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Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


put a linux chroot on my chomebook. i think it is ubuntu. it is very bad but i can now stream steam games so that's good.

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Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


Rooney McNibnug posted:

well I think that part was intentional, judging by the Hurd logo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hurd-logo.svg

lmao. to its credit, the logo really communicates the "absolute mess with nobody in charge" thing tho

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


year of linux on the ppc laptop: https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/en/

i couldn't find anything on the website to explain *why* a ppc laptop is something that needs to happen beyond "ppc is a cool architecture." any insights?

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


oh ok i didn't know that open arm stuff was poo poo


lmao

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


BobHoward posted:

you're underselling the clowniness:

- they've taken 7100 to produce the block diagram, but they're holding the identity of the chips in the block diagram hostage until they get more money. want a powerpc laptop someday? give us some money, no we won't tell you what might be in it, if it ever happens at all

- their next funding goal is just to draw a schematic. not to actually make anything physical, just a schematic.

- mechanical engineering? lol what's that, clearly if you can make a motherboard that's the same as a whole laptop right?

- this throw-money-at-us website isn't doing anything (not even the block diagram) themselves, they're contracting it out to acube systems. or maybe the funding site is just a front for acube, idk.


now, acube systems isn't an entirely unknown quantity. they are a 'company' that has an actual history of 'successfully' designing, manufacturing, and shipping powerpc motherboards. they haven't done anything recently but they have actually shipped 'real' products.

but. what market does acube serve, you might ask, and why did i use all those scarequotes?

it's because acube serves the amiga 'market'. it is almost certain that acube has never made a real profit unless they found some non-amiga customers for their previous boards. also, modern amigans are more than willing to put up with janky broken poo poo, which is a good thing because companies like acube tend not to have the engineering talent and resources to make things which aren't janky and broken.

so. this powerpc laptop project is a pseudo crowdfunding front end to siphon money to amiga fanatics who have long lusted after the holy grail, a powerpc laptop that will show the rest of the world they should be running amigaos too.

it has to be powerpc because the clownshoes software company that managed to land itself in pseudo-control of amigaos in the post-commodore era sabotaged attempts to move amiga users to x86 a long time ago. why did they do that? because they're the kind of stuck-in-the-1990s nerd who is ideologically opposed to x86. their customer base isn't any different, it's all people who would die of shame if they ported amigaos to standard x86 hardware and it was better there. they're still clinging to the amiga tribal identity of ~custom chips~ which make amigas better than pcs. it doesn't seem to matter to them if their modern hardware is objectively junk, what they want is something different enough that they can invent a story in their heads which makes it ineffably better.

no i am not making this up that's really the way these people think.

so, that's why powerpc

lmao outstanding

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


just discovered a nice interaction between dropbox's panel icon and the autohide behavior for xfce's panels. if you click on the dropbox icon while the panel is displayed the panel flips out and cycles rapidly between hidden and visible until you click somewhere else.

linux

e: lol it sometimes keeps going even after i click somewhere else.

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


While getting used to fedora, I remembered it by "do not gently caress." because linux

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


trying out MATE for the first time. it...sure seems like gnome 2

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


spankmeister posted:

It's a fork so yea

yeah its just kind of a dead dove situation

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


I think the 4k display told your computer that running a linux isn't normal. now that the cat is out of the bag computer is passively resisting

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


the sound for my lovely-rear end hobby game that im writing is really lagged on linux. works fine on windows.

its honestly probably the version of sdl . I still blame linux because, you know, audio

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


Cybernetic Vermin posted:

if you mean that it cuts out you probably just want to up the number of samples requested with sdl_openaudio. windows is actually pretty good by default on that stuff, as the thread doing the audio operates under a separate scheduler (the multimedia class scheduler service) tuned for that task

:cheers: ill check it out

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


homercles posted:

I installed 17.10 and bluetooth audio was hosed, so had to revert to 17.04.

If those cunts at Canonical can't figure out how to connect my wildly successful intel hardware to my wildly successful bose headphones, well jesus christ test your shithouse software I guess.

[e] they could connect but had massive lag, massive jitter, and massive audio loss. they thought going to 17.10 without ever testing bluetooth audio was ok

seemed like i'd see this sort of thing all the time when looking at laptop compatability with lunix.

[random laptop] compatibility status: good
what still needs work: wifi non-functional, can't recover from suspend, hotkeys don't work, sound card constantly outputs a reading of the necronomicon on loop, etc

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


back in the day I refused to use suse because the default green and chameleon theme was really ugly

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


akadajet posted:

Now we know why it's called zfs.

zfs
more like
zloc

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016



tech_poisonous_environment.epub

some jackass posted:


RAPE after timeout

:whitewater:

as above posted:

Linux is much worse for this sort of thing. The Kernel is safe and so are old guard distros. But giant swathes of the software has been compromised. Not that I would use it anyway, but Gnome is one of the worst offenders.

didn't know that anti-harassment policies could "compromise" a desktop environment

but the best for last:

wat posted:


I was on the committee which wrote this. Yes, we took bits from Geek Feminism -- but I excised the bits which I thought were nutty (like the rant about how sexism against men doesn't exist).

