Is there any linux with a GUI for the Wii? Ubuntu would be cool! -joespicnictables
Asked by joespicnictables 7 years ago
Does anyone have any ideas as to a linux distro suitable for a laptop with the following specs; Cpu: 133 MHz Ram: 32 Mb HD: 1.4 Gb I have looked at puppy linux and vector linux but i can't find a download for the old version of vector and even puppy is to demanding. Any linux distro suggestions or indeed other uses suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by csharpdeveloper 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi, dont know if anyone can help me out here but maybe someone can. i really enjoy using linux i currently have puppy linux on my laptop and ubuntu on my pc, i have just got a very old laptop and i am hoping to run damn small linux on it, i have installed damn small linux onto the machine and it boots up perfect but what i want to know is how do i install apps on to it from the damn small linux repository, i have downloaded over 50 files from the repository but have only managed to get 2 working can anyone help me out, also is there any way to get wine running on dsl. Thanks in advance. Connor.
Asked by connorfrancis 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I heard last week that Microsoft will be porting their popular Office suite to Linux this year. As an avid Linux user, and a firm believer in the free software movement, I must say that this has a certain odor to it. Do we honestly think that a company that has used phrases like "a cancer that infects everything it touches," to describe Linux will just start waving the olive branch and cater to the "cancer" as a valued customer? This peace offering calls to mind a certain wooden horse I think we all know. "either the Greeks are hiding, shut inside those beams, or the horse is a battle-engine, geared to breach our walls, spy on our homes, come down on our city, overwhelm us- or some other deception's lurking deep inside it. Trojans, never trust that horse. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, especially bearing gifts." One thing is for sure, considering how Microsoft constantly violates the privacy of their customers, rest assured that this horse WILL spy on our homes.
Posted by romanyacik 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I want to put linux on my server but don't know wich one i should choose. could someone help me please? with my server, i just basically want to store data and be able to take it out whenever i want, go on the net and run some games for example ceasar IV
Asked by didgitalpunk 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Ok, so I'm tired of my windows system. It is starting to get boring to look at AND VERY VERY CLUTTERED. I would like to switch to ubuntu, but I'm not sure if it will play my windows games that have a lot of code and/or are graphically intensive. I know it has dual boot, and the other thing, but idk if it will play AOE3, Risk, Itunes, Windows Media player, or any of the windows programs. One of the reasons I would like to switch to ubuntu is because they have a download just for media and music production, and me being a wanna be music superstar, that is what I want and/or need right now.
Posted by wazupwiop 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I finally finished downloading Ark Linux Dockyard, but my computer won't boot from the cd drive! I set the BIOS to cd, and set the cd drive to slave, but I can't seem to get the computer to boot from cd! It is an old Gateway E-3000 that ran Windows 98. I have tried to install both Ark Linux and Ubuntu. Please help!
Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I've been considering the switch to linux. I have currently loaded SimplyMEPIS onto an old laptop to give it a try, I was impressed. I think I like the Ubuntu Distro a little better but I'm teetering on the edge of a complete switch. I need a push over the edge. My issues at the moment is that the old crapy laptop is just kinda, what I call, my beater book. its the laptop I don't worry about to much and use for word proccesing on the run and simple Internet tasks. SimplyMEPIS works excellent for these purposes. My concern is compatibility with my everyday computer needs....... and my not so ordinary endevors. I would consider myself an Expert when it comes to Windows XP......... a step above Expert if there is such a thing...... I know it inside and out and I can manipulate it like a dirty 5 dollar crack whore. I realize there will be a learning curve but will it be compatible with everything I use in windows? ........ I do a lot of media editing and music recording....... is this a possibility in linux? (I realize Mac pro tools is my overall best option) somebody please convince me to switch beyond a shadow of a doubt. or talk me down from the ledge.
