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Previous thread: >>66387483

>> No.66403529
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66403529

First for fuck Amazon.

>> No.66403554

>>66403529
Second for go back to /pol/

>> No.66403559

>>66403463
whats some stable linux distro? currently ubuntu, and need something for 18.04 thats lightweight, but not austic rolling distro like arch, as i actually have a job.
is it debian? is gentoo just a meme?

>> No.66403668
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66403668

What should I expect?

>> No.66403733

Why is linux so shit?
Any time i move data between drives(sdd or hdd) the entire system hard locks for multiple minutes. It could be 2mb, it could be 200gb.
All of the drives pass smart and using the same drives in windows, it has no io lock up.

>> No.66403806

>>66403559
ur a meme

>> No.66403838

>>66403733
because it's a hobby is made by some finnish student
don't expect anything as good as windows

>> No.66403921

>>66403733
>>66403838
lol samefag

>> No.66403926
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66403926

anyone familiar with bitmap fonts? i'm trying to install terminus but can't make mkfontdir detect the fonts in my folders it just writes a 0

>> No.66403935

>>66403926
What's the significance of your screenshot? I have images blocked right now

>> No.66403948
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66403948

What is the best cursor theme and why will it always be DMZ white?

>> No.66403963

>>66403935
>blocking images on an imageboard

>> No.66404015

>>66403559
Debian if you like freedom and respect.

>> No.66404028

>>66403935
basically just a screenshot of mkfontdir just writing a 0 instead of listing the fonts as if should

>> No.66404121

>>66403668
Slackware with a shithuge repository and everything tagged for slapt-get to automagically resolve depends. I've used it, but I used vanilla Slackware before it, so I used it as "I want Slackware but I don't want the ten-million packages in the base install, but I might need to install things later," which worked out okay with only the Slack repos enabled and none of the extra ones, using both Salix and Slackbuilds. I've had more than one update go sideways, though, so I set up regular Slackware again with some slackpkg templates to still get that same trimmed-down feel without the horseshit involved in using Salix.
Basically, it's Slackware with training wheels. There's technically nothing Salix does that you can't do with Slackware itself. Doing the things in Slackware is a one-and-done ordeal, but doing them in Salix is easier. As a long-time Slack user, I'd suggest installing Slack itself and learning the tools, but you're welcome to try out Salix instead. Your mileage may vary with it, is all.

>> No.66404261

>>66403926
>go to /etc/fonts/conf.d/
>delete 70-no-bitmaps.conf
>go to /etc/fonts/conf.avail/
>copy 70-yes-bitmaps.conf to /etc/fonts/conf.d/

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>>66403948

>> No.66404379

>>66404261
already have 70-yes-bitmaps.conf there, changed it with dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config. maybe it's just a bug being on debian testing? i can't find much about it on google

>> No.66404393

>>66404379
Try DDG.

>> No.66404466 [DELETED] 

>>66403463
Why is she reading the communist manifesto?

>> No.66404708

Posted on the previous thread, but here we go again:

I have my old Compaq 610 laptop I got like 9 years ago when I was at highschool for about 400 euros (kinda okay for that price I guess but I was not very tech-savvy at that time).
Since some components degraded and I got a desktop I picked up a new laptop for uni, but this thing may be usable with GNU/Linux and a light desktop (I just don't mind the performance drop from just a wm and I don't want to learn shortcuts desu)
Thing is, what should be changed:
-keyboard (missing w because the nipple thingy under that key broke but still detects when you use your finger: ~20 euros
-trackpad: really thinking if it's worth since even not being the best in the world, I would like to have the option. ~15 euros
Battery was bought about 5 months before retiring the laptop and it has a nearly new 500 hdd, but I don't know if it is worth spending that money to fix this spare machine or use the hdd as an external one and just throw it away

>> No.66405020

>>66404281
Why is arch so hard to install?

>> No.66405101

>>66405020
It isnt.

>> No.66405162

>>66405020
it isn't. the install guide is pretty shitty though, if you have never partitioned i hard drive or know which bootloader you want and how to configure it you're probably gonna get lost somewhere cause the guide just sends you off with no default recommendation.

>> No.66405198

>>66405020
it is not, just takes so damn long to install

>> No.66405365

What distro should I choose if I dont care about systemd or runit and I want to become a sys admin

>> No.66405412

Hello, i have a Lenovo laptop with debian on it. it has a ssd and intel 520 graphics card, however when i play videos or music the system shits itself really badly and i get lag when skipping forward in videos even webms any idea what can cause it?

>> No.66405616

What's the best terminal for a wm?

>> No.66405669

Any recommendations for a good book that explains the inner workings of Linux?

Has anyone read "How Linux Works" by Brian Ward?

>> No.66405708

>>66405101
>>66405162
bullshit, i couldn't even get it to boot up successfully because it failed to find a drive that didn't exist after 30 seconds. Also the wiki is shit, it just assumes the iso will work out of the box on all machines and that it won't give you an aneurysm and a thorough butt-fucking.

>> No.66405828

Bought a computer 2013-06.
Haven't booted it since 2017-12. It worked then.
What is the probability of the internal HDD having broken down since then?

>> No.66405848

>>66405365
Debian.
>>66405412
What video player?
>>66405616
urxvt w/ proper config

>> No.66405859

>>66405828
extremely low.

>> No.66405892

What shouldn't use instead of GRUB in a UEFI system? Should be as minimal as possible and no interaction. Just boots to my distro of choice. No systemd-boot shit.

>> No.66405904

>>66405892
s/shouldn't/should I
I'm a dumb phoneposter

>> No.66406002

>>66404379
You need to add the font to qset or something. I haven't done it in a while, but you need to add a directory to the font path for it.

>> No.66406007

>>66405708
No, your inability to follow a SIMPLE GUIDE is BULLSHIT.
99.999999999999999999% of the time the iso works, it not working is most likely your own fuck up or you're running i386 and didnt know arch ditched it last year.

>>66405162
Install guide is the bare minimum on what is needed to install a bare arch install.
>partition
Did you not read the step by step guide on how to partition and the various lists of partitioning guides based on your usage?
>bootloader
Did you not click the bootloader page and read it?

>> No.66406072

>>66406007
amd x86-64, it refuses to boot, throws a bitch fit, and then quits. f u.

