First of all, it's not GNU/Linux. It's Linux.
Intended for users of all levels, including absolute beginners.
If you are serious about switching to Linux, use it exclusively for 2 weeks, avoid windows dual booting for that period of time, or it's likely you will start retreating back to windows instead of getting used to Linux as your new home and working on making it feel the way you want it.
It is recommended to experience distro of your choice in a VM.
>Recommended for beginners:
*buntus except vanilla Ubuntu (Unity), LinuxMint, openSUSE
Before asking, please find the answers to your questions in resources.
Please be civil, notice the "Friendly" in every Friendly Linux Thread.
Understand that much of your software from windows will be unavailable, (although maybe wine can make up for it.)
man <insert command here>
your neighborhood search engine
Babby's First Linux (Beginner's Guide to Linux)
Gaming on Linux
Ascending to the next level on Linux (Learn CLI, Scripting, etc.)
The empowered users (Distros for Power Users, Software for Devs)
Ricing on Linux (Make it good and functional or make it worse like those at desktop threads)
There is also scripts for new users from Windows that are heading straight to Debian.
>If you are serious about switching to Linux, use it exclusively for 2 weeks, avoid windows dual booting for that period of time, or it's likely you will start retreating back to windows instead of getting used to Linux as your new home and working on making it feel the way you want it.
I've made this mistake.
Currently have Windows dual booted with Debian and even though I'm only browsing the web, I'm on my Windows partition.
debian is not the right choice for a new user anyway. *buntu for 6 weeks, then debian stable for 10 weeks and then debian testing forever or until you feel the need to install gentoo.
Guy from previous thread:
Can /g/ help me?
I've got problem with my Xorg eating my whole CPU (some AMD C80 crap on shitty netbook). Never had this problem before and I thought it's because XFCE had some issues with me. So I've installed LXDE. Same problem. Than I've reinstalled my linux for a fresh install of bunsenlabs (previously crunchbang) since I wanted to do that for a long time now.
Sadly my problem reappeared with openbox. Sometimes Xorg goes stable after 2 hours or so.
Nothing was able to help me online. People seams to have the same problem but solutions that have worked for them didn't work for me. Friend told me this might be due to new kernel that doesn't support my drivers for xorg properly which makes my DE being calculated by CPU not by GPU but this doesn't seams to be the case since even if it were to be calculated by CPU I shouldn't get so sloppy sluggish performance out of it anyway.
Please help me /g/ you guys are my last hope.
kernel : 3.16.0-4-amd64 (previously 3.8)
vga: ATI Radeon HD 7290
compositor : compton
drivers : right now radeon but problem ocurres also on fglrx
Some /g/entelman told me it might be a vidia problem but it shouldn't I've been working on this netbook with linux for 1.5 year and hadn't got any problems before
when I use antergos, the default login screen takes fucking forever to change the clock to the screen where you enter your password, and 99% of the time it fucking crashes and shows a white screen. is it just me or is this a problem for others? and how the fuck do you login as root on antergos? I was spoiled by manjaro so I'm not used to linux
Because I've switched to debian stable based distro (burnsenlab/crunchbang) after problem ocurred on Xubuntu 15.04.
I might update my kernel tommorow I'll be glad if you could recomment me one. Rather use something stable/tested though
but I have the same problem with ATI drivers. Also problem didn't ocurred until recently and I can't figure out the cause. One day I've just restared netbook and CPU goes crazy. I'm kind off depressed by this. I even considered installing windows. I need this netbook right now badly. Since my PC is down and I'm waiting for package with new parts so I can fix it.
My pc is pretty decent, 8ram, r9 280x, cpu forgot,
Windows runs smooth. I installed linux mint and now I have dual boot.
Now when I use linux it's pretty slow. Examples:
Typed text sometimes lags, appears late.
New tab on firefox animation lags
General lag, like when moving windows around.
Folder browsing lag, double clicking different color, etc.
I made sure my partitions got enough size so that shouldn be the problem. Everything is up to date.
Also Its my first install so I have little experience.
Well, i wrote only a half of thought. I meant proxing by SSH tunnel. Since Android does not have shell, i don't have clear understanding how do i make something like ssh -D.
Suppose I wanted to make a script that would automatically ssh into my tmux session on another computer.
But automatically as in entering my password and everything. I found something like this:#!/usr/bin/expect
set pass "mysecret"
expect "password: "
expect "password: "
But I'm a little confused by it. What is the purpose of doing expect twice? If I'm correct I would have to do something like:#!/bin/bash
set user username
set pass your-pass
set host the-host-address
spawn ssh $user@$host
expect "password: "
[rest of script goes here]
And that would work, right?
A somewhat silly question in this thread, but under the Spirit of the Original FLT thread as a haeven for all of UNIX and *NIX, I have a BSD question.
Does any one have any good advice on setting up a system for live audio chat on FreeBSD? I would like a system that can be easy to set up on some ends, though I would be glad to run a server. It was requested that I communicate with non-techie family members, and thus I cannot rely on them to mess around with config files and daemons too much.
Ideally, of course, it would be secure and private as can be, but any suggestions, particularly with some evaluation, are appreciated.
Is there way how to install linux from windows and then erase windows?
My dvd rom isn't working and im unable to boot from windows.
Pic related it is
I assume I have Xorg by default? managing windows is slow sometimes, but itś not solely that in my case.
there's no much choise. There are some Xorg alternatives but I haven't ever grew to like them. Maybe if someone convinced me they're better/more stable/less resource consuming I would give it a shot
I agree with >>50758379. Hypothetically you should I imagine be able to make a partition on Windows (but it would be probably a bad sort), and then bootstrap a linux file structure into it. Ordinarily, then you would chroot into it (I imagine possible under cgwin), and run programs to setup bootloader and passwords et cetera.
It might be possible, but you would be doing something very experimental. USB drive (or SD card or whatever) would probably be leaps and bounds easier.
Hi Linuxfriends, maybe you can help me out.
I'm a Fedora user, but I recently decided to try dual-booting Arch. I followed the wiki and everyhting went fine. However, I'm having problems with Grub. When I install Grub from Arch it causes some weird problems in Fedora, e.g. wi-fi and sound don't work. When I try installing it from Fedora I can't even boot into Arch anymore, I get a kernel panic error message right after the Grub selection screen.
It might have to do with both partitions being LVM (same volume group, same HDD), but before I install everything from scratch I'd at least like to know what the problem was.
>Make a key and use ssh-copy-id
I-I did, it has a passphrase.
I just was asking if that would work, I know technically it should be#!/bin/bash
set user username
set pass your-pass
set host the-host-address
spawn ssh $user@$host
expect "Enter passphrase for key '/home/user/.ssh/id_rsa': "
But I'm just trying to ask about the syntax of that part. And why the other one has two expect/send lines. Is that necessary? Why?
That's not Linus - it's a fake. Lurk more, newfriend.
In all reality, yes. It probably would be languishing with HURD, seeing as serious development of HURD stopped after the GNU userland and Linux were ported to each other.
As a rebuttal, where would Linux be without GNU? It would have died in 1992, living its entire life as a Finn student's hobby project
His point is basically that Linux is an operating system, but things like Mint, Ubuntu, etc are still GNU dependant and he has a point if he wants to refer to those distros as GNU/Linux. Why shouldn't I say I use GNU/Linux then?
Wait what. I didn't even see that.
I'm definitely sure that I made a swap partition. How is it not showing that? I remember couple weeks ago I made it 8 gb at the setup.
I haven used it much since, so this is the first time actually booting into linux doing stuff.
