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    Re: linux help for you

    Hey guys, I have a question regarding Linux, now according to our previous discussions (gamahiro and myself) I've played around with a live DVD and got myself reacquainted with it, now I want to install a Linux version in my laptop (HP pavilion notebook), I'm thinking Ubuntu what are your thought and recommendations ?
     
         
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    Re: linux help for you

    Quote Originally Posted by -KUSHAN- View Post
    Hey guys, I have a question regarding Linux, now according to our previous discussions (gamahiro and myself) I've played around with a live DVD and got myself reacquainted with it, now I want to install a Linux version in my laptop (HP pavilion notebook), I'm thinking Ubuntu what are your thought and recommendations ?
    It's a matter of personal preference. I like gentoo. The main reason I like it is for the installation. I can install what I want. I don't have a ton of extra unused modules loading at boot. I also like portage (keeps track of all the software on my box). If you want something easy, with a quick install and you don't plan on putting any time into learning, go with Ubuntu or Fedora. If you want flexibility and a quicker system go with gentoo or debian (or even slackware if you're brave enough). The gentoo install will actually force you to learn as you build.

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    PS: Don't go by screenshots. You can make any linux distro look however you want.
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    Also, if you plan on playing around in Wine, I'd suggest Gentoo or Funtoo. There is not a single Windows game I couldn't get loaded on Gentoo/Funtoo. Hell, I was even getting really good FPS too.

    Anyway, Ubuntu isn't really good for learning, it's good for being lazy like myself (especially if you don't mind a bloated OS). I think the best OS for learning is probably Gentoo.
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    Thanks guys, I've downloaded Gentoo and Ubuntu I install them separately sand see how they go
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    Hey Gamahiro, have you tried out Funtoo yet? I've been recommending it to people, but I've actually yet to try . I heard it was really good at running wine, and a lot of games in general.

    Anyway, I plan on doing a thorough test this week now that I'm done downloading it.

    Also, what's the best OS to run on an old SPARC III system? I picked up an old workstation with dual sparcs, a whopping 256MB of RAM, with 8 hard drives in a forget the RAID config for a total of 10 gigabytes! 10 freaking gigabytes! Can you believe it?

    Anyway, I imagine a gentoo minimal with fluxbox would be good? I'll probably do a custom build, maybe even just a custom build live CD. No idea what I'm going to do with the system though. Maybe use it as a little mini server if I get some new hard disks for it.
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie View Post
    Hey Gamahiro, have you tried out Funtoo yet? I've been recommending it to people, but I've actually yet to try . I heard it was really good at running wine, and a lot of games in general.

    Anyway, I plan on doing a thorough test this week now that I'm done downloading it.

    Also, what's the best OS to run on an old SPARC III system? I picked up an old workstation with dual sparcs, a whopping 256MB of RAM, with 8 hard drives in a forget the RAID config for a total of 10 gigabytes! 10 freaking gigabytes! Can you believe it?

    Anyway, I imagine a gentoo minimal with fluxbox would be good? I'll probably do a custom build, maybe even just a custom build live CD. No idea what I'm going to do with the system though. Maybe use it as a little mini server if I get some new hard disks for it.
    Hey, Ive never tried it. I never used wine either.
    I have Solaris 10 running on my Suns. I've never installed linux on a sun. Maybe gentoo. It has a sparc port. http://distfiles.gentoo.org/releases...urrent-stage3/ Try enlightenment DR16 instead of fluxbox. It's faster. http://www.enlightenment.org/
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    Alright, I got Funtoo installed on my desktop without a hitch. As for my ancient sun system, isn't Solaris 10 a massive install? Or does it have a minimal version? I really never used Solaris other than my time in the Army (which I didn't really play around with it due too a big DoD banner before logging in telling me not to).

    And as for Wine, I take it you're either a console gamer, or not into games that much? That or no PC games interest you too much? Well, there are some PC games that have been ported to Linux, but those are far and few between.
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie View Post
    Alright, I got Funtoo installed on my desktop without a hitch. As for my ancient sun system, isn't Solaris 10 a massive install? Or does it have a minimal version? I really never used Solaris other than my time in the Army (which I didn't really play around with it due too a big DoD banner before logging in telling me not to).

