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If you are serious about switching to Linux, use it exclusively for 2 weeks.
Avoid booting to windows for that period of time, or you are likely to start retreating back to it instead of getting used to linux as your new home and working on making it feel comfortable

You can safely experience installation process and the basic usage through a virtual machine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R33sFFhgkWk

>Recommended for Beginners:
Xubuntu, Mint, openSUSE

>Learn to RTFM - Read The Friendly Manual
man <insert command here>
for example: man lsblk
>Resources:
google
/r/linux4noobs
/r/linuxquestions
/r/unixporn
http://explainshell.com/
https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-the-command-line
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtK75qxsQaMLZSo7KL-PmiRarU7hrpnwK
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkf4VIqu3Acnfzuk3kRIFwA
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>>52420033
I'm pretty happy with Debian, what advatages does Arch have to offer?
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>>>/fuckoff/
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>>52420024
So what is the most weird window manager you can think of?
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>>52420200
dwm.exe
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>upgrade to 4.4
>no sound anymore
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Anybody using CentOS as a daily driver? I'm running Debian on my laptop and desktop, thinking of switching my desktop to CentOS.
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>>52420577
>4.4
too soon
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any gentoo users here? are you using the general kernel?

i've been experimenting with gentoo (and crux), but cannot get the kernel working. how to git gud?
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>>52420048
None over Debian. I used arch for a long time Debian is better. The main thing arch has going for it is the fact that everyone thst users it believes it makes them elite.
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So, yesterday someone recommended openSUSE to me, I tried to install it, but the installer didn't support root partition encryption without forcing lvm.
Even their irc people didn't know. the solution was to first install to an un-encrypted root partition and encrypt it later. dropped.

Anyway, I decided to give gnome a try. So I installed ubuntu gnome, Is it possible to hide firefox's titlebar? it feels like running with 3 toolbars. pic related
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>>52420024

Oh wow, It's the shitty apps guy, w/ his shitty reddit OP.

Also he couldn't wait until the old thread hits the bump limit; he MUST spread his diarrhea AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
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Just upgraded to Mint 17.3 XFCE, should I use Compiz?
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>>52421378
>Oh wow, It's the shitty apps guy, w/ his shitty reddit OP.

explain
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>>52421032
>someone recommended openSUSE to me
I'm afraid you've been memed
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https://gist.github.com/ahodesuka
This is the famous gtk file picker patch to have thumbnail icon view, but I have no idea how I can install/patch this. Debian babby here.

Can anyone explain what I need to do here?
A short step by step guid would make me very happy!
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>>52420024
On the one hand, I'm happy it's /flt/ as usual and not /fglt/
On the other hand, get that reddit shit out of here you raging faggot.
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>>52421449
OP doesnt post the installgentoo/flt OP, instead he's posting his own shitty ass OP riddled with shit opinions and reddit links

OP also makes shitty "it just werks" infographics.
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>>52421494
oic

are there different OP's making these threads? i always assumed it was one guy.
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>>52421467
ubuntu babby detected
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>>52421542
No, I'm using Fedora.
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>>52421504
You think there's one guy who stays up 24 hours a day just to repost the OP?

>>52421542
>implying
Nothing less than Debian for me, ubuntu users are worse than win10 fags.
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>>52421561
>Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
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>>52421561
People like you are the reason tripfags even exist.
Don't reply to specific post replies unless it was aimed at you, assclown.
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I just installed Antergos on and old pc I had lying around. It is SO comfy, way more comfy than Windows 10 on my main pc. Should I make the switch, or even dual boot on my main pc?
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>>52421456
>Can anyone explain what I need to do here?
https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/modify.en.html
http://cs-people.bu.edu/doucette/xia/guides/debian-patch.txt
http://blog.mathieu-leplatre.info/apply-debian-patches-step-by-step.html

or if you don't give an absolute fuck about packaging it into a redistributable deb just download the source, apply patch, and compile
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>>52421606
>>>/reddit/
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>>52421567
>You think there's one guy who stays up 24 hours a day just to repost the OP?

there are definitely people who are autistic enough to do just that. though not entirely similar due to the frequency of these threads, we had a big fucking baby on /x/ who had a meltdown when people took over making his generals.
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>>52421567
>You think there's one guy who stays up 24 hours a day just to repost the OP?
Bruh there's one guy who posts the "linux is not ready for desktop" in every thread
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>>52421619
Debian is actually really complicated to do things in sometimes, even though many people think that it is babbys first Linux. Sorry for not answering question :3
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>>52420024
>/flt/ - Friendly Linux Thread
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux,
is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux.
Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component
of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell
utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day,
without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU
which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are
not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.

