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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+
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post #921 of 4043
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It's been a while since I've fiddled with the rfkill command, but IIRC, rfkill basically enables or disables the device but sometimes the network interface needs to be manually started.
To be honest, I'd need to be on the machine to play around, but as everything in Linux is modular, you can just restart whatever detection is needed after you've unblocked via rfkill, instead of having to physically reboot the whole machine.

I can add my RJ45 patch cable into it and it will detect the network. I doubt the network service needs manually restarted. Unless, I'm missing something. Then, please elaborate. I would love to get to know this side of OS's further.
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LXDE
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You should put a little more emphasis on LXDE. It's like king of the *buntus as far as how lightweight it is.

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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

wrong. ubuntu server, minimal, install a standalone window manager like openbox or DWM.

2 things; 1. How painful/painless is the install? and 2. I love having the work space switcher. Is that integrated with LXDE?

ubuntu server? as far as I can tell it uses the same install as debian. so not the x gui your used to, but not that hard. the hardest thing for a beginner in knowing how to install everything they need.

as far as workspaces I don't know of a WM that doesn't have one. most use alt-tab, openbox I know does
post #922 of 4043
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The nvidia proprietary driver technically breaks the GPL (as last I was aware anyways - that may have changed) and thus isn't supplied with the stock kernel or distributed via any stock distribution. Ubuntu is configured to grab and install it if need be automatically, however. I do not believe Mint works the same way (again, been a while since I've messed with this particular issue and these distros).
If you grab the driver directly from the nvidia website, drop to a root shell (no gui, don't have X running at all, etc...) and run the script you downloaded. It will build and install the kernel module and take care of your xorg.conf. When I've done this I've never had an issue with using the card as easily or as well as I would in Windows. If you try to manually do the same with a GUI, however, you'll run into problems.

I actually found the apt-install commands to properly install Nvidia drivers (version 304.xxx) but I never had to do this when I was using my previous video card (EVGA GT 240). It's as if the GTX 550Ti is beyond the capabilities of most of my favorite Linux distros. I do have it working well....now.....even though Cairo-Dock looks somewhat "over-exposed" at times, a bit washed out. It looks great after a reboot but after opening a few windows it fades away.
post #923 of 4043
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I actually found the apt-install commands to properly install Nvidia drivers (version 304.xxx) but I never had to do this when I was using my previous video card (EVGA GT 240). It's as if the GTX 550Ti is beyond the capabilities of most of my favorite Linux distros. I do have it working well....now.....even though Cairo-Dock looks somewhat "over-exposed" at times, a bit washed out. It looks great after a reboot but after opening a few windows it fades away.

The fading I think is a default setting in how it responds to windows near or in it's "space" what little I played with it there was an absolute ton of setting options for it.
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post #924 of 4043
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The fading I think is a default setting in how it responds to windows near or in it's "space" what little I played with it there was an absolute ton of setting options for it.

No, it's not the "fading" because of an overlapping window. I usually set it to just disappear from an overlapping window. The icon outlines seem to fade, lose clarity, like there's way to much anti-aliasing or something. They just lose distinctness, if that's such a word.

Ehh, I'm thinking of re-doing my whole OS setup anyway. Right now I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a Seagate 750GB HD as my main OS, Windows Server 2008 R2 on an old Maxtor 320GB HD and Linux on an external 80GB HD. Why? Just to see if I can and because, apparently, I can. I may actually put CentOS on the 320 and try to put WindowsXP x64 on the external.

I love challenges. Maybe I'll go with Windows 2000................................
post #925 of 4043
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well, did a drive upgrade today. basically for my science fair project and I'm doing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7 SP1 (basically the two best supported and most used distros in the windows and GNU/Linux groups, as much as I wish it was debian) which is a better OS for a desktop user based on speed, reliability, security and support (both by the maker and 3rd party). it's part study but the rest are benchies, I'll likely post them here when I'm done.

how does that have anything with a new drive? to lower variables I can't have it on the same hard drive as my system, in fact each must have the whole drive, and the same drive. (the plan: install win7, bench, format and install ubuntu, bench) so I need two drives to test it on my computer, and I'm not using my external, so it gave me a good excuse and I went out and bought a 1 TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 (1TB per platter, 64mb cache, etc.) for me, and I'm using the drive I was using (Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB) for the science fair, because I don't need a TB when I'm only installing things for the project.

