• General Linux Chat and Small Questions
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xcompmgr does do proper compositing, but it's not the right kind of configurable.
I guess I'll post here instead of making a thread- I tried ubuntu before, 2 times, and i'm having the same problem. It boots up great, and I get to my desktop snappily. As soon as I open a window though, it freezes, for 3-5 seconds. Dragging a windows anywhere is even worse, and opening any drop down causes it too. Forget anything else more strenuous it's just fucking irritating and I'm about to rip my hair out. cpu usage is very low throughout, 1-6% when doing all of these things. glxgears shows I get about 900-1000 fps a second. idk too much else about linux in general but I guess I've heard that a lot of people start out with ubuntu. Before and after updates it's the same. Specs are - pentium 4 2.2ghz 1gb of ddr333 ram radeon x1650pro (other installs have this same exact problem, even with different graphics cards) God please help me.
x1650pro (along with a hell load of other older cards) is no longer supported by ATIs linux drivers, and the old drivers don't work with the new kernel versions unless patched. You have two options: 1) Get a newer card, from the HD series or an nvidia card. 2) Find the version that supports your card and track down a patched version I am 90% sure this is your problem.
wubi?
[QUOTE=TehDoomCat;24448027]Try [url=http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xcompmgr]Xcompmgr[/url] if you're using Docky etc.. It should be a lot faster than using Compiz, if you want to run games.[/QUOTE] That left shadows when I moved my windows; and still caused the games to lock up instantly. [editline]10:15PM[/editline] Maybe its my drivers? I don't remember the lockups happening back in the 180 nvidias.
[QUOTE=Prefan;24452205]That left shadows when I moved my windows; and still caused the games to lock up instantly. [editline]10:15PM[/editline] Maybe its my drivers? I don't remember the lockups happening back in the 180 nvidias.[/QUOTE] It's starting to sound like an issue at a lower level. Maybe it's drivers. It might also be a problem with X11 or the Xrender/Xcomposite extensions. [QUOTE=ButtsexV2;24449608]xcompmgr does do proper compositing.[/QUOTE] I don't think that's right (although it has been a while since I've used Xcompmgr) When I used it, it didn't support actual per-pixel ARGB compositing. It just applied a flat transparency to a window when you used xtransset.
Installing Arch again, I keep coming back to my baby.
Where does programs get installed? I just apt-get'ed openttd, but I need to install opengfx and as far as I can see there is no ubuntu package which contains opengfx, so I need to transfer the files manual. But I have no idea where to transfer them? [editline]02:39PM[/editline] Yes, I'm still novice to Ubuntu or general Linux.
Try going to ~/.openttd Else, read this [url]http://wiki.openttd.org/OpenGFX[/url]
[QUOTE=bassie12;24461415]Try going to ~/.openttd Else, read this [url]http://wiki.openttd.org/OpenGFX[/url][/QUOTE] Thank you very much! I'll try it right now.
[QUOTE=ROBO_DONUT;24452606]It's starting to sound like an issue at a lower level. [B]Maybe it's drivers. It might also be a problem with X11 or the Xrender/Xcomposite extensions.[/B] I don't think that's right (although it has been a while since I've used Xcompmgr) When I used it, it didn't support actual per-pixel ARGB compositing. It just applied a flat transparency to a window when you used xtransset.[/QUOTE] I wouldn't know where to start to even attempt to fix that. I haven't done any differently with this Arch install. Its exactly alike to the one that didn't do this.
Sorry for being so bothersome, but I have another question about Linux. If I have a bunch of printers that are connected wirelessly to all the windows boxes in the school. If I have a Linux netbook, would it still pick up the printers and print properly?
Can I install OpenSUSE using a USB Flash Drive?
[QUOTE=Wootman;24464235]Can I install OpenSUSE using a USB Flash Drive?[/QUOTE] With unetbootin. Just open, select the distribution and version, and it will download and do the rest for you. [url]http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/[/url]
[QUOTE=Dacheet;24463239]Sorry for being so bothersome, but I have another question about Linux. If I have a bunch of printers that are connected wirelessly to all the windows boxes in the school. If I have a Linux netbook, would it still pick up the printers and print properly?[/QUOTE] Are they connected to the network? My ubuntu box picks up my network printer (A Brother DCP-315CN) both as a "LPR/LPD Device" and as a windows shared printer.
