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Open-source security successes, learnings and new money reported by OpenSSF’s Alpha-Omega

LXer Linux News - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 15:37
After nearly a year of operation, the OpenSSF today issued an annual report outlining what Alpha-Omega has actually achieved to advance the state of open-source security.
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Kubernetes 1.26 Boosts Security, Storage, and Resource Allocation

Linux Today News - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 15:00

Kubernetes 1.26 integrates new security, storage, container registry, and performance capabilities. Learn more here.

The post Kubernetes 1.26 Boosts Security, Storage, and Resource Allocation appeared first on Linux Today.

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TexLive install not going as I had set the variables for, I wonder why

Linux Questions - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 14:36
This is on Fatdog Linux 7.20 or thereabouts. Kind of like Puppy.

Here goes what I specified as exports before running the tool - I'm trying to have a short command-line so I set environment variables for the install. I read the directions how to set all these but it still keeps the texmfhome environment variable as ~/root. I don't want this. I have a hard-drive with 700GB free and I want ALL of the TexLive distribution stored there and only there. I went to great pains to set all the variables and read the documentation. The installer is apparently ignoring one of the INSTALL_ variables. I'll show what I set here, maybe someone can tell what is going on as I cannot.

TEXLIVE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/aufs/devsave/TexLive
TEXLIVE_INSTALL_TEXDIR=/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022
TEXLIVE_INSTALL_TEXUSERDIR=/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022 (It ignores this too, the variable seems to not even exist)
TEXLIVE_INSTALL_TEXMFHOME=/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022/texmf-home
TEXLIVE_INSTALL_TEXMFSYSCONFIG=/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022/texmf-sysconfig
TEXLIVE_INSTALL_TEXMFCONFIG=/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022/texmf-config
TEXLIVE_INSTALL_TEXMFSYSVAR=/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022/texmf-sysvar
TEXLIVE_INSTALL_TEXMFVAR=/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022/texmf-var

and I also had to set the temp environment variables to use temp on the 700GB drive (I don't have any real room left on usr and home, which
I don't like anyway). As long as you set the paths you're using, it's fine to ignore traditional directories. The path takes care of it all.

set TEMP=/aufs/devsave/temp
set TMP=/aufs/devsave/temp
set TMPDIR=/aufs/devsave/temp

It correctly used the above temp directory thank God.

But it lists the variables on the log file as follows, notice the error for TEXMFHOME, and there is
no TEXUSERDIR output to the log:

Settings:
TEXDIR: "/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022"
TEXMFCONFIG: "/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022/texmf-config"
TEXMFHOME: "~/texmf"
TEXMFLOCAL: "/aufs/devsave/TexLive/texmf-local"
TEXMFSYSCONFIG: "/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022/texmf-sysconfig"
TEXMFSYSVAR: "/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022/texmf-sysvar"
TEXMFVAR: "/aufs/devsave/TexLive/2022/texmf-var"

I'm tired of repeating this installation, I need to what is going on if someone can figure out what I'm not understanding
about the process. I followed the helpfiles.

Why does the program not install per the installation help files?
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[SOLVED] Threefold statement at DELL shutdown. Why?

Linux Questions - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 14:05
Get threefold statements at shutdown of computer:

1. Scanning for signal�;
2. No DP signal from your device;
3. Going into standby mode.
-computer then shuts down.

Tried to find something in BIOS, but to no avail.

Kernel: 5.15.0-56-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.3.0
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.26.4 Distro: KDE neon 22.04 5.26
base: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 7060 v: N/A
serial:
Mobo: Dell model: 0NC2VH v: A01 serial: UEFI: Dell
v: 1.21.0 date: 07/06/2022
Battery:
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M280/320/275
charge: 55% (should be ignored) status: Discharging
CPU:
Info: 6-core model: Intel Core i5-8500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
rev: A cache: L1: 384 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB L3: 9 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/4100 cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800
5: 800 6: 800 bogomips: 36000
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Dell CometLake-S
driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: Mysher Tech IRIScan Desk 5 Pro type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-5.3:4
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 resolution: 1: 1920x1080~60Hz
2: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.5
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Device-2: Logitech H390 headset with microphone type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-11:6
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-56-generic running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Dell driver: e1000e v: kernel
port: N/A bus-ID: 00:1f.6
IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 13.76 GiB (5.8%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingfast model: N/A size: 238.47 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 53.1 GiB used: 13.69 GiB (25.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
ID-2: /boot/efi size: 96 MiB used: 76 MiB (79.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1
Swap:
Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8 C pch: 37.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 215 Uptime: 5h 12m Memory: 7.56 GiB used: 3.16 GiB (41.8%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: 1930 Shell: Bash
v: 5.1.16 inxi: 3.3.13
Categories: Software and Help

