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Dolphin doesn't copy files properly

Reddit - 1 hour 29 min ago

I don't know why, but I haven't been able to find any other instances of this problem on google, and my friend, who has been using Linux longer than I have, says he doesn't have this problem either. I'm new to Linux so I don't know how on earth to fix this without help from the internet or something like that, and i havent been able to find it. Also i dunno if it helps, I'm using arch.

Whenever i copy a file, and paste it into discord or something, usually, a small upload window would pop up, but that doesn't happen; instead, the text "file:///home/ethan/Pictures/image.jpg" (if the file was called 'image' and was located in pictures) is pasted into the text field. I wouldn't mind this so much if i could just drag-and-drop pictures into discord, but this doesn't even work either. I have to hold Shift and do it, which uploads it instantly, without the opportunity to upload it with text.

I've ignored it for ages but I think it's time to try and fix it. It's one of those things that doesn't really matter, but it's been eating away at my mind ever since the beginning. If anyone has any ideas, or simply has the same problem, I'd love to know. Thanks 👌

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gThumb: View and manage your photos in Fedora

LXer - 2 hours 24 min ago
Fedora uses Eye of GNOME to display images, but it’s a very basic program. Out of the box, Fedora doesn’t have a great tool for managing photos. If you’re familiar with the Fedora Workstation’s desktop environment, GNOME, then you may be... Continue Reading →

Linux Lite

TuxMachines - 2 hours 39 min ago

Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution that is based on the well known Ubuntu LTS and targeted at Windows users. Its mission is to provide a complete set of applications to support users' everyday computing needs, including a complete office suite, media players and other essential applications.

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today's leftovers

TuxMachines - 3 hours 11 min ago
  • Effective Microservices Architecture with Event-Driven Design

    There’s no doubt, in the IT world, microservices are sexy. But just because you find something cool and attractive doesn’t mean it’s good for you. And it doesn’t mean you know how to use it properly.

  • Cloud Foundry Makes its Mark on the Enterprise

    "Proprietary will have to either get on board or be left in the dust."

  • Tumbleweed Review of the week 2017/25

    With the pace of Tumbleweed having resumed to ‘almost daily snapshots’ I will to the review again weekly instead of bi-weekly. It’s just easier to remember what big updates came in like this. This week I will cover the 6 snapshots 0616,0617,0618,0619,0620 and 0622 (again, 0622 just passed openQA and you will get it shortly on the mirror). There was also a 0621 tested, but discarded by openQA.

  • S10E16 – Enthusiastic Woozy Route

    It’s Season Ten Episode Sixteen of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and Joey Sneddon are connected and speaking to your brain.

  • My Meetup Slides: Deploy and Manage Kubernetes Clusters on Ubuntu in the Oracle Cloud
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  • MinnowBoard 3 will offer Apollo Lake, triple M.2s, and Raspberry Pi expansion

    Minnowboard.org is prepping an open spec “MinnowBoard 3” SBC with a quad-core Apollo Lake, 4GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC, 3x M.2 sockets, and an RPi connector.

    The Intel-backed Minnowboard.org project has posted preliminary specs for an open-spec MinnowBoard 3 model to follow the recently shipped MinnowBoard Turbo Quad. Due to ship in the fall, the community-backed MinnowBoard 3 stands out with a 14nm Apollo Lake Atom, three M.2 sockets, and an “RPI” adapter. The only RPI we know of is Raspberry Pi, or more specifically, its much copied 40-pin expansion connector.

  • Open source social robot kit runs on Raspberry Pi and Arduino

    Thecorpora’s Scratch-ready “Q.bo One” robot is based on the RPi 3 and Arduino, and offers stereo cams, mics, a speaker, and visual and language recognition.

    In 2010, robotics developer Francisco Paz and his Barcelona-based Thecorpora startup introduced the first Qbo “Cue-be-oh” robot as an open source proof-of-concept and research project for exploring AI capabilities in multi-sensory, interactive robots. Now, after a preview in February at Mobile World Congress, Thecorpora has gone to Indiegogo to launch the first mass produced version of the social robot in partnership with Arrow.

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Desktop: Popcorn Linux, Purism, Distro Hopping, System76, and 2017 Linux Laptop Survey

TuxMachines - 3 hours 12 min ago
  • Popcorn Linux OS gives processors a common language

    Thanks to a new operating system called Popcorn Linux, the Navy may be able to speed systems development and cut maintenance.

