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If you could make a non-linux OS go mainstream, which one would you pick?
  • Serenity for sure. I love the 90s aesthetic and would like to see it make a comeback. At the very least I'd like to see their Ladybird browser become mainstream - we really need more alternatives to the Chromium family.

  • Opt out? Opt in? Opt Green!
  • I'm not moving any goalposts. You're the one arguing about the semantics around "Plasma", and I keep saying that's irrelevant.

    Refer back to my original comment which was, and I quote:

    So, are there any plans to reduce the bloat in KDE, maybe even make a lightweight version (like LXQt) that’s suitable for older PCs with limited resources?

    To clarify, here I was:

    • Referring to KDE + default apps that are part of a typical KDE installation
    • Stating that a typical KDE installation is bloated compared to a typical lightweight DE like LXQt
    • Saying with the intention that the "bloat" is RELATIVE, with respect to a older PC with limited resources

    The ENTIRE point of my argument was the KDE isn't really ideal RELATIVELY, for older PCs with limited resources, and I'm using LXQt here are a reference.

    In a subsequent test, here's a direct apples-to-apples(ish) component comparison:

    Component Process_KDE RAM_KDE Process_LXQt RAM_LXQt
    WM kwin_x11 99 openbox 18
    Terminal konsole 76 qterminal 75
    File Manager Dolphin 135 pcmanfm-qt 80
    File Archiver ark 122 Lxqt-archiver 73
    Text Editor kwrite 121 featherpad 73
    Image Viewer gwenview 129 lximage-qt 76
    Document Viewer okular 128 qpdfview-qt6 51
    Total 810 446

    plasmashell was sitting at 250MB btw in this instance btw.

    The numbers speak for themselves - no one in their right minds would consider KDE (or plasmashell, since you want to be pedantic) to be "light", in RELATION to an older PC with limited resources - which btw, was the premise of my entire argument. Of course KDE or plasmashell might be considered "light" on a modern system, but not an old PC with 2GB RAM. Whether something is considered light or bloated is always relative, and in this instance, it's obvious to anyone that KDE/plasmashell isn't "light".

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    [POLL] Which DE would you recommend for an old PC?
  • I tested this myself on two identical VMs with 2GB RAM, one installed with Fedora 40 KDE, and another with Fedora 40 LXQt, both set to use X11 (because LXQt isn’t Wayland ready yet), both updated and running the latest kernel 6.8.10-300.fc40.

    I logged into the DEs, opened only two terminal windows and nothing else, ran, and ran htop:

    The KDE VM was unsable when I disabled swap - it completely froze on me. Meanwhile, LXQt chugged on just fine. Of

    Of course, I could get rid of some bloat like akonadi, so I did that and rebooted my machine. Then I compared just the essential components, but I excluded plasmashell because it includes stuff like the panel and notifications, unlike LXQt where they're all separate components so you can't really compare them:

    Component Process_KDE RAM_KDE Process_LXQt RAM_LXQt
    WM kwin_x11 99 openbox 18
    Terminal konsole 76 qterminal 75
    File Manager Dolphin 135 pcmanfm-qt 80
    File Archiver ark 122 Lxqt-archiver 73
    Text Editor kwrite 121 featherpad 73
    Image Viewer gwenview 129 lximage-qt 76
    Document Viewer okular 128 qpdfview-qt6 51
    Total 810 446

    plasmashell was sitting at 250MB btw in this instance btw.

  • Opt out? Opt in? Opt Green!
  • I'm speaking relatively, in terms of an old PC with limited RAM and slow storage.

    Here's an example of two identical VMs with 2GB RAM, one installed with Fedora 40 KDE, and another with Fedora 40 LXQt, both set to use X11 (because LXQt isn’t Wayland ready yet), both updated and running the latest kernel 6.8.10-300.fc40. I logged into the DEs, opened only two terminal windows and nothing else, ran, and ran htop.

