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Intended for users of all levels, including absolute beginners

If you are serious about switching to Linux, use it exclusively for 2 weeks, avoid booting to windows for that period of time, or you are likely to start retreating back to windows instead of getting used to linux as your new home and working on making it feel comfortable

You can safely experience installation process and the basic usage through a virtual machine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R33sFFhgkWk

>Recommended for Beginners:
Mint, Xubuntu, openSUSE

>Learn to RTFM - Read The Friendly Manual
man <insert command here>

>Resources:
google
/r/linux4noobs
/r/linuxquestions
/r/unixporn
http://explainshell.com/
http://www.server-world.info/en/
https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-the-command-line
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtK75qxsQaMLZSo7KL-PmiRarU7hrpnwK
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>Xubuntu
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>>51475175
Can you please explain the bash command in the comic?
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>>51475233
What's wrong with Xubuntu? Also, if you manage to persuade me off of it, would I be fine transitioning to Debian?
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>>51475246
It's a russian roulette for deleting everything on your machine.
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>>51475177
hold on, I'm going to try installing it myself
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>>51475262
Just go straight for Debian, as long as it isn't stable.
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>>51475262
Get Mint.
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>>51475175
Asked this int he last thread, but the thread closed just as I posted it:

So I have a question for /flt/. I have linux mint and windows dual-booted(i'm very, very new to Mint), and I only really use windows for gaming and work stuff(proprietary software). What I want to know is if there's anyway to run my Steam in say Wine so that I could point it to the hard drives with my windows game installs? Because I don't want to have to re-install most of my games.
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>>51475389
You physically can do that, but don't expect that to suddenly let you play every game perfectly. You'd still have to run the games through Wine, and thus bet on Wine's remarkably low success rate.
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>>51475389
steam runs natively on linux bruh, so unless you've got some windows only steam games shouldn't the fix be as simple as copying some directories?
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how do i permanently disable effects in plasma 5? every time i login i have to hit alt+shift+f12
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hello can someone post the debian lxde noob script?
also why isnt it included in the OP? is something wrong with it?
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>>51475439
It's highly unlikely the Windows versions of the game will work on Linux, even if there is a Linux version of the game.
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>>51475445
install xfce4
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>>51475177
okay, so I just installed it using the three lines they put in the link letter for letter and it worked perfectly
here's what I put
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/firefox-aurora
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox


It succeeded for me, so maybe try copying and pasting that code into the terminal.
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>>51475459
pls respond
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>>51475284
>>51475513
I tried installing it again with those three lines, it just says I already have the newest version ans leaves me with v42. I've tried uninstalling first that doesn't seem to fix it, but I'll try it again.
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>>51475726
what are you talking about
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>>51475233
>first
>shit post
Wow what an idiot.
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>>51475756
there was a script on github, that was posted here
it was aimed at noob linux users of debian LXDE
i was wondering if someone knows about it, and where it disappeared
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>>51475747
alright. Just so you know, when I installed it successfully the icon in the sidebar changed into a blue version of the original firefox icon.
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>>51475747
dev edition is 42 right now isn't it? I think it's just a different version of current stable.
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>>51475854
Thanks, but yeah that isn't happening for me. I think it's something with Mint installing the wrong version or something?

>>51475905
42 is the stable, maybe dev uses the same number but after I install it I have none of the dev options or features so it's not working.
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Trying to install archlinux from an USB drive, have 2 questions:
How do I go back or out of a command or delete something if I have made a mistake?

What is the password of the "archiso root login"? It's not passwd.
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>>51475175
Void Linux 8506
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>>51476013
the root doesn't have a password initially. It's nothing
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>>51476013
depends on what it is, sometimes you can just change a conf file, sometimes its better to start anew
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Okay, so I havent used linux for about a year, last time I used it was Ubuntu changed to Kubuntu, the network applet was broken to shit and connecting to networks was a pain in the ass. When I was googling it was a common problem.

I'm at a different house now so I'm not on the network it took me forever to connect to, so I cant really upgrade. If I install xubuntu straight up is it going to be a major pain in the ass?
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Is there a way to emulate photoshop and the rest of the adobe suite at near-full performance speed? How well does stuff like VMware seamless work for this?

This is the only thing keeping me on winblows really
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>>51476150
try pcie passthrough
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>>51476114
what exactly is your problem. as i understand it
>you tried kubuntu once, network didnt work, uninstalled it
>presumably you use windows now (?)
>you're at a different house w/ diff. network and can't upgrade (what? windows?)
>you want to install xubuntu
yeah? no? your post confuses me

>>51476178
has this been tried? do you know roughly how well the performance well be (will it be close to native?)
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>>51475800
pls respond
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>>51476212
>has this been tried?
Have you tried fucking googling it?
Jesus christ you people get more retarded every fucking day.
PCIE passthrough is a common technique, hell even kek syndicate did a "review" of it.
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>>51475422
Ahh alright, I figured.

>>51475439
I know it does. But wouldn't I need to download and install the games a second time to play them on linux after I've installed them on windows?
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So concerning OPs picture noob here, ready to do some googling and learn
and I failed

lets start from the beginning
this shit you can try in terminal

>echo $RANDOM
>13877
prints a random number
ok so we now try to do modulo 6 - divide the random number by 6 and see the leftover number where possibility is 1,2,3,4,5 and 0 when the number is cleanly dividable by 6

>echo $[$RANDOM%6]
>4
I dont know the function of the square brackets in here, seems like just something that allows us to put $ in front of something, so that we get value of the whole expression instead of just text we wrote
but when I google square bracket bash I get only talk about how its actually a test, an if statement which makes sense for the rest of it

so we continue, we now need to make some conditioning in bash,
if something, then do something, if something else do something else
for that theres square bracket

>[ $[$RANDOM%6]==0 ] && echo "fucking zero came" || echo "lucky";
>fucking zero came
>fucking zero came
>fucking zero came

still I only get this

I know that && is somewhat of a condition on the previous expresion
if <this part is true> && <this shit happens> || <otherwise this shit happens>;

anyway its NOT working, I am only getting fucking zero came all the time
anyone cares to explain whats up with my shit?
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>>51476289
try
echo $[$RANDOM % 6]


