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unable to return to X after Ctrl+Alt_F2

Linux Questions - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 13:45
In Slackware64-current I am unable to return to X after Ctrl+Alt+F2

I start-out on tty1 and issue 'startx'

Run Firefox and a few others in X

Now I issue 'Ctrl+Alt+F2' and login on tty2

Run mc and a a few others at the cli

Now issue 'Alt+F1' or 'Ctrl+Alt+F1' expecting to return into X

Instead.... complete screen freeze-up of what's on tty2

Nothing I've tried works to get back to X nor to any other of the tty's
and the machine is unresponsive to all commands.

Even Ctrl+Alt+Delete does not reboot the system.

Soooo.... press and release power button to shut-down.

Everything works as it should on all of my installs of slackware64-15.0

Figuring this was probably something that has been upgraded in current
in X since the release of Slackware64-15.0.....

I set the slackpkg mirror to the 15.0 repository and issued....

slackpkg update

slackpkg upgrade x/*

Problem gone.... Ctrl+Alt+F1 again returns to X as it should.
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Hello for Switzerland

Linux Questions - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 13:43
Hi guys

New here although I knew the website/forum before ;)

I am 40+, living in Switzerland (the french speaking part). Basically I studied mechanical engineer and works in the field of construction machinery.
I bought first computer in 1998 with Win98 and got interested quickly in linux. I installed RH 6 running 2.2.x kernel (just found some floppies today), but at the time I was a clicker with a computer so left it away and came back few years after with mandriva, ubuntu (the first editions), debian and then settled 2005 to Archlinux that I kept till now.

I am not a computer scientist but enjoy linux and arch. So I will post from time to time questions here that are not directly related to arch but linux.

thank you and talk to you soon!
Brice
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LXer: GNU Linux-Libre 6.0 Kernel Released for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom for Their PCs

Linux Questions - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 13:06
Published at LXer:

Alexandre Oliva announced today the release and general availability of the GNU Linux-libre 6.0 kernel for those who seek 100% freedom for their GNU/Linux computers.

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GNU Linux-Libre 6.0 Kernel Released for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom for Their PCs

LXer Linux News - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 13:05
Alexandre Oliva announced today the release and general availability of the GNU Linux-libre 6.0 kernel for those who seek 100% freedom for their GNU/Linux computers.
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How to Install Matrix Synapse Chat Server on Ubuntu 22.04

Linux Today News - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 13:00

Matrix is a free, open-source, and web-based solution for messaging and VoIP. Learn how to install Matrix on Ubuntu 22.04 here.

The post How to Install Matrix Synapse Chat Server on Ubuntu 22.04 appeared first on Linux Today.

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Suspicious Wireless Router Activity

Linux Questions - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 12:29
Greetings everyone,

I've recently noticed the 'status lights' on my wireless router have been flickering when none of my wireless devices are switched on. I'm not one of those people who has all the latest gizmos with a wireless chip in everything I own. I have two mobile phones (cellphones for our American readers) one Apple Ipad, one tower system and various laptops. Yet when all of these were disabled, I noticed the lights flickering. It's the first time I've noticed this, but it could have been going on for years for all I know, as the router's not usually visible to me. The router's a Netgear DG834G and I've had it for several years now.
Should I be worried? I've never given the router password to anyone ever.
Thanks,
CC.
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System76’s COSMIC Desktop Ditched GTK in Favor of Iced

Linux Today News - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 12:00

System76’s engineers picked Iced, a Rust-based cross-platform GUI toolkit, over GTK for their in-house developed COSMIC Desktop.

The post System76’s COSMIC Desktop Ditched GTK in Favor of Iced appeared first on Linux Today.

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LXer: Here come the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux distros

Linux Questions - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 11:04
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Red Hat ups its security and developer game in its RHEL 8.7 and 9.1 betas.

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The Top Linux Courses on LinkedIn Learning

Linux Today News - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 11:00
Whether you’re new to the Linux operating system or looking to move your career in a new direction, LinkedIn Learning is here to help.

The post The Top Linux Courses on LinkedIn Learning appeared first on Linux Today.

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Do you remember program, which made database of all strings inside file hierarchy, so one could search strings?

Linux Questions - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 11:00
I remember having such program in my Linux computer in the 90's.

So it probably run something like
Code: find . -type f -exec strings '{}' ';' | put_these_in_db_with_filename ..and then there was a client program which was able quickly to find filename and location of some searched string using that db.

I tried to find it with Google, but no luck yet.

I remember having done, THATPROGRAM /
..and often found what I was looking for later. Maybe it even had incremental update algorithm so it was quicker next time an update was run.

Anyone remembers the name or finds it from the net?
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Installing LibreOffice On Slackware 15

Linux Journal - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 11:00
by Terrell Prude' Jr.

Slackware has been one of my favorite GNU/Linux distributions for a very long time, especially since Version 8.0 came out, many moons back. The reason is that it embodies the "KISS" method of designing a distribution. "KISS" means, "Keep It Simple, Stupid!", and that's what the Slackware team has done since the distribution's inception. When Slackware 15.0 came out in February 2022, I celebrated like other "Slackers", and I'd been running the beta and release candidates (the then-"Slackware-current") since early 2021.

I've even used Slackware at work in a "Microsoft shop". Yes, it can be done, and it can be done well. To do so, I needed something compatible with Microsoft Office file formats. OpenOffice.org was the ticket back then even in its Beta Build 638c days (yes, I've been using it for a long time!), and the tradition continues today, 21 years later with today's LibreOffice. It is this office productivity suite that really makes using Free Software platforms (e. g. GNU/Linux, the BSD's) on general-purpose business computers possible.

