Korora 25 Daily Use



  • It's been a bit since I mentioned my conversion to and use of Korora 25 as my daily OS for the NTG computer. I figured it was high time that I took a moment and mentioned what I have had issues with, and what I have not had issues with.

    Using Korora 25 Daily has meant some adjustments were needed. I mean, we went from Windows 10 to Linux - there are going to be some differences.

    • Browsers
      Yup, they work. Firefox, Google Chrome and Chromium. The only 'key thing' I didn't do moving from Win10 to Korora was to back up and move my bookmarks - easy enough to do at any time since Win10 is still here. I can boot it up at any time. It's honestly something I have been meaning to do - setup a backup / restore extension so that I have my bookmarks on whichever platform I am using at the time, or what ever computer. I mean, I have three running right here currently. Meh - I'll get to it sometime.

    • ScreenConnect
      Well, it works - nearly the same as when it did on Win10 - so nothing really to report there. There are a few things that are different - but it's mainly 'appearance' only. All the functions are still there. Just the same adage as above. It's different - so it takes a little to get use to.

    • Office / Email
      I can use LibreOffice, OpenOffice - and honestly I was already doing so on my personal laptop where I went so far as to default the SAVE AS to use MS format as just about every thing I do deal with for spreadsheets, word and such are in Office format. I honestly haven't done much document work on Korora yet,.. but as I have exposure to LibreOffice, it's not likely to be an issue.

    • Audio / Telephone
      This is likely my biggest 'issue' and one I understand. I have a Jabra Pro 9400 series headset for my Yealink T22 desk phone. Making / Taking phone calls on the Yealink aren't any problem. It's solely independent of the computer. However when using Skype, I have to manually shift the Mic/Speaker since Jabra does not have the integration software available. It's available for Windows and MAC - but Linux. So I have to shift the audio settings when I use Skype for a call. The other part of the integration software is the ability to answer a call using the head set button. Since it's not on Linux, I have to be AT the computer to answer a Skype call. Disappointing - but not enough to send me packing back to Windows

    • Workspaces / Monitors
      Yup, I'm using at least two of the four work spaces. Skype and the main browser is set to be on ALL workspaces while the Remmina RDP session to my laptop is set to use workspace 2, Monitor 2. The monitors are pretty much setup as they were in Win10 with monitor 3 on top and in the middle of 1 and 2. If I got off my duf, I could easily add one more monitor, but I don't have the cable needed and just haven't felt inclined to order it (yet).

    • Mouse Scroll
      The only thing I can't do in LInux is use the Scroll wheel click. Now the scroll wheels works,... but in Win10 I could click it and then push the mouse up to get to the top of the page faster than scrolling. This doesn't seem to be possible (that I have found) in Linux. Yet when I control the Win10 box via Remmina - it does.


    So with that, I have enjoyed using Korora 25 and will likely move my laptop to it shortly. The kid want's to build his own computer, so it will be dual booted as well so he can learn both.



  • Browsers: I use http://xmarks.com/ to sync bookmarks across all platforms.



  • @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    It's been a bit since I mentioned my conversion to and use of Korora 25 as my daily OS for the NTG computer. I figured it was high time that I took a moment and mentioned what I have had issues with, and what I have not had issues with.

    Using Korora 25 Daily has meant some adjustments were needed. I mean, we went from Windows 10 to Linux - there are going to be some differences.

    • Browsers
      Yup, they work. Firefox, Google Chrome and Chromium. The only 'key thing' I didn't do moving from Win10 to Korora was to back up and move my bookmarks - easy enough to do at any time since Win10 is still here. I can boot it up at any time. It's honestly something I have been meaning to do - setup a backup / restore extension so that I have my bookmarks on whichever platform I am using at the time, or what ever computer. I mean, I have three running right here currently. Meh - I'll get to it sometime.

    • ScreenConnect
      Well, it works - nearly the same as when it did on Win10 - so nothing really to report there. There are a few things that are different - but it's mainly 'appearance' only. All the functions are still there. Just the same adage as above. It's different - so it takes a little to get use to.

    • Office / Email
      I can use LibreOffice, OpenOffice - and honestly I was already doing so on my personal laptop where I went so far as to default the SAVE AS to use MS format as just about every thing I do deal with for spreadsheets, word and such are in Office format. I honestly haven't done much document work on Korora yet,.. but as I have exposure to LibreOffice, it's not likely to be an issue.

