• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v.2
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Arch [editline]31st December 2011[/editline] Some *Box WM, or alternatively just get LXDE.
Mint would work fine, I'm using it on a 1.6GHz 1GB RAM netbook.
Would OpenSUSE be a possibility?
[QUOTE=Asgard;33981242]Would OpenSUSE be a possibility?[/QUOTE] Yes.
Is there a way to mount a USB as executable in Arch? I use securstick and I get "Permission Denied" when running it.
I think that when you mount a fat32 file system the executable flag is set by default on all files. Also, securstick seems to be only for windows, how are you running it? [editline]1st January 2012[/editline] Apparently, I was wrong, it does support linux. I still need to know how you're running it.
[QUOTE=Boris-B;33999218]I think that when you mount a fat32 file system the executable flag is set by default on all files. Also, securstick seems to be only for windows, how are you running it? [editline]1st January 2012[/editline] Apparently, I was wrong, it does support linux. I still need to know how you're running it.[/QUOTE] With the linux binary. Double clicking in thunar just opens a new windows in the same directory and running via terminal gives me the "permission denied" error, even with sudo.
[QUOTE=FlamingSpaz;33999386]With the linux binary. Double clicking in thunar just opens a new windows in the same directory and running via terminal gives me the "permission denied" error, even with sudo.[/QUOTE] Change the ownership of it. 'user' is the user that will own the folder, 'group' is the default usergroup and '/mnt/USB' is the mount point for the USB. [code] sudo chown user:group /mnt/USB [/code]
If it's a USB stick it should be formated with fat32 or ntfs. In that case, changing the owner and group of the mount point shouldn't do anything. I have a few questions for FLamingSpaz. First, how are you mounting the USB stick? Second, run this and post the results: [code] ls -la /mnt/USB [/code] Where /mnt/USB is where ever your USB stick is mounted.
[code] drwx------ 2 yousef users 4096 Jan 1 1970 . drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 100 Jan 2 10:56 .. [/code] [editline]2nd January 2012[/editline] I just plug in the USB and Thunar auto-mounts it for me I think.
Just installed Debian and I have a couple of problems. I can't seem to change the resolution of my monitor, as seen here: [img]http://i.imgur.com/9MFsc.png[/img] I also am not sure at all how to make USB sticks operate in a simple manner (where I can just plug it in and use it as a normal user without having to mount it in the terminal as superuser).
[QUOTE=nos217;34034466]Just installed Debian and I have a couple of problems. I can't seem to change the resolution of my monitor, as seen here: [img]http://i.imgur.com/9MFsc.png[/img] I also am not sure at all how to make USB sticks operate in a simple manner (where I can just plug it in and use it as a normal user without having to mount it in the terminal as superuser).[/QUOTE] Is this Virtual Box? If so install the guest additions. If not, try installing new drivers for your graphics card.
It turns out stable debian is pretty outdated. Although gnome3 doesn't seem to acknowledge the fact that I'm running on battery power. There is no battery notification in the top right, and Network Manager straight out doesn't work. How can I change startup daemons in Debian? I can't seem to find anything on that matter. Okay so NetworkManager is working fine now, but gnome-power-manager is still not running, and I can't seem to run it.
[QUOTE=nos217;34035838]It turns out stable debian is pretty outdated. Although gnome3 doesn't seem to acknowledge the fact that I'm running on battery power. There is no battery notification in the top right, and Network Manager straight out doesn't work. How can I change startup daemons in Debian? I can't seem to find anything on that matter. Okay so NetworkManager is working fine now, but gnome-power-manager is still not running, and I can't seem to run it.[/QUOTE] To add daemons, I think the command is "update-rc.d daemonhere". As for GNOME3, I don't know what to do. You can man update-rc.d for more info on how to use it.
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JW does anyone know what version of backtrack is better? KDE vs GNome? Are there any differences in the programs?
The tools for exploits should be the same. The only difference would be the desktop which is only a preference thing.
Just installed Linux on my laptop, works fine, but I am having some problems installing Java, I need to give myself permissions to do stuff in the usr folder, to install Java, but how would I do that, how can I give myself permissions?
You're probably taking the wrong approach if you want to change permission in /usr. Can you tell us what distro you have installed and where are you installing java from?
Nevermind, I'll just run the server in Windows. It is way easier.
Yeah, believe it or not it voids Best Buy's warranty program. (pending on location- I hear their asian branches are better in this regard). Allegedly it's covered under the "non-certified modification" part of their warranty. Which of course any kinda system modification could be claimed as well (Installing Windows Vista for instance)... Someone really should sue them one of these days.
[QUOTE=Staneh;34055871]Nevermind, I'll just run the server in Windows. It is way easier.[/QUOTE] don't run a server if you're tech illiterate and can't figure out how to give yourself temporary permissions to root?
