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I today went to computer store to upgrade my laptop's ram. My laptop currently runs Fedora Gnome. The shopkeeper told me that he can help me out by removing the "Chinese Windows" that my laptop is running...😂😂😂35
Very exciting news, just thought I’d share.
I was a computer engineering student before I left school to have my first child (and then second, third, and fourth).
I stayed at home for five years, out of necessity, not by choice, and struggled to get back into tech.
I eventually stared freelancing Wordpress sites, because in a small town, I didn’t have any other opportunities.
This summer I got an internship at Mozilla through GNOME Outreachy doing python work.
It’s completely unreal to me...but I have been offered a contract-to-hire position with Mozilla.
After years of feeling like I would never succeed, I have my first real programming job.
Ridiculously awesome benefits and pay...
Holy fucking hell.36
Not sure what Linux Desktop to use? Use this handy guide:
- GNOME: when you want no tray icons, themes that break every minor GTK release, and extensions for basic features (that are buggy.)
- KDE: pretty go-Segmentation Fault
- DWM/Awesome/i3/etc.: when you feel like the time you spent learning Vim wasn't wasteful enough
- XFCE: when you want one update per decade and poor Systemd support.
- LXQt: the biggest positive is that it doesn't use GTK.
- Cinnamon: when you like GNOME 3 but you want a different menu
- Deepin: when you want a desktop with the build quality of an HP laptop.
Aren't sure whether to use Xorg or Wayland?
- Xorg: if you want to absurdly fuck up your touchscreen, pick this one.
- Wayland: if you want to screw up most of your apps, too bad; this won't work with your proprietary drivers. If only it did.
What distro to use?
- Ubuntu: if you want to break your system with PPAs, check out this one.
- Debian: when you want Ubuntu except with more out of date packages
- Redhat: when you want Debian except with more out of date packages
- ElementaryOS: wait, someone actually made a properly designed Linux UI?
- Arch Linux: the only thing that doesn't make me sick anymore.
- Slackware: "that exists still really?"
- Gentoo: when you hate systemd more than waiting 4 days to compile Firefox on every release.
... I love Linux. I do. But it is very taxing to get things comfortable for me anymore. I feel like the Linux Desktop is in a period of flux and it's painful to be a part of right now.25
My classmates were learning Linux stuff.
They had to boot Linux and install it (Ubuntu)
For me teacher said I can install whatever distro I wanted and set it up.
I started to install Arch Linux then teacher wtf is that ? You are supposed to install a distro.
Well yeah I'm installing it its called arch Linux there is not GUI at installation all is done in CLI.
Cool so Mr Linux could you help your classmates install the damn Ubuntu ?
After helping them (like half of my entire class) I finished installing it seted up Gnome enabling zram, and all the good stuff. It was so cool when she called me Mr. Linux.
But I corrected her that its GNU/Linux.21
Customizing my arch linux desktop 🙂
High resolution picture:
What do you guys think?50
Feeling like a 1337 h4x0r right now. I'm at the library right now where they have ubuntu PCs for internet access. They give you a username and password and you get one hour of access to the machine. My username was "tiant".
So I thought to myself that one hour isn't really that much, so I wanted to see what I could change about that. First of all, there was no Terminal emulator in the applications list and I had no tty access. Thankfully, I remembered the Ubuntu shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T, which successfully opened a terminal for me.
Then everything left to do was scroll through the output of ps -aux. I first found an instance of "yad" running, which was used to display how much time I had left in the top right corner. Cool.
And then I found it. /usr/local/bin/.raus_test.sh (I'm german, translated it means something like ".kick_check.sh"). Skimming through the source code revealed that it actually killed the gnome session at the end, so it was the script I was after! And the process wasn't started by root but by the user "tiant". I could actually also see the .raus_test.sh instances of the other users in the network. All I had to do was kill the process, and voilà, the time indicator disappeared.
Now I'm unsure if I should tell them about this or not.12
Kids, don't start programming. It's like a drug, when you've started you can't stop.
You'll skip homework and forget about any potential friends.7
Ubuntu 17.04 with the Gnome Shell did not look very polished, so I switched to Fedora instead. After making some tweaks, it looks like I'm going to stick with Fedora now after using Ubuntu for more than 4 years.
The current installation is Fedora 26 with:
• GNU/Linux 4.11.10,
• Gnome Shell 3.24.2 (with a few extensions),
• Arc-Darker GTK+ theme,
• Paper icon theme,
• Pali terminal colour theme, from Gogh
• And a pretty wallpaper! (http://wallup.net/wp-content/...)37
Brace for Ubuntu 17.10 release coming tomorrow. Bye bye my old friend Ubuntu Gnome and hello vanilla Ubuntu
PS: don't hate for liking Ubuntu, at least I'm on Linux, cmon 😄22
I have to share this.
I finally installed Arch Linux on vmware with open-vm-tools.
I love it, maybe it takes a bit of time to install but it's worth it.
If I wouldn't have a mac, I would certainly install Arch Linux.
Pacman is amazing.
And look how beautiful has become (I know that is thanks to gnome and not Arch Linux, but I find it really really beautiful).13
Ubuntu's default desktop environment will be Gnome from version 18.04. They will finally abandon bloated unity.13
Got arch Linux working on my laptop.
Installed Budgie GNOME, Cairo dock, Termite, VS Code, Code::Blocks, Android Studio, IntelliJ....
