1. Post #441
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    Just uninstalled XFCE and installed awesome
    Now I just need to throw out my mouse and spend some time frustrated over learning to use the keyboard efficiently. Speaking of which, does anyone have a suggestion as to which resource is best for learning awesome?
    lua.org and the awesome wiki. That's about it.
    You may want to look into getting conky working with awesome as well, as it can be quite useful to have on the bottom.
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  2. Post #442
    BBgamer720's Avatar
    November 2011
    482 Posts
    So, i don't need a wired connection?
    Thank god.

    Oh! new question, i installed Skype on Mint 12 KDE trough the software center, problem is i can't launch it?
    You may need a wired connection if your wireless adapter is not supported fully by the Linux kernel. I have an Edimax EW-7811UN adapter which uses the RTL8188CUS chip which isn't fully supported by Linux, and I have to install a driver for it to work fully. (It's detected and can show wireless networks but you can't connect to a network with it). As long as your wireless chip worked out of the box with whatever distro you're on now (Linux Mint by the looks of it), then you should be fine!
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  3. Post #443
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    September 2009
    4,598 Posts
    I have Ubuntu 11.10 set up in VirtualBox. How do I get gedit to stop saving the cursor position? I read something about using the configuration editor and turning off "apps/gedit-2/preferences/editor/cursor_position/restore_cursor_position", but "cursor_position" doesn't exist.

    Anyone have any ideas?
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  4. Post #444
    TheLolrus's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,430 Posts
    Just found out that Richard Stallman is giving a speech titled 'Digital Inclusion' at my university in an 2 and a half hours. Excited!
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  5. Post #445
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    After messing with unity for a bit and getting everything how I want. I kinda like it.
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  6. Post #446
    :smugspike:'s Avatar
    December 2009
    1,345 Posts
    After messing with unity for a bit and getting everything how I want. I kinda like it.
    Please excuse me for sounding naive, but what's Unity? Are you talking about the game engine or something entirely different?

    Edited:

    I guess I only had to google, ignore me.

    Edited:

    On a similar note, after only having used Arch for the past eight days, I really (really) like it! Right from the fresh CLI install to a fully functional gnome environment, no complaints (aside from the process of installing packages from the AUR-- seems a little complicated in comparison to a package manager. (anyone have a solution to streamline this a little?))
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  7. Post #447
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    Please excuse me for sounding naive, but what's Unity? Are you talking about the game engine or something entirely different?

    Edited:

    I guess I only had to google, ignore me.

    Edited:

    On a similar note, after only having used Arch for the past eight days, I really (really) like it! Right from the fresh CLI install to a fully functional gnome environment, no complaints (aside from the process of installing packages from the AUR-- seems a little complicated in comparison to a package manager. (anyone have a solution to streamline this a little?))
    Yaourt, a frontend package manager in CLI for AUR.
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  8. Post #448
    :smugspike:'s Avatar
    December 2009
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    Thanks!
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  9. Post #449
    BBgamer720's Avatar
    November 2011
    482 Posts
    Please excuse me for sounding naive, but what's Unity? Are you talking about the game engine or something entirely different?

    Edited:

    I guess I only had to google, ignore me.

    Edited:

    On a similar note, after only having used Arch for the past eight days, I really (really) like it! Right from the fresh CLI install to a fully functional gnome environment, no complaints (aside from the process of installing packages from the AUR-- seems a little complicated in comparison to a package manager. (anyone have a solution to streamline this a little?))
    Unity is the Desktop Environment for Ubuntu. http://unity.ubuntu.com/projects/unity/
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  10. Post #450
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,822 Posts
    Opinions on Fedora, share them to me.
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  11. Post #451
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    August 2005
    4,288 Posts
    I tried limiting my download speed in Fedora once.





    I lost 4 days and gave up. Learned lots of new stuff though...
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  12. Post #452
    Jackwumbo's Avatar
    October 2011
    177 Posts
    I have recently installed Ubuntu as my OS and my wired internet has been really funky. It is much slower then it used to be on windows and speedtest confirmed it. I went from having approx 25mb/s on windows to ~2mb/s on this. Anyone got any info?
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  13. Post #453
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    September 2006
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    I finished putting my desktop server together and I'm going to install Scientific Linux 6.2!

    What are some good sources/guides for getting to know SC6.2 better?
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  14. Post #454
    BBgamer720's Avatar
    November 2011
    482 Posts
    Opinions on Fedora, share them to me.
    Up-to-date software, fast. Not beginner friendly though as it's not easy to do little things like install Nvidia drivers etc.
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  15. Post #455
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    leontodd's Avatar
    January 2009
    4,445 Posts
    Aw man. I'm stuck in GParted for the next hour while my HDD is partitioned. It comes with a browser now (NetSurf), but my god it's terrible. Nothing is rendered correctly.
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  16. Post #456
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,822 Posts
    Up-to-date software, fast.
    Sounds good.

    Not beginner friendly though as it's not easy to do little things like install Nvidia drivers etc.
    Not a problem.

