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Welcome to /flt/ - Friendly Linux Thread.

Users of all levels are welcome to ask questions about Linux and share their experiences.

*** Please be civil, notice the "Friendly" in every Friendly Linux Thread ***

Before asking for help, please check our list of resources.

If you would like to try out Linux you can do one of the following:
1) Install a Linux distribution of your choice in a Virtual Machine (like VirtualBox).
2) Use a live image and to boot directly into the Linux distribution without installing anything.
3) Dual boot the Linux distribution of your choice along with Windows or macOS.
4) Go balls deep and replace everything with Linux.

Resources: some useful commands:

$ man %command%
$ info %command%
$ help %command%
$ %command% -h
$ %command% --help

Don't know what to look for?
$ apropos %something%

Check the Wikis (most troubleshoots work for all distros):
https://wiki.archlinux.org
https://wiki.gentoo.org

/g/'s Wiki on Linux: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Category:GNU/Linux

>What is Linux?
Linux is a free operating system (i. e., like Windows or macOS) for personal computers created by Linus Torvalds in 1991. It can fulfill all your day-to-day personal computing needs, from word editing to web browsing!

>Do I really have to use the text interface (command line) to use Linux?
Not really, you can accomplish pretty much everything through the graphical interface. You won't be really learning about the operating system unless you do though.

>What distro should I choose?
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Babbies_First_Linux

>What are some cool programs?
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/list_of_applications
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Main_Page

>What are some cool terminal commands?
http://www.commandlinefu.com/
http://bropages.org/

>Where can I learn the command line?
http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashGuide
http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/

/t/'s Linux Games: >>>/t/796840

Previous thread: >>66424566

>> No.66449187 [DELETED] 

Install GuixSD

>> No.66449425

>>66448582
So I have an asus x555l and I wanna install a linux distro, I have never used a linux distro but ive lately got an itch to learn to use one I just wanna know which I should start out with.
Specs are

Intel Core i3 (5th Gen) 5020U / 2.2 GHz dual core 3mb cache

4 gb ram

Memory speed 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM

Processor intel HD Graphics 5500

1tb hdd

Currently running windows 10

I mainly just browse YouTube, 4chan, browse the internet play cataclysm dda, torrent/download movies/shows, and want to learn to code a little and might buy a raspberry in the near future. So what distro do you guys reccomend? ive been thinking of installing lubunto or xubuntu but I don't know if there up to the task.

>> No.66449430

>>66448582
Is there any good (hopefully powerful) AMD laptop coming up? Does anybody have experience with current AMD laptops in Linux?

>> No.66449442 [DELETED] 

>>66448582

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called "Linux", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.

There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called "Linux" distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

>> No.66449479 [DELETED] 

>>66449442
I'm terribly sorry for interjecting another moment, but what I just told you is GNU/Linux is, in fact, just Linux, or as I've just now taken to calling it, Just Linux. Linux apparently does happen to be a whole operating system unto itself and comprises a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Most computer users who run the entire Linux operating system every day already realize it. Through a peculiar turn of events, I was misled into calling the system "GNU/Linux", and until now, I was unaware that it is basically the Linux system, developed by the Linux project.

There really isn't a GNU/Linux, and I really wasn't using it; it is an extraneous misrepresentation of the system that's being used. Linux is the operating system: the entire system made useful by its included corelibs, shell utilities, and other vital system components. The kernel is already an integral part of the Linux operating system, never confined useless by itself; it functions coherently within the context of the complete Linux operating system. Linux is never used in combination with GNU accessories: the whole system is basically Linux without any GNU added, or Just Linux. All the so-called "GNU/Linux" distributions are really distributions of Linux.

>> No.66449525

>>66449425
Unless you know what Wifi hardware you have and can download the firmware for it beforehand if need be, you're probably better off with a *buntu. You don't need to worry about which GPU drivers to use since you're using the Intel GPU. Take a look at Gnome, Cinnamon, XFCE, LXDE, KDE desktop environments to see what looks the least shitty to you.

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>> No.66449568

>>66449479
What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little proprietry bitch? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the FSF, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Apple patents, and I have over 300 confirmed bug fixes. I am trained in Free Software Evangelizing and I'm the top code contributer for the entire GNU HURD. You are nothing to me but just another compile time error. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am building a GUI using GTK+ and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can decompile you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my Model M. Not only am I extensively trained in EMACS, but I have access to the entire arsenal of LISP functions and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit Freedom all over you and you will drown in it. You're fucking debugged, kiddo.

>> No.66449573

>FLT
OP's up to his old tricks again. Do not be deceived.
>66448896
>66448896

>> No.66449580

>>66449573

>>66448896
>>66448896

>> No.66449809
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>>66448582
When will Linus fix the Linux filepicker?

>> No.66449918

>>66449573
>>66449580
That general is for discussing the GNU userspace. We are talking about The Linux Kernel in this thread.

>> No.66449933

>>66449918
What even is the kernel in linux?

>> No.66450727

>>66448582
Is "Linux from Scratch" and especially "Hardened Linux from Scratch" worth to read?

>> No.66451384

>>66448582
I run manjaro, and I have a problem where the screen freezes and the splash screen after i enter my password and login.

If i use "acpi=off", it doesn't do this, but my laptop's keyboard & trackpad don't work, and I have to use a usb keyboard.

How do I fix this?

>> No.66451558

I get how to base64 decode a single piece of base64, but is there an "official" way to decode multiple strings at once?

>> No.66452614

>>66451558
Make a script, anon.

>> No.66452725

>>66449809
GTK3 is shit. Switch to KDE.

>> No.66453045

I'm getting a total freeze when I leave my pc idle for a long time, more than 3 hours, power reset seems to be the only solution.
What is the best way to diagnose it?
I'm runing arch w/ systemd, kde plasma, no swap.
The only thing related to it that I remember is that my monitor would not power off after locking (configured at plasma to be 3 min), so I restarted and set dpms:
xset dpms 300 0 0

>> No.66453060

How to install plasma 5.13 on kubuntu? The backport ppa didn't work, pls no bully.

>> No.66453106

I want to keep some files in big encrypted containers in cloud storage. What are my options now that TrueCrypt is dead?

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>>66449442
>>66449479

>> No.66453420

I downloaded a Windows game and it came as an iso. I figured I'd have to mount it but I'm having trouble figuring out how to do that.
I tried using the command
mount -o loop disk1.iso /mnt/disk
but got "mount: /mnt/disk: mount failed: Operation not permitted."

>> No.66453458

>>66453420
Tried running the command with sudo?

Looks like a permission problem.

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Currently using xubuntu here, what are some nice easy on the eye fonts you anons would recommend me?
Not really looking for anything fancy or to rice my distro just something a bit better than the default if possible.

>> No.66453561

>>66452725
>switches to kde
>finds out no foss modern browsers use kde file picker anyways
great misleading suggestion

>> No.66453638

>>66453561
>>finds out no foss modern browsers use kde file picker anyways
Chromium uses KDialog out of the box on my system (Debian 9.4).

>> No.66453759

>installs manjaro
>their settings manager breaks within 2 updates
jesus christ. is it really time to install funtoo/crux/slackware?

>> No.66453765

>>66453759
It's time to install Ubuntu.

>> No.66453785

>>66453638
I forgot which distribution it was but it had its own specially compiled version of Firefox in its repositories that use KDialog.