It's so beautiful9
Been using Ubuntu for only like two months now but yesterday I discovered GNOME. So much better than Unity.
My reaction when I installed it:20
Since everyone is posting their system, I'll do it now, too:
- Type: Laptop
- Age: about 5 years
- Weight: 2-3 kg (too much)
- Modifications: Paper below problematic keys; Samsung Evo 850 250GB SSD
- Usecase: School-Laptop with every Office-Suite I could find.
- Pros: Wrecks my PC with the boottime (Gnome > KDE); Looks really sick; Really lightweight Arch installed; Quiet when not under load
- Cons: Really heavy; Battery old and unreliable; Bluetooth stops working after closing lid11
What's your dream job?
Mine is working either at Digital Ocean as a server maintainer/service/programmer or at Red Hat developing gnome.32
Ubuntu GNOME 17.04. with some customization looks like I will settle for this as my preferred Linux Distro.4
The DE life cycle of every Linux hobbyist:
1. Let's work with Unity.... it's so blah
2. Let's check out XFCE.... it does its job, but it needs more zing
3. Let's check out KDE...aah, my poor battery.
4. Let's check out LXDE.... Can you be any more boring?
5. Let's check out Pantheon.... This is perfect, but I'm tired of using a tweak tool to even enable minimize and maximize
6. Let's go to Gnome 3...Ah never mind
7. Let's go to Cinnamon... Blurgh, It reminds me of Windows
8. Let's go to MATE....Hmm, Mutiny layout?!! It reminds me of Unity. Wonder if Unity 8 has made any progress!
9. Go back to Step 1.17
just discovered CTRL+ALT+ESC shortcut to kill a window without opening the Task Manager.
KDE is AWESOME.
on Gnome you can install xkill & set a custom shortcut.5
Wrote my first Gnome Shell extension.
It shows the propability that my favourite streamer on Twitch streams today with a statistical algorithm I only wrote for this purpose.
I feel a bit cool now, yeah, maybe more than I should.
But it's so exciting!7
Finally I've installed Ubuntu Gnome lts and I'm gonna use it for the next year at least. Let's install all the software I need.
*2 days later*
So I had to use office and image editing tools on Linux today.
Holy mother fucking god are these things awful. Gimp, pinta, gnome paint, libre office, open office... they seem like a project some guy threw together a weekend in his bedroom. The UX is shite and makes 0 sense. They crash and lag all over the place. For fuck sake!
Also... Gimp, libre office and open office. If you want to make an alternative to a well known product (Photoshop and MS Office in this example) then just fucking copy the god damn UI as much as you can. No-one is going to go learn your fucking half ass product, people only use this shit because it's free and available on Linux.
I swear, I seriously considered sending the images to my phone and just fucking edit them there because it would have been so much easier than using this pile of shit.
Best linux desktop environment?
I am going to reinstall my Arch Linux. It's time to try anything else than gnome.29
I don't believe this. I have to install Gnome Tweak Tools to remove the "Trash" icon from desktop. What the hell :/15
Just spent like 2 hours theming my Ubuntu 17.10 development VM, but lets be honest, the suru icon back with a unity8 gnome theme does look really fucking good!6
I use Windows at home. Linux at work.
The last couple of days I was "forced" to work in Windows due to the need of Microsoft Word for documentation.
I just noticed today, that when I rebooted and entered Gnome shell again, it felt like coming home.
Wohooooo just downloaded/build a Gnome shell 3.25.90 and it's fucking awesome and a lot faster
OS Arch Linux
love my new baby <3
base set up: antergos/gnome
Additions: i3 gaps/polybar , getting deepin to play with, mpd+ncmpcpp, gonna get cava.
Don't know all of the specs yet,
16 GB ddr3 mem (??rpm)
also worth mentioning that gnome plays well with toutchscreen 😎
this puppy is gonna serve me well7
I pulled it off! VMware on Linux is pretty rad! What you see in the pic is windows on my right monitor and Fedora on the left, Fedora serving as the host though.
They work seamlessly! (no lag at ALL)
Full size pic :
FUCK YOU QEMU AND SPICE, STATE OF THE ART MY ASS (GNOME BOXES)31
Ouuuuuu yessss i like when people hate linux and then they see how awesome it is and they realized that they were wrong and now they hate themselfs.
Happened to my classmate he always told me that GNU/Linux is stupid which i hated him for since i love linux and well now he needed to use linux in school and boooom he started to love it cause it was so simple with gnome.20
I had to reinstall windows today in school. I seriously didnt want to touch that bullshit so i did nothing. After 10 minutes teacher came to me handed me an USB labeled freeBSD and pointed to an Rack server and told me just one word "GNOME". Now thats an way of making me fucking happy.
Really that made my day just looooooooooot fucking better. Also i had it all set up faster then all my classmates the damn windows.14
I'm an advocate of free software, debian specifically, hell my business runs on it!
But sometimes you just can't get around to use proprietry software. One of those is nvidia....