>> No.66406089

>>66405669
lfs

>> No.66406091

>>66406072
>refuses to boot
Post logs
>throws a bitch fit
Post logs
>then quits
Post logs

Sounds like you dont know how to use dd properly and fucked up the installation medium

>> No.66406092

Alright so i installed ubuntu recently and keep getting into weird shits i don't know how to fix or search about. The newest one being related to trying xfce and later downloading the whole xubuntu-dekstop package, now when i open my session i only see the cursor and wallpaper and have to manually switch to any tty and back to tty7, what exactly is happening here and how can i know?

>> No.66406095

>>66403559
Slackware

>> No.66406098

>>66406007
>t. archfag

>> No.66406105

>>66406098
umm, that's not a log

>> No.66406115

>>66406098
I am an archfag.Been using it since 2009.
Ive never had these make believe issues shitposters want to bring in this thread

>> No.66406145
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>>66403463
Is Kevin lurking in this thread? I'm thinking of abandoning Arch Linux for Solus. I'm tired of lurking / begging for Solutions every time something goes wrong in Orange I'm just tired of dealing with constant little issues. the only thing I really liked arch for was the Aur anyway and that was just because of meh gayems.

I like the pre configurations they make for i3 but I can't seem to find its config file anywhere. Otherwise I think I could get the rest working myself.

>> No.66406214

Love the Arch Wiki! Very detailed, organized and informative. So... is there an app/program to have an offline version of it?
Like, download a copy of the Wiki to your PC for later viewing or whatever.

>> No.66406225

>>66404121
Slackware still doesn't auto-resolve dependencies?

>> No.66406231

>>66406145
Configuration
See Configuring i3 for details. The rest of this article assumes the i3 configuration file to be in the folder ~/.config.

~https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/i3#Configuration
didnt even try

>> No.66406241

>>66406091
Here you go, jerk:
Probing EDD (edd=ff to disable)... ok
[0.005187] Spectre Vs : Spectre mitigation: LFENCE not serializing, switching to generic retpoline
[2.511092] Initramfs unpacking failed: write error
: : running early hook [udev]
: : running early hook [archiso_pxe_ndb]
: : running hook [udev]
: : Triggering uevents...
: : running hook [memdisk]
: : running hook [archiso]
: : running hook [archiso_loop_mnt]
: : running hook [archiso_pxe_common]
: : running hook [archiso_pxe_nbd]
: : running hook [archiso_pxe_http]
: : running hook [archiso_pxe_nfs]
: : Mounting '/dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201806' to '/run/archiso/bootmnt'
ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201806' device did not show up after 30 seconds...
Falling back to interactive prompt
You can try to fix the problem manually, log out when you are finished
sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
[rootfs ]# _

and then it doesn't let me do anything afterwards.
This is being run in qemuy, my current theory is its supposed to be run from a usb for some reason so i'm currently dd'ing a usb with the iso in order to boot from the usb and (fingers crossed) successfully install to a virtual image.

>> No.66406248

>>66406214
arch-wiki-docs
arch-wiki-lite

>> No.66406261

>>66406214
use some sort of webrawler to download it all including links then convert to pdf?

>>66406241
that's an easy one dude, you're booting through efi aren't you, select the non efi/legacy usb boot option

>> No.66406270

>>66406241
Your "burning" software didnt work properly and didnt label the device "ARCH_201806".
Very apparent what went wrong.
: : Mounting '/dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201806' to '/run/archiso/bootmnt'
ERROR: '/dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201806' device did not show up after 30 seconds...
Falling back to interactive prompt

>> No.66406364

>>66406261
> select the non efi/legacy usb boot option
how do this in qemu?

>>66406270
Currently burning a label right now, haven't done it just yet.

>> No.66406404

>>66406364
no it's your device boot menu, there should be two options listed for booting from the usb, one says efi usblabel the other one should say just usblabel use the second one. I've had this issue often on several different linux isos.

>> No.66406454

>>66403463
is he male or female this week? she always changes her genders now...

>> No.66406487

>>66406454
Emma Watson?
Really?

I'm starting to think the whole 'i change genders' thing is about getting a free card to bring up political issues whenever.

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>>66403463
What's going on here?

Artix linux, btw. Feel like I have a lot of problems with repos with this distro.

>> No.66406520

>>66406496
You are installing a package that is overriding another packages files.
Did you use pip or similar things since its python?

>> No.66406544

>>66406404
my usb drive is fucked.
I dd'd on /dev/sdc so now every usb drive i put in is arch, regardless of if it is or not.

Also USB burn did not work.

How do i unfuck my usb port? How to i unfuck arch and make it just werk?

>> No.66406568

>>66406487
she's changing genders all the time now. she's mentally ill.

ps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2Jh4nZhy-8 skip to like 2:40 or something.

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>>66403948
Don't mind me, just being better than anything you can throw at it.

>> No.66406621

>>66406520
Oh, that makes sense. So if I just upgrade it via pip, then it'll stop bitching at me? (Or alternatively, just ignore it from pacman?)

Was just a weird error, I did a little python a while back and didn't think pacman would pick up on something like that

>> No.66406636

>>66406568
You're scum.
There's nothing about that in that video at all and Emma Watson has been known to support that side of politics for years now. And you had me actually watch about a minute of that absolute dung.

I advise you reevaluate your sources for anything you've touched if you felt it appropriate to link that anywhere. It's clearly content aimed at the intellectually incapable with a narrator who constantly interrupts to add nothing but poisoning the perspective on the content.
You might aswell be watching those auto-generated kids videos.

>> No.66406651

>>66406621
I would uninstall it from pip and use the repo package instead.
>ignore it
Pacman halts on these type of error, meaning you would always halt on this error and nothing would be done about it.
>pick up on it
Pacman has a list of everything you install and they all are documented, meaning if you use pip to install,outside of pacman, it cant track it, so it finds it in the filesystem and halts asking you to fix it.

>> No.66406660

>>66406651
Ah, that makes sense. I'll go ahead and do that then. Appreciate it anon!

>> No.66406681
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Why is manjaro #1 on distro watch? I haven't heard much about it.

>> No.66406682

>>66406544
>>66406404
This seems to be a running theme with arch-fags, first they say its your fault that nothing works, then you try their soultion, it fucks it up more, then they dissapear on you and leave you to try and figure out something there is NO DOCUMENTATION FOR.

Fuck arch, Fuck archfags. eat shit and die.

>> No.66406683

Virtualbox throws this error when launching
The fuck is this?
xcb is installed and reinstalling didnt solve shit
Qt FATAL: This application failed to start because no Qt platform plugin could be initialized. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

Available platform plugins are: eglfs, linuxfb, minimal, minimalegl, offscreen, vnc, xcb

>> No.66406689

for some stupid reason mpd starts whenever I login to my session even if I disable autostarting from XFCE's settings
I think it starts before I login because it reads the system wide config file instead of my ~/.config one
help

>> No.66406697

>>66406682
Havent left. He cant even use dd, nothing i can do at this point.

