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Links 13/05/2023: Plasma Sprint 2023 and EasyOS 5.3

  • GNU/Linux

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Fedora MagazineFedora Magazine: Make use of Btrfs snapshots to upgrade Fedora Linux with easy fallback

        Back in 2018, a previous article demonstrated how to use LVM to clone the root filesystem before upgrading Fedora Linux so as to have a fallback in the unlikely event that something goes wrong. Today, the default Fedora Workstation install uses Btrfs. Now you can use a Btrfs snapshot to make creating a bootable fallback much easier. Note that converting or migrating a system to Btrfs from another filesystem is outside the scope of this article.

        Check that root filesystem is Btrfs

        This example uses a Pinebook aarch64 laptop. Before proceeding, first make sure that Btrfs is being used for the root (system) filesystem. Not every spin or image uses Btrfs by default.

        $ df -T
        Filesystem     Type     1K-blocks     Used Available Use% Mounted on
        devtmpfs       devtmpfs      4096        0      4096   0% /dev
        tmpfs          tmpfs       998992        0    998992   0% /dev/shm
        tmpfs          tmpfs       399600     6360    393240   2% /run
        /dev/mmcblk2p3 btrfs     56929280 39796116  15058348  73% /
        tmpfs          tmpfs       998996       24    998972   1% /tmp
        tmpfs          tmpfs      5242880        0   5242880   0% /var/lib/mock
        /dev/mmcblk2p3 btrfs     56929280 39796116  15058348  73% /f34
        /dev/mmcblk2p3 btrfs     56929280 39796116  15058348  73% /home
        /dev/mmcblk2p2 ext4        996780   551888    376080  60% /boot
        /dev/mmcblk2p1 vfat        194348    31648    162700  17% /boot/efi
        tmpfs          tmpfs       199796      100    199696   1% /run/user/1000
        tmpfs          tmpfs       199796       84    199712   1% /run/user/0
      • FOSSLinuxDealing with the dreaded ‘Broken Pipe’ error in Linux

        In Linux, the 'Broken Pipe' error is a common issue that users may encounter when dealing with inter-process communication or network connectivity. This error typically occurs when one process tries to send data to another, but the receiving process is no longer available or willing to accept that data. It can be a frustrating problem, but with the right knowledge and tools, it's certainly manageable.

      • Bryan LundukeHow to install more software on Serenity OS

        There are lots of ports available for Serenity... and building them is easier than it looks.

      • Own HowToHow to mirror your Android screen to your Linux Desktop

        In this tutorial you will learn how to mirror your android screen to your linux computer by using an usb cable.

        Step 1 - Install Scrcpy
        Scrcpy is the utility that we'l be installing and using to mirror screen of the android phone on your computer.
      • Trend OceansHow do I Remove the KDE Plasma Environment in Ubuntu

        Want to remove the KDE Plasma environment from your Ubuntu machine and revert back to the default GNOME desktop environment, you just need to follow a few simple steps.€  GNOME is the default desktop environment that comes pre-installed on Ubuntu distributions.

      • Trend OceansHow to Resolve Cannot Connect to Database Server (MySQL Workbench)

        Not able to connect to the database server on MySQL Workbench? Solve this error with a simple ALTER query. I think last week I published an article on how to install MySQL Workbench on Ubuntu 20.04. After a couple of days, someone sent me an email.

      • Trend OceansHow to Fix Cleartext HTTP Traffic not Permitted in Android

        Yesterday, one of the Android users emailed me and described his issue. When I launch the application on the emulator, it crashes, and as soon as I checked the logs, it stated that “Cleartext HTTP traffic is * not allowed,” and because of this, I am not able to test the functionality of my app.

      • How to install Python library in Ubuntu Linux

        Python is quite a well-known language in today's world when Artificial Intelligent backed products are booming. It is popular because of its simplicity and versatility.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install AnyDesk on Linux Mint 21/20

        AnyDesk is an advanced remote desktop software that allows users to access their systems from anywhere in the world. With its extensive features, high-speed data transmission, and user-friendly interface, AnyDesk has become a popular choice among Linux Mint users. What separates AnyDesk from other remote desktop software?

