Forum discussion tagged with linux.
  1. itbend

    Hi, ive finally decided to not have any devices with Big tech OS on it. But for my gaming computer with SteamOS i ran into issues

    Hi, Okay, i guess SteamOS is kinda BigTech too, as valve is not small. But at least it is a private company and the operating system is open source.. As topic says, i am too tired of big tech companies screwing me from infront and from behind. So ive decided(Not just decided, ive actually...
  2. O

    Question Which Operating System you like the most?

    I'm doing my research on what people like about operating systems and which is best in terms of performance. Kindly share your Thought about each operating system you people are using and what you like the most in terms of performance, features, security and others.
  3. solidsnake1298

    Solved! Reduce Linux memory usage

    I recently installed Linux Mint on my Acer C720 chromebook, which no longer receives OS updates from Google. I have the 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD model. Even while still running ChromeOS the 2GB of RAM was showing its limitations. But now that I have Mint running I was wondering what my options are...
  4. senturion

    Question Things Microsoft can learn from Linux (in 2021)

    Disclaimer - I am primarily a Windows guy and all of my career has been 80% centered on the Microsoft world of software for small businesses, enterprises and the like. Over the past year I've been primarily using Manjaro Linux with Gnome3, Plasma5, XFCE and i3 as well on my personal laptop. I...
  5. D

    Discussion Pastiche to Linux distros

    Linux has always been more for technology hobbyists who want to learn how software works inside and out, and then create new software afterwards (whether it'd be individual programs or a whole OS). While there's nothing wrong with people using it for that purpose, and I respect the people who...
  6. grandpaflo

    News TAILS Linux 4.13 Direct Download
  7. velrinblack

    Question USB graphic card driver linux

    Hello I've bought a USB to HDMI adapter (external graphic card). I don't know, where to find drivers. My device PID is 6021 and VID is 534d. It's name is MACROSILICON USB extscreen. My Linux distro is Ubuntu (newest version 20.04). Please help. Thanks in advance.
  8. B

    Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LST to 19.04 upgrade failed

    Hi, I need help with a problem with a linux laptop machine. The laptop was installed with a Linux Ubuntu 15.10 and I took the time to upgrade the distro. So I upgraded from 15.10 -> 16.04 LST -> 18.04 LTS and it all seemed so far, so good. Then I put the machine to upgrade to 19.04 and went...
  9. N

    Question Is there an OS to install a Netflix app that allows you to download content?

    I am specifically searching for an OS for months now that allows Netflix to be installed also allowing downloads for later viewing. My main reason for this is to mount a Raspberry Pi 4 to the back of my TV connected to the internet and whilst I am asleep I can download a few episodes and/or...
  10. K

    Hp Spectre X360 - usb drive detection on start using the bios secure boot option

    Hi, I bought a second hand HP Spectre X360 13" (2016 model), I installed Windows 10 on the system a few months ago using the 'legacy mode', however, now I wanted to reinstall using the 'secure boot' option on & 'legacy mode' off. For complete picture's sake, I will also be installing Ubuntu/...
  11. C

    Suggestions needed for Linux + Z390 mobo

    I'm looking for a Z390 mobo whose features are well supported in Linux. Like hardware monitoring software and drivers. Which of the big mobo companies are the most open-sourcey?
  12. Y

    Question Access a Bluetooth-only device wirelessly from a non-Bluetooth device using SSH(with a full featured Android device as a 'middleman')

    I am faced with a strange problem(at least,strange to me). I have a laptop(running Arch Linux), which does not have Bluetooth capability(let's call this device A). I also have another computer which has Bluetooth as its only means of communication(let's call this device B). I need to access...
  13. grandpaflo

    Tails Linux 3.9 is out

    Tails Linux 3.9 is out - • • • Tails 3.9 is the biggest update of Tails this year! It includes two new features on which we have been...
  14. EXCellR8

    Odd Behavior w/ AMD FM2+ Ubuntu Box

    This started happening more recently... basically, my Ubuntu 16.04 system will turn itself on shortly after one of my other computers is powered up. I looked in BIOS just to check to see if there were any wake events configured but there aren't. The second part of this is that the system...
  15. R

    Basic Graphics Card for CyberMonday?

    I have been using onboard graphics since building this machine in♩2012! Didn’t realize it was that old till I looked up the stats today: I3770 32GB RAM Asus P8Z77 V-Pro m/b Ubuntu (mostly) but may add W10 or W7 for choice of editing software I want to add another monitor, Dell U2415 next to my...
  16. P

    Gpt on linux

    Gpt is a real pain. I want to format my hd as GPT follow some of this guide: make 2 partitions, (grub and efi), and then copy root and home from an existing HD will this work? how do I update fstab with the 2 new (GPT) related partitions?? what...
  17. TurtleCrusher

    Installing Linux to spare M.2 16GB Drive, advice needed.