I just installed Ubuntu 10.04.1 and am having troubles pertaining to connecting to the internet. Essentially, I believe the problem is my wireless adapter. No networks are viewable to connect to, and so I thought maybe I had to install drivers for my adapter. I put in the CD and there is a folder for Linux but I have no idea how to go about installing the drivers. This is the readme (so you can [hopefully] give me specific instructions telling me what to do): [code]* README * * Ralink Tech Inc. * * [URL]http://www.ralinktech.com[/URL] * ======================================================================= ModelName: =========== RT2870 Wireless Lan Linux Driver ======================================================================= Driver lName: =========== rt2870.o/rt2870.ko ======================================================================= Supporting Kernel: =================== linux kernel 2.4 and 2.6 series. Tested in Redhat 7.3 or later. ======================================================================= Ralink Hardware: =================== Ralink 802.11n Wireless LAN Card. ======================================================================= Description: ============= This is a linux device driver for Ralink RT2870 USB ABGN WLAN Card. ======================================================================= Contents: ============= Makefile : Makefile *.c : c files *.h : header files ======================================================================= Features: ========== This driver implements basic IEEE802.11. Infrastructure and adhoc mode with open or shared or WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK authentication method. NONE, WEP, TKIP and AES encryption. ======================================================================= Build Instructions: ==================== 1> $tar -xvzf DPB_RT2870_Linux_STA_x.x.x.x.tgz go to "./DPB_RT2870_Linux_STA_x.x.x.x" directory. 2> In Makefile set the "MODE = STA" in Makefile and chose the TARGET to Linux by set "TARGET = LINUX" define the linux kernel source include file path LINUX_SRC modify to meet your need. 3> In os/linux/config.mk define the GCC and LD of the target machine define the compiler flags CFLAGS modify to meet your need. ** Build for being controlled by NetworkManager or wpa_supplicant wext functions Please set 'HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y' and 'HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y'. => #>cd wpa_supplicant-x.x => #>./wpa_supplicant -Dwext -ira0 -c wpa_supplicant.conf -d ** Build for being controlled by WpaSupplicant with Ralink Driver Please set 'HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y' and 'HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=n'. => #>cd wpa_supplicant-0.5.7 => #>./wpa_supplicant -Dralink -ira0 -c wpa_supplicant.conf -d 4> $make # compile driver source code # To fix "error: too few arguments to function ¡¥iwe_stream_add_event" => $patch -i os/linux/sta_ioctl.c.patch os/linux/sta_ioctl.c 5> $cp RT2870STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat 6> load driver, go to "os/linux/" directory. #[kernel 2.4] # $/sbin/insmod rt2870sta.o # $/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up #[kernel 2.6] # $/sbin/insmod rt2870sta.ko # $/sbin/ifconfig ra0 inet YOUR_IP up 7> unload driver $/sbin/ifconfig ra0 down $/sbin/rmmod rt2870sta ======================================================================= CONFIGURATION: ==================== RT2870 driver can be configured via following interfaces, i.e. (i)"iwconfig" command, (ii)"iwpriv" command, (iii) configuration file i) iwconfig comes with kernel. ii) iwpriv usage, please refer to file "iwpriv_usage.txt" for details. iii)modify configuration file "RT2870STA.dat" in /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat. Configuration File : RT2870STA.dat --------------------------------------- # Copy