1. Post #401
    wlzshroom's Avatar
    July 2010
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    what would run on a PII 266 w/ 80 mb of ram?

    Edited:

    run well i mean
    and i mean in terms of wms and des because i'm gonna shove debian or arch on this thing no matter what
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  2. Post #402
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
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    what would run on a PII 266 w/ 80 mb of ram?

    Edited:

    run well i mean
    and i mean in terms of wms and des because i'm gonna shove debian or arch on this thing no matter what
    Openbox would probably work well..Or DWM..
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  3. Post #403
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
    FPtje's Avatar
    January 2006
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    awesome.

    It's about as lightweight as Openbox.
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  4. Post #404
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    awesome.

    It's about as lightweight as Openbox.
    I'm quite sure that it is lighter.
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  5. Post #405
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    December 2006
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    I'm going to university to study Software Engineering and I need a new laptop (my current one overheats really easily and the battery is awful). Any recommendations for one, bearing in mind I will be using Linux? I was looking at this Thinkpad (Thinkpad T520). It looks very good and I am close to buying it due to the current sale.
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  6. Post #406
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    October 2008
    446 Posts
    what would run on a PII 266 w/ 80 mb of ram?

    Edited:

    run well i mean
    and i mean in terms of wms and des because i'm gonna shove debian or arch on this thing no matter what
    I've had an old 400MHz machine (forgot the processor name) with about 256mb of ram and on Arch Linux it was struggling (80% of cpu !) while a LXDE session was run. It's running DSL now (I have no idea why my father installed such an outdated distro).
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  7. Post #407
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    December 2006
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    I've had an old 400MHz machine (forgot the processor name) with about 256mb of ram and on Arch Linux it was struggling (80% of cpu !) while a LXDE session was run. It's running DSL now (I have no idea why my father installed such an outdated distro).
    You should be happy that your dad even knows how to install linux :D
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  8. Post #408
    ask me for a rust key :~)
    LordCrypto's Avatar
    December 2008
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    I'm a noob to linux, and I want to dual boot a linux distro and W7 once I get around to building my computer. Which distro should I use and what would be the install order?
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  9. Post #409
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    August 2010
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    I'm a noob to linux, and I want to dual boot a linux distro and W7 once I get around to building my computer. Which distro should I use and what would be the install order?
    Ubuntu or Linux Mint are nice ones to start. Install W7 first, then the distro. It will ask you where to install the bootloader. Leave it at the default location, which should be the Windows MBR.

    Or just use a VM, much less hassle.
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  10. Post #410
    ask me for a rust key :~)
    LordCrypto's Avatar
    December 2008
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    So GRUB would install over windows bootloader, correct?
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  11. Post #411
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    August 2010
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    So GRUB would install over windows bootloader, correct?
    Yes, it should also detect your Windows boot.
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  12. Post #412
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    July 2009
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    Is Linux Mint a good distro to start with?
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  13. Post #413
    ask me for a rust key :~)
    LordCrypto's Avatar
    December 2008
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    Alright, I'm first installing arch on a craptop. However I want to use the onboard VM that came with my usb installer. Will ~450MB of RAM be enough to run XP and virtualize arch?
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  14. Post #414
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    June 2008
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    Is Linux Mint a good distro to start with?
    Yes, probably the best one to be honest. It should work perfectly out-of-the-box.

    Edited:

    Alright, I'm first installing arch on a craptop. However I want to use the onboard VM that came with my usb installer. Will ~450MB of RAM be enough to run XP and virtualize arch?
    You'll not want anything else open, but yes.
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  15. Post #415
    ask me for a rust key :~)
    LordCrypto's Avatar
    December 2008
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    Well, it wasn't but that's fine. I'm just gonna do a complete fresh start, everything must go.
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  16. Post #416
    bye
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    August 2006
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    I'm going to university to study Software Engineering and I need a new laptop (my current one overheats really easily and the battery is awful). Any recommendations for one, bearing in mind I will be using Linux? I was looking at this Thinkpad (Thinkpad T520). It looks very good and I am close to buying it due to the current sale.
    i have an x200 and it's dope
    i get ~9 hours of battery
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  17. Post #417
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    November 2005
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    I have limited screen space on my netbook, so I want to configure awesome to always open Google Chrome so that it covers the entire screen. Not "full screen" because that gets rid of the tabs. What do I put in my config such that the window is resized to fill the screen?
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  18. Post #418
    Conservative Cunt who fucking loves piss
    Elecbullet's Avatar
    November 2007
    11,795 Posts
    Firefox has an option which allows you to prevent tab hiding when going into "full screen". Chrome doesn't?
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  19. Post #419
    Gold Banana
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    May 2010
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    Anyone know what font(s) I need to see the text here normally?

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  20. Post #420
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    Do you have Tahoma and Lucida Console?
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  21. Post #421
    Gold Banana
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    May 2010
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    Do you have Tahoma and Lucida Console?
    Not sure, how would I install them? winetricks?
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  22. Post #422
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    January 2011
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    Not sure, how would I install them? winetricks?
    That would be one way to do it.
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  23. Post #423
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    July 2009
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    Yes, probably the best one to be honest. It should work perfectly out-of-the-box.
    So it detects windows and makes it dual-boot?
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  24. Post #424
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    July 2011
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    So it detects windows and makes it dual-boot?
    I'm not sure if you're talking about GRUB. However, if you are, then no. You need to edit it's configuration file and add the Windows partition to it.
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  25. Post #425
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    December 2006
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    i have an x200 and it's dope
    i get ~9 hours of battery
    I think I'm going to go for the T520, thanks!
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  26. Post #426
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    July 2009
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    I'm not sure if you're talking about GRUB. However, if you are, then no. You need to edit it's configuration file and add the Windows partition to it.
    Mint 11 has GRUB 2. But what do I have to do to choose between WBL and GRUB 2?
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  27. Post #427
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    July 2009
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    Usually it detects it automatically. I know ubuntu does this pretty well. Mint should do the same. If mine is using the same autodetect scripts as ubuntu you don't need to worry.
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  28. Post #428
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    July 2009
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    Usually it detects it automatically. I know ubuntu does this pretty well. Mint should do the same. If mine is using the same autodetect scripts as ubuntu you don't need to worry.
    Awesome!

    Also, same join date :respek:
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  29. Post #429
    Pery's Avatar
    October 2008
    446 Posts
    Augh, dwm looks so sweet but I can't seem to configure it properly and to my likings (probably because I never used tiling window managers).

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  30. Post #430
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
    FPtje's Avatar
    January 2006
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    Awesome is a great tiling wm to start with.
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  31. Post #431
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    October 2009
    868 Posts
    I've been using Ubuntu for a while now, but recently I decided I want to try out another Linux distro. Is Fedora a good one, or do you Facepunchers recommend something else? I'm looking for a distro with the least content, but with something I can use to get software ala YUM.
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  32. Post #432
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    July 2007
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    Arch

    Edited:

    I mean that's the first thing probably anyone here will answer
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  33. Post #433
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
    FPtje's Avatar
    January 2006
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    Look at this article:
    http://www.hikaro.com/linux/dns/why-...ver-linux.html

    The grammar is perfect, its arguments are completely valid and backed up by real facts.

    This guy is a retard...
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  34. Post #434
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    Falco

    if that's not a troll just leave him alone
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  35. Post #435
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    May 2010
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    Look at this article:
    http://www.hikaro.com/linux/dns/why-...ver-linux.html

    The grammar is perfect, its arguments are completely valid and backed up by real facts.

    This guy is a retard...


    Might wanna be careful with /clue/, he might think its a command
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  36. Post #436
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  37. Post #437
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    August 2010
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    Look at this article:
    http://www.hikaro.com/linux/dns/why-...ver-linux.html

    The grammar is perfect, its arguments are completely valid and backed up by real facts.

    This guy is a retard...
    Why, in Torvalds's name, is he not only comparing Linux to fucking XP but also claiming the latter is superior?

    Honestly, can't people just collectively decide that both OS's serve different purposes and audiences?
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  38. Post #438
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
    FPtje's Avatar
    January 2006
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    Why, in Torvalds's name, is he not only comparing Linux to fucking XP but also claiming the latter is superior?

    Honestly, can't people just collectively decide that both OS's serve different purposes and audiences?
    There is one operating system that is better than all other OS'es in every imaginable aspect. And that is a ten-year-old product from Microsoft. (yeah right)
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  39. Post #439
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    August 2009
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    Well, I tried installing Arch on my actual PC, instead of just using a VM. I did everything right, but I messed up when I tried to install the bootloader, so instead of going to GRUB and giving me a choice, it just boots straight to Windows.

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  40. Post #440
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    July 2009
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    If you put the arch CD back in you can fix this fairly easily.

    You should be able to start the grub command line utility
    Code:
    grub
    From there you'll need to run these:
    Code:
    root (hdX,Y)
    setup (hdA)
    Here's you'll need to swap A for the disk you want to install grub to (usually 0)
    You'll also need to replace X and Y by the disk number and partition number of your /boot partition (if you don't have one use the / partition)

    Remember that grub counts disks and partitions starting from 0. So sda1 is (hd0,0) and so on.

    If you're unsure of the partition number you can find it in the grub command line utility
    Code:
    # If you have a /boot partition
    find /grub/stage1
    # otherwise
    find /boot/grub/stage1
    You can run this before the stuff I posted above (in the grub command line util) you then need to replace (hdX,Y) with what the find command gave you. Also, you'll probably want to replace (hdA) with (hd0) since its you'll most likely want grub on the mbr of the first disk.

    This may also help, if my explanations are confusing: http://orgs.man.ac.uk/documentation/...ub_3.html#SEC9
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