Linux Kernel 4.19.70 Release

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This post summarizes new features, bugfixes and changes in Linux kernel release 4.19.70. Linux 4.19.70 Release contains 95 changes, patches or new features. In total, there are 101,521 lines of Linux source code changed/added in Linux 4.19.70 release compared to Linux 4.19 release. To view the source code of Linux 4.19.70 kernel release online, please
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GNOME 3 "Natural scrolling" mouse option does not work

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In GNOME 3 “Settings” -> “Devices” -> “Mouse & Touchpad”, after setting “Natural scrolling” to On, the scrolling is still as the same before (non-natural). How to fix this? This is likely related to the X11 driver. Remove the xorg-x11-drv-synaptics driver if it is installed. And install the xorg-x11-drv-libinput driver if it is not installed.
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Ubuntu’s GUI response is very slow

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For Dell PowerEdge T630 server, if you install latest Ubuntu desktop version (16.04) or (14.04), you will get a very slow GUI (X-window). $ inxi -G Graphics: Card: Matrox Systems G200eR2 X.org: 1.15.1 driver: vesa tty size: 205×58 Advanced Data: N/A out of X For Ubuntu 14.04.1, this problem can be solved by following steps.
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Auto Pressing Multiple Keys Together in Linux

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This post introduces a key presser on Linux with xvkb. But how to simulate pressing multiple keys together on Linux? That is, I would like to have multiple keys such as “A” “B” “C” “D” pressed together and being hold. How to simulate this on Linux with programs/commands? You can make use of xdotool (xdotool:
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How to display chinese character in lxterminal

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Do you know how to display chinese character in lxterminal? I tried to install lxterminal on my workstation and it seems display Chinese characters well: FYI, my Linux system is Fedora 21. The lxterminal version: $ rpm -q lxterminal lxterminal-0.1.11-10.fc21.x86_64 Not sure what’s the reason why it does not work for you. You may check
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How to make eps files using gnuplot

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How to make gnuplot generate eps files instead of plot the figures on screen? First, save a Gnuplot plot as a PostScript file by this commands: # gnuplot> load ‘saveplot’ # gnuplot> !mv my-plot.ps another-file.ps The saveplot file’s content: set size 1.0, 0.6 set terminal postscript portrait enhanced mono dashed lw 1 “Helvetica” 14 set
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How to Configure the Latest Version of Flash on Firefox for Linux: by the Fresh Player Plugin

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As you may know, Adobe stopped supporting the NPAPI version of Flash on Linux and the latest NPAPI version of Flash player at version 11.2 released back in 2012 will only receive security fixes. Even the security fixes to the 11.2 version of the Flash Plugin your Firefox is using will end on May 4,
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What Is the Name of the Linux-based OS: A Survey

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You may already well know "Linux" and may also use the "operating system based on the Linux kernel" directly or indirectly (you are indirectly using it now as this site is hosted on Linux). But how should we name the OS based on Linux? You may know there is GNU/Linux naming controversy. Different people have
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How to Play Movie from Remote Host using MPlayer over SSH

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MPlayer is a great movie player. SSH is a great tool to connect and transfer data over the network securely. Combining these 2 great tools together will be greater. You may already has a small server storing some movies or videos or music and playing them on your laptop will be convenient. In this post,
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How to Install ATI fglrx Driver on Fedora Linux

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Update on Nov. 18, 2012: ATI fglrx driver works well on Fedora 17 with GNOME 3 Shell. Should work well with later releases. Great driver, ATI! Update on Nov. 29, 2011: ATI fglrx driver works on Fedora 16 with GNOME 3 Shell with Catalyst driver 11.11 (xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-11.11). Update on Oct. 9, 2011: GNOME 3 shell
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Setting MATE as Default Desktop Environment for startx on Fedora

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I ever discussed Starting KDE from Command Line by startx for KDE and GNOME. Recently, I installed MATE desktop on Fedora 17 and am very happy with it—dear, Gnome 2 is back. However, I checked the /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients script which is called by ‘startx’ and it only includes ‘startkde’ and ‘gnome-session’ without support to MATE. But
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How to Use MPlayer to Play DVD Directories / ISO Files / Disks

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MPlayer is a universal (nearly) movie/music player on Linux and many more systems. It’s also my favourite player and MPlayer plays movie or music files in any format that I drop to it. Now, let’s take a look at how to use MPlayer play DVD. MPlayer plays "DVD" in many formats: DVD disks, ISO files,
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NVIDIA Driver in Linux not Displaying Logo During Booting

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The NVIDIA video card driver in Linux will display the NVIDIA logo by default during booting the X server after we successfully installed the driver. If we don’t like to see the logo every time we start X server, we can disable it. We need to edit the Xorg configuration file /etc/X11/xorg.conf with root permission.
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How to Start KDE from Command Line using startx

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I don’t use xdm, gdm or kdm… I prefer my Linux booting to init 3. I like logging in to the command-prompt and starting X manually with startx. In my Fedora Linux box, I always get to gnome even both gnome and KDE are installed. Actually the startx script is already written for most of
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How to Capture Desktop Video on Linux using ffmpeg

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ffmpeg is a powerful tool and it can do the work of capturing Linux desktop video very well. ffmpeg is a very fast video and audio converter that can also grab from a live audio/video source. ffmpeg can grab X11 input and create a video file such as mp4 at specific fps with the specific
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Installing akmod NVIDIA Driver on Fedora

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Installing akmod NVIDIA driver from rpmfusion on Fedora 12. First make sure your nvidia card is in “Supported NVIDIA GPU Products List”: Click here for the list 1. Add rpmfusion repository: Enable RPM Fusion repositories 2. Install akmod nvidia driver akmod builds the required kmod on bootup # yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 3. Add nouveau
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How to Remote Control Linux Server Using VNC through SSH Tunnel

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Sometimes we need to have the GUI of some application on the remote server. ssh’s X11 forwarding with “-X” parameter is a good and fast method. But if we want to have a whole desktop environment, vnc is a good choice. In this post, the method of how to control remote server using vnc through
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Installing NVIDIA Driver in Fedora

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Using rpmfusion’s rpm packages to install NVIDIA driver in Fedora is introduced in this post. First, check the proper drivers for the card on [1]. 1. Add rpmfusion. Enable RPM Fusion repositories 2. Install the driver # yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia The reboot system. 3. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf # nvidia-xconfig The nouveau module conflicts with the
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Chinese Charactor Configuration on Fedora 11

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最新的更新版本请看: Fedora 中文字体设置. 使用Linux时我个人倾向使用英文环境系统,而Fedora11在英文环境下中文字体有时会不太好看,经常遇到需要字体优化美化的问题。 以下是我的配置方案,经测试效果还算不错,解决了Fedora 11 中文字体难看的问题: 方案1:使用uming和ukai字体,即AR PL UMing CN等。 关键是使用的字体包如下: 首先要安装这两个字体: cjkuni-ukai-fonts cjkuni-uming-fonts 然后配置一下~/.fonts.conf文件. 使sans-serif serif monospace字体中文使用uming/ukai即可. 我的.fonts.conf文件可以从这里下载(两种选择, 我喜欢前者): https://github.com/zma/config_files 使用Liberation和uming/ukai字体: .fonts.cofn.liberation 使用dejavu和uming/ukai字体: .fonts.conf.dejavu 下载后放到自己的$HOME下改名为.fonts.conf就可以了。 使用uming字体效果如下(请放大后看效果): 方案2:安装文泉驿字体,这个非常简单,安装相应包即可了。 如果喜欢其它的字体选择性的安装上就可以了,只要注意只安装自己需要的就行了。有人使用微软雅黑字体,首先这是侵权的,其次开源的字体做得其实已经很不错了。 最后将字体平滑选项打开, KDE和gnome都有相关设置方法。 以上内容只是针对使用xft字体系统的设置。对于使用核心字体系统的X程序来说字体依然会出现很丑的情况。 下面是针对emacs的设置方法: 首先需要安装这个字体包: xorg-x11-fonts-misc 注意到在中文系统下emacs的中文显示非常好,而在英文环境中去非常差,我们可以利用这一点,在运行emacs前首先将系统环境设为中文即可。 在~/bin/下建立一文件ema 内容如下: #!/bin/bash rm -f ~/.emacs ln -s ~/.emacs.x ~/.emacs LANG=zh_CN.UTF-8 emacs –fullheight -r $* 然后加入执行权限即可: chmod +x
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