You may want to look into getting conky working with awesome as well, as it can be quite useful to have on the bottom.
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?
Just found out that Richard Stallman is giving a speech titled 'Digital Inclusion' at my university in an 2 and a half hours. Excited!
After messing with unity for a bit and getting everything how I want. I kinda like it.
I guess I only had to google, ignore me.
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?))
Opinions on Fedora, share them to me.
I tried limiting my download speed in Fedora once.
I lost 4 days and gave up. Learned lots of new stuff though...
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?
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?
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.
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.
wine program.exe &
then you're doing it wrong
"wineserver -k" also works.
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.
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.
My bad, by default Web is fullscreened but you can simply drag the titlebar to unmaximise it.
Boxes also seems to allow one to connect to a machine remotely? I can't figure it out, though.
the liveCD is actually based on opensuse..but it uses a fedora kernel? that's confusing.
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.
but yeah, gnome 3.4 is rather nifty. I wonder what my mom would think of it..
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.
Arch Linux for a first time Linux user is kind of like anal with no lube for a virgin.
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.
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.
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.
Is it alright if I add you on steam? Makes it easier than posting back and forth haha.