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  • #31
    Originally posted by MadeUpName View Post
    I know it is AMD but does any one know what processor they are using in the Steam Deck?
    You can google it. But to be brief:
    - Ryzen 2 with RDNA 2 APU, 4C 8T
    - 16 GB DDR5L
    - 64 emmc/ 256 nvme/ 512 high speed nvme

    I've read somewhere in phoronix about these APU. I think it rumoured to be a vapourware IIRC.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by t.s. View Post

      I think it is more about configuration. With debian, you almost always install something and it will run smoothly without the need for tinkering or starting the service. With Arch, you must edit the conf file and starting it manually.

      Edit:
      - for example, ssh server
      Yes, exactly, thank you.

      Debians default settings are 99% what I would have set them to: pretty restrictive, no unnecessary stuff, opt-in.
      Like I said I'm lazy and they do a splendid job so I rarely have to intervene with.
      I can configure all that stuff if I must, but why? For me its just lost time and tedious.

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      • #33
        AHOY

        They should also disable baloo. It's like not a single OS has a indexing service that doesn't eventually suck, it must be harder than building a rocket.
        I haven't had any problems with the indexing service used in Gnome (Tracker).
        In fact, I think it is great. I rarely browse for files in my home directory using the file manager since I can just hit the Meta-key and start typing the name of the file and it will show up among the search results automagically.I know people like to hate on Gnome for some reason and sure, it is far from perfect, but the universal search mechanism they implemented for applications, files and actions is actually great and something I miss in other desktop environments.

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        • #34
          The bug fix for Kwin Wayland to not crash when connecting external displays was criticial, hope this is fixed then finally in Plasma. This was one of the bugs where I don't understand why it was open that long. I hope that the Steam Deck will help to fix the real annoying bugs that users face. So far there is a lot of polish but many bugs especially on Wayland stayed open far too long. Another bad example is the Plasma crash when just turning on and off the display.
          Using a touch screen and a virtual keyboard is not straight forward actually on KDE. You need to install and setup maliit (with terminal commands) to get it working. But the user experience is in no way comparable to a Android device (speed, reliability). In Firefox sometimes maliit is not shown and you need to switch back and forth between applications to see the virtual keyboard. On postmarketos I was not able to use maliit at all with Firefox. Using a wacom device or pen on Plasma Wayland is another example where the input is mostly broken.
          One of the issues on Plasma Wayland is as well the bug to autoclick a menu entry of a right click menu when moving the mouse just fast enough slightly to the menu area.
          Besides the constant flow of changes for KDE (which are nice to have!), I hope that the user non-experience of crashes in Plasma Wayland is getting a higher priority.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Jaxad0127 View Post

            Uh, what? Arch distributes precompiled binaries like Debian does.
            It's not about precompiled binaries, it's about the default settings a program comes with. Arch prefers to build and ship packages with as close to the default/upstream configuration as possible so if you're used to installing a text editor in Ubuntu that comes with certain features set up, you'll have to set that up yourself on Arch.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by shmerl View Post
              Are there any plans to implement Vulkan backend for KWin in addition to OpenGL one?
              There was an experiment but no real plan to include it in Plasma 5.
              Last edited by ResponseWriter; 18 July 2021, 10:02 AM. Reason: I re-read the blog post

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              • #37
                To be fair, I used to hate KDE after KDE3. Remember it had that baloo process sucking 100% of my CPU constantly, never stopped indexing, so just steered clear from it for years.

                Now I have been using it for a few months, and I am super happy. Sure I feel it improved a lot.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by tomas View Post
                  I haven't had any problems with the indexing service used in Gnome (Tracker).
                  Like I said I have tested most main stream OSs, all had problems. Not only really slow indexing in some cases but real bugs and corruption even when I only enable a small selection, I have a lot of data and I'm not talking weeb porn collections but real documents. We are in a Linux forum so of course works on my machine or you're holding it wrong are the default answers.
                  Last edited by AHOY; 18 July 2021, 11:30 AM.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by AHOY View Post
                    We are in a Linux forum so of course works on my machine or you're holding it wrong are the default answers.
                    ​​​​​​????.
                    Did I say anything about that?
                    I don't care what you use or what your experience with "mainstream OSes" are.
                    If it doesn't work for you then I'm sorry.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by tomas View Post

                      ​​​​​​????.
                      Did I say anything about that?
                      I don't care what you use or what your experience with "mainstream OSes" are.
                      If it doesn't work for you then I'm sorry.
                      Mainstream as in the Linux world sense, including the most popular distros, and also outside like Windows. I should have used a better word.
                      You did quote me to say it works on your machine tho. I should have added an emoji because it looks like I was angry typing when I was just making a normal reply. Text do be like that 😂👌🤭

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