Also, Vivaldi also uses KDialog

>> No.66453793

>>66453765
ubuntu has been the buggiest pile of trash i've ever dealt with

>> No.66453831

>>66453793
Then install Debian Stable.

>> No.66453996

>>66448582
Bad thread.

>> No.66454012

>>66453996
Bad post.

>> No.66455056

>>66453466
Use Infinality, anon.

>> No.66455087
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>GNUfags have to shitpost every time it's called /flt/ rather than /fglt/ even though linux works without any GNU software installed

>> No.66455208

>>66455087
that's the point anon, to make GNU+Fags throw a fit
it never fails because nu/g/ is stupidly easy to troll

>> No.66455222

who isn't using GNU and/or what distribution doesn't use GNU?

>> No.66455361

>>66455222
you probably can't go full non-gnu for a general-purpose distro, simply because people love their bash scripts and glibc-dependent software, but Alpine gets pretty close

>> No.66455587

>>66455087
Wrong.
>>66455222
None. GCC is needed to compile the kernel.

>> No.66456133

>>66453060
G-guys

>> No.66456192

>>66456133
what happen

>> No.66456322

>>66448582
I put W10 on sdb, then Ubuntu on sda and installed grub to sda (it didn't detect windows) and now grub doesn't show windows. Did I fuck up or is this fixable? Also the Ubuntu install is in legacy mode while win is uefi, if that matters. Don't really know how that happened.

>> No.66456336

>>66455056
Thanks anonny

>> No.66456367

>>66456322
did you try osprober or something

>> No.66457335

>>66455587
>None. GCC is needed to compile the kernel.
Not anymore. Clang is capable of doing it now.

>> No.66457896

>>66448582
Linux is a kernel.

>> No.66458028

Brainlet here. Just installed Ubuntu on an old laptop for the first time. I installed Ubuntu MATE using the download from their website but I seem to have kept the standard Ubuntu desktop environment.

I have tried multiple websites methods to change to MATE and nothing seems to work. So far it's changed the initial launch splash icon to the MATE one and also installed things like MATE terminal but the desktop refuses to change.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

>> No.66458270

>>66457896
also*

>> No.66458723

>>66458270
Give credit where credit is due.

>> No.66458970

I'm using Xubuntu and I'm theming it for a Win 3.x/9x look because of muh nostalgia. I don't get too crazy with the rice, but I want to change the bash to look appropriate. Suggestions on font and color scheme?

>> No.66459152

I just installed Arch Linux for the first time and I was hoping to get a recommendation for a display manager and desktop environment.

I was also curious about how window managers work. If you default to a terminal/command line, do the windows overlay on top of your screen? Or do WMs require a DE in order to work properly?

My previous distro was Ubuntu, so I'm experiencing all of this for the first time.

>> No.66459179

>>66448582

Why loonix have such shitty logo?

>> No.66459298

Want to become a Terminal ninja.
What do /g/entoomen?

>also, what terminal emulator is recommended?

>> No.66459313

>>66459179
Why is your dick so small?
>inb4 faggot

>> No.66459359

>>66459152
>LightDM, SDDM, to name a few

I personally use a TWM (Tiling Window Manager) like i3 and such.

Honestly, the choice is all yours.
Try what you like and stick to it.

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I go to the Debian webpage to snag an .iso and set sail for autism and there's rules about rules about rules about what to pick and how to just install it.

>You can install from a CDROM/DVD or USB stick. (No link provided, okay)
>You probably have an i386 CPU, so use that installer. (No link provided, fine, I'll find it myself somewhere here)
>The CDROM/DVD iso is the same as the USB iso. (Okay..shoulda said that earlier)
>You need a CD burning software or something to copy the .iso onto the USB drive. (I've never needed this for any .iso ever. Do linux users require different software for every single task or something?)

When does it stop? Will there be a seperate install for cat vs dog owners? It looks like thirty different people worked on this without meshing up their respective contributions properly and said "fuck it, they'll figure it out. It's free, they can't complain." Is this a forshadowing of things to come?

>> No.66459608

>>66448582
What happened here?

>installed archlinux
>painful experience getting things up and running, especially wifi
>messed around with netctl
>worked great for 2-3 weeks
>decide to undo mess and get wifi running with network manager instead so I don't have to remember shitty hacks
>works fine for 2-3 weeks
>change DNS settings to 8.8.8.8 and 1.1.1.1 by messing with netctl, networkmanager files
>works fine
>decide to undo hacks and use GUI approach
>wifi works fine for a week
>suddenly internet stops working, connects to wireless network fine
>can't open any website or ping
>can access net on my windows and ubuntu OS partitions
>decide to fuck around with resolv.conf by looking up online
>do three or four more such hacks
>internet connects for current session and I use it
>stops again on reboot
>login to arch linux a couple of times, same results
>login after a week and internet works again, been working fine last 2-3 weeks.

I want to delete my Ubuntu partition, but I don't want to fuck up my network connection on arch linux. How can i make sure i don't face this no internet issue again?

>> No.66459628

>>66459152
Gnome 3 is good mane. I don't see the hatred.
I moved to arch from Ubuntu too. I suggest subscribing to r/archlinux and installing yaourt and use this alias

alias yolo='yaourt -Syyuua --noconfirm'

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If I use Linux Tails, will I avoid the US Goverment spying on me?

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>>66459628
>don't do this

When installing software from the AUR or any doubtful source, ALWAYS check the install file.
Don't want to have nasty things happening to your system.

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>>66459628
>>66459645
This is true. But I barely use aur packages, I just have 8 of them. If I need something for immediate work, I usually only install the package temporarily and uninstall it. E.g. I am now going to get rid of woeusb.

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>In some ways, Linux was the project that really made the split clear between what the FSF is pushing which is very different from what open source and Linux has always been about which is more of a technical superiority instead of a — this religious belief in freedom.
>Linus

Is Linus /ourguy/?

>> No.66459722

>>66459679
Doesn't sound very productive to do that.
When you install a package it also installs other dependencies and all.

Having to install/uninstall a program just to use it once/twice and then delete it sounds like a pain in the ass.
>inb4 orphan files

>> No.66459730

>>66459719
If you are only referring to the kernel, then yes, it is "just Linux".

>> No.66459831

>>66459730
i3 user here.

How can I prevent programs from running on different workspaces?
Like: if I want Chromium to always lunch on a specific workspace [3] or w/e.

>> No.66459934

Having an issue with speeds on a laptop. It's running the latest Mint with an RTL8188EE, and what'll happen is when the computer boots up, it gets about 30mbps, but after about five minutes it's down to about 2. I tried installing this github driver that everyone raves about for it, but no dice. Kernal is up to date, device in the same room gets 60mbps down. Kinda lost.

>> No.66459956

>>66459934
Is that a wifi issue?

>> No.66459996

>>66459956
Yeah sorry my bad

>> No.66460013

>>66459719
He's spouting bullshit. Read the book 'Just for fun', where he talks about visiting an RMS speech, loved what RMS said, and went full Free Software by changing the old, communist (no selling allowed) Linux licence to GPL.
>what Linux has always been about

The reason he said that was because Microsoft gifted some garbage drivers to Linux and since Microsoft pays Linus work, he obviously wouldn't want to talk shit about them.

Look how much of a cuckold he is today:
>I may make jokes about Microsoft at times, but at the same time, I think the Microsoft hatred is a disease. I believe in open development, and that very much involves not just making the source open, but also not shutting other people and companies out. There are 'extremists' in the free software world, but that's one major reason why I don't call what I do 'free software' any more. I don't want to be associated with the people for whom it's about exclusion and hatred.

