1. Post #1
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,186 Posts
    I killed the last thread by accident, sorry.
    This is yet another thread for your silly little questions that don't deserve a thread as well as general discussion.
    (Would anyone write me a proper OP?)
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  2. Post #2
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    esalaka's Avatar
    July 2007
    10,242 Posts
    Gentoo

    Edited:

    To answer your question
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  3. Post #3
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,186 Posts
    Gentoo

    Edited:

    To answer your question
    I'd rather not compile most of the system on my laptop's poor little 1.6 ghz processor.
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  4. Post #4
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
    FPtje's Avatar
    January 2006
    5,719 Posts
    I'd rather not compile most of the system on my laptop's poor little 1.6 ghz processor.
    Get a USB stick and fill it with distro's until it's full.
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  5. Post #5
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    17,090 Posts
    I posted a thread you guys might want to visit.
    Linux users are basically the target audience since it's the only platform the project is confirmed to 100% compile on

    Though I did hear some dude got it working on FreeBSD but I'm not sure if that was true.
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  6. Post #6
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,186 Posts
    Get a USB stick and fill it with distro's until it's full.
    But what distros? I've already tried Mint 12, Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 daily, and Fedora 16..
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  7. Post #7
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    ZenX2's Avatar
    February 2009
    5,116 Posts
    My attempt at installing Mint 12 64 bit has been stuck at "Configuring Target System" for 12 hours
    I think something is wrong

    EDIT:

    I powered off, re-cleared the partition, and properly installed Mint 12 64-bit :3
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  8. Post #8
    ichiman94's Avatar
    August 2010
    860 Posts
    Debian, openSuse, Mandriva...
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  9. Post #9
    MalwareBites's Avatar
    February 2012
    96 Posts
    Just wikipaste OP + resources.
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  10. Post #10
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    May 2008
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    I'd rather not compile most of the system on my laptop's poor little 1.6 ghz processor.
    There's nothing stopping you from getting the binary packages.
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  11. Post #11
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    December 2006
    2,632 Posts
    Can someone explain to me why when I try to sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa (It's a valid repository, I checked) I keep getting errors saying "No JSON object could be decoded". I'm using Linux Mint 12 and it's a pain trying to get my netbook backlight working.
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  12. Post #12
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    July 2009
    1,267 Posts
    I think that pacman should have a interactive mode available in case of a decency conflict.

    It would have been useful just now. I installed pacman 4. At first it didn't want to because package-query and pacman-color were being bitches about it. I tried to upgrade pacman without checking for dept conflics. It worked, but when I ran pacman again it told me about its inability to start because of a lack of glibc.

    Wouldn't it be better if I had the following options:
    Code:
    package-query doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y
    pacman-color doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y
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  13. Post #13
    chimitos's Avatar
    September 2010
    2,369 Posts
    I just got ubuntu 11.10 installed on a USB stick.

    I like it so far, but every few minutes it just hangs for 4-8 seconds, for no reason.
    Is this just becasue it's on the USB?
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  14. Post #14

    February 2012
    42 Posts
    Attempting to get Linux running on this old craptop

    I havent ever had a single distro properly load up without a freeze on this thing

    Edited:

    Okey, the Linux kernel just wont run on this laptop

    Whichever distro I try it just freezes
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  15. Post #15
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    17,090 Posts
    Backing up a hard drive over the network with netcat
    Not sure if good idea
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  16. Post #16
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    May 2008
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    I think that pacman should have a interactive mode available in case of a decency conflict.

    It would have been useful just now. I installed pacman 4. At first it didn't want to because package-query and pacman-color were being bitches about it. I tried to upgrade pacman without checking for dept conflics. It worked, but when I ran pacman again it told me about its inability to start because of a lack of glibc.

    Wouldn't it be better if I had the following options:
    Code:
    package-query doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y
    pacman-color doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y
    They should have the package manager solve the glibc/pacman dep issue itself.
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  17. Post #17
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    May 2010
    2,379 Posts
    Code:
    [yousef@Archtop ~]$ /home/yousef/Downloads/EasyLock
    /home/yousef/Downloads/EasyLock: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    I know libudev.so.0 is in /lib/ but why can't it find it?

    Turns out I needed lib32-udev installed.
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  18. Post #18
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    May 2008
    6,562 Posts
    I want to grab the output of archey, and display that on my desktop. I assume to do such a thing I'd need to use conky or similar, but I really don't know what I'm doing. Any ideas?
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  19. Post #19
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    July 2006
    3,108 Posts
    I think that pacman should have a interactive mode available in case of a decency conflict.

    It would have been useful just now. I installed pacman 4. At first it didn't want to because package-query and pacman-color were being bitches about it. I tried to upgrade pacman without checking for dept conflics. It worked, but when I ran pacman again it told me about its inability to start because of a lack of glibc.

