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Previously on: >>52536814

Intended for users of all levels, including absolute beginners.

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)

Before asking, please find the answers to your questions in resources.

Please be civil, notice the "Friendly" in every Friendly Linux Thread.

Understand that much of your software from Windows will be unavailable, although maybe wine can make up for it.

Resources:
man <insert command here>
your friendly neighborhood search engine
https://www.codecademy.com/en/courses/learn-the-command-line
https://wiki.archlinux.org/
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/
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What is GNU/Linux?
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/GNU/Linux

Babby's First Linux (What distro to choose?)
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Babbies_First_Linux

What software does /g/ recommend? (Please DON'T include the so called infographic [it's reddit-tier] -- refer all your recommended software here.)
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/List_of_recommended_GNU/Linux_software

Ricing on Linux (Make it good and functional or make it worse/puke-inducing like those at desktop threads)
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/GNU/Linux_ricing

A script designed to ease the transition from Windows to Debian
https://gitgud.io/Chocolate-Chip-Computing/DebianNewbieScript

Check out this page for any updates on the OP
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php//flt/

IRC No one uses:
irc://irc.freenode.org:+7000/FriendlyLinux
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>>52554302
First for Debian Unstable.
60% of the time, it works every time
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>>52554302
First for Funtoo comfort
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Why does /g/ connect Gentoo with RMS, while Gentoo is not a libre distro?
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>>52554302
Fourth for the only flaw of Fedora is the name.
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can someone redpill me on virtualbox? is it going to fuck up my system installing it? how do i get debian onto it?
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>>52554454
It's piss easy.

1. Install.
2. Use the Wizard.
3. Select iso.
4. Run.
5. ????
6. Sticking the tip in linux.
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I tried Linux Mint yesterday for a couple of hours and didn't find it snappy enough for my tastes and packages were very outdated.

Would Fedora suit me better?
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>>52554488
Try Manjaro.
- snappy
- only some days behind Arch's bleeding edge

also easy, therefore I'd say it counts to Babbies First Linux
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>>52554488
tried it how?
>>52554510
>Try Manjaro.
lol don't listen to this moron
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>>52554484
https://www.debian.org/distrib/

what version do i download?
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>>52554513
>I know technology because I know /g/ memes
:^)
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>>52554518
amd64 for 64 bit
or i386 for 32 bit

If you don't know which to choose just pick the 32 bit one
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>>52554513
>>52554510
I have had Arch on my thinkpad for more than two years and have no beefs with it but since I'm on my new Skylake fast and snappy Desktop now I wanted something that looks nice out of the box and doesn't need too much work on it since I'll mainly be using Windows on this machine for games.

I used Debian for a couple of years before Arch but so I'd like to try something new, Mint felt a bit too laggy on the graphics side, tearing and vsync problems even after I updated the kernel to 4.4 and the open source ATI drivers to git version.
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>>52554518
https://www.debian.org/distrib/netinst

small image. don't freak out about only getting a terminal prompt after install. you get a desktop at the end.

follow

https://wiki.debian.org/InstallFAQ#Q._How_do_I_install_.22unstable.22_.28.22sid.22.29.3F

to get current software. type these commands:

vi /etc/apt/sources.list

(in vi)
":" to bring up command prompt each time
%s/jessie/unstable/g
wq

(in shell)
apt update && apt upgrade
reboot

...

apt install gnome
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>>52554546
>I use manjaro, I expect to be taken seriously
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>>52554664
I use Funtoo and I try helping noobs.
How is your shitposting helpful?
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>>52554712
How is recommending a pile of shit like manjaro helpful? Are you a microsoft shill or something?
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Hi.

Just installed Arch on a VM (practicing to install onto extra HDD)

How do I install cinnamon DE?

pacman -S cinnamon, but all of the options come back as Errors failed to retrieve. Wat do?
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>>52554966
Check your network connection.
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anyone have experience with virtualbox? every time i power off and start a vm, nothing gets saved in the virtual hard disk, like it's a fresh reboot every time
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>>52554993
How do I check this in terminal? SOrry for noob questions, but I wanted to be 1337 like u guys.... if push comes to shove, I'll install Manjaro like a bab.
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>>52554994
You need to remove the iso image and select the virtual drive.
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>>52555003
ifconfig
Better yet, man ifconfig.
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>>52554994
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>>52555040
iconfig: command not found
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>>52555079
OH SHIT
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>>52555095
nope nvm still didnt work
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>>52554454
VirtualBox is nice, but VMware is better, and Qemu now exceeds VirtualBox in 3D rendering.
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>>52555107
You use the command to see if your network is up.You could ping google too.
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What's the best looking Linux distro? I'm thinking about getting Hydrogen but I'm worried about usability.

What do you guys think?
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>>52555220
>Best looking linux distro.

Literally every distro can look like any other distro if you install their DE.

sudo apt/emerge/pacman "Insert DE here"
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Not sure if ask this here or in the stupid questions thread, but here it goes anyway: got and old computer (circa 2002 AMD K7, 640 MB of RAM) with windows XP and and an very outdated Mint version (Glorya, I guess). Downloaded newest Lubuntu Iso, "burned" image to USB stick with rufus under windows and tried to make comp boot from there, but to no avail.
Tried the very same stick on a friends comp (Some Athlon x2 build) and it boot Lubuntu as expected.
Tried again but with Puppy (Slacko) burned in the same stick, but still, won't boot.
Im mostly sure the old computer can boot from USB, as it shows the stick listed when I access the boot menu during post.
Question is: is this computer too old for current Linux distros, even those supposed to be lightweight?
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>>52555220
Pretty much every distro has browsers, text editors, gtk, music... What usability are you looking for
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>>52555259
Are you using an i368 32bit ISO?
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>>52555254
Honestly. Just looking ahead of all of the DEs and WMs. I don't feel like spending that much time on it, planning it from step one. I just want to orgasm all over a perfected distro while making very minute changes.

