1. Post #201
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    Nah I don't have that much time and a powerful pc to compile everything even x11 and openbox, and arch provides i686 binary packages so you can your make os be ready to use as soon as it downloaded all that crap you wanted.
    But if you want to compile stuff like x11 then you can use the ABS that grabs every pkgbuild of official repos stuff, you can modify it for your liking, build it then install. Gentoo is for psychopats
    Gentoo is for people who want their software to work the way they want, and not do anything extra. Besides, you can get the best of both source and binary distros in sabayon.
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  2. Post #202
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    May 2008
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    Nah I don't have that much time and a powerful pc to compile everything even x11 and openbox, and arch provides i686 binary packages so you can your make os be ready to use as soon as it downloaded all that crap you wanted.
    But if you want to compile stuff like x11 then you can use the ABS that grabs every pkgbuild of official repos stuff, you can modify it for your liking, build it then install. Gentoo is for psychopats
    The Gentoo system is really a much better design than Arch. Like you said, the only problem is that compiling is time consuming.

    I never liked ABS, and it doesn't integrate into pacman at all. You can add additional ebuild repositories (called overlays) to portage and install stuff that wasn't in the main repository, and you don't have to use a separate program like yaourt to install stuff from your overlays. It's similar to how 3rd party repos work in other distros like Debian or Red Hat.

    Arch isn't "bad", but it's really overhyped.
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  3. Post #203
    Rayjingstorm's Avatar
    June 2010
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    The Gentoo system is really a much better design than Arch. Like you said, the only problem is that compiling is time consuming.

    I never liked ABS, and it doesn't integrate into pacman at all. You can add additional ebuild repositories (called overlays) to portage and install stuff that wasn't in the main repository, and you don't have to use a separate program like yaourt to install stuff from your overlays. It's similar to how 3rd party repos work in other distros like Debian or Red Hat.

    Arch isn't "bad", but it's really overhyped.
    I feel I need to try every flavor before I pick any favorites, but I have no real complaints thus far with arch, so I haven't even had the slightest desire to try anything else...
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  4. Post #204
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
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    I feel I need to try every flavor before I pick any favorites, but I have no real complaints thus far with arch, so I haven't even had the slightest desire to try anything else...
    Arch is fine if you want your own system, but don't have time to compile the packages yourself. It results in a shitload of extra libraries, that you don't get on Gentoo. That's pretty much it.
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  5. Post #205
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,267 Posts
    What would be a good remote desktop solution for my linux box?

    I need something that I access from my phone?
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  6. Post #206
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
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    What would be a good remote desktop solution for my linux box?

    I need something that I access from my phone?
    SSH + X tunneling
    Surely there's an X Server for Android somewhere. There's one for iOS..
    Failing that though, you can always try VNC.
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  7. Post #207
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
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    I don't think there's a way to get x11 forwarding to work on android but I might be wrong.

    Either way. If I can get it to work how can I start the app from my phone and let it run after I kill the session. Also would it be paussible to use an already running app through x11 forwarding.

    To me it sounds like vnc is the better solution. I am still curious as to if this is doable with x11 forwarding.
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  8. Post #208
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    there is an implementation of X11 for android but it's terribly slow and buggy and you don't even want to bother with it in it's current stages

    just stick to a vnc
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  9. Post #209
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,194 Posts
    aaaa fuck wireless drivers
    I went to do a debian netinst on my desktop and it turns out I have the ONE wireless card that isn't supported by the kernel without firmware and the installer seems to not want to load the fucking firmware for my card.
    (If I could use ethernet in my room I would)
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  10. Post #210
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,499 Posts
    http://archbang.org/
    Wait.. wait.. Is this a lightweight version of Arch or just a more automatic install for it?
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  11. Post #211
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    http://archbang.org/
    Wait.. wait.. Is this a lightweight version of Arch or just a more automatic install for it?
    The latter.
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  12. Post #212
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    May 2008
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    What would be a good remote desktop solution for my linux box?

    I need something that I access from my phone?
    I used connectbot on Android to SSH into Linux boxes. It's pretty good.
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  13. Post #213
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,499 Posts
    The latter.
    Wut?
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  14. Post #214
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,194 Posts
    It's a a pre-modified version of Arch. It's basically Crunchbang, Arch edition.
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  15. Post #215
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    February 2012
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    I've connected my galaxy note to my laptop w/ a USB cable but I'm not able to transfer files between the two, what would I need to do to fix this?
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  16. Post #216
    Boris-B's Avatar
    July 2009
    1,267 Posts
    Did you enable usb storage mode? or whatever its called.
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  17. Post #217
    muslim obama's Avatar
    February 2012
    16 Posts
    Thank you, you're massively helpful boris-b.
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  18. Post #218
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    evilweazel's Avatar
    June 2009
    11,628 Posts
    So what would the best distro to put on a laptop be in terms of ease of connections, power, etc. Friend's laptop needs an OS on it and he won't pay for windows, so I told him I could get him set up.
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  19. Post #219
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    June 2008
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    So what would the best distro to put on a laptop be in terms of ease of connections, power, etc. Friend's laptop needs an OS on it and he won't pay for windows, so I told him I could get him set up.
    Ubuntu or a variant thereof (Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.). It's incredibly simple to use.
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  20. Post #220
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    mint
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  21. Post #221
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,499 Posts
    I am shifting over to Mint 12 KDE in 5 minutes.
    Good?

