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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Segment Index

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. yes, pretty much. You can pipe the audio from your game to a fake microphone and tell Discord to reference that. You can also merge the 2 in a new microphone input making it so you can have both your mic and game audio sent as 1 stream to Discord. :smiley:

  3. +1 for DBeaver. I discovered it about a month ago and have been using it daily for work.

  4. So I just discovered Soundux. Will have to give it a try or just try doing it myself (depending on my mood).

  5. Thanks everyone for another fun and informative episode! @jill_linuxgirl I remember how much space the speakers used to take-up when I built my first desktop back in about 1995 - great idea to have good-quality built-in to keyboard! These days though, I’ve got accustomed to the relative tinny sound of budget laptops…!

    I was just checking-up on Pipewire. Looks like Debian users won’t be getting it (as default) in version 11 either, so it’ll probably not be using it on most of my machines until ~2024…

    DBeaver looks excellent, and well worth checking out. At the moment I’ve stuck mostly to LibreOffice’s modest coverage of databases using its HSQLDB format of old, though it’s now moved to FireBird. I’ve often wondered it it might not be better to decouple from the default format and use an alternative tool. DBeaver might be a good one to try :+1:

    I was quite encouraged by your job-seeking advice everyone and will apply it when I’m next looking too :slight_smile:

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