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#41 ROUBOS

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 06:41 PM

Maybe my GPU is not compatible with the latest Ubuntu release.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 07:56 PM

You have to use the open source AMD drivers, AMD catalyst drivers are broken on ubuntu.

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 12:24 AM

You have to use the open source AMD drivers, AMD catalyst drivers are broken on ubuntu.

Yes I thought so, but how do I use the live cd in order to install linux if I cannot see what I'm doing. I will need a different installation method?

Always seem to be missing somethings, needing to do something in order to make linux work. At least with an AMD Gpu. And the funny thing is that I always prefer AMD GPU over Nvidia on my desktop and I miss out on linux.

 

I might just build a mini machine with an APU and just run linux on it, or get a new video card from Nvidia :(


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:31 AM

Linux seems to work best on those awful intel gpus, due to their driver support. You could install linux using the Intel GPU then put in the AMD card later.


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 03:17 PM

 

You have to use the open source AMD drivers, AMD catalyst drivers are broken on ubuntu.

Yes I thought so, but how do I use the live cd in order to install linux if I cannot see what I'm doing. I will need a different installation method?

Always seem to be missing somethings, needing to do something in order to make linux work. At least with an AMD Gpu. And the funny thing is that I always prefer AMD GPU over Nvidia on my desktop and I miss out on linux.

 

I might just build a mini machine with an APU and just run linux on it, or get a new video card from Nvidia :(

 

 

Yeah, same as some GPU's when installing windows if they're in SLI or such.

Basically when you go to boot, you need to specify.... is it -VESA ? possibly?

Sets it to a failsafe 640x480 while you install.

 

While I'd love to side with you on the whole "WHY SHOULD IT BE LIKE THIS?" side of the fence; windows did the same thing to me for YEARS with "Push F3 to install 3rd party controllers" for the HDD's....... fuck that. Never worked.

And MAC did a similar thing, not being able to factory restore behind a corporate firewall, as it needed to touch the apple (online) server for SOME reason.

 

They all have their 'catches' and in my experience (recent) Linux has had the smallest list of problems.


Edited by Master_Scythe, 21 September 2016 - 03:17 PM.

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 04:33 AM

I have grown out of time for games, and so I think that this might be a good time to totally switch to Linux. Since I also want to play around with Python etc. What I still use a lot is the Adobe products for work, but I do have a beast of a laptop that work has purchased for me, and that runs all that.

Should I look into getting a new GPU? An Nvidia one and throw away my current one? Would I also need a new CPU for better linux support?


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 08:46 AM

Saw someone load arch linux on an android phone, well ... Using the linux kernel on the android phone. It worked but looked pretty unusable due to the screen size.

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 09:03 AM

windows did the same thing to me for YEARS with "Push F3 to install 3rd party controllers" for the HDD's....... fuck that. Never worked.


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 09:09 AM

 

windows did the same thing to me for YEARS with "Push F3 to install 3rd party controllers" for the HDD's....... fuck that. Never worked.


Bollocks!

 

 

Had to make a slipstreamed CD with drivers already in it every time ><


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 09:57 AM

I used the floppy disk method all the time. When I had my Athlon XP system, and ran two IDE HDDs on RAID-0 on one of those SiL 680 PCI adaptors.
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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:24 PM

I have grown out of time for games, and so I think that this might be a good time to totally switch to Linux. Since I also want to play around with Python etc. What I still use a lot is the Adobe products for work, but I do have a beast of a laptop that work has purchased for me, and that runs all that.

Should I look into getting a new GPU? An Nvidia one and throw away my current one? Would I also need a new CPU for better linux support?

 

I use Xubuntu as my primary OS, and I definitely use it for gaming. It's less of a compromise than people think, although I'll grant it's not parity. The primary toll is in first person shooters, most strategy games are being released with native linux ports these days. The open source AMD drivers that ubuntu can install for you work tend to work fine. They're probably not as optimized as the windows AMD ones, but you're unlikely to notice the difference without an FPS monitor.

 

I've been running it since mid-2015, whenever it was windows 7 started bitching at me to upgrade. I've had a functional windows partition since then, but haven't booted it for over a year, I just don't need it. You'll definitely find linux better for development. It's a marked improvement over OSX for dev work, and windows isn't even comparable.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 08:12 PM

I'm more a icon clicking person than than someone who swipes. Having to swipe all the time to get everywhere would annoy me.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 08:05 PM

I'm more a icon clicking person than than someone who swipes. Having to swipe all the time to get everywhere would annoy me.


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 08:16 AM

Ubuntu touch interface ...

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:31 PM

Hmm.

 

We seem to run Linux on all our servers, but they are pretty much all in DCs these days and virtualised so I really don't care.

 

On my desktop Win10, for the simple reason that it is what I am most likely to get support calls on.

 

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:03 PM

Looking at distros to put on my crap Compaq n1000c ... Looks like Linux needs 512mb minimum. Linux lite and lubuntu look promising for this laptop. Still running xp sp3 on it. No onboard wireless with this laptop, have a PCMCIA card which works under Windows XP.

The USB in this is like 1.1 and the CD/dvd drive is slow as.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:43 PM

I remember telling Tantryl I think it was.. that if I ever stopped wanting to play video games that I'd give up on Windows and switch to Linux. Then MS started giving Windows away so I just stayed with 'em.

 

I miss Tantryl...


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:25 PM

I remember telling Tantryl I think it was.. that if I ever stopped wanting to play video games that I'd give up on Windows and switch to Linux. Then MS started giving Windows away so I just stayed with 'em.

 

I miss Tantryl...

 

did something happen to him?!


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:22 PM

 

I remember telling Tantryl I think it was.. that if I ever stopped wanting to play video games that I'd give up on Windows and switch to Linux. Then MS started giving Windows away so I just stayed with 'em.

 

I miss Tantryl...

 

did something happen to him?!

 

Damn mate.. I hope not. 


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