This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re going to take a look back at this year in Linux. There are so many amazing things that happened with Linux and we’re going to cover all the highlights. Then we’re going to discuss the future of the Linux Desktop in Virtual Reality! 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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Topics Discussed in this episode

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  • Linux 30 Years
  • Linux on Mars
  • System76
  • Pop!_OS
  • popos
  • COSMIC Desktop
  • Pine64
  • Pinephone Pro
  • PineNote
  • Steam Deck
  • Proton Linux
  • Linux and privacy
  • Pipewire
  • Fedora Linux
  • Fedora 35
  • GNOME touchpad gestures
  • SUSE
  • openSUSE
  • Red Hat
  • RHEL
  • Vivaldi
  • interview
  • GNOME
  • SimulaVR
  • XRDesktop
  • Simula One
  • Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance
  • Baldurs Gate
  • UTM

Tip of the Week

  • As a Linux user you may need to see what user groups you are included in. I am not referring to a LUG or Linux User Groups but instead the groups your linux system user is a part of for permissions on your system.
    • although DLN Community is a great group of Linux users so you should consider getting involved in the community whether thats via the DLNForum.com, the Matrix chat room, or many other options.
  • Why would you want to do this?
    • maybe for some reason your user cant elevate privileges via sudo.
    • you’d need to make sure your user is part of the sudoers group
    • and in some cases for virtual machines and other reasons.
  • To list all the groups a user is apart of simply type: $ id [username] -p
  • If you’re just wanting to check the current users groups simply type $ id -p
  • there is the command ‘groups’:
    • but id can give you the numeric values and the symbolic names
    • groups will only return symbolic names
      • the numeric values would come in handy when dealing with network-shared data for example
  • lot of other switches available in i-d:
    • A Display the process audit user ID and other process audit properties, which requires privilege.
    • F Display the full name of the user.
    • G Display the different group IDs (effective, real and supplementary) as white-space separated numbers, in no particular order.

Comments

  1. This message is mostly for Michael.

    On the last episode you were talking about tiling managers and trying out other environments and I wanted to chime in.

    Kwin scripts are your solution. There is one in particular named bismuth, it works in X11 and Wayland (I suggest not using wayland right now, but unrelated to this script), it can work like i3-gaps too! It is a fork of Krohnkite which hasn’t seen an update in quite some time. Bismuth has been receiving updates and has worked out some of the kinks of the previous script.

    It is a dwm style tiling. There are several tiling options, I prefer to arrange in 3 columns when im on my ultrawide , 2 columns when its just my laptop screen and they have many other features such as monocle, all floating, etc. The shortcuts to utilize this are added to the global KDE shortcuts section. You can find them by searching “bismuth” and change to your liking.

    Here are some of my settings:

    Ignore windows:

    with classes: krunner,yakuake,spectacle,kded5,lutris,systemsettings,systemsettings5,battle.net,battlenet,battle.net.exe,libreoffice-writer,libreoffice,xpad,onboard
    with titles:
    dolphin,lutris,battle.net,battlenet,battle.net.exe,LibreOffice,xpad,onboard
    with roles:
    yakuake

    Float windows:

    with classes: dolphin,junction
    with titles: lutris,dolphin,systemsettings5,spotify,moonlight,kate,dolphin,stickynotes,Sticky Note,xpad,Junction,junction

    Of course you will want to play with the settings, but I have been using a tiling kwin script for over 2 years, this coming from a guy who used i3-wm for 4 years. Bismuth has been a wonderful experience.

    P.S. KDE is the best desktop environment.

    Love,
    A btw user.

  2. Avatar for Ulfnic Ulfnic says:

    Thank youuuu for covering Simula One! I’ve wanted a 1st class Linux desktop in VR option for years and this looks like it’s going to be the one.

    Community list of Linux desktop VR options: here

    Also thank you for a wonderful year and all the best to each of you. It’s a privelege to be here.

  3. Avatar for ak2020 ak2020 says:

    Thanks, everyone, really enjoyed this, as ever :slight_smile: The festive mood comes across even months later as I catch up on missed episodes! Favourite joke of the week – “You can’t open windows in space!” lol - sounds like a modified tag-line for Alien, another sci-fi fave. I haven’t yet caught up on the fourth matrix though!

    I agree wholeheartedly with many of your comments about the year, looking back. Also, Jill, Michael or Ryan, any of you are ever in the UK for a conference, do please let us know in advance. I’ve not been able to travel internationally for years due to financial constraints, but all of you are pretty awesome so if there was a chance to attend an event an meet any of you good folks, I would surely try.

    I’m also looking at options for becoming a patron hopefully within the next few months, as my circumstances improve. I’d rather do that than purchase some of the also tempting SWAG, for now :slight_smile:

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