• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v. Install Arch
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I'm turning my old junker of a PC into a media center, and I was wondering if I should make it full linux. Specs are: Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz 40GB Hard Drive 512MB RAM Integrated Intel GPU It's currently running XP, should I switch to linux(if so, recommend a distro) or just keep it like it is?
[QUOTE=Tacosheller;35760409]I'm turning my old junker of a PC into a media center, and I was wondering if I should make it full linux. Specs are: Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz 40GB Hard Drive 512MB RAM Integrated Intel GPU It's currently running XP, should I switch to linux(if so, recommend a distro) or just keep it like it is?[/QUOTE] Such a machine could run pretty much any distro I could think of. If you're thinking of turning it into a media center, then I know that [url="http://sabayon.org/"]Sabayon[/url] has a XMBC part which specializes in the media center thing. It's available as a live CD or you can install it.
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;35760451]Such a machine could run pretty much any distro I could think of. If you're thinking of turning it into a media center, then I know that [url="http://sabayon.org/"]Sabayon[/url] has a XMBC part which specializes in the media center thing. It's available as a live CD or you can install it.[/QUOTE] Is it relatively easy to install for someone who hasn't used Linux before?
[QUOTE=Tacosheller;35760936]Is it relatively easy to install for someone who hasn't used Linux before?[/QUOTE] Sabayon? Easy as piss. It uses the Anaconda installer, which I believe Fedora also uses. Not as short as the Ubuntu one, but just as easy.
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;35760988]Sabayon? Easy as piss. It uses the Anaconda installer, which I believe Fedora also uses. Not as short as the Ubuntu one, but just as easy.[/QUOTE] Sounds good. Thanks for the help!
FINALLY got a [URL="http://owncloud.org/"]Owncloud[/URL] server up and running properly. Now I [I]JUST[/I] need to plug all (potential) security holes, oh boy :v: [QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;35760988]Sabayon? Easy as piss. It uses the Anaconda installer, which I believe Fedora also uses. Not as short as the Ubuntu one, but just as easy.[/QUOTE] Easier to get support for Ubuntu and it's derivatives. Just sayin'
[QUOTE=Tacosheller;35760936]Is it relatively easy to install for someone who hasn't used Linux before?[/QUOTE] or [URL="http://xbmc.org/download/"]XBMCubuntu[/URL] I have no experiences with this, however...
[QUOTE=Van-man;35761162]FINALLY got a [URL="http://owncloud.org/"]Owncloud[/URL] server up and running properly. Now I [I]JUST[/I] need to plug all (potential) security holes, oh boy :v: Easier to get support for Ubuntu and it's derivatives. Just sayin'[/QUOTE] What security holes? Anything important that should be addressed?
[QUOTE=FlamingSpaz;35761375]What security holes? Anything important that should be addressed?[/QUOTE] It's security holes in the webserver and php configuration I use that I'm talking about. Not the application itself.
I just logged in to say: I was wrong about everything I said about Arch Linux. It rocks the hell out while being purged of ubuntu and fedora's faggotry. Long live Arch Linux, Long live my new default OS.
[QUOTE=Foxconn;35761914]I just logged in to say: I was wrong about everything I said about Arch Linux. It rocks the hell out while being purged of ubuntu and fedora's faggotry. Long live Arch Linux, Long live my new default OS.[/QUOTE] Welcome to the Arch Linux master race
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Debian unstable is the tits.
Sabayon is not good for me. I naivly thought I could use it as a medium to get to Gentoo, but doing some research shows that it was a dumb idea to try it. I'm currently doing a stage3 install and should have done that to begin with since I've got enough knowledge that it's pretty easy.
[u][b]Questions, questions & even more questions.[/b][/u] Okay, so i hear around the threads in Linux section stuff about Virtualbox? So far my guess for this is it's like a windows where you can "install" a system but not really install it? So it's like a.. Test installation? If not, is there a program for that? -- And also, when looking at the Arch installation i don't understand the part with partitions, i see people make "boot" partition and "system". Is all of that required, or is it just common sense for the Arch install? I don't understand it. Nope. 0%.