LXer: Budgie Desktop Proposed as Official Fedora Spin

Linux Questions - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 13:51
Published at LXer:

If the proposal is approved, the Budgie desktop environment will likely become part of the Fedora Spins family, starting with Fedora 38.

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Budgie Desktop Proposed as Official Fedora Spin

LXer Linux News - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 13:48
If the proposal is approved, the Budgie desktop environment will likely become part of the Fedora Spins family, starting with Fedora 38.
Categories: General News

Remove kuserfeedback in Debian Bullseye / KDE Plasma

Linux Questions - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 13:04
The current KDE Plasma has telemetry included, but off by default.

However, even when "off" it still logs information (seemingly related to a nag screen that will appear to say "please let us spy on you" at some point).

Supposedly, the entire system (kuserfeedback) is optional and can be removed, but in Debian Bullseye it has been packaged as a hard dependency - removing libkuserfeedbackcore1 would remove most of KDE Plasma with it.

Is there a way to change that (e.g. by editing relevant package files from "Depends" to "Recommends"), or is it something that requires compiling from source?

Categories: Software and Help

PHP 8.2 Comes With Functional and Performance Improvements

Linux Today News - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 13:00

PHP 8.2 was released, bringing read-only classes, new stand-alone types, a new random extension, and deprecated dynamic properties.

The post PHP 8.2 Comes With Functional and Performance Improvements appeared first on Linux Today.

Categories: General News

Samba working OK, but not showing up in network displays

Linux Questions - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 12:29
I've got Samba running on a server OK.

Other computers in the network can use command line commands like "smbget" against the server OK.

But if the same computer uses a GUI file browser like Thunar, and click on Network, the server name does not appear at all.

Any ideas why ? My smb.conf follows...

[global]
workgroup = OURNET
security = user
hosts allow = 192.168.3.0/24

passdb backend = tdbsam

server role = CLASSIC PRIMARY DOMAIN CONTROLLER
guest ok = yes

[photos]
comment = Our Photos
path = /volatile/share/photos
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes

[Music]
comment = MP3 music
path = /volatile/share/Music
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
Categories: Software and Help

The keyboard as an MTP device?

Linux Questions - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 12:25
I recently upgraded my cpu and motherboard. I upgraded to a AMD B550 chipset. I plugged my LFS partition and now the keyboard no longer works. I am using systemd. It works in Windows and Ubuntu, but not my home grown LFS build. I'm not using a display manager, e.g., GDM. I just go to the prompt. The keyboard works in GRUB, but when systemd starts the keyboard freezes. Even the 'scroll lock' and the 'num lock' won't light up. JournalD gives the following lines in my logs. The red line about 'ID_SEAT' affects other services as well. The mouse probably doesn't work either. It gets the same log output. But, I can't find out since all I can do is hit the reset button. Anyone ever seen these lines before? I figured it was a misconfigured systemd unit or I'm missing a udev rule.

kernel: usb 3-2: new low-speed USB device number 14 using xhci_hcd
kernel: usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=c31c, bcdDevice=64.00
kernel: usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
kernel: usb 3-2: Product: USB Keyboard
kernel: usb 3-2: Manufacturer: Logitech
mtp-probe[388]: checking bus 3, device 14: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:0a:00.3/usb3/3-2"
mtp-probe[388]: bus: 3, device: 14 was not an MTP device
systemd-udevd[387]: 3-2: /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/73-seat-late.rules:13 Failed to import properties 'ID_SEAT' from parent: Operation not permitted
systemd-udevd[387]: 3-2: Failed to process device, ignoring: Operation not permitted
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LXer: Excellent Utilities: Cerebro � productivity tool

Linux Questions - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 12:05
Published at LXer:

Cerebro is a fast application launcher with bags of additional functionality. It warrants our strong recommendation and deservedly enters our Excellent Utilities series.