Noteworthy:
>I don't want to be associated with the people for whom it's about exclusion and hatred.
Coming from the poster guy of a community which excludes and censors any mention of GNU and spreads hate against them by calling them 'extremists'.

Those 'extremists' made free software even a thing. Those people didn't took some proprietary shit, they sat down and wrote a operating system and everything you need for it. 10 years long of programming, sweat, collecting money, advocating for freedom and building a community.

And the these open source fags come along, telling us that we're 'extremists', that Linux and open source was always about cuckolding and basically stallman was wrong.

/ourguy/? Think for yourself.

Quotes from: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2009/07/linus-torvalds-microsoft-hatred-is-a-disease/

>> No.66460058

>>66459996
Don't think it may be a driver issue, since you have the latest version of Mint.
It could be however something on your end perhaps? A router issue or a DHCP address problem?

>> No.66460072

>>66460013
I think that when Torvalds was younger he ate all the shit Stallman fed to him.

Now that he's older he's seeing how the man really is and decided to break apart from him.

>not saying Stallman is bad or anything, just that he DOES come across as some kind of spiritual guru of some sort, which I find very unappealing to be honest.

>> No.66460078

>>66460058
I don't think so, every other device gets acceptable 2.4g speeds, even in the exact same area. And when I had windows on this laptop a week ago, I was getting 30 all day. Nothing changed until the switch to mint

>> No.66460133

>>66459831
I'm not sure the best way to prevent a window from showing up on specific workspaces. But you can assign windows to only be on one workspace.
https://i3wm.org/docs/userguide.html#assign_workspace
Or you can just hop to the workspace you want before you open the window.

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What is your experience or thoughts on the LUKS In-Place Conversion Tool?j

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>>66460476
I haven't looked into it, but I'd reinstall if I wanted to convert my root filesystem to an encrypted one.

>> No.66460622

Hello, can you help me with this, please?
>>66460609

>> No.66460631
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I am trying to change some config on my urxvt and it just doesn't work.

I tried editing .Xdefaults and then .Xresources and mergint it.
I tried deleting one of the two.
Nothing seems to work.
Any tips?

>> No.66460696

>>66453137
>accept my authority
>you don't want to be a nag, do you?

fucking savage

>> No.66460873

>>66460631
Are you using the right command? it's "xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources"
What are you trying to change

>> No.66460879

>>66459359
>>66459628
Thanks, guys! I'm going with SDDM and GNOME 3 for now.
I'm trying to install i3 as a window manager, but I'm confused as to how to set up my xinitrc file to have it launch on boot. Am I doing it right, or do I need to do something smarter?

>> No.66460897

>>66459643
only if you do it right

>> No.66461026

>>66459934
>>66459996
>>66460078
Any ideas with this?

>> No.66461036

I went with Mate as a de am I a retard

>> No.66461063

>>66461036
No. Use whatever you like. Except gnome, gnome is shithouse.

>>66460879
If you have a display manager, just select i3 from there. If you don't, add exec i3 to the bottom of .xinitrc and run startx.

>> No.66461080

Is pclinuxos decent ? Is it supported

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>>66460873
Yes, I tried with that and
xrdb .Xresources
and with both but it doesn't seem to work.
But, I just realized i3 -sensibleterminal is starting another terminal instead of urxvt.
The one in the left is the terminal opened using Super+Return and the one in the right is urxvt opened using Super+D and typing urxvt.

Looks like the one in the right is actually accepting the changes made to .Xresources, for example, I enabled the scrollbar. But the one on the left looks better, except for the shitty font. I want to use the one on the left.

>> No.66461171

>>66461063
not him, why is gnome a shithouse?

>> No.66461198

>>66461171
Its bloated as fuck for what it is, its annoying to navigate, it looks like a tablet DE, and you shouldn't need plugins for basic functionality.

>> No.66461220

>>66461063
Ah, thanks. Again, I'm new to all this customization.
Though now when I try to start up i3 through SDDM it errors out with Error: status_command process exited unexpectedly (exit 1).

>> No.66461394

>>66461220
For now I'm trying Awesome.
But now I think I have a problem in which I can't pull up any terminals. This also happens in GNOME.

Do I have to install a separate terminal emulator? I thought GNOME had one pre-installed or something.

>> No.66461406

>>66461220
do you have i3status/i3blocks installed?
check the bar part of your config file, and see where the status line is pointing

>>66461394
You can use any terminal you like, but its likely the config files of any wm wont point to that terminal by default.

>> No.66461466

>>66461406
>You can use any terminal you like, but its likely the config files of any wm wont point to that terminal by default.

That makes sense, but again my problem seems to be that it won't pull up any terminal, even in GNOME. I can access TTY just fine; it's an actual terminal emulator that I have problems with.

>> No.66461477

I installed arch linux finally with all my settings configured with kde/plasma. when I turn on my pc I get the lightdm greeter at boot instead of the plasma login screen when I lock my pc.
how do I get the plasma login screen instead of that

>> No.66461485

I was backing up files to a hard drive I had already installed a distro on and I had to copy the files as superuser but I didn't realize the files I would be writing were larger than the partition... I didn't see any message about being out of space, but I know for a fact it would have been over by like 20 gigs
Should I just erase everytihng I copied and start over or where did the rest write to, or what wasn't written?

>>66460622
It might depend on your distro, if you open your desktop in a gui file explorer there should be a little arrow or something to the left of the folders while you're navigating, click that until it shows you the hard drive root... where your root folder is may depend on where you installed and partitions. I can't really be more specific because it can depend on distro and I'm not sure about doing it in terminal.

>> No.66461488

>>66461477
I tried the pacman -Rns lightdm-greeter it doesn't go to plasma then just gives me the black screen terminal access for arch

>> No.66461514

>>66461466
well how are you trying to pull it up. is the menu/keybind actually set to pull up gnome-terminal? have you tried using a program launcher, like the awesome run function or rofi?

>>66461477
>>66461488
Install the plasma display manager and check to see if the systemd service is running/enabled

>> No.66461534

>>66461514
I'm just trying to pull it up through the standard GNOME applications menu.
I'll look into the other options tomorrow; I'm hitting the sack for the night. If all else fails, I'll see if gnome-terminal is even installed and, if it is and reinstalling still doesn't work, I'll just use some other terminal instead.

>> No.66461542

>>66461534
in that case check the .desktop file for gnome terminal

>> No.66461626

>>66461514
>installed sddm works like a charm thanks
can I somehow change the setting of plasma to load at boot instead of getting a splash screen when I login at the DM

>> No.66461641

>>66461626
What the fuck do you mean?

>> No.66461687

>>66461641
I get a black screen saying kde plasma after I type in my password at login, in system settings I selected the splash screen to none too

>> No.66461709

>>66461687
Thats not the spash screen, the spash screen is the image at boot that covers the boot messages.
I dont use kde because im not a fag, but i think thats just what kde does, its probably taking time to load while that screen is up. I havent seen any way to change that.

>> No.66461726

>>66461709
holy fuck lul, why am I a fag if I use kde. Either way thanks for the help. :)

>> No.66461740

>>66461726
because DE's are for mouse-fags :^)
No problem, have a good one m8

>> No.66461781
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>>66459554
>>You need a CD burning software or something to copy the .iso onto the USB drive. (I've never needed this for any .iso ever. Do linux users require different software for every single task or something?)

