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Welcome to /fglt/ - Friendly GNU/Linux Thread.
Users of all levels are welcome to ask questions about GNU/Linux and share their experiences.

*** Please be civil, notice the "Friendly" in every Friendly GNU/Linux Thread ***

Before asking for help, please check our list of resources.

If you would like to try out GNU/Linux you can do one of the following:
0) Install a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice in a Virtual Machine.
1) Use a live image and to boot directly into the GNU/Linux distribution without installing anything.
2) Dual boot the GNU/Linux distribution of your choice along with Windows or macOS.
3) Go balls deep and replace everything with GNU/Linux.

>What distro should I choose?
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Babbies_First_Linux

Search for software by category:
http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Main_Page

News:
http://phoronix.com
http://www.webupd8.org
https://www.linuxjournal.com
https://lwn.net

Gaming:
https://www.gamingonlinux.com
https://linuxgameconsortium.com

/t/'s GNU/Linux Games: >>>/t/749768
/t/'s GNU/Linux Training Videos: >>>/t/713097

Resources:
Your friendly neighborhood search engine
(try to use a search engine that respects your penis such as qwant, searx, ixquick or startpage)
$ man
$ info
$ --help
Don't know what to look for?
$ apropos

Check the Wikis (most troubleshoots work for all distros)
https://wiki.archlinux.org
https://wiki.gentoo.org

Learn the command line:
http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php

Break out of the botnet:
https://prism-break.org/en/categories/gnu-linux

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https://www.gnu.org

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/fglt/'s website and copypasta collection:
http://fglt.nl
https://p.teknik.io/wJ9Zy
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>>59478933
time to die
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nth for what are you working on if anything /fglt/
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This is the third post ITT.
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coming in for 4th lads
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fifth for counting is for nerds
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6TH POST IS CLAIMED THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS
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7th for Trump
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8th
how high can /g/ count
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>>59479289
delet this
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Do you slap the dimpled balls, /fglt/?
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free for freedom
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>>59479310
oak nuggins
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>>59479314
Only for monday milk, cool cat
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>>59479314
Only in exchange for Monday milk
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>>59479334
>>59479367
hivemind
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>>59478933
so lads has anyone got anything nice coming up this next week?
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>>59479334
Hmm, I put a boogie dollar down.

>>59479367
Oak Nugging, dip me in ya monday milk tomorrow here for a nice dip
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>>59479383
I'm trying to make a x-digits game in C and GTK3 with menus and things, wish me luck.

I put a boogie dollar down that that's a gold hat, cool cat.
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>>59479383
I'm going to be doing my weekly Arch Linux update. I wonder what's going to break this time. I install a lot of AUR packages and they are pretty unreliable.
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>>59478933
>that's a gold hat, cool cat
I'm gonna unironically start saying this
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>tfw I want to get back into GNU/Linux
>tfw there are a gorillion of distros and DEs aviable and I can't decide what to choose.
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>>59479470
install noobuntu
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>>59479470
go onto distrowatch.com & search by the categories you want and try the ones that look nice
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Is going full Wayland viable yet?
How limiting is uninstalling X?
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>>59479084

I tried to get to the bottom of locales.

Xfce4-panel refuses to load a language, except when you only set it globally via /etc/locale.conf (on Arch, I don't know where other distributions source it from).

Using per user settings in ~/.config/locale.conf doesn't work. I also did some testing to figure out how it gets overwritten and my brain is mumbled now, because it seems to be an Arch specific thing and almost a hack.

Fuck this, I'm going back to lxpanel.
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>>59479489
>choosing the distro based on looks
>recommending distrowatch
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>>59479502
i didn't literally mean aesthetics. unless you have another site listing distros distrowatch is the best choice
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>>59479459

I would use all of them, but I can't remember any.

>tfw retarded
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>>59479519

Why do you need a website to list the handful of worthwhile distributions to use? Anything that's a fork/downstream (except for Ubuntu) is retarded and only retards would use it.
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>>59479523
it's okay, I think you're still a cool guy.
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>>59479498
This board is not for tech support, plase use wsr for tech support
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I put a boogie dollar down that mama's got the nasty jam, any gold hat cool cats?
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Gentoo is a stepping stone.
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>>59479576
Yank train, I put a boogie dollar down that this gig's slashing your hips. Try taking some time off and slapping the dimpled balls, oak nuggins?
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Hi, is there any way to downgrade Wincuck 10 to Windows 7 without it messing up the bootloader and cucking me out of Ubuntu?

Win10 and Ubuntu are on and SSD, and there is a separate storage drive.
I spent quite some time ricing Ubuntu and it would be a shame if I had to lose everything there
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>>59479611
That's a gold hat, cool cat! I put a boogie dollar so dip me in ya monday milk? Do you slap the dimpled balls, too?
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>>59479619

>cuck cuck cuck cuck
Yes, by killing yourself.
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>>59479662
sorry can't help it, do you want me to post an uncucked version of the post?
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>>59479619
A messed up bootloader is easily fixed by boot-repair-drive iso (look it up).