>> No.66406701

>>66406681
Distrowatch rankings aren't particularly indicative of anything except "what's popular on the distrowatch forums this month".

>> No.66406702

>>66406681
I use it. Based on Arch, which is pretty amazing, just that Manjaro has a few other goodies in there.

Why don't you try for yourself?

>> No.66406706

>>66406689
systemctl --user stop mpd
systemctl --user disable mpd

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>>66406636
>buttmad white knight who worships some cunt and defends her on boards
TOP KEK

you're the most pathetic person I ever came across on /g/.

>> No.66406716

>>66403463
Is pic related the actress that did Hermione?
Damn wtf she did to age this much?

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>>66403948
>What is the best cursor theme
It's this one that I made from various cursors from diff OSes. haven't uploaded it to github just yet.

>> No.66406723

>>66406231
you know that is the first place I looked for it, right?

I had this issue when I tried Sway and it worked normally when I just put a config file where I expected it to be but I like what they did when thay pre-configured it so I want to see what they added.

>> No.66406741

>>66406723
Then look at the system config in /etc/?
Like how is this difficult?

>> No.66406771

>>66406706
Unknown operation mpd.
I've been doing
# this kills the mpd process, that's why I think it's starting before I log in to my user

sudo mpd --kill

# if I do $ mpd after the previous I get can't connect to :6600, address in use (or something like that) so I need to do

sudo systemctl stop mpd.socket

# at this point I can $ mpd and everything works as I want it to work

mpd && ncmpcpp

>> No.66406780

>>66406771
>Unknown operation mpd
You dont have mpd installed

>> No.66406783

>>66406697
>USB broken
>Arch keeps bitching
why is life such pain?

>nothing i can do at this point
that's another thing, its seems rare to find someone who actually knows what they're doing with arch.

>> No.66406810

>>66406783
I just downloaded the june iso and burned it to my usb(dd). Plugged it in my laptop and chose it from the boot menu. I have an arch live usb environment on my laptop.
This isnt an arch issue, this is a USER issue. This user will have the SAME problems with any other iso as they cant do basic commands or follow a wiki.

>> No.66406818

>>66406709
I wouldn't expect you to understand the issues with what you've done.
If you were posting something like that in defense of a political point we shared sides on I'd be just as offended. I bet you're stupid enough to assume I'm for the gender politics stuff. You had to dig up some stupid /pol/ image with just as little substance as the video. As if I even defended Emma Watson. I'm just opposed people who don't know how to use their poor excuse for a brain. Like you and presumably the narrator.

You'd be deemed handicapped if measured.

>> No.66406819

>>66406780
I do have mpd installed

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>>66406818

>> No.66406840

>>66406819
Then my commands in >>66406706 wouldnt result in "unknown operation mpd"

>> No.66406855

>>66406840
[email protected]:~$ apt list --installed | grep mpd

WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.

libmpdclient-dev/testing,now 2.11-1 amd64 [installed]
libmpdclient2/testing,now 2.11-1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libmpdec2/testing,now 2.4.2-2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
mpd/testing,now 1:0.20.20-dmo1 amd64 [installed]
rtmpdump/testing,now 2:2.4~20160119.gitfa8646dae-dmo5 amd64 [installed,automatic]

>> No.66406863

>>66403554
kys cuck

>> No.66406868

>>66406840
>Then my commands in >>66406706(You) wouldnt result in "unknown operation mpd"

>> No.66406872

>>66406840
>>66406855
This works, as I said here >>66406771
For some reason mpd is starting before I log in to my user
sudo systemctl stop mpd

>> No.66406875

>>66406741
because it doesn't make sense for me for a configuration file to be in route.

I didn't find it though but I did find the config fire for i3 status which is what I wanted.

>> No.66406879

>>66406836
Can you do me a favor? Tell me if you understood the posts. I'm looking for ways of reaching you people. I'm trying hard to dumb down the speech every post. I'm not sure it helps.
I've read that shorter sentences help.

>> No.66406882

>>66406875
locate i3

>> No.66406919

>>66406810
I'll believe you this time, do more research, and try on an actual computer instead of a virtual machine.

It better work or some niggers gonna need to get lynched.

>> No.66406935

>>66406636
>>66406818
>>66406875
>its a white night
how does ti feel to suck emma's cock?

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>>66406879
your level of autism is off the charts kiddo. time to take some meds.

>> No.66407005

>>66406879
>you people
>>>/out/

>I'm trying hard to dumb down the speech every post.
rude! this is FRIENDLY gnu/linux thread, not ANGERY gnu/linux thread.

>> No.66407052

>>66406810
good news: it was just a minor error of the usb controller so i reset the computer and now things are fine.

>> No.66407069

How long is too long for a sudo session? The default isnt long enough for me to perform maintenance.

>> No.66407429

>tfw you keep using rm when you should be using trash-cli instead, just in case
Why am I such a dumbass guys

>> No.66407533

>>66407429
alias rm='trash-cli'

>> No.66407543

>>66407533
bad idea, because then out of habit he might use rm in another computer forgetting that it's actually rm there

>> No.66407579

>>66407543
alias rm='echo "use trash-cli instead dummy!"'

>> No.66407656

>>66407052
>>66406810
got it working, turns out it was just too little ram :^)

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>>66403463
OS: Debian 9.4 stretch
Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.9.0-6-amd64
(I know this isn't a linux "directly" related question, but I don't find an android general)
I planned to do streams (android vidya gaems) but I can't run QEMU correctly (laptop too old, extremely low fps, but OBS run fine with anothers apps).
This is some cheap "tablet" that can I get from market (3rd world country).
CPU: RK3126 Quad Core, RAM: 1GB, Android 7.1
I want to run scrcpy on it
https://github.com/Genymobile/scrcpy
>The application executes a server on the device. The client and the server communicate via a socket over an adb tunnel.
>The server streams an H.264 video of the device screen. The client decodes the video frames and displays them.
>The client captures input (keyboard and mouse) events, sends them to the server, which injects them to the device.
Is this enough CPU or should I save more money and buy another?

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>> No.66408174

Why is the Fedora community so small compared to other distros?

