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#31 Xilo

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:07

Arch Linux


#32 Nothing Here

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:10

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?

#33 OP Haggis

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:05

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

#34 remixedcat

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:57

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

#35 cork1958

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:05

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!! ;)

#36 simplezz

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:04

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.

#37 remixedcat

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:46

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

#38 simplezz

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:38

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?

#39 remixedcat

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:43

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.....

#40 simplezz

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:40

2 SE I think.....


Never heard of any problems with it.

#41 remixedcat

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:38

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

#42 simplezz

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 14:36

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).

#43 remixedcat

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 14:39

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...

#44 ViperAFK

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 18:33

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.

#45 Pubudu Kodikara

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:33

No Ubuntu on the list?



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