    Also, check out the memory consumption listed by a user in this post: https://lemmy.nz/comment/9070317

    Edit: Here's a screenshot of the top 30 processes on my test systems, side-by-side:

    Of the above, I calculated the usage of the top 10 processes specific to each respective DE, and you can see that KDE's memory usage is almost double that of LXQt. Had I counted all the DE-specific processes, it'd no doubt be a lot more than double.

  • Opt out? Opt in? Opt Green!
  • You're arguing semantics and that's not the point I'm trying to argue here. Forget the term "Plasma". I don't really care about what the DE is branded as or what's in "Plasma" the software package. When I say "KDE", I mean the desktop + all the basic default/recommended apps that you'd see on a typical KDE installation, such as Dolphin, Konsole, Kate, Kalculator, Spectacle etc that's part of the KDE project. IDK whether the apps I've mentioned are considered part of "Plasma" or not, but again, that's not the point, I'm saying this is what I meant when I said "KDE" - and what most people would expect when they picture a "KDE" environment.

    Anyways, I tested this myself on two identical VMs with 2GB RAM, one installed with Fedora 40 KDE, and another with Fedora 40 LXQt, both set to use X11 (because LXQt isn't Wayland ready yet), both updated and running the latest kernel 6.8.10-300.fc40. I logged into the DEs, opened only two terminal windows and nothing else, ran, and ran htop. The screenshot speaks for itself:

    And when I tried disabling swap on both machines, the KDE machine was practically unusable, with only 53MB RAM remaining before it completely froze on me. Meanwhile, the LXQt one was still very much usable even without swap enabled.

    I'd like to see you try running without swap and see how it fares. And if you think it's unfair disabling swap on a 2GB machine - try installing LXQt yourself, disable swap and see for yourself how much more usable it is compared to KDE.

    And this is why I say KDE is bloated and not suitable for old machines.

    Edit: Also, check out the memory consumption listed by a user in this post: https://lemmy.nz/comment/9070317

    Edit2: Here's a screenshot of the top 30 processes on my test systems, side-by-side:

    Of the above, I calculated the usage of the top 10 processes specific to each respective DE, and you can see that KDE's memory usage is almost double that of LXQt. Had I counted all the DE-specific processes, it'd no doubt be a lot more than double.

  • Opt out? Opt in? Opt Green!
  • Correct me if I'm wrong, but this #OptGreen project isn't talking specifically about Plasma, is it? They don't mention Plasma anywhere on the page they linked.

    In any case, that's irrelevant, also, I don't doubt that KDE can't run at all under the specs you mentioned - that's not the issue. The question is, how much free/usable RAM do you actually have on that machine - let's say with no apps open first, and with then check again with Konsole + Dolphin + KWrite/Kate open? And for fun, fire up Konqueror as well and check again.

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  • Edit: Screenshots proving that what you're saying is not correct:

    I'm not talking specifically about Plasma, I'm talking about the "DE" part of KDE in general; and particularly in this context of repurposing and extending the life of old PCs.

    I find it a bit ironic for KDE to be pushing this message, when it's a heavy DE (relatively speaking) - it's NOT what anyone would have in mind when when selecting a DE for an old PC.

    For instance, take LXQt - run the default/recommended file browser, terminal and text editor, and compare it with KDE + equivalents - you'd see a significant difference in resource consumption. On a system with low RAM, that extra bit of free memory makes a big difference, as it could mean avoiding the penalty hit of the swap file, which you'd invariably run into as soon as you fire up a modern Web browser. So it's vital that the DE use as little resources as possible on such a machine.

  • How did the Wine package manage to shave off half its size?
  • You should still have the previous package in your cache right? If so, extract that and the current package, and then compare the two folders to see what's changed - meld is a good tool for that.

  • My friend didn't have a great experience with Linux
  • The problem is that games don't run at all or require major effort to run without issues.

    A major cause for that is the distro - when it comes to gaming, the distro makes a huge difference as I outlined previously. The second major cause is the flavor of Wine you chose (Proton-GE is the best, not sure what you used). The third major cause is checking whether or not the games are even compatible in the first place (via ProtonDB, Reddit etc) - you should do this BEFORE you recommend Linux to a gamer.

