Linux Lubuntu noob in need of help.

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I actually think it would be better for OP to give Manjaro KDE a try, installing gufw is easy as opening the store, writing gufw in the search box, hitting the install button and entering your admin password

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Well, I have successfully located the package manager in Lubuntu finally. The problem is once I install something I am getting no shortcuts to the program I install. Therefore, no way to get to it. Unless I run a command from terminal telling it to open sesame hahaha
 
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Well, I have successfully located the package manager in Lubuntu finally. The problem is once I install something I am getting no shortcuts to the program I install. Therefore, no way to get to it. Unless I run a command from terminal telling it to open sesame hahaha
Linux is not designed to have desktop shortucts, instead you access your apps from the start menu nor pinning them to your task bar
 
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Linux is not designed to have desktop shortucts, instead you access your apps from the start menu nor pinning them to your task bar
Thats what I mean it wasn't giving me a shortcut after installing. It also wasn't giving me an icon on the desktop. So I had no way of launching the program. However, I did manage to figure it out. I uninstalled it rebooted. Then, reinstalled it again through Muon. Then, restarted one last time. When to start>search typed in gufw and boom! Out she came lol
 

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no issues with the shortcut in the menu: :p :p :p

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As a "distrohopper" i've tested recently some KDE Plasma distros(KDE Neon, KaOS, Manjaro KDE, Fedora KDE Spin, Debian KDE Flavor, Netrunner).

KDE Neon is the clear winner here in terms of performance and resource usage. Works really fast even on my oldie but goldie dual core laptop.

Kind regards,
-sepik
 

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Well, I have successfully located the package manager in Lubuntu finally. The problem is once I install something I am getting no shortcuts to the program I install. Therefore, no way to get to it. Unless I run a command from terminal telling it to open sesame hahaha
Some Linux desktops let you pin icons to them. Some, only after you enable the feature. Lubuntu? This is how:
 

grimreaper1014

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Some Linux desktops let you pin icons to them. Some, only after you enable the feature. Lubuntu? This is how:
Cool thanks I was trying to figure that one out. Even on Windows I hate going through the start menu to programs. I always have them pinned to the desktop.

I just want to say thanks again fellas. I appreciate all the time spent answering all my questions. You guys really helped me a lot. I'm having a lot of fun with this. I have barely slept the last couple of days hahaha. Then, here it is again almost 3:30am and I am still up plucking away, reading, and trying things. I still need to work on memorizing some of the terminal commands and stuff like that but as far as everything else I'm rockin and rolling. I got a bunch of my favorite software installed. I install Wine and PlayOnLinux. Gonna try to get some old Windows games I used to play installed since this laptop is too slow for a lot of stuff.

Last night I went downstairs and dug out some parts from my desktop that died due to bent motherboard pins. I found a guy through fb marketplace that was selling a Intel 1155 motherboard. So I jumped on it and went and picked it up. Got the motherboard off of his for 75$. Its ASUS Sabertooth z77 motherboard to go with my i7-3770k. I had a ASRock z77 Extreme 6 I was using. Thats the board that died on me. I got everything cleaned up slapped it all together and put Linux Mint Cinnamon on it. I have to say Linux Mint is the $h^t. I really like it a lot. I'm still leaving Lubuntu on my lappy though until I can get as much as I can memorized and get more comfortable using it. I'm going to be using this setup as my Linux gaming rig for now.

