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Poll: Definitive: Which Linux distribution do you prefer? (2013 edition) (276 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Linux distribution do you prefer?

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#76 ArtistX

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  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 - Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Posted 24 October 2013 - 16:23

Do you have this video issues on all distros? Maybe someone here can help you.

I haven't had the guts to try any others ATM as I am concerned it will be the same on all Distros

 

Issue I am having invovles a Intel 4000HD graphics and the screen going black and no way to wake it up, or the desktop freezing not being able to move the mouse or keys will not work, cant even do ctrl+f4 to drop me out of X

 

I have been doing some reading which says it may be a kernel issue, but I have tried adding acpi_backlight=vendor to boot options but that hasnt worked, I have intel set in make.conf, and i have tried without any xorg conf files, with them, it is just so hit and miss when it happens




#77 link6155

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 16:28

Running Elementary OS Luna here :)



#78 Growled

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 16:29

I haven't had the guts to try any others ATM as I am concerned it will be the same on all Distros

 

Maybe, but Linux distros can be as different as day and night. One distro might work fine on one computer and the next won't work at all. Anything Ubuntu based will usually work on anything, though. Usually.

 

 

Issue I am having invovles a Intel 4000HD graphics and the screen going black and no way to wake it up, or the desktop freezing not being able to move the mouse or keys will not work, cant even do ctrl+f4 to drop me out of X

 
I have been doing some reading which says it may be a kernel issue, but I have tried adding acpi_backlight=vendor to boot options but that hasnt worked, I have intel set in make.conf, and i have tried without any xorg conf files, with them, it is just so hit and miss when it happens

 

You might come out better starting a new topic. I'm not sure that many people will see it here since this is not a help topic. :)



#79 ArtistX

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 16:43

was thinking debian, but the packages are so old, plus there is an issue with digikam in any of the 3.X versions that eats all the mem when making thumbs, maybe i could look into arch, when i feel like it



#80 Growled

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 16:53

^ I'm on Manjaro at the moment and love it. :)



#81 jbarcus81

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    American

  • Joined: 30-November 01
  • Location: Ohio
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS x64

Posted 27 October 2013 - 21:35

^ I'm on Manjaro at the moment and love it. :)

Which version? XFCE, OpenBox, or a community distro like Gnome, MATE, etc?



#82 Growled

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 16:14

Which version? XFCE, OpenBox, or a community distro like Gnome, MATE, etc?

 

XFCE. I tried the Openbox version but it was a little too simplistic for me. I did have a sound problem and solved it by installing the 3.4 kernel. For some reason I can't get any sound from the newer kernels but I'm okay with 3.4. Other than that, everything works perfect for me. 



#83 illage3

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  • OS: Windows 8.1
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 13:39

I've only been using Linux for a few days and I have to say my experience has been a lot better than the experience I've has with Windows. 

 

The distribution I am using is Xubuntu 13.10 and its amazingly fast and responsive.  It will be my primary operating system for years to come.



#84 fusi0n

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  • OS: OSX 10.9\Elementary OS
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 14:02

I switched from Arch-Ubuntu(heavily modified)-Debian.. but I just loaded up ElementaryOS  in a VM and I am quite happy with it,

 

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#85 Killer_Z

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 14:26

Slackware, waiting for the 14.1. Hurry up Pat! :)



#86 ArtistX

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 14:31

I used to use Slackware many moons ago, but got annoyed with having to sort out all the dependencies myself when I wanted to build certain packages



#87 Killer_Z

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 14:44

I used to use Slackware many moons ago, but got annoyed with having to sort out all the dependencies myself when I wanted to build certain packages

 

Yes I don't like it either but usually the packages I need are often on Slackbuilds or on Eric (AlienBob) repo. And when you compile something it just works (like the vmware kernel modules).

At the moment the release is a little old, 18 months, and there're too many obsolete packages. I can't even install chrome 30. But it's really, as they say, rock stable.



#88 Mr.XXIV

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 14:47

Ubuntu 13.10 Server, though I'm not sure if Terminals count. But, performance wise, it has gotten so much better since 13.04 as far as I can tell.