Linux In The News 5-31-21
Linux In The News 5-31-21

Linux In The News 5-31-21

Turn Your Tablet Or Phone Into A Graphic Tablet / Touch Screen For Your Desktop With Weylus (May 26, 2021 –

Turn Your Tablet Or Phone Into A Graphic Tablet / Touch Screen For Your Desktop With Weylus

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Weylus Linux

Weylus is a tool similar to the macOS & iPad Sidecar feature, which turns your tablet or mobile phone into a graphic tablet / touch screen, and allows mirroring or extending the desktop screen to a phone or tablet. It’s available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and macOS.

To use a phone or tablet as a graphic tablet / touch screen, all you need is to install Weylus on your desktop, have a modern web browser (e.g. Firefox 80+) running on your phone or tablet, and have both the desktop and tablet / phone on the same network.

Weylus lets you control your mouse with a tablet or phone, mirror the desktop screen to a tablet, and send keyboard input, all with optional hardware-accelerated video encoding (on Linux, VAAPI and NVENC are available; for macOS there’s only Videotoolbox, while on Windows it can use NVENC or Microsoft’s MediaFoundation).

For Linux, Weylus comes with even more features. It allows using a stylus / pen (supports pressure and tilt), multi-touch, capturing specific windows and only drawing to them, and you can use the tablet or phone as a second screen (extend your current desktop screen). Screen mirroring is also faster if you’re using Linux.

The Weylus desktop user interface (image above) is basic, with only a few options for setting the bind address, port and websocket port, and the access code used to connect to Weylus. You also have options for autostarting Weylus, enable Wayland support, as well as NVENC and VAAPI hardware acceleration options on Linux (disabled by default).

To connect to Weylus using your smartphone or tablet, the application displays a URL you need to enter in a web browser on your phone / tablet, as well as a QR code you can scan to easily connect to it.

For detailed configurations steps

Fedora Linux 34 Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 5.12 (May 24, 2021 –

Just a few days after Linux kernel 5.11 reached end of life, the Fedora Project upgraded today the Linux kernel packages for its latest Fedora Linux 34 release to Linux kernel 5.12.

Users of the Fedora Linux 34 operating system rejoice! The latest and greatest Linux 5.12 kernel series has landed in the stable software repositories of the distribution, and you can now update your installations to replace the now deprecated Linux 5.11 kernel.

Fedora Linux 34 was officially released on April 27th, 2021, and it shipped with the Linux kernel 5.11 by default. Since then, users received regular updates almost every week, but now that Linux kernel 5.11 reached end of life, it’s time to say goodbye and upgrade to Linux kernel 5.12.

Linux kernel 5.12 was released on April 25th, 2021, and it brings many new features and improvements to make you upgrade, such as better support for Lenovo IdeaPad machines to enable keyboard backlight control, always-on USB charging control, and other goodies.

But Linux kernel 5.12 brings many other great new features, especially for AMD users, so make sure you upgrade your Fedora Linux 34 installations as soon as possible to the Linux 5.12 kernel series. To do that, you can either use your favorite graphical package manager (GNOME Software, Plasma Discover, etc.) or the command-line by running the following command.

sudo dnf update --refresh

Of course, after installing the new kernel version (Linux 5.12.5), you should reboot your computer. 

AlmaLinux OS 8.4 Is Out with Full Secure Boot Support, OpenSCAP Support, and More ( 5-26-21

The AlmaLinux project released today the AlmaLinux OS 8.4 distribution as a production-ready, drop-in replacement for the CentOS Linux 8 operating system series.

Derived from the freely available sources of the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 operating system, AlmaLinux OS 8.4 is here to inherit all of its new features and improvements, such as support for the Intel “Tiger Lake” GPU family like Intel UHD and Intel Xe graphics, two new system roles, as well as improved edge computing capabilities.

On top of that, the AlmaLinux OS 8.4 release is here to introduce full support for the Secure Boot security standard, which means that you can now safely install the distribution on a computer with Secure Boot enabled.

Furthermore, this release introduces support for OpenSCAP security profiles, which the AlmaLinux project said they’re now ready for production, as well as a so-called “devel” repository that contains extra packages intended only for developers and not recommended to be used in a production environment.

You can download AlmaLinux OS 8.4 right now from the official website, where you’ll find plenty of mirrors from all over the world. T

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