What Linux Distribution should I use!?

Okay I can say I KNOW Linux I have been using for a year but I have tried many Distro’s but there is always a lag, is it my PC because I know for sure it used to run XP and I have low ram and the standard graphics card.
Here are what I have encountered:

Ubunutu 11.04- I really like Unity, but don’t really like it is using Shell so I can’t really use Compiz, Plus I get a few lags that forces me to do a hard reset. I want to see if on 11.10 the lags are fixed

Kubuntu 11.04- I like KDE but it reminds me so much of windows and looks sooooo user friendly. My webcam is not supported. Rocksoul webcam. And desktop effects are always turned off.

Fedora 15- I LOVE IT!! Something that is for advanced users but the FullScreen for online videos would only work ONCE!

Now, I have Linux Mint and OpenSUSE on the waiting list, But Mint is still on the normal Gnome and not 3, I have heard you can install both rpm and deb. and OpenSUSE well the animal scares me.

Now what do you Recommend DOING!?

which of these linux os is best?

I usually use Windows XP. now i swiched to Ubuntu & wanted to know is this the best linux can do or anyone of these are better?

Debian
Fedora
Gentoo
Mepis
Nitix
Mandrake
Red Hat
SUSE
Slackware
Santa Fe Linux
Yellow Dog

The situation is that I have been install various version in relation to the Fedora, but none of them actually worked because they constantly crashed during the booting processing. Therefore, I this is why I am using a older version known as Redhat Linux 9 which was released in 2003. Once, I finished installing it I notice that I had a slight problem which trying to set up a internet connect because it is somewhat indicating that either it does recognize the hardware or it is not set up correctly. I am constantly wondering on how to find the appropriate Ethernet driver to connect to the internet; however, at the same time how is possible to connect to internet using a USB cable modem through my USB ports? More significantly, how do you make the appropriate configuration? In addition, here are the specification of the my computer:

AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2600+
-1.60 GHz, 1.2 GB of DDR1 RAM
-Maxtor 3 2049H2 SCSI Disk Device (20 Gigabytes)
-Western Digital WDC WD16 00JB-00REA0 SCSI Disk Device (160 GB)
-MSI K8MM-V (Motherboard)
-LAN – VIA VT6103L 10/100 Mb/s PHY

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spe…

In addition, I use a Motorola SURFboard SB5100 USB Cable Modem for an internet

I am trying to create a desktop entry for Lightscribe SimpleLabeler to add it to my Applications menu in Fedora 12. However, I can’t seem to get the "Exec=" line to work. I realize this is a novice question, but what do I put in that field, and how do I find it?
This IS a Linux version of the software. The software is NOT the issue, simply creating a desktop entry for the program IS.

I’ve changed the boot order to Optical drive "first" so that it boots from the WinXP CD in the drive, that didn’t work -it simply booted into Mandriva. I also tried it with SATA "disabled", then with SATA "enabled"…either way, the laptop just kept ignoring the WinXP CD and booted into Mandriva. Can someone help out, I absolutely hate Mndriva (while I love Ubuntu and Fedora). Thanx.

anything built for Linux will run on Fedora? are there any open source for XP software? I want to know what happens to all my software that I bought if I have an open source operating system

I have x386 machines and I wanted to know where to get either a CD (or create one) that is a live CD that will allow me to boot up from it and then let me partition my hard drive (I need to keep my Windows) install preferably redhat linux with fedora desktop. I think that’s KDE. I then can get dual boot. Canonical will give you the CD for free for its Ubuntu. I wanted to know if there is some site where I can get the redhat stuff in a similar fashion. Thanks.

ok all my life i have been a windows guy, all the way up from windows 95 that is… but i have recently been getting into linux with my boss who knows a lot about it but is just too confusing for me, and i dont think nodding to him helps because i know nothing about it… i recently built my first computer and am wanting to partition the hdd so i can put another os like linux or something on it… i just need help understanding the differences of each os, he has gotten me into ubuntu because that is what he uses and said is based on debian, and i am looking at fedora, which i guess is based on red hat…. please tell me the differences between them all and which is the better way to go for someone who wants to just use it to experiement with software and internet and school work… please help!

I want to download Linux (Fedora or Debian). I downloaded Fedora and its currently in an .iso file. What do I do know? I’m completley new at this. And I need a list of what software to use and I want to spend {content}.00. And I’ll need a list of supplies that are needed. Most detailed gets best answer.

Fedora or RedHat Linux for a Desktop?

I’m considering jumping into the Linux scene again. I want something fast and flexible, but also easy to use. The two that someone reccomended are Fedora and RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop.

I want something that’ll run games under WINE very well, and I want package management to be fast and easy.

Apparently Fedora and RedHat are very alike, but which one is faster and better for a desktop environment. I will be doing casual browsing and listening to music, alongside playing games under WINE.

Which one will be the fastest and most productive?

Thank you.
Scratch that, how about SlackWare?