    • Audio / Telephone
      This is likely my biggest 'issue' and one I understand. I have a Jabra Pro 9400 series headset for my Yealink T22 desk phone. Making / Taking phone calls on the Yealink aren't any problem. It's solely independent of the computer. However when using Skype, I have to manually shift the Mic/Speaker since Jabra does not have the integration software available. It's available for Windows and MAC - but Linux. So I have to shift the audio settings when I use Skype for a call. The other part of the integration software is the ability to answer a call using the head set button. Since it's not on Linux, I have to be AT the computer to answer a Skype call. Disappointing - but not enough to send me packing back to Windows

    • Workspaces / Monitors
      Yup, I'm using at least two of the four work spaces. Skype and the main browser is set to be on ALL workspaces while the Remmina RDP session to my laptop is set to use workspace 2, Monitor 2. The monitors are pretty much setup as they were in Win10 with monitor 3 on top and in the middle of 1 and 2. If I got off my duf, I could easily add one more monitor, but I don't have the cable needed and just haven't felt inclined to order it (yet).

    • Mouse Scroll
      The only thing I can't do in LInux is use the Scroll wheel click. Now the scroll wheels works,... but in Win10 I could click it and then push the mouse up to get to the top of the page faster than scrolling. This doesn't seem to be possible (that I have found) in Linux. Yet when I control the Win10 box via Remmina - it does.


    So with that, I have enjoyed using Korora 25 and will likely move my laptop to it shortly. The kid want's to build his own computer, so it will be dual booted as well so he can learn both.

    That scroll wheel click features should be available in your mouse settings. I'll have to look on my Fedora 26 laptop but I'm pretty sure you can configure that in the settings menu.



  • @coliver said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    It's been a bit since I mentioned my conversion to and use of Korora 25 as my daily OS for the NTG computer. I figured it was high time that I took a moment and mentioned what I have had issues with, and what I have not had issues with.

    Using Korora 25 Daily has meant some adjustments were needed. I mean, we went from Windows 10 to Linux - there are going to be some differences.

    • Browsers
      Yup, they work. Firefox, Google Chrome and Chromium. The only 'key thing' I didn't do moving from Win10 to Korora was to back up and move my bookmarks - easy enough to do at any time since Win10 is still here. I can boot it up at any time. It's honestly something I have been meaning to do - setup a backup / restore extension so that I have my bookmarks on whichever platform I am using at the time, or what ever computer. I mean, I have three running right here currently. Meh - I'll get to it sometime.

    • ScreenConnect
      Well, it works - nearly the same as when it did on Win10 - so nothing really to report there. There are a few things that are different - but it's mainly 'appearance' only. All the functions are still there. Just the same adage as above. It's different - so it takes a little to get use to.

    • Office / Email
      I can use LibreOffice, OpenOffice - and honestly I was already doing so on my personal laptop where I went so far as to default the SAVE AS to use MS format as just about every thing I do deal with for spreadsheets, word and such are in Office format. I honestly haven't done much document work on Korora yet,.. but as I have exposure to LibreOffice, it's not likely to be an issue.

    • Audio / Telephone
      This is likely my biggest 'issue' and one I understand. I have a Jabra Pro 9400 series headset for my Yealink T22 desk phone. Making / Taking phone calls on the Yealink aren't any problem. It's solely independent of the computer. However when using Skype, I have to manually shift the Mic/Speaker since Jabra does not have the integration software available. It's available for Windows and MAC - but Linux. So I have to shift the audio settings when I use Skype for a call. The other part of the integration software is the ability to answer a call using the head set button. Since it's not on Linux, I have to be AT the computer to answer a Skype call. Disappointing - but not enough to send me packing back to Windows

    • Workspaces / Monitors
      Yup, I'm using at least two of the four work spaces. Skype and the main browser is set to be on ALL workspaces while the Remmina RDP session to my laptop is set to use workspace 2, Monitor 2. The monitors are pretty much setup as they were in Win10 with monitor 3 on top and in the middle of 1 and 2. If I got off my duf, I could easily add one more monitor, but I don't have the cable needed and just haven't felt inclined to order it (yet).