    And as for Wine, I take it you're either a console gamer, or not into games that much? That or no PC games interest you too much? Well, there are some PC games that have been ported to Linux, but those are far and few between.
    I like games. I just don't like Windows. I love Frozen Bubble
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    I have a question about debian and gnome3.
    I went to extensions.gnome.org and it tells me I don't have an up to date version of gnome3.
    So I went to terminal did apt-get update && upgrade. It went through and updated.
    I went back to the website and still the same error pops up.
    I know gnome 3.6 just came out but my computer doesn't seem to be updating to it.
    I am running gnome 3.4.2



    Any ideas as how to fix this?
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    There's nothing to fix. If you want to go outside the stable tree then it's on you.
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    Quote Originally Posted by gamahiro View Post
    There's nothing to fix. If you want to go outside the stable tree then it's on you.
    Alright I guess I will have to learn to compile stuff from a source code then. Fun stuff I have heard. x_x
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanzen View Post
    Alright I guess I will have to learn to compile stuff from a source code then. Fun stuff I have heard. x_x
    Yeah it's incredibly difficult.
    tar -zxvf pablosgaypronviewer_4.1.8.tar.gz
    cd pablosgaypronviewer_4.1.8
    cat README | less
    ./configure
    make
    su
    make install
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    Quote Originally Posted by gamahiro View Post
    Yeah it's incredibly difficult.
    tar -zxvf pablosgaypronviewer_4.1.8.tar.gz
    cd pablosgaypronviewer_4.1.8
    cat README | less
    ./configure
    make
    su
    make install
    I guess I'll try it it out tonight.
    That's some file name you got there.

    Edit: Maybe not...just looked at everything that I have to do and FUUUUUCK


    All I am trying to eventually do is install an extension. I can't direct install from extension.gnome.org because I don't have the latest update apparently.
    I went to the extensions home page and followed the instructions but I get to a point where it tells me to type `make' install-zip, that brings me to a line like ">" for quite some time, stays on that line and does nothing.


    Edit again: screw it. I'll just go back to squeeze and upgrade.
     
         
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    Re: linux help for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanzen View Post
    I guess I'll try it it out tonight.
    That's some file name you got there.

    Edit: Maybe not...just looked at everything that I have to do and FUUUUUCK


    Edit: apparently listen to ahmed was a ƒucking horrible idea.

    He told me to type add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gnome3 in terminal.
    Now debian won't update correctly.
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Sources
    404 Not Found
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main amd64 Packages
    404 Not Found
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main i386 Packages
    404 Not Found
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net wheezy/main Translation-en
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team...source/Sources 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team...amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    That line isnt in my sources list and I can't remove it with remove-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gnome3 because remove-apt-repository isn't a command.

    What can I do to fix this?

    All I am trying to eventually do is install an extension. I can't direct install from extension.gnome.org because I don't have the latest update apparently.
    I went to the extensions home page and followed the instructions but I get to a point where it tells me to type `make' install-zip, that brings me to a line like ">" for quite some time, stays on that line and does nothing.
    Try
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    add-apt repository --remove ppa:whatever
    If not check the folder: /etc/apt/sources.list.d
     
         

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    Re: linux help for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie View Post
    Try
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    If not check the folder: /etc/apt/sources.list.d
    Yep that worked.

    Figured out how to get "make" to work but now I am getting a missing separator error.
    A quick google search told me that I need to do a global search and replace some stuff.

    Edit: I need a bouncer for when I go back to uni in a few days. My Uni won't open port 6667 for some dumbass reason. So I want to set up a server...will this work if I don't have a domain setup yet? --> http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_debian_lamp_server

    I also am looking into getting some server space. Do you guys know of a good place to get them from? I have heard 1and1 might be good but they compare themselves to go daddy so I'm not sure how good they actually are.
     
         
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