1. Post #81
    macerator's Avatar
    July 2007
    399 Posts
    Since you said something about switching off the discrete graphics card, does that mean you have one of those laptops with two GPUs that you can switch between?

    I saw some stuff about that going into the kernel. It looks like it's been around since 2.6.35
    In the kernel it was called VGA Switcheroo.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics

    Edited:

    Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 will work without changing the kernel by the way.
    I'll see if that works this time around. Last time it didn't
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  2. Post #82
    Anthophobian's Avatar
    June 2010
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    Hnng, I have 50 gigs of music that is the only obstacle keeping me away from switching to Linux. I really don't want to dish out for an external hard disk, nor do I want to burn an entire stack of DVDs. Any way I can install Linux without wiping my complete HDD?
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  3. Post #83
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    esalaka's Avatar
    July 2007
    10,136 Posts
    Hnng, I have 50 gigs of music that is the only obstacle keeping me away from switching to Linux. I really don't want to dish out for an external hard disk, nor do I want to burn an entire stack of DVDs. Any way I can install Linux without wiping my complete HDD?
    Yes.

    You repartition your disk by first making your original partition(s) smaller and then creating a few new ones for your Linux system.

    Actually I'll just let someone explain it better.
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  4. Post #84
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    HubmaN's Avatar
    July 2007
    6,267 Posts
    Yes.

    You repartition your disk by first making your original partition(s) smaller and then creating a few new ones for your Linux system.

    Actually I'll just let someone explain it better.
    Repartition your disk, install GRUB onto the drive with /boot on it (just to keep things together, really), and then find a guide on how to add a volume's bootloader manually to NTLDR.
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  5. Post #85
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    Doritos_Man's Avatar
    June 2009
    2,900 Posts
    Repartition your disk, install GRUB onto the drive with /boot on it (just to keep things together, really), and then find a guide on how to add a volume's bootloader manually to NTLDR.
    Before you repartition you will want to defrag to make sure your files don't become corrupted.
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  6. Post #86
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,266 Posts
    You'll still want to make a backup. If you really care about that music you want to back it up no matter what. This is even more true if you're resizing a partition because you're risking losing data.
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  7. Post #87
    The Riddler's Avatar
    October 2009
    1,195 Posts
    Yo here's the deal this time. I installed Commodore 64 and PET emulators to dick around with, but unfortunately they're missing Rom Packages. I'm still working on my bash scripting skills, so can anyone help me in downloading the packages?
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  8. Post #88
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    Giraffen93's Avatar
    December 2006
    14,483 Posts
    Is it worth updating my 10.10 server to natty?
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  9. Post #89
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    esalaka's Avatar
    July 2007
    10,136 Posts
    Is 10.10 LTS

    Just use the latest LTS whatever it is
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  10. Post #90
    Lego399_'s Avatar
    February 2011
    66 Posts
    Most awesome script ever

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    string="LOL"
    append="OL"
    for ((n=1; n<$1; n++)); do
    string="${string}${append}"
    done
    echo ${string}
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  11. Post #91
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Is 10.10 LTS

    Just use the latest LTS whatever it is
    10.04 is LTS
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  12. Post #92
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    esalaka's Avatar
    July 2007
    10,136 Posts
    Most awesome script ever

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    string="LOL"
    append="OL"
    for ((n=1; n<$1; n++)); do
    string="${string}${append}"
    done
    echo ${string}
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    NETWORK=$1
    CHANNEL=$2
    LANGUAGE=${3:-"en"}
    WPM=${4:-160}
    AMPLITUDE=${5:-100}
    PITCH=${6:-50}
    
    while true
            do ssh <host etc. censored> -M "tail -n1 -f 'irclogs/$NETWORK/$CHANNEL.log'"\
            | sed -u -e 's/^[0-9:]*\s<.*> //g'\
            | sed -u -e 's/^[0-9:]*\s*\*//g'\
            | sed -u -e 's/^[0-9:]*\s*-!-.*$//g'\
            | sed -u -e 's/\b(?:(?:https?|ftp|file):\/\/|www\.|ftp\.)[-A-Z0-9+&@#\/%=~_|$?!:,.]*[A-Z0-9+&@#\/%=~_|$]/A link/gi'\
            | espeak -v $LANGUAGE -s $WPM -a $AMPLITUDE -p $PITCH
    done
    This is much better.