this file to /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat # This file is a binary file and will be read on loading rt.o module. # # Use "vi RT2870STA.dat" to modify settings according to your need. # # 1.) set NetworkType to "Adhoc" for using Adhoc-mode, otherwise using Infrastructure # 2.) set Channel to "0" for auto-select on Infrastructure mode # 3.) set SSID for connecting to your Accss-point. # 4.) AuthMode can be "WEPAUTO", "OPEN", "SHARED", "WPAPSK", "WPA2PSK", "WPANONE" # 5.) EncrypType can be "NONE", "WEP", "TKIP", "AES" # for more information refer to the Readme file. # #The word of "Default" must not be removed Default CountryRegion=5 CountryRegionABand=7 CountryCode= SSID=Dennis2860AP NetworkType=Infra WirelessMode=9 Channel=0 BeaconPeriod=100 TxPower=100 BGProtection=0 TxPreamble=0 RTSThreshold=2347 FragThreshold=2346 TxBurst=1 WmmCapable=0 AckPolicy=0;0;0;0 AuthMode=OPEN EncrypType=NONE WPAPSK= DefaultKeyID=1 Key1Type=0 Key1Str= Key2Type=0 Key2Str= Key3Type=0 Key3Str= Key4Type=0 Key4Str= PSMode=CAM FastRoaming=0 RoamThreshold=70 HT_RDG=1 HT_EXTCHA=0 HT_OpMode=1 HT_MpduDensity=4 HT_BW=1 HT_AutoBA=1 HT_BADecline=0 HT_AMSDU=0 HT_BAWinSize=64 HT_GI=1 HT_MCS=33 HT_MIMOPSMode=3 EthConvertMode= EthCloneMac= IEEE80211H=0 TGnWifiTest=0 WirelessEvent=0 MeshId=MESH MeshAutoLink=1 MeshAuthMode=OPEN MeshEncrypType=NONE MeshWPAKEY= MeshDefaultkey=1 MeshWEPKEY= CarrierDetect=0 ----------------------------------------------- *NOTE: WMM parameters WmmCapable Set it as 1 to turn on WMM Qos support AckPolicy1~4 Ack policy which support normal Ack or no Ack (AC_BK, AC_BE, AC_VI, AC_VO) All WMM parameters do not support iwpriv command but ¡¥WmmCapable¡¦¡¦, please store all parameter to RT2870STA.dat, and restart driver. ----------------------------------------------- syntax is 'Param'='Value' and describes below. @> CountryRegion=value value 0: use 1 ~ 11 Channel 1: use 1 ~ 13 Channel 2: use 10 ~ 11 Channel 3: use 10 ~ 13 Channel 4: use 14 Channel 5: use 1 ~ 14 Channel 6: use 3 ~ 9 Channel 7: use 5 ~ 13 Channel 31: use 1 ~ 14 Channel (ch1-11:active scan, ch12-14 passive scan) @> CountryRegionABand=value value 0: use 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165 Channel 1: use 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140 Channel 2: use 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64 Channel 3: use 52, 56, 60, 64, 149, 153, 157, 161 Channel 4: use 149, 153, 157, 161, 165 Channel 5: use 149, 153, 157, 161 Channel 6: use 36, 40, 44, 48 Channel 7: use 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165 Channel 8: use 52, 56, 60, 64 Channel 9: use 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165 Channel 10: use 36, 40, 44, 48, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165 Channel 11: use 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 149, 153, 157, 161 Channel @> CountryCode=value value AG, AR, AW, AU, AT, BS, BB, BM, BR, BE, BG, CA, KY, CL, CN, CO, CR, CY, CZ, DK, DO, EC, SV, FI, FR, DE, GR, GU, GT, HT, HN, HK, HU, IS, IN, ID, IE, IL, IT, JP, JO, LV, LI, LT, LU, MY, MT, MA, MX, NL, NZ, NO, PE, PT, PL, RO, RU, SA, CS, SG, SK, SI, ZA, KR, ES, SE, CH, TW, TR, GB, UA, AE, US, VE "" => using default setting: 2.4 G - ch 1~11; 5G - ch 52~64, 100~140, 149~165 @> SSID=value value 0~z, 1~32 ascii characters. @> WirelessMode=value value 0: legacy 11b/g mixed 1: legacy 11B only 2: legacy 11A only //Not support in RfIcType=1(id=RFIC_5225) and RfIcType=2(id=RFIC_5325) 3: legacy 11a/b/g mixed //Not support in RfIcType=1(id=RFIC_5225) and RfIcType=2(id=RFIC_5325) 4: legacy 11G only 5: 11ABGN mixed 6: 11N only 7: 11GN mixed 8: 11AN mixed 9: 11BGN mixed 10: 11AGN mixed @> Channel=value value depends on CountryRegion or CountryRegionABand @> BGProtection=value value 0: Auto 1: Always on 2: Always off @> TxPreamble=value value 0:Preamble Long 1:Preamble Short 2:Auto @> RTSThreshold=value