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TuxMachines: GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 18 new GNU releases!

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 12:29:25 PM

A number of GNU packages, as well as the GNU operating system as a whole, are looking for maintainers and other assistance: please see if you'd like to help. The general page on how to help GNU is at To submit new packages to the GNU operating system, see

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TuxMachines: Ottawa Linux Symposium needs your help

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 12:16:31 PM

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.

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LXer: Microsoft files Android patent-royalty suit against Samsung

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 12:11:45 PM
Microsoft has filed a contract dispute suit against Samsung over what Microsoft claims is a breach of contract by Samsung involving Android patent royalties.

Reddit: PFQ 3.1 is out!

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 10:30:15 AM

PFQ is a framework that allows functional networking and traffic monitoring on multi-core architectures. This release includes performance improvements, a garbage collector for socket buffers, new Q-lang functions and few bug fixes.

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LXer: Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Alpha 2 Screenshot Tour

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 10:17:23 AM
We are delighted to announce the release of Ubuntu MATE Alpha2. Most things, more than in Alpha1 at least. The .iso image should boot (from DVD or USB), the Live session should work, the installer should work and the installed system should also work. Notice the heavy use of "should", YMMV.

Reddit: The Three X-Selections and the Revenge of the Middle Mouse Button

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 10:10:45 AM

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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LXer: How To Install Joomla on CentOS 7

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 08:23:01 AM
How To Install Joomla on CentOS 7This document describes how to install and configure Joomla on CentOS 7. Joomla is an immensely popular and award-winning open source Content Management System (CMS) that enables users to build websites and create potent online applications in an unperturbed manner. Absolute user-friendliness and flexibility make Joomla amongst the most sought-after CMS softwares. It uses a PHP application, in addition to a back-end database like MySQL. Joomla was created in 2005, and boasts of more than 10,000 add-ons for customized functionality-no wonder than that it remains the second most popular virtual content management site. This tutorial explains the process of installing Joomla on CentOS 7.0 in the form of a simple-to-follow guide.

TuxMachines: OnePlus is planning a Smartwatch

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 06:47:05 AM

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.

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Reddit: QEMU 2.1 is out

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 06:36:22 AM

TuxMachines: 5 Must have apps for rooted android devices

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 06:30:24 AM

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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LXer: Mini-ITX mobo packs 4th gen Core, lots of I/O

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 06:28:39 AM
Axiomtek’s latest Mini-ITX board supports Intel’s 4th Generation “Haswell” Core processors, and offers dual GbE, 10 USB and six serial ports, and HD A/V. The MANO881 is billed as a “cost-effective” Mini-ITX board, adopting the Intel H81 chipset, which is more limited than the Intel QM87 and other Haswell-ready chipsets.

TuxMachines: LibreOffice 4.3 Open-Source Office Suite Enhances the User Experience

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 06:23:00 AM

In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the new features in LibreOffice 4.3.

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TuxMachines: Want Firefox without Australis? Try Pale Moon

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 06:08:55 AM

If the release of Firefox's Australis interface got you down, there are Firefox-based alternatives out there with a more traditional Mozilla UI. One such alternative is Pale Moon and here's how you get it.

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TuxMachines: Text Editors, Note Takers, and Program Languages

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 06:04:36 AM

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 has 10 reasons to take the Linux Foundation's Introduction to Linux edX course.

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Reddit: I just started using Linux more often what's some cool stuff it can do?

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 05:37:23 AM

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.

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LXer: Wicd tutorial

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 04:40:26 AM
On most Linux systems, network management – both wired and wireless – is handled by a utility called NetworkManager. It is so ubiquitous that you may not even think about it. But, in Linux, there is always another choice. You can always do network management by manually configuring the appropriate configuration files. A better option is to use the utility wicd. Wicd provides interfaces using either GTK or KDE. This means you can use the one appropriate for the graphic libraries for your desktop. There is also a text-based interface, which uses the curses library. You can even use wicd within your scripts or on the command line with the CLI interface. This tutorial will walk you through most of the interfaces, and how to use them to configure your machine’s networking. This will include some issues, like using unusual setups of WPA security and adding functionality in the guise of network templates.

Reddit: ChronCheker : Cron commands to plain English

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 04:00:29 AM

Reddit: Looking for someone with a doctorate in LDAPology to tell me how I am misreading the tutorial this time.

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 03:05:17 AM

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.ldif

dn: 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
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LXer: Open Source Storage Adds Oracle, Sun Veterans to Executive Team

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 02:46:04 AM
Open Source Storage has hired Leynette Larioza and Mark Nelson, who both have previous experience at Oracle, Sun and elsewhere, to help grow its software storage business.

Reddit: need grub help

Saturday 2nd of August 2014 02:37:14 AM

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?

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