I have never ever used an appimage before until just now.
Earlier today, I saw on Phoronix that Krita had a new beta version.
So I went to their website, clicked on nightly build and could not find a
but did find an alpha. I downloaded
the Linux version which was an appimage.
I went to the Fedora Wiki about appimages and followed the 3 step guide to
and was surprised how simple it was.
Krita 4.4 alpha works nominally on Fedora. so if there is a beta
somewhere, then I guess
it would too.
In order to try this new version of Krita,
one must understand the basic file system layout in Fedora which in my case
use cd command in terminal to change to Downloads
In my case, that was as simple as: $ cd Downloads
next easy step ( after the $ in terminal )
type chmod +x krita-4.4.0-alpha-x86_64.appimage
( you can cut and paste the file name to simplify that, as it has some
extra stuff in it )
Exit terminal, and go back to Files
Just double-click on the Krita appimage file in Files afterwards.
Please let me know if there is a simpler way. I imagine you might want
it from Downloads directory to a temporary directory or an custom directory
created for appimages ??
I did a new install of Rawhide a few days ago, and I just assumed that the
Firefox version was the most
recent or within a few weeks of the most recent.
I was pondering the idea of playing with Gnome Boxes, and decided I would
try to download an iso of
some other distro. When I logged on to Manjaro website, it immediately
gave me a large dialogue box that said
"your browser Version 78 is out of date."
So why could Fedora not tell me that ?
Anyways, I removed version 78 ( the rpm version ) and installed the flatpak
version, which is 80.
I am not up to date on the general consensus of using flatpaks in September
of 2020. I have no problem with flatpaks.
Now I have to set up all my web-stuff settings again.
Why would anybody want to use the rpm version of Firefox ? Limited
resources on their computer ??
While on the subject of flatpaks, what are some of the upcoming flatpak
apps to keep an eye out for ?
What are flatpaks are way above their rpm counterparts in development ?
Are future versions of Fedora ( 34, 35, etc. ) going to default to the
flatpak version of Firefox ?
My install of Rawhide has about 20 man-hours of usage, with no problems.
I hope to do an install
of 33 in a month or two.
On an unrelated topic,
the fans on my Radeon 5500XT, do not turn on except when booting up, but I
tried to play a video game yet.
Yesterday, I posted some questions about Firefox and Flatpak.
I am saddened to report, that I can not get anything to print from Firefox
the flatpak version from Flathub.
I have not deep-dived into this yet.
But I end up having to download the item and open it in Gnome Files,
and print from there.
So I answered another one of my questions the hard-way.
Newbies will likely encounter problems with flatpaks that they do not
nor know how to troubleshoot, and might even go as far as buying a copy
On a not-so-related note,
the other computer that I have access to is a ACER Chromebase computer (
not a Chromebook ),
and I love it. So unless you don't mind Google and the SEE-EYE-EHH
watching you, and you are not needing a powerful computer, I would recommend
at least playing with the LInux container in that ( assuming you are
willing to waste
$ 600 ). I guess you could always take it back to the store afterwards
and get a refund.
I posted something earlier about Firefox and flatpaks, and
after setting up my Firefox settings using the Fedora flatpak,
I realized that I had the same video-codec issue that others had written
Realizing that all of that was all over my head, I removed Firefox and
the Flathub version, and all the video stuff seems to work.
Please do not shoot the messenger. I realize Fedora has
ideology about FOSS. So I answered one of my earlier questions. There
are reasons not to use the Fedora flatpak of Firefox, as I was able to get
repository version to work.
Disclaimer: I am in Rawhide and maybe some of the rpmfusion stuff for
Rawhide still has some kinks in it. Right ?
On a totally different note,
I purposely purchased a new X570 ASUS motherboard
without wi-fi, because of my unpleasant experience with Broadcom wi-fi
on my previous motherboards.
I purchased the ASUS PCE-AX58BT add-in card, and installed that
and whah-laa, my wi-f worked without having to do anything. It is
an expensive card, and I do not know if I am getting all the potential
of the card, as far as wi-fi speeds. I did an internet speed test,
( using my motels crappy wi-fi ) and it was a decent speed
( download 98 / upload 46 ). One advantage to going this route, is
that I could potentially upgrade my wi-fi in the future, if a new card came
wi-fi 7 or wi-fiXT, LOL ! And they are relatively easy to install if
you have a spacious
case and a free slot. However, they might distract from the display of
video card, if you wanting to show off your fancy new ASUS RTX 3080.
Fedora 32, x64
I thought I'd ask this over here as there are
some really smart folks over here.
I want to remove "yo" from my dictionary. It is
not in my custom dictionary, so how do I get rid
of it from my standard dictionary?
Can someone explain this to me?
# rpm -q --whatrequires redhat-rpm-config
How does R-core, python27, and root-cling depend on redhat-rpm-config?
Is this a packaging bug?
Open source is the future. It sets us free.
I've noticed in system log the following message popping up from time
gnome-shell: libinput error: event5 - Kingsis mouse: client bug:
event processing lagging behind by 21ms, your system is too slow
What should I do about? What is the actual problem? Is my mouse too old
and needs to be replaced? It is not a bluetooth mouse, but one with a
I just installed mediawriter and noticed it is a Qt app. What
other popular apps are Qt in Fedora ?
I just read a year old article about that topic, about the adwaita-qt
thing, trying to make Qt apps look like gtk apps.
As of September 2020 and beyond, what is the general trend
about this topic ? Gnome apps have come along way right ?
Which ones are still better or preferred by Qt / KDE lovers ?
Krita ? Kdenlive ?
Are Qt5 apps lighter ? snappier ? or easier to code than the gtk 3