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>> No.55887527

When dual-booting windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 (from USB stick) this error appeared:

select boot file failed: press <enter> to continue

what do? :(

HP-notebook with AMD card

>> No.55887529

Ill ask again here i have my broken laptop with a broken screen connect to my tv.
The hdmi disconnected and now when ever login to xubuntu it goes black
It works fine as guest though
Any idea on how i can fix this

>> No.55887644

What's the fastest browser (or program) for Youtube playback? I'm using Firefox 64 and it's too slow in my absolute shit CPU (Amd Athlon Neo MV-40)

>> No.55887697


>> No.55887719
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I just tried updating from ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. everything seemed to go ok during the upgrade but when it finished it said something like "upgrade failed" and then "the upgrade finished with errors."

I tried restarting my computer, but upon restart no apps or any features of the UI would work (nothing would launch besides the desktop).

I restarted again and now the OS doesn't even launch, I get a black screen that says a short message like "dev/sda2 19241/2109512 blocks..." seemingly referring to my hard drive.

this really sucks, what do I do?

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>> No.55887960

try pressing enter, what does it say?

>> No.55887972

Is fedora a good desktop distro?
Enlighten me gentoomans

>> No.55887978


>> No.55887991


>> No.55888004

>this really sucks, what do I do?
backup your stuff and install debian is what i would do, but you could try to fix it, can you log into another tty? you can switch between them by pressing ctrl+alt+1-7

>> No.55888043

red hat beta

>> No.55888061

>tfw forced to use Firefox for the language addons Chrome doesn't support

Is there a Firefox spinoff that supports Rikaisama and Peraperakun?

>> No.55888075

Should I use Arc or Numix with XFCE? Something else? How should I customize XFCE to make it better?

>> No.55888083

I'm completely new to GNU/Linux and still trying to find out what works for me. I would like to have a *buntu with Cinnamon, but I was warned that Linux Mint handles its package repositories and security matters poorly, so instead I got the idea to use the Ubuntu netinstall and install Cinnamon on top to get the DE I want but with Canonical support. Is this a good idea at all?

>> No.55888096

Best, most comfortable GNU/Linux flavour for an old, faltering laptop?

>> No.55888113

Void Linux

>> No.55888124

when i press enter, it shows a BIOS windows and tells me to choose a device to boot.
then i selected the EFI usb disk, and to go through a series of windows to load the ubuntu os
after that appears:
- Try ubuntu without install
- Install ubuntu
- ...

when i press try without install, it just shows a black screen forever

>> No.55888155

xfce is pretty straitforward to customize. Just go to the settings manager and select what you want. Arc and Numix are nice, but you can download other GTK themes as well. I prefer Elementary or Zukiwi.

>> No.55888158

Which one then?

>> No.55888160

is that a netinstall image? did you use something weird like unetbootin?

>> No.55888174

mine :^)

>> No.55888206

its a ubuntu 14.04 image iso
no i used USB universal installer, while on Windows.

should i tried that and Rufus?

>> No.55888260

Probably an /sqt/ but has anyone here had issues booting in to a live USB on a t420? I think the problem might be the brand of USB stick.

>> No.55888317

any light distro with a light DE (lxde, xfce, mate)

good enough.

>> No.55888425

is mayonnaise a distro

>> No.55888542

I'm planning on installing Linux on my desktop and learning how to use it. I'm currently using Windows 10 Pro. I want to dual-boot using GRUB loader off my Samsung 950 Pro 512GB NVME drive.

Are there NVME drivers for Linux yet?

I have a tiny bit of experience with Mint, Ubuntu, Elementary, Crunchbang, and Debian. Which distro should I use for a "high-performance" machine? Any tips are highly appreciated.

>> No.55888560

What's a good web browser and email provider to use?

>> No.55888608

How do I make gVim menus appear like in Janus? I've been using Janus for a couple weeks and decided to set up my own .vimrc etc, but I can't find for my life where to activate the plugin menus like in Janus. They were so useful, specially since they told you the command to do the actions. Help please.

>> No.55888671


Just use Janus if that's what you prefer? Nobody gives a fuck.

>> No.55888672

XFCE session (Xubuntu) no longer works, it opens up 3 terminals every time I log in. I may have screwed up some XML config files at some point. Any ideas where to look to fix this?

>> No.55888815
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my gtk themes are fucked. every theme other than adwaita do this (pic related) all the menus get no spacing and scroll bars are gone

>> No.55889101

So, I just installed Elementary Freya on my laptop and I think a lot of stuff is fucking up. I also have no clue what I'm doing. I'm a windows baby and I don't really understand how anything works. I'm excited to learn how to work through the terminal and all but I'm seriously fucking lost on installing software and viewing storage on my ssd and everything. I want to already switch to ubuntu but I have no clue how to install rufus on linux. Help me become competent.

>> No.55889102

no it's oil and eggs

>good web browser
firefox, icecat
>email provider

>> No.55889111

To everyone in this thread complaining about their desktop environments:
Hook a window manager straight into x, get rid of your display manager and desktop environment, autologin to virtual console, autostart x, done.
Cut and dry and simple as pie.
I recommend awesomeWM, a dynamic WM which supports as many monitors as you can throw at it and doesn't eat up your CPU on shitty window animations and launchbars.
Get your shit together /fglt/s.

