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

 
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post #301 of 3042
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works fine in debian as well. hen again, few of my calls go over 20min, but even if i've had problems nothing in skype has ever frozen the whole os before.

Most of my calls are between 20-40 minutes with some with certain people lasting 2+ hours, lol.
post #302 of 3042
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Do you stay on skype calls for a long period of time? Skype works for about the first 20 mins for me. I really need to venture away from my Ubuntu safety net that I've built around my-self over the past few years. thumb.gif

yeah, i've been in calls that have last up to 6 hours before, especially in crunch time on a project, calls can go several hours with 4 to 6 people in them. on average 30 minutes, the average lengthy calls are about 2 hours.

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Eh...Skype I'd blame MS more for than even buntu. Honestly...only issue with it is the lag in getting it to use the gstreamer instead of vlc and that it screws with volume controls. But again...it's MS's fault I think.

I may try Arch through the lazy man's way of Archbang since I can't ever get a WPA wireless connection working with the pure Arch installer. mad.gif
Edited by Rookie1337 - 8/27/12 at 9:48pm
     
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post #304 of 3042
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Eh...Skype I'd blame MS more for than even buntu. Honestly...only issue with it is the lag in getting it to use the gstreamer instead of vlc and that it screws with volume controls. But again...it's MS's fault I think.

I may try Arch through the lazy man's way of Archbang since I can't ever get a WPA wireless connection working with the pure Arch installer. mad.gif

You could try and get your hands on an older core image instead of the aif free netinstalls that are on the arch site. Theres got to be older versions out there. Then you could install arch and configure the network after
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post #305 of 3042

or he can install it from a livecd of say ubuntu or another install of linux (its a bit more indepth from there as you have to install "pacman" and its dependencies in the livecd/install, then setup the partitions, mount them, once you get the base system installed with pacman, you then can chroot into it, if need be i can write up the guide on how i do it, or search arch's wiki, most of it is in there (its a bit out dated last time i looked, mentions like ubuntu 9.04).

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post #306 of 3042
Arch is much easier to install now without the AIF than it was before, a lot more straight forward. And the wiki is literally a step-by-step.
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Arch is much easier to install now without the AIF than it was before, a lot more straight forward. And the wiki is literally a step-by-step.

yes, but aren’t all the images netinstall? my suggestion was based on the idea an install from disk might work better for him since he seems to be having network problem with the installer
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post #308 of 3042
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yes, but aren’t all the images netinstall? my suggestion was based on the idea an install from disk might work better for him since he seems to be having network problem with the installer

There is only 1 image now, which works for setting up any system you want.

Core images for Arch don't exactly work great. It based against the Arch way of rolling release. And while convenient, they only make things more complicated. If you install an older core image right now, when you do a system update you'll have to go through the glibc update problems, which is much more time consuming if the update isn't done right.

Netinstalls are always the way to go and always worth plugging an Ethernet cable in for the 10 minutes it takes to install everything and set up. And with an Ethernet cable plugged in, getting the network working is as simple as a dhcpcd. At which point you can download wireless_tools, wpasupplicant, firmware and whichever network manager you wish to use.

And aside from that, the AIF has been broken for quite some time and many people have had issues with it. Which is one of the driving factors to why it was removed. Broken and unmaintained by anyone.

It really is all around, easier and less of a headache to just find a simple Ethernet plug and do a netinstall. Or to find a plug'n'play usb wifi dongle with firmware/drivers built into the kernel.
Edited by Shrak - 8/28/12 at 11:03am
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Anyone have some good recommendations for mp3 sorters?

 

I have a ton of mp3's in no folder structure and I'd like to organize them by artist and album.

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post #310 of 3042
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Anyone have some good recommendations for mp3 sorters?

I have a ton of mp3's in no folder structure and I'd like to organize them by artist and album.

Programs that "automatically" sort music usually make a mess of things. Your better off doing it by hand IMO... I had to lol.
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