    In saying all that, I've no idea about pirated stuff though, you're on your own on that one - Valve and the Wine developers obviously don't test against pirated copies, and you won't get much support from the community either.

  • [SOLVED] [Manjaro XFCE] Trying to mount an SSD but gives me a "Failed to mount" error
  • The following list of software packages is required for ntfs file system support: ntfs-3g / ntfsprogs.

    First of all, make sure you install ntfsprogs-ntfs3 from the AUR (this package doesn't install the old/buggy ntfs-3g driver).

    Once it's installed, you can then then attempt to fix drive using sudo ntfsfix /dev/nvme0n1p2 --clear-dirty.

    Run it a second time to verify, and that should do the trick. No need to boot into Windows.

    Btw, in case you're mounting this drive manually, make sure you specify -t ntfs3, otherwise it'd use the old/buggy ntfs-3g driver - which we don't want. In fact, I'd say get rid of ntfs-3g if you've got it - no point keeping it around if you're on a recent kernel.

  • My friend didn't have a great experience with Linux
  • Unfortunately you chose the wrong distro for your friend - Linux Mint isn't good for gaming - it uses an outdated kernel/drivers/other packages, which means you'll be missing out on all the performance improvements (and fixes) found in more up-to-date distros. Gaming on Linux is a very fast moving target, the landscape is changing at a rapid pace thanks to the development efforts of Valve and the community. So for gaming, you'd generally want to be on the latest kernel+mesa+wine stack.

    Also, as you've experienced, on Mint you'd have to manually install things like Waydroid and other gaming software, which can be a PITA for newbies.

    So instead, I'd highly recommend a gaming-oriented distro such as Nobara or Bazzite. Personally, I'm a big fan of Bazzite - it has everything you'd need for gaming out-of-the-box, and you can even get a console/Steam Deck-like experience, if you install the -deck variant. Also, because it's an immutable distro with atomic updates, it has a very low chance of breaking, and in the rare ocassion that an update has some issues - you can just select the previous image from the boot menu. So this would be pretty ideal for someone who's new to Linux, likes to game, and just wants stuff to work.

    In saying that, getting games to run in Linux can be tricky sometimes, depending on the game. The general rule of thumb is: try running the game using Proton-GE, and if that fails, check Proton DB for any fixes/tweaks needed for that game - with this, you would never again have to spend hours on troubleshooting, unless you're playing some niche game that no one has tested before.

  • AsahiLina: ✨ We got a bunch of Steam games to run on Asahi Linux!!! ✨
  • As an actual M1+Asahi user and a gamer: Asahi is not there yet. Right now, if you're on macOS, Crossover (or Porting Kit) and/or Parallels is able to run more games and with better performance compared to Asahi (using krun + FEX). Also, Steam on macOS (non-native) is much more peformant compared to Asahi, where it's currently slow and glitchy.

    But that will all change in the future once the Vulkan driver and TSO patches are ready. FEX is also seeing a lot of improvements, so by the end of the year, there's a good chance that gaming on Asahi would be much better than macOS.

  • [Solved] Best way to do an NTFS -> ext4 conversion?
  • Why not just leave them as NTFS for now? The new in-kernel NTFS3 driver is actually pretty decent (since kernel 6.2), and shouldn't pose any issues if you're just using it as a bulk data store.

    Eventually when you replace the disks, you can can format your new disks as ext4 (or even better, use btrfs or bcachefs).

  • Odd Wifi Issues specific to EverQuest (maybe udp)
  • Sounds like an issue with your WiFi adapter/driver. You can verify this by creating a mobile hotspot on your phone and connecting your PC to it and see if you get the same issue, if you do then it proves it's got nothing to do with your router.

    Another thing you can check is your journalctl logs - run journalctl -f before launching the game, then run the game and quit it when you run into the DNS issue, and check the logs at the time the issue occurred. If there's indeed a hardware/driver issue, the errors should show up in the logs.

