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!?

Need hints for building a 6TB RAID5 Linux-Server!?

I’m planning to build my own server with about 6TB storage in a RAID5 array. Lately i’ve read a lot about those things to inform myself but there are some things most people don’t need but I am interested in.

Some facts first though:
- I plan to use Ubuntu-server with webmin
- Software-Raid for my 6TB storage
- Raid5 is OS-free –> Storage only
- OS is on seperate disk in "onboard" RAID 1
- Server should run some simple programs or scripts like IRC-Bot
- FreeNAS looks nice but can’t run normal programs like IRC-Bot etc (right?)

So now to my questions:
- Should i use hdds with 5400 rpm or normal ones? it’ll be 1 gbit network card only so i think 5400 is enough. And they need less power make less noise and last longer right?
- What hardware should i use? Starting with a big enough casing to processing power and power source i got no clue what a pc like that needs. Since i’d like to use software RAID I don’t want to spend money on RAID-Cards.
- Eventually i’ll run Xen on that thing. Nothing too fancy, just playing around a bit. What OS should i use? I know Ubuntu but i heard CentOS is good for servers like that.

That’s it for now!
Thanks a lot for reading and probably replying!
Also if you got another good idea i’d be glad to hear it!

Thank you so much!
i don’t exactly plan to use it as a webserver so the bottleneck is not exactly the internet upload but the internal 1 gbit network i have.

Ive just got a sony vaio pcg c1xd, for free from a friend.

Its the perfect size for just quick browzing etc, but its very limited in resources.

Pentium II @ 400Mhz
64Mb built in sdram (noi expansion here :( )
6gb hdd

What would be a good distro to stick on this machine (i have an external cd drive). Im running xubuntu on it atm but this is veeeery slow. I tried installing puppy but it wouldnt install grub properly on the disk…

Also should i replace the noisy 6gb 4200 rpm disk with a 16gb cf card? will this be slower or faster?

Help in Linux to play multimedia?

I need players & codecs which can play all types o audio(mp3, wav,ogg, flac, wma) & video (mp*g, mov, rm, divx, flv, avi, mp4, x264….)
Is there any player r codec pack which has them all?
I prefer source codes or rpm/deb packs as i dont have net connection @ home.
I have Amarok 2 & i like it. I like to retain. i can play mp3 as i hv installed fluendo mp3 codec.
but for others plz tell me good player&codec packs
ok get me sites for packs one by one
i tryed thr mplayer all-20071007 pack(the latest available in their server) & tried it with players like xine totem & bansee none worked do those codec work only with mplayer?

how do I change from rpm to ppc on linux?

YDL on PS3, gnome desktop
I am running Yellow Dog Linux on a PlayStation 3, the repositories are ppc files and I wan to run an rpm file and does not work, so there are ppc files

Download Adobe Flash Player for Linux ?

I know what package & everything to download, but I can’t. Here’s what happens:
I click download. The box that says ‘Opening adobe-release-i1386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm’ pops up.
The options are ‘Open with’ & ‘Save file’. I’m supposed to open it, correct ? So, theres the drag down box next to ‘Open with’ for what to open it with. The selected one is ‘Archive Manager (default)’. This is the one I try to use, because it’s the default & when I looked under the other options I couldn’t find anything that seemed appropriate. So, I hit OK & two boxes pop up. One is just completely black & the other one is on top of it & it says ‘Could not open adobe-release-i1386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm. Archive type not supported.’ I have no idea what to do. I’ve looked through the other options for what to open in under, but I’m lost. PLEASE help. PLEASE. I can’t do anything if I don’t have Adobe Flash Player and it’s SO annoying. So, PLEASE help me. And, please be as detailed as possible. Thanks[:

Linux Fedora Help….?

When you type "mount" in the terminal it gives you all of this…What does this output mean?

dev/mapper/live-rw on / type ext4 (rw,noatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:tmpfs_t:s0")
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
/dev/sr0 on /mnt/live type iso9660 (ro)
varcacheyum on /var/cache/yum type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:rpm_var_cache_t:s0 ")
/tmp on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:tmp_t:s0")
vartmp on /var/tmp type tmpfs (rw,rootcontext="system_u:object_r:tmp_t:s0")
this is a college assignment and this was one of the questions…we had to disable auto mounting which i did then mount the device manually

I just installed my new RHEL server, I need to download the JDK 1.5*… I donot have graphical intercafe only text based.. How can I download JDK 1.5 help please ..I need the rpm version of it.

Hi all
I installed java6 rpm on OpenSuse10.2 (which has java 1.5 by default). When using the java -version command, it displays that it has the version of 1.5. I changed all environment variables to refer to the newer java but nothing happens.
I’ll be glad if any body could help.
thanks in advance.

