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8 hours to decide on a Distro

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  1. 1. What Distro to try out

    • Fedora
      13
    • Debian
      16
    • Archbang (Arch Live Cd i can then install)
      7
    • Other (Mention in post)
      5

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Touchy in what way? Just curious.

And Fedora is a good distro. What problems were you having with Ubuntu and Linux Mint, specifically?

wireless stuff and the sound drivers were shaky!!! sometimes the sound would completly cut out and all hell would break loose and right after a youtube vid would play the last 2 seconds of the audio would be stuck repeating itself for 2 minutes then would stop. that was the wierdest thing ever....among the other problems of the audio just sounding god awful and I know it was the distro/package problem becuase in windows the sound worked perfectly and sound much clearer and better. This was 2 years ago so I hope they have fixed something by now!!!!!!

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Our college uses Fedora to teach people about linux.

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Just finished a Slackware 13.37 install on my old 380d Pentium 150 MHz laptop w/ 80 MB of RAM lol.

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woah slackware is still around.... wow i remember it was like a big deal distro back in the day....

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yeah, i was looking something super lightweight to install on this old laptop, and it was either slack, puppy linux, gentoo, or arch linux, and since I'm not an expert, gentoo and arch were out.

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Arch Linux

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Fedora. LMDE is a cool distro and with it, you wouldn't have to worry about installing 3rd party codecs. Fedora, you are going to have to install everything. But I'm partial to Fedora. Or and this is a stretch, what about CrunchBang?

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Well i installed Fedora last night

Install went smooth

did updates

installed java/filezilla/xchat/chrome

removed firefox

so all set up so i can go home tonight and set up all my accounts

Seems faster than opensuse boots faster too

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Good choice!!!! ;-) Let us know how yah like it!!!

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Hard to believe you can get Fedora to work and have issues with others. It is a decent choice though. WAY better than any Ubuntu derivative.

Should've tried Zenwalk!! ;)

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wireless stuff and the sound drivers were shaky!!! sometimes the sound would completly cut out and all hell would break loose and right after a youtube vid would play the last 2 seconds of the audio would be stuck repeating itself for 2 minutes then would stop. that was the wierdest thing ever....among the other problems of the audio just sounding god awful and I know it was the distro/package problem becuase in windows the sound worked perfectly and sound much clearer and better. This was 2 years ago so I hope they have fixed something by now!!!!!!

Funny you mention sound. My Audigy 2 front panel jack isn't detected and doesn't work in Windows, but it works out of the box in GNU/Linux. I also have to manually download my Wireless driver and install it in Windows 7 yet it works OOTB in Linux.

It's weird because years ago Linux was more difficult to setup drivers, now it's Windows lol. Things just work automagically for me. The kernel automatically detects and loads the required modules for my hardware. I wonder if Windows will ever do that :(

Seems faster than opensuse boots faster too

Is it using systemd? I've noticed a speed increase since migrating arch from sysvinit to systemd.

On the question of distro, I'd have to say a rolling release one like Arch or Gentoo. I can't stand the pain-in-the-arse 6 month upgrade cycle.

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LOL that is wierd.... I have an Audigy 2 and it didn't work worth a crap in Ubuntu!!! but that was like 3 yrs ago LOL

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LOL that is wierd.... I have an Audigy 2 and it didn't work worth a crap in Ubuntu!!! but that was like 3 yrs ago LOL

I've been using GNU/Linux for a good seven years now, and emu10k1 has always worked for various soundblaster based chips.

Which version of the Audigy 2 do you have?

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I've been using GNU/Linux for a good seven years now, and emu10k1 has always worked for various soundblaster based chips.

Which version of the Audigy 2 do you have?

2 SE I think.....

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2 SE I think.....

Never heard of any problems with it.

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wow lucky punk... I had a lot of problems with it

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wow lucky punk... I had a lot of problems with it

No point reminiscing, give it a try today and see if it works now ;) I'd be very surprised if an Audigy 2 chipset didn't work OOTB in GNU/Linux in the present. In fact it should be easier than Windows. In Windows you'd have to select the optional Windows update for the driver, or manually hunt it down in your web browser to get it working. Then you'd have to install it and reboot ten times (as normal with Windows lol).

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No point reminiscing, give it a try today and see if it works now ;) I'd be very surprised if an Audigy 2 chipset didn't work OOTB in GNU/Linux in the present. In fact it should be easier than Windows. In Windows you'd have to select the optional Windows update for the driver, or manually hunt it down in your web browser to get it working. Then you'd have to install it and reboot ten times (as normal with Windows lol).

I'll give it a try later... right now I got server 2012 to install and play with as soon as I order the new SSD+HDD for the HTPC The main OS will be Server 2012 on it. Can't wait to get that rig up and running again!!!! It's been a while...

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Funny you mention sound. My Audigy 2 front panel jack isn't detected and doesn't work in Windows, but it works out of the box in GNU/Linux. I also have to manually download my Wireless driver and install it in Windows 7 yet it works OOTB in Linux.

It's weird because years ago Linux was more difficult to setup drivers, now it's Windows lol. Things just work automagically for me. The kernel automatically detects and loads the required modules for my hardware. I wonder if Windows will ever do that :(

Is it using systemd? I've noticed a speed increase since migrating arch from sysvinit to systemd.

On the question of distro, I'd have to say a rolling release one like Arch or Gentoo. I can't stand the pain-in-the-arse 6 month upgrade cycle.

Yeah, fedora was one of the first distros to move to systemd.

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No Ubuntu on the list?

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No Ubuntu on the list?

Read the first post

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Gentoo!

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Debian is ultra reliable and easy to use, my vote goes to that,

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