Posted by chaoscampbell 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I recently acquired a (free!) IBM thinkpad from 1994. I do not have a charger but got it to run by hooking a power supple to where the battery hooks up. The hard drive (a nice roomy 520 megs) does not work, but it does have a working floppy drive. Here is the Question: Is their any type of linux that can can boot from a floppy disk and run on a system like this: 50 mhz processor 20 MB of RAM, previously 4 MB. I found an unused 16 MB card under the floppy drive (?!) If there isn't one you know of, is their any version of MS-DOS that I can boot from a floppy and download for free? Thanks! Update: I found a 2.1 GB HD ($20) online, which could help. I won't order it yet, though.
Asked by dark sponge 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
OK guys- time for your inner Linux zealot to come out!My PC now has two hard disks. One has working installations of XP x64 (with all my games) and Ubuntu 8.04 (with all my media stuff) which I want to leave alone. The other is a blank canvas now I've taken all my files off it, and given I have one disk with my primary OSs on it I'm thinking of chopping the empty one into a number of smaller partitions so I can have a multitude of OSs to choose from. I already know XP (32 bit) and Puppy Linux are going on to it, but I probably don't need another Ubuntu so the rest are up for grabs. Which other distros do people recommend?Criteria: they must:- be free (as in beer, not overly bothered about as in speech)- fit into a roughly 20GB partition (with an external /share for big files)- not mess with my GRUB. I'm primarily thinking of the non-Debian family major distros, but relative unknowns are welcome.Related question- I've got used to installing dual boot XP/Linux, you just install Linux second and GRUB plays nicely with XP, but does anyone have experience dual-booting the Windows 7 Beta? Does its fancy-pants new bootloader have issues that preclude easy dual-boot installs?
Posted by PKM 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
The red hat linux distribution fedora just came out with version 9!! its code name is sulphur.click here for the details of the new releasei cant wait to get a copy, seeing as i cant seem to find my fedora 8 cd-romfor those of you in canada who want linux, go hereim pretty sure a quick google search will give good sources if your in the states
Posted by tech-king 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I found a few year old laptop in our storage unit and it was OK with my dad if I could have it. But I really want the Ubuntu Linux on it. But be warned, when it comes to OS, im a n00b. Any suggestions?
Asked by M4industries 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have just got this little pocket computer, and I am not satisfied with the old windows mobile system on it. That's why I want to install Linux on it, but I haven't been able to find an instruction that would be possible for a software newbie like me. It's a HP iPAQ rx3700 and I don't care about which Linux edition that is installed on it. All I know is that I have to put some files on the SD card I have - put it in the device - and boot Linux on the device. I hope that it isn't an impossible task :-) PS. A little inspiration.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZEY0YkMFco
Posted by dkmartin123 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Ok. my computer boots the install disk, fine. Asks for timezone and language. But when it gets to the partitioning, I get a hole bunch of script that says Logical error 1, Logical error 2, etc. It does this for Ubuntu, Ark Linux, and Mandriva. Help me!
Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I've spent most of the afternoon trying to get Supertux 2 (a.k.a. 0.3.1) running on my computer. Put simply, I didn't really get anywhere. The obvious first option for me is Synaptic, but it only had the original 0.1.3 release. So... I've got to try to install something with a command line. Not something I've sucessfully done before. If it helps any, I'm running Knoppix 6 on a cheapo Acer netbook. So... first I got the .tar.bz2 file. easy enough. Uncompressed it. Everything I can find says I'm supposed to only have to use four command-line instructions: cd /home/knoppix/supertux-0.3.1 ./configure make make install but wait... after trying this it became apparent that make wasn't on my system (what kind of system is that?). So, with the help of Synaptic, I got make on there, tried it again, and it still didn't work. After looking at the Supertux docs it turned out it wanted cmake. Well, no problem, right? I've got Synaptic, right? Wrong. The server was down or something and Synaptic couldn't help me. So, I look in the docs again, and it says something called jam is supposed to work in basically the same way. So I get that with Synaptic (successfully), but on the third line ("jam") it it tells me ./Jamconfig: No such file or directory Couldn't find config. Please run 'configure' first. What? What's ./Jamconfig? Didn't I just run configure? I'm clueless. Any idea what's going on here?