WHAT THE FUCKING MESSED UP NAGGING NARK SHIT NVIDIA!!! YOU FUCKING BREAK MY SYSTEM! YOU WONT PROPERLY COMPILE YOUR KERNEL MODULE, YOU BREAK MY X, AND ONCE I FIXED ALL THOSE THINGS MANUALLY(!) YOU HAVE THE FUCKING GUTS TO NOT EVEN DETECT MY SCREENS PROPERLY
WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT!!! NVIDIA YOU SUCK!!! MOTHERFUCKER DO I REALLY HAVE TO FALL BACK TO INTEL GRAPHICS??? FUCK YOUR FUCKING COMPANY AND ESPECIALLY YOUR LINUX SUPPORT
And no i am not planning to use ATI since they dont support EGL, what is a dependency for the gnome desktop...6
From my working laptop, used for everything (/everything/). Have gone through multiple DEs: starting with Xfce, to Deepin (briefly), also Gnome (extremely briefly), and Budgie (meh), KDE Plasma 5 (my battery D:), i3 to give my battery a break, and lastly Cinnamon for the last 3ish months, and so far no major gripes. Haven't had any serious issues in between, and very rarely does anything serious break after a pacman -Syu ;) has been the most fun I've had with any OS so far
Share your $(head -1 /var/log/pacman.log)2
Holy shit. Today i discovered i3gaps. I must say I'm amazed. I've used this YouTubers dotfiles (https://larbs.xyz) because I was too lazy setting it up by myself. But I am currently baffled as to how fast I get things done.
sudo pacman -R gnome9
my first day with Linux.
1. downloaded the Ubuntu 16. 04 LTS and made bootable.
2. install it on my system.
3. after installing wifi is not working.
4. searched on internet with my phone and connected my PC with USB thetering.
5. now installed wifi driver.
6. now my Nvidia card is not working installed its driver too.
6.finally i look at my desktop and its looking really ancient and old.
7. installed gnome desktop and switch to it.
8. now gnome is not much functional so added some extensions like dash to dock, dynamic transparency.
9. now setup java and android studio.
10. after that android studio font is looking blurry. finally stackoverflow made my life easy and i fixed it.
now after all this my system is working crazy fast.. Android studio is opening in just 5-6 seconds.
really happy.. 😍 😍18
wooohooo just downloaded ubuntu 16.10 GNOME will install it in few minutes wooow so excited since its for baytrail-M tablet which have no support for linux so will see how it goes eish me luck
Finally customized gnome to osx like theme, but ouch light theme hurts my eye! Any other suggestion?10
Do you know that KDE is more lighter than MATE? In the screenshot the RAM usage you can see is from a live. The same test on the same PC with MATE take 900 MB and with GNOME 1,5 GB. Test made with the latest LTS of Ubuntu.7
Guess what this App is written in (Lib/Framework/Language). You won't possibly believe it. (As I also didn't.)
Desktop: Gnome Shell with Pop-Dark-Compact.20
Just made a quick blog post about my experience and evolution through different Linux distros. What do you guys think?
Wrote my first bash scripts today.
One installs a few packages (Brackets, VLC, Nodejs, chrome) and the other gets my preferred theme and icon set from gnome-look.org with curl and piping straight to tar -xz in tge proper folders.
They're simple, really, but you have to start from somewhere.
Now with that said, I'll let you know if they work ln the first try--about to install Ubuntu on a different machine5
Got 1 star and 1 fork in git feels awesome. Or been a year since I joined git.
Todo conky widget for Linux I build received a star. U can add and delete to-do using terminal, so I feel its cool. https://devrant.com/rants/1402297/... has screenshot.
A bash script I wrote was forked. That was for logging into college wifi page. The routers used to disconnect very often and downloads u to be stalled on fluctuation in electricity. This login script would re-login on connecting back to college WiFi using polling mechanism
Currently working alone, hope soon i will put up some colab work.4
So I've been trying out Arch for a few days and yesterday I finally got Gnome to work, but for some reason the Gnome Terminal wouldn't open and when I switched to tty Gnome would crash :/. Today I said fuck it and just went to Antergos and I love it! It's still Arch based but with Gnome already installed, and everything works :D3
Ubuntu is a dumb piece of shit with so many bugs lying around, especially when you try to get an alternative to Unity or Gnome.
Windows does have bugs too, but at least I don't run into six new bugs everyday which are so bad I can't even work.5
Still new to dev, so I'm only used to windows but I want to try Linux. Don't want chance messing up my expensive pc, so instead, installing on old laptop I've been keeping in the closet. Installing Ubuntu Gnome, looked like a safe choice for beginner. This way I can try it out without consequence and possibly get new life out of an old machine.
Incidentally, any Linux specific apps/programs you'd recommend to a newbie?13
People talk about how the Linux desktop is coming along. I don't really give a shit about Linux's viability as a desktop OS, or attempts to give it general appeal. In my opinion, that just introduces hits in performance and flexibility. It's a great desktop because I know what I'm doing. I want that. That doesn't have great appeal, but I don't care. Gnome, Unity, KDE, and Cinnamon are user friendly, but heavy as fuck.7
I think it's about time I Dual booted my Home PC with Windows 10 and Ubuntu GNOME. Been living the Windows exclusive life for to long.
It's all about having options.10
Fucking fuck shit monkeycocksucking gargling wtf!
I was getting some stuff done in my accounting software and it bugged me that the fields were dark and the fonts as well, thus seeing fucking shit. This was clearly a bad choice of a gtk3 dark theme, thus i switched to the fucking default adwaita, suddenly gnome session crashes.
Ok, i just log out and log back in.
Logout.... Nothing happens.... Ctrl-alt-backspace , nothing happens (and i knew i enabled that in the settings)
Ok let's do it a bit more forceful and restart the display manager... Gdm starts... I insert my credentials... It fucking crashes.
I desperately try to debug it, xsession error msg'es? Nope. Something in /var/log/messages? Nope. Something, anything at all, nope sherlock nopedinope!
