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Intended for users of all levels, including absolute beginners.

There are three 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) Go balls deep and overwrite everything with Linux (not recommended)

If you are serious about switching to Linux and if you have Windows dual-booted (recommended for pure newbies), we recommend you use it exclusively for 2 weeks, and avoid Windows dual booting for that period of time, or it's likely you will start retreating back to windows instead of getting used to Linux as your new home and working onmaking it feel the way you want it.

>Recommended for beginners:
-*buntus except vanilla Ubuntu (Unity)
-Debian (For Broadcom devices, use an ISO that includes non-free firmware)
-openSUSE
-LinuxMint (a.k.a Ubuntu LTS + Cinnamon)

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

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

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

Resources:
man <insert command here>
your friendly neighborhood search engine
>>>/g/sqt
https://www.codecademy.com/en/courses/learn-the-command-line
https://wiki.archlinux.org/
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/
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>>51578939
can i install linux on chuwhi10?
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How do I download this shit?
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>>51578982
Good question, what is that even supposed to be?
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>>51579003
chuwi hi10 is a chink tablet with win10 on it
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>>51579002
It's a dead project.
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Linux is a kernel, OP. While you can "install" a kernel, it's not very useful by itself. What you need is a GNU/Linux distribution.
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>>51579002
Looks like a dead project to me.
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>>51578842
>>51578866
>>51578890
Well, I'm actually using 64 bit version...
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>I use Linux
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>>51579072
>>51579029
Is *BSD too autistic for home pcs?
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>>51579084
Then how on earth does it conflict with a 32bit package?
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>>51579089
>I'm a memelord
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What's the fastest wireless card that's supported by Linux?
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>>51579089
>Windows/OSX Is the ONLY operating system you should use on your computer!
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>>51579058
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>>51579058
(An operating system) != (a kernel). Linux is an operating system. By my definition, an operating system is that software which provides and limits access to hardware resources on a computer. That definition applies whereever you see Linux in use. However, Linux is usually distributed with a collection of utilities and applications to make it easily configurable as a desktop system, a server, a development box, or a graphics workstation, or whatever the user needs. In such a configuration, we have a Linux (based) distribution. Therein lies your strongest argument for the unwieldy title 'GNU/Linux' (when said bundled software is largely from the FSF). Go bug the distribution makers on that one. Take your beef to Red Hat, Mandrake, and Slackware. At least there you have an argument. Linux alone is an operating system that can be used in various applications without any GNU software whatsoever. Embedded applications come to mind as an obvious example.
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I'm new here.
What, besides privacy, are the benefits in using linux in general?
Please don't throw rocks at me, legit quesition.
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>>51579191
Use google, it has been answered multiple times friend.
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>>51579102
If it does what you need then it is fine.
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>>51579191
-Ability to customize to the very core
-Less vulnerable to malwares
-Frequent free pc updates
-You'll end up knowing how your operating system works
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>>51579191
better security, think of it like if windows uac was actually done correctly. anything that does more than cosmetically alter the system, requires a password, which is great on multi user computers as you don't have to worry about tech retards mucking about. there is an adjustment period but once you get used to it, it's quite comfy
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>>51579191
freedoms

not as in privacy nor cost

freedom to design the OS front ends from the ground up based around your needs

freedom to theme with official supported toolkits like GTK and QT without bothering with trying to fidle around with vista style builder

freedom to change your shell at will without having to mess around with overidding explorer and sitting on a half baked cywgin

freedom to do whatever the fuck you like with the OS since shit is written to actually work if you try hard enough

Almost every linux distro works either neutrally or for you, not against you like OSX/Windows.
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>>51579191
It's free, it's fast, it's not a botnet, it's not windows or apple.
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> pic related
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>>51579248
>gnu/dad
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Is manjaro a meme?
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>>51579267
Linux is a meme. Just use Windows, loser.
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>>51579267
No, manjaro memes are the cancer of /g/
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>>51579140
BTFO
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>>51579267
who gives a shit if it's a meme or not, it's free to try/use so fucking decide for yourself
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>>51579267
Yes, it's a complete joke
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>>51579275
>>51579089
Why are you still here?
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I have been using Ubuntu my whole life, but now I am decided wanna change.