Does it always print 0?
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I'm making a minimal chroot system, what minimal libraries do I need to do it using bash (pic related)? I already compiled ncurses, but I cant identify others.
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>>51476289
&& is the bash command for "run command after the previous completes". I'm not sure if it's distinct from ;;.
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Installed Arch. What's next? Gentoo or *BSD
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>>51476331
nope that shit works fine

does
[ $[$RANDOM%6]==0 ] && echo "fucking zero came" || echo "lucky";

work for you?
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>>51476249
>Have you tried fucking googling it?
i googled virtualisation a lot and couldnt find anything decicive pcie passthrough didnt give me anything concrete right away but OKAY fag i'll look some more

you could just tell me if it's effective, douche
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>>51476349
It has something to do with the spacing in the $[$RANDOM % 6] variable

[ $[ $RANDOM % 6 ] == 0 ] && echo nigger || echo white


Works
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>>51476360
>you could just tell me if it's effective, douche
Yep, if your hardware supports it then yes, around 90-95% of the performance.
This technique is used outside the "industry" to play games.
You set up a Win VM with pcie passthrough and can play latest vidya on one screen and post your riced desktop on the other
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>>51476013
just use architect or antergos bruh
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>>51476470
>A N T E R G O S
>N
>T
>E
>R
>G
>O
>S

:^)
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>>51476431
huh, yeah spacing seems to be important here
thx
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>>51476470
antergos is a huge piece of bloated flaming shitware
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>>51476514
yeah cnchi is shit but antergos is fine once you actually have it installed
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>>51476596
>>51476470
>Numix pre-installed
KEK
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>>51476461
sweet thank you gentoofriend

i shall research it further
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I've just installed Xubuntu, what essentials do I need?
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>>51476802
>what essentials do I need?
Software wise? xubuntu comes with pretty much all the essentials pre-installed. Just get screenfetch, I guess.
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>>51476013
I don't remember whether arch iso has a password on the root (..maybe it does on alternative ttys?)
however you could always do "passwd -d root" to clear the password.

>How do I go back or out of a command or delete something if I have made a mistake?
Depends on the command, usually you can cancel it with CTRL+C however that could leave your system halfway fucked if you are canceling pacman or grub-install.
Sometimes it's better to just unmount, reformat, and start again.
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>>51476840
you need to try out all the default programs and see if you like them or want to try something different or just flat out won't ever use it for anything, like an office suite, I litterally do nothing on my home box that can't be done in abiword
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>>51476470
>>51476600
>Getting past the installation
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>>51476802
whisker menu is fucking amazing, compton to fix tearing
check out the applications from the old thread >>51457314
choose what you like
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>>51476339
No one?
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Are the radeon drivers good enough yet or should I use fglrx?
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>>51475800
pls respond
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>>51477517
NVM FOUND IT
https://github.com/Chocolate-Chip-Computing/DebianNewbieScript
what is wrong with it? looks a bit outdated but why isnt it in the op?
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>>51477575
NVM ITS ON THE WIKI BUT NOT HERE
OP CONFIRMED CVCK
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>>51477575
There is no need to silly things like that, not to mention how fucking bad it is.
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>>51477454
To do what using bash?
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>>51477575
>looks a bit outdated but why isnt it in the op?
Because no one really cares or thinks it's that much of a good idea.
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>>51476864
So if I make a mistake I should press the power button and then go to gdisk and delete all partitions and remake them? Or what do you mean by "unmount" and "reformat". Sorry for being a noob.
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>>51475267
It's also not fair, because $RANDOM generates [0..32767] and 32768%6 !=0, so there's a bias towards 0 which (most simply) you need to reroll to remove - sot's very slightly more likely to nuke your system than not.

You'd also need --no-preserve-root adding to the rm if it were GNU coreutils rm, because there's one last safety net. I don't think that applies to the BSDs, but I'm not about to check, and $RANDOM is a bashism/cshism anyway.
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>>51477824
Building the system from here, with wget and GGC, I'm set.
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>>51478457
You're not making much sense.
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>works for me
>it's your own fault if something breaks

freetards will defend this.
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>>51475246

If divisible by 6, then it will also rm -rf / which will delete everything.

If not, by short circuit evaluation it will not evaluate ( rm -rf / ), which means that it wil not run that command. && is the AND operator which will attempt to evaluate.

If the random number is not divisible by 6, it will output lucky boy. This is their production server so that means a system IN USE would be ruined by this roulette.

It's equivalent to the 6 shooter roulette played with the 1/6 chance to blow your brains out.
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>>51478527
Ok thanks, bye.
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>>51478527
>Not posting the 2nd part of that rant.
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So every time I start up my computer, I get an error message about XORG not working on 15.10. Seems to be a common problem that nobody has any solutions for.

XFCE + buntu 15.10.
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>>51478895
Do you have a question or are you practising for a blog?
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>>51478986
>didn't say "how do I fix it"
>lol are you practicing for your blog anon?

ok
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>>51479032
>I get an error message
>expecting us to guess what you're asking
How about posting the full message if you're trying to fix it?
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>>51479074
Where is the log for xorg located?

My WiFi keeps crashing too, but the just of it is
"Ubuntu 15.10 has experienced an Internal Error."

Title: Xorg crashed with SIGABRT OsAbort()

Some mentions of MATE down the line even though I uninstalled Ubuntu-MATE and went with xubuntu-desktop.

Tbh I think I'm just gonna reinstall a fresh copy of xubuntu. I've had problem after problem trying to switch from MATE to XFCE and I'm sick of spending an hour trying to fix every problem that pops up because of the switch. The WiFi being on the fritz every time I boot up now is just icing on the cake.
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>>51479172
What do you mean your wifi is crashing? The network applet/icon? Does the connection still work even though this crashes?

Usually logs are in /var/log.

Reinstall might be quicker, sounds like you might have some conflicts of conf files, dot or system files because of the switch of DEs.
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>>51479172
couldn't you take a pic of the error message or something? do you even know how to read logs, and where said logs are located?
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>>51475175
but why would i want to use linux
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>>51479300
reasons are your own, we dont really care why
stick to windows, its actually pretty great OS and the software available there is real freedom
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>>51479267
So sometimes on start, the wifi takes a good couple of minutes to kick in. It won't show any networks, doesn't connect, starting the service manually doesn't seem to fix it. Usually only happens on resumes rather than restarts, although today it decided to do it on reboot.

