so, when experiencing that ann appimage fudges up a driver, do you report it to the guys who made the driver, to the appimage devs, or to the #elementary OS github page?
I have a feeling it didn't have ANYTHING to do with the OS, and everything to do with the appimage.
Hey #elementary people!
The other day i was listening to an episode of #chooseLinux and Joe Resington and Jason were discussing how low the ram usage was of XFCE. So when I booted in to Manjaro XFCE (to test something about suspend) I ran htop, and got something like 1.2 Gb RAM usage while doing nothing but the htop in the XFCE terminal.
Just did the same in elementary, while running an external display via display link. 1.1 Gb RAM usage.
I love elementary OS.
echo EHC1 > /proc/acpi/wakeup
what was the cause and why does this work?
Well, the cause was the bluetooth module waking the PC up, when it has devices added to it.
disabling wakeup from EHC1 disables wakeon lan due to ethernet, as far as I can tell, which bluetooth was apparently triggering.
So, my laptop has this really strange issue where it wakes after two seconds in suspend. It's maddening, especially because if I boot from something like a manjaro live USB, nothing of the sort happens. But I have had Manjaro installed (a year or so ago, and after installing a bunch of the packages i used, it started happening there too) Any idea what service could cause this? I've tried stopping both mssql-server and libvirtd, but to no avail.
Lastly: regarding the family members running Linux, what i hear from people are: "well they have you to help them!"
firstly: parents, granny and my uncle all live close to 100 miles away.
second: The fact is that since I replaced their windows systems I hardly ever get contacted about tech, and when I do, it's usually something on a website they don't know how to do.
There's just much, much less hassle. And it has also saved them a load of cash as the hardware just lasts much longer.
I think what really is the problem is: Ignorance, and the fact that the people who say it aren't average users. They put time into learning to do their advanced stuff on windows. Spent time setting it up, and learning to utilize it, and they do not wish to reinvest that time.
And to the gamers: It's getting better and better over here, but I completely understand.
I've a statement I'd like to get out there. Typically we hear: "Linux isn't for the average user, the Linux Desktop just isn't ready"
Well. Both my very non-tech parents are running #elementary OS
And my grandmothers (she's about 83 or so) PC will have windows replaced with elementary OS next time I visit her.
Microsoft has removed the ability to create an offline account on new Windows 10 installs unless your PC is offline. Disconnect your network / modem before installing Windows 10.
Another option is to keep trying to create the MS account with a fake phone number until it gives up and lets you create a local offline account.
Bonus tip - if you don't want to set security questions when creating an offline account: create one without a password and then set the password via the control panel after logging in.
One thing i wish in io.elementary.code above all else?
The same super awesome git control that Visual Studio Code has. Its so fantastically simple to work with Repos even if they have the submodules that almost everyone always whines about the difficulty of using.
But some 'intellisense' would be awesome too.
I use io.elementary.code quite a bit, and I really like it.
Hey #elementary devs!
New apps should definitely be flatpak(ed) right? 🙂️
--/src (this builds to some lib)
--/test (this builds to a bunch of unit tests using the newly build vapi)
I simply cannot get it to work, the test seems not to catch the lib at all, complaining it's types does not exist
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