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  • Enable ‘Drag & Drop’ Between Desktop and File Browser in Ubuntu 20.04 | UbuntuHandbook

    Since the desktop icons are handled by an extension instead of Nautilus file browser, drag’n’drop action between desktop and file browser does no longer work.

    Fortunately, a fork of the original Desktop Icons extension now is available with several enhancements, including Drag’n’Drop.

  • How to install (and uninstall) XFCE on Ubuntu | FOSS Linux

    Are you wondering about trying the XFCE desktop on a Ubuntu PC? Here's a tutorial on how to install XFCE on Ubuntu. You will get multiple options at the login.

  • How To Install InfluxDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot

    In this tutorial we will show you how to install InfluxDB on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, as well as some extra required package by InfluxDB

  • How To Install Squid Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot

    In this tutorial we will show you how to install Squid Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, as well as some extra required package by Squid

  • Openstack RDO && KVM Hypervisor: Setting up KVM Hypervisor on Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla (20.10)

    Due to version LIBVIRT&&QEMU you are forced to deploy Ubuntu 20.10 on Btrfs file system . In particular case, Virtual Environment is a fair enough . See also Install KVM&Libvirt on SparkyLinux2020.08

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  • AppImage vs Snaps vs Flatpak: What Should I Use? - YouTube

    AppImages, Snaps and Flatpaks are the 3 biggest universal package management systems available on Linux and whilst sharing some similarities they all have very noticiable and very important differences that you should take into consideration before deciding which one you want to use. 

  • Use Tilt Ball Switch with Raspberry PI and Python - peppe8o

    Tilt sensor are small and cheap electronic able to detect inclination. While being not as accurate like accelerometers, they are small, inexpensive and easy to use. For this reason tilt ball switches are popular for toys and gadgets.

    Tilt ball switch are usually made of an internal cavity with a free conductive mass inside. When this switch is in vertical position, conductive mass goes down and connects terminals. When it is in horizontal position, conductive mass moves from terminals, so resulting in current not passing:

    In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use a simple Tilt Ball Switch with your Raspberry PI with a LED detecting sensor position. I’ll use a Raspberry PI Zero W, but this guide applies also to newer Raspberry PI boards. Small resistors (330 Ohm) will be also used to protect from power outage that can damage your Raspberry PI board.

  • How to Download a File From a Server to Your Desktop Using SSH - RoseHosting

    Easily download files from your server to your desktop computer using SSH by following this easy guide. We'll show you how, step-by-step.

  • Slack installation on CentOS 8.0

    Slack is a collaborative software that is used for the communication between various team members of a company. It has various workspaces where the teams are connected and can take decisions in a common shared environment. It allows users to organize conversations by using various channels. A channel is used for group discussions, and team members can share files, images, and videos. In slack, teammates can also communicate through video and audio calls to each other. If the user wants to join a community or team, then using a specific team workspace, users can request to join a team.

    This article is about the installation of slack, this guide will provide the step by step installation of slack on your CentOS 8.0.
    Please note: The commands in this tutorial get updated for newer Slack versions, this means that the commands might show a newer software version number than the screenshots. Just execute the commands as shown in the guide to install Slack.

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  • Bit - Animation Editor is now supported on Linux and it looks seriously slick | GamingOnLinux

    Bit - Animation Editor is a very interesting tool to help people compose and design animated pixel art. Created by the two-person Swedish indie game studio Morgondag, the team behind the 2015 chilled-out space odyssey RymdResa and the 2017 clicking-puzzler imprint-X. Morgondag try to set it apart from other tools, mentioning clearly it's "not a drawing tool". You're not drawing pixel-by-pixel or anything like that. Instead, you bundle together all sorts of included assets to create something new and then export it ready for game engines for games, gifs and more. The example they gave when announcing Linux support to us on Twitter was somewhat amusing too...

  • Chaotic track-building co-op game Unrailed! gets PC cross-play with the Switch | GamingOnLinux

    Have a friend or two that mainly play on the Nintendo Switch? Here's a good choice that you can now play with them with cross-play supported across Linux, macOS, Windows and now the Switch too. In a short and sweet announcement, Indoor Astronaut and Daedalic Entertainment mentioned that as of the small update released on November 23 it's now all hooked up. So you can get building a train-track, chop down trees, do a little mining and have plenty of laughs with friends in Unrailed! For those who haven't played it the idea is simple: build the track as far as you can, without letting your train fall of a get destroyed. It's a lot more difficult than it sounds, as you're against an ever-changing map along with various obstacles. As you progress you get to upgrade your train with better and more interesting parts like auto-mining, lights, faster building or more storage and lots more. The train gets gradually faster too, so the further you go the more challenging it is.

  • Kerbal Space Program 1.11 will let you fix up your craft during a spacewalk | GamingOnLinux

    Kerbal Space Program 1.11: Some Reassembly Required will be arriving later this Winter, with it some major new features and it sounds super exciting. With it comes a new EVA Construction Mode, allowing your Kerbals to repair and reassemble your craft while outside. Just like a real spaceperson, you will do spacewalks and get to work. You will have similar tools as in the Vehicle Assembly Building and the Spaceplane Hangar with place, rotate, and move and you can visualize the center of mass, center of thrust, and the center of lift for a vessel. There's some obvious limitations like your range to parts, weight and more. The game is also not paused, so you have to try and not crash while doing so if your craft is moving.

