Archives For November 30, 1999

This is a step by step beginners guide shows how to install and setup OneDrive client in Ubuntu 22.04 to sync files between local machine and Microsoft cloud.

OneDrive is a file hosting service by Microsoft. It so far does not have an official app for Linux, but there’s a popular free open-source client works in most Linux. And, here’s the basic how to guide for installing and using it in Ubuntu Linux.

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For users switching from Microsoft Windows, there’s now a new Linux Distribution with default theme looks like Windows 10 and/or Windows 11.

It’s Wubuntu (Windows Ubuntu), based on Ubuntu.

It so far includes 2 versions based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. One with Windows 11 theme on KDE Plasma 5 desktop, and another with Windows 10 theme on Cinnamon desktop.

Wubuntu with Windows 11 Theme

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Kid3, the free open-source Qt based audio tag editor, release new 3.9.5 version on Saturday.

The release brings keyboard shortcut support for its built-in player. Meaning user can specify custom shortcuts to control play/pause, stop playback, next/previous track playback actions.

The release also added new option to fix the audio output used. And, the code has been modernized for C++17 and now supports TagLib 2.0.

Configure Kid3 shortcut for audio playback

Other changes include:

  • Webp image format support.
  • arm64 support for macOS.
  • Snap package support (available in Ubuntu Software)
  • Clicking again on 1 star makes star rating disappear.
  • Support ‘\|’ to escape string list separators.
  • Support multiple values in APE text items.

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NVIDIA announced the first stable release for 550 series Linux driver this Friday. It’s NVIDIA Driver 550.54.14 released as latest production branch version.

The release brings better support for Wayland, the more security touchscreen and HiDPI friendly display server, that’s already default in Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux with recent GNOME Desktop. They include:

  • NVIDIA VDPAU driver for hardware video acceleration can run in XWayland.
  • Support GNOME ‘Night Light’ and KDE ‘Night Color’ features on Wayland.
  • Support for PRIME render offload to Vulkan Wayland WSI.
  • Add support for virtual reality displays, such as the SteamVR platform, on Wayland compositors support DRM leasing.
  • Fix Source 2 engine games hang on Wayland session.
  • Fix that Wayland apps sometimes run at extreme low frame rate on Maxwell, Volta, and Pascal series GPUs.
  • Fix VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) not working with Wayland.

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Wine, the free open-source software for running Windows apps on Linux, macOS, & BSD, announced a new development 9.3 release this Friday.

The new Wine 9.3 improved proxy configuration reading and writing by using new option to query global proxy settings, and wininet functions to set proxy settings.

The release also introduced a new HID pointer device driver, but only matches with digitizer devices for now, it could later be used for HID mice but for now wine use a different path for that.

Other changes in the release include timezone database update, more exception fixes on ARM platforms, and a total of 23 bug-fixes for apps and games, including Free Download Manager, Final Fantasy XI, Solidworks 2008, Virtual Life 2, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, and more. For more, see the official release note.

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Tell How Much Free Space Left in Ubuntu 22.04

Last updated: February 24, 2024 — Leave a comment

When going to download or install something that takes much disk space, it’s better to first check if there’s enough free space left in your system.

This is super easy to do the job in Ubuntu & other Linux. And, I’m going to show you how in both graphical and command line ways.

Though the title said for Ubuntu, this tutorial works in most other Linux. The graphical way may vary depends on desktop environment, but the Linux command works in most, including Debian, Fedora, Arch, openSUSE.

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This simple tutorial shows how to install and use Kvantum theme engine to change themes for your Qt5 and Qt6 applications in Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 23.10.

GNOME Desktop uses GTK toolkit for its applications and KDE/LxQt uses Qt toolkit instead. These apps work on each other desktop environment, but may NOT look native.

To unify the look and feel, Fedora Qt developer team has QGnomePlatform, adwaita-qt, and QAdwaitaDecorations projects to make Qt apps look better in GNOME. So far, only QAdwaitaDecorations is in active development for implementing Adwaita-like window header and border for Qt apps.

For Qt app window color, buttons, and other components, Kvantum is good choice to do the job.

qBittorrent (Qt6) with Kvantum theme in Ubuntu

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The Ubuntu team announced the 4th point release of Ubuntu 22.04 this Thursday!

The new release comes with a new arm64+largemem ISO for ARM servers. The iso includes a kernel with 64k page size, which is typically used for machine learning, databases with many large entries, and high performance computing. However, it comes at the cost of increased memory use, only suitable for servers with plenty of memory.

For default kernel with 4k page size, user can switch to the new kernel, by installing linux-generic-64k-hwe-22.04 without re-installing the whole system.

As usual, this point release includes many updates and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-severity bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.” said in the announcement.

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GIMP image editor announced the new 2.99.18 development release today. It’s marked as the last dev release for the next major 3.0 version.

The new release has a new welcome dialog, with Personalize tab to set your favorite theme, icon and font scaling, and select program language, Contribute tab with a few links for who want to contribute to GIMP, and Create tab with quick buttons to create, open, open recent images. It as well has an option to enable on every start.

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