I have been using Ubuntu and Linux Mint exclusively for the last few years. However, I'm thinking of switching to a different distro base, becasue I don't think Ubuntu is entirely stable (I've experienced regular crashing with the last few releases of Ubuntu).
I was planning on installing a new linux distribution and I am thinking of trying GNOME 3 interface. Other than Fedora 16 ( which has GNOME 3 as default) which other distro supports it? I know it can be installed from the repository(before you downvote me). But I tried the GNOME 3 on OpenSuse and had hard time running it; it never really integrated fully.
i am a linux user for year now, but i have some problems...
No distro will work properly with my acer TravelMate 5735,
i have tried these:
Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Backtrack, Mint, Fedora, Mageia;
All of them at least had blank screen error, witch some of them i could temporary fix with nomodeset, some of them not. Mint wouldnt even load the GUI, and in ubuntu wifi worked slow as hell.
I am running Ubuntu 12.04 right now, using the Lubuntu lightweight DE. unfortunately, firefox and chromium seem to eat enormous amounts of ram. I want to know if switching to Lubuntu 12.10 will make the ram usage reasonable, and if it is the best distro for running emulators.
I have 2 GB of DDR2 Ram at 667mhz
an e4500 core 2 duo, 2.2 Ghz
ATI Radeon 3870.
I have two distros of linux.(Mint and Centos)
I have done a stupid thing, I set current user as owner(centos ) recursivly to another distro(mint) root directory..... So I am not able to start this distro(mint) now. And not able to log as root - operation not permitted.
Is there any way to set owner back. Thanks in advance for any help.
Recently my USB-drive containing some obscure distro (which was running on my granny's pc for listening to church) died, so I needed to reinstall Linux. I need a distro which does need absolutely no maintenance (my granny has never touched a pc, except, since a year, the on/off-button) and does not suddently stop working.
I read the following post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1465896 and noted Oldfred's comment about not deleting a partition that controls the MBR. I have more OS's than I can immediately remember 5 Windows and 9 or 10 Linux I think. I didn't realize that Old distro's; for example, Mint 15 and Mint 16 are no longer secure because they don't even update the Firefox browser.