Un-edited Live session – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glblAgkgh1Y The Sound is low but about half way through we fixed it.
Kernel News: Mat
Distro Talk: Tony
The Convention Sceen:
Ohio Linux Fest
Tony Bemus, Mat Enders, and Mary Tomich
Sound bites by Mike Tanner
Kernel News: Mat
mainline: 3.18-rc2 2014-10-26 stable: 3.17.2 2014-10-30 stable: 3.16.7 [EOL] 2014-10-30 longterm: 3.14.23 2014-10-30 longterm: 3.12.31 2014-10-22 longterm: 3.10.59 2014-10-30 longterm: 3.4.104 2014-09-25 longterm: 3.2.63 2014-09-13 longterm: 18.104.22.168 2014-06-18 linux-next: next-20141031 2014-10-31
Distro Talk: Tony
- 10-19 – HandyLinux 1.7
- 10-23 – Oracle Linux 6.6
- 10-23 – LXLE 14.04.1, 12.04.5
- 10-23 – Ubuntu 14.10(Also Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Ubuntu Kylin)
- 10-25 – ExTiX 14.2
- 10-25 – Lightweight Portable Security 1.5.5
- 10-25 – GParted Live 0.20.0-2
- 10-26 – Quirky 6.2 “Unicorn”
- 10-28 – MakuluLinux 1.0 “Cinnamon”
- 10-28 – SUSE Linux Enterprise 12
- 10-28 – LinHES 8.2
- 10-28 – Puppy Linux 6.0 “Tahrpup”
- 10-29 – CentOS 6.6
- 10-29 – Zentyal Server 4.0
- 11-1 – Simplicity Linux 14.10
- 11-1 – OpenBSD 5.6
Distro of the Week: Tony
- Debian – 1730
- openSUSE – 1811
- CentOS – 1847
- Ubuntu – 2149
- Mint – 2426
Samsung fires another shot at Microsoft in Android patent battle
Banana Pi: Dual-core rival to Raspberry Pi
OpenSuse Factory is merging with Tumbleweed
PSA: Don’t fedup to Fedora 21 right now
Kubuntu upgrade from command line
The Convention Scene
November 9-14, 2014
Usenix – LiSA14
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
“LISA (Large Installation System Administration Conference)is where professionals share what’s hot in designing, building, and maintaining critical systems.”
Puppet Camp Seattle will be held on Tuesday, November 11, and attendance is free for LISA14 attendees.
November 22, 2014
The LinuxDay in Vorarlberg is in the 4 border triangle of Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria with up to 500 visitors, In two parallel series experienced beginners, Linux professionals and decision-makers in business and public administration knowing about free and open source software. For the kids there is a play and craft area with child care.
November 16-21, 2014
(Exhibition November 17-20)
SC14 (Super Computing 14)
New Orleans, LA
SC14 brings together the most respected minds in high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis to
debut the research and innovation that will open the door to new scientific and economic opportunities
Quantum Computing Paradigms for Probabilistic Inference and Optimization
Using Supercomputers to Discover the 100 Trillion Bacteria Living Within Each of Us
18 – 20 November 2014
Open Source Monitoring Conference 2014 (OSMC)
Holiday Inn Nurnberg City Centre
The Open Source Monitoring Conference 2014 offers those with an interest in open source monitoring tools, a chance to improve their knowledge and meet others with expertise in open source monitoring solutions. Keynote by Brian Greene, physicist and author (The Elegant Universe)
1 – 2 November, 2014
MeetBSD California 2014,
Western Digital Campus,
San Jose, United States
MeetBSD 2014 uses a mixed unConference format featuring both scheduled talks and community-driven events such as birds-of-a-feather meetings, lightning talks, and speed geeking sessions.
The name itself tells you what it does. It is an Ethernet Tool. It allows you to modify your Ethernet adapter settings. Something you need to know first is ethtool only works with actual physical ethernet adapters, so things like bond0, and tun0 do not work with ethtool.
First let’s look at what the settings are currently for our ethernet device:
# ethtool eno1
Settings for eno1:
Supported ports: [ TP ]
Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
Supported pause frame use: No
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
Advertised pause frame use: No
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Port: Twisted Pair
Supports Wake-on: d
Link detected: yes
So if we just enter ethtool and a device name, we get all of the current settings for that device.
Next let’s look at the driver information for our device:
# ethtool -i eno1
firmware-version: 7.6.15 bc 7.4.0 UMP 1.1.9
We then are presented with all of the information about the loaded driver. This is usefull if there are multple possible drivers for your device and you trying to see which one it is using.
So how about some stats on that device:
# ethtool -S eno1
More stats on your device than you can shake a stick at. Well you can actually shake a stick at them if you wanted to, but why would you.
We’ve all been in the situatution where you have mutiple ethernet devices and you not sure which one has been assigned what name. Well you can have ethtool tell you with the -p flag. The command looks like ethtool -p [DEVICE] [N], where [DEVICE] is your device and [N] is the number of seconds you want it to blink for. If you do not put anything for [N] it will blink until you terminate it, handy if you have to walk very far to see which one is blinking.
We can also run tests on the device. Note not all devices allow online or offline testing but most do.
# ethtool -t eno1
The test result is PASS
The test extra info:
register_test (offline) 0
memory_test (offline) 0
loopback_test (offline) 0
nvram_test (online) 0
interrupt_test (online) 0
link_test (online) 0
This will run the selftest, it says wether the device passed and then tells you the results for each test individualy, zero is pass any other number is fail.
You can also use ethtool to make temporary changes to the settings. If after having tested the device with these saettings you want to make them permanent you will need to edit the appropriate configuration file.
Let’s look at an example configuration change:
ethtool -S eth0 speed 1000 duplex full autoneg on
What this is saying, for device eth0 set the speed to 1000Mb per second, full duplex, and allow it to auto negotiate.
There is my very brief rundown of ethtool, for a complete list of what you can do with it please refer to the man page.
The Security Bit
Apple Pay rival CurrentC just got hacked
Ohio Linux Fest
show (at) smlr.us or 734-258-7009
Red Hat is *THE* most prolific contributor to the Linux ecosystem (see: (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Red_Hat_contributions?rd=RedHatContributions)
The Systemd Journal (Oct. 2012) (< 1 hour)
systemd myths debunked! (Aug. 2013) (< 40 minutes)
MATE developer recently reviewed on BSD Now). More info about it here:
Gnawing Zombie Nightmare by Kara Square
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