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Welcome to /fglt/ - Friendly GNU/Linux Thread, or as I've recently taken to calling it, Friendly GNU+Linux Thread.

If you would like to try out GNU/Linux you can do one of the following:
0) Install a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice in a Virtual Machine.
1) Use a live image and to boot directly into the GNU/Linux distribution without installing anything.
2) Dual boot the GNU/Linux distribution of your choice along with Windows or macOS.
3) Go balls deep and replace everything with GNU/Linux.

Resources: Please spend at least a minute to check a web search engine with your question.
*Many free software projects have active mailing lists.

$ man %command%
$ info %command%
$ %command% --help
$ help %builtin/keyword%

Don't know what to look for?
$ apropos %something%

Check the Wikis (most troubleshoots work for all distros):

/g/'s Wiki on GNU/Linux:

>What distro should I choose?
>What are some cool programs?
>What are some cool terminal commands?
>Where can I learn the command line?
>Where can I learn more about Free Software?
>How to break out of the botnet?

/fglt/'s website and copypasta collection:
http://fglt.nl && https://p.teknik.io/wJ9Zy

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Previous thread: >>68678028

>> No.68698253

First for Arch GNU+Linux

>> No.68698261

arch = simple to use
void = simple to understand

>> No.68698272

install gentoo

>> No.68698279

>need to have build dependencies for everything installed

>> No.68698318

If someone know something about that ... >>68697885

>> No.68698662

I am a frequent lurker of these threads and I have a bit of a problem, I've looked online and haven't found much so wondering if I could get some help here. so basically my situation is this
>running xubuntu on a t410, using xfce
>trying to wean myself onto only using the terminal for as many actions as possible for fun, efficiency, etc
>working on using gsettings to change the system settings
>right now starting small, trying to change desktop background
> use "gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file://home/name/Downloads/pigture.jpg""
>nothing happens
>check file name and path, everything seems to be in order
>try changing via xfce customization thingy, works
what am I doing wrong? does the xfce personalization gui program override gsettings or did I just do something wrong?

>> No.68698702

I have no idea what XFCE is or does sorry.

>> No.68698719

xfce is the de that im running, came with xubuntu

>> No.68698745

>using xfce
Are you sure that command applies to xfce and isn't for gnome?

>> No.68698756

journalctl -b -1

Will show you the logs from your entire last boot, scroll to the very bottom and you will likely see why it hung.

>> No.68698769

well I used gsettings list-schemas and it seemed to be the only one that had anything to do with desktop bacgrounds, I'll check again though

>> No.68698806

yea so I checked again and there doesn't appear to be a schema other than the org.gnome one which has anything to do with desktop backgrounds

>> No.68698841

Did you try this?


>> No.68698861

So I want to build and install new kernel on an old Debian laptop, so I don't need many features present in default kernel.

I followed this manual and compiled the kernel on my main rig in a user folder https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/compiling-linux-kernel-26.html up until "sudo make modules_install", as I understand this will actually install kernel on my main rig.

So how do I install this kernel on my laptop now? Do I put it on a thumbrive, plug it into a lappy, cd into the kernel dir and run all of those commands after the "sudo make modules_install"?

How can I add an option to boot into older kernel in Grub in case something fucks up?

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I'm not sure of what i'm supposed to see

>> No.68698929

>39 output lines suppressed due to ratelimiting

lol idk
Maybe that's the network driver error from your first screenshot.

Is it compiled as a module? You can try to rmmod that shit before shutdown to see if its causing the hang. Its likely a known issue with a real solution if that is actually the problem, in which case you can probably just google it.

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>in which case you can probably just google it
I have found nothing, that's why i came here...
But I will google for "rmmode" cause I don't understand..

>> No.68699010

make modules_install will only install the kernel modules, you need to copy the kernel itself to /boot and configure grub it. You'll also probably need to generate an initramfs.

Debian probably has an official guide for how to do this, judging from your url
that's pretty old, don't follow that guide.

>> No.68699019

I would try and read the extra output that was suppressed or whatever.
journalctl -u systemd-shutdown

Might show it.

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For the rmmod, pic related, i have found it, it is a temporary kill or a permanent one ?
Also I will use your journalctl command

>> No.68699050

wine would probably be easier for me to use but manjaro makes me seem cooler on the internet

>> No.68699085

>-- Logs begin at Thu 2018-11-01 20:59:03 CET, end at Wed 2018-11-28 21:33:01 CET. --
>-- No entries --

>> No.68699138

Shit like this is the reason I always have systemd.debug-shell in CONFIG_CMDLINE

Crap just stops and I can switch tty and find out why in single user mode.

>> No.68699140

huh, so it seems like none of these commands have any effect whatsoever. I used the xfconf-query method and tried using gsettings again and both have no effect, the only way I seem to be able to change the background is through the desktop settings gui. I might be doing something wrong, but idk. It seems to work for everyone else. At first I thought maybe xfconf-query was overriding the gsettings but it doesn't work either, is there another process that is maybe taking priority?
I am also thinking it could be a problem with the way xfce is labeling my display/monitor

>> No.68699263

Dont do this.
Look up how to build a deb and then install it using your package manager

>> No.68699301

Yeah don't do it, just use the binary kernels. Debian absolutely sucks for any kind of customization, all of your shit will break.

It isn't like gentoo/portage where packages check your current kernel's source code and build against it automatically.

>> No.68699318

Is it safe to rmod thinkpad_acpi ?
I have uninstalled thinkfan and the problem seems to have appeared since i have done some things in it, but i don't remember it this module was already enabled.

>> No.68699333

Will most USB express cards work with Linux out of the box? Was thinking about getting one to add some usb 3.0 ports to my thinkpad but I'm not sure if it'll function

>> No.68699375

Sounds like you are fucking with tons of shit and don't really know what you are doing.

You should just start over and skip unnecessary shit like thinkfan, nobody uses that crap anymore.

>> No.68699408

>and don't really know what you are doing.
Indeed, but it's also because its installation was a fuckin 150 steps process...And now it's fucked, but all went great before that.