About to go batshit crazy, purging and reinstalling all of gnome, thibking that, what ever setting lust have broke it, it will be fixed now.
No fucking fuck desktop!!!
I lost my nerve and replaced gdm with lightdm, and i finally, after three hours wasted on my machine, i get my gnome desktop back... But in a state of mess! Extensions don't work and make it crash again, user themes? Nope, go fuck yourself with plain default.
I'm really losing my shit, business is almost non-existant, and now ly FUCKING desktop refuses to work like i want to. Everything is fucking broken to shits !!
I'm gon a go to my gf, and relax a little, at least i still have a working laptop.
Question is, for how long???
This was about two years ago, and is so fucking simple. But it's because I fucked up something so goddamn simple that I'll never be able to forget.
One of the stupidest fucking things I've done?
Went into the GNOME Disks utility trying to wipe a SanDisk Cruzer USB drive. BAM! There goes the entirety of my /dev/sda disk! Oh, and you know all partitions on that disk?? Gone!! Nothing I could do.
I don't know which pisses me off about myself more: The fact that Linux has more complicated tools that do the same exact job but make me think about what the actual fuck I'm doing thus preventing fuckups, or the fact that I was too fucking lazy to use them and decided to go with the dirt simple option and still managed to fuck myself over in the end...
Lesson for you kids that haven't fucked yourselves over in a way this dumb yet: ALWAYS have that backup installer USB somewhere. ALWAYS.
Being addicted to Linux is a side effect of me not being able to get a faster computer when I was young.. Windows had a hard time on the machine I had.. Meanwhile Linux Desktop with compiz fusion ran like lightning with all those crazy effects.. If I had a faster computer I think I would've rather be addicted to AAA games.. Nowadays I can't use Windows because it's not as user friendly as things like Gnome.. Also it's not developer friendly compared to Linux Distros.. Simple things like changing the volume feels clunky in windows.. And the shitty windows explorer is the worst file manager of all the default ones in any OS.6
Mobilis in mobili.
Yesterday, I was trying to figure out how to open a folder via the linux terminal (like the `open path/to/folder` in MacOS), and I discovered that it can be done via `nemo path/to/folder`. This rang a bell on me because I know that GNOME file manager was named Nautilus.
This got my interest because both names are in Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea". Nautilus is the submarine commanded by the great Capt. Nemo, a brilliant individual who plans to explore the depths of the sea with Nautilus.
I learned that the developers of Linux Mint believed the GNOME file manager Nautilus (v3.6) was a catastrophe, and thus, they forked project, giving birth to the awesome Nemo. So instead of exploring the depths of the sea, I guess we could say Nemo is now exploring the depths of our filesystem, right?
I'm new to the linux world and I can't choose between Ubuntu Unity, Gnome or KDE... What should I choose and why?53
I have an Acer dual GPU with Nvidia, guess what Gnome + Nvidia = bugs, yeah I probably should know that but I didn't, and I spend the last hour recovering my PC after installing Nvidia drivers. Why can't you guys (Gnome, Nvidia) agree on something?5
me@devrant:~$ sudo apt-why install gnome
Sorry, unable to find a reason to install gnome.
Try Xfce, Cinnamon or KDE instead5
>first intro to game developement
>medium sized start up, writes lore
>eighty pages of background lore
>only on gnomes
>model designer "indentifies as a gnome"
>eighty pages gets scrapped because they were "offensive"
>mom comes home to a lawn full of broken gnomes1
Used Ubuntu for like more than a year now, liked its Unity DE. Now they have gnome, which is "meh" for me. So I moved to Kubuntu. (Also trying out Manjaro)
Omg KDE plasma is so awesome o.o it's a whole new world, I am amazed. And everything is working just fine! And it is beautiful.
Worst mistake ever :
Didn't care for changing environment while pip or apt, always did sudo for no reason.
One day installed Conda and unity. Didn't realise it changed everything to python3-gi. Everything fucked up.
Tried to fix by started removing Conda removed gnome*, lost GUI.
For first time worked on tty, after a 6 hour redbull session. Got back the system working.
First thing then done is learn to install in virtual and local environments.1
Aaaand this made me cringe.
When you are being a good slave and filling in one of those in chrome official stable release on ubuntu GNOME...
It's saying I either need chrome, firefox or internet explorer...
I have tried a lot of distros. Initially almost all the light and fast ones, then recently almost every environment. LXDE, MATE, Xfce, Cinnamon, GNOME... universally in every forum it’s been said GNOME and KDE are the heaviest, followed by Unity Cinnsmon etc.
Curiously I had never tried KDE. Not once. Until now. And by God is it light!
It’s running on 500MB RAM on a cold boot, that’s less than MATE! And I don’t feel any skimping in graphics or feel. It’s amazing!
Is it because of suse? I am quite shocked at this. I like almost everything about this. Except the uneven font stylings which should be easy enough to take care of.
That feeling when you are trying to install for first time triple boot (win 7, ubuntu gnome, kali) on your workstation which has mobo and gpu that require shitload of playing around with drivers and your hero to rescue has fallen..1
So I've started working on my own theme for gnome and after 1 hour I can safely say this... I have no fucking idea what the hell I'm doing! :-)5
So I locked my windows work computer before the lunch break, came back to Ubuntu's login screen... (I dual boot)
So windows just randomly restarted? Rip if I forgot to save something...
