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Dariusmiles2123 @sh.itjust.works
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The Future of Odysee
  • I think Peertube has a brighter future if they find a way to act like some Youtube and Patreon alternative.

    Maybe, you could get 2 free videos from one creator and then need to pay once you know you enjoy what they do.

  • Storm Linux 2000, 1999
  • I love seeing these screenshots of old Linux distributions as it makes me realize how much things have improved.

    I’m just a consumer but I really appreciate the work everyone has done and I ain’t going back to Windows anymore.

  • How Long Should Hardware/Software Support Last?
  • 10 years is clearly not enough. I’d say 20 years but I clearly don’t know how much work is involved.

    I also clearly think that preserving the history of technology isn’t given enough importance with games disappearing, OS’s being not useable anymore and stuff like this.

    But Linux is clearly the good student here.

  • Why haven't we figured out monetisation for peertube?
  • I wouldn’t mind paying a monthly subscription to the creators I enjoy in Peertube.

    I’m already doing it through Patreon, but doing through Peertube would be better as these creators would see that the money is coming from a Peertube user.

  • Question: Just got a Surface Go; want to install linux (use case details in post)
  • I have a Surface Go 1 with 8gb running Fedora Workstation. It has a typecover and it spends most of its time linked to a monitor through the USB-C port. It charges this way and can also send data to the monitor which is used as an USB hub.

    As I’m never using it only as a tablet, I can’t give you more informations about the touchscreen functionalities.

  • GNOME June 2024: C'mon you can do better
  • Well what I meant is that if Gnome was taking so much inspiration from MacOs, being a Gnome user, I wouldn’t have felt lost on MacOS.

    I also don’t mind Gnome taking what’s great from every other OS, as it’d clearly be stupid not to if an idea is great.

    I also think that people should be more open minded about what others are enjoying. I prefer Linux, but I can also understand that some people just want to have the most compatible OS with everything, aka Windows. Or the best ecosystem, aka Apple.

    It is not my choice, and I’m trying to convince people to switch to something else, but just badmouthing their choice when it has objectively some advantages isn’t gonna help.

  • GNOME June 2024: C'mon you can do better
  • I’ve only spent a few hours on my wife’s MacBook Pro which was still running Catalina (now Fedora) back in the days, and I didn’t think Gnome and MacOs were so similar.

    To be honest I felt a bit lost on MacOs Catalina and felt like everything was difficult compared to Gnome.

    But I guess Gnome is taking a lot of inspiration from the MacOs aesthetic, and it’s okay with me because it looks great.

    I don’t have a lot of experience with other DE on Linux, but they lack the clean aesthetic of Gnome.

  • what’s your thoughts on Linux and Windows…
  • For me the most annoying thing with Windows is the ads and the fact Microsoft is pushing you to buy into their stuff.

    I clearly love Linux way more, but I don’t think Windows (10 at least) is as bad as some people make it sound.

    Still I’m trying to convince everyone I know to switch to Linux.

  • [Playstation Lifestyle] PlayStation May Go Fully Digital After PS6, Analyst Predicts
  • Clearly not something which would encourage me to keep playing videogames.

    What happens if you buy a game and hate it?

    I’d be ready to pay more for a physical game just to be sure I could resell it if I don’t enjoy it.

    There’ll always be a market for physical games.

    Just think about the vinyl market right now.

  • Inside Netflix’s bet on advanced video encoding
  • It’s a really interesting article about something we might not think about.

    It’d be interesting also to try to see how much money they can save by using a lower bitrate or saving energy by using less servers.

    It’s a lot of things we take for granted when we’re just watching a show and you don’t think about all the work behind it.

  • Let’s make games open source, so future generations can enjoy them
  • It’s an interesting article and I’m also starting to think more and more about game preservation.

    I don’t understand why a company like Sony wouldn’t provide you a way to play ps1-3 games on your ps5. I would even be ready to pay for it.

    There might be some technical problems I’m not seeing, but people can do it on older pc’s..

