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  1. Tytenn

    New & Confused

    So I'm new to Linux and the usage of any terminal. I did some research and from that decided Kali Linux was what I should use. Obviously being stubborn and naive, I just kept on going. I wanted to spy on my friends and roommates through bluetooth connectivity. Entered and installed a bunch of...
  2. T

    What’s best for Beginners?

    I wish to build a PC, however I don’t really want to pay the $130 to get Windows on a custom built PC (I had Windows on a Laptop, however it croaked on me), and I was wondering which one would be best for A. A beginner (Duh!) And B. These things I’ll be doing: - Programming, this will include...
  3. R

    I'll be so grateful if u tell me do.Im new in LInux, and i I did something stupid,I removed with sudo su /etc/apt/sources.list.d/impish-security.list

    I'll be so grateful if u tell me what can I do. I'm new in LInux, and I I did something stupid, I removed with sudo su /etc/apt/sources.list.d/impish-security.list. My question is how can i get this directory back, or can i isntall the things that was there
  4. wolste99

    New to Linux and need install direction

    Hello, all I am new and this is my first post. I'm glad to be here! I have been playing around, and reading/learning about, Linux the past several weeks. (I have a Raspberry Pi 400 I've been checking out and I have a small Lenovo laptop with Ubuntu). I have an ASUS 17" gaming laptop and I...
  5. S

    Linux Distro for Dell G3 3500

    Hi I am planning to switch to Linux. Below are the specs, please suggest which Linux distribution is suitable. I have a Nvidia graphics card and I am little concerned if it will work or not. Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10750H CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.59 GHz Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti...
  6. N

    Weird booting issue with Linux Mint

    I'm new to Linux, but I've been taking an IT course and realized what I've been missing. You'll have to forgive my ignorance. I installed Linux Mint xfce on an old HP notebook using a flashed USB and ran into issues. At first, the OS wasn't booting at all after installation. After enabling...
  7. N

    Need help with installing linux/issus

    Hello, I flashed linux mint 19.3 cinnamon 32bit on a USB. I tried to install(alongside Windows 7)it but it failed coping files and said the installer crashed, I tried again but it was stuck so I quit but it said Linux installed. I restarted then gnu grub 2.02 command launched but I couldn't boot...
  8. B

    I need help for installation

    Hi, i am newbies on linux and i try to install multiple secure linux operating systems on a usb stick and no one work same debian jesssie. i use a thinkpad laptop and when i try to boot them it make weird bugs or boot in text mode.
  9. S

    Elementary OS (Solved)

    Ok so i followed all the advice from my previous 2 threads but this os is sucking the life out of me. Some of the code online doesn't seem to work and after i install elementary OS and i try to click on files in applications my pc just restarts. Can someone knowledgeable in this please give me...
  10. S

    (Solved) - Elementary OS Installation Issues

    I just downloaded elementary OS a few hours ago. Managed to fix them thanks to a 54 year old gentleman from my previous thread. But now i have a new issue. I watched a video on YouTube from average linux user. In that he details 15 things you can do to make the OS better. But i dont know how to...
  11. S

    Elementary OS Update issue [SOLVED]

    Hello everyone. I just downloaded and installed linux on my pc after i heard how great it was. I used the official elementary os website which i found on however after installing it i got the error that reads I can't update my OS because the source files might be corrupted and some...
  12. Confused_nerd

    Which distro best for programming?

    I'm completely new here, so first of all, hello!:) Now, I'm beginning to learn how to program (currently python) and wanted to know which Linux distribution would be best for programming.( I'm also completely new to Linux) Can someone please help, thanks!
  13. W

    GNOME base applications uninstall

    I just downloaded arch linux and when I look through my applications there are a lot of applications that are downloaded when I downloaded gnome and I want to uninstall them. I cant find any way to though. I have tried using pacman to uninstall and it says that it can't find them. How do I...
  14. H

    [SOLVED] How to put a file into multiple directories

    Hello. I'm new to linux and forums alike. I've been doing linux basics. I have a question I'm creating 12 folder with Mkdir dir{1..12} Is it possible, on linux, to create a bunch of files that will be inserted into all those folders simultaneously? Touch file{1..12} dir{1..12} doesn't seem to...
  15. J

    Need Help: Nvidia video drivers not working

    I am extremely new to Linux and I am having trouble with video drivers. I am using Linux Mint. When I first started up Linux I went through the welcome page that opens and got the drivers provided through the driver manager. They worked for things outside of playing games such as rendering...
  16. Akshansh Kumawat

    Which Linux should I choose?

    Hey guys! I am switching to Linux from Windows. I want to install Linux on my old PC which is low end. It has 2 GB RAM and Intel Core 2 Duo processor. I will add 2 GB more RAM. It is 32 bit OS. Please tell me what Linux should I install?
  17. H


    Dear linuxers :D, I am using windows and want to switch to linux But the problem is whick distro to use. I have a very poor PC: CPU : Intel atom d410 1.66 GHz RAM: 1 GB DDR2 VGA: Intel graphic media accelerater 3150 256 mb HDD: 256 GB I want a lightweight distro that can run on above specs...
  18. smokie_vcs

    Would appriciate some assistance uninstalling Windows 10 and Installing Linux on my HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14m-dh0xxx

    If there's anyone who could lend me a hand in this I would greatly appreciate it. This is my only machine, and don't want to make a mistake that might leave with a fancy piece of metal, you know?? I know this is probably very amature of me, but I'm hoping this can be a place were I can learn...
  19. E

    What do I need to know?

    Hey! I'm thinking about swapping my OS to Linux Mint soon, as I want more privacy and security (which is my main concern), and before I decided to do so I felt it would be beneficial to ask what I should look out for. So I was wondering if anyone could fill me in on the following: - What is...
  20. NickBBB

    Most secure and Easiest to use Linux Distro for new users in Sep 2018.

    I am wondering everyone's thoughts on the best Linux distro for a new user that seeks security, anonymity, and ease of use. I am aware that live booting and VM's are a thing, but also want to know what people think for the primary distro. Thank for your input. :)