[QUOTE=Staneh;34054164]Just installed Linux on my laptop, works fine, but I am having some problems installing Java, I need to give myself permissions to do stuff in the usr folder, to install Java, but how would I do that, how can I give myself permissions?[/QUOTE] You should be root to do that.
[QUOTE=grimshaw;34055966]Yeah, believe it or not it voids Best Buy's warranty program. (pending on location- I hear their asian branches are better in this regard). Allegedly it's covered under the "non-certified modification" part of their warranty. Which of course any kinda system modification could be claimed as well (Installing Windows Vista for instance)... Someone really should sue them one of these days.[/QUOTE] From my experience, Best Buy's warranty program is too much of a hassle to use, not to mention I've seen quite a few of there employees who have no idea what they're doing. I pretty much see it as if I can't fix it, they sure as hell can't.
I've been trying to get into fedora, but seriously who wrote this documentation. Its so hard to follow and alot of the time you must go back and reread text, and randomly there are bits of fractured english scattered throughout. [img]http://i.imgur.com/79rFi.png[/img]
[QUOTE=dickpickle;34061112]I've been trying to get into fedora, but seriously who wrote this documentation. Its so hard to follow and alot of the time you must go back and reread text, and randomly there are bits of fractured english scattered throughout. [img]http://i.imgur.com/79rFi.png[/img][/QUOTE] I've never really used Fedora's documentation. I don't think it's required reading.
I want to install Mint on my laptop, but I don't know if I should install Mint or LMDE ... I'd prefer having a Debian base, but is the LMDE equally good as Mint itself ? What are the true differences right now ? (All I have found about this are outdated) And should I go for LMDE or Mint ?
I am having troubles with internet connectivity in Ubuntu. I am able to connect to my home wireless network and use it almost normally. However, the speeds I get while browsing are [i]much[/i] slower than I get on the very same network on the same day using Windows 7. In addition, sometimes pages will just refuse to load altogether, with the progress wheel turning until it wears itself out. Some of my own research says that my browser, by default, queries in IPV6 first and, upon that method failing, reverts to IPV4. This apparently causes connection issues for some Linux users. I've gone under the hood in Firefox and manually disabled IPV6 querying, to no avail. In addition, I've disabled IPV6 querying in my system kernel. However, I'm [I]still[/I] getting really unreliable and patchy internet speeds on a network that is completely reliable and not-too-slow on the same machine on Windows 7. Any ideas for a fix? [sp]Bonus points to anyone who can tell me how to disable the Unity sidebar[/sp]
[QUOTE=thirty9th;34066340]I am having troubles with internet connectivity in Ubuntu. I am able to connect to my home wireless network and use it almost normally. However, the speeds I get while browsing are [i]much[/i] slower than I get on the very same network on the same day using Windows 7. In addition, sometimes pages will just refuse to load altogether, with the progress wheel turning until it wears itself out. Some of my own research says that my browser, by default, queries in IPV6 first and, upon that method failing, reverts to IPV4. This apparently causes connection issues for some Linux users. I've gone under the hood in Firefox and manually disabled IPV6 querying, to no avail. In addition, I've disabled IPV6 querying in my system kernel. However, I'm [I]still[/I] getting really unreliable and patchy internet speeds on a network that is completely reliable and not-too-slow on the same machine on Windows 7. Any ideas for a fix? [sp]Bonus points to anyone who can tell me how to disable the Unity sidebar[/sp][/QUOTE] I dunno about the IPv6 one, but at the login screen in the options you can select something along the lines of "Ubuntu Classic" for your desktop enviroment and it will load the old Ubuntu UI. If I remember correctly, there is a little gear above the login information field.
[QUOTE=thirty9th;34066340]I am having troubles with internet connectivity in Ubuntu. I am able to connect to my home wireless network and use it almost normally. However, the speeds I get while browsing are [i]much[/i] slower than I get on the very same network on the same day using Windows 7. In addition, sometimes pages will just refuse to load altogether, with the progress wheel turning until it wears itself out. Some of my own research says that my browser, by default, queries in IPV6 first and, upon that method failing, reverts to IPV4. This apparently causes connection issues for some Linux users. I've gone under the hood in Firefox and manually disabled IPV6 querying, to no avail. In addition, I've disabled IPV6 querying in my system kernel. However, I'm [I]still[/I] getting really unreliable and patchy internet speeds on a network that is completely reliable and not-too-slow on the same machine on Windows 7. Any ideas for a fix? [sp]Bonus points to anyone who can tell me how to disable the Unity sidebar[/sp][/QUOTE] How did you disable IPv6? Is the module still loaded(check lsmod)
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