Why does Fedora try to nanny me about how I am and how I am not allowed to use root?
Apparently I'm not allowed to just have "root" on my install. Whenever I just have "root", it pops up an unskippable, unexitable setup program that, in addition to wanting my full name and some bullshit about connecting my "online accounts", forces me to create a user account that I don't want on my system. It then has the gall to force me to comply with its password security requirements, and won't let me move on unless it approves of my password choice. And if I go back later and delete the account I didn't want in the first place, it makes me run through the whole fucking thing again next reboot. What the fuck is this, macOS?2
Hey there, Eclipse on Linux. Gnome, rather. Hey buddy. We've been friends about a month now.
So why are tooltips suddenly black? Hmm? Why does the gnome-color-chooser do absolutely fucking nothing? Why are you ignoring color settings?
Why do you ignore in-app color settings? Why when I fucking wiped you and all related folders from my computer, do you, on a fresh fucking install, show me tooltips with black background and black text?
Why the fuck is this an issue? Why the fuck does reinstalling do nothing? Why do I have to fucking be a pro C coder to look in your source code and figure out the problem?
Why can't I fucking have normal tooltips in Eclipse IDE?
Why the fuck won't Netbeans import my project from eclipse? What the fuck kind of error message is "Try 'import from...'" when no such menu option exists?
It's a shit option. Fuck these stupid software bugs. Fuck them to the infernal edge of the 9th circle of hell where teddy bears bleed and cry/laughing abandoned Chucky dolls have parades around the charbroiled brain spatter of the fucking assholes who spout "well it works on my computer" and "huh, that shouldn't happen!" and "did you restart?"
Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
How the fuck is an unfixable tooltip color a thing? How is it an issue?
I picked up the fucking too-big hat of software dev to someday fix bugs and write better shit than the shit that's out there..
How the fuck am I supposed to get there with IDEs that have these unfuckable bugs
It makes my fucking brain rage and I wish a thousand mushroom clouds of agony on the unknown author of this "unreadable tooltip" bug
I'm in "too angry to give a shit" / "need to fucking finish this project ASAP I have NO fucking time to fuck around" limbo
Fucking Eclipse putrid eye-pus-gushing rotted hell-carcass of code filled with drowned rats carrying cholera fucking shit-app malaria-ridden Trump-humping manifesto of rage inducing
So uuuuh. Launching PHPStorm AND Chrome AND VLC causes a Gnome-Shell memory leak. And it takes 2 reboots to cool it down.5
That moment when you settle with a Linux distro and DE that suits your needs perfectly (Ubuntu GNOME with Albert launcher and a couple of extensions) and someone starts acting like their choice is better because it resembles Windows.
Get. The fuck. Out.
A long way to go from Windows to Linux...
from GUI to CLI
from Wifi to WifiCracking
from Website to WebPenetration
from Windows file system to Penetration testing
from Windows to Gnome
from dir to ls
from ipconig to ifconfig
from google to information gathering2
Was using my Arch linux and made a usual -Syu update, and what a fuck: my mesa driver went crazy, sddm fucked up, and I couldn't load my favorite KDE!
Fortunately installed GNOME, and customized it a bit, but damn, miss my desktop
Gonna do all posible to repare this bug ASAP))8
How angry are you in a scale from 1 to 10 when you want copy something from gnome-terminal and you forget to press shift (only CTRL+C) -> ^C and you have to repeat ?3
Installed GNOME terminal and so went to uninstall the default XTerm as it seemed unnecessary.
Turns out removing xterm removes the entire X Window System...
I can't remember my username...5
Renovated my desktop from light Mac like theme
To dark theme.
Feels so good to return to dark world.
Until now I was not using computer much so it was still a bright world. Now it is dark again4
The only project I wish I had more time to work on, and want to finish:
A 2D platformer as a gift for my girlfriend. It's about this little hooded gnome thing with a heart shape on its chest finding its other half that is supposedly miles apart from it because we're in an LDR so yeah2
My laptop is 14 inch 1080p resolution display. None of the desktop environments scales correctly. Most of the time the font will ne too small or webpages on chrome looks weird.I want the display to look when on windows 10. I really want to switch to linux(gnome) but this is hogging me.13
Replaced GNOME with mate I am impressed. It is so much better and lightweight than GNOME.
What de/distribution do you guys use/prefer?24
GNOME 3 vs KDE vs XFCE vs Custom Openbox vs Cinnamon
What would you choose?
I'm a lover of XFCE and Openbox. Sometimes even i3w24
I can't grab the goddamn edges of windows in GNOME. There's probably half a fucking pixel for me to click on. It's incredibly annoying.
Hey, other desktop environments exist, why don't I just quickly sudo-apt get install xubuntu-desktop?
Here I am at the command prompt in a TTY because something fucked up along the way.
All I wanted was to fucking resize a window. Thanks Ubuntu.5
How many of you have noticed that the girl in Justin Bieber's Sorry Lyric video uses Linux with GNOME DE?!2
Fuck fuck fuck
Linux mint disconuting kde version
18.3 will be last version with official mind kde 😭
I always prefer mint kde rather than kubuntu
In my own experience I always found mint kde more stable than kubuntu
And I loved mint update software
Probably go with the now kde neon or back to elementary !