I installed arch before
several times and many times in virtual box
but always BIOS, never UEFI mobo
tomorrow I will be installing it on 500GB ssd on a brand new mobo
I am planning GPT initialized disk
I had look at wiki which recommends 512MB EFI partition
then I am planning 200GB for arch all in all(no partitioning, home temp root all on one partition with swap file as well) and rest for windows
any troubles I could encounter? or some recommendations with reasons why?
well linux has no problem mounting ntfs drive... if you have ntfs-3g package installed
but manipulating ext4 files on windows was always pain in the ass..
also this is in fstab to mount ntfs partition that worked well for me so far, cause you want to have there some flagsUUID=56840021840005E9 /mnt/B2 ntfs-3g users,gid=100,uid=1000,fmask=111,dmask=000,windows_names,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
Hey. I'm using mint in a laptop and when I plug a USB mouse in to use it all the controls are inverted. How do I fix this. Also it seems like something's screwy with my swap since I have a file that never saves and my terminal always says its corrupted when I try to open it in vim. Pls help.
>Repetitive strain injury
dont think so
dunno how other use them, but its basically just virtual desktops for each application unless you really want to have two or three on the same workspace(desktop)
but I am not a keyboard fag, I mouse around and even have setup mouse gestures to navigate and do shit in i3
I've just installed Arch. Is there a good list of software I need right away? Like codecs and drivers and shit. Already got cinnamon running. Also can someone post that pic with linux software?
Look for the swap partition by typing blkid as root.
It should have the type "swap". Take note of the device name ("/dev/sdxY") and activate swapping withmkswap /dev/sdxY
what I recommend people
- since its arch get yaourt working
- get tilda or some other sliding terminals they are awesome
- switch bash to zsh with some oh-my-zsh theme, the autocomplete and history is ungodly good
- conky on desktop to have overview of whats going on with your pc
- easystroke is fun>>50760549
- some icon themes, and themes general to rice up the looks, check /r/unixporn
start using it
Need some wifi help.
Install arch for the first time. Everything is fine except I can't connect to wifi. I finally have it so I can connect to my home network but it doesn't work on anyone elses. The computer is a hp 4410t. After I boot up and get into my wm I have to issue
sudo rfkill unblock all
I've looked everywhere for a fix but can't find anything useful for connecting to an open network. Can anyone help?
Interjecting, yes it is GNU/Linux.
If you are serious about using GNU/Linux, then get a book on it and actually read. Installing the most dumbed-down nerf'd distribution you can will not help you just like it doesn't help that Windows/OSX is a pile of complexity and you still need a book to figure out how to set security policy.
libgen.io has every nostarchpress linux book you need
I've been running a virtualbox with gnome 3 + ubuntu for a few weeks now, and I don't understand the concept of Activities. What is an "activity" and how is it different from just an application? I was perfectly productive in Cinnamon + Mint, and I don't get why you'd move away from the traditional desktop model.
I switched to Spectrwm recently.
It seems like a neat middle ground between DWM and the slightly too bloated i3, but is there a fullscreen mode? Using Firefox with it right now is a pain in the ass.
>must be out of date debian
I think this is what you need to do if you have successfully installed the grub packages already:
# grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
You should be able to do this from either distro's commandline. Hope it helps.
seriously, FUCK Gnome and FUCK GTK3 to hell.
Why must they fucking do this?
Look at that big black fucking border, oh who the fuck gives a shit about about non-gnome people, we need non-standard big fucking shadows around out window that handled by fucking GTK and not the FUCKING WINDOW MANAGER/COMPOSITOR LIKE IT SHOULD BE.
WHO FUCKING CARES ABOUT USERS WHERE GOING TO USE THESE NON STANDARD ICONS THAT ONLY GNOME USERS WILL HAVE
LOL WHO CARES ABOUT YOUR GTK2 THEME, LOL WHO FUCKING CARES ABOUT YOUR WINDOW MANAGER THEME, LOL WHO CARES ABOUT YOUR BORDERS LOL WHERE JUST GOING TO USE OUR OWN AND FUCK EVERYTHING UP, FUCK YOU WHERE NOT GOING TO RESPECT ANYTHING ON YOUR SYSTEM WE'RE JUST GOING TO DO THINGS OUR OWN RETARD BROKEN WAY LOL BECAUSE FUCK YOU.
I hope Stallman and everyone working on Gnome/GTK3 get's hit by a Japanese truck.
i tried sxiv, i like it, but are you able to set to get all images in the directory so you can scroll through them all?
Right now I'm using gpicview for that feature but my massive image folder is causing it to lag more than i'd like every time i switch to a new image, and i also don't like how gpicview handles scaling.
So I'm looking for a better alternative.
$ sxiv your/img/dir/*
[Enter] switches between thumbnail view and single view
when I open an image through ranger using rifle it automatically loads everything in the directory, but i have no idea how because if i run the seemingly exact same command manually, it does not.
I have not had a reason to take the time and go through all the config and commands but I imagine there are ways to do what you want
sudo rm -rf /
no 4srs it depends on your system and what kinds of package management it uses
i know that in pacman, there's a "recursive" option for the remove directive, but i don't remember what it is. trypacman -Rh. pacman also keeps track of what packages are needed by other packages, and which were installed as dependencies. you can list packages that were installed as dependencies but are not needed anymore and then remove them.pacman -Qh
Fresh install of base Antergos. wifi-menu shows networks, but I get "connection failed" on all the known networks I tried. Could anyone help me out? My last install worked fine, the Antergos installer used the network, all the rest of my devices work fine, so its not the network.
That sounds a bit like my Arch install experience. It used command line wifi during the install which worked but after installing a DE the wiki guided the migration to some GUI wifi which showed my network and asked the password but never managed to connect to it. With Evo/Lution installer I was able to get right into the GUI wifi.
I had keyring installed but it still didn't work. I don't know if it's something I did but it didn't work anyway.
I don't have any solution for you except to do what I did and install Arch with Evo/Lution installer.
wow i've never even heard of krita, and here i was still dual booting windows because of paint tool sai
has anyone used? it seems like it would be a great replacement and i can finally stop using windows
Linux is good even if that percentage would be 0%. Also I have personally visited Wikipedia on Windows, Linux and Android (that is usually counted seperately in everything) so even though I use Linux, I have given Wikipedia one computer towards Windows market share. If Windows users only give Windows points and Linux users give points to both, Linux will get a small percentage as a result. The users are still alive and well. Don't trust charts too blindly.
>If mac and windows are so good then why are less than 1% of the users not morons?
if mac and windows are so good then it's the linux >1% who are morons to not use those. your logic doesn't make sense.
There are two operating systems there marked as 0.01 percentage. SymbianOS and DoCoMo.
SymbianOS has 25.6 M requests
DoCoMo has 17.9 M requests
Linux excluding Android, Other, Ubuntu and Fedora has 26.14 M requests
These are marked as 0.00% even though they are more than zero. The total percentage has been calculated from numbers other than zero. They have cut the numbers to two decimals before adding them up. Having many things 0.001 ultimately makes it 0.010
>getting things without having a picture painted
pick one and only one
Just buy a usb stick, put on porteus or puppy, keep it safe in case you ever need it. With this you can chroot and fix any problems or just use it as an emergency if you need to, both of which are quite unlikely to be needed.
So right now I am using Linux Mint on my Thinkpad (8 GB of RAM, i5 Dual core) and I was wondering if installing a more lightweight distro such as Debian xfce would increase performance and battery life a whole lot?
I don't have the feeling that the system itself struggles with mint so I am wondering.
Would making the switch from Mint to Debian be a good idea as I cut out the "Middle man"?
set up a small computer under my bed, I intend to ssh into it and maybe run znc and have a tiny simple website or something on it. I know I should enable ssh keys to log in instead of passwords, install sudo, and close some ports maybe.
what all else do I need to secure this thing? I've never had a computer set up like this, previously they've all been desktops/laptops.
Using arch linux and I noticed that when I'm connected through SSH pacman's progress bar doesn't animate, instead it just prints a new line for every update. But when I'm physically at the machine the progress bar animates. Why is this?
