• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v. Install Arch
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[QUOTE=Drak_Thing;34942089]Linux noob here. Only used Ubuntu. Wanting to get into Arch. I want it to look like this for extra nerd points. I understand Arch Linux doesn't have a window manager by default? How would I go about setting it up like this: [url]http://i42.tinypic.com/r7ndyv.png[/url][/QUOTE] I'm pretty sure that is awesome window manager. [url]http://awesome.naquadah.org/[/url]
that is awesome but dwm is better so do that instead
[QUOTE=q0q;34942947]Have fun with your super locked down environment.[/QUOTE] Lockdown? It has a lot of features. The only thing i can't find is virtual desktops, i am quite used to it in Ubuntu so i am a bit dissapointed. [editline]ninjad[/editline] Oh and if somebody is used to KDE it would be great if you could give me some tips for making it look good. I love when my desktop is sorted and smexy :v: And i also just found out CTRL + F8.
Ubuntu 12.04 is looking to be pretty awesome.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;34952390]that is awesome but dwm is better so do that instead[/QUOTE] dwm is not "better". It's "better" in the same way that I think that i3 is "better". This is the thing about Open Source software, it's all a matter of opinion. At least, for the most part.
[QUOTE=Moofy;34955206]Lockdown? It has a lot of features. The only thing i can't find is virtual desktops, i am quite used to it in Ubuntu so i am a bit dissapointed. [editline]ninjad[/editline] Oh and if somebody is used to KDE it would be great if you could give me some tips for making it look good. I love when my desktop is sorted and smexy :v: And i also just found out CTRL + F8.[/QUOTE] let us do everything for you, just as simple as entering your password whenever you do anything!
[QUOTE=q0q;34956634]let us do everything for you, just as simple as entering your password whenever you do anything![/QUOTE] Don't be hatin'. It's general linux chat, i am allowed to ask questions. And it's better than starting a new thread.
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;34956627]dwm is not "better". It's "better" in the same way that I think that i3 is "better". This is the thing about Open Source software, it's all a matter of opinion. At least, for the most part.[/QUOTE] opinions are great and all but I'm the only one allowed to have them
[QUOTE=nikomo;34956215]Ubuntu 12.04 is looking to be pretty awesome.[/QUOTE] Is the beta safe to use at the minute on a proper computer, or is it best just to wait a little bit?
[QUOTE=BBgamer720;34959408]Is the beta safe to use at the minute on a proper computer, or is it best just to wait a little bit?[/QUOTE] Beta - Not alpha, but it ain't release either. TL;DR: Wait a month or however long it takes for them to release it.
[QUOTE=Moofy;34955206]Lockdown? It has a lot of features. The only thing i can't find is virtual desktops, i am quite used to it in Ubuntu so i am a bit dissapointed. [/QUOTE] The virtual desktop switcher thing is usually there by default. Maybe not in Kubuntu. Anyway, just unlock widges, and open up the Configuration thing for your panel (Click the cashew on the panel), click Add Widget, and put a Pager on your panel. You can also use the scroll wheel on the wallpaper to switch desktops. [editline]2nd March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=nikomo;34960466]Beta - Not alpha, but it ain't release either. TL;DR: Wait a month or however long it takes for them to release it.[/QUOTE] In my experience Ubuntu has always been really buggy for the first couple weeks after release. But then again I stopped using it after 8.04 which I couldn't get to work on my pc at the time.
[QUOTE=PvtCupcakes;34961752]The virtual desktop switcher thing is usually there by default. Maybe not in Kubuntu. Anyway, just unlock widges, and open up the Configuration thing for your panel (Click the cashew on the panel), click Add Widget, and put a Pager on your panel. You can also use the scroll wheel on the wallpaper to switch desktops. [editline]2nd March 2012[/editline] In my experience Ubuntu has always been really buggy for the first couple weeks after release. But then again I stopped using it after 8.04 which I couldn't get to work on my pc at the time.[/QUOTE] 12.04 is an LTS and therefore should be pretty decent compared to the 'non LTS' releases. Most likely has quite a few bugs, but definitely not as many.
[QUOTE=BBgamer720;34961995]12.04 is an LTS and therefore should be pretty decent compared to the 'non LTS' releases. Most likely has quite a few bugs, but definitely not as many.[/QUOTE] 8.04 was LTS too. I had it installed, but I couldn't get it to boot up after the initial install. Granted it worked on another computer, just not the primary one I used.