You can always reinstall ubuntu and check the "keep the /home partition intact", all your rice will be there.
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>>59479619
What makes you think that 7 is better than 10? There's no difference in security, privacy or anything.
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>>59479638
Yank train! Dip me in ya Monday milk.
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>>59479470
Choose something without a DE like NixOS and then try a few out.
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>>59479681
real fucking hassle of uninstalling windows apps, fuck ugly ui, and yes i think windows 7 with certain updates uninstalled is less of a spyware os

>>59479679
>keep the /home partition intact
i'm an idiot and i've only made root partition

is the bootloader the only thing that gets messed up when installing windows? in that case i'll try with that boot repair drive
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>>59479823
Youre probably fine with just installing 7 on top of 10.

Debian detected 8.1 as vista so that tells you something
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>>59479912
7, 8, 8.1 are all "service packs" for vista marketed as a different OS becuse money. driver compatibility proves it, I had no problem installing vista drivers on an older machine on win8.1

Win 10 is a different story.
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>>59479470
unironically download a gentoo live iso and try that in a virtual machine or create a bootable USB.

It has every major DE and tons of wms to try.
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>>59480015
>gentoo
nice meme
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>>59480024
>not even getting the point of the post, but already sprouting "mememememememe"

do the society a favour and off yourself lad
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>>59480032
install gentoo
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>>59479686
Oak Nuggins
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how do I pipe the output of
locate 

into somethine else?
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>>59479619
Just install windows without touching your ubuntu partitions.

After you installed windows:
-download the SuperGrub2 disk .iso
-install EasyBCD
In EasyBCD:
-disable metro boot menu
-set boot menu from skip to count down
-add a new iso entry, point it on the supergrub2 iso
-reboot, start the iso image

The just use supergrub2 to boot up ubuntu, and from within your can reinstall grub and add windows to your boot menu.
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>>59480067
 locate | other_command 

i.e
 locate | grep autism 

or am i thinking of something different?
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So I'm looking for a Linux distro for my laptop. I've had a good time with debian in the past, but is there anything else I should try before using the same one again?
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>>59480090
locate memes | vim


doesn't work
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>>59480127
have you built a database with updatedb yet?
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>>59478933
Fuck you for bypassing my fucking filter, retard.
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>>59480100
GNU/Linux*
https://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.en.html
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>>59480100
READ THE FUCKING OP YOU FAGGOT
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>>59480139
>Being so triggered by words on the internet that you can't even stand seeing them
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>>59480100
Install Source Mage GNU/Linux.
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>>59480127
pipe it to echo into a text file first, then open that with vim
 locate memes | echo >> bigfile.txt && vim bigfile.txt 

not entirely sure if that's 100% correct, fix it if so
>>59480100
dont fix what isnt broken anon
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>>59480134
No, I've never used that, but it just werks.

like if I enter this it gives me tons of files:
$ locate boob
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>>59480139
REKT

10/10 OP
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>>59480153
vim can read from stdin
locate memes | vim -
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>>59480153
too convoluted
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>>59480153
lolwut, this is the most stupid command I've ever seen.

first off piping to echo will fail
sendond locate memes >> bigfile is enouhg
third, just pipe the result to vim directly

hory shat
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>>59480171
>>59480139
stop samefagging, the filter works on the entire OP and not just the title.

>>59480175
WORKS
O
R
K
S
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>>59480077
alright thanks senpai
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>>59480188
depends how you set the filter
also, if you would use 4chanx like a well educated 4channer, you'd realize that >>59480139
is a new IP
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>>59480147
Care to share some experiences using anything other than debian?

I went to deb7 after ubuntu had felt too much like a mac. Before that i only had used win ME through win 7. It was a bit of a learning curve but the system seemed to be robust enough to not let me break it.

Then i went back to win 7 and now that i know slightly more, i want to change back to a gnu/linux based os.

I basically just do web browsing, a little scripting and some rtl-sdr
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>>59480277
>I basically just do web browsing, a little scripting and some rtl-sdr
okay, and what else do you want to learn?
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>>59480216
>4chanx
I like the default theme and it fucks with it. if there was a way to us ethe default theme I'd use it.
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>>59480311
Idk really, i want a stable system thats not constantly trying to do its own thing in the background.

Any good sdr programs out there not available on debian?
I was thinking about trying to pick up debugging.
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>>59479287
depends on how many posts a thread can have before getting archived, and (more importantly) how determined to count /g/ is, and the number of trolls wanting to ruin it.
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>Debian Stable
>Audio stops working out of nowhere
>Speakers still work
>Nothing silly like volume muted

wat do?
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>>59478933
Hi /fglt/,
I don't know if it's the same in vanilla Firefox, but I'm using Firefox Nightly, and there's some little change that's gonna slash me hips:
I use VimFx, so instead of doing Ctrl+F, I simply press the / key to search.
Thing is, when I search for something, I can go to the next/previous occurrence of the matching word with n or N respectively. I used to be able to press n as many times as I wanted to cycle through results, but now, Mozilla has decided to fuck this up by focusing the search bar every time I press n or N, making me have to un-focus by either pressing return or Esc.
Can I do something to stop this?
Why the fuck does Mozilla think its Oak nuggins to do this shit?
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>>59480576
Have you tried turning it off then on again?
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>>59480576

open pavucontrol and mess witht he sinks, see what works.

If nothing does, change profile from the configuration tab and restart X (aka reboot)
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>>59480622
I laughed
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>>59480637
what the fuck man
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>>59480637
How do you just casually post shit like this?
Reported.
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>>59480670
>>59480650
it's fucking footpussy you homos
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>>59480623
Nothing in there is working, although interestingly it is showing audio output from chrome...

