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Anyone tried to get plasma-vaults to work on FreeBSD

When running KDE on a Linux system there is a plasma-vault tool to allow easily creating encrypted directories using various encryption backends. Sadly it seems that plasma-vault is missing from the FreeBSD repos, including the latest repos. …

I actually think that neochat is more polished than Quaternion, although it also lacks e2ee and video support as of right now, but that is just my opionion.

I don’t think it would make it into the base system, but reading through this https://github.com/AppImage/AppImageKit/issues/98 it looks like there is work being done to make appimage work under FreeBSD including some fixes to Linuxulator in 13.0 that should help.

FreeBSD 13.0-BETA shaping up to be a great release

With preformance gains of ~2x faster than FreeBSD-12.2-RELEASE and OpenZFS 2.0 it is shaping up to be a great release…

I have seen a lot of song covers using a Hurdy Gurdy, but this guy is down right impressive!

I never used DragonflyBSD, but the lack of https for image downloads and lack of a GPG signature file seems like a huge concern. Even more concerning is if this page is correct it looks like they may also default to http for their repos.

All of these are easily fixable issues, getting a certificate from Let’s Encrypt or some other CA if they have the budget for it, creating a detached signature for their installer images before uploading it to their server(s). I don’t know any DragonflyBSD devs, so I would say reach out on their mailing list or open a bug in their issue tracker about these.

The plus side is it looks like their ports tree is hosted on GitHub so it’s probably safe to say those are fetched in a secure way.

I wouldn’t say there is a catch to the FreeBSD Journal, it is done as a free service by the FreeBSD Foundation as a way to help advance FreeBSD awareness and a way to help keep people up-to date with what is going on in FreeBSD world.

While the FreeBSD Journal is now offered for free (this happened early last year) if you do like it, please consider donating to the FreeBSD Foundation which will help the foundation out in many ways.

For more general BSD news there is also BSD Magazine which offers free issues as well as paid subscriptions that includes more issues and workshops and tutorials.

Vermaden’s blog is largely focused around BSD news and howtos including his guide to using FreeBSD for a desktop machine. There is also DiscoverBSD https://discoverbsd.com/ which has various things added to it.

While it’s a newsletter rather than RSS feed driven there is also https://bsdweekly.com/ that pulls together items posted to DiscoverBSD into a weekly newsletter.

You can set SystemD’s journal to use a smaller size if that helps, as by default is can grow to be fairly large. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd/Journal#Journal_size_limit

Also may be worth manually cleaning old logs from the journal, seeing as your journal is already almost 400 MiB in size https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd/Journal#Clean_journal_files_manually

If you have not already I also recommend adding a hook to pacman to automatically run paccache to clear out old packages from /var/cache/pacman/pkg/ an example of such a hook can be found here https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1694743#p1694743 I usually keep the last 2 packages around incase something is broken with a newer version and need to rollback.

Even if they go with a new Thinkpad Lenovo (if you trust them) is working towards offering Thinkpads with your choice of either Ubuntu, RHEL, or Fedora preinstalled as well as upstreaming any driver modifications to the Linux kernel which is great if you ever need to reinstall the OS or decide to install a different distro on the machine 1.

I have a P50 myself and love it, even though it’s a few years old now it is still running strong. Other than that I have a couple of friends that purchased a Dell that came with Ubuntu preinstalled and they seem like great machines. Due to their bulk I’m usually hesitant to recommend System76 machines unless you know what you are getting into.

vendiontoLinuxRyzen cpu?

I have a Ryzen 7 1700 on my desktop machine and have had no issues with it.

Arch Linux at work, and FreeBSD for pretty much everything else.

I got mine from when I was in school, one of my friends use to draw comics and made a character based of each of his friends and this was the name of my character.

Personally I like Panzerfaust better as that makes someone (or something) that punches tanks. ;)

Compton is nice, but I have personally moved to picom. Personally I find that it works better and can use compton’s config file with ease.

I’ve not seen it referred to as that, usually see “Benevolent Dictator For Life” (BDFL) which means that there is (usually) one persion over the project that has final say it what goes on with the project and the community around it.

See popular projects like: Vim, Drupal, Linux kernel, Django, OpenBSD, Ruby, Perl, Mastodon.

Yeah it works well for me, although for my setup I have a Yubikey NEO that has part of my GPG key on it. As for my password manager I use pass which encrypts my passwords using my GPG key and for my phone I use this client

I really enjoy Bryan Lunduke although his content is more tech news than anything. What got me into his content was the talks he does at confernces https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgkr4-AWobWGhF7VnxjHmKkIgGnrOV0BL

I don’t see it listed on any of the current devices on their store front. Maybe they are working on releasing a key that supports NFC in the future.

Example since that is the firmware for the FIDO2 key under the technical specs (page is in German) https://shop.nitrokey.com/shop/product/nk-fi2-nitrokey-fido2-55 it only lists USB 1.1 Type A

If only Nitro keys supported NFC, I use my Yubikeys to unlock my password manager on my phone as well as my computers.

I’m currently using the vaporwave-dark theme and for the most part things are good expect for the notification pop up when someone replies to a comment that I made. I end up with lightly colored text on a white background like in the screenshot I provided…

This talk by Andrew Tanenbaum would probably be worth checking out https://talks.discoverbsd.com/2016/01/31/a-reimplementation-of-netbsd-using-a-microkernel.html

There is quite a bit more complexity to microkernel systems, but they also give more flexability.

  • OS: Freebsd 12.1-RELEASE
  • WM: Herbstulftwm…

User theme settings does not seem to stick

I’m still new to Lemmy, learned about it from the AMA on /r/linux on Reddit, and so far it’s a pretty cool concept but with one minor annoyance so far. While I generally prefer dark themes I wanted to play around with other themes that are available. The theme does infact change but if I close the t…