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Hi everyone! I'm the developer of a clipboard manager that I know many of us Linux users here might know, called just The Clipboard Project.

I've spent the past couple months working on a bunch of speed optimizations, little fixes, and a really cool new feature for Linux only: asynchronous X11/Wayland clipboard synchronization. What that means is that you can copy stuff in the background and your CB clipboard will pick it all up automatically.

If that sounds awesome, then you can get the brand-spanking-new 0.8.2 version at https://github.com/Slackadays/Clipboard or this post's link (thanks, Lemmy!)

I love this. (feddit.de)
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You can totally use emojis as passwords. You can probably even make this a policy at your company.

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This is a simple request for information regarding the current viability of RISC-V hardware out in the market and others experience with performance and stability.

I have done minimal online searching before posting here, but I would like to hear the present opinions of everyone. I am not a super computer guy, so I don't quite understand the current ability of Lichee Pi and VisionFive other than having capability for 8gb and above 1.0 GHz.

Somewhat paranoid as to what my intel cpu is doing right now, so I have had RISC-V on my mind for a few years. I have never had the most advanced computers and the highest graphics in games I play would be SuperTuxKart or GMOD.

I just got an i7 for a cheap bundle and it amazed me. On an Intel Architecture scale, what would be the highest comparison of latest hardware taking advantage of RISC-V without the suspicious backdoors and proprietary nonsense.

I have seen ExplainingComputers run applications I use. From what I've seen, it just looks like any old laptop performance I'd pick up on ebay. Is this the time to switch? What are your predictions on consumer hardware for the next decade in relation to RISC-V?

I use Godot 3.5.2 to develop games for x86_64, can I just open that with some compatibility system?

Feel free to bash me for not finding a search result that was plain as day. It happens sometimes.

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Hi all,

I'm currently experimenting with different distros using virtualbox. My set up is Workstation PC - QNAP TB to 10g NIC - 10g switch - Synology 1621+ NAS. The connection between the NAS and the PC is equal to about a gen 3 SSD. I do see one particular place where there may be an issue: the qnap adapter needs drivers of some sort to able to act as a nic. But maybe there's a way to still tell my bios to boot into my nas? or maybe I could make a little partition that only activates the nic and from there boot into the nas? I also can just connect a 2.5g directly between my computer and nas, but that would end up being really slow, slower than many of the single hard drives I have in my nas.

What I'd like to do is run my chosen distro(s) from my PC but have them install on the NAS itself. Essentially I'll all the storage for the OS on the NAS, but have access to my workstation's more performant ram, cpu and GPU.

Is this possible?

Also, I'm looking at nobara, endeavour, mint, mx linux. May look into opensuse and alpine at some point as well.

Primary purpose will be for general browsing/research and programming. Some gaming if it's possible. my long term goal is, once gaming is stable enough on linux, switch entirely over to linux and only use windows for games/media creation/music production that can't be done on linux, but daily drive linux.

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I need to switch from KDE to xfce without losing my files, any advice?

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I got tired of pinentry popping up and interrupting whatever I was doing; I didn't find a solution elsewhere, so I wrote a little bash script to address this. This is designed for (poly|i3|way|...)bar users. The blog entry (no ads, no tracking) linked has the script verbatim, plus some rambling about the why and wherefore.

It's 22 lines of does-stuff; the rest is whitespace, comments, and instructions -- including a little blob example of using it with polybar.

A known issue is that it does occasionally pop up pinentry twice in a row when unlocking. I'm not surprised, and it has happened to me only once since I've been using it -- not enough for me to need to bother trying to address it. But I wanted to call it out.

It's not rocket science, but it took a bit of time to make sure it functioned correctly (enough), and hopefully it'll help someone else.

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From DebugPoint

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I am currently using Manjaro Cinnamon with the Unstable branch and enjoying the experience. I like to reinstall my OS a couple of times a year to keep it clean and fresh, and I have a script that automates the installation and configuration process. I chose the Unstable branch because I enjoy using new software as soon as it's released, even if it means dealing with occasional bugs and issues.

I've had two nagging technical issues that I haven't been able to resolve:

  1. The key repeat rate in Cinnamon keeps getting reset after my computer has been on for a while. I've set the rate with dconf but it reverts to default. Restarting Cinnamon fixes it temporarily. I haven't been able to determine what is causing this.

  2. I have static crackling noise in my wired headphones. Reinstalling sof-firmware used to fix this but no longer works.

I've tried troubleshooting both problems but just can't seem to find solutions. They've persisted for months now through reinstalls and config changes.