For now, I want something simple to install, is manjaro a good choice? I know it is a fork of Arch Linux (which I going to try in the near future)

I use linux mainly to write code.
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>>51579089
I too use linux
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Ubuntu Mate or Linocks Mint?
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>>51579308
manjaro is fucking terrible, possibly the worst distro in existence.
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>>51579321
Could you elaborate?
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>>51579308
>asking a group of autists for recommendation
>>51579321
misspelled netrunner wrong
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>>51579310
gentoo linux
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>>51579275
This DESU SENPAI
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>>51579308
You need to be 18 to use this site
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>>51579297
Shilling for memesoft is more profitable than taking poo to the loo
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>>51579338
spelled*
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>>51579348
That guy is using a fucking thinkpad. Awesome.
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>>51579292
>>51579321
>manchild gets so salty
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>>51579332
He can't, he is just referring to the memes he saw and probably is goggling for reasons as we speak
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>>51579522
googling*
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Redditor and mod of /r/Atheism here! I'm a proud Linux user.
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>>51579579
>videogames stand
Confirmed windows user.
Remember, linux = no gayme
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>>51579579
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>>51579633
>what is Steam
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>>51579657
All gaymes are pretty much windows exclusives.
So yeah
>manchildren = videogames
and
>videogames = windows
therefore
>manchildren = windows
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>>51579579
>video games
>linux

If anything, he is Windows user.
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>>51578939

Well, I fell for meme and installed Arch. What I can say I spent already 2 full days trying to configure it to work. I'm linux newbie (2 weeks before on manjaro) so shit is going really slowly. I managed to configure i3, sound, skype, tox, vim etc. I was ready that this will take some time. But all last hour I was trying to configure keyboard layout so I can switch between several languages. And holy shit this is such a simple straightforward task but it so ha-a-ard to make it work, I jsut wasn't prepared for this. But again configuring other staff was fun this is first time I stuck.
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>>51579790
>newbie
>using i3
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>>51579817
He falls for memes after all
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>>51579817

well it looks and feels like nothig I used before (in a good 10/10 way), nothing stopped me from using it ot manjaro, but again I fell for meme
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>>51579321
i wouldnt go that far, but it's dumb

like chakra or antergos levels of stupidity
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>>51579657
See any steam games on that shelf? lmfao

>>51579817
>implying it isnt the easiest wm to customize out there next to openbox
it's not like he installed awesome or bspwm
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I'm about to install Debian KDE, since I don't mind old software and drivers. Is this good idea if I just want a rock solid system that just werks and never breaks?
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>>51580094
>rock solid system that just werks and never breaks?
That doesn't even exist
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>>51580094
Yeah.
The only better solution than debian would be centos (free version of RHEL).
But compared to debian it has tiny repositories. (like 9k packages vs 60k)

So go debian stable for sure.

Besides, jessie doesn't really lack a lot, it's more or less recent debian version.
Wheezy for example had no MTP support which means you couldn't plug an android device with USB, and that was a bummer.
Jessie should be fine.
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Okay guys, I'm gonna install Arch with Architect now. Anything I should know/do beforehand?
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>>51578939
TERMINAL FUN TIME \o/

 while sleep 1; do clear; uptime; echo; free; done 


Your own shitty auto-refreshing dashboard terminal like in pic. Ctrl-C to stop/exit
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>>51580287
Not really. You'll find out yourself
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>>51580299
breh

watch -n 1 -d "uptime && free -h"
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The st terminal emulator has been added to Arch's Community repo.
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>>51580425
It actually sucks donkey balls.
It's only useful when you're really low on resources, like 128MB of ram low on resources, at which point you should consider not using a graphical environment at all.
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Why did kde go full gnome on people with plasma 5?
So many things are bigger and with less options than before.
Is that what normies consider pretty?
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Is there an Everything alternative for GNU/Linux that's not AngrySearch? I don't like how barebone it is like how you can't choose what to open files with by default and the search indexing isn't as good as Everything.
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>>51580703
Use locate
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>-*buntus except vanilla Ubuntu (Unity)

Why? Unity is the best DE
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>>51580738
Probably amazon spyware.
It can be turned off but the fact it was included in the first place makes canonical's ethical approach dubious at least
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>>51579790
You should have used Architect. It makes it easier to install and configure Arch.
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If I install ubuntu on a thinkpad will it just werk? I would think yes but I want to be sure.
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>>51580912
just try it.
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>>51579790
i bet you learned a lot tho
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>>51579182
>Go bug the distribution makers on that one.
I only use distros that use GNU/Linux in the name (coincidently, the only good ones), like Debian, so that's not my problem.
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>>51580764

I read somewhere that it will be opt in in Unity 8
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What's a good file manager that works properly with huge folders? Nautilus can't even manage to count the number of files in them properly, opening an image after using search takes like 2 minutes.
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>>51581405
dolphin probably, it's the most featureful file manager out there
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Hello, I'm the noob from >>51577422

I installed Debian amd64 Testing but now wifi won't work. It detects signals correctly, but when I type my password it doesn't login.

I tried installing https://packages.debian.org/stretch/firmware-misc-nonfree and it does (apparently) but pic related happens. Wifi still broken.

Is it that stretch doesn't have firmware for my particular card? am I doing something wrong?
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Cracked open a beer and booted the Arch Linux installer. I just checked the wiki and it says you can't make a /usr mount point. I could do that on Mint just fine. Why?