>>52555264
Last time I tried CrunchBang (the predecessor to Hydrogen), it crashed every few days. Of course those were probably my fault because I was just starting out. But it left me with a bad taste in my mouth
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>>52555279
yup, both Lubuntu and Slacko Iso's were the 32 bit versions
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Does KDE run smoothly in a VM w/ GPU passthrough?

I'm about to get an i5-6400 Skylake CPU soon and I'd really like to know what expect as far usability.
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>>52555312
Well it isn't that hard, after installing a DE you usually just change a single line in a config file.

However if you want a distro that just werks and looks good, try mint.
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Best type of window managers? I'm working on a 420 but am expecting a 24 inch 1080p ips in a week or so.
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>>52555333
try this

http://www.everythingusb.com/winsetupfromusb-21970.html
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>>52554302
This is what you faggots are like.
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>>52555362
Eh I guess it is time to learn. What DE would you recommend? I'm thinking about KDE desu
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>>52555403
What?
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>>52555408
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Desktop_environment

Have a look, I use a WM only instead of a DE, but if I chose a DE it would probably be lxde or gnome
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>>52555408
>Eh I guess it is time to learn. What DE would you recommend? I'm thinking about KDE desu

I'd use Xfce4 or KDE.

https://www.reddit.com/r/unixporn/comments/33nbqt/i3gapsxfce4_ocean/
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How can I make this happen without using chrome or firecuck?

Chromium won't load. What linux browsers will? Or a workaround for chromium
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>>52555159
Alright, I did that. I'm reading wiki too, and I'm just not able to ping Google or their DNS... What can I do?
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>>52555497
You need some kind of proprietary dcm thing to watch cuckflix. At present it isn't possible to watch it in freedom.>>52555502
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>>52554441
Both are memes to /g/
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>>52555529
So am I SOL and should I just install Manjaro?
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>>52555340
fuck off tripfag
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>>52555468
fuck off tripfag
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>>52555529

Ye the proprietary garbage comes with Chrome, but is there any way to just add that to chromium? I haven't found anything on google.

Seriously no other browsers for linux to watch netflix? What the fuck netflix why
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A few questions:

1) What gtk and qt bloat do I need to make things look a little nicer on Debian with xfce?

2) Are we closing on the year of the Linux desktop? AMD going open source with their drivers, Valve pushing Vulkan, and NSA/Windows shifting their gears for advertisement and snooping are a few reasons. It still needs to somehow get on prebuilts if that market still exists with more and more people going for tablets and phones.

3) How's virtualization performance nowadays? This man on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37D2bRsthfI claims 99.6% on gaymes with a GPU passthrough and shows a 5% difference between native and VM, I don't see why I would ever need to dual boot now.

4) Is James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross-Computer Networking_ A Top-Down Approach-Addison-Wesley decent for getting to know networking? I'm not from CS but have taken several courses and am interested in learning at least the basics.

5) Anything I should be wary of when installing Debian Jessie on the desktop?
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>>52554302
Having a problem with my first-time boot of Gentoo. I suspect it has to do with INIT.
http://pastebin.com/rykvXCaz
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>>52555698
>look nicer
>xfce

Pick one.

>year of the linux desktop

Unfortunately no, the problem is that 95% of people are too retarded to even use Ubuntu functionally.

> Debian Jessie

if you're up for it, installing via minimal will help you learn a lot if you don't know already
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Just installed Awesome window manager. How do I turn it on?
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>>52555803
You change the xinitrc file to have the words
"exec awesome"
in it

There is most likely another exec command in that config file though, remove it.
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc is where my xinitrc is.
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>>52555803

edit your xinitrc, replace w/e WM manager you currently have to

exec awesome
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>>52555312
Calling BunsenLabs just Hydrogen is like calling Debian just Jessie. Could be confusing.
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>>52555852

You can have it in your home dir as well and it will exec that before your /etc/

>mv /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc /home/4chan/.xinitrc
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>>52555546
Not necessarily, you just need to install Chrome or Firecucks.

>>52555639
As far as I know, no. If you're going to start adding closed-source malware to Chromium you may as well install Chrome.

It's not necessarily Netflix being an ass here; it's the content """"""owners"""""" being fuck-asses about the idea of people watching their stuff without being fucked up the ass with the proprietary strap-on.
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Will Wayland save us?
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>>52556001
Fedora 24 will tell.
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>>52555986
>fucked up the ass with the proprietary strap-on.

It used to be because netflix used Silverlight instead of flash, which was a decent excuse... But now that it uses html5 like everything else, there's zero fucking excuse at all. Just amazes me that this is a thing desu.
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>>52555986
I don't understand why content owners insist on treating their customers like dirt. Wouldn't making your content more easily accessible and available to everyone in a convenient manner be a better deterrent to piracy?
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>>52556031
How long is Fedora going to keep up that release naming style?

Would Phillip J. Fry have woken up to use Fedora 1008?
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>>52556051
Yes, but they refuse to just accept that people are going to pirate shit and they will always lose a portion of profit to that; they want to make sure nobody has any option whatsoever but to buy from them. Look at what happened to games. Always-on consoles, the death of used games, needing to sign into an account to play fucking single player.

If they made their stuff easy to use and weren't fucksticks, people who would have bought from them would have. Hell, I'd probably have paid for a lot of the shit I've pirated if the companies weren't fucking evil.
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>>52556097

>Hell, I'd probably have paid for a lot of the shit I've pirated if the companies weren't fucking evil.

This is the fucking irony of it all right here.
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>>52555403
Windows Recovery Disc/USB check
Freedom nope
Chinkpad check
Tux accessory check
Gentoo check
Tinfoil Hat nope
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>>52556218
> tinfoil hat nope
Get out.
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>>52556218
What's the meme behind win7 recovery disc?

I mean I have a win7 iso on a usb, is that the new meme?
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>>52556254
It's if your bootloader becomes fucked and you need to start over.
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>>52556254
All of /g/ hates windows 10 and 8, so the ones who are too fucking stupid/normalfaggy to run Linux run Windows 7.
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>>52555579
>>52555563
What? lol
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>>52555698
This
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>new debian installation
>need to make the new user able to use sudo
>run visudo
>up pops fucking nano

>VI SUDO
>VI
>NANO

What are the debian maintainers smoking?
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>>52555403
Nope
Yes
Nope
Nope
Nope
Nope
>>52556400
why not adduser sudo?
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>>52556442
>why not adduser sudo?
It's just a habit.

