Lately, I've noticed that different tabs that I have open in Firefox are
crashing. This seems to have started recently. They can be restored
easily, but there's a nuisance factor here.
Hardware/Software basic deets:
Dell XPS 13 L322X laptop, vintage circa 2013.
1TB Samsung Solid state drive
F32 - everything has been updated
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processor utilization bug, the rpm packages are 3 years out-of-date, and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?
If you are not interested in Rawhide basics, please hit
the delete button now. This post is aimed at people
who may not know what Rawhide really is, or how it
gets updated, etc.
The link below is a Dropbox link, showing a list of
packages installed on my computer.
My Rawhide computer has been performing nominally, ( without hiccups )
since I installed the unofficial iso.
This list shows that some of the packages come from Anaconda. I assume,
( feel free to correct
me ), that those packages have not changed, since I did the install.
Also note there are two different suffixes in the filenames "fc32," and
"fc33." Obviously, fc33 are the packages that have
been updated and re-labeled to show they are going to be in the upcoming
Version 33 of Fedora. What those suffixes actually
do in the server, meaning as to what repo they are in, I will let someone
else explain all that. I assume those packages with fc32 suffix are
identical to what you have if you are using fc32 Workstation. For
example, the package "bash" is apparently fc32.
As you can see, most of the important packages are updated in someway and
have the fc33 suffix. Meaning lots of hardwork has
been done by people. Thank you to those volunteers, etc.
Note that there is one package "fc31," that being "trousers."
As you can see, the kernel is the latest rc7 available. Since 5.7.0
will go stable in a few days, I assume that the next kernel I
get will be 5.8.0.rc0.git### or something like that, or at least that will
be the kernel on my install, in about two weeks. Feel free to correct
Unfortunately, I have had little access to my computer in the past month,
due to not having a stable place to reside, and that will
likely be the case for me this summer.
I am looking forward to reading about how Fedora performs on the upcoming
Raspberry Pi 4, with 8 GB of RAM.
Another sad note, is that due to my financial situation, I had to downgrade
to a less expensive phone service provider, and in doing
so I ended up with a refurbished iPhone. I have never used an iPhone
before, and now I am doing most of my internet needs on
the iPhone. Actually, I am just using the hotspot on it, and still
doing most of my stuff on my old Android Alcatel 3V.
Novice Rawhide user
P.S. I would like to give a shout out to my buddy, Flannigan. In all
my 25 plus years of using the internet, he is the
first person I have bumped into on the internet, that we knew from other
hobbies, other than Linux. I will let him explain that
if he wants.
I have just upgraded to Fedora 32 and am using the latest 5.6.10-300
kernel. But I am seeing that is slower to boot than the 5.5 kernel that
I was using in Fedora 31.
For example, when I enter my LUKS password, it takes a good 30 seconds
to start the actual boot process. In 5.5 this use to happen almost
instantaneously after I entered my password.
Anyone facing anything similar ? Or maybe knows why this is happening ?
Opened a bug report in the Gjots2 bug tracker but didn't receive a
response yet. So apparently the package has been upgraded (since v3.1.0)
to use Python3 and PyGObject for GTK-3, and is actively maintained,
which is great.
I am using Gjots2 to store my passwords, using PGP encryption and not
being able to install it is a bit of an issue.
So when downloading the latest rpm from sourceforge
(v3.1.6-1.fc31.noarch.rpm) I am getting the following errors when
Problem: conflicting requests
- nothing provides python(abi) = 3.7 needed by gjots2-3.1.6-1.fc31.noarch
Any idea how to resolve this?
Audacity is unable to play any sort of audio in Fedora 32 on my HP
I installed Audacity from Gnome Software so pretty sure it is a FlatPak.
Whenever I hit the play button I get:
"Error opening sound device.
Try changing the audio host, playback device and the project sample rate."
I did ask the guys over at the Audacity Forums, but they were, lets say,
less than helpful.
You can find the full details of my thread here:
The sound devices listed in Audacity are:
* HDA Intel PCH: HDMI 0 (hw:0.3)
* HDA Intel PCH: HDMI 1 (hw:0.7)
* HDA Intel PCH: HDMI 2 (hw:0.8)
* HDA Intel PCH: HDMI 3 (hw:0.9)
* HDA Intel PCH: HDMI 4 (hw:0.10)
And you can find my "Audio Device Info" from Audacity over here:
So far no other application has given me any issues with sound, Firefox,
VLC, Rhytmbox all work fine. Its only Audacity that is the oddball.
Since the people at Audacity don't know what is going on, I am asking
Let me know if any further diagnostic info is required.
On a multi-boot PC, how grub is updated?
In the past /etc/grub2.cfg was updated.
It seems that there are 2 tools: bootctl, and efibootmgr
What are the files managed by these tools?
How to understand?
Which tool is run after an update of the kernel?
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Today my wife's windows10 lenovo laptop was not starting normally, cycling through various "repair" screens. It does seem to work at least
I tried booting of my f32 usb stick and thought maybe I could take a look at the SSD. But when I start gnome disks, the internal SSD doesn't
show up! lsblk doesn't show it. I looked through journalctl and saw some reference to ATA1, and I believe some kind of error.
Anyone have any idea what's going on? The SSD is working enough to boot windows and run various things like file manager, so why doesn't it
show in linux?