submitted 10 hours ago* (last edited 7 hours ago) by mushroomstormtrooper to c/linux

I've been hoping to get Elden Ring up and running before the DLC comes out, but I haven't had much luck so far. I am a newbie to Linux, currently running Debian 12 w/ GNOME, Ryzen 9 3900X, GTX 1080 Ti.

I have tried every proton version and plenty of suggested launch options with slightly varying levels of "success", but the best I manage to get is Proton GE with no launch options and the game launches, flashes black, then white and then crashes, the whole time with the game's custom cursor. Most other combinations get me a black screen before launch, no launch, or nothing (but steam says its running for a minute).

I believe my video drivers are all up to date, but I am a newbie, like I said, so I'm not confident I didn't miss something. Has anyone else been running into this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: I installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers and now only get a black screen or frozen terminal when I launch my PC. I'm currently in recovery mode and attempting to follow troubleshooting guides with no luck. "ERROR: The control display is undefined; please run 'nvidia-settings --help' for usage information." Is one of the errors I keep getting, but I only get part of the help dialogue, the rest is cut off. nvidia-smi just froze everything. Would it be a good idea to just go back to my installation media?

submitted 2 days ago by Alphane_Moon to c/linux
submitted 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) by [email protected] to c/linux

To get an idea of this community, and to try the cool CryptPad Survey feature, I created a pretty big Linux usage survey!

The data is anonymized and the content encrypted on the server. I plan on publishing the results.

Have fun!

It works on hardened Firefox on a phone, but the experience is better on a PC.

live results

submitted 3 days ago by Agent_Karyo to c/linux
Distros for tablets? (lemmy.dbzer0.com)
submitted 3 days ago by [email protected] to c/linux

I have a couple of Surface tablets that I'd like to put Linux on if possible. The one I want to try first is a 5th gen Surface Pro. If all goes well I would then try it on a Surface Go 2 and hopefully could keep the cellular access.

What resources are available for doing this? The little I've read so far makes me think that it is a buggy process and maybe not worth the effort involved.

submitted 2 days ago by [email protected] to c/linux

Just curious on how people here organize their files and if you use something like Stow to manage a messy home directory.

submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by [email protected] to c/linux

cross-posted from: https://reddthat.com/post/20674426

I edited the "humorous" thumbnail. I apologize if I offended anyone.


Release notes

The Wine development release 9.11 is now available.

What's new in this release:

  • C++ exception handling on ARM platforms.
  • More DPI Awareness support improvements.
  • Various bug fixes.
submitted 4 days ago by [email protected] to c/linux

Covered last week on Phoronix was a new patch from Intel that with tuning to the P-State CPU frequency scaling driver was showing big wins for Intel Core Ultra "Meteor Lake" performance and power efficiency. I was curious with the Intel claims posted for a couple benchmarks and thus over the weekend set out to run many Intel Meteor Lake benchmarks on this one-line kernel patch... The results are great for boosting the Linux performance of Intel Core ultra laptops with as much as 72% better performance.

The patch posted last week for the Linux kernel tunes the Intel P-State Energy Performance Preference (EPP) value for Meteor Lake in the default "balance_performance" state. Adjusting the EPP value from 115 to 64 was enough to show a 19% improvement in performance for some workloads and up to an 11% performance per Watt improvement, as shown by the patch series. A similar patch was also posted last week for using those same values with upcoming Intel Arrow Lake processors.

submitted 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago) by eldritch_lich to c/linux

Edit: It works now and I have no idea why.

Hi all. I'm trying to connect my bluetooth headset to my desktop but scanning for devices, with KDE Plasma or bluetoothctl, doesn't show any devices. My phone isn't found either. I'm dual booting Windows and everything works fine there. I'm using NixOS. My bluetooth dongle shows up as "Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)". Here's what I found on systemctl status bluetooth

