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Previously on: >>52914018

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 search for 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://wiki.archlinux.org/
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/
http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
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What is Linux (or GNU/Linux for Stallmanists)?
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/GNU/Linux

Various helpful Linux pages from your friends at /g/
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Category:GNU/Linux

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

Beginner tips/guides
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
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>>52931416
Right now I have no fucking clue which it's using

how would I check? Obviously I want to use the AMD one
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>>52931436
You said it reports the wrong one. It reports 2 gpus though that's why I want to know which gpu you really have. Is this a laptop? If yes, look at your distros wiki on hybrid graphics.
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>>52931479
I don't know which one it's using, so I don't know if it's correct or not. I have both of those GPUs

at this point I'm about 90% sure that it's using the intel one, not the AMD one, which is wrong in the sense that nobody on earth would want to use the intel one when a dedicated one is available

and yes it's a laptop
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>>52931537
If it's a laptop it actually does make sense to switch between the intel and tha amd graphics depending on how gpu intensive something is for power saving. Read your distros wiki page on hybrid graphics. If it's not well written read the one on the debian wiki and the arch wiki.
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What distro should I use for my home server?
I've added an SSD to the server for the OS to go on and I need to reinstall, so I figured now was an opportunity to try something new, and maybe set up some fancy new shit like partitionless btrfs filesystems + subvolumes.

I kind of want to stay away from Debian-based things, since dkpg/apt is so fucking slow.
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>>52931750
Probably the mirrors that are slow fampai
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>>52931750
Centos
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>>52931750
What you're gonna use it for?

It may sound strange but I've been using Arch Linux for my home server and it's doing fine (but pacman can fuck up your configs).

You can always use CentOS.
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>>52931750
Debian stable, use the right mirrors and a reasonably new version of apt
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>>52931758
No, dpkg is known to be slow on 'new' filesystems. It's even in their FAQ:
https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Dpkg/FAQ#Q:_Why_is_dpkg_so_slow_when_using_new_filesystems_such_as_btrfs_or_ext4.3F
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>>52931779
Torrenting, small webserver, ssh, maybe a mail server, maybe owncloud, backup for my desktop.
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>>52931787
Sure, it's "slow"
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>>52931787
Huh, I guess I just never noticed. Oh well
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>>52931804
I've used much quicker package managers, and whenever I try to use apt, it feels like such a slog.
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>>52931750
Why would you put new and fancy shit on a server?
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ive had arch running flawlessly for about a month now but today when i turned on my pc and tired to log into openbox using lightdm none of my keyboard or mouse inputs where accepted. i was also unable to access the cli using ctrl+alt+f2. how do i fix this?
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>>52931573
No no, I never, ever want to use the intel one
I do not care about it. I just want the AMD one. Fuck switching

>debian wiki
>You can test the settings with the command:


>$ DRI_PRIME=1 glxinfo | grep "OpenGL renderer"
>Where the output should be AMD.

and it isn't
Mesa DRI Intel(R) Skylake ULT GT2

what am I supposed to do now?
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>>52931820
I like new fancy shit. I use Arch on my desktop and use some of the fancy shit on there and sometimes think to myself "this would be great for a server".
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>>52931799
Go for CentOS then.

Or, if you're interested, you can look about using *BSD such as FreeBSD and FreeNAS.
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I use windows because it can run recent games like firewatch without hoping for it to work on wine with 25% of the actual hardware power due to shit GNU drivers.
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>>52931787
When does doing it right equal slow.
fsync calls are necessary to maintain states in the case of failure.
If other package managers don't do that, they are inherently less safe in case of failure when updating.
Not doing fsync calls on ext4/btrfs would be the bug.
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>>52931832
Read the rest and https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo?highlight=%28gpu%29%7C%28ati%29%7C%28intel%29#Hybrid_Graphics
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>>52931911
The rest?

>So using the option DRI_PRIME you could run 3D/games/movies which need extra graphic power.
>See Also
>External Links
Don't think that's going to help too much desu
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>>52931870
Drivers are related to the kernel and should have nothing to do with gnu at all.
>I use pooinloo os because the gaymes I play that were not made for gnu/linux in the first place ONLY run with 25% of performance in a reverse engineered layer that makes it possible to use windows only programs
Entitled piece of shit. You could have dual-booted and I would still have more respect for you.
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>>52931936
Go to bios and disable integrated graphics?
That's what I do.
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Can someone tell me something cool I should install and configure today?