There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a
part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system
that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run.
The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself;
it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is
normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system
is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux"
distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
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>>52421032
Gnome isn't that bad. The taskbar is annoying, but the top menu looks a lot like my xfce menu.
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OP is a faggot
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>>52421378
old thread?
>>>/g/flt
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>>52421733
>I pretend being retarded
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>>52421659
>Debian is actually really complicated to do things in sometimes
Honestly debian is just retarded when it comes to packaging.

In this regard Fedora (and distros based off of it) absolutely blows it out of the water.
SPEC files in rpm packaging makes modifying and recompiling existing packages piss easy.

To apply the patch all you have to do is download the source rpm with dnf, put the patch next to the source tarball and add the patch to the list of patches in SPEC. Then just run rpmbuild -ba.
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>>52421617
what DE? also use on old pc for 3-6 months then full switch your main pc
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>>52421681
>>>/fg/lt/
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Why do some of my apps on docky not open? They will open if I run them through terminal but in docky they don't launch?
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>friendly linux thread
>friendly linux
>friendly
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>>52421804
example?
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>>52421771
XFCE
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>>52421805
its 4chan level of friendly
have you been called disgusting faggot that should kill himself right as you open your mouth?

no?

welcome to a friendly thread
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>>52421815
the most important one being chrome. xterm "google-chrome" launches, but when I click on the icon on docky it won't launch.
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>>52421805
fark offff mate
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>>52421623
my first post in this thread was telling fagOP to fuck off back to reddit

If you can't follow a reply chain, I don't think you'd even fit in there, how about youtube instead?
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>>52421829
not him but /flt/ used to be really nice.
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>>52421845
>defending tripfaggotry
>not a reddit pleb
pick one
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I'm running i3 and I want it to execute a script every time I hover over a particular window or move away from it. Something like for_window [title="irssi"] exec script.sh but I need it to execute every time the window is made active or inactive, not only once. Any ideas on how to do it?
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>>52421914
When did I defend tripfags?

Are you suggesting I have in the same post defended tripfagging, whilst using the term "tripfag" unironically?

