Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Install Calibre 4.1.0 on Ubuntu & Linux Mint system

Calibre is an open source e-book library management application designed for the 21th century, for the digital world that were are living in right now. It lets users to manipulate digital books in any way possible. It helps users to easily read ebooks on their personal computer, convert ebooks from one format to another, create electronic books based on recipes of your very own ideas.
Features at a glance

The software can download news from a sleuth of various sources, and comes with a content server for online access. Syncing ebooks to a supported mobile reader device is also possible with Calibre. E-book library management is the the main component of the application, displayed every time you open the application. From here, you can convert and organize e-books in a simple manner. It imports and exports many ebook formats, including ePub, MOBI, AZW, DOC, XML, etc. Just like any other software that can be extended via plugins, Calibre features an internal collection of add-ons, which provide support for editing metadata of ebooks, or add support for various ebook readers.

What's new in Calibre 4.1.0

  • New features:
  • Viewer: Add an option to have a scrollbar (under Scrolling in the viewer preferences)
  • Viewer: Allow showing the 'position in book', as was displayed in the top left of the viewer in calibre 3, in the header or footer of the viewer.
  • Viewer: Add options to control scrolling using the mouse in paged mode.
  • Viewer: Allow copying images by right clicking on them.
  • Viewer: Add a preference under Miscellaneous to allow only a single instance of the viewer
  • Viewer: Add keyboard shortcuts to toggle between paged mode and flow mode and to quit
  • Content server: Make the book size useable in custom book list templates.
  • Edit metadata: Use a border rather than background color to indicate correct title and author sort values. Works better with dark themes.
  • Kobo driver: Support for new firmware

  • Bug fixes:
  • Viewer: Fix a couple of bugs in flow mode. Scrolling to anchors was not working and remembering last read position was not working
  • Viewer: Fix text after comments not being rendered. Note that the book has to be reloaded if already viewed for the fix to apply.
  • Viewer: Fix loading progress screen sometimes getting stuck if changing pages rapidly.
  • Viewer: Fix failing to open books if path to cache contains symbolic links.
  • Viewer: When restoring from fullscreen go back to maximized state if window was maximized when entering full screen.
  • Viewer: Fix shortcut changes not being applied after pressing OK if shortcut list is closed by pressing Esc.
  • Fix a regression that broke reading metadata from ODT files that do not have keywords.
  • PDF Output: Fix a bug that prevented the first style property in the header or footer template from being applied
  • PDF Output: Fix error with a few embedded TTF fonts.
  • Edit book: Font manager: Fix removing embedded font failing if @font-face rule has no src.
  • Viewer: Hide the browser provided scrollbar that flashes momentarily on page load.
  • Viewer: Fix clicking on margins causing keyboard shortcuts to not work until the main text is clicked on again
  • Comments editor: Workaround for Qt converting ids into anchors
  • Possible workaround for some windows machines where the viewer is getting access denied errors while renaming a directory
  • Viewer: When there is empty text for an header footer section render it as blank instead of moving the remaining sections to the left

How to Install Calibre 4.1.0  on Ubuntu (18.10/18.04) & Linux Mint :

To install/update Calibre 4.1.0  on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

To install Calibre 4.1.0 you must run this simple script :
sudo -v && wget -nv -O- https://download.calibre-ebook.com/linux-installer.sh | sudo sh /dev/stdin

Automatic download library and wait a few minutes


and finish, run 'calibre' on ubuntu terminal like this


next :


or seach calibre on ubuntu menu dashboard :




Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Install Opera 64.0.3417.47 on Ubuntu & Linux Mint system


Opera is a free software product designed from the ground up as a replacement for the default web browser of your GNU/Linux operating system, packed with a highly customizable layout, as well as a bunch of unique features and technologies that are not available on any other similar product.
Features at a glance

Key features include a built-in pop-up blocker, integrated search, tabbed browsing, mouse gestures, advanced security, customizable speed dial, support for add-ons, as well as support for a skins.

Additionally, it features a turbo mode that will load web pages faster on slow Internet connections, it features support for bookmarks that can be imported from any other popular web browser, and include a threat analyzer tool that will warn you in case you visit a malicious website.

