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Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:55 pm
by Steo
An option to disable it would still be nice though, and there are a few other things Windows 10 does that just always annoyed me vs Windows 7, Windows 7 even looks much better than 10. As for Linux, I can't even decide on a distro and have it set up nicely with an environment I'm comfortable with, without switching around trying new things, and Plum can just use LFS? :fou:

Re: Linux

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:38 pm
by PluMGMK
LoveMetal wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:46 pm
Talking about this, I found sticky corners on W10 quite handy, in a multi screen setup moreover, because if you want to tile a window to half of the screen, you don't have to drag it pixel perfect to the border between your two screens.
I was getting along fine using Super + Left and Super + Right. :P

EDIT: Also, something even more annoying after upgrading to Windows 10 was that it set the DPI scaling to 125% on the laptop screen, while keeping it at 100% on the other two monitors. This caused stuff to look cramped on the laptop, and blurry on the screens. And windows would switch between being cramped and blurry depending on where the majority of their area was. I didn't even understand it until one of the guys showed me how to set it to 125% for all three monitors. So now everything's cramped, but at least consistent. Plus the 125% setting makes GDI interfaces look big and pixellated, and I think sometimes they even register as the wrong size when I drag them around.
I don't know how much of this is due to the specifics of our laptops and how the IT department has stuff set up, but it's definitely a whole bunch of annoyances that weren't there before. :pascontent:
LoveMetal wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:46 pm
PluMGMK wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:00 pm
More on-topic, I've finally written a Perl script to automate upgrading packages on my LFS installation – once I've it completely set up my life should be as easy as if I were on a distro again. :fou:
You are seriously using LFS on a daily basis? :o
Yep. I'm that crazy. I've been doing it for years though, so problems are rare now…

Re: Linux

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:52 pm
by Raymanarenaps2
My laptop is under powered, around 2 gb gb of ram (actually slightly less around 1.9 gb of ram) and a a low powered cpu (2.20 gGH)

Been using bodhi Linux with the open box window manager instead of Enlightenment (by itself it with no desktop and not command line controled either it's still gui)

Can't seem to get any PC Android based os to install and work on this laptop so I guess I am stuck with Bodhi Linux untill I get a desktop pc again since my last one had hardware failure.

This set up boots up in my opionion faster than any Windows and other Linux Distro I used because the os is is very simple. When the os boots up, since I use the just the open box window manager, when you log in to the os all that will load is the desktop wallpaper background, not even a task bar or start button. Don't worry it's not broken, you just have to right click anywhere on the wallpaper and a simple text menu will appear and you can open applications you had installed.

Due to how lightweight the setup is if you just run 1 application when you are.. web browsing for example it performs as if the web browser is the OS and all your hardware is dedicated to the browser aside from a few mb of ram, and some very small cpu procesing for the desktop background and right click menu. This makes this os perfect for emulating games, watching Youtube video on very low speced laptops and pcs.

Imagine having one powerful pc dedicated to just web browsing then on another powerful pc dedicated to just gaming on Steam or other apps.
With bodhi and open box window manager it is very posible to do just that.

Re: Linux

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:14 am
by Steo
I've still just been messing about with Mint to try get used to Linux since I'm not exactly a tech savvy when it comes to the Linux OS, but I do find the OS really interesting to use, especially with how customisable it is. I do want to get just plain Debian to work properly on my computer, but my main goal is to just become accustomed to the OS in general and remember all of the necessary terminal commands without having to keep searching online.

One thing I love about Linux in general is being able to just install things from the terminal without looking things up, assuming you know what to type that is. :P

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:51 pm
by Steo
So after trying many times to get Debian 9 Stretch working with my GPU (Vega 64), I just couldn't manage and ended up trying out Fedora. It works on my computer, and I managed to get Rayman Origins to work exceptionally well, but I still had it at the back of my mind that I wanted Debian to work.

Debian 10 Buster was released a while back, and upon installing it, I couldn't even get a GUI. When I booted I was just stuck on a tty terminal screen. I felt like it was hopeless and thought "at least Debian 9 booted to a GUI, even if it was using software rendering".

It turned out the solution was much easier than I had expected, and all I had to do was edit /etc/apt/sources.list (I used nano so I could do so in the terminal) and append contrib non-free to the end of each line, then I ran apt update. After that, I ran apt install firmware-linux-nonfree and rebooted, where I was greeted with a GUI and the latest stable mesa driver installed.

So now I finally have Debian working properly and Rayman Origins running really well on it too. The more I can learn about Linux the better, I actually find the OS really interesting to work with.

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:46 am
by PopuriAO29
Looking other linux distros, Even i tried find wallpaper to put it on Windows version, either i find it some reason.

Re: Linux

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:01 pm
by Steo
I'm still happily using Debian, it works quite well for me!

Re: Linux

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:27 pm
by PopuriAO29
I can find some wallpapers without install any distros linux (such as ubuntu, kubuntu, lubuntu). However, i have 7-zip that can be opened the squashfs for ubuntu.
Any versions that i will put on windows wallpaper.

Re: Linux

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:30 pm
by Steo
I'm still using Debian as my daily driver and I have to say I'm impressed! I couldn't even get Linux running properly, and now I can play the UbiArt games on it without a hitch.

