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There are four ways to try Linux, you can:
1) Install a Linux OS on a VM (Virtual Machine/VirtualBox) for "safety purposes"
2) Use the Live ISO directly without installing anything, that way, you can get a "full Linux experience".
3) Dual-boot Linux with Windows/Mac (recommended if you want to learn more about Linux)
4) Go balls deep and overwrite everything with Linux (not recommended)
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Now posting from my newly installed Ubuntu, thanks for the info.
I've started to learn some webdev and stuff, and read that linux was a great complement for learning. I know that you people shit on Ubuntu, but I wanted to make the transition from Windows to Linux as smoothly as possible.
When I'm more experienced with it, which distro should I pick based on webdev?
Stick with Ubuntu.
Anyone who tells you your distro is not "leet enough" is an unemployed bitter Arch acolyte.
And probably a virgin.
Don't let memes dictate what you do with your computer.
If ubuntu works for you, keep it.
Just turn off the amazon spyware thingy
post a link with what you mean if you find it.
Found it! >>52915065The based GNU Bourne Again SHell:
The community driven BASH wiki:
Greg's (also known as GreyCat's) wiki:
SED and AWK; your new best friends:
Great online (and offline) linting tool:
arch users shouldn't post memes really
Weird, first time I tried that the DE wasn't even selectable at the login screen. Now it is, and:
>Cinnamon has crashed and you are currently running in Fallback Mode
>Cinnamon has crashed and you are currently running in Fallback Mode
>Cinnamon has crashed and you are currently running in Fallback Mode
Well shit, guess I'm sticking to Unity.
i think he means the choice of distro, and he's right about it.
i actually did, i didn't even find it particularly bad or unstable, i just said that arch users are in no position to start meme wars.
Well, maybe because people using those OSes tend to know more about computers on average?
No, OS shouldn't matter for webdev. If the result isn't cross-platform you're doing it very wrong anyway.
since you faggots always use the same defense i will use the same dank maymays over and over until you stop.
the packages in your package manager do matter if you want convenience.
typical arch user that only knows about ubuntu and arch detected
You know that you can do a minimal installation of Ubuntu? You know, the core packages like a lightweight Arch installation.
Arch is a good distro but a waste of time.
Hey anons I tunnel x11vnc through ssh for remote access to my server. A lot of the time my connection isn't stable and thus the ssh connection breaks, kicking me out of vnc immediately. Is there a better setup that will stay connected even when the connection drops for a second or two?
recent versions tend to me more practical but it still needs to be stable. this is why i think it matters.
>shilling for arch because of convenience
>it takes a day and a half for my weekly updates I'm so l33t xddddddd
Just got my thinkpad today and put Mint on it. I'm actually really enjoying it. The similarity to windows makes it easy to use while I learn command lines.
How do I adjust shit screen resolution though? and will the nivida manager work on it?
How do I diagnose a recurring freezing problem when the system logs don't provide any useful information? I already checked the HDD and RAM for problems and they're both fine. I can't even REISUB when it happens (though that may be the shitty roll over on the keyboard).
I'm trying to transition into Linux by running it in a VM for about two weeks now and have been reading on open and closed source GPU drivers. What I can get is that Intel is king, Nvidia sucks ass on open source but is decent at proprietary, and AMD might save everyone in Linux with their recent open sourcing of drivers. My doubts are how Nvidia's open source alternative fares on things like video playing, light gaming, and emulators like dolphin. I also got the cuck card, but I'd like to use as much free software as possible. I don't even game anymore so that's not an issue, what I'd like is good video playback
Nouveau is fine for desktop usage, it's just not great for opengl stuff (like games)
I run the closed nvidia drivers on my gtx960 and gtx980's and have had zero issues, but I don't really game, they are for computation
A lot of people run into issues with exotic configurations not working well with the default package manager configs (especially upgrading). I bypass that crap and just install the drivers manually so I can tweak xorg how I need it without the package manager fucking up my existing configs.
/flt/ I have a 21:9 monitor (2560x1080) and I am struggling to set this resolution on my Ubuntu when using the open source GPU drivers. Am I doing something wrong? Could someone help me?
you can set it in the kernel command line prior to kernel mode setting or you can create a default xorg.conf and specify it there
Another way is to do it on-the-fly with xrandr, but you will need to write a startup script
sudo aptitude install arandr
see if it is supported, otherwise:
sudo aptitude install firmware-linux-nonfree
if that doesn't work i need to know which gpu and kernel version.
That's great, I'm actually using the memvideoplayer and it has been very nice. I do have an OC'd sandy vagina i5.
>t's just not great for opengl stuff
>I run the closed nvidia drivers on my gtx960 and gtx980's and have had zero issues,
Are they from their site? Debian supplies nvidia drivers, but I can't test them. I haven't touched xorg at all since I'm on one window.
>sudo aptitude install arandr
Picture related, what happened.
yeah I get the .run files straight from nvidia and run them in tty2 after I stop my dm
I usually enable dkms too so I don't have to reinstall following kernel updates
If I don't have an exotic setup I let the installer populate xorg.conf, otherwise I deny it and use my existing config (if I'm using multiple GPUs)
Updating via the repos is nice and all but 99.9% of the time people have issues with their graphics drivers it's because of the packaging and default configs
Sorry for the delay, my resolution was fucked up because I changed from proprietary to open source.
Here's the output of xrandr.
>>52944733xrandr --output HDMI-0 --mode 2560x1080+0+0
Although it looks like your edid is not reporting right so you might have to manually add the modeline. It's kind of a bitch but you can google around to see how to do it.
Basically run:cvt 2560 1080to get the modeline and then:xrandr --newmode "2560x1080_60.00" MODELINEGOESHERE
to add the mode and then:xrandr --addmode HDMI-0 2560x1080_60.00
I'm sorry I've been lying to you. I am running Debian stretch with xfce right now and was just curious how nouveau fared against Nvidia's proprietary drivers.
I was using the latter, but I was having audio issues and didn't know what was up, so I went the windows baby way and reinstalled from a live USB. Overall, it's been working, but it's tearing everywhere since I haven't configured anything.
Would you be kind enough to at least share some configs? Most of them look very similar, but I'd like to see someone with Maxwell. I'm on a few arch wikis with xrandr and Nvidia drivers and am about to try again with Nvidia's latest branch. Have some more anthropomorphous phones.
How rude of me posting such a low quality image.
Have another with higher quality.
I've been trying to install Debian (stable) on my PC all day now, but I keep running into grub rescue "error: unknown filesystem"
I've tried the typical "ls" command which gave me "(hd0) (hd0,msdos1)" and then setting prefix, then "insmod normal" but at that point I'd get error:unknown filesystem again.
I've got HD sda/sdb (1TB each) and I've tried installing the grub boot loader on both of them, didn't work. BTW, to make sure I also tried installing back my Windows 10 and it seemed to work fine.
Also I'm by no means a /g/ expert but at very least I'm not completely retarded either and am willing to do the research. Just thought I'd ask here if someone else got any opinions/experience I haven't tried yet.
Currently trying to install this from my USB with the small/net ISO. I'm not too sure what else I could do to make this work atm. :(
I just did this and after I typed the last line
xrandr --addmode HDMI-0 2560x1080_60.00
My screen started blinking and I couldn't see shit and had to reboot.
It's just Arc-Theme + Paper Icons
Paper Icons: http://snwh.org/paper/
Not that I'm aware of? On the guided partition section I chose to "use entire disk" and selected the sda. It then created
>#1 primary 966gb B F ext4 /
>#5 logical 34.2GB (nothing) F swap swap
The sdb right below was clean.
I also chose "all files in one partition" as it was the recommended for new users.
I'd just like to interject for moment. What you're refering to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called Linux, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.
There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called Linux distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux
What's the lightest distro I can install and use as a host for VMs?
Using a single OS for coding/media/daily is making my debian install quiet large and a lot of stuff I don't want too start sometimes.
Using Debian Jessie, ublock origin isn't in the repos or back ports, only Adblock plus is, but adblockplus has a shitty dev that takes bribes from companies. Use Adblock from official repos, or ublock origin from Mozilla's site, what's more secure?
So i just recently installed linux on my desktop and i cant up the internet since it wont automatically set up. I cant find the drivers for the netgeae A6100. Help? Does anyone know how to make it work for ubuntu v15
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential git gcc-5
git clone https://github.com/diederikdehaas/rtl8812AU.git
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8812au
echo 8812au | sudo tee -a /etc/modules[/code]
This thread would be 200% better when distro fanboys would fuck off.
>recommend botnet canonical for newfags
>recommend hardcore arch linux for newfags
>not happy people choose freedom
>not happy cuz people choose the WRONG freedom
literally what is wrong with you autists
Just got OpenRC running instead of systemd on my arch machine. Only real issues are that it says it is starting manjaro on boot (non issue) and my hostname according to screenfetch and archey3 is my hostname.home (botnet.home, small issue). Has anyone here had these issues?
Had to patch my kernel to deal with a hardware lock for a Wacom drawing tablet. How long does compiling the linux kernel usually take?
> Turn off amazon spyware
> trusting software off switches
> not just using an alternate Ubuntu flavor
Use Ubuntu GNOME or Kubuntu, or any of the flavors, really. Personally I really like Lubuntu.
Everything else the first reply said is on point, don't let what /g/ says make you insecure. Use a distro that you like and that does what you need.
Gentoo is not better than Arch in terms of time-sucking and autism.
It's a better minimal distribution, sure. Allows more customization, sure. But it is not somehow less autistic to fuck around setting up a Gentoo install than it is to fuck around setting up an Arch install.
They're both hobbyist/advanced distributions for people who want to set up their own system how they want it. Arch is easier than Gentoo but it doesn't make it worse, it makes it somewhat different.
> Use Fedora for two and a half years
> Switch to Gentoo for a month and a half
> Go back to Fedora because I decided I didn't want to spend so much time on my distribution
> Had an excellent, mostly painless time with Gentoo and learned a shitload about Linux and how my computer works
> Happily using a just werks "noob" distribution, don't give a fuck
Why does chromium run so much better(way more responsive while loading other tabs at the same time) than firefox on lower end linux machines? I realize firefox doesn't run tabs as threads yet, but jesus. Other than that, I recently moved back to linux, feels great man.
This. Ubuntu is marketed as "mom and dad's linux". It's supposed to be usable for the tech illiterate. Betraying the trust of those people and putting datamining spy shit in a Linux distribution makes them almost as bad as Microsoft. They betrayed the community, their userbase, and defeated the purpose of Linux.
Fuck Canonical. If you want to go Ubuntu, use a flavor. Boycott default.
It's MemeOS. Just use an Ubuntu Flavour or Debian if you want APT. (Do not use vanilla ubuntu, it's loaded with Amazon spyware. Anyone who says it can be disabled is a naive idiot.)
Elementary has outdated repos, little support or maintenance, and its visuals (the only real draw) are no longer great by any standards.
All that said, I wouldn't use an APT distribution. I prefer RPM. If you care to bother installing Gentoo, Portage is the greatest package manager of them all.
> I'll just sit down and sift through millions of lines of code
> Implying they can't put shit in the ISOs
Linux From Scratch is the only truly trustworthy Linux, and even then the Kernel is backdoored and all that.
Use a distribution that isn't run by people with a vested interest in stealing your information, and one that doesn't pull shit like slipping spyware into Linux anyway.
I've just ditched Win7 on my laptop and wanted to install a friendly Debian on it. I did succeed, however I've ran across an issue with network card firmware/driver. I cannot seem to find a source for getting it for Linux. Pls send halp
Did you already use the netinstall? If yes you certainly do have a working connection. Network manager should be installed automatically on debian, type nmtui into the terminal and see if you have any connection available.
Hello /g/entoomen, I have been testing different distros (debian, mint, *buntu, arch, fedora) and I have a problem occuring on ALL of them, on all DEs (I think it's Xorg and/or hardware related) :
When I have multiple windows open, the focus is STUCK to one window.
I can't click other windows to bring them to the front, same for the menu bar and dialog boxes.
Alt-tab is functional but doesn't bring windows to the front.
Even to install a distro I often need to use my keyboard only.
(GTX 660, mouse : razer deathadder)
Please share your magic /g/, it's the only thing that makes me keep my windows partition.
>need a program to write musical notation (i.e. tab because I'm a scrub)
>sick of running pirated guitarpro with wine
>want to get something native and free
>download it and run
>a billion different windows pop up all over my screen containing 8 or so buttons each
>close them all until I just have the score
>no idea how the fuck to start using it
>there's a 20+ video tutorial playlist
>you have to do everything with a series of key combinations
>video ends by mentioning that it's free software
>wait a minute
Does anyone know one of these that isn't literally emacs with sound?
I'm on debian and i want to replace the grub background and my lightdm background. is it safe to just replace /usr/share/images/desktop-base/lines-grub-1920x1080.png with what i want to have?
all of them if you know what you are doing. drivers are in the kernel so that's the only thing that matters for your chromebook. get something with reasonably new packages and you'll be fine.
debian testing, arch, funtoo/gentoo, fedora, slackware, opensuse tumbleweed or whatever will be fine, choose by the package manager, package count, default software and philosophy you like.
Hey guys i need some help. I did a minimal debian 8.3 install (No DE or any other bloatware) and installed xorg, lightdm and xfce4. And now i have problems with wifi. lspci says my network controller is Qualcom Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565, so I installed firmware-atheros package. I also downloaded all the non-free firmware .deb packages from debian.org and put them into /usr/local/lib/firmware. the weird thing is that the wifi connection shows up on network-manager-gnome, it says its connected, and i can even do # apt-get update, it updates the list form the server. but when i try and install something, its stuck at 0%. halp. do i just need to dpkg-reconfigure something?
Win7 is going to be my last Windows version, and I'm trying to decide between Debian and OpenSUSE. On one hand, the 3 most popular distros(Plus SteamOS) are Debian based, so everything is going to be available for it, and there's plenty of support. On the other hand, I hear that it tends to be super outdated, to the tune of years. In OpenSUSE's favor, it's got a thing to build packages from any flavor of Linux, some fancy configuration tool, and is 100% designed around being an easy to use desktop installation.
