Running Fedora 36 on a Lenovo Ideapad 15Written by Wouter van der Wal, 5 days ago
Lately, I've switched my operating system from Windows 11 to Fedora 36 to see what things I would be missing out on Linux, spoiler not much.
Setting up GNOME
The first couple of days I spend setting up my desktop exactly the way I want it, these are some of the extensions I use:
- Bing Wallpaper, I like having a dynamic background.
- Blur my Shell, This adds a modern blur effect to some system UI components.
- Lock Keys, My keyboard doesn't have a status light for these settings.
- Sound Input & Output Device Chooser, I need to change my output device often, and going into settings to change it is a lot of work.
- Tray Icons: Reloaded, This is mostly for Nextcloud, Discord, and Steam.
- Wireless HID, With this extension I can easily see the battery status of my wireless devices.
Then there were a couple of things I really need to get working, those are a connection to my phone and a way to change the custom settings of a Lenovo device. Both things were easily fixed with a couple of extensions GSConnect and ideapad mode.
It wasn't all smooth sailing, I ran into some problems regarding Secure Boot and custom kernel modules. But VMware has documentation about how to sign your own modules and get them to work with Secure Boot, you can read more about that here.