Or the worst case is when it searches for every wifi network but doesn't see the one you usually connect to. Don't know what the fug brought that on.
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>>51476339
what terminal is that....and window manager... I like the font also :3
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>>51479267
>>51479297
I checked the xorg logs in /var/org/. Doesn't look like anything meaningful. Here's what pops up on startup. Tried reinstalling xorg to no avail.

Weird thing is that the "a problem has occured" pops up twice on bootup, not just once.
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>>51479441
Some more good stuff (Sorry I usually stitch it all together with GIMP but I'm being lazy
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>>51479463
and finally:

Wasn't a lot in journal that seemed to relate to the actual problem.

Also I keep my packages up to date so I don't know what's up with that
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just started using Mint. Slowly getting away from Windows. Am I accepted now, /g/?
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>>51479463
Looks like your system is fucked but let us decide if there is anything meaningful in your xorg log, no offence but what you think is meaningful might be drastically different to us.

>>51479493
Do you have a PPA or something? That third party packages bit is interesting.

Did you purge all orphans after removing mate?
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>>51479520
>mint
>not gentoo
get out
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>>51479527
http://pastebin.com/dyi0BDdT

No offense taken or anything. I'm still new to linux, hence why I'm trying to push through this and learn something.

No, I just relied on autoremove + purge since I figured that was enough. I'll go ahead and try purging the orphaned packages right now though and see if that makes a difference.
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>>51479520
ah the good odl cinnamon mint
was my first distro
after I left I only realized how little it tough me about linux
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>>51479593
> _XSERVTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener () failed
https://www.google.com/search?q=%22_XSERVTransSocketUNIXCreateListener%3A+...SocketCreateListener+%28%29+failed%22
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>>51479593
I'm not sure, I don't think there's anything wrong with xorg (with the exception of that first error, which may or may not be severe), the thing with mate is the real issue, especially as you said you removed it. To be honest I would go for a reinstall, this isn't a typical problem and you're not going to learn that much from it, except perhaps that a config is shared between the two DEs and is not malformed or something.
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>>51479696
>>51479527
Actually, purging the orphaned packages I had on my system seem to have done the trick. No longer getting a bunch of messages yelling at me. Makes sense, though.

I appreciate it anon
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>install wine
>try to install ares to download porn
>get to this point
>click decline
>nothing happens
>click accept
>nothing happens
>click close
>nothing happens

oh, cool, another showcase of how better is linux.

cool, now I can't simply install fucking ares.

fucking good.
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>>51479964
>oh, cool, another showcase of how better is linux.

>oh my shitty windows software doesn't work in a different OS.
No one gave you any guarantees that windows software will work well or at all in linux. How about you try installing Linux or Mac software in Windows?

What the fuck are you even doing?
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>>51480033
>wtf are u even doing
I'm trying to install something to download viruses and porn from the ares network.

any ideas?
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>>51479964
>using wine to download the most virus and malware prone material on the internet
You're really clever anon, another showcase of how windows users are completely moronic.
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>>51479964
>wine
>try to install ares
>oh, cool, another showcase of how better is linux.
...
who the fuck still uses ares in the first place? who downloads porn through ares?
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>>51480055
>>51480065
there is several porn material that I haven't been able to find outside ares, faggots.
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>>51479964
>>51480076
https://alternativeto.net/software/ares/
so. fucking. hard.

https://www.google.com/search?q=linux+ares
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>>51479964
>Papelera
>Ventana sin nombre
ahh, no me sorprende tu estupidez.

¿por qué será que los hispanohablantes son tan cerrados de mente y tontos?
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>>51480179
>huh duh you should be an expert on 100% linux software otherwise you're retarded
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>>51480327
no dije absolutamente nada relacionado con en el post al que respondes.
como dije, los hispanohablantes son tontos.
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Is there a mirror for amd driver packages? Im trying to getit for the ati-drivers ebuild but links doesnt support javascript
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>>51475302
Get Mint if you like bloated shit distros
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>>51475445
In system settings you can select desktop effects. The effects are listed there with checkboxes. You can uncheck the effects then save settings.
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>>51475246
It uses some shitty legacy syntax for saying "Lucky boy" and 1/6 of the time precede it with a rm error message.
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>>51479440
The terminal is lxde, wm openbox with borderless theme and font is clean 8.
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wtf am I doing? Can it work?
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>>51480779
i like the color scheme here.
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>>51481409
>wtf am I doing? Can it work?
you tell us, what are you trying to do?
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>>51481613
A minimal gnu/linux system with a bash and a kernel.
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>>51480612
cinnamon uses less ram than gnome3, kde5, unity, and pantheon. in fact it only averages about 30mb more than xfce. and it has the advantage that it's not dead and slowly stagnating
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Is hardware encoding on linux as much of a pain in the ass as it looks from a quick google? my 5770 is just sitting here.
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>>51481598
>>51480779
do you have a name for the color scheme? I want to see if there is a version for emacs.
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Is there a window manager that's similar to Unity, but not shit?

I'm mostly looking for the Windows 7 style taskbar icons and the ability hit a key and search
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>>51475175
I posted on /sqt/ to no avail. So I'm asking here.

What's the best linux distro to set up a Media/General server.
What should I use for Media, Plex or Kodi?

I've used linux a bit so is not something new.
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>>51481657
you should read LFS and learn
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>>51481657
If you have to ask this then you've already failed
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>>51481706
http://twily.info/firefox/stylish/stylish-css
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>>51481715
check out gnome bruh, I believe that's what unity was originally based off of, and gnome can be made to look and feel pretty much however you want, but the real selling point is with an extension you can get a coverflow style task switcher
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I have windows 8, is it safe if I run debian installation normally and install the GRUB bootloader?

I learned all there is to now in debian from a virtual machine and I'm thinking of finally making it real. What always stopped me is the slight chance of screwing up the computer.
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>>51482708
just manually edit the partitions unless the autopartitioner has an option to install along side windows instead of using the whole disk
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>>51482708
if you have enough disk space, try installing windows 8, testing stuff and then installing debian alongside windows. you'll see any problems you could have

or just search for precautions before installing debian + win8, or something...

afaiu, win 8+ is kinda special: it tries to restore the MBR (if it's using MBR), EFI/GPT is a mess in linux + windows, "shutdown" is not really shutdown, etc.
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I'm doing it /flt/, I'm installing Mint.

