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Proton 6.3-6 Adds Support for Blood of Steel, Guardians VR, and Many Other Games

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 10:45

With Steam Deck coming to gamers everywhere later this year, Valve is putting a lot of effort on making their Proton compatibility tool for Steam Play support as many Windows games as possible. In fact, Valve said that they plan to make all Windows games in the Steam library compatible with Linux systems before the launch of the Steam Deck.

Proton 6.3-6 is here less than a month after Proton 6.3-5 to add support for more Windows games, including Blood of Steel, Guardians VR, 3D Aim Trainer, Rez Infinite, Sonic Adventure 2, Elite Dangerous, Homeworld Remastered Collection, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, as well as Tokyo Xanadu eX+.

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MX Linux 21 KDE Plasma Edition is Now Available for Beta Testing with Plasma 5.20 Desktop

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 23:00

The MX Linux 21 KDE Plasma edition is now ready for testing, based on the AHS (Advanced Hardware Support) images of MX Linux 21 KDE and available only for 64-bit computers. The KDE Plasma edition ships with the Plasma 5.20 desktop environment series, more precisely the 5.20.5 point release.

Last week, I told you about the Xfce and Fluxbox beta releases of the forthcoming MX Linux 21 “Wildflower” distribution, which will be based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye” operating system series and the long-term supported Linux 5.10 LTS kernel series.

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How to Enable Hibernation on Ubuntu (When Using a Swap File)

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 21:00

This article explains how to enable hibernation using systemd on Ubuntu when using a swap file (which is the default for Ubuntu, at least since version 18.04). Learn more here.

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SparkyLinux 6 “Po Tolo” Released Based on Debian 11 “Bullseye”

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 19:00

SparkyLinux 6 is here and brings the packages from Debian 11 “Bullseye”, which was released a while back. It is one of the few distributions which offers two versions, based on the Debian stable and testing branches. Let’s take a look at what’s new.

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How to Solve “error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping” in Fedora Linux

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 18:15

This brief guide explains how to fix “error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping” In Fedora Linux.

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How to Enable and Disable Network Interfaces in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 17:00

In this tutorial, we’ll go through how to activate and deactivate network interfaces within Ubuntu using several techniques. All instructions were run on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, the most recent Ubuntu release.

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Set Or Change the Hostname In Debian 11 Bullseye

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 16:10

This guide teaches you all possible ways to set or change hostname in Debian 11 bullseye system from the command line.

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10 Things to Do After Installing elementary OS 6 “Odin”

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 15:00

Have you recently installed an elementary OS and are looking for next steps? Check out this curated list of things to do after installing the latest elementary OS 6, code-named “Odin”.

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How to Kill Linux Process Using Kill, Pkill and Killall

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 14:36

Linux with a kill command to terminate a process without forcing a total system reboot. This ability is significant when you need to continue running the server without the need to reboot after a major change/update.

Kill command sends a specified signal to a currently running process. The kill command can be executed in a number of ways, either directly or from a shell script.  Here we’ll take a look at some of your options.

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4 Ways to Disable/Lock Certain Package Updates Using Yum Command

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 14:27

Package Manager is software that allows a user in case of installation of new software, up-gradation of system, or updating any specific software and such sorts of things. In the case of Linux-based systems wherein one software has lots of dependencies whose presence is required for a complete installation of that software, applications like package manager become a much-needed tool on every system.

Each Linux distro ships with its default package manager to handle the above-stated functionalities, but of all these, yum and apt are most prevalent on RHEL, Fedora, and Debian systems.

If you’re looking for APT tool to block or disable certain specific package updates, then you should read this article.

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4 IT Automation Myths Dispelled

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 14:20

In my career as a DevOps engineer, I have spent hundreds of hours automating numerous mundane tasks. Whether you are just beginning to use automation or already have some experience, you may run into resistance due to many common IT automation myths. I’d like to address some of these myths based on my experience.

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How to Install PostgreSQL on Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 14:17

PostgreSQL is an immensely popular open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) that has been around for over 30 years. It provides SQL language support which is used for managing databases and performing CRUD operations (Create Read Update Delete). In this guide, we’ll show you how to get PostgreSQL up and running on Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux.

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DNF Guide for Beginners with 20 Examples

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 10:00

DNF stands for Dandified YUM, it is a completely updated version of YUM Package Manager. It was originally introduced on Fedora 18, and has now become the default package manager on Fedora 22, RHEL, and CentOS-8 to handle the RPM package management. DNF improves the deficiencies of YUM, including poor performance, high memory usage, and slowness for dependency resolution. The current and stable version of DNF is 4.2.7.

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10 Screen Command Examples to Manage Linux Terminals

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 09:00

The screen is a full-screen software program that can be used to multiplexes a physical console between several processes (typically interactive shells). It offers a user to open several separate terminal instances inside a single terminal window manager.

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How to Monitor Log Files in Real Time in Linux [Desktop and Server]

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 23:00

This tutorial explains how you can monitor Linux log files (desktop, server, or applications) in real time for diagnosis and troubleshooting purposes.

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Quick App Launcher Ulauncher: New Beta Release Fixes Crashes Due To GTK4 Incompatibility, Improves Fuzzy Matching

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 22:45

Ulauncher, a fast application launcher for Linux (similar to Alfred for macOS) which can be extended with numerous add-ons, has seen a new beta release (version 5.12.0 beta 4) recently which brings some important changes, including a bugfix which should solve the crashes due to GTK4 library incompatibility, fuzzy matching improvements, and more.

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9 Basic du Commands in Linux with Practical Examples

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 21:15

In this article, we will discuss another popular command for the Linux/Unix platform. It is called du, which stands for “Disk Usage”.

du is a standard command used to estimate space usage (meaning, in the terminal we can find the exact size each directory and file takes up). There are multiple ways we can generate various types of output in Terminal using the 'du' command with various options. It is usually used by all System Administrators to find unwanted files, files with unused large sizes, or archive files that can be deleted/cleared in order to provide sufficient free space for servers.

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How to Convert Videos to WhatsApp Video Format with FFmpeg in Linux

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 21:00

Use this one-liner ffmpeg command to easily convert any videos to WhatsApp-supported video format in Linux.

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9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: August 22nd, 2021

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 20:54

Last week was a great week for Linux news as we got new major releases of Manjaro, Zorin OS, SparkyLinux, MATE desktop, IPFire, and LibreOffice. On top of that, Ubuntu users got a new Linux kernel update, and gamers can now play even more Windows games with Valve’s newest Proton release.

For bleeding-edgers, there’s new beta releases of Krita 5.0 and MX Linux 21 Fluxbox, which is now a standalone edition for Fluxbox lovers. You can enjoy these and much more in 9to5Linux’s Linux weekly roundup for August 22nd, 2021, below!

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Get Paid to Improve Linux and Open-Source Security

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 19:55

The Linux Foundation and allies will pay developers to help secure Linux and open-source software programs.

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