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  1. LXer: The Linux gaming Sunday round-up paper
    Published at LXer: Catch up on some recent big news and some things we haven’t covered through the week… Read More… …
  2. Advice sought on restoring critical OS files
    Hi – it’s me again … It had to happen. After more than ten years with Linux I finally managed to erase critical files in root. The system boots, but complains about missing files in /usr/sbin and ba …
  3. Update error – appstreamcli: symbol lookup error
    After a troubled upgrade from Kubuntu 18.04 to KDE Neon, last error seems to be the inability to run any update. Discover told me there are updates, but is crashing trying to fetch the updates Discove …
  4. Intermittent freezes in Vivaldi browser
    As suggested by Firerat, I am starting a new thread on this, separate from the general vivaldi thread. I’m interested to know if anyone else has seen this behaviour. The version of vivaldi is 2.6.1566 …
  5. LXer: When was the last time you used Windows?
    Published at LXer: Which Windows version sounds most familiar to you? Take our poll. Read More… …
  6. Slackware 41.1 and Firefox
    I’m using slackware 14.1 and firefox but the version doesn’t support add-block or downloadhelper, does anyone know a solution? Either being another browser or updating Firefox, to the limits of Slackw …
  7. iptables-save, iptables-restore
    Any Slackers using these tools? While included in the iptables package (sym-links), a stock Slackware is not configured to directly use the commands. Other distros store saved contents in /etc/network …
  8. Differences in BASH in last decade
    Hello! I’ve found onine is pretty decent video tutorial about BASH. But it’s dated around 2010. I think Ubuntu 10.10 or so… You think I can still learn today by using that old tutorial or there’re c …
  9. Clustering Question
    Need a push in the right direction. Can’t seem to remember what it is I am looking for here, because I know I read into it years ago on the site . I’d like to set up a home network/cluster that will a …
  10. LXer: What’s the Best Alternative to Windows 7?
    Published at LXer: For consumers, migrating to Linux is a much easier thing to do, especially if we’re talking about power users. Distributions like Linux Mint have become much more user-friendly in t …
  11. Virtual machines: kvm or VirtualBox, in this computer?
    Hello, I am unsure of which virtualization tool i should use in this computer. To start, i ran these 2 commands: Code: # check-bios-nx –verbose ok: the NX bit is operational on this CPU. # kvm-ok INF …
  12. Can't print to shared printer
    I have a printer that is shared by my room mate on his CentOS server. We have 2 Windows systems that can print to it fine. My fedora system is the only system that cannot print. I get a pop-up stating …
  13. Bridged host and guest: worked until reboot [libvirt]
    When I first set everything up it works fine. The guest can reach the router and the rest of my internal network. After the host reboots and bring the guest back up, the guest ends up with host-only a …
  14. Current64 : killall change of behavior
    Current64 changelog: Sun Sep 15 21:15:56 UTC 2019 a/procps-ng-3.3.15-x86_64-3.txz: Rebuilt. Upgraded to psmisc-23.2. This rebuild brings with it a change of behavior for killall. Killall’s that worked …
  15. TP-Link Wireless Adapter Card or RealTek?
    Installed 14.1 Slackware on a desktop. Can’t get the wireless adapter card to work. This is the TP-Link adapter card: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tJIVd-Sn8…00/tp-link.JPG And lspci says: Code: bash-4 …
  16. A favor
    To those who are running slackware current with pulseaudio 13.0 and are using the enhanced PA modules from https://github.com/EHfive/pulseaudio-modules-bt: if, after following the build instructions a …
  17. How to re-size root partition without loosing any data if the root partition is immediately followed by swap partition
    I have been getting the root partition low on space alert frequently, and I want to resize my root partition.Now the root partition is immediately followed by swap partition, is there a way I could re …
  18. Firefox: how to transfer extensions and bookmarks between computers?
    I have two computers, this one running Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinnamon with Firefox 66.0.3, and another one that I have just installed Linux Mint 19.2 Tina Mate on with the version of Firefox that that …
  19. Old computer can access internet but new computer has not learnt settings from the modem
    Background: I have installed the latest version of Linux Mint on a “new” recycled computer, while I am currently using an older computer with an older version of Linux Mint on it. I intend to stop usi …
  20. Poor sound quality – scratchy
    Hi. I have now successfully installed “devuan ascii _2.0.0_amd64 desktop-live.iso” on an iMac. Everything works great, except the sound quality is so-so. The sound worked before on the imac, so I thin …