I'm currently shrinking my windows partition and loading up the ISO on a bootable flash drive.
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>>51482819
>MBR (if it's using MBR)
err, I meant the bootloader, not necessarily related (?) to the MBR...
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>>51482819
But I have the boot set to legacy, not UEFI. Will it still fuck shit up?
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What are you linux ricers gonna use now that firefox will completely overhaul their addons and developers from the addons that help you move your urlbar, create a statusbar, change tabs, stylish, and even ublock will have troubles with?

Are we all joining the botnet and download chrome?
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>>51483003
Time to program my own web browser, of course
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>>51482957
nah, just remember that you can have up to 4 primary partitions, and linux has no problem whatsoever using logical partitions
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So /g/ I'm curious and I need your help with something. I want to know if it is possible to transfer my saves from fallout 4 from Xbox One or I'm just doomed to start all over again. Which would be a huge bummer. Will it become possible when mod support is introduced. As someone who doesn't know very much of anything on the subject I am really hoping you have some insight.
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>>51483003
What are the fuck are you on about? Try writing shorter sentences, you're not very good at longer ones.
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Buying a thinkpad just to play around with linux.
>Lenovo G530 15"Laptop
>$135
>craiglist
>comes with everything, and claims it's in good use
>it's a tech store so if anything i can return it

Should I do it /g/, or ask for cheaper?
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>>51483123
Shit mean to make a thread. Damn sorry.
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>>51483129
you should check with the thinkpad general, they can probably tell you if it's a good deal or not
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The one thing I miss about windows is how I could enter a url into the file-picker and that file would be picked. This is especially useful when I want to post an image from somewhere else on 4chan. Is there anyway I can regain this functionality in GNU?
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>>51483190
does the 4chan extension you use, not have that functionality?
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>>51483252
I don't use any 4chan extension.
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>>51483292
why
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>>51475175
Hey guys:

I tried openSUSE in my laptop (dual boot) and it works well but I want Debian now, for keeps.

How do I remove openSUSE and install Debian without losing access to Windows? (I need Windows for my job)

That's how my partitions look like right now. Two 30 gb partitions for Windows and Linux and the rest is a fat32 partition where I keep most files. What do I need to do in order to install Debian and not lose anything in my other partitions? is it possible?

Thanks in advance
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>>51483325
porque no te gusto opensuse Ramon
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>>51483292
well you should.

can't stand vanilla 4chain now
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>>51482897
FUCKING FUCK
I FUCKED UP
I JUST
WOW

meant to dual boot... trashed the entire windows 8.1 OS.

Oops.
>>
Noob here.

I know Linux is very lightweight, so is good to use on old computers.

But what about applications? Are they lightweight too? Say I open 30 tabs on firefox while watching a video or doing some photo editing.

Is it going to be faster doing that on Linux than on Windows?
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>>51483325
the installer for debian will overwrite opensuse, and when it comes to the partitioning step, there should be an option to just replace opensuse

also
>fat32
4gig file size limit
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>>51483349
I installed many DE's and I broke it. Now it has GNOME, KDE and XFCE apps and resources combined (even tho i removed all but XFCE) and the whole system got unstable.
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>>51483369
lmao
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>>51483372
you cant do photo editing on linux since it only has gimp and it sucks
firefox will take the same amount of resources but what changes is that you wont be running windows
you will be able to juice a little more since linux is lighter than windows overall
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>>51483402
time to commit to linux I guess.
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>>51483394
ramon pero tu puedes borrar los desktop enviroments que no te gustan en el terminal

por lo menos en debian era
apt-get --purge remove xfree86-common
apt-get --purge remove fluxbox
apt-get --purge remove xfs
apt-get --purge remove xlibs-data
apt-get --purge remove xdialog

no seas bruto ramon
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>>51483410
it's what you should have done in the first place. You did the right thing.
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>>51483322
That seems like a lot of hassle and I can't find any.
>>51483368
Why?
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>>51483392
I tried making it exFAT but the option was blocked. I need it to be readable by Windows and Linux so fat32 was the only option at the moment. Later I learned that NTFS is perfectly readable by Linux.

I'll try installing Debian and see if those options pop out. Thanks
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>>51483430
4chan-x is what I use, coupled with oneechan.
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>>51483425
what do those commands do exactly, John?
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>>51483474
borran el de completamente con los todo aquello que trajo (lo que caga los otros enviroments)

zypper rm -u *xfce4* para borrar en opensus
si tu no sabes lo que hace algo escribe el command con --help

luego de borrar en opensuse zypper ve
pa verificar que esta todo bien
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>>51483427
I mean
I was planning to keep windoze so I could run any programs that my uni needed me to run but I guess that's what Wine is for right?
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my wlan on xubuntu is slow as fuck

using samsung u730, how do I fix this shit, there aren't any propriety drivers

it doesn't really matter since i only mobile tether anyway but out of principle
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>>51483505
school is for nerds anyway. drop out and live in your parents' basement like the rest of us. join us, friend
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I have a 500gb ssd in my laptop, and an external hdd to store my videos, music, n shit. How should I partition my ssd to dual boot windows and linux?
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>>51483443
Alright, well, I guess I'll look into that. Though I wanted to enter urls for filenames for other applications as well...
Additionally, installing an extension for 4chan is more commitment than I'm willing to make...
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>>51483566
you know you could just right click > copy link location
right?
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>>51483504
hey that's actually working John, thanks

I'm on IceWM now, killing all other DE's
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How do you set up fonts for urxvt? I tried making ~/.Xresources and adding
URxvt*font: terminus

But its not doing anything
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>>51483607
eres un noob
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>>51483635
te quiero John
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>>51483607
si tu quieres saber usar terminal vete a youtube y busca guias para fedora, opensuse es lo mismo que fedora pero opensus usa zypper
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If linux is so good then why there less than 1% of steam users actually using it ?
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>>51483770
If Bugatti is so great why there's less than 1% of people using it?

Answer: it's not for everybody. Bugatti discriminates by money, Linux discriminates by knowledge.
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>>51483770
Who cares, I waste my time reading books, and working out.
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>>51483804
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Kudos, Anon.
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>>51483533
help please
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>>51483533
>>51483867
what distro are you planning to use?
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>>51483867

50gb root, rest of the disk for home. don't get caught up on partitioning if you're not doing anything special.
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>>51483895
>>51483895
I'm a noob so I was thinking Mint. I tried Arch on a VM but had no clue what I was doing, just seems too much work to get it even up n running. Right now I want something that just werks.
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>>51483923
How big should the windows partition be?
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>>51483935
debian is better than any ubuntu/mint
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>>51483804
that's false analogy. first, you can not compare knowledge and money. second, Bugatti is targeting riches on purpose while linux is actually targeting the random users for years now (ubuntu, fedora, mint, steamos, ...) and despite that, it's still barely used. steamos and steambox launch is now considered a massive failure, no media talked about it excepting arstechnica which proved that steam os is shit compared to windows 10.
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>>51483960
oh lol missed that part. i'm not too keen on dual booting myself but you should look around on the arch wiki or something.
>>
I don't know how to set up wireless on Mint
I don't know how to BIOS on Mint (is it possible to delete that shit? Shouldn't be, right otherwise I wouldn't boot at all)
I've destroyed all my files
Software doesn't show I'm charging (always says discharging)
Hardware (LED Light) doesn't come show charging
I'm crying because I don't know what to do
I should've never done this /g/

I fucked up.
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>>51483967
Why's that?
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>>51483994
ubuntu and mint are bloatware that derived from debian
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>>51483994
don't mind him/her, if you don't understand shit, debian is a PITA. in fact, debian is a PITA regardless of your knowledge.
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>>51484010
But what about for noobs? How come this thread recommend mint?
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>>51483991
you should have paid more attention when I told you... here >>51482819

sorry an0n :/
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>>51483533
helppppp
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>>51483994
>>51484010
>>51484037
This. The only reason Ubuntus and Mint exist is because 10 years ago Debian was not for noobs at all. But today, it's super friendly to install and use.

Debian is the most stable, "just werks" distro out there. Just burn Debian 8.2.0 DVD1 iso and enjoy. You can test it on a VM first. I reccomend KDE or XFCE when you get to choose Desktop Environments. Trust me, Mint's Cinnamon environment it actually further from your vanilla Windows experience than XFCE. And Mint is not as stable as everyone on /g/ seems to think.
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>>51484121

type "dual boot linux" in your search engine's search bar thing.
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>>51484173

don't forget the bit about having to add nonfree firmware to the iso, if needed anyway.
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>>51484181
no thanks
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>>51484121
I recomend 3 partitions: 1 for windows and relevant windows apps (maybe 100 gb? it depends on how many apps you got), 1 for Linux (40 GB should be enough) and the rest an NTFS partition for random files/additional software.

Whatever Linux installation you use is going to make further partitions. Don't freak out, it's for your own good.
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>>51484215

then forget about it all together.
you're fucked if you install any linux distro and you don't know how/where to look for help.
>>
Can anyone tell me how do I enable C-style automatic brace matching in KDevelop 4?
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>>51484235
I see. Does linux use ntfs like windows?
>Whatever Linux installation you use is going to make further partitions. Don't freak out, it's for your own good.
What does this mean exactly?
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>>51484237
but i only want help from /g/ senpais
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>>51484274

try on the stupid questions thread in that case
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>>51484263
Linux can read/write NTFS, but it uses it's own file system.

It means it will make tiny partitions to host a boot manager and do other technical stuff that you can read about later.
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Debian is retard-tier now and it's as easy as all it's copies. For god sakes you can just install and click the graphic GUI and let's you easily dual boot.
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>>51484058
Not the same guy

>>51482897
>>51483369
>>51483410
>>51483505
this is me
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>>51484323
wine doesn't work well with all programs
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>>51484311
you say that like it's a bad thing.
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>>51484309
I see. Are they the root and home partitions?
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>>51484323
>Not the same guy
ah. well, see, there is a reason I always suggest using VMs until you think you understand what you are doing.
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>>51484371
yeah definitely see that now.
Gonna be a $90 fix at best methinks, but if I'm not mistaken external devices are still priority boot so maybe I can just cut my losses and pirate windows 7 and try again.
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>>51475246
from what I've learned so far, it's a comparison that if the function there is wholly divisible by six the machine will delete everything critical to the computer's computation, if it computes anything else, and it's not divisible by six, then the console will log that you got lucky. It's a russian roulette like with a six chamber barrel on a revolver, you might end up deleting the operating system.

I'm drunk leave me alone.
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Basically, what's been going on is this: for the last 5 or so years I've had a heavy, now old Toshiba with Windows on it. I have about 600GB of stuff, games, music, pictures, everything.

I've gotten a new laptop, it should arrive soon. I'm thinking of switching to Linux (probably Mint Cinnamon or kUbuntu) from the start on it. At some point, I'll wipe this old one and only carry a 1TB HDD of my stuff.

Questions.

