This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re going to make Pipewire Face the Music, which by that we mean we’re going to discuss whether or not Pipewire is ready for the masses. Later in the show, we’re bringing back a fan favorite segment. That’s right. Jill is going to pull out another gem from her computer vault in Jill’s Treasure Hunt. Plus we’ve also got our famous tips, tricks and software picks. All of this and so much more this week on Destination Linux. So whether you’re brand new to Linux and open source or a guru of sudo. This is the podcast for you.

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Tip of the Week: Create a Full Backup Image of an SD Card for a Raspberry Pi

  • There are many ways to accomplish a full SD card backup image but we’re going to show you one of the easiest:
    • First take the SD card out of your Pi
    • Before you insert your SD card into your PC run the command:
      • df
      • or you can use sudo fdisk -l
    • This command will list out all your current drives.
    • Next insert the SD card from the Pi and run the ‘df’ command once more.
  • Now you’ll be able to see the drive path assigned to the SD card ex: /dev/mmcblk01 and 02.
    • TIP: if you don’t see any changes interact with the drive in your file manager and then run the command again in the terminal
  • Finally, run this command:
    • sudo dd bs=4M if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=MyPi.img
    • replacing the /dev/mmcblk0 with the path your PC assigned your SD card.
    • Note we didn’t designate the 1 or 2 on the end we just wrote the path up to the mmcblk0.
  • That’s it. Now you’ve made a complete backup image of your SD card that you can restore to another SD card in case of corruption or loss.


  1. So, with Pipewire, its possible to share game audio on Discord & other voice chat software?

  2. +1 for DBeaver. I discovered it about a month ago and have been using it daily for work.

  3. @jill_linuxgirl

    I don’t recognize the brand of PS/2 to USB converter you’re using but if it’s caused you any trouble i’ve had and incredibly good experience with every model of Tripp-Lite converter and for reference i’ve had key sticking with every model of Startech adapter.

    I have very little experience with AT but it looks like both AT and PS/2 offer 5V power which should be delivered with a proper converter. A difference may be the amps available over PS/2 so it’s possible there just isn’t the “juice” to run an amplifier depending on the motherboard or maybe just in general.

    A fun project might be taking an AT socket and soldering a barrel jack to it’s 5V/GND pins so you have and adapter that’ll let you power on the keyboard with a regular 5V wall adapter. Then you could use it to play music from any device.

  4. @Ulfnic , thank you so much!:joy: What a marvelous idea, and you have given me food for thought!! :hugs:

    Yes, I have had issues with Startech adapters at times as well :frowning: I tried several different AT to PS/2 adapters including a Belkin one and Sun Microsystems with no luck.

    And you are so right on, today’s motherboards with PS/2 ports might not be able to draw enough power, especially when trying to use an AT to PS/2 convertor when lots of power is needed by an amp, not just simply keyboard functions! But, you have given me an idea! :joy: There are PS/2 PCIe cards that should let me draw enough power from the PCIe rail! And one I found will also let me plug in a Molex connector to it! I am going to get one of those PCIe PS/2 cards and see what happens!! I will let you know the results! It may simply be, like you said, that the adapters can’t convert all the power needed by the amp. Your idea of converting the AT connector to a standard 5V wall adapter is brilliant, and may be the next step!!! :joy::heart::hugs::penguin::penguin::penguin:

  5. @ak2020 thank you so much!! :joy::hugs:

    So true, and remember how in tbe 90’s some brands of computer speakers would make the cords to short and you couldn’t position them far enough apart? That was so aggravating! :frowning:

    Yes, we will have to be patient with Debian and PipWire . . .


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