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Ubuntu Touch Q&A111 is this Saturday 23rd Oct at 19:00 UTC there is still plenty of time to post your questions. Forum questions get priority so use the forum link before the Q&A then Youtube Livechat youtube.com/watch?v=gVyCJPW98N and Telegram during the show.

Forum Link : forums.ubports.com/topic/6869/


#UBports #UbuntuTouch #UBportsQandA #Ubuntu #Lomiri #Miroil #OTA20

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Where To Buy GNU+Linux #Preinstalled Computers II

Sharing is very appreciated.

Kubuntu Focus :kubuntu: 🇺🇸

Laptop With Linux :zorin: 🇳🇱

PineBook :manjaro: 🇨🇳

Slimbook :kde: :ubuntu: 🇪🇸

Star Labs :elementary: 🇬🇧

ThinkPenguin :linuxmint: :trisquel: 🇺🇸

Tuxedo :opensuse: 🇩🇪

Curated List :gnu: :linux:

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#FOSDEM 2022 will be online

Kinda expected, but was still hoping that #FOSDEM2022 would be hybrid. Nonetheless thanks to @fosdem organizers for making the difficult decision, and looking forward to the online event!


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Here is an update on the progress of mainline support for the Librem 5 phone and its development kit
➡️ New drivers for camera
➡️ Power-saving features
➡️ Better battery saving features and more!

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Sorry for the turbulence.

mastodon.radio is now running v3.4.1

We skipped over v3.4.0 (well, we did run it for a few minutes whilst I installed 3.4.1)

Release notes:


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Some really big changes inbound (some of you may have already noticed a follow request from me on another instance).

The new server is almost finished. I'll update as I progress!

Stay tuned :)
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The Domain “kaitaia.life” is being dropped. This means my account and all associated posts on social.kaitaia.life are also being dropped (soon, just preparing for now). A new instance has been setup at contra.privacyhub.xyz

My new account is @anotherkiwiguy

The PEBKAC Show is also getting its own account @pebkac_show

I fully understand how inconvenient this is, and I apologise if it’s annoying. But if you feel like you still want to follow me or the podcast, please look me up there.

Thanks, you’re the best!

Why is this happening? (short version)

Basically, the small server running the instance of Pleroma is not powerful enough to cope with the large amount of content coming in, or being posted. Because of hardware limitations, it cannot be upgraded.

A new, long term instance has been created at contra.privacyhub.xyz, and this machine is a lot more powerful, and able to be upgraded in the future.

Why is this happening? (long version)

I originally hosted Pleroma via Yunohost, on a small Intel Atom based Shuttle. While it was sufficient at the time, it has since far outgrown the available resources of the machine.

There is also a rather nasty bug in the Yunohost Pleroma app that causes upgrades to fail, and crash. There is no known fix, and movement on the project has been stagnant. This essentially means, that unless I completely reinstall the Yunohost Pleroma app, I run the risk of any future upgrades breaking my system. This has been the case for almost a year now.

Rather than rely on a 3rd party to deal with any Pleroma issues, I thought that if I’m going to have to reinstall anyway, I might as well upgrade to a bigger machine, and pull Pleroma directly from the source.

Also, moving domains with a current installation is prohibitively difficult, as it would break federation, and require manual intervention in the database. Not an ideal situation.

This will also allow me to split The PEBKAC Show off from my own personal account. Meaning, I can post more about things I’m interested in, and offer my opinion without it interfering with the Podcast.

It also means that people can contact the podcast directly, and I can keep things nice and tidy. If I bring on anyone else to help in the future, I can share the access to the account.

Cheers for reading my ramblings, I know it’s a great wall o’text.

Thanks again!

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Events on today:
6:30pm Open Source Glasgow: Practical Linux Tutorial: Command line basics and Webserver from Scratch (+LAMP)

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Thanks to @agx and @tbernard for helping me get seek buttons into #phosh! 🎉

Here's how it looks like from the lockscreen, see Guido's post for how it looks like in unlocked state: social.librem.one/@agx/1071118

Coming soon to a disto near you. And yes, all distros with Phosh, that's the great thing about upstreaming a feature! 😄

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The next episode (S01E02) of the #PEBKAC Show is finally up! Lots and lots of news backed into this one.

The #podcast is released via the self hosted RSS feeds on the front page, then slowly rolls out to other platforms. https://pebkac.show

In this episode:

- #PinePhonePro - @PINE64
- #PineBook Pro - @LinuxLounge
- #PineNote
- #PinePhone
- #PineTime - @JF
- @postmarketOS
- @ManjaroARM
- General Mobile Linux
- @purism
- @framework
- @ubports
- #NemoMobile
- @RTP

@gbryant @linmob @craftyguy @bart @martijnbraam @ollieparanoid @gamey @volla #postmarketos #linux #manjaroarm #librem5 #purism
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Are you a software maintainer? Please upload your releases with source code to archive.org/details/software and make this a part of your release process. This will ensure that anyone wanting to use your software in the future will be able to find it. Please boost.

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The PEBKAC show has a podcast with an interview of our founder @awai (social.kaitaia.life/notice/ABy).

Listen, if you want to find out the color of our founder's cat, or learn about his music taste (and band). But also plenty of information about Mobian. The interview starts at 7:20 into the audio.

Unfortunately pebkac.show does not work, but the podcast is e.g. at breaker.audio/the-pebkac-show/.

Direct audio link: d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/

Thanks to @anotherkiwiguy

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Hi everyone!

The #PEBKAC Show #website is back up and running! YAY! So many little issues that had to be solved. https://pebkac.show

Thanks to everyone who's been so patient while I fixed it all up. It should run faster now, and with less resources. You may also need to update your Feeds with the new links on the main page. All of the notifications of errors and issues were really helpful.

If in the future, you ever have an issue with the site, please get in touch. If you need access to the podcast and the site is down, you can always grab it from #Spotify; #Anchor; #Breaker and #Stitcher (links on the website sidebar, or in my #Pleroma /Fedi profile, or DM me for the links).

I really appreciate the support everyone has been showing me since I started this little venture. Thanks again!

#podcast #downtime #pebkacshow

PS. Thanks to @mobian for posting an alternative link to the show
PPS. Thanks to @ollieparanoid for the #feedback
PPPS. Welcome to all the newly recent #followers and #listeners!
PPPPS. Holy crap! We surpassed over 250 unique downloads! YAY!
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I found the interview with @mobian founder @awai in the first episode of @nick's podcast quite interesting and suggest people who are into podcasts about #linux #mobile give it a listen. Looking forward to more episodes!

pebkac.show (seems to be broken? more links: social.kaitaia.life/notice/ABy)

That's the corel linux which they mentioned btw, I was curious. I like how it speaks in the past sense of the operating system in the wikipedia page in the screenshot. 😛


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Thanks to all our listeners who stuck with us for ten episodes already! 🥳

Besides the fancy #octoprint on #pinephone setup shown in the picture, this time on #postmarketOSpodcast:

* #swmo (you guessed it, #sxmo on wayland!)
* #waydroid
* #xfce4 / #mate
* msm-firmware-loader
* new postmarketos-mkinitfs / boot-deploy


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Boosts welcomed!

Just finished updating the https://pebkac.show website. The #PEBKAC Show is now also available on multiple other platforms (links are in the side panel for #Anchor; #Spotify; #Breaker and #Stitcher). The #selfhosted #RSS feeds are still there, but the statistics show no-one was interested in the #FLAC feed, so I’ve disabled it for now to save bandwidth and storage space.

But I have a #question: The technology moves so quickly, that I’m certain I wont be able to cover enough in a single once per month episode. What do you think?

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