    If it's a driver issue, there may not be much you can do about it besides reporting the bug and implementing some sort of workaround (eg using a VPN). Of course, depending on the error, there may be a fix you can apply, like turning of aspm for your chip. A better option would be to replace the WiFi chip/adapter you're using and get something that's better supported under Linux, like something with an Intel or Atheros chip. But check journalctl first and see how it goes from there.

  • MiniPCs @lemmy.world d3Xt3r @lemmy.nz
    Beelink Mini PC SER8 - AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS, upto 256GB of DDR5 RAM

    The Beelink SER8, launched last month in China, is now available globally. This mini PC packs the AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS, and a starting price of $749, which comes with 32 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage. There's also a barebones version from MiniXPC at $499.99.

    The impressive bit is that SER8 supports up to 256 GB(!) of DDR5 RAM running in dual-channel at 5600 MHz. This mini PC also uses a low-noise (32dB) dust-proof design, and can deliver up to 65 watts of performance.

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    Multi-boot utility Ventoy updated to 1.0.98 - Fixes for Arch Linux, KAOS, RHEL9
    github.com Release Ventoy 1.0.98 release · ventoy/Ventoy

    Upadte EFI boot files. Fix the issue that can not recognize Ext4 filesytem created with latest gparted. Fix the issue that VTOY_LINUX_REMOUNT=1 can not take effect in RHEL9/CentOS9. (#2827) Fix the...

    Release Ventoy 1.0.98 release · ventoy/Ventoy

    Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drives for ISO/IMG/VHD(x)/WIM/EFI files. With Ventoy, you don't need to format the disk over and over, you just need to copy the disk images to the USB drive and boot them directly. You can have multiple images on the disk and Ventoy will give you a boot menu to select them.

    Changelog for 1.0.98

    1. Updated EFI boot files.
    2. Fix the issue that can not recognize Ext4 filesytem created with latest gparted.
    3. Fix the issue that VTOY_LINUX_REMOUNT=1 cannot take effect in RHEL9/CentOS9. (#2827)
    4. Fix the boot issue for latest archlinux. (#2825 #2824)
    5. Fix the boot issue for latest KAOS.
    6. languages.json updated.
    7. vtoyboot-1.0.35 released. Notes
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    Vesktop 1.5.2 greatly improves screensharing on Linux
    github.com Release 1.5.2 · Vencord/Vesktop

    What's Changed Fixed scrollbars looking wrong (actually Discord's fault) Tray: Added left click hide/show feature by @0bCdian in #404 MacOS: Fixed the app not properly requesting microphone permis...

    Release 1.5.2 · Vencord/Vesktop

    Vesktop is a custom Discord App with an aim to give better performance and support on Linux.

    v1.5.2 fixes various audio issues related to screensharing and also overhauls video streaming with various fixes/improvements:

    > - Fix resolution and framerate selection > - Fix bug that stops users from changing the streamed window (created by allowing resolution changes) > - Fix bug where changing windows allows you to lower the fps but not raise it > - Beautify modal for starting a stream(show preview and content type as a dropdown) > - Fix issue where stream quality overlay does not update to show the current quality of the running stream > - Enable contentHint and allow the user to choose between "motion" and "detail" > - Allow users to start streams while watching another stream

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    Fedora Linux 40 Officially Released with Kernel 6.8, Gnome 46 & KDE 6
    9to5linux.com Fedora Linux 40 Officially Released with Linux Kernel 6.8, Here's What's New - 9to5Linux

    Fedora Linux 40 distribution has been officially released and it's now available for download powered by the latest Linux 6.8 kernel series.

    Fedora Linux 40 Officially Released with Linux Kernel 6.8, Here's What's New - 9to5Linux

    Sadly, DNF5 and the new Anaconda installer didn't make it to the party, in case you were wondering.