>> No.55889127

>Not hosting your own webmail services
Holy fuck you guys are lazy.
come get me:
[email protected]

>> No.55889139

>having trouble in a retard proof DE (unless you fuck something up yourself)
>just use this more complicated setup

yep, good advice

>> No.55889202

Nothing complicated about it.
Add exec awesomewm to your .xinitrc.
Uninstall everything else.

Seriously it's the simplest shit there is.
Keep it simple, stupid.

>> No.55889249

or i can just not fuck with something i don't know how to fix, like some idiot, and enjoy my working DE.

pretty simple choice for me here.

>> No.55889292

While you're at it why don't you install compiz and maybe add a few more launchbars?
Stop trying to turn your machine into Windoge or OSseX.
Your DE is shit.

>> No.55889352

Did you seriously just come here to shit on people for using a DE just because you figured out how to install Awesome like 5 minutes ago. Fuck off, let people use whatever they want. It's personal preference. Plus Awesome is babby's first tiling WM. At least get a real WM if your going to talk shit, faggot. Plus XFCE is comfy as fuck. I'm getting work done while you waste hours editing your config files.

>> No.55889354

how about you just fuck off telling me how to use my machine.

also, already had compiz with MATE :^)

>> No.55889423
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How set transparent borders on i3 like this?

>> No.55889470

It's not a tiling WM, but I guess you can't read.
Takes 5 minutes to set up. Been using it for 3 years.

I've been through every piece of shit DE.
Enjoy your compiz shitware.

And no, I didn't come here to shit on you. I presented a logical argument for not wasting CPU on shitty window frames and window animations. I'm the one getting work done.
Just here to help while playonlinux installs some terrible but necessary programs.

That's what I figured.
Post your top/htop output?

>> No.55889482

My /boot/grub/i386 folder has been deleted(i dont know why) and got replaced by /x86_64-efi. I can't boot grub from uefi coz i put win 10 there. I need to boot it in legacy like i used to. I can only access grub rescue. Is there any way rather than using boot-repair?

>> No.55889506

I'd love to have that wallpaper

>> No.55889547
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>not wasting CPU
really? is this still a legitimate concern in 2016?

>Just here to help
failing at that

>while playonlinux installs some terrible but necessary programs.
kek ok then

>Post your top/htop output?
don't feel comfortable sharing that much to an anonymous person, without them sharing first

>> No.55889570

>It's not a tiling WM, but I guess you can't read.
>Literally the first sentence in that link says "a dynamic window manager is a tiling window manager"
How embarrassing...

>> No.55889627

i find janus to be bloated and my autism insists i setup my own vimrc & plugins
thanks for the help tho

>> No.55889632

Are there any good alternatives to Arch or is Arch the best at what it does?

I just installed an unpopular meme distro that simply doesn't work so I want something with a larger userbase.

>> No.55889656

Why Awesome over other WMs? This shit looks intimidating...

>> No.55889658
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I'm glad you're embarassed.
Just because you don't have a tiling setting doesn't mean you need to get upset.
There's still time for you.
>floating windows
>tiling windows
>any fucking kind of windows I want to fap with
Yeah I'm the idiot here

pic related

>> No.55889669

fuck that looks ugly

please tell me it's possible to make it prettier

>> No.55889675
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My Ubuntu drive is getting filled up with files that i cant find.

I also have this problem, pic related.

What the fuck is going on?

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What the best Linux

>> No.55889691

Yeah you could probably add some anime wallpapers and use floating window mode and memefonts.

>> No.55889699

>I'm the idiot here
You're not wrong.

>> No.55889710

You're not witty, you're just lazy.

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I don't care about anime.

pic related, xmonad

>> No.55889714

>using i3
>use xterm
>xterm*background: #182128
>xterm*foreground: #FFFFFF
>works for a while
>then it doesn't
what's the problem? what's the solution? Thanks in advance

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alright, i think i got everything.

might be ugly a bit, but werks for me just how it is.

>> No.55889799

I'm trying to download the netinst CD image for Debian Testing. Do I get "Stretch Alpha 7" or "Debian 8.5"?

>> No.55889823

apt-get autoclean
apt-get autoremove

probably a few other things you can do.

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Tried those, i freed up some space but it was quickly filled by the void.

I dont know what the fuck to do.

I'll probably just have to wipe the entire drive tomorrow.

>> No.55889968


>> No.55890007


I have a laptop, I want linux. Tried hackintosh I couldn't do it. USB boot doesn't work (only tries to boot in legacy instead of UEFI)

what I want

> A E S T H E T I C S

seriously, it's gotta look lit af famamlam
if it's like futuristic sleek aesthetic it's also good

I gave 100gb to the partition

>> No.55890019

You'll have to do it yourself though.

>> No.55890052

if you're saying themes + widgets etc. then sure.

Ubuntu then?

Also good aesthetical themes would be appreciated

>> No.55890053

>then it doesn't
what doesn't work?
xterm doesn't start?
the colors don't stay the way you put them?

when does it stop working? in a newly opened terminal or after login in all terminals launched, or in a terminal where those colors work and after a bit of time passes they're gone?

>> No.55890112

What's the best DE or WM /fglt/? Currently I'm leaning towards LXQt, with i3 for the days I feel like ricing shit, however, I want more options, is there anything unique that isn't as mainstream as Plasma or Mate or Gnome?

>> No.55890181

mine :^)

>> No.55890216


>> No.55890228

Debian 8 is what you want

ding ding

>> No.55890242

Colors don't stick after configuring .Xdefaults. Already executed terminals have the configured color scheme but now If I open a new terminal the colors are back to a default black text on white.

I have memory of starting libvirt services before the incident occurred. But other than that this just seems out of the blue.

I can settle for a workaround instead of a fix. A way to set these specific colors as a command when starting xterm. I just want my specific color scheme every time I run xterm.

>> No.55890306

>Debian 8

>> No.55890423

I'm not an xterm user so I don't know where you're supposed to enter the color scheme, but if it's something that can be done in the shell then try putting it in your .bashrc (assuming that you use bash)

>> No.55890451

enable auditing in the kernel and watch the file, what writes it etc and go from there

>> No.55890503

I have just recently installed Ubuntu and am otherwise new to Linux environments

How do I go about installing Gnome Disks?

>> No.55890528

What's the ideal way of playing DOOM on Linux? Wine and gzdoom?

>> No.55890548

gparted is a good alternative

virtualbox with direct3d
wine yeah that too
or you could try the native linux installer
or maybe steam

>> No.55890562

I just need something that is going to let me create a bootable USB, and I was recommended by others to use Gnome Disk if I have to do it on a Linux system

>> No.55890583

thanks for the help, but if the problem persists i think ill just switch to the xfce terminal. It packs a few more features within it compared to xtrerm

>> No.55890589

what is the boot disk for?

>> No.55890591

sudo apt install gnome-disk-utility

or look for it in the software store or whatever they are calling it now, never use it on my ubuntu install

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>> No.55890694

Such a beautiful desktop, but the skype icon killed it. Jesus christ why.

>> No.55890704

Fedora 24

Long story short, I wanted to take the plunge and dive into Linux so I bought a book called "Linux Bible", and the strong majority of examples in this book are for Fedora. Even though I know Ubuntu is generally considered a better choice for beginners I felt like if I had the text to guide me it would be easier to get up to speed.

Thank you. It said that the latest version was already installed. What would the command be to run it?

>> No.55890747


>> No.55890764

On the other thread someone said I need to modify the tracker portion of the libtorrent sourcecode to spoof my upload, how do i do that? Seems like i'd need to re-build it and then do it everytime I update it?

>> No.55890766

Thank you once again

I hope that one day I will be able to repay the favor to some other anon in need of help

>> No.55890867

I have no clue other than to extract the source files to a folder and find, change the values then compile it in .

>> No.55890961

>tfw can't find the sourcecode

where the fuck is it even stored

>> No.55890996

Are you retarded?

>> No.55891009

ok I'm installing Arch again.

Last time I tried Arch I had nightmares with keyrings and signatures or some shit and I couldn't install anything. Anything I should be aware of?

>> No.55891031

I know but how do I modify the library and then rebuild it?

>> No.55891033

Stop posting this furry trash

>> No.55891042

Don't be a retard and fucking your install/system?

>> No.55891072

yeah, if you get stuck write out where in the install you messed up and you'll slowly start to realize it wasn't worth it...

just use a real functional distro

>> No.55891079

I don't know, maybe changing the code? Just read the documentation ffs

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I've been using Xubuntu and Lubuntu for about 9 months now. Mostly Lubuntu. I'm downloading and planning on installing Manjaro LXQT now.

How do you install things from source? I've been spoiled with sudo apt-get install or just downloading a .deb file and using Gdebi.

>> No.55891451

>How do you install things from source?
Manjaro is based on archlinux so it should have a package manager named pacman, and you should be able to access the AUR.

Even gentoo that require you to compile things from source provide a package manager.

yeah, read the wiki first. And when you have an issue, read the wiki and use a search engine, eventually ask here.

I've been using XFCE for a week now, and it's a good DE but I still prefer cinnamon.

>at what it does ?
What do you mean ? Having a distribution, minimalist, that you have to configure a minimum ?
debian testing or gentoo.

>Your DE is shit.
kek. You'll grow up kid, don't worry. It's normal when you're a teenage to be that retarded.

>> No.55891695

This. Intermediate to advanced users should try it.

>> No.55891783

Nah mate, you need to restart your laptop and then the option will apear in boot.

>> No.55891879

Massive noob here trying to install a bootable USB drive, but nothing I've done works so far.
>Downloaded Debian 8.5 DVD iso file.
>Plugged in empty USB drive.
>Used Gnome Disk Utility to get iso image on USB
>USB registers as Debian DVD in file manager
>Eject the drive and reboot
>Get the standard message saying the drive is not bootable.

Is there a retard proof way to load the image on boot? This is my first time doing this on linux. I can do it on windows, but don't have windows on my system atm.

>> No.55891940

Maybe try cp /path/to/debian.iso /sdX where X is the letter of your usb. No numbers, just the letter.

>> No.55891958

Woops, I meant cp /path/to/debian.iso /dev/sdX
the command lsblk lets you see your usb.

>> No.55892023

Is the drive being formatted as NTFS? Not many motherboards can boot from NTFS so usually FAT32 is the way to go. Also make sure secureboot isn't on in your motherboard settings

>> No.55892053

I use unetbootin. iso goes in, bootable usb comes out.

>> No.55892108

Wow, I can't believe how easy the Arch install is. Do people actually feel like 1337 hackers after installing this?

>> No.55892138

Still not working. It's giving me a different error now. Says "Missing Operating System" so I'm doing something wrong. There were so many iso images to download from Debian's site, maybe I got the wrong one.

That's what I used on windows, didn't think I could use it on linux. Will give it shot.

>> No.55892158

I am formatting it as FAT and def don't have secure boot on. I might be using the wrong iso image. Trying some other stuff now.

>> No.55892179

fucking idiot

>> No.55892186

/g/, i have problem with ASF, cant play .wma file
When i start video in VLC, laptop become a plant

>> No.55892193

I wanna switch but I still wanna play games, and I don't want dual boot. I want 100% Linux. Wat do?

>> No.55892211

stop playing games, it is not that hard.
I stoped 2 years ago, but i watch tv shows

>> No.55892438

Run Windows in a VM with GPU passthrough.

>> No.55892443

Try installing QDirStat to see where the files are.

>> No.55892500

You probably need themes that support the latest version of GTK. Some newer versions have been breaking old themes.

>> No.55892535
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I pronounce it "soo-doe"

>> No.55892593


you would be amazed how many games are available for gameboy advance, ps2, gamecube, and nintendo 64

those 4 alone are enough to keep me entertained forever

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>> No.55892719

>install linux 16.04
>try to install microsoft office
>right click on installer
>nothing happens


>> No.55892728


I just got Manjaro up and running. Very nice. There's this thing called Octopi on it. Kind of reminds me of Synaptic. I can basically search the entire AUR plus other repositories, add them to a basket, and install.

It's also very lightweight. Lubuntu was consuming ~850-950mb of Memory with nothing open. I currently have 2 Firefox tabs open, installing updating 250 packages in Octopi, and installing some icon packs and themes via terminal. Using 705mb memory.

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GPU passthrough works great. I almost never need to use it though, as native ports are becoming increasingly more common and WINE works great for most other games. I also have it set up so that I can play in the host as my friend plays in the VM.

Also, this is related:

>> No.55892775

Super User DO

>> No.55892789

I bet you pronounce GIF with a hard G too.

>> No.55893023

>add myself to wheel group
>can't sudo
>have to edit some file anyway

what the fuck was the point?

>> No.55893086

so I wrote a very tiny script that's basically an alias.

Where do I put it if I want it to be in path, but don't want it to be in with "installed" shit?

>> No.55893183

If it is just an alias, you can define it in ~/.bashrc or .bash_aliases [if you are using bash]. It's also possible to add your own bin/ directory to your PATH.

>> No.55893238

How do I make smartmontools notify me if my drive has an error via email. The email setting only sends a mail to the local domain. I want to send it to my gmail?

>> No.55893246

It's not strictly an alias because it passes an argument.

instead of typing out "livestreamer websitename/(streamername)" I type lst (streamername).

I just stuck it in /usr/local/bin

>> No.55893265

There used to be a software I installed on Xubuntu, where it would perform actions when you moved your mouse to a corner. Like I had it set it show desktop when I moved mouse to bottom right corner, open terminal top left, etc.

Anybody know what I'm talking about?

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I don't think I did anything to break it, how do I fix it?

>> No.55893425

Did you ctrl alt f7?

>> No.55893432

What should I look at for distros that I want to install to a flash drive? Moderately concerned with the number of writes.

I only have minor experience with GNU/Linux and would mostly use this for pretty light purposes If I need something heavier then I will install it to my SSD when it gets here.

>> No.55893447

man, what the fuck is up with battle net right now, why won't it work with wine?

>> No.55893457

alias lst='whatever and arguments'

>> No.55893584

Those are called "hot corners"

Use that to search for it

>> No.55893634

the streamername varies quite regularly.

>> No.55893689

Is GNOME good for a 2 year old laptop?

>> No.55893710

Alright so I've got transmission-daemon and openvpn set up on my debian server, and I'd like to route all of transmission's traffic through openvpn, and have everything else use my default gateway.

How do I do this?

>> No.55893749

use the command-line to login to your root account

>> No.55893802

Define "good".
If you're asking if it's going to be too resource intensive, probably not unless your laptop was complete budget-tier when you got it.

>> No.55893843

Write a function. Put it in your bashrc or whatever. One I use is
tree -C "${1:-.}" | less -R

So 'treel /etc' would pass /etc as an argument and no argument would use the current directory.

>> No.55893844

>connor with 2 n

>> No.55893854

he's not gonna force his friends to use jitsi now is he

>> No.55893865
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Does Debian or Ubuntu with LXQT sound good as an HTPC server? I sometimes play movies from my PS4 through PLEX, but also like to use KODI on it.