Already restarted both X and the computer
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>>59480637
God does not browse /g/
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>>59480705
Did you change the sinks _-_
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>>59480637
S-sauce please?
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>>59480705
Did you tell alsa to use pulse?
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Hey archfags how does it feel to be beta testers for the Manjaro master race?
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>>59480844
How doe sit feel to be a virgin?
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>>59480637
why are the dicks always so veiny
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>>59479493
Works flawlessly with GNOME. I don't think it's viable for other DEs yet.

>>59479574
Asking for help in the /fglt/ is perfectly acceptable

>>59479576
The green frog croaks at midnight

>>59480327
4chanx doesn't alter the theme. I'm using plain Yotsuba B right now.

>>59480216
Stop lying

>>59480844
I do. Feels good man.
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>>59480866
I'm 26 and I have 2 beautiful children. You're a fag.
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>>59480148
nothing wrong with blocking garbage

do you perhaps work in the advertising industry?
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>>59480969
Are they black like your neighboor?
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>>59480767
>>59480814
yes and yes
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>>59481014
post .asoundrc
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>>59480691
And this is a fucking blue board.

>>59480712
Is it because of all the inane comments?
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>>59480969
>I'm 26 and I have 2 beautiful children.
you have wasted your life, congratulations.
>beautiful
COPE

>>59481014
You're on your own now ;^)

>>59480953
>The green frog croaks at midnight
so does your mom
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>>59481012
No, they look just like me actually.
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>>59480844
>https://mirrors.kernel.org/
How does it feel to only have a few mirrors for your shitty packages and not get accepted by serious mirrors?
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>>59481035
>>I'm 26 and I have 2 beautiful children.
>you have wasted your life, congratulations.
This. I don't understand how people think having kids is not a disaster.
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>>59481051
Haven't noticed.
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>>59481026
No, mostly because of the ludicrous amount of vagankles
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>>59481024
>>59481035
>I missed a profile out... -_-
Problem solved

Thanks anons
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>>59481035
>using the smiley with the carat nose
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>>59481221
arch nose*
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>>59481276
>>59481221
>seeing faces in punctuation
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>>59479084
I spent an hour trying to get my Dovecot server to play nicely with KMail as part of my larger quest for a HiDPI Solarized KDE setup on what was once a Mac. This involved learning a bunch about the protocol and how it announces mailboxes.
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>>59481298
As intended by their poster.
Otherwise, I could just say
>misusing punctuation
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>>59481065
>Stop reproducing right now!
>Only chase after your fleeting, hedonistic desires!
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>>59480451
Debian, Arch, and Gentoo are the best for SDR stuff due to the breadth of repositories. Pick a difficulty level and you're off.
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How do I update a program I installed with make?
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>>59481329
Yes you absolutely should stop reproducing.
https://stallman.org/articles/children.html
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>>59481065
>>59481035
Having kids is the point of life. If you don't have the desire to have babies something is wrong with you. The water is even turning the frogs gay don't think things like xenoestrogens don't effect humans too because they do.
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>>59481356
THE WEST IS NOT OVERPOPULATED. IF WE ACTUALLY WANTED TO DEPOPULATE HUMANITY WE COULD NUKE EVERY CITY IN THE THIRD WORLD AND BE DONE IN A MONTH. STOP BUYING WHITE GENOCIDE PROPAGANDA.
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>>59481352
Delete any files left by first installation, then download newer version and
make install
.
If you still have the tarball from the first installation, you can reconfigure it the same way you did the first time and then run
make uninstall
before installing the new version.
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post rare stallmans
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>>59481356
Sorry that I don't take the thoughts of someone who lived most of his life as a student without experiencing reality and styles himself a doctor without obtaining a doctorate very seriously.
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>>59481370
>If you don't have the desire to have babies something is wrong with you
Nothing is wrong with me. I don't want other people depending on me.
If I was wrong, then why do we have condoms?
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>>59481329
>implying it's an altruistic act
>implying you're not just terribly afraid of death and tried to get a sense of immortality
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>>59481401
It's not like he went begging for them to give him doctorates. What do you want him to do? Refuse?
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>>59481390
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>>59481356
lol, he's wrote about everything
When he died his website got be used to rebuild him, FOSS of course. It'd barely work, but no one would notice.
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>>59481405
>If I was wrong, then why do we have condoms?
Irrelevant to the point and frankly not an argument. Hopefully one day you'll get to a point in your education where you quit employing fallacies.
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>>59481405
Condoms exist to enable degeneracy. Ditto birth control.
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>>59481370
“It doesn't take special talents to reproduce — even plants can do it. On the other hand, contributing to a program like Emacs takes real skill. That is really something to be proud of. It helps more people, too”
— Dr. Richard M. Stallman.
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http://www.art.net/~hopkins/Don/text/rms-vs-doctor.html
RMS on the evils of Natalism
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>>59481445
If having children was really good, why would humans develop means of having sex without it resulting in more children?
I don't see no fallacy in this, my friend.
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>>59481426
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>>59481463
>It doesn't take special talents to reproduce
Not an argument for the desire to reproduce being a natural human desire/instinct. Why do you think people like having sex?

>>59481490
>I don't see no fallacy in this
It's pretty clear. You're just a moron.
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>>59481490
You seem to be under the impression that nobody would create bad things on purpose.
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>>59481370
>Having kids is the point of life.
lmao
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Are there any quick wins I can do on Firefox to get performance gains?