I'm a skiddie running arch, just barely beginning to get into bash scripts and stuff.
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>>52931828
can someone at least tell me how to access the console?
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>>52931936
Use the link
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>>52931394
Finally got ballsy enough to try installing linux on a vm. Fucking up badly somehow
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>>52931963
Why waste my time with something I won't barely touch, if all the programs that are needed at my job are windows related, and the games I play have 0 good ports, to appease internet people?

Fuck you.
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>>52931965
aaaand we're right back to the start
>>52931359

>>52931980
which link?
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>>52931968
Learn to wget. Don't cheat and download all pictures from a 4chan thread with it. Don't cheat, you are only allowed to use the arch wiki and the man page.
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>>52931987
why are you here?
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>>52931991
>aaaand we're right back to the start
Didn't see your footnote, well that sucks.
Blacklist the iGPU driver then?
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>>52931991
>which link
The one I posted. Here it is again, not gonna help you if you behave like a bitch. https://wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo?highlight=%28gpu%29%7C%28ati%29%7C%28intel%29#Hybrid_Graphics
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How do you get rid of the "ahcpi probe failed" crap just after post in Linux mint?
It's irritating me
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>>52932000
That sounds cool. Thanks, will do.
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how do i boot arch into the command line if i have a login manager set to start at startup?
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>>52931870
Go to the friendly microsoft thread then
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>>52932083
switch to a tty (ctrl+alt+fX), disable your login manager.
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>>52931870
Firewatch runs natively on linux from day 0.
>bait
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>>52931870
>Firewatch
It's on Linux you piece of shit.
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>>52932083
i had to go to console because my keyboard inputs werent being read but i figured out i needed to change the bootlevel to 1 in grub. thanks anyway
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whats a program i can install that allows me to see and open all my installed programs? im looking for something kinda like the gnome feature or osxs launchpad to be able to use with openbox
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>>52932462
xfce4-appfinder
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how can i make it so that AUR works with pacman too? i know you can install a seprate package manager for it but i want it all to be under one command
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>>52932037
You're not helping me anyway at this point mate
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>>52932577
yaourt is a front-end for pacman that also supports AUR. yaourt is exactly the pacman+AUR you're talking about.

you can have everything under yaourt, both the arch repos and whatever repos you have in your pacman.conf, as well as the aur.
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What's a decent VPN for linux with a free trial?

I need to set my IP in russia for like, 30 minutes.
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>>52932056
Pls send help
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NSA free IM/Skype like program for Lunix?
What is /flt/ using?
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>>52932666
Visit russia, find an open wifi, hide a rbpi with openvpn there.
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>>52932713
Jitsi, qtox. Visit prism-break and see the rest.
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New Arch user here. Could CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS be optimized to be "effective" as in Gentoo?
I got this poor netbook and I wanted to wring it to his miserable maximum.
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How can I do the same thing depicted in this image in ubuntu with nvidia proprietary drivers? I only have the option to change refresh rate and orientation as far as I can tell in the nvidia server settings menu.
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>>52932822
seriously plzz
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I've been using Arch for quite a while now and while I really do enjoy using it I'm looking for something a bit more easy to maintain as my day to day OS.

But, having used Pacman and AUR for so long I'm not sure I can go back. It's so damn comfortable and easy it's ridiculous. So, any other "simpler" distro that has the same level of comfort when it comes to package management?

All I can think of is Ubuntu but even they have the PPA bullcrap.
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>>52932666
Dumb poster, take it to /sqt/
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>>52931777
>>52931854
I just installed CentOS minimal. It seems really nice so far.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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>>52932894
http://fun.irq.dk/funroll-loops.org
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>>52932972
Any if you know what you are doing. Install funtoo.
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>>52933106
I mostly don't. Which is party why I want to switch to something simpler. The problems I can't seem to fix are starting to pile up.
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>>52933141
Why use arch then?
Install debian testing and you'll probably have a good time.
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Why won't the proprietary nvidia drivers detect my monitors?
If I try to set them up manually in the conf I get x11 claiming that the nvidia driver doesn't exist.
using fedora
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>>52933509
>proprietary
Nobody knows.
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Dumbcuck here. How do I set a keyboard shortcut for the following command ?
 mate-screenshot -a

If I set mate-screenshot it works, unlike the command set above
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>>52933716
try
sh -c "mate-screenshot -a"
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>>52933788
Didn't work. Also tried scrot -s
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I will have no internet for the longest time.
please give me a good textbook to get into linux.
I need to learn it in order to do sysadmin work in the university
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>>52933944
https://g.sicp.me/books/
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>>52933944
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>>52933944

http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
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>>52933944
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>##### ERROR MESSAGE: Couldn't read file /dev/fd/63 because file '/dev/fd/63' could not be read

ah yes very impressive
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>>52934040
<( or >(
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>>52934066
I know, I've used process substitution explicitly.

Neat error message though.
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anyone know if/how I might be able to get this (fedora) repo on a debian / ubuntu based system (mint)
http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/bioinfornatics/D/fedora-D.repo

Do I either need to install yum or give up?
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>>52933996
Nice. Thanks mate.
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>>52934040
kek
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>>52934187
fuck it I got a 404 anyway
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>>52934036
>>52933997
>>52934002
thanks

>>52933996
i am scared of torrents thank you anyway.
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>>52934187
download source, compile, install
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hello. ill refrain from being the cunt that makes a tech support thread and post it here.. im installing linux later on and i want to know my options when it comes to discord. if you dont know its a little like teamspeak. their site says that they will be supporting linux soon but what should i do in the meantime? theres only one entry for it on winedb and it was labled as garbage.
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>>52934590
Don't use wine if you can avoid it. Read the installgentoo wiki on recommended software and use the site alternativeto. I like mumble.
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>>52934621
>mumble
This, the best interface EVER.
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thoughts on gnome?
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short question:
Is it possible to code a script that check, downloads and installs all your updates without going to the terminal and or update manager?

Is it relatively easy?
I want to make this my first project and want to make my life a bit easier.
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Is it a smart idea to install a Linux distro such as Arch with no X server? All I want to do is basic documentation in text files and program C++ CLI applications. I have a Note 4 that I use for texting and for studying actual books and stuff. And I could always get a simple i3 setup for when I need a little extra juice but I want to avoid using my computer as a distraction.

Which Linux distro is best for this?
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>>52934853
It's okay. I like xfce better but gnome3 would be my next choice.
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>>52934934
Arch/Gentoo.
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>>52934934
Debian testing, arch or funtoo.
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>>52934966
would it be good to use if I'm just starting to learn how to use Linux?
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>>52934978
>>52934977
Back to Arch I go, then.
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I fucking hate writing bash scripts.
Suggest a lightweight and intuitive alternative.
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>>52935284
suicide
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>>52935284
sh
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>>52935284
dash
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>>52935284
Perl Python
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>>52935284
ruby
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>>52935296
>>52935308
>>52935337
Great memes dude, keep it up.

>>52935367
I already am in love with Python, but it's not lightweight by any means. Maybe I should try Lua?

>>52935380
disgusting
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>>52935418
>Python
>not lightweight
So you want a language that doesn't have batteries included?
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Microsoft will let you turn off telemetry completely:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/02/11/microsoft-makes-windows-10-u-turn/#41301bf23974

Holy shit, freetards. This is the end once it happens.
You literally have nothing left you could shill Linux with.

>no games
>no commercial software
>full featured DEs like KDE or GNOME are slower and buggier than Windows
>unstable
>you'll earn yourself a special NSA marker once you connect to the Internet because actual terrorists use Linux

Suicide should absolutely be an option for you fellas.
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>>52935552
>Fake news article
KYS pajeet
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>>52933944
Linux Bible
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>>52935588
>Fake news article
Are you retarded?
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>>52935552
Literally every point you've made is wrong, so just go kill yourself M$ shill.
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>>52935618
I think you are =)
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>>52935650
>freetards don't know how to click links
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>>52935676
>M$hills only read news they agree with
What about that article where Microsoft said you can't turn off telemetry?
>inb4 sauce
fucking google it, there was a thread about it a few minutes ago as well
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Just read something about the differences between Fedora, RHEL, and CentOS.
It said CentOS is exactly the same as RHEL but without the support by Red Hat (instead being community driven) and without the cost
Is this true
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>>52935699
Here's the article, I doubt your internet skills.
>>52931772
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-has-no-plans-to-change-windows-10-consumer-privacy-settings/
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>>52935707
The cycle goes like this.

The base distro is Fedora.
Redhat takes Fedora, puts it through their own testing and QC and from Fedora builds RHEL.
Redhat """sells""" RHEL but because it's been built from free software they have to release source code of every package.
CentOS project takes source code of RHEL provided by redhat and builds their own binary compatible distro (CentOS).