>> No.55893949

If you want, you can put it in ~/bin and add ~/bin to you PATH.

>> No.55894049

upgraded to new ubuntu distro 16.04
now my application is failing on asserts where semaphore wait timeout is used and in another app i get assert fails because of mutexes.
Is it possible that libc was updated and this is the cause?
should I downgrade ubuntu or libc ?
I'm affraid this will fuck this up and I'll have to reinstall the whole os.
Any tips?

>> No.55894061

Anyone? >>55888083

>> No.55894131

I don't use Ubuntu but I can't imagine there will be an issue with that, anon.

>> No.55894443

Every time someone mentions KISS, I hate the arch userbase a bit more.
awesome is just bloated dwm.

>> No.55894589

Ubuntu or Debian Testing?

>> No.55894594

Backup /home, reinstall
It takes half an hour and will keep you from fucking up more.
This is one of the reasons people hate buntu by the way.

>> No.55894600

Debian sid

>> No.55894636

No, please, no!

>> No.55894651

If you are that scared, get stable. It's not like sid is experimental.

>> No.55894664

If all I do on my computer is play games, is there a point to switch from windows?

>> No.55894681

Your IQ increases by 10.

>> No.55894688

Yes, maybe it helps with your addiction or actually gets you interested enough in tech to post on /g/.

>> No.55894709

>IQ meaning anything
I love how you say helps with my addcition and then say post more on 4chan. That my friend, is my real addiction

>> No.55894743

No I just wanted to say that you don't really belong on /g/ if you only play vidya. But if you are an Internet addict you might want/need to turn off your phone and go innawoods every now and again. There is no bad weather, only wrong clothing

>> No.55894844

I hear a lot of people saying that Linux is better for programming, but I have no idea why. I want a reason to get into Linux, currently I'm using Windows Ten, programming in Python with Pycharm and I love it. So why should I make the switch?

>> No.55894893

Also, what basic things should I know about Linux before I start? I never touched Linux before and I'm scared of all this command line bullshit

>> No.55894928

>Read the documentation
>Check dependencies
>Don't install random shit
>Don't copy/paste commands unless you're absolutely sure what it does

>> No.55895038

Whenever I open a tooltip or a context menu on gnome3 the screen flickers on my fullscreen video. Is there anything I can do about that?

>> No.55895308
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Is there any point of switching to Arch full time on pic related?

I'm a bout to do it a voice in my head tells me there's something I'm overlooking.

It's /g/'s voice. What's up?

>> No.55895319

I meant counter-point**

>I'm a bout to do it a voice...
I'm about to do it, but a voice**...

>> No.55895477

If you are new, don't use arch, it would just strengthen the stereotype.
Installing any GNU/Linux distro has significant advantages over Windows/NT. But to see which of these are important to you checking it out yourself is the best way. Just don't expect it to be like windows or treat it that way.

>> No.55895519

What are some neat packages that you guys have installed that are found in the AURs? Broader, packages/tools that are found on Linux only?

>> No.55895565

why do they need to be on the AUR? compiling is simple.
what kind of tool are you searching for?

>> No.55895616

The AUR being the first ask in my post is because, if it wasn't clear, I am on Arch and want to know what others, who are also on Arch, have installed as their preferred packages from the AUR. I know how to compile a package.

I'm not searching for anything specific. Just would like to hear what everyone's must-haves are. Where the packages are being hosted is a non-issue.

>> No.55895660

youtube-dl, mpv, cmus, dwm, surf, lynx, nano, blender, inkscape, gimp, dmenu, cdparanoia, puddletag (beets is good if you can get it to work properly), findimagedupes, imagemagick, optipng, exif, ffmpeg,...

>> No.55895785
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so it could just be that its 6 in the morning and I'm tired and a noob, but why is conky being retarded? and how the fuck do I actually configure it? if I run it from the terminal, it quits out if I close the terminal window. also can't figure out how to resize desktop icons, so going without for now.

how do you guys do it? just keep breaking and fixing shit until something clicks?

>> No.55896020

Why would anyone run something like conky?
Whatever, try conky &

>> No.55896052

>Why would anyone run something like conky?

so I can look cool in desktop threads? i dunno. it's something else to fuck with

>> No.55896239

Currently he is forced by them, isn't he?

>> No.55896245

Read https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/conky

>> No.55896337

in kde when i click on a file/desktop icon it opens it, how do i change that so it can open only when i double click that thing?

>> No.55896364

try the arch wiki, or the /g/ wiki

>> No.55896383

That doesn't do anything.

When I look at the Sessions stuff, it doesn't even list Chrome as being in the current session, when it clearly is. So something is messed up.

>> No.55896459

Go away tripfag.

>> No.55896652

printf '%s %s\n' `strings /bin/bash | grep -m 1 -P -o '..(.)\1.(?=p)'` `strings /bin/ps | grep -P -o 'el \K.+'`

>> No.55897412

What the fuck am I reading?
>Dash is a minimalist POSIX-compliant shell. It can be much faster than Bash, and takes up less memory when in use. Most POSIX compliant scripts specify /bin/sh at the first line of the script, which means it will run /bin/sh as the shell, which by default in Arch is a symlink to /bin/bash.