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    MiniPCs @lemmy.world d3Xt3r @lemmy.nz
    MINISFORUM releases UM790 XTX mini-PC with overclocked AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS APU and OCuLink eGPU support
    www.notebookcheck.net MINISFORUM releases UM790 XTX mini-PC with overclocked AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS APU and OCuLink eGPU support

    MINISFORUM has started selling the UM790 XTX, a powerful new mini-PC that comes with modern ports like OCuLink and USB4. The MINISFORUM UM790 XTX can also push its AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS APU to 70 W, unlike many of its competitors.

    MINISFORUM releases UM790 XTX mini-PC with overclocked AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS APU and OCuLink eGPU support

    The 70W TDP boost is a decent improvement from the UM790 Pro's 35W. It is also expected that the XTX version won't have any of the fan issues that plagued the Pro version, if the 780 XTX is any indicator.

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    Google One is shutting down its VPN feature later this year
    www.engadget.com Google One is shutting down its VPN feature later this year

    Google is killing the VPN service that comes with One subscriptions, because nobody's using it.

    Google One is shutting down its VPN feature later this year

    > The company rolled out Google One's VPN feature back in 2020, but you could only access it if you're paying for a plan with at least 2TB of storage, which costs at least $10 a month. > ... > it's discontinuing the feature because "people simply weren’t using it."

    Gee, I wonder why... 🙄

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    How the xz backdoor highlights a major flaw in Nix
    shadeyg56.vercel.app How the xz backdoor highlights a major flaw in Nix | Shade's Blog

    Background On Friday, March 29th, 2024, a historical and sophisticated security vulnerability (CVE-2024-3094) was discovered in the XZ Utils package and liblzma api in version 5.6.0 and 5.6.1. While this vulnerability mostly affects Debian and RedHat distributions, there was some interesting discuss...

    The main issue is the handling of security updates within the Nixpkgs ecosystem, which relies on Nix's CI system, Hydra, to test and build packages. Due to the extensive number of packages in the Nixpkgs repository, the process can be slow, causing delays in the release of updates. As an example, the updated xz 5.4.6 package took nearly 5 days to become available in the unstable branch!

    Fundamentally, there needs to be a change in how security fixes are handled in Hydra. As stated in the article, Nix was lucky to be unaffected, but multiple days to push out a security patch of this severity is concerning, even if there was no reason for concern.

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    Winlator 6.0 Released
    github.com Release Winlator 6.0 · brunodev85/winlator

    Added Magnifier Added option to add Wallpaper Improved UI Fixed Container startup error that occurred on some devices Improved XInput compatibility Improved Input Controls and Cursor sensitivity Ad...

    Release Winlator 6.0 · brunodev85/winlator

    Winlator is an Android application that lets you run Windows (x86_64) games and applications using Wine and Box86/Box64.

    Version 6.0 Changelog:

    • Added Magnifier
    • Added option to add Wallpaper
    • Improved UI
    • Fixed Container startup error that occurred on some devices
    • Improved XInput compatibility
    • Improved Input Controls and Cursor sensitivity
    • Added support for external mouse
    • Updated Wine, Box86/Box64, Turnip and DXVK
    • Added "Bring to Front" on Task Manager
    • Added 7-Zip on context menu
    • Removed the option to install OBB image (now it's all in one apk)
    • Performance improvements and other fixes
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    Miyoo Mini Flip: Game Boy Advance SP inspired retro gaming handheld announced with pre-release teaser video
    www.notebookcheck.net Miyoo Mini Flip: Game Boy Advance SP inspired retro gaming handheld announced with pre-release teaser video

    Miyoo has showcased its Game Boy Advance SP-inspired retro gaming handheld. Launching later this year after the Miyoo A30, the Miyoo Mini Flip will feature a flip-up display, two joysticks and enough power to emulate up to PlayStation 1 games.

    Miyoo Mini Flip: Game Boy Advance SP inspired retro gaming handheld announced with pre-release teaser video

    Miyoo has showcased its Game Boy Advance SP-inspired retro gaming handheld. Launching later this year after the Miyoo A30, the Miyoo Mini Flip will feature a flip-up display, two joysticks and enough power to emulate up to PlayStation 1 games.

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    [RESOLVED][PSA] Bazzite-Deck Users Beware: Your AMD GPU's TDP might be capped to 15 watts!