Furthermore, the program comes with a comprehensive settings dialog that allows the user to configure and tweak the default functionality of the web browser to suit his or her needs, as well as to add add-ons for extra functionality.


How to Install Opera 64.0.3417.47 on Ubuntu (18.10/18.04) & Linux Mint :

To install/update Opera 64.0.3417.47 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download deb package :
wget -c http://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/64.0.3417.47/linux/Opera_64.0.3417.47_amd64.deb


Install package :
sudo dpkg -i Opera_64.0.3417.47_amd64.deb


Press yes to continue installation


After installation is completed, open opera on ubuntu menu dashboard


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Install Exaile 4.0.0 Music Player on Ubuntu (18.10/18.04) & Linux Mint

Exaile is a music player with a simple interface and powerful music management capabilities. Features include automatic fetching of album art, lyrics fetching, streaming internet radio, tabbed playlists, smart playlists with extensive filtering/search capabilities, and much more.

Exaile is written using Python and GTK+ and is easily extensible via plugins. There are over 50 plugins distributed with Exaile that include advanced track tagging, last.fm scrobbling, support for portable media players, podcasts, internet radio such as icecast and Soma.FM, ReplayGain, output via a secondary output device (great for DJs!), and much more.


Exaile 4.0 release notes

This document details changes made to the Exaile music player between its 3.x series and the new version 4.0.0, released on 2019-06-06.

The major change in Exaile 4 is that it uses GTK+ 3 and GStreamer 1. Existing users are strongly recommended to upgrade because GStreamer 0.10, used in earlier versions, is unmaintained and may contain security issues.

The move to GTK+ 3 means Exaile is now able to use dark GTK+ themes and work well with HiDPI displays. There are minor UI differences between Exaile 3 and 4 to accommodate the toolkit upgrade, but the overall layout of the app is still exactly the same.

Fixes and improvements
  • Exaile's playback engine has been rewritten. There is only one engine now, which supports gapless, fade in/out, and crossfade features (the latter is still experimental).
  • Massive speed improvements, can handle 50000+ song library (#457, #458, #465).
  • On RTL locales, keep playback controls in LTR order (#144).
  • Disallow mouse scrolling on numeric tags in the tag editor to prevent accidental changes (#6).
  • Ogg Opus tags can now be read correctly (#150).
  • Show loading indicator when opening large playlists (#135).
  • Fixed bug on tracklist selection when a new track plays while the tracklist is being filtered (#80).
  • New tracklist columns: Year (#127), Language (#252, tagger support in #208), Website.
  • Save the Track Properties dialog location and size (#212, #236).
  • MP3 transcoding now uses the lamemp3enc GStreamer plugin instead of lame (#214).
  • Smart playlists can now be correctly exported (#216).
  • The progress bar now seeks on mouse scroll (#230).
  • Fixed Track Properties dialog not showing up when the BPM tag is non-numeric (#209, #235).
  • Unknown tags are now shown as empty instead of "Unknown", except in the title field (#250).
  • Matroska files with no TimecodeScale are now supported.
  • Fixed showing of Matroska discnumber and tracknumber tags.
  • Exaile now includes a 128x128 icon.
  • When going up the directory hierarchy in the Files panel, the previous directory is selected.
  • Searching on the collection and tracklist can be done regardless of diacritics (#176).
  • Fixed intermittent segfault when quickly browsing through menus (#97, #283).
  • Support for .aac files.
  • Fixed reading certain wav files.
  • Improved support for reading .aif/.aiff/.aifc files (#463).
  • Fixed failure on deleting tags from certain formats (#152, #286).
  • Smart playlist now supports filtering by bitrate (#274).
  • Smart playlist now supports matching by a whole word (#486).
  • Smart playlist now supports a user-specified default sort order (#469).
  • The search language now supports the "contains word" (w=) and "does not contain word" (!w=) operators. They have also been added to the smart playlist dialog.
  • A lot of dialog windows that were previously parentless are now properly attached to an Exaile window.
  • When using PulseAudio, other PA clients such as volume controls will classify Exaile's stream as music and correctly show Exaile's application name and icon (#324).
  • Exaile now comes with Bash and Fish completion scripts (#132 for Bash).
  • When Exaile fails to play a file due to missing GStreamer plugin, it tries to give the option to install the plugin using gstpbutils (#35).
  • New dialog to list available shortcuts: Help → Shortcuts.
  • A few new keyboard shortcuts have been added.
  • New menu entry: Help → Open error logs.
  • Pressing Spacebar on the tracklist now triggers the play/pause action (#441).
  • Covers are now associated with album+artist+date instead of just album; if the musicbrainz_albumid tag is available then it is used instead (#306, #501). This may require covers to be re-fetched.
  • Playlist widget: implement sorting across multiple columns (#510).
  • Fixed track and disc number parsing on remote tracks (#520).
  • There is an option to tell GTK to use a dark theme if available.
  • New shuffle mode: random playback.
  • When editing smart playlists, entries with spin button + combo box are now loaded correctly (#582).
  • The Collection panel has new options for grouping by album artists (#576).
  • Added Album Artist tracklist column (#576).
  • Many track tags are now directly editable in the playlist view by clicking the cell twice or pressing F2 (#594, #614)