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  1. When was the last time you used Windows?
    Are friends and family constantly asking you to troubleshoot issues with their Windows or Mac device? Being the resident support technician in your home is an important job. Like any responsible techn …
  2. How spicy should a jalapeno be?
    Everyone has opinions and preferences, especially when it comes to food. To establish a criterion when answering “How spicy should a jalapeño be?.” the Scoville Heat Scale was developed as a standard …
  3. Hone advanced Bash skills by building Minesweeper
    I am no expert on teaching programming, but when I want to get better at something, I try to find a way to have fun with it. For example, when I wanted to get better at shell scripting, I decided to p …
  4. How to compare strings in Java
    String comparison is a fundamental operation in programming and is often quizzed during interviews. These strings are a sequence of characters that are immutable which means unchanging over time or un …
  5. Code it, ship it, own it with full-service ownership
    Software teams seeking to provide better products and services must focus on faster release cycles. But running reliable systems at ever-increasing speeds presents a big challenge. Software teams can …
  6. Why it's time to embrace top-down cybersecurity practices
    Cybersecurity is no longer just the domain of the IT staff putting in firewalls and backing up servers. It takes a commitment from the top and a budget to match. The stakes are high when it comes to k …
  7. An introduction to audio processing and machine learning using Python
    At a high level, any machine learning problem can be divided into three types of tasks: data tasks (data collection, data cleaning, and feature formation), training (building machine learning models u …
  8. Linux on the mainframe: Then and now
    Last week, I introduced you to the origins of the mainframe’s origins from a community perspective. Let’s continue our journey, picking up at the end of 1999, which is when IBM got onboard with Linux …
  9. Adding themes and plugins to Zsh
    In my previous article, I explained how to get started with Z-shell (Zsh). For some users, the most exciting thing about Zsh is its ability to adopt new themes. It’s so easy to theme Zsh both because …
  10. The community-led renaissance of open source
    With few commercial participants, early free software and open source communities were, by definition, community-led. Software was designed and created organically by communities of users in response …



  1. Firefox, Graphene, Krita update in Tumbleweed
    Two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released this week. The snapshots furnished the update for KDE Applications 19.08.1 and updated several libraries including Intel’s Graphene library OS. Snapshot …
  2. Applications, PostgreSQL, Zypper Packages Update in Tumbleweed
    The past week produced four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots. The snapshots brought an update of KDE Plasma and Applications along with an update for the input framework ibus, two PostgreSQL versions and …
  3. Multiple YaST Packages, Major Versions of Gawk, Swig Update in Tumbleweed
    Three openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released this week. The snapshots brought two new major versions and two Linux Kernel updates. Snapshot 20190902 brought the second Linux Kernel update for the …
  4. MariaDB, VLC, Plopper, Apache Packages Update in Tumbleweed
    There have been three openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots released this week. The snapshots brought new versions of VLC, Apache, Plopper and an update of the Linux Kernel. Snapshot 20190824 delivered a  fix …
  5. Xfce 4.14 Lands in Tumbleweed
    Ahoy! openSUSE Xfce team is pleased to announce that the long awaited Xfce 4.14 has been released for Tumbleweed. After a long development cycle (4 years!), all of the core components and applications …
  6. Changing the Chair of the openSUSE Board
    Dear Community, After six years on the openSUSE Board and five as its Chairperson, I have decided to step down as Chair of the openSUSE Board effective today, August 19. This has been a very difficult …
  7. Kata Containers Packages are Available officially in openSUSE Tumbleweed
    Kata Containers is an open source container runtime that is crafted to seamlessly plug into the containers ecosystem. We are now excited to announce that the Kata Containers packages are finally avail …
  8. New 4.0.2 Version of Uyuni is Released
    Contributors of Uyuni Project have released a new version of Uyuni 4.0.2, which is an open-source infrastructure management solution tailored for software-defined infrastructure. Uyuni, a fork of the …
  9. Mesa, ImageMagick, Plasma, Frameworks Update in Tumbleweed
    There have been three openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots released since last week. The snapshots brought a single major version update and new versions of KDE’s Plasma and Frameworks. ImageMagick’s 7.0.8.5 …
  10. GNOME Packages, More Updated in Tumbleweed This Week
    Two openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots have been released since our last Tumbleweed update on Saturday. The most recent snapshot, 20190723, updated Mozilla Firefox to version 68.0.1. The browser fixed the …



  1. The Librem 5 FINALLY has a release date… so why are some people upset?
    TLG // The Linux Gamer – The Librem 5 FINALLY has a release date… so why are some people upset? Quote: Published on Sep 6, 2019 Article from Purism: SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 5, 2019 — Purism …
  2. Microsoft wants to bring exFAT to the Linux kernel
    Microsoft wants to bring exFAT to the Linux kernel Can’t argue against better interoperability, but I’m skeptical. Why should the Linux community adopt Microsoft technology while Microsoft is apparent …



  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 …
  11. Fedora Weekly News Issue 119
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 119 for the week of February 4th,2008. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue119In Announcements, we have “Announcing Fedora 9 Alpha”, “Fedora 9 AlphaJigdo” and “F …
  12. Fedora Weekly News Issue 118
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 118 for the week of January 28th,2008. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue118In Planet Fedora, we have “Updates to anaconda”, “linux.conf.au day 1,”Fedora win32 …
  13. Fedora Weekly News Issue 117
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 117 for the week of January 21st,2008. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue117In Announcement, we have “And the F9 codename winner is…”, “FUDConF9 Survey avail …
  14. Fedora Weekly News Issue 116
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 116 for the week of January 14thhttp://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue116In Announcement, we have “Cast your vote for the Fedora 9 Codename!”In Planet Fedora, we h …
  15. Fedora Weekly News Issue 115
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 115 for the week of January 7thhttp://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue115In Announcement, we have “Fedora’s way forward” a special announcementby MaxSpevackIn Plane …
  16. Fedora Weekly News Issue 114
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 114 for the week of December 31st,2007 http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue114In Announcement, “FUDCon Raleigh 2008” and “Fedora Unity announcesFedora 8 Re-Spin” …
  17. How to create calendar with OpenOffice.org
    Have you got yourself 2008 Calendar yet? No? No problem. We can create one with OpenOffice.orgFirst, get a OOo Macro called “Calendrier” by Charles Brunet from:http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles …
  18. Fedora Weekly News Issue 113
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 113 for the week of December 10th.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue113In Announcement, we have “Samba Security Updates For FC6”, “GPG Keysigning at FUDCon”In …
  19. Fedora Weekly News Issue 112
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 112 for the week of December 3rd.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue112In Announcement, we have “FUDCon Raleigh 2008″In Planet Fedora, we have “CentOS really do …
  20. Fedora Weekly News Issue 111
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 111 for the week of November 26th.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue111In Planet Fedora, we have “Free Creative Commons 5th Bday DEC 15 inSan Francisco”, “Test …


  1. Debian: DSA-4530-1: expat security update
    It was discovered that Expat, an XML parsing C library, did not properly handled internal entities closing the doctype, potentially resulting in denial of service or information disclosure if a malfor …
  2. Fedora 29: jackson-core FEDORA-2019-fb23eccc03
    – Update jackson-databind to version 2.9.9.3. – Update jackson-core to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-annotations to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-bom to version 2.9.9. Resolves CVE-2019-12086, CVE …
  3. Fedora 29: jackson-bom FEDORA-2019-fb23eccc03
    – Update jackson-databind to version 2.9.9.3. – Update jackson-core to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-annotations to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-bom to version 2.9.9. Resolves CVE-2019-12086, CVE …
  4. Fedora 29: jackson-databind FEDORA-2019-fb23eccc03
    – Update jackson-databind to version 2.9.9.3. – Update jackson-core to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-annotations to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-bom to version 2.9.9. Resolves CVE-2019-12086, CVE …
  5. Fedora 29: jackson-annotations FEDORA-2019-fb23eccc03
    – Update jackson-databind to version 2.9.9.3. – Update jackson-core to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-annotations to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-bom to version 2.9.9. Resolves CVE-2019-12086, CVE …
  6. Fedora 30: ImageMagick FEDORA-2019-612d4f64dd
    Bug fixes and security fixes. Better threading compile time option set. See: https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/ImageMagick/pull-request/2 Additional formats enabled.
  7. Fedora 30: rubygem-rmagick FEDORA-2019-612d4f64dd
    Bug fixes and security fixes. Better threading compile time option set. See: https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/ImageMagick/pull-request/2 Additional formats enabled.
  8. Fedora 30: jackson-databind FEDORA-2019-ae6a703b8f
    – Update jackson-databind to version 2.9.9.3. – Update jackson-core to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-annotations to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-bom to version 2.9.9. Resolves CVE-2019-12086, CVE …
  9. Fedora 30: jackson-annotations FEDORA-2019-ae6a703b8f
    – Update jackson-databind to version 2.9.9.3. – Update jackson-core to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-annotations to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-bom to version 2.9.9. Resolves CVE-2019-12086, CVE …
  10. Fedora 30: jackson-bom FEDORA-2019-ae6a703b8f
    – Update jackson-databind to version 2.9.9.3. – Update jackson-core to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-annotations to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-bom to version 2.9.9. Resolves CVE-2019-12086, CVE …
  11. Fedora 30: jackson-core FEDORA-2019-ae6a703b8f
    – Update jackson-databind to version 2.9.9.3. – Update jackson-core to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-annotations to version 2.9.9. – Update jackson-bom to version 2.9.9. Resolves CVE-2019-12086, CVE …
  12. Fedora 31: ghostscript FEDORA-2019-0a9d525d71
    – rebase to latest upstream version 9.27 – security fixes added for: – CVE-2019-14811 (bug #1747908) – CVE-2019-14812 (bug #1747907) – CVE-2019-14813 (bug #1747906) – CVE-2019-14817 (bug #1747909)
  13. IBMs new 53-qubit quantum 'mainframe' is live in the cloud
    IBM has boosted its growing stable of quantum computers with a new 53-quantum bit (qubit) device, the most powerful ever offered for commercial use. Learn more in a great Naked Security article:
  14. Server-squashing zero-day published for phpMyAdmin tool
    Are you a phpMyAdmin user? A researcher has just published a zero-day security bug in one of the webs most popular database administration software packages. Learn more:
  15. GitHub acquires Semmle to help developers spot security vulnerabilities
    Popular software hosting service GitHub has acquired Semmle, a code analysis platform that helps product developers and security researchers discover potential zero-days and critical vulnerabilities i …
  16. Patch now: 1,300 Harbor cloud registries open to attack
    Have you heard that a severe critical privilege escalation vulnerability has been found in Harbor open-source registry software? Learn more:
  17. Is $100 million enough to save the web from ads?
    After years of going nowhere, could web micropayments be the next big enabler for user privacy? Learn more in a great Naked Security article:
  18. IBM will soon launch a 53-qubit quantum computer
    IBM continues to push its quantum computing efforts forward and today announced that it will soon make a 53-qubit quantum computer available to clients of its IBM Q Network. The new system, which is s …
  19. Warning: Researcher Drops phpMyAdmin Zero-Day Affecting All Versions
    Are you a phpMyAdmin user? A cybersecurity researcher recently published details and proof-of-concept for an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in phpMyAdmin”one of the most popular applications for man …
  20. Talking to machines: Lisp and the origins of AI
    This article explores the invention of Lisp and the rise of thinking computers powered by open-source software:


  1. A Critical Exim Vulnerability, Lilocked Ransomware on the Rise, but Linux Not to Blame
    Exim may be the Internets most popular email server, but the MTA’s recent history with security vulnerabilities is concerning to say the least. This past Friday, the Exim team warned about a critical …
  2. Which Linux Distros Are Most Focused On Privacy?
    With over 200 distros to choose from, which one actually offers the most privacy-oriented experience?



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  1. Ubuntu 4128-2: Tomcat vulnerabilities
    Several security issues were fixed in Tomcat 9. …
  2. Ubuntu 4136-2: wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerability
    wpa_supplicant could be made to be disconnected and require reconnection to the network if it received a specially crafted management frame. …
  3. Ubuntu 4136-1: wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerability
    wpa_supplicant could be made to be disconnected and require reconnection to the network if it received a specially crafted management frame. …
  4. Ubuntu 4135-2: Linux kernel vulnerabilities
    Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel. …
  5. Ubuntu 4135-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities
    Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel. …
  6. Ubuntu 4113-2: Apache HTTP Server regression
    USN-4113-1 introduced a regression in Apache. …
  7. Ubuntu 4134-1: IBus vulnerability
    IBus would allow local users to capture key strokes of other locally logged in users. …
  8. Ubuntu 4124-2: Exim vulnerability
    Exim could be made to run programs as an administrator if it received specially crafted network traffic. …
  9. Ubuntu 4133-1: Wireshark vulnerabilities
    Wireshark could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic or input files. …