    #Edit: This has been resolved now.

    ----

    For those of you who've been using the Steam Deck variant of Bazzite on desktops/HTPCs with AMD GPUs - beware that currently there's a bug affecting (some?) users, where the GPU's TDP is capped to just 15W!

    You can check your settings by running a tool like LACT (ujust install-lact):

    !

    As you can see, LACT shows the current limit is 15W, but it can actually go upto 280W on my card.

    A bug report for this was opened last year, but it was closed as fixed, but at least one other user (besides me) has been experiencing it - so check your wattage, you might be affected too!

    At the moment there are no actual fixes - but you can try the workaround posted in the original bug report. Also, using tools like LACT or corectrl isn't a fix unfortunately, because as soon as you go into game mode (or reboot), the limit resets back to 15W. I'm currently troubleshooting this with a couple of the developers, and hopefully we may get to bottom of this soon.

    As for the performance impact - here's a screenshot of Last Epoch running at a glorious 4 FPS, thanks to the caps:

    !

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    Wayfire updated to 0.8.1 with Fractional Scaling and wlroots 0.17 support
    github.com Release Wayfire 0.8.1 · WayfireWM/wayfire

    This is a bug-fix release with a few new features. Notable changes: Compatible with wlroots 0.17.x releases and wf-config 0.8.x Support for multiple new protocols: shortcuts-inhibit-v1 (shotcuts-...

    Release Wayfire 0.8.1 · WayfireWM/wayfire

    Wayfire is a 3D Wayland compositor, inspired by Compiz and based on wlroots. It aims to create a customizable, extendable and lightweight environment without sacrificing its appearance.

    v0.8.1 is a bug-fix release with a few new features. Notable changes:

    • Compatible with wlroots 0.17.x releases and wf-config 0.8.x

    • Support for multiple new protocols:

      • shortcuts-inhibit-v1 (shotcuts-inhibit plugin, #1969)
      • fractional-scale-v1
      • wlr_drm_lease_v1 for non-desktop outputs
      • input-method-v1 for better fcitx5 support (#2172).
    • Wayfire's IPC has been extended with many new signals and commands:

      • Has methods to get view, output and workspace (and workspace-set) information
      • Signals for view-mapped, unmapped, plugin-activation-state-changed and several others.
      • More plugins can be activated via the IPC, check the full commit log for details.
    • Wayfire supports SIGINT, SIGTERM for graceful shutdown (#2056, #2197)

    • Oswitch has binding to switch in the other direction (#2072)

    • Many crashes and bugs were fixed, including regressions in the 0.8.0 release.

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    The Great Linux Uprising

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    Bonus color version ft. Madagascar Penguins:

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    LACT 0.5.3 Released For Managing AMD Graphics Cards Under Linux

    LACT is a graphical tool for AMD Radeon information reporting, GPU overclocking, fan control, power/thermal monitoring, and additional power state configurations.

    v0.5.3 adds support for displaying the current graphics clock "current_gfxclk", information around GPU throttling is now reported, improved fan control for older GPUs, improved fan curve point adjustments, many bug fixes, and other enhancements.

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    [PSA] Arch Linux News: mkinitcpio hook migration and early microcode

    > With the release of mkinitcpio v38, several hooks previously provided by Arch packages have been moved to the mkinitcpio upstream project. The hooks are: systemd, udev, encrypt, sd-encrypt, lvm2 and mdadm_udev. > > To ensure no breakage of users' setup occurs, temporary conflicts have been introduced into the respective packages to prevent installing packages that are no longer compatible. > > The following packages needs to be upgraded together: > > - mkinitcpio 38-3 > - systemd 255.4-2 > - lvm2 2.03.23-3 > - mdadm 4.3-2 > - cryptsetup 2.7.0-3 > > Please note that the mkinitcpio flag --microcode, and the microcode option in the preset files, has been deprecated in favour of a new microcode hook. This also allows you to drop the microcode initrd lines from your boot configuration as they are now packed together with the main initramfs image.

