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Is Wayland good now? Xorg has a lot of tools of varying usefulness that Wayland didn't back then. Has it gotten better?
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when i used it compton didnt work ootb on my computer and had to fiddle with the settings for like 30 minutes lol


compton is dead. There is active fork called picom.


Trying out Wayland. Can't decide between Sway (i3 clone, very devleoped) or DWL (dwm clone, made almost by one guy). I hate Sway's manual tiling and it uses more CPU and memory than DWL but it's much more complete too…


I'm actually comparing it now and it seems Sway uses less CPU than DWL… but I love dynamic tiling… Augh…


Dwl, like most wlroots based compositors still lags behind and currently spits out a bunch of compilation errors if you try to use it. I suppose that's what it gets for being one guy's hobby project.
Sway is quite good but like you say it doesn't come with the ability to open windows in a spiral pattern so I installed a package called autotiling-rs that does it.


Is using a tiling WM and a well-configured TLP enough to get the most of my battery on Linux?
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/bin only contains dynamic links :^)


/bin , /lib and /sbin are not real


/bin is real on gales, /sbin links to /bin and /usr links to /. Links to the actual commands are copied from a package hierarchy similar to gobolinux stow. If linux had a proper union mount implementation, the package/bin/s could be be mounted to /bin though.


You can also use mdev or mdevd for managing /dev
Alpine Linux supports both and also udev.

>Shouldn't Openbox be as good as a tiling WM too?
Yes. But, as far as I know, OpenBox development has stalled. I think IceWM is still being developed (it's very similar WM). There is also JWM.


Consider switching to Wayland. During the early days of Wayland, so much focus was on embedded and low power devices, where X is an absolute train wreck, and Wayland is now undisputed king.
Taking that mentality forward has real advantages for anything battery powered, like a laptop.


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Imma do it. Gonna switch to FreeBaSeD on my servers. ZFS goodness, raidz2, stability, pkg, serious people.

It's no wonder that the most staunch anti-linux pro-unix/BSD person I ever met was a staunch Communist.

Thread for all BSD variants, OpenIndiana, Illumos, Haiku, plan9 and other unix-based OSs welcome too.
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I nearly believed you. You're either dishonest or really need the things you don't like to be Nazi. Apparently torch-lit walks is something done in Germany.

… or these guys are also fucking Nazis.
>pic rel

Looking at their conferences page, there's absolutely nothing to hint at any kind of Nazi or right-wing ideology.


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>it wasn't coincidence: https://lobste.rs/s/nf3xgg/i_am_leaving_llvm#c_yoghmo
That's one of the lead developers/maintainers of Void Linux. I actually like Void, but that guy is a fucking asshole. Their IRC is unpleasant because of him.


As a germ i can confirm this. Torchlit walks are common as school or town events. I think torchlit hikes in particular were historically notable in the German Liberal Nationalist movement of the Vormärz era and rooted in a romanticist worship of nature and the Volksgeist. The NSDAP knowingly lifted many propagandistic elements from this time, including book burnings and opera.

I don't care either way. Suckless software is small and portable, which is sort of common for window managers, but rarer for virtual terminals and browsers. Except for the util-linux replacement you can build everything with just an ansi C compiler and TCP/IP and/or X depending on the software.


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FreeBSD 14.0-RELEASE is out. I installed it on my dekstop, it just works.

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Why is everything so big now? Even laptops and smartphones just keep getting bigger.
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>is this supposed to be a dunk on anyone with half a brain who knows removing the audio jack was a stupid idea?
Probably but if it actually came into existance I'd want one.


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very small laptops are so sexy


Enough with the minimalism it's time for phones to become pip-boys.


Because things have to be scaled to humans so that it is ergonomic.


when using a phone single-handed a smaller screen would be more ergonomic…

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General thread about Tor.

Is there any problem with going to https://leftypol.org/ and then clicking on the .onion site? I can't store http://76i2c3hn55fcj5nut3tqlboqqbbh23zvphv7lefk3vftpx6wketlanyd.onion/ in my browser because it's in a disposable VM.
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Cloudflare® symlink to purgatory.


it could be a network-wide ddos, it happens sometimes, check the tor project's stats on the network

it could be that ur ISP just thinks ur a less important customer if you're connecting to Tor so they deprioritize ur traffic


Have you tried using bridges?

It might be your entry guard being slow. It shouldn't be, but your Tor client will keep using them if they are because they only change every few months.


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The sticker pack is cool.


Good way of telling TSA to detain your laptop.


>rely on this every day
>literally ctrl+v an image in
>it crops out the focused object with 90% accuracy
>saves me from having to crop stuff by hand
>can just right click -> copy image when I'm done
>paste it directly into GIMP
>it was perfect

<they "update it"

<it goes way slower now by giving you a stupid animation
<they wrap the actual image file in some javashit so you can't actually right click and copy the image anymore (artificial scarcity moment)
<try to inspect in browser console
<the url is a fucking blob link now
<they harass you to make an account
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>how are you so helpless?
why are you assuming all 3 people you're quoting are the same person?


