1. Post #161
    PLAY IT LOUD!!!
    K3inMitl3id's Avatar
    February 2010
    2,875 Posts
    Anyone know how well Linux works with the latest games? I'm trying to make a new build and I don't wanna pay for an operating system.
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  2. Post #162
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    June 2008
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    Anyone know how well Linux works with the latest games? I'm trying to make a new build and I don't wanna pay for an operating system.
    It works perfectly well with games... so long as they were made for Linux. You can also run Windows programs through a compatibility layer like WINE, but it's pretty hit-and-miss. You'll find a good number of Linux games on Desura (this is a competitor to Steam which has a Linux version; ran by the same guys as ModDB) and here (just a good website). Check the rest against WINE's app database.

    On the whole, you're best off with a Windows partition and a Linux partition.
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  3. Post #163
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    June 2010
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    Anyone know how well Linux works with the latest games? I'm trying to make a new build and I don't wanna pay for an operating system.
    Define "well", "works" and "latest" (aka not very well)

    Edited:

    Ninjad
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  4. Post #164
    PLAY IT LOUD!!!
    K3inMitl3id's Avatar
    February 2010
    2,875 Posts
    Decided to give Ubuntu a test, went to a youtube video, and noticed that the sound is incredible. I mean it's like nothing I've ever heard. How is this so?
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  5. Post #165
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
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    Better drivers, perhaps?
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  6. Post #166
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    June 2010
    1,332 Posts
    Just installed the Gnome version of Fedora 16. Loving it so far. Is there any way to customize the layout and the top bar + the widgets on it?
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  7. Post #167
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    February 2012
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    Just installed the Gnome version of Fedora 16. Loving it so far. Is there any way to customize the layout and the top bar + the widgets on it?
    Yeah, use gnome2.
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  8. Post #168
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    Number-41's Avatar
    August 2005
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    I don't like the activities stuff...
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  9. Post #169
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    June 2008
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    Just installed the Gnome version of Fedora 16. Loving it so far. Is there any way to customize the layout and the top bar + the widgets on it?
    Yeah. Install the gnome-shell-extension-user-theme (allows you to load other themes) and gnome-tweak-tool (advanced settings; for some strange reason not installed by default) packages (the command is: sudo yum install gnome-shell-extension-user-theme gnome-tweak-tool) then go to http://gnome-look.org/ or the deviantArt page to download themes.

    As for changing the actual layout, you'll need different extensions. For those you go to extensions.gnome.org (which is maintained by the makers of GNOME) and browse around.

    Edited:

    I don't like the activities stuff...
    There are several "GNOME 2 menu" extensions. Try them out.
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  10. Post #170
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    June 2010
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    Yeah. Install the gnome-shell-extension-user-theme (allows you to load other themes) and gnome-tweak-tool (advanced settings; for some strange reason not installed by default) packages (the command is: sudo yum install gnome-shell-extension-user-theme gnome-tweak-tool) then go to http://gnome-look.org/ or the deviantArt page to download themes.

    As for changing the actual layout, you'll need different extensions. For those you go to extensions.gnome.org (which is maintained by the makers of GNOME) and browse around.

    Edited:



    There are several "GNOME 2 menu" extensions. Try them out.
    Thanks!
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  11. Post #171
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,659 Posts
    Get music integration, shit is awesome.
    Even works with Spotify, which is great for me since that's all I use anymore.
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  12. Post #172
    Glorious GNU/Linux Master Race
    kaukassus's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,024 Posts
    Gonna set up an Arch linux server soon, have a question.

    I want to make an arch server for virtualizations, and now i'm looking for a good way to virtualize windows systems. preferably text only(or full management trough terminal), and with inbuilt VNC support.

    wich virtualization software should I take?
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  13. Post #173
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    virtualbox, duh.
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  14. Post #174
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,261 Posts
    I wouldn't recommend arch for a server. I'm not sure that virtualbox is a good idea either. I am not very familiar with visualization solutions for linux tho.
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  15. Post #175
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Qemu with KVM

    Edited:

    vrit-manager is a good management tool for KVM instances.
    It's written by Red Hat so you know it's serious shit.
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  16. Post #176
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    March 2011
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    I've run into some very annoying shit in archbang, I have no /lib/modules/3.0-ARCH/build or I get this

    Makefile:36: *** Cannot find kernel version in /lib/modules/3.0-ARCH/build, is it configured?. Stop.


