• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v.2
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Oh yeah. I forgot about rc.local.
So, my sister may be getting sued for negligence or something, but if that doesn't happen, I'll be building a new computer next year, to replace the one I built 2 years ago, which I'll sell. I mainly know enough to select my own parts now, whereas I didn't back then. Any things I should keep in mind, since I'll be in the Linux minority? I know, keep wireless chipset in mind, and buy nVidia (not ATI, as the [I]fools[/I] over in PC Building recommended me, and I bought for $200). But anything less obvious?
[QUOTE=Elecbullet;33792503]So, my sister may be getting sued for negligence or something, but if that doesn't happen, I'll be building a new computer next year, to replace the one I built 2 years ago, which I'll sell. I mainly know enough to select my own parts now, whereas I didn't back then. Any things I should keep in mind, since I'll be in the Linux minority? I know, keep wireless chipset in mind, and buy nVidia (not ATI, as the [I]fools[/I] over in PC Building recommended me, and I bought for $200). But anything less obvious?[/QUOTE] ati is fine for the most part at this point
Is it really? Is it still preferable to buy nVidia?
[QUOTE=Elecbullet;33793342]Is it really? Is it still preferable to buy nVidia?[/QUOTE] Ati is fine for 2d stuff, but nvidia still has the better drivers of the two.
Well then that settles it. I've been trying to play Minecraft, and it works fine, nice and fast on max settings, fullscreen 1080p. Then I exit fullscreen and my screen is [I]FUCKED[/I] Perhaps nVidia will avoid such issues!
Guys, [url=http://goo.gl/KFPCU]ownCloud[/url]. How did I not see this sooner?
Woo! Installed Arch Linux with AwesomeWM. God tier :D Holy fuck. I wanted to look at the conky wiki for my conky setup, but it's fucked to hell and back! Look at the changes! [url]http://wiki.conky.be/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges[/url]
[QUOTE=Elecbullet;33793342]Is it really? Is it still preferable to buy nVidia?[/QUOTE] it's still preferred but it doesn't make near as much a difference as it did even a year ago
I used to use pidgin as a chat client for facebook, msn, etc. For some reason I can receive messages, but when I send them, they don't go through. I switched to bitlbee so I can do the chat as an irc channel, but I still can't send messages. I looked at the log file for pidgin and apparently I get a 503 error whenever I send something. Anyone know what's up with XMPP? [editline]19th December 2011[/editline] Got it working. It turns out you need to enable apps in your privacy settings in order to use xmpp for chat.
My wireless works fine on ubuntu 10.04, but when i upgrade to 10.10 it stops working any ideas?
Why're you still using year-old versions
[QUOTE=esalaka;33816161]Why're you still using year-old versions[/QUOTE] I have the disk and I am going up from there. Okay I checked the system logs, the card is detected but when I flip the switch it says HP WMI: Unknown response recieved
Hey, could any help be provided? I have a 1024x768 vga monitor (I use an adaptor), and most linux distro's glitch out on the live cd and throw my monitor out of range. Now, I borrowed my dads disk, and it had Linux Mint, and Mageia on. Linux mint went into Out of Range, and Mageia worked. Now, I have a GainWard Nvidia 7800 GS Bliss, and the problem is that whenever I install the nvidia proprietary drivers, it throws me into the Out of Range error; again. Is there any way I could prevent it from modifying resolution when I install the drivers?
Im a newb to linux. I would like to run Minecraft on my computer. I have java, and wine, but it still doesn't work. Help?
You don't need wine to run Minecraft. Can you try launching Minecraft from your terminal and copy/paste any error you get? (To launch from terminal:) [code] $ cd directory/of/minecraft/launcher/ $ java -jar minecraft.jar [/code]
You want to download the .jar file for Minecraft, not the exe one. [editline]21st December 2011[/editline] I don't know if you did, but you mentioned wine.
[QUOTE=KwiggALT;33828059]Hey, could any help be provided? I have a 1024x768 vga monitor (I use an adaptor), and most linux distro's glitch out on the live cd and throw my monitor out of range. Now, I borrowed my dads disk, and it had Linux Mint, and Mageia on. Linux mint went into Out of Range, and Mageia worked. Now, I have a GainWard Nvidia 7800 GS Bliss, and the problem is that whenever I install the nvidia proprietary drivers, it throws me into the Out of Range error; again. Is there any way I could prevent it from modifying resolution when I install the drivers?[/QUOTE] Open up /etc/X11/xorg.conf with your favourite text editor Add this line to "Section "Screen"": [code] Option "metamodes" "1024x768 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"[/code] and add this line in the same one, but in "SubSection "Display"" [code] Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"[/code] Save and reboot/restart X server
I always loved linux, it's so stable and fast compared to windows I just never really got into it because of gaming compatibility, I mean there is wine but it's pretty limited. What would be a good distro for a semi beginner?