Redhat cooperates with CentOS project and centos project cooperates with redhat (most advisory board of centos are actually redhat employees) because redhat is aware that it's customers care about support which centos doesn't provide so centos is not really a competition for them

proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9PJImi0Vn0
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>>52935735
Another interesting article:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/when-it-comes-to-windows-10-privacy-dont-trust-amateur-analysts/

>M$ IS EVIL AND SENDS EVERYTHING TO THE NSA!!!
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>>52934984
Probably yes, but xfce and lxde are easier to customize to your liking.
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>>52931394
I've been dual booting Windows and Linux Mint on my laptop for over a year now, and I'm thinking of switching my mint distro or at least transitioning to a new one. All my stuff is on a /home partition separate from my root, so I was wondering if I should start over with a separate home partition or just have the distros sharing it. I was also thinking of trying arch out, but I'm pretty much open to anything. Any good recommendations?
>>52935552
>windows 10 shill
>fake news article
>rampant shitposting
sounds about right
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I feel ashamed that /g/ falls for bait like >>52935552. Just dont reply, idiots.
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>>52936043
Sharing /home is fine. Try debian and funtoo aswell. And remember to have fun.
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>>52934984
You might find gnome3 somewhat foreign (more traditional desktops include XFCE, KDE, gnome2, MATE, or lxde), but you should be fine.

>>52936167
But... you just replied...
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>>52931394
There was a picture describing how to install Arch step by step, can someone post it please?
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>Believes MS is in bed with the NSA
>Believes processor manufacturers are not.

You guys realize that telemetry works at the processor level, right? Privacy holds no bearing in choosing OS anymore so take that out of the pros/cons already.
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>>52936477
Search reddit.
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>>52936547
t. people who don't understand how computing works
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>>52932647
i feel like i fucked up my yaourt install when i try nstalling something with it it floods the command line and spits out errors.
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>>52936477
this is the most recent one, enjoy.
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>>52936782
Your font makes me puke.
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>>52936830
what's wrong with cantarell? i used noto and dejavu before but cantarell is pretty nice imo.
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Hi,

i booted into mint 17.2 to update it to 17.3... After that 17.3 was on top of grub. SOmehow I managed to get Windows to be back at 1, but the default entry is set to entry#3 (17,3 recovery).

update-grub says there's a syntax error on some line 164.
How do i fix this shit? I want my boot order back in order.
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>>52936477
Read the wiki, it has links for every possible exception or contingency

Also don't install arch if you just wana feel like you're cooler on /g/
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>>52936830
better? :^)
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What's the most intuitive tiling wm out there? I'm currently using xfce but manually resizing every window to make all show is a hassle
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>>52936925
the one you use
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>>52936915
Try Overpass.
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>>52936851
Nothing, you're the one using it so let him puke.

>>52936856
C'mon anon, how do you expect people to help you if you're not even going to even post a single line of the offending entry.
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>>52936925
I use wmctrl.
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>>52936954
2hipster4me
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>>52936961
just found it, there begins:
function gfxmode {

set gfxpayload="$1"

if [ "$1" = "keep" ]; then

set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7

else

set vt_handoff=

fi

}
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>>52936961
actually I'm glad i tried DejaVu again, the hinting seems to be better.
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>>52936949
Is it possible to set it to tile windows automatically?
>>52936969
Oh, it integrates with xfce doesn't it
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>>52936925
bspwm's leaf tree format is incredibly intuitive.

Just launch a program, and it tiles it for you. Resize with Super + mouse button. Rotate the leaves with Super + comma, or Super + period for the reverse.
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>>52937021
i don't think so but you can use i3wm with xfce if you want to, just install i3wm, set xfwm4, xfdesktop and xfce4-panel to never in autostart, add i3wm to autostart and click save session.
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>>52937021
Try horsefuckers http://twily.info/scripts/tiling/grid#view pretty solid for manual tiling.
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>>52931750
CentOS or Debian.
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does Linux use GPU hardware acceleration by default? I don't like the thought that my $300 GPU is in there freeloading, the fans don't even spin ("smart-fan" feature).
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>>52937113
GPU acceleration for what?
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>>52937113
Which gpu? Which distro? If it's an amd 200+ and you use debian nonfree it does.
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How is nouveau nowadays? What can't I do with it? If I can play chinese cartoons with insane settings on mpv, then it would be fine. Having the dolphin-emulator work at least decently would be cool too. I want to move away from Windows and am looking ahead for Polaris with AMDGPU.
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>>52937044
I'll probably have to experiment a bit with it in a separate X session, thanks for the suggestion
>>52937050
I've heard about i3, doesn't it require quite a bit of configuration?
>>52937092
since it requires wmctrl I'll try the latter by itself first
on that note I'm seeing that wmctrl does work with xfce4, I think I'll try this
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>>52937144
any computing the system does

