I was wondering if there is any Straightforward troubleshooter in Linux like as in Windows. When I did some browsing I found nothing there are some advanced tools for Enterprise people but nothing for a normal Desktop User and I know there are very good forums explaining the stuff really well but it would be very nice if we had an easy troubleshooter for solving the most common and basic issues with Linux in daily life. By basic issues I’m referring to Bluetooth connections, Wifi Connection, Sound issues at the surface level. A simple troubleshooting command-line package or a GUI is much loving and these can make linux much simpler to use.
Hi @hemanthch I do not know of such a Troubleshooter. It is not easy. Maybe someone will start the development of a Fedora troubleshooter?
The issues you name (Bluetooth wifi and sound ) most of time do include all sorts of third party hardware and software.
The third party issue and multiple developers seems the main issue with trouble shooting.
MS is monolithic and controls everything in the OS so they can also control the troubleshooting. Linux is FOSS and is a collection of apps and tools written by many different persons. Sometimes there are issues, in spite of the best intentions, that interfere with interoperability.
The variety makes things flexible and interesting but also can hinder stability at times.
Yes true! With diversity apart from the huge advantages and compatibility there are problems like this and I think individual package developers might look into this issue or Distro Communities like Fedora should look into these issues as it is much capable of doing this as it knows which packages are gonna be provided within the distro and that would be really much appreciated!
Also, the beauty of Linux is that definitely there will be someone making the packages required for us at some point in time.
This may seem like a trivial problem, but it is far from trivial. Our package set changes every day, new packages are added, existing packages are updated, old are removed. There’s just no one tool that can incorporate all the complexities of all the packages (and now, containers and flatpaks, and even snaps, and all the stuff people install directly using binary installers!).
On top of that, unlike corporations like MS/Apple that strongly control what hardware their products support, the FOSS/Linux eco system supports pretty much everything around. So, there’s no way to test out every hardware configuration with every possible software configuration.
For example, you’re having bluetooth and audio issues but I’ve not had any. So unless you or someone with a very similar configuration participates in the testing process, these issues cannot be discovered.
We have an excellent QA process to ensure that the release images and packages work on a lot of hardware. Like everything in Fedora, this also relies on volunteers. The more volunteers that participate, the more hardware/software configurations we can test, the fewer issues we’ll see after release.
So, to summarise: a single tool just isn’t doable. Join the QA team and help them test more and catch bugs earlier.
Remember: there are no users and developers in Fedora. We’re not a corporation and do not follow that model where developers only develop and users only use. We’re all community members and everyone can contribute to the Fedora Linux ecosystem in whatever way they’d like.
Yes, I 100% agreed.
You are right! I haven’t thought from that corner and yes the Q&A team and Community in Linux are amazing and we do get solutions quicker than expected.