Posted by yourcat 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Okay, on my custom built PC, I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) installed fully on my 1 TB harddrive. What I would like to do is to partition my harddrive with Windows 7. How may I go about doing this. I have never partitioned like this before. I always had Windows previously installed and then used Ubuntu's built-in partitioning option. However, I also know very little about partitioning in general. Can anybody please help me figure this out? It would be MUCH appreciated. (By the way, I would like to allot something like 600 GB to Windows with about 400 GB to Ubuntu)
Asked by An_Amateur622 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have a question about the installation of Ubuntu 7.04. When I installed Ubuntu on my laptop. My hard drives were prepartitioned. When I got to the partition step of installation I just chose to use the separate blank partition. Now heres the question. My friend decided to install Ubuntu on his computer. He has only one drive: C. If he partitions the C drive in linux to make a separate partition for linux will windows be deleted or messed up?
Posted by sardines454 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Ok so through work i got a usb pen that updates a terminal upon insertion. i think it runs linux/unix or something like that im not so technical there. well we were told if we insert it into a windows pc it will mess it up. is this right and is there anyway of wiping the pen drive so i can put normal documents on it?
Asked by earney 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have ubuntu currently installed. it is working fine, its just that i wanna use slackware too, i know that they can be dual booted together and all that fancy stuff. so i guess what i wanna know is how to dual boot them together. and if you could add some pictures that would be a real help. but if you cant than can you make your directions as specific as possible that would work. Thanks.
Posted by girrrrrrr2 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I managed to obtain a working Hp pavilion xt856 with Windows ME. I was hoping to use it as a database to sort my electronic components and to hold files for my electronic projects in my lab. I've never tried linux but heard it's a good OS for an old computer and i'm willing to try my luck with something new. After looking around i found some specifications on the computer here.h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document I also found out that the computer's RAM has been upgraded to 383MB from the 128 standard. Any Help would be appreciated :)
Asked by DemonicRoss 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I origionally posted this in questions, Instructable program stability? FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL Flag WHY does the screen jump up and down when trying to read an instructable??? Its almost impossible to read. It would appear to be linked to the "adds" that are loaded. "Adds" meaning links to other stuff. Debian 8.4 on brand new G750JM completely stripped of any Micro$ software. Single boot. i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz 3.16.0-4-amd64 (#1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08)) 16 G RAM with 93% free Invidea GTX860M video I believe I have found the "bug" It appears that the video entitled "Share what you make" keeps loading and loading and loading, This stream runs like this Is there anyway to stop this? Joe
Posted by joebog1 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Ive been using ubuntu for day to day activities and i jus wanted to know what would be the best Linux distro for downloading torrents!! Im looking for a quick setup that will be run through web ui. im still pretty new to the linux scene been on and off for about 2years! So all help appreciated! PS iburst sux for south african users dont subscribe to them bad customer care and billing department.
Asked by Lesedi 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have a small all-in-one motherboard that runs Linux (http://www.pcengines.ch/alix3d3.htm). It only needs 18V to power up and the battery from my Black and Decker drill is 18V. I am able to get the board to power on by holding some wires on the leads of the battery. My question is, can Linux detect how much charge is left through a DC jack? Or would that take some extra circuitry? My goal is for the user to see a percentage of battery life left (like on a laptop) and maybe to shut the board down if the charge gets too low. Any advice is appreciated.
Posted by bwallen 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
For a while, I've been trying to figure out a way to run Linux without taking up a lot of hard drive space or deleting my Windows installation. Is it possible to install a virtual machine on a flash drive or USB drive and run it on one computer? Please help! Thank you!
Asked by megakacktus 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi all, I am looking for websites having complete series of Video tutorials especially for Linux command line and in general for other computing tutorials Can anyone please help me.
Asked by muhammajunaid 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have a Linux compatible TV card from this computer (WinTV), and I was wondering what good PVR programs there are for Linux (openSUSE). Also, is there a good cable "guide" program out there? (It would be best if the PVR and "guide" programs were combined) Thanks -Shadow Ops P.S. While I'm asking Linux questions, what is a good strong firewall for Linux? I need one for a computer I'm using as a firewall to my router.
