How to use bash, and know your way around your window manager.
Does anyone know how to get middle mouse click scroll to work on browsers? I'm new to linux and on windows if you were to click your scroll wheel you were able to move your mouse and it would scroll. I've grown quite fond of this little feature and want to be able to use it in linux
This thread contains a load of information that should be useful.
Also, from that same thread:
I decided I didn't want to constantly battle to use any programs I know how to use, so I switched back to Windows. However, being fair, after you get past the abysmal download speed that came with it for some reason, and the fact that wine doesn't seem to work with anything worth using, it seems to be a neat OS that I'll probably try again later.
I would suggest that you install linux in a virtual machine. This way, you can run it in a controlled environment and you'll always have windows to fall back on.
I'm not sure where to post this question, so bear with me. I bought an ASUS gaming laptop from Best Buy a while back and want install Linux (Mint, Arch, or Kubuntu) and I was wondering if anyone would happen to know if that would void the warranty (extended as well). I know that some BB are EXTREMELY anti Linux, but ASUS for the most part is Linux friendly. Any advice or input would be welcomed. Thanks!
Hi, I wanted to install ubuntu for my laptop as dual boot.
I have dv6-6117dx
I can't seem to install it. When it's installing, the screen goes blank and it looks like nothing is happening.
I really want to install some Linux distro that I can use for programming and Internet browsing. I've tried Ubuntu and Xubuntu but I've always given up on them after few hours. Going to try Mint 12 today.
Install vim on it, and whatever compilers you need (gcc should be pre-installed), update the system completely, and you should be good to go.
If you like those kind of systems.
As a developer myself, I'd have to say that it's lovely to use a pre-compiled ready-to-go everything-should-just-work gentoo based distro with Awesome as the WM. The only WM. No extra bullshit.
At least, not more extra bullshit than you should expect from a distro using a binary package manager (portage, gentoo's source package manager is installed as well though, so you can just use it as a quick-gentoo-install-with-extra-bleeding-edge-stable-packages.)
I don't really like tiling window managers myself.
I always preferred having windows I can grab and move. Tiling is... Using my screen space suboptimally for me.
I do that with some of my Windows, and others (like Chromium and Terminals) I leave running in one of the many tiling modes, depending on what I'm doing.
Nobody told me that. I know you can do said activities in awesome.
But technically it's a tiling window manager and using it like a floating one feels as bad as using arrow keys in vim.
I've tried using letter keys, but I hate having to press Esc to use them, then go back to insert mode.
It just seems more natural to me to use the arrow keys for some reason.
And yeah, I do use gg and G and all that.
But if I need to move up or down one line or left or right, my hand goes to the arrow keys.
It's closer to the Home and End keys too, which I use a lot.
You don't need home or end, that's what 0 and $ are for
and never had any issues with it.
The use of shift is so natural for me at this point that I don't even have to look at the keyboard when I'm doing something like <esc>:w<Enter>:%y"*
That keyboard layout would drastically lower my laptops life span as it would fly through the nearest window in no time.
What distro is the most lightweight and takes the least amount of time to start up?
Googling just leads me to "well try ububtu!!" but ubuntu is bloated and takes forever to start and i don't trust anyone's other suggestions when they just suggested ubuntu
also i am a linux newbie so arch linux is terrifying
Arch can be setup with zero knowledge if you have a web browser to read the wiki on and a virtual machine.
Otherwise, I'd say give Arch a go anyway in a virtual machine. Or maybe try Sabayon, which is based of off Gentoo.
probably should have specified that i'm wanting to run it on a netbook, and it takes a solid minute to boot into ubuntu
Good luck with whatever you're going to use though! :)
i do more than browse the web which is why i don't want to use it
I tried it on my laptop - I've never seen anything so fucking buggy! I basically had to switch to a VT every 15 seconds to refresh the screen. Maybe I'm just unlucky, though.
Woops wrong thread