value 1~2347 @> FragThreshold=value value 256~2346 @> TxBurst=value value 0: Disable 1: Enable @> NetworkType=value value Infra: infrastructure mode Adhoc: adhoc mode @> AuthMode=value value OPEN For open system SHARED For shared key system WEPAUTO Auto switch between OPEN and SHARED WPAPSK For WPA pre-shared key (Infra) WPA2PSK For WPA2 pre-shared key (Infra) WPANONE For WPA pre-shared key (Adhoc) WPA Use WPA-Supplicant WPA2 Use WPA-Supplicant @> EncrypType=value value NONE For AuthMode=OPEN WEP For AuthMode=OPEN or AuthMode=SHARED TKIP For AuthMode=WPAPSK or WPA2PSK AES For AuthMode=WPAPSK or WPA2PSK @> DefaultKeyID=value value 1~4 @> Key1=value Key2=value Key3=value Key4=value value 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters eg: 012345678 5 or 13 ascii characters eg: passd (usage : "iwpriv" only) @> Key1Type=vaule Key2Type=value Key3Type=vaule Key4Type=vaule value 0 hexadecimal type 1 assic type (usage : reading profile only) @> Key1Str=value Key2Str=value Key3Str=vaule Key4Str=vaule value 10 or 26 characters (key type=0) 5 or 13 characters (key type=1) (usage : reading profile only) @> WPAPSK=value value 8~63 ASCII or 64 HEX characters @> WmmCapable=value value 0: Disable WMM 1: Enable WMM @> PSMode=value value CAM Constantly Awake Mode Max_PSP Max Power Savings Fast_PSP Power Save Mode @> FastRoaming=value value 0 Disabled 1 Enabled @> RoamThreshold=value value Positive Interger(dBm) @> HT_RDG=value value 0 Disabled 1 Enabled @> HT_EXTCHA=value (Extended Channel Switch Announcement) value 0 Below 1 Above @> HT_OpMode=value value 0 HT mixed format 1 HT greenfield format @> HT_MpduDensity=value value (based on 802.11n D2.0) 0: no restriction 1: 1/4 £gs 2: 1/2 £gs 3: 1 £gs 4: 2 £gs 5: 4 £gs 6: 8 £gs 7: 16 £gs @> HT_BW=value value 0 20MHz 1 40MHz @> HT_AutoBA=value value 0 Disabled 1 Enabled @> HT_BADecline value 0 Disabled 1 Enabled <Reject BA request from AP> @> HT_AMSDU=value value 0 Disabled 1 Enabled @> HT_BAWinSize=value value 1 ~ 64 @> HT_GI=value value 0 long GI 1 short GI @> HT_MCS=value value 0 ~ 15 33: auto @> HT_MIMOPSMode=value value (based on 802.11n D2.0) 0 Static SM Power Save Mode 1 Dynamic SM Power Save Mode 2 Reserved 3 SM enabled (not fully support yet) @> EthConvertMode=value value dongle clone hybrid @> EthCloneMac=value value xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx @> IEEE80211H=value value 0 Disabled 1 Enabled @> TGnWifiTest=value value 0 Disabled 1 Enabled @> WirelessEvent=value value 0 Disabled 1 Enabled <send custom wireless event> @> MeshId=value value Length 1~32 ascii characters @> MeshAutoLink=value value 0 Disabled 1 Enabled @> MeshAuthMode=value value OPEN For open system WPANONE For WPA pre-shared key (Adhoc) @> MeshEncrypType=value value NONE For MeshAuthMode=OPEN WEP For MeshAuthMode=OPEN TKIP For MeshAuthMode=WPANONE AES For MeshAuthMode=WPANONE @> MeshWPAKEY=value value 8~63 ASCII or 64 HEX characters @> MeshDefaultkey=value value 1~4 @> MeshWEPKEY=value value 10 or 26 characters 5 or 13 characters @> CarrierDetect=value value 0 Disabled 1 Enabled MORE INFORMATION ================================================================================= If you want for rt2870 driver to auto-load at boot time: A) choose ra0 for first RT2870 WLAN card, ra1 for second RT2870 WLAN card, etc. B) create(edit) 'ifcfg-ra0' file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/, edit( or add the line) in /etc/modules.conf: alias ra0 rt2870sta C) edit(create) the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ra0 DEVICE='ra0' ONBOOT='yes' NOTE: if you use dhcp, add this line too . BOOTPROTO='dhcp' *D) To ease the Default Gateway setting, add the line GATEWAY=x.x.x.x in /etc/sysconfig/network ======================================================================= Dongle/Clone Features: ====================== A) Dongle mode: Provides a 1-to-N MAC address mapping mechanism