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Besides the Package Manager and Release Schedu…

Besides the Package Manager and Release Schedule, What Are the Main Differences Between Different Distributions?:

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Linux for old laptop

Linux for old laptop:

I’m using an old HP Elitebook 8540p which is still working fine, at least hardwarewise. My problem, however, that there’s a long period after booting Windows where it’s slow as fuck and takes forever to open anything. Most likely an incompatibility with one of the updates.

Anyway, I need this thing and can’t spend god knows how much time on trouble shooting. That’s why I’ve decided to give Linux a chance.

I mostly need it for internet, office, movies and occasional gaming. Nothing fancy, just some isometric games like Shadowrun: Dragonfall and Civilization IV.

I’m used to Windows and not particulary experienced with command prompts. I just need something that runs smoothly and is capable of running some games. What’s the right distro for me?

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Cant decide between Manjaro and OpenSuse Leap.

Cant decide between Manjaro and OpenSuse Leap.:

I am looking for a distro which would be fast as the pc I am installing it on is not that good. Also it would be great if the community would be nice as I am a student and thinking about contributing to the os which I will choose.

I was also considering Ubuntu but i heard a bunch of sketchy stuff about it lately (ie it is sending your search inquiries home every time you search something…) and that’s a big no-no for me.

Any suggestions? Thank you for your time!

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Mint 18 not recognized by grub after kernel up…

Mint 18 not recognized by grub after kernel update, possible missing kernel:

Here’s my build: AMD APU w/ NVIDIA graphics card HDD 1 with Windows 10/Lubuntu HDD 2 with Mint 18. Mint 18 is my primary OS

I was having issues with dpkg, dpkg-configure –a kept returning initramfs errors. I read some things saying that /boot may have been full, so I removed some older kernels, and in my haste, I think I removed the kernel I was using (4.4xxx I think).

I rebooted, (big mistake) and when it reaches Grub, the HDD 1 shows up just fine, I can boot into Windows and Lubuntu easily, HDD 2 shows no info whatsoever, like it is not there at all.

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don’t getting online with LTE-modem and netctl…

don’t getting online with LTE-modem and netctl – whats wrong?:

The LTE-Modem in my x1 carbon (5th gen) does not work. netctl + pppd are installed * /etc/netct/mobile_ppp *

Description=‘tmobile.de’ Interface=ttyUSB1 Connection=mobile_ppp UsePeerDNS=true User=’t-mobile’ Password=’tm’ AcessPointName=internet.telekom Pin=####

$ lsbusb

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 005: ID 138a:0097 Validity Sensors, Inc. Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b5ce Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 025: ID 1199:9079 Sierra Wireless, Inc. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

$ netctl status mobile_ppp

netctl@mobile_ppp.service – Networking for netctl profile mobile_ppp Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/netctl@.service; static; vendor preset: disabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sun 2018-02-18 18:24:19 CET; 3h 51min ago Docs: man:netctl.profile(5) Process: 29144 ExecStart=/usr/lib/netctl/network start mobile_ppp (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) Main PID: 29144 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Feb 18 18:24:19 AntonsX1Carbon systemd[1]: Starting Networking for netctl profile mobile_ppp… Feb 18 18:24:19 AntonsX1Carbon network[29144]: Starting network profile ‘mobile_ppp’… Feb 18 18:24:19 AntonsX1Carbon systemd[1]: Started Networking for netctl profile mobile_ppp. Feb 18 18:24:19 AntonsX1Carbon network[29144]: pppd: In file /run/netctl/mobile_ppp-ttyUSB1-mobile_ppp/options: unrecognized option ‘ttyUSB1’ Feb 18 18:24:19 AntonsX1Carbon network[29144]: Could not establish a ppp connection for profile ‘mobile_ppp’. Feb 18 18:24:19 AntonsX1Carbon network[29144]: Failed to bring the network up for profile ‘mobile_ppp’ Feb 18 18:24:19 AntonsX1Carbon systemd[1]: netctl@mobile_ppp.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE Feb 18 18:24:19 AntonsX1Carbon systemd[1]: netctl@mobile_ppp.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.

I don’t understand the problem with ttyUSB1. Could somepne help me?

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I’m trying to setup a Kerberos Server and kerb…

I’m trying to setup a Kerberos Server and kerberize OpenLDAP afterwards. Will this help me with future prospects in the field?:

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Trying to run linux from usb on school laptop,…

Trying to run linux from usb on school laptop, but cant seem to get it to work. The laptop has uefi and I NEED a persistent drive:

At my highschool we have lenovo laptops running windows 10, but I can do almost nothing recreational on the laptop for obvious reasons, and I would like to start learning python, but am unable to install it due to these restriction. So I need a bootable usb drive that is peristent, I already have a 16 gb drive formatted in gpt filesystem with 2 partitons, one at 3 gb in a fat32 filetype and another with 11gb in a ext4 filesystem.

