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4) Go balls deep and overwrite everything with Linux (not recommended)
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
No, dpkg is known to be slow on 'new' filesystems. It's even in their FAQ:
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?
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
>You can test the settings with the command:
>$ DRI_PRIME=1 glxinfo | grep "OpenGL renderer"
>Where the output should be AMD.
and it isn'tMesa DRI Intel(R) Skylake ULT GT2
what am I supposed to do now?
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.
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.
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?
aaaand we're right back to the start
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
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
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.
NSA free IM/Skype like program for Lunix?
What is /flt/ using?
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.
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.
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
anyone know if/how I might be able to get this (fedora) repo on a debian / ubuntu based system (mint)
Do I either need to install yum or give up?
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.
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.
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?
Microsoft will let you turn off telemetry completely:
Holy shit, freetards. This is the end once it happens.
You literally have nothing left you could shill Linux with.
>no commercial software
>full featured DEs like KDE or GNOME are slower and buggier than Windows
>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.
>M$hills only read news they agree with
What about that article where Microsoft said you can't turn off telemetry?
fucking google it, there was a thread about it a few minutes ago as well
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
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
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?
>windows 10 shill
>fake news article
sounds about right
You might find gnome3 somewhat foreign (more traditional desktops include XFCE, KDE, gnome2, MATE, or lxde), but you should be fine.
But... you just replied...
>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.
this is the most recent one, enjoy.
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.
Nothing, you're the one using it so let him puke.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'll probably have to experiment a bit with it in a separate X session, thanks for the suggestion
I've heard about i3, doesn't it require quite a bit of configuration?
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
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
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)
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.
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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>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
that's not a driver.
amdgpu is however likely to fix this, just like the other open amd driver it is more stable than flgrx.
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?
Motherboard audio which is a Realtek ALC892 I think.
Don't think I have an asound (can find it), using Pulse AFAIK
So I've been lied to then? Plus 14.04 was made way after my hardware, which is 2012-tier
Where can I download free as in freedom porn?
>using stable deps
>updating a program 0.0.1 does not give you a full set of deps.
>Compiling exact features you need
>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.
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?
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?
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?
can anyone explain to me luks on lvm vs lvm on luks?
like I am retarded and dunno what luks or lvm is.
>I refuse to help you in a friendly question thread because you like things I don't like.
>I refuse to clarify anything to look a little bit cool on an anonymous board where no one really cares.
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?
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
I'm talking about the stats, should have posted an image, sorry.
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...
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
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
Gimp is a replacement,so is krita and inkscape
Libre is a replacement and so is latex
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
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...
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
> 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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
>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?