>> No.66408232
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I am on xubuntu 16.04 using i3. Been using this for a few years and got comfy with it. I do have one gripe, though: dmenu_run. It's nice for launching gui programs, sure, but I wish I could use arrow keys to scroll through my bash history and get autocompletion on more than just the initial command... in other words, what's a good alternative to dmenu_run that gives me full bash functionality, automatically opens in floating mode so my other shit doesn't get resized, and which automatically closes when I hit enter?

pls respond

>> No.66408235

>>66403529
I love Trump, and I ain't even alt right bullshit.

>> No.66408261

>>66408174
Im not going to do RHEL's dirty work and not get paid for it

>> No.66408263

>>66408232
A terminal.

>> No.66408277

>>66408263
But that doesn't open in a floating container and doesn't close automatically. I do not want ALL terminals to be floating, I do not want to have to manually make it floating and I do not want to have to close it by hand.

>> No.66408315

>>66408232
tried rofi?

>> No.66408371

>>66403463

Hey anons, I got really interested in understanding how Linux kernel works, anyone knows books,docs,material,etc where I could learn about it?

>> No.66408689
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66408689

I'm getting this error when i try to make a new partiton on my 1TB hard drive. I couldn't find any info about this online that helped me. Thanks in advance.

>> No.66409326

My monitor's max resolution isn't showing up in KDE. (2560 x 1440 60hz) the max it's showing is 2560 x 1080.

Looking at xrandr --verbose the maximum resolution being extracted is [email protected]

I followed all the instructions here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xrandr#Adding_undetected_resolutions

but when I do $ xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode 2560x1440_60.00

I get this error xrandr: Configure crtc 0 failed

>> No.66409404

>>66406863
since when has questioning authority been being a cuckold?

>> No.66409498

I just learned about units today and my life is changed.

>> No.66409525

>>66409498
I thought that'd go in a code tag to make it obvious that I mean UNITS(1)

>> No.66409576
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66409576

>>66403948
Oxygen Midnight Meadow

>> No.66409682

>>66409576
But anon, it's green.

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>>66406716
Emma watson. She's 28 now
Still cute af

>> No.66409774

>>66405892
>>66405904
literally the first or second option in etc/default/grub is to skip displaying the menu and just boot whatever is the first.

>> No.66409780

>>66406681
>Why is manjaro #1 on distro watch?
i++ is one helluva thing.

>> No.66409792

>got a job at as an embedded devices developer
>1st day on the job
>they show me my desktop computer
>they tell me my first task is to install gentoo by myself

What the fuck I thought this was a fucking meme

>> No.66409806

>>66407069
sudo su you brainlet or open a "root terminal" (there is usually a shortcut for this in your menu if you use a DE)
stop sudoing six gorillion commands in a row like a dumb pajeet in a youtube tutorial video holy shit.

>> No.66409946

>>66409806
>sudo su
>calls others pajeet

>> No.66409986

>>66409326
cam someone please help

>> No.66409998

I thought the screen tear on KDE was a meme but here I am. Using intel graphics how to stop this?

>> No.66410213

>>66409765
>Still cute af
weinsteined and feminist.
.... better become an hero, than live.

>> No.66410254

>>66409946
not him, but what's wrong with that ?

>> No.66410335

Is there a comfy cli image browser with preview, or should I just get dolphin for such tasks?

>> No.66410437

>>66410335
yottu?

>> No.66410520

>>66410254
sudo -i starts a proper root shell.

>> No.66410526

>>66410335
ranger has image support

>> No.66410572

>>66410520
that doesn't answer my question, what's wrong with sudo su

>> No.66410574

>>66410335
Is dolphin still the only file manager with folder previews?

>> No.66410646
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66410646

>>66410437
Sorry, I meant file manager in that sense.

>>66410526
Yeah, that's kinda what I'm looking for.

>> No.66410669

How do format my main drive, /lgbt/?

>> No.66410684

>>66410669
mkfs.ext4 <target partition>

>> No.66410907

>>66410574
no

>> No.66410949

>fresh distro install
>~$ make
>command 'make' not found ...
why is make not a default package holy shit

>> No.66410966

I recently bought a USB interface for connecting a pair of monitor speakers to my Linux machine. Now I'm often getting a loud popping sound when I start to play something. Does anyone here know how I could get rid of that?

>> No.66411054

What's the difference in resources' usage between zsh and bash? Is bash bloated? What do I need to install zsh on Ubuntu 18.04?

>> No.66411236

>>66411054
>Is bash bloated
yes but not nearly as much as zsh
did you know that bash has no interactive capabilities?
completion, keyboard shortcuts, etc all that is done thru readline
unlike zsh that has a fucking tetris game embedded into it
interactive shells are fucking cancer

>> No.66411322

>>66411236
So should I stay with bash?

>> No.66411358

>>66411322
idk, I see no reason to move from bash myself
if you want a "user friendly" interactive shell, you may wanna try fish
it has sensible defaults and works ootb unlike zsh and it's not as bloated
zsh is completely pointless imo

>> No.66411592

>>66405020
Arch is the opposite of hard to install... Like Ubuntu is way worse, it always throws some stupid error... When you're dependent on GUI to install an OS you should stick to windows

>> No.66411600

>>66405365
If you were to go with Debian, good luck managing old libs... It's so fucking shit... They are literally the SJW of the tech world...

>> No.66411667

I want to make the jump from w7 to something else, but I'm not too keen on w10. Is there an "It just worksTM" Linux distro for brainlets? I heard good things about Mint, is there some other user friendly OS or should I try this?

>> No.66411862

>>66411667
Something that just works?
>*bntu
>Debian
>Mint

Something that works when you've installed it w/o GUI?
>Arch
>Gentoo

If you want to get better at computers I'd recommend you to get, one of the less straightforward ones. If you don't care just go with the LTS version of *buntu

>> No.66411874

>>66411667
Go for mint
Cinnamon specifically. You'll feel just like in home and won't miss win7

>> No.66411904

>>66409404
He isn't an "authority", he's a manager. An administrator. As a job creator and an entrepreneur, he's a member of the class that is oppressed by the authorities through heavy-handed regulations and extreme taxation (aka theft). You can't oppose the status quo and be against Trump simultaneously.

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I just installed ubuntu 18.04 and I have two monitors connected, and although I have correctly configured the distribution of these, in the login menu continue to go wrong. I tried the command "sudo cp ~ / .config / monitors.xml /var/lib/lightdm/.config/" and then changing the permissions, but it has no effect.
can anybody help me?

>> No.66411930

>>66411667
Any ubuntu. You need to enter as much info at setup as you'd have to for windows.

>> No.66411931

>>66411908
My bad, the second rute is "/var/lib/gdm3/.config/monitors.xml" since i use gdm3, not lightdm.

