Archives For November 30, 1999

Linux Kernel 6.7 is finally released! Linus Torvalds announced the release on Sunday night:

So we had a little bit more going on last week compared to the holiday week before that, but certainly not enough to make me think we’d want
to delay this any further.

End result: 6.7 is (in number of commits: over 17k non-merge commits, with 1k+ merges) one of the largest kernel releases we’ve ever had, but the extra rc8 week was purely due to timing with the holidays, not about any difficulties with the larger release.

The new Kernel release has many new and improved hardware support!

For Intel, the Turbostat command utility now supports Lunar Lake and Arrow Lake (15th gen) processors; LPSS (Low-Power Sub-System) driver now support Lunar Lake M processors; The Meteor Lake (14th gen mobile processors) graphics support now considered stable.

All the newest AMD Radeon RDNA2 and RDNA3 GPUs with Display Core Next 3.0 has Seamless Boot enabled.

And, NVIDIA has GSP support in the open-source Nouveau driver for initial GeForce RTX 40 acceleration support and improved RTX 20/30 series hardware support.

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Linux Kernel

Linux Kernel 4.14 stable was released yesterday. Linus Torvalds announced that:

No surprises this week, although it is probably worth pointing out how the 0day robot has been getting even better (it was very useful before, but Fengguang has been working on making it even better, and reporting the problems it has found).

Sure, some of the new reports turned out to be just 0day doing things that just don’t work (ie KASAN with old gcc versions, but also doing things like loading old ISA drivers in situations that just don’t make sense – remember when you couldn’t even ask if the hardware existed or not, and just had to know), but even then it’s been all good.

The appended shortlog is obviously only for the (small) haul since rc8, and it really is tiny. Not very many commits, and they are small. The biggest thing that stands out in the diffstat is the “leaking_addresses” perl script, which is actually under active development, but I put the first version in for 4.14 just so that people could see that initial state and start looking at the end result and perhaps ask themselves “should my code make these kernel addresses visible to user space”.

How to Install Kernel 4.14 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The mainline kernels do not include any Ubuntu-provided drivers or patches. They are not supported and are not appropriate for production use.

The mainline kernel PPA has made the new kernel binaries for Ubuntu, available for download at the link below:

Download Kernel 4.14 (.deb)

Depends on your OS type, download and install the packages in turns:

  1. linux-headers-4.14.0-xxxxxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-4.14.0-xxx-generic(/lowlatency)_xxx_amd64(/i386).deb
  3. linux-image-4.14.0-xxx-generic(/lowlatency)_xxx_amd64(/i386).deb

Select generic for common system, and lowlatency for a low latency system (e.g. for recording audio), amd64 for 64bit system, i386 for 32bit system, or armhf, arm64, etc for other OS types.

To get the Kernel 4.14 from the command console, run the commands below one by one:

For 64-bit OS:

cd /tmp/

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14/linux-headers-4.14.0-041400_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14/linux-headers-4.14.0-041400-generic_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14/linux-image-4.14.0-041400-generic_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

for 32-bit OS:

cd /tmp/

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14/linux-headers-4.14.0-041400_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14/linux-headers-4.14.0-041400-generic_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14/linux-image-4.14.0-041400-generic_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

After installed these .debs, restart and enjoy!

For those who prefer a graphical tool, try Ukuu.

Uninstall Linux Kernel 4.13:

Start/restart your machine and select boot with the previous kernel in Grub2 -> Advanced menu. Then use Ubuntu Tweak, or other system tool to remove the Kernel 4.14, or you may see this how to remove old kernels tutorial.

Klest-crossword is a game for professional compiling, editing and easy guessing american and classic the crossword puzzles.

Klest Crossword Puzzle Game

It contains more than 1,000 crossword puzzles to guess and provides a lot of tools for creating a crossword puzzle. It a dictionary of 31 000 Russian words and a dictionary of 41 000 English words.

All functions:

  • Creating and guessing a crossword puzzle;
  • Check correctness of guessing a crossword puzzle;
  • Save state incompletely guessed crossword puzzle;
  • Automatic creation of crossword puzzle grid (beta)
  • Automatic compiling;
  • Semi-automatic compiling;
  • Creating and editing a dictionary;
  • Adding / removing words from the dictionary;
  • Saving created a crossword puzzle grid, as a template for the new;
  • Editing the font crossword;
  • Editing the grid of crossword puzzle;
  • Export crossword: RTF, PDF, PostScript(*.ps), HTML, Text format across Lite, JPG, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, XPM, PNG, XBM, PPM, OpenKlest(*.ok);
  • Import crossword: Texthttp://qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Klest-crossword?content=144254 format AcrossLite, OpenKlest(*.ok);
  • Print crossword;
  • Statistics;

Install Klest-crossword:

The source code and Deb installer are available from SourceForge.

When you’re running your laptop on battery, Ubuntu dims the screen after a few seconds of inactivity. It annoying and here’s how to increase the timeout.

Objectives:

  • Increase Ubuntu screen dimming timeout on your laptop
  • Enjoy!