How do you intend to boot from the contents of the ISO if you don't burn it to external media?

Even Windows does this now.

Linux may not be for you. May I suggest iPad Proh?

>> No.66461832

>>66461781
I watched the entire fucking thing

>> No.66461936
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66461936

I'm donating a bunch of old hardware to a refurbishing charity. One laptop, a bundle of HDDs and other assorted things. I used a debian rescue to wipe the laptop and wiped each HDD individually using

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd*

Is that really all there is to it? For drives with multiple partitions I first used gparted to re-partition them all to just have the one for some reason I thought was appropriate. There isn't anything actually sensetive on any of the drives, at most they'd recover my exquisite collection of music and anime but still.

>> No.66461945

>>66461740
>she doesn't use i3 almost exclusively with a mouse

>> No.66461965
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>>66461936
I would have used /dev/rand. Use rand and give it at least two passes, otherwise just zeroing everything out leaves residual magnetism which can potentially leave latent bits to be restored

Also
>donating to charity

>> No.66461971

>>66461626
yes, the arch wiki covers it on the sddm page, look for the "autologin" heading

>> No.66461978

>>66461781
Top kek

>> No.66461995

>>66448582
Link to download a virtualbox please

>> No.66462012

Mods please delete this thread, it is a troll thread. Thanks in advance.

>> No.66462016

>>66461965
>not being charitable

They are 4x1TB desktop HDDs that are nearly 7 years old but still healthy since I rarely used them. A $300 laptop I bought 3 years ago. An "HD" monitor that is 7ish years old and has an orange tint. Another 7 year old RC530 laptop with no screen, broken keyboard, battery that maxes at 40% capacity and no HDD. An internal bluray laptop drive with no mount or screws and some 10 year old logitech speakers. I would rather see that stuff refurbed for a school or library or poorfag, it would get pennies being sold privately. Also from what I read /dev/rand is a placebo and just takes longer.

>> No.66462083

Can lollypop play .ape files? I'm looking for a good musicbee replacement.

>> No.66462113

>>66459554
I feel that this is low tier hanging fucking fruit, but if you want to avoid disk burning, then go grab rufus, make sure that you fucking set it to DD when you burn your ISO to a thumb drive you can install it. There's no way that you didn't look up a youtube tutorial before doing any of this? how new r u?

>> No.66464292

>>66461995
download a what for what?

>> No.66464419

Is there a possibility of using Windows key layout for specific language on Ubuntu? Ubuntu has switched many key combinations I'm used to (ex. AltGr + P on Windows makes apostrophe ', on Ubuntu it does þ and apostrophe is moved to AltGr + J). If it were just one key combination that was changed I could probably rebind it, but it's just too many.

>> No.66464430

What is the best kernel for Linux?

>> No.66464510
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66464510

>avoid installing updates
>finally give in
>restart
>no sound
why is ubuntu such a meme, i have made no modifications to it, why the fuck would a critical update break it god damn i'm so angry.

>> No.66464539

What can you tell me about MX Linux? Is it really as good as most reviewers claim?

>> No.66464690

>>66464419
Which language?

>> No.66465237

>>66464690
Does it matter?

>> No.66465503

I setup a vga passthrough VM successfully and it's even better than last time. With one last caveat: I figured out why I had so much trouble with evdev passthrough last time. It's the repeat setting. When repeat=off, I can't hold down keys and have them be sent to the VM, but there is no lag-spikes or stutters at all, very high performance and smooth sailing throughout. No need for syngery anymore.
It's the opposite if repeat=on though.
How do I fix this? Or do I have no choice but to rely on the crap that is synergy? Keyboard is ps/2 by the way.
I doubt anyone will have a clue but maybe there's some chance. Pls help.

>> No.66465752

>>66460013
There's absolutely nothing wrong with what he says in those quotes. Saying that SOME people in the free software community are extremist isn't hateful, it's accurate. The history of broken partnerships FSF had with various distros shows this the best. Tolerance ends where intolerance begins. You're the one who's hateful if you think hating Microsoft regardless of their actions is the right thing to do. If a company is willing to embrace open source, we should encourage them instead of trying to shut them down. Also:
>they sat down and wrote a operating system and everything you need for it
You can't call it an operating system if it doesn't have a kernel, and GNU Hurd is nowhere near useful.

>> No.66465919

>>66465752
>Microsoft regardless of their actions is the right thing to do. If a company is willing to embrace open source
Implying M$ is embracing open source

>> No.66466073

>>66465752
>Mail me at "[email protected]" if you have any questions.

>Sadly, a kernel by itself gets you nowhere. To get a working system you
>need a shell, compilers, a library etc. These are separate parts and may
>be under a stricter (or even looser) copyright. Most of the tools used
>with linux are GNU software and are under the GNU copyleft. These tools
>aren't in the distribution - ask me (or GNU) for more info.
>Linus, http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/linux/historical/kernel/old-versions/RELNOTES-0.01

>> No.66466091

>>66464510
try reinstalling the alsa and pulseaudio libraries

>> No.66466115

>>66465919
>VS Code is open source and has excellent Linux support
>Azure runs on Linux
>It was literally renamed from Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure for this reason
Just wait a few more years until they make their own Linux distribution and put it in devices for brainlets like Google did. With time, the new ecosystem of that distribution will displace NT further and further until it becomes legacy that works only in support mode.

>> No.66466130

>>66466115
Still no spec of NTFS or Exchange API or exfat or...

>> No.66466150

>>66466091
didn't work but at this point i just do a fresh reinstall, i don't even care anymore, hope 18.04 is nice

>> No.66466155

>>66448582
Im new to linux, its possible (even if improbable) to get a virus trough web surfing and downloading things like movies or book? Or only if I install software with malware? I planing to download videos/books and maybe visual novels

>> No.66466169

>>66466155
Yes.

>> No.66466185

>>66466073
I never said a kernel is an OS. But neither are any of the things Linus describes. Shells, compilers and libraries are useless without a kernel so they can't be called an operating system.

>> No.66466201

>>66453420
Extract it, the result is the same

>> No.66466223

>>66466169
How can I avoid that?

>> No.66466289

>>66466223
Disable JavaScript, disable flash, don't go onto random links that you find on 4chan or elsewhere. Don't install software from non-official repos. If you have to download pirated content, just make sure it's not normie-tier because those contain the most malware. Downloading Japanese VNs and running them inside a VM or with properly restricted wine (https://superuser.com/questions/1003849/restrict-wine-access-to-wineprefix-path) should be fine.

>> No.66466312

>>66466223
For starters, stay away from any proprietary software. Use ublock origin and umatrix when surfing. Check out firejail. Learn IP tables or ufw.

>> No.66466335

>>66466289
Forgot to mention, but if a program isn't in the official repos you should either compile it from source or see if you can find a Linux binary on the official website. Don't use PPAs.

>> No.66466337

>>66466289
>>66466312
OK thanks!

>> No.66466351

when i do startx on my debian sid it shows a black screen instead of dwm, i also cannot open a tty. it worked before, whats wrong? is it my nvidia drivers? probably, huh? well fuck me

>> No.66466353

>>66465503
Found the solution, I had to add a virtio-{keyboard,mouse}-pci device so that the guest would use that over the default ps/2 emulated device, leaving the evdev passthrough line intact. It just werks.

>> No.66466370

>>66466351
does
startx "$(which xterm)"
works?
Be sure to have xterm installed.

>> No.66466395

>>66466370
nope, same blackscreen unfortunately

>> No.66466403

>>66466395
And what does the log of xorg says?

>> No.66466412

>>66466155
>its possible (even if improbable) to get a virus trough web surfing
In theory, yes, if there is a vulnerability in the browser or a plugin. In practice, no.
>and downloading things like movies or book?
No, as long as you're downloading movie/pdf files and not executable files.

>Or only if I install software with malware? I planing to download videos/books and maybe visual novels
VNs can contain viruses, in theory. But it's extraordinarily rare. You can just scan the executable files on virustotal if you're worried.

>> No.66466446

>>66466091
No idea what went wrong. What changes happened in the last upgrade you did? Maybe that can help. Try booting into previous ubuntu version and see if audio still works. You can do that from the grub menu

>> No.66466462

>>66466403
fatal server error: systemd login disappeared. some xf86CloseConsole input output errors and systemd-logind ReleaseControl failed connection disconnected befote a reply was received

>> No.66466506

>>66466462
Do you read the Xorg log file? There is line containing (EE)

>> No.66466526

>>66466155
Yes, but it's very unlikely due to obscurity. Do the same as on windows to avoid it but also never run as root.

>> No.66466537

>>66466506
yes, there are 2 lines starting with (EE):
systemd-logind ReleaseControl failed and Server terminated with error (1)

>> No.66466650

I want to quickly check if a MIDI keyboard I have laying around works.

Whats a small simple linux synthesizer in the common package manager repos (I use debian) that lets me just see if it works and play some sound?

Also, do I need any other programs or configurations for the midi connection to work?

>> No.66466765

>>66459934
Hey friends any ideas? Forgot to mention it's WiFi not Ethernet

>> No.66466846

Any /g/entoomen ITT?
I emerge-webrsync'd last night and all of a sudden like a hundred packages are demanding shit like this:
!!! Problem resolving dependencies for app-office/libreoffice-bin
... done!

!!! The ebuild selected to satisfy "app-office/libreoffice-bin" has unmet requirements.
- app-office/libreoffice-bin-6.0.3.2::gentoo USE="-gnome -java -kde" ABI_X86="(64)" PYTHON_TARGETS="-python3_5"

The following REQUIRED_USE flag constraints are unsatisfied:
python_targets_python3_5

The above constraints are a subset of the following complete expression:
kde? ( !gnome ) gnome? ( !kde ) python_targets_python3_5

Wtf happened? :'(

>> No.66466863

>>66453137
Based Linus

>> No.66466890

>>66466846
eselect news list retard

>> No.66466906

>>66466890
... well fuck me sideways, there was nothing new last night. Thanks bruhhh

>> No.66466991

>>66466863
It's a fake, brainlet.

>> No.66467024

>>66453045
Pls help.

>> No.66467180

>>66467024
No.

>> No.66467200

>>66466537
Strange. You have to google the first error, I hope it will provide useful info.

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>>66467200
>to google

>> No.66467272 [DELETED] 

>>66467227
Could you contribute to the discussion instead?

>> No.66467300 [DELETED] 

>>66467272
Could you not be stupid please?

>> No.66467316 [DELETED] 

>>66467300
Are you serious?

>> No.66467335

>>66460897
How can I do it "right"?

>> No.66467355

>>66459643
Tails uses vanilla Linux which includes proprietary blobs. Proprietary software and Security aren't friends.

>> No.66467374

What's the difference between linux distributions in the way that they run programs? Like whats the diffirence between a debian binary and an arch binary. Why can't you install a debian binary on any other distrubution?

>> No.66467375

>>66453045
It's a guess, but check and disable your C-state in BIOS under power settngs.

>> No.66467384

>>66459298
I am trying to become a terminal ninja too, I suggest searching up useful commands for a certain task(File Management, Networking, Disk Tools) and then just using "man" in the terminal with that command and then take notes over what it does and how to use it.
Useful commands I've learned so far:
ls
rm
erase
cd
mv
ifconfig
netstat
pwd
mkdir

>> No.66467406

>>66467384
stop recommending GNU shit in the friendly linux thread

>> No.66467411

>>66466351
> when i do startx on my debian sid
Literally ANYTHING could cause the problem: buggy kernel, bad code in systemd, anything else. This is why you should not use sid unless you need to.
I'd downgrade to the prevoius versions of affected utils by apt-cache show <package> and then apt-get install <package>=<version> if that's possible on sid.

>> No.66467450

>>66467411
you could just not post if you have no knowledge

>> No.66467465

>>66467374
You can, but Linux binaries are usually linked dynamically, meaning every software which depends on another library, expects >= version of that library.
If you build your soft statically, you can run it on everything of the same arch if it doesn't depends on some new kernel features. Example: I ran static ffmpeg builds (https://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/) on ALTLinux 6.

>> No.66467496 [DELETED] 

>>66467227
>>66467300
>>66467406
>>66467450
Mods, please remove the unfriendly kebab from here.

>> No.66467497

>>66467374
You can run a GNU/Linux program on any GNU/Linux distro.

>> No.66467507

how do i get mpv to play twitter links and streamable.com links? youtube-dl downloads the links as videos but mpv says "the requested format isn't found" then "can't recognize the file format" even though it uses youtube-dl

>> No.66467530

Help >>66467517

>> No.66467538
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>>66448582
>Linux is a free operating system (i. e., like Windows or macOS) for personal computers created by Linus Torvalds in 1991.

>> No.66467550

>>66467530
No.

>> No.66467637

>>66467497
>>66467465
Hmm okay I think I get it. Different distros use diffirent libraries or diffirent versions of libraries which fucks up dependencies in prebuilt binaries? And I guess not all distros use the most up to date kernel version either. But theres no difference in the actual source code, so if you build it yourself it should work anywhere..

Second question - Is there a good WM/DE solution where I can have floating windows and tiling windows at the same time? I know i3 is like this but you have to manual make windows floating. Some programs just work better with floating windows, but I also like how easy it is to manage tiling windows.

>> No.66467659

>>66467538
spreading false information is a common shill tactic

>> No.66467676

>>66467384
> Useful commands I've learned so far:
Could've used mc and its shortcuts. Also, ifconfig is deprecated along with netstat, learn ip command. Also get to use awk/find/grep, these are the tools of a great complexity, but 5% will be enough for 80% of tasks.

>> No.66467698

>>66467676
>gnu shit
No thanks

>> No.66467722

>>66459298
learn &&, |, grep and less. i use these practically every day so satisfying. also use a shell that supports tab completion, i would hope all people using terminal are likely using bash and know of this feature as it makes everything a heck of a lot easier

>> No.66467737

>>66467384
Not grep? You can use it not only to find the line you need in a huge output, but also recursively to find text in files, for example
grep -R "Text in file, but I don't know which file" ./*.*

with the wildcard you can specify file types, but if you want to search all filetypes I think you can just do
grep -R "text"

This is super helpful to me and I use it all the time.

>> No.66467752

>>66467507
https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl/issues/2124#issuecomment-32429104

If youtube-dl downloads the link correctly, then just have it download it to standard input (I think?), and then have mpv read from standard input.

>> No.66467903

>>66466526
>>66466412
Thanks! Its possible to get infected by opening some archive in a program? Like a infected doc or only if the software has some exploit? I'm asking that because some VNs don't come in executable format and I generally opened them in some VN reader

>> No.66467960

can I disable single finger taps on my touchpad and only enable two fingers gestures for scrolling with libinput?

>> No.66468024

I'm trying to get wicd to work on my computer but i'm having a bit of trouble getting it to work properly. i've been looking up different things to try and see what the problem is but the one i'm currently stuck on is importerror: lidbus-1.so.3: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory. The solutions i've looked up so far haven't helped. What am I missing? i'm using the most current version of slackware

>> No.66468055
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66468055

so i would like to have a terminal on my laptop that shows what i'm doing through SSH from my desktop even better if i can continue from where i left from my desktop

is there a way?

>> No.66468239

>>66467737
stop recommending gnu software

>> No.66468293

>>66468239
Stop being an immense faggot. What's wrong with using GNU software? Go write your own grep like uncle Terry

>> No.66468377
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66468377

I don't know what Linux distro to use. I'd like something reliable and without systemd but it seems as soon as systemd is gone I'm left with real hobbyist shit. I just want a workstation and I can grab packages I need and be done with it

>> No.66468402

>>66468055
Screen and other related software?

>> No.66468491

>>66449809
Linus develops the kernel you dumb nigger

>> No.66468508

How would i change this to avoid auto mounting? I only want to trigger this manually

LABEL=PoolG /media/pool/hdd5 ext4 defaults 0 2

>> No.66468618

>>66461542
I found the .desktop file for gnome-terminal and nothing seems amiss.

When I try to open gnome-terminal through the command like, I get the following:
# Locale not supported by C library.
# Using the fallback 'C' locale.
Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused
# Failed to parse arguments: Cannot open display:


I'm going to assume that this is a generic kind of error that I get for thinking I can open a terminal within a terminal.

>> No.66468620

hello what the fuck is going on here

$ xrandr --newmode "2560x1440_100.00" 542.25 2560 2776 3056 3552 1440 1443 1448 1527 -hsync +vsync

$ xrandr --addmode DVI-D-0 --mode 2560x1440_100.00
xrandr: unrecognized option '2560x1440_100.00'
Try 'xrandr --help' for more information.

it's definitely the right mode name and display name and I can see the mode if I type xrandr
meanwhile on windows I can just type whatever refresh rate I want into the nvidia control panel. Why is display shit on linux so ASTONISHINGLY GAY

>> No.66468640

>>66468377
*buntu or stable Debian for just werks.
With ubuntu you get amazon spyware and Debian is old. And both are ofcourse with systemd.
Other than that you'll need to do some tinkering.

>> No.66468667

>>66468640
Also Mint is Ubuntu-compatible but without amazon

>> No.66468997
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>>66468055
tmux

>> No.66469437

>>66468620
$ xrandr --newmode "2560x1440_100.00" 542.25 2560 2776 3056 3552 1440 1443 1448 1527 -hsync +vsync
$ xrandr --output DVI-D-0 2560x1440_100.00
xrandr: unrecognized option '2560x1440_100.00'
Try 'xrandr --help' for more information.
$ xrandr --output DVI-D-0 --mode 2560x1440_100.00
xrandr: cannot find mode 2560x1440_100.00

why why why why why

>> No.66469443

>>66468618
I figured out the problem. Apparently during installation, I never actually set a locale as detailed in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Locale .

So I did that and gnome-terminal works now. Hooray!

>> No.66469494

>>66469437
oh my god it looks like nvidia blocks xrandr? what the fuck is their problem?

>> No.66469500

what are the actual differences between different distros? if one strips everything down from one distro and apllies things like DE, packet managers and other shit from other distro onto it will it effectively become that other one?
t. mentaly challenged

>> No.66469510

>>66456322
Tried using Boot-repair yet?

>> No.66469526

I've used linux for ~4 years now, and I'm interested in learning more about how it works under the hood. What are some things I can do to gain a deeper understanding of whats going on?

>> No.66469625

>>66468640
I need a laptop os for my last year of school so I want to make sure it'll work with whatever they require no headaches
But I hate systemd!!!!

>> No.66469635

>>66469526
Read the dinosaur operating systems book.

>> No.66469713

Wiki
>Tip: Find out the name of your USB drive with lsblk. Make sure that it is not mounted.

But lsblk only displays info for my USB drive if it is mounted.
It's not really an issue, but can anyone explain the reason for this unexpected behavior?

>> No.66469776
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66469776

So I have this really weird issue where I can't use some keyboard shortcuts in my wine-run foobar, because the program expects the "enter" key, but both my keyboard enters register as "return" keys instead. Has anyone here dealt with this keybind mismatch before?
Alternatively, are there any good foobar200 alternatives that won't cause this weird shit to happen?

>> No.66469851

>>66469776
i would advise you to use audacious, it's light weight, functional and aimed at audiophiles. if you want to go the neckbeard route you could also use mpd + ncmpcpp, although that could be a little bit of a hassle to set up.

>> No.66469964

>>66468491
And the Linux OS.

>> No.66470072

Is there an alternative to compton and xcompmgr?

All I need is a compositor that does proper vsyncing like compton but also works with every application like xcompmgr. I don't require

>> No.66470224

what is a good linux distro for somebody who likes the idea of gentoo, but isnt familiar enough yet to even begin installing it?

>> No.66470757

Trying to use R.markdown through vim, I compile it as a pdf nut for some reason it keeps giving me a .tex file and the error
Failed to compile markdown.tex

>> No.66470767

I just installed Arch now what DE do I install

>> No.66470905

>>66470767
The Linux DE

>> No.66471208

>>66470757
Everything works, odt, docx, html, but not pdf.

>> No.66471276

how do I use systemrescuecd to reinstall windows? and how does dual booting work (since I'm really liking antergos)?

>> No.66471535

>>66471276
don't dual boot. It means that you're still running malware.

>> No.66471584

When will the Linux Foundation change its logo?
Tux is due for a makeover.

>> No.66471588

>>66471276
>how do I use systemrescuecd to reinstall windows?
you need windoze iso dumby
>how does dual booting work (since I'm really liking antergos)?
learn your grub, syslinux, lilo or whatever the fuck you're using and die

>> No.66471598

>>66471584
god no, I don't want it to become weeb shit logo

>> No.66471614

>>66471598
Doesn't have to be.
I'm sure someone can come up with an elegant design.

>> No.66471646

>>66471598
weeb shit is the only possible redesign of the logo that I'd support. Anything else will just turn out to be stupid graphic-design wanking, like the flat-UI shit these days. Unless it's gonna be weebified then it should be left as-is.

>> No.66471649
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>>66471584
Tux is the logo of the Linux kernel. The linux foundation logo is pic related.

>> No.66471663

What is the best broswer for any linux distro

>> No.66471667
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>>66471584
>>66471649
Whoops, wrong pic.

>> No.66471682

>>66471663
The Linux browser.

>> No.66471757

>>66458028
You probably chaged your display manager (what lets you log in) but your DE just yet. On the display manager, there should be an option to chose your DE for the sesion.

I think there's a command for starting DE's that I can't remeber that you might wanna research, like for kde I think you can start it up with 'startkde'

Just keep googling.

>> No.66471759

>>66469964
>>66470905
>>66471682
kys

>> No.66471775

>>66459554
I'll hand you that Debain's install site is confusing but you're showing a lot of basic miaunderstandings here. Start with Mint instead of Debian, learn the basics from there.

