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Thermal paste...

First time in my life that I replace a thermal paste of any laptop I've ever had so far... I feel like kinda cool... 😎

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So was it free of systemd? :)
Initfree... systemd was burning my laptop... 😜

How M$ will take posses over the Linux realm...

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'll never stay under Ubuntu in that case... just remembering the plague of Wubi under M$ years ago... and that's not to hard to move back to an old good Debian, so..... :)!
Regrettably, I find it hard not to consider this entirely credible. And, if it were to happen, the same promises would be made to the faithful, like they were to Sun Microsystems customers and community following Oracle’s acquisition, or IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat. The promise being that the jewels will be left untouched and respected.

Debian for Kids

Bad move using # testing for my Kid's laptop, I am struggling with frequents frozen mostly caused, I guess, by the wifi chipset. And at home are constantly forced to reboot in Window... I mean I would probably fix it on the fly but since the moment I am not at home the only solution is a forced reboot.

I have to dig more about the wifi/bluetooth chipset to see if I found a solution, yesterday I thought to have fixed all the warning and the issues tough.

But I am pretty sure that when you have a piece of hardware that doesn't play well with the Kernel you would have the same annoying issues even with the stable release of Debian.

I wonder if blacklisting totally the wifi chipset it may prevent those frozen, as a matter of fact I got a powerline to solve some wireless connectivity issue hence I can blacklist the chipset if it is possible...

I'll let you know...

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Windows never got stuck not even a single time.

Wow. The odds are against that!
@Giovanni Moretti

More than a solution that would be a workaround but the WiFi is actually working but I think the chipset doesn't play nicely on Debian, even if use a dongle I should blacklist the wifi module on the MB.

Tuning XFCE

Since I am again on my favorite DE, #, I was looking for a workaround to have a nice dashboard/expose effect available.

In first place I tried to compile gala from Elementary but there is a bug that won't never fixed in # hence I moved forward to other solutions.

I tried Skippy-xd which is nice and works properly but doesn't allow you to move windows on the others virtual desktop.

Thus I tried XFDashboard, my memories about it weren't really positive but even tough is not in the official Xfce4 goodies has not been inactive and, differently as I remembered it, I found it pretty snappy and decent to use hence I decided I'll stick with it!

Cool! 😎

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Curious to know, what made you dislike PopOS in favor of a debian derivative? Was it systemd or the stability?
Short version, In order:

Gnome3, Ubuntu, S76.

Those aren't my thoughts but are widely shared:

I cannot confirm this, but I have the feeling that here in the US many budget laptops (not Chromebooks) have almost doubled their price.

For instance I bought on Spring a Motile Ryzen 3 at $250 for my kid and now it is at $399. Laptops with the same where in the same below the $300, closer to $200 actually.

Kids are forcing to follow virtual classes and a lot of people lost their jobs and as usual some are speculating over families issues selling those devices overpriced...

How disgusting... 🤢

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I fight it by restoring perfectly good older machines with lightweight, newbie-friendly distros like Linux Lite for some of my classmates.
I don't want do it because automatically you become a free h24 help-desk.

The crap around Free Software (as in Freedom)

I have never seen all this crap around the Free Software (as in Freedom) as this year...

RMS banned, the FSF as the joke of itself, Torvalds genuflected, scandals in Debian, all the worst companies into the Linux board, M$ buying Github, Ubuntu pushing WSL, IBM buying Red Hat, what else I forgot?

But overall a terrible backlash against the philosophy of the Free Software Movement that is also corroborate by all these tech complacent journalists and supported also by all these, really useless, podcasts that are made by servants, people that enslave themselves to praise their BDFLs or simply bewitched by the power or just cowards.

Freedom is vital everywhere not just in software, but software is one of the key of the modern society and the Free Software (as in freedom) and its culture should be supported and defended vigorously, however, many prefer the crumbs granted by the powerful rather than stand up for their rights and future.

Very disappointed!