To get started, open dconf Editor from the dash search results.

dconf editor in unity dash

In next window, navigate to org -> gnome -> settings-daemon -> plugins -> power. You’ll find the key which says “idle-dim-time”, change its value to what you want.

change idle screen timeout

Enjoy!

Getdeb is an unofficial project which provides the latest open-source and freeware applications for Ubuntu Linux, and PlayDeb provides games. As Ubuntu based Linux distribution, Linux Mint users are available to install software from this repository.

Objectives:

  • Install / add / enable GetDeb & PlayDeb repository on Linux Mint
  • Enjoy!

To get started, go to Start menu, search and open Software Sources

software-sources

Navigate to Additional repositories, check the box where it says ‘archive getdeb.net’. Click ‘update the cache’ button to update package lists.

enable getdeb repository

That’s it!

If it is not there in your Linux Mint edition, click ‘Add a new repository’ and type in

deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu raring-getdeb apps games

In the line, change raring to yours based Ubuntu release code name.

Linux Mint 14 Nadia based on Ubuntu 12.10 quantal
Linux Mint 13 Maya based on Ubuntu 12.04 precise
Linux Mint 12 Lisa based on Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric
Linux Mint 11 Katya based on Ubuntu 11.04 natty
Linux Mint 10 Julia based on Ubuntu 10.10 maverick
Linux Mint 9 Isadora based on Ubuntu 10.04 lucid

And get the key by running below commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

Enjoy!

How to Install UltraStar Deluxe on Linux Mint

Last updated: July 17, 2013

UltraStar Deluxe is a free and open-source singing game. It allows up to six players to sing along with music using microphones in order to score points, depending on the pitch of the voice and the rhythm of singing.

Objectives:

  • Install UltraStar Deluxe on Linux Mint
  • Enjoy!

Linux Mint 13 users can install it from the official ppa repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window.

Linux Mint Terminal

Then run below 3 commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tobydox/ultrastardx

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ultrastar-deluxe

For Linux Mint 14 and 15 users, directly download and install the debs:

ultrastar-deluxe deb for 32-bit | 64 bit

ultrastar-deluxe data for all

Then install the 2 Debs and fix dependencies:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/ultrastar-deluxe*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

Enjoy!

This simple tutorial will show you how to install the Spotify Client on Linux Mint 13, 14, 15 from the official repository.

Spotify is a digital music-streaming service that gives you on-demand access to millions of songs on all your devices. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7/8 (7 no longer updated), BlackBerry (GSM only), Symbian.

To install it from the official repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal.

1.) Run below command to add the repository to Linux Mint:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list'

add spotify repository to linuxmint

2.) Install the public key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys D2C1988

install spotify key linuxmint

3.) Finally update package lists and install spotify:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install spotify-client

spotify in linuxmint

Enjoy!

How to Install uTorrent on Linux Mint 15

Last updated: July 16, 2013

Here’s a beginner’s guide to install and setup uTorrent server on Linux Mint 15. There’s no command in tutorial, just a few clicks!

1.) First, download uTorrent server for Linux: www.utorrent.com/downloads/linux. You may check 32-bit or 64-bit by going to Start Menu -> System Tools -> System Settings -> System Info. Where “Distribution Linux Mint 15: olivia (i686)” means 32-bit. x86_64 means 64-bit system.

download-utorrent

2.) Decompress the package in Downloads folder, then navigate to the extracted folder.

utorrent-server-folder

3.) Right-click on utserver and goto its Properties window. Make sure “Allow executing file as program” is checked.
utsever-executable-linuxmint

4.) Before running the utserver, install ssl share libraries from Start Menu -> Software Manager.

install ssl shared libraries

5.) Now double-click on utserver file to start it. That’s right you see nothing happens because the server is running as a background program.

6.) Open your file browser and go to http://localhost:8080/gui/. Type:

username: admin
password: leave password empty

utorrent

Done!

This tutorial shows you how to install the Gallium3D drivers on Ubuntu 13.04 or Linux Mint via ppa which also works on Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04.

Gallium3D is a free software library for 3D graphics device drivers, operates as a layer between the graphics API and the operating system with the primary goal of making driver development easier, bundling otherwise duplicated code of several different drivers at a single point, and to support modern hardware architectures. This is done by providing a better division of labor, for example, leaving memory management to the kernel DRI driver.

Gallium3D has been a part of Mesa since 2009 and is currently used by the free and open source graphics driver for Nvidia (nouveau project), and by the free and open source graphics driver for ATI Radeon R300-R900.

To install this driver, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Add the ppa repository by running this command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers -y

add-driver-ppa

2.) Update package lists and install the driver:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install libg3dvl-mesa

install-the-driver

This tutorial shows how to install Everpad on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint 13, 14, 15 via PPA repository.

Everpad is an unofficial Evernote client that is well integrated with Ubuntu Unity. It has unity lens, indicator applet, and icon on Unity Launcher. Support notes, tags, notebooks, resources, places, and en-* tags.

To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Copy and paste this command and hit enter to run. It adds the ppa to your system.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvbn-rm/ppa

2.) If you’ve already installed Synaptic Package Manger, open it and click Reload button to update package lists. Search for and install everpad:

everpad-synaptic

If not, run this command instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install everpad

Enjoy!