Jun 13 20:08:47 vpc bluetoothd[848]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.39 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/faststream_duplex
Jun 13 20:08:47 vpc bluetoothd[848]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.39 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05
Jun 13 20:08:47 vpc bluetoothd[848]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.39 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05
Jun 13 20:08:47 vpc bluetoothd[848]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.39 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink/opus_05_duplex
Jun 13 20:08:47 vpc bluetoothd[848]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.39 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource/opus_05_duplex
Jun 13 20:08:47 vpc bluetoothd[848]: src/gatt-database.c:database_add_chrc() Failed to create characteristic entry in d>
Jun 13 20:08:47 vpc bluetoothd[848]: src/gatt-database.c:database_add_service() Failed to add characteristic
Jun 13 20:08:47 vpc bluetoothd[848]: src/gatt-database.c:database_add_app() Failed to add service
Jun 13 20:08:47 vpc bluetoothd[848]: src/gatt-database.c:client_ready_cb() Failed to create GATT service entry in local>
Jun 13 20:16:49 vpc bluetoothd[848]: src/profile.c:record_cb() Unable to get Hands-Free unit SDP record: Host is down

Any help is appreciated!

submitted 4 days ago by bitwaba to c/linux

My mini ITX motherboard doesn't have as many USB ports as I'd like. I've also decided 2024 is the year I try to kill off all my USB micro devices and replace them with USB-C (sorry PS4 controller). So I'm going to go Bluetooth as much as it makes sense (because of the limited USB ports), and use devices that charge over USB-C

For communication during gaming over discord I've been using a Logitech g933 for about 8 years with the USB receiver, so that's on the chopping block.

I'm quite happy with the sound quality for music I currently get out of my Bluetooth headphones. A2DP gives a really great experience. Using those same headphones as a communication device with Discord for both recording and playing audio is really awful though as it kicks back to HFP/HSP. So I was wondering if it's possible to do a dedicated Bluetooth microphone? And more importantly: does connecting a micrpphone-only device over Bluetooth still need to be in the HFP/HSP profile to work?

To be clear: my goal is to be wires-free for my audio solution, while having both a high quality audio output to hear my beloved gaming companions AND to have a high quality (or at least clear quality) audio input so my beloved gaming companions can hear me. The microphone built into Bluetooth headphones is generally shit and sounds like being on a cell phone call from 1999, even when using it on an android or Windows machine that gave custom Bluetooth stacks that don't fall back to HSP. That's why I'm interested in using a dedicated high quality (probably condenser?) microphone, I'm just unsure if that high quality makes it back to the computer when connected through Bluetooth.

From the last couple hours of searching and reading I can only seem to find information regarding Bluetooth recording+playback combined headsets and the A2DP/HSP stuff. I can't seem to find anything about regarding dedicated microphones quality over Bluetooth.

submitted 5 days ago by [email protected] to c/linux
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submitted 6 days ago by Alphane_Moon to c/linux
ClamAV Frontend in Godot (autumn.revolt.chat)
submitted 1 week ago by MarshReaper to c/linux

This might be good. Hope you enjoy what I made.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16356895

I hope this software is useful to those who feel they need it.

Available on codeberg: https://codeberg.org/MarshReaper/GuardianSecurityCenter/releases/latest

This is a client that makes use of the ClamAV packages available in most repositories. It is made to replace ClamTK and check that box for people wanting to use Linux.

Some features are still in development, so not for production use just yet. But, you can run a quick scan and update signatures which is basic enough for most users.

I saw a video DistroTube posted and it made me a bit confused. It was about the Kasperky being offered on Linux. If you have seen the comments you would understand.

Anyways, this had me remember people I know ask me about anti viruses on Linux. I tried ClamTK, but it is very unintuitive and has a somewhat broken workflow.

I hopped on Godot and searched for an image of a popular antivirus software. I then made the software using the pretty layout that many people are used to.

I learned some things about Godot and I hope others will too with this project. Enjoy!

Also, if anyone could help me find the best way to distribute this software that would be great! (flatpak? repos? it requires administrative privileges)

submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/linux

I've been using Merkuro Calendar and Kalk, and they're fine, but I'm using i3wm, and they got some weird problems like missing icons.

submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/linux


My company gave me a laptop for work and after some time they will give it to another person when I quit the company so I want to make sure I don't leave any of my data behind so which command should I run to delete my home directory to delete all the data?

is it just rm -rf /home/myname

submitted 1 week ago by Alphane_Moon to c/linux
XFCE vs LXQt (sh.itjust.works)
submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/linux

I'm not trying to start a war here, just wondering what your takes are. They pretty much have the same concept of lightweight desktop, but with different toolkits.