    I guess the whole video game industry has to think about preserving its own history.

    I don’t know if open sourcing games would help, but something needs to be done.

    Even playing a game like Sim City 2000 on pc is proving challenging now on Windows. I would want to play it on Linux but I can’t imagine how difficult that would be as the game isn’t even listed in Proton DB. And the VM solution would probably not work as Steam wouldn’t support something like Windows XP…

  • Can't update/remove/install on Fedora because of "no disk space"

    Hi everyone!

    A few days ago, I had a problem while trying to run KDE and Gnome as DE on Fedora 40. That problem was solved (see crosspost), but now, I can't update Fedora anymore as it says "the transaction did not complete" and I can't install or uninstall anything as it says I don't have space on my disk (which is not true).

    Does anyone have an idea what to do?

    Edit: apparently dnf clean and dnf clean all solved the problem, so thank you everyone as I was kind of panicking when I thought about all the work involved into having my perfect install again.

    publication croisée depuis : https://sh.itjust.works/post/20027102

    > Hi everyone! > > Today I tried to install KDE alongside Gnome to give it a try on Fedora on something else than a virtual machine. > > For a reason I can't understand, the terminal couldn't finish the installation of KDE as something failed. Despite all of this, all the KDE apps were installed and Plasma is appearing as an option on the login screen under Gnome and Gnome Classic. Still I couldn't launch KDE plasma and nothing was happening after typing my login. > > I took it as a sign that KDE isn't for me, especially because I'm 99% happy with Gnome. > > So I removed KDE via the terminal and the remaining apps via the software center. Sadly, there is one app called "Centre de bienvenue" or "Welcome center" from KDE that I can't remove. Nothing is happening when I try removing it. > > I tried removing it via the terminal, but when I type "dnf list installed" I can't find it as there are too many packages. Could anyone help me? > > I also tried « dnf list installed » with the words « welcome », « bienvenue », « kde » and « plasma ».

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    Thunderbird flatpak isn't opening attachements

    Hi everyone!

    I love Thunderbird and I'm really happy with it.

    It's the flatpak version and, sadly, it doesn't allow me to open attachments. When I click on the file, it brings me to a screen where it proposes to use the system handler to open the file and then nothing happens.

    Apparently, this is a common issue related to flatpak and its permissions, so I tried to circumvent it by trying to open documents inside Thunderbird (as I remember Thunderbird being able to open PDFs) but it didn't work as it's only telling me that Firefox is already running.

    Does anyone know a workaround as for now it forces me to save documents before being able to open them?

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    Can't remove program on Gnome software center on Fedora

    Hi everyone!

    Today I tried to install KDE alongside Gnome to give it a try on Fedora on something else than a virtual machine.

    For a reason I can't understand, the terminal couldn't finish the installation of KDE as something failed. Despite all of this, all the KDE apps were installed and Plasma is appearing as an option on the login screen under Gnome and Gnome Classic. Still I couldn't launch KDE plasma and nothing was happening after typing my login.

    I took it as a sign that KDE isn't for me, especially because I'm 99% happy with Gnome.

    So I removed KDE via the terminal and the remaining apps via the software center. Sadly, there is one app called "Centre de bienvenue" or "Welcome center" from KDE that I can't remove. Nothing is happening when I try removing it.

    I tried removing it via the terminal, but when I type "dnf list installed" I can't find it as there are too many packages. Could anyone help me?

    I also tried « dnf list installed » with the words « welcome », « bienvenue », « kde » and « plasma ».

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    What used phone should I get to try alternative OS?

    Hi everyone,

    Having successfully left windows for Linux (Fedora) a few years ago, I thought I’d the same for my phone.

    I have a professional iPhone 13 provided by my employer, but I have an old Samsung GT-I8730 lying around.

    Sadly, there is apparently nothing (except stock Android) that I could easily install on it.