Just now enabled multiprocess and it's way faster. Using 52.0 on Ubuntu.
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>>59481534
there's also a natural human desire to eat a lot of crap
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>>59481390
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>>59481370
>Having kids is the point of life.
Prove it.
>>59481534
>Why do you think people like having sex?
Because it feels nice. Why do people like getting massages?
>>59481534
>natural human desire/instinct
Just because it is natural doesn't mean it is the objective aim of everyones life.
>>59481606
This.
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>>59481710
>Prove it.
Not him but it's accepted scientific fact you fucking faggot. It's best fags like you stay out of the gene pool 2bfh.
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>>59481584
move the cache to tmpfs
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>>59481787
Hmm, thanks for reminding me, have been meaning to do this for a while, but it 'feels' like hard work.
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>>59481584
use surf
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>>59481814
Not at all.

mount tmpfs -t tmpfs size=512M /home/anon/.cache/mozilla/firefox/yourprodfile.dir/cache2


Since tmpfs is rw for everyone, you can simply put a corresponding line to your fstab.
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>>59481731
>Not him but it's accepted scientific fact you fucking faggot.
Then prove it

Also, the meaning of human life isn't a scientific but a philosophical question.
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>>59481842
What happens once that 512MB is used up? Does it fall back to the SSD or does it crash with a no-more-cache error?
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>>59481860
You can set the max size of the cache in FF to a size smaller than the size of the tmpfs and let FF prun older cached files.
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>>59481860
you can set an unbounded size too, but I don't remember how.

Also, will this be able to recover your tabs if you choke your machine mid-session?
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>>59481731
Science by definition can't make value judgements. Science is a descriptive methodology and not a prescriptive praxiology. For anything to be prescriptive it must start with implicit or explicit a priori value judgements which are impossible to objectively justify since justification is not an inherent concept in physical reality, but yet again another subjective valuation in itself.
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I have ubuntu installed on a 128gb ssd. I want to change the OS but keep the home folder or whatever. It's currently one partition. How do I do this?
I don't want to buy a 64 gb USB stick to middle man the change.
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>>59482098
1. download any live distro (simple ubuntu or debian live will do), create a bootable USB with it.
2. boot the live system, then use gparted from it to resize your ubuntu partition
3. create a new partition, move your home there. Optional: clean up your home before (delete browser cache, downloads you don't need etc).
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>>59482169
Damn, now I think "why didn't I think of that."
Thank you very much Anon.
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>>59482078
I agree with that, my answer was not meant to be a value judgement. Just what science itself has said about its own empirical view on the point of life as it currently stands.
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is there an actual openPEPE os yet? what would it be like?
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>>59482239
>openPEPE
kys
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>>59482239
http://www.memetest.org/
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>>59482275
Rude. "kys" means "kiss your sister", newfriend. This is a friendly thread, you know.
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>>59482268
>kys
kys
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>>59482298
>giving pol yous instead of reporting and ignoring
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>>59482298
"friendly" on this site means mildly hostile anywhere else.
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>>59481309
>^plz answer
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>>59482321
/g/ is annexed /pol/ territory. Get over it. Being political dissidents we need Free and secure software more than anyone else.
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>>59482321
Where do you think you are
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>>59482544
It's really not but keep telling yourself you have a home outside your pathetic little retard containment board. Just don't try to make the rest of us believe your delusion.
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>>59482476
Arch
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>>59482476
Who is she?
>inb4 "she"
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>>59482649
>strawmanning me because he got told to go back
All of us were on Linux years ago

Now you have to go back.
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>>59482665
I've been on /g/ since 2008 and /pol/ since the board was born. I'm not going anywhere.
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>Install GNU/Linux.
>Screen tearing everywhere.
>Check temps, 55°C just by browsing the web.
>Waste a whole fucking day trying to fix it.
>Haven't fixed it yet.
Is it possible to use GNU/Linux without frying my fucking graphics card? It's literally the only thing stopping me from switching. Using a 1060 btw.
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>>59482680
Then please stop /pol/luting this board.
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>>59482690
55°C isn't that high, senpai.
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>>59482578
>shilling this hard
Just because you don't always see us doesn't mean we're not here. /g/ is for technology but the majority of the board users are culturally /pol/
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>>59482690
55°C is nowhere near the temperature necessary to damage a GPU.
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>>59482690
Enable fullpipline to reduce tearing
use a compositor to reduce tearing
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>>59482690
That temperature isn't dangerous, but if you want to you should just be able to turn the fan speeds up. In my experience it's generally (totally depends on the device) under /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon<num>/pwm1. It should be a file containing a number between 0 and 255 which is the fan speed. You can echo a different number into it to change it.