    so whenever I try and make shit it just says I don't have that dir, and also when trying to download ANY package with pacman I get this

    error: failed to commit transaction (invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature))

    Any help with those two problems?
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  17. Post #177
    muslim obama's Avatar
    February 2012
    16 Posts
    Im trying to install arch again but im getting a no address record and i cant ping google with both a direct connection to my modem and my router even though i can connect to my router with my phone. I dont think i had this problem the last time i installed arch on this laptop, so im not really sure what to do.
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  18. Post #178
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    July 2009
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    I've run into some very annoying shit in archbang, I have no /lib/modules/3.0-ARCH/build or I get this

    Makefile:36: *** Cannot find kernel version in /lib/modules/3.0-ARCH/build, is it configured?. Stop.


    so whenever I try and make shit it just says I don't have that dir, and also when trying to download ANY package with pacman I get this

    error: failed to commit transaction (invalid or corrupted package (PGP signature))

    Any help with those two problems?
    For your first problem, it seems like you're missing the linux-headers package which should own those files.

    For your second problem, that's a side effect of blindly updating to pacman 4. You should probably have the file /etc/pacman.conf.pacnew You'll need to merge this file with /etc/pacman.conf.
    If you haven't edited /etc/pacman.conf then just swap the files.

    Edited:

    Im trying to install arch again but im getting a no address record and i cant ping google with both a direct connection to my modem and my router even though i can connect to my router with my phone. I dont think i had this problem the last time i installed arch on this laptop, so im not really sure what to do.
    It sounds like you either didn't get an ip, or you didn't get a dns server.

    Post the results to the following:
    Code:
    ifconfig -a
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
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  19. Post #179
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    March 2011
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    Fixed the pacman problem (disabled package signing)
    Still got the make problem, I definitely have linux-headers.
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  20. Post #180
    muslim obama's Avatar
    February 2012
    16 Posts
    For ifconfig -a i get a command not found, i tried looking on google for a bit but couldnt find a solution to that.

    The cat /etc/resolv.conf gave me

    #
    # /etc/resolv.conf
    #

    #search <yourdomain.tld>
    #nameserver <ip>

    #end of file
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  21. Post #181
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    January 2007
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    Yes, ifconfig is hilariously outdated and not included in Arch. Paste the output of "ip a" instead.
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  22. Post #182
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    July 2009
    1,261 Posts
    Fixed the pacman problem (disabled package signing)
    Still got the make problem, I definitely have linux-headers.
    I can only think of 2 things that could cause this.
    1. the linux-headers package is broken
    2. You just installed a new kernel version and didn't reboot

    If it's the second option all you have to do is reboot. The new kernel will be loaded and the make compiling process will figure out the right kernel.

    You can find out whether or not it's #1 by running this (as root, or it'll give you more packages that it should)
    Code:
    pacman -Qkq | cut -d ' ' -f 1 | uniq
    This should give you a list of broken packages, reinstall them.
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  23. Post #183
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    I can only think of 2 things that could cause this.
    1. the linux-headers package is broken
    2. You just installed a new kernel version and didn't reboot

    If it's the second option all you have to do is reboot. The new kernel will be loaded and the make compiling process will figure out the right kernel.

    You can find out whether or not it's #1 by running this (as root, or it'll give you more packages that it should)
    Code:
    pacman -Qkq | cut -d ' ' -f 1 | uniq
    This should give you a list of broken packages, reinstall them.
    You're a very big help, thank you. (I'm new to arch as well)
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  24. Post #184
    muslim obama's Avatar
    February 2012
    16 Posts
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    Yes, ifconfig is hilariously outdated and not included in Arch. Paste the output of "ip a" instead.
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  25. Post #185
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,261 Posts
    You don't have an ip address nor do you have a dns server. Run
    Code:
    dhcpcd
    and it should do the magic for you.
    You might have to start the interface first.
    Code:
    ip link set eth0 up
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  26. Post #186
    muslim obama's Avatar
    February 2012
    16 Posts
    It worked, thank you.

