• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v. Install Arch
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Anyone else having issues with gtk3 and libpng in Arch?
[QUOTE=lkymky;34550887]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.[/QUOTE] Not as far as I know. If you could do KMS (Kernel Mode Setting), you'd get a high resolution terminal. All the text would be smaller and high res. Without it I think you're stuck at the standard 80 columns by 24 rows or whatever.
I'm kind of nervous. I want to over write my current Mint Linux partition with Arch, When I start up my computer Grub loads up and it says where the OS is installed. sda2(I don't remember exactly). Now I have installed Arch before on VirtualBox and I chose which drive and to the best of my knowledge it gave me an option like sda0 or something. When I install Arch I can just pick sda2, correct? This is the first time I will be installing another distro on an existing partition.
[QUOTE=LieutenantLeo;34547854]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.[/QUOTE] i installed XP instead, no debian-based distro was working with my hardware, and Windows 7 wouldn't fit on my USB, and the only other computer i had was one with no DVD drive.
[QUOTE=toaster468;34560517]I'm kind of nervous. I want to over write my current Mint Linux partition with Arch,[/QUOTE] Assuming you have a windows/linux dual boot, it would be wise to uninstall linux mint by restoring window's MBR with a repair disk (thus removing grub) then deleting linux mint's partitions within window's disk manager. Then you can install arch linux without worry.
[QUOTE=thelinx;34559335]Anyone else having issues with gtk3 and libpng in Arch?[/QUOTE] turns out it was because I had a weird version of libcairo installed. reverting the the standard libcairo in the arch repos fixed my issues.
I'm kind of bumming my way through the Lunar Linux installation oh this doesn't work? Oh well, press a bunch more buttons and retry.
recommend me a distro i've tried ubuntu before and yes it's pretty easy to use but i'd like to try something else. it's for my laptop and i'd like the distro to be easy to configure when it comes to interfaces, themes and icons etc. i'd rather not having something like arch where i have to spend hours and hours just to install basic functions but at the same time i don't want the distro to be filled with useless stuff that i'll never use. it's a ~cheap laptop that I use at uni.
[QUOTE=Cuel;34588734]recommend me a distro i've tried ubuntu before and yes it's pretty easy to use but i'd like to try something else. it's for my laptop and i'd like the distro to be easy to configure when it comes to interfaces, themes and icons etc. i'd rather not having something like arch where i have to spend hours and hours just to install basic functions but at the same time i don't want the distro to be filled with useless stuff that i'll never use. it's a ~cheap laptop that I use at uni.[/QUOTE] arch... bang [url]http://archbang.org/[/url]
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I'm sure this has been asked 100 times, but I'm looking to get in to linux and learn a few things, yet have a decently functional PC at the same time, any recommendations? I've used ubuntu before but very briefly
[QUOTE=sam6420;34597110]I'm sure this has been asked 100 times, but I'm looking to get in to linux and learn a few things, yet have a decently functional PC at the same time, any recommendations? I've used ubuntu before but very briefly[/QUOTE] 1) Choose your distro (i.e. check the thread version) 2) Install it (the wiki is your friend) 3) Use it (once you are at your first virtual console drop back in here with any questions) 4)???? 5)Profit Congratulations, you now have a functional PC and know more about linux!
Alright, got arch linux installed and set up properly (afaik), when I log in through KDE it seems to just sit there and load for a long ass time, any idea why?
Try checking the logs for your login manager. They should be located in /var/log
So far I found that a session opened a few times, but no errors.. any specific place I should be looking? Could it be my drivers? [editline]9th February 2012[/editline] The laptop I'm using is also quite old/slow, could that have an effect as well? [editline]9th February 2012[/editline] Using XFCE for now. :)
Since XFCE works and there isn't any errors, I'd be willing to bet it's the laptop being slow.
Although now my XFCE dock and top bar only work when logged in as root... :/
Which linux is the best for a home/work laptop that I use for both entertainment and work purposes?
[QUOTE=sam6420;34625270]Although now my XFCE dock and top bar only work when logged in as root... :/[/QUOTE] Check your ~/.xinitrc in vim and make sure you are starting xfce4 with proper policykit permissions. I.E. [code] exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch startxfce4 [/code]
[QUOTE=sam6420;34623879]Alright, got arch linux installed and set up properly (afaik), when I log in through KDE it seems to just sit there and load for a long ass time, any idea why?[/QUOTE] Ends up I was (probably) missing fonts, installed it all on my desktop after fixing a few internet problems and it's working like a charm. [editline]10th February 2012[/editline] A sexy.. sexy charm
[QUOTE=dogfood123;34626224]Which linux is the best for a home/work laptop that I use for both entertainment and work purposes?[/QUOTE] Get LinuxMint if you want it to work out of the box with all the neccesary (and useless) apps, or try out Arch Linux and you will have anything you need and not more, but I suggest reading the official installation guide on wiki.archlinux.org before installing, and don't worry about of the lots of options, because only the dumbest person who just does stuff without caring how is it written in the settings file will mess up the system. And good luck.
Another small question, my audio works fine and when testing it through phonon or playing music through amarok it works great, but audio doesn't play through chromium. Methinks it's just flash content, but I'm not sure. Any ideas?
I had a similar issue. IIRC installing alsa-oss did the trick.
Will I have to uninstall anything if I install olsa-oss? [editline]10th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Boris-B;34637758]I had a similar issue. IIRC installing alsa-oss did the trick.[/QUOTE] Installed it, any other steps that should be taken after that? :/ [editline]10th February 2012[/editline] Oh god my ears! Got it working..
Welcome to this page lol
[QUOTE=Xaphin;34647729]Welcome to this page lol[/QUOTE] Brilliant first post.
Going to install Arch on laptop. Someone choose a bloody DE for me, I can't decide. [editline]12th February 2012[/editline] Razor-qt looks nice, but I'm not entirely sold.
[QUOTE=nikomo;34657890]Going to install Arch on laptop. Someone choose a bloody DE for me, I can't decide. [editline]12th February 2012[/editline] Razor-qt looks nice, but I'm not entirely sold.[/QUOTE] I use xfce and have had no complaints as of yet.
[QUOTE=nikomo;34657890]Going to install Arch on laptop. Someone choose a bloody DE for me, I can't decide. [editline]12th February 2012[/editline] Razor-qt looks nice, but I'm not entirely sold.[/QUOTE] I used XFCE briefly on my laptop and it seemed nice and simple, lightweight as well.
E17 being a bitch to install. Fuck it, XFCE it is. [editline]12th February 2012[/editline] Fonts are up the ass, it has the wrong keyboard layout and the display manager isn't working. Where did I put that Xubuntu ISO...
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