We've now merged all KDE 6 packages to Rawhide so we don't need a special image to try it and you can directly use Fedora Kinoite Rawhide. Instructions to move to this image in the same place: https://tim.siosm.fr/blog/2023/11/22/kinoite-plasma-6/
Previous post: https://floss.social/@siosm/111455400461476622
PS: Beta update coming soon!
Instalando Fedora Kinoite en el portatil por la versatilidad que ofrece KDE.
No solo por KDE connect, sino por ofrecer de forma nativa la posibilidad de crear carpetas cifradas.
En resumidas cuentas, KDE me parece mejor compañera de viaje que GNOME en cuanto a dispositivos móviles se refiere (portátil)
Fedora Kinoite Nightly mit Plasma 6
Rebasing Fedora Kinoite (SilverBlue but with KDE) to Universal Blue Bazzite was NOT a complete success as I originally thought.
My VPN (IVPN) user interface is clearly broken. -it looks pixelated (see screenhot).
I thought to uninstall and reinstall the app, but that fail with this notice:
error: No installed package matches 'libavcodec-free'
The system is looking for that package, and it doesn't seem to be in any of the repos.
The rebase from Fedora Kinoite (SilverBlue but with KDE) to Universal Blue Bazzite seems to be a success.
It's installing a few goodies from its little setup and once that is complete, I'll reboot, and then rebase toward Bazzite "latest"
Fedora Kinoite Nightly mit Plasma 6
https://linuxnews.de/fedora-kinoite-nightly-mit-plasma-6/ #fedora #kinoite #Plasma6 #immutable
Fedora Kinoite images with Plasma 6 are now available!
Compared to previous Kinoite Nightly builds, they are based on Rawhide so they may include bugs as they notably contain pre-released kernels.
Details and instructions in this blog post: https://tim.siosm.fr/blog/2023/11/22/kinoite-plasma-6/
Fedora 39 has been released! 🎉
I gave a talk with @me at the Fedora 39 release party about what's new and what's next for Fedora Atomic Desktops (Silverblue, Kinoite, Sericea and Onyx) and wrote the summary in this blog post: https://tim.siosm.fr/blog/2023/11/22/fedora-atomic-desktops-39/
Love the new layouts in settings and discover. Was expecting to hate the default floating panel - but its actually been made much better than it was in plasma5.
Looking forward to running the beta on my main machine when it's tagged
@ikkeT noticed this as well with my setup. Haven't tried to fix yet the other way yet. On F38 I installed couple of packages an then it was working. But F39 seemed to delete those on my setup. Let's hope it gets integrated in to main os. #Kinoite
If I remember correctly I did have one more package installed for that but don't remember specifically was it for KDE or what that package name was 😅
Or is there another nice way to restore a configuration file that the user messed with, that originally came from the package? On non-immutable systems removing the file and reinstalling the package would work.
I've not messed with #Bazzite, but seems lots of folks like it.
My wife has a Steam Deck, and honestly, once you plug a keyboard and mouse into it, It's pretty much like using any other KDE desktop.
Do you like our Fedora atomic/immutable spins?
1. Here's a guide on how to rebase from Fedora 38 to 39
2. Fedora 39 atomic spins use rpm-ostree unified core mode which is safer than the old mode we were using
3. Catch the Fedora Atomic Desktops SIG presenting on F39 and the future of these spins at our Release Party tomorrow!
Traditional-yet-modern looking desktop environment? ✅
Raven widget panel for tracking important things at a glance? ✅
Immutability powered by RPM-OSTree? Big ✅!
Fedora Onyx is the atomic version of the Fedora Budgie spin to give you another option for a DE in the new paradigm for the Linux desktop. :budgie:
Try it today! https://fedoraproject.org/onyx/
I will never stop praising #openSUSE for this magnificent #Tumbleweed. The default installed #btrfs file system writes through the #snapper application snapshots. These can be automatic or user-created. I also add a description on the most important ones.
The sensational thing is that I can access them from the grub at boot time. This way I can recover even a broken system by going back very easily
My cheatsheet for fedora immutable (gathered on my experiences of what can be usefull in dailydriving):
I am no expert in these tho.
The SOLUTION to this problem with my Brother MFC-L2740DW printer was to not use the printer setup that Fedora automatically picked when first installed.
Rather, you want to go into settings and select the generic printer driver that the system recommended.
Fedora SilverBlue's (Kinoite) default printer for my Brother MFC-L2740DW doesn't seem to be going so well.
If I had not walked over and physically pressed the canceled button, I would have gone through the whole stack of paper. Ironically I was only trying to print a 1 single page.
When your distro's maintainer gives advice on getting support and you tell him to get stuffed for "promoting"
I have a bad feeling about this ...
