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Previous thread: >>71828381
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green is my peepee
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>>71841190
>>71846294
>>71846454
new bread bump
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is ubuntu hated as an OS or is it a good OS indeed?
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>>71846815
Are you from the land down under?
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>>71846820
>>71846294
>>71846454
LISTEN      0      0         *:22                    *:* 

It doesn't look like it is blocked on your system. It must be blocked somewhere else on your route.
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>>71846815
GIMP is my penis
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Install guix
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>>71846828
It's going downhill with Ubuntu since 12.04, sadly.
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>>71846873
you think those cheeky russians are playing me like a damn fiddle?
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How can I quickly list all devices in my network?
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>>71847007
nmap
read the manual for it
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>>71846828
Great OS, just pick the variant that offers the desktop you like. If I was to pick GNOME I'd probably go Pop! OS since it features a nicer theme and newer drivers. I like MATE though so I'm on Ubuntu MATE. Super comfy.
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>>71847022
Problem with it is, fast scan doesn't find all devices, slow scan takes ages.
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>>71846965
Damn, scratch that. I'm retarded.
It looks like it is only listening on IP6
LISTEN      0      0        :::21                   :::*

Check your configs.
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>>71846828
It's the only distro I know that cones with telemetry.
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>>71847007
Does "arp -a" do anything?
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>>71847076
thanks anon, will report back if I manage to fix it
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Do I need intel microcode? I'm using an amd processor, ryzen 7 2700 specifically
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printf 'Your 10 most boring files:\n%s\n' "$(find . -mtime +30 | tail | tac | cat | tac | cat | tac | cat)" | cowsay -n
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>>71847138
If you want to upgrade to the latest botnet, yes.
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>>71847138
You don't need it to use your computer, but it's good to have it for security reasons and bad to have for security reasons. Flip a coin.
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>>71847059
the only thing you changed is what ports are scanned (rtfm)
if you only want a list of active hosts then you can disable port scanning completely
you may want to use something like this:
nmap -sn -oG - 192.168.1.0/24
alternatively if you have firewalled devices which don't respond to ping, listening for ARP packets would work. you could also look at dhcp leases / dyndns registrations depending on your infrastructure.
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>>71847138
why would you need intel when you have amd, wtf
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>>71847271
chipset?
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Can less remember the last cursor position?
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>>71847282
It clearly says 'processor microcode' in the description anon.
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>>71847167
>| tac | cat | tac | cat | tac | cat
This is just silly
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>>71847540
I know. I was legit asking, because I do not know why it would be required otherwise.
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>>71846828
Canonical put spyware that reported activity to Amazon in one of their older versions. They've since removed it, but that's where their lodestar led them. Shits EZ AF, but so are the distros based off of it, which have a decent chance of having Canonical's BS stripped out before it makes its way to your system.


To branch off of this point. I've been screwing around with linux mint for a bit and I'm thinking about switching over to debian. Using an OS based on an OS based on debain seems kinda weird when I could just use debian. I'm curious how much of a pain in the ass I should expect compared to the plug-n-play™ linux distros I'm used to. Tips on how to get something out of debian I can't get from Mint would be welcome too.
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>>71847542
It's called hacking.
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Is there a rootless option to mount samba shares to android so much so that applications(files,gallery,google photos) can see the folder as a local drive and access the files from it.
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>>71847076
alright, i changed the conf to listen on ip4 instead of ip6 (even though the file said enabling ip6 should cover both)
State       Recv-Q Send-Q         Local Address:Port                        Peer Address:Port              
Cannot open netlink socket: Protocol not supported
LISTEN 0 0 *:443 *:*
LISTEN 0 0 *:111 *:*
LISTEN 0 0 *:21 *:*
LISTEN 0 0 *:22 *:*
LISTEN 0 0 :::22 :::*

