Previously on >>52253697
Intended for users of all levels, including absolute beginners.
There are three ways to try Linux, you can:
1) Install a Linux OS on a VM (Virtual Machine/VirtualBox) for "safety purposes"
2) Use the Live ISO directly without installing anything, that way, you can get a "full Linux experience".
3) Go balls deep and overwrite everything with Linux (not recommended)
If you are serious about switching to Linux and if you have Windows dual-booted (recommended for pure newbies), we recommend you use it exclusively for 2 weeks, and avoid Windows dual booting for that period of time, or it's likely you will start retreating back to windows instead of getting used to Linux as your new home and working onnmaking it feel the way you want it.
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Understand that much of your software from Windows will be unavailable, although maybe wine can make up for it.
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Ricing on Linux (Make it good and functional or make it worse/puke-inducing like those at desktop threads)
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Okay /g/, from my previous comment linked.
tl;dr I need an easy to use distro with no terminal invocations necessary.
So far I got Linux Mint on the table. Any other recommendations.
Again, no terminal use period.
Nah, they are very close in that regard. Depends on the clusterfuck of a hardware situation that you have. Because if your hardware is alright (most is), they will work exactly the same.
Anyone successfully installed Eclipse Che on Windows?
The installer mentioned in some articles is non existent, the install documentation referenced in the readme goes to a 404, and if I already have Git for Win I don't see a reason to install Docker?
Anyone think of any reason to just not set up my own Linux VM instead of the VM Docker wants to create and run it there?
>Make it good and functional or make it worse/puke-inducing like those at desktop threads
I was on a desktop thread months ago and I posted photos of my old RS232 terminal hooked to a headless linux PC. The morons thought it was a monitor even when I repeatedly told them it was a terminal. Some people just don't understand the finer things in life, and desktop thread people are generally those people.
Posted last thread but it's already saged.
Mint is ubuntu with a different desktop default and (I believe) no amazon.com spyware garbage pre-installed.
LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is based on Debian instead of Ubuntu and is what I used for a bit.
My chain of progress (first distro I used to last)
Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy -> 9.10 Karmic -> 10.04 Lucid -> 12.10 (for a week, fuck unity) -> Mint with MATE desktop (14, "nadia" -> Linux Mint Debian Edition (I got bloody tired of needing to fresh install distros every few months, and it was based on Debian Testing's rolling-release system at that point instead of using 'update packs') -> true Debian testing (Jessie) -> Debian Sid. And I've been using sid for the last year and a half.
If you refuse to use the terminal AT ALL, you're going to have a bad time.
I got away without using a terminal for a while, because Ubuntu and Mint have GUI interfaces, but if you really want to do everything, you'll need a terminal. For example, some emulators are not in Ubuntu/Debian's package manager.
I'm arch user. After kernel upgrade to version 4.3.3-2 systemd still load 4.2.5-1. In /var/lib/modules i have only 4.3.3-2 modules, so old kernel cant load them.
I done this:
>Reinstalled all packages
>mkinitcpio -p linux
>mkinitcpio -g /boot/linux.img -k 4.3.3-2
Nothing works. Plz help.
It's impossible to screenshot a terminal conventionally ('print screen' button sends whatever text is on the screen to a parallel port printer plug on the back)
A camera is the only way to screenshot what's on a terminal.
I want to compile my own linux kernel for entertainment purposes. Mainly, I'm just going to include absolute minimum things I need (I do know you can disable modules, and there are distributions that already do this, I want to learn myself) however I couldn't find a guide or something on how to start tweaking things. Can anyone suggest something?
All I could find was tour of linux kernel from tldp.org and it gives a nice starting point but not as deep as I need to go. How do people get started with kernel development, or are they a dying breed?
It was accompanied by a post where I said that my RS232 terminal was as
'functional' as their braindead rice was. (Not exact wording, of course)
Also, it's what the contents of my screen was, thus desktop thread.
I'm using systemd-boot boot loader. command to update boot loader is 'bootctl update' and it says: 'File system '/boot' is not fat efi system partition esp file system'.
Congrats, you found me.
It is possible. The only way I was able to make pic related boot consistently was by removing systemd and building MATE without the weather applet that requires polkit (and systemd if you use Debian's packaged polkit).
at least people do not tell the newbs to sudo rm -rf their hard drive to solve problems
Most likely you have the systemd virus.
If this is arch:
/var is unmounted right after pivot_root into a tmpfs. Then systemd-shutdown is executed again and tries to unmount the already unmounted /var.