The point is, a command called "visudo" shouldn't open nano.
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>>52556400
So, um, use nano?
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>>52556567
> use nano
Get out, tripfag.
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>>52556576
>Get out, tripfag.

What's wrong with nano?
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>>52556616
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I need a tripcode that spells cock
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAhaavPVDlc
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I installed debian on my new computer and there is no sound. I've spent hours trying to fix it but nothing works.
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>>52556325
>>52556768
>>52556783
---->>> /v/
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>>52556867
>>52556867
>>52556867
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7G6JFRccvA

Ubuntu TouchScreen Monitor
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>>52554302
I can't get Playonlinux's League of Legends to work.

All my other emulated applications work fine, one of which I manually installed and somehow didn't break.

But after installing League, it'll pop up in the menu of available applications, but nothing happens when run it.

Arch linux, Wine 1.7.52 League, League whichever it installs edition.
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Every time I try to boot gentoo, it hangs at the 2-4 second mark. I can't post my log.rc because it dosen't get that far in the boot sequence, but I noticed it mentions INIT: version 2.88 booting and INIT: no inittabs found.

Here's some information on my /etc/inittabs -> http://pastebin.com/a4GiWu4K
fstab -> http://pastebin.com/F5UD5iYa
I used efibootmgr to create a boot entry: efibootmgr --create --disk /dev/sdb --part 1 -L "Gentoo" -l "\efi\boot\bootx64.efi" (Didn't use an initramfs)

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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>>52557314
>Every time I try to boot gentoo, it hangs at the 2-4 second mark. I can't post my log.rc because it dosen't get that far in the boot sequence, but I noticed it mentions INIT: version 2.88 booting and INIT: no inittabs found.

Install Arch, don't follow random advice on 4chan...
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Hey. I'm the cuck that asked about Arch not installing Cinnamon. I installed Manjaro and got it to my liking and so on... I have a little better understanding of the pacman manager, thanks for all the help you kind people gave me.
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>>52557537
I wasn't there, but you're welcome, Anon. :^)
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Anyone got informations about slackware14.2 ?
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>>52557681

Slackware is the best distro.
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>>52557690
was
no support now.
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>>52554764
Best Arch based distro if you don't count the distrolets :^)
>>52555075
>>52555403
You call that shitpost?
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>all those newfags itt
go back to reddit
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>>52558123
This thread is designed for newfags
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how do i connect to a wifi from debian core? can i even do it or am i doomed to use utp
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>>52558151
wifi-menu
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>>52554302
Apt is shit
What distro isn't a meme and doesn't use apt?
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>>52557314
And this, kids, is why you use systemd.
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>>52555079
you need to be loggedas #root to use ifconfig but no for ip addr
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>>52558253
Anything with pacman, and not Manjaro or Antergos.
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>>52558249
how do i access that?
spoonfeed me pls
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>>52558253
Fedora/Arch
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>>52558270
>>52558277
Do people actually use Arch for things other than desktop threads? I'm hesistant to use it because it's a meme.
And the only problem with fedora is its name :^)
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>>52558271
https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse
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>>52558293
>And the only problem with fedora is its name :^)
Fedora as the name of the linux distribution appeared in 2003.
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>>52558301
People don't call bundles of sticks faggots anymore for a reason.
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>>52558293
Arch has the AUR, something fedora cucks will never have.
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>>52558293
>Do people actually use Arch for things other than desktop threads? I'm hesistant to use it because it's a meme.
Do you even understand what a "meme" is?
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>Tfw Manjaro is getting better gradually
>4.4.0
>Latest security patches
Feels good, niggers
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>>52558314
Yes, I'm using it in regards to the fact that I've only seen Arch used as a distro for people to rice their desktops and and watch anime on. Arch is therefore a meme distro.
The word meme is a meme now.
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>>52558328
>he needs to wait months for "security updats"
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>>52557474
>Don't follow random advice on 4chan
>Install Arch
dude what
and for the record I already have Arch, I switched because I was tired of the instability, but each to their own.
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>>52558363
>Arch
>instability

pick one (or two, in case you're an idiot and using [testing])
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>>52558346
>Neo /g/
How is that zero day going?
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Just wanted to share pleasant experience with linux today

\blogpost

>run Windows 7
>try to hook up two monitors and 1 TV to my R9 270x
>won't work natively, have to always crawl under my desk and unplug one monitor when I want to use my TV to watch something
>do the same thing on Ubununtu 15.10
>everything works perfectly, contrary to Windows, it even recognizes my devices by name
>never have to crawl under my desk again

\end of blogpost
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>>52558382
I don't know where this meme is coming from, but Arch patched the kernel within a few hours.
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>>52558382
What zero day? :^)
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>>52558403
Manjaro distrolet shills will never learn.
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>>52558311
Forget about it.
I completely forgot you're here for e-penis enlargement, not actual upgrade in distro quality.
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>>52558414
>One whole day late than Manjaro
>Bleeding edge
Stay cuck'd
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>>52558414
>arch is so shit even security through obscurity doesn't work
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>>52558437
"Hey anon, that's not windows, what is it?"
"Oh, it's a version of Linux, called Fedora"
Proceed the immediate prejudice from anyone who learns I'm running something called Fedora.
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>>52558473
KEK
>microshills being cheeky
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>>52558487
>Proceed the immediate prejudice from anyone who learns I'm running something called Fedora.
I literally never heard a single normie associate "fedora" with the neckbeard atheist meme.
It's a 4chan/reddit thing.

