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submitted 11 months ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by possiblylinux127 to c/linuxquestions

When you delete your posts on this sub, you are deleting a solution to a potential problem that someone may be having. It is inconsiderate and can result in a ban.

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submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

I dual boot Windows 10 and Linux. Whnever Windows freezes or boot gets interrupted etc. I lose access to Linux because UEFI offers only Windows as boot options. On checking EFI partition still has rEFInd and PCLinuxOS entries needed.

I wonder why it cannot see them?

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submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

Went away from my computer for a bathroom break. When I came back I noticed it took a very long time to wake up. But that was the least of my worries, as Plasma seems to now be really bugged out:

Two things: Window decorations (like the ones at the top with the buttons to close and such) do not render properly. That's the simple part

The other, weirder one, is harder to explain in text so I made a video -- The short version is that whenever I mouse over any icon in a panel, be it a tray icon or something on the taskbar thingie -- it seems to jump to the top-right corner of that panel. Though only visually (as in, to interact with it, I still have to click the blank space the icon once occupied)

I have also noticed that icons within qt6 windows do not show in the proper place

These persisted after reboots.

Other info:

  • Linux/KDE Plasma: OpenSUSE Tumbleweed 20240531
  • KDE Plasma Version: 6.0.5
  • KDE Frameworks Version: 6.2.0
  • Qt Version: 6.7.1
  • Kernel: 6.9.3-1-default (64-bit)
  • Graphics platform: X11

Extra details about system (idk maybe it helps?):

  1. I have an AMD Processor and GPU
  2. All the things I have installed are either from the official SUSE Repos or from Flatpak. There's also some appimages and local executables in my user folder. There is 1(one) application I compiled from source and installed system-wide, and that was Orbiton, a text editor for terminal.
  3. When I update the system I get a notification about how updating glibc-32bit would break Steam. So I marked it as untouchable on YaST. Maybe this broke something else? Idk.

Things I have already tried:

  1. Updating the system
  2. Rebooting
  3. Changing theming configurations back to system defaults (hey, you never know)
  4. Moving widgets around in panels
  5. Disabling fancy effects
  6. Disabling and re-enabling my second monitor/changing which monitor is the primary
  7. Asking nicely

Things I have not tried:

  1. Switching to Wayland (I would do so permanently but it breaks Inkscape for me and that's part of my workflow -- Plus I'm new to SUSE, and the last time I switched from X to Wayland was on EndeavourOS, dunno if the process is any different)
  2. Crying

I have also posted this to the kde bug tracker. Posting it here to in hopes of getting an answer sooner :P

EDIT: I gave it some time to see if it would stick and it did. So. "Going into the Plasma Renderer settings and switching it to OpenGL" was the solution to my issue, even if I have no idea what caused it, I at least seem to have fixed it

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submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

Hello there. Was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a Linux distro for grandparents? They are over 70 years old, with an old HP desktop and laptop running Windows 10. All they need is a Web browser, so no need for special software or wine to run Windows programs. Would preferably like something that is low maintenance so I don't have to be constant tech support for them (apart from the initial install and setup). Thanks for any suggestions.

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submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

I tried the following

sudo cryptsetup luksChangekey /dev/nvme0n1p3 < new passphrase > 

It then asks for the Sudo password, then asks for the old passphrase, but then it prints this error message

Failed to open key file.

what went wrong ?

Edit: turns out using GNOME Disks is way more straightforward.. 😅, thank you all

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submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

I am looking for a way to play HDR content on Linux. From what I understand KDE 6 has experimental support for HDR, but isn't available on Pop OS 22.04. Apparently Cosmic desktop will support HDR when it's released, but I don't know if the experimental version will.

Can anybody help me here? Will I need to change distro?

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submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by luciferofastora to c/linuxquestions

My use case is splitting audio into separate channels in OBS for Twitch Streams so I can play music live without getting my VoDs struck. If my approach is entirely wrong for the use case, I'm happy to scrap the whole thing and sign it off as learning experience.

My solution is to use virtual sinks that I record through Audio Sources in OBS. I've got two loopback-devices (config at the end) with media.class = Audio/Sink, assign my playback streams to the relevant output capture.
The loopback of each is then passed on to the common default (physical) output device, namely my headphones.
So far, this has been working great for me, aside from minor inconveniences:

The first is that I want certain apps or playback streams to automatically be assigned to the capture sinks upon starting the app.
I had a working pulseaudio¹ setup on Ubuntu where I used pavucontrol to set the output once per app and it remembered that setting. Every time I opened that app, it would direct its playback streams to that sink.
I migrated to Nobara and opted to try configuring pipewire (directly)² instead. The devices are created correctly but every time I (re-)start a relevant app I have to go set its capture device again.