    So I’m kind of looking for a cheap second hand phone that I could get for my birthday in order to try to have a degoogled and deappleified private phone (I’m now using my work iPhone for everything).

    What phone should I buy for max 150.- (around 180$) second hand?

    Also what OS should I try to install on it?

    To be honest, I’m really a rookie in the phone world and I’m not even sure if I’m looking for a degoogled Android phone (/e/os, lineage, graphene) or a linux phone (Ubuntu touch, KDE mobile).

    It would be important for me to be able to daily drive the phone. Listening to music and using my banking apps on it would be important features.

    So I’m looking for advice regarding all of this and I’m thankful in advance for your help.

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    Automount WebDAV (for kDrive)

    cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/16325109

    > Automount WebDAV (for kDrive) > > Hi everyone, > > I’m really enjoying Gnome on Fedora and everything is almost perfectly set up. > > One of my only problems with my Webdav access to kdrive (cloud storage) in the file manager. > > It works fine but it’s not mounted automatically on startup. On the web, I’ve found that you should go to the disk utility to enable that but it doesn’t appear there. > > I’d want to do it on the GUI as I’m not knowledgeable enough to do it in the terminal. > > Can anyone help me?

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    What OS can I install on a Samsung GT-I8730?

    cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/16224989

    > What OS can I install on a Samsung GT-I8730? > > Hi everyone! > > I have to use an iPhone for work but I have an old Samsung GT-I8730 lying around. > > It’s a really old phone but it seems to work well on its base Android OS, so I would want to experiment a bit with it. > > I have experience with Linux distributions on my computers, but I’ve never installed an alternative OS. That’s why I’m looking for advices on what I could install on such an old piece of hardware. > > I’ve always been interested in /e/os as I think it would still allow me to use my (swiss) banking apps, but I’d be interested in any distribution which might also make it possible. > > If no OS would make such a thing possible, I would just want to know what I could install on this device to experience a bit. > > Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Automount WebDAV (for kDrive)

    Hi everyone,

    I’m really enjoying Gnome on Fedora and everything is almost perfectly set up.

    One of my only problems with my Webdav access to kdrive (cloud storage) in the file manager.

    It works fine but it’s not mounted automatically on startup. On the web, I’ve found that you should go to the disk utility to enable that but it doesn’t appear there.

    I’d want to do it on the GUI as I’m not knowledgeable enough to do it in the terminal.

    Can anyone help me?

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    What OS can I install on a Samsung GT-I8730?

    Hi everyone!

    I have to use an iPhone for work but I have an old Samsung GT-I8730 lying around.

    It’s a really old phone but it seems to work well on its base Android OS, so I would want to experiment a bit with it.

    I have experience with Linux distributions on my computers, but I’ve never installed an alternative OS. That’s why I’m looking for advices on what I could install on such an old piece of hardware.

    I’ve always been interested in /e/os as I think it would still allow me to use my (swiss) banking apps, but I’d be interested in any distribution which might also make it possible.

    If no OS would make such a thing possible, I would just want to know what I could install on this device to experience a bit.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Stickdrift on my ps5 Dual Sense

    Hey everyone!

    One of my controllers is really starting to have some stickdrift on the left joystick.

    I’ve tried that solution and it seems to temporarily work: https://youtu.be/cU26TxHOkSU?si=ZBj_lerD0m1jomch

    If it keeps coming back, I might try this solution which involves opening the controller : https://fr.ifixit.com/Tutoriel/Comment+r%C3%A9parer+une+manette+PlayStation+Dualsense+V1+qui+drifte/168202

    Apparently, both of these solutions can’t be considered as long term fixes and I was wondering if someone managed to find a long term solution.

    I would hate buying a new controller as I love repairing stuff, but I’d be interested to know if there is a more reliable/repairable controller with all the Dual Sense functionalities out there.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Edit: I’ve opened my controller and cleaned the potentiometer with alcohol and it didn’t work. I’m gonna try again tomorrow and take more time to examine the potential causes.

