• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v. Install Arch
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[QUOTE=Al Bundy;35276627]Anyone know how to use VirtualBox on Linux Mint? I need a way to get back to windows and after I installed Linux Mint it won't let me change my OS to anything, even another Linux distribution. I downloaded the .iso file for Windows 8 consumer preview and tried to boot it through Unetbootin and it just gives me a default option and no more, every fucking time I do this shit. I fucked up really bad and I just need to get back to windows and I was hoping VirtualBox would help but I can't seem to get it started. It went to the installer and installed everything it needed and it's not showing up like I see in videos. Help![/QUOTE] did you remember to change the boot order in the bios, so it can actually boot from a CD/USB device? also, windows8 + unetbootin never worked for me. try to execute virtualbox trough the console (type in "virtualbox" without "")
Thanks man. I can get to the boot with a separate key and choose from a list though.
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;35272256]If your computer is 32bit, you couldn't run 64bit on it at all. It wouldn't even boot.[/QUOTE] Yes but I'm using it on my desktop ATM. (forgot to mention that)
Ok, I'm trying to install Ubuntu, but on the disk I have and my usb drive it gets stuck at [6.09815] SD 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI remveable disk And refuses to go past their. Ideas?
Use a dvd or cd or a different usb stick, obvi.
[QUOTE=q0q;35283870]Use a dvd or cd or a different usb stick, obvi.[/QUOTE] I use three disks and one usb stick, same result, all three work on a Virtual Machine.
Am I any safer streaming stuff on a college connection using ubuntu vs. windows?
[QUOTE=Relaxation;35300105]Am I any safer streaming stuff on a college connection using ubuntu vs. windows?[/QUOTE] What do you mean by safer?
[QUOTE=Relaxation;35300105]Am I any safer streaming stuff on a college connection using ubuntu vs. windows?[/QUOTE] Technically no, because the IT departement have most likely set up a network sniffer(if they didn't, they are fucking stupid), so they can see the whole network traffic of yours. It wouldn't matter if you used linux, OSX or windows, the traffic would be the same.
How can you get ibus to work with irssi or any terminal application that takes text? ctrl + space doesn't seem to switch the keyboard type.
[QUOTE=kaukassus;35303521]Technically no, because the IT departement have most likely set up a network sniffer(if they didn't, they are fucking stupid), so they can see the whole network traffic of yours. It wouldn't matter if you used linux, OSX or windows, the traffic would be the same.[/QUOTE] I wonder if theres ways around it. Also ima remove ubuntu from my external drive and run it side by side.
[QUOTE=Relaxation;35307523]I wonder if theres ways around it. Also ima remove ubuntu from my external drive and run it side by side.[/QUOTE] The OS has nothing to do with it. It's how you access the web. Try using a proxy server or anonymity software (like tor) if you desperately NEED to do something against your network agreement. Just be aware, while they likely won't know what you're doing through those, they'll know that you're using them. Don't get in trouble for something stupid. Only use them if you need to.
Yeah. Its just like when I go home for the summer I go fucking nuts on torrenting. Anyways, any cons to running ubuntu side by side?
No, not at all (unless you do something stupid, like turn the computer off in the middle of the installation).
sweet. Wonder If ill have trouble removing it form my drive, since i made a ntfs partition.... pretty sure I just need to go to partition manager. I've been so swamped with school work I havent had the time i'd like to experiment. Also exercise has been taking time out. The main problem I had was when I was trying to download package, some of them seemed to be dated and I couldnt figure out how to remove garbage that I downloaded.
[QUOTE=kaukassus;35303521]Technically no, because the IT departement have most likely set up a network sniffer(if they didn't, they are fucking stupid), so they can see the whole network traffic of yours. It wouldn't matter if you used linux, OSX or windows, the traffic would be the same.[/QUOTE] Unless his streaming app included content encryption.