    The link filtering doesn't work but otherwise it works perfectly. (If you run irssi on your local machine, you can drop the ssh part and remove the double-quotes)
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  13. Post #93
    Lego399_'s Avatar
    February 2011
    66 Posts
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    NETWORK=$1
    CHANNEL=$2
    LANGUAGE=${3:-"en"}
    WPM=${4:-160}
    AMPLITUDE=${5:-100}
    PITCH=${6:-50}
    
    while true
            do ssh <host etc. censored> -M "tail -n1 -f 'irclogs/$NETWORK/$CHANNEL.log'"\
            | sed -u -e 's/^[0-9:]*\s<.*> //g'\
            | sed -u -e 's/^[0-9:]*\s*\*//g'\
            | sed -u -e 's/^[0-9:]*\s*-!-.*$//g'\
            | sed -u -e 's/\b(?:(?:https?|ftp|file):\/\/|www\.|ftp\.)[-A-Z0-9+&@#\/%=~_|$?!:,.]*[A-Z0-9+&@#\/%=~_|$]/A link/gi'\
            | espeak -v $LANGUAGE -s $WPM -a $AMPLITUDE -p $PITCH
    done
    This is much better.

    The link filtering doesn't work but otherwise it works perfectly. (If you run irssi on your local machine, you can drop the ssh part and remove the double-quotes)
    I admit it, your script is better.
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  14. Post #94
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,829 Posts
    I thought about installing Arch on my laptop the whole day to replace Ubuntu.
    And then I just realized everything's going to be a whole lot smoother if I go with Debian.

    The internal conflict, it burns.
    I'll probably force myself to install Arch anyways.
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  15. Post #95
    Wyzard's Avatar
    June 2008
    1,243 Posts
    I tried out Arch once, and it seemed OK, but I'm used to Debian's infrastructure and didn't really like Arch's minimality. I want to try it out again sometime, more extensively than just installing it in a VM for a few days, but for serious use I'm concerned about the lack of signed packages.

    (Package signing has been a contentious topic in Arch's history, and there've been detractors claiming that the Arch developers don't care about security, they refuse to implement package signing, that sort of thing. In reality, it's a complex thing to do, they have limited development resources, and they're open to the idea but just haven't found someone to do the work yet. I don't fault them for that, but I'd still be reluctant to trust a package system whose authenticity can't be verified.)

    Edited:

    FWIW, I normally use Debian unstable, but I plan to install Fedora 15 on my new laptop, at least for awhile. Both to get some hands-on time with GNOME 3 for real-world usage (as opposed to a temporary test install), and to broaden my experience beyond Debian and its derivatives.
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  16. Post #96
    Conservative Cunt who fucking loves piss
    Elecbullet's Avatar
    November 2007
    11,613 Posts
    Hnng, I have 50 gigs of music that is the only obstacle keeping me away from switching to Linux. I really don't want to dish out for an external hard disk, nor do I want to burn an entire stack of DVDs. Any way I can install Linux without wiping my complete HDD?
    I hope nobody scared you away by failing to mention that most Linux distros include an extremely simple graphical disk partitioner that walks you through it. Ubuntu especially, that's the general beginner's Linux, has a very easy one to understand.

    If you do get Ubuntu don't get the most recent version (11.04) get 10.04 or 10.10, they're much better and easier to understand IMO.
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  17. Post #97
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
    FPtje's Avatar
    January 2006
    5,613 Posts
    I hope nobody scared you away by failing to mention that most Linux distros include an extremely simple graphical disk partitioner that walks you through it. Ubuntu especially, that's the general beginner's Linux, has a very easy one to understand.

    If you do get Ubuntu don't get the most recent version (11.04) get 10.04 or 10.10, they're much better and easier to understand IMO.
    One of the main complaints for unity is that it's way too simple.
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  18. Post #98
    Conservative Cunt who fucking loves piss
    Elecbullet's Avatar
    November 2007
    11,613 Posts
    My main complaint is that it's bullshit
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  19. Post #99
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,829 Posts
    Fuck, I'll never get Arch installed. I can't decide on a hostname.
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  20. Post #100
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    esalaka's Avatar
    July 2007
    10,136 Posts
    Nice reference there niko :h:

    Edited:

    But yeah hostnames are impossible to think of
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  21. Post #101
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,829 Posts
    How to post on Facepunch like a pro: Read a thread in other section, post into other section and reference to the first section.
    People who haven't read the other thread won't get the reference and will think you thought it up on your own.