# # # # # # Exactly... politicaly some sent dirt to target FOSS and Linux too indeed and as Debian is an important distrib, she is targeted^^:)!
But i'm not comfortable with your idea of any conspiracy other than Microsoft and others nasty interrests indeed Ok, thus it's too caricatural i think:(!

I was just listening episode 158 of # and I found again another # promotion with a well precise scheme, an initial false and silly skepticism that becomes eventually in a huge admiration... Oh boy so ridiculous... I think I am going to stop listening these guys.

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Obarun installation issues...

It is a very shame but I performed more than a dozen of # installations, all of those documented with notes and screenshots, and I got just a couple of successful installations without being able to replicate any of successful procedure.

Constantly a weird issue comes out, a setting works once and later it doesn't, everything seems quite unpredictable if you are trying a lesser common setup. I am really sad, I thought I could use it as daily driver but it requires a good knowledge of Arch in general, and of S6 specifically; I don't have either of both, beside few time to dedicate to learn well both in a short time.

I think I will try # plus #, probably I am going to find a more predictable and tested environment that should support BTRFS, LUKS and LVM out of the box. I hope...

Let's see what happens, eventually I will try with # as well even though the Debian installer doesn't allow the same flexibility as the arch cli installer allows.

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People at # podcast can speak for hours without mentioning, not even one time, the word #...

I start to think that is done intentionally... 🤔

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Looking for some explaination about BTRFS

I am viewing from diaspora (pluspora pod), and I see images.

I've been using btrfs with Debian for some time, but only a relatively simple situation. I use it on some of nfs file servers because of the way reflinks work. I have a number of nfs root installs, and also small 30GB SSD. In this situation, there are a TON of duplicate files, and reflinks are the awesome solution. It lets me fit a lot more installs on a 30GB SSD than would normally be possible.

But there are some annoyances which keep me using ext4 otherwise. It's not really a block device, so I can't put a swapfile or virtual machine qcow2 file on it (I think).

Still, maybe I can help a little bit?
What I like of BTRFS is the snapshots feature, but what I dislike is having two disk and use it separately as Windows does. I have been always used LVM for striping the data over multiple partions but BTRFS has modern features that are missing on LVM even though to create a RAID (10) was quite complicated.

From Linux 5 you can have a swap file but with some limitation, in my case I got a third SSD disk where I will place /boot a phisical swap and and another partition, the last two will lie over an LVM luks partition... 🤓

Switching my site to WriteFreely

I have been using WordPress ever since I decided to have a personal website/blog. It has served me well but I've come to a point where I got tired of messing with plugin conflicts, and spammers. I also like Markdown a lot and the available plugins for WordPress were either broken or had conflicts with other plugins. So I decided to try something simpler. At first I had my mind on static generators but then I came across WriteFreely, a minimalistic, distributed and customizable blogging software. It supports Markdown and HTML and that's all I need right now. On the minus side, it does not support media uploads but we will show a workaround to that, on this guide.

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Very interesting! When you host your own, does it still federate?
Does your blog have a handle I can follow from here?
I was curious to what was your media upload solution, only to find out we have reached the same conclusion and let nginx serve it. I didn't like it at the start, but with some scripts to easily upload a file it's not a chore at all. Great tutorial!

Obarun and BTRFS

Testing #, sofisticated # derivative # with # as init, mounted over a RAID0 # partition.

Cool! 😎



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Using floss software as professional workflow alternative

For the very first time I introduced a # workflow in the job of my wife, we submitted some permit plans that she realized in Revit and that I layout on my # + # box using: #, # #, # and again #.

I imported all the necessary PDFs in Scribus and then exported the plans in black and white without losing quality or rasterizing the vector graphic. The print quality was very good (even though I didn't see it actually).

Scribus is often quite wooden but after a couple of proofs I found the best method to create the title block and to prepare the proper master pages. Unfortunately the preview of the PDF on Scribus is not yet in high-res, neither in preview mode, but is enough to lay out the tables in the right position.

