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Old 07-31-2009, 12:50 PM   #31
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I actually found that after a month or so of using Linux, I couldn't stand how slow and complicated my Windows installation seemed -- and I always prided myself on running Windows lean and mean.

I had Windows 95, Windows ME, and Windows XP running like Swiss watches. Then I put Ubuntu and (shortly thereafter) Slackware on the same machine running Windows XP, and it was like getting a processor and memory upgrade.

Serious question: what sort of stuff do you want to do with your computer that you're not comfortable doing in Linux?

Regards,

The first issue is hardware compatibility. I enjoy my Quad Screen display. 1 primary screen and 3 extended desktops. With Slackware I can't figure out how to get the drivers working properly so I only use one moniter. Which makes me feel like i'm blind. Next I can run avi's but they sometime kind of freeze.

Next they're seems to be a long wait time for it to start. I know something is wrong bececause windows should be way slower than linux by defualt and i have no problems running them.

On some of my computers I can't get sound or the WIRELESS card to work. So I have to be on a LAN to use it. None of my games will work with linux. (I do enjoy playing wow "World of Warcraft" from time to time). Flash drives don't work . I can't even confirm that anything I installed is even installed properly. Most if does not work. Just somethings off the top of my head. Even beyond these basic things I do alot of things with my computer.

I am terrible at slackbuilds .

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It's not that you keep running back to Windows. It's that you keep coming back to Linux.

There's a reason Pat always includes As always -- have fun! in his messages

I don't believe that many people learn independently. We all learn from each other. It seems people that are efficient with one OS, forget the amount of time it required them to become efficient. People have spent years around the Windows environment. Of course many aspects of the OS come as second nature. It's a false sense of security for anyone to claim or think, you could apply every principle learned in Windows to Linux.

That's one of my pet peeves. I can't stand it when someone states Linux is just like, the same, not different, as easy, easier ..... It is just false. Linux != Windows.
I agree some people spend forever trying to learn how to use windows. But if you wanted to learn how to use windows they're's tones of people you could litterally walk up to and be like can you teach me windows. With Slackware i'm all by myself. With the exception of this forum. If for example I ask a question on here and no one anwsers I'm screwed all I can do is hope that someone anwsers it.

The reason why I keep trying to sneaking back to slack what seems to be like once is a year is because of this I don't just find something that intrigues me with out they're something special about it or it being Top Teir.

For example Metaknight in brawl as it turned out he was the best charactor in the game in fact he is so good they want him banned from compettive play. I say this to say this when I was learning to drive manual transmission I was failing at it.

In fact I felt really bad that people would just speed past me and I would be stalling out tragic story I know . (I was a former automatic driver). But once I learned how to drive manual well.

I realized they're was no comparrission I could never again drive automatic I have way to much control with it and I win money all the time in street races. ("I am not advocating that you guys start racing it's dangerious especially drifting around corners in the night and police try to catch you"). In my eyes I see Slackware as driving manual. But i'm stalling out right now so i'm not utilizing it's full potential as I would want to. Windows is like a automatic car because I see them all the time and everyone drives one.

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Old 07-31-2009, 01:01 PM   #32
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@ iwannaslack,

If you have started a thread about your quad monitor situation, please provide a link. If not, please create such a thread in Slackware or Hardware, and include such info as the type of monitors, type of video hardware, xorg.conf file, what driver you use, etc.

If you use nVidia hardware, I will be happy to help: my current xorg.conf, with some modifications, should be adequate for your quad monitor setup (I currently use two, but have had 3 & 4 running in the past-- it took lots of fricking around way back when I first started, but it works great!).

If you use ATI video hardware, I may, or (likely) may not be able to help, but hopefully someone else will be able to.

Cheers,
Sasha
 
Old 07-31-2009, 01:20 PM   #33
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@ iwannaslack,

If you have started a thread about your quad monitor situation, please provide a link. If not, please create such a thread in Slackware or Hardware, and include such info as the type of monitors, type of video hardware, xorg.conf file, what driver you use, etc.

If you use nVidia hardware, I will be happy to help: my current xorg.conf, with some modifications, should be adequate for your quad monitor setup (I currently use two, but have had 3 & 4 running in the past-- it took lots of fricking around way back when I first started, but it works great!).

If you use ATI video hardware, I may, or (likely) may not be able to help, but hopefully someone else will be able to.

Cheers,
Sasha
I infact have not started a thread on it. This is the first I mentioned that issue. I have ATI grahpics card and a ATI PCI card. The exact type and model i'll have to look at it when I go home. I'm planning on re-installing Slackware again but that has to be halted because my Western Digital 500gig hardrive I bought failed me. So I had have to send it back. If I put slackware on they're and say screw my data ( which is unlikely) I would be going backwards because I would be stuck looking at 1 moniter. About to leave work in 30mins anyway will update the thread with my current setup.
 
  


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