Ubuntu Kernel Update to Cause Issues

As reported, users are advised to install the kernel update 4.18.0-15, bypassing 4.18.0-14
11 February 2019   332

Canonical has released an update (4.18.0-15) of packages with a kernel for Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10, which eliminated the regressive change made in the proposed kernel a few days before this update with the elimination of vulnerabilities in the vsock implementation. Incorrect elimination of the vulnerability made it impossible to boot some systems from the Intel GPU (gen4 / gen5) - when using the updated kernel, the system hung at the stage of loading the i965 driver.

List of affected devices:

  • Samsung NP-R580 laptops
  • Lenovo X300
  • Lenovo 3000 g410
  • Thinkpad T510
  • ThinkPad T400
  • Sony Vaio VPCEB4E1E
  • Dell Inspiron 13 5000
  • PC with Asus P7H55-M PRO motherboard

Users are advised to install the kernel update 4.18.0-15, bypassing the release 4.18.0-14.

GStreamer 1.16.0 Framework to Rolled Out

It's a cross-platform set of components for creating a wide range of multimedia applications, like media players or audio/video file converters, to VoIP apps
22 April 2019   114

After more than a year of development, GStreamer 1.16 was released. It is the C written cross-platform set of components for creating a wide range of multimedia applications, from media players and audio / video file converters, to VoIP applications and streaming systems. The GStreamer code is distributed under the LGPLv2.1 license.

Updates for the plug-ins gst-plugins-base, gst-plugins-good, gst-plugins-bad, gst-plugins-ugly, as well as the gst-libav to 1.16 is available. At the API and ABI level, the new release is backward compatible with branch 1.0. Binary assemblies will soon be prepared for Android, iOS, macOS and Windows (Linux is recommended to use packages from the distribution).

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