Or, if you insist on using .torrent files, generate .torrent files from magnet links.
Compiz runs like outright shit on my laptop.
this should not be, my late-2007 late (as in now dead) macbook could (and did) handle it better than this.
Does having UEFI instead of legacy BIOS affect installation of a Linux distro? I was thinking of installing a Fedora x64 distro, would I have to take any extra steps to deal with UEFI or can I just download the .iso, burn it to a CD and pop it in like I would with the legacy BIOS?
Edit: However, I know for a fact that PXE booting with UEFI can be a pain in the ass, though I imagine that doesn't matter for most people.
Installed Fedora, but the screen is stretched out and won't support the maximum resolution of my monitor. I've tried using xrandr to readjust it, but it won't work. When I attempt to install Nvidia drivers, it says that I have X running, and I'm not too sure about shutting it down. Been searching up methods of fixing this all day, and none of them work. Any way to fix this?
linux on my laptop isn't recognizing my wifi card.
here are the lspci results
if that helps at all.Code:lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1510 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 9804 00:01.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device 1314 00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] 00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller 00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller 00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller 00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller 00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42) 00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40) 00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller (rev 40) 00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40) 00:15.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 43a0 00:15.2 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 43a2 00:15.3 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Device 43a3 00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1700 (rev 43) 00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1701 00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1702 00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1703 00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1704 00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1718 00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1716 00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1719 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet (rev c1) 07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4727 (rev 01)
That should walk you through getting it working.
You could also install something like wicd through your ethernet device and it'll configure the wireless card for you.
nvm figured it out
god damn, i can't find a single fucking simple direction set to actually get anything done on linux. It's like "reset your dbus or reload it"
"umm, how exactly do i do this internet?"
"LOL DUNNO MAN GUESS YOU'R FUCKED!"
Here's my question. I made a thread for this, but it sorta died.
I want to install Mint on an external hard drive, but don't know what to do with the installer. I downloaded it onto the drive, but don't know what to do next. (last time I tried to do this, I overwrote the windows boot block on the internal drive.)
I recently installed the latest version of Ubuntu over linux mint 11, which was all well and good, but the wireless was godawful slow. I heard that the latest version of Mint had the same problem, so I re-installed 11. Then I updated, and bam slow wireless.
Not asking for a guide to fix the problem, per se, but I'm just curious if anyone knows what's causing the issue.
you might need gcc installed first so do a yum install gcc
once you get use to mint then install it directly onto your PC
Going to attempt to install Linux on my old Motorola Droid, let's see how this works. I've got a choice of Debian or Ubuntu.
On one hand, I've used Ubuntu (even if just a little bit) before, but I've never used Debian.
Also, unrelated question, if I run Linux on a VM on my Windows box will it run at close to full speed?
I tried running Hexxeh's Chrominium OS on VMWare once and it was unusable.
You'll get about 80-90% performance, with VT-x/d/EPT, AMD-v/IOMMU, and VMtools closer to 95%. If it didn't give very good numbers virtualization wouldn't be as big as it is
Thanks. What virtualization toolkit is the best/is recommended for linux?
I'm mainly going to be using Fedora and maybe try and compile Arch.
ok, so i got WICD to work on my laptop, but when i click on it's GUI it says can't find any networks, and even if i plug an Ethernet cable directly into the computer it still won't connect to the internet at all.
if it helps the laptop is an aspire one.
i will add you on steam, but i seriously don't think you can connect to teamviewer without any internet
BTW thanks for all your help man, really got me way closer than i previously was.
Sorry I have to go to bed, tomorrow I'll chat you up on steam and we'll get this figured out.
Does anyone here who uses ethernet use anything other than dhcpcd at any time? I don't use wicd or anything.
I am currently trying to install Arch on a machine without a CD drive. I'm instead using a flash drive to boot the installation but it keeps failing with "ERROR: failed to mount real root device".
I have searched and found a lot of threads about it, but I haven't been able to find a fix that worked for me.
I think I found a solution. When creating a live USB from the Arch ISO it will be created with non-persistent drive labeling. So for the live USB to actually work it must be used on the computer it was created on. At least that is my guess, because right now I tried plugging it in my laptop (which created the live USB) and it booted just fine.
Now the question is: WHY?! I used dd to copy the ISO to the USB so I can't really see what I should have done wrong.
For the last 4 hours I have been working on putting Arch on a USB key and to make it run on an old thin client. Now that I finally made it work I realize the thin client has a i586 CPU which means I can't install stuff from the repo (which is i686). Well fuck me.