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
>Recommended for Beginners:
Xubuntu, Mint, openSUSE
>Learn to RTFM - Read The Friendly Manual
man <insert command here>
for example: man lsblk
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
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!
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!
>Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
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?
>Can anyone explain what I need to do here?
or if you don't give an absolute fuck about packaging it into a redistributable deb just download the source, apply patch, and compile
>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.
>/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.
>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.
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?
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?
I am going to kick the living shit out of you, game over, lights out.
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?
>uses desktop notification API (I use dunst)
>works fine when runned
>does not show notifies when executed by crontab
whats up with that?
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Linux is a botnet with or without systemd. Stop being a pedo and just assume someone is always watching what you're doing.
Is there a way to safely remove one DE so I can install another one?
When trying to download KDE it tells meThere are 2 providers available for phonon-qt5-backend:
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?
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.
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.
I am not a fan of remembering 300+ reasonably secure passwords
>not just writing things down and keeping them in a safe place at home
have people really forgotten that paper exists?
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 )
it's outdated though. just use this one like everyone else.
>>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
There, an aur helper is also included
Infinality: Use KDE plasma
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 ofRadeon ... Invalid ROM contentsand 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.
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.
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.
so I cracked windows 8.1 with KMSpico
which folders I exclude from antivirus scans?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
How do I setup and start/stop a VPN using command line? Fedora 23 Server.
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?
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
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
I just want a super simple way to activate/deactivate a VPN on my fileserver over SSH.
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.
>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
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?
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
> 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.
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.
> 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
Help apt has gone mad and wants to remove almost 400 packages ;_;
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.
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.
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
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.
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/?
>laptop runs cool when I don't do anything
>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?
>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.
Anyone know how to install xampp to a flash drive on debian. Pic related.
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?
How much more battery life would I get by not running X windowing?
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?
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.
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?
XFCE/Thunar does this fine.
When I'm selecting files to upload, I get a preview on a right panel for images and gifs but not webms. I'm using fedora 23 with thunar and firefox, is there a way to make webm files show a preview image as well?