    Edited:

    It seems everytime i reboot i need to enter dhcpcd, is there any way to change that?
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  27. Post #187
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    March 2011
    1,749 Posts
    Add it into /etc/rc.local
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  28. Post #188
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    May 2008
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    Add it into /etc/rc.local
    He's using Arch right?
    He should add it to the SERVICES in /etc/rc.conf or whatever it is.
    I haven't used Arch in a few years, so excuse me if I got the file name wrong.
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  29. Post #189
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    March 2011
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    You're probably right, I just googled that

    In other news, anyone got any packages that I can actually disable mouse acceleration and change mouse speed on?
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  30. Post #190
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    July 2009
    1,261 Posts
    Here's the better/proper solution:
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rc.conf#Networking

    In /etc/rc.conf there's a networking section. All you have to do is set your eth0 interface to use dhcp. (It should all be in the wiki article above)
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  31. Post #191
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    September 2010
    342 Posts
    Does anyone feel afraid of how much Linux relies on repositories? I preferred installing software through going on the author's site, and downloading a binary like on Windows. AFAIK on Linux Distros, you enter in some command in the terminal, hook up to a repository usually hosted by the distro, and download it. A lot of the times, software ends up being outdated. Another problem is how nearly all of the software is hosted on the distro's servers. Wouldn't it be a pain in the ass to upload your software to the repository when it has to go through a server admin? What the hell happens if the servers fall down?
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  32. Post #192
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    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    If you write a program you can still upload it to your own server and host it there. You can just throw up the source code, and let people compile it themselves. If it becomes popular enough distro maintainers will compile it and put a binary in the repositories.

    Edited:

    There are quite a few (especially closed source) programs that you can only get from a 3rd party site on Linux.

    I have to download Google Chrome, Adobe Flash, and Skype from their sites because they aren't in the Fedora repository.
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  33. Post #193
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    June 2010
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    Does anyone feel afraid of how much Linux relies on repositories?
    No, although I feel like that depends on the distro you're using. For me Arch Linux tends to have very up-to-date repositories, especially with the AUR being managed by the community.
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  34. Post #194
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
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    No, although I feel like that depends on the distro you're using. For me Arch Linux tends to have very up-to-date repositories, especially with the AUR being managed by the community.
    I think he means more like "Since you trust my server, how about I give you a malicious package?"
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  35. Post #195
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    September 2011
    957 Posts
    I'm posting this from an Android-x86 ICS 4.0 Virtualbox image. Unfortunately, I don't know the Android's screenshot functions... :/ Still, running Android on a PC is pretty cool. Uses less RAM than Windows XP and is great for surfing the web so far. This is also my first time using Android, so this experience is all new to me.
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  36. Post #196
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,414 Posts
    Seriously, should i install arch?
    Just 1 request, does it have multiple desktops? (virtual)

    Edited:

    Now i use Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME 3 desktop enviorment.
    Mint 12 looks coolio too.

    CAN'T DECIDE
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  37. Post #197
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    June 2008
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    I think he means more like "Since you trust my server, how about I give you a malicious package?"
    I think they actually warn you to look out for that in the first-time user's guide to the AUR. I've never heard of someone doing it, though.
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  38. Post #198
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    May 2008
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    I think he means more like "Since you trust my server, how about I give you a malicious package?"
    It's easier to trust the handful of repo maintainers than 50 million random dudes posting downloads on their sites.
    That's one of the problems with Windows is that there isn't a central trusted source of application downloads.

    Edited:

    Seriously, should i install arch?
    Just 1 request, does it have multiple desktops? (virtual)

    Edited:

    Now i use Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME 3 desktop enviorment.
    Mint 12 looks coolio too.

    CAN'T DECIDE
    It isn't the distro that provides virtual desktops; it's the window manager. AFAIK all Linux window managers (at the least the ones that matter) provide virtual desktops. Arch doesn't come with a default window manager, so you can install whichever you want.

    But in my opinion I think Arch is overrated. It's not bad, but it's not as great as people crack it up to be.
    If I went back to one of those "do it yourself" distros I'd go back to Gentoo.
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  39. Post #199
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    August 2010
    855 Posts
    Nah I don't have that much time and a powerful pc to compile everything even x11 and openbox, and arch provides i686 binary packages so you can your make os be ready to use as soon as it downloaded all that crap you wanted.
    But if you want to compile stuff like x11 then you can use the ABS that grabs every pkgbuild of official repos stuff, you can modify it for your liking, build it then install. Gentoo is for psychopats
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  40. Post #200
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
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    What distro should i go for then?
    I really don't wan't arch really, since it takes a lot of setup.

    Mint 12 was my next move, but i still think it's.. Too... Too not me. If you know.
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