    • Mouse Scroll
      The only thing I can't do in LInux is use the Scroll wheel click. Now the scroll wheels works,... but in Win10 I could click it and then push the mouse up to get to the top of the page faster than scrolling. This doesn't seem to be possible (that I have found) in Linux. Yet when I control the Win10 box via Remmina - it does.


    So with that, I have enjoyed using Korora 25 and will likely move my laptop to it shortly. The kid want's to build his own computer, so it will be dual booted as well so he can learn both.

    That scroll wheel click features should be available in your mouse settings. I'll have to look on my Fedora 26 laptop but I'm pretty sure you can configure that in the settings menu.

    I've checked -

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  • @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @coliver said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    It's been a bit since I mentioned my conversion to and use of Korora 25 as my daily OS for the NTG computer. I figured it was high time that I took a moment and mentioned what I have had issues with, and what I have not had issues with.

    Using Korora 25 Daily has meant some adjustments were needed. I mean, we went from Windows 10 to Linux - there are going to be some differences.

    • Browsers
      Yup, they work. Firefox, Google Chrome and Chromium. The only 'key thing' I didn't do moving from Win10 to Korora was to back up and move my bookmarks - easy enough to do at any time since Win10 is still here. I can boot it up at any time. It's honestly something I have been meaning to do - setup a backup / restore extension so that I have my bookmarks on whichever platform I am using at the time, or what ever computer. I mean, I have three running right here currently. Meh - I'll get to it sometime.

    • ScreenConnect
      Well, it works - nearly the same as when it did on Win10 - so nothing really to report there. There are a few things that are different - but it's mainly 'appearance' only. All the functions are still there. Just the same adage as above. It's different - so it takes a little to get use to.

    • Office / Email
      I can use LibreOffice, OpenOffice - and honestly I was already doing so on my personal laptop where I went so far as to default the SAVE AS to use MS format as just about every thing I do deal with for spreadsheets, word and such are in Office format. I honestly haven't done much document work on Korora yet,.. but as I have exposure to LibreOffice, it's not likely to be an issue.

    • Audio / Telephone
      This is likely my biggest 'issue' and one I understand. I have a Jabra Pro 9400 series headset for my Yealink T22 desk phone. Making / Taking phone calls on the Yealink aren't any problem. It's solely independent of the computer. However when using Skype, I have to manually shift the Mic/Speaker since Jabra does not have the integration software available. It's available for Windows and MAC - but Linux. So I have to shift the audio settings when I use Skype for a call. The other part of the integration software is the ability to answer a call using the head set button. Since it's not on Linux, I have to be AT the computer to answer a Skype call. Disappointing - but not enough to send me packing back to Windows

    • Workspaces / Monitors
      Yup, I'm using at least two of the four work spaces. Skype and the main browser is set to be on ALL workspaces while the Remmina RDP session to my laptop is set to use workspace 2, Monitor 2. The monitors are pretty much setup as they were in Win10 with monitor 3 on top and in the middle of 1 and 2. If I got off my duf, I could easily add one more monitor, but I don't have the cable needed and just haven't felt inclined to order it (yet).

    • Mouse Scroll
      The only thing I can't do in LInux is use the Scroll wheel click. Now the scroll wheels works,... but in Win10 I could click it and then push the mouse up to get to the top of the page faster than scrolling. This doesn't seem to be possible (that I have found) in Linux. Yet when I control the Win10 box via Remmina - it does.


    So with that, I have enjoyed using Korora 25 and will likely move my laptop to it shortly. The kid want's to build his own computer, so it will be dual booted as well so he can learn both.

    That scroll wheel click features should be available in your mouse settings. I'll have to look on my Fedora 26 laptop but I'm pretty sure you can configure that in the settings menu.

    I've checked -

    0_1501514789382_Selection_047.png

    Hmmm, I'll check but you're probably right. I do know there is a setting called "AutoScrolling" in Firefox and an extension in Chrome that allows for this functionality.


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    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    • Browsers
      Yup, they work. Firefox, Google Chrome and Chromium. The only 'key thing' I didn't do moving from Win10 to Korora was to back up and move my bookmarks - easy enough to do at any time since Win10 is still here. I can boot it up at any time. It's honestly something I have been meaning to do - setup a backup / restore extension so that I have my bookmarks on whichever platform I am using at the time, or what ever computer. I mean, I have three running right here currently. Meh - I'll get to it sometime.