Reply:
This is like saying we took the good bits from the Nazi manifesto without all the stuff about the Aryan race being the best race. The old code of conduct was fine. The new one fixes nothing and, based on this thread, is universally hated.

Best Bi Geek Squid fucked around with this message at 19:30 on Feb 15, 2018

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


Tankakern posted:


gentoo with systemd is the best distro there is

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


Athas posted:

Warning: this is an off-topic Mac desktop post.

it's not off-topic friend; macos is the worlds most advanced linux operating system

also,

hifi posted:

my guess: ouya

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


we're transitioning to win 10 at my non-technical work pretty soon. looking forward to seeing a disgusting barf of live tiles every time I see a co-workers computer. In addition to desktops like the desktop.cx picture above

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


im sure suse is actually fine but it used to have a gross loving green default colour scheme and i just couldn't handle it

:vomarine:

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


using kde

its...pretty good?

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


wait lol nevermind can't delete stuff off my desktop

"The process for the trash protocol died unexpectedly"

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


come buy a brand new computer with no traps

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


Tankakern posted:

lol that it seems that the whole point of this thread is to see how much crap you can spew

The Something Awful Forums > Discussion > Serious Hardware / Software Crap > YOSPOS

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


there is an apparently well-known, approx. 2 y.o. bug in unity on the Linux where it pegs one core of your cpu at 100% even when it sits idle

unity is still in testing but it's still lol linux that everyone is just like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


oops sorry my bad - meant the game engine

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


in a stunning turn of events, I turned to lunix for its superior driver support

window updates started breaking my touchpad because of reasons. i couldn't just install the manufacturer's driver because samsung doesn't support win 10 on an eight year old laptop and the win 7 one doesn't work anymore. the generic synaptic driver installed, but didn't give me two finger scroll. I fixed it once but it broke again and I forgot what weird magic I did and lol at constantly janitoring my touchpad

in fedora, it Just Works

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


they call them zero days because that is how long it will take you to decide to uninstall your Linux and use a real os

Best Bi Geek Squid fucked around with this message at 14:19 on May 1, 2018

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


*windows crashes due to buggy as poo poo webcam driver you installed to chaturbate written by some dude in Belarus *

"loving micro$haft"

*bloatware running in the background crashes explorer*

"fuk you Satya"

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


ratbert90 posted:

*Slams dick into car door*

Well this door is just plain broken!

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


year of linux (no, no that one) on the wristwatch

https://asteroidos.org/


quote:

Hack your wrist

...

AsteroidOS is built upon a rock-solid base system. Qt 5.10 and QML are used for fast and easy app development. OpenEmbedded provides a full GNU/Linux distribution and libhybrisallows easy porting to most Android and Android Wear watches.

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


does system76 at least work out driver issues to make your sound work and your poo poo not crash ootb?

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


OldAlias posted:



seriously gently caress off with this

lmao

yeah I guess some of my linux hardware experiences are a little skewed bc i have run it on old laptops that probably didn't have good linux support when new

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


my bitter bi rival posted:

im litereally running linux on a goddamn desktop

hosed up if true

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


cross quoting:

givepatajob posted:

https://www.amazon.com/Savaged-Syst...aged+by+systemd

"Not your normal Friday night in the computer room.

Not a normal night anywhere.

Terry is the archetypal old-school Unix admin, nurturing servers with care and precision while avoiding the latest trendy garbage. KDE and Gnome on a server? Nope, if you need a GUI use FVWM.

The latest trend Terry refuses? One adopted almost everywhere? Systemd, the replacement init.

So Systemd comes for Terry.

Wearing skin-tight leather pants.

No, not a normal night in the computer room at all…"

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


quote:

Tired of reinventing the wheel ... Not with LinuxBoot!

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


my bitter bi rival posted:

Linux on the desktop: "weird, I don't have that problem"

when people quote you I keep thinking that they're quoting me :blush:

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


gonna give my non-technical sister an old laptop for browsing and a couple of steam games

it currently runs fedora. But it'll still be a better computing experience than her current laptop which:

1. Has less than a gig of ram
2. Was built for vista, but
3 currently runs XP :mrgw:

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


ill have you know that gnome on the phone is hugely important. I have an early version of the librem 5 and although there are some rough edges the free/libre gnu/Linux experience is just as beautiful and far more useful than ios. because you aren't locked into apple's walled garden, you can install a huge portion of tens of thousands of useful, full-featured programs. thanks to librem and gnome I can read my doujinshi on a best-in-class manga reader and emulate atari jaguar ROMs with 100% fidelity. and it has a user replaceable battery so I can swap in a fresh one if I have to be out of my house for more than three hours

All of that in the only phone that respects your digital freedom

welcome to the future

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Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


ewe2 posted:

Oh man the conversion to utf-8 was painful, I don't recall bothering with any clipboard in X until well after that because the results were so unpredictable.

Speaking of old UI's, the latest and greatest SGI Irix 6.5:



I have an O2 running this. I do not miss italic window headers. You can see more unix UI car crashes here. The SunOS desktops were loving dire.

I'm the dumpster

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