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There are four 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) Dual-boot Linux with Windows/Mac (recommended if you want to learn more about Linux)
4) Go balls deep and overwrite everything with Linux (not recommended)
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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?
The rebuttal pic to this is just some freetard from /g/ saying: Everything you claim is wrong, even though you've provided tons of sources. I don't have to prove shit myself though, because...
Don't waste your time on this garbage OS. There's a reason why it's stuck on 1.5% and 99.999% of people who try it go back to Windows/OS X.
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.
With windows it worked perfectly so the HDD is alive.
Reminder ffmpeg exploit was found, freetards and Linux BTFO!
Made it with steam, but it also happens with wine
The things the author claims about the kernel are outright wrong. The others are not Linux's fault, but the developers'. For instance, libre office being unable to render docx files incorrectly is microshaft's fault. The libre office team had to literally reverse engineer the docx spec. Yeah, let's not blame microshaft for this.
It's okay though. I am perfectly content with my gentoo. The only thing I MISSED was photoshop. Now I have CS6, which, with the proper libraries (winetricks), works flawlessly under Linux.
I'll be enjoying my superior filesystems, faster, more feature rich kernel, superior package manager, and superior software. Meanwhile windows babies will all use their computers how microshaft intended. But hey, they can play more video games (for now).
Friendly reminder that the resource you use claims that Windows is worse than Linux and claims that anyone using his data to promote another OS should never come back to his site again.
Try these. How did you install steam?
Reminder that ffmpeg is also used on Windows and OSX. On linux we can update our packages in 2 seconds, how do you fix your ffmpeg.exe, some programs use even without you knowing?
Who is BTFO here? :^)
I want to switch to linux, but what is the BEST linux?
The major difference for new users will be the desktop environment.
Best for others might not be best for you.
But trying the popular (unity, gnome, kde, mate) might give the best experience.
Visit the homepage of each of the distro's you are interested in and read the overview. Pick the one that matches your needs. If you can't be bothered even to do that, stick with Windows.
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.
Does it show that kubuntu fills the drive already? Or does it show that kubuntu *will* fill the drive when installed?
Any pictures or specific error messages you share with us could help
You're a faggot, do some research. Linux Mint is a GNU/Linux distro, but it's not listed as free distro by the FSF.
Anyone here used Docker?
I'm trying to connect to a Docker container but I don't know what IP to use, because localhost doesn't seem to connect like I thought it would?
I'm trying to run a Postgresql container
>he thinks the linux kernel is an operating system
OK I installed Kubuntu on laptop, updated all the shit then went to restart it... Since the leave => restart button wouldn't work I didshutdown -r now
Now it boots into a black screen after kubuntu logo but I can do Ctrl + alt + f1 I'm just not sure what to do after.
Can anyone help?
I really want to use Linux and I love Xfce but I hate how I need to get it pixel fucking perfect to resize a window. Is there any way to give myself a bigger (hidden?) area to resize windows at the edges?
ALT+Right Click+Mouse Move
ALT+Left Click+Mouse Move
to move windows
i dont really have pictures but it says that there is 0 byte free space and when i check it shows that it will use 500 gigs as a partition for kubuntu but just freezes after that
it's free as in freedom and essentially has the same documentation as ubuntu (as that is its base OS) and nay differences are so miniscule that you can work it out in no time
Basically it's all up to you. If you dont need a DM then don't install one and use startx instead. If you dont need a panel, don't use one or install lemonbar, conky or tint2. Most stuff DE's ship are GUI-apps related, so basically you don't need anything more than a WM and the programs you usually use (like your favorite file manager, terminal, etc). For internet you still can use nm-applet's cli tools, but you can also use wicd; again, it's all up to you.
As bonus, have this bspwm guide: https://github.com/windelicato/dotfiles/wiki/bspwm-for-dummies
alright, I'm trying to install MIT/GNU - Scheme on my system from their tar file
I'm currently following the instructions highlighted in pic related
It's all good until I have to get to step 4 "build software"
it doesn't specify what directory to perform the command in, and in the one which contains the file "microcode" the command replies with
a simple "entering directory called microcode, doing nothing.....exiting directory microcode" message, so I'm completely at a loss.
Can someone please help?
I got a Macbook pro for graduating a couple years ago that is collecting dust. Should I install linux on it?
didnt help :/
here are the pics i've managed to get
but ffs the hdd has no problem i tried 100% clean non-partitioned, ext, ntfs as well and all of them gave the same error with multiple linux distros tried wiping it with windows too and its the same shit
After 6 hours of fruitless desperation I have to turn to you /flt/: how the hell do you bind mouse buttons to the keyboard and actually make it work? I'm on Debian XFCE and I'm using Xbindkeys but the thing does absolutely nothing except disable the primary key. I've made my .xbindkeysrc file and here's what I've added to it"xte 'mouseclick 1'"
The F key (c:41) is just a placeholder (I want left click on Alt_R and right on Menu); all this does is make the F key not work anymore. Am I doing something wrong here? There's no good documentation for this anywhere and all I have to rely on is a few 5 year old stackexchange posts - which is fucking retarded and makes me want to ditch this system altogether.
Is it even possible to use a FSF-approved distribution (e.g. Parabola, Gnewsense, etc) on a X220? I currently boot with Debian, and would like to transition to purely free software, but are there are even free as in freedom drivers for intel wifi cards?
I did step 5
everything seems ot have gone well,
but when I type "scheme" into the terminal I getcan't find a readable default for option --band.
searched for a file all.com in these directories:
You need to bypass the lenovo whitelist. I don;t know if anyone has done that on the x220. I Librebooted my x200, which removed the whitelist, and I installed a card that supports my freedoms.
I use Debian though, I don't like a lot of the FSF approved distros. The only reason that Debian is not approved is because they maintain a nonfree repo that is off by default.
>Is it even possible to use a FSF-approved distribution (e.g. Parabola, Gnewsense, etc) on a X220?
>but are there are even free as in freedom drivers for intel wifi cards?
You have to do something like http://minifree.org/
DE should handle it automatically.
Best for WHAT? Switching makes no sense if you don't know anything about it, so instead try Linux distros in VMs while keeping your host OS. I also do this with new Windows versions. Why have one OS when you can have many?
Start with Ubuntu since it's easy and well supported. Specific distro doesn't mattter all that much.
Ok so I install arch right, I download the best DE xfce and I download MemePlayerVirgin and I start to play my chinky rainbow shit, right, and then I see this horrible tearing... So anyways right, I try turning off display compositing and that worked, Kindof. Now when I move the windows they are really slow and leave a trail as they move which is way annoying. Anyone know how to fix this?
I really want to love GNOME Shell but I find the wasted vertical space so fucking annoying. For some reason everything is just bigger in GNOME compared to everything else. I would use Xfce but resizing windows is doing my fucking head in also. Unity isn't totally awful I guess. I fucking hate KDE though. Not sure which to stick with :(
That's not the problem.
The issue is that I couldn't reboot it normally at first or shutdown then when I actually did shutdown -r now the screen is black after the kubuntu logo.
And nothing I could find on ubuntu forums has helped me.
I thought this was the friendly linux thread.
>I thought this was the friendly linux thread.
Good goy. Keep believing the Jew lies.
Out of curiosity, why won't you just spam new threads in your quest to shill for Microsoft instead of just triggering three, maybe four autists that btfo you every single time in these threads? Not like many new people come here anyway.
This has nothing to do with the media player, faggot shill.
What are you using for compositing? For compton use --backend glx to prevent tearing, you can also use mpv's bypass X11 flag.
What are your thoughts on Cinnamon, /flt/? I was honestly very skeptical about it before, but been using it for a while now and I've really grown to like it, especially after trying out Gnome.
Well, you have to own the hard drive space to store your files on but then you can access it from all your devices. Might take a while to set it all up if you're a beginner but there a plenty of guides
Already did man. Apparently the first issue was not having the xautomation package (yet I shouldn't even have bothered since xdotool achieves the same), the wiki doesn't mention this.
Current code:"xdotool mousedown 1"
"xdotool mouseup 1"
f + Release
There's a second issue however - right now it repeatedly fires the key presses instead of keeping the mouse button down when F is held. How do you map a key to a single "press and hold" action of a key in Xbindkeys? There's a modifier for Release, but I haven't seen one for Hold in the docs.
>trying to move to linux/gnu
>need 5.1 / dota / rdp / desktop
>Only Ubuntu 15.10 supports my z170x
what do? - or how can i find out what distros are likely to support my hw as much as 15.10 ?
Let's say I'm doing research on 9/11, and whether or not it was an inside job. I want a command-line utility that will refer to a text-file, and I can type various query searches on that text-file, and it will either find my query INSIDE that text-file, or if it can't then it will automatically do a google search for that query and save the first five or so results as text and place their contents into that text-file.
Xdotool has nothing to do with it. It already sends the "mousedown, mouseup" commands as intended. The issue lies in "f" and "f + Release" from within .xbindkeysrc - the second command works as intended, but the first one doesn't - it keeps registering the F key over and over and triggering the mouse (confirmed by visualization). Is there a modifier for repeating rate from within Xbindkeys?
running linux mint and using firefox as my preferred browser. Can anyone recommend a good paid VPN service? I'm a bongistani and concerned with ridiculous spying laws
Also what steps would I have to take to make sure my IP doesn't leak using firefox?
>tfw set up retroarch successfully
Although, almost every guide said "yeah, it should read your 360 controller automatically" and I had to set that shit up.
But yeah, I can definitely see why it's /emugen/'s premier choice for emulation. Never really needed it in Windows, but it's a godsend for Linux users.
Not sure what you're suggesting here but I'm already using xbindkeys -n -v
What you're suggesting works for one-shot keyboard shortcuts, f.e. to start a process. But I want the "hold mouse button to select text/drag windows" feature to work. This requires two steps, pressing the button down and releasing it. But the pressing down step repeats itself and I want to know how to make it only fire off once.
>outdated ubuntu version
>debian-tier ancient package versions
>india quality OS X ripoff UI
>devs call you a thief for not donating despite the fact all the work they did was make a logo, fork ubuntu repositories and ghetto rig a DE with already available gnome libraries
I'm having issues installing ubuntu of all things
Running a fake RAID 0 setup on UEFI, and the installer fails to correctly setup the ESP. I've checked from an arch usb drive and I think it's using dmraid for some reason. I'm not able to mount the partitions and install a bootloader, they just show up as md126 under lsblk with nothing else. cgdisk shows the partition names though, but they're not in /dev/
Is it possible to do? Had no trouble with other OSes doing this.
Looks like release event is not working as intended
Even if I hold the key, it still triggers release events.
But the code would look like this"[[ -f /tmp/mouse.lock ]] || (xdotool mousedown 1 && touch /tmp/mouse.lock)"
"xdotool mouseup 1 && rm -f /tmp/mouse.lock"
f + Release
I installed plasma 5 (pacman -S plasma) which came with the sddm manager that is recommended on the Arch wiki for it.
I was "working" though my screen had got white epilespsy flashes as the mouse moved, I could choose between awesome (which I previously installed) and plasma, awesome work fine I then tried Plasma. It worked for 5 seconds before freezing.
Anyone have any idea how to unfuck this? Is it something wrong with my video configs or is it something I did wrong with installing the DEs?
Holy shit, it actually works! Thanks a million for this. If it's not too much a bother, can you explain a bit more in detail how this works? It writes a blank mouse.lock file per every tick the f key is held in?
in the early days it was slow, it crashed a lot and had weird bugs
now, i would consider it the gold standard for DEs. they've really thought hard about the usability. it strikes a good balance between customisability (it's relatively customisable, although you do have to deal with GTK's bullshit), speed (it's the fastest of 'non-lightweight'n DEs) and ease of use.
Oh wait, false alarm - this script does exactly the same thing as before. What got me confused was that the feature worked properly right after disabling the key repeat feature via xkeycaps (which I thought only kicked in after reboot but apparently not), which is only a workaround if anything. Setting xkeycaps back returns the repeated triggering issue.
I think what you are trying to do is not possible with xbindkeys
Try this and you will see how Release events triggers even if you don't release the key"echo Press"
f + Release
I also tried sxhkd and the same problem persists
I guess it's just a X.org limitation or something
Holy fucking shit, you've got to be kidding me. How are the touchpad buttons triggered under X.org then? They don't give me this kind of bullshit. To think that I've had this working properly under Autohotkey in like 5 minutes.
Firefox is being a bitch and wont load any profiles, nor create a new profile.Its always "inaccessible or missing".
How do i fix this shit.
I've deleted .mozilla and set its permissions to +rwx when firefox regenerates it, but there is no profile in it, it wont make a default profile
>How are the touchpad buttons triggered under X.org then?
Why do you think everyone wants to dump this garbage in favour of Wayland?
It's a weird mish-mash and layers upon layers upon layers of patches, fixes, workarounds and other bullshit stacked on it top of it since the fucking 80s and everyone it praying this stack of shit won't fall down.
Not to mention it's insecure like crazy.
What is a distribution with:
>not a lot of programs preinstalled
>comes with a de that isn't kde
So far the best I have found is #!++, but I'd like to try more. I haven't yet found the Right Distro For Me™.
Inside a LibreOffice Word document, how do I force all images to retain their original size?
Is there any kind of support for high dpi with i3?
Everything is way too small with my screen.
Also, is there any way to make the desktops keep their numeric order instead of the creation time? I don't like to end up with desktop 5 - 3 -2 - 6, etc.
You can set the scaling of the i3 taskbar and titlebars by making the fonts bigger.
Do accordingly for the terminal.