[QUOTE=P320;35313860]Unless his streaming app included content encryption.[/QUOTE] but the Technical staff, would still know that he's causing a suspicious amount of traffic
[QUOTE=kaukassus;35314050]but the Technical staff, would still know that he's causing a suspicious amount of traffic[/QUOTE] Even so, I doubt that it's against the rules to use such encryption software. Some of us do this, because we do not want everything we do to be pretty much publicly available.
Rather unrelated to the subject at hand.. With the latest version of Wine in the Arch repositories, does Halo CE work properly for anyone else? Any transparent things are black for me and the game is laggy as all hell, I also get tons of spam in the terminal when I run it from one.. err:d3d:state_pscale >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GL_INVALID_VALUE (0x501) from glPointSize(...); @ ../../../wine/dlls/wined3d/state.c / 1562
How can I stop using akmod nvidia drivers and revert to the nouveau drivers? Basically I followed this to get nvidia up and running but I find it annoying with my laptop because nvidia doesn't automatically switch to my laptop screen when I undock it from its dual monitor setup. [editline]27th March 2012[/editline] [url]http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2011/fedora-15-nvidia-drivers-install-guide/[/url]
I'd just uninstall nvidia and make sure if you created an xorg.conf with it to delete it. Then install nouveau and you should be fine. [url=https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA#Switching_between_nvidia_and_nouveau_drivers]This[/url] and [URL="https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nouveau#Keep_NVIDIA_driver_installed"]this[/URL] might help you.
So after reading through the [b]beginners guide[/b] twice i feel confident on installing Arch. Problem is that i don't know if i wan't KDE with it. It seems like the "obvious choice". But after mint 12 with KDE i know my way around, also with th help from here. Would it be a good choice or should i choose something else?
[QUOTE=Moofy;35326922]So after reading through the [b]beginners guide[/b] twice i feel confident on installing Arch. Problem is that i don't know if i wan't KDE with it. It seems like the "obvious choice". But after mint 12 with KDE i know my way around, also with th help from here. Would it be a good choice or should i choose something else?[/QUOTE] You don't have to choose just one. Try them all until you find one you like.
[del]How come Arch has connection troubles in Vbox 4.1.10? Before I could do the core install and be able to do a straight -Syu and everything'd work fine. But now it fails to synchronize the databases. Anyone else got this problem with the latest version?[/del] Disregard, dhcpcd is a life saver.
What is the best Linux webserver? Or the best distro to use for Web Servers? Bringing in 25 new servers in my centre and need them optimized for web servers.
[QUOTE=12voltsdc;35332698]What is the best Linux webserver? Or the best distro to use for Web Servers? Bringing in 25 new servers in my centre and need them optimized for web servers.[/QUOTE] I don't know very much about web servers, but so long as you don't need the latest software out there (and unless you have a very special case, you don't) it seems to be a toss-up between [url=http://www.redhat.com/products/enterprise-linux/]RHEL[/url] (classically has the best tech support) and [url=http://www.ubuntu.com/business/server/overview]Ubuntu Server[/url] (recently made big jumps in popularity). Just look those websites over and see what you need.
CentOS
[QUOTE=IpHa;35326967]You don't have to choose just one. Try them all until you find one you like.[/QUOTE] Problem is that i don't know [b]all[/b] of them. God i must be annoying as fuck here. :v:
The only thing I'm worried about as far as going side by side is GRUB. Is there a way to get windows MBR back if I ever need too? (May be using wrong terminology.) Also, I was downloading a lot of packages from UI mods that weren't working properly, so my next question is how do I properly keep ubuntu clean and mean? :D?
[QUOTE=Relaxation;35352824]The only thing I'm worried about as far as going side by side is GRUB. Is there a way to get windows MBR back if I ever need too? (May be using wrong terminology.) Also, I was downloading a lot of packages from UI mods that weren't working properly, so my next question is how do I properly keep ubuntu clean and mean? :D?[/QUOTE] In windows, you would run the following in a command prompt: [code] bootrec.exe /fixmbr bootrec.exe /fixboot [/code] You might have to do this from the recovery console, I am not sure. But you can get the Windows 7 repair discs for free, so that's not a problem :)
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