In this extended period of Covid-19 isolation, is there a
videoconference package available?
Hosted systems like Zoom are not opensource, do not use a browser as a
client, feed connection data to Facebook, only allow 2 participants for
free, and not available for a local install.
I thought of Webex, but its Cisco. Maybe its just me :-)
I took a quick look at Jitsi, but users say it has a fatal extreme
processor utilization bug, the rpm packages are 3 years out-of-date, and
does not seem to be present in the normal rpm repos.
I also took a quick look at BigBlueButtion, which looks pretty good.
However, it only runs on an ancient version of Ubuntu, and uses a shell
installer for some unknown reason.
This seems like a major application type that appears to be completely
missing from the repos. Is anyone building one, and just hasn't
announced it yet?
My laptop model is the HP-ac179tx.
Full Specs here: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04919819
It has an AMD Radeon R5 M330 Graphics (2 GB DDR3 dedicated) GPU which is
currently not being used by Wayland Gnome in Fedora.
This is the output of:
$ lspci | grep -i VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Skylake GT2 [HD
Graphics 520] (rev 07)
As you can see it is operating on the in-built Intel Graphics. I want all
display operations to happen through the AMD GPU, is that possible?
Now, I know video card drivers has always been a dicey topic, where there
is no stable drivers, just softwares that fail a little less than other
So, I have a few questions:
1) I am using Gnome-Wayland. Are there at all any video card drivers out
there for Wayland ?
2) To use video drivers is it necessary to switch to XOrg ?
3) Is it possible to transfer all display operations to the GPU ? Like my
desktop has the monitor connected to the GPU directly, which means all
display is handled by the GPU. Is something similar possible here?
I did try installing the AMDGPU-Pro Driver from here:
But it fails with the error:
No match for argument: amdgpu
Error: Unable to find a match: amdgpu
Also Fedora was even listed in page, so I guess that means that it is not
Some relevant diagnostic information about my laptop:
$ sudo kmod list | grep amd
amdgpu 5308416 0
amd_iommu_v2 20480 1 amdgpu
gpu_sched 36864 1 amdgpu
ttm 122880 2 amdgpu,radeon
i2c_algo_bit 16384 3 amdgpu,radeon,i915
drm_kms_helper 233472 3 amdgpu,radeon,i915
drm 585728 13
$ sudo rpm -qa | grep vulkan | sort
$ sudo rpm -qa | grep mesa | sort
Lastly, I have LVM snapshotting enabled, so I should be able to try out
things so long as they don't involve my /boot and /boot/efi directories as
they are not included in the LVM.
Let me know what is the best course of action here.
They finally got rid of the "you have to scroll the screen all the
way up from the bottom" to get out of the lock screen.
Now it says click or hit any key.
If you hit a key, it does get you out of the lock screen, but that
key also winds up being passed to the password entry field as the
first character of your password, so then you type your actual
password and get a login error :-).
Stick to clicking.
I've found the following strangeness on my regulary updated Fedora 31:
file /boot/System.map-5.4.14-200.fc31.x86_64 is not owned by any package
file /boot/.vmlinuz-5.4.14-200.fc31.x86_64.hmac is not owned by any package
file /boot/config-5.4.14-200.fc31.x86_64 is not owned by any package
file /boot/initramfs-5.4.14-200.fc31.x86_64.img is not owned by any package
file /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.14-200.fc31.x86_64 is not owned by any package
file /boot/loader/entries/e731a672c5634346bf52bf901e274268-5.4.14-200.fc31.x86_64.conf is not owned by any package
file /usr/share/licenses/kernel-core/COPYING-5.4.14 is not owned by any package
file /usr/share/doc/kernel-keys/5.4.14-200.fc31.x86_64 is not owned by any package
file /usr/lib/modules/5.4.14-200.fc31.x86_64 is not owned by any package
How could this happen? Is it save to remove remove?
Stayed at home,
I'm testing fedora on virtual machine in vmware. I have some questions.
1. How to get desktop icons for gnome?
2. If it's inpossible, how to get mate-desktop environment with desktop
icons, but without compiz manager, because of problems with orca
3. Is it usable by beginners?
4. How to install drivers and games on wine?
5. What antivirus do you recommend?
6. How to automatically update fedora?
Thank you all?
The F32 installer fails. systemd-gpt-auto-generator can't find the EFI
partition because the bootloader did not set it. Therefore sysroot is
This is an Acer laptop, upgrading from F31.
Before that error, and maybe related to it, there are errors loading 2
1. Microsoft Windows Production
2. Microsoft Corporation UEFI CA
3. Acer Database
7. Fedora Secure Boot
I've tried booting with Secure Boot on and with it off.
AND, there's an rdsosreport.txt file generated. The console suggests you
save it on a usb stick or in /boot. I can't figure out how to mount
either. Any way to save it?
I do not have gimp installed, but do have Glimpse installed via flatpak.
system upgrade reports:
Modular dependency problem:
Problem: conflicting requests
- nothing provides module(platform:f31) needed by module
removing glimpse and flatpak does not remove the problem.
What should I try next?
> Hi there,
> > I tried this:
> > ssh -Y mac_ip
> > export DISPLAY=:0
> > $ /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox
> > But no joy
> > Thoughts? Is this possible?
> No idea about the Mac, but the same thing on a Linux box instead of the Mac
> works just with
> local$ ssh -X remote_linux_box
> remote$ firefox
> I'm not sure anymore about doing something with DISPLAY, on either end...
> It just works.
> Stay safe.
> Iosif Fettich
This work from Linux box to Linux box . Not sure about Macs :
local> ssh -Y remote-ip
remote> firefox -no-remote
Note the -no-remote . It forces requests to come from the remote box rather
than the local one ( which is the default )
I seem to remember way back in the day we used to ssh to a server, set
our local display on that connection and then run a web browser FROM the
ssh target but display the web browser on the source machine.
I think we used to do this:
ssh -Y target_machine
$ firefox &
I have a mac, I can ssh to it, I want to run a web browser FROM the mac
but displayed on my Fedora 31 laptop.
I tried this:
ssh -Y mac_ip
But no joy
Thoughts? Is this possible?
Thanks in advance
`When you say "I wrote a program that crashed Windows", people just stare at you blankly and say "Hey, I got those with the system, *for free*".' (By Linus Torvalds)