LTT Linux daily driver challenge issues
A list of issues Linus and Luke experienced during the LTT Linux Daily Driver Challenge.
Note: Some of these may be subjective, and some may have been fixed without my knowledge.
- Searching "Best Linux distro for gaming" on Google brings up really bad websites.
- Possible fix: Make some good lists and use SEO to get them to show first.
- The Mint USB behaved strangely with Luke's monitors the first time.
- Mouse acceleration is on by default.
- Possible fix: Turn it off by default.
- GoXLR acts as an input when configured as an output device.
- Pop!_OS doesn't have a noob-friendly way of checking what hardware is connected and whether the drivers work.
- Possible fix: Make it ship with Hardinfo installed.
- Installing Steam uninstalls essential packages and it isn't clear that this is bad. (Fix)
- USB errors on boot.
- Possible fix: https://www.spinics.net/lists/usb/msg02644.html
- Installing Steam from Mint Software Manager shows "Removing...".
- Linus doesn't like KDE Plasma's settings design.
- The check boxes under "Hardware Configuration" look like radio buttons.
- Cave Story+ looks weird.
- Using apt or apt-get on Manjaro doesn't warn you that you're using the wrong package manager.
- Possible fix: Maybe command-not-found can show a warning for it? Or #10.
- NVIDIA X Server Settings is lacking.
- OBS requires a restart (or something) for some things to work correctly, but doesn't say so.
- The option to show Snap, Flatpak, and AUR packages in Pamac is "hidden".
- Scrolling with the mouse wheel in KDE's volume mixer applet scrolls through both devices and levels of devices. (Link wanted)
- The "Moving" Dolphin notification is easy to miss on a large screen.
- Possible fix: Hide the file (dot prefix) until it's done moving.
- Linus can't find Dolphin's refresh button. (Fix)
- Okular's dialog about "no available signing certificates" refers to a manual, which Linus completely ignored for some reason.
- LibreOffice Calc didn't export the bottom and right edges of a chart. Sgt-Miller says it did for them.
- You can't drag a folder of fonts onto Linux Mint's font previewer to install them.
- Dragging files from Ark on top of a folder in Dolphin, copies the files into the parent folder.
- Compression appears to finish instantly when, in fact, it does not.
- Possible fix: Hide the archive (dot prefix) until it's done compressing.
- Right-click drag doesn't work in Dolphin.
- Possible fix: Use left-click drag.
- Fullscreen doesn't work in MPlayer.
- Window movement in Mint while a game is open is laggy.
- Dolphin refuses to work as root.
- Possible fix: Open Dolphin as root service menu.
- The "show desktop" button in KDE doesn't minimize all windows by default.
- Possible fix: Replace it with the "Minimize all Windows" applet (#13).
- The application names don't represent the jobs of those applications (e.g. "Kate").
- Possible fix: Put the applications' descriptions in parentheses next to their names (e.g. "Kate (text editor)").
- Luke's system locks up when his TV turns on.
Some other suggestions for developers based on this challenge
If Fastboot is turned on in Windows, the partition is mounted as read-only in Ubuntu. When copying, the error message says "no permission". Please make the error message more descriptive, like for NTFS systems it can say "It was mounted in read-only mode. To write to disk, ensure fast boot is disabled.
Please turn on "Create link" option in Nautilus by default. Or provide creating shortcut by drag+ctrl+shift.
I think gnome-tweaks should be installed by default. User shouldn't have to install an extra tool to change system fonts and to create startup programs.
If you have a fix for one of these issues or you can describe it better than is described here, please create an issue or submit a pull request.