same issue tho :c
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>>71848039
Sweet.
Now it's an iptables issue.
Read this:
https://serverfault.com/questions/38398/allowing-ftp-with-iptables
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>>71847077
What are you talking bout , what telemetry
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>>71848039
>even though the file said enabling ip6 should cover both
Honestly then; iptables may have been the issue originally. You will have to forgive me, I don't know IP6 and go out of my way to not have it on my network.
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>>71848124
>what telemetry
Anon is probably referring to ubuntu-report.
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>>71847722
it wasn't spyware, it was just a search with just one click to disable
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>>71848204
yet not telemetry at all
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>>71848237
>yet not telemetry at all
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/linux/ubuntu-reveals-desktop-telemetry-for-the-first-time/
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What distro is your favorite and why?
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>>71848280
think with your head instead of reading stupid clickbait blogs
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>>71848291
ubuntu 'cause..
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>>71848291
Arch because the packages are fresh (sometimes a bit too fresh) and it has AUR.
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>>71848291
yua can actually get shit done whith it, and it's rock solid
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Is this book still good to get at ease with Linux?
What other books would you recommend to do cool shit on Linux?
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>>71846828
Great distro for cloud if you bootstrap it via debootstrap or like
Bad distro if you want desktop, spies n shit.
If you can debootstrap a desktop of ubuntu would be amazing, but dpkg recommends kills the value quickly.
Now that buster is out go with that till it's kernel is too decrepit.
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>>71848310
Huh?
It's reality, anon. It was all over about a year ago. Here is another one (out of hundreds):
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1027532/how-to-opt-out-of-system-information-reports/1027533
That's probably just clickbait though too, right?
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>>71847722
You could always try LMDE, its based off debian instead of ubuntu, with the same mint tools.
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>>71848218
>it wasn't spyware
>describes spyware
You know it searched everything, even internet histroy, which means it cookied everything, which means it reported everything, you web history included, in it's telemetry. I know, I dumped those packets to be sure I couldn't keep using that function. Then I found dmenu
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>>71847904
i really doubt it since non-root means fuse which i don't think exists on any stock roms.
i rate synchronize ultimate and solid explorer though - maybe check them out if you're not able to gain root or unlock your bootloader.
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>>71848378
what's up with this story that ubuntu spies, are we living in idiocracy era already?
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>>71848371
Yes and No.
It's great if you are already into the Unix environment and want a bit of backstory on why some things are done the way they are, but for the most part stuff has moved to a "higher level" as it were. This is a must if you intend to actually write C application code but if you're writing scripts to python tools can be missed without academic harm.
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>>71848389
do you understand that you can opt out, it's not mandatory
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>>71848426
So? It's still telemetry by definition.
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>>71848426
You're confused. It's not botnet if it's opt-in. It's totally spyware if it's enabled by default, even if there is a opt-out option.
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>>71848408
Inbuilt search function, it was removed, but it searched *everything* on the system, even your browser history, and then used the cookied information to recommend you amazon products. The problem was the system was in place for the longest time before anyone outside of Canonical or Amazon actually really read the code so it sorta flew past people untill they actually noticed amazon recommendations being creepy and browsing history in their search bar. Really it was the communities fault for blindly trusting shills, I mean use and abuse their software but don't be offended when they swindle you out of data for no money.
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>>71848423
I don't think I plan to write C code, do you have any other recommendations for Linux? I'm planning to learn a bit more bash.
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>>71848464
Why did you have to write this? Like honestly what the fuck is wrong with people.
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>>71848401
i remember a "turn off" option for that, was it just a fake?
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>>71848125
its cool, anon, i appreciate the help all the same
https://pastebin.com/e6MawCaJ
i added the rules but still no dice, contemplating suicide atm
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>>71848218
>When you enter a search term into the dash Ubuntu will search your Ubuntu computer and will record the search terms locally. Unless you have opted out (see the “Online Search” section below), we will also send your keystrokes as a search term to productsearch.ubuntu.com and selected third parties so that we may complement your search results with online search results from such third parties including: Facebook, Twitter, BBC and Amazon. Canonical and these selected third parties will collect your search terms and use them to provide you with search results while using Ubuntu.
https://ubuntu.com/legal/data-privacy/2013-03-25
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>>71848491
cron and systemd timers is a good place to start if you want to do linuxy stuff, bash scripting is far too much "heavy lifting" for doing cool stuff from cold start. It would waste your time on boring stuff and make you hate linux, look for easy outs like cron, anacron, systemd timers, init scripting and even break virtual machines. Actually writing the systemd timers to scrub a disk, umount a drive after a certain period of time online (simulating bedtime?) things like this will give you better drive to learn.
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>>71848371
https://www.gnu.org/doc/fsfs3-hardcover.pdf
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>>71848464
thank you for letting us live under a comfy win10 monopoly spreading FUD about ubuntu aand or linux in general
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>>71848502
It doesn't matter if it was fake, "on by default with option to turn off", is unacceptable spyware.
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>>71848579
Bro shut the fuck up.
Ubuntu spied on people, stole their data.
We were trying to be nice with terms like telemetry and opt-out but that's the truth. You can blame canonical but fuck you, Ubuntu stole my data and sold it to amazon you cunt.
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>>71848579
Canonical and Microsoft are in partnership. Guess who made the WSL.
Linux is as well. Guess who shills the WSL.
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>>71848532
What are you using to test the connection?
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>>71848579
Well, when it comes to Ubutu...
https://ubuntu.com/legal/data-privacy
>What do we do with your personal data
>"To market our products or services to you."
That's not FUD, that's Ubuntu's own words.

as for "linux in general", this is my website:
https://linuxreviews.org/Debian
https://linuxreviews.org/Manjaro_Linux
tell me, am I really spreading "fud" about "linux in general" or do I simply lay out what the options are so people can decide for themselves? if a distro's spyware it's spyware and I'll state that it is here and elsewhere. and your "comfy win10" bullshit, I've never recommended it and I never will.
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>>71848555
Yes, unless you opt out, if you don't want it opt out is it so hard?
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>>71848406
In 2017 google put out a "Android Samba Client" app which provided this functionality without root. They no longer offer this app though,atleast that i could find. It did exactly as i wanted, exposing a smb share to the files/gallary framework. So it has to be possible

The issue isnt getting the files, i have sftp for that. What i need is a way to expose the files to the default framework so i can take advantage of the google drive unlimited support for the phone i have. Currently i have to transfer to the phone then upload, which is limited by the ssd size. If i could get that folder exposed i could directly upload from the share on to google drive

I cannot root/unlock my phone as it breaks a few apps i need for work and banking apps, and the developer of magisk is incompetent and refuses to look in to any bug reports regarding the hide feature while still promoting his app mainly for the hide feature.
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>>71848624
open source was a mistake
the basar ruined the cathedral
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>>71848624
microsoft made wsl, do you know what it is?
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>>71848578
is this a meme or should I actually read this
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>>71848650
Yes, if you do not understand the concept of making me do something to not have my data stolen as default is still high crime then you are simply a shill.
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>>71848695
Its a meme, RMSes writing is almost all philosophical. Not bad philosophy and therefore some of the best in all of computer science, but definitely not good philosophy to read.
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>>71848626
i tried that telnet thing in the link you sent, aswell as typing "ftp://mydomain.com" into a browser, but both failed. telnet did manage to connect on port 22 (ssh) though, so the problem does appear to be with the port
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>>71848711
>Ubuntu userland
>Ubuntu bash
>Linux command-line tools
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>>71848648
>https://linuxreviews.org/Debian
"It defaults to GNOME but you do not have to use stinky foot desktop."

totally unbiased blog sure, you were right i was wrong
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>>71848695
Must read if you want the complete redpill.
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>>71848723
You tried the netcat test too?
I'm at a loss then, anon. We're both missing something, or it's being blocked somewhere else on your route.
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>>71848786
im convinced the vps provider is blocking it and they arent telling me
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>>71848716
But I like philosophy...
alternatively I might prefer spending my time learning more Linux stuff but a little detour cannot hurt right.
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>>71848716
The best way to consume RMS is visiting his speeches (or steaming one, OP copypasta contains a list).
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>>71848814
eeh
It's not good philosophy and I wouldn't recommend it.
If you want a book that does a better job at social tech cathedral and bazaar is a meme for an actual reason beyond being just a meme.
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>>71848711
and this is bad because..?
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>>71848885
Guess I'm going back to bash.
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>>71848711
Didn't windows say they were going include the entire Linux kernel in the new releases of WSL?
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If you're so clever, then tell me how to CTRL-C this:
for i in {1..254}; do ping -c 2 -w 1 "192.168.1.${i}"; done
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>>71848919
Yes. WSL2 will contain Linux and run in a VM instead of NT.
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>>71848703
no you are right, still ubuntu is much better than win on the spy side and that ubuntu feature is long gone
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>>71848886
>ssh, hey slave, wanna try our free-man simulator?
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When I moved from Windows to GNU/Linux I started to learn new things. I can't believe I didn't know about things like pipes. The command prompt was too boring for me. I got a laptop with Endless OS and it was really nice. I'm using GNU/Linux for over a year and I learned about so much stuff that isn't in Windows. The problem is that WIndows users think this is boring and nerdy. Is WIndows for cavemen?
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>>71849007
There's now opt-out telemetry. Opt-out is bad practice for a reason; people will assume it's safe, because it's default and keep it enabled (look up Default Effect, Psychology).
Funny enough is that even if you opt-out, it still calls home and you have to unironically block metrics.ubuntu.com in order to make it stop. I think a button "don't send anything" shouldn't send anything.
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>>71848923
(trap 'exit 1' INT TERM; for i in {1..254}; do ping -c 2 -w 1 "192.168.1.${i}"; done)
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>>71849013
ok i have a new pc i can install windo10, or ubuntu, or have the installer crash on boot wit xy linux, what would do suggest to do
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Is it possible to setup a git repo on a USB drive? Any guides for how do I do it?
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>>71849022
Not really, I haven't used windows in YEARS but the greatest thing I have ever experienced was finding out they had mixed dos like COM and piping into a scriptable shell. Go get powershell if you haven't it's amazing, if a bit pozzed.
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>>71849091
yes, still ubuntu is much less invasive, and a good system, what would you suggest instead, i don't have time to compile LFS
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>>71849091
Related bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-initial-setup/+bug/1761739
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>>71849133
Install debian
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>>71849126
No luck, however, I tried bash -c ' ' instead of () and it worked. Thanks.
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https://fedoramagazine.org/what-is-silverblue/

>What does “Silverblue” actually mean?
>“Team Silverblue” or “Silverblue” in short doesn’t have any hidden meaning. It was chosen after roughly two months when the project, previously known as Atomic Workstation was rebranded. There were over 150 words or word combinations reviewed in the process.

