1. Post #2081
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    nos217's Avatar
    December 2006
    2,638 Posts
    Just installed Debian and I have a couple of problems. I can't seem to change the resolution of my monitor, as seen here:



    I also am not sure at all how to make USB sticks operate in a simple manner (where I can just plug it in and use it as a normal user without having to mount it in the terminal as superuser).
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  2. Post #2082
    POWA KILLERDeux's Avatar
    August 2009
    1,250 Posts
    Just installed Debian and I have a couple of problems. I can't seem to change the resolution of my monitor, as seen here:



    I also am not sure at all how to make USB sticks operate in a simple manner (where I can just plug it in and use it as a normal user without having to mount it in the terminal as superuser).
    Is this Virtual Box? If so install the guest additions. If not, try installing new drivers for your graphics card.
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  3. Post #2083
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    nos217's Avatar
    December 2006
    2,638 Posts
    It turns out stable debian is pretty outdated.

    Although gnome3 doesn't seem to acknowledge the fact that I'm running on battery power. There is no battery notification in the top right, and Network Manager straight out doesn't work. How can I change startup daemons in Debian? I can't seem to find anything on that matter.

    Okay so NetworkManager is working fine now, but gnome-power-manager is still not running, and I can't seem to run it.
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  4. Post #2084
    POWA KILLERDeux's Avatar
    August 2009
    1,250 Posts
    It turns out stable debian is pretty outdated.

    Although gnome3 doesn't seem to acknowledge the fact that I'm running on battery power. There is no battery notification in the top right, and Network Manager straight out doesn't work. How can I change startup daemons in Debian? I can't seem to find anything on that matter.

    Okay so NetworkManager is working fine now, but gnome-power-manager is still not running, and I can't seem to run it.
    To add daemons, I think the command is "update-rc.d daemonhere". As for GNOME3, I don't know what to do. You can man update-rc.d for more info on how to use it.
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  5. Post #2085

    January 2012
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    -snip-
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  6. Post #2086
    Richy19's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,272 Posts
    JW does anyone know what version of backtrack is better? KDE vs GNome?
    Are there any differences in the programs?
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  7. Post #2087
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,258 Posts
    The tools for exploits should be the same. The only difference would be the desktop which is only a preference thing.
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  8. Post #2088
    Slaaf van EternalFlamez.Ik wilde heel graag de laatste Indie Bundle, en ik kreeg deze kuttitel er gratis bij.
    Staneh's Avatar
    March 2010
    4,031 Posts
    Just installed Linux on my laptop, works fine, but I am having some problems installing Java, I need to give myself permissions to do stuff in the usr folder, to install Java, but how would I do that, how can I give myself permissions?
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  9. Post #2089
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,258 Posts
    You're probably taking the wrong approach if you want to change permission in /usr.

    Can you tell us what distro you have installed and where are you installing java from?
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  10. Post #2090
    Slaaf van EternalFlamez.Ik wilde heel graag de laatste Indie Bundle, en ik kreeg deze kuttitel er gratis bij.
    Staneh's Avatar
    March 2010
    4,031 Posts
    Nevermind, I'll just run the server in Windows. It is way easier.
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  11. Post #2091
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    March 2011
    67 Posts
    Yeah, believe it or not it voids Best Buy's warranty program. (pending on location- I hear their asian branches are better in this regard). Allegedly it's covered under the "non-certified modification" part of their warranty. Which of course any kinda system modification could be claimed as well (Installing Windows Vista for instance)... Someone really should sue them one of these days.
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  12. Post #2092

