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Kubuntu vs Fedora vs OpenSuse

Kubuntu vs Fedora vs OpenSuse:

Hi, I am looking for Linux distribution that would fit my needs:

KDE

– quite new versions of drivers, kernel

available lots of software

I have already look a lot and made me research. Based on my requirements I found the most suitable would be Ubuntu with KDE so Kubuntu, Fedora or OpenSUSE.

I am IT person, but quite new in Linux word. Recently set my first distribution – Linux Manjaro, based on Arch. It is brilliant and it is at my air gapped environement with no internet connection and at my test laptop too.

Now I am want to set an environment for everyday use of internet and in general computer. I do not want to limit myself in any activity in the future at this environment. Surely I would like to browse TOR. I would care a lot of privacy and security, of course step by step learning things (for the first I would like to buy VPN, then maybe buy and set router where I can block and play with some traffic (from my research piHole / pfSense or Suricata would be a way)).

In the future I would also give a try GNOME, so the other distribution would have a change too (not same as the one I would choose one).

So, what distibution would you recommend me – Kubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE or maybe another one ?

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How to install locally and manually snapd on M…

How to install locally and manually snapd on Manjaro Linux?:

Hello,

I am too newbie to Snapcraft world. I would not like to keep snapd on the SSD’s /root. I would like to keep it on another HDD. My HDD directory /data/Gus/. I would put on /data/Gus/Applications/snapd. But I do not know how to. I tried to create the symlink, but the snapd does not support it when I install something.

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Buying a laptop for linux

Buying a laptop for linux:

I’m interested in buying a super cheap laptop (preferably $100 to $250) to learn linux on. I’ve seen that most super cheap laptops have horrible reviews, but is that because they are running windows 10 and lots of bloatware. If I buy the IdeaPad 130S (14") Laptop will that work alright for basic computer use (e-mail, streaming Netflix/hulu) on ubuntu or mint, even though it only has an Intel® Celeron® N4000 Processor (1.10GHz, up to 2.60GHz with Burst Technology, 4MB Cache)

Or does anyone have a better recommendation?

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Getting over the verbosity of systemd

Getting over the verbosity of systemd:

For instance I often want to use `systemctl restart $service` and then I also want to see the logs `journalctl -u $service -n X -f`. It’s a bit exhausting. Any shortcuts people use here?

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Linux NFS share mounting as read only (Fixed, …

Linux NFS share mounting as read only (Fixed, post for how):

Hello all,

ive been working with an nfs mount for the last 20 minutes and didnt have any luck googling the answer so thought id put this post up here in hopes that it helps someone, somewhere.

If you have mounted the filesystem, it is showing as RW in a mount command, your /etc/exports looks fine, the services are running and the firewall is configured, make sure selinux isnt causing the problem ( my problem existed on the server side)

getenforce to see your current see level and setenforce 0 (if permissive is viable for you, changes the policy at runtime)

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Seeking help remapping keys for navigation pur…

Seeking help remapping keys for navigation purposes:

I have a keyboard with left and right key right under the spacebar.

Finding myself often reach out to the arrow keys, seems inefficient, but also annoying.

I’m trying to abelize to navigate up down left right whith h j k l in conjugtion with rightclick key. But I’m still a noob in these things and don’t know where to start.

I hope post-noobs can assist me where to start to realize my idea.

Thank you.

PS

me using i3wm, if this is relevant for a possible sollution.

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How do you organize programs you have?

How do you organize programs you have?:

I downloaded a script which i have to activate with: ./home/jumbo/Downloads/jumbo/script

Now this takes a little too long for me to type every time if I could just type in ‘jumboscript’ into the terminal just how you would launch any other program that would be a lot better. The problem is I dont know how do you manage your programs and scripts, I have like 10 programs and scripts from the AUR and around the web apart from some other files in the downloads folder and this will most likely not stop growing so are you supposed to leave them all there or do you move whichever ones you need and delete those that are already built? So do I just make an alias to access my script quicker and do I keep everything in the downloads folder or organize it in some other way? How do you do it thanks in advance

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Ethernet interface issues.

Ethernet interface issues.:

So I recently did a clean install of Kubuntu on a HP Elitebook 2560p, I normally use the Ethernet cable to create my own hotspot for my devices (being far from the router) but since installing it, it’s not working. The Ethernet port is not detecting my cable yet I can see the interface on the machine. I’ve tried endlessly for the past 20 hours but no results. Can anyone help?

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Kubuntu memory leak

Kubuntu memory leak:

Hi, I have a problem with kubuntu 18.04. after using for more than a an hour, opening and closing many applications, my memory usage crosses 3gb, even after closing all applications. How can I fix this? In HTOP I can see about 10 processes with the name plasmashell hogging up memory. This problem happens more often when I copy files from my laptop to mobile or vice versa.

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One small step for me,one large step for… Me…

One small step for me,one large step for… Me again.:

Hello my friends, it’s Chitose coming at you today with a probably pretty boring story and very common question, but first, some background so you know who you’re dealing with.

Long ago, a young, but adventurous youth installed Ubuntu on an old Dell laptop, and that was fun, until he wanted his games back. Unfortunately, this young lad did not backup the copy of windows XP he had at the time.

Fast forward a couple of months, and he got his hands on Linux Mint and installed it on another laptop (this time keeping his desktop close so he can revert if needed) and encountered his first experience with missing drivers and “out-the-box” support. Turns out wired connections “just work”.

Uninstalled Mint and went back to Windows XP.

Sometime later and some three Mint installs later, we arrive at Windows 8 and the child succumbs and decides to stay with Microsoft.

…but curiosity never really dies, does it?

Now he’s reaching out to his friends and finds out about other distros like ElementaryOS and he has a simple SIMPLE understanding of what a DE is and now he’s all hyped up again.

…but his friend didn’t give him clear instructions so he has a HORRIBLE time with ElementaryOS and does a fresh install of Windows immediately.

Fast forward to March 2019, the child, now a young adult, has installed over 5 distros in the span of a few hours, trying to find the Linux that speaks to him. At least until he knows it like he knows Windows, and he finally has found a companion.

KDE Neon.

It just works.

Though now he knows that KDE Plasma is a DE and DE’s kind of don’t care who’s currently hosting them.

So now the kid asks the community:

Which distro that includes Plasma do you prefer?

Should he stick with Neon, or should he give Mageia beta a thought? Maybe he should man up and OpenSUSE his way to victory? Or maybe it’s safer to lay low and silently win with KaOS?

What are your thoughts?

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