1. I heard that my films, pictures, powerpoints, writings will have no problem being usable in Linux. Is this true?
2. What do I do with all of my already installed games and savegames? Can I run them with Wine even though I'm like halfway through a Windows game on my HDD already?
3. What do I do with the savegames all over this laptop? Even if I find them and put them on the HDD, what do I do on the new laptop so that my new games see them?
4. How good IS Wine? Does it in any way limit my gaming experience? Or can I just play pretty much whatever with it?
5. Steam. Do I just install Steam with Wine from the start or do I install it with Linux normally and them run individual games with Wine? I'm a bit confused, as I have Linux and non-Linux games on it, as I'm sure we all do.
6. Does Linux+Wine+Game sap my performance when playing that game more than just Windows+Game?
7. Partitions (potentially RTFM) - When I first install Linux, do I get to declare how much space I want on each partition? I'm sick of having 30GB on C: and it getting clogged with Windows. Can I just have one big ol' partition and that's that?
8. Will dual-booting with Windows cancel some of the benefits of Linux, mainly the tinfoil ones?
9. Does Wine itself nullify some of Linux' benefits in any way?
10. Does all Ubuntu-related stuff just kind of apply to Mint as well? What about kUbuntu?
11. What about file systems? Is it a choice what I get? Does it make a difference?
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>>51484351
I didn't want to make it sound like a bad thing but rather wanted to make it sound like I'm patronizing that anon.
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new here trying to make mount points for my external drive and thumb drives. It's as easy as sudo mkdir; sudo chown right? I'm the only one with access to my laptop so i probably don't even need to worry. Probably worth mentioning that these usb drives regularly get mounted on 2 other computers, one of them running windows 10. I'll rtfm here soon probably.
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>>51484529
1. No
2. Hell no
3. backup. Put them in the same location in new laptop, you'll be fine.
4. It will suck.
5. Steam has installers for some distros (Ubuntu for instance). You need to see detailed instructions later. It's a bad idea to game using WINE.
6. See 4.
7. If you want to use just linux then yes, you can have only one partition. If you want to dual boot, you need more.
8. No.
9. No.
10. All those distros suck. Get Debian.
11. You can choose, but just leave it like it suggests. You're a noob, don't mess with filesystems if you don't need to.
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>>51484529
1. You need the software to read the files, but otherwise, yes
2. See earlier in the thread, someone asked the same question
3. If you're using steam you can sync them to the steam cloud and retrieve them after the change
4.Wine is pretty much fine for playing games, with a little configuration
5. You could probably just run the games through wine without installing steam
6. Not on a noticeable degree, if at all
7. You can change the partition sizes at will
8. No
9. No
10. Some of it does, some of it doesn't. It really depends on which part of it you're talking about
11. You can make a choice, but you should probably go with the default if you're new to file systems
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What's wrong with ubuntu? I use it every day and it works flawless. Why is /g/ so much against it? (Amazon shit is obviously removed)
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>>51484671
Its updater breaks things more often than it fixes them.
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>>51484671
DE is heavy as f
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>>51484689
No. Went from 13.10 up to 15.10. Never had any fuckin problem.

>>51484695
Heavy yes, but not shit. I got really used to unity and like it.
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>>51484689
you only notice when something breaks. you're unlikely to notice when something gets fixed (even less so when the fix cures an edge case bug).

if it introduces even 1 new bug while closing 100, non-devs like you will still think it introduces more bugs than it fixes.
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does anyone know how to get switchable graphics to work on a 2012 macbook pro?
it's the only thing keeping me back from using linux on the actual machine
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>>51484529
>1. I heard that my films, pictures, powerpoints, writings will have no problem being usable in Linux. Is this true?
Sorta. Films and pictures are no problem. There is no free software that doesn't eat .doc/.docx formatting, and you lose some of the advanced functionality of powerpoint but it's viewable and editable.
>2. What do I do with all of my already installed games and savegames? Can I run them with Wine even though I'm like halfway through a Windows game on my HDD already?
It's generally best to reinstall from scratch. You can save and import savegames for most games, but you're pretty much gonna have to reinstall the games.
>3. What do I do with the savegames all over this laptop? Even if I find them and put them on the HDD, what do I do on the new laptop so that my new games see them?
If they're truly "all over the laptop" you would be best served wiping everything and starting over.
>4. How good IS Wine? Does it in any way limit my gaming experience? Or can I just play pretty much whatever with it?
It has a few issues, but overall is a 7-8/10.
>5. Steam. Do I just install Steam with Wine from the start or do I install it with Linux normally and them run individual games with Wine? I'm a bit confused, as I have Linux and non-Linux games on it, as I'm sure we all do.
>6. Does Linux+Wine+Game sap my performance when playing that game more than just Windows+Game?
Depends on the game and how much support that specific game got. Sometimes yes by a lot, sometimes it will run better than on Windows.
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>>51475262

Go Debian minimal install, no packages, just set up your su and user and any free drivers

Setup your networking. I can post some configs for /etc/networking/interfaces if needed.

Update your sources.list to testing, contrib,non-free, whatever

>> apt-get dist-upgrade

reboot

>> apt-get install i3,openbox,awesome, whatever

Install the appropriate microcode and firmware packages for your machine, drivers, etc...

Enjoy your far-faster, more capable, minimal-footprint Debian install that will BTFO of whatever debian-based distro you may be using.
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>>51476600
Cnchi has been fixed. I never had a problem with it.
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>>51484812

not 262 but i'd like to see those interface configs, was the only part that stumped me in the min install.
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>>51483369

I do that all the time
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>>51484951

What kind of a connection do you have? Wired,wireless, both, etc...? If wireless what kind of authentication ?

I'll write it up with placeholders
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>>51475175

>russian roulette command shamelessly stolen from a bash quote
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>>51484982

Wireless with wpa at the moment.
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Is there anything wrong with terminator compared to urxvt? I was using urxvt but the config was being a pain in the ass so Im using terminator for now
>>
Just installed fedora but I heard that there's a bunch of shit you have to do to make certain things werk? What do I do
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>>51485334
uninstall fedora, install debian
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So what's supposed to be so hard abput installing gentoo

The only issue was time
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>>51485410
It takes ages to compile when you want to install new things into it as well, not only the OS.

Enjoy wasting hours on it.
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>>51485391
Anon pls
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Love 265/HEVC videos, and my ancient intel945 vidya does much better than expected, but high complexity makes it choke.

anyone know any MPV tricks to improve performance? Resolution cuts, downsampling, cheetah blood?
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>reinstalling gentoo on laptop
>go to emerge patched sources
>fails, citing lack of the actual patches
>check the bug tracker
>developer didn't check his/her commit before finalizing it
>can't roll back to a decent source either

