This post keeps track of my KDE customization routine when installing the system from a new ISO. It comes with my Gitlab repo containing every dotfiles.
Update the system, using KDE Neon specific command:
$ pkcon update
Install KDE/Qt additionnal packages:
$ sudo apt install catimg clementine cmus easytag encfs fd-find filezilla fzf gimp git gparted grep gufw htop imagemagick inkscape k3b kate kdenlive kcolorchooser kfind kget krita ktorrent kup-backup neofetch nmap ranger ripgrep skanlite ttf-mscorefonts-installer vim virtualbox zsh
DOTFILE: see applications info & details here.
System Settings > Search > Files / Krunner / Web: stop file indexing and…
A short guide on privacy, security and free and open-source softwares, for a safe digital life:
Let’s start with Google, the first and biggest partner of our digital life (alongside Facebook Inc. and Amazon Web Services). Using or being forced to use its services doesn’t mean you should accept the amount of personal data it collects. In fact…
The best albums that brought me through 2020.
[5*] ORAX — Film
[5*] Waveshaper — Artifact
[5*] NewRetroWave — Magnatron III
[4*] Deadlife — Dark Nation
[4*] Waveshaper — The Disk Hunter
[4*] Deadlife — Singularity
[4*] Deadlife — Variations on the Resolve
[4*] Deadlife — Orphan
[4*] Deadlife — City of Eternal Rain
[4*] Robert Parker — Crystal City
[4*] Robert Parker — End of The Night
[4*] Swayze — The Beginning
[4*] Victor Love — Technomancy
[4*] Carbon Based Lifeforms — Derelicts
[4*] NewRetroWave — In Search of Darkness
[4*] CYBERTHING! — KIRA
I’ve spent the last two years with Fedora, being totally satisfied by the stability it offers and the vast library of up-to-date packages. I’ve tweaked Gnome and XFCE to the bone, added a tiling WM session (i3 then Wayland) to keep on exploring new workflows. And then I wondered: what if I tried something new? How can I continue to enhance my Linux experience?
What about… leaving the GTK universe I was so familiar with, to give an extensive shot at the KDE/Qt desktops? Of course, I’ve installed a few KDE desktops images during the last years, and I was…
Post-installation setup guide, Materia style. Dotfiles available on Gitlab.
Avoid systematic check update, and boost download speed [ref.] :
$ sudo nano /etc/dnf/dnf.confmetadata_expire=2d
Enable repository RPM Fusion Free for additionnal packages (like CMUS)
$ sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
$ dnf check-update
For a standard daily drive:
$ sudo dnf install bashtop bmon cmus conky exfalso git google-roboto-fonts googler gpick grsync materia-gtk-theme neofetch numlockx papirus-icon-theme ranger rofi xed zsh
Quick customization routine on a fresh Fedora 31 Gnome installation / updated after Fedora 32 Workstation released
We’ll keep it simple here, I won’t take you around a full featured customization as the one you can get through Zsh.
Use any online tool to easily tweak your PS1 prompt, like: bashrcgenerator.com. Once again, I kept it simple:
$ export PS1="\[\033[38;5;0m\]\[\033[48;5;14m\][\u: \w]\[$(tput sgr0)\]: \[$(tput sgr0)\]"
Good news: Ubuntu 19.10 ‘Eoan Ermine’ brings Nvidia GPU drivers support by default. The drivers are installed when enabling the “Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware and additional media formats” option during the Ubuntu installation process.
Once installed, you can manually switch between the graphic card and Intel processor thought the Nvidia Settings panel, or through a simple command line:
> sudo prime select nvidia|intel
Reboot or logout (this behavior differs for certain Ubuntu versions) for the change to take effect. …
Shell scripts allow you to give instructions to your operating system. In this post we’ll use Zsh as a shell (see here how to install it if it doesn’t come with your distro), a Unix shell that can be used as an interactive login shell and as a command interpreter for shell scripting.
How to create a simple shell script and learn to interact with our system. We’ll start with the simple display of a text in the command window.
To create your text, use a command line text editor (like Nano or Vim) or GUI applications (Mousepad, Gedit…) The…
Bash (Bourne Again Shell) is the default command-line shell on many distributions. Zsh (Z Shell) is a powerful shell that operates as both an interactive shell and as a scripting language interpreter.
Check your current shell:
> echo $SHELL
Please replace pacman in the following codelines by your distro package manager: apt, dnf etc.
$ sudo pacman -S zsh
Test it by running
zsh in your terminal. If you were using bash, you’ll switch to the zsh prompt. The prompt model will be different, since you’re using a different config file, not your classic .bashrc:
Quick guide on how to encrypt a USB key with LUKS, the Linux Unified Key Setup disk encryption standard.
The goal here is to create a USB key or disk containing 2 partitions:
I’ll be using Disks on Gnome (gnome-disk-utility 3.32.1).
First step : format the USB key as an Extended partition. This will allow you to create multiple child partitions.
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