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    How to run macOS on Linux (without too much hassle supposedly)

    I had been waiting for a really long time for that video by the Linux Experiment (really good Linux youtuber) which is also available there: https://tilvids.com/w/bLPmGvqHd69ANdPdhRZXWV .

    Sadly, as I'm on Fedora, there are a few differences from Ubuntu (DNF instead of APT) and I can't use the PPA from the github links ( https://github.com/quickemu-project/quickgui/releases?page=1 , https://github.com/quickemu-project/quickemu?tab=readme-ov-file ).

    I'm sure it's easy once you get to the beginning of the video but since I can't install quickgui and I'm stuck.

    It would be really nice if I could get some help as I'm sure it's fairly easy for someone more knowleadgable than me.

    I should just add that I don't even really know what DNF, APT and PPA are. I just know it's related to my problem.

    Edit: Basically I’m stuck at the part where you have to use the terminal to install quickgui with these lines

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannick-mauray/quickgui sudo apt update sudo apt install quickgui

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    Bluetooth problems on my Surface Go 1 running Fedora 39

    Hey everyone!

    As described in the title, I have a Surface Go 1 happily running Fedora 39. The only downsides are that the cameras aren't working and that my mouse (Modern Mobile from Microsoft) sometimes doesn't connect or disconnects.

    I don't really care about the cameras, as I can use my phone for anything requiring it, but I get really irritated when my Surface Modern mouse doesn't connect for a 30 seconds when I launch the OS and then connects after moving it a few times unsuccesfuly. Also, sometime without any reason or sometimes after 5 minutes of inactivity, it disconnects.

    I've used the same mouse on my wife's MacBook Pro running Fedora and I don't remember having these problems.

    I was looking at installing the Surface Kernel but I'm not so experienced I would be scared to damage my installation. I have a Clonezilla backup just in case but I'd want to avoid the useless hassle.

    Has anyone experienced that issue and do you think the Surface Kernel could help?

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    Window tiling

    Until Gnome 45, I was using Tiling Assistant. It was mostly useful for separating my screen in two windows to compare two files.

    That extension ain’t working in Gnome 45 and it forces me to change my workflow. I mostly move between workspaces, but sometimes having two files opened on the same workspace was really useful.

    What extension are you using now and do you know if Tiling Assistant is gonna be ported to Gnome 45?

    It’s a shame important extensions are broken because of an update.

    I love Gnome though.

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    Has anyone managed to backup an iPhone with iTunes and bottle or wine?

    Hey everyone!

    Sadly, I’m forced to have an iPhone because of work. It’s a good device but I hate the philosophy behind it.

    Right now I have a windows 10 vm to run iTunes and backup that phone.

    It takes around 30gb on my Surface Go 1 with a 128gb ssd.

    If I could use bottles or wine to backup my iPhone, it would save me some space and help me fully get rid of windows.

    Sadly, last time I tried none of these worked. I think I managed to install iTunes, but then it crashed and sent me some weird messages.

    So has anyone managed to backup an iPhone with these programs?

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    Clonezilla , how to have smaller files ?

    Hi everyone,

    I’m really happy to be successfully using Clonezilla which is a great tool (but not easy without a tutorial) to create backups of my Fedora and Lubuntu installations on my 3 computers.

    However I have a problem while cloning my 2012 MacBook Pro.

    Clonezilla create individual files which are bigger than the 50 gb limit my kDrive (swiss equivalent to Google drive) allows me to have.

    With my Surface Go 1 the individual files are way smaller although the overall size of the backup is approximately the same.

    How can I change that so that I can put my backups on the cloud?

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    Export a Gnome Boxes VM and make it "real"

    Hi everyone!

    I'm a happy Gnome user on Fedora 38 on my Surface Go 1. Still, as I'm not an experienced Linux user, I'd want to discover some other distros and some other DE like KDE.

    I'm planning on installing a distro with KDE on Gnome Boxes, but I wanted to know if there was a way to export it and make it a real OS (no VM) at one point.