>> No.68699452

I would say yes, but before you buy it look it up.

>> No.68699479

I'm trying to burn an iso of ubuntu to a usb to install to a dualboot, I've got 500gb free in my HDd, gonna do 150gb for ubuntu

So question - I used dd if=/root/Downloads/ubuntu.iso ect ect ect I got error dd: error writing /dev/sda2 no space left on device

So yeah, how do I format the drive to turn it into a bootable usb to install linux dualbooting

Also the host is kali as I learn for the oscp so I allready have grub

>> No.68699490

All of them should work OOB, it's USB we're talking about. I say, take the risk.

>> No.68699522

It's pretty cheap, should I bite the bullet?

>> No.68699560

Why are you writing the ubuntu iso to your sda2 (usually your first internal HDDs second partition) again?

>> No.68699608

Did you even read that page?


>> No.68699627

Fuck me

How do I undo?

>> No.68699645

You can't, you fucked up whatever that partition was.

>> No.68699653

Why is smbmap such garbage? it fails at literally the only job it is supposed to do, and smbclient works perfectly
[email protected]:~/trash# smbmap -L -H
[+] Finding open SMB ports....
[+] User SMB session establishd on
SMB SessionError: STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED({Access Denied} A process has requested access to an object but has not been granted those access rights.)
[email protected]:~/trash#
[email protected]:~/trash#
[email protected]:~/trash# smbclient -L
Enter WORKGROUP\root's password:

Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
ADMIN$ Disk Remote Admin
C$ Disk Default share
NETLOGON Disk Logon server share
Public Disk
SYSVOL Disk Logon server share
Users Disk
Reconnecting with SMB1 for workgroup listing.
Connection to failed (Error NT_STATUS_RESOURCE_NAME_NOT_FOUND)
Failed to connect with SMB1 -- no workgroup available

>> No.68699654


But not /boot/efi

So reinstall the base os?

>> No.68699718

Tough question, you might be able to reinstall just the packages that touch /boot. There's the kernel and grub, remake the initrd.

I don't know enough about Kali to tell you how to go about doing that.

>> No.68699729

I think its salvageable if you reintall grub and your kernel.

>> No.68699753

Can you walk me through it?

I'm a linux newbie

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i didn't see that. Thanks for your help man.

>> No.68699767

Also you need to reformat it, umount, mkfs.ext2, mount before attempting to reinstall the packages.

>> No.68699847

can you force it to use a newer SMB version? SMB1 is a buggy mess, responsible for wannacry and friends.

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I posted earlier from this thread >>68691131 but I guess it wasn't appropriate.
Anyway I got an old Mac desktop recently with an outdated as fuck OS so I wanna change it to Ubuntu but I'm not sure how much hard drive space I can dual boot. I'm worried that if I delicate to much to Linux the other OS X lion will break or something which I wouldn't necessarily care so long as it doesn't hinder Ubuntu.
>inb4 macfag
I got this thing for free.
Also the screen shot is from my mac but I'm posting from Wincucks8.

>What are you doing on your linux
I plan on making muh linux computer into a shitposting machine.

>> No.68699954

the issue isnt SMB1. smbclient works fine, even tho its throwing an error (im using invalid credentials)...
im wondering why smbmap, whos only purpose is to map SMB's is such garbage at its job.
possibly im using it wrong?

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>> No.68699975

You fucked up pretty bad man. It should go without saying but do not turn off your system, it will not boot again until it is fixed.

First thing you need to do is fix your /boot partition.

$ sudo umount /boot
$ sudo mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda2
$ sudo mount /dev/sda2 /boot

Reinstall linux(not sure about package name).

$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-image-amd64

And then grub: https://wiki.debian.org/GrubEFIReinstall

Cross your fingers and reboot.

>> No.68699992


Aight, so I fucked this install up, but all my personal data is backed up.

I still have my original install usb, gonna just reinstall from scratch, maybe encrypt the disk this time and not do this shit from root next time.

And I JUST made a useraccount too. Fml

>> No.68700016

I have usb, but I'll try this first.

Thanks anon, I'll give it my best. Also I was supposed ti hit dev/sbd1 instead of sda. Jfc

>> No.68700038

It says /boot is busy. How do I kill it?

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>> No.68700079

No problem. Good luck.

>> No.68700084

Also no, you don't dd an bootable iso to a partition but to the drive. /dev/sdb(I think you made a typo), not /dev/sdb1. Note that it will remove everything on the drive.

Also fucking triple check the device name, if you dd to the wrong place you end up in the kind of situation you are now.

>> No.68700105

You probably have to umount /boot/efi first.

>> No.68700121

I do it and it says ^C

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For the sake of argument, let us assume that I am a retarded asshole made of perfectly elastic spherical cows.
I'm going to be writing a server that loops accepting connections from a server socket.
Presumably, I am also a lazy retarded asshole, and may process requests so slowly that some pending connections time out before I can call accept() and receive them.
Is there any way to objectively measure how awful a person I am, by retrieving a count of connections missed on a listening socket?

>> No.68700268

Might have worked. Gonna reboot now.

If not reinstall is my penance. Maybe this time it wont take me 2 fucking weeks to do it

>> No.68700310

Nope. Familiar blinking command line taunting me at my own stupidity.

Gonna do disk encryption this time. Do everything properly. Glad I keep OS's on spare sticks

>> No.68700381

Can you dual boot Linux and Windows from 2 drives? I'd just assume buy another SSD for my Linux "partition".

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>> No.68700712

Btw as I sit here waiting for my usb2.0 to overwrite 1tb of data to do full disk encryption, i just wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped me. I fucked it up and y'all were nice an shit. Sitting here listening to defcon talks while I wait.

Anyone have good, up to date talks on anonymizing yourself online? Just watched the 2015 talk by zoz

>> No.68700793

You've already fucked up posting here.

>> No.68700810

after installing void on my machine I'm unable to get wifi working. mint live boot has the proper driver so I'm assuming there's a package in their repos for it. is there any way to get that and repurpose it for void, which uses a different package management system?