I used elementary for 2 years or so I installed kde mint last year and that's what I like the most now 😒
Not a gnome fan
Will try arch again 😄
Manjaro kde is good too so.4
Ah, the strange world in which a fresh Windows 10 install boots up roughly twice as fast as a fresh Arch-Deepin on the same laptop. Also noticed the same behaviour with Arch-GNOME 3. Guess I have to dive into configs to get the boot time down.1
Just spent a 5 hours configuring i3 on my desktop, because I couldn't go back to GNOME, after using i3 on my laptop2
my workstation, can't imagine to work without it,
waiting for dev rant stickers even left some space for them
Proudly running Ubuntu Gnome 16.043
This is really shitty from ubuntu the reason I switched to linux was I had crappy windows error slow performance and that I gets hanged time to time.
Guess what I have same problem.on linux :/ fuck this ubuntu gnome.
Can anybody tell if there's any fucking os which doesn't get hang?
because Ubuntu is pissing me off
I have dell core i3 running with 8 g ram35
Regarding my previous rant where I shit talked about ubuntu 17.10
So instead of downgrading I tried a last chance (why not, system was fucked already) by installing unity, yes the same shit that ubuntu team removed from ubuntu 17.10 as major upgrade.
Well, it turns out gnome shell was taking more than half of my cpu in idle state and this unity barely reaches above 10%
Life lesson learnt: not every upgrade is better
Same goes for android studio, let's save it for another rant10
I really want to use gnome but I cannot deal with non global app menus and the extension does not cover all applications.
Idk why I'm ocd about appmenus, never even owned a Mac but global menus are just a super design.
XFCE it is... Would use cinnamon but I'm not running mint and I always break it in another distro.
What do you guys think about appmenus? I know in Windows it is what it is, but I can deal there.5
My setup, seeing that people are posting theirs.
+ BenQ 22" monitor
+ Custom-built PC
+ Fried i7 motherboard :(
+ Working i3 motherboard
+ 2 Green fans (top, back)
+ 2 Red fans (front)
+ (not-working-well) CD/DVD disk
+ 2G WD hard drive (not SSD :( )
+ 4-port USB 3.0 hub
+ SD card reader (with 3 more storage devices it can read)
+ HP DeskJet Ink Advantage
+ Horrible mechanical keyboard
+ Special keys (music player, play/pause, next/prev, etc.)
+ Mouse that doesn't stop glowing
+ Awesome speakers
+ 4 lights
+ Water jumps through the lights whenever audio rises
+ Xbox 360 S (2G internal storage: Ugh)
+ Speakers connected to Xbox 360
+ Desk Lamp
+ Arch Linux
+ i3-gaps (Me)
+ GNOME (full) (for rest of family)
Looking for linux distro / desktop recommendations...
I'm bored of my setup and want to try something new. I'm currently running elementary os with pantheon desktop but the fact that wingpanel can't auto hide drives me insane. I've also used Mint+cinnamon and ubuntu+unity in the past.
I'm currently considering Antergos as a distro because I don't have time to install Arch but I have no clue which desktop env to try - Gnome,kde,mate,xfce...
Just upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10, not really liking Gnome's lack of support for a grid of workspaces. Tried Cinnamon, which has some support via a plugin but is still far from perfect.
Anyone recommend a desktop env that handles workspaces in a grid well?15
Just installed ubuntu 18.04
Took 35 mins overall
After booting, it was not responding to right click, rather right click was working just like left click (no popups appear but it selects things)
Found a solution: install gnome-tweak-tool
Open tweak tool
Select area under mouseand keyboard section
Did all this to make mouse work like it generally does everywhere in the whole fucking world
Fucking gnome and their stupid fucking alerts. Seemed like an okish desktop, but cosing in vim triggers a metric butt ton of alerts which interrupts my super chill beats. So, ok lets disable them. Oh look there's a toggle.. easy enough. NO because those motherfucking alerts, while now silent, still cut off my music for a couple hundred ms every time they're triggered. Fuck you gnome.7
Newbie Linux User - Story about not working GUI
I am a proud Opensuse user for about a year, still struggling with some basic stuff, terminal, etc.
The story begins when a few days ago I try to login to the system. To my trusty Gnome. I get stuck on login loop;
successful login - > black screen for a second - > back to login screen.
Zero feedback, not a single error message
Stress level increases taking in count that I am at a climax at my university with tons of projects on my computer.
I assemble the Team A:
Me, Google, Stackoverflow, and for desperate times Russian Stackoverflow
Over 4 hours, found out that my user is affected by this, tried restoring default Gnome configuration, went through bunch of logs only to find out that every user gets the same errors, still only my not working. Even KDE denied to cooperate with the same result.
So what went wrong you may be thinking.
One line in file replaced by miniconda, that changed the PATH.
Linux is the best detective game that I've ever played.
Is it something that I should get used to?3
YO FUCK THE GNOME DM
I WANTED A PRETTY DM WITH XFCE AS MY DESKTOP
I installed arch all the way finally <3
but seriously, why dosen't gnome dm give you the choice? i want something good looking; sddm is kinda ugly, lxdm is ugly, lightdm ain't even working, and gdm i obviously have issues with. any sughestions? does kdm still work / does it work separately? i know SLiM is deprecated. thanks in advance
-the kid who just finally installed vanilla arch on his own and just wants a goddamn nice looking display manager that lets him choose his desktop enviro8
Can anyone suggest me a Linux Distro or an Ubuntu Desktop Environment that:
- Has beautiful interface
- Is not slow
- Allows customization
I don't like Unity and Gnome because of the shit interface. I installed KDE Plasma (Kubuntu) but it's slow af and buggy.
