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Poll Results: How long have you been using your current, main installation?

 
  • 24% (50)
    less then a month
  • 23% (47)
    less then six months
  • 14% (30)
    less then a year
  • 24% (49)
    less then three years
  • 13% (27)
    three years+
203 Total Votes  
post #2041 of 4043
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

See I checked that but ALSAmixer says the same thing in both cases. They're both using pulseaudio as well (but I might double check to make sure). I just want to ask a completely dumb question...could a lighter DE/WM improve audio quality/volume simply by being lighter on the CPU/GPU/system? I figure that should be a dumb question since interrupts would allow a program to run as necessary but maybe it's all about delays?

I don't think a lighter DE should improve volume. I imagine it is just some configuration somewhere. Being a lighter DE shouldn't be what affects it.

Regarding quality, the only issue I'd imagine being fixed would be audio skips if the heavier DE was consuming all of your resources. But this would only into play if we are talking about really old hardware with really slow GPUs (I'd think you have to get back into the old Pentiums/486s to see a difference).
post #2042 of 4043
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Well I randomly decided to install the last E17 update that is available from an Enlightenment ppa and now I wish I could figure out how to get it to play nice with KDE. They seem to have a disagreement on who controls GTK app appearances and thus all my GTK apps like Chrome now are displayed as a completely black window (along with most of my QT based programs). I've tried setting "Default" in KDE for GTK appearances and then load E17 but still no dice. Anyone got ideas? I don't remember Gnome and KDE having such a bad time together when I had them installed together back in 2010 but I haven't mixed full DEs since.

When I had the issue with apps having a completely black window, I disabled compositing. That fixed it.
post #2043 of 4043
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Originally Posted by Ferrari8608 View Post

When I had the issue with apps having a completely black window, I disabled compositing. That fixed it.

Hmm...I'll try that when I next log into E17.

UPDATE: Didn't exactly help...some programs no longer were blacked out...but I had to disable application themes in both KDE and E17 to do that and then they became almost completely white with text and images but no idea of where buttons where. Also, most of the KDE/Qt apps still showed up with blacked out. However, re-enabling compositing in E17 then brought almost all Qt and GTK programs back to being completely blacked out. Seems there's either a bug with the version in the E17 repo for ubuntu or there's some kind of interaction effect that occurs when KDE is installed first as I had on Bodhi over the summer installed KDE as well and it never had this problem.

There definitely is something different about E17's compositor as it still do this day has this weird bug with Chrome that causes Chrome to become halfway transparent.

Poll idea: Will Wayland make distro releases this year and will Nvidia and others support it or is this going to be the start of a rough year for Linux?
Edited by Rookie1337 - 1/27/14 at 9:35am
     
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Intel Core m3-6Y30 Intel HD515 8GB 1866DDR3L Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2, 256 GB 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Fanless Win10 Home x64 Kubuntu 16.04 (requires Linux kernel 4.5/4.6) 13.3 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, AU Optronics A... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AthlonIIX4 640 3.62GHz (250x14.5) 2.5GHz NB Asus M4A785TD-M EVO MSI GTX275 (Stock 666) 8GBs of GSkill 1600 
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4GBs of Adata 1333 Kingston HyperX 3k 120GB WD Caviar Black 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
LG 8X BDR (WHL08S20) Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Kubuntu x64 Windows 7 x64 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Bodhi Linux x64 Acer G215H (1920x1080) Seasonic 520 HAF912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
N450 1.8GHz AC and 1.66GHz batt ASUS proprietary for 1001P GMA3150 (can play bluray now!?) 1GB DDR2 
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160GB LGLHDLBDRE32X Bodhi Linux Fedora LXDE 
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post #2044 of 4043
I stupidly used usermod -G on my admin account without the -a option. This of course moved my admin from all the groups it was in to the single group. I have been able to get it back into the sudo group, but what other groups are the admin put into by default?
post #2045 of 4043
The main ones are just;

audio, lp, optical, storage, video, wheel, games, power

More here if you want a look; https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Users_and_Groups
post #2046 of 4043
Let the sacrilege begin, I'm installing Ubuntu sad-smiley-002.gif


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post #2047 of 4043
There's nothing really wrong with using Ubuntu. It's not like you're installing windows. (which I did months ago on my main rig)
post #2048 of 4043
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There's nothing really wrong with using Ubuntu. It's not like you're installing windows. (which I did months ago on my main rig)

There's tons wrong with it. And I feel dirty for doing so. But my Debian install freaked out and I didn't feel like fixing it. And I'm not in the mood to set up my Arch install and my Window Manager isn't quite in a working state currently, so that was a no-go. And I needed a working computer tonight...
post #2049 of 4043
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There's tons wrong with it. And I feel dirty for doing so.

I'm not sure I understand the condition thoroughly (more on that in a bit) but the bottom line is when you "need a working computer tonight", all bets are off. I'm not certain I understand why you needed to actually install a system when there are so many good LiveCD's out there. I'm extremely pleased with PORTEUS. It basically boots and runs on anything that Puppy will, and similarly has all hardware "just working" but in addition has Firefox (w/ HTML5 capability), Flash, LAME, and many other important closed and semi-closed bits in it by default. Additionally it comes with a package manager that can add modules and apps on-the-fly as well as to alter the miniscule iso to build a custom CD.

That said, and until I understand better why you needed a hard install, Ubuntu isn't exactly the upstart kid it used to be. It seems to be much more near a mature distro these days. It is my understanding that Ubuntu Server is the fastest growing enterprise server at the moment, eclipsing RedHat and even Debian, so those boys must be doing something right. BTW, why not Mint?

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But my Debian install freaked out and I didn't feel like fixing it. And I'm not in the mood to set up my Arch install and my Window Manager isn't quite in a working state currently, so that was a no-go. And I needed a working computer tonight...

However, since you invited sacrilege and are "feeling dirty" allow me to ask a question. I can understand how a bleeding edge, rolling release like Arch is temporarily borked but what happened to Debian? Are you using Testing?

Now for the Sacrilege.... here's a comment and a suggestion. Why not install one truly solid and stable distro that can never break down to be your reliable safe port in a storm? and then play to your heart's content with the bleeding edge without any fear since you always have a "go-to-guy". BSD comes to mind, but I am of course ummm trying to "give you some Slack" tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

You should take right to it easily with almost no learning curve because of your experience in Arch (remember, Arch forked out of Slack) and though you might feel a little dirty at the prospect of the opposite method from minimalist Arch, installing the whole package, all it will really cost you is some hard drive space. It is most definitely NOT bloat. I will compare my resource usage with anybody's, in any distro on any DE, but the most important issue is that in 17 years, from v7 to v14, never! not once have I ever had a broken system with Slackware, despite my tendency to "try stuff".

Hard drive space is cheap and you can install it in well under an hour, so what do you have to lose vs/ what do you have to gain? At worst, it can be your personal saviour that you only blow the dust off when everything else goes face down in the mud.
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post #2050 of 4043
I have multiple OpenBSD boxes, as well as a Slack box and a Gentoo box... But again, those are too much work for what I needed done and when I needed it done by. And I have broken pretty much every system out there at least once, I'm that kind of special tongue.gif

But yeah, it was Debian Testing but it didn't have much to do with that... Let's just say, bad things happened. I had a bad day, computer didn't make it out alive. And I wasn't at home at the time so I couldn't use any of those... frown.gif
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