>> No.68700818

I know that. But I'm trying to learn data security.

Also for reasons I wont go into I dont have much to fear from Gov actors.

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>> No.68700974

what antivirus do I use with linux?
I'm paranoic with this kind of stuff so don't hit me with a "you don't need one" or "common sense" shit

>> No.68700985


Anyone ever use this shit before? It's taking forever to rewrite my drive and I'm questioning the usefulness

This is all more or less security theater for me rn but I'm enjoying learning all about it.

>> No.68701003

clamav is the only one I know of.

>> No.68701102

Just got a T430.
What should I install?
inb4 gentoo

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I just hope I don't fuck it up but it looks simple enough. I'm debating whether to do a dual boot or a full boot but I'll probably just mess with dual first.

You may have a point however I'm sure even the worst linux distro is better than win10 or whatever is the latest mac os.

>> No.68701291

>ubuntu/debian home directories are world-readable by default
>global umask is 022 by default
>all applications launched by systemd --user have umask 022 (https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/6077), so this effects non-debian systems too
The absolute state of Linux desktop security.

>> No.68701428

explain as if i were retarded

>> No.68701433

Syncthing or Nextcloud?

>> No.68701434

org-mode and emacs in general is slowly taking over my computer holy shit. It's practically all I use now.

>> No.68701498

Other users can read your files. This includes processes not started by you.
All files created by you can be read by others, and modified by others in your group.
All services started by systemd write world-readable files regardless of settings.

>> No.68701660

What about luks encryption?

>> No.68701740

>New Socialist
More reason not to use linux

>> No.68702053

Even though it's usually accessible in some way, like you're trying to do, DEs aren't meant to be used from the command line. They have their own GUI settings menu and stuff.

When you want to change anything, it's through one of the incompatible different Windows registry-like database they have and to interact with processes you have to go through garbage like dbus. It just sucks.

Use Xorg directly and just draw to the root window, like with the image viewer feh.

>> No.68702133

Two difference things. That only involves data-at-rest.

>> No.68702259

What's the worst way Debian Sid could break if I were to switch from stable?

>> No.68702319

Can someone tell me how to use Google Drive under Linux? What's the best way? I don't want to use the browser only.

>> No.68702378

I don't use google drive but the first thing that comes to mind is FUSE, first result:


>> No.68702544

Just installed void on an old PC, now the only thing I have to figure out is how to install anything because I'm not use to this at all.

>> No.68702581

So my 50 character password I'm proud of making is worthless?

>> No.68702745

So I used apt-get install kali linux full and it turns out the netspeed I'm working with is somewhere between fuckall and slow. I'm at the library rn and it looks like itll close before I'm done downloading.

How do I pause a download done from apt-get? Or do I just pray it finishes first, start over tomorrow if it doesnt?

>> No.68702821

>Or do I just pray

>> No.68702828

did lxde and lxqt become one?

>> No.68702845

So long as you don't shut off your laptop, you can stop any process in the terminal with C-z. Resume with the command fg once you have internet access again.

Although a good package manager should be able to not download already downloaded files, I don't know how apt fits into that.

>> No.68702854

Exactly what I needed, thanks anon, all I could find was just ways to access the files from a file manager, not actually mount the folder as writable, this is what I needed. Thanks again.

>> No.68702940

prayer is for suckers

i decided instead to Ctrl-Z then apt-get install synaptic to get python and an IDE/IDLE, then grabbed macchanger just because it's the first linux program i learned how to use and i love it like a pet. even if it can't change UUID

unrelated, i guessed apt-get install synaptic would work and i'm proud i didn't need to google it toget it to work, i just belted it out from memory. i feel a little more linux-y now.

any good PDF/EPUB readers so i can actually read the programming books i have on my storage?

>> No.68703005

Just chmod 700 ~ if you don't like it. It doesn't matter what the permissions are further up the tree. umask 220 is a perfectly reasonable default.

>> No.68703006

Glad you're liking it but please stop the blog posting, you sound like a 15 year old l33t h4x0r wannabe.

Also mupdf.

>> No.68703141

but i didn't even tell you about how i decided to make my laptop into a tripple boot of blackarch/kali/pentoo

ok i'm kidding on that one. though will i have issues installing two different kinds of linux on the same laptop? i want to install pentoo

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Sheeit, it's still gotta be a better alternative right? All I wanna use it for is a spare shitposting computer.

>The absolute state of Linux desktop security.
So they're now officially worse than win8 security which apparently only takes a 500 mg flash drive to '''hack''' into?
Wow that's fucked, good thing my roomates are even dumber than me so I doubt they can exploit that though...?

What's a good user friendly alternative? Also I knew they got taken over by Goygle SJW's recently but I don't know how bad it's gotten now.

>Other users can read your files.
Other users on the OS or just the computer their account is on? I'm retarded.

>> No.68703162

Hello /fglt/, noob here, I have picked up experimenting with Debian in virtualbox. I'm trying to install I3-Gaps so I can rice and post in the desktop threads. Can anyone help?

I've followed the instructions here:

and made it past the "compile and install" block
running regular i3wm right now, thanks for any help.

>> No.68703199

>Just chmod 700 ~
This isn't inherited by any new files created.
>a potentially multi-user system being able to read each others data is reasonable
>systemd having its own hard coded umask regardless of login umask is reasonable

>> No.68703620

Friendly reminder that the kernel has gone to shit and Linus hasn't even been gone ONE version yet.

>Linux 4.19 was already a bit rough due to the hastedly back-ported STIBP code that sharply dropped performance only to be reverted in a later point release. Separately and a still-active issue with Linux 4.19 are multiple users in varying configurations reporting EXT4 file-system corruption problems.

>> No.68703695

>been gone ONE version yet
vague unit, 2.6 lasted how many years?

>> No.68703780

I need a distro that I can just install and be done with. All activity will be done from an unprivileged account

>> No.68703798

what is the best distro for an absolute beginner who is only used to windows?

