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mfillpot

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    RE: Can't find a distro to work
    Most distros will offer the proprietary drivers in the package manager, the run file is used for manual distros like slackware or to create the packaged file. I recommend trying something like ubuntu and going to the hardware drivers option and selecting to install the latest nvidia driver. If you can share what distros you have tried, we may be able to find the instructions for the distro(s).
    Link to this post 30 Oct 13

    Most distros will offer the proprietary drivers in the package manager, the run file is used for manual distros like slackware or to create the packaged file.

    I recommend trying something like ubuntu and going to the hardware drivers option and selecting to install the latest nvidia driver.

    If you can share what distros you have tried, we may be able to find the instructions for the distro(s).

  • mfillpot
    RE: using find command for multiple files and then manipulating the results
    how about something like: [code] #!/bin/bash CWD="$(pwd)" for FIL in $(find . -name *.trg) do DAT=$(echo "$FIL" | sed 's/\.trg/\.dat') if [ -f $CWD/$DAT ]; then echo "$FIL and & $DAT exist" else echo "$DAT does not exist" fi done [/code] this loops through the results of the find command, stores the contents of FIL in DAT with the extension replaced then tests for the existence of the DAT file and outputs results.
    Link to this post 30 Oct 13

    how about something like:


    #!/bin/bash
    CWD="$(pwd)"
    for FIL in $(find . -name *.trg)
    do
    DAT=$(echo "$FIL" | sed 's/\.trg/\.dat')
    if [ -f $CWD/$DAT ]; then
    echo "$FIL and & $DAT exist"
    else
    echo "$DAT does not exist"
    fi
    done

    this loops through the results of the find command, stores the contents of FIL in DAT with the extension replaced then tests for the existence of the DAT file and outputs results.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Peppermint os 4
    Your problem is the very low system specs, most window managers and distros now have slightly high recommended requirements. The drivers for nearly all hardware are included in the stock installation, with linux you generally do not have to worry about drivers. You may do better if you try a more lightweight distro live lubuntu, xubuntu, fedora xfce remix, etc... as they require less resources.
    Link to this post 26 Oct 13

    Your problem is the very low system specs, most window managers and distros now have slightly high recommended requirements. The drivers for nearly all hardware are included in the stock installation, with linux you generally do not have to worry about drivers.

    You may do better if you try a more lightweight distro live lubuntu, xubuntu, fedora xfce remix, etc... as they require less resources.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Backtrack 5 VmWare Installing Nvidia
    Virtual Machines do not use the hardware native drivers and in many cases cannot fully utilize the available hardware. Your virtual machine will have to use the vmware graphics driver.
    Link to this post 26 Oct 13

    Virtual Machines do not use the hardware native drivers and in many cases cannot fully utilize the available hardware. Your virtual machine will have to use the vmware graphics driver.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Hello
    Hello and welcome to the forum, it is good to see that other Linux gamers have finally been able to fully ditch windows thanks to steam. How are you experiences running steam on arch and fedora?
    Link to this post 26 Oct 13

    Hello and welcome to the forum, it is good to see that other Linux gamers have finally been able to fully ditch windows thanks to steam. How are you experiences running steam on arch and fedora?

  • mfillpot
    RE: Linux distro for CS graduation project...
    Honestly, a linux based distribution is just a pre-packaged set of software, any user can customize any existing distro to fit their needs. A single person can choose a base distro and build their own set of default software to build a distro if their needs require it. I am currently happily using slackware and arch and find no need for further customization. But you may find others around that would be interested in helping with your project if you state your goal audience and what will make your distro different from others.
    Link to this post 26 Oct 13

    Honestly, a linux based distribution is just a pre-packaged set of software, any user can customize any existing distro to fit their needs. A single person can choose a base distro and build their own set of default software to build a distro if their needs require it.

    I am currently happily using slackware and arch and find no need for further customization. But you may find others around that would be interested in helping with your project if you state your goal audience and what will make your distro different from others.

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