Bluetooth headphones and other issues

Hello,
I recently downloaded and dual booted Garuda Dragonized linux (yesterday). I had some issues downloading it with creating partitions but someone dealt with it for me.
I have come across some issues that I would like help dealing with.
First of all, I want to clarify that I have no background w computers and coding, and i just downloaded this distro for the aesthetic and the claim that it reduces lag.

ISSUE 1:
When i connect my Bluetooth headphones, the quality is very bad compared to when i use the headphones w my windows os.
What can I do to resolve this issue?

ISSUE 2:
In the Garuda Welcome thingi, when I press add/remove software, nothing happens as i click it multiple times.
Also when I use the Garuda setup assistant accessible via the Garuda welcome, i selected some apps to download, such as Wps, the games such as chess, and other apps available in it. When i finish it opens the Konsole, and it tells me to input my password and press Y. When the download finishes, nothing happens and no apps are downloaded. I repeated this multiple times however with no avail.

I would also like to download spotify, but i cant figure out how to use the spotify setup i downloaded online. Maybe its just linux and not just Garuda but if someone can guide me through it, it would be greatly appreciated.

I really like Garuda, however these issues make me rethink using Windows again instead, so I hope someone can help me resolve them

Please use forum search.
I believe almost all your requests have a good fit there.
I haven't checked in details, but this is up to you...

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Of all of the distributions, you picked Garuda. We are expected to do everything in our power, or mostly, to first research, read the journal output, forum searches, etc., then apply what we've learned, Then, if everything we've researched and applied has failed, we post a help request. We also explain all that we have done, because nobody like "64 Questions" and we do that because the development and forum staff represent a small team. We don't want them to handle the additional burden of doing your research for you.

Plus, just think of all the fun and learning you might experience along the way. If you aren't in it for those two things, you won't like Linux no matter how pretty the interface is.

And please don't threaten us with a pending return to Windows. That's not how to get help around here or in most Linux forums. We handle threats such as that with a "we don't care" attitude. But if you truly want help and are first willing to help yourself, you will do just fine here or in any other Linux forum.

regards

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It happened with me as well. For me the solution was

  1. I was in live boot or booting from bootable pendrive. What you have to do is restart the device once it finishes install and says reboot.
  2. When it says enter your password and then press y and enter, make sure you press y then enter. For me I was just pressing enter without inputting y because in popos(which I used for a day or two) it worked without entering y.
    Hope this will help.

thats wasnt meant to sound like a threat if it did. i just wanted someone to help resolve the issue

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Again, a car example:
Drive into your Mercedes service centre and explain to the workshop foreman that your wife's BMW drives much faster and uses less petrol.
He won't believe that you just want to be helped. :smiley:

make me rethink using BMW again instead.

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I would highly recommend educating yourself how Arch Linux, My bad Linux works

https://wiki.archlinux.org/

In Linux you don't "run" you install them using "Pacman" which is basically a play store for your pc using commands in this syntax
sudo pacman -S <package name>

Now on your spotify issue to install spotify run the following command in the windows which opens after pressing ctrl+t (THis is called a terminal or konsole)

sudo pacman -S spotify

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I suggest you also educate yourself on what are "Rolling distributions" garuda is one of them and rolling distros are not made for first time Linux users they are bound to be unstable they offer the latest and greatest packages but with that comes risks, as they say
Higher stakes Higher rewards

If stability is your choosing point I would strongly recommend using a non-rolling distro like Manjaro or Ubuntu.
Rolling distros require greater amount of dedication to keep them running smooth.

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Manjaro is still a rolling distro as they are Arch based as well. They simply delay their package updates for a number of weeks.

Regardless, the OP really needs to familiarize themselves with how an Arch based distro works if they wish to use it as their daily driver.

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I googled a little bit and found this
" A rolling release system is a Linux distribution that is constantly updated in all aspects:"
So what manjaro does delay its update that technically destroys the meaning of rolling distro's doesn't it?

Why don't you just check their website:

"Manjaro adds additional layers of testing to the Arch repositories. Normal packages will go through these additional layers and will only be released for users who want a stable system, when no more problems are found."

Manjaro repositories

Ya that's my point if you aren't updated instantly after a release you essentially destroy the meaning of rolling distributions. don't you? Please correct me if I am wrong.

I think maybe you are being to inflexible with your definition. I think that the main idea in a continuous delivery, or rolling release is that you can deliver updates without having to reinstall the OS. The idea that you can have an OS that is always the up-to-date, yet can always be updated.

Rolling release, rolling update, or continuous delivery, in software development, is the concept of frequently delivering updates to applications.[1][2][3] This is in contrast to a standard or point release development model which uses software versions that must be reinstalled over the previous version. An example of this difference would be the multiple versions of Ubuntu Linux versus the single, constantly updated version of Arch Linux

-Wikipedia

But what do you think after reading the Wikipedia page?

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Alright i agree with that, want to point out one thing tho

What do you think about Ubuntu then ? they are not rolling and you definitely don't need to re install.

Overall i agree.

If upgrade work, sure.

I have used Ubuntu in the distant past, and while you could try to upgrade it. I found that the upgrade was never as good as a fresh install. They may have a much better upgrade process now. However Ubuntu was never intended to be a rolling release as it has version numbers. Also in Ubuntu if I remember correctly the upgrade overwrites the old version. So I don't think they meet the wiki definition.

Technically its still rolling, just a few weeks delayed. Fixed release is (from my point of view) really something more like Debian where repositories are basically frozen with just security updates coming in ? :eyes:

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thank u so much for the explanation, it worked !!
do i use the the same command but substitute the "spotify" part if i want to download another app?
i totally sound like a noob

Yes but it needs to be available on the official repository of arch or toy can google " aur" and select the aur.archlinux website and get the name from there excluding the version number and do

yay -S <the name>

Read and inculcate if you want to get rid of that disgraceful status: Pacman Rosetta :slight_smile:

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