    Wouldn't it be better if I had the following options:
    Code:
    package-query doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y
    pacman-color doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y
    Why didn't you remove package-query and pacman-color, upgrade pacman then download both from the AUR and do a makepkg?
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  20. Post #20

    February 2012
    42 Posts
    Okey, I nailed down the problem
    Is there any Linux distro that allows you to stop attempting to load SCSI drivers it shouldent be loading on the Live CD?
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  21. Post #21
    [h2]AND MY ACKSH[/h2]
    LieutenantLeo's Avatar
    June 2009
    3,973 Posts
    I just installed Debian and it's not detecting my Intel Wireless 100 Series card... I tried getting iwlagn but nothings working. Help me please.
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  22. Post #22
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
    FPtje's Avatar
    January 2006
    5,719 Posts
    I don't think it's very clever to install networking software with "lag" in its name.
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  23. Post #23
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    January 2010
    3,259 Posts
    Happy b-day Linux
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  24. Post #24
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    December 2007
    653 Posts
    is it possible to make console text smaller?

    I have a CentOS minimal install going and the console text is... lulzy huge, I kinda rough counted each character is like 60 pixels high.

    I was thinking of installing X as a last resort that way at least I can control terminal text size but wondering if there is a simpler solution to this.
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  25. Post #25
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    Naelstrom's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,756 Posts
    Installing opensource drivers will usually improve your terminal font (outside of X). If you have nvidia install nouveau; if you have ati install xf86-video-ati.
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  26. Post #26
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    January 2010
    3,259 Posts
    Whats the best DE? Awesome looked cool.
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  27. Post #27
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    May 2008
    6,562 Posts
    Whats the best DE? Awesome looked cool.
    The "best" DE is entirely subjective. Just try a bunch out and see what you like the best!
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  28. Post #28
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    Naelstrom's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,756 Posts
    While playing with DE's make sure to have a nice login manager like gdm. It makes switching DE's as easy as logging out and changing a drop-down menu.

    Unless you like playing with xinitrc and finding x start commands.
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  29. Post #29
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    January 2010
    3,259 Posts
    Wow this is silly but how do you move windows in Awesome?
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  30. Post #30
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    June 2010
    2,756 Posts
    You need to configure awesome, but usually you move windows by holding the windows key and leftclicking on a window.
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  31. Post #31
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    thelinx's Avatar
    January 2007
    8,019 Posts
    Anyone else having issues with gtk3 and libpng in Arch?
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  32. Post #32
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    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    is it possible to make console text smaller?

    I have a CentOS minimal install going and the console text is... lulzy huge, I kinda rough counted each character is like 60 pixels high.

    I was thinking of installing X as a last resort that way at least I can control terminal text size but wondering if there is a simpler solution to this.
    Not as far as I know.
    If you could do KMS (Kernel Mode Setting), you'd get a high resolution terminal. All the text would be smaller and high res.

    Without it I think you're stuck at the standard 80 columns by 24 rows or whatever.
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  33. Post #33
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    January 2010
    3,259 Posts
    I'm kind of nervous. I want to over write my current Mint Linux partition with Arch, When I start up my computer Grub loads up and it says where the OS is installed. sda2(I don't remember exactly). Now I have installed Arch before on VirtualBox and I chose which drive and to the best of my knowledge it gave me an option like sda0 or something. When I install Arch I can just pick sda2, correct? This is the first time I will be installing another distro on an existing partition.
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  34. Post #34
    [h2]AND MY ACKSH[/h2]
    LieutenantLeo's Avatar
    June 2009
    3,973 Posts
    I just installed Debian and it's not detecting my Intel Wireless 100 Series card... I tried getting iwlagn but nothings working. Help me please.
    i installed XP instead, no debian-based distro was working with my hardware, and Windows 7 wouldn't fit on my USB, and the only other computer i had was one with no DVD drive.
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  35. Post #35
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    June 2010
    2,756 Posts
    I'm kind of nervous. I want to over write my current Mint Linux partition with Arch,
    Assuming you have a windows/linux dual boot, it would be wise to uninstall linux mint by restoring window's MBR with a repair disk (thus removing grub) then deleting linux mint's partitions within window's disk manager.

    Then you can install arch linux without worry.
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  36. Post #36
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    January 2007
    8,019 Posts
    Anyone else having issues with gtk3 and libpng in Arch?
    turns out it was because I had a weird version of libcairo installed. reverting the the standard libcairo in the arch repos fixed my issues.
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  37. Post #37
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    January 2010
    3,259 Posts
    I'm kind of bumming my way through the Lunar Linux installation oh this doesn't work? Oh well, press a bunch more buttons and retry.
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  38. Post #38
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    Cuel's Avatar
    January 2005
    22,668 Posts
    recommend me a distro
    i've tried ubuntu before and yes it's pretty easy to use but i'd like to try something else. it's for my laptop and i'd like the distro to be easy to configure when it comes to interfaces, themes and icons etc. i'd rather not having something like arch where i have to spend hours and hours just to install basic functions but at the same time i don't want the distro to be filled with useless stuff that i'll never use. it's a ~cheap laptop that I use at uni.
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  39. Post #39
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
    FPtje's Avatar
    January 2006
    5,719 Posts
    recommend me a distro
    i've tried ubuntu before and yes it's pretty easy to use but i'd like to try something else. it's for my laptop and i'd like the distro to be easy to configure when it comes to interfaces, themes and icons etc. i'd rather not having something like arch where i have to spend hours and hours just to install basic functions but at the same time i don't want the distro to be filled with useless stuff that i'll never use. it's a ~cheap laptop that I use at uni.
    arch...
    bang


    http://archbang.org/
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  40. Post #40
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    Cuel's Avatar
    January 2005
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    nice ty
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