It would be fantastic if she may consider # as alternative to Revit, but I think it will never happen... 🤔

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This is how things should work, a community project, lead by the community, that is also sustained by companies paying for devs to extend the stable release lifespan cycle over the regular one.

Kudos to #!

also sustained by companies paying for devs to extend the stable release lifespan cycle over the regular one.

Beware donors, least ye become beholden to them.

Thank you!!!!

iSurf Social Registrations open again!

Hi all!

Well, with some of the bugfixes and improvements that have gone in with system cleanup and performance, I've been able to re-enable some cleanup settings. That, in turn, has led me to re-open registrations for new accounts here.

If you know of anyone who's been looking to give a North American Friendica setup a go, do let them know!

Why I ditched POP!_os 20.04

In total counter-sense, as usual, here my reasons to ditch POP!_os 20.04!

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Hi folks,

I am trying to install # however the # # doesn't recognize the # raid0 I prepared before on the terminal hence I don't have a place where putting the OS, unless I don't format the disk and break the raid.

I have been reading the # wiki and the official btrfs wiki during these days but I haven't understood if I can create a raid after the OS installation on the first disk, and then create the raid with the second. I haven't done this last option though.

I have very few spare time any suggestion that makes me save time is really appreciated, thanks!

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No, those are entirely independent. You can most certainly use raid modes on any btrfs filesystem if you have multiple physical devices. You can create multiple filesystems each of which is spread across multiple physical devices, even the same devices if you use partitions.

For example, the first filesystem composed of sda1 and sdb1 mounted on / and the second filesystem composed of sda2 and sdb2 mounted on /home

Of course then it becomes inconvenient to change the space allocation unless you use LVM instead of raw partitions. But if you're going to get that complicated you might as well use subvolumes in the first place.
Thank you again for your kind reply... I don't need, actually, also the home over a btrfs. I was originally interested in snapshots and rollingback, then reading the documentation I realized that I could use a RAID on two identical ssd I have on my machine. A wise partition setup is good but an overly complicated setup might be not. I'll go doing further tests..

Hi folks,

I am evaluating the option of using # for / (root) on my new installation.

The most compelling feature I am interested in is the snapshot/rollback one, however this will take space, hence my question is: how many disk space does # require for snapshots?

I am planning to reserve for / (root) 100GB, will be this space enough?


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After had read the Debian wiki I lost my interest, better using btrfs on a distro that is design to work with it like OpenSuse; I'll check out if there are implementation for ext4 for snapshots and rollback...
LVM serves that scope, and my / (root) will be on unencrypted LVM logical volume. Now I just figuring out to create a script that overwrite your snasphot just before everytime you are goingo to upgrade the packages... 🤔

Hmm... aren't those the week numbers where it hits 32?
Hey you may right, shame on me... 🤣🤣🤣

Thanks Free Software

Thanks # , # and # you made possible for me to create a portfolio in two days for two job applications for me really important!

I love to be # and making my own personal projects with just # , it is not a matter of money, it is a matter that you aren't tied to any software that do not respect your freedom and often also your privacy!

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S6 is cool too, I used it on Obarun. Arch should have remained systemd-less, but that's just my peronal opinion.
Any distro should be init-agnostic, in terms you should have the opportunity to have the one that fits best for you. Linux is the only OS where users matter and aren't just customers, most distro are community based for that reason.

Systemd is not anymore a viable solution for a personal PC use, it has been shaping with the cloud in mind, who care about the cloud? I would love to have the most easier but yet secure and best init available for my personal use.

Since systemd is tailored around the sysad/devops/whatever we need now an init that is tailored around the end users and does exactly what a init should do, just that.

We need basically more choices...

There a couple of idiots on #, but I suspect that both are the same person, that are constantly spreading # and # about #.

Their arguments are so silly and ephemeral that everytime I engage them the result is always the same: offences against myself and my comments deleted.

The inability to have a civic and constructive dialogue with these two individuals just leads me to one and simple conclusion: those persons are **saboteurs**!