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ignore empty line while using awk

Linux Questions - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 12:02
Hi everyone

I have a file like the one below.

3.6655 -53.0463
3.6671 -53.0463

0.0000 -17.0666
0.0014 -17.0666

0.0029 -17.0666
3.6671 -53.0463

3.6671 -53.0463
0.0000 -17.0666

I want to add 20.04 to the 2nd column but want to keep the empty line. I tried the below commands but not getting the one I wanted.

awk '(NF>0){print $1, $2+20.04}' file
This works well but removes the empty lines.

awk '{print $1, $2+20.04}' file
This print 20.04 at the empty line.

I want a file like the one below after adding 20.04

3.6655 -33.0063
3.6671 -33.0063

0.0000 2.9734
0.0014 2.9734

0.0029 2.9734
3.6671 -33.0063

3.6671 -33.0063
0.0000 2.9734

Please let me know how I can do the above.
Thanks
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How to Install OpenLiteSpeed Web Server on Debian 11

Linux Today News - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 12:00

OpenLiteSpeed is an open-source HTTP server powered by LiteSpeed Web Server. Learn how to install it on Debian 11 in this tutorial.

The post How to Install OpenLiteSpeed Web Server on Debian 11 appeared first on Linux Today.

Categories: General News

Excellent Utilities: Cerebro – productivity tool

LXer Linux News - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 11:59
Cerebro is a fast application launcher with bags of additional functionality. It warrants our strong recommendation and deservedly enters our Excellent Utilities series.
Categories: General News

problem with select programs taking 45 secs or longer to launch (e.g., Firefox, Apache OpenOffice, printing, etc.)

Linux Questions - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 11:19
I've had a similar problem like this in the past and, through no changes I made, the problem just disappeared. This time it seems like it happens with select programs (not ALL programs as before). In the case of OpenOffice, if I drag the source icon to OpenOffice, it starts immediately (as it should). However, if I start by double clicking the source file from Nautilus, it takes 45 secs or so to open the file.
I also noticed that it takes 45 secs or more for a file to start printing on the printer (wired LAN connection). Also, the printing controls in OpenOffice (maybe other applications) take awhile before the menu's appear (e.g., duplex printing options, etc.).

This started only a short time ago after a Ubuntu update (sorry, but I didn't note the exact date or update ID).

Any thoughts?
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22 Best Free and Premium Slack Alternatives for Team Chat

Linux Today News - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 11:00

Slack is among the best communication platforms for organizations and companies. Here are some of the best free and paid alternatives.

The post 22 Best Free and Premium Slack Alternatives for Team Chat appeared first on Linux Today.

Categories: General News

How to block personal devices on corporate network

Linux Questions - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 10:43
Dear Team,

Good Day. Currently we are working to secure our internal LAN and due to this we are planning to stop mobile devices (such as personal laptops and mobile phones) to connect on corporate network. Our key area of interest is to counter such users who manage to change mac address of home devices with the allowed one and bypass LAN security. There can be many cases but this is the one we shared as an example.

Kindly share your feedback
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LXer: Linux Kernel 6.1 is out with Initial Rust Support. This is What's New

Linux Questions - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 10:21
Published at LXer:

Release highlights of Linux Kernel 6.1 (mainline) which bring preliminary Rust language support, new hardware updates and more.

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Linux Kernel 6.1 is out with Initial Rust Support. This is What's New

LXer Linux News - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 10:11
Release highlights of Linux Kernel 6.1 (mainline) which bring preliminary Rust language support, new hardware updates and more.
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Distribution Release: Kaisen Linux 2.2

DistroWatch.com - Wed, 12/14/2022 - 10:09
Kaisen Linux is a rolling release, Debian-based desktop distribution. The project aims to be useful for IT professionals and includes a set of tools for system administration. The project's latest release is version 2.2 and it rolls back or simplifies a few features: "zsh is no longer the....
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