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View Poll Results: Distribution of the Year
Red Hat 178 10.46%
Slackware 448 26.34%
Debian 173 10.17%
Mandrake 276 16.23%
Fedora 95 5.58%
Libranet 27 1.59%
Suse 160 9.41%
Arch 37 2.18%
VectorLinux 8 0.47%
Knoppix 69 4.06%
Gentoo 198 11.64%
LFS 32 1.88%
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:32 PM   #271
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I was about to say the same before I saw this went on page 19.. yeah that was kind of off topic..
 
Old 01-15-2004, 06:59 AM   #272
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There are few distro's I haven't tried out of the big 10 names. Slackware is by far better than any distro I've used.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 07:51 AM   #273
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If I had a large tower I would install several distros on different Hardrives, and see if I can learn Slackware, Gentoo, and the other ones that are very popular.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 02:22 PM   #274
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what's wrong with suse? why isnt it way up here? ive been to mandrake, debian, slackware, redhat, suse, and i have to say, SuSE is by far the BEST !!! it does everything for me automatically. slackware is very very close to suse. it has just a bit more to go, but suse is definitely #1 (in my opinion). i might go back to slackware sometime soon.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 02:38 PM   #275
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heh, Gentoo can run with no disc at all, you can just download/compile the stage you want, run emerge sync and you can start compiling your packages.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 04:45 PM   #276
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Yea, Gentoo is my 2nd choice after Slack. Not sure why Suse isn't more popular except that it seems many of us don't want an 'automatic' distro, but some do and that's cool. I have ran Mandrake 8.2, 9, 9.1, Red Hat 8, Slackware 9 & 9.1, Knoppix 3.3 and Gentoo 1.4 so far. I didn't like Mandrake much, REALLY didn't like Red Hat and Knoppix is my rescue and travel companion.

I just started working on Linux from Scratch over the weekend. So far it's been quite the learning experience

All that said: Slack is still #1 from where I am sitting
 
Old 01-26-2004, 04:52 PM   #277
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yeah, like i said, slackware is very close to suse. i do want a partial automatic distro, but not totally. like adding a user in slackware is pretty eays, but it could be easier. and the sound thing? what's up with that, auto-mutin alsa? i plan to go back to slackware like i said though, once im more prepared.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 05:03 PM   #278
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All this talk about slackware makes me want to try it, but I will need to get me another Harddrive..
 
Old 01-28-2004, 05:09 PM   #279
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Originally posted by DAChristen29
yeah, like i said, slackware is very close to suse. i do want a partial automatic distro, but not totally. like adding a user in slackware is pretty eays, but it could be easier. and the sound thing? what's up with that, auto-mutin alsa?
Use alsamixer to set the volume you would like to have as default, then do 'alsactl store' to make those settings the actual default. No more auto muting
 
Old 01-28-2004, 05:11 PM   #280
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i know how to fix the alsa thing, but why is it muted in the first place? that's why i say i like partial automatic distros.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 05:26 PM   #281
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The auto-muting thing is indeed odd.. I have never had that happen...
 
Old 01-28-2004, 05:38 PM   #282
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A possible reason is that depending on your speaker setup, it could blast your eardrums. Some speakers have volume dials on them etc... while others don't. Maybe the problem is they don't explicitly tell you it is muted and how to change it.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 05:48 PM   #283
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Maybe the problem is they don't explicitly tell you it is muted and how to change it.
That is exaclty it. GUI interfaces usually have a 'remember these settings' checkbox or something of the like. The alsamixer isn't GUI and some people simply don't know to (or how to) 'check the remember box'.

alsactl store is alsamixers version of a checkbox....
 
Old 01-28-2004, 05:50 PM   #284
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if you just type in 'aumix' that should allow you to change to volume, and whatever you change it to seems to save itself.. I am not an expert, but I hope this helps...
 
Old 01-28-2004, 08:26 PM   #285
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A possible reason is that depending on your speaker setup, it could blast your eardrums. Some speakers have volume dials on them etc... while others don't. Maybe the problem is they don't explicitly tell you it is muted and how to change it.
What are people looking at when they install? It *does* tell you *and* tells you how to fix it. When you first install and boot up it's the last message on the screen before you login (or near the end, anyway). At least on Slack 9.1 when you boot into runlevel 3 the way Tux intended.
 
  


 


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