I'm afraid you're too much concerned with what people thing about you.
protip: they don't give a shit.
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>>52558520
All my friends are reddit-tier
Welcome to undergraduate engineering.
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>>52558401
>crawl under my desk again
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Which GNU/Linux distro should I install for dual boot on my laptop?
I'm thinking fedora, but can I rice it, use openbox and make it look autistic like in desktop threads
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>>52558885
Just install Arch, you know you want to
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>>52558919
I want to dual boot. Installing Arch is just gonna erase all my data because I dont know what I'm doing
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want to get a netbook for programming on-the-go™
what distro should I install? Preferably one that uses less than 5gb of disk space and also isn't shit
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>>52558885
Fedora should do just fine
Remember about 3rd party repos, rpmfusion and fedora COPR for the software they couldn't put in the official repositories.
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>>52558984
*buntu with your de/wm of choice should give you the least amount of headache.

For serious development, fedora for sure.

>>52558885
>>52558986
Forgot to add. If you install with the "fedora server" disc image, you will have the ability to choose a "basic environment" which will install few most popular WMs instead of a DE like gnome, kde, mate, xfce
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Has anyone got the issue in ubuntu 15.10 where stuff like terminal hotkey will be mapped to the wrong layout? I use colemak which means my t is on the f on a regular keyboard, but some times I still need to do ctrl alt f (aka ctrl alt t on qwerty) to get a terminal up.

For some reason keyboard layouts have been really shitty on ubuntu
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>>52554577
Fedora is my favorite distro, Ubuntu and mint just didn't sit right for me.
Can't really explain it but using Fedora just feels more comfy. Is recommend giving it a try.
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Linux n00b here.

So I was installing some packages and did apt-get upgrade and now it just stops at "Reading package lists.. 30%" then shows up this

[email protected] ~ $ . 30%

Whatever I type after this writes over that text after $

So I can't upgrade nor install anything. Using Mint, btw. Wat do? (tried restarting, cleaning caches, but to no avail.)
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>>52558401
For that comment now the cucks from Microdick are after you anon. Welcome to /g/.
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>>52558941
Manjaro / Antergos
>mfw I am ready to get memed for this recommendation
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>>52558401
It might be a driver issue, are you using the gallium drivers on Linux?

Because on windows you kinda don't have the choice for open source drivers.
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is crunchbang++ good?
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>>52556400
visudo can use whatever editor you want it to. It's a global. If you want to use Vi or Emacs or Pico or whatever, just change the global to that.
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>>52556442
>why not adduser sudo?
In pretty much every case where sudo isn't automatically configured, you can't just add a user to sudo or wheel and expect it to work. Those lines are commented out in /etc/sudoers by default and have to be manually enabled.
Debian Minimal, which iirc doesn't even come with sudo at all, is one of those cases.
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>>52558253
Arch if you want something really barebones but ludicrously extensible.

openSUSE if you want a working cumputer.
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>>52559348
Just another distrolet
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>>52559348
It's yet another Based-On distro, made even worse because it's a distro trying to updated a distro based on another distro.

There's nothing #!++ can do that you can't do with Debian + three hours of customization, and it'd be way better.
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Can I install GNU/Linux on a Playstation 2 without buying any weird aftermarket shit?
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>>52559382
>openSUSE
YAST2 is the only thing of reedemable quality in openMEME and it's pure fucking garbage.
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>>52559424
Does Google hurt?
Ps2 has a mips cpu so Debian should theoretically work albeit the performanc will be garbage. I don't know how locked up the bootloader is
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>>52559424
I think you can with a freemcboot softmod. Also don't bother, a gaming machine is better than a piss weak pc
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How to install plugins on emacs? I need few of them like file browser in a sidebar and auto-complete for various languages.
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>>52559402
>>52559395
I just like the ~600mb install and the fact that it looks pretty
>three hours of customization
yeah but I'd never bother
I don't want to spend 3 hours taking shit out of a distro. Feels too counterproductive
but of course if someone had already done it for me I'd happily spend 3 hours installing it
"I'm like, complicated and stuff"
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>>52559437
confirmed for fedorafag
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>>52559455
Everything I find consists of people saying it's theoretically possible but nobody actually saying that they've done it.
There's quite a jump between having a PS2 and a MIPS Linux kernel and actually having that PS2 be running Linux.
As far as I know the PS2 can't boot random DVDs so I imagine there'd have to be some level of modification to the PS2 before I can just pop in a Debian disc and run the installer.
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>>52559374
If you don't enter a root password during install sudo is configured automatically on debian.
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>>52559727
Not on Debian Minimal it isn't.
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>>52556800
What did you try? Do you have any idea what you are doing?
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>>52559738
You mean the expert install right? Last time I checked it did as far as I remember. Too lazy to test it in a virtual machine though.
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>>52559474
Look up "melpa" in google. There will be instructions for installing additional repos as well as packages.
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>>52556400
Vi is deprecated shit, and the full vim package is quite large so debian only installs vim.tiny by default.
vim.tiny doesn't have ANY documentation with it, meaning a new user could open it up and have no fucking clue how to save or quit properly.

Nano is minimal yet easily usable by anyone fortunate enough to have eyes in their head and fingers on their hands, so it's usually the default editor now.
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>tfw you finally get suspend when lid closed working
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>>52556400
Forgot to add print screen to >>52560251
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>>52558312
>implying AUR is anything other than a glorified sourceforge replacement
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I didn't know Linux has a Skype port.
Is Windows deprecated now?
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>>52560366
>Implying it isn't far superior
>Implying it doesn't "just werks"
>Implying pacman isn't one of the most functional Linux implementations, ever.
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>>52560624
It's a giant collection of untrusted git repos.

Why would I want that?
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When I installed my Arch for the first time it had a very nice, sleek font size and colour scheme for the tty.

After installing Xorg and KDE plasma 5, terminal emulators, some font packages etc. in one sitting, (I'm not sure which of those is causing htis) when I switch back to a tty the font is much bigger and it looks retarded.

How can I fix this? Is there an easy way to restore the default font?
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>>52560412
I haven't used Skype in years, but I'm pretty sure the Linux version is ancient. It might still be maintained, but I think it stopped getting major updates when MS took over, which was a long time ago. I could be wrong, but it always seemed to be pretty far behind the other versions.
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>>52560725
Nevermind I found the real issue:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/kernel_mode_setting
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>>52560700
How is that less secure than literally anything else in Linux?

