My Linux desktop

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My Linux desktop setup on Fedora Sericea.


  • Window manager: Sway via baseOS

    Only use wayland applications; xwayland apps are not properly scaled swaywm/sway#2966, drag and drop does not work swaywm/sway#6460 and have a glitched behaviour uppon minimized on system tray swaywm/sway#6905.

  • Display setup: wdisplays via rpm-ostree

  • Browser
    • Primary: Firefox via baseOS
    • Secondary: Chrome via Flatpak

      With flags --ozone-platform-hint=wayland and --enable-pixel-canvas-recording=enabled.

  • Terminal: GNOME Terminal via rpm-ostree

    I prefer Foot but having a grabbable scrollbar is a must for now. One workaround would be to setup fast scroll (i.e.: $mod + scroll wheel) but I have not been able to configure it correctly (if anyone has please let me know ).

    Ideally, would like a terminal with wayland, scrollbar and ligature support.

  • IDE: Visual Studio Code via Flatpak

    With flags --socket=wayland and --ozone-platform-hint=wayland.

    With Fira Code font with programming ligatures installed via rpm-ostree.

    toolbox-vscode to integrate VSCode and toolbx for some SDKs that are not present in Flathub, i.e.: ansible.

    SDK extensions:

  • File manager: Nautilus via rpm-ostree with NautilusPreviewer (GNOME Sushi) via Flatpak (org.gnome.NautilusPreviewer)

    I prefer Thunar but I miss the preview feature.

  • File sync
    • Dropbox via Flatpak
    • Gdrive with rclone via rpm-ostree
  • Text editor: Gnome Text Editor via Flatpak

  • PDF reader
    • Primary: Zathura via rpm-ostree
    • Secondary (when I need to annotate PDFs): Evince (GNOME Document Viewer) via Flatpak
  • Image viewer: imv via baseOS

  • Video player
    • Primary: mpv via Flatpak using the flathub repo
    • Secondary: VLC via Flatpak
  • Torrent client: Transmission via Flatpak

  • WhatsApp client: WhatsApp for Linux via Flatpak

    Supports wayland.

  • Office suite: LibreOffice via Flatpak


  • Shell: bash via baseOS
  • Terminal multiplexer: tmux in remote systems
  • Configuration management: Ansible via toolbx
  • Text editor: neovim via Flatpak, emacs via Flatpak
    • With Fira Code font with programming ligatures installed via rpm-ostree
  • Prompt: Starship via local install
  • Containers: Podman and Toolbx via base OS, Docker in rootless mode via local install
  • Virtualization: kcli via toolbx
  • Kubernetes: Kind and kube-burner via local install
  • Application management: rpm-ostree and Flatpak via baseOS
  • Keyboard input: wtype via rpm-ostree


  • For ovn-kubernetes:
     $ sudo modprobe openvswitch
  • For KubeVirt:
    • Create the kind cluster as root
    • The following command will allow the installation of KubeVirt in a normal user cluster but then the VMs won’t be created because rootless docker/podman are unable to create pods in kind with ephemeral storage requests:
       $ sudo chown $USER /dev/kvm
  • For web-burner:
     $ echo 5000 | sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/keys/maxkeys
  • Create a kind cluster using rootless podman as provider without the need of setting systemd property Delegate=yes (see
     KIND_EXPERIMENTAL_PROVIDER=podman systemd-run --scope --user ~/go/bin/kind create cluster


If you have managed to get working any of the following please let me know:

  • Sway
    • Share a specific window on Google Meet swaywm/sway#3282
    • Drag & Drop from XWayland apps to Wayland ones: it only works occasionally [swaywm/sway#6460](
    • XWayland windows gets tiled uppong being reopened from system tray [swaywm/sway#6905](
    • Prime Video does not work (neither Chrome nor Firefox)
    • Small/giant mouse cursor on Visual Studio Code microsoft/vscode#136390
    • Fast scroll using $mod + ScrollWheel. Tried with:
       bindsym --whole-window $mod+button4 exec "wtype -M shift -k Prior"
       bindsym --whole-window $mod+button5 exec "wtype -M shift -k Next"
      • Problem 1: Only works the first wheel turn, then need to relase and press again $mod
      • Problem 2: Different apps use different combinations, i.e.: just ScrollWheel or Shift+ScrollWheel
  • Toolbx
  • Starship
  • Firefox
  • Rootless docker/podman


  • Setup hibernation

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