[QUOTE=FlamingSpaz;33833368]Open up /etc/X11/xorg.conf with your favourite text editorAdd this line to "Section "Screen"":[code] Option "metamodes" "1024x768 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"[/code] and add this line in the same one, but in "SubSection "Display""[code] Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"[/code]Save and reboot/restart X server[/QUOTE] What do you know? That worked! 3 months of linux problems all gone! Thanks a bunch! :buddy:
[QUOTE=reevezy67;33837293]I always loved linux, it's so stable and fast compared to windows I just never really got into it because of gaming compatibility, I mean there is wine but it's pretty limited. What would be a good distro for a semi beginner?[/QUOTE] You could try out Ubuntu, or Linux Mint, blah blah blah. Actually, if you're feeling like trying out Linux, you could try Sabayon Linux. It's designed so that ordinary users can use it, but it's based on Gentoo and is just as powerful (if you take advantage of Portage, of course). It has both a Binary and a Source package manager. Portage, which compiles packages from source code, and Entropy which downloads binary packages (like Ubuntu). You should only use one of these, and since you're a semi-beginner, I would stick with Entropy (or Sulfur, the graphical front-end). [editline]22nd December 2011[/editline] Oh, and it's both stable and reliable, as their website says, even though it uses pretty much the latest bleeding edge software (almost all packages are bleeding edge, except for some, like the boost library is still on the Gentoo main branch and therefore is version 1.46.1, when the latest is 1.48.0)
[img_thumb]http://navalrp.co.uk/cloud/apps/files_sharing/get.php?token=e152778b1341e1a1c0586440c8b5d8bf59713ac2[/img_thumb] Conky seems to be grabbing LightDM's background for transparency instead of XFCE's. Any way to fix that?
[QUOTE=FlamingSpaz;33843099][img_thumb]http://navalrp.co.uk/cloud/apps/files_sharing/get.php?token=e152778b1341e1a1c0586440c8b5d8bf59713ac2[/img_thumb] Conky seems to be grabbing LightDM's background for transparency instead of XFCE's. Any way to fix that?[/QUOTE] Start conky after logging in, and when the desktop has loaded the background?
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;33842998]You could try out Ubuntu, or Linux Mint, blah blah blah. Actually, if you're feeling like trying out Linux, you could try Sabayon Linux. It's designed so that ordinary users can use it, but it's based on Gentoo and is just as powerful (if you take advantage of Portage, of course). It has both a Binary and a Source package manager. Portage, which compiles packages from source code, and Entropy which downloads binary packages (like Ubuntu). You should only use one of these, and since you're a semi-beginner, I would stick with Entropy (or Sulfur, the graphical front-end). [editline]22nd December 2011[/editline] Oh, and it's both stable and reliable, as their website says, even though it uses pretty much the latest bleeding edge software (almost all packages are bleeding edge, except for some, like the boost library is still on the Gentoo main branch and therefore is version 1.46.1, when the latest is 1.48.0)[/QUOTE] Alright I'll give Sabayon Linux a try, thanks. [editline]23rd December 2011[/editline] Actually it looks like it comes with a bit too much pre packaged software for my liking, got a lighter distro? I really don't mind something a little advanced, I'm not computer illiterate at all, I can figure stuff out.
[QUOTE=reevezy67;33843434]Alright I'll give Sabayon Linux a try, thanks. [editline]23rd December 2011[/editline] Actually it looks like it comes with a bit too much pre packaged software for my liking, got a lighter distro? I really don't mind something a little advanced, I'm not computer illiterate at all, I can figure stuff out.[/QUOTE] Too much software prepackaged? You could just get the Core Sabayon package, it comes with NOTHING extra, just like Arch Linux (except that it's using the Gentoo distro) [editline]22nd December 2011[/editline] Otherwise, you could try the other two I just mentioned :v: (Arch Linux and Gentoo)
Is it possiblle to download the gnome desktop environment on the new version or ubuntu?
[QUOTE=SSBMX;33845970]Is it possiblle to download the gnome desktop environment on the new version or ubuntu?[/QUOTE] It's possible, but it's sort of a painful process. I assume you mean GNOME 3, right? [editline]22nd December 2011[/editline] There's a guide here: [url]http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-GNOME-3-on-Ubuntu-11-04-194085.shtml[/url]
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;33846207]It's possible, but it's sort of a painful process. I assume you mean GNOME 3, right? [editline]22nd December 2011[/editline] There's a guide here: [url]http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-GNOME-3-on-Ubuntu-11-04-194085.shtml[/url][/QUOTE] That, or he meant 11.10, in which case you pop open a terminal and put in "sudo apt-get install gnome-shell" and whatever else you want. [editline]22nd December 2011[/editline] But, really, if you want gnome shell in an Ubuntu-like environment, just get Linux Mint 12.
[QUOTE=ASmellyOgre;33846352]That, or he meant 11.10, in which case you pop open a terminal and put in "sudo apt-get install gnome-shell" and whatever else you want. [editline]22nd December 2011[/editline] But, really, if you want gnome shell in an Ubuntu-like environment, just get Linux Mint 12.[/QUOTE] Except that's not "gnome shell", but Linux Mint's own version with addons too. Pointing him on to another distro is not solving the problem. [editline]22nd December 2011[/editline] That's like saying "this doesn't work on Windows" - "Well, then switch to Linux!" The problem persists.
[QUOTE=T3hGamerDK;33847790]Except that's not "gnome shell", but Linux Mint's own version with addons too. Pointing him on to another distro is not solving the problem. [editline]22nd December 2011[/editline] That's like saying "this doesn't work on Windows" - "Well, then switch to Linux!" The problem persists.[/QUOTE] 1) It is Gnome Shell, but with 4 extensions that it tells you to toggle on or off to your liking. 2) Tone doesn't convey well, I guess. It was a suggestion. I've done Ubuntu+Gnome-Shell, and it takes quite a while to get the settings right, especially if you want to also use Unity. LM12 is configured for Gnome Shell from the start, so it would be easier, so long as he doesn't have too many files to back up.
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