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  • My guess? Probably a mix of Google Evil (true), and not understanding you are talking about Pixels.

    I switched to Pixels after the whole Note 7 debacle. I even have the Note 7 t-shirt Best Buy gave out for those of us with pre-orders. It was really really shitty timing as I was traveling a lot for work and I am trying to remember if I even had a backup phone to use. I may have already traded my old phone in at the time, but had something in a drawer I could use.

    Evil Corp be damned, my phone just works. It doesn’t lag. The pictures are awesome. Screen is nice. I just need all of this AI assistant shit to go away. I got it to STFU about it at least and my phone can go back to being a phone. Gemini can rot.



  • Sorry, didn’t make it home until today and not sure if you get notifications on edits. You will need a monitor and keyboard hooked up to your server as you will not have ssh access until the network config is “fixed”. I would do the below with the GPU removed, so you know 100% that your networking config is correct before mucking about further.

    Step 1 - Create 99-default.link file

    Add a /etc/systemd/network/99-default.link with the below contents.

    # SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT-0
     #
     # This config file is installed as part of systemd.
     # It may be freely copied and edited (following the MIT No Attribution license).
     #
     # To make local modifications, one of the following methods may be used:
     # 1. add a drop-in file that extends this file by creating the
     #    /etc/systemd/network/99-default.link.d/ directory and creating a
     #    new .conf file there.
     # 2. copy this file into /etc/systemd/network or one of the other paths checked
     #    by systemd-udevd and edit it there.
     # This file should not be edited in place, because it'll be overwritten on upgrades.
    
     [Match]
     OriginalName=*
    
     [Link]
     NamePolicy=mac
     MACAddressPolicy=persistent
    

    Step 2 - Reboot and find new name of NIC that will be based on MAC

    I forget if you have to reboot, but I am going to assume so. At this point, you can get the new name of your nic card and fix your network config.

    1. ip link should list all of your nic devices, both real and virtual. Here is how mine looks like for reference, with the MAC obfuscated:
    1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
        link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    2: enxAABBCCDDEEFF: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq master vmbr0 state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
        link/ether AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    3: vmbr0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
        link/ether AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    

    Step 3 - Fix your network config and restart network manager

    You will need to edit your /etc/network/interfaces file so the correct card is used.

    1. Make a copy of /etc/network/interfaces, just in case you mess something up.
    2. sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces (or whatever text editor makes you happy) It will need to look something like below. I have to have DHCP turned on for mine, so your config likely uses static. Really all you need to do is change wherever it says enp yada yada to the enxAABBCCDDEEFF you identified above.
     source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*
    
     auto lo
     iface lo inet loopback
    
     iface enxAABBCCDDEEFF inet manual
    
     auto vmbr0
     iface vmbr0 inet dhcp
     #iface vmbr0 inet static
     #address 192.168.5.100/20
     #gateway 192.168.0.1
         bridge-ports enxAABBCCDDEEFF
         bridge-stp off
         bridge-fd 0
    
    1. Restart your networking service. You shouldn’t need to reboot. sudo systemctl restart networking.service

    Step 4 - Profit?

    Hopefully at this point you have nework access again. Check the below, do some ping tests, and if it doesn’t work, double check that you edited the interfaces file correctly.

    1. sudo systemctl status networking.service will show you if anything went wrong and hopefully show that everything is working correctly
    2. ip -br addr show should show that the interface is up now.
    lo               UNKNOWN        127.0.0.1/8 ::1/128
    enxAABBCCDDEEFF  UP
    vmbr0            UP             192.168.5.100/20 
    

    At this point, if all is well, I would reboot anyways, just to make sure. If you add any GPUs, sata drives, other PCI device, disable/enable wifi/bt in the BIOS, or anything else that changes the PCI numbering, you don’t have to worry about your NIC changing.







  • I think I vaguely remember something about that, but I would be pretty upset if the keyboard navigation was unusable. It is almost as bad as the stupid mouse enabled BIOSs that never work. It doesn’t even work on the Dell laptop I have for work. The keyboard navigation is always extra special in those cases and involves a lot of button mashing to get to the correct thing, if I can figure it out at all.

    I don’t use wired mice either and had to dig the old gaming mouse out recently so I could get to some menus on a new machine to pair the mouse. I have done the mouse pairing thing through console and it isn’t the best experience, especially if you are trying to figure out if things are working in the first place. For me, I could figure it out. For a new user, you are asking a lot.