I used gparted to copy the data from each of my partitions to the new partitions on the new drive. then, in one of my first successful grub rescue attempts, chrooted in and did grub-install and update-grub. and it booted! minor permission changes needed, and of course the editing of the fstab, but it boots and run just like it did before, just faster and with 4x the storage.

then I installed windows 7 on to the old drive. install was easy but slow; god, it took forever and required 2 reboots! I was surprised when wifi, ethernet and even the correct screen res came out of the box, although, any linux distro can do that as well in half the time. I didn't need to download any drivers, although I am going to install the AMD ones in both windows 7 and when I am benching ubuntu, ubuntu.

mainly I'm just impressed it went down without a hitch! grub, windows, and partition configuring in one day all fine- it's been a good day.
post #926 of 4043
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I've decided to rework what OSes i'm booting. the goal is:

sda4: one linux minimal (my current install of debian squeeze)
sda5: one linux 'user 'friendly' (LMDE installing ATM)
sda6: one unix/non-linux (freebsd 9.1, on a zfs root if I can manage that! might use pc-bsd installer and select the new 'freebsd' option)
sda7: one linux cutting edge (not sure if that's going to be arch or fedora at the moment)

I likely won't decide on sda7 until I can test the final release of F18. as for sda{1,2,3} they are bios_boot, /boot, and swap. sda8 is home.
post #927 of 4043
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I've decided to rework what OSes i'm booting. the goal is:
sda4: one linux minimal (my current install of debian squeeze)
sda5: one linux 'user 'friendly' (LMDE installing ATM)
sda6: one unix/non-linux (freebsd 9.1, on a zfs root if I can manage that! might use pc-bsd installer and select the new 'freebsd' option)
sda7: one linux cutting edge (not sure if that's going to be arch or fedora at the moment)
I likely won't decide on sda7 until I can test the final release of F18. as for sda{1,2,3} they are bios_boot, /boot, and swap. sda8 is home.

Wouldn't Gentoo be an option there or are you not interested in it?
     
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I've decided to rework what OSes i'm booting. the goal is:
sda4: one linux minimal (my current install of debian squeeze)
sda5: one linux 'user 'friendly' (LMDE installing ATM)
sda6: one unix/non-linux (freebsd 9.1, on a zfs root if I can manage that! might use pc-bsd installer and select the new 'freebsd' option)
sda7: one linux cutting edge (not sure if that's going to be arch or fedora at the moment)
I likely won't decide on sda7 until I can test the final release of F18. as for sda{1,2,3} they are bios_boot, /boot, and swap. sda8 is home.

Wouldn't Gentoo be an option there or are you not interested in it?

I already plan to use one source based package management system, two would be too hard /time consuming. I actually much prefer the freebsd ports systems to portage.
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I already plan to use one source based package management system, two would be too hard /time consuming. I actually much prefer the freebsd ports systems to portage.

Ah...OK that makes sense. I'm still wondering what is so great about ZFS as when I search it I get results that make it sound like the next messiah or the anti-christ. LOL
     
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I already plan to use one source based package management system, two would be too hard /time consuming. I actually much prefer the freebsd ports systems to portage.

Ah...OK that makes sense. I'm still wondering what is so great about ZFS as when I search it I get results that make it sound like the next messiah or the anti-christ. LOL

basically, it's the first true self-healing, easy snapshot filesystem and it does a complete retake on how data is stored. zpools can span multiple disk and partitions even without raid, a variation of which, zraid is a software raid built right into the file system. btrfs, developed by suns then competitor and now owner, oracle, tries to address these same issues (the lack of snapshoting, data integrity, etc. ) in a more conventional way, but is as of yet unstable and not fully self-healing. unlike zfs though, it can be used with linux.
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