submitted 1 hour ago by Oxak@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml
Anyone using OSMC (yall.theatl.social)
submitted 51 minutes ago by wesley@yall.theatl.social to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I'm interested in trying out OSMC because I'm really tired of my smart TV being well...not that smart. It crashes a lot of we have to reboot it manually because one of the apps isn't working.

How is it? Is it still pretty easy to use streaming apps? We mostly use Netflix, Disney+, and Apple TV. Occasionally some others as well

Does it work well with Chromecast?

submitted 2 hours ago by FriedRice@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

Hey. Well I've got a thinkpad running with fedora 40. I wanted to plug the TV in, with HDMI, but nothing happened. So how do I activate it? Its a Lenovo T470

submitted 3 hours ago by jaykay@lemmy.zip to c/linux@lemmy.ml

Hi, I’m having issues with the file picker on my arch system. Sometimes it doesn’t work at all. If I press “Upload file” in a browser, nothing happens, no window pops up. It doesn’t work in other apps either when that happens. It sometimes starts working after a restart. Does anyone have any ideas? Let me know if you need any logs and how to get them please :)

I’m on arch, hyprland, both xdg-hyprland and xdg-gtk are installed.

submitted 13 hours ago by mub@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I have 2 screens attached to my EndeavourOS (KDE Wayland) PC. The secondary is HDMI the primary is Display Port. The boot menu and boot messages all appear on the primary display, but once the login appears the password entry defaults to the secondary. How do I force it to default to the primary?

submitted 18 hours ago by MazonnaCara89@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml
submitted 17 hours ago by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I'm your regular end user. I use my computers to edit text, audio and video, watch movies, listen to music, post and bank on the internet...

my main computer uses now debian 12.5 after abandoning xubuntu.

For my backup notebook I have several candidates:

  • Simply install debian 12.5 again, the easiest choice.

  • Install linux mint, so I get ubuntu but without them throwing their subscription services down my throat. I'm unsure about other advantages, as ubuntu is debian based, maybe the more frequent program updates? Kernels are also updated more often than with debian as far as I know. Do you know of other advantages?

  • Go for FreeBSD: this might require a learning curve, because this is an OS I've never used. Are commands that different from debian?

other more niche linux OSs seem too much a hassle and I guess won't be as supported as the main ones.

submitted 21 hours ago by urska@lemmy.ca to c/linux@lemmy.ml
submitted 18 hours ago by vestmoria@linux.community to c/linux@lemmy.ml

on my last post I wrote device is a redmi 9c. Turns out it's a redmi 10c and the custom ROM I wanted to install https://xdaforums.com/t/rom-13-unofficial-lineageos-20-0-unified-for-redmi-9a-9c-10a-blossom.4609367/ won't work.

Anyhow, to unlock the device the official way I have to identify to their services through a phone line, not internet, and purchase a sim card, which I'm not going to do to experiment with this device.

I have no use for the stock software in the device and I'd rather have anything foss that works or kinda works.

If you ever experimented with this particular model or know what could work, feel free to post an answer.

debian 12.5

submitted 1 day ago by Presi300@lemmy.world to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I am aware of the switches you can pass to each app to make it use native wayland, but is there any way to do it globally?

submitted 1 day ago by 257m@sh.itjust.works to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I can't seem to get it to work. I always get these errors in the terminal when running the spi flash tool that they recommend:

Scanning USB port...
Search usb, timeout set as 3600000 ms

and then eventually an S_TIMEOUT. I think my thinkpad is not even detecting the orange pi at all through usb. Anybody have experience with this. The official documentation is really bad. I also seem to get this on startup of the flash tool:

QThread::setPriority: Cannot set priority, thread is not running
QObject::moveToThread: Cannot move objects with a parent
submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by governorkeagan to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I’m using EndeavourOS with KDE.

The display is correctly oriented when logged in but it doesn’t rotate correctly when I’m logged out.

EDIT: corrected the post. This happens when logged out, locking the screen has it displayed correctly.

submitted 1 day ago by merompetehla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I was thinking about using graphene OS, but I've read some lemmy users dislike this OS due to perceived misleading advertising and the pixel 7a you're supposed to install graphene on because it's from google (an advertising company).

Another option would be lineage OS, but there is so much false information about this OS, namely compatible phones that simply don't work with this OS and no support.

what works for you? I want a phone with no google, that doesn't force me to use the manufacturer's ecosystem and that won't show the apps I don't want or need (on an asus I own you cannot neither get rid nor hide bloatware)

Linux users survey! (pad.tchncs.de)
submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by boredsquirrel@slrpnk.net to c/linux@lemmy.ml

To get an idea of this community, and to try the cool CryptPad Survey feature, I created a pretty big Linux usage survey!

The data is anonymized and the content encrypted on the server. I plan on publishing the results.

Have fun!

It works on hardened Firefox on a phone, but the experience is better on a PC.

live results


  1. I am very sorry but the question "it is okay that my above message gets published" cannot reasonably be respected, as the text is just dumped into a single block
  2. Lag caused some empty questions to appear, removed
  3. A question about disk encryption and "why do you use other OS" got mixed up
  4. i changed the wording of some questions or added more options, so there may be duplicate old answers or too little new ones. You can edit your submission and update your answers.
submitted 1 day ago by joojmachine@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml
submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by vestmoria@linux.community to c/linux@lemmy.ml

most guides I found online are for windows based computers and those that even name linux are outdated.

fastboot devices recognizes the device and I can also boot the phone to fastboot: it shows a black (not blank) screen with the word FASTBOOT printed orange.

I tried following https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/complete-guide-flashing-factory-images-android-using-fastboot-0175277/ but fastboot flashing unlock and fastboot oem unlock return FAILED (remote: 'Token Verify Failed, Reboot the device ')

developer options and OEM unlocking are both activated on the device

submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by sic_semper_tyrannis@lemmy.today to c/linux@lemmy.ml

Hey everyone, I wanted to give my feedback with Linux on a new CoPilot laptop.

I just got a new generation Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 Touch laptop (Model: i7445-7326BLU-PUS, SKU: 6576720). It has the new AMD 8840HS and is a new Windows CoPilot branded laptop (with key unfortunately).

I tried booting and logging into Windows once for the heck of it and here's what happened. It wouldn't let me log in without joining an internet network first. So I successfully give it my guest network credentials. It said connected and secured. Then I hit next, next, etc. and it restarts and then would update, still prior to me being able to login. However it restarts and says oops the internet had an issue and please reconnect WiFi. It sends me back to the WiFi credential page to login again but it auto connects as my credentials were correct. So I hit next and it gives me the same problem again.

I then say screw it and proceed to install Linux.

I proceed to install Fedora Kinoite 40 via USB and have absolutely zero issues. It works flawlessly with every feature including the fingerprint scanner and when flipping the laptop keyboard over into tablet mode it even auto disables the keyboard and touchpad but leaves the touchscreen working! The only thing that doesn't seem to work is the CoPilot key. When pressed it doesn't do anything. I tried assigning it as a shortcut key for Konsole where it registers as "Meta" and gets created as "Shift+Meta" but it doesn't actually work still. I didn't change a single thing in BIOS, Secure Boot is still enabled, and I don't see any code displayed during boot or shutdown. Besides the CoPilot key being useless I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out and proved to be better than Windows yet again.

Edit: I played around some more with the CoPilot key. Like I said the shortcuts default to "Shift+Meta" if only pressing the CoPilot (Meta) key. That won't launch anything. However if you add another key into the mix it will work. I created "Shift+K+Meta" to launch Kcalc and it worked, kinda. I may have to either press the combo multiple times or press and hold it for a few milliseconds longer than a normal key press and then it launches the program, but not once, it opens Kcalc multiple times all at once and the amount of times it opens seems random.

submitted 2 days ago by Buttons@programming.dev to c/linux@lemmy.ml

Git repos have lots of write protected files in the .git directory, sometimes hundreds, and the default rm my_project_managed_by_git will prompt before deleting each write protected file. So, to actually delete my project I have to do rm -rf my_project_managed_by_git.

Using rm -rf scares me. Is there a reasonable way to delete git repos without it?

submitted 2 days ago by Oxak@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

What makes CachyOS not just Arch based distro.

Optimized Packages and Repositories

CachyOS maintains its own repositories with optimized packages, especially for your hardware. There are x86-64-v3 and x86-64-v4 optimized repository, that exists to enhance your experience by: reducing latency, improving performance, applying special fixes, etc. Also, the system automatically selects repositories that are the fastest and optimized specially for your cpu.

Advanced Scheduler Support

Firstly let’s understand what scheduler is. In the Linux kernel, the scheduler is a crucial component that manages how tasks (or processes) are executed on the system. It decides which task should run next, ensuring efficient use of system resources to allow multiple tasks to run simultaneously. By default CachyOS provides BORE Scheduler (Burst-Oriented Response Enhancer) in our default kernel. It provides better performance and interactivity according to our test. But we also provide other schedulers, like: EEVDF, sched-ext (Framework to load userspace scheduler’s), ECHO, and RT. And you can choose any you prefer the most via the kernel manager.

Customizable Installation Process

When you have loaded to live iso (from usb). You automatically meet our installer. But what if you don’t want some components to install or let’s go deeper you don’t like this bootloader or kernel. You may want to change Desktop environment or window manager. Our installer provides much more choice than other distributions. You can and should to choose what you want to have and what not. And we provide to you this abilities. Your system your home.

User Friendly OS

By default, we provide our applications, like CachyOS Hello or CachyOS Package Installer and others. In order to simplify and make better for your experience. For example, CachyOS Hello provides options to update your system, enable services and rank the mirrors. Package Installer will help you to install packages. CachyOS also has a really good and friendly community, which helps each other very well.


Linux Mint as been in development for over 15 years. Its good for them to get some press coverage and positive attention.

As far as I can tell most people switching to Linux Mint are fairly happy with the experience beside some minor Linux quarks.

submitted 2 days ago by WeebLife@lemmy.world to c/linux@lemmy.ml

Hi everyone, I got my e-drum kit to successfully work in reaper, using yabridge for the VSTs. Shortly after, I found another way in which linux audio is different than windows. While using reaper, I am unable to play audio from any other source. Through research, I discovered that it's because I'm using ALSA and that I need to use JACK instead. I looked up guides on how to setup JACK and qctl and was unsuccessful. I came across a video explaining different problems with JACK and it mentioned that using a pcs built in audio card may not be able to handle the audio in JACK. Right now, it seems like I need to come up with a different solution. But I thought I would ask here and see if I have any other options. I don't have any external dacs, but I do have my desktop pc that still has windows so I'm thinking of giving up on using my linux laptop for my music needs.

Tldr- want to use reaper while watching YouTube vids. Alsa won't allow that, and jack isn't working on my laptop.

Silverblue vs uBlue (lemmy.world)

I’m considering trying out an immutable distro after using Tumbleweed for the last 6 years.

The two major options for me seem to be Fedora Kinoite or uBlue Aurora-dx

My understanding is that universal-blue is a downstream of Fedora Atomic

So, the points in favor of Kinoite is sticking closer to upstream, however it seems like I would need to layer quite a few packages. My understanding is that this is discouraged in an rpm-ostree setup, particularly due to update time and possible mismatches with RPMFusion

uBlue Aurora-dx seems to include a lot of the additional support I’d need - ROCm, distrobox, virt-manager, libratbag, media codecs, etc. however I’m unclear how mature the project is and whether it will be updated in a timely manner long term

I’m curious what the community thinks between the two as a viable option

submitted 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) by 873@sh.itjust.works to c/linux@lemmy.ml

eg. change this:

runtime: org.gnome.Platform
runtime-version: "46"

to this:

  - org.gnome.Platform/46
  - org.gnome.Platform/45
  - org.freedesktop.Platform/20.08
  - org.kde.Platform/5.15

Many people complain about flatpaks taking up too much space. Allowing for more runtimes to be shared between apps would take up less space. However, this has been denied.

If I am an app developer and I know my app runs on several different runtimes, why shouldn't I be able to specify all of those runtimes? Are there technical reasons why this is a bad idea?

EDIT: I mean a list of runtimes of which one must be installed, not a list of runtimes of which all must be installed.

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