Are you actually retarded or merely pretending?
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>>52421837

~~~ Fixed it!!!

google-chrome in /usr/share/applications was for some reason named google-chrome-stable. Renamed it and it launches perfectly. :)
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>>52421681
I am going to kick the living shit out of you, game over, lights out.
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>>52420024
I'm a super new linux user and started learning it for my job. I'm on slackware 14.1 and everything is in a useable state, but i can't for of the life of me figure out how to fix my video and audio issues.

how the FUCK do you install drivers?
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>>52422020
>how the FUCK do you install drivers?
Install Ubuntu.
Settings > Additional software > Drivers > proprietary drivers
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>>52421960
It warms my heart when people post their solutions. Nothing is more depressing than reading a forum post like: "Nevermind, I just fixed it myself. Please close thread."
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>>52422020
>super new user
>slackware
are you serious?
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>>52422032
>proprietary drivers
Enemy of your freedom.
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>>52422034

Ikr? Especially when you're looking for that same solution.
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Does /flt/ have it's own IRC?
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>>52422032
>ubuntu
but i want to learn linux
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>>52422079
If it doesn't we should definitely make one, I'd join.
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>>52422032

newfag:
>hello I have a problem with my computer, I'm running %s
shitty apps guy:
>Install Ubuntu. Also get some proprietary stuff.
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>>52422087
Ubuntu is Linux
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>>52422133
maybe you fucked up your crontab settings
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What is arguably the best distro of them all?
Difficulty to learn/etc is irrelevant. I want to know what you guys consider the absolute best.
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>>52422157
nope, script gets executed
just notifications wont show up
which they do when you just run it yourself
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>>52422178
The one I'm using.
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>>52422178
GuixSD in the future
for now the best distro is the one i am using
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>>52422178
>Desktop
Arch
>Server
centOS
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>>52422178
Arsch Linux, simply because the amazing AUR
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>>52422199
>elitist archfag detected
see the only answer to this retarded question:>>52422194
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>>52422020
did you do a full install?

anyway, i wouldn't use slackware. not because it's difficult (it's not), but because the community is small and documentation is out of date af.
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>>52422178
arch is the best middle ground between beginner and advanced imho, and by which i mean you really get the best of both worlds.
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>>52422055
I agree with you. What the hell was he thinking?
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>>52422133
Notifications are sent via DBUS and cron does not have access to your DBUS session.
Just search for "cron notify-send", there are multiple solutions on stackoverflow, but when I tried to get newsbeuter notifications to work via cron, none of them worked for me.
Maybe you'll have more luck.
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>>52422178
>>52422242

Best answer.

There can and will be better distros than Arch, but at the moment, I don't think there's a more versatile distro with as much community support and documentation.
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>>52422227
i did.
my issues are pretty minimal. just having trouble setting up the software to use the RIGHT sound device. I had someone help me set up a config at some point, but it seems to have stopped working.

I need something like in windows where I can set up my laptop speakers as the deafult sound device 99% of the time. I use a dock at work which i have a feeling fucked with it, because now i can gett audio working on my browsers. (though the sound devices work and test fine)
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How do I remove the systemd botnet desu
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>>52422409
Install /w/indows.
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>>52422430
>remove botnet
>by installing botnet

Good job
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>>52422178
Debian. It's well-established, it just works, great community around it.

On /g/ though, distros are rated by hourly anal pain they cause you trying to do the most simple tasks.
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>>52422020
Seeing someone picking up Slackware in 2016 warms my heart.

As they say...

"If you want to learn RedHat, install Redhat. If you want to learn Linux, install Slackware."

Substitute any distro in the first sentence, and it's still true.
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>>52422409
switch to BSD
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>>52422409
You don't by not being a bandwagoner.
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>>52422455
Linux is a botnet with or without systemd. Stop being a pedo and just assume someone is always watching what you're doing.

http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.cryptography.randombit/4689
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Is there a way to safely remove one DE so I can install another one?
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>>52422573
>savely
you can install and remove all of them but expect stuff to break when removing large amounts of packages.
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>>52422199
>>52422215
>>52422242
>>52422332
Lmao
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>>52422600
can I not just remove the things that aren't depended on by others?
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>>52422620
you can but sometimes when removing 100+ packages things go wrong. just be careful and read the changes and i think everything will be fine.
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>>52422600
>>52422698
spotted the niggers who can't afford anything better than APT.

lmao, get gud and use yum/dnf
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When trying to download KDE it tells me
There are 2 providers available for phonon-qt5-backend:
Repository extra
1) phonon-qt5-gstreamer 2) phonon-qt5-vlc

by "providers" does it mean there are two different places I can download these from, or does it leave me the choice of two different packages for one purpose?
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>>52422723
nice cancer you got there.
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>>52422600
>>52422698
>>52422723
I'm running Arch, by the way.
I really need to learn mentioning what distro I'm using before talking about problems..