>>52937151
it's an amd 300 series on debian with nonfree drivers, so that's good to know
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>>52937153
Noveau is still shit because nvidia.
Intel 5000+ is really good and amds open drivers are half decent.
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It reeks like /v/ in here.
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>>52937206
Why? Because people are talking about GPUs?
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>>52937092
>horsefuckers
>mfw

>>52937206
Don't give them a reason to appear anon
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>>52937174
>any computing the system does

Depends on the specific program that does the computing.
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>>52931394
>Maki is shit
damn right anon
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>>52937174
>any computing the system does
No OS does this
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>>52937334
have you tried dragging
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If there's any way to add a folder to default home folders list in Nautilus? I don't want to add it to favourites
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>>52937359
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>>52937388
>>52937402
I don't understand what are you trying to accomplish, adding a folder to that list is just bookmarking it
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>>52932056
>acpi probe failed
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=210698
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I'm aware of bookmarking, but this is not what I want. I want to add another kind of home folder - similar to preconfigured folders like music, pictures etc. but for web projects (and other shit in future)
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Hi guys. I recently bought a new tv, and tried using it as my primary screen. It's otherwise fine, but when the screen goes dark enough, it decides it doesn't need to light up the backlight anymore, which results in a distracting and ugly dark-blink until something bright enough happens, even if it's just one gray pixel in the corner.

Is there a way to force one (dark blue) pixel to sit in the corner to prevent this from happening? I tried to force kruler to stay on top, but video and image fullscreen programs bypass the "on-topness" stack entirely.
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>>52937611
and you don't want to add it alongside your current bookmarks list? you're planning on keeping both separated and to switch between them or something like that?
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How does Linux typically handle CPU overheating? With my laptop, Windows typically throttles and runs like complete shit until the temperature normalizes. Linux doesn't seem to do that, but does freeze and requires a hard-reset (shortly after which it's prone to freeze again). Does this sound like overheating?
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>>52937767
my old laptop just throttles later than on windows, i think this depends on the drivers.
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>>52937767
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Cpupower
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>>52931394

/g/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site.

For tech support/issues with computers, use /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or one of the following:
https://startpage.com/ or https://duckduckgo.com (i.e., fucking google it)
https://stackexchange.com/
http://www.logicalincrements.com/
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>install kubuntu 15.10
>install bumblebee it seems works well for steam games
>kubuntu asking for update
>update and restart
>black screen and can't do ctrl + alt + f2 get access to terminal
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>>52937863
>79 KB
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>>52937680
Just like pic
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>>52937860
/wsr/ is an anime board
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>>52937863
proprietary drivers a shit because of this exact reason, unfortunately nvidia decides to be an ass.
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>>52937906
AMD's OpenGPU will solve it!
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>>52937905
4chan is an anime website
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>>52937906
>>52937924
I meant GPUOpen, sorry.
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>>52937937
no.
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>>52937924
>>52937965
I meant GNUgpu, sorry.
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>>52937975
GNU can't make drivers though.

http://gpuopen.com
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>>52937970
yes.
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>>52937991
Nein.
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>>52937924
that's not a driver.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPUOpen
amdgpu is however likely to fix this, just like the other open amd driver it is more stable than flgrx.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=cat-rad-amdgpu&num=1
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>>52938007
Doch.
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>>52937991
/flt/ hates Maki though.
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>>52938025
OH!
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>>52938045
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4aLThuU008
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>>52931394
Installed Ubongo 14.04 and my audio is really soft in comparison to windows.

Checked in settings and paman, all at 100% and going over causes distortion.

Would installing the Realtek chipset drivers help?
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Trying to install Arch using the guide. What are some good partition sizes? How much does root need? I feel a bit lost.
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>>52938337
Do you have an asound.rc?
Are you using just alsa or are you using pulse?
Are you using your motherboard audio card or usb?
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>>52938355
One partition is the best.
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>>52938337
why did you install an outdated version of ubuntu?
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>>52938355
You should read that guide a bit better
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Partitioning
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>>52938367
Well, I read here that it's a good idea to have a partition for root and home, so the home partition can be used in other systems too.
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>>52938371
Thank you.
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>>52938381
You'll use other system?
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>>52938357
Motherboard audio which is a Realtek ALC892 I think.
Don't think I have an asound (can find it), using Pulse AFAIK