Kill me.
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>>51485505
>not having your own personal distcc cluster
Get a load of this guy.
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>>51485722
>installing gentoo
That's your fault.
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so if I ran dwarf fortress would it look all cool in my translucent meme terminal with pastal colours or would it run in some other gay way
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>>51485801
You probably have to fiddle with the init to run in term mode.
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>>51484529
1. that works fine
2. I could play old games (diablo 2 and age of) directly with wine, using the installed game in my windows partition, but not every games will works (they mostly won't). About save, you can still import them easily.
4.The few games I play with playonlinux (which use wine) are battle.net games. They run. They aren't perfect, but they run and I can play with friends without any issues. The graphics have to be in minimum for hots.
5. You just install steam, and play games available for linux. If you wnat to play non linux games, install them individually with playonlinux.
6. what the two other guys said are bullshit. Games that you run with wine doesn't run as good as on windows. The few games that will run better are old games (like diablo, age of, warcraft, etc.). Recent games will run like shit. They are playable, you'll have decent fps, but you'll have to lower the graphic quality.
9. no.
10. it's not a debate for noobs. Some people says yes, other says no, but most people doesn't even understand what's wrong with ubuntu and say garbage. "Hating" ubuntu is more about ethic than botnet or bloated software. They don't contribute to the open source community, push their own technologies (mir, launchpad, etc.), and that's harmful to the community. They also don't respect the free licenses and didn't released the source code of some programs (when they did it was years after the first release) and their bullshit stuff with free license create issues for the ubuntu based distribution (mint or kubuntu). Don't think about it, use any distribution you want, even ubuntu. They are fine, even if I told you stuff I dislike with them, they do somehow a good job and provide a good distributions for newbies.
11. you can read
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Partitioning
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/File_systems
and wikipedia. Arch wiki is a good source of information whatever your distribution.
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New user here failed at installing Archlinux. I want to start over again, how can I do it?
Is there a way to hard reset and delete everything? I think there is something messed up that doesn't fix itself with a reboot.
>>
>>51485983
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners'_guide
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>>51485983
http://sourceforge.net/projects/architect-linux/
>>
r8 my linux rig
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>>51486044
>Packages : 1084
wew lad
pls tell me that's not a fresh install
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>>51486062
no, that's running with a full xfce setup as well as firefox and some rice stuff
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>>51486003
Can't find anything there. I've been following that exact guide and everytime I do a mistake I have to start over, and then there are indicates that there are some leftover settings that have not been whiped.

Also how do I register on the Archlinux forum? There is this weirdass robot proof thing with
>What is the output of "date -u +%V$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'"?
If I enter that into the terminal it only changes [email protected] into 'pie pie quote" and doesn't do anything.
>>
What's the best distro for running a server?
I was thinking of buying Redhat, has anyone here used it?
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>>51486094
CentOS is RHEL, but free

But if you buy RHEL you do get their support
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>>51486017
Yeah ty but I want to learn by doing it manually.
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>>51486094
debian/centos/almost anything
You're not a business; don't buy linux.
>>
>>51486087
Try this one.

date -u +%V$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'
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>>51486106
But muh support
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>>51486136
Support yourself.
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I'm trying to remap capslock to escape on startup but somehow it just doesn't work.
I tried it with both xmodmap and setxkbmap, by putting the commands (which work if i simply type them in the command line) in all sorts of files which contents get executed at startup, like .xinitrc, .profile, my wm-s startup script. I'm using startx with xmonad by the way, but it did not work when i used xfce a while back either. At this point think that i have tried most things on the internet that claim to solve this problem but nothing worked.

Any new ideas?
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>>51476637

stop posting ur "fitty" gif all the fucking time ur the only anon who uses that shitty gif just fucking stop
>>
This shit is driving me so mad, does anyone know where to start looking for it:

1) pm-suspend
2) press power button to wake
3) laptop wakes
4) suspends again after 1 second
5) press power button again
6) laptop stays awake and now I can use it

How do I start looking for the cause of 4)? I tried systemd logs and googled for hours. Most results are different problems (auto-wakes instead of auto-suspends). I don't need 'spoonfed advice'/techsupport, just where to start looking.
Ubuntu 15.04 btw
>>
GUYS

1. i want to install ubantoo loonix
2. currently got a hacktintosh + win8 dual boot setup on my hard drive
3. would install ubantoo loonix on my newly bought SSD that i hooked up to my rig
4. can i just do that without any preparation or is there a chance it will fuck with the bootloader and other shit on my main HD?

i mean i guess it should work but ... idk
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>>51487293
idk but there must be something different between the first suspend state (after 1) and the second one (after 4). how do you suspend it the first time?

it sounds like you might suspend it via GUI, then when you press the power button what it actually does (maybe, just brainstorming here) is it wakes up from suspend, realises you pressed power and hibernates (as it may be set up to do). then when you press power again it wakes up from hibernate.

if you use the GUI to suspend; try instead to just press the power button to both suspend and wake up.

also check what the power button is set to do (might be in the energy settings)
>>
Do you all do stuff like this in your bashrc?

Is there any reason not to?
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>>51487293

sounds like acpi issues, screwy irq handling, or both. This happened to me aswell and I couldnt get any help or info anywhere for the longest time. I have a dell no battery/3rd party charger combo and they've fucked me here, I can't even get into my bios setup anymore. Check your battery and charger. gl
>>
>Friendly Linux Thread
>>51476249
>Have you tried fucking googling it?
>Jesus christ you people get more retarded every fucking day.
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>>51487719
he gave me a full answer later tho

it's okay we're cool now

i'm actually trying to get this running 2day
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>>51487719
You're mistaking friendly with spoon feeding.
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>>51487820
Not him, but I think you are an Arch user.
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>>51484529
You don't need linux
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>>51487851
No I am not, I can just use a search engine before asking a question. It's not difficult.
>>
What's a good book on bash scripting that I could read?
>>
Is 'The Linux Command Line' by William E. Shotts a good resource for learning Linux?

What are some other good resource for learning other aspects of Linux?
>>
>>51487964

https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-linux-linuxfoundationx-lfs101x-2

It's where I got the link to that same book.

archwiki is a given, gnu.org and their library of free docs. you'll be reading till you're in the ground.
>>
OpenSUSE's package manager is fucking slow. Can I do anything, just ANYTHING to speed it up?
>>
>>51488021
Do I really need to take that course in addition to reading that book?
I am currently reading the book. What are the difference between the book and the course?
>>
Is anyone using latest KDE ? Is there an option to remove cashew? Did they implement it finally?
>>
What's the best way to learn bash?
>>
>>51488098
Praying.
>>
Personally I ve used linux on and off since 2012 and I have to say that there is absolutely no reason for anyone to switch to this shitty os+programs. You cant get any productivity out of it and you feel like a fucking exile in a remote island by using it. Friendly linux threads are b8 threads. By any means dont wreak your perfectly good windows installation by trying what these delusional faggots say
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>>51488119
No.
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>>51483369
>I FUCKED UP
>trashed the entire windows 8.1 OS.

No, you did good anon.
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>>51484173
>Debian is the most stable, "just werks" distro out there. Just burn Debian 8.2.0 DVD1 iso and enjoy.

