General :: Distro - Nominate A Disastrous Distro From Past Or Present

Jan 9, 2010

nominate a disastrous distro from past or present that was simply AWFUL and what exactly was so bad about it?

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Networking :: Why Doesn't Distro 9.0 Setup Work For 13.1 Distro?

Sep 6, 2010

I have a linux box set up as a multi-purpose server for my home with three Windows client PC's. The linux box is based on a slightly modified Slackware 9.0 distribution using Linux 2.4.20 and an unfortinately old, slow AMD processor with a miserable 512Kb RAM. The linux box serves the CIFS file system to the Windows boxes, runs the SQUID HTTP proxy, the Apache web server, a print server, does masquerading, mail serving and a very effective firewall using iptables.

This system, although slow, has run perfectly for several years.Let me say that again - This system works perfectly.I had decided that now is the time to upgrade the hardware, so I bought a Gigabyte LGA775 motherboard which has two 1Gb network interfaces on it, an ASUS 256Mb PCI-E display card, 2Gb of DDR3 RAM, an Intel Core2-Quad processor and a bunch of 500Gb SATA drives to set up a RAID5 array (but I intend that the system boot off one of several 40Gb PATA drives I have).I set up the processor, motherboard, display card, RAM, a SATA DVD Drive and a 40Gb PATA hard disk in a "breadboard" layout and installed distro 13.1, being careful to set up the static IP for the local network, dhcpcd to get an IP address from the cable modem (my internet connection) and to enable ip_forward in the network configuration.

Then I installed a script invoked by /etc/rc.d/rc.local which installed all the SAME iptables rules as my old Linux box. There was one minor glitch when I had to change 8 occurrences of "-d ! $LOCAL_NET to" "! --destination $LOCAL_NET" but that was no problem. I also set up /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/hosts , the BIND server files etc. etc. exactly as in the old box.

I am able to ping (this is at the heart of Australia's internet hub network - if it's down the whole bloody thing is down) and have the system find the correct IP from the designated nameservers and contact that server with a return trip time of 35ms. I am able to run a telnet session from one of the Windows boxes and edit files on the Linux server. So both network interfaces work and I've got them the right way around.I am able to run FTP on one of the Windows boxes and connect through to, although it seems to hang when I try a DIR (but then so does the old linux system).

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General :: Best LXDE Based Distro/distro That Supports LXDE?

Dec 15, 2010

Lubuntu is nice - but it seems the LXDE version is not as up to date as Fedora LXDE Spin or even Debian squeeze with LXDE installed. I do like Chromium on Lubuntu though... its faster and a nice touch. I am looking for a lightweight 64-bit distribution for my main laptop (it is by no means "old" or "low spec" but I like that Lubuntu starts up in like 2 secs).

LXDE version seems not to be recent (esp in 10.04 version which seems to work more stably for me - with Nvidia drivers etc)64 bit install is currently a pain - requires first install of minimal CD or alternate CD both of which required wired Ethernet, then install of lubuntu from PPA. Native 64-bit support would be nice. Linux Mint LXDE, for example, is also only 32-bit.

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Ubuntu :: Still Trying To Create Own Distro - Error "sudo: No Tty Present And No Askpass Program Specified"

Dec 9, 2010

In Ubuntu Customization Kit I get this error: sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified So, I read up and found I could try oem-config-remaster which I installed through the USC (Ubuntu Software Center). I couldn't find the software in any menu so I tried to open it through the terminal. Here's the intel:


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General :: How To Add A Distro

Jul 14, 2010

I have Windows and Pclinuxos on my machine. I get the option of selecting either when I boot up. I now want to add Mandriva One, giving me three choices. I've created a new partition for Mandriva and the table now looks like this:


I have tried installing a third OS (Windows + 2 distros) in the past but still only got two choices - Windows and the last installed distro. The first distro was still in the machine but not showing on the boot up screen. I've tried to read up about chainloading but don't really understand it.

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General :: How To Know All App Of A Distro

Feb 28, 2011

How can I know all the tools and app that comes with a distro, for example Debian 6 ?I can see that linux distros have a lot a small , medium apps (natives like cat, join, paste, etc; and 3rd party like iwconfig, etc=)So , how can I know what i have with a linux distro ?

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General :: Need New Distro Installable From USB?

Oct 28, 2010

I would like a new linux distro. I've been using ubuntu for like 2 years or more and I'm just done with it. Some things that I want out of the new distro are:
Since I like learning, I want the distro to NOT be so user-friendly. I want a challenge. Just anything new to learn would be amazing. I need wireless support out of the box though, since that's the only source of internet I have around here.. I need it to be installable from usb, since i'm using a netbook without a cd drive.

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General :: Can't Decide On A New Distro?

May 9, 2010

I've had Ubuntu (8.10) on my netbook in the past and I really liked it. I'm currently running Fedora and feeling like I should "change it up" again. I've played around with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid a little, and so far I'm very impressed. I've always wanted to try Arch, but I'm worried I won't have the driver support I need for all the non-standard hardware in a netbook.

Does anybody have a suggestion for a new distro to try? I'm preferably looking for something feature-rich over light-weight, and something that I can have up and running with a minimum of configuration (at least partially working).

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General :: Which Distro To Run On A Slow SSD?

Aug 7, 2010

I bought an Eee PC 1000, the Linux SSD model, a couple years ago. I ended up putting Easy Peasy (then called Ubuntu Eee) onto it, only to be dissatisfied with the speed. Then I put Windows XP on it, and with a LOT of tweaking it ran sort of okay. Now I pulled it out and dusted it off but I want it to run Linux.

It has the Intel Atom 1.6ghz processor and 2gb of RAM (I upgraded it) so there's no lack of power there, but the SSD is extremely slow; it has a small write buffer, but when you do anything slightly significant you can feel the system stutter every second or two as the SSD halts everything while it dumps its full cache to disk. I'm talking serious stutters, and the cache isn't very big; to get Firefox to not stutter I had to move all caching into RAM and disable history (even just writing the history log to disk froze the system with every webpage).

Anyway, I hope I've given you a decent idea of just how slow this SSD is. With that said, is there a Linux distro that is optimized for an extremely slow hard drive but decent powered system? I'm not looking for something underpowered because the processor and RAM are plenty powerful, I just want something that perhaps is optimized for not writing to disk often.

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General :: KDE Distro With ATI Support ?

Feb 6, 2010

I didn't know where to post this, but I hope I get an answer. I'm not new to Linux, but I'm not a super user either. I've been distro hopping for years, until I found Mandriva 2010. I love it, but whenever I install the ATI drivers I get a Kwin has crashed error every time I start up. So I tried openSuse 11.2, it's a pleasant distro implements KDE well, but I got the same results with openSuse.

My question to you guys is, what current KDE distro has the best support for ATI cards? Or is there a way to get either KDE or openSuse working correctly? I've tried everything I found in other forums to no avail.

My specs:
XFX HD Radeon 4770
AMD Athlon II X4 625
2 GB of Ram

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General :: Different Distro On A Server?

Apr 6, 2010

My question is, is it okay (for example) if i have an Ubuntu desktop and i will connect it to a Red Hat PC Server. Will it do? or should i have to have a same distro for both Desktop and Server.

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General :: Which Distro Is Best Coded

Apr 9, 2010

I have used Linux since 2007. I have find chance to try Ubuntu, Debian, Suse, Arch.

Question is Which distro is best coded?

I believeall distros can have same functions and Many distros is good for me. I dont have any problem with any of above distos. So which is best according to their base code system

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General :: Looking For Distro For Best Documentation?

Apr 14, 2010

I am looking for a distro that have good quality -not quantity- documantation. that is, It should be right, clear and even newbie can apply them.

Which distro is suit for it?

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General :: RDP Only Distro, For Legacy PC's?

Apr 16, 2010

Where, I'm looking for a Linux Micro-distro which let me do certain thingsWhat I want?I want a linux distro which I CAN install on old PC, Pentium 2/Pentium 3 PC, from 600mhz to 900mhz and from 128MB Ram to 250MBWhat I want that this distro does?Well, I want a distro that I can configure DHCP so automatically get the assigned IP/DNS info.his distro should boot directly to an RDP (Remote Desktop protocol) Client, just that. Automatically should connect to a predefined server which will ask for the user credentials, this windows shouldn't be closeable or if can be close automatically should re-open until the user enter his/her credentials.The distro should have a file or a way in which an administrator can choose/change the server to which the user will connect.

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General :: How To Copy Distro To CD

Jun 19, 2010

I have an ISO copy of back track but it wont burn to DVD (using infrarecorder)

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General :: Best Way To Test A Distro?

Jun 25, 2010

What is the best way to test a distro? As a newbie, I am trying out several different distro's. I run them from a live CD and see if they are easy for me to set up my wireless, can be configured to multiple monitors, corectly recognize my hardware. I then connect to the internte and see if it plays videos or needs codecs downloaded, then connect to the reository and download any needed codecs, or pick a random program and see how easy it is to download and install.