>Most likely you have the systemd virus
Just ignore this autist, nothing is wrong with systemd
Except it caused a race condition and brought my production server to a screaming halt during a routine restart. I sometimes don't have physical access to the machine, and it caused 2 days of downtime.
reposting from last thread
google hasn't helped me much
anyone have any experience with sentora?
I can access the webmail just fine and it seems to send and receive mail just fine, but when I try and use thunderbird to access it, it just says it failed to find the settings
>pack everything into PID1
>DON'T DEBATE IF THIS IS GOOD NOTHING IS WRONG
i'm not an anti-systemd-autist, but there is a point to be made against it for sure. now if i want a system without it i have to go to slack or the bsd people (not that that's a bad thing, i just really like debian).
also checkout runit by the void linux people. they're doing a lot of things right imo.
SystemD is not system32 and it's not a virus. It was initially a system init (The scrolling text you see when booting is a system init) but SystemD is slowly becoming an omni-purpose tool for Linux. Some people aren't a fan. I have no opinion of it either way. If you somehow find a way to remove SystemD (assuming it is your system init) then you'll brick your system.
If all I am doing is coding assignments in c/c++ and java, writing documents, and internet browsing does it matter if the packages in LTS are "ancient"?
I like the idea of a rolling release (considering Arch or Sid), but I am afraid of something breaking. If my fear is something breaking then would I be better off with Manjaro since they hold off on adding things to their repos while still being a rolling release?
Systemd is like if system32 weren't necessary for windows to run but was a windows system service that served no purpose except to cause more problems and make boot more confusing than autoexec.bat.
It's like pulseaudio (Same lead programmer BTW)
You can always master your own debian installer DVD without systemd.
Are there any general tips to avoid breaking Arch? I have installed it on my T400, but I never cared about it breaking because I only web browse, but now I'm considering putting it on my workstation.
Comparing Sid and Arch, which is easier to maintain?
I've never used sid, I've heard it's the one you actually have to worry about things breaking. As for arch, I haven't done anything special, just -Syu once a week and never had any problems.
the answer to your question is no, it probably doesn't matter if packages are ancient.
sid isn't rolling release, sid is not really usable and not meant to be. if you want rolling release go for void linux (or arch, but i really like void). it has a nice installer, is stable, has a nice package manager, up to date everything, libressl by default, different DEs if you install from disk, the works.
if you want a system up and running quickly and you want it to be pretty fresh, right now i would recommend debian stretch (although jessie is also still very nice) or, if it has to be that way, ubuntu mate 15.04. once it's installed, just apt-get install build-essential and you're good to go.
Subscribe to the Arch mailing list (or read news on archlinux.org). About once a month or two something will be posted there that probably deserves your attention. Might help prevent breakage.
I've been on Arch for over a year, nothing ever really broke.
arch arch arch.
don't use sid on your main machine. don't use it on your secondary one either. that's not what it's for. if you want debian - and i can absolutely recommend it, it really is a breeze in every way, endless packages, huge friendly community, problem solving made easy (although that largely also holds true for arch, i suppose) - go for testing.
I've been looking into Void linux too. Does Void do something similar to what >>52274482 said about bringing things to attention, or is it use at your own risk?
I feel like I have no benefit to using super new packages, but I just like the mindset of installing once and being fine. But if I am transitioning from using Xubuntu/Mint extremely casually for about a year what I have the best time with Void, Arch, or Testing?
I've been kind of wondering how permissions work in Linux. From what I can gather in Windows, if you want to install some software, you need admin privileges, which basically grants that program access to your whole system whether it needs it or not. If it really wanted to, it could mess up everything.
What kind of restrictions does chmod give programs? What about things that are already installed like gedit or whatever. To modify system files, you need to use gedit in root mode. So I just really don't get it. If we assume some random source I've downloaded is malicious, what happens once I do chmod?
Also some place saychmod a+rxwhereas others are justchmod a+x.
Is the (r) for reading absolutely any file on my system? If I don't give it (w) it can't change anything, but it could in theory just send all of my data to some nigerian warlord. Is that something to be concerned about?
I guess that's a lot of questions, I'm sure some of them are dumb, so just answer what you can be bothered to. And thanks.
That's like buying something from a sketchy shop, except you get absolutely no benefit.
Amateurs run them and they fuck up way more often than proper developers.
Fuck Void, Manjaro, and all other shit.