Especially considering that the apacman install wants you to read the source code by default. It also has a huge community that cares about the project.

If you aren't going to trust open source devs I don't know who the fuck you can trust.
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>>52560756
you installed proprietary graphics drivers, didn't you?

they don't supprt KMS (needed for high res consoles)
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>>52560731
I'm looking in the repos and there's a bunch of unofficial clients as well. There's even apparently some stuff for Lync too.
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>>52560769
Stuff that is in the offical arch repos has been audited, or at least looked over by trusted people.

Stuff in the AUR is literally official repo reject material.
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>>52560801
y-yes. [spoiler]I'm sorry.[/spoiler]

I'm reading through the wiki page right now, hopefully there's a way to enable KMS without affecting my DE boot.
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>>52559159
Yeah, I'm using Gallium 0.4 drivers. Tried switching to the AMD drivers on the Ubuntu repo, but that completely fucked my system so I had to do a complete reinstall.
Never again.
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>>52560865
Seriously so I have to install open source to use KMS or are they just trolling me?
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>>52560804
I doubt that the unofficial clients can do VOIP on Skype's protocol. They are probably chat only.
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>>52560840
Scdl - Download tracks and albums of tracks from Soundcloud.

scdl -l url -t --mp3
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to the anon who was baited into replying to a >linux thread - I saw, and wanted to post it here rather than it go to the void of deleted threads
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>>52561199
That's an example of non-shitty software in the AUR.

There's also Freenet,i2p,Tor,ipfs,onionshare,pidgin,chromium,clementine,qbittorrent,mesa-git,dolphin-emu-vr,icons,fonts,btsync and much more
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>>52561199
so it's like a youtube-dl with less features?
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>>52555497
all you need to play netflix on chromium is: chromium-pepper-flash & chromium-widevine

I use the AUR don't know if there's a repo for *buntu
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>>52555698
3) I do a GPU passthrough with a i5-3570 (with 3 cores assigned to the vm) GTA V & the Witcher 3 works fluent
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>>52555698
1. compton and a theme (numix dark or arc dark)
2. the numbers are actually increasing steadily since win 10 but it will take more time
3. breddy gud
4. passing this
5. enable backports and in case you need them non-free sources.
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>>52561033
you do, and it's not fault of KMS, it's the proprietary drivers that don't support it (KMS needs better hardware access than what the proprietary drivers are willing to provide)
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>>52561687
1: Compton got rid of the the tearing so it's all good. Numix is fine, but I think I'm going with Arc. Buttons like the quick reply and window scroll bars still look like poop though.

2 and 3: I hope so. I think leaving Windows on a VM is just fine since I can find better alternative on Linux most of the time.

4: Pass as in don't read it? My English is bad.

5: Thanks familia.
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>>52561800
pass as in i don't know enough about it to competently answer your question.
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>>52554302
What are some cool themes for xubuntu?
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>>52556799
She seems to be a rolling release. Would install.
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>>52554441
memes
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>>52561690
Is it worth uninstalling proprietary drives to have have better integration with Linux and linux based apps (like Qt etc.)?

I don't play games, but I often need to do a lot of scientific/engineering 3D plotting and/or modelling for work, I'm just wondering if the open source ones break or will give me issues running other modern proprietary 3D accelerated software.
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Sup /flt/. Is there a good replacement for HFS on Linux? I used to use that, but corporate recently started blocking that website and it shows up as malware in Norton or whatever the fuck so I can't use it. They don't know anything about my Linux VM, so I can use that instead. I was thinking about getting owncloud, but is there anything that's not as huge?
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>>52561970
>HFS
That shitty Apple filesystem? Use Ext4/BTRFS ffs.
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>>52561929
do you have a recent but not the latest radeon card? if so then it's probably worth it

hell, the current radeonsi driver is pretty fast as well (as stable and feature-complete), i play games with it sometimes too (i have a 7850)

if it's an nvidia card you'll be slowed down quite a bit, nouveau (free nvidia driver) is still struggling to reverse engineer power management (which means cards are stuck on their low speed setting they use during power on)
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>>52561970
this thing?
http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/

if it's a web server you're after check out nginx, if it's just a public file server then perhaps an ftp server such as vsftpd might be more suitable
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>>52559348
It works. Your other option is BunsenLabs.
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>>52562035
>>52562102
Yeah HFS file server. I used it as an easy one binary server that I could upload files to. Any easy solutions for Windows retards like me so I don't have to screw around with it to get it working? I might just go with ftp if there's not something like HFS for Linux.
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>>52562046
>>52561929
oh yea, speaking of game performance and driver comparison, there's another neat thing you can only use with the free drivers
native direct3d 9.
you can use a patched version of wine with support for this integrated to avoid the d3d9>opengl translation on d3d9 games, which speeds them up quite a bit
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>>52562046
I have a Nvidia GeForce GT 610. Basically a PoS, but released in 2012 which isn't too long ago. It's the cheapest one I could find with CUDA tech, I don't work in CUDA, but I might have to simulate experimental code that uses it.
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>>52556800
try alsamixer in terminal to change sound source
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Linuxfags, are you even trying? EXT4 BTFO by Apple's 30 year old file system. I guess Lintards don't know what features are. Maybe he should leave the Linux kernel development to better devs, like David Gewrzdtlkdcxz.
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>>52562226
you'll be stuck if you have to use cuda over opencl
not only is cuda nvidia-only, it's also proprietary-only
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I have this external hard drive that uses USB 3.0.
I have Linux Mint installed on my laptop and the laptop has only USB 2.0 ports.
When I plug the external in it starts up but doesn't mount.

I did some research while I was in class, and people said it was a driver issues fixed with a kernel update. (3.16 generic to 4.4 generic)
I updated to the latest kernel (AFAIK) and nothing.
It's not the most descriptive explanation, I know, but I have no idea what else to do.
A complete noob to Linux, btw.
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>>52562250
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I just rebooted a computer that ran Debian, and now it just gives me a commandline. I have no idea what caused this since I didn't install anything graphics related I think, and I don't have an idea how I would even start to look for the problem.

