My personal Clear Linux software installation guide

After browsing around and trying to make my system finally work i decided to publish my personal software configuration guide created for myself to easier reproduce my configuration steps in future. Any advices or critics extremely welcomed!

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My Personal Clear Linux setup guide


General Settings

Cleanup (carefully check what you removing!)

sudo swupd bundle-remove evolution
sudo swupd bundle-remove geary
sudo swupd bundle-remove totem
sudo swupd bundle-remove gnome-music
sudo swupd bundle-remove gnome-screenshot
sudo swupd bundle-remove evince

Configure swupd

sudo swupd mirror --max-parallel-downloads=20

Additional network tools

sudo swupd bundle-add wget network-basic clr-network-troubleshooter

“Dash to panel” install

cd ~/Downloads && git clone
cd dash-to-panel && make install

Installation finished, navigate to gnome tweaks and enable it at “extensions”

Freshpaper (BING wallpapers daily, love it!)

sudo pip install freshpaper

Just put a “freshpaper” in terminal , and wallpaper will be changed to most recent one

Wine (for winscp and other windows software)

sudo swupd bundle-add wine

Internet software

Install brave

sudo su -
swupd bundle-add package-utils
pip install python-dateutil
dnf config-manager --add-repo
rpm --import
dnf download brave-browser
rpm -U --nodeps brave-browser*.rpm
rm -f brave-*.rpm
sed -i 's\/usr/bin/brave-browser-stable\env FONTCONFIG_PATH=/usr/share/defaults/fonts /usr/bin/brave-browser-stable\g' /usr/share/applications/brave-browser.desktop


flatpak install flathub org.telegram.desktop

Protonmail Desktop Client installation with AppImage

mkdir ~/.apps
cd ~/.apps/ && wget
chmod +x protonmail-desktop-unofficial*
sudo wget -O/usr/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/protonmail.png
echo -e "[Desktop Entry]\nType=Application\nName=ProtonMail\nIcon=protonmail\nExec=.apps/Unofficial-desktop-client-for-ProtonMail-1.2.1.AppImage\nTerminal=false\nCategories=Network;" > ~/.local/share/applications/protonmail.desktop
update-desktop-database ~/.local/share/applications/


flatpak install flathub org.nextcloud.Nextcloud

Virtualization software

Virtualbox 6.1.14 Install

sudo swupd bundle-add kernel-native-dkms
cd ~/Downloads && wget
chmod +x VirtualBox-*.run
sudo ./

Optional! In my case without this steps my laptop is not booting anymore

Find your boot partition by running (it will be the smallest one and named “EFI System”)

sudo fdisk -l

Creating mount point for boot partition. In my case boot partition is /dev/nvme0n1p1

sudo mkdir /media/boot && sudo mount /dev/nvme0n1p1 /media/boot/

No idea why, but this worked for me

sudo cp /media/boot/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI /media/boot/EFI/org.clearlinux/mmx64.efi

Now, add your user to vboxusers group , otherwise USB pass-through will not work

sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers $USER

Signing virtualbox modules

cd ~/Documents && openssl req -new -x509 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout MOK.priv -outform DER -out MOK.der -nodes -days 36500 -subj "/CN=VirtualBox/"
sudo /usr/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/scripts/sign-file sha256 ./MOK.priv ./MOK.der $(modinfo -n vboxdrv)
sudo mokutil --import MOK.der


sudo reboot

After reboot finish setup

sudo /sbin/vboxconfig

Now you can use Virtualbox as usual

Vmware Workstation 15.5.6

sudo swupd bundle-add kernel-native-dkms
cd ~/Downloads/ && wget
chmod +x VMware-Workstation-Full-15*

Now you need to run bundle. It will ask you about folder location , answer is /etc/init.d

sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-15.5.6-16341506.x86_64.bundle

Now we need to fix kernel modules , just follow the steps

cd ~/Downloads && wget
tar -xzf workstation-15.5.6.tar.gz && cd vmware-host-modules-workstation-15.5.6/
tar -cf vmmon.tar vmmon-only && tar -cf vmnet.tar vmnet-only
sudo cp -v vmmon.tar vmnet.tar /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/
sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Now juts run Vmware Workstation and finish installation.

Only one problem that i am not solved yet, that after restart you need to run Vmware modules manually.

sudo /etc/init.d/vmware start

Office / Notes software

Simplenote installation with AppImage

mkdir ~/.apps
cd ~/.apps/ && wget
sudo wget -O/usr/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/simplenote.png
echo -e "[Desktop Entry]\nType=Application\nName=SimpleNote\nIcon=simplenote\nExec=.apps/Simplenote-linux-2.0.0-x86_64.AppImage\nTerminal=false\nCategories=Office;" > ~/.local/share/applications/simplenote.desktop
update-desktop-database ~/.local/share/applications/

OnlyOffice Desktop Editiors

flatpak install flathub org.onlyoffice.desktopeditors

Flameshot screenshot utility

sudo swupd bundle-add qt-basic-dev
cd ~/Downloads/ && git clone && cd flameshot
cmake . && make -j4
sudo make install
cd ~/Downloads && rm -rf flameshot

Installation finished, navigate to Gnome Settings -> Keyboard Shortcuts (scroll to the bottom) -> +

Name: Any
Command: flameshot gui
Shortcut: bind something

Software development tools

Pycharm Professional Python IDE

flatpak install flathub com.jetbrains.PyCharm-Professional


flatpak install flathub org.gnome.gitg


flatpak install flathub io.atom.Atom

System Administration

Winscp (sorry, but love this one)

cd ~/Downloads/ && wget

This will install Winscp , if you running Wine first time accept & install all required libs

wine WinSCP-5.17.6-Setup.exe


flatpak install flathub com.github.muriloventuroso.easyssh


cd ~/Downloads && git clone && cd sqlitebrowser
cmake . && make -j4
sudo make install


Audacious music player

sudo swupd bundle-add audacious


flatpak install flathub org.videolan.VLC

I love this! :+1:

lol nice touch. :slight_smile:

This is a very useful piece. Thanks.

In my case Sqlitebrowser required the following devpkg to be installed first:

sudo swupd bundle-add devpkg-sqlite-autoconf

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A very interesting thread. Good job. I am waiting for interesting configurations of other users.

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Many thanks, this saved me a lot of time.