Asked by Arbitror 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
As a faithful Linux user, I know that I am obligated to disparage and insult Apple every time I receive the opportunity to do so. What I want to know is why this is so. I understand the fact that their computers are built really tight and that they (like Microsoft) cater to a market of users that I'm supposed to feel superior to because I can take my computer apart and put it back together. I generally get a bad, anti-modding vibe from their devices as well. However, I really have no idea why Apple is so disliked amongst the open-source community. If anyone could explain what all of this is about (specifically Apple's use of Unix), I would much appreciate it.
Asked by mad magoo 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have an old Compaq iPAQ laying around, and running MS Windows. It is SD card compatible, and I was wondering if I could put Linux on an SD card, and then load it onto the iPAQ? It is the Compaq iPaq H3800 Series, it's processor type is ARM SA1110, its OS version is Windows CE 3.0, it has 64 MB of RAM, and 32 MB of ROM, and the ROM is flash, and its flash block size is 128 KB. Thanks!
Asked by mad magoo 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have setup CrunchBang Linux on a flash drive with PenDriveLinux.com with persistence setup, but I can't get it to save my changes every time I shutdown. If anyone could help me, that would be great! If you need any additional information about my system or setup/flash drive, feel free to ask me. Thanks to all you Instructablers for everything!
Asked by account3r2 7 years ago
Linux got corrupt on me when i booted up please help... all i did was originally; try to make a live DVD (openSuS linux) but all my computer did was boot up in Linux mint like normal. i restarted it again, same thing, it started to boot up in mint. but a blank screen came up and it looked like some sort of recovery mode and then tells me I'm missing a file "init= bootary" no init found. try passing init= bootary Busybox v1.15.3 (unbuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu5) built in shell (ash) enter 'help' for a list of commands eventually,after trying out almost every command, i resort to placing the original mint live CD in it, it works, until I try to install the live cd to the hard-drive. i get to a certain point in the install wizard, then it freezes up. PLEASE HELP this is the second time my computer truly upset me!
Asked by -max- 7 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I have an HP Touchsmart Tm2 and I have a pretty decent sized hard drive. I want to partition it so that I can boot either into Win7 or linuxOS of my choice. How do I go about doing this safely and hopefully for free? My computer has been reformatted since I got it so there is none of that evil HP software on it anymore. I have over 400 gig of free space and nothing to fill it with. Please help!
Asked by martzsam 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have an old Dell dimension somethingorother that used to have win98 and I want to install some sort of linux distro that would allow me web brows (google chrome possible?) and use that pc to control robots, arduino, LED cubes, etc. easily with serial, usb, etc. I'm new to linux but i tried installing ubunto with a CD then DVD but the instalation failed both times (IO error -the hard drive isn't in such great shape but win98 had been running fine, so I know it works). I scavenged a floppy drive and am hoping I could use that or a usb to install a distro. Any ideas?
Asked by Vick Jr 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
OK THIS is awesome. Its called Slax Wondering what it is ? It is an operating system that you can put on your flash drive and take almost anywhere (bios must allow usb boot) The great thing about this is you can personalize it and take it anywhere (almost). And for you guys that don't like to have websites at school blocked, boot the school computer from your flash drive. This has many capability's. It has the ability to Play music and video, Burn discs, surf the net, Instant message, take screen shots, it has paint, several games, And I believe i herd you can install wine on it and run windows programs ( haven't tried yet ).
Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
If I were to build a gaming PC and put Linux on it (probably Ubuntu or Mint) Could I play decent games on it? such as First person shooters, strategy, and RPGs? I'm hoping for more like main-line games (COD, Halo, Age of Empires, Civilization....), not shady, third party download type games.
Asked by dkop1 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Solution 1: 8 or 9+ touch screen, wi fi capability, 1 or 2 usb ports and some type of card reader, small profile several inches or less.Solution 2: MID device capable of running Ubuntu MID edition. Specs and more at http://www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile
Asked by UbuntuNinja 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago