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Windows install dead but Ubuntu even better now?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So as I said in another post my windows install went completely corrupt after the latest windows update, nothing will fix it not even cmd prompt stuff or an install usb drive repair method. So I said screw it ill use ubuntu until I figure out how to fix it and since it's my busy season as a farmer I don't have time for much other than some youtube and web browsing so I don't really need the gaming compatabilty right now. So I tried installing 18.04LTS and it would not even boot, nor would 16.04LTS. So on a long shot I tried 19.04 and sofar it seems fantastic and does everything I need right off the bat. So my questions are, what is snap and is it secure? I used it to get one of my games working that I do play a bit. Does anyone know how well the graphics drivers work on 19.04? also finally what is the program that linus mentioned in a recent video that allows for alot more windows games to work on linux? I use Ubuntu on my website server but besides that it has been years since I used it as a daily driver, sine I have to start over with a new install on windows I thought I may as well try Ubuntu for now just for a change. 

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If you can't install linux in it, then it must be something wrong with the system.

I suggest you find what's wrong then fixing it.

Moving to linux is not the good way to go.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

If you can't install linux in it, then it must be something wrong with the system.

I suggest you find what's wrong then fixing it.

Moving to linux is not the good way to go.

I just said 19.04 works just fine it's the other distros that will not work and what's wrong with Ubuntu? 

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snap is perfectly safe, it's a way of bundling dependencies with a package for better stability and compatibility.

 

Linus mentioned Proton, it comes bundled with Steam. You don't need to do anything, just install Steam and if a game can run with proton Steam will let you install it.


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16 hours ago, Sauron said:

You don't need to do anything, just install Steam and if a game can run with proton Steam will let you install it.

Unless it has been changed you will still need to enable Steam Play in the settings menu first or the option will not be available.

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8 hours ago, Koeshi said:

Unless it has been changed you will still need to enable Steam Play in the settings menu first or the option will not be available.

Yeah, forgot about that


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Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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On 6/17/2019 at 4:22 AM, Shadow_Storm56 said:

So as I said in another post my windows install went completely corrupt after the latest windows update, nothing will fix it not even cmd prompt stuff or an install usb drive repair method. So I said screw it ill use ubuntu until I figure out how to fix it and since it's my busy season as a farmer I don't have time for much other than some youtube and web browsing so I don't really need the gaming compatabilty right now. So I tried installing 18.04LTS and it would not even boot, nor would 16.04LTS. So on a long shot I tried 19.04 and sofar it seems fantastic and does everything I need right off the bat. So my questions are, what is snap and is it secure? I used it to get one of my games working that I do play a bit. Does anyone know how well the graphics drivers work on 19.04? also finally what is the program that linus mentioned in a recent video that allows for alot more windows games to work on linux? I use Ubuntu on my website server but besides that it has been years since I used it as a daily driver, sine I have to start over with a new install on windows I thought I may as well try Ubuntu for now just for a change

Mind to give specs?

Sounds like an hardware failure to me, the 18.04 LTS should have backported drivers and should be the primary choice.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 hours ago, Chunchunmaru_ said:

Mind to give specs?

Sounds like an hardware failure to me, the 18.04 LTS should have backported drivers and should be the primary choice.

19.04 works fantastic so I don't expect hardware issues. 

 

Unless it's an issue with my nvme drive? Samsung 950 pro if I remember correctly. I'll give specs when I get  home

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So the hardware is a 7920x on an asus rampage board if I remember correctly. GTX1080 x 2, a mix of a bunch of SSd and mechanical drives with the OS drive being an NVME drive. Nothing too unsusal and no other issues besides windows went corrupt after an update and 18.04 installs but won't boot after the install. 

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sorry but we're gonna need a more precise description to be able to help you in any way.

do you still need help for anything btw or did the ubuntu 19 install solve your problem?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, beankylla said:

sorry but we're gonna need a more precise description to be able to help you in any way.

do you still need help for anything btw or did the ubuntu 19 install solve your problem?

Basically I did a windows update and it screwed my windows install to the point of no tools working to fix it. I need to reinstall windows if I want to use it again, 19 solved the problem except I can't get steam proton to work or iTunes which are 2 things I'd like to have.

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The following should get Proton working: select Steam>Settings>Steam Play and make sure that the following boxes are ticked: "Enable Steam Play for supported titles" and "Enable Steam Play for all titles".

 

In case it is needed in the future you can get your machines information on Linux from the terminal with:

inxi -F

 

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On 6/20/2019 at 11:33 AM, Shadow_Storm56 said:

Basically I did a windows update and it screwed my windows install to the point of no tools working to fix it. I need to reinstall windows if I want to use it again, 19 solved the problem except I can't get steam proton to work or iTunes which are 2 things I'd like to have.

Welcome to the club. I remember how upgrading from windows 7 to windows 10 messaged up my laptop. 


Sudo make me a sandwich 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 hours ago, wasab said:

Welcome to the club. I remember how upgrading from windows 7 to windows 10 messaged up my laptop. 

Haha yea, ubuntu also fixed a problem I kept blaming on my router which was apparently it kept throttling my internet speed.  

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