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Trying Talky.io

Talky.io have updated their website featuring their WebRTC chat. One of intriguing feature is the support up to 15 people highlighted below.
It appears their systems is a worthy alterntive of Google HangOut. It will be nice project like Empathy carries more love.

Running Fedora 23 Design Suite with ASUS X550ZE

Stable release of Fedora 23  Design Suite is now available with minimal changes like the inclusion of supplemental wallpapers posted from Nuancier. After installation on ASUS X550ZE laptop, no apparent change of the status is in sight. However, some hotkeys (home,end,pgup,pgdn) are functional. The author of asus-nb-wmi allowing to setup these hotkeys mentioned the inability to reach ASUS developers to address these common issues plaguing many ASUS laptops users and the lack of documentation.

Backlight is currently broken due to the controller issues as display on boot so bug is filed:
[    7.684288] [drm:radeon_acpi_init [radeon]] *ERROR* Cannot find a backlight controller

Battery optimization is still an issue due to the driver choosing to use a powerful GPU rather the power saving mode. AMD is currently working on new driver structure.

Dual Radeon is currently unsupported but works are under way.

gstreamer-python broke SoundConverter on Fedora 23

Users having installed SoundConverter on Fedora 23 may notice the app will silently fail to run. The issue is caused by gstreamer-python which possibly needs a rebuilt. Running via terminal lead with this message:

SoundConverter needs python-gstreamer 0.10!
Running python on terminal leads to the following result:

$ python
Python 2.7.10 (default, Sep  8 2015, 17:20:17)
[GCC 5.1.1 20150618 (Red Hat 5.1.1-4)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import gst
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 1, in
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gst-0.10/gst/__init__.py", line 193, in
    from _gst import *
ImportError: /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gst-0.10/gst/_gst.so: undefined symbol: libxml_xmlDocPtrWrap
>>> exit ()



 Current workaround is to downgrade it using Fedora 22 package via dnf

sudo dnf downgrade gstreamer-python --releasever=22

Bug is filed whil…