General :: How To Decide On A Distribution

Jun 21, 2011

I've been trying out various variants of Ubuntu (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint, Ultimate Ubuntu, to be specific) as well as the latest Fedora. The only thing that I can distinguish between the various distributions is the desktop environment that it uses (but some distributions, like Fedora, have multiple versions) and the software packages it comes with. But sofware can always be installed afterwards, and so can desktop environments, so what varies between the various distribution branches on a deeper level, on the things that the newbie user like me can't directly see? And is there any easy way to compile my own version of Linux?

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General :: Installing Code For One Distribution To Another Distribution?

Mar 5, 2009

I would like to install a program (R for statistical computing). I am using Slackware. On the download page of R (The Comprehensive R Archive Network) there are options to download the code for Debian, Redhat, Suse, and Ubuntu. Which one should I download in my case (using Slackware)? Is there any of them which I should not download?

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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 :: How Does Compiz Decide Which Windows Should Be Sticky?

Dec 14, 2010

How does Compiz automatically decide which windows should be sticky (i.e. should be visible on all workspaces)? Windows such as gnome-panel and cairo-dock always stay on the visible workspace, without requiring additional configuration. How does Compiz figure this out?

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General :: Port Just Can't Decide Weather It's Open Or Closed

Feb 18, 2010

I am only getting 4.7kb/s, dispite there being 31 or so Seeders. The port is just opening and closing it seems, I have no idea why though.The port was opened both with firestarter (which isn't supposed to be firewalling ATM) and "sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 6884 -j ACCEPT".It was also opened under the 'Application Sharing' menu of my router.

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General :: Can't Statically Decide Virtual Address Of The Function At Compile Time?

Feb 8, 2010

I have read a couple of articles on how dynamic linking works (those stuff about got, plt and lazy binding), and I am still not sure why you need to do dynamic linking in such a complicated way.Suppose your program uses a function in a shared library that needs to be linked dynamically at run time (like a printf). Why can't you statically decide the virtual address of the function at compile time? After all, all you need to do is to enter the page table entry corresponding to the address of the function if the library has been already loaded to a physical page frame.

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General :: Live Proxy Detection Decide Which One Is Working Well At Particular Time - Switch Over Automatically?

Jul 30, 2010

In my college many proxy : port (like using to get Internet connection, performance of each proxy changes, how can i decide which one is working well at particular time. is there any way to switch over them automatically?

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OpenSUSE :: How Does Decide Kernel Versions To Update To

May 19, 2011

I checked my kernel version (uname -r) and see I'm on "", and I noticed that they just released 2.6.39. I'm assuming (perhaps incorrectly) that there's been at least versions 2.6.35/6/7/8 released in there. Why isn't my openSUSE 11.3 using anything more recent than .34? How does this updating work? Is 11.4 on a more recent one?

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Ubuntu Servers :: How To Decide Which Virtualization Platform To Use

Mar 12, 2010

I want to run 4 instances of a Virtual Machine on a Dell Power Edge 7401 machine want to know which Virtualization platform will help is there any performance compatibility test some where so that I can understand it.

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Hardware :: Difficult To Decide About RAID - No Experience

Dec 5, 2010

I have no RAID experience on Linux, so I've found dozen of information on the net about software raids, hardware raids and fake raids. Now situation is not clear to me at all. I'm considering to buy one of these cards to run on my Ubuntu server (currently 9.04, but will be upgraded to 10.10):
1. Promise FastTrak TX2300. I believe this is fake raid as it has some RAID bios. It handles SATA II cards and has PCI interface (what is important to me because I don't have PCI-X or PCI-e).
2. Promise SATA 300 TX2 Plus. I believe this could be a software raid because it has no built in raid support at all.

So I don't need to install my system on future raid system I just want to add those disks as storage mirror to my existing system. So what card is better (I believe both are supported on current ubuntu)? Is card better with built in raid which has some settings in BIOS ? What will be setup of the card? I mean should I use any BIOS RAID options or I should disable BIOS raid and use linux dmraid? In that case maybe better choice is card without any RAID in bios ?
Sorry if question is too beginner, but I'm lost with all the information. The main thing I want to know if I should use BIOS raid featured to use fakeraid or I should disable it anyway.

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Ubuntu Security :: Decide If A New Program Have Installed Is Malware Or Not?

Aug 5, 2011

In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, I have downloaded and installed texlive (2011). They have issued the following warnings:

1. "To the best of our knowledge, the core TEX programs themselves are (and always have been) extremely robust. However, the contributed programs in TEX Live may not reach the same level, despite everyone�s best efforts. As always, you should be careful when running programs on untrusted input; for maximum safety, use a new subdirectory."

What does this exactly mean? The installed program has already created own directories and subdirectories (e.g. /usr/local/texlive/2011/bin/i386-linux). Am I supposed to create a new subdirectory in home to write files and run latex program? Exactly how do I know that the downloaded and installed program is not malicious?

2. "Finally, TEX (and its companion programs) are able to write files when processing documents, a feature that can also be abused in a wide variety of ways. Again, processing unknown documents in a new subdirectory is the safest bet."

what is implied by "a feature that can also be abused in a wide variety of ways".

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Installation :: Decide The Parameter Value Of Root In Grub.conf?

Jul 21, 2010

After I installed Linux OS(for example:SuSE10,redhat5),the [root] parmeter of [kernel] in created grub.conf seems that sometimes it's defined to device name.sometimes it's defined to Label or sometimes UUID. So ,I want to know what is that relative to? Hard disk type or OS version or both?