Is Pacman assuming for some reason that my terminal doesn't support \b?
Hey /g/ need some advice. Looking to install linux on my laptop
I had kde on a netbook before and was wondering what would work best on an asus laptop with a celeron and 4gb of ram, I pretty much only use it for web browsing and light school work
heard mint and xubutnu were good, any recs?
are you having serious performance issues? if not, then i don't thing performance increases is a justifiable reason for switching distros. i would imagine that the biggest consumers or resources on any system would be browsers, gaymen, 4K10p chinese cartoons, rendering sfm dickgirl pron, stuff like that. with that much ram and a decent processor, the DE would not really contribute much to any potential resource shortages.
if you want to make Mint more lightweight, you can switch to a different DE or WM, you don't have to switch to Debian just for that. It's not entirely accurate to think of Mint as a middleman between you and Debian. It's derived from Ubuntu which is derived from Debian, and it uses .deb packages, but it has a design philosophy and UX that separates it from both. All distros do. If you have been using Mint for a long time and are happy with it, you probably will be happy with it for a long time. If you haven't used it for a long time, maybe try installing Debian on a new computer or an old computer that isn't a primary box. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, try Fedora or Arch or Slackware. You may like them. But I find that once you get engrained in a distro, the positive reinforcement feedback loop makes it your distro for life. And even Ubuntu can (probably) be turned into a "lightweight" system if you hack it enough.
If you're looking for lightweight xubuntu is probably your best bet. Mint is great if you're coming from Windows. Debian if you don't care for the polished UI. Arch if you really know what you're doing.
Why do you guys still support the OS of a retrograde misogynistic tyrant while GNU Hurd, which is truly about freedom, needs you ?
KDE is a desktop environment. Mint and Xubuntu are distibutions. Mint ships with lots of different DEs, Xubuntu is Ubuntu with Xfce. Xfce is ok, fairly lightweight and handles a lot of stuff for you, but the customization and system settings dialogs are somewhat gimped. I would highly recommend fluxbox or lxde for something with low resources.You can get them for any distro, just find the appropriate packages/instructions
Can't install ubuntu. Get some shitty error on how the DVD isn't burned right, and it's running the installer off of a USB stick. What the fuck is going on? And then the installer crashes.
Does Easystroke work with touch?
I'm planning to buy a notebook soon and it has touchscreen is that something that can work with Linux?
I'm going to be dual booting, I've installed Ubuntu before on an old PC but never really got into using it and I'm excited to really be getting into it when I get my new notebook.
No one can deny anymore that Linus is a threat, a real danger, to the FOSS movement. Linus must step down or linux be sent to the trashes of history.
I added the ncmpcpp visualizer lines to both my mpd.conf files, then for some reason every command involving mpd returned "tokenizer: line 1: letter expected". I removed the visualizer lines but the error is still there. What the fuck?
ext2 for boot
Whatever for the rest. If you have the potential for power outages or sudden shutdowns then I would recommend something other than XFS, this is supposedly fixed but I have had some small level of corruption or incorrect journalling with it.
Sorry anon, I thought it might be a whitespace problem but I don't see anything. If you don't get any solution here or google (I had a look around but can't find much) then #mpd on freenode is pretty helpful if you ask and lurk for a while.
Hey, I know there are a lot more answers than questions here, but I've got something I need to say:
Without the friendly linux people on /g/ (and the not so friendly ones), I'd probably still be working a menial good-for-nothing job at Radio Shack, trying to make ends meet. Thanks to you guys (and a bit of the ol' headstrong from me), I'm officially starting, in two week's time, my dream job of working in the video game industry. Yeah, I know, the video game industry is trash, and they overwork you, and all that, but god damn I'd rather work at a company that I enjoy using the products of than a place where I make a product I couldn't care less about and get paid a bit more.
And it's really all thanks to you guys. So keep it up, and know that there are some of us out there who are really grateful for it.
