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Off Topic / Re: What is BLF's stance on emojis?
« on: October 29, 2019, 02:48:53 AM »
You can use your strange hieroglyphs if you want, but I use words.

Off Topic / Nostalgia Thread
« on: October 29, 2019, 02:31:34 AM »
Remember the before times?

Off Topic / Re: Good way to learn linux/Bash (and rant)
« on: October 29, 2019, 01:41:17 AM »
forget every os except windows xp, i still use it can play about 5% of games, still more than most linux os's
I can easily play 90%+ of my Steam library, and Lutris exists.
The "doesn't run games" argument has been invalid for some time now.

Off Topic / Re: Good way to learn linux/Bash (and rant)
« on: October 29, 2019, 12:03:12 AM »
the only Linux distro I've used that doesn't suck with the GUI is ElementaryOS. I used to have it on my laptop, good every-day use Linux if you're not a gamer or power user
Anything with Cinnamon or MATE is pretty good if you want a Windows feel.

It's pretty easy to give Cinnamon a Windows 7/10 feel.
If you looked at my desktop in passing, or if you  didn't know better, you might just think I was using a custom theme on Windows.
XFCE isn't bad either, though it's e bit harder to work with at times, in terms of UI flexibility.

I miss GNOME 2 though. It was light, and I remember it being enough like Windows that it was easy to learn (Or rearrange into something more familiar.) I haven't really given GNOME 3  enough of a chance to pass my judgements, but it hasn't been a great experience whenever I've tried.
KDE is a different story entirely. And don't even try Bodhi and it's Moksha desktop. I tried it on an old laptop for a couple months, and it made me want to strangle a cat.
LXDE is okay if you want something brutally lightweight. It's user experience is kind of awful, but holy crap is it light.

Off Topic / Re: Good way to learn linux/Bash (and rant)
« on: October 28, 2019, 07:29:43 PM »
are you supposed to? i havent touched the update notifications in months
You get notifications?
I removed the GUI package manager from my system because it was pissing me off.

I update my servers monthly, and my personal systems whenever it happens to be convenient.

Off Topic / Re: Good way to learn linux/Bash (and rant)
« on: October 28, 2019, 05:59:32 PM »

'tar -cvJf file.tar.xz file'

I don't have trouble with tar.
Actually, I kind of like using tar.

Off Topic / Re: Good way to learn linux/Bash (and rant)
« on: October 27, 2019, 05:11:59 PM »
Yes, that still means that the system running in the VM has only 2GB of operating memory.

If you're having issues running directly on the hardware though, the problem is likely elsewhere.

Off Topic / Re: Good way to learn linux/Bash (and rant)
« on: October 27, 2019, 04:31:03 PM »
nvm I forgot to assign more cores and 2Gigs of ram doesn't cut it apparently (but my prof told it should but he's full of stuff so theres that)
And I forgot to turn on virtualization is bios. Its working fine now. I mostly only need the terminal anyway

I ran both operating systems outside a VM. Both we're a clean install. Windows 10 was a smoother and more pleasant experience by far
Wait. Are you running stock desktop Ubuntu in 2GB of RAM?
That's asking for trouble, GNOME 3 is trash for memory management. Try a lighter DE.
He was probably remembering the good old days when your userland applications didn't eat 4GB of RAM on their own.
I wouldn't blame Linux, I'd blame the devs that think, "We'll just allocate more memory. RAM is cheap.".

Unfortunately low-memory environments have been an issue with the Linux kernel for some time now.
You can get pretty good performance with tweaking, but yes, Windows handles low-memory more gracefully out-of-box.

Also. My offer still stands.
Anyone wanting help with Linux, feel free to ask me.

You get sulphuric acid.
Not in a container though, it just sort of pours out on the ground in a caustic puddle.

I insert bacon.

Off Topic / Re: Livestreaming (Live Again)
« on: October 26, 2019, 02:55:25 PM »
Live again.

Off Topic / Re: Livestreaming (With Webcam)
« on: October 19, 2019, 01:46:21 PM »

Live again.

And fixed the stupid problem I was having.

Off Topic / Re: Livestreaming (With Webcam) (Ended)
« on: October 18, 2019, 02:26:15 PM »
missed it
I've been saying it for ages, but I hope to start streaming more, so you should have plenty of chances to catch one.

I'll probably stream again in the next couple of days.

Off Topic / Livestreaming (Ended Again)
« on: October 18, 2019, 10:04:46 AM »
I'm live again.

(10/26) Will be playing a few different games, starting with The Long Dark, then maybe trying to finish Penumbra: Black Plague.

Both would reach the black screen with cursor, they never reached a gui after the issues started occurring.
I'm assuming that by it never reaching a GUI, you mean that it POSTs, passes GRUB, but then never (visibly) starts X/Wayland.
I'm also assuming, in your original post, that when you said a "hit a specific set of keys", you mean the Ctrl+Alt+F2,F3,etc. to switch the virtual terminal window.
It's either that, or it landed you in GRUB, but GRUB was unable to locate the file necessary to continue the boot process, and the terminal you ended up at was the GRUB terminal.

If it's the former you should be able to log in and view your logs to see what's actually happening.
You can also hit escape after GRUB to watch the system's boot progress.
If it's the latter, well... that's a different process as your system hasn't actually booted...
There are things you can do about it though.

You were following a guide online correct?
If the guide failed, it's possible it was making the wrong assumptions of what was wrong.
It could very well be something simple, just obfuscated by the fact that you can't reach the desktop. That tends to make things difficult.

Forgive me on the specs being a bit vague, it's been a while

128gb SSD
r7 260x Radeon GPU
AMD Athlon CPU of some sort
16 GB DDr3 Ram
I've had issues with older Athlon systems (on both Linux and Windows). Typically the issues ends up being compatibility of newer software with older motherboards and chipsets.
Not to say it's impossible to make them work. The SSH gateway to my entire network is an old, low-power Athlon x2 system. I got it to run Debian, but it's still stubborn at the best of times (On top of that, it's running SELinux, but that's not something for most people to worry about).
I also had an FX-8350 system that, to this day, has been rock-solid. The quality of boards from those generations, in my experience, is just somewhat hit-or-miss.

Most likely it's just something going wrong with the boot process though. The files are most likely still there.
Does it reach the GRUB menu before it freezes, or does it freeze straight out of the BIOS? And did Manjaro act the same, or was the issue different?

it's always amused me that installing headless ubuntu has a large purple gui to walk through it
absurdly easy to install, but i wouldn't use it as a main computer
Fun thing about that GUI. It's entirely drawn in a terminal window. It's a pretty neat trick dating all the way back to the days of DOS.
But no, I wouldn't try to use a headless system for everyday use.
You can. The tools exist.
But I can't think of any good reason to try.

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