Today I also put in an order for some new PC parts. I'm going to be building a new desktop PC solely for gaming. I will retire the other two for general tasks and learning. I ordered a AMD Ryzen 3 3300x CPU, MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard, and 16gb or DDR4. I already have a nice case for it and the rest f the hardware laying around to finish it when I'm done. I got a Switch 810 case, Swiftech watercooling loop, an SSD for the OS, a 7200RPM spinner for games and programs, 2 AMD HD7970 video cards, and a Corsair AX850 platinum rated PSU. I can't believe how many motherboards and CPU's that were sold out due to this whole coronavirus crap. I must of went to 20 different places looking for CPU's and found one site I never heard of that had one. I decided to check there for the motherboard. It was out of stock but I ordered one as they are getting them on the 22nd. I hate playing the waiting game lol. Well, I'm off to get some sleep. Thanks again fellas.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...p/B007RIFKUS&usg=AOvVaw0CVIYoIZAa6_e16Q39M82b
 

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As a "distrohopper" i've tested recently some KDE Plasma distros(KDE Neon, KaOS, Manjaro KDE, Fedora KDE Spin, Debian KDE Flavor, Netrunner).

KDE Neon is the clear winner here in terms of performance and resource usage. Works really fast even on my oldie but goldie dual core laptop.

Kind regards,
-sepik
I wouldn’t use a DE on a dual core lapto I bet it’s slightly laggy
There is a reason it’s called a desktop environment it takes much resources to run it
Wms are really nice !
Look at Unixporn subreddit if you need a config as a base
 

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Hi guys,

I another thread going in the Windows thread as well some of you may have saw it. Just a quick run down. My main desktop gaming rig is out of commision.It ended up with bent pins and when I tried to straighten them the pins actually broke all the way off! So I have inherited an acient laptop so I at least have something to play around on. The laptop came with Windows 10 x64 on it. Which I don't understand why becuase its an Celeron N3060 processor from the dinosaur age. After a few posts in the other thread we decided that Linux would be the best bet for this old klunker. I was recommended a few builds and finally decided on Lubuntu. As I have mention I am a complete noob at Linux. I don't know ANYTHING about it at all. However, I am willing to learn.

Last night I spent about 30 or 40 minutes to figure out how to install it. I couldn't figure out why it was booting off the DVD but not installing. Then, I finally realized the installer was actually on the desktop lol. After getting it installed I have been tinkering around on it getting aquinted a little. I mostly just use my pc for things like browsing the web, checking emal, and playing some games here and there. However, on this dinosaur the gaming part is a no go. Anyways, I tried to give instlaling Wine a shot. I found directions on how to install it and tried to copy what they did. I am getting an error message. I have uploaded it. It is named error.jpg. I have no clue what I am doing I am just reading and applying what it says to do. Can someone please help me with the Wine install?

I have a few other questions too about this Linux stuff. Do I need to install some security software on here to be safe? If so what should I get? Another thing I typically do after a fresh install of Windows is check for Windows updates. As far as installing apps is it pretty much the same as Windows? Do I just find what I want and run the installer? Is there a way to check for updates in Lubuntu? What is the best way to go about learning to use Linux? Did you guys learn from just hoping on it like I did and tinkering around? Did you read something? I am kinda digging the idea of learning something new. Plus the whole Linux look is kinda growing on me. Its like a retro look. I really want to get the hang of this. Can you guys please point me in the right direction? I see there is a thread above this about Linux commands. I'm going to start there. Thanks for your help fellas.
Btw are you still using Linux in 2022?
I think kvm or a dedicated windows pc might still be the best gaming option if you have necessary gear for that
oh and if you buy games please buy only gog or drm free ones for obvious reasons
And make sure you isolate the gaming pc traffic
(windows is still better for gaming and gaming is risky anyway )
 

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Btw are you still using Linux in 2022?
I think kvm or a dedicated windows pc might still be the best gaming option if you have necessary gear for that
oh and if you buy games please buy only gog or drm free ones for obvious reasons
And make sure you isolate the gaming pc traffic
(windows is still better for gaming and gaming is risky anyway )
@Vitali Ortzi have you experimented with remoting from a linux machine into a windows machine on a LAN network? How is the performance?
 

edi1

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Cool thanks I was trying to figure that one out. Even on Windows I hate going through the start menu to programs. I always have them pinned to the desktop.