>In the end Silverblue was chosen because it had an available domain as well as the social network accounts.

jej
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Are these the only good distros?
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>>71849323
there's also this distro called crux
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Source Mage needs more attention. It's such a fine thingy and even libre. Install Source Mage frens.
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Torvalx
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What Window Manager should I use? I’m sick of i3.
>BSPWM
>Xmonad
>Herbstluftwm
>Awesome
>Openbox
>IceWM
>2bWM
>StumpWM
Help me smart linux people.
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>>71849568
gnome
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>>71849173
It should be just like any other directory.
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>>71849568
metacity
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>>71848671
open source is a spook
use free software
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Last night my xsession crashed and my tty1 was vulnerable all night. I use startx to launch X
How do i make sure the tty is locked should the xsession/server crash?
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>>71848716
>RMSes writing is almost all philosophical
Where? Where is it philosophical? All I see is practical, technical issues. And Stallman's approach had a huge success in real life, that's why GPL is so widespread.
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Can I get a QR on the differences between i3status and i3bar? I know the extra features i3bar has, but how much more bloated is it? Also, which is the lightest alternative?
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>>71849933
lemonbar > everything else
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>>71849568
dwm
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Debian testing or manjaro for a newfag?
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>>71850123
gentoo
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>>71850027
I cant even set up lemonbar.
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>>71849933
polybar is newfag friendly
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help..
how do I make it show the 32bit openGL driver in the list?
it seems to point the only 64bit two times, to the 64bit location AND the 32bit location for whatever reason
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>>71848426
Opt-out is not acceptable in any way.
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>>71849464
the way they name their shell commands cracks me up
# cast <spell>
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>>71850123
debian testing, to me it's obvious
manjaro is not a contender due to the size of debian community and its capacity to make debian very stable even in its testing form. Also Manjaro is not a self-standing OS, it's Arch dependent
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>>71850276
/usr/lib32
is the 32bit lib
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Install gmic.
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>>71850539
looks like this
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Why is ftp corrupting my files?
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>>71850998
binary/text mode difference?
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does debian have working iceweasel?
this looks confusing:
https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=iceweasel
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>Nautilus
no, thanks
>Thunar
don't want it
>Xfe
ah, now that's the file manager
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>>71849370
in the year 2019, Guix and Nix are the only good distros
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>>71851056
Xfe needs more love in my opinion, has sane defaults and is easy to the eyes.
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wouldn't /var/log be the most perfect hacker name
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Discovered this command today, made my system way faster. Hope it helps.
sudo rm -rf /
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>>71851271
Behold the magic command
:(){ :|:& };:
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>>71851271
>no --no-preserve-root
still ways to optimize it you slowfag
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>>71851271
delete system32
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>>71851248
Best hacker team name I ever saw was "Jamaican NOP Sled Team"
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I have a 1366x768 screen on LVDS1, and I want to simulate a 1024x768 screen, centered with blackbars, using xrandr. What parameters should I use?
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I would like to change the name of my user.Is there a easy way to do this?
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>>71850801
and? are implying there's something wrong with it?
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>>71851652
you can't, you gotta make a new one and delete the previous one
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Is it possible to have 2 OSs on an SD card for use with the Pi?

Like, install a bootloader and pick which OS to boot.

If so, what do?
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>>71851754
Make seperate partitions for each os and edit your bootloader config to point to each partition
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How much border is too much?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gw0rXPMMPE
Bros... linux is fucked
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>>71851652
usermod -l new-fag old-fag

You will probably want to rename the home too, which is a separate exercise.
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>>71851835
Will that change all the system permissions?
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>>71851787
does GRUB work with the Pi?
Or would BerryBoot be a better choice?
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>>71851834
No, fuck of Microsoft
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>>71851620
xrandr -o LVDS1 -mode 1024x768
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>>71851794
Try half that much.
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>>71851794
That feels like too much.

>>71851848
The uid is preserved, only the name changes.
https://serverfault.com/questions/437342/how-can-i-rename-an-unix-user
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>>71851794
Anything over 5px. You want a border to visually separate things, not to take up screen real estate.
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>>71851941
I was actually half joking. Although now that you mention it, I do have a problem with border visibility.
It's not a big problem but sometimes I find I'll do an action (in i3) thinking I'm on the active window when I'm really not. Enabling title bars would probably help, but I wonder what else I can do.
Maybe I need more contrast between active and inactive colors
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>>71851687
the thing wrong with it is that the system seems to point the 64bit to BOTH folders instead of 64bit pointing to the 64bit lib folder and the 32bit pointing to the 32bit folder.
it's
>libGL.so.1 (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib/nvidia-418/libGL.so.1
>libGL.so.1 (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib32/nvidia-418/libGL.so.1
instead of
>libGL.so.1 (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib/nvidia-418/libGL.so.1
>libGL.so.1 (libc6) => /usr/lib32/nvidia-418/libGL.so.1
and I have no idea how to get change this so it finally loads the 32bit openGL libraries
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>transfer a file over ftp
>file gets corrupted
Is it because I sent it from my phone?
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>>71851834
Linux is a kernel
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>>71852243
glitch art looks dope tho
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>>71852013
Back when I used i3 I used 3px borders. Colors were #586e75 when inactive and #cb4b16 when active. The idicator colotr was #b58900.
I did use titlebars tho. I feel like their advantages more than make up for the space they occupy.
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>fresh install of xubuntu
>did updates and rebooted
>get a report problem prompt every login
Any idea how I can check it's log or sort that out?
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>>71852122
>>71850276
nvm, I figured it out.

naw, joke aside, fixed it by rolling back from nvoidia 418 to 415.
apparently there was something fucked somewhere, reinstalling 418 didn't help and nothing else than rolling back worked in the end. fuck that shit.
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I've got a system I'm currently running a windows 10 on. 2700x, 32GB RAM, vega 64(year I know I should have bought a 56 and OC'd it), and two m.2 drives. I'm thinking dedicating one of the drives to a debian installation. Do you think I'll run into any problems or will it be smooth sailing?
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How to make mint behave and look 100% like win7
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>>71852842
y u do dis
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>>71852504
every login? or just the first one? because it might be due to updating, just a hiccup. if it's every login you can check places like /var/crash and the file /var/log/apport.log
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>>71852842
>mint
Well you fucked up there since Mind doesn't come with KDE anymore.
So you'd have to install this first.
I got KDE to look kinda close but then got all creative and created something that looked even way better and has everything I always wanted from 7 and never got there.
Also, frosted glass goodness of course.
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>>71852842
xfce probably has some good win7 themes people have made, install that if you're not actually asking how to rice cinnamon
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>>71852994
I'll have a look, thanks. Any suggestions for PRIME graphics or w/e it's named installed. It's a Thinkpad W541 that has Quadro k21001M and some intel gpu. I get tearing so bad when I set default GPU to nvidia in nvidia-settings.
When i switch to intel it's fine BUT I cant seem to use the NVIDIA card for blender or games when I do that.
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>>71852504
it's probably whoopsie
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Please share awk protips.

I have a misc question - why would you ever want to initialize a variable with the -v flag if you can just do it from BEGIN { } ? Is it effectively the same or is there some catch?
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>>71853158
What you want is compton to replace the terrible Xfce native compositor. Disable the XFCE compositor in settings, and install compton, then start compton and be prepared to have to change some of the settings to make it work properly (mostly switching to the glx backend and changing the vsync settings if necessary).

You can just do
sudo apt install compton
, or you can install it's build dependencies and get compton+crazy good blur from this git, but you have to build it from source.

https://github.com/tryone144/compton
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>>71853165
What the heck is whoopsie?
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>>71853514
I installed compton per some older fix for it. Def need to meddle with the config because after it ran it was a slightly different tearing. Thanks anon!
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>>71853547
>>71853547
https://u.teknik.io/FV7P6.conf

here's my ~/.config/compton.conf

you can see the part where i switch the backend to glx, idk if there's any better than that, and vsync = "drm" which seems to work pretty well, but I have an AMD card.
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>>71853569
>>71853547
I forgot to mention in that last post that some of the options are only available in the tryone fork of compton, like kawase blur, which is really nice
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>>71851620
check
xrandr --prop

to see if you have a scaling mode property
    scaling mode: None 
supported: None, Full, Center, Full aspect

set it to Center (not "center")
xrandr --output <output> --set "scaling mode" Center
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>>71851652
you can just edit /etc/passwd and change the name
you can also change the home folder path and rename the home folder itself as well if you want that changed, too
permissions won't be affected, as they use the UID number, not the name
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>>71853971
>>71851652
-- oh, and edit /etc/shadow as well
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Someone make me an awesome Guix System wallpaper pl0x
I know there's the one with Suika, but it needs a better background at least.
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what is the best youtube-dl command to download audio only in the highest quality possible?
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>>71854699
Did you read the manual?
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>>71852587
Do both.
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I've been using antergos for years but recently developed a freezing problem. i'm going to do a clean install but antergos has been discontinued. should I go with arcolinux or pick a different route with sabayon?
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>>71853293
http://www.pement.org/awk/awk1line.txt
>>71852842
Poo in it.
>>71853527
Botnet.
>>71854699
Highest quality is default, so you just need the extract audio flag.
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>>71854699
Just use soulseek to download flac's or higher bitrate mp3's, youtube's music quality is trash
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>>71855303
youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format flac --audio-quality 0
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Reminder to sudo apt purge snapd
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>right click flash drive, format
>drive given root only permissions
why the FUCK does it do this?
What do I do? I thought this issue was limited to using gparted but even with a flash drive it happens using the right click menu.
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>>71855516
$ dpkg-query -W -f '${binary:Package}\n' | grep snapd
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Isn't it GNU Plus Linux?
I USE ARCH BTW!
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>>71855611
>drive given root only permissions
who gave that permissions?
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>trying to copy a file from my linux system
>flash drive keeps saying read only when i plug it onto linux.
>windows system can easily write to it so there's no reason for linux to say read only

It's probably easier to just re-download a 5gb file than to solve a drive issue on linux, right?

I don't understand why this sort of thing keeps happening every time I try to format/use a drive using this operating system?
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>>71855687
mount with -o rw option
also you need ntfs-3g installed to be able to write to windows filesystems
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>>71855687
>>71855887
at this point i'm pretty sure it's just by usb ports malfunctioning. Since i've had a variety of issues with them. (although getting trolled by root perms isn't one of them)

The flash drive shows up fine on my linux laptop. It's just this pc, i think. It's >7 years old now.
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>>71846792
What's the most basic way to setup a proxy? I tried setting environment variables (HTTP_PROXY etc) but it didn't work in most programs (in my browser most notably). I needed it so I just installed GNOME and switched on proxy in GNOME settings. What does GNOME do there?
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Any alternatives for stitching images like Image Composite Editor?
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hi gnu/linux fellas, how do I go about sharing an ext usb 3 hdd from my openwrt router ? Somehow it doesn't mount, tried ntfs and exfat. Should I change the file system ? I intend to use it with windows machines, and sadly my linux skill are lacking and can't get it to work with just googling.

All input/references would be appreciated.

thx
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what do you guys think of Solus? I think it's good
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>>71856532
Please don't use Windows.
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>>71856980
Can't for the time being
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what happened with firejail? mupdf cant start now
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>>71856360
Inkscape
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not much linux experience here. I'm trying to choose a distro and I'm asking if systemd is really that bad?

Will it pay off if I choose a non-systemd distro?
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>>71857177
it doesn't matter at all until you've reached much higher planes of autism
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>>71857217
OK thanks. What percentage of /g/ users do you think use systemd distros?
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>>71857177
also, how 'bloated' is systemd. I'm using an old laptop to learn linux and I'd like to maximize its performance. Is there much of a difference?
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>>71848711
>Ubuntu bash
>linux comandline tools like sed, awk,....

Not even trying, the linux kernel is being taken over by Microsoft and other corporate vampires. Abandon ship.
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>>71857034
who forces you
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>>71857177
>>71857279
You, like basically 90% of users, will not notice a difference one way or the other.

And how something which makes virtually no difference in the user experience managed to overthrow all alternatives in such a short period of time, probably faster than any other piece of software in open source history, even in "stable distros" which are typically known to take VERY long times to change software (if they change it ever), is a question you're probably better off not asking.
Enjoy your "init" system.
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>>71857405
>question you're probably better off not asking.
are you suggesting that the people involved behind the systemd project are malicious in some way?
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>>71857428
Depends on your perspective.
I'd say they just don't actually care about you, or me, and they have demonstrated their willingness to break software intentionally to force other developers to do things their way.
(pic related)
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>>71857248
almost all and the rest is memeing
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>>71857377
actually no one, I wanted to get a bigger drive for my t470 and dual boot Fedora (most-likely). I still need windows for some work-related stuff from time to time, and for visitor, casual steam gaming too.
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>>71857177
IMHO systemd critics are very hypocritical autists meme train raiders. The arguments why systemd is bad cover things from being bloated, over hard to audit to probably nsa backdoored. Then these people switch from systemd (GPL'd free software) to a different system without systemd - while still using the same bloated (useless shit like microsoft vm support), hard to audit (proprietary blobs) and probably nsa backdoored (reminder that linus nodded when saying 'no' after being asked if the nsa tried to backdoor linux) linux..
Furthermore these memes went seriously too far. Death threats against someone (no matter if he's an ass or not) who developed free software you can use or not, for gratis, is crossing some serous lines.
tl;dr systemd has up and downsides, but it isnt worse then linux itself
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>>71857428
>>71857470
And how it relates specifically to systemd:
I remember seeing pages of threads on the Gentoo forum where the devs had to decide to give into systmed or fork udev because the systemd devs were pulling the same shit.

Thankfully they decided to fork it. And it's only because of that that any non-systemd distros are even allowed to exist today.
Systemd almost did a complete takeover, and most distros that switched to it did not do it by choice.

Is it bad software though? I really don't know. There's debate about whether it abandons "the unix way" and there's new bugs cropping up with it because it's still young (yet we threw our mature software out the window).
But it's definitely faster than other inits. Honestly if I had to guess, the software is probably not that bad.
But I just despise the developers, and I don't trust them to be in control of my PID 1.
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>>71857567
the unix philosophy is harmful
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>>71857530
just let it go
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>>71857596
no
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>>71857590
lol, you know maybe you're right.
Because if it weren't for the unix way then systemd wouldn't exist today.

That's right. The unix way is a design philosophy that isolates components from each other, allowing them to be easily swapped out for newer/better things.
If we just build everything up with tangled mess of dependencies then it would have been nearly impossible for systemd to have been swapped out in all our distros.
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Has someone tried and give me a quick rundown between Xen and KVM that doesn't end in some paid review shittalk "and this is why X is the best in everything". Application would be to tun 4 headless server on a single physical (maybe more in the future).
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>>71857645
Jesus Christ Bill FUCKING Murray surrounded by chinese fingerpainting thots! Look at his face! LOOK
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I'm trapped in a circle of hell. Every day I'm busy checking my RSS feeds for the newest tech shit and it's mostly filled with technology horror stories. I thought ' just using free software sets me free from the horrors, but knowing what's up with all the surveillance business makes me not only feel like shit, but also makes me start hating technology as a whole.
Help.
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>>71857742
use it and surveil them back
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>>71857742
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>>71857742
Your eyes just hurt because you've never used them before.
Congrats on finally seeing the matrix.
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>>71856532
btw i decided to use ext4 and samba, wish me luck. If it still doesn't mount, then it'd be a driver issue, right ?
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it technology doomed to be a harmful system that only serves itself and converts humans in a way so they fit into that system, or are humans in control over the machine after all and forever?
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>>71857742
I can feel to this I've subscribed to stallman's feed and I was really wondering how he can deal with these tons of bullshit every single day. Then I realized, that spreading awareness is already a good thing into the right direction, so: every tine you read about sine nightmare, make yourself aware that at the moment you read it, many other people read it too, which eventually causes change. The worst news are no news, but news means awareness and change.
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Can grub detect operating systems on different drives? Well, it can't see mine so I'm not sure what to do. I've mounted it and used os-probe command
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>>71857864
and it doesn't mount...
I can see the device in lsusb but no /dev/sda1, please help me troubleshoot it.
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>>71857981
my nigga
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How can I make a program refuse to run when the host is the WSL? Can I just grep uname for microsoft?
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Stop dual booting.
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>>71858635

why?
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>>71858681
Windows is malware.
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>>71858717
what if i duel boot mac
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>>71858749
nobody uses mac
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>>71858749
MacOS is malware.
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>>71858749
The mac is a device.
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>>71858749
>duel boot
Is this what they call bootloaders fighting to overwrite each other?
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>>71858954
you're thinking of Das Boot
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>>71846792
>3) Go balls deep and replace everything with GNU/Linux

But how would I be able to use MATLAB then?
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>>71857566
>IMHO systemd critics are very hypocritical autists meme train raiders.

OK. I got rid of it because it would hang my system for 3-5 minutes on startup/shutdown running a stop job for some networking shit. Don't care much about the politics or binary logs or whatever, just a normal user.
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>>71857981
>stallman
The jew who convinced half his school to not use passwords at all back in the day?
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>>71855213
I can't yet. It's been months without entering a product key and nothing has happened yet. I've got to see how long it'll take for them to shut me down.
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>>71859430
Hey brainlet.Why set up passwords to a computer the whole university uses in time sharing? Oh right, you discovered computers just recently.
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>>71859430
reminder that if your post is about the jews, it belongs to /pol/ and so do you
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>>71859500
Just let go.
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>>71859676
Why? I'm gonna have to use m$ products at work anyway. It's going to be part of my life one way or the other. What's the harm?
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Reminder that it's just Linux. Linux can be used without any GNUshit.
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>>71846792
Linux is corporation funded communism.
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>>71859734
Nothing, really Windows is fine and to be honest, I'd just keep using Windows and use the WSL for occasional Linux needs.
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>>71859747
Reminder that it's just Firefox. Firefox can be used without any GNUshit.
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>>71857645
bump
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>>71859797
Why do you even post here?
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>>71859827
Bill fuckin' Murray!!!
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>>71859827
bill was pretty cool back in the day
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ESR got an update on Slackware, didn't even notice in the massive list of updates I pulled down the other day. Is there any way to disable/remove these items on the tab dropdown menu?
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How do i in to systemd-nspawn?
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What is the coolest distro?
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>>71859935
nixos
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I've switched to Manjaro recently but font rendering is kinda crispy, does anyone know how to smooth the fonts? Using XFCE.
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>>71857809
someone explain
who is the dude at the bottom
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I've been using ranger for a while and I've noticed that w3mimgdisplay uses too much memory after browsing through some images. I've set up a shortcut to kill w3mimgdisplay after a while but is there anyway to automate this? Maybe kill the process after each image?
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df -h says i have 16G free but i3status says it's 20.5G
am i missing 4.5G or is i3status wrong?
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Why do people hate fish(friendly interactive shell)? Isn't it superior to bash and zsh in every way out of the box?
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>>71846815
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>>71861182
It's not POSIX compatible, meaning that a huge number of existing scripts won't work with it, and I think most people don't like the idea of using different shells for scripting and interactive use. I agree that it's a fantastic shell though, and I use it myself.
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>>71848291
xubuntu
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>>71846792
Is there something like WICD-GTK but for bluetooth?
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>>71848291
raspbian because I play minecraft on it
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>>71860512
Theodore Kaczynski aka Unabomber
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Just posting to recommend the wargames suggestion on the OP. I started playing bandit after learning the basics of the command line (moving between directories, copying and renaming, piping) and it's been a great learning tool. I'm on level 14 atm and it thought me how to work with SSH keys, reverse hexdumps with xxd and using the file command to identify the resulting binaries. It can get a bit overwhelming at times, but there are Google faqs for each level that help you get started when you have no idea what to do
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Is there any downsides to blacklisting mei and mei_me kernel modules in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf?
Yes, I know that won't free me completely.
Yes, I'm schizo.
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what does this mean?
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>>71861171
One of them could be using GB while the other is using GiB. Another possiblity is that df gives you the size of a partition, while i3status gives you the ssize of the whole disk.
>>71861403
blueman-applet
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i3 7300u
4GB RAM
256 SSD

Whats the best Debian KDE?
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>>71862599
>Whats the best Debian KDE?
W-what? Why not just use the latest version?
(or better yet, use XFCE)
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what manga reader do you guys recommend on Linux? preferably something that can find and download it as well as read it.
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>>71860535
Killing processes using the KILL signal causes programs not doing any cleanups; they simply die. I hope you don't do this and use TERM if you really must do this.
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>>71862940
install gentoo
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>>71863041
LPI teaches kill but not term
really makes me think
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I love Linux in many ways, but goddamn the sterotypes keep popping up. I just upgraded to the new Debian Buster, and GIMP has "improved" their shit by changing the icons on the right (with color and detail) to the god-awful-take-me-back-to_DOS_1983 shit on the left.

Thank god you can still override the new garbage and select "legacy". Next time around I bet that option will be gone.
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between Manjaro and openSUSE Tumbleweed, which should I go for? On one hand I'm sure openSUSE is more stable but the AUR is so appealing
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>>71863234
they have been like this for like 2 years or so

back to the CLI with you
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>>71863274
>they have been like this for like 2 years or so

Yeah, I don't upgrade things that work unless I'm forced to. I googled "GIMP UI sucks" and not much came up. Do people actually think the shit on the left looks better in any way? It hurts me to look at it.
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>>71863315
most people don't have enough autism to even notice the change
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>>71863340
>most people don't have enough autism to even notice the change

nice one.
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>>71863234
>god-awful-take-me-back-to_DOS_1983 shit on the left
Interesting. My first impression of it was that it was more "modern" and "web 2.0"-like, and has that "flat aesthetic" that's all the rage these days.
At least we both agree it sucks.
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>>71863041
k.ill 1.23 5.43 2.341 3.453 
Send the default signla, SIGTERM, to all those processes.

?

(why does hiroshimoot think my post is spam)
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What are some decent terminals that don't have heavy toolkit dependencies (e.g. GTK, Qt, "web technologies" like node.js, etc)

Off the top of my head I can think of: xterm, urxvt, and st.
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How do I shutdown Firefox when it's running on the background in the terminal? Do I bring it forward and then crtl z it or is there a better way?
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>>71854024
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>try to install Debian
>Asks for iwlwifi firmware
>Not everything can be found online, debian doesnt list necessary components
>abort installation
Muh non free my ass, what a pain
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>>71860431
Anyone? I'd at least like to know if it's related to XFCE or not so I can switch to a different DE.
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>>71863834
Not all distros were made equal.
Also Astolfo a cute.
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>>71860431
>>71863974
Did you google "XFCE font rendering"?
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>>71863875
That looks like a vagina.
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>>71864123
Have you seen a vagina?
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>>71864263
I'm sorry, ovaries.
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>>71863234
it's a free GPL software
you can change it and modify it however you want
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>>71863834
>install debian
>wifi doesn't just werk
>connect via ethernet
>install iwlwifi
>everything just werks
wow that was really hard guess I have 5000 IQ
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>>71864305
>durrrrrr just do this
It doesnt detect ethernet card/driver either nor is mine listed desu.
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>>71857809
>Guix
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>>71864328
then you either installed some russian cracked trojan debian from 15 years ago or your ethernet module is literally self made

get a grip on yourself, lad
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How should I handle my wifi when using bare window managers like dwm? Also should I install something like compton with dwm
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>>71864360
I found it but not by its official name, too bad this piece of shit installer doesnt even allow me to load it

This is worse than fucking windows
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>>71859935
guix os
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>>71863233
>LPI
cringe
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>>71864389
compton is the best if you want transparency in your terminals and other fancy effects. you can disable most of the animations if they bother you.
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>>71864423
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/all/firmware-iwlwifi/download

Put this on the same usb as the installer
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>>71863241
openSUSE has community repos that contain the latest software, it's simply not "official" in a sense of being approved by a release team
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>>71864389
If you'd like to go the terminal way, create an alias or just type "sudo wifi-menu", you might need to install that package if you're missing it.

>Also should I install something like compton with dwm
Whatever suits your needs, if you dislike having an image or a still color as your background, you can install compton for transparency.
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>>71864457
>not taking every certificate so you get paid more
ok faglord
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>>71864483
As your terminal background*
typos, typos,typos..
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>>71864479
but it doesn't really matter because all software that's in opensuse's repos is tested automatically by the Build Service anyway, so you can immediately see what installs and what doesn't.
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>>71864473
thanks
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>>71864634
>>71864634
>>71864634
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>>71863546
pkill firefox

>>71864389
I like to use nm-tui
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>>71864389
for me, its nmcli



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