Anybody have some sites that help me fix this, or some specific tips?
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>>52562250
>i read some numbers on wikipedia so that makes me a filesystem expert
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>>52562254
I have no idea how cuda software actually works, but the people here are using a python module do run it. Is that going to need proprietary cuda, or is it probably their own implementation of it?
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>>52562300
they're just using a library which links python with nvidia's cuda, afaik there's no free implementation of cuda itself
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>>52554302
I'm downloading the latest version of Mint - am I making i mistake? Here is what I use computer for

* INternet
* Video Edits
* Web building including dreamweaver sometimes
* Photoshop
* GAYMES

Will I still be able to run the programs I'm familiar with using WINE?

I plan to dual boot at first so I don't have to commit 100%

I'm trying to ditch windows because it's worse every year to be honest and I at least feel like linux is moving in the right direction.
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>>52562280
>posting the comment that got Linus BTFO
Thanks.

>>52562298
>features are bad
Typical lintard mindset.
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>>52562341
Ah, ok thanks.

Guess I'm stuck with a shitty res in my tty then...fuck this gay planent.
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>>52562359
>reading what want to hear
typical fanboy
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>>52562280
>>52562250
What does Linus even do for money?

Also did Jobs really hook him in the jabber?
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>>52562399
>Hand over eye
>In the jabber

Do you regularly use words you don't understand?
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i'm doing it guys
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My bspwm tips:
http://pastebin.com/raw/jKXHFCH5
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>>52562436
I'm obviously not using the expression literally you sperg. I appreciate that you are on the spectrum and have trouble understanding the difference, but come on.
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>>52562771
No, I think you just don't know what the word means.
Well you do now, since you've googled it in order to not look too stupid in your reply.

It almost worked.

>I didn't mean jabber literally, I meant it in the A B S T R A C T sense of the word :^)
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>>52562859
> I meant it in the A B S T R A C T sense of the word :^)
No, I meant the 4chan sense of the word.
>hook em in the jabber
Is 4chan venacular you fuckwit. It's from an meme and a common expression. You really are autistic aren't you?
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>>52562266
Anyone?
I have zero clue what to start looking for since the kernel upgrade didn't work.
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>>52562922
My mistake, you still don't know what jabber means.
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I tried getting games to work on Arch with wine, which they did with steam. But as soon as I tried to install non-Steam games, I ran into missing 32 bit libraries. The libraries I need aren't even in the AUR, even though the 64 bit versions are part of the official packages. Can I use the official packages as a base to compile multilib stuff? Or should I just switch to ubuntu and roll around in precompiled binaries?
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>>52563091
Your autism is unsightly, go away, no one wants to see that.
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>>52563163
Humour my autism, tell me what you think "hook em in the jabber" means?
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>>52563155
don't forget to enable the multilib (32bit packages for 64bit systems) repo
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Anyone know of a way to remove unnecessary libraries that aren't dependencies of programs I use, without browsing my entire apt? Some simple tool or something's gotta be able to check what's not needed that starts with "lib".
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>>52563414
yaourt -Qtd


That'll clean it up for you, assuming of course you have Yaourt installed and are running Arch.
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>>52563436
Debian, friend. Any other equivalents that don't rely on pacman? :(
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>>52563571
No, but that's because you're using a shit-tier package manager.
Aptitute is notorious for being the most unstable and feature-devoid POS since pkg_add was a thing.
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>>52563590
That's unfortunate. It's not a huge issue, but it triggers my OCD having 1600+ packages, and probably 800 of them being libs I probably don't need.

So uh, if there's anything else anyone knows of, let me know. =(
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>>52563414
>>52563629
Or just stop being autistic.
Unused packages don't slow your system.
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N E W S E R I E S

DARKNET

http://www.sho.com/sho/dark-net/
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/dark-net-tv-review-857426
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Also, I'm gay, but I guess you guys already knew it.
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>>52562449
FOOL!
Try i3 first. :^)
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>>52562449
>>52563758
Sorry, autism. I mixed up the name 'w3m' with a window manager for some reason.
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>>52563646
I know, it's just muh OCD. :P

>>52563710
This is true

"Friendly", eh? Haha
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Hello, is this reddit?
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CONFIG_DRM=y
CONFIG_DRM_KMS_HELPER=y
CONFIG_DRM_KMS_FB_HELPER=y
CONFIG_DRM_TTM=y

CONFIG_DRM_RADEON=y

CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FIRMWARE_EDID=y
CONFIG_FB_CMDLINE=y
CONFIG_FB_CFB_FILLRECT=y
CONFIG_FB_CFB_COPYAREA=y
CONFIG_FB_CFB_IMAGEBLIT=y
CONFIG_FB_SYS_FILLRECT=m
CONFIG_FB_SYS_COPYAREA=m
CONFIG_FB_SYS_IMAGEBLIT=m
CONFIG_FB_SYS_FOPS=m
CONFIG_FB_DEFERRED_IO=y
CONFIG_FB_MODE_HELPERS=y
CONFIG_FB_TILEBLITTING=y

CONFIG_BACKLIGHT_LCD_SUPPORT=y
CONFIG_BACKLIGHT_CLASS_DEVICE=y
CONFIG_HDMI=y

CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_VGACON_SOFT_SCROLLBACK=y
CONFIG_VGACON_SOFT_SCROLLBACK_SIZE=64
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE_COLUMNS=80
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE_ROWS=25
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE_DETECT_PRIMARY=y
CONFIG_LOGO=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_CLUT224=y


Anyone know what I have wrong on my kernel? With an X1300 GPU I'm trying to enable KMS for Xorg but I get no screen on bootup at all.
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>>52563803
Yes, welcome friend!
>>
GTFO special snowflake namefag. You're worse than tripfags.
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>>52563829
I'm leaving, this place is no fun. See pic related btw.
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>>52554302

Yo, beginner here.

I just ordered a ThinkPad T450. Does anyone have any experience using Linux (specifically Ubuntu) on this one?
I've googled around, but I can't seem to find a concluding answer.