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You could try using sed to remove whitespace and commented lines but it might just be quicker and easier to start with a new conf file. It's probably something very simple but I'm not seeing what it is.
is there a way to see all commetns on a given aur package in yaourt instead of going to the aur website?
only the most recent few get displayed when you install a package but id like to be able to selectively see comments without needing to -S an package.
havent found anyhting in the man pages or --help. website also doesnt give me much.
everything after the first # on a line is a comment
often example config lines are commented out which "deactivates" them. if you delete the # at the beginning of the line, then that line will be "activated". use your common sense. the comments should tell you what the line does.
if you have a specific question post the relevant section of the file
check out xsel
cli tool to manipulate the contents of the X clipboard
you can paste the clipboard into a file or copy a file into the clipboard using redirection
PROTIP: xsel uses the PRIMARY selection by default but you usually want the CLIPBOARD selection so make sure to use the -b option
If someone wanted to learn how to drive manual do you think it would be a good idea for them to flipflop between automatic and manual or to stick to manual until they got the hang of it?
the issue is new users will approach linux like windows. expect everything to be the same and wont take the time to actually use it properly.
by limiting yourself to only use it you atleast demonstrate a will to do things differently.
instead of installing linux, wondering why your favourite piece of software is not present and then removing linux. by forcing yourself to work with what you have you will expand your knowlege and know how the software ecosystem in linux works. learn how to use the terminal maybe to automate mundane tasks. or maybe even use a different torrent client than utorrent. just because you gave it a chance.
>First of all, it's not GNU/Linux. It's Linux.
What do you mean OP? Do you mean the kernel? Yes, the kernel is called Linux.
If you're referring to an operating system that includes the Linux kernel, there are A LOT of them that all go by different names. Some such as Debian are considered to be a version of the GNU operating system and therefore go by the name GNU/Linux.
So I don't think you're correct in your statement. Linux is a kernel. Sometimes it is GNU/Linux.
I'm not sure what you're trying to say. The only package in my package manager that is referred to by the name "Linux" is the kernel. I don't see how this makes it equivalent to being the OS.
After starting from a fresh mpd.conf I'm still getting the tokenizer error. Interestingly it doesn't actually stop playback through ncmpcpp, but it does stop commands like mpd --kill from working.
I'd like to use these visualizers in ncmpcpp
They say they have been merged into ncmpcpp, how then do I use them? the ncmpcpp manpage and archwiki page only describes spectrum/wave. I do not understand.
I did and I still don't see your point. The kernel is still called "Linux" and there is still an operating system called "GNU," and when combined can reasonably be construed to represent an operating system called GNU/Linux.
Also, that picture is fake and nothing of the sort was ever said by Linus.
Technically, by saying all Linux is actually "GNU/Linux", it means in every Linux distribution, GNU is installed. This is not the case with Alpine. Alpine is Linux without GNU. And I have to mention I use Arch without GNU. (Replaced gnu coreutils with Busybox, etc.)
Has anyone ever tried using the official wii u gamecube controller adapter on linux? ive been meaning to try and play smash and other shit on dolphin but i want to be able to use my gamecube controllers.
The architect installer rules. You can just skip installation with that and get the normal arch. After all noone says you have to install it manually. It will prepare you for when you install gentoo.
So, I have to use skype for linux to talk with my team. But I'm so damn tired of skype's client in linux.
Do you guys know any solutions to keep using skype, in a ubuntu system, that doesn't suck?
Thanks in advance!
Wine is probably one of the weirdest programs ever. Sometimes it works great and other times, not at all. Because of this, I would suggest trying to run it anyway because it could potentially work flawlessly.
I'm in the middle of migrating from a sles machine to a redhat machine, now I'm wondering can I just copy paste the contents of the shadow file after I created all the correct groups/users?
I've had more good experiences with Wine than bad ones. I don't try to run things like modern office or modern 3D AAA games because I have a Windows PC for that, but it ran the ancient software we needed for first year computer engineering better than modern Windows did. It ran a lot of the older 2hus better than Windows on my old netbook. I'm currently using it to play Undertale and it's flawless. The Windows API is huge, and the task of replicating it is immense, but all things considered, the Wine guys are doing a really good job. See also: wine-staging
The GIMP is good, you just need to git gud.
