Computer Thread

Discussion in 'Toke N Talk' started by neosapien, Jan 12, 2017.

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    neosapien

    neosapien Well-Known Member

    You're light years away from me with da skillz. I'm the very definition of an end user. They're like here see if you can check your email or if you can fuck this up. I do a pretty good job sometimes. You already know I'm an Ubuntu fanboy for the ease of use. Do not like Unity one bit though and have been using Mate, which is based on Gnome2, since they changed. I may give Fedora cOre another run. It's been bout 8 years. I imagine they have a live CD?
     
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    see4

    see4 Well-Known Member

    Fedora? You're a yum girl?

    Debian and Ubuntu here. Ive been an aptitude dude for nearly 2 decades. And a mac guy for nearly a decade.

    My philosophy is, if it only runs on Windows, I likely don't need it.

    I had a laptop that ran Windows last year. Until I shot it with a 50 cal.
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/
    The live image is the first option

    LOL So you're an apt guy. That is not surprising. I started on Fedora when it was Redhat 5.2. I've been a yum girl for a very long time. Imagine my distress a couple distros ago when they changed yum to dnf ha ha so disoriented.
     
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    see4

    see4 Well-Known Member

    How's the community support with Fedora? I've found that I can get pretty much everything for Debian and if not, compiling from source is pretty straight forward.

    I've been into making containers out of everything, which is nice because I can easily dump them in an Ubuntu Kubernetes for cloud distribution. And afaik, the core kernel for distros like Fedora and Ubuntu are different.

    Why did Fedora decide to go with dnf over yum? Are you still sourcing from rpm binaries?
     
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    neosapien

    neosapien Well-Known Member

    Sudo apt-get update
    Sudo apt-get install throbbing-purple-bulbous
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    The community support has been good although I haven't really been using it much recently. If I remember correctly the kernels have some small differences but pretty similar, things like number of supported CPUs and timer differences and non uniform memory differences. They are still using RPMs and DNF is supposed to be the next version of Yellow Dog and was supposed to improve on performance and memory issues.
     
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    see4

    see4 Well-Known Member

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    neosapien

    neosapien Well-Known Member

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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    I'm sure that many of you are a tad annoyed by various sites, especially newspapers, automatically playing videos when you open a page whether you actually want to see the bollocks or not, it certainly gets on my nerves.

    If so, here are some things to do if using Chrome or Chromium (Linux version), or any other browser based on Chromium.

    First, download the "Disable HTML5 Autoplay" addon for Chrome, which will at least stop many things from playing.

    Second, make sure you have AdBlockPlus and Flashcontrol installed. One way that sites have used to get around the HTML5 block is to use animated gifs, and a right click on the gif brings up a nice "block element" option in AdBlockPlus which does what it says, and there is no more unwanted animated nonsense with these images, they simply don't appear. Flashcontrol does what it says, you choose if flash elements are played on a site or not.

    Third, and I know this is on a site for Apple users but t works for all versions of chrome, follow the instructions here:- How to Stop Autoplay Video in Chrome

    Result, all the flashing and annoying crap on sites such as the Daily Mail (one of the worst I have come across) is stopped dead in it's tracks.

    I'm working on how to stop the extra "pop up" video windows that appear when you scroll down pages, will add to this thread when I have the answer as I'm sure many of you can't stand that crap as well.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Further to the above




    Firefox users

    In the address bar type about:config.

    That will bring up the gubbins of firefox and how it works.

    In the search bar search for media.autoplay.enabled which will more than likely be set to "True".

    Right click on that entry and then click "toggle" and it will set to "False" and that should stop all videos autoplaying.

    Tested on the same Daily Mail website with a "satisfactory" result, no videos autoplay.


    Now just to work on these pesky popup video players that all these sites like.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Ya dancer, the annoying "popup" video crap on websites is GONE, and it's so simple in Chrome.

    Look at the address bar, and you will see a little icon before the "http" which will say "view site information" when you hover the mouse pointer over it. Click on that and you will see an option that says "site settings".

    Click on that and you see a list of options for that site only, look for "Javascript" and you will see it says "Allow".

    Click on "Allow", a drop down menu will appear and change that to "Block".

    Reload the offending page, scroll up and down to your heart's content, no more popup video garbage.

    Follow this for any and all sites doing this, each one must be blocked individually or you may lose something you don't want to if you block all Javascript.

    Will get back to you regarding Firefox
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Firefox Users

    Install the "NoScript" addon. ALL javascript will be blocked. Add exceptions as necessary by clicking on the NoScript icon and changing what you wish changed from "Untrusted" to "Trusted".

    Simple as that.
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    In Chrome there's a flag as well: chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy (change to Document user...)
    use ScriptSafe add on for blocking js

    In Firefox: about:config media.autoplay.enabled (change to disabled)
    use NoScript add on for blocking js.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    I did say that, the Chrome one is in the link 4 posts back from yours
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    You mentioned Firefox's flag not Chrome's and you didn't mention ScriptSafe. Some people don't like to use Add Ons when there is a native solution within the browser itself.

    Edit: Yes I see the flag now it's in that link off this site, not trying to offend you just trying to make it concise.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Better when instructions are given, makes it more biff-proof.

    Oh, and methods for specifically blocking on a site by site basis is better than blocking all and then adding exceptions, for the reason I said.
     
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    curious2garden

    curious2garden Well-Known Member

    LOL I just realized your name begins with FUBAR 8)
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Back's wrecked, knees almost wrecked, shoulder rotator cuffs half killed, arthritis running rampant...

    I am what my name says...
     
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    Bareback

    Bareback Well-Known Member

    I need help.

    I have an older computer and it doesn't have any operating system that is currently working. I still have the monitor and keyboard and tower. And I really don't want to buy the whole package again, but would love to up grade the system so I could use it again. Can someone point me in the right direction. Links, YT videos, something , I really don't know much about computers.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    What processor, how much ram?

    Just so the best version of Linux can be selected for you, some are better on low end systems than others, all depends on what you want

    Edit

    Start looking here, make your choice, you'll find one that's almost biff-proof, never mind computer illiterate proof

    https://fossbytes.com/best-lightweight-linux-distros/
     

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