U G W
rwx rwx rwx chmod 777 filename
rwx rwx r-x chmod 775 filename
rwx r-x r-x chmod 755 filename
rw- rw- r-- chmod 664 filename
rw- r-- r-- chmod 644 filename
U = User
G = Group
W = World
r = Readable
w = writable
x = executable
- = no permission
>try to install archbang on newly acquired thinkpad [X220]
>fail because I've never run linux before what the fuck is going on
>give up and install ubuntu mint
>run ubuntu mint for about a month
>still want to run arch linux
>Install arch via virtual machine on PC twice
>what could possibly go wrong?
I'm going balls deep on my thinkpad as soon as my new USB arrives in the mail.
I need to downgrade to xorg 1.17 from 1.18 in Arch. I've added 1.17 repo but issuing pacman -Syuu does not downgrade anything. How to do it?
Is readable and writeable for everything though, even system files? Is that important for a lot of programs, or are they fairly self contained?
Is there a way to just give a program access to its own folder, and read but not write access to its dependencies, and then nothing else?
>-Syuu does not downgrade anything
Why would it?
This has all the info you need:
Download a package andpacman -U package_file_name_hereit
>This has all the info you need
obviously it was the place to chceck first, but want I'm trying to do is to anti-update: instead of manually selecting packages to downgrade I'd like to replace already installed packages with packages from certain repo.
I've used sid for two years and never had anything break (badly).
Just the usual issues when you update kernels with nonfree graphics card drivers, really. If you know what you're doing it's quite pleasant and usable. Also apt now tells you when packages have known critical/serious bugs before it lets you choose to install/upgrade them.
You want all files to be at least readable usually.
>can you just give a program access to its own folder?
that's what android does. If you don't run as root (lets you read or write anywhere), programs obey the permissions from chmod. usually non-program system files have permissions like 644 (the 'user' that installed them, root, has r/w permissions, everyone else has read-only) for files, and 755 for directories (to change into a directory you need execute permissions).
system programs like your shell (often /bin/sh or /bin/bash) usually have 755 permissions so anyone can run them but only the owner (root usually) can overwrite them.
You don't want to give a program only access to its own directory (it wouldn't be able to access libraries it depends on or write its config file), but this could be done in chroots or by writing a program that you KNOW will be executed in such an environment.
As long as you aren't root and you are careful you'll be fine.
The problem is that you made it seem like you only use your computer for games, which is not what Linux is known for.
Is there anything else you use it for? Do you program, do you just browse the Internet?
That just restarts your X server. Should work.
a full reboot? possible if you're clever and have a read/write filesystem on a USB or something. Requires a custom disc though.
Runescape 2007 (old school runescape), maybe.
anything else in Java I forgot
Most good emulators nowadays have linux ports. Certainly most open source ones do. Dolphin for Gamecube and Wii, mupen64plus for N64, Higan (bsnes) or snes9x for SNES, retroarch and the Genesis Plus GX core for genesis/master system games, gambatte for Game Boy/Game Boy Color games (the most accurate emulator, on par with BGB), or BGB in wine - the author cares about linux via wine support, though he refuses to opensource BGB or build a native linux version.
Also, nestopia 'undead' is a great NES emulator, and the crappy FCEUX (less cycle-accurate and has crappier color palette) has been ported as well. For GBA, there's visualboyadvance, of course, as well as its successors. desmume for NDS, Stella for atari 2600, the list goes on.
Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefront II both work in Wine, btw. Maybe more, but those are the last two windows-only PC games I really enjoyed.
Also, Quake, Quake II, Quake III (I think), all the Doom's.
>That just restarts your X server. Should work.
i tried, but it fucked cinnamon, and it actually seemed to preform worse. im not sure if the nvidia driver sucks that much or if it was because i rebooted x and not the kernel.
im just gonna try manjaro because i know it can boot with non-free drivers
>>well I own plenty of games and they're not made for linux
Doesn't mean that they don't run on linux. Google, mapages, wikis are your friend.
wine for anything modern is worth a shot.
dosbox for anything old.
If you're like me and have a massive archive of flash games, Adobe's latest flash player works in wine and older releases had native linux versions.
Also worth mentioning but less ideal:
virtualbox if they're older games, vmware if their binaries actually run on your distro (they don't on debian Sid, it's too new).
then why do I get a steady 60fps on Black Ops 3 at general high settings on Windows and on Linux I get >5
yeah, i got all that but Wine is terrible with what I'm trying to play
I can confirm that star wars battlefront runs faster on my crippled 10 year old laptop in linux with wine than it does in windows.
I made a special flowchart that hopefully will help in clearing all your doubts whether you should or should not use Linux on a desktop computer.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask, we're here to help you.
I thought so too. But then I installed and played through all of the Skyrim on WINE with no issues or major performance problems. I only experienced two crashes during that period.
I'm not trying to play Battlefront
I like using Linux distros, it's fun to learn
i like having zero
by all means, tell me how to set up my computer perfectly oh great gentooian
no because you're being mean in a friendly thread
It still seems risky, even if I don't even really have any sensitive files in plaintext, (I assume all my password stuff and browser cache.. things are encrypted in some way).
I don't know what you mean by being careful. I'd like to just give read access to libraries and read/write to my home folder. I don't know if that's possible though?
like, besides examining the entirety of the source code, I'll never know exactly what a program is up to.
I'm not saying that doesn't also I apply to the rest of my system, but it's a lot easier to put my trust in "corporation with userbase in millions" than "man on github".
Has using GNU/Linux changed you, /g/?
Before, I used to be a belligerent Winfag. I would hate on GNU/Linux users vehemently, the hive mentality raged strong in me, but it was also out of envy and confusion that these people could actually ENJOY using their computers and not be subjugated to the disgusting ecosystem that Microsoft forces their users into. I went to college and subsequently had to take systems administration courses involving RHEL-based systems. Needless to say, I feel in love. I couldn't believe that I could actually use a system to it's fullest potential and actually control the system simultaneously.
>I expect 100% perfection from wine
>all they have to do is reverse engineer 100% of windows without infringing copyrights. That's not hard at all
Sounds like you don't quite understand the whole 'linux' thing.
Permissions apply to a user's ability to modify files, not a program's ability. If you run a program as another user with more limited permissions, that'd do it, I suppose. You could use 'su <username>' to change to another user. Might have to make one first.
Yeah, it's just the entire game boy, GBC, GBA, NES, SNES, N64, gamecube, and wii libraries. Not many games there at all.
Your expectation of playing extremely new directx games without them EVER crashing on a platform they were never designed for is what I have issue with.
Also remember, skyrim is a Bethesda game. Bethesda games don't even run properly in _WINDOWS_ oftentimes.
I'll let you know how it turns out, I'm still waiting on the USB drive right now. I haven't actually tried installing a desktop enviroment yet. I really like what I've seen from OpenBox though.
At first I was reluctant and on /g/ I was pretty much the book definition of a /v/edditor.
Gave Linux a try and failed miserably (my fault but I didn't realize it atm)), niggered my hdd completely, had to use rescue tools to even make it usable, which even further reassured my negative opinions about it.
After few months I decided to give it another try, dualbooting went successfuly.
So I used debian for a month or two, each day using windows less and less until I gave up, wiped the hdd and installed linux.
Since then I learned about every single retarded quirk of using it as a desktop os through my own experience.
Feels okay I guess.
It just makes you do think differently about a computer and makes you do things in a different way.
Whether it was a good decision to let myself be redpilled by Stallman, I don't know yet.
Also one funny thing, videogames are more enjoyable than they used to be.
One thing being I have a lot less time for them since I went to med school, second thing I actually have to carefully research whether putting effort into installing a game will be worth it.
I also discovered love for puzzle games, probably because they usually work just fine and they're those kind of games you can play 5 minutes a day in the middle of some other task
If you run a program, that program has exactly the same permissions the user you ran it with has.
If you don't know what a program does, you shouldn't be running it.
People are under the impression that you can only wreck a system with terminal commands and scripts, but you could just as easily create an .exe file that does the equivalent of "del C:Windows/sys32/*" if you run it as admin.
>if i choose to use it
But you made the call didn't you?
You are not forced,
it's all in your head friend
You desperately try to shift blame to something inanimate.
You are forced to pay taxes, true.
You are forced to obey the law, true.
Forced to reboot your computer?
The only time you are forced to reboot your computer is when a fatal system error happens but then again, it's just software written by humans, and humans are not perfect.
I don't get your post dear friend.
that's clearly false.
Like I said I'm using linux on my computer.
>the ways it should.
And what exactly is the correct way something should run?
>all in one for everything ever.
Please use english.
dude fuck off, I had a good run and youre destroying everything
shoo you're scaring away my /v/edditors.
How do I remove the borders? xfce btw.
here, print yourself a sticker
Ubuntu local privilege escalation
Tired of not running as root? Get root now with this one simple trick!
You won't believe what this guy did to get root
Wait isn't there an option 4? Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 15.10 in dual boot without having to delete anything, it just resized one of my partitions and installed to the empty space(reformatted of course)
Compete noob here.