Paint.NET is fucking trash. I don't even use it on Windows. It shouldn't even be compared to the likes of Photoshop of GIMP because it's just a paint program, only slightly more powerful than Paint, but nowhere near a real photo editor.
Micro-kernels are secure, shitlord.
so i installed mint kde on laptop, any fast and intuitive alternative for pic related, i sometimes plug tv to hdmi to watch a movie, but now i need to change settings in kde control panel, thats way too retarded for my family that cant do it without me, any suggestions?
pic related, there must be a better way to do this
Find d-bus bindings for changing the setting, then write a script and set up a shortcut to call it. You could probably even message on d-bus directly if you set up KDE shortcuts.
Reminder that the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.1 is a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Just pointing it out because I've seen people wondering and/or complaining about the release number several times in threads on /g/.
Reminder that the first openSUSE was 4.2. I think the first Yast was 0.42.
Only 22 days left!
and you faggots wonder why no sane person will ever use linux, because its pure shit without any support, it doesnt even have such basic functionality like configuring displays, faggots
i use linux because i dont want to use bonet 10 not because i want to lern some retarded commands, i want my things to work
not everyone is actually this retarded to read 1000 pages to fix some little thing that should work out of the box
>but you have to put minimal effort
Did you miss the part where people suggested that the anon learns an entire scripting language for a simple feature?
That's not "minimal" effort
>learning whole scripting language to configure something
what a retard
>that should work out of the box
It should be work out of the fucking box. Looking from this faggot's Mint (which is using FUCKING KDE, a DE falied by design) >>50771980.
I meant, who the fuck recommends Mint? OP shouldn't recommend Mint to anyone anymore, it's fucking packages are too fucking ancient.
4/10, got me to reply.
In case there's actually some people out there that are genuinely frustrated, I'll continue. It's all distro dependent. Do you want something easy as fuck to setup? Fedora or ubuntu takes less time than Windows to configure. Once you have it installed then it's a matter of updating. For fedora, you only have to type three words (as of f22):
sudo dnf update
That's it. Do you need to install some repositories? Go to rpmfusion and you can download free and non-free rpm repositories and select gui-install, run the rpm with the Software app. And you pick all of this up as you go. The first time I installed a linux distro, I had memorized nearly all of the essential commands in a single day. To compare it to learning how to program only tells me how little that person has actually programmed.
Basically, if you're not a dev and you're not trying to learn how to compile or port code in a linux environment, then there's absolutely no need for you to go out and buy a book on linux (even then, there's great documentation and tutorials online for free). Just google shit whenever you're stuck and you'll find a plethora of solutions. There's no basis for concluding that linux is useless if you "just want things to work" as there's so many different distros tailored to individual needs, and distros specifically designed to enable you to just boot and have 90% or more of what you will utilize in your core activities.
ill try this when back at home, is this pic related? ive found it on google, looks great
KDE is already failed by design. It's unintuitive as fuck and trying hard to be a fucking Swiss Army of DEs.
And with Mint, their failure doubled. Mint is just fucking Ubuntu + Cinnamon with shit nonsense added.
Tried to install ahoviewer with yaourt and got this error:archive/ahoviewer-archive.o: In function `AhoViewer::Archive::create(std::string const&, std::string const&)':
archive.cc:(.text+0x1037): undefined reference to `AhoViewer::Rar::Rar(std::string const&, std::string const&, std::string const&)'
archive.cc:(.text+0x10a5): undefined reference to `AhoViewer::Zip::Zip(std::string const&, std::string const&, std::string const&)'
What do? I think I have all dependencies
hey buddy I got you
ubuntu has a thing like that built-in, but I don't think you can access it with a shortuct easily:
elementary os seems to just switch display modes on win+p without a GUI
so yeah arandr is probably the solution