Is my choice basically outdated with better support, or up-to-date and polished with less support, or are there other things I should consider? It'll be for generic day to day desktop use, with whatever gaming I can, and I'll keep Win7 to switch to for games that need it.
>On the other hand, I hear that it tends to be super outdated, to the tune of years.
That shouldn't be a problem for someone opting to keep using a totally outdated version of Windows instead of upgrading to the newest version all the time.
i'm guessing that software rights actual standard music notation, AND tab.
Tab is an incredibly simplified format, standard notation is a relatively complex format.
Maybe you should try searching for a tab writer instead.
Also, there's a lot of web based tab writing applications out there that import to several different formats.
Software you use may depend on libraries which may depend on the OS version.
Someone who always wants the newest version should not stay on a horribly outdated OS but then suddenly worry about a distro possibly having outdated software.
Novell and Red Hat shills GTFO.
We don't care about your shitty fedoras or openPEPEs.
I can write / read proper notation - it's just way, way more convenient to use tab for guitar (and staff notation for the rhythm)
Ideally I want something that can play back a recognisable guitar sound and that also does bass, drums, etc.
I'm thinking I might just have to go back to guitarpro
for example the firefox is patched to use the appropriate filechooser. opensuse is the upstream to SUSE enterprise.
i don't like KDE and i don't like companies however, i'm more of a debian guy.
Got it, did it wrong once, so I should do it wrong forever instead of making sure I do things right when I make a fresh start. Ya'know, ignoring the fact that Win7 is still supported and I keep it up-to-date, and that all the software I install on the OS is up-to-date, which is what I was worried about, not that the kernel was up-to-date.
I heard that some GNU folks had a project of creating a free and open alternative to Internet. Some have even proposed using packet radios to transmit packets over long ranges.
Could anyone please provide me with the name of this project, or at least a helpful link?
you mean cjdns? or GNUnet? maybe Freifunk?
forks happen all the time, it's not that much of a big deal. If you want a stupid fork look at ffmpeg and libav, that causes problems for people who don't use ubuntu because ubuntu was stupid enough to choose the wrong one.
Novell, Red Hat, consider the following.
If you want to promote your distros, step forward and openly say you come here in the name of Fedora and openSUSE, provide technical support when anons need it, and DON'T BULLY other distros.
Arch. Gentoo, even Ubuntu can be a choice for the users, and you have to respect that.
If one wants to ask about RHEL services, contact https://www.redhat.com/en/services/support or call us.
Fedora was not on my line of responsibility, but so far no one in /flt/ has problems with Fedora, don't know about SUSE shills though. :^)
Im newty new to Linux. Now then, i'd like to dual boot Linux mint, so far I only launched it with VirtualBox. I have 2 hard drives, how do I set up everything so that I could dual boot Linux mint from my second hardrive?
>but so far no one in /flt/ has problems with Fedora
Red Hat is making money with linux, the only profit the users get are some indians they can call when something wents wrong. Good, they realease many things free, but so does Canonical, Windows, Apple.
Just recently started to read an linux-related ebook, see
>copyright by Red Hat
into the trash it's gone
"Enterprise Linux", nope.
wait, what's this?
>Michael Sweet, who owned Easy Software Products, started developing CUPS in 1997. The first public betas appeared in 1999. The original design of CUPS used the LPD protocol, but due to limitations in LPD and vendor incompatibilities, the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) was chosen instead. CUPS was quickly adopted as the default printing system for most Linux distributions. In March 2002, Apple Inc. adopted CUPS as the printing system for Mac OS X 10.2. In February 2007, Apple Inc. hired chief developer Michael Sweet and purchased the CUPS source code.
If you really expect anyone to help you with such vague problem description don't get your hopes high up.
It's basically rolling over to a car mechanic and saying
>but now stop
>and purchased the CUPS source code.
That was my point.
Of course applel is not in power to change the licensing of existing CUPS version but they could just close all future versions and call it a day.
That being said apple does contribute to open source when it fits them, so in that regard they're tad bit less unethical than Memesoft.
>I have booted Linux mint
>To install it I need Internet connection
But you already booted it? Did you boot into a netinstall? Does Mint even have one?
>but after I try to connect I get disconnected errors
I sure hope you use wired.
I somehow got everything working again on Debian testing but it's still stuttering on video playback. It's much less frequent though. Anyone having any problems with Nvidia's 361.28 driver?
If you can't read, very. It's pretty easy to install with the beginner's guide on the wiki. If you can't install it, don't get mad and shitpost over how "linux is so shitty it doesn't have and installer", just try something else