So my IT internship gave me a laptop to use and they said I could dual boot linux if I wanted. So I was going to download fedora than I saw that they offer the distro with different interfaces straight out of install, just thought that was really awesome. Props to fedora.
[QUOTE=PvtCupcakes;34961752] You can also use the scroll wheel on the wallpaper to switch desktops.[/QUOTE] I do not use a mouse, i use the touchpad on my laptop. I will test it out anyways witht he side of the touchpad.
Is there a way to get multi-touch working? I've found the whole project that tries to enable that but no files/repositories containing any of the required driver stuff...
[QUOTE=Number-41;34972912]Is there a way to get multi-touch working? I've found the whole project that tries to enable that but no files/repositories containing any of the required driver stuff...[/QUOTE] Try Synaptic.
[QUOTE=Number-41;34972912]Is there a way to get multi-touch working? I've found the whole project that tries to enable that but no files/repositories containing any of the required driver stuff...[/QUOTE] For a touchpad? Yes. A couple years ago when I got my EeePC, I could do two finger scrolling on the touchpad. Unless you're talking about Multi-pointer X (i.e. having multiple pointers on screen), then I don't know how to set that up.
So i got Ubuntu on my laptop. I have no password required to login to my administrator account but i need a password for everything "Authentication"... Is there anyway to make it other way around, password to login but no authentication password?
[QUOTE=Gripen2;34975693]So i got Ubuntu on my laptop. I have no password required to login to my administrator account but i need a password for everything "Authentication"... Is there anyway to make it other way around, password to login but no authentication password?[/QUOTE] That's insecure, so naturally Ubuntu doesn't want you doing it. I don't use Ubuntu so I'm not sure how it does things, but I would assume there is some sort of auto-login feature that you (or Ubuntu) has inadvertently enabled. Look in your system menu, disable it, then follow the steps presented [url=http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-disable-password-prompts-in-ubuntu.html]here[/url] Again, this is not the most secure setup, and malicious software (or even your own ignorance or carelessness) could seriously cripple your system. I myself have sudo configured not to prompt for a password, but I'm willing to take the risk for the minor convenience.
I really enjoy using KDE. I would recommend it, even tho' i am not a Linux expert. [editline]ninjad[/editline] I have 2 questions. When i switch workspace with KDE 4.8 my windows are still there. Example: I have Facepunch open i browser, then i switch workspace but my browser is still there, just minimized. Can it be changed? And is there a code for installing skype? Can't locate it anywhere. (terminal) [editline]WUT[/editline] Even tho' i recommend it i don't know everything about it. I am still fiddling with it a lot! :v:
Skype might not be in the repository, you might need to either add a PPA or get the deb from skype's site.
There is no .deb from skype's site. The only 2 things i can choose from is "dynamic" or "static" actually. I did it with my Ubuntu 11.10, worked smoothly.
[QUOTE=Moofy;34981126]There is no .deb from skype's site. The only 2 things i can choose from is "dynamic" or "static" actually. I did it with my Ubuntu 11.10, worked smoothly.[/QUOTE] There are. I have no idea what Skype site you're on, but the official site @ [url]http://www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/on-your-computer/linux/[/url] lists releases for Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSUSE, plus the dynamic and static ones.
2012, Year of the Linux on anything but the desktop?
I've been learning Ruby for the past 3 days. Do you guys think it's a good replacement for bash scripting?
[QUOTE=Boris-B;34996764]I've been learning Ruby for the past 3 days. Do you guys think it's a good replacement for bash scripting?[/QUOTE] no
Could you elaborate as to why? And maybe give a suggestion.
Incoming shitstorm Arch users: Xorg 1.12 is in testing and is gonna be moved to extra very soon. God help you if you run fglrx. :v:
I'm attempting to install Arch Linux on my old desktop. I've hit a problem when installing packages. The installation window starts of fine with a stream of "downloading [filename]..." messages. Then; error: segmentation fault Internal pacman error: Segmentation fault. and 9 lines of; error: error writing to file '/mnt/var/cache/pacman/pkg/vi-1:050325-2-i686.pkg.tar.xz.part': Invalid argument. I'm not sure what other relevant informations I should provide, request it and I'll edit it into the post. How would I go about making this not happen?
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