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Old 01-03-2014, 06:04 PM   #31
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Didn't know that..
I had been following the http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kubuntu-1404-alpha-1 and also the 12.04 LTS which moved into the 13.10 and quickly now shows 14.04 in the alpha stage.
Your right.. my about only shows 14.04, no lts.. So I wonder if it's moving to LTS after Ubuntu 14.04 comes out in April.

I didn't like the Unity DE with Ubuntu, and it wouldn't work on my tablet.

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@mizrhappy, I think the only versions of *buntu that are LTS are Ubuntu (Unity Desktop Environment) and Server. As far as I am aware Kubuntu lost its LTS standing when Canonical withdrew official support, likewise Xubuntu and Lubuntu are also not LTS.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 06:10 PM   #32
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Ubuntu, kubuntu, lubuntu, xubuntu they are all debian based, with different window managers gnome, kde, xfce , lxde etc.
Xubuntu is great for older computer it really brings them back to life.

Whats the brand of you videocard, your trying to get that running?
I bought a laptop with nvidia it works out of the box.
I have a Hauppauge WinTV 1250 TV card that I had difficulty running. I slapped it in an old HP desktop that I had, and I'm using it as an audio video mixer. I pipe sound in and sound out, and have the VGA connected to my center monitor, where I use the DVI on the other computer, and switch input settings if I want to watch TV on the pc. But it's mostly for background noise anyway.

I've been watching video's of xfce and lxde but haven't tried them out. I hadn't thought about them all being debian based, still trying to get the naming down.

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Old 01-03-2014, 06:11 PM   #33
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I have been using the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Since 2009 never reinstalled it, it just works.
But no its time to upgrade to new version don't think ill runt unity.

The computer came with vista but i ver use just boot i a couple of times for testing or upgrading usb lte modem or kind of stuff like that.
Hoped that Linux on the desktop would increase 2013 but i belive its at least another 2-5 years before we will be able to buy a preinstalled laptop in the store.

But there is no reason to not use it at this time you can do everything in it like you do in windows.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 06:13 PM   #34
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Ouch Hauppauge is tricky since its windows only like getting does pci winmodems to work on linux.
Ill check to see what i can find regarding drivers.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 06:16 PM   #35
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The driver should be supported in the kernel, have you tried this?
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.ph...WinTV-HVR-1250

It should work fine with mplayer and probably VLC

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Old 01-03-2014, 06:22 PM   #36
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The driver should be supported in the kernel, have you tried this?
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.ph...WinTV-HVR-1250
I buried myself deep for a few days in the tutorials about the 1250, and my card was recognized by the kernel, in the kinfo. Even showed Conexant CX23887 (A/V Decoder & PCIe bridge) in lspci -v.

Yeah.. I figured since it was Windows only, that it may be an issue, but it gave me a reason to use the old HP7800 and salvage the parts for an audio mixer.
I may have to look into a different card that will natively work in linux. it's a 6yr old card or so.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 06:31 PM   #37
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What do you want to do with it just distribute sound to an audio mixer?
 
Old 01-03-2014, 07:37 PM   #38
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What do you want to do with it just distribute sound to an audio mixer?
What I found as I was setting everything up, is that there wasn't an easy way in Linux to record audio from the internal sound board (like from Youtube, or other streaming radio sites) - I used Freecorder to do that, and it's not available in Linux, it seemed garbled/poppy. I set up a seperate system connected to my network that has my 5.1 surround connected, and I send audio from my linux box to the line in. just to hear minimal sound. If I'm recording audio from a streaming site or connected to my Alesis audio mixer I connect remotely with KRDC and use it in a seperate window.
I can use the windows software in that remote box, and not have to process it on my main machine.
I'm fine with that, cause it allows me to use older windows apps, specific to the cards, such as TV or when I play guitar.
I can also contorl the volume output and minimize distortion when playing guitar. It's cool to be able to individually mute certain inputs when I need to.

On a seperate thought, I wanted the most eye-candy environment from an OS, I don't play that many video games, so the flare on the desktop with KDE seems perfect.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 07:47 PM   #39
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Can't you record sound with vlc?
I recorded a few games i watched live on the web.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 07:53 PM   #40
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Haven't tried that, but I might. What I was having trouble with was it properly using pulse audio, or the equivalant in the Device chooser, or when I selected which sound card to choose, it would cut sound being played. Like it couldn't do both at the same time. Play and record.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 08:47 PM   #41
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Which distro would you guys use though?
If my wife shocked me and said I wish to dual boot Windows 7. She is a die hard
Windows user.

My knee jerk reaction would be

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=solydxk

I have their Debian testing version on one netbook. No dist-upgrade hiccup yet.
They have a Business edition based on Debian Stable also.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 08:54 PM   #42
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Is there any company in the us that uses some kind of linux distro on their desktop?
 
Old 01-03-2014, 09:26 PM   #43
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Is there any company in the us that uses some kind of linux distro on their desktop?
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/65541.html

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In July 2001 the White House started switching their web servers to an operating system based on Red Hat Linux and using the Apache HTTP Server. The installation was completed in February 2009. In October 2009 the White House servers adopted Drupal, an open source content management system software distribution.
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The United States Department of Defense uses Linux - "the U.S. Army is “the” single largest install base for Red Hat Linux" and the US Navy nuclear submarine fleet runs on Linux
Lots of others if you do your own searches.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 09:30 PM   #44
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... Anyone else?
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Ubuntu, kubuntu, lubuntu, xubuntu they are all debian based, with different window managers gnome, kde, xfce , lxde etc.
Xubuntu is great for older computer it really brings them back to life.

Whats the brand of you videocard, your trying to get that running?
I bouhgt a laptop with nvidia it works out of the box.
CrunchBang#! is a good light one too I liked it and many *buntus but prefer the flexibility of Debian lately netinst and setting things up my way.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 09:30 PM   #45
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If i had a family to share a computer with, it would most likely run Opensuse and less likely a customized Debian stable.
Yast is great and i would want software to be as easy to install on it as the family would (presumably) be used to on Windows. In saying that though, it means the root password would be available to all users which is something i'm not really fond of, Chakra could at least get around this partly with their non-standard way of installing gtk applications.
I doubt i'd use Chakra though, i really didn't like it.
 
  


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