Certainity45

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I tried, I really did

I've been an IT professional for 20 years now, but I've mainly dealt with Windows. I've worked with Linux servers through out the years, but never had Linux as a daily driver. And I decided it was time to change. I only had 2 requirements. One, I need to be able to use my Nvidia 3080 ti for local LLM and I need to be able to RDP...

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It faschinates me a lot how a company like Nvidia can't make working drivers even for xorg despite all the hype Nvidia moving their drivers into firmware. Amd sells gpu's very low numbers and they never have these issues because they can afford to release their drivers for Linux.

Linux foundation should ban Nvidia. So many headaches and wasted resources cured immediadly.

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Then demand Nvidia for better drivers. The new Linux users doesn't deserve all the current hassle because that instantly kills the motivation for even actually starting the Linux journey at all.

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On the day he won, he was accused for being a right-wing advocate on front page, but for some unknown reason those articles disappeared in just couple of hours.

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You can now launch any installed app from the file manager.

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Very useful tip for a linux newbie with a laptop which has only igpu.

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Try to double your ram and if you don't have ssd, get one. Your cpu and gpu is powerful enough for light video editing. Also amd drivers are shipped in the Linux Kernel so you don't need to do anything for them.

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Try Manjaro Sway. It is preconfigured and has many superior features built-in. The wallpaper contains the keybinds. When you learn to use that preconfigured Sway, you can try to build your own setup in a virtual machine and when you're satisfied, take the dotfiles into a usb stick or make the vm guest as your real Linux install.

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So what? For newbies it isn't as bad rant Youtubers tend to claim, but yeah I guess the problems are real. However, my brother has daily driven Manjaro KDE for 4 years and hasn't have bigger or more issues what you would have with Ubuntu.

I also recommended to try it out, not to daily drive it. Manjaro's Sway configuration is much more fine-tuned than in the Fedora Sway.

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Thinkpad T480 is the last of the good Thinkpads and should be more than your Budget

Edit. Corrected typo.

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Yes. Thanks for pointing out my mistake. I corrected my typo.

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That's true. Nothing beats the 7-row. Luckily you can mod T480 with T25 keyboard if you can source the parts.

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T490 is the first model with only internal battery, but removal is fairly easy. 2020 lineup changed the F9-F11 function into osme MS Teams crap, which didn't (or don't) work with MS Teams out of the box. The old layout for function keys (keyboard lsyour switch, bluetooth toggle on/off and settings) were super handy in daily use.

I don't know about 2022 lineup since I don't own one, but 2023 lineup don't have option for simple bios UI and don't allow user to disable unneeded hardware, which was a feature since the first Thinkpad ever released.

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Sounds like very poor management since everytime a business company switches system infrastructure, the end-users will receive courses. I was working in a factory which changed the automation system and every end-user spent 4+4 hrs in the lecture room and after 1 month of use they had again 4 hrs advanced use cases lecture.

After just 6 months every worker said the new system is easier and better, which first seemed to be impossible transfer.

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Imgaine if consumer electronics had only 28nm chips with long-lasting and superior quality software. Every laptop and smartphone would have at least 10 yeear lifespan.

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T480 is the last good Thinkpad. Even T490 is a huge downgrade.

T430 or X230 if you're into modding. The opportunities for modding them are endless. Keyboard from xx20-series (best ever made for laptops), FHD IPS panel, re-celling the battery with 18650-cells, second storage drive with mstata mod.. If I remember right, T430 cd bay can be replaced with secondary battery too.

The old models are compatible with FreeBSD too.

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Just wow. Hopefully it works with T430 too, since it has so much more cpu power with quad-core i7-3612qm and runs much cooler than the stock dual-core i5 ever ran.

Too bad I have no time or interest to tinker with these as much as I tinkered 5 years ago.

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Perfect choice for lot.

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T480 or Framework

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I have no personal experience from any P-series, but my friend has a P50 or P52 as his work machine and he has daily drive that for years in CAD and he loves it everyday. The chsssis is same qaulity as T-series.

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I think you have to just try and find your favorite.

Live boot Manjaro Sway to see how the bestly configured Sway works. If you like Suckless appoach, then try dwl.

I never tried Hyprland but I recommend to try it.

Harder task is the bar. Yambar and Waybar are both hard to configure compared to dwm statusbar.

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Manjaro Sway ships with eyecandy and a lots of very useful functionality. The background even includes the default keybinds.

Suckless approach is IMO way more easier than Sway. What helps a lot is that you write an alias which compiles your new config and then reloads the WM. It requires the reload patch + just few another to make it useful.

