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Yup. 64 is 64. Might as well use it. 32 needs to die.
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^ That. I use x64 on all my systems that allow it.
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Well, needless to say... I'm in Linux right now... pretty smooth and painless. I installed the proprietary AMD drivers that I found in my settings page thing... however, I have no idea how to find the program to actually configure it. I guess I need to use their utility to configure my dual displays as the display option in settings gives me some illegal resolution error.

How do I find programs that are installed? I looked in the software center thing... and it doesn't show up in the installed tab of that either

EDIT: Found it. Handy search feature if you click that little Ubuntu symbol on the side panel.

Restarting to see if this fixes my desktop mirroring.

EDIT 2: Totally fixed my desktop mirroring. Ok, now we're starting to get somewhere. smile.gif
Edited by DaClownie - 5/14/12 at 1:19pm
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I just got Whatpulse for Linux as well... and I got it to run, but it doesn't necessarily install? I'm also not sure how to set the program to auto run or if there's a better location for the file than the desktop?

Essentially I downloaded a .tar.gz file from WhatPulse's website because it wasn't in the software library... dragged the file out of the tar.gz to the desktop... ran it.

Better way of handling that? Just checking! smile.gif
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Better way of handling that? Just checking! smile.gif
Maybe creating a WhatPulse folder in /opt for neatness?
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Better way of handling that? Just checking! smile.gif
Maybe creating a WhatPulse folder in /opt for neatness?

Not sure where /opt is... I'll go hunting later on when I get back in Linux... it kinda took the backburner the last 24 hours... Diablo III, y'know? tongue.gif
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Not sure where /opt is... I'll go hunting later on when I get back in Linux... it kinda took the backburner the last 24 hours... Diablo III, y'know? tongue.gif

/opt is exactly where it says it is.

/ <- root

folder name opt.

Not too difficult at all smile.gif
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What is the /opt folder for? I don't understand the naming convention on it.
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Quote:
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What is the /opt folder for? I don't understand the naming convention on it.

I like to think of it as short for [ Opt ] ional. As most places will say "it's for software and add-ons not apart of the default installation", therefor in my opinion being optional.
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