    January 2012
    117 Posts
    Nevermind, I'll just run the server in Windows. It is way easier.
    don't run a server if you're tech illiterate and can't figure out how to give yourself temporary permissions to root?
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  13. Post #2093
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Just installed Linux on my laptop, works fine, but I am having some problems installing Java, I need to give myself permissions to do stuff in the usr folder, to install Java, but how would I do that, how can I give myself permissions?
    You should be root to do that.
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  14. Post #2094
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    May 2008
    1,986 Posts
    Yeah, believe it or not it voids Best Buy's warranty program. (pending on location- I hear their asian branches are better in this regard). Allegedly it's covered under the "non-certified modification" part of their warranty. Which of course any kinda system modification could be claimed as well (Installing Windows Vista for instance)... Someone really should sue them one of these days.
    From my experience, Best Buy's warranty program is too much of a hassle to use, not to mention I've seen quite a few of there employees who have no idea what they're doing. I pretty much see it as if I can't fix it, they sure as hell can't.
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  15. Post #2095

    January 2012
    117 Posts
    I've been trying to get into fedora, but seriously who wrote this documentation. Its so hard to follow and alot of the time you must go back and reread text, and randomly there are bits of fractured english scattered throughout.
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  16. Post #2096
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    I've been trying to get into fedora, but seriously who wrote this documentation. Its so hard to follow and alot of the time you must go back and reread text, and randomly there are bits of fractured english scattered throughout.
    I've never really used Fedora's documentation. I don't think it's required reading.
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  17. Post #2097
    OrYgin's Avatar
    November 2007
    736 Posts
    I want to install Mint on my laptop, but I don't know if I should install Mint or LMDE ...

    I'd prefer having a Debian base, but is the LMDE equally good as Mint itself ?

    What are the true differences right now ? (All I have found about this are outdated)
    And should I go for LMDE or Mint ?
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  18. Post #2098
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    thirty9th's Avatar
    November 2006
    1,327 Posts
    I am having troubles with internet connectivity in Ubuntu.

    I am able to connect to my home wireless network and use it almost normally. However, the speeds I get while browsing are much slower than I get on the very same network on the same day using Windows 7. In addition, sometimes pages will just refuse to load altogether, with the progress wheel turning until it wears itself out.

    Some of my own research says that my browser, by default, queries in IPV6 first and, upon that method failing, reverts to IPV4. This apparently causes connection issues for some Linux users.

    I've gone under the hood in Firefox and manually disabled IPV6 querying, to no avail.

    In addition, I've disabled IPV6 querying in my system kernel.

    However, I'm still getting really unreliable and patchy internet speeds on a network that is completely reliable and not-too-slow on the same machine on Windows 7.

    Any ideas for a fix?

       Bonus points to anyone who can tell me how to disable the Unity sidebar   
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  19. Post #2099
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    Demache's Avatar
    December 2009
    7,260 Posts
    I am having troubles with internet connectivity in Ubuntu.

    I am able to connect to my home wireless network and use it almost normally. However, the speeds I get while browsing are much slower than I get on the very same network on the same day using Windows 7. In addition, sometimes pages will just refuse to load altogether, with the progress wheel turning until it wears itself out.

    Some of my own research says that my browser, by default, queries in IPV6 first and, upon that method failing, reverts to IPV4. This apparently causes connection issues for some Linux users.

    I've gone under the hood in Firefox and manually disabled IPV6 querying, to no avail.

    In addition, I've disabled IPV6 querying in my system kernel.

    However, I'm still getting really unreliable and patchy internet speeds on a network that is completely reliable and not-too-slow on the same machine on Windows 7.

    Any ideas for a fix?

       Bonus points to anyone who can tell me how to disable the Unity sidebar   
    I dunno about the IPv6 one, but at the login screen in the options you can select something along the lines of "Ubuntu Classic" for your desktop enviroment and it will load the old Ubuntu UI. If I remember correctly, there is a little gear above the login information field.
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  20. Post #2100
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    IpHa's Avatar
    March 2005
    1,931 Posts
    I am having troubles with internet connectivity in Ubuntu.

    I am able to connect to my home wireless network and use it almost normally. However, the speeds I get while browsing are much slower than I get on the very same network on the same day using Windows 7. In addition, sometimes pages will just refuse to load altogether, with the progress wheel turning until it wears itself out.