>>52938369
>LTS
>outdated

So I've been lied to then? Plus 14.04 was made way after my hardware, which is 2012-tier
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>>52938357
afaik ubuntu has both installed, alsa and pulse
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>>52938422
Atleast use the asound.rc that includes pulse its on the wiki.
Thats most likely your problem,and if it isnt you should still have it
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>>52938422
>>52938447
/home/<user>/.asoundrc
pcm.!default {
type pulse
}
ctl.!default {
type pulse
}
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>>52938422
LTS is more for institutions and businesses. The age of your hardware shouldn't matter, even loaded distros run lighter than Windows.
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>>52938463
LTS is for people who don't care about having the newest version of their software all the time.
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>>52938447
>>52938460
>using pulse
what is wrong with you
alsa w/ equal plug masterrace
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>>52938493
>not using apulse
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>>52938486
Why would you opt for outdated software? Stability is important with a large network, but a single user should manage just fine with "unstable" ubuntu 15 packages.
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>>52938493
pulse is a cooler program name than alsa
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>>52938516
Because its FEATURE outdated. lts still backports security and performance patches.
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>>52938526
(s)alsa > pulse
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>>52938538
Pulse does have stuff that just werx.
Like mixing and having multiple audio streams being recorded while excluding others off the bat
>>
>choose LTS, be stable
>cry because other anons have the new ncmpcpp visualizer features and you dont
LTS never again

today I know "stable" is not what I really wanted. Dont fall for LTS.
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>>52938534
I like features
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>>52938516
Doesn't come with the hassle of upgrading your system twice per year
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>>52938587
Yes, you. Not everyone is you.
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>>52938587
Compile your own package and install it.Which you will be doing for your major packages because you're dumping features from it to be optimal,ex servers
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>>52938610
I see, you never compiled and installed a package yourself.
>what are dependencies
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Where can I download free as in freedom porn?
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>>52938687
>using stable deps
>updating a program 0.0.1 does not give you a full set of deps.
>Compiling exact features you need
>ffmpeg
>dont need libsub dont need libass dont need 90% of the switches.
>depends on the same fucking shit
>compile with no issues
come back when you actually run enterprise grade servers.
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>>52938757
This is how to break your system.
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>>52938778
It literally isnt
Deps 1.1.1.1. for subtitle support
--disable-libass
Oh look the dep is not longer needed
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>>52931394

SystemD is a malware!
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>>52938811
>be normie
>post low quality bait
>use pepe
This is why people start to hate pepe.
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Anyone here who has experience with KVM? What are in your opinion the biggest advantages/disadvantages in comparison to VMware? Do you have any advices for a beginner?
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>>52931394
My thought process: I'm on a laptop, for my personal use, and my data is backed up online anyway. So I don't need a seperate /home partition.

Is this logical? I'm doing my first install and I'm a bit confused about partitions and mounting. Can I use LVM to change my partitions afterwards? Is this how this works?
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>>52938876
>my data is backed up online
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>>52938460
Did that, didn't work. I think I'm going to try and take a break from this for a second to fix my OpenGL (Steam seems to be having some trouble with it).

Are all my problems caused by LTS?

How do I get out of this hell?
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>>52938876
Just make your dreams come true.
>>
can anyone explain to me luks on lvm vs lvm on luks?

like I am retarded and dunno what luks or lvm is.
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>>52938895
>I refuse to help you in a friendly question thread because you like things I don't like.

>>52938949
>I refuse to clarify anything to look a little bit cool on an anonymous board where no one really cares.
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>>52938811
>tfw gentoo with default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop/gnome/systemd profile
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>>52939015
>I dont know where I am
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>>52939038
>I don't read the thread description.
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>>52938994
too soon
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>>52938743
Amateur porn and animu/mango could be licensed in a free way. I don't think there is an easy way to find it so your brain may be the best option.
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>>52939062
>I don't read the sticky
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I'm thinking about installing i3-gaps because I really like small gaps between windows and space isn't really my problem.