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changing permission of usb via terminal?

changing permission of usb via terminal?:

I have a usb I write to across PCs. Wanting to just use the terminal to access it but can only write to it as root and root isn’t allowed to chown to regular user.

I do it all the time in a GUI so how can I do it via the terminal? Thanks for reading and hope for a reply 🙂

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ASUS Q504UAK can’t discover or pair Bluetooth …

ASUS Q504UAK can’t discover or pair Bluetooth devices:

I can’t pair any bluetooth devices to my laptop. I’m running Parrot Linux 3.11 (running Linux kernel 4.14.0). I have blueman (version 2.0.5-1+b1) installed, as well as bluez-tools (version 0.2.0~20140808-5+b2). My laptop is unable to connect to my bluetooth speaker, bluetooth headset, or ps4 controllers (using ds4drv to pair). It has detected the ds4 controller one time, but upon entering a pair pin (0000), it failed to connect and won’t detect anything still.

Upon doing research, I found the following command, which might help figuring out what’s wrong.

uname -a; lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; lsusb; dmesg | grep -i bluetooth; dmesg | grep -i firmware; lsmod | grep bluetooth 

This gives the following output:

Linux parrot 4.14.0-parrot13-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 4.14.13-1parrot13 (2018-01-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 [8086:24f3] (rev 3a) Subsystem: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 [8086:0110] Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 006: ID 04f3:0903 Elan Microelectronics Corp. Bus 001 Device 005: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03eb:8ab1 Atmel Corp. Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13d3:5666 IMC Networks Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c537 Logitech, Inc. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub dmesg: read kernel buffer failed: Operation not permitted dmesg: read kernel buffer failed: Operation not permitted bluetooth 622592 43 btrtl,hci_uart,btintel,btqca,bnep,btbcm,rfcomm,btusb ecdh_generic 24576 1 bluetooth rfkill 28672 8 asus_wmi,bluetooth,cfg80211 crc16 16384 2 bluetooth,ext4 

When attempting this command, I get the following result:

sudo pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover Failure: Module initialization failed 

Whenever I try pairing a device through the bluetooth manager GUI, it searches for devices, but never finishes the search. The program looks like this. It looks like it doesnt finish searching.

I’ve attempted to manually pair to a device I know the MAC address of (my phone) using the command line. When executing ‘bluetoothctl’ then, ‘scan on’, followed by ‘pair device_mac_address’ it isn’t able to pair, let alone see the device exists.

Any help would be appreciated, or even commands that would help me get closer to seeing whats actually going on.

Edit: the following command and output might give more insight.

lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; lsusb; hciconfig -a; dmesg | egrep -i 'blue|firm' 
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 [8086:24f3] (rev 3a) Subsystem: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 [8086:0110] Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 006: ID 04f3:0903 Elan Microelectronics Corp. Bus 001 Device 005: ID 8087:0a2b Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03eb:8ab1 Atmel Corp. Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13d3:5666 IMC Networks Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c537 Logitech, Inc. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub hci0: Type: Primary Bus: USB BD Address: E4:A7:A0:4B:3A:83 ACL MTU: 1021:4 SCO MTU: 96:6 UP RUNNING PSCAN ISCAN INQUIRY RX bytes:391987 acl:0 sco:0 events:6247 errors:0 TX bytes:601975 acl:0 sco:0 commands:2483 errors:0 Features: 0xbf 0xfe 0x0f 0xfe 0xdb 0xff 0x7b 0x87 Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3 Link policy: RSWITCH SNIFF Link mode: SLAVE ACCEPT Name: 'Bluemoon Universal Bluetooth Host Controller' Class: 0x000000 Service Classes: Unspecified Device Class: Miscellaneous, HCI Version: 4.2 (0x8) Revision: 0x100 LMP Version: 4.2 (0x8) Subversion: 0x100 Manufacturer: Intel Corp. (2) dmesg: read kernel buffer failed: Operation not permitted 

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JACK doesn’t recognize my microphone

JACK doesn’t recognize my microphone:

So I got the Ardour problem from before sorted out (I downgraded to Ubuntu Studio 16.10 since WINE wasn’t working either, still on a Lenovo Thinkpad X230 with 8 GB RAM), so now Ardour will pick up input… except from my microphone.

In fact, I figured out something. When JACK isn’t running, my microphone (a Logitech USB headset) works fine, all the apps that need to hear it can hear it. But when JACK is running, nope. No app can pick up input from my microphone. I’ve looked in the sound settings and can’t find any options.

So… how do I solve this issue?

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