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You need to post your model #, or at least year and chipsets. ASUS releases refreshes every uear. Your current kernel version would be helpful as well.


Honestly, as somebody who has been waiting on a Framework 16 to ship for almost 8 months now, this is kind of enticing. Same CPU, guaranteed Linux compatibility, and half the price. HRMMMMMMMM…


Your response is proving my point. Go and read Debian’s philosophy and mission statements. It’s not a desktop-first distro, so why even mention it if your guide is for newcomers who probably want a desktop (that’s what you focus on).

So this is a good tip for technical writing in general, but try writing FOR the topic at hand in comparison to the feature being discussed, and don’t repeat previous comparisons unless a new idea is being introduced. What this means is: don’t mention “X isn’t Y” five times in the span of the topic at hand. It doesn’t convey any new or useful information, and it’s not a constructive structure to your document.

In your case, you don’t need to constantly hammer that “this distro doesn’t do this thing”. It’s not constructive for the reader to grasp what you’re trying to convey.

“This distro has this unique feature” on the other hand is constructive, and conveys useful information to the reader.

Your writing is just trying to move the reader to your point of view.


Yes, I’m agreeing. You should be closing any open resources as part of your usual logic.


I think your last question is what I would focus on. There’s not much you can do with malformed anything unless you’re expecting, so I don’t know what else you would do aside from throw an exception and move on.



I just flipped through your posts, and your “guide” reads more like a rant for an inexperienced user of each of the distributions you mention, and only from one lens of trying to convince someone of something. Not very impartial or informed writing.

For example: I don’t think you understand the purpose of Debian and it’s slower release schedule with it’s mission statement. You also don’t seem to understand your writing, because you say this is a guide for beginners, then devolve into a bunch of arguments which beginners wouldn’t understand or care about. This is written more like a guide to convince other potential users that you are correct in your personal thinking maybe? I don’t get it.

You also don’t seem to grasp the concepts of each of these distributions in general and why they are the way they are. The entire point of maintaining a distinct distro (forked or not) is to include something the parent does not. That’s the differentiating factor.


Redirecting output aside, these are datacenter cards, and are scaled differently than gaming cards. Lower clock speeds and such. I’m not sure how good for actual gaming they would be.



Export your profile, fully uninstall and delete profile, reinstall and reimport.





Downvoting is fine. I’m right. Doesn’t make OP less of a fucking moron.


Why is the Steam Deck the cover image? It does quite well for those things.


You should be blaming the developers who aren’t developing FOR Wayland.

Actually, let me take that back a bit…

Developing for GUI is tough. Developing for TWO different display systems to render a GUI is twice as hard, and then each variant of the variant even further difficult. The fact is, the basic working of X started in the 70’s, became productized in the 80’s, and the X11 version we’ve all been working without in the early 90’s. Something had to change. This is that change.

As a developer who writes for Wayland, I prefer it. Most do. If every major distro had switched a few years ago, you’d be having a smoother experience right now, but here we are.

My point is: hate the ecosystem or whatever, but Wayland is a way forward, and keeping coherency for compatibility for both is hard. Do your best to help make a smoother transition for the devs working on such things if you are capable and have time.


If you want the latest Nvidia driver without apt conflicts, you have to use their installer which builds dkms live.



They actually have money in the bank, they just aren’t profitable on their own in any way, and rely on search partnerships for yearly funds. I think they are just being responsible here and cutting people who aren’t working on relevant projects going forward.


Okay, so you have a few things going on here, but it’s hard to get specific about what the actual issue here due to the number of variables. Here are some places to start looking:

  1. alsamixer (cli) or pavucontrol (gui) will have a lot of easy to configure options for your audio setup. Have a run through those.
  2. this sound card seems to have hardware audio controls that can be problematic while dual-booting Windows, so make sure you have fast boot disabled on Windows, and boot your Linux side twice in a row after turning it off to be sure the state of your devices is cleared
  3. Your audio profile is only half of the equation due to the hardware controls on the card. The port modes need to be set ON the card, as well as power for channels (possible the card does this automagically)

Essentially, if you have a hardware controlled 5.1 cars, it’s natural state is probably going to be…5.1. so your first job is telling the CARD what mode it should be in, which should be 2.1/3 in your case. What you’ve done so far is just set an audio output profile for the speakers, which isn’t quite the same thing. Check alsamixer or pavucontrol to try and sort this out.

Next step if the above doesn’t work: dig into getting mode and config info from the card itself. The amixer command will be helpful here. If this is the only audio card in the machine, try ‘amixer --card=1’ (it might be 0), and see what info it has.

Past that, you should be on a path to find a working config. If all else fails, I’m betting you can get a solid hardware controlled card online for dirt cheap, maybe with a chipset that has full or better Linux support.

Hope this helps somewhat.


Yes. The installed kernel version is what defines your general compatibility with hardware, not the actual distribution you choose.


Read up on signals, and signal handling. Each number of signal sent has a different effect according to how they SHOULD be handled, but it’s really.uo to the developer as to how they are actually handled when received by running code. Just learn the basic 5 levels you may need, and stick with those. Very few people (if anyone) has all of the different signals memorized, and most programs wouldn’t handle each signal in a completely unique way.


Right, but just because you have people maintaining the project, it’s still based on Canonical’s Ubuntu, therefore Snap by default. Take it up with their community if you don’t like that, that’s the point of community outreach.


The footer of the Ubuntu Touch site:

Not sure what you thought you were into, but…


Canonical makes Ubuntu, and also the Snap Package Manager. They’ve been trying to push Snap for years, which is why Flatpak is an alternative to Snap. You won’t find Canonical/Ubuntu docs spreading Flatpak.


Flatpak is just a package manager. If it’s built for whatever you have UT installed on, sure. Why not?


Linux is the most widely deployed OS on the planet. I’m not sure OP is actually talking about aside from desktop usage. It’s in your headphones, home appliances, routers, competing OS’s, datacenters that run the world…what do you imagine is missed?


Headline: “Person new to and overly excited about Thing, starts telling other more experienced people about how to approach and think about Thing”



Shouldn’t your LLM be solving this problem.for you? 😂

Seriously though, if not two terms, then just background one or both of these commands.


The project aims to make Bash vs Zsh as similar as possible. There is little difference except for customization. Switching to Fish or Spaceship will jump that barrier.


Check out using something like oh-my-zsh if you want a deeply configurable shell experience that isn’t super far off the stock bash path.



That’s the entire point of the Framework platform.


Check the outlet online. Refurb parts and whole laptops for a nice discount. No sense in buying one brand at this point since the core components are a bit behind from the initial development and release cycles getting worked out.




You skipped a step or two in your podman setup I think. Look up the rootless instructions, and make absolutely sure you have installed the right uid/gid packages for your distro.


I’m assuming you’re running a Ryzen 7040 series then. No kernel support for the FPGA yet.

Also, Linux is great for gaming. Not sure why you’d limit yourself there.


Framework is QA’d so much exactly for this purpose. Read their dev notes and announcements. Fantastic. You’ll have to wait in line awhile though.