>> No.66411957

>>66405669
I used Running Linux (5th edition is most recent, still very relevant even if its 10ish years old) from O’Reilly. It’s an absolute unit of a book, but goes through everything with examples as well as why and how you’d configure/be interested in a particular feature.

>> No.66412022

>>66411667
I head mint is a security desaster, not sure if its still

>> No.66412184

>>66411862
>>66411874
>>66411930
>>66412022
Thanks I'll go with Mint, the ui looks great. Do you run any antivirus on this shit or do you go with the "your brain is the best antivirus" meme?

>> No.66412265

>>66412184
There is a very very low incidence of linux malware. Between the low marketshare and package management being managed by repositories there isn't a need for you have any anti-virus software. Don't enter any terminal commands that you don't trust, don't fall for phishing and you're pretty much golden.

>> No.66412298

I am trying to set up a 24/7 Monero miner on a VPS running Ubuntu 16.04. After a period of time, the script is terminated abruptly with the error "CPU time limit exceeded." I ran ulimit and saw that there is no set CPU time limit (unlimited). Any suggestions?

>> No.66412359

>>66412298
have you tried using a real value?

>> No.66412361

anyone use elementary os? is it still buggy?

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arse linux everyone
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/59009

>> No.66412448

>>66403963
try it

>>66404261
>>copy 70-yes-bitmaps.conf to /etc/fonts/conf.d/
you're supposed to symlink

>>66403926
the name is xos4 terminus now

>> No.66412451

>>66412359
I fixed it. ulimit -a shows that a CPU time limit was set. I just set it to unlimited. It should be good now.

>> No.66412485

>>66403463
Source of picture please

>> No.66412626

>>66403463 (OP)
>>66412485

I guess its fake src: https://www.google.fr/amp/s/www.vogue.com/article/emma-watson-interviews-marjane-satrapi/amp?source=images

>> No.66412995

ive been trying to install fl studio on ubuntu through wine obviously but since im pirating it i dont know what to do with the keygen, im new as fuck and so far i love it but i miss fl studio, im going to try LMMS today but i really want to keep on working on my old stuff. anyone knows what to do with that shit?

>> No.66413031

>>66412184
The UI doesn't matter as you can change it out with whatever you seem fit. There is no need for antivirus either. Seeing that you're the one that allows code to execute on your computer

>> No.66413392

>>66412184
This thread has become utter shit.
Why do people ITT recommend Mint?

>> No.66413460
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Reminder

https://lwn.net/Articles/676664/
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/4v116g/can_we_stop_recommending_linux_mint/
http://www.infoworld.com/article/3036600/linux/is-linux-mint-a-crude-hack-of-existing-debian-based-distributions.html
https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian#Don.27t_make_a_FrankenDebian
https://www.infoworld.com/article/3182824/linux/is-linux-mint-a-secure-distribution.html
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-the-linux-mint-hack-is-an-indicator-of-a-larger-problem/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/hacker-hundreds-were-tricked-into-installing-linux-mint-backdoor/

>> No.66413484

>>66413460
still better than windows

>> No.66413486

>>66413392
I mean for a novice what do you recommend?
I'm preferable to Debian but someone completely new to Linux is going to be confused by non-free repositories that may leave hardware such as wireless broken out of the box.
Plus Mint packages are easily installable from a website repo. Pretty neat.
Everyone has to start somewhere anon.

>> No.66413513

>>66413486
whats wrong with good old ubuntu?

>> No.66413574

>>66413460
I've ran illegal copy of Windows 7 with disabled system updates for so long that the "this copy of windows is not genuine" message had simply given up and disappeared one day. I doubt Mint is less secure than Windows 7: Pirate Bay Edition and the only thing I'm interested in right now is ease of use, maybe when I get accustomed to it I'll try some other distro.

>> No.66413580

>>66411592
This is why nobody likes Arch users.

>> No.66413604

>>66413460
At least it just works. Also the news,are old, the xapps things have been renamed.

>> No.66413671

I just installed slackware, built my wifi driver, and im able to connect to my network...for a second or two. How do i troubleshoot this?

>> No.66413815

>>66413671
you can start by looking at the log of whatever you use to connect to your network

>> No.66413883

Newbie Linux user.
"Redpill" me on your favorite Package Manager.

>> No.66413892

>>66413815
thanks anon, i had to disable ipv6 :)

>> No.66413942

>>66413883
https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/

>> No.66413967

>>66413883
The red pills cause brain damage.

>> No.66414010

Helloo, retard here. How do I run .sh file? I marked it executable but I don't see 'Run' in context menu when I right click it and double-click only opens it in text editor

Ubuntu.

>> No.66414019

>>66414010
terminal
./program.sh

>> No.66414032

>>66414010
OK, I got it working.

I needed to "sh xsh" in terminal.
>>66414019
This did not work. It said, 'not found'.

>> No.66414041

>>66414032
Then you cant type properly

>> No.66414120

>>66414032
Try opening a terminal and dragging the file onto it (to fill out the path), then press enter.

>> No.66414132

Linux SUCKS. Why? Because:

1)Command lines/Lack of GUI's

Why the fvck would I want to use a command line? I have a modern computer, capable of displaying color and icons. Why should their be a command line? And further, why doesn't everything have a gui? Gui's are good, and easy, and don't require me to learn commands. Yey for Gui's.

2)Root/sudo is stupid.

Why on earth should I have to deal with either using sudo or running as root to actually use my programs? I still can't get a lot of programs to run because they keep whining about permissions. What ever happened to good old admin accounts? Why does sudo break everything?

3)Apt-get

Now this is just plane stupid. Why is it so damn hard to install anything? I have a desktop, why not do it the way it should be done? I get the installer icon, click on it, press forward a few times, wait, and have a nice icon on my desktop. Why isn't it done this way?

4)Compiling

Again, stupid. Just give me a fvcking installer program. None of this compiling sh1t.

Come on Linux. The rest of the world has moved beyond 1990. It's time for you to do so also. I'm giving up and installing windows.

>> No.66414159

>>66414132
>giving up
Never gonna make it.

>> No.66414227

What's the sane minimum CPU for Gentoo? I want to install it on my laptop with 2C/4T 3.5GHz 3rd gen i5, but I don't want to wait forever for shit to compile.

>> No.66414259

>>66414159
He's obviously trolling anon.