Also is swap really not required?
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>>51579140
This is posted here everyday and everyone knows linus never posted it. Could you post this a bit less? Every three days is more than enough. You are just wasting bandwidth at this point.
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>>51580738
Unity is trash
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whats the most normie friendly de that just werks out of the box?(no need for extra configuration for more functionality)
i need one for my cousin
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>>51581535
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/firmware-realtek
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>>51580454
not really, I find its easier to customize than urxvt
for example, I had to install urxvt-perls and include it in .Xresources for copy/paste functionality when in st, it worked right out the box, st is really great, it supports what we care about (images on terminals) anyways
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>>51580454
I prefer it to xterm senpai, it does everything I need and uses less resources
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Hey guys, linux newcomer here.

I just installed Debian Testing and all I get when I try to boot it up is a blinking underscore until I shut it down. It was an attempt at dual booting with Windows 10.

Windows 10 is installed in an SSD. I updated my firmware from BIOS to UEFI a few months ago, but apparently Win10 was installed using MBR instead of GPT(?), guess that's UEFI in CSM mode.

Anyway, I attempted to install Debian using UEFI mode (because that's what I thought Win10 was using), until in the middle of the install it warned me it seemed as though there was another OS installed that wasn't using UEFI, and asked whether I wanted to use UEFI anyway. I chose no. In the end of the installation, it said it detected "Windows Vista" in the MBR of the first drive (the SSD) and if I wanted to install Debian's boot on the same place, which was supposed to be safe if it had successfully detected the other OSses in the PC.

Well, since it obviously has misidentified Win10 for Vista, I thought it was a bad idea and had it install its grub or whatever in the same drive as Debian itself was installed, which is a regular HD. Then I rebooted, and tried getting into Windows, just to check if I'd broken my install. It gave me an error, but then I rebooted it again and this time it sucessfully logged into windows.

After that, I rebooted for the second time, and tried to get into Debian. The rest of the story, you already know. What went wrong?
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>>51580029
No, it's a whole level of stupidity than those two.
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>>51582314
Cinnamon or KDE I guess.
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Installed Arch with Arhitect and now it just gives a black screen when I try to boot it. I can get into tty2 and login, but it won't find my home directory. /home is there, but my home directory isn't there. I mounted /home on another partition. Any tips?
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>>51582555
grub labels my windows 7 as vista. dunno why, but i don't have any problems booting into either os
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>>51582637
Wasn't 7, it's windows 10. I figured that was pretty different from Vista. If it had recognized it as Win8 I might have accepted it.
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>>51582591
Oh Jesus. I think I missed an entire part of the installation. That would explain a lot.
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Can one of you recommend me a distribution ?
I've been using arch for some months and wanted to try something else.
No ubuntu please, no distributions based on it, no fedora or centOS.
I thought debian testing should be fine for me, but is there a distribution I should give a try ?
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>>51582759
Frugalware/Slackware/Parabola
Or go straight for *BSDs to quench your autism
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>>51582759
funtoo
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>>51582591
Just install stock arch senpai
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How is Plasma 5 in Debian testing nowadays?
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>>51582873
Nah.

I seem to have fucked up GRUB somehow, it cannot find the normal.mod file. Do I mount /boot to a small partition and install GRUB there? I've had GRUB earlier but forgot how it was installed/configured.
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>>51582759
Slackware with slapt-get, OpenBSD, gentoo, even serious on that last one
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>Trying out linux on my server
>Want to restrict access of users
>sudo chmod 700 * on root directory
>lost all access even as root
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>>51583788
You don't sound like you should be in charge of any server.
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>>51583811
Bought it myself to fuck around with
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I've noticed since moving all my files to my Linux system that a few random ones have just disappeared. Is this an issue in Linux?

I'm using Xubuntu, by the way.
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>>51583832
no, it isn't. Do you really think we would all be using linux if random files just disappeared?
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>>51583853
Yes
>Implying you don't make a sick game of russion roulette of it
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What do you guys think of Elementary OS?

I've been using it for a few days and I like it, it's my 2nd distro after Ubuntu and it looks and performs nicely.
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>>51583788

Livecd in, mount the drive and fix that chmod sucka.
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>>51584102
how old are you?
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I'm backing up my VPS, just hosts a few small web things and teamspeak. I backupped /home, /etc, htdocs, Postgres database and cronjobs I made. Anything I might have forgotten? There's always something...
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I'm having problems with my openSUSE tumble. My yast package managing stuff won't open or does open but doesn't do anything except show a window.
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>>51579790

