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Linux Revenge

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You could have made a dual boot machine.
Keeping Windows for just in case.


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,


# # # # # # #
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... 🤦‍♂️


Video conference

@Free Software Foundation

Any suggestion for holding a video conference lecture with around 50 connections and screen sharing?


# # # # # #

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@Kevin Hell : on Nextcloud Talk page, they say that it does screensharing.


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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@">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.


Since # became # I saw a very radical, and ambiguous, approach to certain topics that I would suggest to rename the show # or #.

I don't know if this is a mere coincidence, but this shift is quite evident.

If you want proprietary software on a *nix base for all, just begin to pressure # to release # for any hardware so you can have all the proprietary software you want on any hardware. Or just switch to Win10 and WLS, then you have # + # + proprietary software without dual boot, practically yours dreams are already materialized.

If your idea of the # is bringing all the proprietary crap, with all the lockdowns against # that implicitly means, then I am pretty happy that we will never have the #.

You should promote # because along donations and contributions these software exist also because people use those, if you promote the proprietary software against the floss one you are simply incoherents.
Totally agreed, and I am also against the misconception that commercial software bring people to use the alternative free version. It doesn't work on Win and Mac why it should work on Linux is a mistery, it is just propaganda the make people more prone to accept closed software on a GPLed environment.
Regarding commercial vs. open software. Yes agree. People use what they know and what they know is often what they used in school and at work. The other issue of course... everyone that uses closed stuff thinks you should be compatible with them rather than they being compatible with you... not fair... but the way it usually is. For example, I have a Facebook account which I don't use that much but need because if I want to communicate with my extended family... I have to because that's what they use and nothing is likely to change that. There are a lot of examples of this sort of thing.

On the other hand I've also had great success using Linux and open applications which I've been doing both at home and work since about 1997 or so in various ways. My wife uses Linux too, her dad uses linux, my mom uses Windows but open apps. So people do use and succeed with going open in various ways.


Building a Digital Porftolio with Inkscape - Part One

Building a Digital Porftolio with Inkscape - Part One

First article focused on Inkscape, this will be a mini series split in three parts!

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A petition to free Cycas CAD

There was this # software that always captured my attention but I haven't tried though. And although the website seems still updated the last version available is from the far 2008.

From the screenshot it seems build natively for Linux with the X11 libraries, it would be nice asking to owners if they are willing to open code. They could be also crowdfund the code as did by Blender.

Do you believe it is worth making an attempt with an online petition?

# # # # # # #

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Nothing move since..... 2006 : :(! But ought be interresting, yes:)!
It is very depressing how it is difficult reaching out the Linux community with the Federation/Fediverse... 😟


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


Librem Mail

The latest version of # (1.1.0) from # got a tremendous enhancement!

Better UI, better settings, modern look! Started as a simple fork of # now it is one of the best # # Client available for #.

Warmly recommended if you are looking for a # app for your mobile, I installed it from #.

# #

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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.

Look at this:

At a certain point M$ has to stop selling licenses for developing because Devs can get tired of this behave when have plenty of LinuxOS for free and M$ doesn't want go against the devs like did in the 80's, 90's and at the beginning of the 2000. The only solution is an Open Source stack on top of sort kind of wrap around WSL toward exclusively Azure...
RMS survived this wave of smear (second wave), now we need to see who runs the FSF


RMS did not fail!

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do you mean confrontation or discussion?
Good question... Maybe both... Sometimes is hard finding the right words...


Alias in Fish Shell

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No one is fishing? 😥


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


Gnu question of the day

The #gnuquestionoftheday is:

Why do we have a tons of non-linear editing systems available on #Gnu & #Linux and just a bunch of image editing applications?

The count:

1. #Openshot
2. #Shotcut
3. #Flowblade
4. #Kdenlive
5. #Pitivi
6. #Kino

And just:

1. #Gimp
2. #Krita
3. #MtPaint ... 😅

Is it easier create a nle rather than an image manipulation software?

As a matter of fact we have also more raw image processors:

1. #ufraw
2. #rawtherapee
3. #lightzone
4. #Darktable

and if we add also photo organizers at the same list:

5. #Shotweel
6. #Fotoxx
7. #Digikam
8. #Hugin
9. #Shotwell

That is pretty weird isn't it? 😁

#foss #floss #freesoftware #photo #video #videoediting #photomanipulation

p.s. better the #linuxquestionoftheday? 🤔

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Pinta I think is not anymore in developing and Java software aren't never considered for definition... And about Hugin, I have been a little bit elastic...


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.


Gimp 2.10.12 released

That's cool! 👍

Recently Gimp is going very well! 😀

I also take the opportunity to become patreon of Øyvind Kolås, which is the main developer of babl/GEGL, the latter is the framework that will make GIMP even better!

#gimp #gnu #freesoftware #photo-manipulation #floss #foss #digital-art #digital

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Misadventure in GUIX #2

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Thank you very much for mentoring me, actually I was unable to find or create the configuration system file.

So until I don't understand how where it is or how to create it, I'll be likely unable to achieve anything.

Just another question but if gdm is not installed but just "linked" to my profile how can I remove it? Manually?

Thanks... 🍺
If you used the graphical installer, the system declaration file is probably /mnt/etc/config.scm.

I'm not sure to understand your question, however. "installed" really means "associated to your profile" so GDM cannot be "associated" but not "installed".


Debian freezing

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

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

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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... 😩


Devuan Testing with runit

For reason that I will not explain I use a lot Linux inside a virtual machine. I have been using for a long time the Raspberry PI Desktop because supposedly extremely light, but I got tired.

Hence I decided to install another Debian derivative and just because I am a huge fan of #systemd I installed #Devuan testing plus #runit as init system and let me say that, even if I also encrypted the virtual disk, the distro runs like a charm and it is somehow faster than Raspberry PI with systemd, the boot is faster and generally the DE is quite performing. I always thought that Xfce has been always superior than Lxde, so it was not a surprise that feelings I am having.

Also the use of Slim instead of Lightdm makes the distro faster after the login, as a matter of fact lightdm is another bottleneck. The sensation is the OS is more responsive even because runit, which just works as an init...

I'll keep you posted about Devuan and runit!

#linux #gnu #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #systemdfree


GNU Guix 1.0 System Distribution & Transactional Package Manager Released

GNU Guix 1.0.0 released — 2019 — Blog — GNU Guix

This distro is so cool, I look forward to make it my main distro.
There are a tons of points that make this distro so thrilling but two are actually my favorites:
  • systemd free. GuixSD uses the Shepherd init system, formerly knwon as DMD (Daemon managing Daemons), it uses daemons to initialize and run services.
  • Nix package manager that allows different versions of a same applications, rolls back, sandboxes, applications per users.
It runs only Free Software so you need an hardware 100% compatible with FreeSoftware.

#linux #gnu #fsf #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #guix #nix #systemdfree


Gimp 2.10.10 available for macOS

Hi folks,

for the ones who have an Apple Computer, I don't have it but I use one at my job, the brand new Gimp 2.10.10 is available for #macOS as well!

#gimp #gnu #freesoftware #floss #foss #libregraphic


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.)