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>>52422464
On the hunt for a new distro. Want something stable and long term, would you advise slack over CentOS?

It seems really awesome I'm just trying to figure out how viable it is as a Desktop daily driver.
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>>52422573
I used to switch DE on weekly basis but time to time it fucked my system so hard I had to reinstall.

Totally fixable after couple of hours on Google and TTY though, but that's really rage inducing. Probably have PTSD from that.
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>2 running threads
Thanks for the spam, linuxfags.
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>>52422799
ur welcome
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>>52422178
LFS
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>>52422782
Slackware is most stable distribution I have ever used.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-reasons-why-you-should-give-slackware-linux-a-chance/
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HOLY FUCK ONE THREAD IS ENOUGH
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Any good pushbullet alternatives for gnome environment on fedora ?
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>>52423018
Install Ubuntu w/ Unity.
t. shitty apps guy
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>>52423018
https://alternativeto.net/software/pushbullet/?platform=linux
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>>52421617
>Antergos
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>>52423063
Nice meme, got it from reddit?
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>>52422575
Not only is this shitty advice, but
>Lastpass
It's downright DANGEROUS advice.
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>>52423082
Nice distro, too dumb to follow written instructions?
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>>52422575
>via 9gag
i lol'd
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Is there a GUI front-end to 7za on Linux?
7za is nice but during those rare cases where I'd prefer a GUI-based extraction I really don't have one.
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>>52423113
actually no
statistically more vulnerable would be a person without any password manager than a one with lastpass
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>>52423205
That isn't true at all. Someone not having a password manager wouldn't be using a service that is owned by a known password-selling corporation.
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>>52423205
why would someone without a password manager be any more vulnerable?
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>>52423226
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>>52423257
weak passwords and re-use of passwords
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Reminder that Keepass > Lastpass
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>>52423295
i use different passwords for everything, all of them reasonably secure.
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>>52423367
I am not a fan of remembering 300+ reasonably secure passwords
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>>52423441
>being braindead
it's pretty convenient to use paper actually if you know how to hide stuff.
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>>52423441
>storing your passwords online
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>>52423537
>not storing your encrypted passwords online
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>>52423616
>not owning a homeserver
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>>52423627
>Owning a homeserver to store a password
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>>52423665
>not using your homeserver for multiple things
>not being part of a local meshnet using cjdns
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>>52423537
>>52423616
>>52423627
>>52423665
>>52423696
>not just writing things down and keeping them in a safe place at home
have people really forgotten that paper exists?
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>>52423713
>Owning physical media
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>>52423749
>Having a physical existance
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>>52423713
i actually use paper, i was just funposting because there is currently no question to answer. (that can't be solved using the installgentoo wiki or a search engine, looking at you >>52423158 )
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>>52423713
ok let me just right down 300+ passwords, all of which are 256-characters long and contain characters not on my keyboard
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>>52420033
Great infographic. Thanks for sharing.
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I'm in need of a very simple pdf viewer on Arch+KDE. What does flt use?
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>>52420737
So you don't actually know why it's better
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>>52423801
Evince
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>>52423790
it's outdated though. just use this one like everyone else.
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>>52423801
I tried a whole bunch and then realized that Pale Moon was actually the most consistent.
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>>52423790
The arch installer ISO changes every damn month
It's pointless
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>>52423830
can you add DE and infinality?
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>>52423787
>implying there are 300 relevant sites in existence that allow for unlimited characters on passwords and don't place restrictions on the kinds of characters that may be used
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>>52423846
why? isn't infinality deprecated by freetype2 anyway? people who don't know which DE they like really should not be installing a user-centric distro like arch.
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>>52423846
$sudo pacman -S xfce4 xfce4-goodies 
$wget https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/snapshot/packer.tar.gz ; tar -xvf packer.tar.gz && cd packer.tar.gz
$makepkg -sri
$packer infinality

There, an aur helper is also included
Infinality: Use KDE plasma
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>>52423905
because freetype is raping my eyeballs and because I dunno what are the names of packages and drivers and everything around it
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>>52423934
>packer
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>>52423905
>isn't infinality deprecated by freetype2 anyway?
no
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>>52423984
Is that the only reason for your shitpost?
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>>52423934
>$packer infinality
then what?
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When I eventually build my wangblows PC, I plan to install Gentoo on my System76. Can someone link me a guide and/or suggest good packages to start with?
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as someone who knows fuckall about coding and all that shit, is it worth going to linux?

also, what's so good about linux in comparison to windows and mac?