Thanks for the Dota 2 beta code bro
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Installed Arch, now Windows doesn't appear in GRUB menu anymore. Is this a UEFI thing?
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Linux user of ~3yrs here, I'm content with Debian for my desktop and Slackware on my server.
Is there any reason at all why I should try OpenSUSE?
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any idea what are the names of these programs in kde panel (the green and blue icons)
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>>51585237
some kind of connection thing, bluetooth perhaps?
printer thing
dunno
dunno
the pacman frontend that comes with manjaro
dunno
front end to alsa/pulseaudio
nm-applet
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>>51585237
>(the green and blue icons)
>>51585492
>dunno
>dunno

t-hanks
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>>51585567
>t-hanks
You're welcome
Try hovering
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>>51585237
The scissors might have something to do with the clipboard
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>>51585027
Maybe if you like the color green, KDE or weird shit
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>>51584944
I dont think so.
You just have to configure GRUB.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB
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>>51582341
oh man I love you anon

have some bewbs
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>>51581670
U N L I M I T E D
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Is there a music player like gmusicbrowser that has cue support?
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>>51581596
Of course you can. Who said you can't?
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>>51581596

swap partition is recommended obviously but no you don't need it. real popular back in the days of <1GB ram, or so i've heard.
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>Sansa clip isn't showing up on spacefm
Fuck. wat do. Also the driver won't install on my virtual box which is also annoying.
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My desktop PC currently has 2 hard disks installed:
>Disk 1: Fedora 21
>Disk 2: Windows 7

I want to upgrade/replace both OS's to be this:

>Disk 1: Arch linux
>Disk 2: Windows 10

I've already made backups of both systems so I have no problem with completely wiping out both disks. I do have some questions though:

>How will I get a bootloader to be able to boot into either OS?
I currently have a grub that works nicely, but it just kinda magically appeared and I don't know how to set something up if I need to

>Should one OS be installed before the other?


>BIOS or UEFI? Also, what's the difference or advantages of one or the other?
I'm currently using UEFI. I'm having trouble with Nvidia drivers for linux, and I've heard that that might be related to UEFI, is that true?
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>>51587319
Install windows first, then you're Linus distro.
Stick to BIOS mode for compatibility unless you have or plan to use HDDs over 2tb.
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What's a good watercooler with a reservoir and a fan both making up about 23mm in height? That's about the space I have to inbetween my 120mm spot and PSU
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>>51588478
I mean radiator
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>>51579379
You're a retard if you think he's actually using a ThinkPad and its not just shopped in.
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What Desktop Environment should I use for when I switch to Arch. What is your favorite and why?
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>>51588657
TTY.
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>install linux on new laptop
>mousepad doesn't work
>gpu not working
>no sound whatsoever
>wireless not working and doesn't recognize it even with the right driver update
>have to sit on the ground next to the modem with an ethernet cord just to do updates or try to fix anything
>screen resolution stuck on 800x600 with no option to increase it

Muh Linux!
Ain't nobody got time to fix all this bullshit
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>>51588798
>buying a shitty obscure chink-quality laptop
PEBKAC
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>>51588657
i use awesome when i net inst. All but one of my laptops have bios problems. Its probably best that I dont run full featured DEs. Though if I had to choose, gotta be mate or xfce.
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>>51588798
What did you even try to Install?
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>>51588838
Are you feeling okay?
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>>51588858
Linux 0.0.1
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>>51588839
Thank you. I guess ill go for MATE. Any recommended dark themes?
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>>51588858
Linux. It's an operating system, which means it is the underlying structure that runs all of your software for the computer, or "apps" as you probably call them.
Windows is an example of an operating system, you've probably heard of that one lol!
Linux is another type of operating system which is one that people who are good with computers tend to use and it's free too.
Well anyway I tried to install linux and had nothing but problems. Darn it!
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>>51588925
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!
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>>51588907

afraid I dont. my time with DEs was short. Just plastered raleigh or w/ever on everything cause it looked like pre-xp windows lmao
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>>51588798
>Installing trisquel on a piece of shit chinktop
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Does anyone know if you can get a decent leave dialog in plasma 5?
The one in kde 4 had hotkeys for what you wanted and now I have to click multiple times if I want something that isn't the default choice.
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Linux noob here (literally started today)
I have ftp running on root and each user has its own login. I wanted to restrict user permissions so that they couldn't go through other users' shit, so I set the permission for home to 700, however root didn't have access now and thus they couldn't ftp in. My question is, can a user (root) be part of more than one group, so each user can have a group with their name and root would be in all of them, then change the permissions to 770?
(Ububtu)
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Getting hangs, not too serious.

Details-
OS: Arch x86 64-bit
Kernel: 4.2
CPU: i5 6500
Journalctl: [drm:i915_hangcheck_elapsed [i915]] *ERROR* Hangcheck timer elapsed... blitter ring idle

Any idea on the cause, there seem to be logs of this error but they are quite old, between 2012-14 suggesting upstream bugs.
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>>51589400
The Skylage CPUs are getting proper support at Kernel 4.4. You could try 4.4 rc2 and see if that helps you.
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>>51589474
Thanks man, I think I will, would you reccomend the linux-mainline AUR package or is an alternate route a better alternative?

