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Several economic changes conspired to put OLS into the financial bind it is today. You can read Andrew’s take about it on the Indiegogo site. I think the problems started before the temporary move to Montreal. In OLS’s growth years, the Kernel Summit was co-located, and preceded OLS. After several years with this arrangement, the Kernel Summit members decided that OLS was getting too big, that the week got really really long (2 days of KS plus 4 days of OLS), and that everyone had been to Ottawa enough times that it was time to move the meetings around. Cambridge, UK would be the next KS venue (and a fine venue it was). But in moving KS away, some of the gravitational attraction of so many kernel developers left OLS as well.
In this thread I would like to gather some advice on how to do something properly that has bugged me for ages.
X11 has three differerent copy/paste-targets. There is the primary, the secondary and the clipboard. When something is copied to the primary you can paste it anywhere via press of the middle mouse button. But the middle mouse button on most modern mice is a fucking asshole. It's hidden under the mouse wheel, you have to press the wheel to trigger the button, but as soon as you look at the wheel the wrong way it decides to fuck you over and move by two nano meters, sending ^ Y or ^ E to the window below your cursor.
Surely just an inconvenience, we can always remove these sequences later and most applications don't even pass them on to the text field you try to paste in. Right? Well, good luck trying to paste a 60 char password to a terminal that is in noecho mode:0. $ ssh me@some_server 0.1 "enter passphrase for me@server/id_rsa:" 1. <press middle mouse button> 1.1 hope that the wheel didn't move; you can't confirm due to lack of visual feedback 2. <enter> 3. if had_luck() continue else goto 0
Yes, ssh-agent, gpg-agent, xclip. I am using these. But as far as I know you can't xclip into an ncurses dialogue or interactive prompt. So to avoid the middle mouse button I scripted some workaround into the config of my last window manager (awesome) that allowed me to emulate mid mouse click with mod+ctrl+v. That was not ideal though, as you still had to move the mouse cursor over the window that you wanted to paste to.
I would like to be able to pipe the xclip output but that doesn't work for interactive prompts or ncurses.
I figured I am not the only one with this problem so I'd ask here.
What methods have you found to paste to a terminal (or other windows) from the X primary selection without touching the mouse wheel? Are you avoiding the X primary selection all together and have a different method? Am I aproaching this from the wrong angle?
Thanks for reading, I'm eager to hear your solutions.
//edit: Conclusion so far:
- The singals inserted by the mouse wheel are a property of zsh (which can surely be configured) and do not appear when using bash
- /u/IUseRhetoric suggested shift+insert, which works perfectly and so far looks like a better solution than I was hoping for
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OnePlus has generated a hell of a lot of hype over the last few months and seem to be using hype as an interesting marketing tool. The company’s flagship device, the ‘One’ generated enormous hype among techies and as a result has generated demand which clearly outweighed the company’s expectations and capabilities. Especially due to their notorious invite system. Last week there were suggestions OnePlus are already working on the OnePlus Two and now it seems hype is building around what very well could be a OnePlus Smartwatch…the OneWatch.
So you have rooted your device and are now thinking what do I do? What was all the flashing, installing and wiping for? My phone still looks the same! Well, yes, rooting does not actually do much in itself but instead offers you the opportunity to customize and alter the device. The best way to do this is with root-only available apps and this list should help you to get to grips with the basics of root apps.
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Today in Linux news, Jack Germain has a look at the perfect note taker. The Linux Voice has a comparison of text editors for programmers and the Linux Journal introduces their current issue on program languages. In other news, XBMC becomes Kodi and Linux.com has 10 reasons to take the Linux Foundation's Introduction to Linux edX course.
What kind of cool things does the Linux world have that PC/MAC doesn't? Just curious. I have been dual OSing Win7 and Ubuntu for a while now, but Win7 is becoming increasingly unstable. So, I want to use Linux more. Just wondering what kind of cool stuff it can do.submitted by emmipod
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Reddit: Looking for someone with a doctorate in LDAPology to tell me how I am misreading the tutorial this time.
I have been trying to follow the OpenLDAP quick start guide.
My results so far have been less than expected. My LDAP modifies don't work at all.dictator@oracle:~$ ldapadd -x -D "cn=admin,dc=lan" -W -f lan.ldif Enter LDAP Password: adding new entry "dc=lan" ldap_add: Already exists (68) dictator@oracle:~$ ldapadd -x -D "cn=Manager,dc=lan" -W -f lan.ldif Enter LDAP Password: ldap_bind: Invalid credentials (49)
Here is the content of lan.ldifdn: dc=lan objectclass: dcObject objectclass: organization o: Local Area Network dc: lan dn: cn=Manager,dc=lan objectclass: organizatinalRole cn: Manager
And here is a list of of of the objects in the lan domain component.dictator@oracle:~$ ldapsearch -x -b 'dc=lan' 'objectclass=*' # extended LDIF # # LDAPv3 # base <dc=lan> with scope subtree # filter: objectclass=* # requesting: ALL # # lan dn: dc=lan objectClass: top objectClass: dcObject objectClass: organization o: nodomain dc: lan # admin, lan dn: cn=admin,dc=lan objectClass: simpleSecurityObject objectClass: organizationalRole cn: admin description: LDAP administrator # search result search: 2 result: 0 Success # numResponses: 3 # numEntries: 2 submitted by Oflameo
so i joined one of the edX free linux courses so i downloaded the 4gb opensuse 13.1 dvd image and burnt me a dvd. next i plugged my flash drive in and installed openSUSE on it. now i cannot boot into my laptops normal os (ubuntu 13.10) without the flash drive plugged in.
so my question is how do i move the grub loader from the flash drive to my laptops ssd so i can boot like normal or select from the boot menu my flash drive?submitted by DungeonLord
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