    Developed by engineering researchers at Virginia Tech with support from the Office of Naval Research,  Popcorn Linux can compile different programming languages into a common format.

    The operating system takes generic coding language and translates it into multiple specialized program languages. Then it determines what pieces of the code are needed to perform particular tasks and transfers these instruction “kernels” (the “popcorn” part) to the appropriate function, ONR officials said.

    Chips for video systems might be programmed in one language and those for networking functions in another. These multicore processors improve computing speed, but they also force programmers to design or upgrade applications based on what programs run on which processors. That means complex systems like battlespace awareness and artificial intelligence that require specialized processors must be manually adjusted so components can interact with each other.

  • Purism's Security Focused Librem Laptops Go Mainstream as GA Begins, with $2.5M in Total Project Funding and 35 Percent Average Monthly Growth
  • Now it’s easier to buy Purism’s Linux laptops

    After running a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to raise money for a laptop that runs free and open source software, Purism has been able to ship a limited number of 13 and 15 inch laptops, and the corporation is taking pre-orders for a 2-in-1 tablet.

  • Are You a Distro Hopper?

    Is distro hopping a dying sport or have I just gotten too old?

    When I first started to use Linux I was the quintessential cliche distro hopper. I swapped and switched flavor of Linux seemingly every other day, certain that at some point I’d find the right fit and stop, content with at whatever combination of distro base and desktop environment I’d hit upon.

  • System76 Continues Working On GNOME Improvements For Future Ubuntu

    System76 continues working on improvements to the GNOME stack as part of their transition in-step to using it over Unity 7, in line with Canonical's decision to switch Ubuntu over to GNOME and abandon their grand Unity 8 ambitions.

  • 2017 Linux Laptop Survey

    It has been a few years since last running any Linux hardware surveys on Phoronix, as overall the ecosystem has rather matured nicely while of course there are still notable improvements to be had in the areas of GPUs and laptops. (Additionally, OpenBenchmarking.org provides a plethora of analytic capabilities when not seeking to collect subjective data / opinions.) But now we are hosting the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey to hopefully further improvements in this area.

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Software and GNOME: Pass, Popcorn Time, Nixnote2, Grive, Curlew, and GtkActionMuxer

TuxMachines - 3 hours 29 min ago
  • Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux

    Keep tracking the password is one of the big challenge to everyone now a days since we has multiple password like email, bank, social media, online portal, and ftp, etc.,.

    Password managers are become very famous due to the demand and usage. In Linux so many alternatives are available, GUI based and CLI based. Today we are going to discuss about CLI based password manager called pass.

  • Popcorn Time Watch Movies and TV Shows On Linux

    ​Watching your favorite TV shows and movies series is what you all guys do every day. Flash, Iron Fist or Moana and many more awesome movies and tv shows that we love to watch. The problems come when you are traveling. Many of your shows or movies are restricted to a particular region and cannot be accessed when you are traveling or want to just quickly watch that awesome flash punch from an episode of 1 month old.

  • Nixnote2 – A Clone of Evernote for Linux

    When I created a list of Alternative Evernote Clients for Linux, the formerly known NeverNote was on the list as NixNote since it hadn’t gained a “2” to its title yet. It has been 4 months since and I decided to give the app its own review for you guys. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

    NixNote2 (also called NixNote) is an unofficial client of Evernote for Linux. It possesses most of the features Evernote provides including the use of Notebooks, tags, themes, emails, and multiple accounts.

  • Grive – A Dockerized Google Drive Client for Linux

    Not too long ago I reviewed Grive2 as an alternative Google Drive client for Linux. Today, I’ll introduce you to Grive, a Docker implementation for the Google Drive client, Grive2.

    Docker (if you don’t already know what it is), is a tool designed to benefit both system admins and developers thanks to its use of containers. Docker’s containers provide a way for developers to create and distribute their apps using containers.

  • Curlew is a GTK Media Converter for the GNOME desktop

    There are plenty of free multimedia converters for Ubuntu available, with command-line champ FFmpeg arguably the most powerful of them all.

    But this power comes with a complexity. Using FFMpeg to convert media through the command line can be intimidating and arcane.

    Which is why FFMpeg frontends are popular.

  • Dazzle spotlight – Multi Paned and Action Muxing

    The way the GtkActionMuxer works is by following the widget hierarchy to resolve GActions. Since the HeaderBar is a sibling to the content area (and not a direct ancestor) you cannot activate those actions. It would be nice for the muxer to gain more complex support, but until then… Dazzle.