Kinda regretting jumping on Skylakke (falline for skymeme).
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>>51579117
would bang
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>>51589247
>root didn't have access now
root has access to everything though. You're probably not logged in as root in ftp, and you probably shouldn't be anyway.
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>>51589564
linux-git is still at rc1, so do it like this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernels/Compilation/Traditional
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>>51582555

If you just used a Stretch CD, there was actually a recent issue with that. If you wanna run Testing, just install Jessie, edit your sources.list, and dist-upgrade. I ran into this recently as well.
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>>51589400
skylake here for some time

this will fix your problem
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Intel_graphics#Driver_not_working_for_Intel_Skylake_chips

linux-git worked for me when it was 4.3 but since upgrade on 4.4 rc1 it does not get headers...

so I jsut enabled testing repo in pacman.conf
put it at the end and then did this

sudo pacman -S testing/linux


having kernel 4.3 fixes video playback issues I had on 4.2
>>
Why is linux so slow?
>>
>>51590560

Why is Ubuntu Unity 8 so sexy?
>>
>>51590560
>Why is linux so slow?
In general? It's not.
In your particular case? Who knows. You didn't bother to provide any information.
>>
>>51590586
I'll elaborate.
It seems the internet browsing in particular is far behind windows. Basic stuff is fine, but when you open up complex applications within websites the entire system just seems to lag, regardless of what browser you are on. Even simple stuff like youtube can sometimes slow down a decent rig on linux from what I've seen. Stuff like google docs isn't great either.
>>
>>51581670
>linus never posted it
But he clearly did
>>
>>51590612
Work perfectly fine for me with an up-to-date version of firefox or chromium, as fast or faster than on Windows.
>>
>>51590612
>It seems the internet browsing in particular is far behind windows.
Thats... weird. Firefox almost universally runs better on Linux than Windows, and I can't see how the OS would directly affect webbrowsing.

>but when you open up complex applications within websites the entire system just seems to lag,
What do you mean?

>Even simple stuff like youtube can sometimes slow down a decent rig on linux from what I've seen.
Are you trying to use Flash? Because Adobe's Flash for Linux build is outdated and terrible.
>>
>>51590612
>when you open up complex applications within websites
The fuck are you doing?
>Even simple stuff like youtube can sometimes slow down a decent rig on linux from what I've seen
bullshit
>Stuff like google docs isn't great either.
Same as above, since it's totally unrelated to your OS outside of retarded errors like using outdated browser versions or similar things.
>>
>>51586635
Driver?
Clip shows up for me automatically when I plug it in. What distro are you using? Is the virtual box what you're using?
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Fix this if needed /g/
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>>51591405
>Fix this if needed /g/
No need, the wiki is kept up to date.
>>
>>51591405
Partitioning UEFI/GPT no 4. Why'd you make a separate /root partition?
>>
>>51591405
A reminder to reconfigure WiFi after reboot would be nice.
>>
>>51591436
I thought a seperate partition of /boot was needed
>>51591446
Such as?
>>
>>51591474
It is needed
>>
>>51591474
That's not what he asked
>>
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>>51591474
Jesus Christ you're worse than the shitty apps guy.
>>
>>51591505
>>51591436
Got it
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Look familiar?
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About to install Fedora XFCE 23 over Xubuntu 15.10, am I fucking up?

Will I lose much? I guess I can just go back to Xubuntu if it really sucks.
>>
>>51591569
>People needing a guide for Windows 10
>>
>>51591569
>Adblock Edge
>Not uBlock Origin
>Avast
>>>/reddit/
>>
>>51591584
>missing the point
>>
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>>51591584
>People using Windows
>>
>>51591597
>People using windows in a friendly linux thread
>>
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>>51591569
It's the same author as this monstrosity?
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>>51591612
>>51591569
BURN THESE SHIT!
>>
>>51591612
Whenever someone posts this picture, god kills a penguin.
Think of the penguins.
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>>51591612
Proposed a fix.
>>
>>51591612
haha looks like he finally gave up on linux
>>
>>51591639
As long as he recommend shit apps he must be prevented from making new threads.
>>
>>51591637
might as well use an FSF-endorsed distro
>>
>>51591653
shut up you shit apps recommender
>>
>>51591653
Except most people don't have free compatible hardware.
>>
>>51591660
What's the deal with you? Why do you hate me so much? I recommend good apps like Vivaldi, Dropbox, Sublime etc. and mpv is cult based.
>>
>>51591684
lolz
>>
>>51591505
>>51591660
>apps
>>
>>51591684
generic kek
>>
>games are for kids!
I love free software and anime.
>>
>>51591727
>anime
back to your fucking containment thread, aka desktop thread
>>
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>>51591505
I don't get it
He made made one for swap, one for EFI and the other for /
>>
Don't know if this belongs here but I'll try.

Just installed CyanogenMod on a Samsung Tablet Galaxy Note 10.1.

Everything works fine it's just that when I use the file browser I can't see or access the external SD card plugged in.