To prevent tearing I just have

Option "TearFree" "on"

in the "Device" section of my xorg.conf file. I don't know if that's an AMD thing or not though, the solution for NVIDIA is probably different.
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My system wont use its swap,though all of my ram is allocated.
Settings:
vm.swappiness=90
vm.vfs_cache_pressure=50
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>>59482823
so?
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>>59482846
It is throwing out OOM errors and killing processes, and other wise locking the system up on write intensive operations
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>>59482867
When my system runs out of memory (and swap), it just freezes, and it becomes impossible to use it. Some times, I can SSH into it from my laptop to kill some processes, other times, I'm not so lucky, and I have to hard-reset it.
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>>59482867
swapoff -a -v
swapon -v

what does it say?
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>>59482933
It turned swap off, second command returns nothing
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>>59482954
I think he meant to say
swapon -v /dev/sdxx
(substitute xx according to where your swap partition is.
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>>59482954
then your system doesn't know it has swap
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>>59482982
When your swap is configured and turned on swapon -v will just print a slit of swap files with size, priority and type.
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>>59483008
But he turned it off with
swapoff -av
.
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>>59482987
It does
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>>59483036
swapon turns in on chroist
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>>59483037
How did you manage to fill 15GiB of RAM?
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>>59483123
Almost all of it is cache,only 5GB is actively being used on things that are open(browser,various programs,daemons, etc).
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>>59483141
Then this must be why the swap is not being used. It would just slow things down if it were used.
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>>59483173
Then why is it OOM'ing and hardlocking when the disk is used tranfering files, accessing large databases. SWAP is on an ssd,it shouldnt be bottlenecked.
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What's the best distribution to tinker with Wayland?
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>>59483405
Source Mage GNU/Linux
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What are some cool terminal commands?
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>>59483637
:(){ :|: & };:
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>>59482712
>>59482723
I know it isn't high, but I'd like to keep it as low as possible (usually 40°C).

>>59482806
Full-pipeline doesn't work for me, still getting some tearing. Tried Compton, xfce compositor, kde compositor but no luck.

>>59482819
I will try those, thanks.
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>>59484015
>compositing
Then your card is shit.
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Who else /Gentoo with clang/ here?
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>>59484153
>clang
enemy of freedom
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>>59484170
why?
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>>59484179
Because not the viral license.
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>>59484179
Is an alternative to gcc, so all the freetards are going to to be massively butthurt about it. It breaks their fragile mentality
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>>59484179
install gentoo
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>>59484213
>>59484233
right, forgot about the different definition of freedom
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>>59479257
[COLAPSE]
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>>59484232
kek
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>>59483637
I was bored. r8
while :;do printf '\e[38;5;%sm\e[%s;%sf%s\e[m' $[RANDOM%7] $[RANDOM%LINES] $[RANDOM%COLUMNS] "`cat --v|tail -n1|awk '{print $6}'` `ls --v|tail -n1|awk '{print $5}'` `rev<<<thgir\ saw`";done
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>>59483637
for j in {0..4}; do for i in {0..7}; do echo -e '\033['"${j}"';3'"${i}"'mtest: \\033['"${j}"';'"${i}"'m\033[0m'; done; done
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Can anyone help me out. I've got a GPU I pass to a Windows VM. If my monitor goes to sleep or I switch the input my VM shits a brick and becomes almost unresponsive. Anything to put me on the right track would be great.
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I can use a fallback for the LANGUGE variable by separating them with colons.
Can I use fallbacks for the LC_ variables too? I tried looking online and didn't find anything. How can I choose another fallback other than English?
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>>59484462
>>59484454
>>59483682
do not run this, your computer will explode
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>>59484232
chuckled
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>>59481370
>Having kids is the point of life
What's it like, being this spooked? You're desperate to buy into the religion they teach you, because you're too afraid, too devoid of confidence, to create your own values.

>>59481376
>the West
But this isn't just about ``the West". It's about a problem affecting the whole world, which if not solved, will eventually hurt the West.

>we could nuke every city in the third world and be done in a month
Except we can't, because some of those third world countries are allied with nuclear-armed countries and doing so would result in World War III.

>stop buying white genocide propaganda
Go back to your safe space.

>>59481445
Not an argument.

>>59481447
Why would so much effort be put into enabling degeneracy unless many found ``non-degenerate lifestyles" to be non-fulfilling?

>>59481542
What does that have to do with anything?

>>59481731
No, it isn't, you retard. All that science says is that reproduction is a necessary condition for the propagation of mortal life. But ``the point of life" isn't something that science even TOUCHES, that's a question for religion and philosophy, not science.
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>>59484565
I can't speak for other commands because I can't be bothered to check them out, but mine (the first one you quoted) will just print stuff in colors. See pic related. If you don't believe me, you don't have to. Go read a book about shell scripting and you'll see.
Also, see pic related.
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>>59484680
This picture is proof that Solarized is imperfect. You can't see all the colors ending in 0m.
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Recently made the jump to a distro, Ubuntu, for my home PC after years of running windows on my own PC and just as long running linux on servers without a GUI - so this is a bit of a huge jump for myself. What do you guys recommend for a dual monitor set up?

Also, I have a small issue with font rendering within steam, every other application renders fonts beautifully; but steam seems to have some of the letters too close to each other and it looks awful. Any advice on that? Seems limited to Steam specifically.
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>>59484721
>lso, I have a small issue with font rendering within steam, every other application renders fonts beautifully; but steam seems to have some of the letters too close to each other and it looks awful. Any advice on that?
Yeah ignore it. Valve doesn't give a shit about the Linux client
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>>59484565
while :;do printf '\e[38;5;%sm\e[%s;%sf%s\e[m' $[RANDOM%7] $[RANDOM%LINES] $[RANDOM%COLUMNS] "`cat --v|tail -n1|awk '{print $6}'` `ls --v|tail -n1|awk '{print $5}'` `rev<<<thgir\ saw`";done
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>>59484741
Oh well, I was hoping that wasn't the case but whatever. Do other skins have a different font?
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>>59484751
Nice!
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>>59484776
>>59484721
Try installing Windows fonts in Ubuntu. This may fix your issue.
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>>59484780
You can change the $[RANDOM%7] to $[RANDOM%255] for 256 color mode if you care. More rainbowish, but doesn't match the theme anymore.
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>>59478933
' != "
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>>59484794
Yeah, I read and did that - as well as extracted the SteamFonts archive into ~/.fonts, which I didn't expect to help, and it didn't.