    To get to the point where I had my perfect workstation installation, it took me quite some time and I wouldn't want to waste my time creating my perfect VM and not make it real at one point.

    I don't know if it could be done by cloning my virtual disk with Clonezilla for instance.

    I'm sorry if my question ain't clear, it's just that I may not have the right vocabulary to talk about such things.

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    Can’t boot Clonezilla on Surface Go 1

    Hi everyone,

    I have a Surface Go 1 with 128 gb hooked up to a usb-c screen.

    I’ve installed Fedora 38 on it and I’m really happy with the whole setup. So much so that I wanted to be able to reproduce it on all my computers.

    The problem is I can’t get the machine to boot from a Usb-a with usb-c adaptor or from a usb-c stick.

    I’ve tried everything. I can access the uefi settings and disable secure boot and change the boot order. At first I thought it was because I was using an usb-c adapter but buying a usc-c stick didn’t change a thing.

    In the past the only way I was able to boot from usb was to break my system, install windows again and go to windows recovery. I don’t want to do that again as I would want to clone my system.

    For now, I’ve resorted to cloning my girlfriend’s 2012 MacBook Pro with Fedora on it, but since it’s not my daily driver, it’s not where I’m creating my perfect setup.

    If anyone can help me, I’d be really grateful.

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    Disk image with Clonezilla question

    Hi everyone,

    I’ve just used Clonezilla for the first time to clone a 500gb ssd with only 83gb being used.

    Since only 83gb were used, could I clone that system on a computer with only 128gb? Or does it need to have at least 500gb of space even if most of it wasn’t used on my original system?

    Clonezilla seems really practical but isn’t so accessible and I haven’t found an answer to that question online 😇

    I’m using Fedora 38 but I don’t think it really matters.

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    Fedora really needs a backup tool

    Hi everyone,

    I’m a happy Fedora 38 user on my Surface Go 1.

    In fact I’m so happy with it that I just wanted to clone the whole thing with Clonezilla and put it on my girlfriend’s MacBook Pro which has reached end of life support for MacOs.

    Sadly on the Surface Go it’s almost impossible to boot from an USB drive (had to rely on windows recovery to do it the first time, might be usb-a to usb-c adaptor related) and I’ll really have to do a clean install on her Mac.

    For such situations, I find it crazy that you don’t have an effective graphic tool to fo an easy backup. Especially because Fedora is so great for everything else.

    You could say, use Timeshift, but it would mean doing some alterations I’m not at ease with as I don’t want to end up destroying the system I’m trying to backup and clone.

    Does anyone know if it’s on the developers roadmap?

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    Fedora Linux @lemmy.ml Dariusmiles2123 @sh.itjust.works

    Installing Fedora on a 2012 MacBook Pro

    Hi everyone,

    My girlfriend has a 2012 MacBook Pro and she can’t macOS updates anymore because it’s Applecrap.

    So I’ll dualboot Fedora and MacOS. We’ll keep macOS just for a few exceptions like iPhone backup.

    I already have a Fedora installation on my Surface Go 1 and I took a lot of time setting it up perfectly. Is there any way to « clone » that installation on the MacBook so that I don’t have to go through everything again?

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    My GF Macbook Pro has reached end of life support

    Hi everyone,

    My girlfriend has MacBook Pro from 2012 which has already been upgraded with more Ram and an SSD.

    From what I understand, her OS (Catalina) has reached end of life in 2022 and doesn’t get any support from Apple anymore.

    As that machine works perfectly, what should she do?

    I hate Apple products (even if it’s painful for me to say that they’re good) and I’m a Linux enthusiast, so I’d tell her to install Fedora Asahi, but I wanted to know if the Apple enthusiast crowd had a better idea.

    My girlfriend isn’t geeky at all (despite her geeky glasses) and she would want to stay in the safe environment provided by an Apple OS. But we also don’t want to replace that powerful machine as we hate programmed obsoletism.

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