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Istimsak Abdulbasir

Istimsak Abdulbasir

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  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Questions from a windows user before turning to Linux:
    [quote="mrsthursday"]I'm not a techie at all. I changed from Win XP to Lubuntu and that's Linux, right? I have a Canon digital camera and need the Linux software to run the it. [/quote] Yes, Lubuntu is a variant of Linux. As for your Canon Digital Camera, if you cannot access the camera by connecting it to a usb on lubuntu, have a look at this site. http://askubuntu.com/questions/136146/software-to-connect-a-professional-digital-camera Then research darktable as it seems to be a go-to for modern digital cameras. http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/750195-how-to-remote-control-your-camera-with-darktable-on-linux-
    Link to this post 19 Nov

    mrsthursday said:

    I'm not a techie at all. I changed from Win XP to Lubuntu and that's Linux, right? I have a Canon digital camera and need the Linux software to run the it.

    Yes, Lubuntu is a variant of Linux. As for your Canon Digital Camera, if you cannot access the camera by connecting it to a usb on lubuntu, have a look at this site.

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/136146/software-to-connect-a-professional-digital-camera

    Then research darktable as it seems to be a go-to for modern digital cameras.

    http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/750195-how-to-remote-control-your-camera-with-darktable-on-linux-

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Questions from a windows user before turning to Linux:
    Welcome to the forum cicero86. We love helping people new to Linux anyway we can.
    Link to this post 18 Nov

    Welcome to the forum cicero86. We love helping people new to Linux anyway we can.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Dual Boot of Windows 7 and Linux (Debian 7 or Centos 7)
    Well lets try this. install windows 7 on a partition. This will install the bootmgr in the mbr normally. However, with UEFI, the installer may ask to create a separate bois-partition. Make sure windows 7 boots. Then install CentOS 7 on another partition. When the install asks where to install the grub, install this to the mbr. This will also create a bios-grub partition as well. Grub in the mbr will see Linux. It should see windows. If not, log into CentOS, open a terminal and type, #sudo update-grub. This will read all partitions on your HDD looking for any additional operating system. Once found, it will update grub.cfg. I do this all the time with my systems. I have CentOS, debian and mint installed on one system.
    Link to this post 16 Nov

    Well lets try this.

    install windows 7 on a partition. This will install the bootmgr in the mbr normally. However, with UEFI, the installer may ask to create a separate bois-partition.

    Make sure windows 7 boots.


    Then install CentOS 7 on another partition. When the install asks where to install the grub, install this to the mbr. This will also create a bios-grub partition as well.

    Grub in the mbr will see Linux. It should see windows. If not, log into CentOS, open a terminal and type,
    #sudo update-grub. This will read all partitions on your HDD looking for any additional operating system. Once found, it will update grub.cfg.

    I do this all the time with my systems. I have CentOS, debian and mint installed on one system.

  • 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.
    Link to this post 14 Nov

    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.

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