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Trying to decide between Manjaro and Antergos

Thu, 2018-08-16 17:17

I know both are arch based, and rolling releases. But is one better than the other for my use cases?

I'm a software developer, using a 16 core amd chip, working on a CS masters degree, and I game a decent bit. Currently using an nvidia card but am switching next year to amd because dem official open source drivers. The rolling release(especially kernel) im hoping to keep more up to date with newer hardware and software. Also trying to use windows as little as i can.

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amd or intel in linux world?

Thu, 2018-08-16 16:16

hi, i got a reallly great offer from local retail store ,it is an hp 15 with an amd A10 cpu.

I know a lot of kernel optimizations and improvements for intel chips,, but none about amd.

it is the same to have an amd cpu or i should go safe route and look for a intel cpu?

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turning touchpad imput 90 degrees

Thu, 2018-08-16 15:19

hi, so I run archlinux + Xorg + i3 on a laptop, and I have developed a habit of turning my screen 90 degrees to read pages of text, holding the laptop as a heavy rigid newspaper. Now I can probably just use xmodmap to turn the arrow keys, but the touchpad (& trackpoint for that matter) I wouldn't really know. Is there already a way to turn these? And if not, I don't know a lot of c, but how hard would it be to make?

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Which Linux Distribution for a computer science student

Thu, 2018-08-16 12:27

Hi there, so i will start my CS course this September and I am not comfortable with Windows 10 so which Linux Distribution would be a suitable for someone who have no experience with Linux and programming!

I have hp core i 3 , 500 hard drive, 4 Ram What are some best Linux Distributions out there?

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The Search for Working Bluetooth...

Thu, 2018-08-16 12:12

Hey there, not sure if this is the best place for my question, if it isn't please feel free to point me in the right direction and remove the post.

I'm a new convert and began my move to Linux about 190 days ago and so far it has been a mixed experience some good stuff and bad ones but mostly good, I am aware that not everything is going to work and so on but most times they do , and I have a lot of respect for the talented developers who sacrifice their time and money making unique Distros . The one thing that bugs me majority of the time whenever I flashed new distro is the Bluetooth headset support, I learned this has always been an issue for quite some time.

Im not ashamed to admit that I'm a bit of a Linux noob, so I've decided to come here and seek advice from the Linux Pros, for a distribution that has working Bluetooth support out of the box

  1. Problem- headset can't connect to inbuilt bluetooth on the laptop
  2. Bluetooth Device - cheap Chinese IKF-M1
  3. My Laptop - Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBY

I have tried connecting to Windows, my Xiaomi redmi android phone and my friends iPhone all of them connects although iOS likes to take its time discovering and connecting, therefore I know that it isn't a hardware issue with my Bluetooth headset

I currently have on my 500 hard drive 5 various partitions - Ubuntu 16, recently updated to 18.04 LTS, Solus OS 3. 9999 lol, Manjaro KDE Edition and Windows 10 Professional RS4 for my work

I plan to wipe the Ubuntu partition with whatever Distro that this sub recommends, not because Ubuntu is bad per se, but because I've been spoilt by the fast responsiveness of both Solus OS and KDE and Ubuntu seems quite sluggish in comparison, infact I experienced my very first crash on Ubuntu ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ , I ended up disabling the animations as someone on Manjaro forums told me to but it still felt slow and also the windows key bringing up the Overview every damn time instead of showing me my Apps just drives me crazy ಠ_ಠ , KDE may be quite slow to boot but atleast both it and Solus flies on my low spec hardware and does the right thing when I press the windows key.

I am looking forward to hearing you guys recommendations or advice to fix my recurring issue. Thanks ʘ‿ʘ

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History of containers

Thu, 2018-08-16 10:25

Which CentOS ISO to download?

Thu, 2018-08-16 09:38

For a normal Linux user the download options of CentOS ISO downloads are pretty complex... Anyone explain the difference..

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Dual boot Linux - ASUS ROG Zephyrus GM501

Thu, 2018-08-16 09:16

I recently purchased an ASUS ROG Zephyrus GM501. I've tried a number ways to dual boot, wondering if anybody else has had any luck or any advice

I've disabled secure boot(by deleting the PK key)

I've tried modifying grub with acpi_osi=!

I've tried nouveau.modeset=0 tpm_tis.interrupts=0 acpi_osi=Linux i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 idle=nomwait as outlined r/

Currently, I've only tried Ubuntu.

This is the error I'm seeing.

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RSS feed to follow the Weekly Edition Archives?

Thu, 2018-08-16 08:08

Dear all,

I would like to follow the freely available Weekly Editions to evaluate getting a subscription.

Is anyone aware of an RSS feed I can subscribe to in order to be notified of new freely available weekly editions?

Thank you!

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Gnome on xorg animations missing with GDM. Working fine with startx and LXDM

Thu, 2018-08-16 07:10


I am on Archlinux with Gnome 3.28. I noticed that while logging to Gnome on Xorg with GDM, the Gnome Shell animations do not work (by animations, I mean: when you maximize a window, when you show applications icons on the Overview, ..., see pictures below).

Without Animations

With Animations

My workaround to get animations: I use LXDM instead of GDM.

Note also that with LightDM, I have the same issue as GDM: no Animation.

However, if I skip the Display Manager and connect to Gnome directly with startx (put exec gnome-session in ~/.xinitrc) I get the animation.

Note: Animations work fine with Wayland and GDM. However, I do not want to use Wayland as mouse is slow sometimes as it share the same CPU process as the Shell (

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