    Both Chrome and Firefox have this ability natively.



  • @jaredbusch said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    • Browsers
      Yup, they work. Firefox, Google Chrome and Chromium. The only 'key thing' I didn't do moving from Win10 to Korora was to back up and move my bookmarks - easy enough to do at any time since Win10 is still here. I can boot it up at any time. It's honestly something I have been meaning to do - setup a backup / restore extension so that I have my bookmarks on whichever platform I am using at the time, or what ever computer. I mean, I have three running right here currently. Meh - I'll get to it sometime.

    Both Chrome and Firefox have this ability natively.

    Yes - yes it does. Yet does not work....



  • The other item I miss from Win10 is the (WinLogo+L) for locking the computer. And maybe I just haven't found it on Korora...


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    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    The other item I miss from Win10 is the (WinLogo+L) for locking the computer. And maybe I just haven't found it on Korora...

    0_1501538768457_a71fde2c-a5ab-4502-a491-cbf6d024b81b-image.png



  • @coliver said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    It's been a bit since I mentioned my conversion to and use of Korora 25 as my daily OS for the NTG computer. I figured it was high time that I took a moment and mentioned what I have had issues with, and what I have not had issues with.

    Using Korora 25 Daily has meant some adjustments were needed. I mean, we went from Windows 10 to Linux - there are going to be some differences.

    • Browsers
      Yup, they work. Firefox, Google Chrome and Chromium. The only 'key thing' I didn't do moving from Win10 to Korora was to back up and move my bookmarks - easy enough to do at any time since Win10 is still here. I can boot it up at any time. It's honestly something I have been meaning to do - setup a backup / restore extension so that I have my bookmarks on whichever platform I am using at the time, or what ever computer. I mean, I have three running right here currently. Meh - I'll get to it sometime.

    • ScreenConnect
      Well, it works - nearly the same as when it did on Win10 - so nothing really to report there. There are a few things that are different - but it's mainly 'appearance' only. All the functions are still there. Just the same adage as above. It's different - so it takes a little to get use to.

    • Office / Email
      I can use LibreOffice, OpenOffice - and honestly I was already doing so on my personal laptop where I went so far as to default the SAVE AS to use MS format as just about every thing I do deal with for spreadsheets, word and such are in Office format. I honestly haven't done much document work on Korora yet,.. but as I have exposure to LibreOffice, it's not likely to be an issue.

    • Audio / Telephone
      This is likely my biggest 'issue' and one I understand. I have a Jabra Pro 9400 series headset for my Yealink T22 desk phone. Making / Taking phone calls on the Yealink aren't any problem. It's solely independent of the computer. However when using Skype, I have to manually shift the Mic/Speaker since Jabra does not have the integration software available. It's available for Windows and MAC - but Linux. So I have to shift the audio settings when I use Skype for a call. The other part of the integration software is the ability to answer a call using the head set button. Since it's not on Linux, I have to be AT the computer to answer a Skype call. Disappointing - but not enough to send me packing back to Windows

    • Workspaces / Monitors
      Yup, I'm using at least two of the four work spaces. Skype and the main browser is set to be on ALL workspaces while the Remmina RDP session to my laptop is set to use workspace 2, Monitor 2. The monitors are pretty much setup as they were in Win10 with monitor 3 on top and in the middle of 1 and 2. If I got off my duf, I could easily add one more monitor, but I don't have the cable needed and just haven't felt inclined to order it (yet).

    • Mouse Scroll
      The only thing I can't do in LInux is use the Scroll wheel click. Now the scroll wheels works,... but in Win10 I could click it and then push the mouse up to get to the top of the page faster than scrolling. This doesn't seem to be possible (that I have found) in Linux. Yet when I control the Win10 box via Remmina - it does.


    So with that, I have enjoyed using Korora 25 and will likely move my laptop to it shortly. The kid want's to build his own computer, so it will be dual booted as well so he can learn both.

    That scroll wheel click features should be available in your mouse settings. I'll have to look on my Fedora 26 laptop but I'm pretty sure you can configure that in the settings menu.

    I've never used it for that but I heavily use the middle click to paste highlighted text.



  • @jaredbusch said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    The other item I miss from Win10 is the (WinLogo+L) for locking the computer. And maybe I just haven't found it on Korora...

