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Old 04-13-2009, 12:33 AM   #21
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Well, on the plus side Kubuntu is up and running. Pretty damn easy, actually. The installer took care of repartitioning the drive and setting up the bootloader, and it automagically loaded the drivers for my sound card, network card, video card, USB mouse, etc. I'm writing this from Konqueror.

Can't get my dual monitors to act like dual monitors. It sees that I have two video outputs, and allows me to select settings for each, but no matter what, my screens stay mirrored. I'm guessing someone somewhere has has this problem and it's just a matter of searching.


On the minus side, I'm failing pretty hard at installing any applications.

Can't get Megalogviewer to work. When I click on the .JAR file, it just opens it inside Ark. When I try launching it from a terminal, it throws an error and that's it.

And no luck with MegaTunix either. I'm following the "How to Install MegaTunix on Ubuntu Linux" howto, and it's claiming that there's no make file.

I guess this is how normal people feel when they try to use a computer...


I think I'm gonna try a regular Ubuntu install and see how it performs.
I struggled with this for a very long time and finally got it to work reasonably well. What vid card are you running? You need to get the proper driver running for your vid card (there are only like 3 maybe 4 to choose from) and from there I cannot remember how I got it working. Extended desktop worked pretty cleanly by the end of my trip with Ubuntu so I know its possible. I kinda figured it out by accident if I remember correctly. You'll figure it out with some searching on the Ubuntu forums.

As for installing apps, its pretty easy. If you want to install, say, Mozilla; go to their website and under the linux install files there will be the command you type in the console to automatically download and install the package. C/p it into the console and bam...you're done. There is also the package manager...it works alright.

I never got megatunix to work either. Good luck.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:20 AM   #22
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Can't get Megalogviewer to work. When I click on the .JAR file, it just opens it inside Ark. When I try launching it from a terminal, it throws an error and that's it.
Make sure you have a recent version of java installed

"sudo aptitude install openjdk-6-jre" Once that finishes downloading/installing, go into the directory in which megatunix is installed. Double click on the file "MegaLogViewer.sh" which sets up a couple of runtime arguments before it attempts to run the actual jar file
(although "java -jar MegaLogViewer.jar" also works)

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And no luck with MegaTunix either. I'm following the "How to Install MegaTunix on Ubuntu Linux" howto, and it's claiming that there's no make file.

I guess this is how normal people feel when they try to use a computer...


I think I'm gonna try a regular Ubuntu install and see how it performs.
As far as megatunix goes, try this download Megatunix.deb

Download it, and open up a terminal. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded it, and run "sudo dpkg -i megatunix_0.9.18_i386.deb", which will install the package for you. I'm pretty sure I got it to install on vanilla ubuntu linux without needing to satisfy any crazy dependancies.

Also,depending on what kind of computer you are using, might I suggest Xubuntu? It utilizes xfce instead of kde/gnome. Much lighter weight for faster starts and better desktop response.

Final note: I've never been super happy with megatunix. The newest version of Tunerstudio-MS is stable, and looks bad-*** depending on the gauges you select I get all sorts of looks when people drive by and see this on my laptop in the passenger's seat:


Hope this helps
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:35 AM   #23
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Well, Kubuntu is gone, and I just did a fresh install of Ubunutu 8.10. Haven't gotten to any aps yet, but already dual-monitor support is working (golf clap.)

I'd previously tried installing a couple of java packages (including one downloaded directly from sun) and they seemed to go in, but afterwards I'd just get a different error on MLV. Instead of griping about not having java, it'd throw some error about not being able to mount some supporting file. Finally got it to where MLV would open in a black window and sit there, requiring that you kill it to get it to go away.


Oh well. Gonna try again this evening with a clear head and a fresh install.
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I ran Ubuntu for a little while, it was ok, but nothing to write home about. Device support still sucks ****, and wireless was finicky. It was certainly leaps and bounds better than what I expected, though.

Also, anyone who writes "Micro$oft" is a huge ------.
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I'm using Ubunto 8.10 right now. I'm a huge linux noob. So far I haven't had much problem. Took a linux guru near 3 hours to help me get tunerstudio working though.

I like linux better than windows because it's a lot faster. I use it whenever I can but for some things I still have to use Windows, so I just run dual-boot instead of messing around with wine or anything.
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I used to use slackware before switching to gentoo and I have never looked back. Portage it just a pleasure to use and because everything is compiled from source code it makes the most of the hardware you have.
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