I want to know if Fedora DVD has more contents than the CD such as more programs, applications and capabilities.

Linpus Linux Lite questions?

i am trying to redo a friends computer it is a Acer Aspire One it had Windows XP on it and Ubuntu Netbook wont install on it i am downloading Linpus Linux Lite that acer uses on its Aspire Ones only thing is i know nothing about Linpus how easy is it to use compared to a long time windows user and is it Ubuntu (.deb) based or Fedora (.rpm) based?

Redhat Linux 9.0?

Is redhat linux 9 in use or not I mean is it the new version to use or to use another one.
and what is Fedora

iam very interested in working with suse linux latest version&fedora latest version but i have no much bandwidth to download the linux os so offer me any Email id’s for recieving these linux (i.e),fedora latest version or suse latest version by postal or courier with free of cost…..
please help me!…….and give suitable remedy for it.Iam awaiting for the idea it’s urgent….please!

was kinda intrested in getting certified with red hat. is learning fedora in and out a good way of going about this, or is it better to go with centos. I haven’t used fedora yet…I’m mainly a sabayon linux user and read that linus use this distro. also do you know of any good places to learn fedora from the inside out?

how i install linux in d946gzis mother board?

when I try to install linux (mandrake / fedora both) in intel desktop board d946gzis it occured problem.. after booting from boot cd when I press enter to boot machine is blank in mandrake and hanging in probeing PCI in fedora.

We’re using Oracle forms and reports as development tools and 10g database. We have developed an app that runs on Windows XP, and I would like to know what are the possibilities for it to run in a Linux client, such as Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.

Is it possible? What would I need to do that?

Thanks.
That’d be great, since Mint is purely ubuntu-based…

I saw this — Oracle Instant Client is another option for installing an Oracle client, with more recent versions available.

Would that be enough?
I’m interested in running the app in client machines…

(Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE,Fedora, Knippix,… )

Which Linux OS is good for me?

Hello, Im currently in grade 12 and im wanting to find a good OS to use for my university years.

So Im running vista and in getting Windows 7 but I’m wanting to try a Linux OS. I tried Fedora, Ubuntu and Mint OS, but I have troubles (i.e unfamiliar to the RPM and other commands) and I had some trouble with my graphic card :(

So here is my System specs:

-Intel Core2 QUAD @ 2.33GHz
-nVIDIA 9500GS
-6GB RAM
-1TB HDD
-802.11b/g wireless

Note that I might be getting a laptop but the specs above are of my desktop)

So which Linux OS should I try?

Im looking for:
-Something easy to use (but I don’t mind challenges or learning something new)
-Im used to more a KDE then GNOME
-Easy to customize
-Multi-task/Multi-thread
-Good platform for Development and research and data analyzing/creating/modifying and also good for using Engineering/Scientific Applications (need that as im going into aerospace)
-Good for documenting and office working (i.e Microsoft Office or any variant and able to use Adobe)
-Good for multimedia
-Good for gaming
-good for leisure use
-very good system tools and a great security system
-and just overall very efficient, powerful, long lasting, and the ability to utilize new Technology (i.e. touch screen)

Please and thank you and I know some people might say stick with Windows, but I don’t want to be in trouble of viruses and data loss.

Thanks in advance :)

what kind of linux is jolicloud?

I am installing jolicloud in a virtual machine and need to choose which kind of linux it is.. it doesnt have jolicloud in the list but it has other ones like Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandrake. SuSE, Redhat, ect.

I’m on acer netbook linux (Fedora 8). I tried to install the xvid codec and xine media player from rpm packages. I might have deleted libxvidcore.so.4 after it said there was a conflict. Now ffmpeg isn’t working. It says :error while loading shared libraries: libxvidcore.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Please help with exact instructions and codes. I actually found this file in another directory so I’m not sure if it got deleted or not. Any links or rpm packages with this file in it would help.

Please don’t answer if you have no idea about linux. Some people try to get cute on here, but I need real answers today because I wanted to grab some songs from youtube and make a birthday cd by converting them to mp3 in ffmpeg. My dad’s B-day is tomm. so please hurry.
Just tried this same error message. Thanks anyway.

Linux and VLC error message Help.?

I currently have Fedora 10 and I installed VLC media player. When ever I open it to play a song it gives me 2 errors and the song sounds real choppy. These are the errors I get… How do I fix them?
Summary:

SELinux is preventing vlc from loading /usr/lib/sse2/libswscale.so.0.6.1 which
requires text relocation.

Detailed Description:

The vlc application attempted to load /usr/lib/sse2/libswscale.so.0.6.1 which
requires text relocation. This is a potential security problem. Most libraries
do not need this permission. Libraries are sometimes coded incorrectly and
request this permission. The SELinux Memory Protection Tests
(http://people.redhat.com/drepper/selinux-mem.html) web page explains how to
remove this requirement. You can configure SELinux temporarily to allow
/usr/lib/sse2/libswscale.so.0.6.1 to use relocation as a workaround, until the
library is fixed. Please file a bug report
(http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi) against this package.