Because of these two ongoing errors, I'm interested in exploring other Linux distros that might provide a similar experience to Manjaro Cinnamon but without these technical headaches. I'm wondering if there are any other Linux distributions or operating systems that can provide a similar experience to what I have with Manjaro Cinnamon Unstable branch. I'm open to trying new things and would love to hear your suggestions.

Some key features I'm looking for in an OS are:

  • Simple GUI installation process
  • A very large package repository, similar to AUR in size
  • Frequent updates and access to the latest software releases
  • A clean and customizable desktop environment, similar to Cinnamon
  • A supportive and active community for troubleshooting and assistance

I'd appreciate any recommendations you can provide, along with a brief explanation of why you think the suggested OS would be a good fit for my preferences. Thanks in advance for your help!

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Do you have suggestions for kernel tweaks for getting the most out of a RAM limited system?

I am running a service requiring 2GB of RAM (netbird) on a VPS which has just 1 GB of memory. I am doing so because I am a stingy bastard and I use only free VPSs for my personal use so I get what I am paying for.

Because of this hardware limit in about 12 hours from service start I begin swapping a bit too much. This would still be manageable but soon the hypervisor gets really pissed and steals up to 90% of the CPU. So the only solution so far is restarting the docker containers every 12 hours (not great, not terrible).

Looking to improve this, Iam now experimenting with ZRAM and swappiness and it seems some benefit can be achieved by using some of the Linux kernel feaures. Is there anything else I should look into?

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A tricks on how to run a script as root without sudo, in case someone needs this. I use this for toggle on and off camera without pkexec. It's useful imho

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Background story: I recently bought a computer with AMD 7000 series CPU and GPU.

amdgpu_top reports 15 ~ 20 watts in normal desktop usage, but as soon as I have video playing in VLC, it goes to 45 watts constantly which is undesirable behavior especially in summer. (I hope that is just reporting issue... but my computer is hot)

When I do DRI_PRIME=1 vlc and then play videos, amdgpu_top doesn't report the power surge. (I have iGPU enabled)

Is there anything more convenient then modifying individual .desktop files? KDE malfunctions when I put export DRI_PRIME=1 in .xprofile so that's a no go.

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I like to watch videos published by Nick from The Linux Experiment. In the latest video he talks about the developments in the new Cosmic, The quality of life touches and polishing of KDE, and the apps coming to gnome (like snoop). It is all really cool and I can't wait to try them all :)

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LMDE 6 has been officially released. The big deal about this is that it's based on the recently released Debian 12 and also that being based on Debian LMDE is 100% community based.

If you've been disappointed by what the Linux corporations have been doing lately or don't like the all-snap future that Ubuntu has opened, then this is the distro for you.

I'm running it as my daily driver and it works exactly like the regular Mint so you don't lose anything. Clem and team have done a great job, even newbies could use Debian now.

Personally I think LMDE is the future of Linux as Ubuntu goes it's own way, and this is a good thing for Mint and the Linux community. Let's get back to community distros and move away from the corps.

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I have to post this on my phone

Logged out, logged in again, cannot get web pages. Can ping to ips, cannot resolve names with ping. Can resolve names with nslookup. Browsing doesn't work obviously but I can get to remote ips like repo locations.


REALLY seems like DNS but DNS is working with nslookup and I can change the nameserver in etc/resolv.conf and see nslookup using different nameserver but still no dice when using ping/browser

Any ideas??

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Canonical is enacting manual reviews for all newly registered uploads to its Snap Store following what it describes as a ‘potential security incident’.

In this instance it appears that folks have uploaded apps purporting to be official apps/tools for crypto ledger tool Ledger and these apps were able to get folks backups codes (which people enter thinking it’s legit) and …the bad actors can use that to extract funds.

Based on what Canonical has said so far – and the actions they’ve taken – it doesn’t seem like these malicious snaps were exploiting security holes within snaps, snapd, or the Snap Store infrastructure itself – which is a good thing.

Snapcraft Forum Announcement

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When i launch steam(flatpak version) from the desktop, the app keeps trying to launch shows a black window for a few seconds and then crashes and the process keeps repeating. The steam icon is present on the system tray so it is running in the background.