When I open the terminal and navigate to storage/sdcard1 it is there and has all the files on it.

the filebrowser only shows me the contents of sdcard0 though. I tried to make a link but doing something like
ln -s /storage/sdcard1 /storage/sdcard0/external_card
gives me : link Failed function not implemented
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Hey flt, LVM question, is it safe to do a pvmove on a pv while an lv partition on the pv is in use?
>>
>>51591910
Did you try using a different file browsers? This thread is for android/cm/replicant aswell because op didn't specify it as the friendly gnu/linux thread.
>>
This filepicker is comfy as fuck.
>>
>>51592015
shitty filenaming
>>
>>51592015
I see you got it working.
What was the problem?
>>
>>51591988
How would I install a different file browser.

I did not install the google app store thing package if that's needed. I just want to watch films on the tablet when I'm traveling. Nothing else. Thought I didn't need it because some form of video player would be preinstalled.

The preinstalled filebrowser gives me as 'root' directory '0' which is essentially the /storage/sdcard0. It won't let me navigate anywhere else aside from the contents of this folder.
>>
Fixed a few things. Suggestions welcome. Please be civil
>>
>>51592029
Don't remember what exactly I did to make it work, but it worked flawlessly in GNU Icecat browser.
>>
Hey /flt/. Installed Arch yesterday but now GRUB won't detect Windows. I had previously Linux Mint installed on dual boot and it worked just fine. I installed arch in UEFI mode, but I think something went wrong. This is how the partitions on my SSD look like (both systems are installed on it):
[[email protected] ~]# parted /dev/sda print
Model: ATA Samsung SSD 840 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 120GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags:

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 1049kB 106MB 105MB primary ntfs
2 106MB 95,0GB 94,9GB primary ntfs
3 95,0GB 95,5GB 512MB primary fat32
4 95,5GB 120GB 24,5GB extended
5 95,5GB 120GB 24,5GB logical ext4

I'm not a new Linux user, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how UEFI booting works. Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>>51592121
>but it worked flawlessly in GNU Icecat browser.
That's because recent firefox versions are compiled with GTK3, so they use gtk3 filepicker.

If you want recent firefox versions you can use the version from
https://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/leigh123linux/firefox-gtk2/
It's compiled for gtk2.

I'm using seamonkey, which uses gtk2 as well.
>>
>>51592015
What is that gtk theme?
>>
>>51592159
Is there one for Arch?
>>
>>51579790

Just wait until you want to watch chaturbate
>>
>>51592191
Arc-Dark
>>
>>51588478
I think you have the wrong thread, mate
>>
>>51592198
What for arch?
>>
>>51592233
That patched thumbnailer.
>>
>>51592236
yeah, i think so

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gtk2-patched-filechooser-icon-view/
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/glib2-patched-thumbnailer/

These two, download, compile, install and it should work.
>>
Why doesn't Fedora let the first user be in the sudoers group by default?

What's the 'right' way to set myself up as a sudoer?
>>
>>51588657
window manager like awesome and i3 are my favorite.
But if you must get any DE I recommend xfce
>>
>>51592275
sudo is not secure.
You should use root account with good password
>>
>>51592275
Because Red Hat are autists.

$ su
# visudo
>>
>>51592275
>What's the 'right' way to set myself up as a sudoer?

Just follow this guide

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Configuring_Sudo
>>
>>51592291
Yes that's kind of annoying, there's so much stuff you need root for post-install, wondering what blond autistic faggot made that decision

>>51592303
thanks m8

>>51592284
My password is pretty secure and no one really cares about hacking a fat shit like me anyway
>>
>>51592209
Thanks man
>>
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>>51591612
>>51591569
the author of the linux verions here
I was inspired by this picture some time ago...
was wondering why linux dont have one and so then I decided to make it myself

so I am the copy-cat of the one you are posting, or at least its older version
>>
>>51592474
Don't recommend Dropbox.
>>
>>51592474
you should've let me make it, your recommendations are shit
>>
>>51592503
why?
>>
>>51592129
Did you read the installation guide?
>>
>>51591925
No, not while mounted and in use, you risk corruption. Although, I have resized an active lv without issue.
>>
>>51592078
>Please be civil
Die in a housefire.
>>
>>51592522
http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/11/edward-snowden-new-yorker-festival/
>>
>>51592515
Did I stop you somehow? You can make whatever you want.
>>
>>51592474
>mpv
>cult-based
So biased, and you accused me that I am biased because I didn't recommend Manjaro.
>>
>>51592546
Ready for school tomorrow?
>>
>>51592558
spideroak is recommended first in my guide, before dropbox and theres also owncloud recommendations
and you can encrypt your data before sending them up if you feel paranoid and have sensitive stuff there
the true is there is not trusted and widely use reliable comfortable alternative unless you roll your own with owncloud or seafile servers and even that will probably be lacking in some areas.. dunno hows their mobile device support

so no, dropbox stays, its popular, decent, reliable and it works on linux
>>
>>51592650
>Encrypt
You should add encryption recommendation before recommending proprietary software then.
>>
Guy installing Fedora XFCE here

So I just noticed the free space on my 64GB SSD.