    Edited:

    I seriously need to get Arch soon.
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  22. Post #222
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    17,112 Posts
    Prepare for an flood of people who have never used Linux when people start receiving Raspberries.
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  23. Post #223
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,499 Posts
    Does someone know how to install StarOffice through Terminal?
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  24. Post #224
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    17,112 Posts
    StarOffice hasn't existed for like a couple of years, it became OpenOffice which then became LibreOffice.
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  25. Post #225
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    StarOffice hasn't existed for like a couple of years, it became OpenOffice which then became LibreOffice.
    It's a bit more complicated than that, but basically, yeah.
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  26. Post #226
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
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    I just think that Libre is to simple, i really don't like it.

    Also, when i use Unetbootin to get linux mint 12 KDE 64 bit to my USB it freezes at 92% aka 175 files?
    Any help?

    Edited:

    GOD! LIBRE IS SOOO... Sorry the caps, but seriously miss word.
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  27. Post #227
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    June 2008
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    I just think that Libre is to simple, i really don't like it.

    Also, when i use Unetbootin to get linux mint 12 KDE 64 bit to my USB it freezes at 92% aka 175 files?
    Any help?

    Edited:

    GOD! LIBRE IS SOOO... Sorry the caps, but seriously miss word.
    Just install MS Office through WINE. It works almost perfectly IIRC.
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  28. Post #228
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
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    I like Abiword.
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  29. Post #229
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    I like Abiword.
    Abiword is great in Linux. But it's still an unstable piece of shit for Windows. Plus the Windows version has no PDF export.
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  30. Post #230
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,499 Posts
    Could someone assist me through install of KDE Mint 12?
    It freezes, i am doing it over a USB.

    Edited:

    Who found this funny?
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  31. Post #231
    Richy19's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,413 Posts
    Anyone have any ideas why when using SFML( a C++ library) on Lubuntu im getting like 135ms to render a frame, yet when I was using Ubuntu it would cap at 16ms
    All that has changed (I think) is the desktop manager
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  32. Post #232
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    May 2005
    457 Posts
    Linux noob here. Only used Ubuntu. Wanting to get into Arch.
    I want it to look like this for extra nerd points. I understand Arch Linux doesn't have a window manager by default? How would I go about setting it up like this:
    http://i42.tinypic.com/r7ndyv.png
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  33. Post #233
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    January 2007
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    That looks like awesome wm with some fancy configuration. See if you can get the rc.lua file from where you got the picture.
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  34. Post #234
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,499 Posts
    What Distro would be good for a notebook PC?
    Always wondered.
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  35. Post #235
    q0q
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    February 2012
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    What Distro would be good for a notebook PC?
    Always wondered.
    I've used Arch on my old Toshiba Satellite, my old Asus 1201n, my CR48, and on my current Acer Aspire 0722. Still the best you can do, imo.
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  36. Post #236
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,499 Posts
    I've used Arch on my old Toshiba Satellite, my old Asus 1201n, my CR48, and on my current Acer Aspire 0722. Still the best you can do, imo.
    Meh.

    Edited:

    Seriously, i've been stuck here for hours now. It just freezes? I have a 4GB usb drive, and there is over 2GB left, but it just stays there at 92% aka 175 files?

    Edited:

    Again sorry, right after i posted this it fixed itself.
    I removed the image so it wouldn't take the page longer to load.

    Cya when i get KDE mint installed
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  37. Post #237
    q0q
    q0q's Avatar
    February 2012
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    Meh.

    Edited:

    Seriously, i've been stuck here for hours now. It just freezes? I have a 4GB usb drive, and there is over 2GB left, but it just stays there at 92% aka 175 files?

    Edited:

    Again sorry, right after i posted this it fixed itself.
    I removed the image so it wouldn't take the page longer to load.

    Cya when i get KDE mint installed

    Have fun with your super locked down environment.
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  38. Post #238
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    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Have fun with your super locked down environment.
    Huh?
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  39. Post #239
    ichiman94's Avatar
    August 2010
    860 Posts
    linuxzoo.net is awesome, right now using fedora core with android's connectbot
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  40. Post #240
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    linuxzoo.net is awesome, right now using fedora core with android's connectbot
    It's alright, although I'd prefer providing my own SSH server instead of using something like this.
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