    Some of my own research says that my browser, by default, queries in IPV6 first and, upon that method failing, reverts to IPV4. This apparently causes connection issues for some Linux users.

    I've gone under the hood in Firefox and manually disabled IPV6 querying, to no avail.

    In addition, I've disabled IPV6 querying in my system kernel.

    However, I'm still getting really unreliable and patchy internet speeds on a network that is completely reliable and not-too-slow on the same machine on Windows 7.

    Any ideas for a fix?

       Bonus points to anyone who can tell me how to disable the Unity sidebar   
    How did you disable IPv6? Is the module still loaded(check lsmod)
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  21. Post #2101

    January 2012
    117 Posts
    I've never really used Fedora's documentation. I don't think it's required reading.
    I read the documentation for yum, without it I would not have even known some of the most useful functions.
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  22. Post #2102

    January 2012
    117 Posts
    Augh, silly Linux won't detect my pcie card reader integrated on my laptop
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  23. Post #2103
    Landre899's Avatar
    July 2011
    139 Posts
    What is the Advantage of Linux compared to, say Windows?
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  24. Post #2104
    Surma's Avatar
    September 2010
    519 Posts
    What is the Advantage of Linux compared to, say Windows?
    Let's see:
    Updates fix things, they don't break things.
    Everything (everything) can be updated through one single command in the console.
    A helpful and knowledgeable community to help you with anything and everything.
    You can more than literally do anything with it. On anything. It may even install to a toaster.
    Better memory management.
    "Being admin" (called root) actually means "being admin" (as in, you can remove anything. It does not mean "you can break your computer but not uninstall your AV or kill that process".
    A system that is fully responsive even under 99% CPU load.
    No viruses.
    Everything is free. Not just the OS, but also all the other stuff that you need, like a document processor.
    Unnecessarily complicated driver installation, begone with thee!

    On the top of my mind.
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  25. Post #2105

    January 2012
    151 Posts
    I really want to install some Linux distro that I can use for programming and Internet browsing. I've tried Ubuntu and Xubuntu but I've always given up on them after few hours. Going to try Mint 12 today.
    Uhh... Ubuntu is Mint, Mint is Ubuntu. Except the DE is different, and you can install Cinnamon in Ubuntu anyways.

    Edited:

    Let's see:
    Updates fix things, they don't break things.
    Everything (everything) can be updated through one single command in the console.
    A helpful and knowledgeable community to help you with anything and everything.
    You can more than literally do anything with it. On anything. It may even install to a toaster.
    Better memory management.
    "Being admin" (called root) actually means "being admin" (as in, you can remove anything. It does not mean "you can break your computer but not uninstall your AV or kill that process".
    A system that is fully responsive even under 99% CPU load.
    No viruses.
    Everything is free. Not just the OS, but also all the other stuff that you need, like a document processor.
    Unnecessarily complicated driver installation, begone with thee!

    On the top of my mind.
    Not true..
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  26. Post #2106
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    Baldr 2.0's Avatar
    April 2011
    4,017 Posts
    Let's see:
    Updates fix things, they don't break things.
    Everything (everything) can be updated through one single command in the console.
    A helpful and knowledgeable community to help you with anything and everything.
    You can more than literally do anything with it. On anything. It may even install to a toaster.
    Better memory management.
    "Being admin" (called root) actually means "being admin" (as in, you can remove anything. It does not mean "you can break your computer but not uninstall your AV or kill that process".
    A system that is fully responsive even under 99% CPU load.
    No viruses.
    Everything is free. Not just the OS, but also all the other stuff that you need, like a document processor.
    Unnecessarily complicated driver installation, begone with thee!

    On the top of my mind.
    Don't know what you are smoking but I would stop.
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  27. Post #2107

    January 2012
    151 Posts
    Don't know what you are smoking but I would stop.
    Okay you're being dumb.
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  28. Post #2108
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    Naelstrom's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,535 Posts
    Someone had a helpful guide on the differences between windows and linux...