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    Incus 0.6 has been released
    discuss.linuxcontainers.org Incus 0.6 has been released

    Introduction The Incus team is pleased to announce the release of Incus 0.6! This second release of 2024 features a number of improvements, both large and small. It comes with a completely new storage driver for cluster users, import/export support for storage buckets, a number of improvements for...

    Incus 0.6 has been released

    Incus, a community-managed fork of LXD (container and VM manager), has been updated to v0.6.

    New features:

    • Clustered LVM storage driver

    • Storage bucket backup and import

    • Listing images across all projects

    • Mounting binfmt_misc filesystems inside of unprivileged containers

    • Control over shared block storage volumes

    • OVN logical router name in network info

    • File ownership and permissions in image templates

    • Encrypted EC client certificate keys

    • lxd-to-incus improvements:

      • Support for Void Linux
      • Detection of the boot.debug_edk2 configuration key
      • Handling of OVN SSL database connections
      • Automatic clearing of the simplestreams cache during migration
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    [Wayfire] Drop-down Kitty + Gruvbox Everywhere
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    Discover the magic of the internet at Imgur, a community powered entertainment destination. Lift your spirits with funny jokes, trending memes, entertaining gifs, inspiring stories, viral videos, and so much more from users like d3x73r.

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    • Drop-down terminal: Kitty - Drop-down achieved using Zellij, a bash script and Wayfire
    • Wayfire & Waybar theme: Archcraft

    !

    • Top-left: hyfetch
    • Top-right: eza + gruvbox colors
    • Bottom-left: journalctl, gruvbox'd using grc
    • Bottom-right: btop with GPU support and gruvbox theme

    !-

    • Top-left: Senpai IRC running on Kitty with gruvbox colors
    • Top-right: Vesktop (Discord) + gruvdiscord
    • Bottom-left: Sublime Text + Gruvbox Material Dark
    • Bottom-right: Cachy Browser with compact UI and various gruvbox userstyles
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    btop++ v1.3.2 Released - GPU support for AMD ROCm v6
    github.com Release btop++ (v1.3.2) Hotfix GPU support AMD ROCm v6 · aristocratos/btop

    Changelog v1.3.2 Description Author(s) References fix: Can't detect librocm 6.0.x @imwints, @aristocratos #761 For additional binaries see the Continuous Builds. Linux binaries for each a...

    Release btop++ (v1.3.2) Hotfix GPU support AMD ROCm v6 · aristocratos/btop

    In case you guys missed it - btop++ has had for GPU monitoring for a while now. However, it didn't work with AMD ROCm v6.0 until a few hours ago (v1.3.2)!

    To get GPU monitoring to work, you'll need to compile btop with GPU support, or used a distro-provided package compiled with GPU support. Arch users for instance can use the btop-gpu-git package for this.

    The other catch is that right now the monitoring options are pretty basic, so if you're really interested in proper GPU monitoring, you might want to stick with nvtop. But hopefully that changes in the near future now that btop has basic GPU support!

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    MiniPCs @lemmy.world d3Xt3r @lemmy.nz
    Mini PC maker "AceMagic" ships systems with factory-installed spyware

    This is probably a good reminder to not be tempted to buy random brand mini-PCs off Amazon and AliExpress.

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    A quick look back at Corel Linux OS, another attempt to make a competing Windows-like OS
    www.neowin.net A quick look back at Corel Linux OS, another attempt to make a competing Windows-like OS

    Corel Linux first launched in 1999, from the same company that at the time owned the WordPerfect word processing software. While it was made to compete with Microsoft's Windows it quickly died off.

    A quick look back at Corel Linux OS, another attempt to make a competing Windows-like OS

    Anyone else remember Corel Linux?

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    kdotool - an xdotool clone for KDE Wayland

    kdotool uses KWin's scripting API to control windows. In each invocation, it generates a KWin script on-the-fly, loads it into KWin, runs it, and then deletes it, using KWin's DBus interface.

    This program should work with both KDE 5 and the upcoming KDE 6.

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