Debian on HyperV: Serious clock drift
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 15, 2010
I've been running Debian (Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 2.6.26-2-686) on MS Hyper-V for over a year now without any clock issues. In the past few weeks I've started seeing serious clock drift on the Linux guests (1s per min). I've not been able to isolate the root cause for the drift and based upon other people's experience with Host/Guest clocks I'm surprised I hadn't had problems earlier.
In testing, I have a base Debian image which does not see the drift. If I install the adjtimex package the drift begins and there doesn't seem to be any way to fix it (removing adjtimex doesn't help, rebooting with notsc or clock=pit doesn't help).
Has anyone seen similar issues and found a resolution?
Debian AMD64 or i386 ?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 2, 2008
Need some help to clarify something about Core 2 Duo processors and debian distro.
Assuming i'm installing debian on a pc using a Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 4300 1.8 Ghz processor.
What are the pro and cons using an AMD64 distro instead of an i386 ?
Could it be better for application like blender for example ?
[SOLVED] How to install i386.bin software on Debian amd64
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 4, 2011
I got a i386.bin software,but I can't installed it on my amd64 Debian.
Installation... Windows vs Ubuntu/Debian/Knoppix/Distro of your choice.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 24, 2006
OK, in a way I sometimes feel like I am the Windows defender here. It had been a good few years since I installed XP from scratch, I think I have been spoilt by all the modern Linux distros I have installed lately... OH MY GOD! What a painful experience!
The desktop is your basic Compaq desktop machine, a P4 EVO D510, a common as muck machine. Did XP auto-detect everything? DID IT EVER!!!!
It booted into 640x480 4 bit colour, with no Ethernet driver, no sound driver, and clearly no video driver either. Thankfully USB worked so I was able to get the Ethernet driver to it that way. After enjoying the Compaq/HP site in 4 bit colour and getting the right drivers for the rest I wanted to install IIS, was it easy?
HELL NO! Why? Because I had given back the Windows XP install CD to the Helpdesk team. And it expects the disc, no “apt-get install IIS” or anything quite as elegant.
This is frustrating!
How come not many people sing praises about how easy some of latest Linux dis
[SOLVED] Debian vs Arch linux for my needs on a laptop advice requested
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 1, 2012
Hello LQ users, I just have a couple of questions.
I recently got a new laptop, and I'm finally intent on running GNU/Linux properly on it, (I've mainly used virtual machines in the past).
My friend recommended Arch Linux to me, and I say that it's intriguing, yet I only have one main issue with it: pacman.
I'm just used to apt-get, and to me, it is much more user friendly, as well as more powerful (in terms of number of commands/options, from a first glance anyway).
So I've had experience with Fedora, Ubuntu and Kubuntu (as well as Xubuntu). I've decided that most likely I'll try GNOME 3, thus my reasoning for instead of Arch, maybe trying a more Debian-based derivative. So now I'm thinking, I don't need a Debian based derivative, maybe I should just try Debian itself!
I'm mainly wondering which one to pick, Debian or Arch. I'm fine with suggestions, but I'd rather distros that are at least fairly well known, and not the really obscure ones.
I want to be able to try
/etc/rc.local behavior different in Ubuntu vs. Debian ?!?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 26, 2011
A rather obscure problem, clearly our understanding here is challenged!
On ubuntu (10.04 & earlier) we boot our apps under a user account from /etc/rc.local which runs under root. First the boot script installs drivers and does rooty things, then we launch the executable under the "myaccount" account:
su myaccount -c startPrg.bash (Inside is the actual /mybin/myprg &; )
and the program is left running (our goal of course)
BUT in debian (lenny) the exit from su terminates its child, which also seems right.
1) How can we spin off a child from /etc/rc.local that executes under a user account, but is not terminated when the su exits?
2) Why does the script act differently on ubuntu vs. debian?
THANKS A LOT!!!
Xbuntu 10.4 vs Debian?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 28, 2012
I'm a WIN$UCKS user wanting to add a distro of Linux for my ham radio stuff to replace Ham Radio DeLuxe 5.0. I was told that Xbuntu 10.4 would be my best bet. However, Xbuntu is a spinoff of Debian. I'm a real when it comes to Linux and I'm medically retired due to my liver over-producing ammonia that causes my balance and reading comprehension to be very lacking. I'm not looking for "pity" just understanding.
Since Xbuntu is an off-shoot of Debian and Debian is supposedly packed with programs, wouldn't it be logical to go ahead and install a stable version of Debian? If Debian is very complecated, I don't need that.. I'm still trying to figure out the server, ? programs in Linux (Apache, etc) I'm not having much luck looking for a book that explains it all. Right now, all I can come up with is the name Apache, the others escape me.
Well, today is Memorial Day, a time we set aside time to pray for our active service people, their families, those who have b
Test it: Make your UBUNTU or DEBIAN Desktop look like a Mac OS X ... after unpack
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 20, 2010
Almost version 20.
Now the top bar is very much nicer
You can also use a mac keyboard with it:
opensuse vs slackware vs debian vs fedora etc..
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 26, 2008
i hope that somebody can give me some information
what the best linux os is..
i am using now for a while opensuse
i really like it but i am wondering if there is another linux os more perfect for me..
i like only KDE
i am not interested in creating servers, FTP etc
i just wanna use it for as a home desktop just like windows
what will be the best for me ?
gnome: Fedora/CentOS source .bashprofile but Ubuntu/Debian source .bashrc
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 17, 2010
I understand since "Run command as a login shell" is usually
UNTICKED under Gnome Terminal -> Menu Bar -> Edit -> Profiles -> Edit -> "Title and Command" whenever I open a terminal, I just don't understand
why Fedora/CentOS source the .bash_profile (which in turns source .bashrc
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