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Thunderbird on Linux Mint 21/20

        Thunderbird, a powerful, open-source email client, has been a reliable companion for Linux Mint users for quite some time. Though Mozilla does not maintain it, the Thunderbird community has taken up the mantle, dedicating themselves to continuously improving this free, robust, and user-friendly application.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Node.js on Linux Mint 21/20

        Node.js is a compelling platform that has revolutionized the way we think about server-side scripting. It's not just another tool in the developer's arsenal, it's a game-changer.

      • Rolando Blanco: [HowTo] Install Passbolt in ubuntu 22.04 (easy way)

        The easy way to install your own Passbolt Server, I consolidated in the following script.

        If you want to use it, copy and paste the following code in an empty file called “”

      • Unpacking the Power of Cloud Storage: Exploring GCE, AWS, and Azure Volume Types in Kubernetes

        The Importance of Cloud Storage in Modern Computing Cloud storage has become an essential component of modern computing.

      • Own HowToBash script to send email from your terminal

        In this tutorial, we are going to write a bash script that will send an email from your terminal on Linux. The script is simple, it asks you enter 3 inputs, message, subject and the email address where you want to send this email to.

      • Access Control: Leveraging Namespaces in Kubernetes

        The Importance of Access Control and Namespaces in Kubernetes Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration system that helps organizations deploy, scale, and manage containerized applications more efficiently. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and managing access control in Kubernetes can be a daunting task.

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

      • K Desktop Environment/KDE SC/Qt

        • PCLOS OfficialPCLinuxOS KDE Plasma and Application updates

          KDE Plasma packages have been updated to 5.27.5 and KDE Application packages have been updated to 23.04.1. 592 total package updates for the KDE Plasma Desktop have been shipped to the PCLinuxOS Software Repository.

        • Plasma 6 Sprint 2023

          I was at the Plasma 6 sprint. It took place in Augsburg at Tuxedo office, a well-known german company selling computers that offers preinstalled with Gnu/Linux and KDE Plasma. They also are a KDE e.v (i.e foundation) sponsor. I will certainly consider their offers when buying hardware. Their office were great and very nice people welcomed us.

          It was great to get to work in person again with KDE community members, since I wasn't in person at last Akademy in Barcelona.

          I am very happy to have met the new contributors that I hadn't met before.

          Meetings and discussions were incredibly valuable and galvanizing.

          Plasma 6

          After some detour building plasma 6, I am now using Plasma 6 Wayland. It turns out only Qt 6.5.1 and 6.5.0 are compatible with Plasma 6, not even dev branch (6.6) are compatible with current plasma dev.

          The stability is decent but it made a few issues glaring that we can take care of head-on, both visualy and with our development environment. Qt6 is now 5 years and we never really used it, so a few paper cuts were to-be expected.

        • Plasma Sprint 2023

          IT feels like a billion years before the last plasma sprint, which was in 2019 in Valencia, before the pandemic, but finally this year we are back on track, and was great to see again many old friends as well as seeing many new faces for which it was the first sprint.

          We were gracefully hosted by Tuxedo Computers in Augsburgh, makers of very nice laptops that come with Linux and KDE Plasma, as well as being KDE patrons.

          First of all, everybody got up to speed with a full git build of a Plasma 6 session, so that everybody could participate in development and discussions from the same level.

          There were many discussions about Plasma 6, about what we want to do in Plasma and in Kirigami, how we want to change the look and defaults for the new major release. Most of the user-facing changes have been wonderfully described by Nate.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • It's FOSSrisiOS: An Easy-to-Use Fedora-based Linux Distribution

      We have covered plenty of Arch and Ubuntu-based distros.

      What about a distro based on Fedora? And why would you even need that?

      Well, risiOS is one of the best Fedora-based distros that aims to make the experience easier. While Fedora is not the most complex distribution, some nuances could become a hassle when setting it up for the first time.

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

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