I'm a KDE person myself, but I've had experience with XFCE.

I've tried LXQt in the past but never really gotten into it, perhaps the timing was just not right.

submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/linux
submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/linux


# find with grep
# + concatinates results and runs the command once, faster
find . -name "*.txt" -exec grep -l "somename" '{}' '+'

# run a command for each result individually
find . -name "*.txt" -exec basename '{}' \';' |  column

# case insensitive
find -iname "SoMeNaMe.TxT

# file or dir
find -type f
find -type d

# define file owner
find -user Bob

# define file group
find -group wheel

# by permission
find -perm 777

# find by size
find -size +1G
submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/linux

I just had extreme pain with this.

Apart from broken PDF tools, GIMP 2.99.x is already really nice. I recommend the Flatpak from flathub-beta.

The 2 big browsers dont seem to support arithmetic coded JPEG at least in PDF!

They will simply display blank pages!

Example PDF

Lets do a list

Tools that are broken


  • Firefox / Librewolf (RPM)
  • likely Chromium (see below)
  • Scrivano (Flatpak)
  • QPDF Tools (Flatpak) (and I suppose qpdf too)
  • Rescribe OCR (Flatpak)
  • JPEG2PDF (Flatpak, displays correctly but broken image pipe)
  • Arianna (Flatpak, not sure if supports PDF)
  • NightPDF (Electron/Chromium, Flatpak)

(I dont recommend that software but it works for that purpose. See my list of recommended Flatpak apps here)


  • Mull (Firefox Android)
  • GrapheneOS PDF, Cuprum PDF, MJ PDF (Chromium Webview)
  • SavPDF (maybe also Webview)


  • pdf24.org (webservice)
  • StirlingPDF (Docker/Podman container)


  • Safari PDF viewer (iOs 16.7.2)

Software that works

Linux, Flatpak (likely also native package)

  • KDE Okular
  • GNOME Evince (Document Viewer)
  • Inkscape
  • Libreoffice Draw
  • PDF Arranger (libqpdf 11.9.0, pikepdf 8.15.1)
  • Bookworm 1.1.2
  • KOReader
  • Sioyek
  • CorePDF
  • gImageReader


  • muPDF
  • Collabora Office
  • KOReader, Librera, Orion Viewer (all dont support modern filesystem permissions)

Lets report some issues?

submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/linux

I've ran into this situation multiple times at my current and previous jobs. I really want to avoid Windows and use something better, but I can't live without two external monitors.

On Windows, it "just works". I don't have to do anything.

On Linux (I tried Linux Mint today) it doesn't work. First, it only connected one of the monitors, the other one did not register. Then I switched to a different cable from the computer to the docking station and it connected both screens - however, they were locked to 30fps. I could not make them work at 60fps (and this is a major dealbreaker, I cannot live with 30fps).

This isn't really a tech support question, I'm more trying to understand what fundamentally causes this situation. Why is Linux still struggling with pretty basic functionality that Windows does with zero setup? Is it the vendor of the laptop and docking station that aren't properly supporting Linux? Or is it some other problem?

submitted 1 week ago by Rustmilian to c/linux

Lina is Live again!! As promised I cought her stream much earlier this time. ๐Ÿธ
As usual, here's her steam account just in case you'd like to gift to her, as she's currently testing as many games as she can and fixing bugs. Proof From Her Previous Live Stream

As always, you can just ask her to show you it on live.

submitted 1 week ago by lawrence to c/linux

Gentlemen, just for context, I usually use Linux. I have been a user of Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora for a few years.

Recently, I acquired a decent graphics card (GeForce RTX 4070) and decided to uninstall my Windows and install Linux.

I saw that Pop!_OS already has an image with everything pre-configured for Nvidia. Is this pre-configuration worth it, are the games more stable on this distribution, or is it the same as manually installing Nvidia's proprietary drivers on Manjaro?

submitted 1 week ago by [email protected] to c/linux
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