Is this a reasonable way to check out a distro, or should I be looking at something else? Keep in mind, I am a newbie who is a user, not a hacker, and know nothing of the commandline yet.

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General :: What Best Distro To Install?

Jul 2, 2010

I bought laptop HP ProBook 4520s (Core i3, ATI Mobility Radeon 4350, 4GB 1333MHz Ram).I'm looking for the best Linux distro to install on it. With which distro do you think it will cooperate best?I had a problem with Ubuntu 10.04 (stripes when playing video).

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General :: Using Ubuntu 10.10 - Looking For New Distro (GUI)

Dec 25, 2010

I have been using Ubuntu 10.10 for a few days now, it is a nice OS but at times I feel its bloated and feel even slower than windows xp or even my windows 7 which I'm dual booting. I'm looking for a distro that's similar speed wise to windows xp while still being relatively easy to use/install as well as a gui.

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General :: Distro For VERY Old Laptop?

Mar 27, 2011

What Linux Distro will run smoothly on the following hardware?

Pentium II
233 MB of RAM
6 GB hardrive

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General :: Use Same /home For Different Distro?

Jun 26, 2010

I want to install another distro on my pc,but on a small hardrive Now I know you can share the same /home partition for different distro's but the partition I have on the larger drive is only a /root partition without a seperate /home running Slackware. So is it possible to cause the distro I install on the small drive to use Slackwares /home & create a user on it from the new Distro etc either during install or after install of new distro which I think will be debian based.

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General :: What Is The Best Distro For Gnome 3

Apr 6, 2011

The gnome 3 will be relased in 24 hours and I have heard that Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't support gnome 3. The 11.04 version supports as for testing or smth but it's at it's first beta stage. What are the distros that are perfect for gnome 3?

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General :: What Distro Should I Choose?

Apr 23, 2011

I am somewhat new to linux but I am good with computer and can learn fast so difficulty level doesn't really matter I just need an all around good fast nice looking linux distro.Any ideas? Please tell me why I should try that version of linux.

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General :: Would You Make Your Own Distro?

Aug 22, 2010

I think that the logical conclusion of the greater self-reliance of Linux users is wanting to make one's own distro entirely. Using that Linux From Scratch distro, probably--at least if you're not a programmer. (I am guessing that if one knows the right programming languages, one doesn't even need LFS.) In an ideal world where we had the time and will for this, most or all of us would make our own distros. I'm interested, but it's much more work than I'm willing to do. Am I right?

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General :: Best Distro Of System?

May 27, 2010

I just wanted to know which is best distro of linux...
And in particular which version of ultimate edition of ubuntu involves
almost all features....

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General :: Best Distro For Laptop

Jan 19, 2011

I currently have a Toshiba Satellite C655 laptop running windows 7. What would be the best distro for a laptop? I would prefer that it installs with a windows installer, because I don't want to try repartioning to be able to keep windows. I've tried Ubuntu's "wubi" and Mint's "mint4win". However, I wasn't able to connect to wifi on either of them.

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General :: Best Distro For Old Laptop

Aug 23, 2010

in the linux world i have a old thoshiba laptop wondering if you can post me some suggestions about the distros. which one i should download for my laptop?

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General :: Getting Distro For A PC Built Somewhere In The 80s-90s

Jul 30, 2010

I considered puppy Linux, but it's not my taste. I don't like the Looks of the GUI. That's very important to me. If you need the computer make and model, here it is. It is a Gateway 2000 4DX2-66.

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General :: Best Distro For Netbook?

Mar 8, 2010

I am getting a new net book in several days from HP, with 250 GB hard disk space, 1GB ram, and an atom processor. What is the best kind of Linux setup for this kind of machine in terms of which distro to use? Any recommendations for Linux on a net book that could make it good?

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General :: Distro For Pre-Intel Mac?

Jun 2, 2011

I still have an old Pre-Intel PowerPC Mac lagtop in a desk drawer, and was wondering if I could run a Linux Distro on it? If there are multiple options, I'd also like some opinions on the best choice.

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General :: Distro Recomendation For An Old PC?

Apr 13, 2011

I have an old Pentium III 1 Ghz PC with a usb wifi adapter (TP-Link TL-WN722N) and I want to try a really lightweight distro. I don't mind using Feather or DSL (I already use both on another PC) but I can't seem to find a way to make the adapter to to get the wifi adapter working?

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