>then just erase the background in GIMP with transparency on and then save as png.
OP is complaining that something that used to be fast is now slow, not that it's impossible.


>Shouldn't need custom stylesheets
Why would you let the same web developers who fill the site with useless javashit decide how the website looks?
I'm not. "You" is also a plural pronoun.
>OP is complaining
I know. But I am a bad listener, in toxic male fashion I always offer a solution rather than empathise and nod. r/twoxchromosomes might be a better fit?


OP, this will be far worse when they mass implement web assembly and the front end code becomes an opaque binary rather than code you can even look through to begin with


>in toxic male fashion I always offer a solution rather than empathise and nod. r/twoxchromosomes might be a better fit?
/pol/ might be a better fit for you. Something that used to take me 5 seconds now takes me 20 minutes because I have to go back to doing it manually. Your "solution" was plainly obvious to me before you offered it. And there was nothing "male" about it. I was doing it for years before remove.bg showed up. They went back to not allowing me to copy the image btw.


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> But conquering the ability to do math — where there is only one right answer —


So everything concerning OAI ends up being some marketing scheme, lmao.


Critical support to e/acc Sam against doomer reactionaries so he can fulfill Posadas' predictions.


>omg le freaking AI takeover!!!1 o_O
No one cares
Go cum your cargo shorts to Star Trek or whatever


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nothing wrong with cargo shorts

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All of my software exists to destroy capital.

Quite literally. That is the true purpose of free software to me.

To eliminate capitalist control over my computing.

And for that matter corporate control of the same.

Thus saith the Preacher:

> If the users don't control the program, the program controls the users. With proprietary software, there is always some entity, the “owner” of the program, that controls the program and through it, exercises power over its users. A nonfree program is a yoke, an instrument of unjust power.

> Richard M. Stallman

It also literally destroys capital; consider the case of Blender. Whole proprietary software industries have died in its wake, replaced by a world where 3D artists collaboratively contribute to Blender, either with code, or with money to pay for code.

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Which one? Lainchan is a fork of vichan, which is a fork of tinyboard. Tinyboard and vichan are on slightly modified MIT/X11 licences.


https://ardour.org/ (FOSS)
https://www.reaper.fm/ (not FOSS)
btw there's a thread for linux musicians on here


>Very few "actual artists" use free software. Even then, they do so as a creative exercise (a form of self-imposed limitation, really) rather than as a daily bread-and-butter thing. There is an amateur ghetto of people making art using free software but it will remain a ghetto until the free software community improves their usability game.
literally source? lmao


back to 4cuck


I was thinking about how to make Flash-esque vector animations with a full FOSS set-up
Inkscape for drawing vector key frames -> Synfig for tweening -> Audacity for recording voices and other audio -> Kdenlive or Shotcut for doing the final editing and rendering
There's also this "rendering manager" thing that takes Synfig projects as well as Blender and Krita projects:

It's all kind of modular
There's also this open-source program called OpenToonz which allows you to both draw and animate, but it's only available on Windows and macOS

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Is randomizing your MAC address with software like macchanger or NetworkManager enough to actually conceal it or can your hardware MAC actually get leaked when connecting to a random network by whatever means, like wireless traffic sniffing i.e. Aircrack?

Basically, how do I make sure I can't get identified when connecting to random wifi spots or even when only scanning for networks? I know your hostname can also be detected in a LAN but changing that is easier.



If you're going to change the hostname under X remember to update the authentication cookie with xauth or you will break your session unless you restart.

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where should i start with linux? i really want to jump ship, but i've been on windows since 2000/xp and really don't know were to start. i want to be able to customize my desktop gui, use video editing software (it's for work), and still play my video games. i've been looking into Nobara and it seem like a good place to start. Should I dual boot it on my main OS, or put it on my old labtop to get use to it?
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Virtualbox often breaks after new releases or kernel upgrades, leading to relatively frequent crashes and file corruption.
Apparently Oracle only keeps vbox around as a legacy enterprise product and for gullible hobbyists, so stability and testing have suffered over the last decade.


I think you are right to some extent. But I know for a fact of many irl important uses of VMs in corpos and academia that are not legacy or hobbyism at all. Particularly to do with cybersec and other networking related stuff where without a VM you would have to run like 80 physical machines with the same OS and other software on top of each of them and VMs are just a whole lot easier


I never claimed anything about VMs in general, only that Oracle treats virtualbox as a legacy and hobbyist product.
IIRC virtualization is indispensible in the server market; Xen, Bhyve and Docker in particular.


not rly


If you aren't a "FOSS schizo" (?) then just install Steam.

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