Case: The GUI on KDE Plasma 5 became unresponsive. Killing the process from KSysGuard starting it again usually does the trick, but how do you do that on Solus Linux?
After lots of distrohopping, finally got to understand what’s the difference between Debian and Ubuntu.
Note: This post is not the result of thorough research, so it’s subject to change in the future. It likely won’t receive major changes though.
Note: This post is currently a draft, the procedure listed here has not been completed and the steps/sources – not tested.
Case: VirtualBox 6.1.16, host Solus Linux 4.1, guest Peppermint 10. After installing guest additions by inserting the iso into the guest and rebooting, the guest OS shows only a blank, black screen with cursor on top.
Case: Flatpak 1.8.3 running on Solus Linux 4.1 throws an error when installing a package. Error message:
error: REMOTE and REF must be specified
Case: LibreOffice 7 has a long (splash screen) loading time on a new Solus Linux installation. Installed via the Software Center.
Case: VirtualBox 6.1 pass-through not working for Ubuntu guest on a Linux (SolusOS) host. Issue not limited to version or guest OS.
Case: Running Flatpak in terminal with
flatpak search <package> on a freshly installed Solus Linux 4.1 doesn’t return any search results.
Case: After logging in, the sound control icon is displayed as muted. Clicking on it to display Audio Volume settings and sliders, appears blank – no settings and sliders. Audio Volume Settings window -> Audio tab has all settings grayed out, no audio device detected.
Q: What’s the webcam app in Solus?
A: Guvcview + v4l-utils