General :: Need Best System Distro For Gamers

Mar 2, 2010

Find a distro for a gamer like me?
I am NOT expecting Shockwave cause it is only available on Windows and I am sick of Windows for eating up my precious time booting itself and its variety of viruses affecting my game play.I want a Linux that have live CD,install to hard drive and ABSOLUTELY FREE <-----Important.Any Linuxes match my criteria?

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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 System Distro For Development?

Jul 22, 2011

I want to know what is the best linux distribution for java EE development. Is it Cent OS or Fedora 15.

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General :: Add More Fonts To System Distro?

Nov 29, 2009

How can I add more fonts to my Linux distro .

I have Ubuntu 9.04

mor fonts to Open Office

can I use the fonts that comes with windows XP?

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General :: Best System Distro For My Laptop?

Jul 5, 2011

I got a new laptop with 320 gb hdd,2 gb RAM and intel core i3 processor...the manufacturer is lenovo..its pre installed with windows 7 ultimate pack..i'm interested to install a linux i wanna know which distro suits my laptop a best way.

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General :: Put A Newer Distro Of System On An Older Mac?

Jul 28, 2010

I'm sure the answer is yes but, I'm wondering if you could put a newer distro of Linux on an older Mac (for example an iMac G4 or G5).

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General :: Looking To Install System From CDROM While Other Distro Running?

Mar 19, 2010

Laptop has broken internal CDROM. I booted with floppy to get Puppy 431 installed from USB stick. Now I have USB CDROM access thru Puppy. I can mount and see the CD fine.

Is it possible to boot or install from a currently installed linux distro (Puppy)?

I have a second free partition ext2 available, sda2, and GRUB is working fine for me on boot.

(machine also doesn't have boot from USB option, yes, it's old, a project I am working on, I have Nimblex in CD now, I think it's a live cd, I would like to try a few different ones by installing to sda2 and wiping if ng.)

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General :: Looking For Non Compressed Small Command Line System Distro?

Oct 31, 2010

We are having a lot of trouble with this.

We need a command line version of Linux like ttylinux. Any command line will do with the latest kernel. It should be around 50 megs.

But the problem is, all these small Linux versions are LiveCD or have a compressed file system.

We need a SMALL linux distro, that we can install UNCOMPRESSED (no squashfs etc) on a hard disk.

This is so simple I'm sure I'm missing something..

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General :: Good System Distro To Run On An Older Touchscreen Notebook?

Jan 24, 2010

I have an old Fujitsu Lifebook B series (B3020D) notebook with a touchscreen. Is there a good Linux distribution to use with this machine?

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General :: Can I Uninstall Another System Distro Directly Over Mint On Dual Boot

Feb 18, 2010

I think the title says it all really - I've installed Mint onto a Acer aspire 5315 laptop. Its a dual boot system using Vista Basic. Grub works perfectly and to be honest Mint is great. really enjoying playing and learning. My problem is that the laptop overheats when using Mint - the cpu fan doesn't cut in and the laptop shuts down to protect the system. According to a swift google this seems to occur with mint (possibly particularly with Acer's) and maybe with other distro's too. However I'd like to keep trying to see if i can find one that works.

So my rather obvious newbie question is can I just get another distro dvd and install this onto the partition containing mint thus deleting the previous install? If I did this would Grub show the new distro ok or would it keep searching for Mint. I have a back up so if all else fails I can reinstall everything but that will have to wait till I get home

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General :: Gamers Against The PlayStation - V3.21 "Other OS" Firmware Update?

Apr 12, 2010

Im trying to form a gaming comumunity on facebook around the issue of PlayStations new 3.21 firmware, if we can get enough members and we are able show a large enough fan base for the retaining of the OtherOS while also being able to access the PSN were hoping Sony will reinstate the feature. Its a long shot but if you at LinuxQuestions could join the group and also pass the link around hopefully we can at least do something.
Gamers Against the PlayStation? v3.21 "Other OS" Firmware Update [URL]

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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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Ubuntu :: Run Gamers Ultimate 64bit On Machine?

Feb 26, 2010

Can I run ubuntu gamers ultimate 64bit on my machine. Check my signature for specs. And what is preloade with

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Ubuntu :: Emerald Screen Problem In Ultimate 2.6 Gamers

May 29, 2010

I recently gained Ultimate 2.6 Gamers and it is very good! New to this version, I looked for Compiz, but first found Emerald in the list. I fiddled with it, selecting options, but then the fine screen resolution went askew, so the light at the top right is out of view, and the eye candy arrow head cursor was replaced by a black and white arrow. How can I fix this, go back to default?

Using a desktop, Pentium 4 dual core, ASUS. Dell monitor. Nvidia built in graphics card, downloaded a Nvidia co. driver.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Delete The Gamers Edition To Get Back To My Original Single Boot 10.10?

Dec 4, 2010

I have a laptop with 2 x different versions of Ubuntu installed as follows:

Ubuntu 10.10 on a partition; and
Ubuntu ultimate edition gamers (based on ubuntu 10.10 I believe).