Few specs:

Intel core i7-5600U
Intel HD Graphics 5500 (not for gaming, obviously)

Also, I've added an LTE Sierra EM7345 for being able to using the interwebz with my SIM-card when I'm out.

Would there be any problems with all these with the newest Ubuntu?
Is there another distro that would be better?

I'm studying computer science, so it's mainly for programming and watching random weaboo animes.
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>>52563436
>>52563590
>Friendly poster makes a polite request of how to clean up their system, makes it clear they are using an apt-based distro
>Shitpost methods that obviously will not work on apt, or shill your meme distro rather than actually being helpful

Unless you want to make a nice guide on how to get debian/ubuntu to use pacman without breaking everything, there's no need to be so cheeky your rude cunts.

>>52563414
There shouldn't be any unused libs whatsoever. There will be unused programs, but there's no script that can work out which ones you'll want to use or not.

Maybe have a lot at: https://wiki.debian.org/ReduceDebian
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>>52563852
This will never work. Too much normies on 4chan these days.
>>
N E W S E R I E S

DARKNET

http://www.sho.com/sho/dark-net/
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/dark-net-tv-review-857426
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>>52563876
Thanks, that's actually somewhat helpful. Cheers!
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>>52563876
>Friendly poster
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so I just installed i3-gaps-git from the AUR and this is what I get, There are no gaps when I tile and the bar at the bottom displays an error message, Did i mess up? All I did was run yaourt -S i3-gaps-git and install it, shouldn't that be all there is too it?
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>>52563920
What, you've never met a friendly fag before?

I'd rather talk a chill gay dude than an uptight skinhead who gets constipated at the very thought of two men touching.
>>
try to install icecat on gentoo.
have to install the tarball because it isn't in portage.

Requires something called a GNU runtime.

Help, new to linux and I want to download stallmanfox.
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>>52563935
>i3-gaps-git
What is it?
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>>52563876
>>52563953

I actually use a cleanup script for debian, and I'd help him, if he would simply ask anonymous instead of shouting LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!
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>>52563874
nah.
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>>52563958
>memed himself into gentoo
>can't even compile a fucking browser.
solid lel
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>>52563961
are you subtly trying to call me a retard sorry idk but it should just be the fork of i3 tht allows for the use of gaps in between windows right?
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>>52563953
I'm actually the latter, not really gay. Don't really care what people have to say about me, though.

And this is way off-topic, so I'll stop.

>>52563972
This better? Please and thank you if there's anything! And I didn't say that. :/
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>>52563975

Okay
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>>52563998
It compiled all right, just when I try to run it says I need a GNU runtime.

Gentoo's actually pretty good after it's installed.

Using seamonkey right now, but want to switch.
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>>52563961
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/i3-gaps-git/

A fork of i3wm tiling window manager with more features, including gaps
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>>52563999
I dunno. I was just asking. I use i3. That's all I can say. You became paranoiac, 4chan is dangerous.

Nice trips.

>>52564028
Thank anon.
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>>52564039
nah im not paranoid, im bound to be called a retard on 4chan at some point anyways, just wondering if you wanted to actually know
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>>52564001
# Get unused package artefacts:
dpkg -l | grep '^rc ' | cut -d ' ' -f3

# Get unused kernel headers:
dpkg -l 'linux-*' | sed '/^ii/!d;/'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d'

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>>52563935
anyone?
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>>52564128
pacman -Qs i3
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>>52564028
fuck off tripfag
>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwrxkxjyq50

/r/unixporn
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>>52564185
b-but i just helped someone...
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>>52564192
>>>/r/eddit
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>>52564209
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U17CLayt_aA
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>>52564149
all i get is it telling me is that i have

local/i3-gaps-git 4.11.404.gfdbe3ce-1 (i3-vcs)

A fork of i3wm tiling window manager with more features, including gaps
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i want reddit to leave
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>>52563935
>shouldn't that be all there is too it?
no, you still need to edit your i3 config
see https://github.com/Airblader/i3/blob/gaps-next/README.md
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>>52564077
This wasn't exactly what I wanted, but still very helpful for removing traces of applications I no longer have installed. Thank you again!
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>>52564231
Good, well at least you're using the right package

Try to delete your config
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I've been using Ubuntu (boos, hiss, ect) for the 2 weeks now, and I don't know why I didn't before. It's so comfy I forget I'm not using Windows
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>>52564299
GPU drivers are inferior to the Windows Version
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>>52564325
I'm using Intel HD, so it's a non-issue
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anyone have the arch linux installation pic?
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>>52564298
that's just the ~/.i3/config one right?
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>>52564401
yes, delete it and log out of your i3
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Is there any pdf viewer that has the incredibly sophisticated feature of a simple working bookmark system?
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>>52564466
ok, is there something I have to edit in the config file to get gaps?
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>>52564522
You have to remove titlebars.
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>>52564381
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>>52563372
I did that. I've already spent hours compiling dependencies of dependencies, the problem is that I've run into stuff for which there are no AUR repos and I cannot into PKGBUILD. As I understand it the difference between compiling 32 bit for 32 bit arch and compiling 32 bit for 64 arch should just be a few compiler flags and the installation directory (lib32 instead of lib). I'm just wondering if anyone could confirm this before I spend more time on this.
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New to linux, downloaded awesomewm, how do I easily make the statusbar on the top of the screen not look so shit?
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>>52564589
>trying this hard to meme
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>>52564589
I will always see the fat guy holding the arch on his shoulders. Can't be unseen.
>>52564628
Install awesome copycats for premade themes, gaps, etc. Also check out awesome's rc.lua. Ther you can set one of the three shipped themes.
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>>52564730
Whoops, sorry for gaps you need the awesome lain git.
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I want to get a raspberrypi or something very similar and install linux on it.
What do you recommend? Ethernet would be nice and I plan on using GPIO.
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>>52564940
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Is there a particular reason why the syntax to start a program in the background is "programname &"?
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>>52565177
google "ampersand linux".
click on the first result with stack exchange in the address.
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>>52565177
Yes, and I could tell you, but I'm not going to.
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>>52565224

