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  My first computer experience
Posted by: littlecpio - 12-16-2019, 02:14 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - No Replies

I recall this like type writer thing with like toilet roll paper. I was told it was connected by telephone to somewhere. We would enter a command like 1+1 and would get 2 back. I was easily impressed.

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  Login Fedora 31 vs Login Redhat Linux
Posted by: littlecpio - 12-16-2019, 02:02 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (1)

My login is under Fedora is that the same as in Redhat Linux?

Previously i recall one had to have a root user and a user login with Redhat, i couldn't understand how a person could be two users on one computer(thanks Windows).

With Fedora i have one login, so am i root too? I can write in my home folder ie list of files, i can access the root ie / but i can't write there i.e list of files.

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  Login Fedora 31 vs Login Redhat Linux
Posted by: littlecpio - 12-16-2019, 01:52 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - No Replies

My login is under Fedora is that the same as in Redhat Linux?

Previously i recall one had to have a root user and a user login with Redhat, i couldn't understand how a person could be two users on one computer(thanks Windows).

With Fedora i have one login, so am i root too? I can write in my home folder ie list of files, i can access the root ie / but i can't write there i.e list of files.

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  Ubuntu and Gaming really
Posted by: Aftermass - 12-15-2019, 01:45 PM - Forum: Gaming On Linux - No Replies

The most annoying thing to stop is that side bar on Ubuntu.When you do get it to stop on the Desktop,it seems to pop-up during a game,and Ubuntu really lacks in the department of being
user friendly.....It is more controlling like Windows 10....." Oh!No! " you can't do that..The Interface of Ubuntu is like playing on a child's computer.....Linux Mint has more to offer in being user friendly....I have used Ubuntu on my Raspberry Pi 4,and then I went back to using Debian 10 Buster on the Pi......runs better and so does Pentesting and Forensics on my Pi.....But to each their own....

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  Linux has it's problems with gaming outside the box
Posted by: Aftermass - 12-14-2019, 01:23 PM - Forum: Gaming On Linux - Replies (4)

Linux Mint 19.2 has the problem of gaming with Steam,ever since they got rid of the 32 bit repository for it to be able to play properly,they upgraded to 64 bit. and the gaming stopped on Steam all together.But all the games that come with Linux Mint all work from the Software Manager or Flatpak...and PlayonLinux is a joke,because they never upgrade it.....but if you want to play World of Tanks you have to use Wine and then your system is screw,because now your back door is open to Windows viruses,and your security is gone....It is going to be the same in 19.3 64 bit.Steam will never work....Will they ever get it right or still play cat and mouse with an operating system that is going no where...."It is what it is"....I have been using Linux for 15 years.....and still no change,but it still secure....better than Window Micro crap.

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  Dual boot Mint-Arch. here is some interesting (?) Story
Posted by: Tuxinho - 12-14-2019, 08:22 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (4)


I own a laptop in which i installed linux mint in /dev/sda1. I set in sda4 the home partition and in sda3 the swap partition. The day i installed it i left the sda2 empty and unused.
In this unused partition i installed arch linux with the same home partition as sda4.

If i set up my partition like this is because it was my first arch linux experience and i was a little afraid.  I wanted some fall back distro. After month using it i have to admit this fear was unjustified but this is not the point.

Every thing was fine. So fine that i just log in mint once at week perhaps every other week just to do updates and leave it there.
Yesterday I did my mint updates and, as i mentioned in the first line it is a laptot, i forgot to plug it in the power plug. It is and old machin with a very poor battery life and the computer shut it self down by lack of power during the updates. Oh dear! 
i plugged it in, pressed the power button and, you guessed it: the boot loader was broken. No ideas how did that happened, and to be honest, it was not my concern at that point, i was much more worried  in how to fix the problem.

I knew there is a program in some ubuntu ppa to automatically fix grub2. It is called boot-repair. I couldn't remember the package name, but it took me only about a minute to find it. Isn't google a good friend? Big Grin 
Since the machin was "unbootable " (is this a word?) i used a CD with linux mint 18.3 i had around to boot to the live environment add the ppa and just ran the package. I rebooted and every thing was fine ... except it was not, this not some Disney film with an happy ending Tongue

When you run boot-repair it might prompt some commands for you to type in a terminal or some menu with options to select from. At some point it asked me where it should install grub. I had the choice between /dev/sda and /dev/sda1. I did a rookie mistake and i selected the /dev/sda1. At this point in time i did not realize how it was a mistake, only after reboot i noticed that grub was totally ignoring my arch linux. It disappeared from grub's eyes. At this point i said all the nasty words i know (*) and after the few seconds of panic i remembered that when i first installed arch i had to run the "upade-grub" command in my terminal to force grub to realize it is a new distro there. But it did not work. It is at this point in time i realized my rookie mistake. New moment of self pity and i remember about grub-customiser. It is a package i already used. With it ou can choice to hide grub menu and boot directly to your distro of choice among others possibilities. Realy convinient package indeed when you dual boot between distros.
I just had to check in the options "check for other os" and my /dev/sda2 was there again.

