What is your unbiased opinion on Manjaro?
I am a Linux noobie and have only used Mint for around six months now. While I have definitely learned a lot, I don't have the time to always be doing crazy power user stuff and just want something that works out of the box. While I love Mint, I want to try out other decently easy to use distros as well, specifically not based on Ubuntu, so no Pop OS. Is Manjaro a possibly good distro for me to check out?

what are some advanced linux distros that don’t have me compiling everything?
I've installed arch Linux and liked it, but lfs and Gentoo would be too time consuming compiling everything and not doing anything during and after install. Are there any distros like arch that don't have me compiling everything?

Best community to ask Red Hat questions?
I have an issue with some servers at work where I have been unable to determine the best course of action to address it based on pre-existing knowledge within my team or web searches. Does anyone have suggestions for the best place to ask RHEL-specific questions? I don't want to presume that it's OK to post such nitty-gritty technical questions here.

cross-posted from: > For those out of the loop, some AMD users have been suffering from stuttering issues caused by the AMD fTPM random number generator. A firmware/BIOS update appears to fix the issue for some users, but not others, leading to more bug reports being sent in. Last week, Linus Torvalds said "let's just disable the stupid fTPM hwrnd thing", and, as of today the Linux kernel has gone ahead and blanket disabled RNG use for all current AMD fTPMs.

Can I easily have an encrypted home in WSL?
As a long-term Linux user, I tried running Ubuntu under the Windows Subsystem for Linux. I works! I have tried to setup ecryptfs, but this fails complaining that kernel module is missing. Here I don't know enough about WSL, but it appears to come with a custom kernel. Can I essily encrypt WSL? If Luks is the answer, how do I enter the passphrase? The boot process is hidden.

Firefox Flatpak version crashes when trying to print, but apt installation works fine.
I can not figure out why this happens. I tried to play around with all the permissions, reset printer settings on Firefox, created new profiles, all had the same problem. But when I used those same profiles on the apt installation it printed just fine. Is there some weird Flatpak sandboxing happening because I can print fine from the Ungoogled Chromium Flatpak but not Firefox Flatpak.

I want to switch to Linux but there are a few major hurdles.
So I have a situation. I really want to switch to Linux as my main gaming/production OS but need the Adobe suite as I am a graphic designer. Adobe is the golden standard for this industry (and likely to always be) so while Gimp and Inkscape might work, they are not feasible for my career. I also know that there will be situations where games just don't run well or at all on Linux. Dualbooting works but is not really worth it for me as I would have to stop what I'm doing and restart my PC. I heard that you can set up a single GPU passthrough for games and software but it seems complicated. How difficult would that be to set up for a new user to Linux? I would consider myself a tech savvy person but I know very little about the ins and outs of Linux. I have a massive GPU (XFX RX 6900 XT) with a big support bracket that covers the second PCIE slot so buying another GPU isn't really feasible either. I do have an Unraid server with decent specs that I use for a hosting Minecraft servers and Jellyfin so setting up a VM on that might be a good option. What would you guys recommend me to do?

How to change resolution of interface in ctrl alt fX?
Kind of two questions.. when I open a new tty(?) by using ctrl alt f4, what is that interface called? I assume it's a tty? Secondly, how can I change the resolution?

[Firefox] Highly sensitive touchpad scrolling fix for Wayland!
Been tinkering with alot of parameters in about:config, but I finally a viable solution: We all know that changing mousewheel.default.delta_multiplier_**Any particular Axis** values changes the minimum number of lines being scrolled But what this *does not* change is the sensitivity of the smallest "fling" gesture when scrolling with a touchpad. Here's the values you want to alter when trying make the scrolling feel more "tighter" or more "Windows like" or to fix the issue described above: set apz.fling_friction 0.002 --> 0.005 apz.fling_min_velocity_threshold 0.5 --> 1.5 the above will make the smooth scrolling with touchpad actually *feel* smooth and in control. As opposed to simply changing the delta multiplier values.

I have the itch: Distrohopping - MakuluLinux – A Whole World of Possibilities
I have an itch to test out some deb-based distributions. I use OpenSUSE. Although I don't want to switch distributions, I do want to experiment with some new feature-rich distros. I discovered this distribution MakuluLinux which appears to have numerous personalized desktops and a strong AI integration. Rhino Linux, which has rhino-pkg and a unique XFCE desktop, is another on my list. Any further recommendations?

