1. Post #41
    Ah... tits!
    sam6420's Avatar
    August 2009
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    I'm sure this has been asked 100 times, but I'm looking to get in to linux and learn a few things, yet have a decently functional PC at the same time, any recommendations? I've used ubuntu before but very briefly
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  2. Post #42
    Rayjingstorm's Avatar
    June 2010
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    I'm sure this has been asked 100 times, but I'm looking to get in to linux and learn a few things, yet have a decently functional PC at the same time, any recommendations? I've used ubuntu before but very briefly
    1) Choose your distro (i.e. check the thread version)
    2) Install it (the wiki is your friend)
    3) Use it (once you are at your first virtual console drop back in here with any questions)
    4)????
    5)Profit

    Congratulations, you now have a functional PC and know more about linux!
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  3. Post #43
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    sam6420's Avatar
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    Alright, got arch linux installed and set up properly (afaik), when I log in through KDE it seems to just sit there and load for a long ass time, any idea why?
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  4. Post #44
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    Try checking the logs for your login manager. They should be located in /var/log
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  5. Post #45
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    sam6420's Avatar
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    So far I found that a session opened a few times, but no errors.. any specific place I should be looking? Could it be my drivers?

    Edited:

    The laptop I'm using is also quite old/slow, could that have an effect as well?

    Edited:

    Using XFCE for now. :)
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  6. Post #46
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    Since XFCE works and there isn't any errors, I'd be willing to bet it's the laptop being slow.
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  7. Post #47
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    sam6420's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Although now my XFCE dock and top bar only work when logged in as root... :/
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  8. Post #48
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    Which linux is the best for a home/work laptop that I use for both entertainment and work purposes?
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  9. Post #49
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    June 2010
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    Although now my XFCE dock and top bar only work when logged in as root... :/
    Check your ~/.xinitrc in vim and make sure you are starting xfce4 with proper policykit permissions.

    I.E.
    Code:
    exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch startxfce4
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  10. Post #50
    Ah... tits!
    sam6420's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Alright, got arch linux installed and set up properly (afaik), when I log in through KDE it seems to just sit there and load for a long ass time, any idea why?
    Ends up I was (probably) missing fonts, installed it all on my desktop after fixing a few internet problems and it's working like a charm.

    Edited:

    A sexy.. sexy charm
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  11. Post #51
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    Which linux is the best for a home/work laptop that I use for both entertainment and work purposes?
    Get LinuxMint if you want it to work out of the box with all the neccesary (and useless) apps, or try out Arch Linux and you will have anything you need and not more, but I suggest reading the official installation guide on wiki.archlinux.org before installing, and don't worry about of the lots of options, because only the dumbest person who just does stuff without caring how is it written in the settings file will mess up the system. And good luck.
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  12. Post #52
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    sam6420's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Another small question, my audio works fine and when testing it through phonon or playing music through amarok it works great, but audio doesn't play through chromium. Methinks it's just flash content, but I'm not sure. Any ideas?
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  13. Post #53
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    July 2009
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    I had a similar issue. IIRC installing alsa-oss did the trick.
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  14. Post #54
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    Will I have to uninstall anything if I install olsa-oss?

    Edited:

    I had a similar issue. IIRC installing alsa-oss did the trick.
    Installed it, any other steps that should be taken after that? :/

    Edited:

    Oh god my ears! Got it working..
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  15. Post #55
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    Welcome to this page lol
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  16. Post #56
    Dog
    What's worse than biting into an apple and finding a dick?
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    Welcome to this page lol
    Brilliant first post.
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  17. Post #57
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
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    Going to install Arch on laptop.
    Someone choose a bloody DE for me, I can't decide.

    Edited:

    Razor-qt looks nice, but I'm not entirely sold.
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  18. Post #58
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    June 2010
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    Going to install Arch on laptop.
    Someone choose a bloody DE for me, I can't decide.

    Edited:

    Razor-qt looks nice, but I'm not entirely sold.
    I use xfce and have had no complaints as of yet.
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  19. Post #59
    Ah... tits!
    sam6420's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Going to install Arch on laptop.
    Someone choose a bloody DE for me, I can't decide.

    Edited:

    Razor-qt looks nice, but I'm not entirely sold.
    I used XFCE briefly on my laptop and it seemed nice and simple, lightweight as well.
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  20. Post #60
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
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    E17 being a bitch to install.
    Fuck it, XFCE it is.

    Edited:

    Fonts are up the ass, it has the wrong keyboard layout and the display manager isn't working.
    Where did I put that Xubuntu ISO...
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  21. Post #61
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    June 2010
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    E17 being a bitch to install.
    Fuck it, XFCE it is.

    Edited:

    Fonts are up the ass, it has the wrong keyboard layout and the display manager isn't working.
    Where did I put that Xubuntu ISO...
    Don't give up so readily! If you are having a problem, chances are someone else has had the exact same issue and a bit (or a lot) of troubleshooting with the help of this forum and google can fix it.
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  22. Post #62
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
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    September 2007
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    Pff, I installed Ubuntu and GNOME-Shell.

    This thing is sexy, fast, easy to use and can actually keep up with what I'm doing.
    It's like Unity except not as stupid.

    Need to open a terminal? Press super, ter, enter, done.
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  23. Post #63
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    June 2010
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    Pff, I installed Ubuntu and GNOME-Shell.