>> No.68703812

Ubuntu or Fedora

>> No.68703879

>All activity will be done from an unprivileged account
That's how most people use their desktop, but you need that privileged account to install and manage software.

If your goal is security, only a single source(you, the admin) can administer the system, then don't install sudo and only allow root login from a physical terminal.

>> No.68703902

Yes there will be a privileged account, but all software installations will be managed by users in their home directory. The less I have to install globally the better.

>> No.68703930

That describes every gnu/linux system without sudo. You can use whichever one you want, gentoo, arch, debian, ubuntu server, redhat.

sudo is just a convenience for single user systems(desktops and private servers).

>> No.68704313

Is there any reason why linux refuses to be simple and "just work"?
Why do you have to run everything as sudo to "save" settings, but that doesn't even work 50% of the time because reasons? Often times you have to not only run a program as sudo and save it, but then copy that saved file to another folder (which also needs sudo to do it)?!

Desktop distros should have things like imwheel installed by default, better yet just have basic mouse support, because imwheel makes things skip weirdly and removes smooth scrolling.
Things like graphics settings should be able to be saved and just work, and when you save it..It should save and apply every time.

Sound configs should also default properly, I can't even imagine a time when I would want to select an audio device and have it forget what I set it to next time I boot up.
Sample rate and options like that should also be available in the GUI.

All these simple things would take no effort to implement, but would improve quality of life for everyone.

tl;dr: A user should not have to google around and figure out the paths to find and then edit a specific line in a config to do basic things. It's stupid, even if it is easy to google, it's a pain in the ass to have to google everything, over and over.

>> No.68704544

>>Just chmod 700 ~
>This isn't inherited by any new files created.
It doesn't have to be. Unix permissions are evaluated for every directory up the tree. If you can't read or traverse /home/fag, you can't read /home/fag/ot no matter what ot's permissions are.
>>systemd having its own hard coded umask regardless of login umask is reasonable
Durr hurr yellow hair bogeyman. What launches login again? How does umask inheritance work?

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I have no idea what you are whining about.

>> No.68704755

i went back to windows 10 in shame. i like using gnu/linux but sometime i run into things i dunno how to fix or configure so i end up wasting time like a retard.

>> No.68704985

>but sometime i run into things i dunno how to fix or configure
Like what? I don't plan on doing complex stuff with it aside from internet related and maybe some photoshop with gimp or whatever.

Sorry to heart that, I plan on getting win 10 for my main comp but I still hate it. Currently using win8 and Samsung doesn't even bother making patches for it anymore...

>> No.68705034

The lain fs widget (awesome-copycats) doesn't display storage available, I do have the part uncommented: https://github.com/lcpz/awesome-copycats/blob/master/themes/powerarrow/theme.lua#L231 and installed a load of things, how do I get it to display the text?

>> No.68705720

Link to OP article?

>> No.68705801

This is why you should never dualboot and/or give up too early. Go in dry. When you start using GNU/Linux, there are always 3 problems. Fixing these 3 problems is a journey everyone must take in irder to discover tge new stsyem; it will teach you where to look for solutions, give you an overview about the system under the hood and give you knowledge to fix and customize things in the future. The whole fun with the system is customization - making your computer do things YOU want the way YOU want - and fixing problems teaches you how-to.

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yo /fglt/ I need some help.

>Try out Gnu/Linux on a virtual machine
>Really enjoy it, become more proficient at it after using it for about a year
>Realize how autistic it is to do literally everything on a virtual machine
>want to install arch on a shitty old HP envy-m61125dx
>Use Rufus to make a bootable USB flash drive
>It doesn't fucking work. The USB drive doesn't show up in the boot manager.
I've tried using GPT and MBR, and using ISO and dd, but nothing has worked.
Legacy support is on and safe boot is off on the laptop

What do?

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May I know the pros and cons of using Linux? Serious question. What does Linux do that Windows can't and vice versa.

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>> No.68706133

Use LiLi

>> No.68706142

a quick comparsion:
loonix: kernal | winders: botnet

>> No.68706147

Linux is more customizable, and has better terminal functionality

Windows has gaems

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>> No.68706189

Hey everyone, im very curious to switch over to GNU/Linux. I figured that atleast for now, i will however still use Windows for daily use. I am planning to use the linux subsystem feature in Windows for now.

Only thing is, I tried to use X11 forwarding and Xming, and the performance was unfortunately less than great. Is there another better alternative? Last time i tried vnc the performance was not there.


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It is unfortunate that you still have nonfree software in your computer. You need to defenestrate it (which means, either throw Windows out of the computer or throw the computer out of the window).

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Why is printing on GNU/Linux is very primitive or very basic?
No easy why to set up printers, Next to no support for wireless printers.
And no advance printing options.

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new to windows managers
i installed i3 but dont know how to switch to it as my default manager
when logging out i dont see an option for it under the login setting
im on ubuntu btw

>> No.68706968

do you have a desktop ?
use windows (less of a hastle and just werks)
laptop and its shit ?
might aswell try out linux, its better for programing since you can compile without cygwin shit or several gigs of visual studio installs

>> No.68706996

You need to create a session file in order to make it show up in your display manager'n forgot how it works tho.

>> No.68707007

Please, this is a friendly thread.

>> No.68707065

because the autistic neckbeards who develop for Linux have never worked in an office or a job that requires you to print documents.

>> No.68707217


>> No.68707258

man that reads like some post-scarcity utopia bullshit day dreaming.

>> No.68707510

>Use ubuntu 16.04 for years with no troubles
>Re install 18.04, still fine

>Upgrade to 18.1
>After a little up time apps stop showing up in the side bar, have to click on activities to see what's open (log out and back in to fix)
>Sometimes when I lock my pc using the menu it bugs out and shows me the sleep/hibernate button for some reason (which isn't usually visible) and doesn't let me click anything else. I can click sleep or wait for it to auto lock after a few minutes and unlock again (by now the side menu is already fucked, see first point)
>Sometimes the screen freezes (i think it might be graphics related but I'm not sure) and after a while the screen just goes black with no signal.