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Wondering if anyone could help me here. I've been running some form of linux on my laptop for over two and a half years now, but I want to dual boot it on my Windows desktop now. Unfortunately, I have a R9 390 GPU and whenever I try to install a distro, I get an error message along the lines of
Radeon ... Invalid ROM contents
and the installation freezes, or my computer goes to a blank screen indefinitely somewhere along the install process. It seems to be a kernel/driver bug with my GPU, but I don't know how I can fix that when I haven't even installed linux yet on my machine.
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>>52424052
Then fucking chose the one with most votes, newfag
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>>52420048
I switched from Debian sid to Arch a couple years ago because things had a habit of breaking once in a while and whenever they did, I would always end up consulting the arch wiki for my answers. Made it easier to fix things if I was using arch itself. Aur is also kinda nice if you're intimidated by compiling software yourself. Otherwise, nothing else really.
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>>52424075
Depends on what distro you want to use. What would you plan on doing when you have it installed?
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>>52424073
>gentoo
>asking for guides and suggestions
you are not ready, use something more sane before that. maybe debian.
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>>52424075
nothing, stay with windows friend.
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>>52424075
>also, what's so good about linux in comparison to windows and mac?
package managers
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>>52423127
What if I just want to be lazy?
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>>52424273
Sorry, I meant the installation guide, and suggestions on what packages you guys like.
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>>52424297
Switch to windows
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>>52421770
no be fair, stock debian isn't about having the newest features available for software.
If you look at stable, some of the packages are years old without upgrading because there isn't a need unless there is some security patch needed.

If you want the newest stuff and you are familiar with debian stable then you can go to sid or testing if you got time for problem solving. While arch you are basically at the sid-testing level at base install, which is why sometimes arch breaks and you gotta spend time to find out why shit broke in the first place. Thankfully is has such good documentation you could probably perform heart surgery if they had a page for it.
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>>52424319
http://www.funtoo.org/Install
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/List_of_recommended_GNU/Linux_software
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>>52424398
normal arch is more like testing actually, sid is not too far away from arch testing.
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>>52424297
Literally Architect
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so I cracked windows 8.1 with KMSpico
which folders I exclude from antivirus scans?
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Does someone have any experience with activating a second graphic card on a laptop.
I have a Lenovo G770 and it has that shitty switchable graphiccard boogaloo.
I have some trouble activating the AMD card.
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>>52424447
The folder that contains your birth certificate
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>>52422732
two packages that serve the same purpose

basically, it depends on a phonon backend, and there are two phonon backends available
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>>52424412
That's what I was looking for, thanks anon. Any personal suggestions?
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>>52424464
use something else for some time before installing funtoo/gentoo. i personally like xfce, but i3 with dmenu is also pretty nice. for music i use deadbeef but mpd+ncmpcppcpmpcpmccpmmmcp is good aswell if you feel like configuring stuff.
remember to have fun.
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>>52424398
Of course debian isn't about having newest features, it's about being reliable and versatile, after all it's the only distro that exists even on most obscure architectures.

But package management system doesn't change the reliability of the OS.
Not to mention APT doesn't have a reputation of being a very reliable package manager either, after all it was the last package manager to introduce package signing, which is a critical security feature.

I'm just saying that the way Fedora devs do the packaging is much better since it doesn't really affect the user, but makes the sysadmin and dev job a lot easier.
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>>52424613
>after all it's the only distro that exists even on most obscure architectures.
gentoo exists aswell.
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>>52424535
Thanks, you've been a great help. What distro would you recommend to prepare myself? Preferably one that can be set up (not completely, just enough for playing video and streaming over Steam) in ~2 days and has Steam for streaming anime over the Link, because until I build my desktop, I have to use my laptop for it.
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>>52424651
gentoo is not the kind of distro I would install on something like an SGI workstation from the 90s.
Sure you could but can you fucking imagine compiling anything on a ~150Mhz CPU?

I was talking about obscure hardware and getting said obscure hardware to work.
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>>52421659
I thought iam the only one who thinks like this.
I really had more trouble with setting up debian than with arch.
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>>52424894
now you're just talking out of your ass.
the only problem you're getting when installing debian is the nonfree firmware which because of their retarded nonfree policy is not allowed.

Besides that you can pretty much "next" through the installation process without reading.
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>>52425009
With "setting up" i meant post-installation.
The installer is ofcourse damn simple.
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>>52424451
Uninstall the integrated graphics driver.
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>>52425173
ah k
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Just installed Kubuntu 14.04 alongside W7, and now I don't see the option to select OS when booting, it just goes straight to Kubuntu.
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>>52422020
hello again, fixed my sound issue in slackware.

i edited /etc/asound.conf, and set the default audio device as my PCH instead of my midi device

now all my software plays audio.

good luck to anyone else out there using slackware.
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>>52421032
Firefox extension HTitle.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/htitle/

Its discontinued. You might want to bail out of Firefox or Gnome 3.
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>>52420024
>>52420033
FUCK OFF /u/DoTheEvolution

https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/3ya67j/install_arch_infographic/
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>>52421032
