Ivan Tomica

Tag: Linux

Total 52 Posts

Spicing up main desktop

Yesterday I decided to give Cinnamon a try on my main desktop. My main desktop runs Fedora 33 Workstation edition and I have been fully enjoying GNOME on it. It is modern, simple, and yet, quite fast on my machine. So, why the change? Things got boring. This is great

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Updates on OpenSUSE Leap

So I’ve started this wild wild OpenSUSE ride and already posted some initial impressions and gripes I had. Some problems were just too annoying for me so I decided to reinstall and go with OpenSUSE Leap instead. In initial impressions article I’ve noted that backlight is not persisted accross the

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Switching to Leap

This is a short update on the progress of my OpenSUSE experiment. After initial fiasco with OpenSUSE Tumbleweed I decided to switch to the Leap. Reason being, Tumbleweed is not so “stable rolling” after all. My expectations, from marketing and everything, were that OpenSUSE Tumbleweed is basically like Arch, but

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Starting the OpenSUSE journey

I’ve been trying OpenSUSE throughout the years, at least once or twice a year, and there was always some set of annoyances with it so I could never stay on it permanently. This time, I have decided to give it my best shot and see if I can use OpenSUSE

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Wireguard Server-Client configuration

Setting up Wireguard based VPN is quite easy. Depending on your distribution you install kernel headers (as Wireguard is loaded kernel module), install Wireguard and configure it and you’re off to the races. With Linux kernel 5.6 Wireguard will be built in so this process will be even simpler. Installation

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Cleaning up ZFS GPT signatures

I have been previously installing Ubuntu on ZFS (root-on-zfs) and since then I’ve transitioned to Fedora, on ext4+lvm, to avoid much complication and hassle. It is also not necessary for me to have all those nice ZFS features on root. When I was installing Fedora I have reformatted existing drive.

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Expanding ZFS pool on Linux VPS

In order to expand ZFS pool first step is to resize underlying disk. Once that’s done, by default on Linux, partition 9 of size 8MB is created at the end of the disk. Reasoning for this partition is not completely clear for me, but according to some random discussions on

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Firefox Widevine CDM crashing on Fedora

I had this problem with playing Netflix videos in Firefox on Fedora where even at video preview-s I would constantly get yellow bar with the message that Widevine Content Decryption Module, required for playing DRM content Netflix serves, has in fact crashed. Videos worked fine in Chrome, but I’d like

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