Normally, you mention Fedora or Red Hat or Silver Blue or Universal Blue or anything generally related to that ecosystem will trigger a wave of folks telling you how best to use it.
Saying you need a VPN Client that works with Fedora Kinoite (SilverBlue, but with KDE) and streaming services, such as Netflix, for example, has mostly been met with silence.
I cannot imagine that is a good sign.
The Linux distribution that I am almost sold on is a distribution I was dared to try and I came in with some bias. I have previously spoken out against the company and their policies. I never imagined I would find myself liking something under their ecosystem.
The distribution in question is, IBM's Fedora Kinoite. 🤯
I am more surprised than anyone. But it really does work and it works well. 😅
The only problem is I cannot find a paid VPN Client that works 😭
This stems from Fedora running sddm under wayland (the only distro doing it by default). For now switching back to X11 for sddm solves it
Anything with -Nvidia you should be good to go.
Large selection of DEs, even gnome.
I've been gaming on Kinoite-main since the 38 was in beta on my AMD card.
You could let Gamescope take your pain away 🙃
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Are you on one of our Fedora immutable spins but want to try out the Fedora 39 Beta? You can rebase to the beta and rollback easily - here's a guide on how to do it!
Works for all immutable spins: Silverblue, Kinoite, Sericea, and Onyx. 👍
Next week's episode of the Fedora Podcast is all about immutable systems!
@siosm works on Fedora Kinoite and the KDE spin. :kinoite:
@jorge brings you the uBlue and Bazzite distros based on Fedora.
Join us live on Tue, Oct 10 at 5pm EDT (9pm UTC).
Audio (next day): https://fedoraproject.fireside.fm/
***LAST EDITED*** 2/9/23
Alright, I think I was wrong. It appears that it is not possible to have #fedora #kinoite and Windows 11 available on the same system. Installing one will break the other, even when installed on separate drives, on a UEFI system. Anaconda also appears to be unable to add Windows to GRUB. I rarely use Windows now. Maybe once every three months. Yet still, I occasionally use it. This makes Kinoite a non-starter, as much as I like it. Maybe some day I'll be able to join the immutable wave. #Linux
Are you making a video or a podcast about Fedora Silverblue, Kinoite, Sericea, Onyx, IoT or CoreOS ? Feel free to reach out on the Fedora discussion forum! We can help you figure out issues or answer questions you may have with those "new" variants.
I've posted the transcript of my talk at Akademy 2023: https://tim.siosm.fr/blog/2023/08/11/testing-latest-kde-kinoite/
This is the result of a multi-year effort by a lot of folks in the KDE and Fedora communities to make testing KDE software easier for our users.
Demo videos included!
While this post takes KDE software and Fedora Kinoite as example, most of the concepts also apply to other Flatpak’ed applications and other rpm-ostree desktops (Silverblue, etc.).
Also consider checking out Universal Blue #uBlue
Can even simply rebase:
A reminder it's not a Distribution. More like a reimplantation/tweaking of Fedora with extra batteries.
Can even make your own image and share with friends/family!!
Checkout #distrobox as well!
I've written a post about how to setup libvirt on rpm-ostree systems (Fedora Silverblue, Kinoite, Sericea, Onyx, CoreOS) to get a more reasonable set of overlayed packages: https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/overlaying-libvirt-on-silverblue-kinoite-sericea-onyx-and-coreos/86312
Feedback and help to improve the situation welcomed!
I'll be giving a talk at #Akademy2023 on Sunday afternoon on how we are making KDE Plasma and Apps testing accessible to non-developers, thanks to Flatpak and Kinoite: https://conf.kde.org/event/5/contributions/138/
Interested in making a new rpm-ostree desktop variant available in Fedora to join Silverblue, Kinoite, Sericea and Onyx?
Then you may take a look at this guide: https://tim.siosm.fr/blog/2023/06/21/rpm-ostree-variants-fedora/
When you're using one of Fedora's immutable spins like Silverblue, Kinoite, or Sericea, you aren't limited to just that desktop environment.
Using a Fedora 37 toolbox, copying launchers and icons, and updating everything to be container-friendly, you can get DaVinci Resolve up and running!
I haven't tested any editing, but successfully launching the app gives me hope.
Immutable (Silverblue, Kinoite, Sericea, CoreOS): https://fedoramagazine.org/how-to-rebase-to-fedora-linux-38-on-silverblue/
All other variants: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/quick-docs/dnf-system-upgrade/
- to occasionally muck about with my #Fedora #Kinoite & #oS #MicroOS VMs.
- my scepticism that immutables have any credible use FOR ME.
- to find more Cons than Pros. Here's another i just rediscovered today.
K & M don't have it ootb. It's not in [real] #Flathub. HOW do i install it, yet stay "immutable"?