Allowing Access:

If you trust /usr/lib/sse2/libswscale.so.0.6.1 to run correctly, you can change
the file context to textrel_shlib_t. "chcon -t textrel_shlib_t
‘/usr/lib/sse2/libswscale.so.0.6.1′" You must also change the default file
context files on the system in order to preserve them even on a full relabel.
"semanage fcontext -a -t textrel_shlib_t ‘/usr/lib/sse2/libswscale.so.0.6.1′"

Fix Command:

chcon -t textrel_shlib_t ‘/usr/lib/sse2/libswscale.so.0.6.1′

Additional Information:

Source Context unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_execmem_t:s0
Target Context system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0
Target Objects /usr/lib/sse2/libswscale.so.0.6.1 [ file ]
Source vlc
Source Path /usr/bin/vlc
Port <Unknown>
Host Andrew.Altizer
Source RPM Packages vlc-core-0.9.8a-1.fc10
Target RPM Packages ffmpeg-libs-0.4.9-0.52.20080908.fc10
Policy RPM selinux-policy-3.5.13-18.fc10
Selinux Enabled True
Policy Type targeted
MLS Enabled True
Enforcing Mode Enforcing
Plugin Name allow_execmod
Host Name Andrew.Altizer
Platform Linux Andrew.Altizer 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686 #1 SMP
Tue Nov 18 12:19:59 EST 2008 i686 athlon
Alert Count 4
First Seen Mon 05 Jan 2009 01:43:28 PM AST
Last Seen Mon 05 Jan 2009 01:56:42 PM AST
Local ID 143b1d8e-4c8f-4189-a377-d97326d786c4
Line Numbers

Raw Audit Messages

node=Andrew.Altizer type=AVC msg=audit(1231153002.320:27): avc: denied { execmod } for pid=3452 comm="vlc" path="/usr/lib/sse2/libswscale.so.0.6.1" dev=dm-0 ino=2551557 scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_execmem_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0 tclass=file

node=Andrew.Altizer type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1231153002.320:27): arch=40000003 syscall=125 success=no exit=-13 a0=21c000 a1=2c000 a2=5 a3=bfb3d1e0 items=0 ppid=1 pid=3452 auid=500 uid=500 gid=500 euid=500 suid=500 fsuid=500 egid=500 sgid=500 fsgid=500 tty=(none) ses=1 comm="vlc" exe="/usr/bin/vlc" subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_execmem_t:s0 key=(null)

and……

Summary:

SELinux is preventing vlc from loading /usr/lib/sse2/libpostproc.so.51.2.0 which
requires text relocation.

Detailed Description:

The vlc application attempted to load /usr/lib/sse2/libpostproc.so.51.2.0 which
requires text relocation. This is a potential security problem. Most libraries
do not need this permission. Libraries are sometimes coded incorrectly and
request this permission. The SELinux Memory Protection Tests
(http://people.redhat.com/drepper/selinux-mem.html) web page explains how to
remove this requirement. You can configure SELinux temporarily to allow
/usr/lib/sse2/libpostproc.so.51.2.0 to use relocation as a workaround, until the
library is fixed. Please file a bug report
(http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi) against this package.

Allowing Access:

If you trust /usr/lib/sse2/libpostproc.so.51.2.0 to run correctly, you can
change the file context to textrel_shlib_t. "chcon -t textrel_shlib_t
‘/usr/lib/sse2/libpostproc.so.51.2.0′" You must also change the default file
context files on the system in order to preserve them even on a full relabel.
"semanage fcontext -a -t textrel_shlib_t ‘/usr/lib/sse2/libpostproc.so.51.2.0′"

Fix Command:

chcon -t textrel_shlib_t ‘/usr/lib/sse2/libpostproc.so.51.2.0′

Additional Information:

Source Context unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_execmem_t:s0
Target Context system_u:object_r:lib_t:s0
Target Objects /usr/lib/sse2/libpostp
Am I able to uninstall SELinux?

I haven’t tried any of the new versions of linux so before I waste any time installing an OS, I want to make sure its the best. My general options are either Ubuntu 10.04, Mandriva Powerpack 2010 or Fedora 13. I would like your opinions on which is the best concerning performance, appearance, visual and desktop effects, security, etc. Thanks a lot.

In my institute we are learning "systems programming and "network programming" on fedora. There we use terminal and in vi editor we write programs and execute them. At home i wish to install mandriva 2010. Will it be ok for me to do same stuff that i do on fedora , here on mandriva?

thanks

I personally think that the linux OSes, need to develop their WINE more.

Contact hardware manufactures and software developers to ask them to make a Linux version or to have it open source (hardware manufacturers only)

Make it that the main Linux OS, have a universal installing program. Right now its .rpm for fedora and .deb for ubuntu and Debian.

Promoting Linux operating systems through multimedia platforms (IE: tv, radio, ads)