How to Install Exaile 4.0.0 Music Player on Ubuntu (18.10/18.04) & Linux Mint :

To install/update Exaile 4.0.0 Music Player on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Before running the make and installation commands in the source folder, some packages are needed:
sudo apt install python-dbus python-mutagen python-gi-cairo make 
Download source code :

wget -c https://github.com/exaile/exaile/releases/download/4.0.0/exaile-4.0.0.tar.gz

Extract source file :
sudo tzr xfz exaile-4.0.0.tar.gz
cd exaile-4.0.0/

Make and install file source :
$ make
# make install



After installation is completed, check on ubuntu menu dashboard




 Upgrade to Linux Kernel 5.4 RC1 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System

Linux kernel
is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and
 Single UNIX Specification compliances.

The heart of a Linux distribution

The Linux kernel is the heart of a Linux distribution. If you are a long time Linux user, you may have stumbled across upgrades to the default Linux kernel packages, which lead to better support for certain hardware components or peripherals.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

What new on Linux Kernel 5.4 ?

The first Linux kernel 5.4 Release Candidate build is now available to download from kernel.org or through our free Linux software portal if you want to take it for test drive, but please be aware that this is an early development release that should not be installed on production machines.

As for the new features that will be implemented in the Linux 5.4 kernel series, we can mention the controversial lockdown functionality, AMD DRM improvements, the usual updated drivers, mostly for GPU, networking, sound, staging, as well as documentation and filesystems changes.

”Nothing major stands out, the most notable may be the long-pending lockdown patches that weren't all that big, but that now finally aren't tied to just EFI secure boot, so you can test them out other ways too,” said Linus Torvalds in a mailing list announcement.

"Linux kernel 5.4 expected to be released in mid-November"

The final release of the Linux 5.4 kernel series is expected to be released sometime in November, either on the 17th if Linus Torvalds will publish only seven RC (Release Candidate) builds,  or on the 24th if the development process takes longer and there's need for an eighth Release Candidate.

Either way, users will be able to upgrade their computers to the Linux kernel 5.4 most probably in early December when the first point release hits the streets and marks the series as ready for mass deployments. Until then, go out and test the latest Release Candidate and report any issue you may encounter with your hardware [source].

How to install Linux Kernel 5.4 RC1 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update Linux Kernel 5.4 RC1 on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download kernel for official site :
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4-rc1/linux-headers-5.4.0-050400rc1_5.4.0-050400rc1.201909301433_all.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4-rc1/linux-headers-5.4.0-050400rc1-generic_5.4.0-050400rc1.201909301433_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4-rc1/linux-headers-5.4.0-050400rc1-lowlatency_5.4.0-050400rc1.201909301433_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4-rc1/linux-image-unsigned-5.4.0-050400rc1-generic_5.4.0-050400rc1.201909301433_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4-rc1/linux-image-unsigned-5.4.0-050400rc1-lowlatency_5.4.0-050400rc1.201909301433_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4-rc1/linux-modules-5.4.0-050400rc1-generic_5.4.0-050400rc1.201909301433_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.4-rc1/linux-modules-5.4.0-050400rc1-lowlatency_5.4.0-050400rc1.201909301433_amd64.deb


install latest kernel 5.4 RC1:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-5.4.0-050400rc1_*.deb linux-image-unsigned-5.4.0-*.deb linux-modules-5.4.0-050400rc1-*.deb


After installation is finished, reboot your ubuntu system :
$ sudo reboot


And Check linux kernel version :
$ uname -a

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Monday, September 23, 2019

How To Install & add FlatPak Repository on Ubuntu and Linux Mint system
Flatpak is a software utility for software deployment and package management for Linux. It is advertised as offering a sandbox environment in which users can run application software in isolation from the rest of the system.

