1. Post #321
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    SataniX's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,635 Posts
    Good news! That worked!

    Bad news: Debian couldn't detect my Wireless drivers or something so It couldn't connect to the internet to install anything but the command line. Right now I basically have a barebones debian command line and I can't install anything with apt-get. Also, the Debian was a netinstall ISO. How can I fix this? Could I reinstall Debian and somehow have the Wireless drivers on my usb or something?
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...ernet%20access
    Once you've got those you can install everything else with apt-get.
    That worked for me on Ubuntu and Mint, so I assume it would work for Debian?
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  2. Post #322
    [h2]AND MY ACKSH[/h2]
    LieutenantLeo's Avatar
    June 2009
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    So, finally after all of this I've decided the right distro for me is OpenSUSE. I think. I've looked at lots of videos on it and stuff and I'm downloading it now. Alongside Windows 7 in a Dual Boot.

    Edited:

    With KDE by the way.
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  3. Post #323
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    Naelstrom's Avatar
    June 2010
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    -snip-
    figured it out
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  4. Post #324
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    LieutenantLeo's Avatar
    June 2009
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    Does anyone know how to get a wireless driver into Linux (OpenSUSE) ? I have a Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100. Linux detects the actual wireless adapter but I can't get the wireless driver.
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  5. Post #325
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    Try the link I posted, but with Intel drivers.
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  6. Post #326
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    July 2010
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    Woot, posting from my first laptop with Linux. I'm using PinguyOS and I'm enjoying it very much so far.
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  7. Post #327
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    May 2010
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    Just a question, how can I get this if statement working in Conky?
    Yes, i'm still fucking around with conky.
    Code:
    ${if_match "${exec audtool playback-playing}"==1}
    	${font Ubuntu:size=15}Now Playing ${execi 0.5 audtool --current-song-output-length}/${exec audtool --current-song-length}
    	${font Ubuntu:size=9}${exec audtool current-song}
    $endif
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  8. Post #328
    chipset's Avatar
    November 2010
    2,261 Posts
    Just installed linuxmint LXDE on my all-purpose spare pc for storage and server use, what's a good way to get remote desktop access from my main (W7) pc so I can put the linux box in a closet?
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  9. Post #329
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    LieutenantLeo's Avatar
    June 2009
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    Oh I just figured out what was happening but I still need help. There is nowhere for me to choose to conncet to any networks but I think I have the drivers. I've tried to open KNetworkManager but it just refuses to open.
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  10. Post #330
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    July 2007
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    Just installed linuxmint LXDE on my all-purpose spare pc for storage and server use, what's a good way to get remote desktop access from my main (W7) pc so I can put the linux box in a closet?
    Why did you put X on your server

    Edited:

    Also just drop some VNC server on it
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  11. Post #331
    Conservative Cunt who fucking loves piss
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    November 2007
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    Just installed linuxmint LXDE on my all-purpose spare pc for storage and server use, what's a good way to get remote desktop access from my main (W7) pc so I can put the linux box in a closet?
    Putting any kind of X on a box used solely as a server sucks. It uses up power and capabilities.

    This is why distributions such as Ubuntu include versions such as Ubuntu Server Edition, which don't come with KDE, GNOME, LXDE, or anything. Just a terminal.

    To remotely access a server edition, people use the program SSH. Install the sshd program on your server (sudo apt-get install sshd), and then go to a different computer on the network, and enter command:

    Code:
    ssh user@examplehostname.local
    Your terminal will, from then on, be basically running in the server computer. Any commands you say will take place there. To exit, type command "exit".
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  12. Post #332
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    LieutenantLeo's Avatar
    June 2009
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    Fuck it. I'm just gonna use Linux Mint as my OS
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  13. Post #333
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    Mint seems bloated as fuck to me, runs slower than Ubuntu.
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  14. Post #334
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    LieutenantLeo's Avatar
    June 2009
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    Mint seems bloated as fuck to me, runs slower than Ubuntu.
    It's interesting actually, when I finished installing the first 5 minutes or so were very slow, but after that it ran like a charm.
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  15. Post #335
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    July 2007
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    Mint seems bloated as fuck to me, runs slower than Ubuntu.
    Mint has its own bloat.
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  16. Post #336
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    LieutenantLeo's Avatar
    June 2009
    3,958 Posts
    Is there any distro other than Arch that you guys can agree is ok?
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  17. Post #337
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    January 2011
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    Is there any distro other than Arch that you guys can agree is ok?
    I would say that Crunchbang and Gentoo are excellent choices as well!
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  18. Post #338
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    June 2008
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    Is there any distro other than Arch that you guys can agree is ok?
    Mint is perfectly fine if you just want a no-effort distro. Quite frankly most people do. I just like more manual ones like Arch and Crunchbang.

    Edit: I wonder...

    Edit: How about now?
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  19. Post #339
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,135 Posts
    I agree with the above, also plain old Debian's also a good choice, as well as Fedora.
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  20. Post #340
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    Is there any easy to install yet non bloated distro? :P
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  21. Post #341
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    August 2009
    530 Posts
    Arch, Crunchbang

    Edited:

    Debian
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  22. Post #342
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    June 2008
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    Is there any easy to install yet non bloated distro? :P
    If that's what you want, try Crunchbang

    Edited:

    Okay, so how do you get an Android and Safari combination to show up?

