• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v. Install Arch
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[QUOTE=Moofy;35340159]Problem is that i don't know [b]all[b] of them. God i must be annoying as fuck here. :v:[/QUOTE] Try looking through the wiki for 'desktop environments'.
[QUOTE=Jookia;35354704]Try looking through the wiki for 'desktop environments'.[/QUOTE] Aha, found it.
Does anyone know a very simple way to embed a terminal in the desktop in XFCE? I got it to work with XFCE's default terminal and wmctrl to move the windows, but it only seems to work half the time and sometimes one of them crashes. Can this be done with Conky? Here's what I have so far: [thumb]http://i.imgur.com/MLDS2.jpg[/thumb] [b]Edit:[/b] Devilspie seemed to do the trick.
Anyone (particularly from the uk) having trouble installing xmonad at the moment? Or alternatively if anyone knows how to make DWM not use the same window layouts for all tags.
Does anyone know how to add startup apps to an LXDE system? im running lubuntu and want to run conky once I have logged in. I tried adding @conky to the /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart file but it didnt start it up and it made the login process like 10 seconds slower Also conky doesnt show up in the "Session settings" menu
I have two computers that I use regularly. Is there a way to sync the whole Linux OS between the two computers? Like if I install a program with apt on computer x and then when I log into the computer y it would automatically install the program into that computer and sync the settings or something. I know there are roaming profiles but they only sync the profile and not installed programs as far as I know.
[QUOTE=Frugle;35382417]I have two computers that I use regularly. Is there a way to sync the whole Linux OS between the two computers? Like if I install a program with apt on computer x and then when I log into the computer y it would automatically install the program into that computer and sync the settings or something. I know there are roaming profiles but they only sync the profile and not installed programs as far as I know.[/QUOTE] If you're using Ubuntu, I believe you can connect your Ubuntu One account with the software center so it syncs the installed software.
[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] No college IT departement would use a sniffer for such trivial thing. Most likely the connection is set through a proxy server that filters out certain websites/extentsions etc. (Sniffers are never used to monitor user network traffic)
[QUOTE=Goleteral;35385138]No college IT departement would use a sniffer for such trivial thing. Most likely the connection is set through a proxy server that filters out certain websites/extentsions etc. (Sniffers are never used to monitor user network traffic)[/QUOTE] Snort would like to have a word with you [url]http://www.snort.org/[/url] Guess what it does to the network packets
Say you download someone's script in a zipped folder, then open the java code. Is there a way of seeing a person's keystrokes or is they copied and pasted? If not with linux, what about windows?
[QUOTE=toaster468;34552631]Whats the best DE? Awesome looked cool.[/QUOTE] DWM for a WM.
Question, do i at ANY time need a wired connection for setting up Arch? Because i hear that the wireless is the biggest problem coming to Arch, and a classmate told me he couldn't remember if i needed wired or not.
[QUOTE=Moofy;35413537]Question, do i at ANY time need a wired connection for setting up Arch? Because i hear that the wireless is the biggest problem coming to Arch, and a classmate told me he couldn't remember if i needed wired or not.[/QUOTE] You can install Arch over a wireless connection, but the installer does not set it up for you. If you can connect from the terminal(WEP is easier than WPA) you can install arch.
[QUOTE=IpHa;35413899]You can install Arch over a wireless connection, but the installer does not set it up for you. If you can connect from the terminal(WEP is easier than WPA) you can install arch.[/QUOTE] WPA is still pretty easy..I have all the commands memorized, in the way I do it anyway. [code] mv /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.bak wpa_passphrase "SSID" > /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf [SSID in STDIN] wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf dhcpcd [/code] and then I just do ifconfig, iwconfig, and ping my router and 8.8.8.8 to check if I'm connected properly.
[QUOTE=Lyoko774;35414573]WPA is still pretty easy..I have all the commands memorized, in the way I do it anyway. [code] mv /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.bak wpa_passphrase "SSID" > /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf [SSID in STDIN] wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf dhcpcd [/code] and then I just do ifconfig, iwconfig, and ping my router and 8.8.8.8 to check if I'm connected properly.[/QUOTE] I normally just select 'netcfg' when installing Arch. It has presets for loads of different types of connection (WPA/WEP), all you have to do is a simple: [CODE] cp /etc/network.d/examples/wireless-wpa /etc/network.d/wireless nano /etc/network.d/wireless (Edit really simple file here) netcfg -u wireless [/code] Netcfg does all the rest. You can even set-it up in rc.conf to automatically connect using netcfg as a daemon.
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?
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;35354007]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 :)[/QUOTE] Boot to a Windows 7 installation DVD, set language and keyboard etc., click repair your computer at bottom left, command prompt, cd into DVD's/USB's boot directory, bootsect /nt60 C:\, done At least you should be done, you can just do bootsect /nt60 ALL if shit doesn't work, that reinstalls the bootloader on all drives.
[QUOTE=Moofy;35415118]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?[/QUOTE] Run it from the terminal and see what error is.
Just uninstalled XFCE and installed awesome :dance: 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?
[QUOTE=Goleteral;35385138](Sniffers are never used to monitor user network traffic)[/QUOTE] you're joking right?
[QUOTE=Rayjingstorm;35419754]Just uninstalled XFCE and installed awesome :dance: 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?[/QUOTE] 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.
[QUOTE=Moofy;35415118]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?[/QUOTE] You [I]may[/I] 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!
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.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;35432412]After messing with unity for a bit and getting everything how I want. I kinda like it.[/QUOTE] Please excuse me for sounding naive, but what's Unity? Are you talking about the game engine or something entirely different? [editline]4th April 2012[/editline] I guess I only had to google, ignore me. :v: [editline]4th April 2012[/editline] 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. ([I]anyone have a solution to streamline this a little?[/I]))
[QUOTE=:smugspike:;35436984]Please excuse me for sounding naive, but what's Unity? Are you talking about the game engine or something entirely different? [editline]4th April 2012[/editline] I guess I only had to google, ignore me. :v: [editline]4th April 2012[/editline] 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. ([I]anyone have a solution to streamline this a little?[/I]))[/QUOTE] Yaourt, a frontend package manager in CLI for AUR.
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[QUOTE=:smugspike:;35436984]Please excuse me for sounding naive, but what's Unity? Are you talking about the game engine or something entirely different? [editline]4th April 2012[/editline] I guess I only had to google, ignore me. :v: [editline]4th April 2012[/editline] 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. ([I]anyone have a solution to streamline this a little?[/I]))[/QUOTE] Unity is the Desktop Environment for Ubuntu. [url]http://unity.ubuntu.com/projects/unity/[/url]
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