Re: Linux

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:10 pm
by Steo
Just want to bump this and my above post was on RD.

So after trying Debian for a while, I can say that it's definitely an OS I like, though a lot of things are definitely much older, such as libc and the mesa drivers. Trying to use newer versions would mean compiling everything since the display manager wouldn't even work when the newer mesa driver was installed.

I ended up trying out Arch, and after getting it to work, I'm also pretty happy with it. I guess the main difference it that it will need a little more maintenance than a Debian based distro, and that it uses pacman instead of apt as its package manager, but things are kept up to date on it too. I do like how it's a rolling release platform.

At one stage I'll probably install Debian on a spare SSD just to mess with it and see if I can update all of those libc files manually, but I'd probably be more interested in trying to install the likes of Gentoo at some stage, rather than doing that. I guess any distro can do the job if you know what you're doing and set it up right, but I think it's nice to experiment with different distros.

Re: Linux

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:19 pm
by PopuriAO29
i'm not quite sure when i find some wallpaper linux. During this time, i am finding linux distros in future.

EDIT: Probably when i find linux wallpaper any distros, i put it on Web\Wallpaper folder on Windows.

Re: Linux

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:10 pm
by Steo
I'm still on Arch at the moment, and although it's easier to break than the likes of Debian, it's also easy to fix if you know what you're doing. My only screw up so far was breaking the kernel in an update, but I fixed it by using a USB flash drive with Arch on it, mounting my partitions, chrooting to the installation, and running "pacman -S filesystem linux".

When I tried to use Linux last year, I had only been trying Mint and Ubuntu, and while they're good for beginners, or people who just don't want to go through the bother of setting things up to their liking, I prefer to use something I can learn a few things with. I had a bad experience with Linux back then and everything kept going wrong, but lately I'm very comfortable using the Linux OS, so much that I actually don't feel secure booting into Windows at this stage.

Since getting Debian to work, I started to use Linux as my daily driver, and have since switched to Arch, which is now my daily driver. With Valve proton, and the available tweaks like D9vk and DXVK, I basically have almost everything I want working on Linux. Last year I had to keep booting into Windows due to many things not working properly, but at the same time, I didn't really know what I was doing back then either.

Long story short, I love using Linux now. :D

Re: Linux

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:44 am
by PopuriAO29
Image
Here are some wallpapers that i extracted from Ubuntu Linux.
the file name "warty-final-ubuntu" didn't change last time in future. so i decided change one of codename such as maverick, lucid, natty, etc.

I use 7-zip to open squashfs. i found it on usr/share/backgrounds folder. which there are some wallpapers for ubuntu linux.

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:18 am
by Steo
Since I now know that Rayman Origins works really nicely on NVIDIA with dgVoodoo, I've decided to use the GTX 1070Ti. The VEGA 64 might be slightly better in some cases, but NVIDIA have always had better drivers and been more power efficient. It's nice to be able to use NVIDIA and Linux at the same time. :D

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:27 pm
by LoveMetal
Damn, everytime I’m updating my debian (every 6 months or so :mrgreen: ), I’m getting the same driver error with Xorg which can’t start. And every time, I forget how to solve it.

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:31 pm
by Steo
LoveMetal wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:27 pm
Damn, everytime I’m updating my debian (every 6 months or so :mrgreen: ), I’m getting the same driver error with Xorg which can’t start. And every time, I forget how to solve it.
It's probably "apt install firmware-linux-nonfree", I think that's what happened to me on Debian. :mrgreen:

EDIT: Or appending "contrib non-free" to the end of the lines in /etc/apt/sources.list

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:41 pm
by PluMGMK
LoveMetal wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:27 pm
And every time, I forget how to solve it.
I know that feeling! :mrgreen: When I have something like that, it usually takes me several times to decide to actually write a script so I don't have to remember…

Re: Linux

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:35 pm
by Steo
It happened me when I put the 1070Ti in my computer yesterday too, Arch got as far as "Reached target graphical interface" then hung there. I also forgot how to fix it and it took me about an hour. :P

Re: Linux

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:02 am
by PluMGMK
I have a 1050Ti that I bought to use with my Windows VM a few years ago, but since I changed motherboards that configuration's become unstable. Maybe I should try it under Linux for a while…

Re: Linux

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:21 pm
by LoveMetal
Steo wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:31 pm
It's probably "apt install firmware-linux-nonfree", I think that's what happened to me on Debian. :mrgreen:

EDIT: Or appending "contrib non-free" to the end of the lines in /etc/apt/sources.list
Honestly, it was a bit more than that. :P
I happen to have hybrid graphics like many modern laptops, but very strangely, my primary graphic card is the geforce and not the intel.
And Xorg auto configuration tool just assigns the intel driver to the geforce PCI port, while bumblebee is trying pathetically to launch CUDA stuff with the intel graphics. :mrgreen:
So I have to write a custom Xorg.conf for my config, and to do the whole nouveau blacklisting stuff, but every time there is an update to X packages, it launches the configuration tool again.

I remember that the last time I was just too lazy to rewrite the config file so I was stuck with mesa drivers for like one month. :mrgreen: