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Qt 6.2.1 Released With 200+ Bug Fixes

Phoronix - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 17:38
It's been just shy of one month since Qt 6.2 debuted as the first Qt6 Long-Term Support (LTS) release and ported many of the remaining modules over from Qt5. Shipping today is now Qt 6.2.1 as the first point release with more than two-hundred fixes...

Nintendo Switch Controller Driver Finally Set For Linux 5.16

Phoronix - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 17:06
After stalling last year when it was queued up in HID's "for-5.10/nintendo" branch only to not make it into HID-next at the time, that threshold has now been crossed with the latest Nintendo Switch controller driver now ready for introduction in Linux 5.16. This open-source driver enables the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers to work under Linux with a mainline kernel driver...

Apple Silicon GPIO Driver Queued Ahead Of Linux 5.16

Phoronix - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 16:34
Along with the Apple Silicon PCIe driver, another new driver for supporting Apple Silicon (primarily with a focus on the Apple M1 for now) with the upcoming Linux 5.16 cycle is a new pinctrl/GPIO driver...

How to Install Zabbix on RHEL/CentOS and Debian/Ubuntu

Tecmint - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 15:54
The post How to Install Zabbix on RHEL/CentOS and Debian/Ubuntu first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides .

Zabbix is an Open Source, high-level enterprise software designed to monitor and keep track of networks, servers, and applications in real-time. Build in a server-client model, Zabbix can collect different types of data that

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How I made an automated Jack-o'-lantern with a Raspberry Pi

opensource.com - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 15:01

It's almost Halloween, one of my favorite days and party times. This year, I decided to (pumpkin) spice up some of my decorations with automated motion sensing. This spooktacular article shows you how I made them, step by step, from building and wiring to coding. This is not your average weekend project—it takes a lot of supplies and building time. But it's a fun way to play around with Raspberry Pi and get in the spirit of this haunting holiday.


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Global communication in open source projects

opensource.com - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 15:00

I am a current graduate student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in the Scientific and Technical Communication MS program. The following is an interview I conducted with Jim Hall to learn about international professional communication strategies in the multinational group, the FreeDOS Project.


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Qualcomm MSM DRM Driver Improvements Submitted Ahead Of Linux 5.16

Phoronix - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 14:00
The MSM DRM driver for supporting the open-source display/graphics support with Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs has submitted their main feature pull request to DRM-Next ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.16 merge window...

How to Install Firefox 93 in Linux Desktop

Tecmint - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 13:45
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Firefox 93 officially released for all major OS e.g. Linux, Mac OSX, Windows, and Android. The binary package is now available for download for Linux (POSIX) systems, grab the desired one, and enjoy browsing

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How to Create File-Sharing with ONLYOFFICE Docs and Seafile

Tecmint - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 12:28
The post How to Create File-Sharing with ONLYOFFICE Docs and Seafile first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides .

File sharing, as the act of distributing and providing access to different types of files over the Internet, has become something that everyone is familiar with. The fast development of file-sharing services makes it

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Alternative Python Implementation "Pyston" Plans For Greater Performance, 64-bit ARM

Phoronix - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 06:56
Pyston as the alternative Python implementation open-sourced originally by Dropbox is forming ambitious plans for a bright future...

Intel AMX Support Appears Ready For Linux 5.16

Phoronix - Wed, 10/27/2021 - 02:00
It's been over one year since Intel disclosed Advanced Matrix Extensions and began posting patches for bringing up AMX support under Linux in anticipation of Xeon Scalable "Sapphire Rapids" processors. While the compiler-side work to GCC and LLVM/Clang has been landing, finally with the forthcoming Linux 5.16 cycle that AMX support appears ready for landing...

NVIDIA 495.44 Linux Driver Released With GBM Support

Phoronix - Tue, 10/26/2021 - 23:07
Following the NVIDIA 495 beta Linux driver from earlier this month, NVIDIA 495.44 is out today for Linux users as the stable release...

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