How to Monitor your CentOS 7 Server using Cacti

Cacti is a free and open source network graphing solution. It uses RRDTool for data gathering and graphing. It provides many features such as remote and local data collectors, network discovery, device management automation, graph templating etc. In this tutorial, we will install Cacti on CentOS 7 server.

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First Calamares 3.1 Point Release Is Out to Improve Salting for User Passwords

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

After a long wait, the Calamares 3.1 stable branch of the universal Linux installer received its first point release, an incremental bugfix update that adds various improvements, and fixes some of the latest issues or crashes that have been reported lately by users.

Calamares 3.1.1 is now available for download for OS integrators who want to ship it on their upcoming ISO snapshots for their GNU/Linux distributions, and it looks like it includes salting improvements for user passwords, better support for very small screens with 800×600 resolutions, and adds the Crashreporter debugging facility for the first time in the release tarball.

This point release also implements a new functionality that guesses the system language, keyboard layout and other locale settings based on the language and location chosen by the user during the installation. Additionally, it adds support for using hostnames that contain up to 63 characters, conforming to various LDAP schemas and RFC… (read more)

From: Softpedia

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[$] Namespaced file capabilities

By corbet The kernel’s file capabilities mechanism is a bit of an awkward fit with
user namespaces, in that all namespaces have the same view of the
capabilities associated with a given executable file. There is a patch set under consideration that adds
awareness of user namespaces to file capabilities, but it has brought forth
some disagreement on how such a mechanism should work. The question is, in
brief: how should a set of file capabilities be picked for any given user
namespace?

From: LWN

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The Witcher 3 and GTA 5 Are Now Better Supported on Linux with Wine Staging 2.11

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Wine Staging development team announced the availability of a new version of their optimized Wine builds, based, of course, on the latest Wine development release.

Coming a week after the release of Wine 2.11, Wine Staging 2.11 is here to inherit all of its improvements and new features, including OpenGL support for the Android driver, support for security labels, better dictionary support in WebServices, relay debugging support on ARM64 (AArch64), and a new registry file parser for RegEdit.

On top of that, the Wine Staging 2.11 release adds a bunch of improvements of its own, such as optimizations to keyboard and mouse handling, the ability to run PIE (Position-Independent Executable) binaries, better compatibility with older macOS versions for the preloader, as well as some NVAPI enhancements.

The … (read more)

From: Softpedia

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Mesa 17.1.4 Brings More Intel Skylake and AMD Radeon Performance Improvements

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Mesa developer Andres Gomez is pleased to inform the Linux community about the immediate availability of the fourth maintenance update to the Mesa 17.1 3D Graphics Library for GNU/Linux distributions.

Yes, that’s right, Mesa 17.1.4 is now available and it brings a bunch of performance improvements for Intel and AMD Radeon users. This seems to be the biggest update of the series so far, and includes a large number of patches for the Intel i965 OpenGL graphics driver.

These should add proper color interpolation for 3rd generation Intel processors, fix the Broxton 2×6 l3 configuration, improve compatibility with OpenGL 4.1 or later on 7th generation Intel processors, add some corrections to avoid hangings on Intel Haswell CPUs, and allow Intel Skylake CPUs get in-range clear colors.

The Intel ANV Vulkan driver was updated as well with better support for L3 cache programming on In… (read more)

From: Softpedia

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