Worst mistake to upgrade and now I don't know what to do. I'm too lazy to do a fresh install. Every time there's an update i hope this stuff is fixed but it's not.

>> No.68707802

Your first mistake was installing Ubuntu instead of an Ubuntu-like.

>> No.68708276

well its not like i will learn everything in an instant, and i have a DAC thats not linux compatible.

im sorry stallman but progress is made in small leaps so can you please help now

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I want to install linux for my autistic ricing purposes but holy shit this is making me discouraged.
I installed mint on a vm, tried installing vim, which by the guidelines on the official website you should do like this:
install git
git clone "vim github link"
cd vim/src
but then it asked me for some c compiler, I googled it and installed some random one, then it asked me for a terminal library, with which I did the same. Turned out it didn't even install and all I needed to do was to type "apt install vim".
Yes I am retarded, please explain what I did wrong

>> No.68708363

sudo apt-get install vim
There two ways to install packages. One is build from source (which you were doing earlier) other is using a package manager which I've just told you
apt-get or aptitude is the package manager.

>> No.68708384

Never install anything from source it's not worth it.
also it's not apt-get anymore. It's just apt

>> No.68708387

Alright, makes sense, thank you.

>> No.68708518

ext4 vs btrfs?

>> No.68708590
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Alright guys, I'm a full on retard who runs Ubuntu LTS. Lets say that I want to download something, that's not in the software centre. For example, if I want to get IceCat, I need to get it from a GNU mirror. Pic related. Here's my question - what do I need to do to get Ubuntu to check for when this package gets an update?

Please be gentle, I'm such a pleb that I don't even know which of these files that I'm suppose to download from the GNU mirror.

>> No.68708666


>> No.68708684

You need to add a repository or a trusted PPA.
This .bz2 is a source, so yes, building your own .deb and setting up a crontab to check new versions every day and build them automatically is an option, but since you ask this, I don't believe you mean to do it. So find a repo which supplies IceCat for your OS.

>> No.68708754 [DELETED] 

Download one of the 50MB ones depending on your architecture. These are binaries. Just unzip and run.

>> No.68708779

Just installed GNU+Linux Mint 19 with Cinnamon last night and have some questions. When browsing in the file manager, for example to set a picture as my user account image, there are no previews or thumbnails so I have to go by chance when selecting one.

Second, when I start the system my drives are "mounted" but programs like my music player and torrent client can read from them until I manually explore them through the file explorer. What can be done about this? Thirdly, Firefox seems to have hardcoded shortcuts for switching tabs. I want it to be ctrl+number but it's alt+number. Please tell me I am wrong and that there is a way to rebind these keys. Thank you.

>> No.68708782

>Never install anything from source it's not worth it.
Why would you deny yourself all the good software?

>> No.68708796


>> No.68708828

>for ricing

>> No.68708833

Thanks for responding goyim. So I want the KDE file picker then?

>> No.68708939

I cant get nemo to draw icons on my desktop. I have replaced nautilus as standard file manager and followed the instructions on Archwiki but it still doesnt fucking work. Anyone had the same problem? Im using budgie

>> No.68708943

>So find a repo which supplies IceCat for your OS
None exist to my knowledge. It's only on GNU mirrors.

>> No.68709121

In this case it looks like they have binaries available so you don't have to compile from source
Download the archive (x86_64 if you're on a 64bit machine) and extract
Traditionally downloaded binaries go inside /opt, so you'd probably want a folder like /opt/icecat
From here you can run it by typing /opt/icecat/icecat or whatever the executable file is named

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>mfw took the i3 pill
no gap bullshit

>> No.68709205

How can I automatically check for updates?

>> No.68709213

i3 = ubuntu

>> No.68709253

Want a filesharing server like samba, but apparantly it's really insecure.
Any more secure protocols that I can use over the internet?

>> No.68709255

This is a meme from the gnome mailing list

>> No.68709273

Local network?

>> No.68709318

No, although I could go local network with a vpn, I'd like to have the option not to use a vpn for it

>> No.68709328

Then you need to use a third party service, for security.
You could use SFTP, and use non standardized ports, and IP blocker for repeated failed login attempts.

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Should I disable swap if I have SSD?

>> No.68709408

Well the idea was to learn linux first

>> No.68709456

Yeah, actually, my main usecase is viewing it in dolphin and working from there, and just saw that there was support for that, and otherwise its a cross-platform supported protocol, so that'll do.
Thanks for reminding me anon!

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>> No.68709943

There's no single good way to handle it. You subscribe to the mailing list or news feed, or sync with the VCS.

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Is there any reason I should use the 64-bit version of Slackware? I''ll be installing it on a Thinkpad T60 with a 64-bit CPU, but all the software I require is either terminal-only or 32-bit. I'm too much of a brainlet to enable 32-bit libraries on the 64-bit version, but I've never wondered why I was using the 64-bit version in the first place. I just can't shake the feeling that there's something important about the 64-bit version that I'm forgetting.

>> No.68710004

Okay fuck excuse me I'm exhausted

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hi guys, i use ubuntu and the mic is too fucking silent, if i amplify it there's a constant noise and sound is awful.

that problem is not specific to me, i haven't seen a single linux user who has no problem with mic or can have a nice skype conversation.

how do you manage it, do you use your phones?

>> No.68710067

Try file:/// instead of file://

>> No.68710101

can I change my distros name and logo?

>> No.68710148

Works on my machine. I use ALSA though.

>> No.68710170

Well fuck. That's amazingly shit. Is this an argument against using Debian based stuff?

>> No.68710248

it's an argument against icecat

>> No.68710309

it's an argument against package managers

>> No.68710563

So it's an argument against pretty much every distro but Arch?

>> No.68710588

screenfetch -D gentoo

>> No.68710651

Yes, the 64 bit version means there are more bits in the cpu instructions
A side affect of this is that you will be able to work with more than 4gb of memory

>> No.68710655

Icecat not providing automatic updates on their own builds is amateur as fuck. You could install Fedora or some other distro that provides packages, but really just learn to use Firefox. Icecat offers nothing you can't get with a good distro build.

