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  1. Re: Ubuntu 18.04 (and also Kubuntu 19.04) won't boot/install from USB

    Have you booted in UEFI mode? I would recommend Legacy, and it might boot up better.

    Although there are Linux users who have succeeded with using UEFI, which is built for Windows anyway, Every...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: New - downloded ubuntu 18 04 LTS from Microsoft store - not behaving I think?

    Well, if anybody could screw up a distro, it would be Microsoft. Download ONLY from a Linux distro's webpage and load it into a VM. Maybe you'll love it, and maybe not, but you can see what's...
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    Re: Saying goodbye to Canonical

    I tried GNOME 3, and I hated having to install plugins to make it do somewhat I wanted it to do. Besides, I HATE huge program icons, and the MATE desktop, a fork of GNOME 2, is, and has been my...
  4. Re: Linux audio system - why are there 2 audio programs, alsa and pulseaudio?

    There's also JACK audio server, BTW.
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    Re: Ubuntu is or is not "Entry Level."

    And that's why I use Ubuntu MATE, and for around 20 processes with Manjaro MATE, that's where I play games; Manjaro is faster than Ubuntu, and the AUR has massive amounts of source code, and...
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    Re: Saying goodbye to Canonical

    And, weirdly, it came back to almost full working order. Dual-booting Ubuntu MATE 16.04, and Manjaro MATE, and I use both for different things.

    And I love 'em both. Of course, they're both Linux,...
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    Re: Saying goodbye to Canonical

    Well, I had every intention of getting Ubuntu MATE 18.04, and then my laptop died; it does not recognize any hard drive. I'm running a live session now, after waiting 10 minutes for it to load.

    I...
  8. Re: multi-user Linux - who around here does that?

    I was on a UNIX server 29 years ago, and no user had access to any other's /home folder. Each user's /home folder is pretty damn secure already with a password required to get access. Others might...
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    Re: Ubuntu is or is not "Entry Level."

    As someone said, spend 30 minutes with Windows, and you'll have a pretty good system. Spend 45 minutes with Linux, and you'll have a perfect system.
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    Re: Saying goodbye to Canonical

    Well, it looks as though I'm back. Manjaro is very likable, however:
    1. Many installed programs have no icons.This was the main deal-breaker.
    2. Pamac, the equivalent of Synaptic, is tricky to use,...
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    Re: Saying goodbye to Canonical

    A lot of Arch/Manjaro users have had compilation problems. The solution was to use a command to downgrade gcc, which is
    downgrade [package name] (sudo isn't needed) and no problems have I had since.
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    Re: Saying goodbye to Canonical

    Which is a wise thing to do; I personally have never used a rolling release, and, actually, Manjaro hasn't had many updates in the past 5 days, and right now it's compiling about 10 FOSS games. Now...
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    Re: Saying goodbye to Canonical

    Well, Manjaro is as user-friendly as Ubuntu, and I'm not, well, smart or patient:( enough to spend hours and hours installing Arch.

    And Manjaro is well-supported by the forums; not as extensive as...
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    Re: Uncomplicated GUIs

    I'm not going anywhere. I love these forums and will keep logging in most every day. After all, I do know a lot more about Debian-based distros than Arch-based, and I love to encourage the n00bs to...
  15. Re: I am no longer a distro hopper. What about you ?

    I do like Manjaro, but I'm still a loyal Ubuntu Forums user. I'll keep logging in most every day.
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    Re: Saying goodbye to Canonical

    Good! It is faster, and runs somewhere around half the number of daemons that Ubuntu does.

    Don't get me wrong. I treasure the time I've had with my discovery of Linux with Ubuntu, and the...
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    Re: Saying goodbye to Canonical

    I'm going to keep logging in; just because I have come to prefer Manjaro doesn't mean I'm going to leave the forums I've used for 11 years. I have much more knowledge of Ubuntu than Arch-based...
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    Re: Uncomplicated GUIs

    MATE, which is lightweight (<500MB at idle after bootup), and is very easy to learn and configure. It's the desktop I fell in love with back with Ubuntu 8.04, which turned into the despised Unity...
  19. Re: I am no longer a distro hopper. What about you ?

    I was a loyal Ubuntu user, until I became annoyed at programs disappearing from the repos. I tried to compile GTK2, which is a dependency for my go-to music player, Aqualung, and failed on 19.04.
    I...
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    Saying goodbye to Canonical

    I was unable to compile GTK2 so I could compile my go-to music player, Aqualung.

    I knew it was on the AUR, so I installed Manjaro MATE. It is faster, and runs fewer daemons at idle. It did git the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cant search any Bluetooth devices

    DD will work, but it is NOT for beginners, any more than rsync is.
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Hello everyone. Need some advice please.

    Back in the day, when I dual-booted, there was a Windows program called, iirc, readext2 or something like that. It would read ext4 partitions, but for that, since I was using Win7 strictly for gaming...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cant search any Bluetooth devices

    Oh, there's a way to make a bootable USB. Do this:
    sudo apt install etcher-electron
    Etcher is a superior USB-burnng app. Use it to do the job, and you'll be all set.
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    Re: Password problems

    At 70, and living alone, I am 100% the only user at all, and I don't do any of those things. I do use grsync to do a local backup, of course.
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Completely new linux user, I just want to do basic things like install drivers-

    Did you type this?
    sudo apt install steam installer

    No packages have spaces in the name; it would, if needed (and it isn't) be steam-installer.

    You should only type this:
    sudo apt install...
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