>>52420024
I forgot to mention there is also a few Gnome extensions to hide there title bar.
https://extensions.gnome.org/
Don't install too many, it will bloat Gnome 3.
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>>52426131
>>52426039
>not using stylish
What is wrong with you?
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>>52426155
>Not editing userChrome.css
What is wrong with you?
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>>52426185
>not editing the source code
What is wrong with you?
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>>52425260
I'm not sure if that is a good idea.
I assume that would ruin a lot.
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>>52424099
bumping question
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I'm using XFCE. In the workspace menu of the settings manager, I am able to define a screen margin where windows won't appear, but it seems to only work for maximised windows and not just all windows in general. Is there a workaround? I basically just want a margin for all windows at all times.
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This is going to be a dumb question, but here goes.

Occasionally Nemo bugs out and I need to manually kill the process and open it again. Currently, I do this using "top" and then wait for Nemo to show up, then kill it from there.

Is there a faster way to completely kill the process? I've tried using xkill and clicking on the window, but it doesn't seem to work. And I don't know the process ID unless I use the top command.
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>>52426764
pkill -KILL nemo; nemo
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>>52426397
It would force the machine to use the GPU.
Trust me. I'm a professional.
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>>52420024

Just wanted to check in and say I have been using Ubuntu MATE + i3 as my primary OS and it is going perfectly find for many months now; I barely ever run into trouble or maybe the little troubles are just not seen as an issue to me because it is enjoyable to learn about Linux when fixing them. Really though for almost all things it works just fine.
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I'm trying to come up to speed on how to use linux without desktop environment and current problem I'm facing is, how do I kill the X session once I'm done with it and go back to only command line? Should I just kill the openbox session or xinit or X? I have no idea what the last one is, it's just on the ps list.
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>>52426969
Actually I realized that there is log out on right click menu but in general, what is the right way?
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>>52426831
Well, that was fuckin' simple. Thanks.
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>>52426969

>openbox
Right click > Exit.
You're dumped back in to the tty you started x from
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>>52426994
>what is the right way
>>52426994
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>>52426969
>>52426994
exit
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So, I made a shell function for easy editing config files. At one part, I open two configs at once (mpv.conf and input.conf) from .config/mpv using vim's -O flag. Problem: vim prints "2 files to edit" and here is my question: how to hide this message?
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>>52427508
OCD.
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Hey shitty apps guy, 110 posts left, time for a new thread I guess? :^)
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I have never vnc'd into anything before but I need to now. What should I download to do this? I am on ubuntu and trying to get into a centos vm elsewhere. Need the gui though.
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Is it just me or has Mate gotten slower recently? I can't get 60fps videos to play stutter-free in Mate no matter what I do. I use the built in compositor, I used Compton, tried different renderers, and I always get stuttering video. Even 25 fps video stutters, but it's less noticeable. Old games that scroll at 60fps stuttered too.

I ended up saying "fuck it" and went back to Xfce. No video stuttering at all.
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Hey, I'm configuring Module Autoloading in my gentoo install, and I noticed some modules are the same name, just in different directories.

The handbook said to put the name of the module into the /etc/conf.d/modules file, but if I need to load modules with the same name from different folders, should I put the absolute path or what?

Feel free to call me a retarded newfag as long as you tell me what I'm supposed to do while you're at it.

> inb4 you're supposed to kill yourself

What I'm supposed to do about the modules, smartass.
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How do I setup and start/stop a VPN using command line? Fedora 23 Server.
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I started with #!, moved to Debian, used Ubuntu back in Uni, ran Arch for about six months, played with RedHat Enterprise and CentOS during job training, and am currently running Mint because I kind of just feel like being lazy for a while.

Linux From Scratch has caught my eye recently. Should I install Gentoo for a while, or is my past experience (specifically with Arch) enough to get me started on LFS?
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anyone using vimb? where the fuck is the config file? there's a file just named "config" with no file extension in ~/.config/vimb but that's not exactly giving me much to go on and i'm having a hard time finding documentation
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>>52428048
Those cows look like goats/sheep.
What is going on.
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>>52428073

sorry, an empty config file.
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>>52428081
I have more.
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>>52428103
it's so...fluffy?
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>>52428113
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>>52428103
Damn it anon.
Now I want to drive back to my mother's farm and cuddle her cows.
Quit it.
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>>52428084

If it's like other versions of vim, I think vimrc files are always empty.
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>>52428081
sex stuff
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Having a problem with firefox.
It wont load my profiles, and when i remove the .mozilla folder, it creates .mozilla but it dosent create a skeleton profile to load to.It says its inaccessable or empty.

I've backed up my profile and ive spent hours trying to get it to function again.I even reverted to v35, to no avail.
Im out of ideas
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>>52428149
I just want a super simple way to activate/deactivate a VPN on my fileserver over SSH.
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>>52428173

it's vimb. basically a web browser for autists that behaves (nominally) like vim does.

i'm a cunt hair away from just going back to chromium
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HIDPI info guy here again
I'm having problems with these VM's and I don't want to reinstall. I'm just going to make a pastebin for all this shit and hope that is satisfactory.
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>>52428225

figured it out. you have to recompile the entire program to update even the homepage since it's literally hardcoded. the fuck
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>tfw the Arc theme needs a newer GTK than Mint uses to work

Yeah I know I can just install cinnamon on another newer distro but I like it. Everything but this just werks.
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>>52428221
Is that a cow?
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>>52428749
It is indeed a cow.
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shitty apps reddit guy thread
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How can I use the volume keys on my memepad running arch?
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>>52428976
xev
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>>52428850

...and is that one a cow, too?
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>>52429011
That one is also indeed a cow.
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New thread:
>>52429094
>>52429094
>>52429094
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Successfully installed gentoo with dual-booting

Encountered 3 minor problems

1. It says on grub2 that my other os is windows vista when it actually is windows 8.1

2. the resolution in the gentoo terminal is too small

3. it says "this is (mycustomhostname).unknown_domain" on gentoo login

any fixes for these problems? entirely new to gentoo so I am unsure as what to do.
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>>52429163
>1. It says on grub2 that my other os is windows vista when it actually is windows 8.1
probably you can just change that in the grub
>2. the resolution in the gentoo terminal is too small
change the font then
>3. it says "this is (mycustomhostname).unknown_domain" on gentoo login
make sure you set the domain correctly
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>>52429209
how would I do 3?
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I've read about how Linus Torvalds is an angry guy and kind of a dick.

I still love him and am a huge fan of his work, I think it's just a funny thing that he'd be like that.

Does anyone have any videos/images/articles/etc. where he's an ass?
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>>52421681
We tried /fglt/, it just threw a bunch of people off.

I wouldn't be opposed to calling it Friendly GNU/Linux Thread but keeping it FLT, though.
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>>52429391
nvidia
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>>52420024
> Using the same OP image multiple times

Kill yourself memelord.
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>>52420734
I'm a Gentoo Hardened user.

Learn to use pciutils.

lspci -k 

Is your friend. Google your parts and mention you use Gentoo.

It's fairly simple once you know what the configuration is talking about. Also, check out the handbook if you're actually going into this completely blind.

 make menuconfig 
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Asked this in the wrong thread, how is the install for Funtoo, is it daunting like Gentoo?
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>>52422941
> no automatic dependency resolution
Literally the only reason I don't try it. Even my autism isn't powerful enough to spend days hunting down dependencies and compiling everything from source.
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>>52429719
It's described as "slightly easier than Gentoo".

It has all the same challenges, just some better tools to help you along.

If you're going to cheat and use genkernel (the only really difficult part is configuring the kernel) then Funtoo is better.

That and its portage is git-based rather than rsync-based, among other things. It's just better than gentoo.
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>>52429719
Funtoo is the real gentoo.
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>>52430339
Precisely.
> Original creator of Gentoo sees a bunch of issues with it
> Can't fix them because of the bureaucratic clusterfuck Gentoo became
> Leaves and makes a new, better Gentoo
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>>52429965
>>52430418
>>52430339
Thank you very much!
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whats a terminal multiplexer?
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>>52431292
https://encrypted.google.com/search?q=terminal+multiplexer
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Which gpus are better for linux? Nvidia or AMD?

Also, is there a significant difference on how well they work with linux, between specific models (all newer ones)?
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>>52422178
arch senpai
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>>52422409

Use slackware.

No sytemD.
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Are there any quick cmd line tools to sort a list alphabetically or do I have to learn how to program.
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>>52432377
man sort
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>>52432493
wow, that's really obvious and handy. thanks.
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>>52432516
duh
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Help apt has gone mad and wants to remove almost 400 packages ;_;
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>>52432657
>APT
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Is redshifty 0/10 software for anyone else? It proves that open source software is second rate to real software like f.lux.
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>>52424662
you still here? i recommend debian, the expert installer is one of the best installers in existence. >>52424734
cross compiling is a thing.
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>>52432677
Am I missing something there?
I've used flux in the past on windows, now I use redshit. I don't feel like I'm missing something.
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>>52432657
did you update before upgrading? what did you want to remove?
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>>52432709
I just did the standard apt-get update and then apt-get dist-upgrade
I don't want to remove anything, and there are no broken packages or any other problems that I'm aware of, so I have no idea why it would want to remove a good chunk of the system.
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>>52432729
fire up aptitude and see why and what is removed exactly.
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What programmes are better with a terminal and what programmes are better with a GUI?
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>>52433350
package managers and text editors are better with a terminal. the rest is a matter of preferences imo
>>
Bu$p
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g, help me.

what do i need to programm php and sql on my linux machine?
i installed mariadb, now what?
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>>52433654
Emacs and a webserver. Maybe you can look LAMP.
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>>52433654
distro?
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>>52433699
>Emacs
no.
>lamp
thanks. i just dont know what i need.
>>52433702
arch
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>>52433733
>>Emacs
>no.
Why? You're a vi?