>> No.68710664

Arch uses Pacman tho

>> No.68710677

Just add a repo with icecat in it. Problem soved.

>> No.68710773

>Icecat offers nothing you can't get with a good distro build.

I don't think that there are any, unless you can somehow add the GNU mirrors.

>> No.68710807

Looks like XRender is the most stable compositor for Plasma.

>> No.68710830

HOW the fuck can i access a LUKS partition from a ubuntu guest inside a windows host?

Fucking freeotf kicked the bucket and i dont want to boot into linux whenever i want to access this partition

>> No.68710941

Oh FUCK that's what it was.
I'm only using 3GB of RAM (really 4 but the T60 has that weird thing with the chipset) so this should be aight. Thanks my G.

>> No.68710959

You can install LibreJS, HTTPS Everywhere, and ABP in regular Firefox. That plus ghacks-user.js would be basically as retarded as Icecat.

I strongly recommend learning to use uMatrix and container tabs rather than play with LibreJS. Minified JS is a 'best practice' as far as web developers are concerned, so your false positive rate is near 100%. They can't exfiltrate tracking data very easily if they can't use cookies or open cross-host requests, so just don't let them do that.

>> No.68711104

What is exactly so bad about Manjaro? I see lots of hate but no actual reasoning. It looks pretty alright, Arch with a GUI installer, no?

>> No.68711192

>Arch with a GUI installer, no?
that would be antergos

manjaro is the reason people think arch breaks all the time

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Past three months I've decided to finally try out linux OS's. Been distro-hopping and trying out what's out there. What would you recommend I try next?

Journey so far was:
Kinda wanna challenge myself and install gentoo just to see if I'm retarded.

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Honestly I just disable LibreJS anyway. As you say, it fucks everything up.

>> No.68711434

Try something arched based.

>> No.68711510

Is there a FOSS way to convert an IBM mainframe dataset in EBCDIC encoding with compressed fields to csv on a GNU/Linux machine?

>> No.68711651

Use a distro that uses the KDE Plasma Desktop

>> No.68711655
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Hope you guys can help an OpenBSD user out even if it's not GNU or Linux

My home server randomly went down over night even though the machine itself was still running. I'm just wondering where I can find logs of things like crash reports of what the kernel was doing, I'm new to OpenBSD and can't seem to find anything through google.

>> No.68711694

How the FUCK do you install Nvidia drivers on Fedora without disabling secure boot

>> No.68711711

Not sure if this fits here but /hsg/ is ded and you guys are bretty gud.

I have a home server running plex, radarr, sonarr, transmission and openvpn, all in separate docker containers. I can vpn in to the system fine, but once connected I can't actually connect to any of my services such as plex. Any ideas on how to fix this? Do I need a separate machine/router running openvpn rather than in a container?

>> No.68711793

>all in separate docker containers.

>> No.68711811

Windurrs user here, please explain this to me in simple terms

Why the hell can't there be just two linux distros
One that's preconfigured with the normie necessities, but can be stripped down to barebones simply by uninstalling shit
One for pros which is barebones but could be built up to become identical with the normie distro simply by installing shit

>> No.68711824


Makes it extremely easy to stop/start/change/modify a container, back it up and restart without changing anything, especially if you're new to it like I am. Also, for example, transmission is in a container that uses a vpn, but plex isn't and so on. Also, it's running on an old laptop - I don't have the hardware (or expertise probably) to run multiple VMs

>> No.68711838


There are both of those, and also ones in the middle. Do you hate freedom of choice?

>> No.68711857

Because an operating system is very complex and there are more than two ways to do things. Arch and Gentoo are both instances of the latter example you're giving, but they're both very different distros with different ways of approaching things.
Then there's also shit in the middle, like Debian. Is that a new user friendly distro or a 'pro' distro? It's neither.
The large selection of distros is a result of GNU/Linux being free software, allowing anyone to give their interpretation of how it could be used and configured. This is a good thing.

>> No.68711892

>use xrender compositor
>no OBS flicker
>never broke while I was launching and closing games a hundred times a day trying out Steam Play

>use opengl
>OBS flicker
>play Valve's new game
>all the classic KDE bugs come out; clocks freeze, taskbar entries stuck even after you exit applications.
>have to 'killall plasmashell' multiple times a day

I'm actually sad. Maybe Plasma 6 will be the one.

>> No.68712146

Well, are there any disadvantages to using Antergos then?

>> No.68712220

Need some advice for updating.

Pretty much every distro and package manager I've used doesn't ask for a restart, but still breaks packages. Hooks break and nothing rehooks, so components of the DE, programs, libraries, etc. all break, often silently, and you don't find out until minutes or hours down the line, maybe even a day or two later. Arch, Debian, Red Hat, their derivatives, it's all so damn frustrating.

I'd prefer not to restart, and I keep hearing people brag about how Linux updates "work on my machine" and they can keep rolling like nothing's wrong. Then again, people lie about their favorite gun never malfunctioning or their rank in a stupid video game, so I'm not inclined to buy into that.

How can I keep my Linux installations smooth and stable? Does a restart work every time? Is there no way to avoid dependency breakage? Should I just use a stable OS that updates very infrequently?

>> No.68712321

>Why the hell can't there be just two linux distros
Because there's no copyright law preventing more than one. People even make Windows 'distros', but they're not popular for obvious reasons.
>One that's preconfigured with the normie necessities, but can be stripped down to barebones simply by uninstalling shit
>One for pros which is barebones but could be built up to become identical with the normie distro simply by installing shit
Most distros that aren't super fringe or targeted towards utter retards support both cases. Usually there's a choice of net install vs. live disk, or Debian lets you do either no matter which media.

>> No.68712413

the debian-goodies package has the checkrestart program for that

>> No.68712524


>> No.68712543

Not sure if I'm ready to install vanilla arch yet imho. What would /g/ recommend? FSF's Parabola or Antergos

>> No.68712563

Why not Gentoo?

>> No.68712640


>> No.68713104

Yea that makes sense, I was thinking about switching to i3 anyway, at this point I've just had enough of xfce thanks anon

>> No.68713145

See https://github.com/liske/needrestart or >>68712413 for debcuck. There's no way to guarantee such checks work 100% of the time. Usually just a vague understanding of what a package does is sufficient to guess what needs to be restarted.

> Is there no way to avoid dependency breakage?
Dependency breakage should only happen on major version upgrades, and even then infrequently. If it's something you encounter all the time, that's a symptom of chronically fucktarded installation practices. Like mixing packages from different major versions / distros or forcing your way out of dependency checks.

>> No.68713229

Is it true that video games run the best on Debian?

>> No.68713270

Nah, usually Ubuntu as it has the most package support for gaming shit

>> No.68713284

Nah, usually Arch as it has the most (and most up-to-date) packages and documentation for gaming shit

>> No.68713288

GuixSD is the best gaming distro

>> No.68714097

install gentoo

So to upgrade kali linux from kali lite to kali full i can use

apt-get install kali-linux-full and such

What command line do i need to use to upgrade ubuntu to have all of backbox's tools? can i install all of them on ubuntu since backbox is based off ubuntu?

>> No.68714160


Xfce doens't source the wallpaper from that. Use xfconf-query to query and set Xfce options.

>> No.68714608

Should I learn Vim or something else?

>> No.68714715
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How hard is this?


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Got like 2 months time to complete it just wondering.


>> No.68714810

Steps 1-10 are super easy, not familiar with the last two stpes

>> No.68714815


You can do that while you're drinking.

>> No.68715177

I'm expecting myself just to be fucked, I got a wifi-dongle (Linkysys wusb6300) and am currently running arch. I already went and installed the driver rt18812au from the AUR. It will scan and find networks using wifi-menu, but will not connect, I'm certain the password is correct. I tried setting it down and up with ip link, I tried disabling dhcpcd services, it's just not wanting to connect

>> No.68715259

>install ubuntu on 4K display
>everything is tiny as fuck
>okay, time to set the scaling
>choice between 100% and 200%
>tfw the best option is a shitty hack with xrandr and it still doesn't work right
Why is linux scaling so ass?

>> No.68715298

How do I get i3 gaps working on debian?
Successfully followed all instructions here:

But i3-gaps is not selectable through my display manager. Either it's not installed right or my configuration file isn't being loaded but I followed the instructions on the I3wm website exactly for editing the configuration.

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>2 months

>> No.68715965

I mean the deadline is in 2 months
he gave it out early so we can have time to do it alongside the other courses projects and not have 5 or 6 all at the end
hes a good guy

>> No.68715970

>4k display

>> No.68716198

Kernel question here.
This kernel:
>linux-drm-intel-next-git (it says that it's specifically for intel graphics
The exact version/name is
You think it's worth it for an ingrated intel gpu ?

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I could probably do this in 2 hours while high on ketamine.

>> No.68716244

>2 months

nga i can write an asible config to build this to 1000x servers

>> No.68716316


so my internal wifi card seems to be broken, my realtek 8723BE seems to be getting to the tune of 1202 B/Sec (Not kb or mb) and my usb wifi (Ralink MT7601U) is doing WAY better right now, like more then 10 times better

The fuck gives, how do i fix this?

>> No.68716326

forgot to mention i'm running kali linux rn

>> No.68716467

deadline is in 2 months
not supposed to be done in 2 months work

>> No.68716469

Is it applying any patches or simply flipping switches from n to m or y?
If its not apply patches just get the latest 4.19 stable and apply their config

>> No.68716494

I could bust that out in probly 2-3 hours if i didnt get side tracked by something more interesting.
With samba being the biggest time sink.

>> No.68716503

It applies patches for intel graphics

>> No.68716578

It's actually pretty insane that something like fractional scaling is still an issue tbqh.

>> No.68716584

Their source link is invalid.
There are no patches being applied in the PKGBUILD.
It just looks like its a preconfigured kernel config.Unless they have an in house kernel tree with the patches applied directly to it. Cant tell without a valid link

>> No.68716597

its not, anon also didnt set his dpi so xorg/wayland dosent know the proper dpi to set.

>> No.68717460

Wow, I could write a book entirely about how I halfway agree with all those points, but also how every one is half bullshit.

On one hand, copyright was made up to protect people who already had printing presses from there being too many printing presses around, and now there are so many its like why even bother.
On the other hand, you can't restructure the economy, you can only create an environment that lets it restructure itself, and networks of power are far more worthy of examination than the blind lumping together of people by "class", and if you want malicious networks removed you have to get people to stop feeding them which they could if they knew how.
You also can't keep voting for gun grabbers if you want freedom.

>> No.68718113

Toss a coin and learn vim or emacs. Don't bother with anything else.

>> No.68718182

OK, this is making me feel like a retard, I've been fucking around with void/i3 and for some reason ll is an alias for ls -la on my virtual terminals but in my x session it's not found in my terminal emulator, is there some config that I'm not importing correctly or do I need to add it for .bashrc to import it in x?

I thought config was set per user so I should be able to use it in a virtual terminal session and an x.org one.

>> No.68718567

Is Lubuntu a good distro to put on an old person's 2GB memory Sempron build from 2010 or so that a friend built for him?

What are some steps to take to make it idiot proof so that I'm not constantly being called for tech support?

>> No.68718598

Pico or Nano are superior, everything else is for NEET hipsters.

>> No.68718639

pico and nano are just text editors, vim is an IDE and emacs is practically an OS.

>> No.68718724
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Is it good? Planning to use i3wm with it for a programming environment, and it seems really comfy.

>> No.68718725

not that i'm aware of, though i haven't use it myself

>> No.68718759

I have a thinkpad with integrated intel graphics running debian with kde. When I connect an external monitor and keep the laptop open, I get screen tearing on both screens. If I close it or unplug the external display, the tearing goes away. Any idea how to fix this?