It's not a big issue it's just a bit annoying.
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>>59484820
I believe there is an AUR package specifically to fix the fonts in steam. Try looking up steam there.
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>>59484680
I like. Comfy for copy pasting.
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>>59483637
yes 'printf \\u$[2571+RANDOM%2]'|bash
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>>59484934
This command will keep printing the Unicode characters U+25710 and U+25711 randomly until you interrupt it.
Nothing cool about it, if you ask me, unlike this >>59484751
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>>59484996
It's the shortest maze generator ever.
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>>59483637
This is a nice covert version of doing
sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root
using compressed python bytecode:
echo 4ACeAG1dAAG815O1eVwcTBUy/NxwfGlaMKlVjoIuXgQJrC4VK5souXpXraaVncQ8GP8TlNAX+kus/y2oAjIPyfQo1wPD7SLbhtyRlg1WthJXfpjDL+IMOwmBmE0JucFRn5qaVgkQEZDwrVApcGMBMI4QGOAA|base64 -d -|xz -F raw -9dq>_&&sudo python2.7 _
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>>59485011
Here's a better version:
while [ 1 ]; do printf \\u$[2571+RANDOM%2]; done; printf '\n'

(Better because it doesn't make unnecessary bash invocations).

>>59485073
Yeah, for all those times you wanted to
rm -rf --no-preserve-root /
, but typing it directly was too mainstream.
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>>59479383
I'm taking my winter quarter finals.
>then I can spend spring break either outside or learning C for no reason because fuck you.
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>>59485272
Do yourself a favor and learn C.
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
int main(void)
{
FILE *f = fopen("tmp.c", "w");
const char *tmpc = "#include <stdio.h>\nint main(void){printf(\"hello, world\\n\");return 0;}\n";
fprintf(f, tmpc);
fclose(f);
system("gcc -o tmp tmp.c");
system("./tmp");
return 0;
}
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>>59484721
This probably won't help, but when using Steam with wine to fix the font I launch it with the -no-dwrite command line option which fixes the font.
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hey /g/ I installed Gentoo on my asus laptop but I can't get my touchpad to work. what do I do? It works fine on the ubuntu liveusb
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>>59485341
so this makes the computer write a hello world program, compile it, and run it?
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>>59485679
Yes.
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>>59485695
>>
Is there a checklist for making the switch?

I don't wanna lose any data. But it's time I migrate back to Ubanto or something.
>>
>want to translate something
>upstream is Ubuntu's launchpad
>have to create account
>translate some strings
>click save
>nothing happens
>apparently it's only suggested
>needs probably approval
>no one has approved anything in years or transalted for my obscure language

This is infuriating. It's like they don't want PEOPLE'S HELP.
Fuck you, I will create my own package for it and only use it for myself then.
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>>59483637
fuck off, stale pasta is stale now newfag
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>>59486278
so is this thread oldfag
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>>59485748
I can make it go deeper if you want:
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <unistd.h>

#define MAX_PROGRAM_SIZE (1u<<9)

int main (int argc, char **argv) {
char program[MAX_PROGRAM_SIZE];
char *msg;
FILE *f = fopen("tmp0.c", "w");

if (!f)
return 1;

if (argc > 1)
msg = argv[1];
else
msg = "hello, world";

sprintf(program, "#include <stdio.h>\n#include <stdlib.h>\n#include <unis"
"td.h>\nint main(void)\n{\n char *msg = \"%s\";\n FILE *f = fopen"
"(\"tmp.c\", \"w\");\n const char *tmpc = \"#include <stdio.h>\\n"
"int main(void){printf(\\\"%%s\\\\n\\\");return 0;}\\n\";\n fprin"
"tf(f, tmpc, msg);\n fclose(f);\n system(\"cc -o tmp tmp.c && ./t"
"mp\");\n unlink(\"./tmp\");\n unlink(\"./tmp.c\");\n return 0;\n"
"}\n", msg);
fprintf(f, "%s", program);
fclose(f);
system("cc -o tmp0 tmp0.c && ./tmp0");
unlink("tmp0"); unlink("tmp0.c");
return 0;
}

^ This took me a lot longer than I expected.
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>>59486312
This one takes an argument too, it prints it instead of hello world if you give it an argument.
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So is there a way to make stdout print faster? Installing Gentoo and I have taken to using the --quiet-build flag because it takes forever without it.
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Thoughts on Linux Mint?

Better than Ubuntu regarding privacy?
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>>59487575
All around worse.
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>>59487672
>>59487575
Aside from the dash-search-amazon-ads thing, what's bad in Ubuntu privacy-wise?
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>>59487575
the only reason mint gets shit on here for security is because security updates are not automatic and there's a warning it prompts you with before you actually install an update.

That being said, you can easily just check every couple of days for updates manually, and you don't have any canonical telemetry built in either.
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I'm wanting to try a fully free OS. (I've used ubuntu and openSUSE for years)

I tried the trisquel live CD and it looks like it will work for me. But It hasn't been updated since 2014. Is free-only Debian the only sane choice?
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>>59485753
by checklist do you mean for compatible programs?
If that's what you mean, you can just browse repositories and search for any program you want, and if it isn't in there chances are it isn't available on linux.