Now this is the actual happy ending. And i like to add that if i am telling all of this is because i liked to share my experience. It might inspire someone or help someone in the futur.

Thant you for reading.

(*) this phrase is just for comedy purpose, of course i did not said al of them but just a few... yes it is humour again.

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Posted by: EzeeLinux - 12-14-2019, 01:31 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (13)

Let’s see who actually reads the text before they comment… So, I mentioned once again in my last video that I do not recommend dual booting Linux with Windows for new users. Why? Because most of them have no clue how it works and it ends up breaking on them and they have no clue how to recover. This leaves them with a bricked machine. Usually, these people blame Linux, pay somebody to reload Windows and then never touch Linux again. Sometimes they reach out for help and it’s damn near impossible to figure out what’s going on because they don’t know enough to tell me anything useful. The only way to effectively fix it is to reload the machine in that case. 

All of that said, I still get comments from nerds who say, “I think dual booting is fine..” or. “Why do you say not to dual boot? I’ve dual booted for ten years without an issue...” Well, that’s just hunky dory fine for you but I’m not talking about you., now am I? Obviously, you understand how the system works. Then there are those who say, “Oh, dual booting is easy...” then they launch off into a long diatribe about two hard drives and boot loaders and so forth. What these well meaning folks don’t understand is that it’s all gibberish to novice users. They have no clue what you’re talking about…. These people don’t do backups, they don’t have a clue what partitions are, how boot loaders work but yet setting up a dual boot is a one-click option in most Linux installers. I think that’s just idiotic. There should at least be a warning that dual boots can be dangerous but there’s not. 

It’s your computer so do with it what you will but I don’t recommend nor do I support dual boots. Microsoft has made it perfectly clear through their actions over the last ten years that they don’t want to play nice with other operating systems. They got no respect for those who would like to have Linux as another option on the same machine. They have sent down updates that wipe out boot loaders and full partitions. There’s no reason to believe they won’t continue this behavior in the future. Therefore, if you want to dual boot, even on two different drives, keep good backups of all of your personal data and be ready to rebuild the machine at any moment. 

Dual booting simply is not an option for people starting out with Linux anymore… Get a cheap used laptop and load Linux on that. Take the time to learn the system. Break it, reload it and break it again… Leave your main Windows machine alone until you’re confident enough to transition to Linux full time. That’s the best way to start with Linux. Period.

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  Linux on HP Pavilion 15
Posted by: littlecpio - 12-10-2019, 12:01 PM - Forum: Linux Tips & Tricks - Replies (9)

I am running Fedora on AMD E1-2100 APU with Radeon™ HD Graphics. Its ok but the playback of video seems slow (it has HDMI port so i suppose it can hand HD video), it has 2 cpus, i am not sure if its just the notebook or my choice of distro. Cheers

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  Install Cannon Printer/Scanner missing dependencies
Posted by: Nils - 12-10-2019, 06:59 AM - Forum: Mint - Replies (3)

Decided yesterday that it is finally the time to move away from MS  Big Grin

Want to install Driver for my Cannon MG5350 on Linux Mint.
Found Debian package Drivers on Canon webpage.
( hope dpkg is correct, rpm package also available .. )
Tried to install but :

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of cnijfilter-mg5300series:
cnijfilter-mg5300series depends on libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.12.3); however:
 Package libpango1.0-0 is not installed.
cnijfilter-mg5300series depends on libpng12-0 (>= 1.2.8rel); however:
 Package libpng12-0 is not installed.
cnijfilter-mg5300series depends on libtiff4; however:
 Package libtiff4 is not installed.

tried : sudo apt install libpango1.0-0 but also not work.

What I do wrong ? How can I find the right packages and install them ? Huh

Thanks so much for your support ! Heart

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  Automatic file renaming method?
Posted by: dai-3 - 12-09-2019, 07:11 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (3)

Hi all, I am currently renaming a lot of files that are images and separated into grouped file types that are using the same name except, 12345+ etc.

Is there an option to just rename files in a directory all together, starting with say alphabetical order or something, saving the files in exactly the same place just with a new title?

I'm not sure if it is, as when it changes one file, the order will change etc? And what would a command be for this to avoid conflicts forever/cycling? Or can someone point me to somewhere other than stackexchange (have to wait a few days as people don't like my questions).  Thanks for reading.

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