    Just give me an old school OS installer with simple menus, easy keyboard navigation, and the bare minimum guidance needed to not entirely fuck it up.



  • 🐍🩶🐢@lemmy.worldtolinuxmemes@lemmy.worldMan pages bad
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    3 months ago

    I get confused every time I install a distro and man isn’t installed by default. I guess I get the bare minimum philosophy, but it throws me off every time. First thing I install is vim, man, git, and probably a couple other things I can’t remember right now.

    I do like a decent man page that has examples for us dummies and I have found that they have improved a lot over the years.


  • Like other posts, Factorio. You will lose sleep. Set timers…

    Proton and Vulkan make most things easy-ish if you are using Steam. Note that there is a little properties button on the game page that you probably need to use to force it to use Proton so it will install. Proton DB is your friend. Lutris + Wine is pretty good too. Proton is just Wine with enhancements.

    You may find Helldivers a lot of fun too, especially if you can play with friends. It is suitably ridiculous in the best way and is sort of human vs aliens/robots. All of the humans (us) play on co-op teams to bring Democracy to the universe. There is a game master from the company that makes it that is leading the war against us. Like I said, suitably ridiculous. Most of my friends are playing it nightly and it will be a big part of our LAN party this weekend.


  • Ok. I tried Firefox for about a month on my Android phone and Mac, but unfortunately had to go back to Chrome on both. I don’t really know what to do at this point. I run enough firewalls and ad blockers that using Chrome has never particularly bothered me from a usability standpoint, but I get the point everyone is trying to make. However, I also don’t want to spend weeks of my life fighting to get yet another open source program to work the same as the “other” program, or find some substitute that I can live with.

    I used to use Firefox when I was a kid and loved all of the extensions. However, it seems severely lacking now. I tried to find something to give me group tabs, and found old abandoned projects or some tree thing that made 0 sense to me. I saw an article I think explaining that it is coming? I don’t understand why a feature like this is missing when it used to exist a long time ago. Seems like basic functionality to me. Also, why is the tab bar so big? It takes up a lot of screen real estate.

    The thing that killed it for me was the lack of PWA support, which is how I have used Outlook for around 6+ years. I fought with the extension for a while and things sort of worked on and off for a few days here or there, but half the time it would open emails in the main browser anyway. Once it got to the point where Outlook was completely blank and refused to load at all, I gave up. I could never get it to work again. I hoped I could maybe setup the PWA to just be in Chrome or Safari, but it just opens it as a tab in Firefox anyway. I tried, but I am not going to spend hours fighting with it anymore at this point and it would be nice if it was built into the browser instead of a random extension.

    It was a better experience on the phone, and I like the bar on the bottom, until I realized it was draining my battery. I found a thread of users complaining about it for the last few months with no fix. I don’t even use the sync feature, but that supposedly is the culprit? Phone kept dying and I barely used it. Looked at the battery usage screen and there it was, almost the top item. I would love to use Firefox on Android, but not at the expense of my battery. Sorry.



  • I will happily defend you on this point. Down vote away people. As long as you don’t shove past the rows in front of you or bonk me with luggage, we good. I try to remember the passengers who had to store luggage father back and see if I can get it passed forward. I will totally boss people to sit back down if someone needs to get to the front ASAP due to close connections. If it is going to be a while, I will try to grab my backpack and sit back down.

    Now, people with oversized rollerboards? Yeah. I get pretty irritated over that and the vast number of issues that causes with boarding and deplaning. The airlines make it worse with price hikes. I personally check all of my luggage and rarely run into issues. If I have any major concerns I will throw a couple things into a bag that will fit under my seat or FedEx it if we are really going there.



  • 🐍🩶🐢@lemmy.worldtolinuxmemes@lemmy.worldText editor war
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    Brilliant! I don’t entirely disagree with that. I had vim forced on me at my old job, including actual vi on some of the more ancient systems. I got so used to it that I don’t really know how to use nano and definitely not emacs.

    I never understood what the big deal was. Write. Quit. If you can’t remember that ‘w’ means write and ‘q’ means quit, I don’t know how else to help. Add in some decent options in your vimrc and it is pretty comfortable. I am in no way some guru who knows every shortcut and fancy command out there, but I like using it and it is the first thing I install on a new system.

    I am not one to judge what text editor, OS, phone, car, or computer you like. You do you. If I was a sysadmin that had to deal with people who really shouldn’t be on those systems and that was an easy way to discourage people from screwing with it, then hell yeah.