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Is KDE Plasma 5 Wayland-ready?

I try KDE with Wayland from time to time. I think I’ve even blogged about it, maybe? This morning I wasn’t feeling good and a guy on Reddit was looking for some help troubleshooting a Plasma Shell crash on Wayland, so I decided to take a break and help him. Rebooted, switched over to KDE […]

Fedora 37 – Day 11

I’m still using Fedora, but the roles have kind of flipped back and forth. I ended up coding more on openSUSE Tumbleweed and just using Fedora for casual things and to update it in the evenings. I thought maybe that would help me get used to Fedora a little better and, because of a reason […]

Fedora 37 – Day 2 – Notable Improvement

When I booted Fedora today it did some updates during the boot screen and then everything seemed to work fine. It was a night and day difference from yesterday. I’m not sure what the updates were. I ended up moving over to Tumbleweed to finish a git branch I had been working on there, toward […]

Fedora 37 – First Impressions

I spent the first full day of Fedora use setting up a few more of my dev tools, installing PostgreSQL, and actually working, when I could. I normally would set up a VM for PostgreSQL, but I’m running Fedora as my work OS, so I figured I’d just install it. One difference between my openSUSE […]

Fedora 37 Released

Yesterday, November 15, 2022, Fedora 37 was released, so I’m giving it a test drive. Everything about the installation went smoothly, it’s basically 3 steps. It doesn’t get much simpler. The crazy thing is there have been 30 releases since the first time I called Fedora home. It has been about 11 years since I’ve […]

KDE Plasma 5.26 Wayland – Day 6

I broke my consecutive days of strictly Wayland use on Day 2, because I was having so many issues with a game I play (Splitgate). It would be fine for a few matches and then the mouse would lose tracking or whatever it’s doing. I’d have to restart the game to fix it. It started […]

KDE Plasma 5.26 Wayland – Day 1

Every so often I give Wayland a try on KDE Plasma, it normally lasts about an hour. Plasma 5.25 lasted about a day and a half, when I tried to play a game and my mouse wigged out. There were always little glitches or something, but that time I had my hopes up. openSUSE Tumbleweed […]

Scanning with an HP Printer in Linux

If you have the hplip package installed for HP Printer support in Linux, you can also use your printer’s scanner. I’m using openSUSE Tumbleweed, so the instructions are specific to openSUSE, but should work with any Linux distro beyond the printer installation. I have an HP Envy 6400 series printer with a built-in scanner. First […]

Mesa VA-API Support with Packman Package...

openSUSE recently disabled the VA-API codecs’ support in their Mesa package. This is was precautionary decision, based on advice from the SUSE legal team. It is actually easy to use the Packman Mesa package instead, which has the codecs enabled still. Just run this: This will replace your openSUSE repo packages for Mesa with the […]

DVD Playback in openSUSE

One of the few issues I’ve ran into over the years using openSUSE Tumbleweed is with codecs and media. I like to backup my DVDs to files so I can store them and play them over my network. Discs don’t last forever, so it’s nice to have a backup. It’s also nice to be able […]