Or you could always try Gentoo if you're feeling masochistic.
Gentoo on a 800 Mhz VIA? NONO, at least not with local compiler setup.
Debian seems like the second best to Arch.
Meh... Debian turns out to be super slow compared to Arch.
So I have an old computer around, with about 750MB of RAM and an old 2.4 Ghz Pentium 4, and I was wondering what Linux distro I could put on it.
I first thought Puppy Linux or something of the sort was the best bet, but then I wondered if there were any more of the normal distros that could work.
I looked at Fedora but it requires 1GB of RAM :(
alright so I'm having a little problem with ubuntu on one of my old laptops I use as a htpc and stuff
so one day I logged off and logged on on the laptop for some reason, but when I was re-logging on I didn't notice that the mode had been changed to Ubuntu Notebook (or similar) instead of Ubuntu Desktop. This means that now there is nothing on the desktop sans the wallpaper. I also cant see my course, but can still use keyboard shortcuts.
Now my question is, how to I log off and then re-log-on with Ubuntu Desktop enabled?
haven't been through here in a while, don't know if that's a good sign or a bad one. to be honest, it's been a couple of months since I've used UNIX. I've forgotten some things.
In FreeBSD, who can help me set ~/lib to function like /usr/lib without root access?
Or if you're using autotools you can specify some CFLAGS:Code:gcc main.o -o main -L~/lib -lmylib
Code:CFLAGS="-L~/lib" ./configure make
Cat wait for Ubuntu 12.04, going to shift to it when it's out of Beta.
And yes i did try it in Beta. Really love it, mainly because it's great for the stuff i need it for.
Also feels good going back to the first Distro i tried.
GNOME 3.4 is finally in [community], huzzah! (and also GTK3 3.4)
not that I use it.
Just changed to Arch Linux, and really liking it again. I've gone away from using the Gentoo-based system Sabayon, which I had used on my USB to conserve space while still remaining flexible enough for me.
That doesn't really matter to me now that I'm having 60G on my fiances laptop!
Also using Compiz standalone rocks.
oh god, Ubuntu 12.10's name will be Quantal Quetzal.
They just went plain-out silly with this one.
Okay so since the release of Ubuntu 12.10 is first on October 18, i installed Ubuntu 11.10 just to get into it again.
Now a little problem, sometimes my mouse freezes on startup? And then i need to hold my power button down and restart my PC.
Oh and any good Ubuntu themes? Right now i only have Ambiance and Radiance.
I don't dig them.
Alright then on to a more ADVANCED question then which i have completely no idea on how to fix!
Taken from other thread:
Using: Ubuntu 11.10 - Fresh installed from like 20 minutes ago.
Oh and while on it. I managed to install it before, i just didn't knew how to change the logo thingy, and is it a possible to make the "archey" command execute itself on terminal start?
Also, it says how to run it on terminal start in that post..Add it to the end of your ~/.bashrc.
Generally just adding
will work, I think.
However i did:because my update manager was broken.Code:sudo -i apt-get install -f
Now everything works, oh jesus yes!
But how do i set archey to launch at star? I know the ~/.bashrc. file, but where is it located?
I tried looking through my file system. /usr/bin/?? and everywhere else.
I know in the post it says in my home. But does it meen my home folder where i have my documents or what?
Okay so i found the file bash.bashrc under /etc/.. i open it and save it the same place after i add the word "archey" to it? I just added it at the bottom of the file.
But if i am doing this right, then it says i dont have permission to do this.
The ~ is the symbol for your home folder. The dot at the beginning of the file name means the file is hidden. Press ctrl+h to toggle showing hidden files, then edit the file.
And your home folder is the directory containing your documents folder, as well as picture and music folder.
Finally got Debian up and running on my thin client. Ideally I should have used something like SliTaz but I couldn't make it boot from USB.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to slim Debian down? At the moment my setup is running at 104 MB out of 109 MB memory so it is practically running everything from swap.
Wow. Just shaved off 50 MB by killing dhclient and setting up static IP. How the fuck?
Never mind, it was just because I rebooted.
Okay so i have this dude in my class yelling at me why i use GNOME 3 and Ubuntu, saying i should downgrade and set everything up myself.
Now, he says i should do Gentoo, Debian and what not.
Alright, so can someone tell me why everyone hates new things? And why everyone want's to do everything by by hand.
Tell me, should i start learn getting the "hard" stuff, it's no secret i have no idea how thing work here.
Where did you guys learn all about Linux? Because i feel like.. I use this. Done.
Generally i wan't to install Gentoo, but im the type of guy who really cares about the looks.
I wan't Arch, i just think that i have NO idea when you get to the pacman part an on.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide for example. Installing Arch is reasonably easy; you have an interactive installer which guides you through the most important parts, unlike Gentoo (if I recall correctly).
And even if you don't succeed at first, you still learn a lot about the process.
I won't be of help when it comes to looks, though. I've always found Linux lacking in that area. Don't get me wrong, I've seen great looking desktops, but I can never seem to find good themes, and gnome-look is a pain to browse through, in my opinion.
Do you know how long the process will take for a newbie?
Oh and, will i at any point need a wired connection for setting up wireless in Arch?
I hear i don't but people i know IRL say's i need.
Should i believe Facepunch or my friends from kindergarden? Oh fuck them, go Facepunch!
You don't need a wired connection to set up wireless. I believe both the core and netinstall images come with wireless tools. Again, the beginner's guide explains this is more detail than I can.
Virtualbox or something like that.
Not to mention Virtualbox supports taking "snapshots" of the VM, so you can easily revert back to a previous state.
And so for desktop enviorment i should choose.. GNOME 2?
If im correct?
It feels like it is a bit, too lightweight?
How customizible is it?
Normally i would say KDE, but after my experience with it on Linux Mint i will never touch it again.
I feel like i just Google stuff i heard about that i wan't, find terminal command and get it done.
There is no, me in it. I just find the information and thats all.
I really don't learn anything.
Xfce is extremely customizable and lightweight, in my opinion if you're going to go for a full desktop environment you might as well go with Xfce.
Here's some examples from the Arch forum of what you can make Xfce look like with some tlc.
You seem like a cool guy, well when you don't call newbies dumbasses.
Thanks for your support!
So i installed Xubuntu on my moms netbook.
Everything works but get this: "JAVA wont run in firefox, which makes it crash".
She needs java to go into her Bank account online.
Now i wen't to Ubuntu Software Center - and downloaded java, it would still not work.
After some time it did work when i installed the "restricted areas" for Xubuntu.
Found it on "LinuxQuestions" forum. Now it ran, but Firefox crashes when it launches the java applet.
I uninstalled Java completely, now it just says that java is not installed.
If any help, can you please just give me the terminal codes? I find them better than software center.
ALSO! I did:
Code:sudo apt-get updateIt just tells me that the packages does not exists?Code:sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-fonts
Need help badly, also soon as possible!
And the extras i talked about:
Code:sudo apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras