Tag Archives: linux

Customizing Grub during the EndeavourOS installation

I typically have several EndeavourOS installations on my computers: one for KDE, one for Hyprland, etc. Thus, I want to have different UEFI entries, but they would all have “endeavouros”, with each one overriding the others. You can change the grub ID later by issuing a proper “grub-install” program from the running system or by […]

Dual boot in a KVM Virtual Machine

If you want to experiment with multi-booting in Linux, you might want to consider experimenting with a virtual machine. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to install two Linux distributions on the same KVM virtual machine. I’ll use Fedora 40 and EndeavourOS Gemini. Make sure you download their ISOs. Let’s create the virtual […]

EndeavourOS Gemini

I haven’t blogged about the EndeavourOS installation for a while. Let’s have a look at the new EndeavourOS Gemini. I’m going to install it into a KVM virtual machine. The installer now features KDE Plasma instead of Xfce as in the past (and the Arm installer has been removed, unfortunately): As usual, I update the […]

Installing Amarok in Fedora Linux

I have always liked Amarok, the (initially) default KDE media player. It’s very feature-rich, nothing compared to Elisa. Moreover, it has two crucial features that I haven’t found in any other players: it saves statistics (play count and stars) directly into the music file it synchronizes statistics with the iPod. I have always liked Amarok, […]

Getting Started with Gnome Boxes

Gnome Boxes is meant to be an easy and quick-starting software for Qemu virtual machines. I have already blogged about Qemu with KVM Virtual Machine Manager. These tools are powerful but require time to get familiar with them and tweak them correctly (I tried to provide some hints in my previous posts about these tools). […]

xdg-desktop-portal-gnome strikes again!

I haven’t used Fedora for a few years but wanted to try it again (Fedora 39). I was immediately hit by a problem, which is not due to Fedora itself, I seem to understand. I’ll use this example project (taken from my TDD book): https://github.com/LorenzoBettini/demo-attsw. It is a simple Java Swing application where UI tests […]

Nerd Fonts in KDE Plasma 6

As I have written, I’m using “Oh-My-Zsh” with Nerd icons and fonts. It has always worked perfectly in KDE. A few days ago, KDE Plasma 6 landed in Arch (and thus, EndeavourOS), and after upgrading, the Nerd fonts were not displayed in Konsole and Kate (and, I guess, in other KDE applications). For example, before […]

KDE Plasma 6 Desktop Cube in Arch Linux

At last, KDE Plasma 6 has landed in Arch Linux (and in EndeavourOS, of course), and you’re eager to try the return of the desktop effect “Desktop Cube”! 🙂 You try to enable that in the System Settings “Desktop Effects.” You try the default shortcut “Meta + C”, and… it doesn’t work 🙁 Oh, they […]

My Ansible Role for KDE

I have already started blogging about Ansible; in particular, I have shown how to develop and test an Ansible role with Molecule and Docker, also on Gitpod. I have also shown my Ansible role for GNOME. This blog post will describe my Ansible role for installing the KDE Plasma desktop environment with several programs and […]

A look at Ubuntu 23.10 Mantic Minotaur

Nowadays, I mostly use Arch-based distributions (especially with EndeavourOS). So I haven’t been using Ubuntu for a while and decided to try it again now that the brand new release, 23.10 “Mantic Minotaur”, is available. I tested it on my Dell XPS 13. Here we are in the live environment: Let’s start the installation. This […]

Hyprland and notifications with mako

Here’s another post on how to get started with Hyprland. This time, we’ll see how to configure notifications with mako, a lightweight notification daemon for Wayland, which also works with Hyprland. (you might also want to consider and experiment with an alternative: dunst). If you followed my previous tutorials, you have no notification daemon installed. […]

My Ansible Role for GNOME

I have already started blogging about Ansible; in particular, I have shown how to develop and test an Ansible role with Molecule and Docker, also on Gitpod. This blog post will describe my Ansible role for installing the GNOME desktop environment with several programs and configurations. As for the other roles I’ve blogged about, this […]

Ubuntu, Oh My Zsh, Powerlevel10k and Meslo fonts

I haven’t been using Ubuntu for a while, but I wanted to give it another try. I’m using my Ansible playbook for installing ZSH, Oh My Zsh, and p10k (Powerlevel10k), so I thought everything would work like a charm. However, after running the playbook and restarting, the terminal did not look quite right: You see […]