I did a new install of Rawhide a few days ago, and I just assumed that the
Firefox version was the most
recent or within a few weeks of the most recent.
I was pondering the idea of playing with Gnome Boxes, and decided I would
try to download an iso of
some other distro. When I logged on to Manjaro website, it immediately
gave me a large dialogue box that said
"your browser Version 78 is out of date."
So why could Fedora not tell me that ?
Anyways, I removed version 78 ( the rpm version ) and installed the flatpak
version, which is 80.
I am not up to date on the general consensus of using flatpaks in September
of 2020. I have no problem with flatpaks.
Now I have to set up all my web-stuff settings again.
Why would anybody want to use the rpm version of Firefox ? Limited
resources on their computer ??
While on the subject of flatpaks, what are some of the upcoming flatpak
apps to keep an eye out for ?
What are flatpaks are way above their rpm counterparts in development ?
Are future versions of Fedora ( 34, 35, etc. ) going to default to the
flatpak version of Firefox ?
My install of Rawhide has about 20 man-hours of usage, with no problems.
I hope to do an install
of 33 in a month or two.
On an unrelated topic,
the fans on my Radeon 5500XT, do not turn on except when booting up, but I
tried to play a video game yet.
Yesterday, I posted some questions about Firefox and Flatpak.
I am saddened to report, that I can not get anything to print from Firefox
the flatpak version from Flathub.
I have not deep-dived into this yet.
But I end up having to download the item and open it in Gnome Files,
and print from there.
So I answered another one of my questions the hard-way.
Newbies will likely encounter problems with flatpaks that they do not
nor know how to troubleshoot, and might even go as far as buying a copy
On a not-so-related note,
the other computer that I have access to is a ACER Chromebase computer (
not a Chromebook ),
and I love it. So unless you don't mind Google and the SEE-EYE-EHH
watching you, and you are not needing a powerful computer, I would recommend
at least playing with the LInux container in that ( assuming you are
willing to waste
$ 600 ). I guess you could always take it back to the store afterwards
and get a refund.
I posted something earlier about Firefox and flatpaks, and
after setting up my Firefox settings using the Fedora flatpak,
I realized that I had the same video-codec issue that others had written
Realizing that all of that was all over my head, I removed Firefox and
the Flathub version, and all the video stuff seems to work.
Please do not shoot the messenger. I realize Fedora has
ideology about FOSS. So I answered one of my earlier questions. There
are reasons not to use the Fedora flatpak of Firefox, as I was able to get
repository version to work.
Disclaimer: I am in Rawhide and maybe some of the rpmfusion stuff for
Rawhide still has some kinks in it. Right ?
On a totally different note,
I purposely purchased a new X570 ASUS motherboard
without wi-fi, because of my unpleasant experience with Broadcom wi-fi
on my previous motherboards.
I purchased the ASUS PCE-AX58BT add-in card, and installed that
and whah-laa, my wi-f worked without having to do anything. It is
an expensive card, and I do not know if I am getting all the potential
of the card, as far as wi-fi speeds. I did an internet speed test,
( using my motels crappy wi-fi ) and it was a decent speed
( download 98 / upload 46 ). One advantage to going this route, is
that I could potentially upgrade my wi-fi in the future, if a new card came
wi-fi 7 or wi-fiXT, LOL ! And they are relatively easy to install if
you have a spacious
case and a free slot. However, they might distract from the display of
video card, if you wanting to show off your fancy new ASUS RTX 3080.
Fedora 32, x64
I thought I'd ask this over here as there are
some really smart folks over here.
I want to remove "yo" from my dictionary. It is
not in my custom dictionary, so how do I get rid
of it from my standard dictionary?
Can someone explain this to me?
# rpm -q --whatrequires redhat-rpm-config
How does R-core, python27, and root-cling depend on redhat-rpm-config?
Is this a packaging bug?
Open source is the future. It sets us free.
I've noticed in system log the following message popping up from time
gnome-shell: libinput error: event5 - Kingsis mouse: client bug:
event processing lagging behind by 21ms, your system is too slow
What should I do about? What is the actual problem? Is my mouse too old
and needs to be replaced? It is not a bluetooth mouse, but one with a
I just installed mediawriter and noticed it is a Qt app. What
other popular apps are Qt in Fedora ?
I just read a year old article about that topic, about the adwaita-qt
thing, trying to make Qt apps look like gtk apps.
As of September 2020 and beyond, what is the general trend
about this topic ? Gnome apps have come along way right ?
Which ones are still better or preferred by Qt / KDE lovers ?
Krita ? Kdenlive ?
Are Qt5 apps lighter ? snappier ? or easier to code than the gtk 3
<y NFS is storing data in "/" instead of "home", what do i have wrong?
'df -h" shows the following:
/dev/mapper/fedora_localhost--live-root 69G 67G 0 100% /
tmpfs 1.8G 8.0K 1.8G 1% /tmp
/dev/sda2 976M 254M 655M 28% /boot
/dev/mapper/fedora_localhost--live-home 3.6T 4.8G 3.4T 1% /home
I need to fix it. I don't know where to look for my mistake, Obviously I
want to store files in the 3.4 TB partition not root.
Any help appreciated, Bob
Bob Goodwin - Zuni, Virginia, USA
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