    Ah, I think I found it: http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
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  29. Post #2109
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    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    At least to me, Linux is sanely designed.
    Windows feels like it was made by someone with Schizophrenia.
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  30. Post #2110

    January 2012
    151 Posts
    At least to me, Linux is sanely designed.
    Windows feels like it was made by someone with Schizophrenia.
    I enjoy both, Windows has a better UI.
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  31. Post #2111
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    esalaka's Avatar
    July 2007
    9,890 Posts
    Windows has a better UI.
    I take it you've experienced every window manager/composition manager/desktop (login) manager/icon set combination that exists?
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  32. Post #2112
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    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    I enjoy both, Windows has a better UI.
    I don't care about GUIs honestly.
    I just have a web browser, an Email client, a music player, and a chat client.
    Everything else I do in the CLI for the most part.

    The CLI in Linux is why Linux makes sense to me. I have a hard time using Windows because cmd is garbage.
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  33. Post #2113
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    July 2007
    9,890 Posts
    I have a hard time using Windows because cmd is garbage.
    This
    so hard
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  34. Post #2114
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    May 2008
    1,986 Posts
    If Windows had built on the cmd more, then I doubt the CLI would be as "scary looking" as it seems now.
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  35. Post #2115
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    Hugg's Avatar
    January 2008
    2,140 Posts
    I'm REALLY starting to dislike Gnome Shell. The window border feels HUMONGOUS and generally bloated, however the rest I like.. Generally everything feels like it's bigger than it needs to be.
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  36. Post #2116
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,258 Posts
    I'm having this odd problem on my box. Whenever I copy files to a device that isn't my hard drive, the progress bar acts weird.

    I was trying to copy this one large file off to another box through smb. The share was mounted with mount.cifs. The progress for the file would jump to 30-40% and then stay there. I canceled it assuming it was stuck.

    Today, I was copying music to my new phone and something similar happened. For every file, the progress bar would jump a bit, then it would stay there, until the file was done copying and move on to the next file where it would do the same thing. All the files seemed to have been transfered properly.

    My theory to what is happening is that the progress jumps at the start ahead of where it should be, then it stays there until the file catches up.

    This happens with GUI file managers, rsync, cp and whatever else I tried.

    Edit: When I say that I used rsync, I don't mean rsync over ssh, I mean that I mounted the file system (or share in that case) and used rsync to copy from one to the other.
    When I did use rsync over ssh everything worked fine and dandy.
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  37. Post #2117
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    cp doesn't have a progress bar, so what do you mean?
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  38. Post #2118
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,258 Posts
    I guess not with cp then... Everything that would have a progress bar would do it.
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  39. Post #2119
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    kukiric's Avatar
    July 2006
    3,108 Posts
    Let's see:
    Updates fix things, they don't break things.
    Everything (everything) can be updated through one single command in the console.
    A helpful and knowledgeable community to help you with anything and everything.
    You can more than literally do anything with it. On anything. It may even install to a toaster.
    Better memory management.
    "Being admin" (called root) actually means "being admin" (as in, you can remove anything. It does not mean "you can break your computer but not uninstall your AV or kill that process".
    A system that is fully responsive even under 99% CPU load.
    No viruses.
    Everything is free. Not just the OS, but also all the other stuff that you need, like a document processor.
    Unnecessarily complicated driver installation, begone with thee!

    On the top of my mind.
    You forgot to say that it's open-source and most distros are also built on mostly open-source software, but I guess long-time windows users don't find it important, while it really is.
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  40. Post #2120

    January 2012
    151 Posts
    You forgot to say that it's open-source and most distros are also built on mostly open-source software, but I guess long-time windows users don't find it important, while it really is.
    Then why are you using Windows? assuming you're a long time windows user.
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