The more used programs that aren't on linux are the office and adobe suites.
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>>59488043
https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.en.html
this is a list of fsf ensorsed distros, all of which are only free.

Debian is also a good choice.
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What is meant by "proprietary blobs" and why does stallman hate them? In a default arch install with no other packages, is it running any nonfree software?
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I need a decent OS for a thinkpad x201, that I can stream/torrent anime and read manga on, and write some c and ruby code on. I have used linux for a while, but I am out of the loop and hate fucking around with shit to get it to work. Any recommendations?
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Is it possible to do GPU passthrough but instead of making a fresh Windows install point the VM to a preexisting Windows partition or does it have to do some magic fuckery to it's own Windows install?
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>>59488709
Get one of the ubuntus, something like Ubuntu MATE or Xubuntu. MATE if you want something that looks and feels nice, Xubuntu if you want something that gets the job done and doesn't have much of a memory/battery footprint.
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Should I install Kali or just get Xubuntu and install the packages myself from Kali's source repos? Last I heard, Kali's repos are shit outdated for anything other than pen testing.
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>>59488656
intel / amd microcode
nonfree drivers
>Is it running any nonfree software?
If you're running nonfree hardware, yes.
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>>59488824
Thanks man.
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>>59488830
Kali is pretty much only meant to be booted from a live usb.
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>>59488976
Are there any packages I can't get from Kali if I were to install Xubuntu then? Also, many thanks!
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I'm trying to temporarily install veracrypt on a very outdated Mint live usb to access a truecrypt file full of shit I need for an audit. Despite ostensibly installing correctly according to the terminal, and despite the files being dropped to exactly where they were supposed to be, I can't for the life of me get this fucking program to run. I'm at my wits end. Is it just not possible to install to a live usb? I know it would just be wiped as soon as I shut down, but that's kind of the point.
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>>59488997
afaik all the tools are available on debian/ubuntu.

I believe there is a script called katoolin that will automatically install all the kali tools for you.
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>>59489020
I've heard but I'd prefer to add the repos and install them myself. Time to go get myself a Xubuntu ISO thanks!
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>>59489011
Never mind, just had to run the x64 version instead of x86. To be fair, I read to specifically use x86 on a forum of people who ostensibly had some clue what they were doing.
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>Get Gentoo up and running
>Turn off, reconnect extra HDDs
>Won't boot
GPT, fstab has the UUIDs of /boot and /rootfs but it still keeps failing.
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>>59489220
check bios if harddrive order has rearranged
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>>59489419
It dies on a kernel panic unfortunately, bios is in order.
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Would consumer linux be a lot more successful had all developers of different DEs/WMs focused their efforts on a single one?
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>>59489467
yes.
That's the problem with open source in general. Instead of working together every developer thinks that we need yet another stupid calculator or something and that their's is going to be the best one by far and they can't possibly just contribute to the software that is already out there.

It's why we have so much variety and yet some simple problems go unsolved for so long.
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>>59489467
It would certainly help if there were a lot less DE projects and more collaboration between them.
>>59489499
there's that XKCD comic I like about cord formats that applies here where the dude says that there are way too many kinds of charging cords, so he's going to invent a new universal standard that tries to make the old ones obsolete and the end result is that we now have even more standards
>>
>finish installing gnu/lanucks
>check partitions and consider adding another drive
>for some reason sda3 is shown before sda2
>this triggers my autism
help
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I'm confused as to why the gentoo wiki says I need a 2mb bios boot partition. What's the point if it also suggests a 100mb boot partition? I plan on just installing grub to the mbr, and using /boot to store its config files.
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>>59490538
2mb grub partition, not boot partition.
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>>59490557
but why? I'm using mbr and just plan to install grub to the mbr. Should I really go with 4 partitions to avoid headaches? I'd honestly like just two partitions, one swap and one / and /boot, but it seems like btrfs on /boot is a bad idea. I've used /boot and / on the same drive with ext4 for years, but want to try btrfs.
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installing gentoo but configuring the kernel looks confusing as fuck. I'm worried i'll fuck up my system by disabling something I shouldn't. Is genkernel just enabling everything? Do distros like ubuntu just have everything enabled?
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>>59490609
Use genkernel it autodetects what it can and fills in where it can't. It is not going to install Nvidia or Intel drivers on your AMD machine.
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>>59490538
2mb is for bios and 100mb is for EFI. some efi systems need both so they list both.
If you KNOW your system doesn't need both then:
>2mb partition for grub2 i386-pc
>100mb partition for grub2 x86_64-efi
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>>59481370
>If you don't have the desire to have babies something is wrong with you.

I've seen cucks you people wouldn't believe...
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I always set my program's keybindings to "hjkl" yet I always use nano whenever it's available. As a result I often make the mistake of thinking that nano has a command mode and end up spamming Js when I edit a file, script, or program.

Anyone else have odd problems like this? I think it's in part because I used a keyboard with a non-functioning down key for years, forcing me to map all the programs that I regularly used (music on console, mc etc) to an alternative key.
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>>59491510
Why don't you just use vim?
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>>59491510
nice anime animation
very cute to be honest
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>>59491549
Never learned anything besides the most basic commands, and the only reason I learned those was because I realised that nano wasn't going to be available to me when I SSHed into certain servers. I've used nano from the start of my unixing. I could take the time to go through vimtutor again though...

