LWDW 200: Linux Is Not A Platform:

Microsoft releases Teams for Linux! Firefox gets picture-in-picture, Disney dials back DRM on the desktop, and Canonical wold like your input on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. via LinuxGameCast

NEMO – Create new folder command from script:

So, I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask, if not my apologies, but I am trying to write a custom script for nemo, and I wish to use the “create new folder” function from nemo in it, is there any way of exposing this functionality for my script? Thx

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12/11 SpamAssassin 3.4.3:

SpamAssassin: a mail filter which attempts to identify spam using text analysis via DistroWatch.com: Packages

Linux tools: examining hardware in the terminal with dmidecode:

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Different types of package install – Ubuntu:

Two-parter I think.

I’m new to Linux and I know there are multiple different ways to install a package but I’m a bit confused by them all. I’ve installed via ‘apt’ and ‘ppa’ in the terminal, I’ve installed directly from the app store, I’ve downloaded .deb packages, and I’m also aware of flatpak. Is there any “BEST” way to install packages?

I feel like I’ve maybe installed some things wrong or might have just figured it out by luck. For instance, I installed Stacer but had trouble figuring out how to pull the whole file from github. I ended up seeing that the developer offers a download link which ended up working out. Once I extracted it I opened the file it was in and this launched the app in the app store, even though it doesn’t exist there on search. Everything ended up working and it’s installed but whenever I open launch the app it tells me there is an update available. When I follow the link it just takes me back to the github page I originally downloaded from. Not sure how to go about updating this.

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Breaking Linux files into pieces with the split command:

NetworkWorld: Some simple Linux commands allow you to break up files and reassemble them

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How Do I Change The Bash Prompt Name In Lubuntu?:

Hello I would like to change the Bash Prompt Name in the terminal that I am using which is called Qterminal.

I have read a lot of conflicting information on several websites and they usually have me take two common approaches in order to change my name. I would like the easiest solution.

Currently my bash prompt looks like this

I would like to change the bash prompt name to something shorter. Maybe something like “case”. Thank you for any help.

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Updated from from 19.04 to 19.10 after I replaced lxqt with xubuntu-desktop. The installer overwrote grub, and now my laptop won’t boot. How fix?:

Started with Lubuntu 19.04. I used Synaptic to install xubuntu-desktop because I didn’t like LXQt. Xu updated to 19.10 after reboot.

Lenovo ThinkPad T430

My laptop boots to a blank screen with a blinking cursor after grub was replaced in the 19.10 update.

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Build a transportation empire with Transport Fever 2 out now, same-day support for Linux:

Tags: New Release, Humble Store, GOG, Steam, Strategy, Simulation

Urban Games and Good Shepherd Entertainment are back, with Transport Fever 2 now officially available with same-day support for Linux.

With a wide variety of transportation options available to build across multiple generations, there’s a huge amount of content included. Prepare to kiss your time and friendships goodbye as we’ve got another great time-sink on our hands.

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Transport Fever 2 is a stylish transportation tycoon sim that gives you quite a lot of freedom to let your creative side flow. This is especially true thanks to the massively improved terrain shaping tools available to you, with the coastline and water no longer being a hard immovable border. You can now shape the terrain through the water, to completely change the shape or remove it all entirely.

Lots of other smaller touches made me appreciate Transport Fever 2 a lot more than the first game. For example, in the Free Play mode you now get a mini-map of what your random map generation will look like, with the ability to tweak more until you’re happy.

They had a good foundation with Transport Fever and this second version builds upon it in a way that doesn’t drastically change the experience but does make it feel a lot more worthwhile. It also looks awesome when you progress through it thanks to the improved graphics too. I just wish they did something with map borders, as they’re just a hard edge.

Sadly, the one big thing I was worried about simply hasn’t been solved for the second game. The performance while you’re placing tracks and buildings is not good, with my i7-5960X/2080Ti dropping down noticeably hard. This is not a Linux issue though, even on Windows 10 it suffers the same exact problems.

Whatever calculations the game is doing when building, it eats away at it. Turning off the forced VSync can certainly help smoothen it out a little, but they chose to hide this setting so you can only do it in the configuration file found in your root Steam folder like:


In the settings.lua file, change vsync to “false” and you should have a better time with it but the developer really needs to work on that performance. Thankfully, it’s only an issue when building.

Feature Highlight:

  • Experience the greatest logistical challenges from 1850 to today across three unique story campaigns featuring voiceovers and cutscenes.
  • Let your creativity run wild through giant sandbox maps in free play mode.
  • Choose from over 200 realistically modeled vehicles from Europe, America and Asia, including trains, buses, streetcars, trucks, aircraft and ships, plus modular stations, airports and harbors.
  • Track and manage your booming empire’s rise with intuitive construction tools and dynamic economy, transportation and city simulation systems.
  • Choose from a diverse array of natural ecosystems, all rendered in exquisite detail.
  • Create and share your own worlds, missions, landscapes, vehicles and more with the in-game map
    editor and extensive modding tools via Steam Workshop.

I find that Transport Fever 2 is made for people who just love to build, then sit back and watch all the moving parts. That’s what I end up doing anyway, zooming the camera around to just take it all in. Well, that and people with a keen mind for finances because you have to keep your business going. You start small, gradually expand as you ferry various supplies around and hopefully stay out of the red. As a sequel, it does the job nicely.

They’re offering a 10% discount until January 3rd. If you own the previous game, you also get an additional discount towards Transport Fever 2 to boost it up to 25% off. That’s quite a big discount for a brand new game. Available on Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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USB mint:

Alright so im trying to dual boot my computer with mint and win10. In doing this i somehow completely f@*$^# my usb stick. Im not really sure what happened or how to fix it. I can only see the device on the device manager and the code its giving me is:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

{Operation Failed}

The requested operation was unsuccessful.

soooooo……. pls help.

i can send more of the device properties. I think its just a matter of how to reformat the usb stick and try again.

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