I’m planning to use three 10,000 rpm Western Digital Rapters in RAID 5 for my dream PC that I’m getting ready to build. I want the quickest possible boot and load times from my hard drives but I also want some protection against data loss (bad experience with RAID 0). I also want to have tri-boot system (Linux, XP and eventually Vista) and am concerned that three partitions would reduce or eliminate the performance gains from my RAID array. Is this true? Any suggestions and advice would be much appreciated. (Storage and back up is provided by a 2Terabyte NAS so I don’t need a huge amount of local strorage)

Which file do I download for Xubuntu?

I have an old PC running Xubuntu and I plan on installing AVG Free. When I look at the download screen for Linux files, I have the options:


Which one should I download? Is installing anti virus even necessary if I have this version of linux?

Thank you,
Thank you very much for that first answer, is there somewhere I can find a list for the file types that Xubuntu can install?

unix / linux command line help?

Explain how the “i” , “v” , and “h” options modify the behavior of the rpm command as it is interpreted by the shell.

Sabayon Linux Question.?

I read a little bit about this distro and I’d like to try it, but I have a simple question. Is it RPM based or Debian based?

Installing software on SUSE Linux?

How on earth do you install a program on SUSE Linux? I have dowloaded the program SNORT and I have no earthly idea how to install it. I am not at all familiar with Linux and when I open the folder I downloaded, I see no executable files. The filename of the file I downloaded is snort-2.6.1.tar.gz

Any answers as to how I might accomplish the installations of this would be greatly appriciated.
How then, do you compile the source code into a .rpm?

How to install flash player in fedora 15?

I installed like 3 different versions of flash player and tried on 2 browsers, its not working!!!!! I installed directly from adobes website. I installed the yum and the .rpm for (other) Linux but nothing is working. I restarted my browser like 20 times and my computer twice, I installed all updates as well. what is the problem?

linux help?

Why would you build a package from its source code when a (binary) rpm file is available?

Anti-virus for Linux-based Ubuntu?

I am now using a operating system called Ubuntu (version 8.10) and I want to install a anti-virus, but I don’t know which to install, there is 3 options: DEB package, TAR GZ package, and RPM package. I want to install the one that will be best on my computer.

There is: YUM for Linux, .tar.gz for Linux, and .rpm for other Linux. Will it make a difference if I download any one of those three?

UNIX / LINUX Question?

Explain why the “tab key” is so important when entering rpm package names via the computer keyboard.

Do people want a Linux emulator?

I currently use RedHat Cygwin to provide a viable Linux emulator on my Windows desktop. It is very lacking. I have a lot of migrating from Window to Linux to do still, so I need an emulator that is more like Linux than Cygwin.

I thought about writing a Windows app, and calling it “FredHat”, or “Duck Linux”. It would run in a window under Windows. I hope .386 RPM files can be installed on it. I would closely follow RHEL were possible.

Windows could copy file to and from the file system. I would emulate the Ext4 file system by creating a “que” file that holds the permissions, for the files. If you attempt to access a file that was not previously known to the Linux emulation, the “que” file will be updated with a user defined default owner, and permissions.

What do you think?
I am already using VMware to run Centos. At present it is better running my two PC’s. One is Linux, and the other is Windows. I can samba between them.

Do you like Puppy Linux?

Puppy is definitely one of my favorite distributions. I love the community, it’s easy to use, you can install .deb, .rpm, and the custom .pet files, and it runs really quickly on any hardware.

Help with installing Java on Fedora 14?

I downloaded Java from the Java website, and went into the root to try and make it an executable file, and it says "chmod: cannot access `home/Non-Admin/Downloads/jre-6u25-linux-i586-rpm.bin’: No such file or directory". Is there some sort of program I can install that will automatically turn the rpm.bin/.bin into an executable file? This is frustrating, but persistance is key.

Linux and C programming?

Why is it so difficult for me to install a C program language to do my programming? For example, when I tried to install Eclipse, it said my system does not have rpm. But when I tried to install rpm, the system said it is not available.

Perhaps can someone kindly tell me step by step how do I install a C programming language?

Thanks in advance.

I am only a novice.
Thanks for all the answers so far. I am currently using Ubuntu 7.04 Linux.

installation of vlc in linux red hat 5.*?

i want to install vlc, when ever i run the command (rpm -ivh —-.rpm)
its always gave me dependency error. how can i install it without any warning. i totally confused

Autodesk Maya for students (linux) ?

I’ve been to autodesk site, and registering as student. When i went to download section I didn’t find any .rpm version of Maya installer. Is it true that they just give us .exe installer for those student version??
Maya full version, can run both in windows n linux (red hat)……