    Edited:

    Please?
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  23. Post #343
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    If that's what you want, try Crunchbang

    Edited:

    Okay, so how do you get an Android and Safari combination to show up?

    Edited:

    Please?
    User agent changer
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  24. Post #344
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
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    If that's what you want, try Crunchbang

    Edited:

    Okay, so how do you get an Android and Safari combination to show up?

    Edited:

    Please?
    I couldn't tell ya.
    (this post was initially a derped test)
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  25. Post #345
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    March 2011
    620 Posts
    My wireless card uses the brcm80211 driver which comes in the kernel but when I rmmod and modprobe brcm80211 I get a message that says the module doesn't exist in /proc/modules.

    I'm not really sure what to do to get it to exist.
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  26. Post #346
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    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    On the topic of which Linux distro that people would agree with, I've got to ask this question. Are there any other Linux distro's except for Arch and maybe Gentoo, that keeps their packages just as up-to-date?
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  27. Post #347
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    July 2009
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    debian
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  28. Post #348
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    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Fedora.
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  29. Post #349
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    January 2011
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    I'm trying that out now, attempting to get the testing repo from it working as well!
    But thanks, it looks and runs very well. And the latest stable is very much latest software.
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  30. Post #350
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,135 Posts
    Weirdest issue...GTK+ option bars (I forget the term for them..) won't budge...
    Ones like these
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  31. Post #351
    TectonInd's Avatar
    August 2009
    175 Posts
    So, I'm finally going to dual boot Arch and XP without a VM. Should I use GParted Live to create the partitions, or should I use the utility on the Arch CD?
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  32. Post #352
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    June 2008
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    So, I'm finally going to install Arch over XP without a VM. Should I use GParted Live to create the partitions, or should I use the utility on the Arch CD?
    Use their utility.
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  33. Post #353
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    June 2010
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    Your installing it over your xp? then use the utility in the arch cd, it's all you need.

    Otherwise if you want a dual boot, you'll need to go into xp's Disk Manager and shrink your drive, then delete the allocated space. That'll free up room for arch linux.
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  34. Post #354
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,135 Posts
    Sorry for my bad explanation earlier of the issue.

    Slider bars like this will not budge, it seems to only happen in GTK apps. Does anyone know how I'd fix this?
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  35. Post #355
    LOL
    Dennab
    August 2009
    2,070 Posts
    I'm looking to install Linux alongside my Windows installation, but what makes Linux worth using compared to Windows ( I'm not trying to sound cocky, but I just don't want to install an OS that won't be used / doesn't have much more benefit than Windows ).
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  36. Post #356
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    October 2008
    446 Posts
    As it has been said multiple times, don't install Linux if you want hassle-free gaming. You could install it for learning experience, to host a server and maybe with some luck - play Windows games with WINE.

    There's a lot of, I mean, thousands of applications that are ready to install in seconds, managing packages is a breeze with package managers we have nowadays.

    Come on, try out some Linux distribution - you can easily remove Linux if you think you don't need it anymore, just don't forget about your Windows bootloader (you have to rewrite MBR if you have installed GRUB on the same physical drive as Windows).

    Good luck, and have fun.
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  37. Post #357
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
    FPtje's Avatar
    January 2006
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    - speed
    - customizability, fun to tinker with (geek argument)
    - stability
    - free
    - many choices in layout and programs to use
    - compatible with Microsoft document formats (libreoffice/openoffice)
    - learn more about os'es through linux
    - learn to work using the terminali

    and much more.
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  38. Post #358
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    July 2009
    1,266 Posts
    If you want to try linux don't just install it. Use a virtual machine. It's the safest way to go. You'll have all the features of an installed system (or so).

    If you want to see if your hardware is supported, you can use a live CD.

    Generally speaking linux is able to do everything other OSes are. This means that you'll be able to browse the web, get emails, watch movies, etc. You can't be sure that you'll have all the exact same applications you use. If you want to run a very specific application (games are part of that) make sure that there's a native version. If not, you can look to see if it works well with wine. Sometimes it's flawless orther times it's unusable.

    When using linux, you have to remember that it's mostly about being in control of your system and tinkering with it.
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  39. Post #359
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    As it has been said multiple times, don't install Linux if you want hassle-free gaming. You could install it for learning experience, to host a server and maybe with some luck - play Windows games with WINE.
    Or just use it as your main OS. There's a few features that make it superior for me.

    1) Decent terminal. You wouldn't believe how horrible writing terminal-based apps is when you can't even copy or paste.
    2) Copy anything selected, right extends, middle pastes. This should be standard on all operating systems because it's just so much better.
    3) The forementioned package managers (pacman and clyde :h:)
    4) AUR OH GOD AUR I LOVE IT
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  40. Post #360
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    August 2010
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    4) AUR OH GOD AUR I LOVE IT
    What's the AUR exactly?
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