>> No.66472113

This thread sucks. Fuck the freedom haters.

>> No.66472159

>>66471775
why are you handing debain's anstill site? aer yuo idamn

>> No.66472588

Hello /fag/lets .
Why is rofi slow?
How do I change splash screen for Ubuntu without installing anything else?

>> No.66473150

>>66469526
Check out this git book if you're interested.
https://legacy.gitbook.com/book/0xax/linux-insides/details

>> No.66473156

Need a laptop for Linux.
Has to have:

1- Good specs
2- Decent storage
3- Graphic Card
4- Look stylish if possible

What's out there?

>> No.66473171

>>66473150
>A book-in-progress about the linux kernel and its insides.

Hey! Thanks for posting unfinished sauce.

>> No.66473533

i'm getting this error "SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory" when I try and do "ifconfig wlan0 up". Why is that?

>> No.66473563

>>66473533
google says you need to run it with sudo

>> No.66473600

>>66473563
i'm logged in as root though

>> No.66473695

Is there a good guide on core utilities? Or should I just read the man pages?

>> No.66473720

>>66473695
Also check out the "info" pages for the gnu core utils, they are pretty good.

>> No.66473814

How does sysrq actually work?
My system was harlocked,no mouse,no keyboard support, the time stopped on htop.I tried to swap to another tty but it was not having it, but yet sysrq worked and i rebooted the system.
How does this magic work?

>> No.66474996

>>66473533
Try checking what's your actual wlan name with ifconfig, if you didn't. Mine's for example wlp3s0 instead of wlan0.

>> No.66475336

>>66453785
OpenSUSE created the patch. Some other distros include it in their user repos as well (e.g. Gentoo's pg_overlay).

>> No.66475552

>>66473814
My understanding (he said, having not read the source..) is that it's handled directly by the bit of the kernel that accepts and dispatches keyboard input, so as long as that much of the kernel is alive and kicking (who cares about userland, whatever modules you have loaded, etc) then the kernel will see a sysrq and call whatever function you asked for right from that point.

with a USB keyboard that depends on the large and not simple USB stack being running, but for old-fashioned PS/2 pretty much any kernel that hasn't already panicked should notice and act on a sysrq.

>> No.66477053
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66477053

What are some SSH use cases for semi basic tasks?
If I were to make an automation system with RPi, would it be better to use just Python and commands via TCP or to use SSH alongside?

I tried getting into Linux a couple of times but gave up so everything helps.

>> No.66477211

>>66477053
Linux is a kernel.

>> No.66477275

>>66477211
Linux
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Linux (/ˈlJnəks/ (About this sound listen) LIN-əks)[9][10] is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel. Typically, Linux is packaged in a form known as a Linux distribution (or distro for short) for both desktop and server use. The defining component of a Linux distribution is the Linux kernel,[11] an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds.[12][13][14] Many Linux distributions use the word "Linux" in their name.

>> No.66477350

>>66477275
Wikipedia isn't a reliable source for truth; it simply mirrors the loudest voices. This results in fallacious argumentum ad populum articles like this one.

tl;dr the popularity of an error does not make it a truth.

>> No.66477363
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I just installed this in a virtual machine. How do I get the 4.17 kernel? The usual process doesn't seem to work.

>> No.66477380

>>66477211
Fucking kill yourself.
Also checked.

>> No.66477386

what are the actual differences between different distros? if one strips everything down from one distro and apllies things like DE, packet managers and other shit from other distro onto it will it effectively become that other one?

>> No.66477406

>>66477275
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

>> No.66477462

>>66477386
Yes, but you'll get a horribly broken mess. But what you can do is migrating, like for example change things to turn Ubuntu into Trisquel or Arch into Parabola this way if you have a proper script that tracks and resolves the differences.

>> No.66477482

>>66477363
sys-kernel/gentoo-sources ~amd64

>> No.66477502

>>66477462
arch to parabola is simply changing the repos, installing the freedom package and changing the kernel

>> No.66477799
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66477799

I got my hands on a shitty Acer Aspire E15 laptop (1.7 GHz Duo Core, 4 GB RAM). It came with Windows 10 preinstalled and it obviously ran like shit. I've installed Mint Cinnamon and performance slightly better than W10, but still shit. What is some lightweight distro I should choose to make this laptop usable?

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Anyone here got their LPIC-1? I've been a Linux sysadmin for a small company (~150 employees) for a year now and want to prove my skills to future employers, but looking over the topics of the LPIC-1 exams there are a lot of gaps in my knowledge. What did you use to study, and how difficult is the test really?

>> No.66477823

>>66477799
Debian xfce

>> No.66477867

>>66477350
>tl;dr the popularity of an error does not make it a truth.
But in case of natural languages, it does. Words get assigned new meanings all of the time. It's as if I told you that you can't use the word shell to refer to a part of UNIX interface because that's how the hard case of some crustaceans is called, and calling anything else by that name is an error.

>> No.66477912

Setting up Emacs, but I have a feeling that I'm not using use-package right. Any ideas what I could simplify?
https://bpaste.net/show/bc33aaa36bd5

>> No.66477913

Can someone please help me? I have heimdall and heimdall installed but how do I use someone else fork? https://gitlab.com/BenjaminDobell/Heimdall/issues/474

I'm having this exact same issue and the guy says that he solved it by using the other fork.

>> No.66478368

>>66477823
I have no idea what XFCE is or does sorry.

>> No.66478426

>>66478368
you can select it during debian install

>> No.66478539

>>66459628
>alias yolo='yaourt -Syyuua --noconfirm'
this is why nobody likes ubuntu using retards

>> No.66478613

>>66459608
you can start by trying to understand what each command does instead of just copy pasting them, if this is too much for you then arch is obviously not the right distro for you

>> No.66478673

>>66460013
You Stallmanist sycophants never cease to amuse, how does it feel knowing Hurd will never amount to anything and that you're stuck using a kernel you hate?

>> No.66478695

What Linux distribution do I use ?

>> No.66478753

I'm trying to get nvidia drivers working for my laptop.
I got a i7 7700hq with internal graphics and a gtx 1050 ti inside of it, so i figured i needed to use bumblebee.
The commands I issue:
add contrib & non-free to sources:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
(main contrib non-free)

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,')

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia primus primus-libs:i386


and now my laptop freezes (using xfce btw). the last line in the terminal reads:

Processing triggers for bumblebee (3.2.1-14) ...


halp what goes wrong? or is the freeze normal and do i need to wait a moment? its been freezing for like 5 minutes already.

>> No.66478891

>>66478695
The one with GNU

>> No.66478895

>>66448582
Just finished installing arch on virtualbox. What's the best DE and WM to install? I want something that isn't too complicated to set up, but is still functional and beautiful

>> No.66478914

>>66478895
You're supposed to run it on bare metal and windows in the VM.

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Should I install Gentoo or Manjaro?
I'm new to linux, so from what I understand Manjaro will be friendlier to me. But installing gentoo would teach me more about linux as a whole.

>> No.66479181

>>66479141
Non of these distros teach you about linux. Check out the kernelnewbes forums or read a book.

>> No.66479292

>>66473156
https://www.techradar.com/news/best-linux-laptops-of-2018

>> No.66479316

>>66479141
Install Arch. And fuck the people who hate on it.

>> No.66479323

>>66477913
bumping, please!