    Hello everyone. I have a 16GB M.2 SSD to put in my X230 Thinkpad. I already have a 1TB SSHD with Windows 10 that I still want it to automatically boot to without a prompt. I want to put Linux on the 16GB M.2 drive just for coding. What is the exact process to do this? Do I disconnect the SSHD...
  18. Ken g6

    Linux installed to USB drive won't boot

    I'm trying to get my HTPC with an ASUS H110S2 motherboard to boot Xubuntu 17.04. For complicated reasons, I can only use an M.2 drive internally, and I don't have one of those. So I'm trying to install to and boot from a hard drive connected by one of these to a USB3 port. The USB stick I use...
  19. Ken g6

    Linux DVD burning issues

    At last I've gotten Linux to burn a DVD correctly! Four in a row, actually! But I'm having a few issues with wodim, and some other software: 1. Half the time, wodim fails to burn at all: TOC Type: 1 = CD-ROM scsidev: '/dev/sr0' devname: '/dev/sr0' scsibus: -2 target: -2 lun: -2 Linux sg...
  20. H

    Need help setting up partitions after switching from Windows to Linux

    Hi guys, I have been a Windows user for most of my life. When I was using Windows my HDD was divided into 4 partitions called C: , D: , E: and F: I had Windows on C: and all my data(Music, Photos, Documents) on the other partitions. I did this to prevent data loss. In case I have a OS corruption...
  21. EXCellR8

    APU Graphics Broke, System in Limp Mode

    not sure exactly how or when, but the graphics software on my Kubuntu SFF PC got scrambled or something; now I can't login. I've encountered a similar issue before which was resolved by reinstalling the amdgpu-pro software but it's not working this time. after a normal boot I get the limited...
  22. G

    Helios4 Personal Cloud - Open Source NAS

    Hey guys, What do you think about this following NAS Do-It-Yourself project Using the same Marvell Armada 388 SoC than Synology DS416j and WD EX4100, but with more memory, highest CPU clock, much cheaper and on top of that completely Open Source.
  23. B

    Fedora 25 stuck on reached target sound card

    I'm trying to install Fedora 25 on my rig with an E5 2670, Asus Z9PA-U8, R9 390 and 64gigs of ECC ddr3. But it gets stuck at [ OK ] Reached Target Sound Card. And this comes up first, it looks like an error but I'm not sure [4.533829] Can't request iomem region...
  24. cKGunslinger

    Favorite cross-platform GUI solution?

    I've got a bit of code that compiles and runs in Windows, Windows w/Cygwin, and Linux. It builds a series of static libraries. I've got a little menu-driven console code that simply accepts numbered commands and invokes functions from these libraries and displays results (as text),a s well as...
  25. S

    Need Help to configure Intel Rapid Storage Technology on Dell Latitude E7440 Notebook. #Linux #Fire

    I use a Dell Latitude E7440 Notebook. Experiencing slow boot performance, doesn't appear to be a hardware fault but the load of installed applications. I am planning to configure Intel Rapid Storage Technology. Is it imperative to install a SSD or can Intel Rapid Storage Technology be configured...
  26. superstition

    Linux and/or compiler experts re: Piledriver optimization

    In the interest of benchmarking — specifically considering using Linux to test some things, I happened upon Funtoo Linux, a release of Gentoo that has profiles for most every processor so one can build one's system to extract maximum performance (maximum in terms of taking into account the...
  27. ultimatebob

    Cron scheduling question

    I'm trying to schedule a Linux cron job that runs a software update on about 20 systems around 2 AM. I don't want them run all at the same time, though, because they'll kill the update server if they all run at once. Does anybody know of a way to add a randomizer to the time when a cron job...
  28. V

    tried ubuntu, never again.

    for necessity i tried ubuntu, had to make a bootable usb to install an OS on an usb was only 2gb so i had no other choice other then windows xp around 600mb or ubuntu around i choosed ubuntu... even installing it is so incredibly confusing, ended up deleting everything despite...
  29. V

    Dual boot Windows 10 + Kali

    On my computer I have two operating systems installed, Windows 10 and Kali Linux. The problem is that they are on separate bootloaders and on separate hard drives. I want to be able to add one of the operating systems to the other bootloader so that I can boot both operating systems from the...
  30. R

    PS3 class action lawsuit giving $55 to those affected.

    Some of you may remember a time when Sony decided that despite people paying a load of cash for the PS3, they would delete the ability to use it as a computer if they wanted to continue playing games. Well there was a class action lawsuit that started in 2010 then dragged on before being...
  31. otinane

    CPU "bug" - Need explanation

    Hello, i have AMD Phenom II x4 960T BE 3.0 GHz (the well known Thuban 6-core, with 2-core disabled and turned to Zosma). I haven't unlock it, simce my motherboard and BIOS version don't support it. I had time to spare, and was using some hardware commands to check my system (Linux - Fedora...
  32. John Connor

    Has anyone used Webmin?

    I was looking af Amazon Web Services and notice they have this installed in their instances. I never new about Webmin until I read about that and it looks like a brilliant way to configure your server rather than typing in so many damn commands. The Dev who coded the thing coded back in 2003 I...
  33. grandpaflo

    Tails Linux 2.6 is out (Sept 20, 2016)

    - Announcements - Home - Tails 2.6...
  34. EXCellR8

    Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows Network

    I'll try to make this as simple as possible... since I don't have a whole lot of nix knowhow. I have a small computer with Ubuntu 14.04 installed and I can't seem to be able to find it on my network via a Windows computer. I've successfully joined the domain but the system doesn't appear in the...
  35. F

    Lightweight Linux for old AMD Athlon x2 HP

    I want to use an old computer I have lying around for internet browsing and streaming. Sadly Win7 seems a bit too strenuous, so I'm looking for a lightweight Linux to use instead. Disclaimer: I'm totally new to Linux, but have lots of experience with Windows & some with Mac. I have a 2004 £250...
  36. Dulanic

    Webmin reporting Hard drive errors?

    Anything anyone can think I should check? Or is maybe webmin going crazy? These didn't exist until I just did a reinstall of Mint to upgrade to 18. I am thinking it's more of a software issues... I see no smart data that shows anything is going bad and I've ran fsck and no issues there...