17
Fucking
Niggerbites

This is after letting the Fedora installer handle the partitioning

Is this a fucking joke? Fuck this shit, back to Xubuntu. Call Shitheadworth a faggot, at least the astronaut faggot can let me use all of my hard drive.

No wonder people steer far clear of Fedora these days. Yes I could have partitioned the fucking SSD myself, but why the fuck should I? I don't have time to waste because some dev couldn't bothered. I would rather as much work out of the box as possible. I'm willing to take a few steps to run the proprietary driver installer in Xubuntu but that's the limit. Fuck Fedora.
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>>51592650
Bullshit, you didn't even recommned OwnCloud at your first version of your shitty puke-inducing recommended software.
>>
>>51592650
Never be an OP in any /flt/ thread again.
>>
>>51592665
That's what you get for being dumb as a brick.
With such small SSD you're literally retarded to not do manual partitioning.

In fedora you click "Manual partitioning" and then "let the installer handle it for me" or something like that.
Proposed partition scheme is created, you just adjust the partition sizes.
>>
>>51592665
Yet partitioning would have been less effort than writing this post
>>
I've been using Xubuntu on a little netbook basically as a Firefox machine. I'm ready to learn more and get a dualboot up on my desktop too.

Is plain Ubuntu a great noob friendly distro to learn on or is it too bloatware, restrictive, and "it just werks"?

I'm gonna play with a live USB but I don't really know what the alternatives are. I heard even worse things about Mint.
>>
>>51592698
Yeah I'm as dumb as a brick because the partitioning tool in Fedora is too retarded to see that I have 64GB. Okay bud. Have a nice day.
>>
>>51592718
Well, Unity sucks. You may want to stick with Xubuntu.
>>
Arch is known for it's requirement of reinstalling OS every 24 hours.
Is Gentoo also like that?
>>
>>51592528
Yes, but clearly I missed something. I really can't wrap my head around this whole UEFI mess.

Do I just create a 512MB fat32 partition and give it the boot flag and the UEFI firmware will create an EFI partition on it?
>>
>>51592718
go with xubuntu 15.10

it is fricking awesome
>>
>>51592731
In Gentoo you'd have the requirement to reinstall it every 24 hours AND waiting it for finish in 48 hours.
>>
>>51592731
you wont finish the installation of gentoo in that first 24 hour window
shit takes ages to compile
>>
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>>51592731
>Arch is known for it's requirement of reinstalling OS every 24 hours.
Biggest lie
>>51592718
Install from ubuntu minimal image.
>>
>>51592752
>I've never actually installed gentoo
>>
>>51592760
Prove me wrong.
>>
>>51592733
Read again:

If dual-booting with an existing installation of Windows on a UEFI/GPT system, avoid reformatting the UEFI partition, as this includes the Windows .efi file required to boot it. Furthermore, Arch must follow the same firmware boot mode and partitioning combination as Windows. See Dual boot with Windows#Important information.
>>
>>51592775
I reinstalled Arch every one week :^)

You're wrong.
>>
>>51592780
Well shit. I guess this means I will have to reinstall both operating systems. Oh well, sometimes you gotta learn the hard way.
>>
>>51591296
Void linux and yes virtual box
>>
>>51592849
https://wiki.voidlinux.eu/VirtualBox
>>
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Am I to understand that I can't install this shit because my current version of X is not supported yet?
>>
>>51593020
yeah, amd/nvidia make trash drivers
>>
>>51593020
Catalyst wants Xorg with a version less than your Xorg. Why do you use some obscure repo?

>>51593042
NVIDIA's better desu senpai.
>>
>>51593055
>Why do you use some obscure repo?
le mangina
>>
I'm sorry I know this isn't a qtddtot thread but I am relatively new to Linux and something is driving me insane. I have tried for hours to change the window manager colors and I can't for some reason. Went into the themes folder and changed all the colors but for some reason I can't change the dark grey color that you can see in pic related. Forgot to include in the pic this info:

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty
WM: Xfwm4
DE: XFCE4
>>
>>51584511

39
>>
>>51593055
How is it obscure? It's the exact same thing as is on the AUR sans having to actually build the packages.
>>
Is BFS really a placebo?
Also which disk scheduler is best for spinning disks?
>>
>>51593128
forgot to include the screenshot
>>
>>51593158
ext4 for all around general computing

XFS if you're dealing with shitloads of small files (picture archive and shit)

btrfs for them snapshots.