Should I go for it or should I install the original i3?
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>>52939166
see
>>52938949
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>>52939166
who is that semen angel?
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>>52939166
litterally doesnt matter
at least here on arch switching between gaps and plain i3 is like 3 seconds and log out...
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>>52939286
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>>52938913
>lts
No. steam supplies its own libs and uses then, you can tell them to use system libs but the main libs cannot be changed.
Just let steam manage it.
Check out the wiki for pulse
Make sure it is setup properly
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio
>>
Installing steam on linux is like visiting a brotel and asking for men.
>>
What's wrong with that?
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=%2Fm%2F04r_8%2C%20Linux%2C%20Mac%20OS%2C%20Android%2C%20iOS&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT-1
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>>52939552
It's a google link, phishing informations for the NSA.
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>>52939576
I'm talking about the stats, should have posted an image, sorry.
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>>52939608
Ja.
>>
>>52939643
Nein
>>
>>52939608
Nein.
>>
I would use Linux again if the software I use most was supported on it. GIMP is no replacement for the Adobe apps, and LibreOffice is no replacement for Office 365. Sorry.

Another reason I don't use Linux is that the people I have met who are into it use the same kind of rhetoric that is used in the official ISIS magazine. It makes me feel utterly unsafe to leave problem solving into these people's hands.

I'm not saying that in an unfriendly tone or anything, I'm saying it as a former Gentoo and Xubuntu user who had a lot of bad experiences with the Linux community. Meanwhile, Microsoft is excelling in customer service these days and have nicer people posting on their forums.

I wonder what someone in a Friendly Linux Thread could say to this, to help me get back my willingness to try out Linux? I really did like it back then...
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>>52939661
>>52939658
>>52939643
Lösen Sie den Gottverdammten umver Schalter!
>>
When i click a magnet link it opens a seperate instance of transmission then the one i open by executing transmission-gtk
How can i fix this? I have the xdg settings to use transmission for magnet links
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>>52939725
>Microsoft
>excelling in customer service
If anything, Red Hat is more pleasant in after sales than Microsoft. MS's tech support are garbage.
>>
>>52939725
>I really did like it back then...
maybe you will like it again?
why do we need to convince you to use GNU/Linux?
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>>52939781
I want to get rid of GNU.
>>
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a partititon that already had Ubuntu 14.10 but it's broken as hell thanks to nvidia propietary drivers driving me insane.

My problem is that the ubuntu installer gets stuck at 'preparing'. I reformatted the former 14.10 partitions to ext4 and still got the same problem.

What's going on?

Dual boot w/ windows
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>>52939795
go eat shit then hipster, not gonna help people that have issues with busybox.
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>>52939725
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>>52939810
Well, GNU are toxic led by lunatic. I don't want it to happen.

http://gng.z505.com/cult.htm
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>>52939725
You could run Windows software in a virtual machine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA8wwIGgCGs
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>>52931394
I need a PDF reader. Which one you guys recommend.
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>>52939725
>PS
Gimp is a replacement,so is krita and inkscape
>office
Libre is a replacement and so is latex
>isis
You're accounting for the vocal 1% of linux users on /g/, also you're on 4chan so there is that.
>excelling in customer service
Who is posting on a linux friendly thread instead of talking to microsoft on alternatives to its propitiatory software?
You must put some value in community based customer support instead of first party support.

>someone stay to this
Either shut the fuck up, listen to people or get the fuck out. You wont be missed in the slightest
Faggot.
>>
>>52939846
zathura
>>
>>52939846
masterpdfeditor
>>
>>52939858
>Libre is a replacement and so is latex
Latex is a totally different beast.
>>
>>52939999
>>
>>52931394
Ubuntu Gnome 14.04
Is it possible to change the way files are presented systemwide?
Now the files are always sorted by name. I want to see the folders first. I can change it for one folder, but I'd like it to change for every folder at once.
>>
uhh, is it gonna be stuck here for ever?

There's no indication of anything happening...
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>>52940123
did you partition it? how long did you wait? what do you boot from?
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>>52940123
ps aughx | grep install
kill -9 <pid>
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>>52940139
Yup, assigned 140gb for it. I'm using a Live USB. It's been 10~ minutes.
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>>52940139
>>52940161

If I want to quit it, it says that it would cancel the installation. But there's no info whatsoever if it's doing anything or not.

Also, I got an error message saying that the swap partition couldn't be made
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>>52940208
I want to know if it's safe to kill it and start again or if my hdd is gonna get fucked
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>>52940361
Uhh, when I killed it an alert said:

"Installation has finished. You can continue..."

