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by Elmar Stellnberger

umc: higher resolutions, yet another tool

Category: techdoc, programs,
Source: LinuxSW,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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Besides gtf and cvt and the Arachnoid online tool we do now present another utility to calculate modelines. The right modeline is often the crucial point when it comes to yield higher graphics modes.



xchroot v2.5.3 - some important bugfixes

Category: programs,
Source: LinuxSW,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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BugFixes towards v2.5: The user management was broken as we forgot to change $OPTARG into $optarg. xchroot can now be run directly as user without openroot macro. createstartup now also works for Xfce and other desktop environments, not only for Xfce. Unmounting on exit has been improved and should work correctly in all cases. You may now run a program like /dst/deb32/bin/hostname directly also if /dst instead of /dst/deb32 is a sudoers praefix. Alas we could not fully test this new version because our offline computer is under attack from western secret services. That is why we would highly estimate contributions/bugfixes by users. The program is already GPLv3.



Ecuador: Put the constitutional rights of nature before mining!

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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The 6,400-hectare protected forest Los Cedros, with its 315 bird, five cat and three monkey species, including the endangered brown-headed spider monkey as well as the spectacled bear – not to mention more than 400 orchid species – is a rich subject for research work. This burgeoning biodiversity is threatened by a major mining project by Cornerstone, a Canadian mining company. The Constitutional Court of Ecuador has announced it will hear arguments in this precedent case to protect the threatened forest against mining development.



ViewRSS: revised categorization of messages

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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We have updated the ‘Source’ tag of our rss messages. Instead of one source by program we have now sources for security, Linux-systems and other programs. We have also revised the categorization between ‘info’ and ‘action’ so that you can view all relevant news from past years without having to scroll over old petitions. You may specify ‘articles & info’ in the ‘Query Options’ menu to view previous news and new articles.



xchroot v2.5 - now with mount mirroring

Category: programs,
Source: LinuxSW,
Language: en,
Type:
update
.
xchroot has a new feature: It can mirror mounts into the root as well as out of the root while a chroot is in progress. This is achieved by forking a mirror-mountd process. Furthermore the code has been cleaned up to allow faster unmounts on exit, prettier printing with three message levels and an effective polling whether a sub-process has terminated on exit. Mounting the home directory into the root can now be done with a simple command line switch. As there have been done some bigger changes to xchroot, further testing is welcome.