It’s the Little Things

Most modern operating systems do a reasonable job and that applies even more to most current Linux distros. However it is often little things that bug users. These are issues that don’t stop you working but do get in your way a bit. I have a few and when there is a bit of free time I look for solutions. Recently I found answers to 2 of these problems.

The first is when viewing an image in full screen in digiKam the screen flashes. This seems to be a Kwin problem and I was pleased to find a fix. I didn’t record where I found this so apologies to the helpful person who made this public. It was necessary to run the following commands

kwriteconfig –file kwinrc –group Compositing –key UnredirectFullscreen –type bool false
qdbus org.kde.kwin /KWin reconfigure

The other issue was with suspend and resume. My laptop does both without error but the bluetooth service doesn’t restart at resume. That means no mouse, a situation which makes the computer unusable. It is possible to manually restart the service but that is a nuisance. So the solution is to add a script to restart the service. The details are found on the Fedora forum.

Fixing little things like this makes the system so much easier to live with.


Author: Jim

A sixty something living in the Hawkesbury Valley on the edge of Sydney Australia.

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