I've only recently installed the gamers edition as a dual boot to see what it looks like. Now I've had a play around with it I've realised that I don;t really like it.What's the quickest/easiest way of reverting back to my original ubuntu 10.10 as a single boot? I don't want to re-install 10.10 - I was hoping I could delete the gamers edition to get back to my original single boot 10.10.

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Installation :: Can't Boot Any System Distro / What To Do?

Nov 12, 2010

I've recently bought a Toshiba Satellite C650 with the following system configuration: 3 GB DDR3 Memory, a DualCore Intel Core i3 at 2266 MHz, 320 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA-II Hard Disk and an integrated Intel(R) HD Graphics video card.
I tried at first to install Ubuntu 10.10 through Wubi. That didn't seem to work, as my laptop froze at the moment where all the numbers and letters appear and my hardware is checked (I'm kind of new to this, sorry). A restart was needed. Next, I tried to boot the same distro with a USB Live stick. The same thing happened again.
At first I thought that the iso file was guilty for this, but then I tried a bunch of other Linux distros such as Fedora, Mandriva, EasyPeasy, Puppy, Sugar on a Stick and Slax. I even burnt a Slax Live CD. Nothing changed. I read somewhere that there are video cards that aren't compatible with Linux. Someone recommended me to update my drivers. After I did that, I tried again but without any luck. Another tip was to mess a bit in bios at my hard disk in order to change something from ahci to compatibility. That didn't work either.
I really don't know what to do.

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Programming :: Any Particular Distro With Full GCC Dev System?

Mar 18, 2011

If you really want to learn C/C++, get set up on a Linux box with a full gcc dev system. I fixed up an old P4 Machine with 2gig ram and 80gig HD to install Linux on. Don't know anything about Linux yet but installing several distros for evaluation, but a thought occured to me. Is there a particular distro that has this "full gcc dev system" in the initial install or is this something that I will have to install after the OS is up and running on the machine? Is one distro better suited for programming than another?

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Fedora :: Restore System Without Reinstalling Distro?

Aug 8, 2009

I have accidentally removed my /boot partition(when installing grub using LiveCD i'm typing "rm -rf /boot" instead of "rm -rf boot") After that i have installed grub, have to reinstalled latest kernel( using rpm(and 2nd time using yum) but result the same: i can't boot into my system. Unfortunately, i can't copy&paste log, but booting stopped after something like a:

mounting /proc
mounting /sysfs
Creating /dev

then kernel finds keyboard and mouse and... and nothing. Is it possible to restore my system without reinstalling distro?

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SUSE :: Unsquashfs The File System Of A Distro?

Dec 20, 2010

im trying to unsquashfs the file system of a distro that i made in suse studio.

when I run the unsquashfs comman it give my that error "Can't find a SQUASHFS superblock on mylinux-read-only.i686"

seems that this is not a sqhuashfs FS

what kind of file system could be?

how I can descompress it?

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Hardware :: System Distro For A FSC Futro A230?

Jun 17, 2011

I will get soon a Fujitsu Siemens Futro A230 with the following hardware setup code...

I saw that most people are using "Debian" on this device because it is i586 compatible and got all required drivers. There exist a tutorial though how to make it i686 compatible [link].

I want to use this device primary as small "home server" to create for example at night database (MySQL) backups which are running on my dedicated servers. In the meanwhile it should run as simple NAS so I can access the connected HDD (750GB, USB 2.0, 2,5"). A small webserver to access the backups and other files easily from the internet could be useful, but is not required.

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Ubuntu :: System Won't Boot After Distro Upgrade

Jan 14, 2010

I've just attempted a distro upgrade (to 9.10) and have been left with a machine in an unbootable state.

I tried using a recovery boot through Grub and can see that the boot process hangs after outputting:


If I ESC to get a prompt, I get:


I can't run dpkg-reconfigure as I get a read-only filesystem error.

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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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Software :: Build A Custom Distro For System Maintenence?

Apr 19, 2011

scanning them with Avast! and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or by running registry cleaners like Ccleaner.However, I think it would be cool to have a Live system that I could boot from my flashdrive that I could have programs installed to do all this with.It would be cool if I could use Puppy Linux, since it loads and runs from RAM, which gives a huge speed boost when compared to running a live version of a distro like Ubuntu, but I don't really know my way around Puppy, or how to make my own "pupplet". Also, from what I could tell, Puppy Linux didn't have a package manager like Pacman or Aptitude.Here's a list of programs I would like to have a Linux alternative to use:-Avast! Anti-virus-Ccleaner (registry cleaner)-Malwarebytes Anti-Malware/Superantispyware (malware/spyware cleaner)-Perhaps also a Defrag program like Defraggle

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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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Ubuntu :: Minimalist Distro - Build Up From Minimalist System?

Sep 3, 2010

I have used ubuntu off and on for a while on my laptop. After I got my desktop machine I thought it might be fun to try a minimalist distro of linux as a learning experience on the laptop. The problem is the documentation for a lot of these distros talks about things that I have never heard of or have no experience with at all, I have a hard time doing things that I don't understand. I think it would be cool to build a system how I want it, with complete freedom over what goes into it. how did you get to where you are? How does one gain the knowledge to build up from a minimalist system?

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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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