>> No.55897470

>inb4 some retard starts calling it KISS

>> No.55897587

stay mad red cuckold

>> No.55897677
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Hi guys.

I have an old Lenovo laptop that I want to wipe Windows 8 off of and put a Linux distro on it.

It's used mainly by me occasionally for chansurfing/Netflix when I'm not on my gaymin' desktop and by my >gf for schoolwork (IE Word).

What's a casual, user-friendly distro that is fairly hassle-free and retard-proof for both of us (especially her).

>> No.55897700

mine :^)

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>> No.55897851

>using the smiley face with a carat nose

>> No.55897873

Is there a guide to reconfiguring and recompiling my Kernel? My touchpad isn't getting recognized and I need to recompile it.

On Gentoo by the way.

>> No.55897903


>> No.55897908

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.
Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

>> No.55898045

Just do a Debian netinstall with whatever Desktop Environment you prefer.

>> No.55898067

Why do people keep recommending Xubuntu. XFCE is kind of a mess, and Ubuntu's spaghetti dropping is pretty annoying

>> No.55898185


>> No.55898205

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as GNU/Linux is in fact GNU. Linux is not part of the operating system itself, but is the kernel that is not covered by the naming system of an operating system as defined by common sense.

Many users run operating systems such as Windows, OSX, and a variant of BSD yet do not use a cumbersome naming system that includes the kernel, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, GNU has been the exception to this for no reason and has just been called "Linux" for no good reason, and many others use the insane, cumbersome term "GNU/Linux", mostly because the GNU project doesn't want you to think that Linux is a part of GNU.

There really is a Linux, and it's not part of GNU, but it's a kernel, and no one really specifies using it. GNU is the OS; the actual base system you interact with, and is useful with any compatible kernel; it can function with many different kernels such as GNU Mach or even kFreeBSD, so the whole system should only specify the kernel when it matters, because all these kernels are really irrelevant regarding GNU.

>> No.55898219

So what do I use as foobar2k replacement?

>> No.55898323

press enter dude wtf

>> No.55898466

What are some good alternatives for Times New Roman on GNU/Linux?

I'd like to make my Firefox and whatnot look as similar as possible to the one I had on Windows, with a clean and neat font. I'm using Cantarell but it's not really doing it for me

Also taking suggestions for other fonts in general

>> No.55898517

Just copy the fonts over from Wendys. Also read the font pasta in OP.

>> No.55898540

deadbeef is pretty ok in my experience

>> No.55898545

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.
Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

>> No.55898551
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don't quite like this

>> No.55898573

just got manjaro
can someone quickstart on me with recommended commands programs and stuff?
its a bit alien for me after ubuntu

>> No.55898604

Do you own a time machine? Because you might need it

>> No.55898615

>itt freetard linuxcucks circejerking over a /g/ meme

wew lad
what a time to be alive

>> No.55898621

what a time to shitpost!!!

>> No.55898652

What are some nice GTK+ themes that are GNOME friendly and that are not Arc?

Using Arc basically doesn't let me see menus or scrollbars when selecting things.

>> No.55898671


>> No.55898678


>> No.55898696

You mean you haven't heard of the recurring gag surrounding Manjaro's web admin?

Their webmaster constantly fails to renew their web certificates so your browser sees their page as non secure. To get around it, they have suggested (about 3 times now) to wind back the clock in your system as a temporary work around.

Thus, the time machine joke.

>> No.55898748

When using Firefox with GNOME, does anybody know how to remove the dropdown arrows that appear to the right of bookmark folders in the bookmark toolbar?

They waste a lot of space.

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>> No.55898769


Nvm, found it

Why the hell is this the default though. Doesn't make any sense

>> No.55898928
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Aren't I going to get the same problem as with vanilla Arc?

I mean, take a look at this.

Can't figure out why it does this. Drop down menus dont really show, just the options inside, everything looks super flat, etc.

>> No.55899017

Installed Elementary OS for aesthetic and I'm wanting more. Should I go Ubuntu, Mint or Gentoo?

>> No.55899030

install gentoo

>> No.55899072

Oh hey, nevermind. I guess I'm a dumbass, because I didn't realize the prebuilt version was for Debian 8.0 and I'm using testing.

So I just uninstalled Arc and make install'd it from the git repository

Yay for realizing dumb mistakes


>> No.55899074

wew lad,
whatever it works fine so far

>> No.55899106

wew lad, whatever it works just fine nao

>> No.55899125

>double posting
>wew posting

>> No.55899139

I use ZDoom for ordinary DOOM/Chex Quest, and GZDoom for Brutal Doom.

>> No.55899184

Forgot this link for GZDoom:

>> No.55899336


I want to make my ubuntu A E S T H E T I C as fuck (futuristic style or anime style either is good

How would I do this, I just downloaded ubuntu.

Also I wanna get rid of the ugly menu bar at the left. Also is there a thing in ubuntu like mac's cmd + space?

>> No.55899489

>Also I wanna get rid of the ugly menu bar at the left.

Install Cinnamon.