>> No.66414260

>>66414132
1.I can type faster then looking through 5 pages of checkboxes on a gui
2.No one has access to what they dont need, including my user.If by chance i do get compromised, congradulations you have acces to my home folder and thats it.Wreck any havoc you want, i have hourly backups.You cant touch the system. Windows has this but you just spam press the uad button till it stops popping up.AKA no security at all
3.I agree, apt based distros are shit. Use arch and pacman
4.99% of all programs you need are offered as binaries in your distro's repo. Just waiting for you to install.You only need to compile if you use unpopular or experimental features that arent added to the main program due to stability or performance issues.

Come on Windows.

>> No.66414278

>>66414259
And I'm just memeing. Sorry.

>> No.66414291

>>66414260
Imagine being too stupid to apt

>> No.66414302

>>66414291
When was the last time you saw a dep hell on pacman? You havent
When was the last time you saw a dep hell on apt? Every day in every thread.

>> No.66414343

>>66414302
that's noobs installing random ppas that conflict with system packages
I can't remember any dep hell that happened simply 'because apt'.

>> No.66414359

>>66414343
Dont have to install separate repos with arch.
:^)

>> No.66414381

>>66414359
you say that like it's a feature
>arch
>official packages
>git clone; make

>noobuntu
>official packages
>git clone; make
>ppas

>> No.66414391

>>66414381
Have you heard of AUR, anon?

>> No.66414396

>>66411904
I wish your post was ironic but I've never seen a shill this passionate, you should ask for a raise I'll vouch for you

>> No.66414397

>>66414381
It is a feature, arch dosent have political reasons for disallowing software in their repos. Unlike literally every other distro in the world,that prevent you from easily installing sofware with your package manager..

>> No.66414401

>>66414391
Do you know what the AUR is?
Right: git clone; make.

>> No.66414411

>>66414401
Nope

>> No.66414413

>>66414397
This is why nobody likes Arch users.

>> No.66414430

>>66414411
go read a pkgbuild faggot
it's literally downloading source code from literally who and compiling it

>> No.66414437

>>66414413
People envy arch users and the simplicity of pacman and aur.
No need to add random sketchy repos from third party geocities webpages just to get basic functionality.Everything is maintained on the offical website.

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>>66405198
>Arch
>takes long to install
PICK ONE

>> No.66414460

>>66414437
>lying in a friendly thread

>> No.66414466

>>66414430
if it was just git clone;make, you wouldnt get a pkg.tar.xz that is compatible with pacman :^)

>> No.66414483

>>66414460
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/
https://aur.archlinux.org/
Boom thats all you need sweetie

>> No.66414512

>>66414466
Random AUR PKGBUILD:
https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/PKGBUILD?h=polybar
Tell me what happens here.

>> No.66414524

do i need intel-microcode on an amd cpu? is it something to do with 32 bit? i see ive also got iucode-tool

>> No.66414532

>>66414460
he's obviously trolling

>> No.66414536

whats the best way to set up a remote desktop (so that i can access my linux desktop on my android phone)<

>> No.66414542

>>66414524
>do i need intel-microcode on an amd cpu?
reread this question and do it slowly

>> No.66414548

>>66414524
No. Intel microcode is intel processor specific. AMD processors (much less models than intel) have their own microcodes in a separate package.

>> No.66414554

>>66414524
microcode is botnet

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>>66414227
pls response

>> No.66414561

>>66414512
https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/tree/PKGBUILD?h=spacefm
Tell me what happens here.

>> No.66414590

>>66414561
Literally the same procedure.

>>66414532
I guess so.

>> No.66414596

>>66414590
Nope

>> No.66414600

>>66414542
they could be shared, its a valid question

>> No.66414606

>>66414536
GNU/Linux*

>> No.66414614

>>66414600
>they could be shared
why didn't they name it intel-amd-ucode then?

>> No.66414616

>>66414614
same reason its not called amd-intel64?

>> No.66414621

>>66414512
>>66414561
Both download github code and compile it.
>>66414596
You're fucking stupid.

>> No.66414629

>>66414616
exactly, why would they package both intel and amd's microcode in one?

>> No.66414634

>>66414621
git clone;make
Does not produce a pacman installable file

>> No.66414691

>>66414554
This. Just updates CPU backdoor engines.

>> No.66414767

>>66414227
That should be fine. Except really big shit like llvm, gcc and qt take still a long time thou.

>> No.66414825

>>66414132
>1)Command lines/Lack of GUI's
I see you haven't actually used Linux for at least 10 years.

>> No.66415094

>>66414132
Low quality bait, here is your (You) for wasting time that you'll never get back just to write that post.

>> No.66415133

>>66403463
>usb ports not working under kubuntu 18.04
nooooooooo

>> No.66415167

>>66415133
>plug in device
>dmesg
>unplug device
>dmesg

>> No.66415225

>>66415167
I don't see any changes in the output. Charging still works but the usb stick is not recognized via lsusb and I don't see any messages that confirm an attached usb stick when using dmesg. It's actually really frustrating and I don't know where the issue is. I mean its a latitude so not some weird acer consumer laptop.

>> No.66415376

So, I have a VirtualBox VM with Arch.

It has bspwm and polybar installed with default configs. And it looks and feels pretty good, but for some reason polybar loves stealing all mouse events at some point.

What I mean is after some time has passed (probably after clicking/scrolling on polybar, but not 100% sure) it eats all mouse events on the screen - for example, if I click somewhere below the workspace switch widget (even in the bottom of the screen while the bar is on top) the click goes right to the widget. Even if I try to click on any window (be it a browser or a terminal emulator), everything goes only to the bar. Switching workspaces, moving windows around, changing window modes do not help at all, but restarting polybar fixes it. Not for a long time though.

There is also a problem with Chromium titlebar. Yet again after some time tabs and omnibox become unclickable (buttons for closing/creating tabs still work), while everything else works.

What do I have to do to make it all work?

>> No.66415771

The touchpad "tap to click" sensitivity is not high enough and it is absolutely infuritating to use. How to increase it? Ubutu 18.04

>> No.66416058

>>66415771
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics
The options you want are FingerLow and FingerHigh.

Or for a more easy way to change it on the fly without editing a config just install "synclient" and run
>synclient FingerLow=<some_value>
>synclient FingerHigh=<some_value>
The values are supposedly pressures and you want to keep the low value smaller than the high value.

>> No.66416275

I want to dual boot but my factory partitioning consists of 9 fucking partitions, several sharing the same label and nearly all with no clear description for the usage. Fucking Windows.

>> No.66416314
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is it normal for the cpu to spike like that?