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Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers

TuxMachines - 3 hours 39 min ago
  • By the numbers: Red Hat execs' total compensation dips for fiscal 2017

    When it comes to total compensation, including stock awards, Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) CEO Jim Whitehurst saw a dip in fiscal 2017 earnings, according to a proxy statement.

  • Modular F27 Server Edition – initial design

    Recently, I have started a discussion on the Server mailing list about building the Fedora 27 Server Edition using Modularity. Langdon White is already working on a change request. If that happens, there will be a lot of work in front of us. So let’s start with writing blog posts!

  • Fedora 26 beta finally rolls out
  • PHP version 7.0.21RC1 and 7.1.7RC1

    Release Candidate versions are available in remi-test repository for Fedora and Enterprise Linux (RHEL / CentOS) to allow more people to test them. They are available as Software Collections, for a parallel installation, perfect solution for such tests (for x86_64 only), and also as base packages.

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OSS and Sharing Leftovers

TuxMachines - 3 hours 48 min ago

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Events: Open Source Summit 2017, DebConf17, ProgressBar HackerSpace, Node.js Foundation

TuxMachines - 3 hours 52 min ago
  • Get Ready for Open Source Summit 2017 in Los Angeles

    One of the biggest open source events in the world is right around the corner, and the full schedule has now been announced. The Open Source Summit -- Sept. 11-14 in Los Angeles, CA -- features more than 200 sessions, with additional breakout sessions throughout the day covering technical, leadership, and professional open source tracks.

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum Sponsor of DebConf17

    We are very pleased to announce that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has committed support to DebConf17 as a Platinum sponsor.

  • Visiting ProgressBar HackerSpace in Bratislava

    When traveling, I make an effort to visit the local hackerspace. I understand that this is not normal behavior for many people, but for us (free / opensource advocates) is always a must.

  • Why Enterprises Are Using Node.js for Digital Transformation

    The Node.js Foundation will be talking more about why companies are turning to Node.js for digital transformation and Node.js best practices during the above mentioned free webinar on July 12 at 11am PT with Rick Adams, Senior IT Manager with Lowe’s Digital. The conversation will highlight other key findings from the Forrester report.

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New Python Primers

TuxMachines - 4 hours 5 min ago
  • 3 mistakes to avoid when learning to code in Python

    It's never easy to admit when you do things wrong, but making errors is part of any learning process, from learning to walk to learning a new programming language, such as Python.

    Here's a list of three things I got wrong when I was learning Python, presented so that newer Python programmers can avoid making the same mistakes. These are errors that either I got away with for a long time or that that created big problems that took hours to solve.

  • Are you a Python coder?

    It seems like every day I'm coming across a new project written in Python.

    And really, this should be no surprise. Python is a general-purpose language which works great in a variety of environments; it abstracts away a lot of the complexities of underlying systems, which giving you access to them whenever you need them. While both the language itself and toolchain around it help make it a great language for beginners, it is powerful enough to run some of the world' most complex websites and applications, including entire data centers with the OpenStack project.

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Security: Linux/UNIX Updates, Ztorg malware, Let's Encrypt, CIA Windows Exploits, Windows Compromised and Source Code Leaked

TuxMachines - 4 hours 11 min ago
  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Security updates for Friday
  • Stack Clash Bug Could Compromise Linux and Unix Defenses
  • Ztorg malware hid in Google Play to send premium-rate SMS texts, delete incoming SMS messages
  • The Stack Clash Vulnerabilities Mitigated in Container Linux

    Security researchers at Qualys recently disclosed new techniques to exploit stack allocations on several operating systems, even in the face of a number of security measures. Qualys was able to find numerous local-root exploits — exploits which allow local users of a system to gain root privileges — by applying stack allocation techniques against various pieces of userspace software.

  • Let's Encrypt ACME Certificate Protocol Set for Standardization

    The open-source Let's Encrypt project has been an innovating force on the security landscape over the last several years, providing millions of free SSL/TLS certificates to help secure web traffic. Aside from the disruptive model of providing certificates for free, Let's Encrypt has also helped to pioneer new technology to help manage and deliver certificates as well, including the Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME).

  • How the CIA infects air-gapped networks

    Documents published Thursday purport to show how the Central Intelligence Agency has used USB drives to infiltrate computers so sensitive they are severed from the Internet to prevent them from being infected.

    More than 150 pages of materials published by WikiLeaks describe a platform code-named Brutal Kangaroo that includes a sprawling collection of components to target computers and networks that aren't connected to the Internet. Drifting Deadline was a tool that was installed on computers of interest. It, in turn, would infect any USB drive that was connected. When the drive was later plugged into air-gapped machines, the drive would infect them with one or more pieces of malware suited to the mission at hand. A Microsoft representative said none of the exploits described work on supported versions of Windows.

  • WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Documents Detailing “Brutal Kangaroo” Tool and LNK Exploits

    On June 22, 2017, WikiLeaks released a new cache of documents detailing four tools allegedly used by the CIA as part of its ongoing “Vault 7” campaign. The leaked tools are named “EzCheese,” “Brutal Kangaroo,” “Emotional Simian,” and “Shadow.” When used in combination, these tools can be used to attack systems that are air-gapped by using weaponized USB drives as an exfiltration channel. Per the documentation, deployment of the tool takes place by unwitting targets; however, the use of such tools could also easily be deployed purposefully by complicit insider actors.

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    This exploit works against Windows 7, 8, and 8.1; the current CVEs surrounding this technique are currently unknown.

  • Microsoft says 'no known ransomware' runs on Windows 10 S — so we tried to hack it
  • 32TB of Windows 10 internal builds, core source code leak online

    A massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online.

    The data – some 32TB of installation images and software blueprints that compress down to 8TB – were uploaded to betaarchive.com, the latest load of files provided just earlier this week. It is believed the data has been exfiltrated from Microsoft's in-house systems since around March.

    The leaked code is Microsoft's Shared Source Kit: according to people who have seen its contents, it includes the source to the base Windows 10 hardware drivers plus Redmond's PnP code, its USB and Wi-Fi stacks, its storage drivers, and ARM-specific OneCore kernel code.

    Anyone who has this information can scour it for security vulnerabilities, which could be exploited to hack Windows systems worldwide. The code runs at the heart of the operating system, at some of its most trusted levels.

  • If these universities had run an ad blocker they might have been saved from ransomware attack

    Earlier this month a number of British universities, including University College London and Ulster University reported that their systems had been hit hard by a ransomware attack.

    Although initially it was thought likely that the attacks had entered the universities' servers via poisoned emails (it's very normal to see ransomware being spread via malicious email attachments), it transpires that the actual vector for infection was malvertising instead.

    More details can be found in this technical article by researchers at Proofpoint, who believe that an AdGholas drive-by malvertising campaign helped infect the universities with the Mole ransomware, taking advantage of an exploit kit.

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Coarse Geotagging with Bash and Google Maps

LXer - 4 hours 18 min ago
If all you want is to geotag photos with coordinates of the city where they were taken, a simple Bash shell script is all your need.

Linux owns supercomputing

TuxMachines - 5 hours 8 min ago

The US is falling behind in the supercomputer race, but no matter where a supercomputer is running, one thing remains true: It's running Linux.

In the latest Top500 Supercomputer competition, which was revealed in June 2017, 498 out of 500 supercomputers were running Linux. Of the remaining two, both ran Unix.

These were a pair of Chinese IBM POWER computers running AIX near the bottom of the list. These machines came in at 493 and 494. Since the November 2016 Top500, these supercomputers have dropped by over 100 places. At this rate, Linux will score a clean sweep in the next biannual Top500 competition.

When the first Top500 supercomputer list was compiled in June 1993, Linux was barely more than a toy and hadn't adopted Tux as its mascot yet. Starting in 1998, when it first appeared on the Top500, Linux quickly dominated supercomputing.

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The What, Why and Wow! Behind the CoreOS Container Linux

LinuxToday - 5 hours 26 min ago

Latest Linux distro automatically updates kernel software and gives full configuration control across clusters.

Wine 2.11 is Released

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-06-23 23:53
  • Wine Announcement

    The Wine development release 2.11 is now available.

  • Wine 2.11 Arrives, Adds OpenGL Support In The Android Driver

    Wine 2.11 has arrived as the latest bi-weekly development release for this program to handle Windows games/applications on Linux and other operating systems.

    Building off Wine 2.10 with its initial Android graphics driver support is now support for OpenGL within Wine's Android driver.

  • Wine 2.11 released

    The Wine 2.11 development release is now officially available with more Android work and other fixes.

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