• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v. Install Arch
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I killed the last thread by accident, sorry. :v: This is yet another thread for your silly little questions that don't deserve a thread as well as general discussion. (Would anyone write me a proper OP?)
Gentoo [editline]1st February 2012[/editline] To answer your question
[QUOTE=esalaka;34499105]Gentoo [editline]1st February 2012[/editline] To answer your question[/QUOTE] I'd rather not compile most of the system on my laptop's poor little 1.6 ghz processor.
[QUOTE=Lyoko774;34499274]I'd rather not compile most of the system on my laptop's poor little 1.6 ghz processor.[/QUOTE] Get a USB stick and fill it with distro's until it's full.
I posted a [url=http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1160466]thread[/url] you guys might want to visit. Linux users are basically the target audience since it's the only platform the project is confirmed to 100% compile on Though I did hear some dude got it working on FreeBSD but I'm not sure if that was true.
[QUOTE=FPtje;34499377]Get a USB stick and fill it with distro's until it's full.[/QUOTE] But what distros? I've already tried Mint 12, Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 daily, and Fedora 16..
My attempt at installing Mint 12 64 bit has been stuck at "Configuring Target System" for 12 hours I think something is wrong :v: EDIT: I powered off, re-cleared the partition, and properly installed Mint 12 64-bit :3
Debian, openSuse, Mandriva...
Just wikipaste OP + resources.
[QUOTE=Lyoko774;34499274]I'd rather not compile most of the system on my laptop's poor little 1.6 ghz processor.[/QUOTE] There's nothing stopping you from getting the binary packages.
Can someone explain to me why when I try to sudo add-apt-repository ppa:voria/ppa (It's a valid repository, I checked) I keep getting errors saying "No JSON object could be decoded". I'm using Linux Mint 12 and it's a pain trying to get my netbook backlight working.
I think that pacman should have a interactive mode available in case of a decency conflict. It would have been useful just now. I installed pacman 4. At first it didn't want to because package-query and pacman-color were being bitches about it. I tried to upgrade pacman without checking for dept conflics. It worked, but when I ran pacman again it told me about its inability to start because of a lack of glibc. Wouldn't it be better if I had the following options: [code] package-query doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y pacman-color doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y [/code]
I just got ubuntu 11.10 installed on a USB stick. I like it so far, but every few minutes it just hangs for 4-8 seconds, for no reason. Is this just becasue it's on the USB?
Attempting to get Linux running on this old craptop I havent ever had a single distro properly load up without a freeze on this thing [editline]3rd February 2012[/editline] Okey, the Linux kernel just wont run on this laptop Whichever distro I try it just freezes
Backing up a hard drive over the network with netcat Not sure if good idea
[QUOTE=Boris-B;34519175]I think that pacman should have a interactive mode available in case of a decency conflict. It would have been useful just now. I installed pacman 4. At first it didn't want to because package-query and pacman-color were being bitches about it. I tried to upgrade pacman without checking for dept conflics. It worked, but when I ran pacman again it told me about its inability to start because of a lack of glibc. Wouldn't it be better if I had the following options: [code] package-query doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y pacman-color doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y [/code][/QUOTE] They should have the package manager solve the glibc/pacman dep issue itself.
[code][yousef@Archtop ~]$ /home/yousef/Downloads/EasyLock /home/yousef/Downloads/EasyLock: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory [/code] [del]I know libudev.so.0 is in /lib/ but why can't it find it?[/del] Turns out I needed lib32-udev installed.
I want to grab the output of archey, and display that on my desktop. I assume to do such a thing I'd need to use conky or similar, but I really don't know what I'm doing. Any ideas?
[QUOTE=Boris-B;34519175]I think that pacman should have a interactive mode available in case of a decency conflict. It would have been useful just now. I installed pacman 4. At first it didn't want to because package-query and pacman-color were being bitches about it. I tried to upgrade pacman without checking for dept conflics. It worked, but when I ran pacman again it told me about its inability to start because of a lack of glibc. Wouldn't it be better if I had the following options: [code] package-query doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y pacman-color doesn't want you to upgrade. Fuck that guy? (Y/n) y [/code][/QUOTE] Why didn't you remove package-query and pacman-color, upgrade pacman then download both from the AUR and do a makepkg?
Okey, I nailed down the problem Is there any Linux distro that allows you to stop attempting to load SCSI drivers it shouldent be loading on the Live CD?
I just installed Debian and it's not detecting my Intel Wireless 100 Series card... I tried getting iwlagn but nothings working. Help me please.
I don't think it's very clever to install networking software with "lag" in its name. :v:
Happy b-day Linux
is it possible to make console text smaller? I have a CentOS minimal install going and the console text is... lulzy huge, I kinda rough counted each character is like 60 pixels high. I was thinking of installing X as a last resort that way at least I can control terminal text size but wondering if there is a simpler solution to this.
Installing opensource drivers will usually improve your terminal font (outside of X). If you have nvidia install nouveau; if you have ati install xf86-video-ati.
Whats the best DE? Awesome looked cool.
[QUOTE=toaster468;34552631]Whats the best DE? Awesome looked cool.[/QUOTE] The "best" DE is entirely subjective. Just try a bunch out and see what you like the best!
While playing with DE's make sure to have a nice login manager like gdm. It makes switching DE's as easy as logging out and changing a drop-down menu. Unless you like playing with xinitrc and finding x start commands.
Wow this is silly but how do you move windows in Awesome?
You need to configure awesome, but usually you move windows by holding the windows key and leftclicking on a window.
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