Postings by Christopher Patti

Has anyone ever gotten the Fugio snap to work?

It just dumps core on start for me.

Specifically, the error I get is:
I get a similar error when trying to run the Audacity snap as well.

Kind of a bummer. I love the idea of snaps, and also the Fugio .deb you can download from the author's site is broken (missing deps) as well.


Are KDE applications extensible with Javascript like Plasma is?

Hi all. I hope you'll forgive a potentially ignorant question, but I'm curious about something that confuses a lot of people.

I'd love to be able to 'script' KDE applications at runtime.

It *looks* like you can do this at least with the Plasma desktop using Javascript:

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Is it possible to do something similar with KDE apps as well?

Thanks for tolerating a newbie question.


What's the best way to test mainline Ubuntu without destroying my Kubuntu install?

So as I've whinged about extensively here and elsewhere, I had a terrible, terrible time trying and ultimately failing to get Ubuntu 18.04 and then 18.10 running on my Alienware 17 R5.

I eventually settled on Kubuntu which works great.

However, if I could I'd love to be able to be running mainline Ubuntu Gnome, especially with 19.04 coming.

What's the best way for me to test whether that will actually work these days? Is a LiveCD with no installation enough?

4.19-rc8 - debugging kernel issues - how do I get the logs off before my system crashes?

Hi all!

In my seemingly never-ending quest to get Ubuntu running well on my
Alienware 17 R5, I reported
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any version of Ubuntu - 18.04, 18.10 etc, if you close the lid, the
machine crashes and gets put into a weird state when you open the lid
and hit the power button.
In that bug, they suggested I install the latest 4.19 upstream kernel,
which I did, and that DOES in fact fix the issue!
However, when I boot with 4.19-rc7/8 my system slows to a CRAWL and
eventually freezes up entirely after a time.

Which project should I use to submit sleep / power management bugs with ubuntu-bug?

Hi there folks.

I'm running Ubuntu 18.10 beta on my Alienware 17 R5 and I want to report
a bug about the fact that if the machine goes to sleep it won't come
back and I need to power cycle it.
I thought maybe Xorg but that path leads nowhere as there are no options
for power management.
Any suggestions anyone?

Thanks in advance!