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I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit on sig rig and have been plaing around with it. I have a lot to learn, but I was wondering..

1. Does SLI work in Ubuntu? I was looking in NvidiaX thing and second card doesn't seem to jump to 2d or 3d clocks.

2. Copy protected DVD's don't play with VLC even though they work in Windows. Is that normal?

3. I can't get 7za to open a zip and have to use archive manager. What should I do/read?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by dave12 View Post
I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit on sig rig and have been plaing around with it. I have a lot to learn, but I was wondering..

1. Does SLI work in Ubuntu? I was looking in NvidiaX thing and second card doesn't seem to jump to 2d or 3d clocks.
Should work fine, but I don't have SLI to play with, so I can't comment further.

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Originally Posted by dave12 View Post
2. Copy protected DVD's don't play with VLC even though they work in Windows. Is that normal?
Code:
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
sudo reboot
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Originally Posted by dave12 View Post
3. I can't get 7za to open a zip and have to use archive manager. What should I do/read?
Install (and use) unzip to unzip .zip files.

See also the Linux Software Guide in my sig.
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Thank you. Any chance you could recommend a sit down read/textbook to read. I figure I should know Linux, and gather Ubuntu is the most noob friendly, but I am hoping to build actual proficiency.
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break it, and fix it, is the best way to learn
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break it, and fix it, is the best way to learn
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break it, and fix it, is the best way to learn
Sounds like a plan.
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Originally Posted by dave12 View Post
Thank you. Any chance you could recommend a sit down read/textbook to read. I figure I should know Linux, and gather Ubuntu is the most noob friendly, but I am hoping to build actual proficiency.
Use arch or gentoo you'll learn more as it forces you to get into things.
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if you want a book though, sybex linux+ book is good like 40$ and it preps you for lpic-1

wont teach you EVERYTHING, but you will have a really nice base to go off of, and its fairly current
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if you want a book though, sybex linux+ book is good like 40$ and it preps you for lpic-1

wont teach you EVERYTHING, but you will have a really nice base to go off of, and its fairly current
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Use arch or gentoo you'll learn more as it forces you to get into things.
Thanks, both of you.
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