Changes in 1.4.3 ( Latest Version ) :
  • Fix crash in revokefs.
  • Handle 'versions' extension key (in addition to 'version') when
  • checking for local extensions, which was causing us to uninstall
  • some actually used extensions with uninstall --unused.
  • The 'required-flatpak' metadata key now supports listing multiple
  • versions to support backported features.
  • Fix crash with older versions of polkit.
  • Fix installation of bundles.
  • Fix crash on deploy error.
  • Support building bundles of apps installed from a remote.
  • OCI: Fix handling of locally cached icons.
  • Fix crash when listing unconfigured remotes.
  • Ignore differences in trailing slashes for repo uris.

Install Flatpak on Ubuntu system :

To install Flatpak on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) or Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), follow this command and run:
sudo apt install flatpak

   
With older Ubuntu versions, the official Flatpak PPA is the recommended way to install Flatpak. To install it, run the following in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
sudo apt update
sudo apt install flatpak

Install the Software Flatpak plugin

The Flatpak plugin for the Software app makes it possible to install apps without needing the command line. To install, run:
sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak


How to add repository application from flathub, i installing Wireshark from flathub PPA :

Open flathub link and search what you want to install and open with Software install


After finished you will get nofify open with software centre, like this :

and install this program with click install button
Install Vivaldi 2.8 (Browser) on Ubuntu & Linux Mint system

Vivaldi is a feature-rich, next-generation web browser application based on the powerful and open source Chromium project, from which the popular Google Chrome web browser is derived. The application is freely distributed and cross-platform, created by the former CEO of Opera Software, built using modern Web technologies like React, JavaScript, Node.js, and Browserify.

A web browser designed for you

The main goal of the Vivaldi project is to make a highly flexible, low on resources and extremely fast web browser software that works across all mainstream computer operating systems, a web browser that is rich in functionality and designed for you, the user.


Vivaldi Technologies highlights synchronization improvements as the main new feature in Vivaldi 2.8.

With Vivaldi’s new version on desktop, users can expect improvements across the board while navigating on their devices. Users can now take Vivaldi – and their Bookmarks and Speed Dials, saved passwords and autofill information, History (with only typed URLs) and uniquely Notes – everywhere.

Users can sign-up for a free Vivaldi account to use the sync functionality. All it takes then is to sign-in under Vivaldi Menu > Settings > Sync to synchronize data between devices.

How to install Vivaldi 2.8 (Browser) stable on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update Vivaldi 2.8 (Browser)  stable on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:
wget -c https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable_2.8.1664.35-1_amd64.deb

Install package :
sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-stable_2.8.1664.35-1_amd64.deb

After installation is finished, open vivaldi on ubuntu menu dashboard

To remove, run this command :
sudo apt-get remove vivaldi-stable*




Sunday, September 22, 2019

Upgrade to Linux Kernel 5.3.1 stable on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System

Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and
 Single UNIX Specification compliances.

The heart of a Linux distribution

The Linux kernel is the heart of a Linux distribution. If you are a long time Linux user, you may have stumbled across upgrades to the default Linux kernel packages, which lead to better support for certain hardware components or peripherals.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

Read changelog

How to install Linux Kernel 5.3.1 stable on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update Linux Kernel 5.3.1 stable on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download kernel for official site :
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-headers-5.3.1-050301_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_all.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-headers-5.3.1-050301-generic_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-headers-5.3.1-050301-lowlatency_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-image-unsigned-5.3.1-050301-generic_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-image-unsigned-5.3.1-050301-lowlatency_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-modules-5.3.1-050301-generic_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3.1/linux-modules-5.3.1-050301-lowlatency_5.3.1-050301.201909210632_amd64.deb


install latest kernel 5.3.1 stable :