Sorry for posting this much, I don't wanna fuck everything up
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>>52940392
So, what would you do, now?
>>
>>52940392
>>52940420
try if you can boot into linux (I honestly doubt it). If it didn't work, create a new bootable usb stick (maybe the old one was damaged midway) and try it again.
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>>52940420
Restarted. Didn't work out. Gonna try again
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>>52939034
> not a hardened profile with systemd put in manually
> not a hardened profile with the patches needed to use GNOME on openrc

Nice bait.
>>
>>52936547
> they can harvest some information about my computing
> therefore I should allow a bunch of corporations to get paid to harvest all information about everything I do

Did you know that bulletproof vests don't protect against assault rifle rounds at close range?
>>
Are there any distros that look amazing out of the box and are actually made for high end PC's? Cause so far, every single distro out there makes me feel that they target Pentium 4 toasters above all and they look ugly as fuck.

Please feel free to prove me wrong, I'd love to try Linux but looks really matter for me. I don't give a fuck about resources, I have a high-end modern system anyway.
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>>52936547
>telemetry works at the processor level
how?
>>
>>52940581
maybe elementary os or deepin os?
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>>52940581
I have a high end gayming system aswell and use XFCE that i customized to my liking. but if you love bloat, go with the latest KDE. preferably in openSUSE tumbleweed.
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>>52940581
Apricity OS.
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>>52940581
You realize that looks are subjective? How are we supposed to know your tastes?
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>>52940581
Arch+openbox+gtktheme+iconpack+font
All being subjective
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So I tried getting my Lenovo to dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows 10. I disabled Safe Boot and changed the boot setting from UEFI to Legacy. Now during the installation process it doesn't recognize Windows 10 and it only allows me to either install Ubuntu completely or partition the disk, however in the partition table it doesn't detect root in 13GBs of free space.

Is there any way to dual boot Win10 and Ubuntu?
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>>52940637
Your windows bootloader is set to gpt instead of bios(legacy)
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>>52940581
>muh flatshit
Neck yourself
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>>52940662
So how do I change the windows bootloader
>>
Fucking UEFI.
>>
Hey guys

Im using urxvt on my raspberry pi with i3 and would like to daemonize it in order to save memory.
would adding:
exec urxvtd -q -f -o

to my .xinitrc and changing the default terminal to urxvtc in my i3 config do the trick?
or am I missing something here?

Thanks
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>>52940733
You reinstall the windows bootloader and set it to bios, or you just gpt for your linux install
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>>52940752
am i the only person here that never had any issue with UEFI? what are you people doing?
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>>52940119
found it, I had to change the default-sort-type to type in org.gnome.nautilus.preferences default-sort-order to type
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>>52940779
UEFI is a useless technology
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>>52940802
yeah i know but i never had issues with it and hear people complaining about it a lot.
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>>52940827
People without issues tend to not complain about them.
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>>52940827
https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/2402
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>>52940827
It just works for some and not for others. My UEFI prevents any OS from being installed alongside Windows 10. It tooks hours just to work around it. Some people don't have an issue for some unknown reason.
>>
Next thread: >>52940905
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>>52940853
>>52940888
i just wanted to know what exact issues people have with UEFI because afaik it should work along with any distro that has a reasonably up-to-date installer.
>>52940863
thanks
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>>52940761
Just fucking add it to ~/.i3/config
>>
HOW THE FUCK DO YOU MAKE A SCRIPT TO COMPRESS ALL FOLDERS IN TO THEIR OWN RAR ARCHIVE
THIS IS FUCKING RETARDED
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>>52941961
Why would you want to do that?
>>
>>52942117
I have over 200 folders i need to move to individual archives for backup purposes
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>>52942144
What kind of backup-theme is that?
>>
>>52931750
FreeBSD
Really great OS for servers.
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>>52942183
One for a local copy on an external drive.
The entire data system is backed up to a raid-6 30tb nas which is only turned on or connected to the network when it is actively updating.
Sans that it is nice to have local copies for archival purposes when i need to EASILY access data
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>>52931750
>>52931777
no one ever claimed that yum is faster than apt.

anyway going by speed of package managers sounds rather inane. especially for servers that should run stable versions of software. there should hardly ever be anything to do for your package manager.
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>>52931854
>Go for CentOS then.
their repos are spartanic like ~1/20 of Debians and you won't find any torrent client or owncloud.

CentOS isn't secure, it has a ~1 month gap when there's a new RHEL point releases. that means ~1 month without any security updates.

their release cycle is very slow like ~2.5-3.5 years and people make already fun of Debian's ancient packages with a 2-year release-cycle.
>>
>5 days ago nvidia suite update
>4 days ago nvidia suite update
>3 days ago nvidia suite update
>2 days ago nvidia suite update
>1 days ago nvidia suite update
>today nvidia suite update + Xorg 1.8.1
Exactly how fucked am i when i reboot?
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