Sadly, Slackware didn't include OpenOffice.org back then, and it doesn't include LibreOffice now. This is speculation on my part, but several years ago, Patrick Volkerding stopped including GNOME because it was too much of a pain to package and distribute for a project that doesn't have the resources of Red Hat, Debian, or Ubuntu. I suspect this may also be true for LibreOffice. Also, the binary packages from LibreOffice come in RPM and DEB format. This choice by the LibreOffice developers is quite understandable, as Red Hat- and Debian-based distros are by far the dominant presence on personal computers. That still leaves us "Slackers" out in the cold, though.

I realize that nowadays there are "Slackbuilds", analogous to BSD's "Packages" collection, and the people who maintain those are definitely to be thanked and appreciated (and I do). The reality is that those aren't always updated to the latest versions of applications, given time constraints. Remember that Slackware is a relatively small all-volunteer project, like OpenBSD. Also, I prefer to stay as up-to-date as possible.

So, what to do?

Fortunately, there is a way to install a fully-functional, latest-greatest, LibreOffice on our Slackware 15.0 computers and use it. The best part is that it's not difficult to do...at least, not now that you have this handy-dandy HOW-TO document to follow.

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Here come the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux distros

LXer Linux News - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 10:54
Red Hat ups its security and developer game in its RHEL 8.7 and 9.1 betas.
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Any recommendation for a bang for buck Under Seat Powered Subwoofer?

Linux Questions - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:41
I am narrowing my choices down to

Rockville RW10CA 10" 800 Watt Slim Low Profile Active Powered Car Subwoofer Sub

BLAUPUNKT Blue Magic XLf 200 A 300-Watt 8-Inch Low Profile Active Subwoofer System Black

I also welcome recommendations

But I also heard this - Separate Amp + Subwoofer will always be more powerful than a powered subwoofer

But I also heard this - " Separate Amp + Subwoofer will always be more powerful than a powered subwoofer " do you agree or disagree? By the way I need as much space as possible, and therefore, Powered Subwoofer is the right choice for me.
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How to Install Django with Apache on Ubuntu 22.04

Linux Today News - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:30

Django is a Python-based full-stack framework. In this tutorial, users can learn how to install Django with Apache on Ubuntu 22.04.

The post How to Install Django with Apache on Ubuntu 22.04 appeared first on Linux Today.

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Conky Working But No Core Sensors?

Linux Questions - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:30
The latest version of Conky on Slackbuilds.org finally complied correctly and with a only slight modifications to ~/.conkyrc displays correctly with transparency and clear fonts (no ghosting) but I can't yet figure out how to display core usage. My x86 version uses

Code: ## EXCERPT from .conkyrc
${offset 380}${color magenta}${execi 1000 cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep 'model name' | cut -d " " -f "3-13" | sort -u}
${offset 350}${color red} CPU Frequency:${color white} $freq ${color yellow} Maximum:${color lightgreen} $freq_g
${offset 360}${color cyan}CPU:${color } $cpu% ${color steel blue}${execi 30 sensors |grep "CPU Temperature" |cut -d " " -f6}${hr 2}$color
${offset 380}${color slate grey}${cpugraph 20,200}

${offset 400}${color red}${exec sensors | grep 'Core 0' | awk '{print $0,$1,$2,$3}'| cut -c1-24}
${offset 410}${color red}${exec sensors | grep 'Core 1' | awk '{print $0,$1,$2,$3}'| cut -c1-24}
${offset 420}${color red}${exec sensors | grep 'Core 2' | awk '{print $0,$1,$2,$3}'| cut -c1-24}
${offset 430}${color red}${exec sensors | grep 'Core 3' | awk '{print $0,$1,$2,$3}'| cut -c1-24}
${offset 440}${color red}${exec sensors | grep 'Core 4' | awk '{print $0,$1,$2,$3}'| cut -c1-24}
${offset 450}${color red}${exec sensors | grep 'Core 5' | awk '{print $0,$1,$2,$3}'| cut -c1-24} but goes blank as seen in the attached screenie
Note: sensors-detect fails to locate any sensors
Any suggestions?
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5.19.13: stable

Linux Kernel - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:08
Version:5.19.13 (stable) Released:2022-10-04 Source:linux-5.19.13.tar.xz PGP Signature:linux-5.19.13.tar.sign Patch:full (incremental) ChangeLog:ChangeLog-5.19.13
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LXer: Big changes coming in Debian 12: Some parts won't be FOSS

Linux Questions - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 08:52
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Vote result good news for new users, but might be bad for remixesThe next major release of Debian will ship installation images that are not 100 percent free open source software.�

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Big changes coming in Debian 12: Some parts won't be FOSS

LXer Linux News - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 08:42
Vote result good news for new users, but might be bad for remixesThe next major release of Debian will ship installation images that are not 100 percent free open source software.…
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How to determine default Iptables established connection timeouts

Linux Questions - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 07:49
We are seeing a lot of dropped ACK PSH connections from Mail serer back to activesync client devices on source port 443.

The mail server provider says the Activesync timeouts are 120 secs minimum (2 mins) and 2700 secs max (45 mins).

I presume that the firewall is closing established connections long before 45 mins?

How can I find out what the min and max idle timeouts are for iptables. I use m state established, related. Haven't got around to updating the ruleset to use conntrack.
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How to Install Matrix Synapse Chat Server on Ubuntu 22.04

HowToForge - Tue, 10/04/2022 - 07:13
Matrix is a free, open-source, and web-based solution used for messaging and VoIP services. It is an open standard VOIP protocol that allows you to communicate with other users on a different service provider via voice-over-IP and chat.
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