Rest is placebo
>>
>>51593183
>schedulers

XFS excels in large files, not small files, anyway.
>>
>>51593173
You have to change it manually with an image editor.
Numix's XFWM4 theme is pixmap based.
>>
>>51593200
I've heard otherwise.
Sorry.
>>
>>51593158
Just use HFS+
>>
>>51593183
>>51593233
Do you even know what BFS and disk schedulers are?
>>
>>51593208
thanks
>>
Have you run your
>sudo pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qtdq)
Today?
>>
>>51593264
I thought you were talking about BFQ.

noop masterrace :^)
>>
>>51593536
>I thought you were talking about BFQ.
Well BFQ is a disk scheduler so I was asking about that too.
>>
>>51593478
>bash: pacman: command not found

Oh wait... I'm running the far superior Debian stable.
>>
>>51594105
>Debian stable
enjoy outdated packages.
>>
>>51594105
How's that 2008 software treating you?
>>
>>51594203
Debian stable has 2014 software now
>>
>>51594105
Why would you ever use debian over arch/gentoo, is it because of the stable memeS?
>>
>>51594186
Enjoy your broken updates.

>>51594251
stable is far superior than rolling. Stable can actually be used to be productive. Rolling is for NEETs and guinea pigs of stable users.
>>
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>>51594401
bait
>>
>>51594449
>posting anime on a technology board.
just why?
>>
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>>51594509
>writing English on a technology board
just why?
>>
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>>51594509
>not posting anime on a japanese image board

fuck off to reddit
>>
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>>51594509
>not posting anime on 4chins
All of my why.
>>
>>51594547
01010011 01101111 00101100 00100000 01110111 01100101 00100000 01110011 01101000 01101111 01110101 01101100 01100100 00100000 01110100 01100001 01101100 01101011 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001 00111111
>>
>>51594572
>post yfw you died
YES, YES I WILL
>>
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I have issue with my x220 using Arch Linux.
Its battery life decreased from almost 5 hours to less than 20 minutes overnight (while doing nothing at minimal brightness), same for the time to full. The battery percentage can go beyond 79%. UPower says that the battery capacity haven't changed (averagely 70%) but its looks like it have been divided by 10.

TL;DR : pic related.
>>
>>51590626
No, its not difficult to make a fake G+ account. Also he never used that pic for his profile so yeah... its not him. Do you think Richard Stallman also uses G+?
>>
>>51594658

Probably, I heard that guy LOVES google.
>>
>>51593158
BFS is useless for the most part now, I believe most of its advantages got merged into CFS. RIP Con Kolivas.
>>
>>51594644
Hate to say it, but dual boot with windows. The official lenovo power manager is far better than any tool available in linux and will give you a good idea of whether the draining issue is software based or not.
>>
>>51594750
>tfw Con is a man of anime

http://ck.kolivas.org/pictures/eva1.JPG
>>
Why does Wine keep crashing my sound? Most software I run through it (e.g. Steam for Windows games) disables sound on my complete system after a few seconds. Probably an issue with pulseaudio. Using Arch & Gnome 3.18. Works again after rebooting, though.
>>
>>51594865
CK is a faggot.
>>
can anyone link me a good virtual machine to use pls, thanks
>>
>>51594962
>Probably an issue with pulseaudio.
Do you need pulseaudio?
>>
>>51594978
I don't want to delete it since a lot of stuff on my system relies on it, I guess. Not sure. Therefore - yes, I do.
>>
So I've got an X201 tablet with a wacom digitizer

I've tried Ubuntu and Mint but neither are touch friendly (the pen works, but no context sensitive touch keyboard or scrolling)

is there any touch friendly distro out there or software I can install to take advantage of the wacom?
>>
>>51595040
Have you tried installing drivers for it?
Christ.
>>
>>51594962
>>51594978
>>51595007
PA patches have been accepted upstream, try using a dev version of wine.
>>
Using Oracle VM, openSUSE
halp
>>
>>51595322
Host OS? VM OS? Did you add the ISO when VBox prompted you?
>>
Let's say I have a Debian minimal install. Ran installer, setup partitions, got networking running, etc... Selected no packages to install.

I want to upgrade to testing. I've updated my sources.list, now do I:

Run apt-get upgrade?
Run apt-get dist-upgrade?
Run aptitude safe-upgrade?
Run aptitude full-upgrade?

What is the difference for each?
>>
>>51595437
why bot read the man page?
>>
>>51595437
"upgrade" and "dist-upgrade" mean the same thing as "full-upgrade"; do what's necessary to try to bring everything to the latest version.

Also, this: >>51595509
>>
New thread: >>51595561
>>
>>51595509

I read the man page for aptitude, apt and apt.conf.

I guess I want to know which I'm better off using and why beyond the simple flag and arg descriptions in the man pages.

Is it OK to go back and forth between apt-get and aptitude?
>>
>>51595700
Doesn't matter on stable, but on testing/sid use one or the other. Preferably apt-get.
>>
>>51578939
>Friendly Linux Thread
Is that a joke?
Thread posts: 315
Thread images: 47


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