such that more than one PC behind the STA can transparently connect to the AP. B) Clone mode: Provides a 1-to-1 MAC address mapping mechanism. STA can use own MAC as SA MAC or use user desired MAC as SA MAC or use source MAC of first packet coming from wired device as SA MAC. NOTE: In this mode, only the PC who own the specified MAC can connect to the AP. C) Hybrid mode(Dongle+Clone): Provides a 1-to-N MAC address mapping mechanism such that more than one PC behind the STA can transparently connect to the AP. STA can use own MAC as SA MAC or use user desired MAC as SA MAC or use source MAC of first packet coming from wired device as SA MAC. D) Please refer to "Config STA to link as dongle mode..." in iwpriv_usage.txt for releated commands. [/code]As I said, I've just installed Ubuntu so I have no idea what the hell to do. Thanks for any help. Edit: Nevermind, I just deleted the Linux partitions and restored the boot sector from the installation disc. Windows 7 it stays. Lol "user friendly".
[QUOTE=Ali Legend;24476177]:words:[/QUOTE] [noparse][code][/code][/noparse] tags please so that we don't have to scroll.
Isn't ndiswrapper supposed to be included with Ubuntu (10.04)? I can't find it in the package manager. (Also, installed a Linux distro for the first time now, so bear with me if I keep asking questions, alright?) [editline]06:04PM[/editline] Found it.
Sabayon time now, been using Arch primarily for the past 6 months, figure its time to try something a tad more advanced. I don't do anything besides web browsing + watching movies on my Eee so I don't have to worry about constantly re-compiling packages.
sabayon isn't more advanced than arch. if anything it's less advanced. it's target toward beginners
[QUOTE=ButtsexV2;24573077]sabayon isn't more advanced than arch. if anything it's less advanced. it's target toward beginners[/QUOTE] And bloated.
[QUOTE=Lego399;24573446]And bloated.[/QUOTE] that too, unless you do the minimal install
Sabayon is scary as fuck, since not only do you have emerge, you have layman, and entropy too. They have at least two package management systems on one distribution, and I completely fucked up my install of sabayon by mixing emerge with their own entropy system, ended up installing mint linux because I was so exasperated.
Is Sabayon a real distro now? Before it was really just a glorified Portage overlay which broke whenever Gentoo changed anything.
Why doesn't php mail() work on my server? How do I setup a mail server? How can I run my own dns server so I don't have to use a 3rd party?
[QUOTE=TehDoomCat;24577567]Sabayon is scary as fuck, since not only do you have emerge, you have layman, and entropy too. They have at least two package management systems on one distribution, and I completely fucked up my install of sabayon by mixing emerge with their own entropy system, ended up installing mint linux because I was so exasperated.[/QUOTE] Oh shit. Now I remember your thread about Sabayon :o [editline]10:42AM[/editline] [QUOTE=Maccabee;24579559]Why doesn't php mail() work on my server? How do I setup a mail server? How can I run my own dns server so I don't have to use a 3rd party?[/QUOTE] 1. Don't know. 2. Setup a SMTP server 3. BIND
I'm going to try to install Arch Linux on this extremely poor computer with only 2GB of hard drive space. However, it can boot from neither CD nor USB, but floppy. What do I do?
[QUOTE=thf;24584467]I'm going to try to install Arch Linux on this extremely poor computer with only 2GB of hard drive space. However, it can boot from neither CD nor USB, but floppy. What do I do?[/QUOTE] Make a boot floppy that boots the CD from the floppy.
Well, the computer doesn't even have a CD drive, but it does have USB connectors, which it can't boot from
I have used Plop on floppy to boot from USB if BIOS doesn't support USB boot.
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