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Old 11-19-2007, 09:16 PM   #1
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Ubuntu + beryl + some app that gives the feel of windows?


Ok so I finally got my nvidia stuff installed...and beryl somewhat, but now its just being plain stupid. I've been using windows for 12 years now and Linux makes me feel like a complete moron. I have no idea where to start on how to troubleshoot since I know nothing of Linux. I change my screen res on the nvidia settings to 1440x900 and apply it...blah blah...restart my comp and it goes back to 640x480...everytime...and beryl just isnt working...installed it and was lookin at the beryl manager...im guessing its always on? cause theres no where that I saw to actually TURN it on. but...it's not on? Nothings different from when i first installed linux. Does anyone know of an app that gives linux the automatic install feel windows has? I'm not much to learn an entire OS ASWELL as how to install things with sudo sh and all that stuff...everytime...Ugh.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 09:27 PM   #2
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As a realist, there's a steep learning curve with Linux. It wasn't designed to be easy to learn and self descriptive the way windows was. For the first little while, you have to spend more time reading than doing. Simply google what you want to do, find a decent article that explains it in beginners terms, and read up on it.

Don't expect to launch into linux and start doing your tasks as you normally would in windows. You'll just get frustrated and unproductive that way.

Instead, when you have time, relax and learn it. You'll know when you are ready to uninstall windows completely from you life.

Or just go back to windows like 90% of noobs.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 09:38 PM   #3
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I'm trying to learn it to get away from windows but I have no idea where to start when something doesn't work. All I want to achieve is Ubuntu with beryl and the nvidia driver running, as they're meant to run, even after restart. So far it's taken about 3 hours to get 1 driver installed. 80% of things I read on 'how-to' install beryl and nvidia drivers just don't work. It gets frustrating when you go from knowing almost everything on one OS to knowing literally nothing of another OS. I can(and this isn't saying much)install my nvidia drivers on windows with just one click. Now go into linux and try installing the very same driver. ctrl+alt+backspace -> sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop -> sudo sh /home/greg/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run -> Accept -> Oh look you're missing a kernal. -> Let it tell you that you failed at that attempt -> sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start -> install the libc thing from synamict(or whatever its called) and try again...all of which taking like 10 minutes...If you know what you're doing. Took me 3 hours to install 1 driver...and I can't even get it to work right. Look at it from my point of view...one click vs 3 hours...which one would you feel more comfortable with? But I digress, I'm trying to learn linux because windows may be easy but its crap when it comes down to it. Is there any app for linux that acts as windows in the sense that it installs things easier(not including synamitc thingy because that doesn't work half the time for me)?

Last edited by ItsTimeToMoveOn; 11-19-2007 at 09:43 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 11:08 PM   #4
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Have you checked out a tool called Envy?

http://kevin.vanzonneveld.net/techbl...ubuntu_feisty/

Note: that beryl merged with compiz to create compizfusion which is much more advanced than anything previous...

Last edited by Geminias; 11-19-2007 at 11:12 PM.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 01:57 AM   #5
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Oh wow...that was, amazing! Thanks! Reinstalled Ubuntu after that last attempt of failing. Installed that and it was pain-free! Thanks for sharing that!
 
  


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