I ignore the reason but they have a precise bias against Debian that cannot be based on the nonsense they repeat. There is a precise and captious scheme behind, **hence I invite all of you to not trust these two guys.**

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I guess every human organisation has lights and shadows.
It's a pity. As a Debian user I'd like to read a discussion of all you (fans and detractors of the Debian project) on Diaspora. Perhaps an impartial third party could host the thread of discussion, with no deleted comments, just people trying to get their points across. Too bad this summer everybody seems to be more passionate than usual, so I'll have to read separate threads and arrive at my own conclusions.

Honestly there is no point at all. It is constantly accused Debian as entity while:

1. The DPL is in charge two years with only two mandates on a row.

2. The DPL serves more as coordinator under its own program and has very limited power.

3. Each Debian team is autonomous and it responds only to itself and when is time to freeze and release Debian.

4. Debian is made by volunteers which follows the do-ocracy philosophy and barely known each others beside the mailing lists who belong to.

5. Debian uses the funds that receives to pay its infrastructure and to organize its meeting. Probably this is the only area where the DPL is in charge.

For the rest accusing Debian is stupid, you can accuse each individual that you think is not conforming or acting under the Debian Social Contract; all the rest is pure millantry.

Motile 14" Performance Laptop Ryzen 3: Debianized!

🎊 🎊 I finally # this latop even though as dual-boot... 🎊 🎊

The difference of responsiveness between # vs # is embarrassing for the latter... Recently I am using W10 at work after 4 years of macOS (👎) and I found it so unfriendly that is incredible that actually M$ is paying the people that created it... 😱

I mean at least at # the ones that are actually paying to work on it are very few... 😜

Anyway I am so tired of anything else that is not # that I am thinking to throw on the garbage also #.

POP!_os is a convoluted OS that try to fix the mess-up of # against #, the result is unfortunately inconsistent, and this leads just to a one and only conclusion... You had better to use directly #.

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I always thought of Gnome as independent of Canonical and Ubuntu. I agree that Mate is not any lighter weight, but wasn't clear what you did or didn't like. On my chromebooks I run Gallium OS and XFCE there really shines. It is based on Ubuntu as well though so YMMV
I don't like it, I consider XFCE a more reliable and consistent desktop experience.

Dear #

I am pretty noob and I am still in the process learning... I have question about rendering settings... I have an old but still pretty decent GPU: a Nvidia 970M.

I did several Cycles tests (2560*2560, 128 sample) and I found out that using CUDA GPU+CPU @ 64*64 is 40% faster than rendering with just the GPU @ 256*256... And I am just figuring out why... When I bought my laptop that was the best card available, I bought it with the intention to learn better Blender, but it is just when 2.80 came out that I really started to study Blender seriously.

Now, since I am a # user I am wondering, thinking about rendering speed, if for the future would be better buying a powerful CPU like a Threadripper and a decent AMD GPU rather than buy another Nvidia card.

I mean AMD is always better for Linux but just focus primarily on rendering speed.


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i'm a lot more comfortable with the devuan community and developers (like jaromil) and where their ethics are, than debian's, official social contract or not.
i only (sid/)ceres, so i dont notice a slow moving aspect.

though, i skip a lot of the "which distro" dilema, with bedrocklinux. shsh. ;D [void|artix|gentoo|devuan]
They just recently got almost the same pace as Debian... Anyway I prefer Debian...

Desktop search for XFCE4

Dear # users,

Do you any #, # or # (like # that fits well with XFCE4 and #?

It should be able to read the content of the documents, mainly ODF, PDF and DOC/DOCX.


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Catfish is good but it does not search the content of pdfs.

Hi folks, I am getting crazy trying to remember a name of a # # #.

This # # is about an # in # on an # planet looking for intelligent species, but as he has difficult to find some the mission never ends and he starts to dream having sex with his wife till having hallucinations of all the aliens having wild sex. When is able to find an intelligent specimen he returns on the hearth and discovers that his wife had a baby with the commander that sent him on mission before.

I hope the description was enough clear to help you to remember this #.

This short movie was produced between 2013 and 2018... Thanks!

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