>> No.55899534

You don't need to compile ZDoom or GZDoom. They're available in this repo.

>> No.55899624
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Can you name better editor?

>> No.55899628

If you're using a Debian-based distro, sure.
The links I provided help if you're not using Debian or a derivative.

>> No.55899638
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Color me impressed. This looks pretty nice. Thanks man

>> No.55899652

You're welcome

>> No.55899680
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Should I be concerned that I have this many packages? Is this normal? Is there a way to cut down?

>> No.55899682

install another DE. Reccommended, it's very customizable.

>> No.55899698

*MATE reccommended

>> No.55899702

on ubuntu i had like 3k

>> No.55899734

atom.io is neat

>> No.55899763

>At number of packages

Stop this nonsense.

Packages: 2738

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is it?
i find it slow

>> No.55899892

Why not just Sublime Text with package control?

>> No.55899959

>why not just use proprietary garbage

do you even gnu?

>> No.55899969


>> No.55899975

vs code looks better for js, to me

>> No.55899984


>> No.55899995

What's a decent GUI based file manager?

Manjaro LxQT came with PCManFM but I don't like it for 2 reason.

1) It doesn't remember my view settings after I close it and re open it. Not to mention they fucking removed the shortcut keys so I always have to go through the view menu now.

2) There's no comment/notes column so that I can add short notes, which would be useful when I keep multiple versions of .jars and want to know quickly what the update is.

>> No.55900020

>Packages: 1933
about 800 of these are just libraries. if you actually use your computer the amount of packages will grow.
vim and emacs for starters

>> No.55900042


for web dev atom.io is great

otherwise use IDE.

>> No.55900059

Damn. Every time I'm ready to hack someone just by knowing their username they go and blot it out. You goddamn genius...
Nah, I do that too. I don't want any of my old classmates knowing I'm on /g/. And they know I use Arch.

>> No.55900140

if you could see my username and host name, you could find me on fb in 2 sec :D
It is rear name, and in combination with last name there are like 3 people on facebook

>> No.55900161

Why not zdoom for brutaldoom?

>> No.55900188


Just installed SpaceFM and it literally has neither of what I was asking for. You should get a job at Best Buy.

>> No.55900193

GZDoom allows for fancy graphical and lighting effects through OpenGL (hence the G) that don't exist in ZDoom alone. (Mainly gratuitous blood amounts.)

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Ok faggots.

I got a ThinkPad X201i with a 120gb SSD that I mainly use for college.
I'm currently using Mint 18 Cinnamon on it, but I'm going full botnet and gonna replace it with Windows 10.

I don't know, I really want to like Loonix, but there's something about it that I hate.
I'm not gonna give up on it completely though, and I want to try to get used to it again soon, I guess.

Just wanted to get it off my chest.

I'm sorry /fglt/.

>> No.55900243


cp /path/to/debian.iso /dev/sdX

The 'sync' command is important.

>> No.55900260

actually it does, you are just too retarded to figure it out.

>> No.55900363

Wrote a one line bash script that gets the weather for my area.

Would be cool if I could just do weather in the command line at will rather than ./weather for convenience. Also because I was going to give it to my dad who also started running linux on his machine.

Do I just drop the script in /bin or is it more involved than that?

>> No.55900408

Or put the folder with your scripts into PATH
Or make an alias

>> No.55900430

>Or put the folder with your scripts into PATH
Fuck, I'm a fool. Forgot about this, used to do this for windows.

Thanks bruv

>> No.55901113


>doesn't even have library support

Just because they both look like shit out of the box, doesn't mean they're the same music players.

>> No.55901118

What can you run Linux on?

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Just do:
curl -s wttr.in/anus | head -n 7

>> No.55901209


Hey guys I have a question.
>Get job offer for SysAdmin/DevOps Engineer
>They're giving new hires MacBooks
>Hate Macs
How do I convince my manager to let me use my Arch memepad while everyone else uses Macs?
Pretty sure he is going to say no.

>> No.55901225

Thats my script, but just want to do weather in the command line just to see if i can do it.

And I can now, thanks to the anon who suggested adding my scripts folder to the path.

>> No.55901239

I've never had to deal with sysAdmin stuff or bosses for that matter.

I'd say if your boss is incompetent enough, just tell him you need it for 1337 computer werk.

>> No.55901256

you mean an alias?

alias weather='curl http://wttr.in/FAGGOTTOWN'

switching out faggottown with your town ofc

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>> No.55901292


I'm also looking into automatically scaling the terminal or doing some fancy magic so none of the larger forecasting data gets wrapped around.

>> No.55901312

Forgot to add, which is why I'm interested in making this a script, maybe even accept arguments for the current weather/extended forecast.

>> No.55901355

instead of head -7 you could use head -17 to see the weather in the morning, noon, evening and night

>> No.55901398

Interesting. Is there also a command that shows a specific range of lines, i.e. 8-17, where 17 is not the last one?

>> No.55901433

the number you put after head -, is just the number of lines it will print in your terminal, after you curled the website.

for example you can put head -40 to output 40 lines, and you get a lot more information

>> No.55901472

Yeah, that wasn't what I meant. But figured it out.

curl -s wttr.in/bitsch | head -n 17 | tail -n 8

>> No.55901616

i just noticed your city is called bitch

>> No.55901763

>Anus france

>> No.55901769

I just thought I'd one up your Anus.