For gnome applications I have no idea if there's a hidpi support for it
>there's a lot of really glaring design problems with taskbar\task management, window management and file management. it looks nice tho
Yeah I'm not liking this in terms of usability desu lol.
From using Debian with xfce this feels like shit... It is for a younger sibling though, so I guess as long as it has chromium, vlc player and supertuxkart and looks good they're happy I guess.
All images have been shrinked upon pasting them from the account-locked website where I found them. How do I force all the images to revert to their original size in a word document?
I'm very frustrated with missing libraries, what is a logical way to install pretty much everything I would need for general use?
I mean I haven't compiled a single source code on the first try without a missing library. Is this how it's supposed to be or am I missing something really obvious?
Anyone knows how to set up a wifi access point on fedora 23? Android can't connect to adhoc network and Network Manager doesn't offer anything else. It should be possible since I had it running on Ubuntu. I have tried a couple of tutorials but most of them were for older versions of fedora and nothing worked so far.
Trying to compile ZDoom on Mint.
I try to install the Debian/Ubuntu dependencies, and I get this:
>The following packages have unmet dependencies: libfluidsynth-dev : Depends: libjack-dev or libjack-jackd2-dev
I've never even tried compiling before.
So I have a question
I am programming a picozed with a Linux based rtos on it. I have set up a service in init.d to run on power up, as part of this script I am updating the Ethernet address.
The thing is, the update doesn't seem to stick. If I kill the process the script starts and rerun the script, the address updates just fine.
The only thing I can think of is that the script runs before you are prompted for login information, and somehow certain system parameters are either protected or rewritten on login on this particular device.
When does it get better?
I switched to only linux 2 months ago, I had been using it for research only on school's servers. All I've been doing is following instructions that don't offer any insight at all to solve my problems. When am I going to actually understand the root of the problems and is it actually worth it?
Do you realize how old packages on centos are?
For a server yes.But when you need more optimized features for anything, you're going to have to go repo or compile your self.You're just adding another layer of complexity for no reason.
Recently went Red Team. And my R9 390 refuses to work on any distros. A few moments after running Linux Mint with the free drivers it craps out and crashes.
I still have my old 660. Anyone know of any way to do a GPU passthrough only for OS's, where Linux will use the 660 and Windows uses the R9 390?
>install multiple big packages via pacman
>see all those lines speeding by on the terminal
Kinda' looking for a way that doesn't involve running one or the other in a hypervisor.
Alternatively if anyone has some methods of getting the 300 series of AMD graphics cards to stay stable I'd be willing to listen.
Anyone know why winetricks is still telling me it can't install packages into a 64-bit wine prefix even when I make a fresh 32 bit prefix using:
sh winetricks foo etc
I forgot to mention I use winecfg or wineboot to initialise a 32 bit prefix before running winetricks.
So I have both WINEARCH set to win32 and WINEPREFIX set to my newly created 32-bit prefix. However when I run winetricks it claims I'm using a 64-bit prefix when every tutorial and guide I've seen from multiple sources say this is all I need to do.
> not shitty tweaked nonsense designed for people one tier above retarded
Use one of the Ubuntu spins (MATE or Cinnamon is best) or use a Fedora spin.
Ubuntu is extremely popular, easy to use, and any question you may have about it has been answered on the internet.
Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat, who've been around since pretty much the beginning, and has a straightforward package manager and is able to be somewhat bleeding edge without straying into autism territory.
Is there a particular reason that when I close my laptop, it resets the brightness to max when I reopen it and it wakes up?
I always keep it at minimum brightness to conserve battery and spare my eyes.
On Gentoo with LXDE and SystemD if it's relevant.
Exactly how easy would it be to backdoor linux?
If the NSA got to one or more of the committers, they could just let backdoored code into the kernel, and nobody would really question the opinion of the guys up top.
The NSA approached Linus Torvalds about doing this. If he agreed, would anyone really question code that he let in?
> creating anything
> being anything more than a retard consumer
Not defending Arch, but I'd rather be a hardcore autist than a consumer retard with no clue how to do anything meaningful.
> Linux exploits found
> LINUXFAGS BTFO
> Wangblows exploits found
> They patched it! It's all good!
Exploits in Linux programs are a lot easier to find because you can actually view the source code. You are totally at Microshaft's mercy when it comes to whether their products are secure/trustworthy.
Every time you hear about a Linux exploit, you're hearing about it being fixed. Every time you hear about a Microshaft exploit, you're hearing about a PR shitstorm about how insecure their products are.
Use the architect installer. It updates itself automatically.