>> No.66416327
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i went back to arch after a month with gentoo

i found that it takes a bit too much time and effort to install programs in gentoo: compiling with my slow cpu, and managing use flags to minimize unneeded features and compile times

but i realized i never really found it useful or thought it was worth it

and even though gentoo can use -march=native systemwide it's not necessarily faster than arch because arch has more up-to-date packages

>> No.66416379

>>66416327
I'm personally tempted to install Gentoo some time if I ever upgrade to a mobo which allows passthrough.
Running a riced, super stable Gentoo base system and sandboxing everything sounds comfy to me.

>> No.66416380

>>66416327
reddit spacing

>> No.66416412

>>66416314
>DE
found your problem

>> No.66416421

What keyboard shortcut do you use to open a terminal, /lgbt/?

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>>66416412

>> No.66416452

>>66416275
So? Fucking delete winshit and make a sensible partitioning scheme. Leave a free partition for windows if you need it.

>> No.66416464

>>66416275
Isn't OEM magical?

>> No.66416469

>>66416314
unironically this >>66416412
try out bare openbox and see if it still spikes

>> No.66416479

>>66416452
I want to keep my factory Windows with pre-installed Office.

>> No.66416514

>>66416469
im sure itll be better but id rather use a DE.

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>>66416514
>WAI CBU SBIKE
>you're using ressource intensive DE
>I KNEW DAT BUT DE IS BETTER, WAI MY CBU SBIKE ???

>> No.66416588

>>66416568
i was only pretending hahah thanks for the (you)s fagot

>> No.66416619

Ok I was used to windows since thats all I knew. I installed arch linux on virtualbox with kde plasma. Is it the same process if I want to install it on my PC and do you recommend KDE or something else?

Also is it hard to customize it like you guys do.

T.hanks

>> No.66416620

>>66416275
>>66416479

Actually it was updated from W8 to W10 so perhaps that added some partitions that weren't from the factory. Also one of the factory partitions seems to contain drivers that might be used for recovery.

>> No.66416638

>>66416619
arch as first distro? more power to you anon

>> No.66416714

>>66416314
It is when you are using the cpu.
Check your network activity, something came in from the network

>> No.66416846

>>66416638
Well I guess its the best way to learn about linux. Right off the bat I entered a problem with makepkg. Didnt let me run it as root.

>> No.66416853

>>66416714
i see a correlation, the cpu averaged ~20% when watching a youtube video. Is that something to be worried about?

>> No.66416879

>>66416853
>Is that something to be worried about?
Worrying that your system is responding to the things you are telling it to do?
NO.

>> No.66416951

I installed pulseaudio with apt install pulseaudio and nothing happened and I still don't hear sound.

No DE, just i3 on a fresh network install of Ubuntu 18.04.

Any quick start guides on making audio work? I must have missed a step somewhere.

>> No.66416960

>>66416951
alsactl init

>> No.66417001

>>66416314
CPU Usagae is such a uselesss metric. CPUs scale up and down their frequencies on load. When going from idle to doing something, cpu usage % will seem higher than if it had been on the saem freqneucy all the time

>> No.66417036

I'm using ranger in urxvt and trying to open .mkv video files in mpv and only some of them properly open in mpv, the rest launch chromium for some reason I can't figure out. Can you guys please help?

>> No.66417077
File: 1.09 MB, 1920x1080, Big.City.Greens.S01E02.Cricket.Versus-Blue.Tater.1080p.DSNY.WEB-DL.AAC2.0.x264-Dulus.mkv_snapshot_15.20_[2018.06.20_01.26.18].png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]
66417077

Explain this, linuxtards
>Just installed Manjaro
>opened Firefox
>downloaded file
>pressed icon "open containing folder"
>instead, music player opens, and says no file
>default install, i changed nothing
you can't make this shit up

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>>66417077
Checked

>>66417036
Explain this one ^

>> No.66417194

>>66417077
>Just installed Manjaro
stopped reading here
Manjaro retards should fuck off back to reddo.

>> No.66417209

>>66417194
Every distro i try has some glitches in the first several minutes.

>> No.66417222

Is it easy to install more up to date software on debian? I'm on xubuntu, but want more security (for no real reason, though, so I can stick with it).
With MX Linux it was a hassle to install some packages or add some repositories (need to type them in manually, use a tool to validate, did not work from terminal).
The main drawback with debian seems to be older software, is it easy to overcome?

>> No.66417226

>>66405020
There is nothing in the arch install process that a competent gnu+linux user shouldn't learn anyways.
Actually, the steps are simplified with scripts such as arch-chroot and pacstrap.

>> No.66417348
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66417348

I'm trying to install Gentoo on my UEFI laptop. The minimal installation CD doesn't work with UEFI so I had to create a bootable USB drive with the hybrid live DVD. The problem is that the installation guide on the Gentoo handbook is for the live CD and a lot of that stuff doesn't work on the live DVD, for example I can't change the keyboard layout. Also I can't connect to my WPA2 protected network because apparently net-setup only works with unencrypted and WEP protected wireless networks. How do I do this and where do I find an installation guide for the live DVD?

>> No.66417539

>>66417348
dude just boot up ANY live distro that can boot simply on UEFI from a usb and install gentoo from that. Yes you can install it from ubuntu/debian/anything.
Only one thing to keep an eye on: most binary distros have extended ext4 features like ACLs enabled thus mke2fs will create ext4 using those. When configuring your kernel don't forget to enabled them.

>> No.66417660

>>66417209
might be a problem with your system.
google it, you'll probably find a solution.

>> No.66417680

>>66417077
It's simple. If we want Microsoft-like or Apple-like levels of synergy between our software then we need a small group that is in charge of making those kind of decisions.

This is one reason I think it's pretty stupid to say that "Linux" is the name of our operating system when neither The Linux Foundation nor Torvalds will EVER be interested in helping out with issues such as that. No matter how much money you throw at them they will never give you a full featured operating system because that's not their job. They are in the kernel business and nothing more.

So who is out there that will give us what we need? Well there is GNU, Redhat, and Canonical off the top of my head. Those are the guys who would actually improve your all-encompasing experience on the GNU/Linux desktop.
But we don't rally behind them because we still have a bunch of n00bs who actually think Linux is their desktop operating system.
GNU is the one we should rally behind but we don't, so what do you expect?

TL;DR
Don't expect things to always cooperate as tightly as they should, we're basically operating on an anarchy system here. Some software might use Convention #1 to accomplish things and other pairs of software might want to use Convention #2.
Sometimes developers of software A might refuse to adopt a convention forcing developers of software B to either do things their way or just not build in support for A at all.

