Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 739 for the week of June 5 - 11, 2022.

In this Issue

  • systemd-oomd issues on desktop
  • Call for votes: Developer Membership Board restaffing
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • What happened in IoT this May? Here are some headlines I found interesting from last month
  • Official Artwork Downloads for Jammy Jellyfish
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Press
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 21.10, and 22.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

systemd-oomd issues on desktop

Nick Rosbrook ('enr0n') reminds us that systemd-oomd was enabled by default in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, which has led to many reports of user applications closing unexpectedly. Nick outlines how systemd-oomd briefly decides what it can kill (if needed) and conditions that are used in deciding what/when processes are killed, and what changes have been made. Nick then suggests a reconsidering of how systemd-oomd is configured in Ubuntu, and starts this off with a number of options, before asking for opinions/input.

Attention on the media:

Call for votes: Developer Membership Board restaffing

Robie Basak tells us the Developer Membership Board has "started a restaffing vote for four vacant seats". The five developers are listed, including the date/time of close of voting with all members of the ~ubuntu-dev team eligible to vote. Links are provided if you're eligible to vote but are having issues, or where public discussions are welcome.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 139510 (-8)
  • Critical: 320 (0)
  • Unconfirmed: 69798 (+5)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see:


  • Ukrainian: 86.71% (41800/1068)
  • German: 86.07% (43821/87)
  • French: 80.22% (62235/6901)
  • Spanish: 79.34% (65000/4360)
  • Swedish: 76.19% (74897/933)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

The Hub

What happened in IoT this May? Here are some headlines I found interesting from last month

Edoardo Barbieri writes about NVIDIA's open-sourcing of the GPU kernel modules. He notes that what was released is dual MIT/GPL licensed, and as it did not include out-of-tree components, that will involve loads of work in the Mesa graphics library and Nouveau. Edoardo also noted most modern graphics drivers are still closed-source as most code exists in closed-source firmware. Next, Edoardo discusses the AMD release of a robotics starter kit, in particular the new KR260 Kit and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, before moving to a Matter-ready hub from IKEA, along with covering other topics.

Official Artwork Downloads for Jammy Jellyfish

Monica Ayhens-Madon provides us with links so we can download the Jammy Jellyfish wallpapers in various resolutions and formats, as seen in the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop release.

Other Community News


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Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Press

Ubuntu snap vs. apt: Which package manager to use and when

Chris Tozzi discusses the snap and debian package managers, as seen by IT teams using Ubuntu Linux. Chris starts with basic details of each, then expands on differences, before moving to when to use snap, and when to use apt.

Symbiote Linux malware spotted, and infections are 'very hard to detect'

Brandon Vigliarolo makes us aware that Intezer security researcher Joakim Kennedy and the BlackBerry Threat Research and Intelligence team have discovered malware that "hijacks the environment variable (LD_PRELOAD)". The malware is dubbed "Symbiote", and is said to be hard to detect, with a goal of 'opening backdoor access' and 'harvesting credentials'. With details of how the hijacked credentials are disguised when sent out, he notes that whilst it's similar in function to the earlier Ebury, the code is very different. Many links are provided if you need more details.

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu Users Get a Massive Linux Kernel Update, 35 Security Vulnerabilities Patched

Marius Nestor alerts us to Canonical publishing "Linux kernel security updates for all supported Ubuntu releases that fix more than 30 security vulnerabilities". Marius provides the CVEs fixed, who discovered the flaws, how the flaws can allow a system to be misused if not patched, and lists the releases impacted. We are also told the new kernel versions which contain the fixes for each release, and urged to apply these fixes.

KDE Gear 22.04.2 Adds 7zip Support to Ark, Improves Dolphin, Kdenlive, and Other Apps

Marius Nestor tells us the KDE Project has announced the release of KDE Gear 22.04.2, which includes improvements to the Dolphin file manager, Spectacle screenshot utility, Kdenlive video editor, and more. A brief rundown of these improvements is provided, with a link to the changelog for more details, along with a note that KDE Gear 22.04.2 will make its way into stable software repositories rather soon.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 163

"This week we dig into some of the details of another recent Linux malware sample called Symbiote, plus we cover security updates for the Linux kernel, vim, FreeRDP, NTFS-3G and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 198 - Regra Dos 3 B

"Bom, bonito e barato, só mesmo o vosso podcast preferido! Esta semana o Miguel analisou a possibilidade de um Steam Deck ser, ou não, uma versão altamente turbinada do Raspberry Pi 400. Em alternativa, ainda o Miguel, considerou várias hipóteses de compra de um portátil de bolso. O Diogo conseguiu ainda fazer uma brilhante exposição complementar ao episódio anterior sobre a compressãos snaps!"

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Developer Membership Board: Mon, June 13, 7pm – 8pm
  • Technical Board: Tue, June 14, 7pm – 8pm
  • Ubuntu Membership Board: Wed, June 15, 12pm – 1pm
  • Ubuntu Backporters: Wed, June 15, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Community Council: Wed, June 15, 11pm – Thu, June 16, 12am

Times shown are UTC. For more details and farther dates please visit:

Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 21.10, and 22.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2023

Ubuntu 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025

Ubuntu 21.10 Updates

End of life: July 2022

Ubuntu 22.04 Updates

End of life: April 2027


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