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>> No.68718822

Do you have the option tearfree true in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf ?

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>> No.68718889

>install Fedora
>no /etc/resolv.conf
>network manager won't accept the dns server
>putting DNS1=x.x.x.x in interface file doesn't work
how the fuck do I set a dns server?

>> No.68718936

dont have this folder. I have edited the config file there on my other computers, but it's not here.

>> No.68719072

I dont' remember well but i think it was created after installing mesa + lib32-mesa + libva-intel-driver + xf86-video-intel.
What driver are you using ?

>> No.68719241

How do i check?

>> No.68719429
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I have this file named "gf" in my home folder made on tuesday and I don't remember doing anything like this. I'm really spooked now, is it time to nuke my hard drive once more?

>> No.68719483

brainlet here. I haven't been able to run, let alone, configure any bar for i3. Apparently their config files and integration in i3 somehow fucks me over and I just don't understand them.
What is the easiest status bar to try on right now?

>> No.68719506

you probably made a joke like "touch gf" and didn't realise it made a file

>> No.68719551

What the GNU program called again that displays ASCII fractals in the terminal?

>> No.68719558

>0 bytes

>> No.68719559

Oh yeah I remember trying the touch joke, thanks I was just in the process of making updated backups

>> No.68719592

>I was just in the process of making updated backups
you should finish that up anyway

>> No.68719639

Nevermind, I found it (xaos).

>> No.68719706

Anyone have a laptop with Ryzen 2500u? How well does it work with linux?

>> No.68719768

I've used Debian for webservers for a few years now, and I've used Ubuntu for a few months a long time ago.
I'm looking to switch over to Debian from Win10. I'm not that familiar with working in non-CLI environments on Linux distros, so I was wondering which DE is objectively the most stable, offers the most customization OOB, and over-all is the >best?

Resources aren't that important, as I've got pretty solid hardware. Stability - as in I don't need to fix it constantly - and customizability(/ricing) are what I'm looking for.

Debian netinst offers:

>> No.68719782

install gentoo

>> No.68719807

How to burn a iso disc using mint? yes a disc not a usb.

>> No.68719821

I suggest you try them all if you have the time. Download the livecds with their respective DEs and get a feel of them. Personally of all I've taken the time to properly flesh out, XFCE was the most ok with MATE a close second. I will tell you this though: if you feel one of them is "good enough", then it most likely is. Indecisiveness waste too much time and effort as with distro hopping. But you do you.

>> No.68719836

burning your usb would be wrong anyway

>> No.68719845

It's called Xfce, not XFCE.

>> No.68719850

Oh, you're right.

>> No.68719857

Why can't linux display thumbnails in the upload dialog?

>> No.68719863

b/c it's busy allocating the machine's resources to the programs that you run

>> No.68719890

>developer a declares ~/.config/app/ for configurations
>developer b declares ~/.app/ for configurations
Who is the faggot here?

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>dependency failed for encrypted volume
>boots in to maintenance mode
wat do

>> No.68719946

I just want to burn a damned disc...

>> No.68719970

Just look it up anon. You use "dd" it's not hard.

>> No.68719984

the hell is DD? ya know what nevermind fuck it ill use my wife windows computer.

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>> No.68720005

>tfw my printer/scanner worked on linux
dog bless freedoms software

>> No.68720062

That's solid advice. Cheers.

>> No.68720339
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Just a reminder to keep your system clean and fast by running this command.
sudo rm -rf /

>> No.68720355

stop posting this, it's not dick desrtruction december yet

>> No.68720400

>sudo: command not found

>> No.68720489

>Warning: You're attempting to delete the Root partition, this will lead to the deletion of all data on your drive, Proceed anyway? (y / N)

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>> No.68720800

If you're running stable i would recommend Xfce

>> No.68720930

I've installed GNOME. How can I customize the look of windows using CSS?

>> No.68720969

I somehow had two versions of mpv installed and they were conflicting with each other. I've removed and purged one, but the other one is still persisting and I'm able to open it. I'm on Ubuntu 18.04

>> No.68721018

One day people will learn that it doesn't work on GNU systems.

>> No.68721030

didn't know that dd can burn cds

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>> No.68721059

Every distro I try has this weird audio bug with pulseaudio. It'll swap between speakers and headphones, or speakers and mute really fast. It'll stay on speakers for 3 seconds, flip to headphones then immediately back to speakers in a fraction of a second, and it'll do that the entire time. It produces this popping noise.

I disabled pulseaudio and used alsamixer, but once I started playing a YouTube video while having a game loaded, the audio wouldn't play.

>> No.68721121

okay so what does that actually do? I know it's probably regex.

>> No.68721198

it infinity loops the system making it unresponsive

>> No.68721287

okay but what does it dooooo
I want to learn things
top kek @ what it does though

>> No.68721320

(){ |& };

>> No.68721479

replacing ":" with "f" makes it more clear. It's just a function definition that contains itself
f(){ f|f& };
runs itself and pipes its output to another copy of itself (so each time it runs it makes 2 copies) and it keeps forking infinitely.
So that just defines the function and then the final character runs it.

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Please avoid non-copyleft software, anon. It doesn't protect your freedoms.

>> No.68721523

In retrospect this might be funnier if it was nude pics of Linus Torvalds instead of a secret video

>> No.68721530

is there any alternative to QubesOS worth considering?

>> No.68721643

Hello there, can i install full system with GRUB and other shit at separate disk and load with pressing F12, or it fucked?

>> No.68721736

Assuming F12 on your machine lets you select which disk to boot from, then yes.

>> No.68721836

still banned?

>> No.68721843

Umask 007,077 or 027?

>> No.68722167

What distro hand holds like this?

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>> No.68722194

New thread:

>> No.68722218

kde feels the most full featured by default, xfce second
dont install from debian-installer, install the meta package manually after, that way you get less bloat (e.g package 'xfce4' instead of 'task-xfce-desktop')

>> No.68722231

forgot to add if you go the xfce route use compton else you can get tearing

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