[QUOTE=Moofy;35768996][u][b]Questions, questions & even more questions.[/b][/u] Okay, so i hear around the threads in Linux section stuff about Virtualbox? So far my guess for this is it's like a windows where you can "install" a system but not really install it? So it's like a.. Test installation? If not, is there a program for that? -- And also, when looking at the Arch installation i don't understand the part with partitions, i see people make "boot" partition and "system". Is all of that required, or is it just common sense for the Arch install? I don't understand it. Nope. 0%.[/QUOTE] VirtualBox is like an emulated version of an OS. Whatever happens to it stays within that instance, meaning it's perfect to learn how to install Arch in. If you fuck up, you can just start again. Take a look at the [url=https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide]beginner's guide[/url] for more info.
[QUOTE=FlamingSpaz;35769152]VirtualBox is like an emulated version of an OS. Whatever happens to it stays within that instance, meaning it's perfect to learn how to install Arch in. If you fuck up, you can just start again. Take a look at the [url=https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide]beginner's guide[/url] for more info.[/QUOTE] Perfect! And for the partition thing?
The beginner guide explains it in detail under the 'Prepare your disks' heading. [url]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide#Prepare_hard_drive[/url]
[QUOTE=FlamingSpaz;35769205]The beginner guide explains it in detail under the 'Prepare your disks' heading. [url]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide#Prepare_hard_drive[/url][/QUOTE] You are a life saver. I will donate my heart to you, check your mailbox the following week.
Don't use virtualbox [URL]http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/beta/workstationtp2012[/URL] Vmware > Oracle by a landslide
[QUOTE=Tucan Sam;35770853]Don't use virtualbox [URL]http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/beta/workstationtp2012[/URL] Vmware > Oracle by a landslide[/QUOTE] I don't follow you? Also, i am shifting to Arch on my main PC. Since i actually only play Minecraft and Humble Bundle games well, then it works! So yea, fuck Windows.
I've managed to get Arch running with GNOME 3 and im very happy with it but before I choose GNOME as my desktop environment im wondering what the others are like. LXDE, KDE, Xfce. What do you guys like to use as your Desktop Enviroment?
The same one as you do. GNOME 3 is a win when it is configured properly.
[QUOTE=Moofy;35768996][U][B]Questions, questions & even more questions.[/B][/U] Okay, so i hear around the threads in Linux section stuff about Virtualbox? So far my guess for this is it's like a windows where you can "install" a system but not really install it? So it's like a.. Test installation? If not, is there a program for that? -- And also, when looking at the Arch installation i don't understand the part with partitions, i see people make "boot" partition and "system". Is all of that required, or is it just common sense for the Arch install? I don't understand it. Nope. 0%.[/QUOTE] Should you really install Arch if you don't know what OS virtualisation is? I mean, if you don't know that, then you're likely not to know other important things related to operating systems, causing huge problems in understanding Arch Linux and solving the problems it can have.
[QUOTE=FPtje;35772732]Should you really install Arch if you don't know what OS virtualisation is?[/QUOTE] Well, you gotta learn it one way or another. Installing Arch isn't the worst way to do so at all.
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;35772764]Well, you gotta learn it one way or another. Installing Arch isn't the worst way to do so at all.[/QUOTE] I actually tried it, some stuff i got. Some not. [editline]edited[/editline] [u][b]Off topic[/b][/u] Wow, i just came out from OIFY. There is some real shit going on in there. My eyes are burning.
[QUOTE=Stonecycle;35736369]The mouse is rather choppy in movement on Ubuntu 12.04. Using the trackpad on this laptop is a flawless reaction (and possible over-reacts to typing), yet using a wireless USB Logitech M305 mouse is poking along. Well, not really slow, but the movement isn't fluid. Research isn't yielding any results. What is the problem and how do I fix it.[/QUOTE] I could really use some help. Getting sick of that moving cursor every time I try to type. Do I update graphics drivers? Already done that, to no avail.
I've updated my corner tiling xfwm4 patch for 4.10 if anyone's interested: [url]https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=40030[/url]
[QUOTE=Moofy;35771904]I don't follow you? Also, i am shifting to Arch on my main PC. Since i actually only play Minecraft and Humble Bundle games well, then it works! So yea, fuck Windows.[/QUOTE] Try before you reformat, regardless how you feel about windows it will be alot easier going about arch if you have some experience with it first.
I don't see why everyone is so all over arch all the time, I understand how you basically build a super customized distro but in reality I never really learned all that much from it the 2 months I used it. I was always a much bigger fan of debian releases, I felt I learned more having to strip away all the shit I didn't want and change things around and tweak it to what I needed. Just my 2 cents though, arch is still a great distro if you want bleeding edge.
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