The second is that occasionaly upon logging in, one loopback stream will initially be passed to the other sink instead of the default output, which resolves upon restarting pipewire³. Is something wrong with my config?
Both have the same target.object and restarting it fixes it, so I'm guessing it may be some race condition thing where the alsa_output isn't initialised at startup yet, but I don't know how to diagnose or fix that


1: I have since learned that apparently it's actually still pipewire parsing that config, but the point is I configured it through ~/.config/pulse/default.pa

2: ~/config/pipewire/pipewire.conf.d/default-devices.conf

3: Trying to set it in pavucontrol doesn't work and keeps resetting that playback's output to the given sink if I try to select the correct capture device. Repatching them in Helvum does the job, but then pavucontrol just shows blank for the device (doesn't interfere with controlling the volume, but maybe it's relevant for diagnosing)


My current ~/.config/pipewire/pipewire.conf.d/default-devices.conf:

context.modules = [
    {   name = libpipewire-module-loopback
        args = {
            audio.position = [ FL FR ]
            capture.props = {
                media.class = Audio/Sink
                node.name = vod_sink
                node.description = "Sink for VoD Audio"
            }
            playback.props = {
                node.name = "vod_sink.output"
                node.description = "VoD Audio"
                node.passive = true
                target.object = "alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo"
            }
        }
    }
    {   name = libpipewire-module-loopback
        args = {
            audio.position = [ FL FR ]
            capture.props = {
                media.class = Audio/Sink
                node.name = live_sink
                node.description = "Sink for Live-Only Audio"
            }
            playback.props = {
                node.name = "live_sink.output"
                node.description = "Live-Only Audio"
                node.passive = true
                target.object = "alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo"
            }
        }
    }    
]
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submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

I'm looking for a lowish priced laptop that I can put at least 2 extra monitors on. I want a second landscape 4k and a portrait 1080. Don't need anything special. One monitor has DP and HDMI, but the other just HDMI. Do I just get a DP hub and use a converter dongle for the second?

What would be a recommended laptop for this scenario? I only want AMD CPU and GPU as I can't be arsed to fight with noVideo and Intel doesn't deserve my business.

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submitted 4 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

Yesterday I bought a new laptop that should be arriving to my home sometime next week. In the mean time, I've been digging around and researching some details in order to get Linux running on it as comfortably as possible. My main concern with the laptop is the fact that it has an RTX2050 Mobile on it (I couldn't find any dedicated AMD laptops within my budget), and my concerns include the fact that I prefer using Wayland on my systems and possible impacts on battery life as I know hybrid graphics in Linux are quite a nightmare.

I'd like to use this system for some casual gaming, however other than that my use cases for the laptop mostly consist of coding and web browsing, so I thought of the following idea: Leaving the dedicated graphics card as a pass-through device for a Windows VM where I could play all my games (though I'm not really sure on how VMs impact anti-cheat for multiplayer games and such), and leaving the Radeon 660M graphics on the Ryzen processor for the Linux system itself, which should be plenty capable of handling any DE and accomplishing my daily tasks, while also preserving battery life as the laptop is not running on the 2050 100% of the time

Does this make sense? Does anyone have a similar setup on their laptop and has it worked for them? Are there any possible consequences I should be wary of when attempting this?

If the laptop model is relevant in any way to answering this question, it's an HP Victus 15 with a Ryzen 5 7535HS, an RTX2050 Mobile (4GB) and 16GB of RAM.

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submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

Is there a way to move distro without loosing data in /home? I am currently running Pop OS and want to move to Nix OS while keeping the data. Normally I could use an external hard drive or my server, but most of my equipment is in storage at the moment. Current partition setup is using LUKS and LVM with ext4. I am guessing there is a way to manipulate the LVM to make it work by adding another partition and installing into it.

I know this is probably a convoluted idea. I am trying to avoid spending money an another external drive.

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submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

I am finding it difficult to fill in forms made with MS Word in LibreOffice. The formatting seems to end up all wrong among other things, and LibreOffice feels slow and clunky to use.

I've tried OnlyOffice, but it tends to crash and be slow as well.

At this moment in time I am trying to get MS Office 2010. Is there a better solution?

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submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

Hey all! I've been having an issue I can't figure out. Suddenly, I realized I'm in the heart of Linux users! I can ask here! I'm a total noob, so please be gentle.

I installed Xubuntu and got everything but the touchscreen working properly. The touchscreen works but the cursor is consistently off a bit, with the least error in the center of the screen and increasing as it moves to the sides. I've tried running xinput_calibrator but it doesn't help. I attempted to run libinput.calibrate-touchscreen but keep getting a "is a Wayland compositor running?" error message.

Any suggestions?

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submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

cross-posted from: https://lemy.lol/post/24413858

Help Needed: Configuring ASUS Fingerprint Sensor on Fedora

I recently got my hands on an ASUS device equipped with an fingerprint sensor . As a Fedora user, I've been trying to set up the fingerprint sensor on my system, but it's proven to be quite a challenge.

So, I'm reaching out to the community here for some guidance. Has anyone successfully configured an ASUS fingerprint sensor on Fedora before? If so, could you please share your experience and any tips or resources that might be helpful?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/20291268

I recently acquired a Raspberry Pi 5, but I've been having a lot of difficulty in getting LUKS encryption to work. Has anyone had any luck?

Also, I am using an NVMe drive, so Raspbian is really the only OS that works well. NetBSD can see the disk, too, but I found it annoying to use; and FreeBSD ended up breaking itself. I have not yet tried Armbian.

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submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

How do I fix my home dir with nix? It seems I have messed something up and now I can't install home manager. Anytime I try to install a package with nix-env it gives this error too:

error: this derivation has bad 'meta.outputsToInstall'

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submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

Would someone #help me configure my #WireGuard server to access my home local network?

I've literally been stuck for 6 hours.

https://forum.yunohost.org/t/cant-access-yunohost-local-network-through-wireguard-server/29127/1

@linuxquestions

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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

I have just set up a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with Raspbian "Bookworm", and I have decided that the classic desktop environment, FVWM-Crystal, is the one that feels right. However, I don't seem to be able to change the font.

Ordinarily, you would use the font selector dialog, but for some unknown reason it refuses to launch and I am unable to find it under /usr/bin, so I can't find out what's wrong.

Does anyone know either how to fix the dialog, how to find the binary, or how to change the font without using the dialog?

I understand that this is a very old DE, so if you can tell me about a newer alternative that looks the same and is equally lightweight, I'm all ears. Otherwise, please leave me to my madness.

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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

Ok, so I had 1 ssd with Kubuntu and windows on it. I got a second ssd and I want to put opensuse on it, dual booting (well, triple). The problem is, when I went to install it, it showed the id of my two ssds as opposite of what the partition manager in Kubuntu says. I.e., Kubuntu calls the first one nvme0n1 and my new ssd nvme1n1, while the opensuse installer is calling the old ssd nvme1n1 and the new one nvme0n1. I know because it shows the existing partition sizes on them that way, and recognizes that windows and kubuntu are on the old ssd.

So is this normal? Is this ok? Is it ok to just install it with the ssd names this way? Would that confuse kubuntu at all, or are the two OSes ok with calling them different things? I just don't want the installer to overwrite anything on my existing partitions.

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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

If I have my browser maximized in my center monitor, whenever I go to search on Lemmy or go to my inbox and it is empty, the screen goes completely blank/black. It looks as if it lost power. If the browser is not maximized, it wont happen. This happens whether I use Chrome or Firefox. Any ideas on how to start troubleshooting?

  • OS: KDE Neon 6.0
  • KDE PLasma: 6.0.2 (happened with KDE 5.x too)
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Monitor messing up in connnected to the HDMI port.
  • Other two monitors are connected (a) to the DisplayPort and (b) DVI-D
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submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

This will be for a physically small i5 laptop for various programming fun. The candidate linux should be easy to install, and provide a large selection of CLI programs.

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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

I want to sync retroarch save files across devices on my local network using a bash script. Plan is to run the script as a cronjob to keep all machines synced.

This does the trick as a one-off in the terminal: rsync -a /home/localuser/.config/retroarch/states/ [email protected]:/home/remoteuser/.config/retroarch/states/

  • Copies new save files to remote location
  • Updates any save files which were modified

But when I put the same line in a bash script rsync's behavior changes. My bash script looks like this:

#!/usr/bin/env bash
rsync -a /home/localuser/.config/retroarch/states/ [email protected]:/home/remoteuser/.config/retroarch/states/

I call it with bash sync_saves.sh

  • Copies new save files to remote location
  • ~~Updates any save files which were modified~~

Strangely, rsync doesn't update modified files when run as a script. But it's not failing altogether, because it transfers new files OK. What am I missing?