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CentOS 5 :: How Mirror List Works And Decide Status

Apr 1, 2009

I was puzzling over the nss dependence problem that people are having in upgrading 5.2 to 5.3. The issue is clear (that the mirror people are using for [updates] is not pointing to the latest set when an uptodate mirror may be being used for your [base]). My question is though how the mirror list decides whether a mirror is fresh. According to [URL] then this mirror [URL] is "green" which presumably means that the system thinks it is up to date (last probe was 1 hour ago). However if you look at the files on the mirror now (12:54 BST, Apr 1 2009) you see that the date of the 5/ branch is 24-Jun-2008. Thus this host is not ready to give you updates to 5.3. Is this a bug?

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General :: What Does 'distribution' Mean?

Jan 10, 2010

What does "distribution" mean? My Acer computer, on which I have linux linpus lite, comes with very little documentation and while I have a physics BA and have had exposure to technology, my knowledge of linux is just about zip. Is there a good place to start? As you can see, this question about the word "distribution" is a razor thin top of an enormous iceberg of ignorance.

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General :: How To Find A 64-bit Distribution

Jan 31, 2010

I need a 64-bit Linux distribution to beta test TeraChem, a GPU-based quantum chemistry package. I have never personally used Linux, however, and I don't know anything about the available distributions. I was wondering if I could get some recommendations.

My system specifications:

CPU: Xeon W3520
Motherboard: GIGABYTE EX-58 UD5
Current OS: Windows 7 64-bit

I would not use Linux as my sole OS but would want to dual-partition (I think that is the term?). However, I think I would end up using the distribution for more than just running TeraChem. I may even become a convert!

What am I looking for in a distribution? Ease of use, efficiency, 64-bit. What do I know how to do? I can build computers, code in C++, comfortably use a command line.

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General :: Where To Find Distribution That Has Just OS

Jul 15, 2010

I would like to make my own Linux distribution.Where do I find a Linux distribution that has just the OS, a browser and basic drivers for ethernet, video, etc.I can then build it up myself through the repo.

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General :: Distribution With The Most Software?

Apr 24, 2011

what distribution has the most software with it ? I mean one that come with many cds of software that get all install at once while the first install. I heard about this a while back but I can't remember the name of it, I think it was mandrivia. A free one but I am curious for the other one that cost money.

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General :: How To Build Own Distribution

Mar 10, 2010

I've been using and relying on linux for some time. I have even tried distributions like Arch. I was wondering what would be a good book for learning the inner workings of linux, how to write shell scripts, compile my own kernel, how to build my own distribution, things like that. I also would like to know if there is a good book for linux networking works. I want to be able to modify distributions specifically for my hardware, and have a better home net work set up.

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General :: Distribution With Kernel 2.0.35 Or 2.0.x

Jan 1, 2010

I am searching for a Linux distribution with kernel 2.0.35 or 2.0.x. I can't find it with google.

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General :: Looking For Intermediate Distribution

Dec 13, 2010

I've used Ubuntu for about a year now and I really want to move on to a distribution that involves more hands-on customization and more cutting-edge packages (with a wide availability). I'm mainly looking at Debian Testing, openSUSE, and Fedora, but I'm open to any other suggestions. I know Debian has a huge repository of packages, and I was also wondering if there were any good third-party repositories to get significantly more packages in Fedora or openSUSE.

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General :: Want To Develop Own Distribution

May 6, 2010

Where would I begin if I want to develop my own distribution? I have the kernel 2.6 downloaded, so obviously I need that. Anyone have a decent site or book I can look at? I want to use KDE/Gnome, with a GUI installer. I know a bit of C/C++, and I'll need a good, (and cheap if possible) book to brush up.

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General :: Distribution Most Like Windows XP?

Mar 15, 2011

What Linux distribution is most like Windows XP? I am inexperienced using Linux and want a program that is user friendly.

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General :: Need Best System Distribution

Oct 1, 2010

I'm newbie to Linux. Can anybody help-me to select the best Linux distribution for newbies?

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General :: Distribution Type For My OS?

Nov 9, 2010

How to get, or know my distribution type for my unix os . i use a redhat linux 9. would really like to know, so i can always make software downloads.

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General :: Use A Package Manager Of One Distribution On Another?

Apr 18, 2010

I want to use Gentoo's packages on Fedora. Is this possible?

EDIT: I meant that I want to use Gentoo's portage tree.

UPDATE: How about Ubuntu's packages on Fedora? Or Fedora's on Gentoo? Or any other distribution's packages/package manager on another?

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General :: Other Softwares Like Wine For Any Other Distribution?

Aug 27, 2010

Is there any other software like Wine for Ubuntu or for any other Linux distribution?

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General :: Pc - Distribution For My Home Theater

Aug 30, 2011

I bought mini-pc and I plan to install linux on it. My first choice would be the Ubuntu distribution. I plan to use it for playing videos, ssh access, network/wifi (router) and running flash (not browser, native app) files. So... linux as "firmware" for my small pc box.What distribution would you propose?

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General :: Getting The Process Of Creating A Distribution?

Mar 15, 2011

I'm learning about the process of creating a Linux Distribution. My teacher said that I need to show him how to built Linux Distro from Linux kernel - only basic level not details. I read the Linux From Scratch project. They write in details but I only need a general level to write a document.

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General :: Distribution For Playstation 2 - ISO/image ?

Mar 6, 2011

Does someone have a ISO/image of the Playstation 2 linux cd ?

I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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General :: Choice Distribution For Netbooks?

Jun 28, 2011

I have a Dell mini netbook Inspiron 1018, six-cell battery, 1 GB DDR3 RAM (specification).Which Linus distribution is best for you longer battery autonomy for my netbook.

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