I have a thinkpad t420, running Ubuntu. When I boot up, none of my programs recognize my ultrabay hdd until I go in and set the absolute path again. For example, variety won't load wallpapers until I enter the settings, remove the folder from before, and enter in the same one. The same thing happened with the default wallpaper loader. Help?
Hi /g/, quick question, I'm planning on installing xubuntu for my laptop cause I figured that will be the easiest in term of compatibilities (will do mostly programming on it). I was wondering if I should go for the LTS (14.04) or the latest release? My goal is for it to not be a pain in term of libs compatibility and to have the same work environment as most GNU+Linux users.
Permissions are pretty damn important, basically it goes user, group, else. and have read "r" write "w" and execute"x" . you can either use +x ect or numbers.
Also, Try Slackware.
I'm programming in Qt(C++) on Linux 2,5 years and I can say:
"It's better than Windows for programmer"
1) programming in any language other than C# and Objective-C
2) wanna write multiplatform apps for PC or for android
You should try install linux ;)
>install arch linux
>cant fucking figure out how to get a desktop enviroment going
>cant get a display manager working
>cant even build stuff from source
HELP PLS G-POLICE
I want to run lxde and openbox and I think i have all the dependencies done and I've read the wiki pages but I just can't figure out how to get this shit going.
The key difference (at least with *buntu) is the kernel.
*buntu versions stick to the same Linux kernel version for most/all of its release period. So, for example, a true LTS version will stick with its same kernel for the whole 5 years that it's supported. Unless you do one of the dot upgrades (for example, from 14.04.3 to, say, 14.04.4 when it gets released), you'll be using
For *buntu, given the above and some other things, it generally makes the most sense to stick to LTS.
This isn't exactly the case with other distros, though.
There are games for linux, and some of them are fairly high-quality. As Steam shills Steam Play harder and harder, more and more better games will be available for Linux.
As for the point, Linux is architecturally superior, more efficient, free, both as in freedom and as in no money, infinitely more configurable, has no or very few NSA backdoors (as opposed to the hundreds in OSX and Windows), and is written in better languages and makes it easier to learn to actually use a computer.
Even if your computer is purely an entertainment machine, every dollar Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and the rest lose is a victory. We need to show these bastards that we won't just bend over and take whatever strap-on they put in us. We are free people, and it's high time they started treating us that way.
And there's this guy. It's bait
stop replying you humongous faggot
I'm willing to bet he's a full time archnigger who's rusing for cheap because he knows Linux fanboys will hook it.
> consolefag shilling bullshit machines running software worse than wangblows
Come on, man. Just because one uses a computer for games does not mean that they shouldn't be on a computer.
PC Gaming is a far more free thing than Console gaming. At least PC games can be modified, as opposed to consoles which are even worse than Windows for restricting your freedom.
I despise Microsoft, but giving money to the console companies (one of whom is fucking Microsoft) is not the answer.
Games are DRM enabling time waster.
Them being locked down piece of dookie is a benefit because you don't get faggots cheating in multiplayer.
And as an entertainment you can lay back on your couch and just play.
Fuck off to /v/eddit friend
>That's what videogame consoles are for anon.
>Computers, as the name implies, are meant for computing tasks, not entertainment.
Everything on a PC in a computing task. BTFO
Cant handle it
I absolutely adore how this rusty bait proved that you're just some buttblasted manchild from /r/pcmasterrace.
Remember this everytime your post your "Linux isn't windows OMG" pic noone ever bothered to read past the first few lines.
Massive chuckle lad.
If I had a reaction image I would probably post it.
>Read the entire image
I learned something
More like blastedbored
>Massive chuckle lad
The British are coming
> Terabyte drive the piece of shit wiped
> Installing a new OS wiped your drive
> This is linux's fault
Alright, this Bait just went to shit. Of fucking course you lost all your data. It's part of installing a new OS that the drive gets formatted to whatever its native filesystem is. With Linux you can set your home to a seperate partition and preserve your data across reinstalls/new distros.
Really, you're a retard for not backing your shit up before changing operating systems.
Go to bed, you 12-year-old fag.
Sounds to me like you did it wrong. You should just be able to shrink the Windows partition. Was your drive literally full?
My point still stands that you should have backed your shit up. And don't use Linux Mint; that's a shit distribution. Run Ubuntu MATE or Fedora.
Here's what I mean with an image...
root mode on left and regular or right
When I try to install ubuntu from a usb on my computer, it just brings me to a terminal with an ignoring bgrt status. I don't know what to do, and I have to turn off my computer to get out of it. Any help?
Installed Arch a while back, now I'm busy allday ricing my WM, programming shell scripts and gaining weight a lot. What the hell /g/. Any help?
Pretty much going to be a problem with any console ports. Most real pc games run on Linux (the new ubreal tourny, xcom series, mount and blade, dota, crusader kinga and other paradox games)
>trying to get csgo to run on arch
>using open source AMD drivers,
The big issue is that I'm getting FPS caps at 60, even though I have vsync disabled both in-game and in ~/.drirc per https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ATI#Turn_vsync_off
I haven't put much work into this, but I can feel that this is going to be a struggle or impossible -- mostly because of AMD, right?
At least I have a [secret/g/spoilers]Wii U[/secret/g/spoilers] for some gaming needs.
I'm literally new to linux and I don't know how to run this bash script
can anyone do a dumb retard step by step guide
This is the script I'm trying to execute: https://gist.github.com/swarzesherz/cccc328d6718e9e1f896
came in to vent
>get call from main office, hey anon I hear you are good with linux
>yea sure, what do you need
>I need to install a LAMP server and I have never installed linux before, can you give me a hand?
>says he only wants web page links, but he will call if he has problems
>says he is installing it using mint
>says that is all he needs and he won't be in touch or what it is for
>I knew it was for an idea I pitched and got rejected on
>help him to the best of my abilities
I fucking hate being this guy.
no this is me trying to put on my adult pants and it burns like fuck. I suspect this is how normal humans are suppose to interact. I don't know, only been in corporate land for 3 months now
haha you think corporations are built on fairness and friendliness? I get what you're saying but the corporate world is like a bunch of people climbing on top of one another to get where they believe to be ahead.
Obviously, this cap is from a mac (desktop thread awhile back) and obviously, it's streamlined and sleek as fuck like a riced linux distro. How the fuck is this possible? Is it just an elaborate ruse? If anyone has any guesses please voice them
>sleek as fuck like a riced linux distro.
why do you think that?
>one window has shadows on the desktop
As is, no one in their right mind would use it as a setup because it's too barebones and useless.
are there acctually any nice tool that one does really need for ubuntu? I am quite comfy with ubuntu for like 4 years now. never had big issues
Ok so i have installed linux mint before just fine but when i tried to on my main pc on a completely reformatted drive it gave me this error "The creation of the swap space in partition #3 of scsi1 (0,0,0) (sda) failed" whilst trying to install using the first option. Sorry if this is stupid.
>Well you should remove that Amazon botnettery.
>. Other than that, either just continue on if you're happy, or be more specific.
otherways I am acctually pretty happy. only thing I do sometimes miss is some paint alternative aka a really small, fast loading image manipulation tool, just to resize and censor images.
GIMP is okay, but takes a few seconds to long to load imo
How2 connect my laptop to my TV with HDMI on Gentoo?
On Fedora it would have two displays, the TV and the Laptop.
Now it just has the laptop and the function key to switch the displays just turns the screen off. TV gets no signal.
Have an intel i915 video card.
xrandr says there's an HDMI output but I tried to switch with it and it just made my desktop 1920x1080 and it took a while for me to fix that.
>xrandr says there's an HDMI output but I tried to switch with it and it just made my desktop 1920x1080 and it took a while for me to fix that.
what did you actually tell xrandr?
also post output of xrandr
> xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode 1920x1080 --left-of LVDS1
> Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1366 x 768, maximum 32767 x 32767
LVDS1 connected 1366x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 193mm
800x600 60.32 56.25
DP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
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I'm very new to Linux. Just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and its pretty great. I just need a few questions answered if any anon would be willing. And yes, I've tried googling and looking through wiki's for the answers but to no avail. I've found alot of answers I've been looking for myself, but the few answers I need have eluded me.
Firstly, I would like to disable mouse acceleration. I tried gpointing-device-settings, installed via the terminal. I've tried "sudo vim usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-mouse.conf", but it just tells me the command is not found. I've obviously tried to use the unity system settings program, but it only lists speed, and double click speed. There doesn't seem to be a 'more/advanced settings' button anywhere either.
And secondly, what AMD drivers should I install.
>inb4 hur dur AMD linux drivers r dum
I don't care. Thats what I have. Should I install the open source drivers, or the proprietary ones? Would my initial setup dialogue when I installed Ubuntu have downloaded the most uptodate ones already?