When i run it with flatpak run com.valvesotware.Steam steam starts and runs as normal but the logs show this error

Steam Runtime Launch Service: starting steam-runtime-launcher-service Steam Runtime Launch Service: steam-runtime-launcher-service is running pid 239 steam-runtime-launcher-service[239]: E: Unable to acquire bus name "com.steampowered.PressureVessel.LaunchAlongsideSteam" Steam Runtime Launch Service: steam-runtime-launcher-service pid 239 exited Steam Runtime Launch Service: starting steam-runtime-launcher-service Steam Runtime Launch Service: steam-runtime-launcher-service is running pid 372 steam-runtime-launcher-service[372]: E: Unable to acquire bus name "com.steampowered.PressureVessel.LaunchAlongsideSteam" Steam Runtime Launch Service: steam-runtime-launcher-service pid 372 exited Steam Runtime Launch Service: starting steam-runtime-launcher-service Steam Runtime Launch Service: steam-runtime-launcher-service is running pid 377 steam-runtime-launcher-service[377]: E: Unable to acquire bus name "com.steampowered.PressureVessel.LaunchAlongsideSteam" Steam Runtime Launch Service: steam-runtime-launcher-service pid 377 exited Steam Runtime Launch Service: steam-runtime-launcher-service keeps crashing on startup, disabling

Is there anyway I can fix this so that steam launches correctly when it is launched from the desktop. I am on fedora kinoite with 5600h+5500m laptop

Edit : is this somehow related to the dbus access that it has¿?

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Take full advantage of customization ability. Tweak Dolphin file manager to your liking with these tips.

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Howdy y'all! This is my first post, so please let me know if I'm doing something wrong.

I've been fighting to get the latest Bookworm installed over my existing Bullseye installation. I think I might need to wipe and start over 😢

My previous install was with xfce primarily, but I had installed Gnome to see what's up with Wayland. I had forgotten all about Gnome until I updated to Bookworm...

The install appeared fine at first, but much much slower loading up.

When it booted, I had no Wi-Fi. 8 figured, okay, let's get that installed the same way I did it before.

Welp, it identified as an Intel AC adapter. It's actually an a/b adapter. I checked logs, and the system couldn't load the driver. So I installed atheros-firmware (correct driver) and rebooted. Still no.

So I read and read and saw that Gnome could conflict. So I booted into Gnome.

And my heart fluttered at the huge difference. 😍 Still no Wi-Fi, but holy freaking cow was it buttery smooth! No dropped frames!! No compositor shoe horned in!

I immediately started removing XFCE4. Couldn't get very far before the system tried to remove Gnome with it.

I went through and marked each file individually for complete removal and checked the pop up for what would be removed with it to ensure gnome would be left alone.

While doing that, I also removed the atheros package.

A few reboots, and still no Wi-Fi, so I reinstalled the atheros package and rebooted.

Boom! Wi-Fi works! Awesome!!

But the computer is VERY slow booting, and the log that runs at boot still says none of the drivers are loading. Errors everywhere.

I don't know these things, but since Gnome loads eventually with everything working... it feels like Gnome is duplicating the boot scans and that's resulting in a full 6 minutes before the cursor appears (and another 2 minutes before there's anything to click on)

The laptop also has a touch screen that randomly touches itself and screws up everything. I eventually found a way to disable it, still not sure exactly what worked.

I've got a 120Gig SSD that should fit, but the current 1T HDD is real nice to have for downloads... so I would prefer to keep it if possible...

What are y'all's input on this?

Why is it so slow to boot?

What can I do to get drivers to load on boot? Does it matter, since it all works?

Is my Wi-Fi driver really not loading? But some compatibility thing is making it work?

What other Wayland issues should I be aware of? Like how xinput is useless?

I'm thinking of doing a fresh install, but if I'm going to have the same issues....

"You've chosen to hold back some packages"

No, I did not.

I've used Synaptic to mark things as automatic install, and dpkg to clear that error, but still cannot remove LibreOffice without it trying to remove Gnome 😢

I hate LibreOffice and the gigs of language files. I don't need a heavy app taking 5 whole minutes to load up to edit a simple text file with no extension. (I've since been setting every file for of text to open with a svelte text editor)

I should let y'all know, I switched to Linux on this machine because Windows 10 would start doing something and then ignore all input for random amounts of time. I got sick of it and threw Debian on it instead and never looked back.

The machine was immediately refreshed and booted in less than 2 minutes.

That was back on Buster. Then I did the Bullseye update and had major sound issues. I did a ton of stuff I don't remember anymore and I'm still using Pulse. I fixed it is the point. Now the Bookworm update. 🤯

I would love it if I knew a wipe and install would fix the speed issues... That's really my only complaint at this time...

I eventually managed to remove most of XFCE, and most of the languages of LibreOffice... but I'm thinking I should do a netinst and that should allow me to avoid LibreOffice...

I literally only watch media and browse the Internet with this machine. I figure if I needed word processing, Google Docs or another computer...

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I would like to have a browser with some long running tabs available at all time on all my workspaces -- is there an extension for that?

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