why not just symlink .kde to .kde2?
Talk to FanaticalVPS, ask them to set it for you?
Can I install a OS through grub?
I need to reinstall Ubuntu because I installed it wrong, I can read a CD but I cant boot from one.
So, I really need to use grub to install it, can it be done?
A quick explanation would be nice too.
Its impossible to boot from anything and the only way i can install a OS is to do a hard drive swap.
However I need to install on the native system or the OS wont be installed properly and I'll be right back to where I am now.
GRUB might be able to boot a CD, but that's just a guess from my part. I'll see if I can look into it.
Yeah, GRUB wasn't exactly built to do that...
That task is left up to the BIOS, which is why GRUB doesn't have that functionality.
How bloody old is the machine if you can't boot from a CD?
I find it hard to believe that a machine that came with Win98 can't boot from a CD, considering CD players had been available for like 15 years before the release of Win98, so CD wasn't really a new standard by any means.
Guys, at the login screen after startup, I need to press every key for at least 1s if I want to type a letter, how do I fix this?
Ok I was updating to 11.10 from 11.04 (which somehow broke down half way just because I didn't use it for a month) and halfway the update, my screen starts flashing and nothing responded. After a reboot, my Ubuntu just won't boot anymore. I find it a bit stupid that not using Ubuntu for a month a) breaks all kinds of stuff and b) screws over the upgrade process so I have to start all over again
Imma try Fedora 16
Does anyone know a good bandwith limiter for Fedora 16? Trickle only does it per application. I can't seem to find a wondershaper equivalent/version and I don't know the depository command...
Also running wondershaper just really quickly closes the terminal and doesn't seem to do anything regardless of which speed I type...
Just checked the package repository, not one single package that says something like "shape network traffic" or "limit bandwidth usage"
cstream seems close, just need to figure it out how to use it
time to learn how to use tc
I installed Arch Linux on Virtualbox. Everything went fine until I installed a desktop manager called SLiM. I added the necessary things in /etc/rc.conf and I rebooted and then.. I forgot to make a new account.
Now I'm stuck staring at a login window, with no means to go back.
And so, I got multiple questions. Is it possible to boot Arch in such a way so it won't load the DAEMON array in rc.conf? How do I create an account with root privileges?
I'm sorry if I irritate you, I'm a relatively new Linux user.
Well, first of all, you shouldn't put slim in the daemons array. You should add it to your /etc/inittab and change you default runlevel to 5.
I am assuming that SLiM doesn't like the idea of letting you log in as root. The solution I can think of is to boot in runlevel 1.
When the thing boots (in the GRUB menu), hit tab or e or whichever key is labeled as edit (I forgot). Add the number 1 to the end of the line that starts with kernel.
You should be either logged in as root automatically or be asked for your root password. Either way, log in as root and remove the thing from the DAEMON array and reboot.
Thank you very much Boris. However, I still need to know how to create an account. I already used the adduser interactive process, but I am baffled when it comes to groups. In the initial group, I only put root.
If I do it that way, when I go on to use pacman, Arch asks me to switch over to root to download stuff with pacman.
Just saw the image: your new user shouldn't be assosiated with root. Instead of root, user "users" as your initial group and populate the additional groups with whatever other common groups you want, which you can find here under the header "Groups"
I never used the interactive method.
I usually go:
Here's a bit more information on the subject:Code:useradd -m -G audio,lp,optical,storage,video,games,power,scanner -s /bin/bash myuser
Here's the command broken down:
-m creates the user's home folder
-G is the list of groups the user will be initially a member of (excluding the primary group)
In the example, you see a list of groups, you don't need to include all of them. I often omit lp and scanner as they are no use to me.
-s is the default shell for the user
myuser is the name of the user.
Thanks guys, I managed to create the account.
My super desktop blew up so I got a cheap laptop to bring to school and shit.
Sadly Ubuntu doesn't seem to know how to suspend or hibernate. Only shutdown. Either of those two options makes the screen black, but the backlight remains on, and the CPU fan actually speeds up and doesn't stop.
Still miles better than Windows.
The laptop was rather low-end, a $400 ASUS book. Still, it has USB 3 and HDMI which should be cool.
I decided to install Linux when I didn't feel like buying a new copy of windows and I'm already enjoying it more.
However when I installed I set up partitions to each section, eg one for home, one for root, one for swap and so on.
I don't think it worked though and I'm using 10gb of a 2tb hard drive. Here's a picture:
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
It looks like you made a 900GB ext4 partition somewhere for some reason.
I like to tell people who come from Windows to just have a swap partition at the end and a big-ass partition that's mounted at / for the rest of the space.
Click on the big block that says 900 GB ext4 and check where it's mounted.
If you do create a separate /home partition it should be like 90% of your disk, assuming Linux is all you want. Linux root partition can easily squeeze into 10GB or if you're careful even less.
I poop files across the entire drive so I generally just use swap + / partition
I'd like to create both a root and a home partition for preservation reasons etc, I can see that it's not mounted in the right place, I'm going to delete most of the other partitions and if anybody tell me how to get this partition to mount into the right place that'd be greatly appreciated. I'm gonna leave a TB free for if I decide to install windows again.
I've just had a lovely experience with libpng and arch in general. I just did a system update and this update included a libpng update going from 14 to 15. That's all fine and dandy normally, but it seems that most of my system is still dependent on libpng14 and doesn't care for the existence of libpng15.
Normally I would just download libpng14 from aur, but it was down for maintenance.
I decided to make a package for libpng14 myself. I knew i had to get the old version and remove certain things (like libpng.so) from the install. When I managed to get makepkg to run properly I looked at the contents of the package and I found that libpng14 had weird lib names.
I assumed that libpng used a naming scheme in the lines of libpng.1.4.x.so. I later found out that it didn't. It uses libpng.14.x.y.so which is just confusing.
Either way, by that time aur was back up and I got the package from there.
It's a good thing that I didn't install the package I made because I didn't remove the stuff that libpng already had.
Hand brake hasn't been updated from v0.95 in over 13 and a half months... is it safe to say that the project is dead? Or is it just moving slower than Gabe Newell? I'm tired of not having any good up-to-date video encoders for Linux that utilize the GPU.
Anyone know anything about adding a battery checker to system tray in AwesomeWM?
Okay I have a new problem and I'm really struggling with this, I installed Kubuntu files through Ubuntu Software Centre and logged into the KDE desktop because it's much more attractive and customisable. Now I can't download anything through Ubuntu Software Centre, Muon Software Centre or Synaptic.
Anybody have any ideas? I'm not sure but I think it's something to do with the program not being assigned the correct priveledges or something.