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>>52433772
jep
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>>52433783
It's OK.

>Using a free version of vi is not a sin but a penance.
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>>52420024
>>52420024

Simple question.

How do I fix this? Pic related.

It happened after writing a few C source files in gedit, compiling and running, and most notably installing and then removing a theme editing application.
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>>52433921
GTK is shit. They never get rid of their warnings or errors.
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>>52433921
Did you try to open that certain line in the gtk.css file of the theme you're using?
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>>52433970
It does seem to be very frustrating.

>>52433987
How would I go about doing that? I should mention that I've only been using Ubuntu for 3 days. Complete newbie here.
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>>52434013
lol so you're a newbie to linux, I thought you were some really dumb linux user, you're using Ambiance right? you need to do sudo gedit /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk.css
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I want to run Linux on my old Acer Aspire 6530, how do I install Bluetooth drivers?
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>>52434414
which distro/package manager?
which bluetooth device?
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>>52434090
Opened it. Displays CSS code:

@import url("gtk-main.css");


What do I do next?
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>>52434445
Nevermind, figured it out
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So 0 progress with installing linux on some asus laptops.
So far I've tried: Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu gnome, Ubuntu and Cinnamon Mint.
While all of those failed I've found that the problem is with the hdd.
Its a normal 500Gb WD no raid config or any other shit still I get various errors while installing anything.
Doesnt matter if its an unformatted unparticioned completely empty hdd or an ntfs or ext4 it has the same problems. Now somehow I managed to get to the point that the install recognizes the hdd but says all the 500 gigs of it is filled with the kubuntu already(i had the most progress with this).
Any ideas how to fix that?
Tried secure and insecure mode. CSM on/off. Legacy/UEFI boot.
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>>52432677
I use both. Is there a difference between them? I haven't noticed.
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>>52434503
Isn't it obvious? Your HDD is fucked.
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>>52434583
it works with windows
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How do I "learn" Linux? How do I become one of the IRC people capable of helping others? I want to really understand Linux and be able to troubleshoot it and set it up better, where do I start /flt/?
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>>52434592
Like so:
>Want to do X
>Can't do X
>Through the power of the Internet, learn how to do X
Gongrats, you can now help someone on IRC who has problems with X.
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>>52434592
Install
Gentoo
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Is there a way to move the windows control buttons into the taskbar when maximized like unity on gnome or xfce?
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>>52434590
Windows and "fucked" belong together.
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new thread when?
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>run Windows
>laptop runs cool when I don't do anything
>run Linux
>laptop gets toasty when I sit at the terminal doing nothing
Is there a reason why it's getting hotter running Linux than Windows? Is there anything I can do to make it use less power or does Linux suck with drivers or something?
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>>52435033
still it can run doom so its not fucked enough
the hdd has no problems, asus likes to do this for some ungodly reason i just need a fix for it
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>>52435230
you havent cleaned your fan or your kernel wasn't complied with frequency scaling enabled
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>>52435283
>havent cleaned your fan
Then Windows would run hot too.
>wasn't complied with frequency scaling
Frequency scaling is on, and if I lock it to the lowest frequency (800 MHz) through /proc or /sys or whatever the fuck it still runs hotter than Windows.
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Anyone know how to install xampp to a flash drive on debian. Pic related.
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Does steam work on Fedora? I want to switch from Windows to linux since Windows 10 made half of my hardware not work correctly anymore even with the right drivers. I've tried Ubuntu and many of it's variants, but fedora looks nice. Is it as user friendly as ubuntu and will steam work?
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>>52435621
Yes and yes. but i'd recommend xfce or mate instead of gnome.
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>>52435412
>xampp
>on linux
Nigger, what the exact fuck are you doing?
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>>52435684
I have to use it for my college course. Is there a better alternative?
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How much more battery life would I get by not running X windowing?
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>>52435728
It depends.
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>>52435703
When you're on Linux just use LAMP. Install apache2 (or any other webserver), MySQL (or any other database) and php5 and you're done.
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>>52434503
Ubuntu didn't install on UEFI mode for me.

CSM mode. Secure Boot disabled. Then it worked.
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New thread: >>52435910
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Noob here, I'm getting an error with a lot of programs, running ubuntu 14.04
Everytime I update the nvidia drivers i get a libGL error, specifically a problem with swrast, anyone know a fix?
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>>52436021
Threads dead, >>52429116 also dead, move to >>52435927
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>>52436064
Oh sorry, didn't notice, thanks
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>>52421383
I downloaded 17.3 on release day and the partition manager was broken. I installed xubuntu on my desktop (because I need the novidya drivers,) and Debian with only free software on my librebooted x200.
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I was thinking about installing linux on my desktop, but I am dreading to having to rice it all over again etc, is there any way to install a duplicate of your old linux system?
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>>52421456
XFCE/Thunar does this fine.
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>>52421617
The mint user definitely fits better on backtrack.
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>>52436193
If you are installing the exact same version of the same distro you can do this:

http://www.aboutdebian.com/tar-backup.htm
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