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Re: Linux

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:52 pm
by Hoodcom
incognito wrote:You definitely have to test Awesome WM
What's that, exactly?

Re: Linux

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:16 pm
by RibShark
It's a tiling window manager. Never really got along with them myself. Give me a proper desktop environment any day. What's openSUSE like? Can't say I ever really used it myself. Arch is great if you want the latest versions of everything but the endless configuration can get a little tiring.

Re: Linux

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:19 pm
by incognito
It is just the most awesome window manager ever.

It is extremely lightweight and is coded in Lua,unlike other WMs, Awesome is a tilling one, so it means the running apps are automatically organized by the WM to fit the screen space, you can manually add many functions to the wm, by adding libraries, a printscreen of my desktop can be founded on the first page of the topic.

It is also very useful on laptop, because it needs nothing to run, unlike KDE, which is very heavy and consume a lot of battery.

Personally, I use SLiM as my login manager, and Awesome as my Window Manager.

Re: Linux

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:45 pm
by Master
Hmm, I guess I'm a stickler for eye candy, I've been leaning to KDE meself, installed it on Mint. Though Mint uses KDE 4, not 5.

Re: Linux

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:50 pm
by incognito
Master wrote:Hmm, I guess I'm a stickler for eye candy, I've been leaning to KDE meself, installed it on Mint. Though Mint uses KDE 4, not 5.
Slackware also uses KDE 4.

KDE is a window manager for the people that doesn't want to make things complicated, I assure you XFCE is also perfect for that.

Re: Linux

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:39 pm
by Master
I'll take a peak at it sometime then. Right now, I'm trying to evaluate what desktop environment suits me best, so far, I've liked KDE because of how customisable it is. I tried KDE 5 on a Kubuntu VM, but it's not behaving with the screen resolution, for some bizarre reason, so I'm ok to stick with KDE4 on Mint.

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:20 pm
by RibShark
I've switched to GNOME for the time being and I'm really enjoying it!
This is my current desktop, using the Arc GTK/Firefox theme.

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:48 pm
by incognito
I remember I had a good time on GNOME, it is a very good WM, but Awesome is definitely better in my opinion.

Re: Linux

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:34 pm
by Master
Well, I took the plunge. I've now got dual boot Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint. All seems in fair order, though the Wireless plays up eventually. Googling for an answer has led to some promising leads, though.

Re: Linux

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:45 pm
by incognito
Use Wicd as a network manager, the best tip I can give you :wink:

Re: Linux

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:08 pm
by RibShark
Master wrote:Well, I took the plunge. I've now got dual boot Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint. All seems in fair order, though the Wireless plays up eventually. Googling for an answer has led to some promising leads, though.
What Wireless card do you have? Depending on the chipset some are more compatible than others.

Re: Linux

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:13 pm
by Master
The Realtek RTL8723BE, if Device Manager is to be believed.

Re: Linux

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:22 pm
by RibShark
I would imagine you get disconnected occasionally? If you do, try creating the file "/etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf" and inside it put "options rtl8723be fwlps=0". Reboot and it should hopefully work better.

Re: Linux

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:26 pm
by Master
Okedoke, lemme boot into Mint and give it a shot.

EDIT: Alright, done. Can't tell if it's worked yet, but I'll see in due time, I'd imagine.

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:23 am
by incognito
Just to re-activate that topic, I think I will soon try Kali Linux on Android, it seems to be quite good for penetration testing purposes (no pun here)


Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:41 pm
by Master
Well, Day 3 of Linux Mint. No crashes yet, Wifi's still a little unstable, but it's not been as bad as before. So, progress, I guess?

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:13 pm
by incognito
Maybe your wifi card is just unstable towards Linux, there is some cases like that.

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:15 pm
by Master
True. At least I'm on the road to functionality, it's been behaving rather well now.

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:19 pm
by incognito
Linux is good, but is is kinda hard to be fully deployed, especially Slackware.

Once it will be done, you will feel at home every-time you computer will be booted. :)

Re: Linux

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:46 pm
by Hoodcom
Master wrote:Hmm, I guess I'm a stickler for eye candy, I've been leaning to KDE meself, installed it on Mint. Though Mint uses KDE 4, not 5.
I prefer KDE as well. However I do like Gnome as well. I'd say it comes second for my taste. I totally can live with either though.