I want something that has fast window management, Mac-like Dock, and just something that increases productivity.15
Spending six hours installing Antergos and reinstalling Antergos because I can not log into my laptop when I install i3 nor when I install GNOME...
Turns out the drivers for NVIDIA got installed (I checked it without thinking about it) everytime and that was the culprit...
Lesson learned: install everything by yourself, that way you know what you have on your laptop, and makes it much easier to troubleshoot..1
So,I bought a new laptop (comes with windows preinstalled). I quite like macOS and (some) linux distro. "I'll triple boot, suffer to hackintosh it, install either Ubuntu GNOME or Elementary OS and leave Windows 10" I thought.
Upon further reflection "But why would I need win 10?"
// searches "Why use windows?"
// google "Why is windows so bad"
" Nah, I haven't used win in a long time, I'll give it a go. We were buddies when it was XP. It can't be that bad, it must be better now."
//A few days later it finally arrives
//proceeds to use win10
//unnecessarily complex registration
//makes a new 16gb i7 sluggish
"Let's see what's running on the background"
//downloads ubuntu GNOME, hastily9
It's really strange to me that display servers/window managers (Xorg, Wayland, etc) aren't locked to given desktop environments (GNOME, KDE, Unity, Cinnamon, etc). It doesn't make sense to me that they are separate and not optimized together.2
Why is Gnome so bad? Had never bigger problems with Unity but this crap? Tried to use it but:
1. UX is crap, annoying animations everywhere, totally bloated
2. Missing for me important features, wasting space
Solution to these? 1 and half million of plugins. Ok
3. Less FPS in games...like 15 or 20 fps but still
4. When I play game in fullscreen and want to change volume on my keyboard the game gets smaller. Da fak?
5. 120Hz and visible stuttering
Solution to these? Use something else.11
Has anyone else installed Ubuntu 18.04 and have their themes not working (I'm using arc thenes), and the top bar menu options like file, edit, etc not appearing? I can't find fixes.
AND WHY IS 18.04 SLOWER WITH GNOME?!
This better all be fixed by the final release. Also by slower, I mean animations, opening certain apps, like wth.6
I finally did what I planned for so long: giving an arch distro a shot.
I installed apricity os with gnome.
Now I am installing all my tools nd deleting them from my windows.
Maybe I will have everything I need and be able to move away from windows completely.
I am already having my first conflicts trying to install some basic packages though 😃
Some client coming back to me claiming some page "suddenly" changed style and fucked stuff up.
Yea, stuff like that totally happens. I'm like 90% sure someone messed with the styling...
Up until now, I never had any breaking updates on Linux on my laptop, Except for Nvidia drivers stopping. It would switch to noveau. Even my cobbled together hack of Broadcom Bluetooth solution worked without even having to touch it. Well, I still don't have problems with core Linux but add gnome to the issue mix today. Surprisingly, Nvidia drivers for the first time Nvidia drivers upgraded (to 340) and I didn't had to do anything for it to work. Gnome deprecated synaptics driver support and now uses libinput implementation for it. Well Ubuntu Gnome updater won't clean the configuration and I had to remove the driver and clean config myself. Nothing too much, i have to deal with these stuff on my arch installation but Ubuntu has been "it works fine. No need to interfere" thing for me. It works fine on Wayland (it always used libinput on Wayland a if I am correct) but nvidia drivers doesn't support Wayland. And then since the update gnome has been disabling some of my extensions at random. All on X. I have no problems with Wayland except for Nvidia fucking drivers. All that said, its still better than windows where I lost fucking network connectivity during something important. And the trackpad drivers on Linux are somehow much better than anything I have used on windows. (that or Sony made fucking great trackpads and nobody noticed). Here's to hoping Nvidia starts supporting drawing on Wayland and I can ditch X completely. I have seen visible improvements in performance under load and slight decrease in battery usage with Wayland.9
Anyone know any good beginner-friendly open source projects? I really love open source stuff and would love to contribute, but I tried taking a quick look at a few of the GNOME apps and man.....that seems a bit above my level.2
I don't know why but whenever i try to use GNOME software to install a .deb package on any Ubuntu distribution i have ever tried, it never works, and i end up having to install it via the terminal using dpkg, or if i need dependencies, aptitude. It's a strange thing, but i guess it's better for me to learn the terminal commands. It also makes me look like i know what i'm doing when somebody is watching me, kek2
Hy to all,
I managed to install Archlinux after 3 days of continues documentation but I still have some problems that I need to solve.
1. Any idea how to run gnome-terminal?
I've set the locale if you guys are wondering and installed vt3.
2. Couldn't install visual studio code.
3. How do I install themes. I have gnome gui.
I've read the arch documentation but still can't figure out how to solve some of the problems. If you guys have a website with a good guide or any tips that would be great.
Thx in advance.1
Anyone else having issues with Ubuntu 18.04 crashing to text mode regularly?
I'm using Gnome so that may be the issue.17
I am new to Ubuntu or any Linux OS and have been hearing a few good things about them.
So few days ago I decided to try out the Ubuntu 17.10, after which I installed Gnome Tweak Tool to customize the look and feel. After installing some themes and applying them I found the whitish bar appear as you can see in the photo I attached. I do not like it (hated it also when I used Windows). Please how do I make this go away as I have googled alot about it but cant get anything helpful.