The info graph is nonsense, the Arch installer ISO is constantly changing and those infographs will soon become obsolete
Enjoy your broken display manager
The programs are updated every month, so you dont have a month worth of updates to go through, some of which have a certain order to be installed, thus if you did a month blindly, you're fucked. Everything else is exactly the same, its the same install proccess last year to next year, there is no offical support for an installer.
JESUS CHRIST IT'S REAL
untrue. I'm on an ultrabook with two SSDs and a BIOS completely designed around running in a fake raid 0. It's locked down so I can't even changed the setting back to ahci. RAID 0 does provide a speed increase over nothing and there's literally no reason to split the drives.
besides it's really not my question.
Okay. So I want to install ubuntu to it and I'm wondering how that can be done.
I didn't fall for anything, I was given this laptop for free by a friend. Besides, RAID 0 does have an objective performance increase, it was noticable on gentoo and very noticable on windows 10.
What's your problem, dude?
Uninstall windows so that you are forced to use Linux.
It's going to be uncomfortable at first, like switching to lower-fat milk. Give it about two weeks of regular use and you'll be fine.
Don't try to do anything special, just get your OS setup to how you'd normally use it. If you run into small problems, I'd recommend fixing them otherwise they'll stack up and you'll get frustrated.
I installed Arch in a virtual box a little under a week ago and it seems decent so far, still getting the hang of it and all that.
Two questions though:
1. Is it possible to have the machine boot directly into the desktop (asking for username/pw of course)? Currently it boots to give me the option to install again or boot into existing OS, and then I have to enter 'startx' to boot the desktop. Not a deal breaker by any means if I can't, but it's a slight inconvenience.
2. I'm trying to get into basic ricing, but for some reason when I install stuff like Numix nothing changes. I went through appearance/settings and it doesn't seem to change the theme either. Did I just make a mistake? None of the guides seem to mention actually needing to change anything, just "Install these and you're good to go."
>Is it possible to have the machine boot directly into the desktop (asking for username/pw of course)?
>I'm trying to get into basic ricing, but for some reason when I install stuff like Numix nothing changes
What DE did you install?
You can install a display manager, although I'm not sure what you mean by the option to install again, that's probably your bootloader.
You'll need to look into GTK, most likely. It depends on your DE.
Just installed Linux Mint (MATE) on my laptop, first ever experience using Linux. It looks very similar to Windows that I've been using all my life. Everything seems laid out the same.
I understand that I should use Mint and get accustomed to it before moving to something like Debian or Arch, but what exactly am I supposed to be getting accustomed to? What should I be learning? It looks like Windows
The installation media is still in the VM. Normally you would install from a disc/USB and then remove it; after that it would boot directly to the OS.
A display manager would give you the traditional login screen you expect. You could also run startx as a command that's automatically executed when you login to the user.
>Is it possible to have the machine boot directly into the desktop (asking for username/pw of course)
Yes it is on the wiki.An intelligent search query relating to the question, will reveal the correct page.
This is what the default is.You're thrown in to a tty when you log in and you do what you want, in this case starting a x session.You will again have to setup logging in, starting the de/wm, then locking the xsession requiring a password to then get in to your wm
You will need a gtk2 and gtk3 theme, as well as making qt use gtk themes, all of this is on the wiki. Check your DE's apperance options, or install lx ppearance and change your theme, provided you put it in the right folder
I've been using Ubuntu on my laptop, and it's overhead-heavy botnet-laden dogshit that jumps to 200% CPU usage and hangs whenever I look at it funny.
What's something better to put on it? The thing is too weak for gaming, I just want to watch SD video and do basic work stuff on it -- word processing, powerpoints, etc. What is the distro for me
>what exactly am I supposed to be getting accustomed to? What should I be learning?
In essence, you should be learning that -- with some configuration and certain programs -- your Linux experience can be about as smooth as your Windows experience.
From there, you just need to ask yourself: do I want to try something different? Go from there. There are various WMs and DEs to try; various launchers and monitors for your desktop; various applications for all sorts of things. Give them a whirl if you have access to them.
And of course, learn the basics of the command line.
Once you get more comfortable with the command line, try to move towards programs that work from the command line. Try not to open up a file browser (Thunar, Nautilus, etc.) -- instead, try do most of your file browsing via the command line.
First off, systemd is not an init system, it has an init system as part of the systemd suite. systemd is a project to build a standardised lowlevel userland for Linux. The project is pretty comprehensive and it delivers a lot of functionality under one umbrella. It does away with a lot of older, often undermaintained software packages, which were traditionally used to assemble a low level userland.
No. When refering to the init system, systemd, openrc and every alternative is relevant to the conversation. Systemd provides an init system amongst other things, so if you can't understand what his post meant, you have a mental problem.