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post #31 of 65
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Originally Posted by Liranan View Post

I tried to install the AMD Pro drivers and it went really badly, Ubuntu 17 got into a load loop and wouldn't load at all so I've had to reinstall. Fortunately it only took a short while and I will not be touching those drivers for the little laptop again.

Nice to hear you got it back to working state.

On my Fedora I didn't install anything, the open source drivers are working fine.
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post #32 of 65
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So if you connect 4 screens to the primary NV card SLI refuse to work?

Pretty much. The best I can get is three screens functioning. I can get the fourth to turn on with a back screen but has zero function.
 
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post #33 of 65
Do any games in Linux have SLI profiles? I know the 4 screens will work, Phoronix has done tests.
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I have tried with both SLI on and off. I get the same results. Also that setup is not what I am going after. I want to mirror my windows setup with triple screen gaming plus an extra screen. But the nvidia drivers will not allow me to run a triple screen with a side screen. I can get the all to work as independent screens, but then you can not span games over three.
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post #35 of 65
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Yesterday, the one thing I was hoping to avoid with Linux happened: the server crashed. Connected a screen to it and it wouldn't recognise the server and I couldn't connect to it remotely. I thought it might be busy so I left it over night but this morning nothing had changed, forcing me to press the reset button. I'm not happy about it and hope it doesn't happen again. I will look into debugging it later as I have no time now.

 

As for the little laptop, it's turning into a disaster. It seems Linux really isn't suitable for it as neither Ubuntu nor Fedora Gnome are great for multitasking or have the responsiveness that Windows has.

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post #36 of 65
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What didn't you like about Manjaro? I remember you tried it but I can't remember why you moved on from it...

I think a lot of people who don't like Manjaro just don't like community driven linux distros in general because you are relying on volunteers to keep the release up to date with security patches.
At least that's the main gripe i've come across.
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The reason I don't like Manjaro is because Samba is excessively hard to set up. While it may be a great desktop OS it certainly isn't useful to me.

 

I tried it on my little laptop and it wouldn't boot due to driver incompatibilities, fortunately Fedora doesn't have this problem.

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Don't have any experience with Manjaro, but the Samba packaging on Arch seems to be as standard as it gets and I hand zero issue getting it up and running.
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I think a lot of people who don't like Manjaro just don't like community driven linux distros in general because you are relying on volunteers to keep the release up to date with security patches.
At least that's the main gripe i've come across.

Interesting, I guess I could see that viewpoint. What I like about Manjaro is that it is community supported (which I think is a good sign for its longevity) and that it does have a core, dedicated team. I can definitely see people wanting the security of a company rather than the potential whimsy of a group of people.
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post #40 of 65
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Don't have any experience with Manjaro, but the Samba packaging on Arch seems to be as standard as it gets and I hand zero issue getting it up and running.

For me, it was install the package. That's it. I setup SMB links in Dolphin and called it a day. No extra configs or anything. I later went in and made some tweaks to try and get better performance. That's it.
 
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