  • The fab strategy sim Mini Metro now has full Steam Workshop support | GamingOnLinux

    After recently expanding the game with a free update with Nigeria and Chile, Dinosaur Polo Club have given users another reason to come back to their excellent strategy sim. This update comes six years after the original release, so it seems good things come to those who wait. Adding in Steam Workshop support, you can now make your own maps and share them with everyone. They also crafted detailed instructions on how to actually get map-making, which doesn't seem to be too complicated. Everything is done through plain JSON files with no special tools needed.

  • Valve updates the Steam Linux Container Runtime for Proton 5.13, helps tools like MangoHud | GamingOnLinux

    With the Steam Play Proton 5.13 compatibility tool being a major upgrade, along with it now using the Steam Linux Container Runtime, it did come with some annoying issues that they're now trying to solve. One of the problems was that since the Windows games are contained and isolated from your system, you couldn't then run tools like MangoHud or the post-processing layer vkBasalt. Valve have now updated the container systems, to allow them to import Vulkan layers from the host system.

  • Unigine 2.13 Continues Enhancing Their OpenGL Engine While Still Porting To Vulkan - Phoronix

    Unigine 2 remains one of the most visually stunning game and simulation engines out there. That's even with still using OpenGL (or Direct3D 11 also on Windows) while their Vulkan renderer remains in the works. Unigine 2.13 is out this week as their latest iteration of this visually incredible engine with first-rate Linux support. Unigine 2.13 adds a GPU lightmapper tool, adds subpixel reconstruction anti-aliasing, even better looking 3D volumetric clouds, performance optimizations, tessellation improvements, new samples, and a variety of other engine improvements.

  • UNIGINE 2.13: GPU Lightmapper, Volumetric Clouds Upgrade, Better Anti-Aliasing, New Terrain Tools Preview - Unigine Developer
  • A pirate quartermaster is a very quirky game about pirate life - Linux version now up | GamingOnLinux

    A pirate quartermaster from developer Ivan Armandy released back in October, and now it's available and supported directly on Linux too. You're not the captain here, instead your job is to put yourself in the shoes of a quartermaster, the first mate of a pirate ship. Really though, you're responsible for everything and you will need to deal with the wishes of the captain and often contradicting their orders to appease the crew. The game has a surprising amount of everything, it's quite a detailed pirating adventure that needs you to learn and fast too. It even teaches you a little about sailing, in its own quirky fantasy sort of way. From setting up gun positions, to organising your crew, there's plenty of dialogue to read through and when it comes to ship to ship combat - it turns into a weird real-time typing game as you rush out orders to the crew.

today's howtos

  • How to Install ElkArte Forum with Apache and Let's Encrypt SSL on CentOS 8

    ElkArte is a free and open-source forum software based on Simple Machine Forum. In this tutorial, we will show you howto install ElkArte with Let's Encrypt SSL on CentOS 8.

  • How to Fix 'Repository does not have a release file' Error in Ubuntu

    When installing software on Ubuntu, sometimes you may be required to add third-party PPAs. Adding PPAs enables you to access software packages that have not been included in official Ubuntu repositories. Sometimes, when updating your system or installing software packages, you may run into an error indicating that the added PPA does not have a release file. This error is quite frustrating as it limits your ability to manage software packages in an efficient manner. In this guide, we will guide you on how you can resolve this issue and go back to using your system without an issue.

  • How To Install Dotnet Core on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot [Ed: If for some reason you wish to help Microsoft]

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Dotnet Core on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, The .NET Core is a free and open-source software framework and open-source software framework. It is developed by Microsoft. It is developed by Microsoft. .NET Core is a very powerful framework. It is usually used to develop web applications.

  • How to install steam on ArcoLinux | Arcolinux.com

    The motto of ArcoLinux is Learn, have fun and enjoy. This is the have fun part for sure. We install steam via the terminal. The desktop you install steam on does not matter.

  • How to manage Linux permissions for users, groups, and others | Enable Sysadmin

    How to manage permissions and ownership for users, groups, and all others to resources such as directories and files.

  • How to set up DaVinci Resolve for High Resolution displays in Linux - Real Linux User

    The non linear video editor DaVinci Resolve on Linux is an incredible free tool, but does not give correct out of the box scaling for high resolution displays, so it will show an UI with very small icons and characters. Even on my 4K 32 inch monitor DaVinci Resolve is at first start up almost unusable, so if you have for example a smaller 27 inch monitor with the same 4K or higher resolution, the UI components are terribly small. In this short article I will show how you can change the scaling of DaVinci Resolve. So join me to see how to set up DaVinci Resolve for High Resolution displays in Linux.

Today in Techrights

Hands-On: Adventures with Ubuntu Linux on the Raspberry Pi 4

With the introduction of the Raspberry Pi 4 series, with more than 1GB of memory, it has become much more practical to install and run Linux distributions other than the standard Raspberry Pi OS (formerly known as Raspbian). So it's time for me to give Ubuntu a try again, and see how it goes. The first part of this task is simply deciding what version of Ubuntu to install – and that is nowhere near as easy as it sounds. Those who are familiar with Ubuntu and the RPi will know that the Ubuntu Mate project has had a Raspberry Pi version for quite some time, while the "official" Ubuntu Raspberry Pi distribution has only come out recently, and is only available for the Raspberry Pi 4. I will be looking at both of these. Read more