YAY Linux!

Linux has bugs. That’s no secret. And nothing to be ashamed of. Bugs happen, every software has bugs, being it Microsoft, Apple or various Linux distributions. A certain software bug has recently hit Linux’ X.Org, which is the reponsible module for displaying shit on your screen. So a rather important part of your Linux operating system. Far as I know only Arch systems were hit, dunno why, don’t care.

Shriek! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Look at the size of the icons and the terminal window. My nice new EOS looks like a Fisher Price toy. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyhoo, one concerned peek into the Endeavour forum later and I knew what was going on: Some geekish shit I’d never understand … and there were even first “solutions” to be had. All based on downgrading your X.Org files by using some cryptic terminal wizardry … thank you, but no thank you. I’m too spoiled a brat to follow that route and I have more than just one computer and more than just this one Endeavour machine, so I solved the graphical problem in the old true and trusted Orca way:

Still fugly but see the xorg files in the download list? Yeah cool …

Once a day I did a system update, as I do anyway. So in fact I didn’t change anything in my behaviour and just trusted in the self-healing powers of Linux. And indeed this morning or last night the clever geeks over at X.Org pushed out new code, I updated my new lappy – using the all powerful and complicated yay command – and all is well now. 2 minutes problem solution! Even stupid slut Orca can do it. And so can you.

Awww! ๐Ÿ™‚ All is well again in Archland! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, yes, those geeks at the X.Org foundation phuked up big time, owned it and only needed a couple days to fix everything. Orca’s screen is sexy again. Hey Windows and Apple freaks, I betcha if and when shit happens in your universes, you’re doomed to wait very long times for a solution. You know Apple is known for just calling their bugs “features” and more or less tell you to suck it up or buy a new computer. Not so in Linux were thousands of community eyes are on the problem and a small part of the community springs into action right away.

Result as shown in the screenshot above. ๐Ÿ˜‰

PS: Oddly enough my Manjaro machine wasn’t hit by the bug. See, Manjo only updates once a fortnight or so, so the X.Org fukkyuppy happened and was remedied before any Manjaro user even heard about it. This is even more true for all Debian/Ubuntu based systems out there. They will never know what the Arch crash test dummies went through. Get it now why Orca recommends Linux Mint for new users?

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