>> No.66479849

>>66473533
Ifconfig is deprecated, try "# ip a"

>> No.66479902

>>66478753
op here, think i've found the solution:
https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php?35748-TUTORIAL-Installing-official-NVIDIA-driver-in-Optimus-laptop

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How do I install Discord on Manjaro?
It kept falling at trying to build libc++, it gives 3 different pgp key errors

>> No.66481305

>>66479316
I was under the impression that arch is not for beginners, though

>> No.66481329

>>66481203
>Download binary
>Extract
>Symlink to /bin
>????????
>profit

>> No.66481406

>>66481305
and gentoo is?

>> No.66482534

>>66481203
>Discord explicitly confirms in its privacy policy (https://discordapp.com/privacy) that it collects the following information:

> · IP Address
> · Device UUID
> · User's e-mail address
> · All text messages
> · All images
> · All VOIP data (voice chat)
> · Open rates for e-mail sent by Discord

>Discord does not explictly confirm that it collects this information, but still collects it:

> · All programs that are running on your computer

Source: https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/discord.html

>> No.66482754

>>66482534
I'm aware but I can't exactly convince everyone i know to switch to irc or tox

>> No.66483234

>>66482754
cuck

>> No.66484667

>>66478695
Install SparkyLinux with Lumina Desktop.

>> No.66485978

Is KVM Passthrough or similar things manageable now?

I tried it several years ago and could never get it to work. I'm by no means a pro, but I've used and even compiled some Linux here and there over the years, but that I could never get to work. The documentation was pretty much a clusterfuck so even trying to follow along it was not exactly clear at the time or often seemed incomplete. My hardware supports it so it wasn't that.

>> No.66486047

>>66485978
I just dicked around with it for the first time the other day. Just follow the Arch wiki, it's really quite straightforward and simple to get everything working. The annoying part is tuning things for performance--it's not hard, just time consuming and aggravating. You may also run into some weird little issue (like code 43 with Nvidia cards, although the workaround is really easy), but once everything works, it works perfectly.

If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can try out Looking Glass, but it's still an alpha piece of software and it shows.

>> No.66486078

>>66486047
May be worth another try I guess. The Arch wiki is what I used before but at the time it seemed to make a lot of assumptions about what you already know, and I don't use anything in the Arch family, never really have either.

>> No.66486143

>>66485978
there were some bios problems in the past, but most issues got fixed
so you might be good after an update.

for me the deal breaker was that you need 2 GPUs, 2 monitors and 2 sets of mouse and kb, or else you would need to unplug everytime you start up the guest os.
most people I know used it for muh games, but since valve actively bans people when they detect the game runs in a VM (to tackle the cheater problem), they switched back to dual booting.

you can set it up to start the VM right after boot, but this is only a good idea when you have multiple VMs
but you need a beast of a CPU for that and of course a dedicated GPU for every VM

if you still want to do it, there is software out there that lets you share mouse/kb over several operating systems, but you can't really get passed the multiple GPU problem, as you can't load the drivers for the guest GPU in the host OS
(at least I haven't found a streamlined way to unloading the drivers on guest boot and, more importantly, load them again reliably after guest shutdown)

tldr: it got better but not worth it for games anymore

>> No.66486232

>>66486143
Lame. I don't play much online games though, but I do enjoy some. Already have double the stuff for other reasons anyway, but I think you could use the internal video output on the CPU if I recall.

Its more the video and 3D design software. Over the years Linux has majorly filled in the gaps of software, but Blender can eat me and its CAD stuff is a bit wanting.

Starting to think a mini PC build and Synology may be best so I can browse and work in Linux and run anything with GPU needs on the Windows PC with Synology to share the m/kb. Wonder how small I can make one and still have it be decent and not just a bulky RaspPi.

>> No.66486351

>>66486143
2 GPUs isn't an issue if you have an iGPU or a super cheapo video card. You don't really need 2 monitors if your monitor has multiple inputs, or if you want to be a meme and run Linux headless or whatever. You could also try Looking Glass which also doesn't technically require a second display, but like I said, that's in alpha, and it currently suffers from the problem of requiring either a display (which, again, you can just use another input on your monitor) or a dummy display emulator to be plugged into the GPU you're passing through.

I also just found this:
https://github.com/arcnmx/screenstub
which might help streamline things a bit.

M&KB is solved with something like Synergy, like you said. Looking Glass uses a Spice server for M&KB input, but I haven't really fucked around with it at all since I assume the input latency is terrible.

>valve actively bans people when they detect the game runs in a VM (to tackle the cheater problem), they switched back to dual booting.
I haven't heard of Valve actively banning anybody, although I've heard you get kicked after playing for a while in CS:GO. There was a bit of controversy with Riot banning people using GPU passthrough in LoL, but they stepped back on that decision.

>(at least I haven't found a streamlined way to unloading the drivers on guest boot and, more importantly, load them again reliably after guest shutdown)
I don't know -exactly- how it works, but it's sort of possible with Nvidia+Bumblebee, not really in the way you're talking about though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssfvpLXK8po

>>66486078
>The Arch wiki is what I used before but at the time it seemed to make a lot of assumptions about what you already know
The only part you might run into trouble with is loading kernel modules into your initramfs. Ubuntu (and presumably Debian) do things a little differently, they don't use mkinitpcio. Use /etc/initramfs-tools/modules and update-initramfs instead.

>> No.66487966

>>66453638
chromium uses 700 megabytes of ram without even opening a website, its not an option for us 4 gigabyte ramlets

>> No.66488109

>>66478895
>I want something that isn't too complicated to set up, but is still functional and beautiful
DE: Either MATE or xfce will do.
WM: If you are okay with editing a text file and reading documentation, i3wm is pretty good, but I don't have much experience with stand alone WMs.

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>>66448582
this is a great op
thank you

>> No.66488635

My ultrabook (m3-6Y30, 4GB RAM, SSD) works like shit under Windows 10. I was thinking of switching to some Linux distro where IntelliJ, Tomcat and MySQL would work much faster while still being relatively normie-friendly. What should I choose?

>> No.66488908

>>66488635

also, since this is a friendly thread, a really stupid question:
does any GUI Linux software work with any of the desktop environment?

>> No.66489080

New thread:
>>66479004
>>66479004
>>66479004

>> No.66490149

>>66489080
Stop being such a massive faggot.

>> No.66490287

What would be the best distro for a CompSci student? I'm currently using Arch but want to try something else, I'm considering Debian

>> No.66490369

>>66490287
>for a compsci student
As a Comp Sci student you will need access to programming languages, IDEs, Latex, mathematical programs, etc. etc.
Any distro should have these things, but the difference between the distros is how up-to-date the packages are.
I can't say much about Arch and Debian, but I used Linux Mint while at college and it kinda sucked, because a lot of software was outdated. For example, it still had Ruby version 1.9 when there was already Ruby 2+ out

>> No.66491101

How do I make awesome work right? It seems like a lot of applications refuse to tile or float correctly

>> No.66491155

>>66458723
I credit you with being a faggot

>> No.66491302

>>66477799
Tiny core linux

>> No.66492983

>>66491101
Tiling WMs are a meme, anon.

>> No.66494080

>>66492983

Wms are a meme

>> No.66494086

>>66491302
Is this shit even usable?
Did you try it yourself?

>> No.66494096

>>66494080
Why?

>> No.66494112

>>66494080
Install Gentoo

>> No.66494127

>>66492983
For u

>> No.66494134

>>66494127
Haha

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