I did that but I already know what it does, I was just wondering if it had any meaning more than "run this in the background".
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Can anybody help me with some ranger config?
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>>52554302
Which packages do I need to install to have proper emoji support? I have already installed the ttf-ancient-fonts but there are still some that do not appear.
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>>52565694
>Can anybody help me with some ranger config?
no one uses ranger.
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I have high gpu tempartures 50 and now 60 C and audiable fans
Using mint 15.3 and opensource drivers, i have no idea why
On windows its cool and quiet
can i check even what is using my gpu?
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Does it pay up to learn terminal/bash skills,what are benefits..
not just "you can do everything like in gui"
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>>52565960
>mint 15.3
>>52564940
>>
Is there something like Gentoo but simpler to install, or like Arch but not as unstable (if the memes are true)? I want a distro that I can build from a fairly low level, so I can get a better understanding of what each one of those processes and tasks hanging around does, but I don't want to drown in a Bible's worth of docs for the next 6 months either.
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>>52565976
it's always useful to be able to do basic text and system manipulation.

it's not about making everything hard by doing it in a command line instead of a gui specifically made for particular task.

But don't bother wasting time on reading through manuals.
Once you have a problem, then try to look up the most elegant solution to it.
It will come with time.
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>>52565960
>Using mint 15.3 and opensource drivers, i have no idea why
opensource drivers are really lacking when it comes to powersaving since hardly any manufacturer save for a few (like intel) cares about acpi standards
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>>52566021
>I want a distro that I can build from a fairly low level, so I can get a better understanding of what each one of those processes and tasks hanging around does, but I don't want to drown in a Bible's worth of docs for the next 6 months either.
Gentoo is the simplest neckbeard-type distro thanks to it's package manager (emerge).


If your job doesn't depend on those skills, don't bother learning them from scratch.

Stop trying to be an elitist cunt and use well supported distros like *buntu, Mint or Fedora.

Knowledge will come with time.
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>>52566041
>opensource
So use the proprietary drivers instead, no company is going to give away it's technological secrets just so you can have perfect vsync in obscure operating systems. (I like Linux /GNU a lot but I'm a realist)
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>>52566116
I have no fucking clue what you're on about
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>>52566130
>I have no fucking clue what you're on about
You do, you want the opensource drivers to work properly.
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>>52566079
I don't want to go full neckbeard and build stuff from the kernel, I just don't want a distro with a ton of preinstalled shit really. Just a package manager and maybe a window manager.
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How come that some programs on gnu/linux doesnt require installation like on windows?
For example I downloaded VSCode and I could run it just by extracting the tarball and running the executable file without any modifications. Later I just added .desktop icon and that was it.
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>>52566154
I don't know why Intel does it, probably because NVidia is prohibited from making x86 CPUs, so there's no direct rival.

AMD and NVidia are Rivals as GPU designers, so their opensource components don't contain any significant optimizations for opengl or xorg
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>>52566154
I just explained to him one possible reasons why his gpu runs hot and fans are not able to deal with it

also
>muh technological secrets
Nice fallacy there friend.
Didn't stop intel from making WORKING open source drivers for all their gpu (including iris pro)
fuck off.

Besides AMD realized that their linux drivers are pure fucking garbage and announced drm kernel driver backend that will be included in the linux kernel for better compatibility
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Does ubuntu have any plans for making a package with the signing option disabled for Firefox?
I'd like to stay on stable.
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>>52566178
Then use Architect.
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>>52566252
>Didn't stop intel from making WORKING open source drivers for all their gpu (including iris pro)
>fuck off.

Nice selective hearing, Intel no has competition for their GPUs.
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>>52566357
That's what I was thinking, but isn't Arch prone to breaking all the time? Is there a comparable distro that's more stable?
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>>52566520
>isn't Arch prone to breaking all the time
It's a legend. Arch is stable.
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>>52566520
>That's what I was thinking, but isn't Arch prone to breaking all the time? Is there a comparable distro that's more stable?

Manjaro; basically Arch with some quality control...
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>>52566624
>Ganoo Linux in general
>quality control
Division by zero at line 3
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>>52566624
But Manjaro has a lot of preinstalled shit
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>>52566651
>Ganoo Linux in general
I wasn't talking about GNU / Linux in general,I was talking about a niche.

>>52566686
>But Manjaro has a lot of preinstalled shit

NetISO
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Is it possible to turn a normal folder into a shared samba folder? all the tutorials I have seen involve creating a new empty folder
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>>52566827
https://forum.teksyndicate.com/t/tutorial-easy-samba-sharing-in-arch/76264
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>>52566827
https://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=16833.0
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Ok guys, running Debian testing, and i seem to running into a possible issue. Would anyone mind posting the size of their /usr/lib/gcc/ directory. I feel like mine is too large (650 MB), but i could be wrong.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmurZgbKgXc
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>>52564497
Evince, even though it's kind of bloated

I don't think any lightweight pdf viewers have something like that.
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Any way to open .xlsx files in Arch without resorting to Wine?
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what is a good linux distro to run on legacy systems (puupy, dsl, tinycore ???) I have an old dell laptop from like 2001
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>>52567577
libreoffice handles OOXML formats.
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New thread when?
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Say I want to leave PW authentication on SSH because I may not always have a passkey on me or something. Could I create a second user account with zero privs, only allow that one to be logged in by ssh, then once logged in su into my regular account for double pw - different obviously - authentication for added security? And if I could do all this after su'ing would it be as if I logged into my normal user all along?

Is this possible?
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>>52567774
I'm truing to open a .xlsx a colleague sent and I really don't feel like turning on my windows PC.

My DE shell tries to open it with Ark by default, should I try opening it with libreoffice in the terminal or will it fail?
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>>52567851
>And if I could do all this after su'ing would it be as if I logged into my normal user all along?
It's almost the same thing.
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>>52567961
>almost
In what ways is it not? Would I miss out on certain things? Would it be inferior?

And I take it it IS possible then?
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