Cannot mount smb shared drive from the router on my Pop!_OS system. Can someone give me some assistance?
Edit: I have added the share name at the end of the IP address and now I'm getting `mount error(115): Operation now in progress`. I haven't figured this one out yet either. My computer IP and the network drive IP are on the same network and within range. Both should be using the same gateway and DHCP. I have tried just about every combination of parameters possible and nothing is working. It keeps spitting out a meaningless error and that error is the only thing in the log file too. I have tried a 100 different answers from across stack-overflow to no avail. I'm running the command below: `sudo mount -t cifs // /mnt/asus -o credentials=/home/user/.smbcredentials` and regardless of how many params I have removed it keeps spitting out : `mount error(22): Invalid argument Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) and kernel log messages (dmesg)` I have referred to the manpage and verified that all of the args I'm using are valid. At this point I'm kind of at a loss. Are there file system args I need to add or something? I can see the disk with all of the sharenames when I run `smbclient -L`, and I can navigate to it in the file browser, but I can't mount it for some reason. I have the workgroup name set under `/etc/samba/smb.conf`. I have tried enabling and disabling NT1. Does anyone have any ideas as to why it might be spitting out an invalid args error even when I removed every single argument?

It's Debian's 30th anniversary!

Some recent experiences with KDE Wayland on a NVIDIA 3070TI
I've dipped my toes into the Wayland waters a few times of the past years, and I've always been immediately impressed and jealous of the buttery smooth performance, only to come crashing down to Earth with the severe showstoppers and bugs when using a NVIDIA based card. Despite general instability of the environment, it was lacking support for VRR as well as GAMMA LUT for night mode, among some others. I had heard that with the latest drivers there actually is GSYNC support now (at least for later model cards), which is something I think a lot of people still don't know based on what I read. So I went about installing KDE Wayland to give it a try, and I'm really pleased to report the general desktop experience is getting a whole lot better, like almost ready for prime time good! Pros Amazingly smooth performance. In X dragging windows when a video is playing , or resizing a browser window made me feel like a second class Linux citizen. Multi-monitor support with mixed refresh rates! GSYNC works! (kinda) .. I'm able to enable VRR within the KDE settings, and my monitor does response by adjusting the refresh rate while gaming. I haven't tested this extensively, but my initial impression is that it kicks on "sometimes" and not as stable as in X. With other games its been very stable holding the refresh rates. So there are factors involved that still need working out, but it's basically here guys. On the topic of GSYNC, I'm acutally getting better game rendering performance. A better and more stable FPS compared to X. I also have not tested this extensively, but general impression is really positive. Many more apps support Wayland now wihtout a lot of fussing. Electron apps are running a lots more stable. Firefox and Chromium support is easily enabled with a flag, and makes the performance so good. MPV , and SMoothVideoPlayer just work without any extra configuration. All little hangups I had in the past Steam works great. All the wine games work great though it, and also in Lutris / Bottles. Cons Still no Night mode support, although I know this is coming. Still some buggyness with KDE which causes the panel to freeze up sometimes. I set a hotkey to run 'plasmashell --replace' when this happens, and it seamlessly fixes it without interrupting anything else. Very rare kwin_wayland crash while doing some intensive xwayland stuff. -------- I know I'm forgetting some things so I'll answer questions, but I've been basically in Wayland for the past few weeks, and unless I run into any major showstoppers I haven't already, I'm good to stay.

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UPDATE: I successfully dual booted Linux! and then I messed up…
Update from this post from the other day: [What to know before Dual Booting Windows + Linux?]( TLDR: I got it working, started learning, tried to fix a grub issue and borked the whole system. --- So after considering all the advice, I went and disabled/prepped/backed up, and started the process. I managed to get Fedora KDE installed on another partition and everything was looking ok. I installed some programs, started learning for a few hours, but there was one small issue. The `grub` configuration from the video didn't really work. Windows wasn't booting by default, and when I tried to do the `GRUB_SAVEDEFAULT=true` to have it boot the last OS, it also didn't work. When booting windows, a message would flash by saying `'/EFI/fedora/grubenv'` not found. Looking more into it, the video says to use `sudo grub2-mkconfig -o boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg` but I think the correct one now is `grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg`? I found [this thread](, but I couldn't run the first command because it gave a conflict error, and I think there were two versions of grub2 installed? So anyways, I tried running the setup again, thought it was ok and did a reboot to test... and got hit with a black screen with `minimal BASH like line editing is supported`. At this point I'm a little worried and lost, thinking maybe I wasn't ready to try this, and trying to get it back the way it was. I found [this guide](, but I get stuck trying to mount the EFI partition. Any tips on where to go from here? Right now I plugged in the USB I used earlier, booted Fedora from it, and opened the terminal. Past that I'm a bit lost on how to fix grub.

cross-posted from: > I've had the (mis)fortune to deal w/ a good number of Makefiles over the years. Enough to take a liking to Gnu Make 🤷‍♂️ > > I've been haphazardly compiling a collection of common tasks that I'd like my Makefiles to do out-of-the-box for me. > > The collection grew to a point where I thought it might benefit my fellow engineers in their day-to-day programming. > > Hence bmakelib was born w/ an Apache v2.0 license 👶 > > > It is essentially a collection of useful targets, recipes and variables you can use to augment your Makefiles. > > > > The aim is not to simplify writing Makefiles but rather help you write cleaner and easier to read and maintain ones. > > Everything is well **tested via CI pipeline** (yes, I wrote unittests for Makefiles 😎) and should work out of the box. > > Please take a look and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear your thoughts and possibly your experience if you ever use bmakelib in your projects.

Thanks to suggestions from @linux, #StickerPack is now up to 76 distros! Show your #Linux prid
Thanks to suggestions from [@linux](, [#StickerPack]( is now up to 76 distros! Show your [#Linux]( pride with free printable “Powered by” Linux [#stickers]( Don’t see your favorite? Send me a link to your favorite distro’s print-quality logo and I’ll add it. [](
Thanks to suggestions from @linux, #StickerPack is now up to 76 distros! Show your #Linux prid

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Using an iPad as a second monitor (wired)
I'm trying to connect a university ipad (air, usb 3 type c, not tb or lightning) to my laptop (Framework laptop, intel 12th gen) running Fedora workstation 39. On Windows, I used a nifty app called Duet Display. I just used a usb-c cable to plug the ipad into the laptop, launched the app on both devices, and windows would see an external monitor. Scaling and resolution worked fine, and latency wasn't perfect, but was more than enough for a secondary display. With settings tweaked, artifacting was minimal. I know there are remote desktop protocols and apps, but I really want to avoid a wireless connection. Remote desktop over the internet is wasteful and unreliable, and as for local network, ,my university has some strict controls on its wifi network and I cannot reliably connect my devices. Even if I could, the reliability and latency are still bad. Duet over usb always worked and didn't rely on a wireless connection, but it also is closed source and windows and mac only. From what I can see online, the best way for an ipad to display content from another device is going to be a remote desktop protocol as it does not directly accept video signals like HDMI-in. The ipad can also connect to a network over usb c/ethernet. It seems the best approach would be to create a local network on my PC and connect my ipad to it with the cable, and then use a remote desktop client on the ipad. Is this a good approach? If so, how exactly would I make the usb connection share a local network connection? Note I only want to connect the ipad to the laptop. I understand if the ipad will not connect to wifi while connected to ethernet, and I don't need to share the internet connection with the ipad. My computer still needs to be connected to wifi/ethernet to access my university network, however.

Changes: - hyprlink support - regex engine rewrite - performance improvements

Fedora or Mint for noob?
A friend might let me install Linux on his secondary laptop he uses for university. He's not a tinkerer and wants something that just works. Linux Mint is known for being very user-friendly and stable. Also easy to get help online. However, in my opinion Mint seems rather outdated, both with its Windows-like workflow, default icons and look and also Xorg. When I tried it I had some screen stuttering I couldn't resolve, probably due to Xorg. Instead, Fedora with GNOME is very elegant and always uses the newest technologies. It feels and looks actually nice and not outdated. But I'd have to install media codecs via terminal first which suggests that Fedora is for experienced users. Also university wifi eduroam doesn't work on Fedora for me because legacy TLS connection is not supported in Fedora (at least I couldn't get it to work). I'm at a different uni than him tho, so it might work there. In general, less help on the web for Fedora than Mint. What do you think? (Btw, KDE is too convoluted in my opinion. Manjaro too, it breaks too often. I will not consider it.) EDIT: From what I've gathered so far, I should probably install Mint. He can try Fedora with a live usb or on my laptop. If he prefers that then I can warn him that this may be less stable and ask what he wants. I've only tried Ubuntu-based Mint, but LMDE is more future-proof so it will probably be that.

Bcachefs has been merged into Linux 6.7
I got this email this morning: 🥳

A Nautilus Sucks Donkeyballs Linux Rant
Nautilus, the Gnome file assistant manager, sucks utter donkeyballs. Let us make an unordered list of the ways: - If the underlying filesystem changes, say a copy operation, the file manager view does not update without a manual refresh by CTL+R. This leaves the view in a stale state, presenting false file information to the user, who might never know until they do something bad. This is a showstopper bug that's been hanging around since forever. - Batch rename. Good luck trying to rename a series of files ordered sequentially by number, if the number happens to start with any number other than one. A sequence from 2 to x is impossible to batch rename. Because regex in sed never worked either. No, wait. It's always worked! For like, 50 years. - Why, when moving a collection of files or a directory within the same filesystem, does it actually perform a copy and delete operation, taking cpu and time, when the inode location could just be updated like mv does? - Thumbnails? Why do they take longer to generate for images and video than than the totality of the existence of the universe? Nautilus is an unusable mess. If command line file utils were this bad, we'd never be able to reliably store and manipulate files. Who in their right mind actually uses this junk?

Waypipe Makes Me Happy
Howdy, folks! Doing X11 forwarding over ssh has been my go to way to access graphical applications on my headless server. With X11 being deprecated with its many security issues, I was slightly bummed since I thought I'd have to setup VNC or RDP. Low and behold I stumbled across Waypipe! Made my god damn day.

Help me decide my first distro for Audio.
Hello everyone, I need help choosing my first distro. I want to be able to run Audio software for editing and mixing. So I need also VST plug ins and others. Currently I use Windows 10, and Reaper. I have worked with macOS and Chrome OS in the past so the desktop and Linux is not something I can't get used to. I also need to run Plex and Torrenting software. I'm a computing engineer, so I can troubleshoot most issues, but I'd like to be able to fix most things. Someone recommended me Lubuntu. Mostly, I'd like to hear your opinions. Thanks.

Last Part to make use of Vulkan in Wine to be merged soon

Document Management System for Linux?
I'm looking to organise my paper mail with the help of a scanner and some document management system for Linux. Does anybody have any suggestions? The [paperless-ngx]( project is sort of what I'm looking for, but I don't really want or need to run it in a selfhosted manner. I have a selfhosted server on which I could easily add it, but since I don't really need or want this to be available online in any way (even on my local home network) I don't really want that overhead. I would prefer an application in the manner of what Calibre is for ebooks. That is, it operates on a locally stored library and that's it. No web server.

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How to package software for many distributions in their native package format?
What solutions out there can package software in the *native* package format? I only found [fpm (effing package management)]( and [OBS (Open Build Service)]( so far. Edit history: - 2023-11-02: Change title from "How to package software for many distributions?" to "How to package software for many distributions in their native package format?" - 2023-11-02: Highlight the word native.

My first year using Linux: My experience
In the end of November 2022 (1 year ago), I switched from MacOs to Linux (Debian with KDE Plasma) on my MacBook. No regret! Was a very good decision. I think, I'll never go back. Experience: - I did not know about KDE Plasma until 1 year ago. The picture in my head about Linux was pretty much GNOME. I'm a huge fan of KDE Plasma now. KDE Plasma 6 in 2024 will probably be awesome. - The GitHub repository "Awesome-Linux-Software" was awesome during the first weeks. It made me realize that most of the stuff I was already using, is also available for Linux. Only software I had to leave behind: Affinity Designer (IMO far more intuitive to use than GIMP, sorry FOSS community) and Visual Studio for Mac (which is dead anyway) - The only advanced thing I had to do in the beginning: My WIFI connection is always gone when I close my MacBook, but there is not automatic reconnect when I reopen it. None of the usual stuff recommended when using Debian on a MacBook helped. So, I had to write a service that checks for this (something with rmmod, modprobe, brcmfmac, ...). Probably too much for a casual user and hopefully not necessary for them.. TODO in the next year: - Trying out gaming on Linux, maybe buying a Steam Deck - Migrating to KDE Plasma 6 (and switching to Wayland) - Recommending ~~our religion~~ Linux to others

OBS live translations?
apologies for coming back with another question so quick, but im at a loss im trying to get a plugin that lets you show live translations of what you are saying on stream. I found a few but...its not working to say the least. : uses two different sites and the second one doesnt allow the very files the guide wants you to upload : uses deb files for some reason and doesnt work to install anywhere else (needs apt get) : uses openai, which i dont have access to : only works for jap to eng and vice versa : again, debs any help would be very much appreciated

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