The thing about bloated means usually you have festures you never use and you still need to learn the way other people did for you. When you start building it from bare minimum you add only the configurations you need and then it is much easier to remembee how they work. That's why I never tried Hyprland.

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You can passthrough your Rtx 3090 into Qemu to achieve hardware acceleration. With software called 'Looking Glass' you'll get a hardware accelerated Qemu/kvm window instead of sacrificing your second monitor or using a kvm switch.

Level1Linux has made a brilliant videos about Looking Glass.

You should also passthrough a ssd/nvme disk into your Qemu.

Wanting to improve my Linux skills after 17 months of daily driving Linux

I’ve been daily driving Linux for 17 months now (currently on Linux Mint). I have got very comfortable with basic commands and many just works distros (such as Linux Mint, or Pop!_OS) with apt as the package manager. I’ve tried Debian as a distro to try to challenge myself, but have always ran into issues. On my PC, I could...

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Linux Bible 10th edition. Yes, it’s for Fedora but use whatever distro you just prefer. It’ll teach everything about Linux you need to know.

should my next browser installed be Microsoft Edge?? (lemmy.world)

I have installed the big 2 browsers on my Ubuntu!! I love them!! I use Google Chrome more of course n.n but I was wondering if I should get Edge now, I like the cute design + AI integration, but I don’t think it’s necessary because I already have Chromium, which is just the baseline for Edge, but still it could be a nice...

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Install Qutebrowser and configure it by yourself.

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Yes. It is not 1:1 especially on these test conditions, but currently the truthful seller says the real-world effiency-% is around 15%. So probably with this new technology we can start saying the real-world effiency-% as around 20%, which is significant leap.

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Hopefully articles like this isn’t a honeypot for hackers.

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You can never fail with Suckless Sent + Gimp.

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I’ve been to Ireland many times but didn’t know they can speak english over there.

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What ‘drama’ do you mean? I know only the LTT drama.

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I don’t follow him but in this particular blog post he’s 100% right. Why Linux Foundation funds the Metaverse at all?

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If you don’t have Nvidia gpu, then LMDE is better. It is slightly snappier and boots slightly faster.

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Well, the thing is I don’t have Nvidia gpu but it is a general rule since LMDE doesn’t ship with the driver manager as the “regular” Mint does.

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Yes, for NoVideo.

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I am once again considering to write my own window manager

...unless the setup I am thinking of is already possible, let me construct this in your head:

On the top of the screen, there is narrow status bar, which is split into two parts. On the right side of the bar, you have your clock, your battery, your signal strength and so on.

On the left side, there is a clickable tab for every window you have opened. It's like browser tabs: Every window always uses the entire space below the status bar.

On the far left, there could be an icon which opens a searchable list of applications, kind of like but vertical. Everything supports mouse input as you would expect.

Does that exist? Should I make it? It would be awesome for smaller screens, like phones.

Edit: I should add that I'm planning to run it on a Nokia N900 with a single 600 MHz CPU core, 256 MB RAM and a resolution of 800×480 pixels. Existing full desktop environments like Xfce4, LXDE, and so on are way to heavy to run.

@linux @linux @linux @linux

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What’s wrong with PostmarketOS + sxmo? Supports xorg and Wayland.

How hard is it to build an open source alternative to Duolinguo?

Speaking as a total ignorant from a coding perspective. But I guess that wouldn’t be the hard part, considering that most of Duolinguo is just boxes and text inputs. How difficult it is to create a database of competent linguists with an efficient training who can progressively enhance your understanding of languages?

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Join LibreLingo instead of creating your own scratch. Unless you’re planning to use Rust lol

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That’s how it’s designed to work. For safety reasons.

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Do you remember what happened to Danny Masterson right after he spoke against scientology?

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You need to add --removable flag into your grub to show removable devices.

wiki.archlinux.org/title/GRUB

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No. X11 has been around since 1980’s and it’s basicly a puzzle of chewing gums glued together. It’s not been in development for years now.

Wayland is much less code but the end result is still much better. Wayland is the future.

In case you didn’t know, they’re display compositors. Backends of the graphics.

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Spotify is known for paying low for artists per listened song. So there are like millions of gangsters having Spotify running 24/7 to make their favorite artist earning their daily bread.

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Buy the Ben Eater's breadboard computer:
https://eater.net/shop

His Youtube is full of tutorials:
https://piped.video/channel/UCS0N5baNlQWJCUrhCEo8WlA

It is possible to tinker it even more intoa a single pcb-version:
https://piped.video/channel/UCS0N5baNlQWJCUrhCEo8WlA

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