>why isn't my wifi card working it works on all the other distros
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>>51488078

it's not needed, but it's free. Also has the foundation's stamp of approval nd shit if that matters.
It's for absolute beginners, and if you've spent more than an hour running linux you'll be bored to tears. Stick with the book and gnu, also http://www.tldp.org/index.html
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>>51488098
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/abs-guide.pdf is a good reference.

But in general the best way to learn to is to have some sort of script/problem you need to solve, and then figure it out how to do it in bash. I learned at work so I don't really have a good online equivalent.
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>>51485722
le gentu maymay strikes again!!!1 :^)
>>
>>51485722
>he fell for the meme
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>>51485722
You can always roll back, what are you talking about?
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>>51488268
there's no decent source either
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>>51488336
There's only one version of a package and that version don't compile? Nonsense.
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>>51488171
it prolly needs non-free drivers. Check this out:

https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/806072-how-to-install-firmware-in-debian-to-enable-wireless-video-or-sound
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>>51488489
I know, I was just saying that debian doesn't "just work" more then ubuntu. kek
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>>51488654
epic m8
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>>51475747
apt-get autoremove --purge firefox
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Ok new nvidia drivers + xorg fucked my shit up. I had it set up so only my 960m would be used and my integrated graphics were pretty much disabled. Current config doesn't work ok whatever. I use nvidia-xconfig, still nothing. I revert back to old config and just switch around nvidia and intel so it only uses my integrated graphics. OK well I can at least use my fucking OS now. I install bumblebee + primus. Optirun works fine on everything, but primus just fucking crashes with everything.

Even just primusrun glxgears gives me a seg fault and Dota 2 won't even start using it as an launch option.

Here's dmesg with the segfaults. I have no clue how to get primus to work. Or my old config, but I can do without that.
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>>51489153
Also using optirun instead isn't really an option when the performance hit is so fucking bad, like not even 60fps on the same settings I had before.
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New thread

>>>51489363
>>51489363
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>>51487665
Third party battery but always connected to official charger. Thanks for the pointers, hope it's not as bad as that

>>51487575
I just put
action=pm-suspend[/action] actually, it was doing nothing on default settings
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>>51489412
fucked that up. Meant to say I put it in /etc/acpi/events/powerbtn
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Hi /flt/, absolute beginner here.

I've recently got into a situation where I have my main laptop, which I use daily, and an older laptop that I don't.
Now, I want to install a small version of Linux (>8GB) on to a USB storage device, to boot from that instead of the HDD, which runs Vista currently.
What distro should I use? How do I make my USB storage device bootable? How am I such a retard?
Any help would be appreciated greatly.
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Just woke up.
I literally had a fucking nightmare about this shit.
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>>51490157
Usually whatever distro you choose has specific instructions in order to make a bootable USB. If you're and absolute noob you should go for friendly debian-based distros, like Mint or Ubuntu (prefer Xubuntu/Kubuntu). You should get the isos first and try them using a virtual machine before anything.
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For some reason palemoon isn't using hardware acceleration properly.

I'm using fglrx, and glxinfo shows hardware acceleration working, but in about:support it shows
GPU Accelerated Windows    0/1 Basic


I think the cause might be that it's using
4.5.13399 Compatibility Profile Context 15.201.1151

rather than
4.4.13399 Core Profile Context 15.201.1151


How can this be fixed?
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>>51490462
The laptop I'll be running it on has 2GHz CPU and 2GB RAM, I wouldnt have thought a VM is an option.
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>>51483425
samefag reporting.

I fixed openSUSE thanks to john, but I went for Debian anyway because I like learning.

It's going well, I managed to install needed non-free firmware and it's working great. Now I'm trying to automount some partitions and I already broke fstab but I fixed it using nano to delete changes. Gonna try something else, and if I run into trouble I maight ask here about it.

Thanks or your help guys
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>>51475175
I get it
>russian roulette command that has a 1/6 chance to force-delete all root directory

This image has shown me how regular expressions for bash work more clearly than any other example I have yet bothered to look at. Usually reg expressions always look like dyslexic gobbledygook to me. Thank you.

I do need some clarification, though. What exactly does the "$" sign mean in this example? I guessed it was to evaluate the conditions as true/false but then why is it attached to the "RANDOM" then?
Does the "&&" mean "if true do this"?
And does the "||" mean "if false do that"?
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>>51490836
This is not exactly russian roulette.
A game russian roulette gives you 6 attempts, and in those 6 attempts you're guaranteed to fire.
This one doesn't work that way.
You still get theoretically a random 1/6 chance of firing, but it can happen after indefinite amount of attempts, not six.
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>>51490836
>>51490899
>What exactly does the "$" sign mean in this example?
It's a variable
$RANDOM
is a variable, you can check it by typing echo $RANDOM

The
$[$RANDOM % 6]
is a variable as well, but a slightly more complex one
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>>51490836
>Does the "&&" mean "if true do this"?
Double ampersand means "run the following command if the previous one was succesful" (ie returned 0)
>And does the "||" mean "if false do that"?
Double pipe means "do not run the following command if the previous one was succesful"
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>>51490899
true, but how would you modify it so that it becomes a 1/5 chance after the first try, then a 1/4 chance after the second and so on? Would it be way more complicated? Or just a little bit more script?

>>51490925
>>51490959
Thanks, you guys are the best. One last thing though, do regular expressions also have that quality where anything that evaluates to not-0 is counted as true, even if there is no relational operator? Like could you just say:
[ $[ $RANDOM % 6] ] && ...
etc
without the "== 0", and still have it count as true so long as the the random%6 answer does not come out to 0? Or would that just be a syntax error in shell scripting?

sry if dumb question
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>>51491304
>
[ $[ $RANDOM % 6] ]

This does absolutely nothing.
In fact it's the same thing as
$[$RANDOM % 6]
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>>51491353
Yeah sorry, it slipped my mind to erase the second set of brackets for what I was asking.. I mean to say: can reg exp be used at all like in C++, where you can put something like
if (10 * 3)
and it means the same thing as
if (true)
because 10*3 == 30, which is not 0 (the only answer which would make the if-statement return false)?
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>>51488268
4.2.0 and 4.3.0 were both dead as well, was too lazy to use a reverted eclass. Waited for the commit reversion on 4.1.12/et al earlier today.
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>>51485722
>gentoo
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