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shouldn't the command make it so the terminal is disassociated to firefox and nothing gets printed to stdout? Why isn't it working?

>> No.55901950

This might be reasonable.
Everyone at the company is new (sort of a startup after a recent merger between several companies) and the manager is currently doing training/bootcamp alongside the employees.
I'm fairly certain I know more than everyone else there.
I'll tell him he should seriously consider letting me use a real Linux box.
Thanks for the encouragement anon.

>> No.55901961

why not just firefox&

>> No.55901973


>> No.55901974

LOL. I've been through this.
It seems like they should all work but here is the command you're looking for:
firefox & >/dev/null &
Let me know if that works.

>> No.55901987

Wouldn't that save the company money if you don't need one? Convince him you know what you're doing.

>> No.55901995

man stderr

>> No.55902000

Yeah I might ask for the money as opposed to the book, but I'm fairly certain the already bought a huge bundle of them and that they want everyone to be on the same platform. Retarded but understandable.

>> No.55902031

Is there a way to remove window title bars?

>> No.55902036


>> No.55902047

Yeah, use awesomeWM.
That kind of thing is (i think) usually hardcoded into the WM. Awesome doesn't use them, just a 1 pixel frame for border.

>> No.55902063

You want: firefox >/dev/null 2>&1 &
Edit your gtkrc/theme.

>> No.55902094

can you stop shilling awesome for today? it is getting kind of annoying.
which WM/DE?

>> No.55902097

thats a lot of piping for no reason
practically the same output as
>>55901974 except for the extra job pid

>> No.55902106
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Which distro will most make me feel like I'm in the movie 'Hackers'.

>> No.55902120

What? I just got here.
Not my fault it's awesome... wm

>> No.55902128
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Just set up my desktop. What are some cool widgets? anime wallpapers at 3200x1800 that aren't too lewd?

p.s. how to install pycharm?

>> No.55902130

>thats a lot of piping for no reason
I dont think so, elaborate?

>> No.55902153

any with windowmaker

>> No.55902172

Xfce. I know you can remove them on maximise but I'm not sure you can remove them outright.

>> No.55902197

You only need to pipe firefox output. Piping to /dev/null has no output itself. Backgrounding it just gives you the pid. I just want to know what's wrong with my simpler solution. Not sure that you're wrong.

>> No.55902225

Hey guys, what is currently the best WM out there in terms of looks, stability, and functionality? I don't care about the learning curve.

>> No.55902253

>how to install pycharm?
Extract somewhere (like /opt or in your home) and run the binary

>> No.55902259

> redirects only stout, not sterr, hence 2>&1
& puts it into the background, ofc this is only needed for a new instance, if firefox is already open, it will only output the pid like you said

>> No.55902423

That's completely up to you.

>stability and functionality
That depends, do you want tiling, stacking, or dynamic (tiling with stacking abilities)?

>> No.55902448

So most WMs can be riced to look good?

>That depends, do you want tiling, stacking, or dynamic (tiling with stacking abilities)?

I have no idea. I want something that works well and is functional.

>> No.55902537

thanks family, I assume the binary is the .sh file and I should run it with bash

>> No.55902556

>So most WMs can be riced to look good?

What does "Look Good" mean? CDE looks amazing to some people. Others, not so much.

>> No.55902589

Come on, dude. I'm asking what the level of customizability is. Are there some setups on certain WMs that I can't achieve on others?

>> No.55902595

Most can be riced, but some are harder than others. Like some come with fancy GUI tools that let you set everything while others make you edit config files. Honeslty the best way to figure it out is to try them out yourself;


>> No.55902611

Yeah, that link doesn't really tell me anything. Thanks, though.

>> No.55902619

Using a certain WM/DE won't lock you in, you can check out a few multiple and remove them again.

>> No.55902666

>that link doesn't really tell me anything
It actually tells you a lot, especially if you're new to WM ricing. If that doesn't help you, I don't know what will. Good luck.

>> No.55902714

Free porn: >>55902693

>> No.55902724

>here are some Window Managers

uh, ok? That's not even close to being a comprehensive resource on ricing. You're like Arch retards that tell everyone to read the wiki for every problem imaginable.

>> No.55902785

>comprehensive resource on ricing
No such thing. WMs are not all written in the same code, so there is no guide that covers them all at once. No matter, I can already tell you're not going to get very far ricing. Just install Gnome and use Numix. It's easymode, even a simpleton as yourself can make it look good. I don't even use Arch btw so stop with the fucking >implying.

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>> No.55903225

got an old toshiba laptop running lubuntu

not doing anything with it, i can randomly hear it start making noise as if it was working hard for a few secs every once in a while.

it has scared my cat a few times.

is this normal? is there some process that should regularly run in the background that could account for it?

take into account cpu use spikes to 100% when opening sth like htop for example, so it doesn't really mean is doing intensive work, just that something happened

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>> No.55903661

they make a good beer called Fucking Hell. not kidding.

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