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Old 10-02-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
kinnth
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quad coer which distro to download


I have bought an intel quad core Q6600 processor and I wondered which OS dwld would be most fruitful for using all of the power. At the moment im on opensuse 10.2 AMD64 version but is this correct?

Also I am waiting for ubuntu 7.10 to come out and then im going to upgrade, which version of that should I download? Also are alot more programs compatable for the x86 architecture, so should I download the os in that architecture?

ok second issue now is to do with nvidia. Ive been trying with all my might to get the nvidia drivers working but I cant. Ive installed them using yast and upon checking they both have ticks by them, however when I restart the X window by logging off and pressing ctrl-alt-backspace the gfx have not been upgraded.

I am running an ASUS P5nE-SLI with an EVGA 8800 GTS so I should be getting wickid gfx. My aim is to eventually install compiz-fusion.

Could someone help me out.

Thanks


oh my god ive just fixed it

used this command and it all seems good

"sax2 -r"

hahahaha I actually feel like im ontop of the world this has taken me about a week 2 figure out!

ok now heres a new question

I have been a faithful xp user for far too long and im F!"$% it right off coz it just crashes my baby far too often. Couls someone please recommend me programs that could replace these for linux

1. VIDEO - Vlc - Ive got this for all videos and its linux compatible so thats ok
2. MUSIC - Winamp - Which is the best mp3 audio organiser, ive used amarock and dont like it, itunes was nice but i need one that edits the id3 tags directly. Is foobar linux compatable?
3. Torrents - utorrent- I want something small simple and non memory intensive.
4. Firefox for internet
5. mirc - whats the best linux compatable one?
6. When i download a tar.bz file whats the best way to install it on opensuse?
7. Where is a good repo site that has 3rd party software
8. Audacity is it available for linux?

Thats all for now

Thanks

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Old 10-02-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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I have bought an intel quad core Q6600 processor and I wondered which OS dwld would be most fruitful for using all of the power. At the moment im on opensuse 10.2 AMD64 version but is this correct?
Nice rig I imagine. Any distro has the potential to provide the best output from your machine, it's just a matter of taste. Everybody recommends Ubuntu these days (OpenSUSE people must be sad), so I'm recommending Ubuntu also. I use it as my main desktop distribution, though I prefer Kubuntu and I'm anxious to use KDE4. If you want to be sure your get absolutely all the squeeze there is to get, then heh, go with Gentoo, but be warned, it's a slippery road.
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Also I am waiting for ubuntu 7.10 to come out and then im going to upgrade, which version of that should I download? Also are alot more programs compatable for the x86 architecture, so should I download the os in that architecture?
In my opinion, x86_64 is awesome for the desktop but it's not yet ready for that. If you want a stable desktop with everything working, get Ubuntu 7.10 this October (we hope!) x86, but if you want to try out the AMD64/x86_64 go for it! You can always reinstall if you know how to partition your hard drive properly.
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ok second issue now is to do with nvidia. Ive been trying with all my might to get the nvidia drivers working but I cant. Ive installed them using yast and upon checking they both have ticks by them, however when I restart the X window by logging off and pressing ctrl-alt-backspace the gfx have not been upgraded.
nVidia and many other drivers have issues on 64bit architectures. On x86 nVidia is a piece of cake to install and get running, especially with Ubuntu, and thanks to Alberto Milone and his Envy.
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I am running an ASUS P5nE-SLI with an EVGA 8800 GTS so I should be getting wickid gfx. My aim is to eventually install compiz-fusion.

Could someone help me out.

Thanks
Frickin' awesome mobo yo! Nice video card too!
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I have been a faithful xp user for far too long and im F!"$% it right off coz it just crashes my baby far too often. Couls someone please recommend me programs that could replace these for linux

1. VIDEO - Vlc - Ive got this for all videos and its linux compatible so thats ok
2. MUSIC - Winamp - Which is the best mp3 audio organiser, ive used amarock and dont like it, itunes was nice but i need one that edits the id3 tags directly. Is foobar linux compatable?
3. Torrents - utorrent- I want something small simple and non memory intensive.
4. Firefox for internet
5. mirc - whats the best linux compatable one?
6. When i download a tar.bz file whats the best way to install it on opensuse?
7. Where is a good repo site that has 3rd party software
8. Audacity is it available for linux?

Thats all for now

Thanks
1. Why did you list it then? -- alternatives can inclue: mplayer + smplayer; xine + xine-gui
2. I wished foobar worked on Linux too :P. But if you want Winampness, try Audacious. There are many other small players that resemble foobar though... I've seen them in the repos, somewhere...
3. KTorrent is ZA BEST!
4. Firefox on Linux of course
5. Hmm... irssi?! :P -- joking. KSirc maybe... no. Use X-Chat! :P (I personally love weechat)
6. I don't use OpenSUSE. To open tar.bz in graphical mode use File-Roller on GNOME or Ark on KDE
7. Bah! Repo sites?! :-S Install Ubuntu and use the official repos + multiverse/universe/medibuntu == plenty of software!
8. Audacity? OF COURSE! It's written in wxWidgets!
 
Old 10-02-2007, 07:51 PM   #3
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worksman your the man! its far too late at nightim pissed as a fart and my computers still on so ill reply tomorrow! thanks for the advice!

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Old 10-02-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
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The Grunty beta seems to truck along fine on a Q6600 - in 64-bit.
Even went out and found a (64-bit) driver for my 8600 GT. Turned on compiz, looks good.

Only built the system last week, but seems pretty good so far. Others have had problems with the Gigabyte P35C-DS3R motherboard, but works fine (64-bit) for me on both Grunty and Archlinux.
 
Old 10-03-2007, 07:06 AM   #5
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ok new problem now is with video and audio codecs, where can I find a good repository for these for opensuse 10.2. Im going to stick with opensuse for the time being and get the grips of it and then change 2 ubuntu 7.10.

Had a look at ultimate ubuntu, whats that like?
 
Old 10-03-2007, 03:41 PM   #6
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ok new problem now is with video and audio codecs, where can I find a good repository for these for opensuse 10.2. Im going to stick with opensuse for the time being and get the grips of it and then change 2 ubuntu 7.10.

Had a look at ultimate ubuntu, whats that like?
I'm not saying that OpenSUSE sucks or something, but really, man, Ubuntu is a much better polished distribution. You're going through too much hassle with bleeding edge or close to bleeding edge distributions. Even Gentoo is much better than OpenSUSE if you don't consider the time it takes it to compile your every application.

If you want to learn the ropes on Linux, try Arch, it's easy and still bleeding edge enough if you really want that. You can compile/build your own packages, there a somewhat smaller repository for Arch than Ubuntu, but still provides you with the most popular applications, it's based on binary packages, etc etc.

Just talking from my experience and if you are very new to linux, which it seems you are, I recommend you skip OpenSUSE as your first distro. Get Ubuntu Gutsy Beta 1 (be aware that there are several flavours: Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Fluxbuntu, Xubuntu...). Then if you get the hang of linux which you will easily with Ubuntu, try any other distro and see how you like it.
 
  


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