Update: if I do the rsync in the reverse order (remote machine -> local machine) then the bash script works as expected. So my issue exists only when rsync goes local machine -> remote machine. Why would this matter?


Update 2 (Solution): I changed the command to rsync -razu /home/localuser/.config/retroarch/states/ [email protected]:/home/remoteuser/.config/retroarch/states/, but I'm not sure that made any impact. The issue was how I was doing my testing. I was doing touch testfile.txt to change the modification date on a file & then I'd try to transfer it with the bash script & watch the modification date on the downstream machine as confirmation that it moved correctly. Problem is that rsync must be smart & doesn't transfer a file if only the modification date changes. It requires the contents to also change. Whenever I tested this way I would never see the file transfer, but when I changed my testing method to change the contents of the file instead (not just the modification timestamp) then all worked fine!

I feel like a dummy for initially mixing testing methods & coming to the wrong conclusion about what was happening, but happy it's working now & maybe I learned a lesson!

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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

Briefly: I'm running Kubuntu right now, just installed a second ssd. If I install another distro (say opensuse) on it, can I tell it to use the same /home that kubuntu is using (which is on a separate partition and drive)? Actually looking to switch distros, but I want to keep all my data where it is on the bigger hdd, while moving games to the ssd.

If you want/need more details:

  • ssd1: windows, kubuntu /
  • hdd1: kubuntu (opensuse) /home
  • ssd2: (goal) opensuse /, second partition for games
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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by [email protected] to c/linuxquestions

Title. Plasma 6 just dropped on my arch-based distro, and it came with an option for a colorblindness correction filter:

Neat little tool that my Protanope ass was very excited about, and it works.

The thing is.

Some time ago Windows also introduced one of those, and in Windows, you can turn it on and off with a key-combination shortcut. I use that a lot on Windows, to keep the filter off and turn it on just when it is necessary (look, every person experiences colorblindness differently, and on my end, these filters while useful for certain kinds of work, are very ugly most other times)

Now, I already know I can set a key-combination shortcut to a terminal command on plasma. Easy peasy.

But for me to do that on plasma I'd need to have a way to switch the effect on and off from the terminal.

I know that I can do systemsettings kcm_kwin_effects to launch the configs app straight into the relevant tab. But now I'm wondering if I could make that even more automatic, maybe using the --args thing, which apparently is literally meant for sending commands directly to the configuration module. But then I wouldn't know what the command is.

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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by wolf to c/linuxquestions

I want to configure a Raspberry Pi 4 as a web (application) server.

Although I could of course simply do it via Raspbian, I would love to use an Immutable/auto updating OS like Fedora Core OS/Fedora IoT/OpenSUSE MicroOS.

To my surprise, every solution does not look very turnkey ready for Raspberry Pi 4.

Please correct me, if I am wrong but it seems:

  • For Fedora Core OS/OpenSUSE MicroOS it seems like I have to download the firmware for the Raspberry Pi, partition the sd card by hand and afterwards login to configure WiFi and/or use an ignition file on a separate USB stick on boot

  • For Fedora IoT it seems I need a running Fedora system first (yes, I know about LiveCDs) and I still need to edit by hand the Wifi configuration How to install Fedora IoT on Raspberry Pi 4. Further, it seems Fedora IoT has 'fixed' version numbers and no automatic updates.

So, my questions:

  • It seems Fedora IoT is the nearest fit for my use case and comparatively the easiest version to setup?
    • Am I missing out on Fedora Core OS or OpenSUSE MicroOS?
    • Are there other viable immutable options from reputable sources?
  • Does anyone know about an immutable distribution, where the initial setup is basically like Raspbians 'dd image to sdcard and copy user credentials and wifi config to the /boot partition.'?
  • How does Fedora IoT handle updates between versions (like Fedora 38 to Fedora 39)
    • Is it a regular update or do I have to tell the OS to update explicitly
  • Most important question: Anyone here has experience with running Rasbian and one of my options in practice and can give some advice/recommendations if immutable is worth it?
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submitted 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) by possiblylinux127 to c/linuxquestions

Solution: I bought a dolphin bar. Its not here yet but it should work better.

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