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-5.3.1-050301*.deb linux-image-unsigned-5.3.1*.deb linux-modules-5.3.1-050301*.deb

After installation is finished, reboot your ubuntu system :

$ sudo reboot

And Check linux kernel version :

$ uname -a

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Install Krita 4.2.6 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint with PPA

Krita is an open source application that provides users with a sophisticated graphical software for creating amazing paintings, drawings, sketches, and any other type of artwork. It was previously distributed as part of the deprecated KOffice office suite for the KDE desktop environment.
Features at a glance

The application features painting tools with brushes and colors, support for layers and channels, gradients, airbrush, erase tool, simple geometric forms, undo and redo support, zoom, color selections, as well as many filters. In addition, it allows users to create brushes from squares and circles, load and save images in the app’s native file format, add, merge, reorder and remove layers, or to load GIMP brushes, pipe brushes, patterns and gradients.

The program also allows users to use patterns and colours for filling the background, import and export images in any other format that is supported by the ImageMagick program, create layers with transparency, use RGB(A), gray(A) and color models, use high-quality scaling, and much more. Another interesting feature is the ability to work with Wacom tablets, which makes this application perfect for processional graphicians who want to create amazing artwork for blockbuster video games.

New features:
  • Add new layer from visible to layer right-click context menu.
  • When running Krita for the first time on Windows, Angle is now the default renderer. Note that if you have an NVidia GPU and Krita’s window is transparent, you need to select Angle manually in Krita’s settings; if you have another GPU and you have problems with the canvas not updating, you might need to manually select OpenGL in the same window.

We want to especially thank Karl Ove Hufthammer for his extensive work on polishing the translatable string.

Bugs fixed

  • Allow selection overlay to be reset to default. (BUG:410470)
  • Set date for bundle creation to use ISO-Date. (BUG:410490)
  • Fix freeze with 32bit float tiff by using our own tiff reader for the thumbnails. (BUG:408731)
  • Ensure filter mask button is disabled appropriately depending on whether the filter supports it. (BUG:410374)
  • Enable the small color selector if opengles is available as well (BUG:410602)
  • Fix mixed Zoom, Pan, Rotate on macOS (BUG:410698)
  • Ensure that checkboxes are shown in menus even when using the fusion theme
  • Isolate Layer Crash (BUG:408785)
  • Properly fix font resetting when all the text in the editor removed (BUG:409243)
  • Fix lags in Move Tool when using tablet device (BUG:410838)
  • Fix Shift and Alt modifiers in Outline Selection Tool (BUG:410532)
  • Ensure Convert group to Animated Layer shows text in the toolbar. (BUG:410500)
  • Allow ‘Add Clone Layer’ to Work on Multiple Layers (BUG:373338)
  • Fix saving animated transparency masks created through conversion (BUG:409895)
  • Partially fix the curve change despite ‘Share curve across all settings’ checked (BUG:383909)
  • Try harder to make sure that the swap location is writable
  • Properly handle timezones in bundles
  • Make sure all the settings dialogs pages are always shown in the same order
  • Make the settings dialog fit in low-res screens (BUG:410793)
  • Remove misleading ‘px’ suffix for ‘move amount’ shortcut setting
  • Make string for reasons for image export problems translatable (BUG:406973)
  • Fix crash when creating a bezier curve (BUG:410572)
  • Fix deadlocks in KoShapeManager (BUG:410909, BUG:410572)
  • Fix a deadlock when using broken Wacom drivers on Linux (BUG:410797)
  • Fix absolute brush rotation on rotated canvas (BUG:292726)
  • Fix deadlock when removing reference image (BUG:411212)
  • Fix a deadlock in handling of vector objects (BUG:411365)
  • Fix autosave saving only once (BUG:411631) 
Read more 

How to Install Krita 4.2.6 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To iInstall Krita 4.2.6  on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

This PPA delivers the freshest Krita packages for Ubuntu, directly picked
by the developers from the source tree.

If you have Ubuntu 16.10 or newer, please use Krita from this repository, this is an officially recommended way alongside AppImage builds.

To install Krita just type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install krita 


Process Installtion :


After installation is completed, open krita on ubuntu menu dashboard :


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) will be Released on 17th October 2019, See Whats New ?