I just want to say thanks again fellas. I appreciate all the time spent answering all my questions. You guys really helped me a lot. I'm having a lot of fun with this. I have barely slept the last couple of days hahaha. Then, here it is again almost 3:30am and I am still up plucking away, reading, and trying things. I still need to work on memorizing some of the terminal commands and stuff like that but as far as everything else I'm rockin and rolling. I got a bunch of my favorite software installed. I install Wine and PlayOnLinux. Gonna try to get some old Windows games I used to play installed since this laptop is too slow for a lot of stuff.

Last night I went downstairs and dug out some parts from my desktop that died due to bent motherboard pins. I found a guy through fb marketplace that was selling a Intel 1155 motherboard. So I jumped on it and went and picked it up. Got the motherboard off of his for 75$. Its ASUS Sabertooth z77 motherboard to go with my i7-3770k. I had a ASRock z77 Extreme 6 I was using. Thats the board that died on me. I got everything cleaned up slapped it all together and put Linux Mint Cinnamon on it. I have to say Linux Mint is the $h^t. I really like it a lot. I'm still leaving Lubuntu on my lappy though until I can get as much as I can memorized and get more comfortable using it. I'm going to be using this setup as gaming rig for now.

Today I also put in an order for some new PC parts. I'm going to be building a new desktop PC solely for gaming. I will retire the other two for general tasks and learning. I ordered a AMD Ryzen 3 3300x CPU, MSI B450 Tomahawk Max motherboard, and 16gb or DDR4. I already have a nice case for it and the rest f the hardware laying around to finish it when I'm done. I got a Switch 810 case, Swiftech watercooling loop, an SSD for the OS, a 7200RPM spinner for games and programs, 2 AMD HD7970 video cards, and a Corsair AX850 platinum rated PSU. I can't believe how many motherboards and CPU's that were sold out due to this whole coronavirus crap. I must of went to 20 different places looking for CPU's and found one site I never heard of that had one. I decided to check there for the motherboard. It was out of stock but I ordered one as they are getting them on the 22nd. I hate playing the waiting game lol. Well, I'm off to get some sleep. Thanks again fellas.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj23J7AzrrqAhXLmXIEHTr2B2gQFjACegQIAxAB&url=https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-SABERTOOTH-Z77-Intel-Motherboard/dp/B007RIFKUS&usg=AOvVaw0CVIYoIZAa6_e16Q39M82b


You have others alternatives, for example you can to install virtualbox is simple and effective.
 

AG3S

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Btw are you still using Linux in 2022?
I think kvm or a dedicated windows pc might still be the best gaming option if you have necessary gear for that
oh and if you buy games please buy only gog or drm free ones for obvious reasons
And make sure you isolate the gaming pc traffic
(windows is still better for gaming and gaming is risky anyway )
Well, I am going to be honest. Windows still is the best for Gaming and Linux is the best for everything else.
The productivity that I have in Linux is no near Windows! but let's be honest... Microsoft has created a monopoly for PC games and they know that many of their customers are using Windows for gaming (including myself).

The Linux distro that you choose is the most important factor because it will make you love or hate Linux.

If you would like to go with Linux I would highly recommend to choose one with SUPPORT. Based on my experience at the moment we have only two great options:
1- ZorinOS Pro
2- System76 hardware (POP_OS)

System76 only supports those who have bought their own hardware therefore, if you are not willing to spend 1K plus on such a hardware (which is not bad actually when you look at their specs, go for ZorinOS (39 Euros). Zorin is nice, supports FlatHub AND Snap software repos and it provides several desktop designs ... MacOS, Win10 and even Win11 -like desktops.

I would never recommend Virtual machines because you will never be able to use the full power of your hardware and it is basically a waste of your resources.

Spending a little more money on an Extra M2 or a SSD which nowadays costs nothing (compared to what we spend going out one weekend with friends) and making a dual-boot PC is the best solution. This is what I do personally.

I even installed (Legit) office 2016 on my ZorinOS although I am using OnlyOffice for majority of my needs and use MS Office just for the complex Word and PowerPoint files.