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Istimsak Abdulbasir

Istimsak Abdulbasir

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  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Help me choose
    You can also use a Ubuntu server distro, enable the required repositories, and install a window manager. These managers allow you to operate your system using graphical windows. They only use apps previously install on your system and a few they provide. They are not much so won't get in the wat. Look at windows managers fluxbox, openbox, awesome, or it.
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    You can also use a Ubuntu server distro, enable the required repositories, and install a window manager. These managers allow you to operate your system using graphical windows. They only use apps previously install on your system and a few they provide. They are not much so won't get in the wat. Look at windows managers fluxbox, openbox, awesome, or it.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Help me choose
    One thing you need to know, vendors of commercial systems try to do the thinking for you. Windows, MacOSX and Ubuntu are such vendors. For Ubuntu, you will have to remove all the apps that you don't want and install your own. If the apps are available you can install them from the software-center program, download them from the Internet or compile them from source. The source will end in .tar.xxx. If you want to choose what apps you want, use a system similar to Archlinux or slackware. A simple that allows you to choose the programs you want to install. In fact Ubuntu based systems do have an option during the installation that allows you to manually install apps of your choosing. This does not compare to the previous two. In your situation, either see if there is a Ubuntu distro that has what you need, manually remove what you don't want or choose a Ubuntu flavor distro like xubuntu or lubuntu that don't have such a bloated system and make your modifications there. Just make sure you do not remove what might be important. If you are looking for an elementary Ubuntu system, choose Ubuntu elementary which is the actual name.
    Link to this post 14 Nov

    One thing you need to know, vendors of commercial systems try to do the thinking for you. Windows, MacOSX and Ubuntu are such vendors. For Ubuntu, you will have to remove all the apps that you don't want and install your own.

    If the apps are available you can install them from the software-center program, download them from the Internet or compile them from source. The source will end in .tar.xxx.

    If you want to choose what apps you want, use a system similar to Archlinux or slackware. A simple that allows you to choose the programs you want to install. In fact Ubuntu based systems do have an option during the installation that allows you to manually install apps of your choosing. This does not compare to the previous two.

    In your situation, either see if there is a Ubuntu distro that has what you need, manually remove what you don't want or choose a Ubuntu flavor distro like xubuntu or lubuntu that don't have such a bloated system and make your modifications there. Just make sure you do not remove what might be important.

    If you are looking for an elementary Ubuntu system, choose Ubuntu elementary which is the actual name.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Early access to wifi or bluetooth
    Wi-fi and Bluetooth are system services that are enabled by default before a user logs in. You disable them via the unit.d directory or through the GUI from startup programs.
    Link to this post 14 Nov

    Wi-fi and Bluetooth are system services that are enabled by default before a user logs in. You disable them via the unit.d directory or through the GUI from startup programs.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Early access to wifi or bluetooth
    I am not sure I understand you. What kind of mechanism did you have in mind. This sound like it fall under the category of an active directory. The active directory handles all network and computer accesses. Have a look into LAMP servers and Linux active directory. You will find hints there.
    Link to this post 14 Nov

    I am not sure I understand you. What kind of mechanism did you have in mind. This sound like it fall under the category of an active directory. The active directory handles all network and computer accesses.

    Have a look into LAMP servers and Linux active directory. You will find hints there.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Wireless on HP dv8 is not working on Ubuntu 14Lts
    We need to know what model your wireless driver is and the Ethernet driver. Linux does support most wireless adaptors and just about all Ethernet drivers. It is not uncommon to hear some don't work. In that case, you mat have to install the driver issued by the manufacture if one is available for linux. If you can, open a terminal, and type #sudo lshw and locate the Ethernet and wireless adaptors. Or better yet, print the entire output on this thread. We will scan to find those devices and determine if they are supported. For the Ethernet controller, make sure the cable is securely connected. Check to see if lights come on. Make sure the cable is properly connected to your router. You can run these commands. #ifconfig This will tell you if your Ethernet adaptor has been detected. If so, your Ethernet adaptor has been detected just not connected. #sudo ifdown eth0 This will remove any settings the adaptor has. #sudo ifup etho This will re-establish the connection. Lot to do but trouble shooting is an art
    Link to this post 07 Nov

    We need to know what model your wireless driver is and the Ethernet driver. Linux does support most wireless adaptors and just about all Ethernet drivers. It is not uncommon to hear some don't work. In that case, you mat have to install the driver issued by the manufacture if one is available for linux.

    If you can, open a terminal, and type #sudo lshw and locate the Ethernet and wireless adaptors. Or better yet, print the entire output on this thread. We will scan to find those devices and determine if they are supported.

    For the Ethernet controller, make sure the cable is securely connected. Check to see if lights come on. Make sure the cable is properly connected to your router.

    You can run these commands.

    #ifconfig
    This will tell you if your Ethernet adaptor has been detected. If so, your Ethernet adaptor has been detected just not connected.

    #sudo ifdown eth0
    This will remove any settings the adaptor has.

    #sudo ifup etho
    This will re-establish the connection.

    Lot to do but trouble shooting is an art

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Linux or Windows 7?
    I use to think gaming hardcore was done on a PC. Windows took lead there. However, think of hardware standardization and not have to upgrade something, and play any game you like,a game console wins big here. Try not to give value to your PC based on how many games it can play.
    Link to this post 05 Nov

    I use to think gaming hardcore was done on a PC. Windows took lead there. However, think of hardware standardization and not have to upgrade something, and play any game you like,a game console wins big here. Try not to give value to your PC based on how many games it can play.

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