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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.


Another Weird Issues with Debian Sid

Another weird issue with # Sid, misconfiguration and kernel panic a gogo; two hours to fix the issues downgrading to testing through chroot...

I gave up with Unstable, for everyday use Testing is way more reliable, and I am not enough expert to handle with these stuff...

This is not a Debian fault it is just me though, but it is great you can fix with a Debian live cd!

# # # # # #
So. You found out, that Unstable is less stable than Testing.

My take: you are a f***ing genius! May I have a tattoo with your avatar?
Are you dumb or a dumb bot? Get out of here...


Flatpak and Tray Icons

Hi Folks,

does anyone know if # supports system tray icons?

I am currently testing the flatpak # application but it doesn't shows any tray icon not even in the preferences that is available as option, but reading on internet it may be activated with these options: --use-tray-icon --start-in-tray

However when I run:

flatpak run org.signal.Signal --use-tray-icon --start-in-tray

The icon in the tray isn't displayed.

My system is # Testing with # as # environment, what do you think?

My best,


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By the way I installed Zoom through Flatpak and it is has the tray icon... But I didn't know that Gnome 3 doesn't support tray icon hence I had to install the nineteenth extensions... 🤦‍♂️


Pro Audio Equipment for Linux

Hi There,

my brother because, the coronavirus, needs to give his lectures in video

I suggest to him to buy some professional equipment, there a tons of Linux podcasters that maybe can suggest me hardware equipment and software.

Regarding the software I thoughts he might use #, not sure the application or the server. He needs also to record his classes and I am not sure if Discord already does it or if he needs also # installed.

We are a # based family I would need hardware recommendations that works 100% out of the box on Debian, sometimes hardware that target # work fine also in Debian, but better being sure.

He need to speaks with the students and to share the desktop and to record everything, if you think there is a better software solution please let me know.

In the meantime thanks in advance for your support!

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chilcreek reshared this.

@">Anadam :-D, thanks for those information, meanwhile I took a look at the equipment used by @DasGeek and it is pretty expensive... 😱
Yeah, one doesn't need brand new gear nor needs to spend a bundle.


Playing around with EndeavourOS


I have been following # from episode 70. I am not a supporter but it is one of the podcast I listen weekly. And I have noticed, as many other similar podcast, that for them the deb based distro end with *buntu. And even if they did, on episode 72, an interview with Chris Lamb of # their approach hasn't change very much, and without Rocco probably has got even worst.

Now dear friends let me tell you an obviously that without Debian probably Ubuntu would never exist and let me also say that once you try Debian you never come back to Ubuntu. But the way you treat Debian and related project like # clearly show that you haven't done well your homework and for that still continue to speak just of *buntus.

I suggest you to try Debian in depth to understand well the project wholly not only on the technological part. I mean the approximations and commonplaces I heard constantly about the Debian project are quite unjustifiable.

Let me finish pointing out that your main sponsor uses Debian for its infrastructure...


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Not trying to diminish Debian at all, but I work for System76 and we use Ubuntu as the base for Pop!_OS. Ubuntu has packaged drivers for devices like NVIDIA cards that are not easy, especially for the average user, to install.
I love what the Debian project stands for, but it cannot always keep up with the demands of modern computers/users


Virtual Distro Hopping

Give a try to Sabayon, Calculate or Gentoo before settling with Debian. You may get surprised.
I am not even sure if Sabayon is still active as project, however I don't see the point to use Gentoo on a Virtual Machine with limited resources...
Would have liked to read about your experiences with Obarun. It is arch based and I used it only on bare metal. Install is pretty simple.


How do I get which application is open for screens rather than for desktop?

Hi folks,

I am trying to figure out how to get which applications are open on a specific screen on a multi-monitor configuration on #Linux.

For example utility like #wmctrl ignores the condition of the two monitors and considers the desktop area just as larger (1920*2)*1080px.


#opensource #gnu #debian #ubuntu #xfce4 #linuxdesktop
Just a wild guess, would pstree show you an entry of screen and the applications listed beneath it?
I have to test it out... but thanks anyway...


Laptop for 1000 Euro

Hi Guys,

I am looking for a decent laptop, to buy in Europe (Italy), that plays nicely with Linux, any brands; gpu: Intel or AMD. Thanks!

#linux #laptop #debian #ubuntu #gnu #opensource

Daniel reshared this.

Gah, too bad. But thanks for trying!
I know, it is a shame... :(


The hidden issues of Devuan

Hi there,

I am using Devuan Testing as daily driver on a Virtual Machine every day as main desktop for almost everything and I am a bit concerned about something that might become a real issue.

For its entire cycle and even when Debian Buster was released at every update I have been having this output:

The following packages have been kept back:
  elogind libelogind0 libpam-elogind

These three packages that are fundamentals for Devuan haven't received an updated for at least one year, this is not really the best practice to make an operative system safe. This three packages are a vulnerability and make Devuan a distro unsafe to use on any scenario.

I hope they are doing to make something to improve the security of Devuan keeping these three packages updated and safes.

#devuan #debian #linux #gnu #initfree #freesoftware #opensource


Distro personal crisys (an open letter to myself... )

@Debacle Honestly I haven't understood yet the difference between the two but I think they work almost the same... 😅

Thanks for sharing that video, it was very interesting.


Debian freezing

So boring when Debian is stuck on the freezing cycle... 😩

#debian #linux #freesoftware #foss #floss #frozen

François Revol reshared this.

I like Arch and Manjaro but even if we used to date we never fallen in love with each other... 😎

@Ilja Sara
Gentoo never accepted an invitation... 😅

@Fernando Santagata
I am already married with Testing, but sometimes she got bored... 😁

Yep, that's true indeed... No remedies... 😩


The pointlessness of the FSF endorsed distros based on Ubuntu...

Carrying water for software owners is a compromise. Debian hosting non free software is a waste of resources that should go to making better free software. Allowing someone to set up a tent to install non free software outside of a FSF event, as long as the person dresses up as a devil, is not such a compromise, it's just another way of telling people that non free software gives an evil third party control of your computer. I think that Debian did a better job of shielding users from non free software than Ubuntu did, but they can do better still by dropping it all on the floor.
Debian hosting non free software is a waste of resources that should go to making better free software. Allowing someone to set up a tent to install non free software outside of a FSF event, as long as the person dresses up as a devil, is not such a compromise
#specialpleading #splittinghairs

of course it is a compromise. it is just an acceptable compromise. but it is a compromise. if it werent, then “as long as the person dresses up as a devil” would be irrelevant. the “deal” and the “compromise” are practically the same thing. “if you dress like this and stay out of the room, you can be part of our event whereas you werent before.” you might as well say that as long as you put a big warning on cigarettes, it isnt a compromise to allow them to be sold instead of banned. (im not against the move from the fsf, but its a very silly argument that it isnt a compromise.)