Adam Israel

Adam Israel

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There have been a couple bugs in Fedora Silverblue 36 relating to gnome-software, both of which broke the ability to install. One of them was patched a few days ago but the second bug persists. I spent some time digging through the logs, and while I don’t know enough about the internals of gnome-software to identify the exact root cause, I have found a workaround.

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I’ve been a diehard user of Ubuntu almost since its inception. My home servers, laptops, in the data center, in the cloud, at the edge, it’s Ubuntu all the way down. But then someone I trust suggested I try out Fedora Silverblue. I fired up a virtual machine, installed it, and gave it a spin. Before long, I was hooked.

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Even though I’m no longer a frequent flyer, I am still primarily a laptop user. Pre-pandemic, I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. It’s a nice, lightweight machine has served me well until recently; the trackpad isn’t as responsive as it once was, and some of the keys are showing their wear. For the price, it wasn’t a bad investment to see me through a year and a half.

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A while back, I switched from DSL to Cable Internet. My awesome ISP, TekSavvy, sent me a loaner cable modem – a SmartRG 808AC. It worked well, despite a few quirks, but lately I’ve noted that the internet would drop out for a few minutes at a time. I was able to deduce that the modem seems to be rebooting itself, but I had no idea how often it was happening.

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