>> No.66417870

>>66416951
You have to start pulse
You also have to create an asoundrc to tell alsa to use pulse

>> No.66417956

>>66416479
Decided instead to install W7 and download Office and use my OEM product key. Oh, I probably should backup that partition with OEM drivers too. Hopefully it will work.

Dual boot procedure:
1A. Boot Linux installer.
1B. Wipe all partitions.
2A. Boot W7 installer.
2B. Let it create its recommended partitions but discontinue installation.
3A. Boot Linux installer.
3B. Shrink W7 OS partition.
3C. Create Linux partition(s).
And from there install either OS in any order. Right?

>> No.66417998

>>66413580
It's still correct... I get that you don't like it, but it's still correct...

>> No.66418177

>>66406702
Is it any good. I use Linux Mint, which I dual boot with my windows, and I plan on removing it and replacing it with another distro.

Reason is that Linux Mint is... broken for lack of a better word.

>> No.66418200

I've been using Ubuntu for the past few months now. I feel really comfortable with it but I want to work up to be able to use Arch. How to I transition to arch from ubuntu smoothly?

>> No.66418248

>>66418200
Start with Manjaro

>> No.66418291

>>66417998
Instead of providing help or useful comments you deliver laughs at beginners and recommend Windows - in a friendly thread.

>> No.66418500

>>66418200
how is it working up? if anything it's just moving changing the package manager, so more like to the side.
moving up would be something like gen2 or lfs

>> No.66419000

>>66418200
The only real hurdle is the installation, which is still relatively easy if you have a minimum of reading comprehension and a few hours.
After that I'd say that Arch is easier and more comfortable to use than Ubuntu.

>> No.66419362

>>66419000
>few hours
Even an elementary reading pace you could install it within an hour

>> No.66419806

>>66419362
ur so clever senpai

>> No.66419822

>>66405669
https://nostarch.com/tlpi

>> No.66419891

>>66403463
I need help, /g/...
I just got my ASUS notebook back from their repair service. Previously, I was running Arch and everything was OK (the screen had broken pixels, that's why I had to send it in). Today, I got it back with Windows 10 being installed again. I immediately wiped the disk and installed Arch. However, the KDE settings app didn't recognize the touchpad (could not load shared library) and I had to use the default touchpad config. This was weird, but not the main issue. The main issue is that the keyboard backlight isn't working at all. The hotkeys for dimming it are not working and KDE doesn't even see a supported keyboard with backlit keys. I already tested an Ubuntu live stick and it didn't work either. Not even in the EFI I'm able to get the lights to work. Unfortunately, I didn't check it in Windows when I got the notebook back, so I'm not 100% sure if this is a software or hardware failure. Their repair service also fucked up some other things, so this might be an issue caused by them. Should I install Windows 10 and possibly waste 2 hours of my time checking it? I have to call their support tomorrow morning and will probably have to send it back again. Btw, the X logs don't say anything useful, but I don't know what else I can do.

>> No.66419892

>>66407069
%sudo ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL

>> No.66420045

>>66419892
WHY

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What's the current recommended setup for a KVM with GPU passthrough?

I'm trying to decide on which distro and software suite. I'm guessing it's going to look something like Debian with some qemu frontend, Anyone have any specifics I should look for? Anything that's cutting edge and worth using but not worth migrating too for existing users, etc.

>> No.66421696

Is it possible to change the kernel that will be used when installing a distro? Basically, I want to know if I can get the ISO/files of my distro, change what kernel will be used, and then use the resulting changed ISO/files to burn to disc and install.

>> No.66421706

>>66419892
>run some random crap that spawns a subshell and uses sudo
oops

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>>66421696

>> No.66421810

>>66421788
Newer kernel versions make my very (18 year) old laptop shit itself into a kernel panic, whereas some distros using older kernels seem to do fine. I just wanted to have up-to-date software with an older kernel to support a gen 2 mobile intel celery.

>> No.66421859

>>66421810
So what does it matter if you hack together some installation disk to use an older kernel on a distro that's just going to break eventually anyway because it'll stop (or already has stopped) supporting it?

Get a source based distro to reduce the chance of breakage. On some of them you don't even need to use their own installation disk, like Gentoo. Use a liveCD from a different distro with an older kernel to install Gentoo with your desired kernel.

You could also configure the kernel yourself which will likely solve your kernel panics and still allow using a newer kernel.

>> No.66421918

>>66421859
Would you recommend any resources for learning kernel configuration? I honestly have no idea where to start and what is causing the kernel panic. Is there documentation somewhere listing what modules would be needed to support what hardware, etc.?

I need spoonfeeding, yes, otherwise I'll give up on having an 18 year old linux meme machine and just use Windows 2k.

>> No.66422004

>>66421918
The Gentoo Handbook has a section on it.
Also this is pretty decent although a bit outdated (which might be even better for your old machine anyway): http://kernel-seeds.bloodnoc.org/settings/3.2.x/settings-01.html

>> No.66422099

>>66419892
might as well use root account, dum dum

>> No.66422131

>>66422004
Oh and I guess some of the pages were never completed for the 3.x kernel, but you could just use the 2.x pages for those instead
http://kernel-seeds.bloodnoc.org/settings/2.6.31/settings-03.html

I don't know, maybe I'm not the best person to listen to on this, it's been years since I configured a kernel.
But at any rate, this page will _definitely_ be helpful if you do want to do it:
http://kernel-seeds.bloodnoc.org/working.html
It explains in general how to figure out what to enable from your hardware.


But at any rate, all of this is just assuming you're trying to swap out kernels on modern distros that don't support the older kernel. Since that's what your original question sounded like. If that's really the case then all I was trying to say is you'd have more luck doing that with a source based distro. You can still auto-build the kernel, even on Gentoo, so you don't have to mess with configuration if you don't want.

But instead of just blindly answering your question I should also just mention that there are actually distros that are still using older kernels. Have you considered just installing one of those? Like Debian? That would probably just be the easiest route and would "just work".

>> No.66422149

>>66421918
>>66422131

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Good audio audio player with multiple library support? I like Clementine for its ease of use but I own a fuckton of audiobooks and don't like it when they get mixed with my music.

>> No.66422736

>instructions tell you to curl/wget then pipe to sudo command to install a program
wew
still did it though, rip in piss me

>> No.66422968

>>66405616
st

>> No.66423059

>>66422715
mpd

>> No.66423144

How do i include/require/import the awesome api in a lua script?

>> No.66423687

>>66406454
if that's male i'm 100% gay

>> No.66423958

>>66412421
>see History
this is why you have crap fonts

>> No.66424572

Memes: >>66424566

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