Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Writer The Wolf

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 33
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.

No, I had a seperate computer set aside. And Xubuntu was installed AFTER the OS was installed. And this particular example is in Pop!_OS.

Prior to Pop!_OS I was using Manjaro, but I also had issues with Manjaro. Similar Issues, so creating a whole section in the thread above would have been redundant.
What exactly kind of hardware is the machine you were trying?

I'm too lazy to really say anything cuz I'm on mobile but for the record most of my opinions on Linux are directed towards the userbase and not the operating system itself
Overgeneralizing can be just as harmful. You shouldn't let whatever handful of experiences you've had with the Linux userbase determine your opinion of it as a whole.
After all, my desktop looks nothing like many of the complaints you made last time, and I personally haven't seen a anyone actually using a system that cluttered (at least not sense about 2008).
Besides, things can't get better if you wont let them.

still fake. somehow realer than linux's usefulness
PhantOS, I appreciate your dedication to your opinion.
I'm not being sarcastic, I man that wholeheartedly. You are very dedicated to your beliefs and your thoughts, and you have every right to be.

I have nothing against you, and honestly I don't entirely disagree that there are many problems with Linux, or that people abuse the crap out of some features (Though you can't in any meaningful way say they don't do the same on other OS's).
Even now, there are things in Linux that I have to deal with that make me want to punch a child, but even if presented with the choice of any system, I would still choose it, as it is better suits me and my work, than any other system. On top of that, and in spite of it's issues, I still find it fun to work with. Being ably to pull it apart like Lego bricks and do whatever I want, is an incredible privilege that no other system can give, and gives power and insight into the system unlike anything else.

You can have you thoughts, your opinions, and your beliefs. I wont fault you for that.
You can even argue all you want. The only thing I ask is that you let others form their own opinions (As Mathew evidently has).
Don't discourage people from trying anything. Let them try Linux if they want to and decide for themselves. Don't actively condemn anyone (For any reason really, not just their choice of OS).
I can't stop you from doing anything, but I can ask kindly as a human being. (And no I wont be offended if you shoot me down and berate me for it. I hardly expect anyone on here to be reasonable, but it never hurts to try.)

I, for one, have never claimed that Linux was easier or perfect.
It has a learning curve. So does Mac, and so does Windows (Most of us just grew up on one or the other and don't think about it).
It can (and does), fail. It's software. If you're saying you've never once had Windows or OSX go wrong for you, then you're very luck.

I've had systems fail catastrophically, and without the knowledge of the underlying system, I probably would have had to start over many time. That's not something I would expect the average user, or a beginner to be able to do.

Linux is easier than ever.
That does not make it easy.
To be fair, I've had just as much (if not more) trouble with Windows in the past, but that tends to be much easier for most people to handle on their own, as they already know how to use Windows.

My systems run well, are stable, secure, and do exactly what I want and need them to do.
That's after many hours of work to get them how I want.

If you want easy, there's no such thing, sorry.
If you want easier, go with what you know.
If you want the freedom and power over your system that comes with Linux, I highly recommend you you try it, but be prepared to learn when something go wrong. It's not hard to start, it's not even really hard to learn, but it is work.
And, to be clear, by freedom and power, I mean the low-level control and access afforded by a UNIX-like system and the ability to modify your system's functionality at a source level, not some magical power you get for running Linux specifically. This is not something everyone can or will even use, and if you don't need it, and there's better opportunity elsewhere, I encourage you to go to whatever system best fits your needs.

Again, anyone who is curious about using Linux, I highly encourage you to try, and I offer my help to anyone struggling with Linux, but it's up to you if you want or need it, and I'm not all knowing or all powerful. It's not Windows, it's not MAC (Though it's closer to MAC OS X than Windows), and if that's what you know, you'll be learning something new, so be ready for that.
If you'd rather stick with something else, that's fine. We're not elitists (for the most part, Gentoo or Arch excluded).


My BeepBox music doesn't sound like BeepBox anymore...

I swear, I'm still using BeepBox (for sequencing).

And I just  accidentally made dubstep.

Off Topic / Re: Horrendously Awful Month
« on: September 27, 2019, 12:14:11 AM »
how are you doing man this fine september
Still awful unfortunately. Then again, September always seems to go wrong for me. I don't know why.

I do have a Chevy TrailBlazer now. Cost me damn near everything I had left, and I loving hate that car, but at least I do have a car again.
Still no job though.
That sucks man sorry you never need an excuse to feel depressed though it's not something you need to justify or not. In this case definitely so though.
I know. I'm mildly bipolar, so I tend to have times when I'll feel depressed without much reason, but this has really been some of the worst.

Off Topic / Re: image hosting services suck richard
« on: September 11, 2019, 02:22:44 AM »
annoying how photobucket blurs the old picture, i don't mind the watermark on old images quite as much as the blur
perhaps a website that takes that into account and stores an image on photobucket, then when requested it gets the photobucket image and uses that data to reproduce the original?
not saying to unblur, but store the data in a different format that can be retrieved
still runs into the issue is what if that site goes down
At that point, you might as well just store it elsewhere to begin with.

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 33