The "Linux questions (and other stuff)" thread


  1. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Speaking of bash scripts, I was screwing around a couple of nights ago and wrote a script that would compare 'facebook' friends of two people. It wasn't pretty, but for just kicking one out in a few minutes, it wasn't too bad. Pointless, and with the majority of it 'hardcoded' it wouldn't be moveable or anything, but hey, any reason to write a bash script.

    I wish I knew sed and awk. :(
    Time to bust out the man pages...
  2. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    I had this current system I'm using for about 6 months or so and it came with Ubuntu & Unity. After playing around with Unity for about a month, it wasn't bad as I thought. I'm the type who do like to try different things and found it usable. I did end up removing it and putting Mageia & Gnome 3, along with KDE4 on the machine. So for now, this is what I'm using as my main computer.

    I have an extra 250gb hard drive I'm going to install inside the computer and I may add Ubuntu & Unity again, along with Mageia and SalixOS. I just want to give Unity a fair shot of using it.
  3. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    I'm not good with writing scripts either but have tried just for kicks. I do have a project I would like to get going for a backup script using Fsarchiver. It makes backups of partitions or folders, I mostly use it for partition backups. I may work on it this coming weekend since I'll be off work after tonight through Tues.
  4. xstefen

    xstefen Well-Known Member

    I recently themes Ubuntu 12.10 more to my liking, but its still lacking in the file browser and just plain performance areas. I tried Cinnamon Mint, it was nice. Very plain looking but performed to par. If I could figure out an easy way to fix my bootloaders [dual boot linux/windows] when I delete a linux partition that would be awesome for hopping distros until i get comfortable on one, or I guess I could just Live CD them [my poor single hdd with 6 partitions ATM]. Thanks for all the input guys :D
  5. Davdi

    Davdi Well-Known Member Contributor

    PCLinux OS (PCLOS), another Madrake/Mandriva derivative. Enlightenment E17, LXDE, XFCE for DEs. I use the XFCE install for Android Development (And Windows7 - I Dual boot).

    I've just installed Basic4Android (Windows only). I'll let you knoe what I think of it when I've had a good play with it. That'll be after May when I've submitted my dissertation on Android security awareness.
  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues - Crazy peacock person - Guide

    As a Kubuntu user, I have no idea what you're talking about. If you didn't try Kubuntu, and/or installing KDE on Ubuntu and then booting it up, you really have no idea what you're missing.
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    I thought this was rather interesting...
    Javascript PC Emulator
    A Linux OS booting and running in your browser using JavaScript.

    Has anyone else tried it?
    Speed Daemon and saptech like this.
  8. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    This is my first time seeing this....interesting! I remember it used to be a site to use telnet in a browser but can't remember if it's still around.
  9. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    I have lots of O'Reilly books on sed and awk, mastering regular expressions, so on and so forth. I still forget it faster than I learn it. Because I had PowerBASIC and WinBatch as a crutch (not to mention the Windows environment), I never really had to. My loss.
  10. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    Not until now. I know that doing `rm -Rf /*' doesn't kill it... :D
  11. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    There used to be a Java program to do SSH in a browser. It was included in Webmin. I stopped using Webmin when Caldera/SCO became evil.
  12. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Hey, that's cool. Never heard of that until now. I did however see a 'paint' ripoff done with javascript and jquery this afternoon. Much cooler than anything I could do though.

    Nice find.
  13. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

  14. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Nice, you wouldn't happen to have a JS version of missile command lying around would you mikedt?

    Well, I'm going to be google'ing that right now. :D

    Found it:
    http://js1k.com/2010-first/demo/680

    Not too bad.
  15. xstefen

    xstefen Well-Known Member

    Looks like I'll be installing Kubuntu tonight to give it a run. Is there a way to remove a linux install [on a win7 dual boot] without completely screwing up the bootmgr? i have to pop in the windows disk, run bootrec commands, and set the correct partition again. or maybe i just need to set the partition...hmmmm
  16. palmtree5

    palmtree5 Sunny Vacation Supporter! Moderator

    If I were you, I'd just install KDE on Ubuntu. A lot easier and a lot less risk involved. However, if you're dead set on installing Kubuntu, take a backup beforehand so if something does go wrong, you have something to restore with
  17. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    Could someone explain to me the specific things that make KDE-on-Ubuntu better than Kubuntu? I thought that Kubuntu was KDE on Ubuntu! What's the difference?
  18. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues - Crazy peacock person - Guide

    Sorry, I can't help you--I don't do windows. But someone else will surely help out!
  19. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Well-Known Member Contributor

    Well got mom converted to Linux...is it normal for a fresh install to have glitches? One in particular was how the network WEP password was deleted or even declined when the computer is shut down (mother is still used to Windows and the need to shut down) and restarted. I had to check the 'use as system connection' for the thing to work again. The wallpaper also got reset to default too and for now the wallpaper she chose seems to stick. Computer is an HP Core2Duo with Beats Audio...no model number on the laptop but it is huge and appears meant for multimedia...it came with Windows 7 and now runs Kubuntu 12:10. Themed in Windows fashion.
  20. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues - Crazy peacock person - Guide

    I couldn't disagree more. :eek:

    Installing KDE from KDE.org can be a daunting experience for Linux newbies.

    Installing KDE/Kubuntu from within Ubuntu, such as via Synaptic, can cause missed packages, components, applications, etc.

    Installing Kubuntu directly from Kubuntu.org ensures a complete, unbroken installation.

    Doing a backup prior to installing ANY new operating system on an existing computer is always a good idea. :) There's nothing particularly dangerous about installing Kubuntu. I've used it since its first release, and have yet to have a computer explode as a result. :D
  21. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Well-Known Member Contributor

    Kubuntu lacks some of the features of the full blown unity-based variant. For me I had to reinstall a lot that was not installed by default in Kubuntu such as synaptic and software center, as the default KDE software center lacks a lot...also Firefox wasn't installed by default either and Rekonq sucks.

    If using Unity just open terminal and enter this:

    sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
  22. palmtree5

    palmtree5 Sunny Vacation Supporter! Moderator

  23. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues - Crazy peacock person - Guide

    It's a tad bit confusing. :)

    Kubuntu *IS* KDE on Ubuntu. But it's its own operating system, whereas KDE is simply a desktop environment. So Kubuntu is an OS, while KDE is a DE. See this reply I just posted, which may help a little.
  24. Prinny

    Prinny Resident Linux Nutcase Guide

    Right click the network icon and hit "edit connections" then make sure your wireless says available to all users? Only thing that comes to mind off the top of my head
  25. xstefen

    xstefen Well-Known Member

    Thanks again guys, more than likely Ill just do the full kubuntu install, as i dont like overlaying packages. Not real dependent on Unity as i pretty much am a linux newb, good tip on re-acquiring software center, i do use that and apt-get for everything

    honestly, so long as i get chrome-beta, jre, adb, and kitchen, which are all no problems, ill be fine. Just wanted a little more tech-friendly DE/UI with more snappy performance
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