>>59491554
Thank you. I saw it posted a few days ago and I thought it would be a nice upload to the board.
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How do notification daemons work? I'm asking because I made a notification popup script using lemonbar and I would like to know if it's possible to run this script when programs trigger notify-send notifications.
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>>59491510
>>59491554
Jesus christ, could those colours be any more washed out?
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>>59491576

They display messages marked as notifications sent via dbus. I don't understand what lemonbar has to do with that. If your script sends messages via dbus (using notify-send for example) it will be shown, regardless of what taskbar you have.
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>>59492002
lemonbar is just a window where you can pipe input to, so I scaled lemonbar to the size of a popup window, made it print a given message and made it automatically disappear after 3 seconds.
Now I want to use this script instead of the daemon I'm currently using (notify-osd).
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>>59492084
check dbus hooks
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>>59492084

That's a really hacky way to do this and you're misappropriating lemonbar. There are plenty of notification daemons which already do what you want.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Desktop_notifications#Standalone
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>>59479383
I'm buying a pixel. Fuck you /g/
>>
I have no idea how to get this to work:
https://phihag.de/2012/thinkpad-docking.html
What am I meant to do? Paste all those commands into terminal? I am completely new to linux and can't get my head around it.
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>>59492133
>a pixel
buy a 4K display ,then you'll have >8 million pixels
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Is general, non tech support discussion of BSDs allowed here? BSD and GNU/Linux are both open source Unix ripoffs. I feel like it should because bsd isn't popular enough for its own general (and this board has a massive excess of generals). The only alternative is for occasional threads which I don't think is good enough.
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Is there a way to make
systemd edit some_service
use sudoedit?

>want to edit a service override conveniently
>have to use sudo
>sudo means vim will use root's config file and not mine

My mind is too stupid to figure out how to solve this (except for manually creating the override directory and file).
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>>59492145
I just turned it into a .sh file and ran it in a random directory. No success thus far.
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>>59492261

The article is from 2012.
Do you have acpid installed and running? At the end it says

>/etc/init.d/acpid reload

Chances are that won't work, because your distribution uses systemd now to handle services.

What do you want to achieve in the first place? There are perhaps better ways to do it nowadays.
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>>59492285
I do have acpid installed. I assume it is running. I have thinkpad t420 with a mini dock series 3. I want it to automatically switch to the external display when I dock it and switch back to the laptop when I undock it. I am currently looking into installing autorandr (https://github.com/wertarbyte/autorandr) but can't figure out how to install it on ubuntu (first day of linux).
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>>59492296

>pm-utils
Something is telling me that won't work as well, because chances are you're using the systemd stuff for session handling which includes hibernation, suspend, etc.

Anyway, that's a simple script. You don't have to install it. Download it and run it via your terminal emulator as instructed in the readme.

How come it doesn't do it automatically? I don't know how docks work, but I assume it's no different than when you connect an external monitor. Most environments bring up a display control window when that happens.
>>
Whatcha dippin in yo lunch milk /fglt/?
>>
>>59492237
Hello there! You seem to have used the term "open source".
The term "open source" was created by a group of people that did not want to be associated with the free software movement. When I say "free" software (which is one of the alternatives preferable to "open source"). It's not about price; in that case I would say "gratis", or "free as in free beer". It's about "freedom"! This is what the free software movement is fighting for.
So what is "free" software? Free software is any software that guarantees the user the four essential software freedoms:
> 0. Run the program as you wish.
> 1. Study the source code and change it so it does what you wish.
> 2. Redistribute exact copies of the program.
> 3. Distribute your modified version of the program.
Some people decided that they wanted to restrict the user; but being able to study and modify the "open source" code is not enough! This is directly hurting the cause of the free software movement because it takes away the sociological "freedom" aspect of free software and turns it into a technological one.
So for those reasons I ask that in the future you use the terms "free", "free/libre" or, if necessary "FLOSS" (short for "free/libre and open source"), though the latter should still be avoided.
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>>59492331
I have set XFCE to show the display control window but I would like it to just "swap" to the external monitor and switch off the laptop's display
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>>59492368

>figure out how to use xrandr (it's the tool which can change display settings like resolutions and turn them on or off from the command line)
>get a line which turns the laptop's display off and one which turns the screen on
>use udev and its rules to run your script when your dock is connected and disconnected

I think that's the most basic and abstractionless way you can do it. Alternatively keep looking for other people's solutions and the programs they created.
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>>59492351
>>
any suckless cli way to scrape someones instagram? found a nice set of pics but instagram is fucking ass slow shit (why the hell does a site need over 150 scripts running in the background?)
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>tfw to intelligent for arch
What distro do I use?
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>>59492450
I sucked on ur mums cli last nite fag
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>>59492466
Debian.
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>>59492497
>Systemd
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Pic related
>>59492497
GNU/Linux/SystemD & Kernel 3.9. Debian is dicks.
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>>59492351

>starts a list with 0

Stallman says he isn't autistic, lel.
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>>59492507
>SystemD
When will this "SystemD is somehow bad" meme end? Seriously. You're all a bunch of tech illiterates who parrot memes in order to look like you're tech literate.
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>>59492600 :daerhT weN
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>>59492519
>I can't into computer
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>>59492466
Do you intentionally misspell ‘too’ in this sentence?




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