    But, seriously, the fuck am I going to call my laptop? nikotop? nikomotop?
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  22. Post #102
    Wyzard's Avatar
    June 2008
    1,243 Posts
    Choose a theme. I name my computers after characters from games; my father names his after science-fiction writers. My university's CS department named their servers after stars.
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  23. Post #103
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,829 Posts
    my main machine is nikomo-PC
    my windows server 1 is WINSRV1
    my windows server 2 is WINSRV2
    my linux server is LNXSRV1

    i guess the laptop should be LNXTOP1
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  24. Post #104
    Gaza Pen Pal's Avatar
    March 2011
    620 Posts
    Fuck, I'll never get Arch installed. I can't decide on a hostname.
    the ubuntu log in screen has something like "username' on 'hostname" which is why I always make both my user and hostname "girl"
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  25. Post #105
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    ASmellyOgre's Avatar
    June 2008
    4,495 Posts
    I'm boring. I just make my hostname "myname-typeofcomputer-number(except for the first one, which has no number)," which means my first netbook is "myname-netbook" and the second server is "myname-server-2"
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  26. Post #106
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    I name mine like ${distro}box or ${distro}top for laptops.
    For Gentoo I used gentoobox, and on my Fedora laptop it was fedoratop
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  27. Post #107
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,127 Posts
    I name mine like ${distro}box or ${distro}top for laptops.
    For Gentoo I used gentoobox, and on my Fedora laptop it was fedoratop
    I just use joshua-${distro}top or joshua-${distro}machine.
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  28. Post #108
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
    FPtje's Avatar
    January 2006
    5,613 Posts
    falcolaptop here.
    firstnamelaptop or firstnamepc.
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  29. Post #109
    Facepunch iSeries!
    rieda1589's Avatar
    November 2007
    4,363 Posts
    I recently formatted my PC.

    I installed Arch after setting up Win7, Gnome3 sucked, KDE sucked.. So I just installed Xfce and it's brilliant.

    Super quick too.
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  30. Post #110
    Conservative Cunt who fucking loves piss
    Elecbullet's Avatar
    November 2007
    11,613 Posts
    Regarding hostnames:

    My hostnames are[list][*]spc (stephen PC, my PC)[*]ssv (stphen server)[*]fpc (family PC)[*]fpc2 (family PC 2)[/list]
    Keep it simple. That way I can just go to terminal and type

    Code:
    ssh ssv.local
    to ssh into my server.


    Its good to have short hostnames, and if you have less than 10 computers it's efficient. My hostnames used to be long (stephen-pc, stephen-server, family-pc) but now they're much easier to use.
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  31. Post #111
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    kukiric's Avatar
    July 2006
    3,108 Posts
    Could anyone recommend me a good FTP server program that does not do encryption? I'm going to send files over a local network through an already-encrypted wireless network, so I don't really need the encryption SFTP and SCP offer for even more overhead.
    Unless openssh can do fast encryptionless FTP and I don't know about it
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  32. Post #112
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    July 2007
    10,136 Posts
    Just use scp. It's surprisingly fast.

    Edited:

    Also >openSSH >encryptionless
    OpenSSH is an encryption library, isn't it
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  33. Post #113
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    July 2006
    3,108 Posts
    Just use scp. It's surprisingly fast.
    Since when is 80kb/s surprisingly fast? I can get 1MB/s out of torrents easily and even then that's my internet speed cap. There's something wrong.

    Edited:

    And I think openssl is an encryption library, openssh is just for ssh and ssh-related protocol server and client applications.
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  34. Post #114
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    esalaka's Avatar
    July 2007
    10,136 Posts
    Oh... yeah. Durr.

    Use rcp then? It's like scp without the secure
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  35. Post #115
    Facepunch iSeries!
    rieda1589's Avatar
    November 2007
    4,363 Posts
    Just use http. Fast as hell over LAN with minimal CPU overhead.
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  36. Post #116
    Wyzard's Avatar
    June 2008
    1,243 Posts
    From Linux to Linux you can use tar and netcat to transfer files with essentially zero overhead, if you don't mind using the command line. On one machine, create a tar archive and pipe it into netcat, and on the other machine, pipe netcat's output into tar for extraction.
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  37. Post #117
    The Riddler's Avatar
    October 2009
    1,195 Posts
    Ahem! I believe I still have a question pending. Where and how can I install the needed ROM packages?
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  38. Post #118
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    January 2005
    1,017 Posts
    Ahem! I believe I still have a question pending. Where and how can I install the needed ROM packages?
    If by ROM packages you mean the game ROMs, there isn't a specific "ROM package", you're going to have to do a little searching for what you want.
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  39. Post #119
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    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Since when is 80kb/s surprisingly fast? I can get 1MB/s out of torrents easily and even then that's my internet speed cap. There's something wrong.

    Edited:

    And I think openssl is an encryption library, openssh is just for ssh and ssh-related protocol server and client applications.
    Scp isn't slow. I don't know why you get 80kb/s.
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  40. Post #120
    Gaza Pen Pal's Avatar
    March 2011
    620 Posts
    I want to install awesome from the AUR but I'm not sure how to do it, specifically, I'm not sure how to acquire the files when I only have xorg installed.
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