I also have the issue of my Windows button not performing any shortcut task as before like showing the desktop screen (this now happens when I click the Windows buttton + A key)
Thank you all10
today started as a great sunny day. but really my nightmare began a couple of nights ago. i installed gnome on linux by accident, all i wanted to do was create a desktop link to a webapp in my files. Since then, I have been offered updates by ubuntu. well today i couldnt pass up the offer. and after the update my broadcom driver stopped working. has anyone dealt with the bullshit that is broadcom on linux?! i wanted to reset the connection so i click to stop using the driver. window comes up says its out of date. now the driver has completely disappeared! wtf!!! now i need a dark wizard and to sacrifize my first born to get internet on my baby back.... fuuuuuuuu
plz help if you know..
stuck at work so wont be able to try till tonight. anxiety is real6
Why should gnome fuck up the switching ux? Just to be different?? Why couldn't you switch in multiple instances of an with alt+tab?? Why?2
I'm having a bad time using this Gnome. How could you say this is better than Unity? I think it's not.14
Fucked up my gnome network manager trying to update it. So now I'm basically network/internet less. Imagine leading a life like that. Monday's are genuinely the worst things ever.
I switched now from Mint to Manjaro (Gnome). I feel like its way more comfortable to work with, even when its based on Arch..1
First try on Debian to deploy dev environment, can't fix the grey screen cross cursor vnc issue with gnome regardless whatever solution on the internet.
Screw this shit wasted plenty my time. Reinstalled back CentOS 6.
Why don't more people use/talk about Gnome Builder? I just stumbled over it in the Ubuntu software store. It's amazing! Fastest editor I have used and with so sane functionality. And great Vim (and Emacs) support. It should be much more popular I think. Dropping Komodo edit now. Komodo has a couple of small advantages but is just soooo slow to use and start up by comparison.
Any fellow Gentoo users here? How much pain did you have to suffer?
Should I upgrade my Gnome version to the newest version while expecting no issues? (am running systemd)
Can I just unmask the Gentoo kernel source package and expect to just compile a 4.14 kernel?
I don't want to break that system because I use it everyday...3
IMHO: VS Code = Gnome (I love it but it's a constant fight)
Sublime = Unity (Not bad and reliable)7
JetBrains' IDEA. For being smart and integrated out of the box.
Mercurial + hg-git + MutableHistory. Like Git, but actually works and doesn't speak gibberish.
Fish shell. For leaving 80s in peace.
openSUSE Tumbleweed. For actually tested up-to-date software.
GNOME. For actually trying to improve UX.
I've been trying to install Manjaro all day and night. I've got the USB, loads up grub and when I press to boot from stick/HDD it boots and it doesn't even show a video source. My monitor says "no source"
But I did manage to get into once and install Manjaro on my actual HDD. The problem is when I boot it from there it does the SAME EXACT THING
What the hell. I've tried Gnome and XFCE with multiple usb booting options to install it on the usb. None of it works. I'm pissed.
It may not be the place to do so but I need your opinions.
I already said that but I would like to switch from Windows to Linux but I don't know which distrib to choose. For long time I was up to some Debian/Ubuntu but now I feel like going Arch ou Deepin.
Have you guys tried some of those? Do you liked it?
And please, I'm not trying to start world war three here! Have a little "courtoisie" and please be gentle with me I'm still a noob in all this (already tried Ubuntu tho' and didn't liked the Gnome graphics).7
I was using Ubuntu with gnome environment.I changed to LXDE desktop since my laptop became very slow.It is lightweight than gnome..But I don't like it..I want to try some other distros with lesser GUI things..
Give me some suggestions..some programming friendly distros(light weight,less GUI things)..???
My laptop has a i5 processor and 4gb ram(5 years old)..15
is there a particular reason why I loose the Ubuntu (or gnome idk) settings app when I uninstall cheese in my Ubuntu-budgie VM?
cheese is just a webcam program right?1
I've spent a week now. Lenovo laptops, specifically the ones that aren't high end like the ThinkPad or the Yogas have shit compatibility with Linux.
For some really weird reason the colors look like I'm using a 16 bit and lib-input just wouldn't work properly with my track pad.
I can live with the display but can't simply remove lib-input and switch to synaptic without deleting the whole gnome-shell on the Ubuntu Gnome.
I deleted windows and there's no fucking way to reset the battery threshold back to 100% from 60% without installing windows because there's no driver for it. Tlp along with ThinkPad configurations doesn't help too.
Does anyone know if it's possible to make the gnome quick menu (the one in top right corner) into an "icon" to put in the dock as the start button as windows?
It only takes three commands to install Gentoo:
> cfdisk /dev/hda && mkfs.xfs /dev/hda1 && mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/ && chroot /mnt/gentoo/ && env-update && . /etc/profile && emerge sync && cd /usr/portage && scripts/bootsrap.sh && emerge system && emerge vim && vi /etc/fstab && emerge gentoo-dev-sources && cd /usr/src/linux && make menuconfig && make install modules_install && emerge gnome mozilla-firefox openoffice && emerge grub && cp /boot/grub/grub.conf.sample /boot/grub/grub.conf && vi /boot/grub/grub.conf && grub && init 6
that's the first one2
I installed arch on a 2012 MacBook pro today, that was fun, learned a lot more about Linux. Now, I don't know which DE to use.
I would use KDE, but last time I used it(recently) it reset the desktop configuration upon every boot, wiping panels and stuff. I'm sick of GNOME and Cinnamon, and XFCE is eh. Maybe i3?