    This thing is sexy, fast, easy to use and can actually keep up with what I'm doing.
    It's like Unity except not as stupid.

    Need to open a terminal? Press super, ter, enter, done.
    Are you implying xfce has no customizable keyboard shortcuts? Because it does. I press ctrl + alt + t to open terminal. You can also just swap over to a virtual terminal if you really want one; no matter what DE you are using its probably just in virtual console 7 (ctrl + alt + f7) and you can have as many as you want (usually defaults to 6, so ctrl + alt + [f1-f6])
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  24. Post #64
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
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    E17 being a bitch to install.
    Fuck it, XFCE it is.

    Edited:

    Fonts are up the ass, it has the wrong keyboard layout and the display manager isn't working.
    Where did I put that Xubuntu ISO...
    er - wait, why is e17 a bitch to install?
    pacman -S e-svn e-modules-svn
    done
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  25. Post #65
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
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    er - wait, why is e17 a bitch to install?
    pacman -S e-svn e-modules-svn
    done
    Requires libjpeg-turbo-1.1.4
    Mirrors only have 1.2.0 on them
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  26. Post #66
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
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    September 2007
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    I'm now running latest Ubuntu with Catalyst 12.1 and GNOME-Shell.
    This thing is so sexy, I'm considering trying to have sex with my laptop.
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  27. Post #67
    Rayjingstorm's Avatar
    June 2010
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    I'm now running latest Ubuntu with Catalyst 12.1 and GNOME-Shell.
    This thing is so sexy, I'm considering trying to have sex with my laptop.
    You won't even have to use any antivirus software (Linux joke?)
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  28. Post #68
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
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    Requires libjpeg-turbo-1.1.4
    Mirrors only have 1.2.0 on them
    Odd..seems to work fine for me and I'm using 1.2.0
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  29. Post #69
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
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    ...
    Virtualbox instantly crashes GNOME Shell.
    I need Virtualbox.

    Time to try Unity.
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  30. Post #70
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
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    ...
    Virtualbox instantly crashes GNOME Shell.
    I need Virtualbox.

    Time to try Unity.
    That's the only issue I personally have with gnome shell, it still has tons of little bugs and incompatibilities :\
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  31. Post #71
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
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    I have a feeling it has something to do with my GPU drivers.
    Whatever, I submitted a really shitty bug ticket.
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  32. Post #72
    Ah... tits!
    sam6420's Avatar
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    I think I somehow fucked up my KDE by changing to a font that I didn't have installed, now when I try to start up it stalls on the "K", I've been searching for a bit, does anybody have any idea how I can revert back to dejavu?
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  33. Post #73
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
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    Are you implying xfce has no customizable keyboard shortcuts? Because it does. I press ctrl + alt + t to open terminal. You can also just swap over to a virtual terminal if you really want one; no matter what DE you are using its probably just in virtual console 7 (ctrl + alt + f7) and you can have as many as you want (usually defaults to 6, so ctrl + alt + [f1-f6])
    That really isn't how implying works. He didn't even mention xfce.
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  34. Post #74
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
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    I know XFCE has similar functionality, however XFCE feels like a generic UI that doesn't take in the fact that the user is using a touchpad.
    Unity/GNOME Shell type of interfaces are amazing on laptops compared to GNOME Classic or XFCE or the likes.
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  35. Post #75
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    That really isn't how implying works. He didn't even mention xfce.
    Look a few posts back, he had asked about a DE for arch, and I was just continuing to give my opinion on xfce.


    I know XFCE has similar functionality, however XFCE feels like a generic UI that doesn't take in the fact that the user is using a touchpad.
    Unity/GNOME Shell type of interfaces are amazing on laptops compared to GNOME Classic or XFCE or the likes.
    I've never installed ubuntu myself and I use a desktop, so I guess I wasn't really qualified to comment in the first place
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  36. Post #76
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
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    Eh, it's easy to make assumptions regarding user interfaces, I didn't even think the laptop would be so different from a desktop.
    The general user experience is still lacking something though.

    GNOME Shell would be bloody amazing with one of them Apple trackpads that do gestures and multitouch and shit.
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  37. Post #77
    Ah... tits!
    sam6420's Avatar
    August 2009
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    I think I somehow fucked up my KDE by changing to a font that I didn't have installed, now when I try to start up it stalls on the "K", I've been searching for a bit, does anybody have any idea how I can revert back to dejavu?
    Anybody? :/
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  38. Post #78
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    May 2008
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    I'm finding pacman very annoying. I'm curious, does portage solve dependency issues where if certain packages need a higher priority, such as libpng where it needs to be installed before other certain packages, it installs libpng before building those other packages?
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  39. Post #79
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    June 2008
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    Today I learned that forcing 56 packages to update at the same time isn't very safe.
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  40. Post #80
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    Anybody? :/
    Try moving ~/.kde to ~/.kde2 or something.
    If you're able to login after that, you can delete ~/.kde2 if you don't mind losing all your old preferences. If it doesn't work, you can just move it back to ~/.kde and try something else.

    You actually don't have to wipe out the whole thing, but I don't know which file that setting is in.

    I suppose you could also install something like Openbox just so you can run system-settings (it'll start the KDE System Settings program) and go in and change your font.
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