    It looks like I'll be giving Fedora a try, I've never in all my life given Fedora a try.
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  17. Post #457
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    August 2009
    300 Posts
    How can I run multiple wine's at once? I need to exectute this

    wine program.exe however it needs to start about 20 times. I tried doing wine program.exe 20 times in a sh file but that only starts it one by one after the last one has finished (they all need to run at the same time) and somehow to stop them all easily too.
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  18. Post #458
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    January 2007
    8,019 Posts
    wine program.exe &
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  19. Post #459
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    August 2009
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    wine program.exe &
    That seems to do the same thing as the sh program, it executes after the first one has ended (successfully)
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  20. Post #460
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    January 2007
    8,019 Posts
    then you're doing it wrong
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  21. Post #461
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    August 2009
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    then you're doing it wrong
    Sorry yeah that worked, however what's the easiest way to kill all of them after? I have to kill the PID's one by one and doing 20 is annoying.
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  22. Post #462
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    Sorry yeah that worked, however what's the easiest way to kill all of them after? I have to kill the PID's one by one and doing 20 is annoying.
    'killall wine' should kill all wine processes running.
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  23. Post #463
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    August 2009
    300 Posts
    'killall wine' should kill all wine processes running.
    Thanks :)
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  24. Post #464
    Psyke89's Avatar
    January 2010
    640 Posts
    "wineserver -k" also works.
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  25. Post #465
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    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Opinions on Fedora, share them to me.
    Kind of like Ubuntu in that it does one release every 6 months, but with more up-to-date packages, less bugginess, and yum is way better than apt-get.

    For example Fedora sometimes updates the kernel version in the middle of a Fedora release. Fedora 15 came with 2.6.38 I believe, and it ended up being updated to 3.1.
    Fedora 16 started with KDE 4.7 and got updated to 4.8, etc.
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  26. Post #466
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,124 Posts
    So. Trying out the gnome 3.4 liveCD.
    It's based on Fedora 17, it seems.
    It has a built in virtual machine manager, called Boxes!
    Still runs like crap on AMD hardware, probably a driver problem.
    Definitely more task oriented than previous releases...Web (the new name of the browser, how original) is constantly fullscreen, as is Boxes.
    Everything else seems mostly the same as previous releases..
    Kinda nice, actually.

    Edited:

    My bad, by default Web is fullscreened but you can simply drag the titlebar to unmaximise it.

    Edited:

    Boxes also seems to allow one to connect to a machine remotely? I can't figure it out, though.

    Edited:

    the liveCD is actually based on opensuse..but it uses a fedora kernel? that's confusing.
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  27. Post #467

    April 2012
    59 Posts
    Managed to get Ubuntu working after 2 days of wrestling with partitions, drivers and operating systems, but it's totally worth it.

    Also, I'm now actually able to place my laptop on my lap without it catching fire, which is a nice change.
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  28. Post #468
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,822 Posts
    the liveCD is actually based on opensuse..but it uses a fedora kernel? that's confusing.
    Nope, it's Fedora 17.

    cat /etc/issue
    GNOME release 3.4.0 (F17)
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  29. Post #469
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,124 Posts
    Nope, it's Fedora 17.

    cat /etc/issue
    GNOME release 3.4.0 (F17)
    I must've gotten misinformed somewhere along the line, somewhere on the gnome wiki it said the live images were based on openSUSE
    but yeah, gnome 3.4 is rather nifty. I wonder what my mom would think of it..
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  30. Post #470
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    June 2008
    4,495 Posts
    I must've gotten misinformed somewhere along the line, somewhere on the gnome wiki it said the live images were based on openSUSE
    but yeah, gnome 3.4 is rather nifty. I wonder what my mom would think of it..
    The 3.0 live image was openSUSE or Fedora (separate downloads). I don't think any after that had openSUSE.
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  31. Post #471
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    Jellyman's Avatar
    October 2011
    1,358 Posts
    Linux Mint or Arch for someone new to Linux? tried Ubuntu before but supposedly it's got worse since then so I'd rather not.
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  32. Post #472
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,822 Posts
    Arch Linux for a first time Linux user is kind of like anal with no lube for a virgin.
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  33. Post #473
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    Jellyman's Avatar
    October 2011
    1,358 Posts
    Arch Linux for a first time Linux user is kind of like anal with no lube for a virgin.
    Haha, well I was just asking since everyone seems to like it.
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  34. Post #474

    April 2012
    59 Posts
    Personally I'd say give Ubuntu a go yourself, and if you don't like the new desktop you can always change it to Gnome. If not, go for Mint.
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  35. Post #475
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    October 2011
    1,358 Posts
    Okay, I'll probably go for Mint.

    I have an issue however, I'm not sure what to do with partitions, I'm currently like this:

    I'm not sure what to do, how much space should I take from D:\ to give to the OS?

    edit: I want to keep my Windows 7 working.
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  36. Post #476

    April 2012
    59 Posts
    I'm guessing you use D: as a storage partition.

    Not sure how much you should dedicate, maybe around 8GB. Also, I'd make a 'Swap' partition which is slightly larger than the amount of RAM you have.
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  37. Post #477
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    October 2011
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    I'm guessing you use D: as a storage partition.

    Not sure how much you should dedicate, maybe around 8GB. Also, I'd make a 'Swap' partition which is slightly larger than the amount of RAM you have.
    Yeah, D:\ is storage, it has steam, music and other such things on it.

    What's a 'Swap' partition for?

    Edited:

    Haha I don't think I should have gave windows a 65GB partition.
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  38. Post #478

    April 2012
    59 Posts
    Is it alright if I add you on steam? Makes it easier than posting back and forth haha.
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  39. Post #479
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    October 2011
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  40. Post #480
    :smugspike:'s Avatar
    December 2009
    1,345 Posts
    Arch Linux for a first time Linux user is kind of like anal with no lube for a virgin.
    well considering my only prior experience with linux has been Kubuntu, I think I did pretty okay.
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