. What am I doing wrong?
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LXer: Linux 6.1: Rust to hit mainline kernel

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 12:07
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New language will be official, probably within a couple of months. The first big change for the forthcoming Linux kernel 6.1 is in� and it's a big one.�

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[SOLVED] Seamonkey

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 11:42

I did the update "seamonkey-2.53.14-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz" and there is a problem.
After closing the browser, the "seamonkey" process remains in the background.
The seamonkey-2.53.13-x86_64-_slack15.0.txz version does not have this problem.

Slackware-15.0 64

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sendmail not including subject when sending

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 10:28
I have a raspberry pi server with sendmail installed and I have /root/.bashrc configured to automatically send an email when anyone logs in.
/root/.bashrc contains this line:
echo 'ALERT - Root Shell <server-hostname> on:' `date` `who` | sendmail -s "Alert: Root Access from `who | cut -d'(' -f2 | cut -d')' -f1`" <my-email@address>
when I log into the server the terminal throws this error:
Alert:... List:; syntax illegal for recipient addresses
but the email still sends.
however when I get the email the message body is fine and contains the correct info but there is no subject line. I can't figure out where the error is.
the strange thing is I have exactly the same command in a centos 7 machine and that works fine.
thanks for any advice.
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LXer: Canonical Launches Free Ubuntu Pro Subscriptions for Everyone

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 09:57
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Canonical today launched a free tier of its Ubuntu Pro commercial offering for everyone who wants to extend the coverage of security updates on their Ubuntu PCs to up to 10 years and also access exclusive tools.

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LXer: IceWM reaches version 3 after a mere 25 years

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 07:49
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And it's not the only venerable window manager still in development. A new version of a quarter-century-old window manager shows that there's still room for improvement and innovation, even in established, mature tools.�

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[SOLVED] List files in uninstalled packages?

Thu, 10/06/2022 - 07:35

Before possibly installing them, I need to check what files are provided by php-5.6 and php-5.6-fpm.

Apparently, older packages are removed at some point from the official Debian repo, so I tried Ondrej Sur�'s… but no go:

Code: apt-get install software-properties-common
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/nginx-mainline

apt-get update
apt-file update

EMPTY apt-file list php5.6
EMPTY 5.6 apt-cache search php | grep php-
EMPTY apt-cache search php | grep 5.6 What's the right way to find what files are provided by an uninstalled package?

Thank you.

Code: ~# apt-get install --dry-run php5.6 php5.6-fpm
E: Unable to locate package php5.6-fpm
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'php5.6-fpm'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'php5.6-fpm'

~#apt-cache policy php5.6

  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: (none)
  Version table:

~# grep ^[^#] /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb bullseye main
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src bullseye main
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb bullseye-security main
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src bullseye-security main
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb bullseye-updates main
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb-src bullseye-updates main
/etc/apt/sources.list:deb bullseye main contrib non-free
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ondrej-ubuntu-nginx-mainline-kinetic.list:deb kinetic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ondrej-ubuntu-php-kinetic.list:deb kinetic main
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ kinetic main

~# hostnamectl

Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
Kernel: Linux 5.10.0-18-amd64
Architecture: x86-64
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