Dubbed "Eoan Ermine," the Ubuntu 19.10 operating system series has been in development since end of April 2019, shortly after the release of the Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" operating system, which is currently the latest and most advanced version of Canonical's widely-used Ubuntu Linux OS on desktop, server, and cloud.


As of August 22nd, the Ubuntu 19.10 operating system series has entered the so-called "Feature Freeze" stage of development, which means that no new features will be implemented in the upcoming release before it hits the streets later this fall on October 17th.

Whats New features coming to Ubuntu 19.10 ?

It’s too early to say exactly what new features Ubuntu 19.10 will be bringing but here are a few expected and confirmed changes you should be seeing in Eoan Ermine.
  • Performance and visual changes through GNOME 3.34
  • Improved default Yaru theme with support for Snap apps
  • GCC 9
  • Python 3.7
  • OpenJDK 11
  • Golang 1.12

Release Schedule of Ubuntu 19.10 :

The complete release schedule of Ubuntu 19.10 is here:
  • Feature Freeze: August 22, 2019
  • Beta Release: September 26, 2019
  • Final Freeze: October 10, 2019
  • Final Release: October 17, 2019

Wallpaper Ubuntu 19.10 :

You can download the Ubuntu 19.10 wallpaper directly from Launchpad using the link below. There’s it’s available in 4K resolution, in both colour (the one you see above) and black and white versions:

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Download 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" Daily buill :
Download link : http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/
Note : This iso just Daily Build version

Monday, September 16, 2019

Kernel 5.3 stable Release, How to Upgrade on Ubuntu system

Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

The heart of a Linux distribution

The Linux kernel is the heart of a Linux distribution. If you are a long time Linux user, you may have stumbled across upgrades to the default Linux kernel packages, which lead to better support for certain hardware components or peripherals.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

The New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 5.3 Kernel

The Linux 5.3 kernel merge window is expected to close today so here is our usual recap of all the changes that made it into the mainline tree over the past two weeks. There is a lot of changes to be excited about from Radeon RX 5700 Navi support to various CPU improvements and ongoing performance work to supporting newer Apple MacBook laptops and Intel Speed Select Technology enablement.

Our highlights for the Linux 5.3 kernel of new and improved functionality include:
Linux Graphics:
- Initial AMDGPU Navi support for the new Radeon RX 5700 series That was already complemented by a round of Navi fixes this weekend.
- Turing TU116 support within the open-source Nouveau driver for limited NVIDIA graphics support.
- Intel HDR display support is now ready to go from the kernel-side for Icelake and Geminilake or newer. But some areas of the Linux user-space still aren't quite ready for the high dynamic range bits. AMDGPU also saw HDR meta-data support added.
- The MSM DRM driver now supports Qualcomm's Adreno 540 GPU.
- Compute shader support for the Broadcom V3D driver used by the likes of the Raspberry Pi 4.
- Various other DRM updates.
- New on the media front is the Amlogic Meson video decoder driver and other video decode improvements.
- As a word of warning on the graphics front, kernel developers intentionally landed a change that heavily breaks the NVIDIA driver on POWER architectures. NVIDIA will need to work around this with a new POWER Linux driver release but how soon they will be able to fix this remains to be seen.

Processors:
- Intel Speed Select Technology is now supported as a feature initially found on Intel Cascadelake processors. Speed Select allows more granular power/performance controls on a per-core basis.
- Several new Arm SoCs and boards are supported while improving the state of existing boards like the NVIDIA Jetson Nano.
- Continued maturing of the RISC-V code in the kernel for this open-source processor ISA.
- Intel Icelake NNPI support was added to various drivers.
- A Raspberry Pi CPUFreq driver for its Broadcom SoC was finally added to the kernel.
- Linux 5.3 will better track AVX-512 usage by applications for allowing more optimal task placement of AVX-512 workloads for user-space task schedulers and others wondering if an application is actively making use of AVX-512.
- The Linux perf performance counter subsystem has begun preparing for Intel's Snow Ridge.
- Intel multi-die CPU topology support for Cascadelake AP processors.
- Intel UMWAIT support.
- Official support for x86 Zhaoxin CPUs for the Chinese processors derived from VIA x86 tech.
- Various 64-bit ARM updates from AVMv8.5 bits to system call emulation support.

Linux Storage / File-Systems:
- UBIFS now supports Zstd file-system compression.
- The NFS client now allows multiple TCP connections to the server via a new "nconnect=" mount option.
- A VirtIO-PMEM driver was introduced for para-virtualized persistent memory support following the VirtIO specification.
- Lots of exciting things for Ceph.
- Clean-ups for Btrfs and XFS.
- F2FS has native SWAP file support.
- Faster case-insensitive look-ups for EXT4 in building on this optional feature originally introduced in Linux 5.2.
- LZ4 in-place decompression for EROFS.

Laptops:
- 2015-ish MacBook and MacBook Pros will now have working keyboard and trackpad support thanks to the Apple SPI driver that was merged this weekend.
- ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop support within the ASUS WMI driver.
- Chrome OS platform additions including a lid angle sensor driver and other drivers for dealing with Google's custom embedded controller on Chromebooks and other newer hardware bits.
Other Hardware:
- New input device support including different Wacom tablets, a Saitek racing wheel, and other devices.
- Better 100GbE network driver support and the new Google GVE network driver for a new network device to be used by the Google Compute Engine.
- Continued work on Intel Sound Open Firmware plus a number of Cirrus Logic and Realtek audio codecs are now supported by the Linux kernel too.

Other:
- ACRN guest hypervisor support for this Intel-developed small footprint hypervisor focused on IoT, real-time, and safety-critical use-cases.
- The kernel now enables the -Wimplicit-fallthrough compiler flag for spotting switch case fall-through behavior for detecting possible bugs or unexpected behavior.
- Utilization clamping in the scheduler with a focus on Arm's Energy Aware Scheduling.
- Intelligent Platform Management Bus driver support for a standardized interconnect between boards in a chassis.
- Another new VirtIO driver merged for Linux 5.3 is the VirtIO-IOMMU driver for providing a virtual IOMMU device to guests.
- The Linux kernel now supports compressed firmware files for shaving a few hundred megabytes of disk space if compressing all the Linux firmware/microcode binaries.
- The new clone3 system call, Realtek driver updates, and various other summer updates.
- xxHash support was added to the crypto area.
- The FMC subsystem is being removed as the CERN developers decided it's easier to start from scratch than fix this subsystem.

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How to install Linux Kernel 5.3 stable on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update Linux Kernel 5.3 stable on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download kernel for official site :

wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-headers-5.3.0-050300_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_all.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-headers-5.3.0-050300-generic_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-headers-5.3.0-050300-lowlatency_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-image-unsigned-5.3.0-050300-generic_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-image-unsigned-5.3.0-050300-lowlatency_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-modules-5.3.0-050300-generic_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.3/linux-modules-5.3.0-050300-lowlatency_5.3.0-050300.201909152230_amd64.deb

Install kernel 5.3 :
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-5.3.0-050300*.deb linux-image-unsigned-5.3.0*.deb linux-modules-5.3.0-050300*.deb

After installation is finished, reboot your ubuntu system :
$ sudo reboot

And Check linux kernel version :
$ uname -a

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.
BlackWeb Linux, Pentest Distribution Based on Debian

What is Linux Blackweb ?

BlackWeb is a Linux distribution aimed at advanced penetration testing and security auditing. BlackWeb contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as penetration testing, security research, computer forensics and reverse engineering. Starting from an appropriately configured LXDE desktop manager it offers stability and speed. BlackWeb has been designed with the aim of achieving the maximum performance and minimum consumption of resources.


After exploring the LXDE interface for a while, I decided to try installing BlackWeb. I could not find a launcher for the system installer in the live session and rebooted to start the installer from the boot menu. I soon found the graphical installer option did not work, choosing it would simply return me to the boot menu. The plain install option launches Debian's text installer. The Debian installer is not particularly attractive and there are a lot of steps to go through.

Blackweb For live Mode :

Username: root
Password: blackweb




Hardware Requirement :

My physical test equipment for this review was a de-branded HP laptop with the following specifications:
  • Processor: Intel i3 2.5GHz CPU
  • Display: Intel integrated video
  • Storage: Western Digital 700GB hard drive
  • Memory: 6GB of RAM
  • Wired network device: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast
  • Wireless network device: Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless network card 

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