    0_1501538768457_a71fde2c-a5ab-4502-a491-cbf6d024b81b-image.png

    Thanks JB - Seeing that now,. .I may have used it on LinuxMint in the past... and it is such a minor issue,.. never thought about it.



  • Glances showing warnings -

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  • @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    Glances showing warnings -

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    On a desktop? I wonder what has the memory leak.


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    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    Glances showing warnings -

    0_1501543154541_Selection_049.png

    Uptime?



  • @scottalanmiller said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    Glances showing warnings -

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    Uptime?

    At the time that would have been taken - just over 3 days and some hours...

    Currently it's been running (why does a certain township joke come to mind) for 10:20:20


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    I've noticed Firefox has an issue on my Korora and needs at least to be restarted itself.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    I've noticed Firefox has an issue on my Korora and needs at least to be restarted itself.

    Well,.. Restart of FF and reboot of computer, the click scroll doesn't function. Now, Click browse (click to open in new tab) does....


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    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @jaredbusch said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    • Browsers
      Yup, they work. Firefox, Google Chrome and Chromium. The only 'key thing' I didn't do moving from Win10 to Korora was to back up and move my bookmarks - easy enough to do at any time since Win10 is still here. I can boot it up at any time. It's honestly something I have been meaning to do - setup a backup / restore extension so that I have my bookmarks on whichever platform I am using at the time, or what ever computer. I mean, I have three running right here currently. Meh - I'll get to it sometime.

    Both Chrome and Firefox have this ability natively.

    Yes - yes it does. Yet does not work....

    Both work perfectly.



  • Maybe its the Mouse + Keyboard Combo? It's Logitech MK520, but there are no Linux drivers available.

    http://support.logitech.com/en_us/product/wireless-combo-mk520



  • @jaredbusch said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    • Browsers
      Yup, they work. Firefox, Google Chrome and Chromium. The only 'key thing' I didn't do moving from Win10 to Korora was to back up and move my bookmarks - easy enough to do at any time since Win10 is still here. I can boot it up at any time. It's honestly something I have been meaning to do - setup a backup / restore extension so that I have my bookmarks on whichever platform I am using at the time, or what ever computer. I mean, I have three running right here currently. Meh - I'll get to it sometime.

    Both Chrome and Firefox have this ability natively.

    Exactly, that's why I only use Chrome on Linux. It works so beautifully and keeps all of my bookmarks, add-ons, and settings synchronized across all platforms (Windows 10 and Linux).

    On Windows 10, you can import your bookmarks to Chrome from the browser you use, then when you open up Chrome on Linux and sign in to Chrome, you'll have them.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    I've noticed Firefox has an issue on my Korora and needs at least to be restarted itself.

    I've learned to only use Chrome on Fedora based Linux. It's the only one that works perfectly.



  • @tim_g said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @scottalanmiller said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    I've noticed Firefox has an issue on my Korora and needs at least to be restarted itself.

    I've learned to only use Chrome on Fedora based Linux. It's the only one that works perfectly.

    Well,.. two other mice tested on both FF and Chrome. Again. same result. It does not work. It will however work on a remote computer - so the command is being received and sent to the SC session. Just Korora ignores it.



  • So, found a guide based on the comments of looking at THE browser setting. Odd, since it was 'native' on windows. But alas, there it was.

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    And now it seems to be working again.



  • Just got a warning on CPU_USER



  • Looks like I need to investigate what's using memory.. Pretty sure yesterday it was only using ~3.1GB of Mem, now we are using ~4.5GB

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  • @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    Looks like I need to investigate what's using memory.. Pretty sure yesterday it was only using ~3.1GB of Mem, now we are using ~4.5GB

    0_1501762982581_Selection_055.png

    My money is on Chrome or Firefox, ha ha.



  • @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    Looks like I need to investigate what's using memory.. Pretty sure yesterday it was only using ~3.1GB of Mem, now we are using ~4.5GB

    0_1501762982581_Selection_055.png

    Try:
    glances --tree


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    Use top and hit "m"



  • @scottalanmiller said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    Use top and hit "m"

    That I like.

    Shows Firefox using about 15%MEM


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    @gjacobse said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    @scottalanmiller said in Korora 25 Daily Use:

    Use top and hit "m"

    That I like.

    Shows Firefox using about 15%MEM

    How often are you restarting FF? On Korora I found that it could not be left on for more than one day.



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